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KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

For Senator Yisa Braimoh @ 75, it’s twofold celebrations  

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Today, Senator (Engineer) Yisa Braimoh, the Seriki Musulumi of Afenmai Land in Edo state and the Osiozoikhai of Auchi Kingdom, is 75. There is excitement in the air, particularly for his immediate family members, who converge on Ihievbe, his home town, interestingly not only to celebrate the septuagenarian father and grandfather, who

RE-APDA MEMBERS RETURN TO PDP IN ONDO

The attention of the leadership of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in ondo state has been drawn to a misleading news item making the rounds about the purported return of some of its members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in some section of the media. While subscribing to the popular belief that in

Simply Daisy @ 65

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Rewind to 2003.  The ecology of the National Assembly exuded the aura of influence. The conclave of the powerful and influential politicians – 109 of them in the Senate and 360 in the House of Representatives –was magnetic.   The calibre of the legislators was intimidating. Meanwhile, the fourth session of the National

Oil Swap Deal: The “conspiracy theory” against Captain ‘Hosa

By Sufuyan Ojeifo These are trying times for many businesses and their owners in Nigeria.  Businesses are crumbling due to economic upheavals. Reputations of businessmen and women, nay government contractors, especially those of them who are not politically correct, are being shredded on account of some alleged malfeasances in recent years. Nevertheless, survival, in this

Dearth of northern female journalists, by Lami Tumaka

For starters, pursuing any career path in Nigeria or even other developing nations is a challenging endeavour for women. And this is not because of their capacity and capability to do the job, but the cultural and social limitations of our society. With the right environment, women have been described as better managers who get

The Party Is Over

By Sufuyan Ojeifo This piece shares title with a 1960 Argentine drama film directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, which depicts the political corruption in Argentina in the 1930s, a period referred to as the “Infamous Decade”.  The decade, which began in 1930 with the coup against President Hipolito Yrigoyen by Jose Felix Uriburu, culminated in

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