Saturday, 22 July 2017

Breaking: Another Storey building Collapsed in Meiran (Lagos State) on Election Day! (Video)


Today, Saturday July 22, 2017, around 11 am, a building on NO 7, Seidu Okeleji street in  Araromi area of Meiran (Agbado-Oke Odo LCDA, Lagos State, South West Nigeria) collapsed and killed a woman and her daughter. The building which was an additional structure to an old 10 rooms (face-me-i-face-you structure (at the back) is said to have been seated on a wrong foundation as the landlord was determined to commercialize every space in the compound. 

The building collapsed after the early morning down pour. It trapped a lady and her two kids (boy 5 years and Girl, 2 years old). While officials of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) who arrived the spot shortly were able to pull out the two kids and administered  treatment on them via LASAMBUS, the mother was unlucky as she was stacked in the debris. 

One of the child, a 2 years old later passed away.

The woman (whose name is yet to be known) was pulled out dead, four hours later with the help of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) whose boss, Mr. Tunji Disu help to disperse the crowd to enable emergency officials do their work.

Olatunji Disu, RRS Boss. His Men acted promptly to the Meiran Building collapse
The woman whose skull was smashed on a concrete in the debris was brought out dead. The building has since been sealed up in the presence of various security agencies including LASEMA, RRS, LASAMBUS and the Red Cross among many others. Nollywood Actor, Dele Fagboyo and some residents were responsible for the prompt arrival of security agencies. Asabe Afrika TV captures few scenes from the sordid incident which happened on a day Lagos State was observing her Local Government Area elections across the state. The sad incident and seven hour non stop rain fall marred the memory of residents in the Meiran Area of Lagos. Watch the clip. (View's discretion, please)


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

How I made my break in the American Cosmetic Business sector—Aima Willis’ 50th birthday exclusive



Mrs. Aimalohi Willis, CEO/Founder, Xtreme Brite Radiant Beauty Lotion

Aimalohi Willis an international business woman and Chief Executive Officer cum founder of Xtreme Brite Skin Radiance Lotion (Worldwide) clocked 50 on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She marked the event with a small get-together bash with an exclusive number of guests at the upscale Shiro Restaurant by Landmark Event Center, Oniru Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos (South West Nigeria). Your Africa’s Number 1 Celebrity  Encounter Blog, Asabeafrika met this excellent and gifted Sabon Gida-Ora, Edo State (Southern Nigeria) born entrepreneur and she shared the story of  her success with us at 50. You will find her story interesting. Enjoy the excerpts.

Inside the Home-to-Beach side 50th birthday dinner of Aima Willis





Celebrant, Mrs. Aimalohi Willis with husband, Mr. Sandy Willis and daughters, Toluwa & Tomi

Aimalohi Willis and her family woke up on Thursday, July 13, 2017 to warm birthday greetings at their Victoria Island, Lagos (South Western Nigeria) home. The greetings came from friends and well-wishers across the globe, wishing the matriarch of the family—Lady Aima ‘a splendid 50th birthday celebration’. By noon, her lovely husband, Sandy (Who has a striking look with ex-American President Barrack Obama) and pretty daughters, Tomi & Toluwa in company of their adorable friend Nicole Adeneye (first daughter of TV Great, and Ogun State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Chief Dayo Adeneye (D-One) who flew down from the US, with celebrant’s kids for the celebration) began to plan for the event which promised to end with a birthday dinner at a posh restaurant on the Island of Lagos.

