HIGH SOCIETY

By Funsho Akinwale   |   13 November 2015   |   11:00 pm  
Atiku

Atiku

Yola Rocks As Atiku Abubakar’s Daughter Weds
THE beautiful city of Yola, the Adamawa State capital was agog yesterday, Friday, November 13 when eminent business tycoons, political elites, celebrities and socialites alike stormed it to be part of the wedding of Walida Abubakar, one of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar’s daughters. Walida finally said ‘I do’ to her heartthrob, Murtala Garo who is the son of a prominent businessman from the Northern region of the country. The wedding, which was the talk of the town, took place immediately after Jummat service at the Central Mosque in Yola. As expected, the first phase of the Nikkai had only the matured males of both families, while the Hakidu will take place later.

Seyi Tinubu Proposes To New Wife In Ghana
Seyi Tinubu,one of the sons of the former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has engaged to his beau, Layal in Ghana. The United Kingdom-trained lawyer last week Friday asked his Layal’s hand in marriage at a mini private party with a handful of friends of the expectant couple in attendance. The event took place in Aburi town in Akuapim South Municipal District, in the Eastern region of South Ghana, about 45 minutes drive from Accra, the country’s capital. What added fun and glitz to the gathering at the Picturesque Lansdown Resort, venue of the event was when Seyi went on his knees to present the diamond ring, asking the surprised but highly elated Layal to marry him. Seyi, while presenting the sizeable diamond ring as a way of professing his undying love, confirmed to Layal that she meant the world to him. Seyi is a Law graduate from the prestigious Buckingham University in the United Kingdom. He was home a while back to do the compulsory Law School in Nigeria to become a professional legal practitioner.

HID

HID

Family Plans Big For HID Awolowo’S Burial
Former Nigerian Ambassador to the Netherlands and second daughter of the family, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, gave the vivid breakdown of the 11-day burial activities of the late patriarch of the Awolowo dynasty which would commence from tomorrow till 25. Mama HID Awolowo’s corpse will be lying in state at the Tribune House in the Imole F’alaafia area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on November 17 to commemorate the 66th year anniversary of the founding of the newspaper organisation which she chaired till death. Dosunmu-Awolowo further stated that a book, the biography which chronicles the life and times of the late matriarch would be presented to the Nigerian reading public in Ibadan the following day among several other lying-in-state ceremonies for Mama in Ibadan, Lagos and Ikenne. She also said that the burial planning committee has evolved a special traffic control measure which would restrict vehicular movement from entering Ikenne township. According to her, special transportation arrangement has been made to convey guests from the outskirts to the township, particularly the 690-sitting-capacity Our Saviour’s Anglican Church where the church service would take place. The former Ambassador appealed to Nigerians to show understanding and support for the family over the burial arrangement for the late Yeye Oodua.

According to the family, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye; that of the Later Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, as well as 60 other Anglican Bishops are among several other ministers of God billed to participate in the 11-day burial programmes culminating in the final internment of the late Yeye Oodua. The two daughters of the family, Reverend Omotola Oyediran, Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, a Federal government’s representative, who is a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, are part of the burial planning committee.

Folorunsho Alakija Gets Another Honour
Billionaire businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija, redefined the status of Nigerian women years ago when she became one of the wealthiest, most influential and powerful women in Africa. She personifies success and has built a firm foundation from the bricks others have thrown at her. Alakija exudes confidence and has dared to be different in all her dealings. A few weeks back, the phenomenal woman recorded another milestone when she was conferred with Doctor of Humanities at the University of Uyo. She considered it a big honour and did not hesitate to congratulate all graduating students at the university’s 21st convocation ceremony. Her exemplary life serves as an inspiration to millions of youths in the country, while her presence at the ceremony must have inspired many to toe her path.

Tinubu

Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu To Be Honoured This Weekend
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will tomorrow be specially honored with the prestigious award as ‘Pillar of Art and Culture in Africa’ by the Africa Union Commission at the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2015, scheduled to hold at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Eminent personalities such notable politicians, royal fathers, African representatives and several Nigerian artistes are expected to grace the award night.

