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NTDC Boss, Folorunsho Coker Bags Traditional Title

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Over the years, cosmopolitan super dandy, Folorunsho Coker has dint himself as a key player in Nigeria’s tourism sector with a wide experience spanning over decades as a businessman and a showbiz personality. He did not just attain his current status as the Director of National Tourism Development Corporation NTDC he climbed the ladder of success with consistency and sheer dint of hard work. Even after serving his first tenure, he was reappointed by President Buhari to further, unlock and work more to explore the tourism sector in Nigeria to enable it viable for business purposes and also sell Nigeria to the rest of the world as a tourism hub in Africa.

The former Lagos state commissioner for Culture and Tourism is widely admired by all sundry not because he has proven himself to be a man diligent in his work but because he is highly cerebral and possesses the proverbial Midas touch of Gold in anything he touches. Last weekend at the grand finale soiree of the 1st year coronation anniversary of Alara of Ilara-Epe; Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, the Lacasa Lagos boss fitted in a Red traditional Aso-Ofi Agbada alongside his Wife Aisha was conferred with the traditional title as the Baba Eto of Ilara-Epe as part of the activities to mark the 1st year anniversary celebration. It would be recalled that Folly Coker as he is fondly called within the social circle was bestowed the title as Baba Eto exactly a year after his father late High Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker Baba Eto of Lagos passed unto glory at age 97.

 

Other new chiefs of Ilara Kingdom are; Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt.Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (Agba Akin of Ilara Kingdom), Software Entreprenuer, Mr Tunde Badejo (Otunba Gbobaniyi of Ilara Kingdom), Surveyor Jelili Olayemi ( Asoju Oba of Ilara Kingdom),  Chief (Mrs) Folake Okeowo,  (Yeye Bobaseye of Ilara Kingdom), Politician, Princess Simiat Abolanle Bada (Yeye Sewa of Ilara land), Former Permanent Secretary, Dr Taiwo Salaam (Otun Fiwagboye of Ilara Kingdom).

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How Fortune, Davido’s Official Photographer Died

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It’s a sad day in Davido’s camp as one of his aides and trusted image personality, Fortune Ateunmunname known as Fortune Photography died today. His death came after he was invited to a video shoot location at a private beach In Tarkwabay for a video shoot where he was supposed to take the footage from the shoot. On their way to the shoot, the boat conveying him and the rest crew capsized. 

 

According to a close source who averred that; it was a location for a video shoot and they were already in high spirit before the boat they rented to convey them capsized due to the waves on the sea.”Fortune should have survived like many people did on the boat but he was not wearing a live jacket that’s why he drowned when the boat capsized. Before the rescue team arrived at the scene, he has drowned drinking lots of water”. It was a scary scene as his death is on the list of those around Davido who has lost their lives in the past 4 years.

 

“It’s a shocking situation coming after the 30BG crew are yet to recover from Obama 44’s death few months ago. We pray and comfort with his family because he is the breadwinner of his family and he is a jolly good fellow.” the source further added.

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FIRSTBANK BROADENS ITS INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFER NETWORK, REITERATES COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE

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In furtherance of the need to expand diaspora remittance inflow into the country, FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has increased its network of International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs), targeted at easing the accessibility of its customers to receive money from close to 100 countries across the world in a safe and secured manner. With over 750 branches across the country, customers can receive money from the nearest FirstBank branch closest to them.

  

Over the years, FirstBank has been in partnership with Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Transfast, and WorldRemit. The bank is also in partnership with other IMTOs which include Wari, Smallworld, Sendwave, Flutherwave, Funtech, Thunes and Venture Garden Group to promote remittance inflow into the country, thereby putting Nigerians and residents at an advantage in receiving money from their families, friends and loved ones across the world.

Beneficiaries can receive remittance in US dollars in any of our over 750 branches spread across the country. Customers without an existing domiciliary account can have dollar account automatically created for their remittances. You can also receive inflow directly into your account through Western Union.

In addition, FirstBank has launched its wholly-owned remittance platform named First Global Transfer product to promote the international transfer of funds across its subsidiaries in sub-Saharan Africa. These subsidiaries include FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone, FBNBank Senegal.

Reiterating the Bank’s resolve in promoting diaspora remittances, regardless of where one is across the globe, the Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Gbenga Shobo said “at FirstBank, expanding our network of International Money Transfer Operators is in recognition of the significant roles diaspora remittances play in driving economic growth such as helping recipients meet basic needs, fund cash and non-cash investments, finance education, foster new businesses and debt servicing.

We are excited about these partnerships, as it is essential to ensure our customers are at an advantage to receive money from their loved ones and business associates, anywhere they are, across the world.”

FirstBank pioneered international funds transfer and remittances over 25 years ago and has been at the forefront of promoting cross-border payments in the country, having started the journey with Western Union Money Transfer. The Bank’s wealth of experience and operation in over 750 locations nationwide gives it the edge in the market.

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2021 ARISE WALK : SIJU ILUYOMADE STAGES ANOTHER GLOBAL INITIATIVE, LEADS PROMINENT LEADERS, CELEBRITIES, OTHERS IN ROAD WALK

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One of the greatest men in the world, Friedrich Nietzsche, in his words says  “all great thoughts are conceived while walking” Most often nowadays the problem is, exercise seems to be too complex, coupled with an ever-busy attitude peculiar to us in this part of the world. However, just a 75-minute brisk walk could do a lot to your overall health, especially if you do it regularly. Encomiums must be showered on Dr. Siju Iluyomade’s Arise Women, an age-long purely humanitarian foundation for daring all odds to once again come up with Arise Walk, a global initiative specially dedicated for everyone, not only Nigerians, but everyone across the globe to keep up with our health in general.

Slated for Saturday 16th October 2021 to be held in Cluster across different parts of the world simultaneously. This year’s Arise Walk is themed ‘I choose life” and it will hold with all adherence to guidelines of Covid-19 prevention protocols.

This distinctive initiative solely conceived by the delectable but spiritually-filled lawyer of over three decades,Dr Siju,  has always been experienced by thousands of individuals including prominent Nigerians & internationals in business, politics, entertainment and also the vineyard of the Lord regardless of faith or religion.

With over 12 years of putting the event together, the anticipation for this year’s edition has been very tremendous.

As usual, organizers of the health-awareness Walk have disclosed that the event

will commence at 8:00 am in over 50 clusters across different African countries, London, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and many more.  Each cluster will be having a minimum of 25 persons amongst whom are influencers and celebrities that have always been part of Arise ; the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sports and Super Eagles legend, Daniel Amokachi; Olympic Gold medalist and sports administrator Mary Onyali; former Deputy Governor of Lagos State and Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Her Excellency Adejoke Orelope Adefulire; popular Disc Jockeys, Humility and Xclusive, Kaffy, DJ Cuppy, Bimbo Akintola, Nathaniel Bassey, , is expected to be streamed online LIVE from the starting point to the finishing line to further encourage many Nigerians who could not join the Walk.

Other notable personalities include Minister for Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen,  Dere Awosika, Abike Dabiri, Bisi Onasanya. Wives of Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Jigawa, Kwara, Ekiti States will also join other First Ladies to Walk in clusters in their respective States.

 

The Arise Walk for Life sponsored by Siju, as the highly resourceful woman, is called, is one of the events that hold yearly as a forerunner to the flagship event, The Arise Women Conference scheduled for Saturday, 30th October 2021. The conference promises to be a confluence of inspiration and hope for individuals regardless of religion, tribe or ethnicity as it will be graced by serving and former First Ladies, Wives of federal and State Legislators, Captains of industries, International guests and technocrats who will share from their wealth of experience.

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