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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor

 OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor

OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor

The Ibadan business mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi has officially declared his desire to run for the office of the Governor of Oyo State in the 2023 election.

Ogunniyi declared his ambition at the Bodija axis of the state on Monday, 9th of May, 2022. Ogunniyi who is a serial entrepreneur disclosed that his intrinsic sense of responsibility, love for the people of Oyo State as well as a passion for development and empowerment are his driving motives for coming forward.

Ogunniyi who came out under the platform of the Young Progressives Party was flouted by the party chieftains such as the party Chairman, Prince Deji Adeyemi, the Public Relations Officer of the Party; Abimbolu Ogunbanwo, Aare Dapo Adigun, an Ex-official of the party, the CEO of Copacabana, Aare Ahmed Ajibola, among other high profile personalities in the state.

OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor

Ogunniyi in his declaration speech noted that he has "a proven record, having managed business and empowered over 200 entrepreneurs in the past 10 years for sustainable growth and development." He noted that he can develop Oyo state into a viable state that is bereft of survival on the monthly allowances of the federal government.

Speaking further on his plans for the state, Ogunniyi who boasted of being a youth commended the sacrifices of the past administrations. He however noted that the old folks of the past administration who have given their best need to be retired since their best is not in tandem with the current realities of a forward-looking nation.

According to him, his education plans are geared toward ensuring that no students are denied access to quality education and infrastructure in the state. He further noted that his administration will leverage the agricultural potential of the state to produce enough food and earn foreign exchange to further develop the potential of the state. He emphasized that, if elected, he will empower over 500,000 youths in the agricultural sector thereby drastically reducing the unemployment rate in the state

OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor

Ogunniyi reiterated that his administration will take health care as a priority by ensuring that no one in the state does not have working health insurance.

In his closing remark, where he called on the people of Oyo State to support his ambition, Ogunniyi pledged that his administration will be committed to taking the people of Oyo State to where they should be and not where they want to be and in the course of his journey, he promises subject himself to public appraisal to determine the fruition of his campaign promises.

OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor OYO 2023: Business Mogul, Kehinde Ogunniyi Declares Interest in Contest for Governor

Friday, March 18, 2022

Meet Tomi Arayomi The Founder of “Pioneer Church”

 Meet Tomi Arayomi The Founder of "Pioneer Church"

Meet Tomi Arayomi The Founder of “Pioneer Church”

Meet Tomi Arayomi The Founder of “Pioneer Church” – Tomi Arayomi received the Lord Jesus at the age of 15 and began ministry at 16 years old serving as a pastor under Foundation Faith Church. He served there and planted over 10 churches on university campuses UK wide whilst studying law at the University of Hertfordshire. He was later recognised for his apostolic and prophetic anointing and was commissioned under Christian International by Dr Bill Hamon and Dr Sharon Stone in November 2010.

Tomi has since been featured on mainstream media including BBC, Revelation TV, the Times Malawi, TBN, Channels TV, where he has been recognized for his national and personal prophetic accuracy. Tomi is a governmental prophet and has had the privilege of consulting prophetically with leaders of nations in their homes at the United Nations and in Parliament


In 2019, a few months before the UK went into lockdown, Tomi was led by the Lord to relaunch RIG Nation which he had originally founded in 2007. RIG stands for Restoring Issachar’s Generation, a mission based on 1 Chronicles 12:32: “The sons of Issachar who had an understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do.” The ministry’s vision is to restore the apostolic and prophetic ministry back into the Body of Christ and to equip this generation to be in a position and condition for use by God.

In April 2020, Tomi launched Pioneers Church as an online church which together with other training and social commentary programmes, has attracted an international audience of over 100,000 subscribers on RIG Nation’s YouTube channel. During the lockdown, Tomi filmed over 100 training videos which now form the basis of the RIG Nation’s School of Apostles and Prophets and in June 2021, launched apostolic centres in London, United Kingdom and Lagos, Nigeria.


At the start of 2022, Tomi heard the Lord calling for crusades to be held across Africa and in other continents also. Recognising a deep sense of urgency the Lord had placed within his spirit, Tomi launched the first crusade in Warri Kingdom, Delta State, Nigeria, in February 2022, followed quickly by a crusade in Benin City and with a schedule each month in other nations and continents.

Tomi is the author of twelve books, the most recent being “Eat, Sleep, Prophesy, Repeat” and “The Cosmopolitan Christian”.

