Since the news started rolling out about your much-vaunted 2023 Presidential ambition, many have been caught with unprecedented fever, and this is not unexpected, because whenever you sneeze, everywhere catches cold. But that is not the big deal now, because you do not wallow in how you’ve made many in the social, economic and political terrains; it’s about your coming of age as a septuagenarian today, March 29, 2022. Akanbi, Omo Olodoode, my gregarious leader of no mean status, Jagaban Borgu!, aside all other honours, awards and recognitions from left, right and centre, is 70 today. You have been there, done that and you deserve all accolades as a man of many attributes. As you turn 70 eventful years on earth today, my indefatigable leader does not look an inch a man that counts and looks back on his antecedents for pecuniary reasons, because you are someone that God has genuinely made to give mankind a reason to live in peace, harmony and co-habitation. Asiwaju, you have the undeniable credit of not just following where a path may lead, instead, you find where there is no path and make sure you walk it and leave a trail. You have shown over the years that your kind of leadership is about discovering and unlocking people’s potentials to become better which in essence defines you as someone who values results and not just mere attributes. When you launched out as a politician in 1992, little did you know that you were on a journey to change the political landscape in Nigeria. Well over two decades now, you have brightened and continues to brighten the landscape of Nigerian politics and you are still not yet done. At 70, baami Akanbi, you are eminently qualified to be Nigeria’s next President, all things being equal, and your moving train
The founder of Quincy Herbals which has now transformed into Quincy Wellness & Naturopathic Centre, Mrs Quincy Olasunmbo Ayode, today Thursday 27th of January 2022, clocked the age of 63years. The delectable mother of three with many grandchildren has over the years kept many tongues wagging of her youthful looks despite her age. Speaking about celebration of her 63rd birthday, Quincy says, "I only want to thank Almighty Jesus for keeping me fit and lively, it can only be God, I dedicate all the glory to Him. I also want to appreciate all our numerous customers in the last 26years of the emergence of Quincy brand, they have been part of our success story and it is because of them that we have to evolve, thanks to my daughter Tobi who is now the Managing Director. She has made the necessary infusion, hence, we are now fully integrated with both traditional and western treatment for our clients in all ailments." While talking about how she will mark her birthday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) expert on traditional medicine research, said she will be celebrating with the less-privileged in her community, she will also be sharing foods, drinks and many other gift items at the Destitutes Home, Oko-Baba, in Ebute-Metta, Lagos. Quincy also said that, " there is no secret to my youthful look, all I take are our natural products, because what you take in determines your look. I drink lots of water I do not eat late or stress myself", she concluded.
It was a memorable day for Chief (Dr.) Rasaq Akanni Okoya (CON), the Aare of Lagos as family, friends and well-wishers gathered at his home, Oluwanishola Estate, Ajah to celebrate his 82nd birthday. The celebration was a low-key affair owing to the unexpected death of Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, the former governor of Oyo state. In an exclusive chat with Chief Rasaq Okoya, he expressed his gratitude to Almighty God for his life at 82, and also expressed sadness that he lost an in-law (Chief Alao Akala) same day. While speaking further, he advised the Nigerian youths to work hard and be focused in order to be successful and wealthy, he stressed that it took him 60 years to build his business empire. He believes with hard work, Nigerian youths will be successful as he is today and they should always pray for good leadership, that Nigeria is a good country with many genuine business potentials to grow and progress. The birthday celebration started with Islamic prayer at his mosque within the Oluwanishola Estate, where dignitaries from all walks of life gathered to celebrate with the business mogul “Mr. Eleganza” The wife of the celebrant, Chief Dr. (Mrs) Shade Okoya also wished her husband a happy birthday in good health and longer life.
