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When Captain Hosa Okunbo’s Children Honoured their Late Father

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With tears flowing like a river, birds kept mellowing dirge in a sober mood, waters rose in disbelief when the news of the shocking demise of Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, the head honcho of Ocean Marine Solutions and Wells and Carlton hotel went around the country after his long battle with cancer. His death affected many tied to him as they found it hard to believe their benefactor have embarked on a sojourn to the afterlife at the very tender age of 63.

During his lifetime, he was a dangerous giver who exemplified the teachings of the bible. Highly blessed with wealth but he is of the opinion that; God-given wealth must be used to service humanity a principle which he stood on till his very last breath.

 

He had so many dreams and aspirations one of which was to witness the coronation of his in-law Atuwatshe III as Olu of Warri but death didn’t allow his wish to come to pass. In celebration of his 64th posthumous birthday, his children converged at his Benin city home in Edo State to celebrate him even in death. In the presence of a mammoth crowd gathered at his house, his children went to the burial cenotaph and offered prayers. In an emotional atmosphere, those who benefited from his milk of kindness wept profusely knowing how they would have been treated on his birthday if he was alive.

 

In continuation of their late father’s legacies, the children headed by Olori Ivie Emiko Atunwatshe III announced a fully-funded scholarship for 100 indigent public primary school children. In a bid to uphold the legacies of their late father who values education by investing heavily into it through educational empowerment for students across the state. “This is just a first step and we plan on reaching out to more vulnerable children whose parents can’t afford education for them to immortalize our late father and what he stands for.’ Olori Ivie disclosed.

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Lagos Shut Down as Turaki Abiodun Moshood Host Superlative 45th Birthday Soiree 

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OLADAPO SOFOWORA

 

For real estate mogul and consummate businessman, Chief Abiodun Moshood with the moniker Turaki Dangote, experiencing the proverbial 7th heaven typical of the woman who just got delivered of a baby; sauntering into age 45 is indeed a big deal for him. More reason he showered song of praises to his creator for the gift of life at a time most of his peers had been snatched by the dreaded grim reaper embarking on a sojourn of no return. For him to remain bubbling in good health and wealth, it’s a clear indication that He is indeed loved by his creator and there is nothing else he could offer to his creator other than the offering of thanksgiving. More reason He and his pretty wife Aisha shut the city of Lagos down in celebration mood converging all sundry within the Lagos metropolis to celebrate with them at a high octane celebration with the presence of Fuji Maestro; King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal on the bandstand to serenade his guests. In all, he never failed to acknowledge the pivotal role his wife a popular fabric merchant downtown Lagos played on his way to the top.

Turaki Abiodun Moshood and Wife Aisha

For his 45th birthday, the SHARFEX OIL AND GAS boss had a dual celebration. Last December, He hosted close friends and family members at his palatial Omole Mansion to a compound soiree with Sir Shina Peters on the bandstand to serenade invited guests. On the 15th of January, The Turaki Garden Estate head honcho left no stone unrolled as He also hosted a talk-of-the-town birthday shindig at the popular Grandeur Event center in Lagos. King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall was also in top form as he never failed to display his prowess on the bandstand serenading guests with a musical rendition from his old and latest records.

It was indeed a mega birthday soiree with an array of sumptuous local and continental meals and high-cost drinks in circulation. It was a parade of allure laced with grand opulence. Over 40 vendors were present to make sure all invited guests were treated to royalty. The Olowolagba of Egbaland alongside his beautiful wife showed class as they both changed to different outfits. The celebrant never failed to show his dancing dexterity, hosting an afterparty that those who attended will never forget in a hurry. Close sources averred that; Turaki has over the years distinct himself as a man in a league of his own blessed with a quiet and respectful persona. “One thing he loathes dearly is the sight of those close to him in distress, he always renders assistance to the best of his ability. His philanthropic and dangerous giving nature made his party a talk of the town with top guests in attendance”.

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Dr. Zainab Gobir’s Reward for Hardwork

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Defining the persona of Dr. Mrs, Zainab Gobir with the sobriquet ‘ZEE’; comes with different compelling adjectives, she simply fits into any description related to excellence that comes to mind. Her success story if well-scripted will make a box office sold-out movie. Her rise to success laced with stellar performance is a big motivation for those coming behind her. Since her formative years, she has dedicated it to hard work serving her father’s land diligently and passionately with her repertoire of knowledge as a trained ICT expert in innovative technology from Oxford University, CITN, INEN, management consultant, banker, finance and program manager.