Tomi and his wife Tahmar have three beautiful sons, Harvey, Perez and Silas. After hearing a word from the Lord, the family recently relocated to Nigeria from the United Kingdom.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Jordan's Ambassador Commends UFitFly Declares Readiness to Work with Travel Agency



Jordan's Ambassador Commends UFitFly Declares Readiness to Work with Travel Agency

Jordan's Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Faruk Malami Yabo has commended foremost Travel agency, UFitFly, for its role as an  official pilgrimage services provider for Nigerian pilgrims.

He has also promised adequate support for the travel agency when during and after their stay in Jordan, declaring his readiness to partner with the destination management firm, UfitFly towards redefining the Christian pilgrimage package.

He said this in a meeting at the Nigerian Embassy in Jordan with the managing director of UfitFly, Evangelist Ogunkeyede Ajibola Shina during the week.


Yabo applauded the efforts of the company in ensuring successful handling of Nigerian pilgrims over the years to Israel, Jordan and other parts of the world.

The Jordan Diplomat further pledged his readiness to collaborate with the foremost tour broker in ensuring complete pilgrimage services for for Nigerians, especially with the inclusion of pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan which covers both old and new testaments.

“I commend UFitFly for using its platform to promote Pilgrimage to Jordan. He has created an unforgettable experience for Nigerians to our culture, which will promote the Nigeria-Jordan relations”.

He therefore urged Nigerians not to patronise tour company's that are not duly registered with Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC.


In his response, the MD, UFITFLY thanked the Nigerian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan, His Excellency, Amb. Faruk Yabo for making sure that the pilgrims and members of his team are comfortable in Jordan.

He said: “We are pleased to have the support of Ambassador Yabo and his commitment to delivering a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for our clients in Jordan.

"We have proven over the years to be the most successful travel agency in the country, without blemish. Our hospitality packages are a way to not only see the ancient cities", he said.

He appreciated the dynamic and pragmatic leadership of the NCPC boss for making sure that the Jordan Pilgrimage became a reality.

UFitFly is Nigeria’s leading Travel and hospitality agency.



Tolu Oluwo

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

How Digital Gold is creating a universal platform for wealth creation, fluid & easy Transactions through its Value Exchange Platform (VEP)



Value Exchange Platform is a platform that brings to society a first-of-its-kind experience. It seeks to restore values to society by rewarding things/acts of value. VEP rewards good deeds, it is created to remind people of the importance of morals and values in society and also to encourage people to be morally upright, thereby creating a community of morally upright individuals with regard for values. VEP further provides a Platform for trading amongst members, it provides a rating system that recommends several beneficial options to its members based on each member’s value rating.


With recent developments in social media, peer-to-peer software, and smartphone technology, we have seen the definition of money extend beyond the traditional, physical tender of government-backed currencies to include mobile payments, digital currencies, and virtual goods. Joining this revolution of payment technologies is VEP, “the world’s first completely decentralized digital gold.

VEP is powered by honesty and that will be the standard for evaluation. VEP will serve individuals, corporations, businesses, etc. by granting them access to services based on their honesty rating. VEP could be easily misunderstood, as one could say “is this not playing God? as only God can reward a man for being good” look at VEP as an instrument to understand the premium value principles behind God's laws on upright morals.

VEP would be backed by a currency of its own known as DG (Digital Gold), which is the equivalent of actual Gold and can be exchanged for any other fiat, at the prevailing market price of Gold. Thus, trading on VEP would also be done with DG, rewards will be received in DG, payments in and out of the platform would be in DG. The plan is to encourage people who have chosen to be upright or have chosen good over evil to continue through the reward program.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Chairman Copacapana, Chief Ahmed Celebrates Aleshinloye Akanni on His Birthday


Chairman Copacapana, Chief Ahmed Celebrates Aleshinloye Akanni on His Birthday

The Chairman, Copacapana Group, Chief Ahmed Aleshinloye has felicitated with his brother and vice-chairman of Copacapana group, Aleshinloye Akanni on the occasion of his birthday.

In statement made available to OYOMIND, Chief Ahmed described the celebrant as a gem who is worthy to be celebrated and also, he is one of the brain behind the success recorded since the inauguration and opening of Copacapana Lounge, Ibadan.

According to him, “The Vice Chairman of the Copacapana Group is down to earth and his vision and administrative prowess has been critical to the success of the Copacapana Group and it's associates.”

Akanni, who is a Human resources, and material resources manager was commended for his engagement towards the promotion of the Copacapana to be the number one entertainment hub in Ibadan as well as promotion of other brands of the Group.

