Billionaire businessman and Executive Chairman, Geregu Power Plant, Femi Otedola, comes across as a phenomenon of sorts. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that his life epitomises a tenacity of purpose. His ability as a strategist and winner has never been in doubts. Indeed, every move he makes, either in his business or private life, has never escaped the attention of newshounds. He is a delight to professional journalists and biographers. If you choose to write about his uncommon feats as a businessman, you will come up with volumes of work that will most likely intimidate a bibliophile. In the same way, if you choose to document his philanthropic acts, in black and white, your hand may grow tired. Whenever the businessman dabbles into any business, it usually becomes a major story not only in the media, online and traditional media but among other business owners, the elite as well as those on the streets. The Lagos born business mogul once again showcased his milk of kindness as he promised Nigeria’s football team, the Super Eagles at the on going African Cup of Nations, AFCON, the sum of $250, 000 if they win the trophy. The message was delivered today by government delegation to Cameroon led by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele. You will recall that the man with heart of gold gave out the sum of $50,000 to the Super Eagles at the 2019 edition of AFCON. The team lost at the Semi Finals to Algeria though. This latest effort by Otedola has further foregrounded his abiding fellow-feeling and love for humanity. In the past years, Otedola had put smiles on the faces of a number of eminent Nigerians , including the late musician Majek Fashek; Christian Chukwu, a former captain and coach of the Super Eagles; Peter Fregene, a former
- Says Tinubu laid foundation that makes Lagos a successful state - Lists competence, knowledge and experience as characteristics of a good leader The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Thursday said Nigeria desires a leader with an experience of success in previous assignments. Dr. Obasa said this at the Anchor University's first Distinguished Public Lecture of the faculty of Humanities in Lagos stressing that leaders can only succeed when they have the requisite capacities to meet the desires of their followers. Noting that Nigerians currently yearn for more from their leaders in the face of daunting challenges, Obasa expressed hope that the country would meet the collective dream of the citizens soon. "If you place our country side by side some countries and compare developments in the last 50 years, you would agree that we have challenges. "However, we are all leaders in our various spheres. Leadership has to do with the roles you play in your various communities. "Today, people choose to go to Dubai instead of some other countries. Look at their development in the last 50 years. We heard stories of how their leaders visited Ibadan for medical checkups. "Now, what do we have? Nigerians visiting the country and others for medical reasons. "Today, China is a super power because of its growth and development. "That is why we have to talk about leadership and the most important thing for us now is to have a leader who understands and can handle our situation such that a man living in a corner in Ipaja, who does not have interest in who the leader is, enjoys what should be simple amenities of life," he said. The Speaker argued that fixing Nigeria requires good governance and that the country currently has an opportunity to get it right ahead of 2023. "And as you
The Sultan Of Sokoto, Sa’adu Abubakar has been confirmed as one of the guest expected at the annual thanksgiving ceremony of popular prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele which will be holding on February 14, 2022. Though not very much known to the public, Sultan Of Sokoto and Primate Elijah Ayodele have a robust relationship that started long time ago. It would be recalled that in 2017, Sultan described Primate Ayodele as his brother while recognizing the many philanthropic activities he has done for the Muslim community. Apart from Sultan Of Sokoto, several dignitaries have confirmed their attendance at Primate Ayodele’s annual thanksgiving in February. They include state governors, international organisations, captains of industry, presidents, among a host of many others. The event will also feature the energetic performance of Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade who has also been a friend to the man of God for many years. As usual, Primate Ayodele will be giving out massively to the people during the event. He will be giving out cash, scholarships, vehicles, WAEC and GCE forms, to mention a few.