Despite her numerous achievements and intimidating educational resume, she loathes unnecessary media attention. She loves to allow her good works to speak volumes for her. Like the goldfish that has no hiding place in the water, her excellent antecedent in the corporate world marked with jaw-dropping performance keeps throwing her into the public consciousness as a woman who has used her highly cerebral prowess to redefine the stereotype narratives built around successful women in the country. Despite her tight travel itinerary and bogus workload, she has remained a doting mother to her children and a loving wife to her husband.

With years of experience as a financial expert serving as the e-Services and Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council Coordinator at the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS, In 2020, she was called to Head the Initiative and Integration support desk and also serve as Coordinator for PEBEC at FIRS. Within a short while, she carved pragmatic ways to further deepen the income of FIRS by using her knowledge in finance and economics to rack in billions of Naira in terms of tax revenue generated from corporate and private individuals. For this feat, she was specially recognized by the chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Mamman Nami in March 2021, with a letter of commendation in appreciation for the upliftment of the federal agency.

In reward for hard work, consistency, resilience and fervent prayers, the Ph.D. holder in Forensic Accounting and Audit from Charisma University was recently appointed and inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority as Executive Director; Economic Regulations and Strategic Planning, alongside Executive Director, Hydrocarbon Processing, Francis Ogaree; Executive Director, Health, Safety, Environment and Community, Mustapha Lamorde; Executive Director, Midstream and Downstream Gas Infrastructure Fund; Mansur Kuliya and Executive Director, Corporate Services and Administration, Bashir Sadiq.

Sources averred that; her appointment was long overdue. “Zainab’s appointment is not coming as a shock to us. She still has some hidden talents that need to be tapped for our own good. She is a round peg in a round hole. She will perform excellently well in the role she is being appointed to take charge. She has done it in the past and she will do it again”.

The Kwara state born honorary Mayor-President of Burton Rough, Louisiana, USA, is also a Fellow of International Institute of Certified Forensic & Investigation Professional, Fellow of Chattered Institute of Risk and Loan management, Member of the International Federation of Accountant (IFA), Member of Association for Computer and Machinery (ACM) (2017), Member Cert International Financial Reporting (CertIFR) ACCA, Member of Association of Certified Accountant Nigeria, Fellow of Institute of Human Resource Management, Member Institute of Directors United Kingdom, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Fellow of Institute of Economists of Nigeria, Cert International Auditor ACCA Certified Public Accountant and PMO Member Since 2000.

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Ex-Minister For Aviation, Dr. Kema Chikwe Still Sparkling at 75

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During the tenure of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr.  Kemafo Nonyerem Chikwe known as ‘Kema’ a renounced journalist and linguist ranks high as one of the best performing ministers at the time. She was appointed the first female Minister for Transport before she was redeployed to the ministry of Aviation where she displayed her wizardry and uncommon brilliance. Prior to her appointment, she delved into active politics in the second republic.

Under her watch as the minister for Aviation, the Founder of Woman and A New Orientation for Values Initiative led the resumption of Nigeria Airways Flights to London and South Africa by Initiating a code-sharing agreement with South African Airline. She also signed dual designation between Nigeria and U.K, multiple designation agreements with foreign airlines that gave access to KLM, Lufthansa and others to more than one airport in Nigeria. She Initiated the reconstruction of Murtala Mohammed International Airport Terminal II on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) infrastructure concession, Construction and rehabilitation of airport roads and runways, Open Skies agreement with the U.S. Government which was also signed on the Presidential level when President Bill Clinton visited Nigeria in 2002 and the expansion of the terminal building in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Owerri and other airports.

The Former Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday the 12th of January celebrated her 75th birthday without an elaborate celebration. Despite staying off the media space for so long, she hosted friends and family at her palatial Penthouse in Abuja. At age 75, Dr. Kema still looks ravishing with her ageless beauty. The celebrant was quite a graceful host fitted in lemon with flower-patterned free-flowing gown and a gold headgear as she treated all invited guests like kings. It was a very relaxed atmosphere where guests discuss political happenings in the country.  

 

 

 

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