“On this day of your birthday, I wish you a happy birthday and many happy returns of this day” he concluded.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

The Unprecedented story of Nnadi Chukwuebuka Olisa



Nnadi Olisa hails from mbaitoli local government area of Imo State, Nigeria. He is a self coordinated individual who is reliable, result-focused, dynamic and optimistic with acknowledge seeking disposition having a quality educational and professional background.
In the year 2016, Nnadi attained his Bachelor of science B.sc certificate in Industrial Mathematics from the prestigious Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). He then proceeded to bag an Executive Masters in Agriculture Business Management from the world-class Rome Business School (RBS) in the year 2021.

Nnadi Olisa has honed his skills and competencies in understanding the art of proffering lasting solutions to challenges in an uncommon way. He has applied this across all disciplines he has worked on. He has a considerable number of years of solid experience in management, information technology, logistics, warehousing, supply chain. He started his early career life as a media and graphics director at Utopian Events, where he directed all media-related activities, logistics operations. He was responsible for leading the process strategy at Utopin Event solely to achieve and maintain the company’s goal.

Nnadi also worked with Africa’s e-commerce giant, Jumia as a marketplace operation/supply chain analyst, this role at Jumia enabled him to strategize with the team to generate effective ways to achieve faster and reliable operations for the company, draft documents to illustrate processed returns and responsible for carrying out operations involving users, process,es and products.

Shortly after Olisa has owned his competencies in process management and leadership, he proceeded to co-found a company with the name ROYAL CATAL LTD in the year 2018 where he served as the Chief Operations Officer (COO). Royal Catal Ltd is a logistic company focused on providing services that surround supply chain, haulage, and transport. As the COO, Olisa oversees the company's overall operations, business development, and logistics/distribution.


In July 2021, Olisa founded Nutritive Agro Farm Limited. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. The company is an agricultural company providing agricultural services as well as covering food distribution across available consumers and equally offering real estate consultation services. He is responsible for the business development and operations,ensured farm produce meets desired health standards  and policies, and was responsible for the company’s logistics operations.

Olisa has been awarded several certificates from well-recognized organizations some include a certificate on completion of the Health Safety at Work, levels 1, 2, and 3 from the British International Safety Organization, certificate of completion on Basic First Aid/CPR from Novelle Center, certificate of completion of Fire Safety and Risk Assessment from the department of petroleum resources and certificate on completion of Ethical Hacking.

His skills are well defined and they cut across areas directly related to operations, graphics, process flow and definition, problem-solving and strategy, Microsoft office suites, project management, communication, promotions, and marketing, and a few others.

He has competencies in prioritizing workload and working effectively in a fast-paced environment, exhibiting patience, determination, and persistence when solving problems, ability to work independently with little or no supervision, creating defining business opportunities and ability to manage a team effectively to achieve the team objective and goal.

He loves to engage in activities like reading, chess, scrabble, traveling, meditation, wellness, and photography. He has a great interest in Agriculture, Food, and Information Technology.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Club Activities Have Boosted Economy, Resuscitate Social Life Within Bodija - Group Tells Makinde

Club Activities Have Boosted Economy, Resuscitate Social Life Within Bodija - Group Tells Makinde
Ibadan Group of Entertainers, a body that comprises of various Lounge and club hotspots owners in Bodija has reacted to a recent press release by residents of Bodija Estate on club activities around the community.
In a statement released by the group, it was stated that the lounge and club activities around Bodija estate are not situated to inconvenience the resident in anyway but a means to contribute their own quota to the development of the state.
According to the group, “Ibadan is a city with different class, hence, while there is provision for some to enjoy themselves, it is also an avenue to provide job opportunities which will directly boost the economy of the community and Ibadan at large”
“We have not brought the idea of citing lounge and clubs to the environment to disturb the sleep of the residents, rather, our motives are to support the government in boosting the economy of the community and Ibadan through job creation.
“The lounge and club activities have created thousands of jobs opportunities for people within and outside this community.
“Ibadan being a city of the elite, we also believed that this will to some extent increase the social life of the people and as well provide relaxation space for people who have worked themselves and need too cool off the stress for the day.
“Aside from that, the rate at which landed properties are valued has increased since the advent of our operation which is an advantage to landowners and estate valuers in the community.
“It is surprising that this good intention of ours are being used against us by people who should see this opportunities from a positive point of view that we have mentioned above but decided to go otherwise.
“We hereby use this medium to urge Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to support the developmental view of ours to ensure that we reduce poverty in the land”