The Federal Government has said that it will continue to equip students and citizens with ICT skills such as machine learning and artificial intelligence and facilitate ICT adoption in teaching and learning in order to prepare them for the future that will be strictly driven by technology. The Federal Government made the pledge at the Commissioning of the Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC) by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who represented President Muhammadu Buahri, GCFR, at the event which held at Ijesa Muslim Grammar School, Ilesa, State of Osun, on Friday. “I am aware that the programme was conceptualized to promote the availability and utilisation of ICT and resources of the Internet in teaching and learning in public schools in underserved, unserved and rural areas. In order words, this Digital Nigeria Centre has been designed to promote the connection of public secondary schools to broadband internet in Ilesa community, and the goal is to equip beneficiaries with 21st Century skills. “More concretely, the specific objectives of Digital Nigeria Centre include; increasing ICT literacy among school teachers and students, providing a platform for accessing online educational resources, equiping students with ICT skills, facilitating ICT adoption in teaching and learning and ultimately to increase pass rate in mathematics, English language and other science subjects,” the Minister stated. In his speech titled, 'Digital Skills and Literacy for Jobs and Social Inclusion', the Minister described the thorough and timely execution of the project as significant and commendable, noting that it prepares Nigerians in advance with digital skill and literacy for a future that will soon be driven strictly by technology, saying some major auto makers have decided to stop the production of combustion engines in the next 18 years. “Interestingly, at least six major automakers, including Ford, Mercedes Benz, General Motors and Volvo joined the governments of
..Beneficiaries Rain Praises On Siju Iluyomade The ongoing distribution of food palliative to the less-privileged in the society by Dr Siju Iluyomade tagged 'Arise Pink Bucket' which commenced in Lagos some weeks back has moved down to the ancient city of Oluyole, Ibadan in Oyo State. The 'Arise Pink Bucket' package which consists of food items like Spaghetti, Rice, Tomato paste, groundnut Oil among other things, which has become a regular way Dr Iluyomade is reaching out to a whole lot of less-privileged is now going round the States. The distribution of the buckets started on 1st of December, 2021, during Dr Iluyomade's championed Handmaidens weekly event at the COD Redeemed Christian Church of God, Victoria Island, where people trooped in to pick up the 'Arise Pink Bucket' palliatives. The distribution of the buckets has also moved to some Local Governments in Lagos State including Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos-Island where the palliatives were distributed to lots of people. The team of Arise Women, a non-profit international foundation that assist the less-privileged, were in Ibadan on 15th Saturday, January 2022, to distribute thousands of the Arise Pink Bucket to the residents of the ancient city in a bid to cushion the effect of harsh economic conditions in the country. Lots of women were seen in happy mood as they're holding on to their packages, while also praising the Convener, Dr Siju for deeming it worthy to spread the gesture across the country not limiting it to Lagos. Over 3million of 'Arise Pink Buckets' are expected to be distributed in many parts of the country in the next few weeks according to Dr Iluyomade.
Popular Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade has confirmed his readiness to celebrate God in the life of popular prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele, the Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church. The man of God will be celebrating his annual thanksgiving on February 14, 2022 at his Lagos church and King Sunny Ade has been billed to perform at the mind-blowing event. It is no more news that the relationship that exists between King Sunny Ade and Primate Ayodele is beyond that of a musician and a prophet but companions who have a common interest to render service to humanity. It would be recalled that many years ago, King Sunny Ade gave a prophetic word to Primate Ayodele during a service that his church will have a large congregation of about 30,000 worshippers. This statement was made in 2000 when Primate Ayodele’s congregation was just about 500 worshippers. After two decades of this prophetic statement by King Sunny Ade, the prophecy is finally seeing the light of the day as Primate Ayodele will be unveiling a 30,000-capacity church building on February 14, 2022 as part of the programme line-up for his annual thanksgiving. Also, February 14 will feature the mother of all empowerments as usual. In previous years, Primate Ayodele has given cars, tricycles, scholarships, cash gifts, and relief materials to his church members, the needy, without regard to their religion.
