Tribute to Femi Oyetola on his birthday By Ismail Omipidan

I have encountered a few first families in my life. But my encounter with Mustapha Sule Lamido, son of former Jigawa State Governor, Alh. Sule Lamido, changed my perception about children of governors. Humble. Smart. Respectful. I had thought it would be my last close encounter with children of first families until August last year when providence brought me to Osun. I resumed on August 5, just a few days to Sallah. I was still trying to settle down, trying to know the family. One morning, on Sallah day, he…

President Buhari celebrates Alhaja Erogbogbo, ‘Kind Teacher’ at 90

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Alhaja Sadiat Abeke Erogbogbo, a retired teacher and businesswoman who turns 90 June 7, 2020. Buhari also felicitated with the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the woman, who was known as ‘Kind Teacher’ in the early part of her professional life. Alhaja Erogbogbo,a well-rounded Nigerian,was born in Kano in 1930, schooled in Lagos, and later taught in Kano, Lagos and Jos, where she impacted positively on the lives of students who passed through her tutelage, hence the sobriquet, ‘Kind Teacher.’ President Buhari saluted…

President Buhari felicitates with former Oyo Governor, Alao Akala at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with former Oyo State Governor, Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The President congratulated the Ogbomoso-born grassroots politician, lauded him for ability to blend with all classes of society, and touching lives positively. Buhari also felicitated with the family, friends and political associates of the former governor, wished him longer life, good health, and greater service to his people and motherland.   Please follow and like us:

Sunday Dare celebrates Akala at 70

The Minister for Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has congratulated former Oyo State Governor Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala on his landmark 70th birthday. According to Dare, “Let me congratulate you on your 70th birthday. You have indeed come a long way and poised to even go further. I celebrate with you today and pray that God will continue to keep you in good health and give you the oto complete to serve”. The Minister further noted that: “When you have the grace to celebrate this landmark age in…

President Buhari congratulates Soun of Ogbomoso at 94

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, the Soun of Ogbomoso, as he turns 94 on May 27, 2020. The President stated that the almost five-decade reign of the monarch has witnessed peace, prosperity and development, with natives and settlers alike in Ogbomoso enjoying the amity that has attended the time of the respected Oba. “Your time has brought joy and succour to the people, and may it continue to be so, as you turn 94,”President Buhari said. “The collaboration various governments at both state and…

Oyetola congratulates Aregbesola @ 63

Govenor of the state of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has congratulated his predecessor and Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary. Aregbesola will be 63 on Monday, May 25. Oyetola, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Sunday, lauded the former governor for his service to the State, and specially thanked him for accepting to serve on the State’s Food and Relief Committee despite his tight schedule. He said that the State would always be ready to benefit from his…

Ex-Minister ,Gbagi eulogizes Edwin Clark@ 93, says he is a nationalist, elder-statesman committed to Nigeria’s unity

Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has described Chief Edwin Clark, as a nationalist and an elder-statesman committed to the unity of the Nigerian State.   Gbagi stated this in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja to felicitate with Clark on the occasion of his 93rd birthday. According to the former Minister, Clark while serving as Minister of Information under Yakubu Gowon’s Administration in 1975, spearheaded the drive to create the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to other States in the West African region.…

Tribute To late Maj Gen E A Akpan Rtd

It was with deep sorrow that the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim DSS PhD MTRCN, Management and Staff of the Scheme received the shocking news of the transition of Maj Gen EA Akpan rtd. on Saturday, 16th May, 2020. Gen Akpan was the 4th Chief Executive of the Service Corps who sat in the saddle of leadership from 1984 to 1988. He was a consummate administrator who repositioned the Scheme on the path of growth during his tenure as National Director — the nomenclature of the…

President Buhari rejoices with Ovation Magazine Publisher, Dele Momodu at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with journalist cum publisher, Ayobamidele Abayomi Ojútelégàn Àjàní Momodu, popularly known as Dele Momodu, on the occasion of his 60th birthday May 16, 2020. The President congratulated Momodu on hitting the milestone in good health and sound mind, wished him greater contributions to the further emancipation of Nigeria in the years and decades to come. President Buhari therefore rejoiced with the family, friends and professional colleagues of the Publisher of Ovation International, saying he has left his footprints indelibly in the annals of journalism in…

Meet President Buhari’s new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari

Ambassador Gambari, a Nigerian scholar-diplomat, was the first Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa (1999-2005). In that capacity, he worked closely with heads of government, key policy makers as well as institutions on the continent to develop the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). During this period, he was concurrently the Resident Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission to Angola (2002-2003). He has been a delegate to the Assembly of the African Union as a national delegate (1984-1985) and as a…