Monday, January 3, 2022

EDWARD OJOBO an Astute Entrepreneur Driven by Turning Impossibilities to Possibilities


EDWARD OJOBO an Astute Entrepreneur Driven by Turning Impossibilities to Possibilities

Edward Ojobo an experienced founder with a demonstrated history of notable achievements working
in the apparel and fashion industry started off his education at the Federal Government College, Ikirun.
He then proceeded to the Canadian University Dubai where he bagged his Bachelor’s degree in
Communication and Media Studies.
His professional career says a lot about fashion and he has contributed greatly to apparel and fashion
industry in the country. He Founded the company, Figawear Fashion Group on March, 2012. He
presently sits as the CEO/founder of the company. He has proven wealth of experience in Customer
Service, Business Development, Apparel.
Edward has demonstrated history of working on areas that enabled him managed volunteering
organization and he is a experienced journalist and strong business development professional. Adding
to his profile is his immense contribution to Rotary International, Rotary is a global network of 1.4
million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and
take action to create lasting change. He is currently the Chair, Public Image of the global network.

Dele Bajaj Foundation Empowers Ibarapa Youths and Women


Dele Bajaj Foundation Empowers Ibarapa Youths and Women
Hon. Usman Muheedeen, popularly known as Olohunwa, the founder of Dele Bajaj Foundation has engaged the Ibarapa region with Mega Empowerment program in 2022.
In the Mega Empowerment held at the Baptist Grammer School, Ayete, Ibarapa North, Honourable Usman Muheedeen distributed hair dryer, gasoline engine, generator, freezer etc. For beneficiaries across the Ibarapa division of Oyo state.
Hon. Usman, during the Mega Empowerment said, we are the leading voice of the people when it comes to calling the government of the day to order and providing and suggesting practical solutions to various problems ravaging the land of Ibarapa in general, so, it is important to provide and empower various artisan in our immediate Community".
The programme which was graced by various artisans across Ibarapa, the leadership of various social groups, organizations, and Traditional rulers.
Dele Bajaj Foundation, an organization focused on the uplifting  the old and young people of Ibarapa community through community services, growth and  development oriented activities.

It has sponsored, groomed and nursed 1000 students for Computer BASED 2021 UTME examination, providing of seedlings for farmers, lending voices to the people and also the recent mega empowerment in Ibarapa region in 2022


Friday, December 24, 2021



The Icons Fashion Show and Awards contest has finally come to an end and the victorious winners have been announced for each category between the distinguished nominees.

The results were made public via the social media platform on Instagram on December 22, 2021, and the promising entrepreneur and owner of the rising media company, TROGWORLDMEDIA, and other businesses; Tolu Oluwo emerged the award winner by a far margin for the “fastest-growing business owner” category.

Congratulations to Mr. Tolu Oluwo.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Unprecedented Story of CHIEF Aderinokun David Olumide




The Unprecedented Story of CHIEF Aderinokun David Olumide

CHIEF Aderinokun David Olumide is the CHAIRMAN of Canary Brook Limited, a real estate firm who has gained trust from over a thousand returning clients.

He is also the DIRECTOR of Adeona Farming Nigeria Limited, which renders excellent agricultural services, animal livestock and sales of poultry products.

He is also the DIRECTOR of Apptide Technologies, a software developing company.

He is a Politician, whose passion to alleviate poverty and impact the humanity led to the establishment of O&S Aderinokun Foundation, a nonprofit organization. In his career pursuit, he has won several awards some of which include:

Shake Global Economic Empowerment and Social Initiatives

A Community Support Award of Ogun Adire Fashion Show.

He is the Akinruiyiwa of Owu Kingdom in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

CHIEF Aderinokun David Olumide is results driven, self-motivated and a resourceful managing director with a proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams in order to maximize company profitability and efficiency.

Experienced in leading and growing all sectors of business to make it a dynamic and progressive organization. Possessing excellent communication skills and able to establish sustainable and profitable relationships with customers, suppliers and stakeholders across the world.

He is a DIRECTOR and CEO of several companies namely:

Director Apptide Technologies

CEO. Adeona Farming Nigeria Limited

CEO. Davade Petroleum

CEO. New Ages Nigeria Limited

Director Sherman Homes Limited

Director Davade Trading, UK

Director Davade Properties.