The escalating global population calls for an innovative approach to food production and farming practices. When these two critical areas of agriculture are addressed, cases of shortages, unabating food price inflation, and extreme hunger would be halved. Scaled seed production efforts, which involve the adoption of innovative seed variety testing and strategic management of the production processes, are critical to the progress of agriculture. Hence, one of the greatest levers that can be pulled at this time to address cases of food shortages around the globe is a pivot to expansive production of high-yielding and adaptable seed varieties across all staple segments. High-yielding and adaptable seed varieties have overriding advantages over normal seeds. They have better adaptation quality for targeted soil and climatic conditions. They are immune to diseases and provide healthy and surplus crops that can meet the needs of a growing market. When these seeds are cultivated on a large scale by an extensive number of smallholder farmers with effective irrigation systems and fertilizer, a nation can very easily be transformed into a regional or global food basket. In Nigeria, the Federal Government and its agencies such as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) have persistently made achieving self-sufficiency in food production one of the focal areas of policies delivered over the past one decade. One segment which has been identified as critical for the development of the country’s Agriculture value chain is the wheat production segment. It has been recognized as key to accelerating the achievement of national food security, production self-sufficiency drive, and the broadening of the state revenue channels. This is because the segment keeps rising in relevance owing to a huge household pivot to consuming non-traditional, wheat derivative foods such as bread, semolina, pasta, and pastries. The goal of transforming
Of all the mysteries that shouldn’t be mysteries, why most churches remain small is perhaps the greatest. Probably, there are a few church leaders who want to keep their ministry small, or who don’t care about growth. But the Senior Pastor at the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, is making a difference. Aside from speaking regularly about upholding faith and holiness which has caused his ministry’s phenomenal growthacross nations of the world, he is one of the few servants of God who actually want to reach more people, who want to see their mission fully realised, byreaching as many people as possible through sheer giving. On Sunday the 9th of January 2022, a middle-aged woman who has served as the family cook for ten years, was all of a sudden during the day’s service called out and handed the documents of a house! According to a witness, the woman was so shocked she could not laugh nor cry at the blessing as she reportedly went down in appreciating the servant of God. Apostle Suleman, while handing over the house documents, stated that the woman has been his house cook for over 10 years without blemish. Besides, he emphasised, she contacted the Anointing from him, offers prayers and prophesies accurately to people and also holds crusades across Edo State, her base. Apostle Suleman said that the house given to the woman was originally given to the church through one of the woman’s successful divine missions. His words; “Recently, the cook held a crusade in Agenebode town in Edo State. During the crusade, she called out a woman and prophesied accurately to the woman about her daughter who is based in the US and gave her a prophetic word and prayed for a seven-fold restoration. And God honoured her words and the prophecy came to pass. Following the prophecy, the US based daughter and her mother decided to bless the church with the house.” Giving his reason for
The United Arab Emirates is known as a popular business destination that tends to punish those who transgress its conservative Muslim laws. It has jailed foreigners for a kiss in public. Tourists have received years-long prison sentences for bringing products like CBD vaping oil into the country. Business people have been locked away for a bounced check. Now, experts say, the UAE wants to change its image. The country is overhauling laws that affect how it regulates a wide array of business, cultural and social norms. On paper, it makes the UAE one of the most progressive countries in the region, though critics say the reality remains much more complex. What this means for Emiratis and foreigners living there Most of the new laws apply to both Emiratis and foreigners. They decriminalize consensual premarital sex and allow unmarried couples to live together; they legalize alcohol consumption without a license. The reforms also toughen punishments against sexual harassment and rape and cancel the courts' leniency in dealing with so-called "honor killings." Although recreational drug use is still a criminal offense, the laws have been eased, meaning people traveling into the country are less likely to be jailed for bringing in items like CBD. The country now allows for civil marriage — not just marriage under Islamic law — a practice that remains unavailable in many other countries in the Middle East. And foreigners can follow their home countries' laws on some matters, such as inheritance and divorce. Employees walk to work on the first working Friday in Dubai, on Jan. 7. The United Arab Emirates has changed its workweek, making Sunday, which is a workday in many Muslim countries, now part of the weekend. Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images And among the new financial laws, foreigners can now own businesses without Emirati partners. There are also changes to employment laws,
News has it that former Nigerian leader, Chief Ernest Shonekan is dead at age 85. Though details of his death are still sketchy but sources have revealed that he died after a brief illness. Meanwhile, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele mentioned names of certain individuals that should pray for their health in his 2022 prophecies. On page 49 of the 90-paged prophecies signed by his media aide, Ernest Shonekan was categorically mentioned as part of them. See proof below This is not celebrate the death of the former Nigerian leader but to appreciate God's gift of prophecy in the life of Primate Elijah Ayodele. In this 2022 prophecies, the death of Desmond Tutu, the troubled situation of Mali, death of Olubadan Of Ibadan, Attack on Emir palace, were all mentioned.