Gbenga Ashafa battles for recognition

It is largely no longer news that fair complexioned Lagos-born, Senator Gbenga Bariyu Ashafa who represents Lagos East senatorial district at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, would have started preparing to give way for another person to take over his seat in the next dispensation as his days are now numbered since he lost at the primaries. What might be of interest, however, is that the lawmaker, who is in his 60’s, may have started the battle to retain his tag as a loyal one to the powers…

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Dayo Adeneye, wife mark wedding anniversary

While entertainment guru turned politician in the person of the Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, who is better known as D1, will forever be grateful to God for making Bible quote, ‘he who finds a wife finds a good thing’, a reality in his life. Dayo and his beautiful wife, Caroline complement each other and that has made it possible for them to be a couple that could pass for a great model. It is, however, a great time for this celebrity couple as they are…

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Pomp as Adesuyi Haastrup celebrates at 70

The celebration of the 70th birthday of former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Prince Clement Adesuyi Haastrup may have come and gone, but memories of the soiree will linger in the mind of those who were privileged to attend as all that went down at the event suggests that the birthday boy is a man of the people based on how well- meaning high profile individuals showed up in great numbers to identify with him. Prince Haastrup, former deputy to deceased former Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, in…

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Tunde Bakare builds multibillion naira church auditorium

Ogun State-born lawyer turn man of God, Pastor Tunde Bakare, might not cut the picture of a flamboyant pastor like a couple of men of God do, however, he possesses a pedigree that can only grant him access when he knocks any door as he’s one of the most respected men of the pulpit around.   Perhaps out of his simplicity or being content in his own world, Bakare, for many years has operated his church, Latter Rain Assembly at a single location on Akilo road, Ogba, Lagos without any…

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Olugbo, Lawson honoured as TEEIN grand patrons

Chairman OBAT Petroleum, His Imperial Majesty Olugbo of Ugbo Land, Oba Dr. Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, and the National President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Chief Mrs. Alaba Lawson have been named as Grand Patron and Matron of The Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Initiative of Nigeria (TEEIN).   The awards were conferred on the Olugbo of Ugbo Land, Oba Akinruntan, and the first female President of NACCIMA, Chief Mrs. Lawson at the just concluded TEEIN awards and dinner. Oba Akinrutan during his acceptance speech said…

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Happy Times as Oba of Benin sets for second anniversary

Following the demise of the immediate past Oba of Benin, unlike it is obtainable elsewhere, there were no rancor or struggle for the successor as the tradition and culture of that part of the country has been taken care of that. Since there was no cause for alarm, all that took the centre stage was preparation of how the man next in line would be sworn in.   And knowing how much people of Benin kingdom in Edo State value and treasure their kingship institution, not only the city felt…

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Funmi Adeyi hosts maiden couples’ award

Mrs. Funmi Adeyi, the producer and presenter of the Lasting Love Couples Talk Show hosted couples to an award night last week Sunday through her Lasting Love International.     The event host, Mrs. Funmi Adeyi said the event was geared to reward couples, who have stayed together during difficult times and there were also insightful marriage talks to encourage couples.     Speaking to Sunday Telegraph, she said, “The event is not the first of its kind, it does have its challenges but because of the experience, it came…

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When Muiz Banire lent a hand to Asiwaju’s cause

The heavy weight national leader of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, popularly known as Jagaban Borgu as far as Nigeria’s political arena is concerned is that, he’s passionate about making people and the list of those he’s made is intimidating.   One of those who could be easily referred to as his protégé is immediate past national legal officer of the ruling party, Dr. Muiz Banire. Banire, it’s on record as the commission for transport, played active role in ensuring success of Tinubu’s administration while…

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Lekan Osifeso back on his feet

Some few weeks ago, members of the family, well-wishers and friends of city big boy who doubles as the Managing Director of Lekai Construction, Lekan Osifeso were in a very bad mood when the unpleasant news that Lekan was involved in a car accident. The influential Lagos socialite, Lekan, was said to be travelling from the federal capital city, Abuja to Iseyin in Oyo State to attend Shina Peller’s declaration for the House of Representatives when the car he was travelling in tumbled, leaving him severally injured. The Ogun State-born…

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Buba Marwa steps aside

Going by the testimonies that are common about retired military officer, Buba Marwa, one might be tempted to say only cynics will have reservation about his personality. That Marwa, even as military administrator back then in Lagos State was well accepted and loved, no doubt speaks volume about the man at the centre stage. As part of his fundamental rights, the handsome man delved into partisan politics, probably thinking his goodwill would pave way for him even as he craved attempted shots at elective office a few times which unfortunately…

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