Director Davade Trading Ltd., Lagos

CEO/Director Canary Brook Limited

Founder O&S Aderinokun Foundation

He received his Chieftaincy title as the Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom, Ogun State on the 5th of June 2021. He is married to his heartbeat, Stephanie Aderinokun who was also crowned as the Yeye Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom, Ogun State.

He is also a seasoned Politician. Winner of several awards, some of which include:

A Community Support Award of Ogun Adire Fashion Show.

Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Award, National Association of Nigerian Students.

Award of Excellence, Remedy to Malady Movement.

Merit Award, the Expressive Gospel Worshippers.

Prestigious Award, Nigerian Association of Agricultural Students

Beacon Light Award, Nigeria Union of Journalist

Shake Global Economic Empowerment and Social Initiatives.

He is a renowned philanthropist and an honorary member of Rotary Club of Abeokuta Metropolitan.

His education includes BSc. in Industrial Chemistry from University of Ilorin, Nigeria, BSc. in Business Studies from University of East London and DPA. in Public Administration from University of Nicosia, Cyprus



Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Unprecedented Story of Ambassador Plenipotentiary Mfawa Omini Abam


The Unprecedented Story of Ambassador Plenipotentiary Mfawa Omini Abam

Abam, Mfawa Omini

His Excellency, Ambassador Mfawa Omini Abam is Nigeria’s ambassador to the Italian Republic with Concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Albania.

Abam who started his diplomatic career in 1993 as a Third Secretary in the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy, Lagos has had a consistent career spanning over twenty eight years.

Among the strategic positions he has held are Protocol Officer in the Office of the Chief of General Staff(the Vice President), 1996-1998; Third Secretary, Embassy of Nigeria, Cotonou, Republic of Benin(On Attachment)-1998-2000; Personal Assistant to the Special Presidential Envoy on Conflict Resolutions and Ecowas Special Representative on Côte d'Ivoire and the Mano River Union, 2000-2003; Counselor/Head of Chancery, Embassy of Nigeria, Tel Aviv,Israel, 2003-2007; Chief Protocol Officer to the wife of the Vice President, 2007 – 2009; Chief Protocol Officer to the wife of the Acting President, 2009 – 2010; Director of Protocol to the First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2010-2015; Assistant Director, First United Nations Division, International Organisations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, 2013; Deputy Director (Appointments, Promotions, Establishment and Discipline Division), 2015 – 2016; Minister/Head of Chancery, Embassy of Nigeria, Washington DC, United States of America 2016-2018; Minister/Head of Political Department, Embassy of Nigeria, Washington DC, United States of America, 2018-2019; Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2019-2020.

Abam who attended the University of Calabar, the University of Dakar(Institute de Français pour Etudiants Etrangere), and the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy, Lagos is married to Ifeoma Abam, and they have three children.

He was born on the 25th April, 1964 in Ugep, South South Nigeria. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, having earlier obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in French from the same institution in 1987. He is also a holder of a Certificate of the Nigeria Foreign Service. He attended the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy, Lagos, Nigeria in 1993/1994. In addition, he acquired a professional Diplome D' Etudes Franchises of the L 'Universite De Darkar, Senegal in 1986.

Prior to his current appointment, Abam rose to the position of Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria. He began his public service career in 1988 as a French teacher at Holy Child Secondary School, Ikom, Cross River State, Nigeria. He left in 1993 to join the Nigerian foreign service and held his first position as Third Secretary at Foreign Service Academy of Nigeria, Lagos. Barely a year later, he was elevated to Second Secretary, Protocol Department (Operations), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. He had his first stint at protocol duties when in 1996 he was appointed Protocol Liaison officer to the Chief of General Staff, Federal Republic of Nigeria, a position he held until 1998. The experience garnered here provided him the opportunity to further serve as Chief Protocol Officer to the Wife of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2007-2010), and Director of Protocol to the Wife of the Acting President of Nigeria (2010-2011), and similarly as Director of Protocol to the First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria 2011-2013 and 2013-2015 respectively.

He was Third Secretary (on Attachment) Embassy of Nigeria, Cotonou, Republic of Benin between 1998-2000. This was again evident in his appointment as Counsellor/Head of Chancery, Embassy of Nigeria, Tel-Aviv, Isreal from 2003- 2007.

Between September 2018 and May 2019, he was posted to a bigger Nigerian diplomatic mission as Minister/Head of Political department of the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington DC, USA. Before then he was Minister/Head of Chancery in the same Embassy from 2016-2018.

