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Budding Artiste, Haaj Silver Drops ‘Aye O Le’ Single

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‘Music Cannot Affect My Education’ -Haaj Silver
Budding artiste, Ajani Hassan popularly known as Haaj Silver has dropped his sixth singles. Titled Aye O Le! The song documents the challenges many young people face in the country in a bid to become successful.
The 20 year old Economics student of the Bowen Univeristy, Iwo, Osun State in a recent chat with journalists revealed his music cannot affect his education.
Drawing inspirations from artistes like Wizkid, Olamide and Davido, Hajj Silver stated he already had an agreement with his parents who are in support of his musical career that he would not leave his studies for music.
‘My school is blessed with talented people, we have Eva who is a student of Bowen and also Ogbeni Adan, a popular comedian and other various people in the entertainment business and they are not thinking of dumping their studies. I can juggle my education and music, it’s easier because I have a manager that fixes my recordings, shows and interviews, mine is just to write the music, rehearse and sing’.
Haaj Silver who has become a sensation and darling of many disc jockeys claimed he discovered his musical gift when he first listened to Wizkid’s track ‘Holla At Your Boy’ and from there he never looked back.
The singer who sees music as a passion and not a business has a lot on his sleeve for 2018 as he prepares for a tour, features with other popular artiste and drop his first album.

Curtain Falls! Akinwumi Isola Dies At 79

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Professor Akinwumi Isola is dead! He died Saturday morning, in his Ibadan, Oyo State, home, aged 79.

PROF Isola known for promoting the Yoruba language, had many of his books written in Yoruba, though studied French for his first degree.

Born in Ibadan in 1939, he attended Labode Methodist School and Wesley College, and later studied at the University of Ibadan, where he graduated with a B. A. in French.

In 1978, he earned his M.A. in Yoruba literature from the University of Lagos before starting academic work as a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

In 1991, he was appointed a Professor at Obafemi Awolowo University.

Prof Isola wrote his first play, Efúnṣetán Aníwúra, during 1961 and 1962, while still a student at the University of Ibadan, which was followed by a novel O Leku.

The play said to gain popularity at one performance in Ibadan was reportedly watched by forty thousand people.

COVENANT UNIVERSITY WINS MAIDEN CFA INSITUTE RESEARCH COMPETITION

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Covenant University has emerged the first-place winner in Nigeria’s stage of the global CFA Institute Research competition at the finals held in Lagos on Saturday.
Covenant University beat University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, which emerged second and third place winner, respectively in the competition sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc. Eight universities took part in the maiden edition.
Covenant University will consequently represent Nigeria at the Regional CFA competition in Dublin, Ireland, on April 4 and April 5.
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is the world’s most prestigious investment research competition among university students globally, aimed at promoting best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts.
The competition promotes ethics and best practices in investment research through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in equity analysis and presentation. The overall objective of the CFA Institute Research Challenge is to provide university students with valuable real-world exposure to the practice of finance to complement the theoretical framework of the university education.
Apart from the finalists, other universities that took part in the competition are Ahmadu Bello University, Babcock University, Obafemi Awolowo University, Lagos Business School and University of Abuja.
Speaking at the final stage of the competition, Mr. Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank, said the bank had always anchored its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards empowerment, development, building skills, talent and capabilities among the youths.
He said that the bank aligned with CFA Research Challenge’s overall objective of providing a platform for university students to put into practice their theoretical knowledge.
He said: “It is a way of encouraging the professionals to inculcate the spirit of professionalism and ethics right from very early stage.
“We believe that something will be required so that we can deepen the pool of talents we have that will take care of corporate organisations tomorrow.
“I find the Institute Research Challenge axiom: “promoting best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts’’ quite intriguing.
“It is clearly highlights succinctly what and who we are here for; the next generation of financial analysts,’’ he said.
Ovia, who was represented by Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the Deputy Managing Director of the bank, commended the eight universities that made it to the last stage of the competition.
He stated, “You have proven to be fearless by coming together in your various universities to put together pioneering teams for a tasking competition as the CFA Institute Research Challenge.
“There are so many of your colleagues out there that wouldn’t want the extra burden or work, but you all opted to take this on,” he said.
On his part, Banji Fehintola, the President, CFA Society Nigeria, said the society was approved in 2012 as the 137th Society of CFA Institute.
Fehintola said that the society was one of five societies in Africa registered in Nigeria as an incorporated Trustee in Feb. 2013.
He said that the purpose of the research challenge among the university undergraduates of different universities was to introduce students to the practical side of investment analysis.
Fehintola said the society currently had about 230 members.
Participating teams were required to conduct a detailed investment research on a subject company and will be presenting their research reports to a high-level panel of investment.
Covenant University will now join 35 other national champions at the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Competition in Dublin, Ireland in April 2018 to compete for a slot in the four-team global final that will hold in Seoul, South Korea in the same month.

