Bayo Onanuga In The Eyes Of A Mentee By Desmond Utomwen

My first face-to-face meeting with Mr Bayo Onanuga was in 2005 in Lagos. He asked: “Who are you, how may I help you?” “I am Desmond, sir.” “Oh, the man from Abuja, you’re so young?” “Thank you, sir,” I responded as he waved me to a seat. I told him that I was asked to come to Lagos and he said yes, he was aware. “Information got to us that you were about to kill a story…” My eyes were as wide as saucers. I did not know what killing…

Princess Orelope-Adefulire @ 64: Celebrating a Visionary Leader and Trailblazer in Sustainable Development By Desmond Utomwen

Introduction Service to humanity is the highest calling, and Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has embodied the commitment throughout her remarkable journey over the last 64 years. Her tireless commitment, particularly to sustainable development, resonates with the wisdom of renowned American philosopher, educator and psychologist, William James, a notable philosopher, who wrote: ‘The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.’ – As Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire celebrates her 64th birthday, her life and achievements become the mirror that captures the testament to the remarkable impact an…

Brutality: Journalist Floors Police, GTB At Appeal Court

The Appeal Court in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed the judgment of High Court of Federal Capital Territory in a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed against the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and the Nigerian Police Force by Abuja based journalist and publisher of FreshNEWS Online Media, Desmond Utomwen. Utomwen, a former staff of TheNEWS Magazine, had dragged the Bank and the Police to court over his molestation at the Area 3, Garki Abuja branch of GTB on 11th December, 2009.   The journalist had gone to the bank to cover…