Enter Keyamo, SAN By Louis Odion FNGE



Keyamo (SAN) and the Source-Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN)

In his characterization of the good lawyer, iconic Sapara William described him/her as one devoted to the protection and direction of his/her people. The words of Nigeria's first solicitor in history were uttered in the 19th century. He could have been speaking of Festus Keyamo, the people's lawyer, recently admitted into the elite echelon of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria. It is an honor well deserved.
Sapara Williams of Great Memory

Inside Lagos’s Most Expensive Chinese Restaurant + Why Lagos Big Boys & Big Girls rush to Shiro



The Bar of Shiro

Shiro, or castle in Japanese dialect, is the name of Lagos’ new dramatic and soaring Restaurant and leisure center situated on the Island of Lagos. On arrival at the Landmark Village, Oniru—Lagos Indian restaurant, the interiors immediately captures your imagination and stretches your senses for an inquiry. Especially if the visit is in the evening like Asabeafrika found out recently.  
 The towering interior of the restaurant which is laced with a unique combination of natural stones, woods, slate, leather, bamboo and velvet complemented by shimmering lotus pools, soft furniture and subtle lightings, arrest your imagination immediately. The scale of art is impressive but so is the attention to detail in profiling.
 Shiro’s ability to stimulate your senses continues with their diverse cuisine and sophisticated bar. Inspired by the fiery orient culture of the far & middle east, the menu offers an assorted mix of Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Thai meals that includes a wide range of sushi, sashimi and Cantonese soft, sum to tempt even the most discerning of appetite. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then perhaps the entertainment at one of it’s live Teppanyaki tables might. The signature cocktails there are international with an Asian twist complemented by a substantial wine list.
Last Thursday Evening, your Africa’s Number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika visited Shiro and spoke to the two men who run the six months old talk of the town Indian Restaurant in Lagos. Dhiren Bawar and Unni Krishnan (Operations Manager) told us the secret of their success within a short while in operation. You will enjoy the excerpts.

Magu at the barricade of Abuja pirates By Louis Odion, FNGE




MAGU: Appointed by The Lion, rejected by the Hyenas and Jackals
The introduction lately of the impeachment kite into the ongoing tussle between the executive and the legislative branches over the jugular of the EFCC—and potentially the soul of Nigeria's still fragile democracy - has injected a new twist into what now clearly looks like the nation's most cynical power play in recent memory.
Much as no one has confirmed it, no one has denied either. Impeachment, it must be stressed from the outset, is the civil equivalent of the nuclear button under extreme circumstance in terms of unconventional military warfare.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sunday Sermon: Ewu ton be ninu Salary (Sa’a La rii)



Prophet MKO Tibetan, 'Salary & Coca-Cola dangerous to physical & health destiny'
Today’s sermon is a serious wake up call to the youth of this generation. Why is it so difficult for an average Nigerian youth to start his or her business and build it to standard? Why is it difficult for Nigerians to go back to the farm and cultivate the land despite the large expanse of lands across the country? Why should young graduates leave school and start roaming the street of Lagos or Ondo state looking for jobs when actually they can create their own jobs and become rich or better still go and cultivate the soil and be blessed?

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rule of Life’s Rule 10: Only dead fish swim with the stream



Chief Dele Momodu (M) Prince Iyiola Ayoade (R), the GDA (L) and others

Life is difficult. And the Rule is to thank God. It is so. If it was all fluffy and easy we wouldn’t be tested, tried, forged in the fire of life. We wouldn’t grow or learn or change, or have a chance to rise above ourselves. If life were a series of lovely days, we do soon get bored. If there was no rain, then there wouldn’t be any feeling of great joy when it finally stopped and we could go to the beach. If it was all easy we couldn’t get stronger.
So be thankful it is a struggle some of the time, and recognize that only dead fish swim with the stream. For the rest of us, there would be times when it’s an uphill, upstream struggle. We will have to battle waterfalls, weirs and raging torrents. But we have no choice. We have to keep swimming or get swept away. And each flick of our trail, each surge of our fins make us stronger and fitter, leaner and happier.
There is a statistic that suggests that for a lot of men, retirement is a really bad idea. Lots of them die within a relatively short time of handing in their briefcase. They have seized to swim against the current and get swept away. Keep swimming, little fish, keep swimming.
The GDA, a Nollywood Actor, Uche with Dr. Tope Olowoyeye aka Tope Brown
Try to see each set back as a chance to improve. They make you stronger not weaker. You only get burdened with as much as you can carry—although I do appreciate that at times it may seem as if it’s a whole lot more. And of course the struggles don’t come to an end, but there are lulls in-between times—backwaters where we can rest for a while and enjoy the moment before the next obstacle get thrown our way. And that’s what life is, what it is meant to be; a series of struggles and lulls. And whatever situation you are in now, it’s going to change. So what are you in? Lull or struggle? Rain or going to the beach? Learning or enjoying? Dead fish or healthy salmon?
(Excerpts from the Book: The Rules of Life by Richard Templar. Read Rule 11 in our next post on Asabeafrika)



