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Chelsea Fans Nigeria Take Over Sinatra, as Club Secures Victory In FA Semi-Finals

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For Chelsea Football Club Fans Nigeria, Saturday, April 17 will certainly remain a memorable day following a well-deserved victory at the closely-fought FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium in the match with Manchester City Football Club. While fans and supporters had gathered for a viewing of the most auspicious match of the season at the prestigious Sinatra’ Place, a sports bar/lounge located in the heart of Adeniyi Jones and founded by Segbovwe Amosu, it was a social event of sorts consisting of a mix of true soccer fans, football enthusiasts and fun lovers.

 

Present at the event were the likes of veteran screen star, Segun Arinze; comedian, Funnybone and many others.
Speaking on the motivation behind the event, President of the club, which is the official and accredited supporters’ club of Chelsea FC in Nigeria, Henry Ifeanyi Chukwuokpara revealed that the event and win was a long time coming.
“Honestly, before COVID-19, we had plans to host events every last game of the month, but we decided to soft-pedal on physical gatherings. This is one of the first in recent times, and I am so excited we emerged with a win. Since we have been coming together to see games, we have always been playing a draw. Today marks our first win watching together, and it is great that it is happening at Sinatra’s Place, our official bar,” he said.
On the reason Sinatra was chosen as the official bar for the fan club, Chukwuokpara revealed, “One of the reasons we chose Sinatra is that the MD/CEO is a die-hard Chelsea fan who is very committed to the club, so it was a no-brainer.”

Segun Arinze, Funny Bone and a Fan

Speaking on behalf of Sinatra, Amosu explained, “I became an official member almost three years ago, and when I realized a bar was needed to complete the club’s accreditation, Sinatra partnered with them. Today, we host all their events, both the locally conceptualized events and the ones from the parent club itself.
“Sinatra is a lifestyle bar where we host different kinds of events including fashion shows and entertainment events. But sports is key to us, it is an integral part of our vision as a hospitality business.”
Among other things, some of the activities that made for an exciting night were the various gifts and prizes won by different categories of fans, the extra games like snooker, foosball and board games. Comedy, quality music and excellent food and drinks completed the offerings of the night, all at the club’s expense.

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Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi Fulfils Long Time Ambition

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It was American entrepreneur, animator and filmmaker; Walter Elias Disney who said; “All our dreams can come through if we have the courage to pursue them” this quote aptly captures the courage and tenacity Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi used in pursuing his dreams and aspirations in life. As a member of the House of Representatives during the third republic, his tenure in the house was truncated and short-lived by the seizure of power by the Military junta of General Sanni Abacha.

 

After so much criticism of the military government under Abacha, Senator Afikuyomi went on exile. After the death of General Sanni Abacha, the Sociology graduate from the University of Lagos returned back into the country and contested for the Lagos Central Senatorial district seat under the Alliance for Democracy and won and later represented Lagos West in 2003-2007.

During his stay as a senator, his dream was to return back to school to study law his childhood dream profession. But due to the heavy travel itinerary and tight schedule, the former commissioner for Tourism, Lagos State was unable to actualize that dream as he pegged it to a later date. After procrastinating, he decided to take the bull by the horn and returned back to school to study the legal profession. His sweat and sleepless night of study have finally paid off for him as he had finally achieved his age-long dream before turning age 60 in December 2021.

Sources averred that; at his call to bar ceremony which was held at the Eagles Square, Abuja, the senator was in the company of his friends, family and political associate who came to celebrate with him. He was seen with a smile of fulfillment on his face. After the induction and call to bar ceremony, the deep pocket senator converged his close friends and associate to a private celebration soiree held at Charterhouse in Maitama, Abuja where he feted everyone present to the very best of meal and assorted drinks as he displayed his dance dexterity on the dance floor in an elated mood. “His close friends are currently making plans for his 60th birthday in December. He is planning to celebrate it in a big way just to thank God for bringing him this far in life.” A close source added.