Her efforts to empower the less privileged and support government efforts in every area of endeavour has been acclaimed to be one of the most outstanding among the lots, who follow same passion as hers. Regardless of religion, tribe, ethnicity Dr Siju Iluyomade has continued to give her all to better the life of many, using her Arise Women Foundation to intervene in so many areas of human needs. This trait of hers, many agreed, resonated to the birth of the Non-Government Organisation (NGO). Not only that, Siju, as she’s fondly called, is known to have nurtured charitable hopes and determination to help women efficiently thrive in life. She institutionalised the Handmaidens Women in Leadership Series (HWILS) to build intentional leaders. While speaking recently during one of her programmes, Dr Siju who on January 8 2022, celebrated her 58th birthday by giving out to the less privileged in parts of the country says “ my dream is to make sure Arise affects every parts of human life globally in terms of health, housing, education, empowerment, farming and many more”. The gorgeously beautiful woman of substance disclosed again that ,”in the last 14 years, we have achieved so much by putting in place structures like Hospitals, School buildings, Computerised library, boreholes. These are some of the many infrastructures we have built in many communities like Dafara, Kabusa in Abuja, Ondo, Imo, Kebbi and Lagos States just to mention but few” The Arise Covid-19 Clinic through her initiative has also been activated where Booster and Covid-19 vaccine have been given to people through support from the Lagos State government. A lawyer of many decades, through her humanitarian work, she has also branded a food basket called ‘ARISE PINK BUCKET’. The content includes food items like rice, semo, tomato paste, groundnut which distribution to every local government
Kayode Tokede examines ways monthly salary earners with FirstBank accounts can benefit from the lender’s numerous loans initiatives amid harsh economy In time past, monthly income earners – especially bank customers – were unable to have quick access to personal loans to meet their immediate financial needs due to the stringent conditions. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had introduced the Know-Your-Customer (KYC), among other policies, to enhance financial inclusion and reduce the incidence of related identity fraud in the banking sector. These have enhanced the capabilities of banks to grant soft loans to customers. With these, monthly income earners have access to loans every month with an attractive interest rate, below the stipulated limit, which has eased customers with the opportunity to access soft loans (Personal loans) and meet urgent needs. Amid double-digit inflation rate, among other operating headwinds, meeting demands of owning a dream car, house, and travel for vacation become challenges as daily expenses inflate. Personal loans are borrowed money that can be used for large purchases, debt consolidation, emergency expenses, and much more. These loans are paid back within the period advised in the terms and conditions of the facility. The payback period can be within a month, a couple of months or a few years. Salary accounts can do more than just receive monthly pay; they have inherent wealth that can be unlocked to help customers achieve dreams as they advance in their careers and be on top of ‘money demanding’ situations at home and work. Over the years, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has adopted the strategy of creating opportunities for salary accounts holders to unlock the wealth in their accounts with numerous initiatives introduced to bridge the gap in the access of quick loans. The bank’s salary accounts offer zero opening balance, zero minimum daily operating balance, zero account maintenance charge, First
...As Brand Open More Branches Just like it has been in the past, staff of one of the best hospitality homes in Nigeria, Class Hospitality owned by London trained expert, Barr. Stephen Omamuli were thrown into ecstasy over the weekend, during their annual End of the Year Party held on Saturday 18th of December 2021. The Party which was held inside the open playground of Class Suites Apart, on Agbaoku Street, Opebi, witnessed many invitees who were all wowed by the show of love and reward for exemplary performance Barr. Omamuli showered on many of his staff. The highlights of the event was the presentation of the star prize of the day, a car to the Accountant of the Year, Chizorum Eluche, who was practically shocked and dumbfounded after her name was announced. , Gbemi Kade won the Manager of the Year, she was presented with a deep freezer, cash gift and a return trip abroad. Other categories rewarded includes but not limited to, Chef of the Year, Branch of the Year, Waiter of the Year, Receptionist of the Year, Housekeeper of the Year and Driver of the Year. They were all presented with prizes like cash gift, television set, Standing Fans among other items. At the event were personalities like Mayor Akinpelu, the Publisher of Global Excellence Magazine who among others were also given honour to pick a lucky dip where guests won several gifts: iron, blender, warmer among others. The Managing Director, Barr. Omamuli, while appreciating the hard work put into their job by staff, disclosed that the brand has 9 branches at the moment but by the first quarter of next year two other branches will be added including one in Abuja.
