Celebrating Akinlade Abiodun Isiaq @55 By Olayode Abdurasaq

Without any iota of doubt, the 55th birthday of Hon Akinlade Abiodun Isiaq is worth celebrating considering how he has made meaningful impacts in private and public sectors, especially in the last few years as a member of the house of representative and in his current position as federal commissional representating Ogun state at the federal character commission. Akinlade believes that an occasion of one’s birthday, especially a milestone such as the age of 55, should be a day to reflect on one’s purpose of existence in life and, this…

Tribute to my Gimbiya @50  By Ustaz Yunus Salahudeen

Alamdulillahi ! Alamdulillahi!! Alamdulillah Robil Alamini!!! My thanksgiving to the creator for non of His blessings shall we deny . My Gimbiya @ 50 , Hameedah, Felicia, Khiola ,Rebecca Alias  Kudende of Zokoriko Bint Michael  Dunka Zaujat Ustaz  Yunus  Salahudeen,  you are a wonderful Woman . My Wife , I Wish you get everything your heart desires on occasion of your Golden Age because that exactly what you deserve.  My better half, day after day you have shown me what a blessing you are and how thankful I am for…

Yushau Shuaib: A Publicist with Panache

He is a consummate writer and crisis-communicator par excellence. A distinguished public relations practitioner of sterling quality, his ingenuity has won him both local and international recognitions. While pursuing Islamic studies in the university, he took Mass Communication as an optional course – a decision that would later become pivotal to his career trajectory. Behind him are years of shining brilliantly as a public servant. The public relations expert and Chief Executive Officer of Image Merchants Promotion, Yushau Shuaib, tells Funke Olaode what spurred his interest in building a career…

Tribute to Sadiat Abeke Erogbogbo, “ The Kind Teacher” By Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa

Nothing prepares you for the loss of your mother. Even though she passed on after 90 years of a life well-lived and fulfilled, on Feb 1, last year ,her death was a heavy blow to us all. We give Allah the glory for her life , a life of impacts, and accomplishments. She was kind, caring and considerate; fondly referred to as ‘Kind Teacher’ because of her maternal, nurturing spirit. She was beautiful inside and out.   A diplomat at heart, she always made efforts to bring peace and calm…

Abike @ 59: Celebrating an Epitome of Excellence with Human Kindness By Abdur-Rahman Balogun

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” Bob Marley   This saying aptly captured the personality of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa , Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).   On April 10, 2019, Mr Ray Ekpu, a Veteran Journalist wrote a piece on “Abike and her Traducers” wherein Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa seems to have walked into the trap of tribal jingoists and they want to eat her raw. Abike’s offence then was…

Marwa: Birthday tribute to an enigma By Femi Babafemi

The danger of writing a tribute to any high profile personality in Nigeria today is obvious: the writer runs the risk of being misrepresented as a political praise singer, or at times, time and tide can cast him as a bootlicker, especially, if the subject of his adulation suffers a reversal of fortune, materially or reputation-wise. But with Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd), OFR, you can safely write an eulogy because, you can be sure that ten years later, his stock will remain bullish. So, as he clocks 68…

Oyetola celebrates Yusuf Olaolu Alli on birthday anniversary 

Governor of the State of Osun  Adegboyega Oyetola has felicitated an erudite lawyer and Chairman, Governing Council of the State University, UNIOSUN, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Alli, SAN, as he marked his birthday Tuesday 7th September, 2021. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the governor described Alli as an accomplished legal practitioner whose career is dotted by numerous achievements and accomplishments. He added that his virtues in and outside the judiciary are commendable and worthy of emulation. Oyetola said as Chairman, Governing Council of Osun State…

Meet Nigerian Silent Billionaire, Abdullahi Bashir Haske 

Nigerians are, at the end of the day, a very perplexing group of people. On the one hand, are very wealthy people who are unrestrained in their desire to show the world their endless resources. On the other hand are folks who are just as wealthy but prefer to hide among the common people. Abdullahi Bashir Haske is one of the latter, although his attempts to keep a low profile have not been half as successful as his brilliant business methods and moves. For those who have not had the…

WHY DID ‘EXPENSIVE’ BACK THE ENTRANCE? By Festus Adedayo

With a feeling of revulsion and melancholy, the people of Akure, Ondo State, looked forward to marking the date, August 16, 2021. Thirty eight years before then, specifically on that day in 1983, the crème de la crème of the city had been murdered in cold blood in the federal elections of that year. Chief Robert Agbayewa, National Party of Nigeria (NPN) chairman; Babatunde Agunbiade, Majority Leader, Ondo House of Assembly; Olaiya Fagbamigbe, renowned publisher and member of the National Assembly, were all literally barbecued in daylight inferno due to…

CELEBRATING UI’s PACESETTING REGISTRAR @ 70: CHIEF MOJI LADIPO, FNIM,mni

Chief Mojisola Olusola Ladipo (nee Thomas), first female Registrar of the University of Ibadan and in Nigeria,  Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), outstanding Member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA), United Kingdom, worthy alumna, University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos Business School (LBS) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), gifted administrator, exceptional mentor, kind boss, accommodating leader and quintessential family woman. This characterization is even a pale reflection of one of the people who contributed in various ways to making UI a global…