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Wole Arisekola’s Ode To Humanity

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-Ayotunde Ayanda
Every 4th of April is a special day in the life of businessman and the publisher of Street Journal Magazine, Bowale Wole Arisekola. It’s his birthday and a day he had set aside to touch the lives of his people in Ibadan and other areas of Oyo State.
Arisekola who was recently made the head of his clan as the Mogaji Ajenigi-Eye of Yemetu-Oje compound, Ibadan is a man that doesn’t joke with the well being of his people , thus informing the reason he has picked Monday, 4th of April, 2022 to launch a foundation in the memory of his late mother.
The foundation according to him will cater for the welfare of the aged, women and children in Ibadan and Oyo State in general.
He claimed the launch of the foundation is part of his effort to lessen the daily challenges the people face and he has mapped out plans to help in the areas of scholarship, health provision and job creation.
Arisekola is not new to giving and helping the people, the Wole Street Journal Platform he created a decade ago has touched the lives of many through youth empowerment, community development and employment.
The people of Oje, Beere, Mapo, Foko, Ita-Baale, Yemetu, Agodi, Agbadagbudu, Adeoyo and other parts of Ibadan still echo the support provided them by the foremost journalist and his team during the covid-19 pandemic.
The Mogaji who owns the Arryhan PR and Oke’badan Oil and Gas said the launch of the foundation will start with special prayers and designed to be a small affair of strictly friends and family members.

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

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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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‘she is a liar!’ Abuja Restaurant Fires Hilda Baci After Meet n Greet Scandal

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Vibes By Ann Restaurant, Abuja has called popular chef, Hilda Baci  a liar while threatening to sue her for contract breach.

 

The restaurant claimed to have paid the sum of 3 million naira to the Guiness Book of Record holder for a ‘Meet and Greet’ event and alleged she cancelled on them for no reason.

 

According to reports, the restaurant has advertised the event and placed a 25,000 naira per plate price on meals to be sold at the venue when Hilda dissociated herself from the event in her posts on social media.

 

The restaurant showing the receipt of a 3million naira payment made to Hilda for the event slated for June 24th, 2023 released a statement that the event has been cancelled and threatened to drag the chef before the courts.

 

Further investigations by this newspaper revealed that the restaurant did not put the prices of the food that would be served in the agreement and the noise it created must have made Hilda, who was just officially confirmed as the new record holder of the longest cook-a-thon denied knowledge of the event.

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Zainab Marwa Drags Nigeria’s Heavyweights To Book Launch

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Billionaire businessmen, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr. Femi Otedola top the list of private sector leaders who are expected to join state governors, ministers and other eminent personalities at the public presentation of a book: 101 Nigerian Women of Impact, authored by a member of the Presidential Transition Committee, Barrister Zainab Marwa, who is the daughter of former Lagos Military Administrator and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd).
The book presentation scheduled for Tuesday 16th May 2023 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, will be chaired by Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum while the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ọjájá II, and Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar will attend as royal fathers of the day.
According to the author, Barr. Zainab Marwa, the book “documents the achievements of Nigerian women who have excelled in their diversified career paths so as to serve as an inspiration to more women to keep the pursuit of their aspirations alive.”
The global unveiling of the book was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York, USA on March 8, 2023 in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Special guests who spoke at the US event include: Ambassador George Edokpa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN; Erelu Bisi Fayemi, former Chairperson of Nigerian Governors Wives Forum; Ambassador Lot Egopija, Consul General of Nigeria in New York; Mrs. Chioma Hope Uzodimma, wife of Imo State governor and Fatima Kakuri, Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, among others.
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina will present the book review while well celebrated compère, Ebere Young will host the event as master of ceremony. Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen and the Director General, National Centre for Women Development, Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir are expected to lead other top government functionaries to the occasion.
Also expected at the event are wives of state governors, top female politicians and members of the diplomatic corps and heads of foreign missions in Nigeria including United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Matthias Schmale and UNODC Country Representative, Mr. Oliver Stolpe.
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