Top fashionista, Abiodun Odukoya and his upscale fashion house A.B Rollings Clothiers, is a fashion lovers dream come true, because of ABR's ability to uniquely combine fast and slow fashion together, under thesame umbrella and with great ease and precision. The fashion house whose vision is always constant - to rule the world of fashion and provide the needs of fashion savvy buddies - is at it again. The fashion outfit which had origin in the lively streets of Surulere, Lagos, has come a long way since the heady days of the '90's when it catered to the needs of fashion buffs in Lagos. The fashion house has grown into a recognized and trusted brand now straddling three continents with flagship stores in Lagos and London. With over two decades experience, A.B Rollings which started from a one stop store on Adelabu Street, in Surulere, Lagos many years ago has continued to meet the fashion needs of diverse clientele in Africa, Europe and America. The fashionpreneur, Abiodun Odukoya enthuses "at A.B Rollings there is something for everyone. We meet the needs of the young and the not so young, men and women, black and white and in all shapes and sizes". Word reaching us is that the fashion house is set to launch in London - to the general public - having gotten a nod of approval from a host of Nigeria and U.K's finest connoisseurs of high end fine fashion. A.B Rollings is set for the next phase of expansion as one of Africa's finest, Obi Cubana is set to collaborate with the fashion house. It would be recalled that a couple of weeks ago Obi Cubana, a Nigerian socialite stopped by at the A.B. Rollings Clothiers store in London, to buy some exclusive clothes and ordered for some personalized bespoke outfits. Obi Cubana is so
It was a moment filled with mind-blowing surprises, never-seen-before happenings when the Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele celebrated his mother, Mrs Margaret Ayodele as she clocked 80 years of age some weeks ago. The event took place in Lagos state with several dignitaries storming the venue to honour Mrs Magaret Ayodele JP, mother of the renowned prophet. The event started with a glorious grand entrance of the celebrant into the hall premises while the crowd cheered her as she walked into the hall. Primate Ayodele as a respectful son immediately prostrated to greet his mother who elegantly walked in. Without wasting time, Primate Ayodele presented a brand new vehicle to his mother and a multi-million naira house, making it his second house gift to his mother. In addition to the multi-million naira gifts, Primate Ayodele presented visas of three countries to her. Meanwhile, he had sponsored her to Jerusalem some years back. As if that wasn’t enough, the popular prophet gave a car to his Aunty, Mrs Dupe Akinfenwa who is his mother’s immediate junior sister. Primate Ayodele while presenting these gifts explained that his mother deserves everything and more than all he has done for her because she has done a lot for him and his siblings. He made it known that most of the things he learnt from her have helped him in relating with people from different race. He then prayed for many more years to come in good health for his mother. The birthday celebration was well garnished with good soulful music from renowned gospel musician, Dare Melody.
HealthPlus, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy has made history by launching West Africa’s first-ever ePharmacy and digital prescription Platform. Nigerians located anywhere in the country and indeed anywhere in the world can get a prescription from a certified pharmacist and have the medicines delivered promptly. This game changing application will facilitate the interaction between patients (customers) and health-service providers nationwide. It also marks a big step in the democratization of health in Nigeria and providing unprecedented healthcare access for Nigerians in all geographical locations. The HealthPlus ePharmacy is attributed to a rise in the number of internet consumers, increased access to web-based and online services, and the rising implementation of e-prescriptions in hospitals and other healthcare services. With 108 million internet users in Nigeria and an estimated 120 million mobile phone holders, HealthPlus is now able to connect more Nigerians to qualified pharmacists and fast track the provision of efficient health care. In a statement by the Chief Transformational Officer at the launch of this unique service, Mr. Chidi Okoro remarked: “Pharmacists are the first point of care for many Nigerians and are critical to ensure access to essential drugs. The HealthPlus ePharmacy platform is following the mission to enhance access to wholesome medicines and good pharmacy care services. Customers can now access professional pharmacists online from the comfort of their homes using mobile devices.” Nigeria is also severely under served in the aspect of pharmacy stores locations. Only 25% of Nigeria's local governments have any sort of pharmacy. That means, 70% of Nigeria's local government areas have no access to a pharmacist. Chidi Okoro pledged that “HealthPlus will help bridge this gap. Furthermore Nigeria has one of the lowest productivity rates in the world. This is due to absenteeism and inadequate health care. If more Nigerians have access to health and we take a more proactive approach, productivity will