Street Journal Publisher, Wole Arisekola In Happy Mood

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Businessman and the publisher of online publication, Street Journal Magazine, Bowale Wole Arisekola is in a gay mood.

Wole who doubles as the Chairman of the Association of Online Media Practitioners is telling all those who care to listen a good news, his first child, Segilola had just graduated from the City University, London where she studied Law.

The proud father could not contain himself with the joy as he took friends and family members to witness the graduation ceremony in the United Kingdom where a  dinner later held at a high brow city restaurant.

 

 

written by -Ayanda Ayotunde

Royal Rumble; Ooni, Oluwo Fight In Public

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Many people do not know, that there is a silent war raging between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye and the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi
The differences between the two royal fathers played itself out at a public function some days ago in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The location was at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt where a selected number of first class monarchs were present for a meeting.
According to a source that revealed this to Papermacheonline, he stated that ‘the Ooni was called to make a vote of thanks as the Oluwo was involved in a deep conversation with the Minister for Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau who was there to represent President Muhammad Buhari, while the Ooni was coming back to his seat, his security guard ordered the Oluwo to make way for his principal, the Oluwo was trying to make a space for the Ooni to pass when the aide violently pushed him to the amazement of people present’.
It was alleged that the Ooni wore a satisfactory look which interpreted  his approval of the aide’s action.
The Oluwo who was obviously surprised with the way he was treated quickly gathered his aides who were planning to attack the Ooni’s security guard.
Insiders revealed the two Yoruba Obas  despite having their background in Ibadan where they grew up and also share some common friends are not so into each other, their differences was said to have been a superiority challenge where the Ooni sees himself higher than the Oluwo.

Slapping Saga; More Troubles For Senator Abiodun Olujinmi

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The Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial district, Mrs Abiodun Olujinmi is not new to controversies.

The one time Deputy-Governor to Governor Ayo Fayose Ekiti got entangled in another brouhaha recently when she caused a chaos in the National Assembly following allegations that she instructed her aide to slap and assault a member of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria.

The parliamentary staff’s undoing was ‘having the gut to ride in an elevator with Senator Olujinmi’, this irked her thus leading to her instruction for the man to be dealt with physically.

Eye witnesses claimed colleagues of the assaulted official were prevented by security operatives from attacking the Senator and they had reported the matter to the police, principals of the National Assembly and also encouraged the official to seek a lawyer to take up the case.

Back home, the constituency of the Senator who is presently at war with Governor Ayo Fayose are not taking the episode lightly.

Information gathered by Papermacheonline revealed that the State Governor, Ayo Fayose has capitalised on the lawmaker’s misdeed and has called the attention of party officials to it.

Some months ago, Olujinmi was accused of an attempt to physically attack the Ekiti State Deputy-Governor, Kolapo Olusola at a public function.

The Senator was claimed to have rushed the Deputy-Governor and made to grab his shirt before she was prevented by standers-by.

Her hatred for the Deputy-Governor was said to have stemmed by the decision of Governor Fayose to have endorsed the Deputy as his successor over Olujinmi who is also seeking to govern the State.

A source revealed to papermacheonline that ‘Olujinmi may be recalled, she has been fighting everyone lately and this is not too good for the image of the State’.

Ahead Of 2019:Gov Ajimobi’s Brother, Wasiu Becomes Oyo’s New Power Broker (as politicians run to him to seek brother’s support)

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Ibadan had witnessed the coming and going of political titans and influencers in the past. Families like Adelabus, Adedibus, Akinloyes, Akinjides, Adelakuns can not go missing in the history of Ibadan and the politics of Oyo State. Right now the family name of the present Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi has entered into the record of the state as he wields so much power and becomes the determinant factor of who becomes the Governor in 2019.

 

All the opposition parties, the PDP, Labour Party, Accord, SDP are all waiting for the Governor’s candidate in the coming election, even in his party, the APC follower and members are daily following the Governor’s body language as to where to go before 2019.

 

In the scheme of things comes the Governor’s brother, Wasiu, a government contractor who relocated to Nigeria from the United States after his brother became the Governor.

 

Right now, the socialite who enjoys the privilege of being the Governor’s ears has become the toast of the city.

 

Anywhere you go in Ibadan, the mention of his name gains attention and it’s like Wasiu is the de facto Deputy-Governor that can get you anything you want from the Governor.

 

Ahead of 2019, Wasiu is living life to the fullest. Politicians and contractors alike seek him on a daily basis.

 

He is said to have the mastery to read the Governor’s mind and also interprete his ways. Anytime the Governor is angry, Wasiu is called to appease him, he is said to be the only one that has such power to take you to the Governor without booking any appointment. So was the influence he wields that has made him one of the most sought after men in the State.

 

Right now, all the politicians seeking elective positions ahead of 2019 are hot on the heels of the Governor’s brother and he enjoys the attention which brings him not only respect but other benefits.