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Another Celebrity Wedding In The Offing! Ajimobi’s Son To Marry Kano Gov’s Daughter (as dad charters private jet for introduction)

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The only son of the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Bolaji has taken a bold step to officially seal his affair with the pretty daughter of the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Umar Ganduje, Fatima with an introduction ceremony slated for Friday, 10, November 2017.

The affair between the two lovebirds blew into the open recently when the lovers took to social media to profess their love, an action that stunned many of their friends who were unaware of their relationship.

A source hinted papermacheonline that Governor Ajimobi has chartered a 34 seater aircraft that will take a handful of friends and family members for the introduction ceremony in Kano.

Bolaji, 29 is a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and the dream of many different ladies while Fatimah is the youngest daughter of the Kano State Governor.

ELEVENTH FASHION SHOW LIGHTS UP LAGOS

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Eleventh Fashion Show Lights Up Lagos

Lagos is set to witness the biggest convergence of designers, stylists, models, photographers, hairdressers, make up artistes and all others in the fashion business with the hosting of the Eleventh Fashion Show.
The convener, Angie Thomas who is the CEO of Jt Angies Emporium, a reputable company that provide services in Interior Decoration, Event Planning, Real Estate, Tourism and Logistics had already announced that the show was created as a platform to showcase Nigeria’s finest piece of art through the runway.
The Eleventh Fashion Show aims to drive the Nigerian and African fashion industry by bringing together buyers, consumers, designers and the media to view the latest collections of African designers in Lagos and to also exhibit the talent of other young designers.
Ready to ignite the runway with their work are creative designers like Seyi Mark, Beatrice Miangogo, Coser Estilo, G-cut, Dizturbing Fashion, Sum August and many other talented african designers.
The show which will be anchored by popular comedian, Steve Onu comes up on Saturday, 4th November, 2017 at the Kon-X Place, Lekki, Lagos.

Awolowo, Ajimobi, Oyinlola, Agbaje-Williams, Elizade, Faleti others honoured at IMEGA Awards

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The Patriarch of Awolowo’s family, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Chairman, Elizade Toyota Nigeria Plc, Chief Micheal Ade-Ojo and First Female Broadcaster in Africa, Chief Mrs. Anike Agbaje-Williams were among prominent Nigerians honoured at the weekend at the maiden edition of Ibadan Mesiogo Golf Open Award.

The event tagged IMEGA Award 2017 held at the International Conference Centre, Ibadan was also used to honour former governor of the Western State, General David Jembewon (rtd), BOVAS Group Chairman, Architect Bamidele Samson, the multiple Paralympics Gold medalist in Weight Lifting, Yakubu Adesokan MON, and the Commader of Operation Burst while former governor of the Western Region, Late Adekunle Fajuyi, literary and Cultural Icon icon, Late Adebayo Faleti and the former Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Late Chief Omowale Kuye were also given post humous awards.

In his address at the occasion, Governor Abiola Ajimobi assured that the state government would not relent in its efforts to sustain the ongoing developmental projects as well as making life meaningful for the people of the state.

110 golfers converge in Ibadan for Mesiogo OPEN

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About 110, both local and international, Golfers are expected to participate in the maiden edition of Ibadan Mesiogo Open starting tomorrow, October 4, 2017.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Aboyomi Oke stated this on Tuesday in Ibadan, disclosing that the competition is being organized in conjunction with the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes and 3e Actuaries.

Mr. Oke explained that 69 local golfers and 41 foreigners from 18 countries are being expected to be part of the competition that ends on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

The commissioner said that the competition will start with IMEGA Women Empowerment and Fund Ceremony tomorrow while the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi will tee off the golf Competition for professional golfers at Ibadan Golf Club on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Oke added that IMEGA 2017 Awards Gala will hold on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and the IMEGA Amateur Open for Ameteur Golfer at the Ibadan Glof Club will hold on October 8, 2017.

Lagelu Grammar School Old Boys Hold Reunion

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Influential Nigerians, groups and associations have been admonished to lend hands of support to governments at all levels to radically transform the country’s education sector.

This admonition was given by Professor (Chief) Emmanuel Olufemi Omisore of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife over the weekend while speaking at the 2017 Reunion of the 1982 set of old boys of Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan.

Professor Omisore who is also the National President of Lagelu Grammar School Old Boys (LAGSOBA) explained further that the economic recession being experienced by the country has made it imperative for concerned groups and individuals to lift more than one finger in support of education in the country.