Early morning secrets Dad taught me—Dr. Tobe Momah



Dr. Tobe Momah, MD, holding a copy of a book he authored on his Dad

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God” (1st Corinthians 2:12)
Spiritual ignorance is the bane of this generation. Many are lettered educationally but unlearned in spiritual things! Hosea 4:6 says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (and) because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee”. The greatest victims of satanic conspiracies are not the ignominious but the ignorant.
One way to increase our spiritual knowledge of God is by staying in tune with Him. No-one can grow deeper than their roots will allow. Similarly no one can know more of God without being in His presence. The foundation to knowing and growing in Him are planting ourselves at His feet first.

Six reasons why APC lost Osun West Senatorial Election to PDP—Chief Abiola Ogundokun + Why Omisore can never become Osun Governor



L-R: Late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, Ex-Gov. Olagunsoye Oyinlola (3rd Left) and High Chief Abiola Ogundokun (3rd Right)

One of the political juggernauts in Osun State (South Western Nigeria) and a former National Publicity Secretary of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) under President Shehu Shagari, High Chief Abiola Oladepo Ogundokun has reacted to the July 8, 2017 Osun West Senatorial by-election that saw PDP candidate and younger brother to late Senator Isiaka Adeleke (Who died as a serving senator of that constituency in April), Mr. Ademola Adeleke dusting APC candidate and former senator of same district, Mudashiru Oyetunde Hussein in a landslide victory that has changed the dynamics of politics in that state.
Ogundokun, an old political horse and former PDP tactical committee chairman in Osun State spoke to your Africa’s Number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika inside his Lagos mansion in FESTAC on Sunday evening amidst legion of guests and relations who came to visit him. The High Chief who is equally the Basorun Musulumi of Iwo land analyzed the entire scenario that led to PDP taking the shine off the ruling APC and gave his verdict. He equally spoke on other political happenings in Osun State. Enjoy the excerpts.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sunday Sermon: Se La Ma S’aku ( Part 2)



Prophet (Dr.) MKO Tibetan, CCC, Elisa Parish (Europe & Nigeria)

Editor’s Note: We are very sorry for the late Publication of this sermon which ought to have been published on Sunday, 8th July! We regret the delay!
This morning we are asking ourselves the question again, why the rat race in a world where the end is six feet? Let me start by thanking everyone who called from several parts of the world during the week. Some of you expressed your reservations about the titles of the sermon which are frank to point; yes, we decided to be practical in our presentations. The purpose of a sermon is not to pamper anybody. If a sermon pampers you, then it becomes a lullaby not a sermon any longer. A sermon is an instrument of reformation not entertainment.

Why Actors who chant incantation in movies become wretched in life—Jimoh Aliu (Aworo)



High Chief Jimoh Aliu  (MFR) aka Aworo with the GDA

Chief Jimoh Aliu (MFR) aka Aworo is a movie legend in Nigeria. He is one of the last soldiers of the olden day’s theatre industry in Nigeria. He started acting in 1956 when Nigeria was yet to discover what is today described as Nollywood. The Oke-Imesi, Ekiti State (South West Nigeria) born actor is today a Cultural Ambassador in Yoruba Land after 60 years on stage as writer, director, producer and actor. An old soldier in the Nigerian Army, Chief Aliu is an encyclopedia of arts. Aworo who is famous for his several TV series of the 80s and 90s e.g. Arelu, Yanponyanrin and Fopomoyo is one celebrity that is a reporter’s delight any day any time.; always full of wits, drama, oriki, native intelligence, wisdom and strength that cannot be compared with anything.
In  this sixth episode of his historic encounter with your Africa’s Number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika inside a Lagos 3 Star Hotel suite, Chief Jimoh Aliu, 82 who was on his way to America for a special movie project spoke about the mystery behind calling of incantations in Yoruba movies which has led many to untold mystery of life and profound poverty and even death in most cases. You will find his revelation quite interesting.  Enjoy the excerpts.

