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Former Firstlady, Maryam Sanni-Abacha Gets Due Recognition  

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Away from the stereotype surrounding her husband General Sanni Abacha, while he was Military Head of State of Nigeria in 1993-1998, Maryam Sanni-Abacha literarily carved a niche for herself as first lady with several indelible footprints via her pet project that was said to have touched millions of life till date. At age 74, the former first lady still posses the aura that comes with being a first lady.

Many still wonder why it took so long for people to recognize her strides in health care, women empowerment, peace and stability. For her, it’s better late than never. Getting accolades for her good works over 2 decades ago is a sign that people are gradually looking above political sentiments and archetypal beliefs.

When she held sway as the National President of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives’ Association (NAOWA), from 1985 – 1990, the Borno state born woman of substance harnessed the resourcefulness of army officers’ wives and their genuine patriotic feelings to further the interests in line with her vision of a united, peaceful and progressive Nigeria. She was at the forefront of the national movement for a self-reliant economy, launching several developments efforts for the education and self-improvement of womenfolk through workshops, organized seminars and lectures for soldiers’ wives in particular and other citizens. The association operated several farms and small-scale enterprises for the benefit of its members and the less-privileged.

As first lady of Nigeria from 1993-1998, she made several moves to make sure Nigeria is stabilized using her influence to seek reprieve for some high profile individual that were incarcerated. Apart from that, she also invested in health programmes as she called for massive funding for the health sector to reduce medical tourism and enable the masses to get access to free health care. She also founded the National Hospital Abuja (formerly known as National Hospital For Women And Children). In her quest for peace on the African soil, she galvanized African First Ladies promoting Peace Mission. She also promoted programs like; The Poverty Alleviation Programme, The National Programme on Immunization, The Family Support Programme, The Family Support Basic Education Programme and The Family Economic Advancement Programme.

In a bid to appreciate the unsung hero who gave her all in the development of the health sector in Nigeria, last week, she was honored with an award of excellence from the Association of General private medical practitioners of Nigeria. At the award gala, where other prominent Nigerian’s who had make marks were also awarded, she was given a standing ovation as a mark of respect and appreciation for all she has done.

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One Year After, Family, Friends Celebrates Late Hosa Okunbo

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Like the popular saying that; sweetness is the memory of the righteous for Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, His memory will forever linger on in the heart of many most especially those he has touched their lives positively. About a year ago when the news of his long-time battle with cancer came, many started praying that a philanthropist of his repute who has many under his scholarship and under his payroll should survive the deadly sickness but as the supreme being will have it; Captain Hosa as he is fondly called succumbed to the dreaded grim reaper and embarked on a sojourn of no return.

 

It was indeed an emotional moment as the country most especially Edo State was thrown into a sober mood. Tears started to flow like a river as loud voices rented the air asking God why such a man with a heart of Gold will have to leave without bidding farewell. In disappointment, all sundry succumbed to the will of the creator as the one who giveth and taketh. The head honcho of Ocean Marine Solutions and Wells and Carlton hotel had joined his ancestors at the very tender age of 63.

 

In celebration of his life and times on earth, His family held a one-year thanksgiving memorial service for him in the United Kingdom headed by his wife Mrs Nosa Idahosa Okunbo and children at the Trinity House in West Hampstead, hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo. The church service reawaken memories of the late billionaire business mogul as it was an intense and emotional atmosphere.  In Nigeria, His daughter, Olori Aiyivieruewinoya ‘Ivie’ Emiko-Atuwatse, Atuwatse III, Queen of Warri Kingdom alongside his other children also had a memorial service for him at Greenhouse Farm, Benin, Edo State. It was a grand celebration where his friends and fellow kinsmen joined to celebrate his one-year memorial service and remembrance.

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Kosofe LGA Boss, Hon. Moyo Ogunlewe’s Transformation Agenda

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When the debate on youth’s engagement in politics came up, some argued that Youths are not ready for the burden and responsibility that comes with political office. The argument was youthful exuberance and juvenile delinquencies which are tendencies that might well affect the dream of youth engagement in mainstream politics. Today, as youth engagement in politics is beginning to take over across the country one of the few who seem different, proving cynics wrong is the Executive Chairman of Kosofe Local Government, Lagos; Barrister Moyosore Ogunlewe.

 

He has shattered the cliché and stereotype attached to youth in politics as nonprogressive and non-focused but has gone all out to consolidate the work of State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu in his quest to better the lives of his people by bringing the dividend of democracy closer to the people.

 

After being sworn in, he made clear his intention to redefine Kosofe to the envy of others through developmental projects. Since he took charge, the review has been positive as he took on massive rehabilitation of several roads across the LGA. “He has been delivering exceptionally well most especially in the area of Education, Road construction, Empowerment, Skill Acquisition, Soft loans for traders, Food stamps, Primary Health care, Adult Literacy sensitization, Trade and commerce and a host of others.”A source disclosed.

 

For his love for education as a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Lagos and Law from the University of Buckingham, He was also awarded by Sohcahtoa Foundation for the just concluded free GCE forms to indigent students within Kosofe. Apart from the GCE and Jamb forms he usually gives out to students, He is currently working on the construction of a more fully equipped primary health care centre where people from the LGA can benefit at a subsidized cost.

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When Otunba Lekan Osifeso Pampers Erelu Tola To a Destination Dubai 60th Birthday Soiree

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All his life, Otunba Lekan Osifeso is not known for doing things in half measure. He loves to make a loud statement with anything he does. Despite being a very calm and respectful personality who loves to have fun and enjoy the luxury of life,  anytime he saunters into any public function, you could tell from the change in atmosphere.

 

The Retro Group of Company boss has indeed been blessed by his creator. With a high-flying business conglomerate currently redefining the skyline of Lagos with beautiful architectural wonderment to a double title in his home town Ijebu Ode as the Olotu Olowa and Madasa of Ijebuland conferred on him by his Imperial Majesty Oba Sikiru Adetona the Awujale of Ijebuland. To crown it all, having a beautiful and supportive partner as a wife like his wife Erelu Tola Osifeso, a well-known businesswoman and fashion connoisseur is the icing on the cake for him. After their over three decades as husband and wife, their love life we gathered is a reference point for young couples as they both understand and support each other at every slightest opportunity. They are both like the snail and its shell. Anytime you see anyone of them gracing a public function,  be rest assured that you will see the other some meters away. They are best of friends as they are not both shy to display their affection at any time.

 

In a bid to show gratitude to his wife for being a dotting mother to their kids and being a loving and caring wife to him, in celebration of her 60th birthday, Osifeso in the company of family, friends and associates jetted to the United Arab Emirate for a Destination Dubai birthday celebration for his wife. It was indeed a sight to behold as the couple melted hearts as they were acting like newly wedded couples. At the Yacht Party at a highbrow Location in the popular Big Daddy Yacht stationed in Marina, Burj Dubai, Over 50 guests stormed the location as they sailed for over five hours on board with high-taste continental dishes and high-cost drinks in circulation like it’s going out of fashion. Erelu Tola in an appreciation mood thanked her husband for celebrating her always as she knelt down to profess her undying love for him. It was an atmosphere filled with love as they all danced and merried in celebratory mood.

 

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