Celebrating 60 Musical Years of Ayo Bankole Jr with Symposia

Friends, associates in the arts and entertainment professionals are set to celebrate Nigeria’s foremost classical pianist and composer, Ayo Bankole Jr as he clocks the milestone age of 60. To celebrate the son of the iconic musicologist, pianist and composer, Ayo Bankole, a number of events have been lined up, which includes a two-leg symposium slated for the MUSON Centre in Lagos on the 26th of May, 2022. According to the organisers of the events, the symposium themed, ‘The past, present and future of Nigerian Art Music: Celebrating Theophilus Ayoola…

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JULIUS BERGER AFP WINS DOUBLE AWARDS FOR MOST POPULAR BRAND AND SERVICE EXCELLENCE AT LAGOS ARCHITECTS FORUM

…Governor Sanwoolu, His Imperial Majesty Ooni of Ife, lauds AFP’s matchless quality Abuja Furniture Product, AFP, the furniture and furnishing arm of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc weekend won the ‘Recognition for Corinthian Partnership Award’ of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Lagos State Chapter. AFP also won the ‘Company with Most Popular Product Award’ at the Lagos Architects Forum 13.0, which held inside the Expo Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. Organised by the Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Architects, the Lagos Architects Forum described the Julius Berger AFP as unique and supportive of the architectural profession even as…

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MASSOB declares support for Yahaya Bello, holds rally

Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Saturday, led some South-East youths in a solidarity march in Owerri, Imo, in support of the 2023 presidential bid of Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi. Uwazuruike who also said he does not believe in the president of Igbo extraction said the contest should be thrown open. The MASSOB leader stated this when Bello, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC), visited him in Owerri, Imo. The youths, who started…

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Nigerians descend on Tanzanian preacher who “saw” late gospel singer Osinachi in hell

While most of the Tanzanian commenters agreed with him and believed the revelation, Nigerians are currently dragging him, with some calling him a fake prophet.” Many Nigerian netizens are blasting Allen Mziray, a Tanzanian “servant of Jesus Christ” who claimed on Facebook that God has spoken to him about the eternal whereabouts of late Osinachi Nwachukwu. Recall that Osinachi, widely known for the Ekwueme gospel song, recently died allegedly from injuries sustained due to domestic violence. Mziray, who often shares revelations about heaven and hell on Facebook, made a long…

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ABUMET UPSCALES TO HIGHER QUALITY STANDARDS, RECEIVES ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

Nigeria’s leading aluminium and glass service provider and a member of the Julius Berger Plc Group, Abumet, has been presented with the ISO 9001: 2015 Certification. The ISO 9001:2015 certificate, which was presented to the company on Wednesday the 27th of April, 2022, is the international gold standard for business practices and quality management, and is only obtainable through thorough and comprehensive technical audits. The audit was carried out by DQS Management Systems Solutions, a globally renowned and leading quality management systems (QMS) certification body reputed for premium international standard benchmarking,…

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VP Osinbajo Goes International, Extends Campaign to Ghana with Large-Size Billboard

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who formally declared to run for the office of the Presidency has taken his campaign international with the promotion of an extra-large billboard in Accra, Ghana. This was disclosed in a social media post on Thursday morning by a local named Kofi Darlington with the Twitter handle(@Darlington1Gh) as he posted a photo of the billboard. The billboard shows an image of the vice president with the caption, “His Excellency, Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo for President, 2023”. It is not clear how many more of these billboards are present…

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Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria Inducts Austine Eneduwa-George, Others as Members

The Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria recently inducted deserving practitioners in the sector as members of the group.The membership award ceremony held amidst pomp and funfare on the 26th of April during the National Tourism Transportation Summit & Expo (5th Edition), at the International Conference Center, Abuja.The event was anchored by the National President of the Institute, Aare Abiodun Odusanwo and was ably assisted by Otunba Ayodele Olumoko, the organisation’s Vice President, South West. Speaking to newsmen after the colourful presentation, one of the shinning lights of the Industry…

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The evidence is compelling: Even a mild COVID-19 can cause your brain to shrink

Recent brain imaging shows the disease can cause physical changes equivalent to a decade of aging and trigger problems with attention and memory. Exactly why is still a mystery. By Sanjay Mishra After being bedridden with fever and coughing for three and half days, Elena Katzap thought COVID-19 was behind her. The writer and teacher in Los Angeles had contracted the virus at the end of January 2022, and she felt grateful that she got only a mild case—she didn’t have breathing difficulties and didn’t need to be hospitalized, and…

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Alaafin of Oyo dies at 83

The foremost traditional ruler in Oyo State, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has passed on at 83. The top Yoruba monarch died in the late hours of Friday, according to palace officials. Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, The PUNCH was told. The late Alaafin’s first son, Prince ‘Tunde, and other children had received the monarch’s remains at Idi-Igba, Oyo town early Saturday morning. Palace sources confirmed that traditional rites had begun without giving details about his burial arrangement yet. Adeyemi ruled for 52…

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EMCOAN RETURNS JIBE OLOGEH AS PRESIDENT

The Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN) during their election which took place on ThursdayApril 7, 2022 reelected Mrs. Jibe Ologeh forthe second tenure as the president of the association. EMCOAN which boasts ofcontrolling over 80% of electronic broadcast content in Nigeria has been at the forefront of churning out majority of the contents ontelevision and Radio stations pan Nigeria. Other members of the newly elected executives were–Theophilus Akatugba–Vice president, Stephen Alayande–General Secretary,Ugwu Chinedu – PRO, Akpezi Anita Agarry-Oke, Financial Secretary and Longe Omolaja as social welfare officer.…

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