Oyebade, a fulfilled General, retires from the army

Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, the 28th Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and one time General Officer Commanding of 1 Mechanised Division of Nigerian Army, Kaduna,  has retired from the Nigerian Army.The respected senior army officer was honoured with a colourful pull out parade which was attended by high ranking retired and serving military officers, captains of industry, the academia, officers, staff and cadets of the NDA community.  Speaking during the pulling out parade held at the NDA parade ground Afaka, Major General Oyebade attributed his success to God…

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Soyinka is guest speaker as Keith Richards’ presents ‘Never Quite the Insider’

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka will be a special guest to review Chief Keith Richards’ latest book, “Never Quite the Insider: a Nigerian Memoir” in Lagos on Thursday, 17 October 2019. The event, set to draw the business, media and literary/arts community, is billed to hold at Terra Kulture, on Tiamiyu Salvage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 10am. The book, described by the author as ‘his love affairs with Nigeria”, is partly a memoir, a travelogue and his management practice in corporate Nigeria. The book touches on difficult and sensitive…

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Video: African Billionaire caught eating corn on the street

Billionaire businessman and chairman United Bank For Africa, Dr, Tony Elumelu was caught on video buy roasted corn from a roadside hawker on a Nigerian street. In the video that has gone viral, the influential businessman who is also the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation walked up to the women selling roasted corn under an umbrella and was seen tasting the African snack and two were wrapped in a piece of paper for him. How ever there were no indicators on the video to suggest if it took place in…

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Dangote: Bill Gates made me focus on health issues

Aliko Dangote, chairman, Dangote Group and Aliko Dangote Foundation, has revealed what is most surprising to him about Bill Gates, president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Gates and Dangote were asked what they have found to be most surprising about each other. In his response, Dangote said before he met Bill Gates, he always thought was a “very, very tough guy” until he had an encounter with him. “When I started my foundation in 1994, I never realised we…

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Dangote’s bravery, networking skills surprise me -Bill Gates

American billionaire and founder of Microsoft Group, Bill Gates, who is also the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has revealed what is most surprising to him about Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group. At the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Gates and Dangote were asked what they have found to be most surprising about each other. In his response, Gates said: “It was fun when we got to know each other, we would be travelling around Lagos with the traffic — gives you lots…

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Aminu takes over from Egbemode at New Telegraph

Seasoned media administrator and business editor, Ayodele Aminu, has been appointed as the new Managing Director/Editor in Chief of Daily Telegraph Publishing Company Limited, publishers of New Telegraph Newspaper. Aminu succeeded the immediate past Managing Director/Editor, Funke Egbemode, who was recently appointed a Commissioner in Osun State. Prior to Mr. Aminu’s appointment, he was the Deputy Managing Director of the company as well as former Editor, Business. He had also worked for THISDAY and The Nation before pitching his journalism tent with the New Telegraph. Well experienced in finance, capital market,…

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Lagos popular king, Oniru passes on

Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the paramount ruler of Iruland has joined his ancestors. The 82 year-old king died Monday morning. There has been no official confirmation from his palace and his children. According to Yoruba culture, the death of a monarch is not always announced until after some rites are performed. Some of his famous children are Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner for water infrastructure in Lagos and Tolulope Oniru, the radio presenter popularly known as Toolz. Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995, following a compromise and a legal…

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Celebrating An Icon @ 80: “My NADECO story” -Osoba

Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has given a clear insight into the circumstances surrounding the birth of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that served as catalyst for the struggle over the annulled June 12, 1993 election that culminated in Nigeria’s return to civil in 1999. In a new book entitled “Battle lines: Adventures in Power,” the seasoned administrator and journalist narrated how, when he and other eminent citizens, at the risk of their lives, mobilised to defend the sanctity of the mandate as the late head of…

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This is Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor-elect, Ondo State

Akeredolu was born on 21 July 1956 in Owo to Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family of Igbotu, Ese Odo, in Ondo State. Akeredolu started his primary education at Government School, Owo. He proceeded to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his secondary school education and Higher School Certificate, respectively. He attended the Loyola College in Ibadan . His middle name “Odunayo” means “Year of happinesss” in Yoruba, he went on to the…

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Herbert Wigwe: The Corporate Meastro

He is one half of the two adventurous duo who took Access Bank Plc from its humble beginnings as a ‘small’ bank less than 15 years ago and built it into an African giant that the Bank is today, as an evidence of his contributions to the phenomenal growth that has characterized Nigeria’s banking industry in in the last two decades or so. This is the story of a maestro in corporate Nigeria. Powered by a sturdy academic foundation, which molded the character that has become an emerging powerhouse in…

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Folarin Coker: Simply the right man

His appointment as Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture at the inception of the Akinwumi Ambode administration in Lagos State, drew so much frenzy, joy which propelled a high expectation from ‘the round peg in a round whole’ who has the will, the network and the charisma to breathe life into the moribund ministry. To those who are acquainted with Ninuola Folorunso Coker, his influence and domineering ideas into the Lagos social circle, it’s the case of the right chef, who will never serve a burnt loaf. In the spiraling…

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