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Suffering a stroke taught me life lesson –Bongos Ikwue

Without any warning, you left the music scene for construction business even before you became old, why? I don’t know if the question is correct for I have always done something alongside music. Years ago I had my music centre at Fadeyi, along Ikorodu Road in Lagos. While I was doing music, I had my...

THE MAN WHO CAME BEFORE HIS TIME

Jeremiah Oyeniyi Obafemi Awolowo (March 06, 1909 - May 09, 1987)111 years ago yesterday, God gave us a gift from little known Ikenne. A committed family man. A blunt and unpretentious man who failed to meet the mark as a witty, pretentious, double-sided, smooth-talking and deceptive politician, and so never got to rule Nigeria. Ofcourse...

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, a collosus at 83

Oluṣẹgun Mathew Okikiọla Arẹmu Ọbasanjọ, GCFR , born on the 5 of March 1937 is a former Nigerian Army General and former President of Nigeria. A Nigerian of Yoruba descent, Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as Nigeria’s head of state, once as a military ruler, between 13 February 1976 to 1...

Lagos Records First Case Of Corona-virus In Nigeria

The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), incidentally the first in Nigeria and in West Africa since the outbreak in China in January 2020. This was contained in a statement released Friday morning by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi. It is the...

Segun Awolowo, The Knot That Tied Men Of History -KUNLE OLASOPE

HAVING celebrated my 80th birthday elaborately on May 8, 2017 (courtesy of my loving and appreciative children, Jumoke, Dapo, Dipo, Tayo, Dale and Deola), I decided to mark the date this year on a low key. After a period of devotion to thank God for His mercies, I went into a review of the...

BREAKING: Court Jail Runsewe For Contempt

An FCT High Court on Thursday jailed the Director-General of the National Council of Art and Crafts (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe, for contempt of court. Justice Jude Okeke delivered ruling in a motion seeking to commit Runsewe to prison, saying he disobeyed the order of the court made on December 15, 2017. The motion was drawn from...

Islamic Movement In Nigeria (IMN) Also Known As Shi’tes Protests In Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’tes has began a protest in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital, over the killing of Qassem Soleimani the leader of Iranian military. Suleimani was killed by an American airstrike on Friday, a situation that have heightened tensions in the Middle East region. Shiites led a procession...

Even At 100 Years, God willing, I will Still Be Singing – KSA

Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade, has revealed that he bought his first guitar at age 16 and that he hid it beneath the staircase from his family. The 73-year-old told a nine-year-old fan, Temidara Onafuye, during a recent visit to the child’s family in Lagos. Onafuye is a primary school pupil based in North Carolina,...

Nigerians Cannot Continue Traveling Overseas For Medical Treatments – Buhari

The Nigerian President on Friday, said Nigerians should not continue going abroad for medical treatment. “Nigerians have suffered so much going abroad for medical treatment. This is not good for us and it must stop because we can’t afford it again,” he said. The President, stated this at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki,...

Why Billionaire Banker Tony Elumelu Deserves African Man Of The Year Honour

It was John F. Kennedy, former American President, who said: "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." This quote could best capture the intention of banking mogul, Tony O. Elumelu and his passion for entrepreneurship. Philanthropy is billionaires' favorite...