His words “when we take care of education, we take care of the future. The present generation of youths must be supported to acquire quality education. Governments at all levels must get their priorities right. Education should be given the kind of attention it requires.”

He also took time to salute members of LAGSOBA for doing a Yeoman’s job of keeping their alma mater in top shape and for contributing to the smoothness of the flow of education there.

“We thank God that Lagelu Old boys are excelling in all spheres and are everywhere all over the world. I am also proud that they love their alma mater and have been doing their very best to make it the best.

“Permit me to use this opportunity to urge them strongly to do more especially when we are about to mark the 60th anniversary of the school.”

Ajimobi pardons 21 convicts as OYSG celebrates Independence Day

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The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has granted reprieve to 21 convicts in exercise of his prerogative powers of mercy pursuant to the provisions of section 212 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in commemoration of the 57th Independence Day Celebration.

Also, the State Government organised a March Past at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan for pupils and students in both public and private schools in the state.

The government said that Military and Para-Military agencies as well as voluntary organizations, such as Boys Scouts, Girls Guild amongst others are expected to participate in the March Past, adding that the Governor of the State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi will declare the ceremony open by 9am and take the March Past salute.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Seun Abimbola explained that seven persons were granted release from prison having spent varying terms of their sentences, 13 convicts had their life sentences reduced to a term of years, having spent considerable terms in prison, while one person had his death sentence commuted to a life sentence.

Abimbola said “this is part of the commemorative efforts in celebration of the Independence day celebration. The records of the benefitting convicts suggests they have undergone reform while some of them have while incarcerated passed their GCE exams, obtained a first degree from the National Open University (NOUN) , with others at varying stages of a degree course at Noun in diverse courses.

“It is our hope that this gesture by his Excellency will be reciprocated by the beneficiaries by ensuring they are of good conduct when they are released, and become useful to themselves and the society at large,” the Attorney General added.

Speaking on the Independence Day Celebration, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke stated that the theme of this year’s celebration is “Youth and Economic Empowerment: The Way Forward”, urging that Principals and Head teachers of public and private schools should mobilize their students and pupils to participate actively in all the lined up events including Cultural Display, Novelty March, Cycling and other side attractions.

The Commissioner disclosed that the wife of the Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi will visit homes within Ibadan metropolis to donate food items and some daily needs for them, stressing that there will also be an Interdenominational service at the Government House Arcade to pray for the sustainability of peace, unity and progress in Nigeria by 2:00pm.

Mr. Oke also enjoined all the Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), Permanent Secretaries and Directors to attend this national event promptly, assuring the public of the safety of their children and wards during March past with adequate security provided for the safety of lives and property at the stadium.

Zenith Bank Receives D’Tigress (vows to continue support for basketball)

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Sponsor of the National Women Basketball League, Zenith Bank, on Thursday received the victorious AfroBasket champions, D’Tigress at the company’s headquarters in Lagos.

The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, congratulated the players and officials for the remarkable feat recorded in Bamako, Mali.

D’Tigress were glorious at the championship as they won all their matches including two against the defending champions and tournament favourites, Senegal. The first was a group match which they won 58-54 and the second was the final which ended 65-48.

Amangbo stressed that the bank and indeed Nigerians were proud of the achievement of the team at the AfroBasket

He said: “It was not only the win that was exciting but also the way you won. During the competition, we were following your progress with keen interest and it is heartwarming that you came back as champions.

“We always support people who are committed just like you. Nigerians have made a mark in basketball. We all know about the exploits of Akeem Olajunwon. Raptors is my favourite team and the GM of the team is a Nigerian.”

The Zenith Bank boss also stressed that the company will throw its weight behind the team for the World Championship slated for Spain next year.

“Now that you are going to Spain, we are going to support you again for the competition,” he added.

Captain of the team, Aisha Muhammed, commended the bank for hosting the team, and supporting the game in the country.

“I am happy to be here because the support Zenith has been giving the game is a big one for our colleagues playing in Nigeria,” she said.

The team was rewarded with cash awards, which were paid into accounts opened for them during the visit, and for which they were all presented with Debit Cards.

The vice president of the Nigeria basketball federation, Babatunde Ogunade, who led the team showered praises on Zenith Bank for its continued support for the game.

He noted the fact that the bank had through its sponsorship of the women league enabled Nigerians women basketballers to challenge for the leadership of game in Africa.

Ogunade also said that three members of the winning team, Chioma Udeaja, Nkechi Akashili and Upe Atosu featured in the recently held Zenith Women league.