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The Exquisite Lagos Boat Regatta, Tourism Cruise

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By Michael Effiong                                                        Photos: Adekoya Adegbite

Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture rounded off the Easter Celebrations with a colourful Boat Regatta held at the Waterfront, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi.
The event which was used to showcase the aquatic splendour of Lagos was attended by top government officials, celebrities and the general public.

Azu Arinze , Hon. Steve Ayorinde & Julius Agwu

In his speech, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Idiat Adebule said his administration will not waver in making the right investment in Lagos Waterways to make it cleaner, safer as well as transportation tourism friendly.

H.E. Dr. Idiat Adebule & HRM. Oba Rilwan Akiolu

The event which had so much glitz and fun also witnessed a competition that was won by the well-decorated boat Feon Agbowa Ikosi while Fanti boat from Lagos Island came second.

(L-R) Princess Adenrele Adeniran Ogunsanya & Alh. Sinatu Ojikutu

In his remarks Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, noted that the event was hosted to showcase the huge potentials that abound in the Lagos water economy.

(R-L) Dapo Daramola , Micheal Effiong , Hon. Steve Ayorinde & Mr. Funwase Aramide

He noted that the event will be bigger and best next year.

Eniola Badmus , Toyin Ayimaku & Fathia Balogun

Such personalities as the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, Former SSG, Princess Aderenle Adeniran-Ogunsanya, Former Deputy Governors, Alhaja Sinat Ojikutu and Otunba Femi Pedro, and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro attended the event.

Hon. Steve Ayorinde & Mr. Femi Pedro

Later that evening, there was a beautiful evening cruise hosted by the Ministry tagged #LagosTourismCruise. Amidst good music, drinks and excellent full course meal, guests savoured the sights and sounds of the centre of excellence.

HRM. Oba Rilwan Akiolu & Amb. Musiliu Obanikoro

Bankole Bernard , Mr. Steve Ayorinde (Hon. Commissioner for Art, Culture and Tourism) & Ikeebly Uko

White Cap Chiefs of Lagos

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Dantata, Sultan, Ooni, Govs, Others Headline Oluwo’s Book Launch

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Arrangements are in top gear to mark the 7th year coronation anniversary of the Natural Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi next Monday 16th January,2023.

The event scheduled to hold at Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos will witness the unveiling of his book “Code of Kings”written to register a pathway for the black race in the traditional institution. Nigerians from all walks of life will grace the occasion.

The Chief Executive Officer of Peculiar Ultimate Concern Limited, Engr. Abel Lanre Adeleke is the chairman of the event while Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman of Sifax Group is the Chief Launcher.

A statement released by Oluwo through his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, further revealed other dignitaries expected at the occasion ” President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammed Buhari, his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Kano born business mogul, Aminu Dantata, , , Sultan of Sokoto, AlhajiSa’adu Abubakar, Ooni of Ife , HIM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Governor Dapp Abiodun of Ogun State, Governor Abiodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State, former Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and few other Governors from Northern part of Nigeria are to grace the event”

Notable Royal Fathers, serving federal and state legislators, captains of industries, friends of Oluwo from Canada, United Kingdom, leading entrepreneurs, academic professors and doctors, veteran journalists etc are billed to attend the August event.

The book will form part of Oluwo contribution,to learning,knowledge and history with the strong hope, that the it will correct some distortions in our rich history and liberate Nigerian youth from mental slavery.

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The Colourful Birthday, Empowerment Programme of Prophetess Olufunmi Lucas in Lagos

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Amiable Prophetess Olufunmi Lucas showed how compassionate she really is when she decided to splash cash on widows and the needy as part of her birthday celebrations.

The event which was held in Ilara, Epe in Lagos State was attended by many family members and friends of the ever graceful lady.

The day began with a thanksgiving session of prayers and praises which was followed by the opening of Mountain of Miracles Prayer Ground.

Then it was time for her to put smiles on many faces with donations to many widows and less privileged members of society.

In a short speech, Prophetess Lucas who was supported by her darling husband said the philanthropic exercise is a continuous process and that N14.11 million has been earmarked for touching lives.

Guests at the event included: Lagos Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya , HRM Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo & Olori Bolanle , Olori Sekinat Elegushi, Olori Mariam Ogunwusi, Tope Alabi, Caroline Adeneye, Fathia Balogun, Ademola Muyiwa, Ronke Oshodi Oke and others.

Entertainment at the event achored by Woli Agba and Bashorun Gboyega Lawal was provided by Yinka Ayefele and his band.

Pic by @koyaadegbite

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The Splendid Nuptial Ceremony Between Commentator Par Excellence, JJ Omojuwa and Demilade Odu in Lagos

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By Eric Elezuo

Blogger, and political and social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, popularly known as JJ Omojuwa, was on Saturday September 24, 2022 launched into the space, where it is written that there is a tide in time, which must sweep the qualified. Here, in the life of the popular blogger, the life came when the obvious becomes reality.

Before  a mammoth crowd of friends, family members and we’ll wishers from all walks of life, the celebrated content creator, stylishly converted his beautiful fiancee, Demilade Odu, to an outstanding bride.

The event, which was held at Harbour Point Victoria Island, Lagos, was a roll call of the who’s who in Nigeria’s political , media and traditional lexicon.

A week earlier, the happy couple had celebrated a colourful traditional engagement ceremony in the fountain of knowledge state, Ekiti.

Filled to capacity, the Harbour Point venue boasted of top notch personalities including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; the first female Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika; business tycoon and member of the House of Representatives, Akin Alabi, and actresses Kate Henshaw and Efe Irele.

Other notable guests at the event were rapper, Remilekun Safaru, aka Reminisce; and ace comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, aka Ali Baba.

With the special presence of Timi Dakolo, whose lovely voice serenaded the atmosphere, the occasion witnessed no dull moment as both guests and couple had a swell time on the dance floor.

While the guests savoured the ceaseless flow of continental and local delicacies, in addition to choice beverages, the likes of Akinmayokun Awodumila, aka May D, and Laolu Gbenjo continued to ensure that the hall exided an ambience of solid tunes.

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