Hear what wife of ‘Porn’ caught Senator Abba Buka Ibrahim said about him



Hajiya Khadija Abba Buka, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs)

NB: This Interview was granted to Asabeafrika couple of years back when Mrs. Khadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim was struggling to become Nigeria’s First Female Deputy Speaker.

Today, Honorable Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim is the Minister of State, External Affairs. Born into a family where politics and social service is a second nature, this beautiful lady is a rare luck among her peers. Her father, the late Alhaji Ibrahim Waziri, a former Presidential aspirant in the second republic and founder of the Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) was an icon of political emancipation in Northern Nigeria of his era. Khadija, as if born with an apron of politics strewn around her personality later got married to a political icon in North Eastern part of Nigeria in the person of the first civilian governor of Yobe state, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Who is presently enmeshed in a sex scandal with prostitutes inside a dingy hotel)  and whose political acumen earned Khadija a platform to promote earn her present status.
Hajiya Khadija has earned it all, from a former Commissioner for Transport and Housing under her husband’s administration, Khadija later served as a three time member of the Federal House of Representative representing her Damaturu/Gujba/Gulani/Tarmuwa federal constituency before President Muhammad Buhari recently appointed her as a junior minister in his cabinet.
She is a B.Sc holder in Business Studies and Sociology from the University of Surrey, England with additional certificate from Padworth College, Reading, UK.
She initially had the ambition of becoming Nigeria’s first deputy female speaker at the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly but fate elevated her to the position of a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This interview is the unpublished life story of Honorable Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim conducted by your Africa’s number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika weeks before she was appointed minister by President Muhammad Buhari.
 It is a rich compendium of the rise to prominence of the onetime commissioner in Yobe State, three time lawmaker in Abuja and present Minister of State, Foreign Affairs as she answered questions on her life style, politics and ambition.  Enjoy the excerpts.

Lawmaker as porn star? By Louis Odion, FNGE


See what Senator Abba Buka Ibrahim sold to his people as Governor of Yobe State
So, a decade after bequeathing Sharia to Yobe and a quarter century political career during which he served thrice as GovernorBukar Abba Ibrahim would end up the new face of pornography in Nigeria.
What makes this feat quite extra-ordinary is not just that it was performed by a presumably vigorous sexagenarian in a threesome; more startling, if not ominous, is its timing.

Rule 9 of Rule of Life: Be on the side of the angels, not the beasts



The GDA with Members of Society for Enlightenment of Youth on Dangers Abroad (SEYONDA)

