Author: Adetutu Audu

Popular comedians like AY Makun, Seyi Law, and MC Lively were among the personalities who attended the dedication ceremony of Atunyota Akpobome, also known as Ali Baba’s triplets. Thegazellenews.com gathered that the event took place on Sunday, 4 May, 2024. It brought together Ali Baba’s friends, family, and professional acquaintances. The dedication started with a church service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Christ The Lord Central Parish in Lekki. The service was followed by a reception at an event centre on Hakeem Dickson Street in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Other guests at the event included: Chigul, Bunmi…

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Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), held the second edition of its expanded Graduate Management Acceleration Programme (GMAP) class of 2024, where 398 young Africans were inducted into the UBA Tribe after a rigorous six-month hands-on-work and learning experience. The event, which was held in a grand ceremony in Eko Hotel, Lagos on Thursday, 2 May, 2023, was graced by esteemed guests, the UBA management, faculty members, mentors, and the graduating class. The graduands are from six African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Addressing the gathering, UBA’s Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, who congratulated all the…

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Senior Pastor of the Spirit Revelation Ecclesia, Pastor John Ikechukwu Anosike, has charged Nigerians to rekindle hope and also pray for the leaders in the country to reduce the tough effects of the current economic crunch. Anosike said the current situation in the country will soon turn around as prayers from all Nigerians would restore hope for a better Nigeria. The Pastor who marked his special day on Tuesday, 30 April, 2024 was spoke on his birthday expressing great faith that things would be better in all areas for the country. He said: “It is part of life to face…

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The decayed state of furniture in some schools in Ikeduru, a part of Imo State, is now a thing of the past as provision for new sets of desks have been made by a non-governmental organisation. The donation was made recently in the state by the NGO, The View Foundation. While donating the items, the organisation reiterated its determination to the sustenance of good education among children in remote areas of Imo state. Parents, teachers and pupils in the benefitting primary schools in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria, were over joyed. According to the founder, The View…

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An indigene of Ogbagi Akoko in Akoko North-West local government area of Ondo State, Miss Oluwademilola Oreoluwa Daramola, has scored an aggregate of 341 marks in the just-concluded 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) oragnised by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Daramola also recorded six distinctions – straight As and three Bs in the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC). Her performance is outstanding considering the breakdown of overall performance as released by JAMB for the year 2024 examination where over 76% of those who sat for the placement exams scored below…

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Barely 24 hours after one of Dana’s airline craft with registration number 5N BKI which skidded off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on the morning of Tuesday, 23 April, 2024, the Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo has suspended Dana Airline operations due to concerns surrounding the safety and financial viability of their operations. Recall that there was tension at the airport on Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 when a Dana Air plane overshot the runway. The incident happened around 9:30am prompting runway 18L to be closed while all domestic arrivals and departures were temporarily diverted to…

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Veteran Nollywood actor and singer, Zulu Adigwe, is dead. He was reported to have breathed his last Tuesday evening, 23 April, 2024. The demise of the veteran actor was confirmed by movie producer, Stanley Nwoko, via a post on his Instagram page, although without disclosing the cause of his death. “I regret to announce the passing of a veteran actor, late Mr Zulu Adigwe. What caused his death is yet to be reviewed. Rest in peace good actor,” Nwoko had written on his social media handle. Zulu Adigwe was an actor and singer, best known for paternal roles in Nollywood…

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The First Lady of Nigeria Senator Oluremi Tinubu has performed the groundbreaking/sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the Alternative High School for Girls in Osogbo the Osun State capital. The event is under the Access to Education For All Programme of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), an initiative of the First Lady. Senator Oluremi Tinubu described the school as another opportunity for girls and women who had to stop schooling for sundry reasons but are desirous of formal education, pursue their dreams. “The alarming rate of school dropouts among girls are a stark reminder of the need for alternative solutions…

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For four days between March 27-31, 2024, women seeking the fruit of the womb from within and outside Nigeria will throng the Grace Nation International Church, Lagos in what is easily another instalment of the ‘Harvest of Babies’ programme which holds every year. The programme which has now become the platform upon which yokes of barrenness keeps getting broken with amazing testimonies of uncommon breakthroughs in the area of child-bearing has been gaining in popularity in recent years. This year’s programme tagged, “I Must Carry My Baby,” which takes off on Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 promises to be even greater…

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The Board of Eko Electricity Distribution Company has relieved its Managing Director/Chief Eexcutive Officer, Dr. Tinuade Sanda, of her duties as MD/CEO of the company. In a letter seen by Nairametrics and signed by the company’s Chairman, Dere Otubu, the company explained that the decision was due to a directive from the industry regulator, NERC. “We have received a directive from NERC stating that all staff working for the utility must be employed directly by the utility, bound by applicable service conditions that are applicable to the employees of the utility, and paid through the utility’s payroll. “The Disco is…

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A professor in the Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Muhammad Olatunde Yakub is dead, reports thegazellenews.com The late Yakub was a Professor of Arabic in the Department of Foreign Languages. He was a language consultant, translator and applied linguist. Professor Yakub died on Sunday, 24 March, 2024 in Mecca. He was on Lesser Hajj with his wife, Professor Jemilat Yakub, first female Professor of Economics in LASU. The late Professor Yakub was in his 60s and has since been buried in Mecca

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The wife of former Delta Information Commissioner for Delta State, Olufunke Ogeah, is dead, reports thegazellenews.com She died on Sunday, 17 March, 2024, after a protracted illness. Chike Ogeah, former Commissioner of Information in Delta State and a panelist of Thisday Live, announced the passing of his beloved wife himself. She was aged 62. Survived by her 91-year-old mother, Kanyi-sola Sophia Koya; daughter, two sons, a grandson, brother, and three sisters, Mrs. Ogeah’s departure leaves a void in the lives of those closest to her. In the statement he released on the passing of his beloved wife, the former Information…

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