 

 

 

 

 

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Delta State Governor, Okowa

Okowa, OAS Helicopter Boss, Evarest Set For Africa Merit Award
The Governor of Delta State, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa and OAS Helicopters boss Evarest Nnaji are among numerous distinguished personalities, corporate organizations, government parastatals to be honored at the 3rd edition of the Development In Africa Merit Awards (DAMA 2015) slated for December 13 at the Rodizzio Event Place, GRA, Ikeja ,Lagos. The brain-child of Centre For Media And Communication of The Delta Business School, the event which is poised to witness lots of glitz and glamour with A-List Nigeria musicians and comedian, will feature exhibition and conference that will dwell on ‘Sustaining Development In Africa’. Seasoned speakers, American Daniel Levine, Erik Qualman, Jake Dan-Azumi will be giving their thoughts on development in Africa. The annual event also provides a forum to discuss current issues that are germane to the African continent.

Olanrewaju Aregbesola’s Giant Strides
Olanrewaju Aregbesola, the CEO of Kings Summit Investment Limited, is not your regular celebrity who adorns the pages of newspapers week-in-week-out, but he’s one of the few brains doing the country proud at home and abroad. With a huge investment in solar power business, Olanrewaju has brought smiles not only to himself but to many Nigerians. What’s also striking is that Aregbesola shares the same surname with Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbosola. But unlike Governor Aregbesola, he’s from Ekiti State. Many times people try to link him up with the governor, but he humbly tries to correct this impression by saying that there are no family ties between them. But like the governor, he’s also doing a yeoman’s job. Presently, Larry, as some of his allies like to call him, is working assiduously to improve the quality and quantity of power supply in the country through solar energy. Recently, the gregarious dude with 10 years experience in the solar business entered into a partnership agreement with a Scandinavian company named Buviks International in Denmark with the prospect of powering the federal capital territory, Abuja with 10 megawatts solar plant. This project, according to sources, will kick off next year January and it would cost $17million. Apart from his solar company which has provided jobs for many, Aregbesola, who also speaks Danish fluently, has done pretty well in the area of empowerment. His NGO, Lanre Aregbosola Foundation is reputed for helping youths on career path. A lover of music and football, he is married to an Itsekiri woman, Patience. They are blessed with three children: Eniola, David and Paul.

Lekan Osifeso Grows Wings
Many often describe him as maverick, while some simply say he is cerebral. But what is not in doubt is that the word impossible is not in Lekan Osifeso’s dictionary.

Over the years, he has carved a niche for himself in the business world; and for him, there are neither limitations nor boundaries to cage his drive and dreams. We gathered that the Ogun State-born boss of Lekai Construction Company is working on a business deal that will impact greatly on the Nigerian economy. Although he is still keeping the details close to his chest for obvious reasons, further checks confirmed that he has been holding meetings with top business executives around the world. It was also learnt that he just returned from Hong Kong, where he held high-level meetings with some dignitaries. His company is one of the few indigenous companies leading the way in the construction sector. He has been recognised as one of the few businessmen who have shown genuine concern about youth restiveness in Ogun State. While he has taken a good number of jobless youths off the streets, he has also engaged many of them economically.

Toun Okewale’s WFM 91.7 Hits The Airwaves
At last, the wait is over as the first radio station for women and the family in Nigeria and by extension, Africa commenced its test transmissions at exactly 00:00 GMT on Thursday, October 29, 2015 broadcasting on 91.7 frequency modulation channel. FM. St. Ives Communications (owners of the radio outfit) secured operating license to float the station from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and broadcast to Ogun State with extended coverage to parts of Lagos State and environs. Strategically situated in Arepo community Ogun State with close proximity to Lagos State, WFM 91.7 hits Nigerian homes with clean clear signals as it commences test transmission on its newly installed state-of-the-art broadcast equipment, which according to the installation engineer, Dean Gay, an American, “is the very latest in broadcast technology today”. According to Gay who lives and works in Abuja, “from the microphone to transmitters, to consoles, servers, even mast, everything you have here are the very latest in radio broadcast technology and they are all of very high quality. They are the most sought-after equipment in the industry today.”



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