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Former Firstlady Turai Yar’adua’s Low-profile Birthday

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In her prime as the first lady of Nigeria, Turai Yar’Adua was not a pushover. In fact, she was highly influential and loved by all sundry within the villa. During her husband’s tenure as the president of the country, the country witnessed massive growth in all ramifications as he touched all critical aspects of governance and economy before his shocking demise in 2010. The former Katsina first lady was an advocate against gender-based violence, cancer, drug abuse among other social vices. She also has a soft spot for special children as she tailored her pet project to projects to match her ideals for humanity.

After the death and burial of her husband in 2010, she exited the villa and recoiled back into her cocoon. For years, she was off the social radar as she stayed off social events. Her multi-billion naira pet project located in the heart of Airport road Abuja on 7.3 hectares of land to curb the deadly cancer ailment; funded by the private and public partnership; the International Cancer center was also left to rot away without continuity. After several outcries from people who saw the level of wastage, the edifice was later allocated for agricultural purposes.

On the 26th of July, the graduate of Language from the Ahmadu Bello University celebrated her 64th birthday as encomium poured from all sundry who saluted her doggedness by standing firmly with her husband while he was sick. Many commended her for not falling for the pressure and huge intimidation from people in government who wanted to bully her while her husband was away receiving treatment. Instead of throwing a big birthday soiree in celebration mood, in her usual lowkey lifestyle manner, she opted to say prayers to her creator for making her see yet another year on earth as she was celebrated by her children and grandchildren at her residence. The birthday girl was seen wearing a smiling face looking much younger than her age. She cracked jokes and played with her grandchildren as they all had a family time out.

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IVF Specialist Dr. Babatunde Okewale bags Rotary Int’l honour

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In the history of modern fertility medicine in Nigeria, renowned gynecologist and fertility expert, Dr. Babatunde Okewale, is highly respected. His constant strive to unravel the hidden mystery and myth behind IVF has crested his name in Gold as one of the finest fertility practitioners making a mark with different success stories and testimony of his wizardry from his long list of clienteles.

Despite devoting almost three decades life and career in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology to the actualization of the dreams of motherhood for hundreds of women, the celebrated medical practitioner believes putting smiles on the face of women using his God-given cerebral prowess in medicine is something that gives him fulfillment.

 As the Chief Medical Director at St. Ives Hospital Group, Okewale has democratized the reproductive health sector pursued the subject of fruitfulness without relenting and promoted his knowledge as something of an art and a guarantee. Under his watch, Okewale singlehandedly, built up the St Ives Medical Group, established in 1996, to its current status as the trendsetter in the areas of women and children health, especially In-vitro Fertilization (IVF).

In the course of his practice and interests in fertility matters, Okewale has been instrumental in the safe delivery of over 2000 babies via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) including that of 20 October 2018 history-making delivering of the oldest mum in Africa —Mrs. Ajibola Otubusin. The 67-year-old Mrs. Otubusin had undergone the IVF procedure at one of the St Ives IVF & Fertility centers. She was later successfully delivered of a bouncing baby boy at the age of 67 breaking all kinds of medical records in the process.

After shattering all these feats, getting wide accolades and recognition by various bodies and associations on the 11th of July, Okewale was honoured by Rotary International with an award of recognition for his significant accomplishments in the area of child and maternal healthcare which, according to the international service club, fits perfectly into one of its ideals and objectives.

 In addition to the award, the suave gynecologist was also decorated as an Honorary Rotarian at the recent investiture of a renowned accountant, Adegbenga Badejo as 54th President of The Rotary Club of Ikeja held at the Lagos Sheraton.

Epiphanies aren’t common, but Okewale has created more of them around his interest in the area of women’s health education and healthcare in general. This has further fueled his interest in the media as a vehicle to educate women about their health and lifestyle in general. This culminated in his floating of WFM 91.7 the first radio station for women and the family in Nigeria, perhaps, Africa where is the Chairman

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