Monday, 2 October 2017

I am happy the Europeans who enslaved my forefathers now serve me as pilots—Jimoh Ibrahim + How he got his Araba title

The Nigerian Business Turn Around expert, Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim (OFR)
In this concluding episode of our excerpts from an exclusive interview by self acclaimed Nigerian billionaire and turn around expert, Barister Jimoh Ibrahim (OFR), we had the Igbotako—Ondo State—South West Nigerian born Harvard trained entrepreneur talk about his life as a father, as a CEO, his ambition to retire into teaching, his encounter with the Ooni of Ife, his love for Obafemi Awolowo University among many other issues that reveals his philosophy. Asabeafrika has gone to the library to bring you this exclusive interview given to OVATION International Magazine. Enjoy the excerpts.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

War of words in Rivers By Louis Odion FNGE

Governor Nyesom Nwike...Who is really mad now?

Joseph Mbu - does anyone still remember that grotesque character today? Those who followed political events in Rivers between 2013 and 2015 should. He was the Police Commissioner used relentlessly by then ruling PDP to "persecute" the opposition governor in the Garden City.
But the table has since turned. PDP and APC have traded places.

IPOB: Parable of the stubborn fly By Louis Odion, FNGE

Nigerian Army...Mightier than Biafran Army?

True to prophecy, the mere shadow of armored tanks approaching River Niger bridge last week was enough to dismantle the rather imposing castle of conceit Nnamdi Kanu had erected across the South-east in recent times, like straws under a Category 5 hurricane. The little braggart who had romanticized rebellion so vigorously, who had threatened fire and brimstone so darkly, suddenly went into hiding when war arrived his doorstep.

Don Williams: The contradiction of talent By Louis Odion FNGE

Don Williams....Soul of Country Music?

The global community was perhaps too fixated all of last week on Hurricane Irma pounding the Caribbean down to Florida to have taken notice of the exit last Friday of country music icon, Don William. Coming when his native Texas was still lying disfigured after no less catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, it is obviously doubly tragic indeed, even though the "Gentle Giant" lived up to 78.

PMB, Atiku and illusion of party By Louis Odion, FNGE

Al-Hassan, Buhari & Atiku
Part of the cultural carnage bequeathed by prolonged military rule is rendering the contemporary soldier to be too much of a civilian while the political actor now appears militarized in thinking and behavior. Thus, the language of politics has become corroded by war terms and phrases.Those versed in military warfare are therefore most unlikely to have any difficulty in decoding as pincer movement the double whammy against the presidency last week from ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his political goddaughter. The motive is to disorient your quarry by launching attack from two flanks simultaneously. 
What then makes it particularly striking is that this adaption of military stratagem for a purely civil outcome was masterminded by a mere retired customs-man with an otherwise war-hardened infantry general at the receiving end.
Aisha Al-Hassan

Minister Aisha Alhassan opened the offensive by saying that President Muhammadu Buhari would not have her support for second term having, according to her, sworn in 2015 to do just a tenure. The sucker punch was hardly fully absorbed when Atiku added what could only be classified a thunderous blow by declaring emphatically that PMB had also swindled him. 
Addressing guests at a book launch in Abuja that included no less a person than Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Waziri Adamawa lamented that Buhari dumped him soon after climbing into power on the back of folks like him

NSCDC boss in secret plan with Lagos CP, Edgal + How they plan to blow Badoo cult into pieces

Mr. Tajudeen Balogun with CP Imohimi Oluwole Edgal

Lagos commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Mr. Tajudeen Balogun  recently pledged his support to the new commissioner of police in Lagos state, Mr. Imohimi Edgal.
Mr. Tajudeen made the pledge during a courtesy visit to the police boss in his office at the Lagos Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos couple of days back.

Hear what Aisha Buhari want Nigerians to do for victims of flooding in Benue state

Representative of Mrs. Aisha Buhari, Hajiya Mairo Tanko Al-Makura making her speech while Dr. Zainab Bagudu, Engr. Abounu & others looks on

Wife of the President and founder, Future Assured Programme, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to show support to the victims of the recent flooding in parts of Benue state with a view to complement government effort at providing succor to them. She was speaking during the distribution of relief materials to the victims in Makurdi, penultimate Monday afternoon.

Day Aisha Buhari met Ugandan First Lady

Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari with her Ugandan counterpart, Janet Museveni

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari recently presented some literature on her NGO Future Assured Programme to First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Hon. Janet Museveni who paid her a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa.

How Atayero Of Aramoko Kingdom dedicated New House in Ekiti State + Untold story of M’oba (Dr.) Olusegun Aderemi

An Aramoko-Ekiti business mogul, M'oba(Dr) Olusegun Aderemi recently dedicated a new giant structure in his home town of Aramoko-Ekiti—Ekiti State (South West Nigeria).The house warming which held on the 13th of August, 2017 was massively attended by royal fathers, family members,clerics and well-wishers from all walks of life. The mansion referred to as Atayero Royal Court is named after the family's royal name.The structure—Atayero Royal Court  sits on an acre of land which enjoys an impressive topography with an aeriel view of a 200 sitting capacity hall, a small size swimming pool,children's playground and visitor's apartment, a separate building different from the main mansion.

 While giving his sermon at the House warming ceremony, the Anglican Bishop of Ekiti-West, Rt. Rev. Rufus Adeleye Adepoju said that indigenes of Ekiti state should endeavor to emulate M'oba(Dr) Olusegun Aderemi by  coming home to replicate his kind of gesture for the purpose of development,saying many were born and brought up in Ekiti and should try to remember their source, “Our sons and daughters should put up structures that will give the town a face lift” the preacher urged indigenes of Aramoko-Ekiti to always be good ambassadors of the country,while also living a righteous life anywhere they find themselves.

 Furthermore,clerics from Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church (Ayo Ni O) Abule-Egba, Lagos also conducted a house warming service inside the Atayero Royal court.
 The Preacher, Pastor Adesanya Adegbamigbe, prayed for those who will occupy the house and equally sanctified the entire building with prayer.

Speaking at the ceremony,an elated M'oba(Dr) Olusegun Aderemi said he felt good and gave glory to God for giving him the grace to become successful enough to contribute to his community and to mankind—“I give glory to God for sparing my life to start, finish and also witness the dedication of this magnificient building, it was a dream,the dream i had many years ago has been actualized”. He stressed.