Suleja Council Chairman,Abdullahi Maje felicitates with IBB @ 79

Executive Chairman of Suleja local government council and the Interim President of ALGON, Hon Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje has felicitated with former Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on the occasion of his 79th birthday. “Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) is an uncommon leader whose wealth of experience will continue to benefit the state and the country at large”. “I wish him good health and long life”! “Happy birthday sir!” Abdullahi Maje said.  

Gov Sani Bello celebrates Ex-Military President, IBB At 79,says he is a Patriot ,Nationalist

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has described former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(Rtd) as a true patriot and nationalist who gave his all to ensure the unity and survival of Nigeria. This is as the former Head of state and Elder Statesman marks his 79th Birthday Anniversary on 17th August 2020. In a congratulatory message made available in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary(CPS), Mary Noel Berje to the former military president, the Governor said IBB’s doggedness and resolve in nation-building…

TRIBUTE TO SENATOR AYO FASANMI,AN UNDILUTED PROGRESSIVE (1925-2020) BY GOV ADEGBOYEGA OYETOLA

As Mother Earth receives one of its best donations to humanity today, I pay tribute to a dyed-in-the-wool progressive who lived his life for the betterment of humanity. Service is second nature to the late Pa Fasanmi. His training as a pharmacist prepared him for selfless service to humanity and he wasted no time in faithfully transferring it to the the larger business of politics. Pa Ayo Fasanmi conscientiously promoted, projected and lived for the principles and legacies of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo till he breathed his last. In…

Professor (Chief) Hon. Nathaniel Durojaye Oyerinde: The First Nigerian Professor

The life and times of our beloved who was the first Ògbómòsó man to be well educated and rose to become the first professor in Nigeria, perhaps also among the earliest educationalists in Black Africa to have a Ph.D and become a professor. Nathaniel Durojaye Oyerinde hailed from Ile-Igbagbo in Isale Afon, the root of Christianity in Ògbómòsó which produced early educationists. The family house became the forerunners of who is who in pursuit of western education. Master Nathaniel Durojaye Oyerinde was born into the family of Pa. David Aworinde,…

The demise of A storm calmer

It is no longer news that a unique Nigerian bridge builder and exemplary storm calmer, Mallam Ismail Isa Funtua, OFR, mni, is dead. The media waves throbbed with his obituary last Monday, July 20, 2020, with a reverberating effect across the world. He was said to have died of cardiac arrest. A magnanimous gentleman of unequalled professional status, Mallam Funtua, a graduate of Ahmadu Bello and Manchester Universities as well as life Patron of International Press Institute (IPI), was simply a quintessential socialite with abhorrence for tribal and religious discrimination.…

Gov Yahaya Bello celebrates General Jemibewon @ 80

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has felicitated with Major Gen. David Medayese Jemibewon (rtd) on the occasion of his 80th birthday celebration. The Governor described the elder statesman as a rare gem and a great gift not only to the state but also the entire nation. The Governor added that his patriotic zeal for the nation took him into the Nigerian Army in 1960 where he served in various capacities as he distinguished himself in all and rose to the enviable rank of a Major General. Governor Bello stated that…

Meet The World’s Only Combined Heart And Kidney Specialist Doctor Who Is A Nigerian

Dr. Olurotimi John Badero is a Nigerian-American physician; Interventional cardiologist and Interventional nephrologist who has been recognized as the world’s first and only fully trained cardio-nephrologist (heart and kidney specialist).   Olurotimi John Badero was born in Lagos, Nigeria and is the seventh of nine children. He had his education in Nigeria and after obtaining his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, he worked at General Hospital Isolo in Lagos to fulfill his one-year service requirement with the National Youth Service Corps. After this, he relocated to the United States…

Oyetola felicitates Alabi at 55, says he’s loyal Deputy Governor

Governor of State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has congratulated his deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi, on the celebration of his 55th birthday anniversary, he described Alabi as a loyal Deputy who typified the Omoluabi ethos, which Osun holds dearly. Oyetola hailed his deputy’s commitment and dedication to the ideals, policies and programmes of the All Progressives Congress-led administration in the State, saying he remains a Deputy Governor every reasonable and responsible Governor would always crave for. The Governor, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Sunday…

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…