Every single day of our lives we are faced with an immense number of choices. And each and every one of them usually boils to a simple choice between being on the side of the angels or the beasts. Which are you going to pick? Or did you not even realize what was going on? Let me explain. Every action we make has an effect on our family, people around us, society, the world in general. And that effect can be positive or detrimental—it’s usually our choice. And sometimes, it is a difficult choice. We get torn between what we want and what is good for others; personal satisfaction or magnanimity.
Look, no one said this was going to be easy. And making the decision to be on the side of the angels is often a tough call. But if we want to succeed in this life—and I measure success by how close we get to generating that self satisfactory/happiness/contentment—then we have to consciously do this; this can be what we dedicate our lives to—angels and not beasts.
The GDA with Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi and Dr. Gbenga Olunloyo aka Kappor
If you want to know if you have already made the choice, just do a quick check of how you feel and how you react if someone cuts in front of you in a line of traffic in the rush hour. Or when you are in a big hurry and someone stops  to ask you for directions. Or if you have teenage children and one of them gets into trouble with the police. Or when you lend a friend money and they fail to pay it back. Or if your boss calls you a fool in front of rest of your colleagues. Or your neighbors' trees starts to encroach on your property. Or you hit your thumb with the hammer. Or, or, or. As I said, it is a choice we have to make every day, lots of times. And it has to become a conscious choice to be effective.
Now, the problem is no one is going to tell you exactly what constitutes an angel or a beast. Here, you are going to have to set what constitutes your own parameters. But common, it can’t be that difficult. I think an awful lot of it is self-evident. Does it hurt or hinder? Are you part of the problem or solution? Will things get better or worse if you do certain things? You have to make this choice for yourself alone.
It is your interpretation of what is an angel or beast that counts. There is no point in telling anyone else that they are on the side of the beasts, as they may have a totally different definition. What other people do is their choice and they wont thank you for telling them otherwise. You can of course watch, as an impassive, objective observer and think for yourself: ‘I wouldn’t have done it like that’. Or ‘I think they just chose to be an angel’. Or even, ‘Gosh, how beastly’. But you don’t have to say anything.
 (Excerpts from the Book: The Rules of Life by Richard Templar. Read Rule 10 in our next post on Asabeafrika)

Faces from the talk-about-town grand nuptial of Gov. Amosun & Hon. Abike Dabiri’s children in Abeokuta + What they didn’t tell you about the Couple



The Newly Wedded Couple, Oladipupo Dabiri & is Pretty Wife, Ayomide Amosun

Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital (South Western Nigeria) was agog as last Saturday as prominent personalities including the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, also former President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, some governors ,traditional rulers and religious leaders as well as politicians and captain of industries thronged the wedding venue for the state governor ,Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s daughter , Miss Ayomide Amosun and Mr Oladipupo Dabiri; son of former House of Representatives member and Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Nigerians in Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Friday, 7 July 2017

How Mum influenced Methodist Church Founder, John Wesley’s life with Prayer—Dr. Tobe Momah



Dr. Tobe Momah, MD, Author, Preacher & Scientist

“What king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?” (Luke 14:31)

How my Dad raised me with iron hand—Festus Keyamo (SAN) + Day Dad flogged me over love letters from girls



Festus Keyamo @ 17 with friends on a hill top

Firebrand lawyer and human right activist, Barrister Festus Keyamo was one of the thirty Nigerian lawyers awarded the professional title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Nigerian Legal Practitioner’s Privileged Committee on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Keyamo who came into limelight through controversial and celebrated cases he handled in the past, and still handling for government and the society at large, has been denied SAN eight times before he was finally awarded the coveted title on his ninth trial. In this rare interview with FAMILY, a Nigerian magazine, Festus Keyamo told the story of his father, Pa Mathias Egwarewa Keyamo, the man whom he described as his biggest inspiration in life. In this interview which is re-produced by your soar away Africa’s  number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika in commemoration of Barrister Festus Keyamo’s new title, you will discover the revelation of facts about the amazing relationship that exist between the well accomplished human right lawyer and his father, who he said, shaped his life.  Enjoy the excerpts.

Rule of Life’s Rule 8: Take an interest in the outside world



The GDA with a Northern Nigerian Couple @ their Nikkhai

You may be wondering why this Rule is here and not in with the ones in the section about the world. Well, this one is about you. Taking an interest in the outside world is about developing  you, rather than for the world’s benefits. I am not suggesting you have to watch the news constantly, but by reading, listening and talking, we keep abreast of what is happening.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Day Pastor D.K. Olukoya arrested my wife—Dr. Tobe Momah



Dr. Tobe Momah with his beautiful wife, Rita and Mum, Dr. (Mrs.) Christiana Momah

“But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:42)
Jesus gave an outstanding promise to Mary. He said the good thing she had found at His feet would never be taken from her. She henceforth would occupy the land of no loss where gain is guaranteed and surplus is standard.