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Lagos City Suya Carnival to put Lagos metropolis on world map at 50



The Lagos metropolis under the leadership of governor Akinwunmi Ambode will be put on the world map courtesy The Lagos City Suya Carnival.

The first edition of the edible-oriented carnival is scheduled to break the world record of the longest suya/steak with the production of a single 50ft suya.

This feat is to be achieved in conjunction with the Guinness Book of World Record in Lagos, Nigeria.

A brain child of Kehinde Talabi, an amiable businessman and CEO of Suya Stops, The Lagos City Suya Carnival, is organised in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.

The carnival, which is billed to wrap up the long month celebration of Lagos, Nigeria’s foremost state at 50, is billed to hold on October 1, 2017.

Speaking to media men at the press unveil of the highly-anticipated event, Mr Kehinde Talabi said The Lagos City Suya Carnival is poised to be an annual event.

“Which better way could we have launched such a carnival with such magnitude? Where could we have launched this and when could we have launched the Lagos City Suya Carnival are the questions that ravaged our mind when this idea came to me.

“No where better than Lagos and which better way to launch it than the commemoration of the Lagos at 50 celebration with the event rounding it off? Making a 50ft long Suya steak and breaking a record hence putting Lagos state as a whole on the world map isn't a bad way to launch the event of this magnitude.

“We have been working tirelessly behind the curtains in the past few months since we berthed this idea and with the full support of the Lagos State Government and amiable governor, Akinwunmi Ambode through the Ministry of Arts and Culture, we are sure Lagosians and people in Lagos are in for a good ride.

“Again, we thought about our culinary expertise as Nigerians and found out that one delicacy that could be served as a full meal or side effects for the main meal or even as a snack is Suya. Though Suya doesnt have its origin in Lagos but it would be agreed that Lagosians in particular have an undying penchant for Suya.

“Interestingly, I run a Suya spot in Lagos and I can tell for a fact that that is one viable business with so much intrigues and much more to showcase and imbibe in our tourism export,” Talabi said.

On her part, Miss Abimbola Otubu, the Coordinator of the event said there are plans to have the carnival replicate in the other climes with Lagos as a major partner and first hosting state.

Otubu also used the opportunity to call on top organisations to support the carnival as it aims to promote the Nigerian culture as well as one of its delicacy that remains outstanding and internationally accepted.

“Lagos City Suya Carnival is one brand that will definitely outlive all of us that started this. I'm happy that the governor of Lagos state has endorsed this and if we are starting this when Lagos is 50 by placing it on the world map of breaking Guinness book of world record, I can only imagine how big the event would have grown when Lagos will be 100years old.

“I can tell you for a fact that this is one carnival top corporate organisations need to throw their weight behind. This is one carnival that will be talked about in a long time to come and with the arrangements being made as well as immense support thrown at us by the Lagos State Ministry of Arts and Culture, you can be sure the moon will be our starting point,” Otubu also said.

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‘I want people to settle our fight, but…’ K1’s Lead Drummer,Ayanlowo Gives Condition For Reconciliation




-Ayotunde Ayanda


K1’s lead talking drummer, Ayankunle Ayanlowo has listed the condition for him to reconcile with his boss, Wasiu Ayinde, the Mayegun of Yorubaland.


At his home in Felele, Ibadan in a private chat, the drummer in his request stated ‘I want them to settle our fight. I want them to call us together, he(Wasiu) should be God-fearing and state his part, while I should also be present to speak my mind. The elders should step in but God knows, I will never go back to him’.


When asked why he vowed never to go back, Ayanlowo replied, ‘he is vindictive, he never forgives and I’ve placed everything in the hands of God. I can never go back to the band”.


The lead drummer while confirming that some cleric leaders and traditional rulers have waded into the matter also said ‘part of my condition is that at any location they pick for the peace-meeting, if anything happens to me, I would hold the people that call for the meeting responsible and they’ve assured me nothing of sort would happen”.


He hinged his fears on the attack at his Felele, Ibadan home where his windows was shattered by people he believed to be loyalists of his boss.


‘I’ve worked with him for 32 years and now I want to be on my own, I’ve tried! They should just leave me in peace’, he begged.


Ayankunle had accused Wasiu  of providing a poor welfare package for his band members, which KWAM 1 has since denied and this has generated a lot of issues that called for the intervention of top monarch, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Sefiu Adeyeri who claimed to have instructed Ayankunle to stop posting videos or granting interviews.

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Multiple Fraud Rocks Eko Electricity (CLO Indicted)




The Eko Electricity Distribution PLC, EKEDP is being hit by some huge corruption scandals.


The company according to a report monitored on Streetjournal Magazine has been facing issues of inadequacies and the absence of optimal service provision with customers groaning under the yoke of inefficiency and struggles.


The report stated that the company is faced with a significant level of corruption which involves top officials. The racket running in the company is linked with payment of ghost workers milking the company of millions of Naira.


Sources within the organisation that revealed this hinged the amount at about 300 million Naira while fingering EKEDP’s Chief Legal Officer, Wola Joseph as the head of the cartel.


Wola who has worked with the company as the Head of Human Resources before becoming the CLO has been alleged of multiple illegalities.


The lady was said to have been using her influence and relationship with some Board members to get away with many things.


The company’s Managing Director, Tinuade Sanda is said to have been helpless in the situation.


Wola is alleged to have been paying staff members who were sacked from the company and she also recommend and inflates salaries beyond the original payment scale of the company.


Her matter which has been reported to the National Union of Electricity Employee is under investigation.

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Style Meets Class At Billionaire, Tunde Ayeni’s Daughter Wedding Introduction




Placing all the odds that hounded his life recently in a paternity scandal behind, billionaire, Tunde Ayeni staged a superlative wedding introduction for his daughter some days ago.

It was an assembly of the rich and the super rich  who witnessed the wedding introduction of Bolaji, the pretty daughter of billionaire, Tunde Ayeni on Saturday, December 2, 2023.


The 15A Herbert Macaulay crescent, GRA, Ikeja home of the billionaire who headed the defunct Skye Bank wore a colourful look, as the lord of the home, his wife and all their kids in a themed act displayed their rarest form of hospitality and embraced the full Yoruba culture in heralding the first stage of matrimony as they welcomed friends into their home.


As expected, the guest list was grand! Ayeni’s friends did not disappoint, they came in their intimidating numbers.

Former NDDC boss, Timi Alaibe, former Attorney-General, Bayo Ojo, former Governor of Western Region, General David Jemibewon, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Mogaji Wole Arisekola, Femi Falana, Chike Obi, Jide Omokore, Dakuku Peterside, Segun Awolowo, Orile of Ile-Ogbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao, Senator Idris Umar, Yomi Awoniyi and many other dignitaries were spotted at the ceremony.


The Ayenis while expressing their appreciation after the event in a statement said ‘this auspicious occasion marks a significant milestone in our lives, and we are excited to share this momentous event with our dear friends and respected guests’.



Credit;  Streetjournal Magazine





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