From 2015 to 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Director, Appointments, Promotions, Establishment and Discipline Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. Before then , he served as Assistant Director, First United Nations Division ( International Organisations Department), Ministry of Foreign Affairs from March 2013 to December 2013.

Vastly experienced in International politics, he has participated in various negotiation sessions as the Personal Assistant to the Special Presidential Envoy on Conflict Resolutions and ECOWAS Special Representative on Cote 'D Voire and the Mano River Union.

Mfawa Abam is passionate about lawn tennis and other sports and also enjoys reading, traveling and listening to music. He is married to Ifeoma Uzoamaka Abam and they are blessed with three children.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Ibadan-born Business Mogul, Mogaji Abiola Iyiola, Celebrates Birthday

Ibadan-born Business Mogul, Mogaji Abiola Iyiola, Celebrates Birthday

A Business Mogul and the founder of the diverse Safeway Group and its affiliated companies, Chief Abiola Iyiola, clocked 51.

Former Chairman of the Mumineen Relief Projects Inc.  headquartered in Houston Texas, USA, has not only become the an exemplary yardstick for success in business but also in the field of philanthropy,  humanitarian and relief management exercises.

Mogaji Abiola has been widely celebrated both at home in Ibadan and abroad as he has become an embodiment of Yoruba culture and an ambassador to the upliftment of the Yoruba race, which led to his recognition and award of the prestigious traditional title of "Mogaji" in 2016. "You're being recognized today as a means of compensating your "leadership qualities and contributions to the upliftment of Ibadan", said Olubadan Saliu Adetunji during the installation.

The entire executives and members of Ibadan Descendant Union (IDU), USA, have also extended  congratulatory and goodwill messages to Chief Abiola Iyiola, praying for longevity of life for an important part of them.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Unprecedented Story of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON)

 Unprecedented Story of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON)

Unprecedented Story of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON)

Barrister (Dr.) Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi, born in Ondo to the family of Chief and Chief (Mrs.) Samson Afolabi, is a native of Idokunusi, Ijebu in the Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State.

He started his educational pursuit at Ansar Ud Deen Primary School
in Ondo and proceeded to Baptist Grammar School, Ibadan where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC).

His quest to attain high level of academic excellence and leadership in advocacy, led him to the University of Lagos, where he obtained the degree in Law. He became a member of the noble profession when he was called to the Nigerian Bar by the Body of Benchers
on Wednesday, 4th November, 2009.

He successfully completed the Masters degree in INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY during the 2013/2014 Session leading to the award of the MILD by the University of Lagos Senate.

He began his working career with a shipping outfit, THE NIGERIAN EXPRESS AGENCIES LIMITED (NEAL). He became an outstanding young manager in Shipping Operation and Ports Management before travelling abroad to study Shipping Management. Barr. (Dr.) Taiwo Afolabi came back and worked with the same company as its Head of Operations.

However, because of his burning desire and passion for the development of the
maritime sector, he left NEAL in 1988 to establish his own company - SIFAX NIGERIA LIMITED. SIFAX, as it is now popularly known, has become a leader in ports, shipping and bonded terminal operation, and an institution in shipping and maritime service sector with offices in Tema Ghana, Durban South Africa, Houston USA, Rotterdam Belgium and London, United Kingdom. Presently, new avenues are being opened in Djibouti, Gambia and Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

His company was the leader of the consortium that bidded for and won Port Harcourt Ports Terminal “A” in 2006. His company also won the concession of Tin Can Island Ports Terminal ‘C’.

In 2018, the SIFAX Group-led consortium, Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Limited, bided and won the concession for the Terminal B, Warri Old Port, Delta State.

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), which supervised the bidding process, and the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), port management agency in the country, recently handed over the terminal to the company.

In addition, the company has also diversified into the aviation sector with the acquisition of the foremost aviation ground handling company, Skypower Aviation Handling Company Ltd., through its subsidiary, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, in a competitive bidding process supervised by the Bureau of Public Enterprises.

The company has since become a publicly-quoted company. His Excellency Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, is also the Chairman of Mac-Folly Hospitality, which prides itself as a giant leader in the hospitality industry in Nigeria. Mac-Folly is currently working on its flagship, which is the franchised global hotel brand, Marriott Hotel, a 250 room edifice, which is nearing completion a the serene Ikeja GRA, Ikeja.

He has also extended the footprints of his investment into the financial sector with the establishment of Sky Capital and Financial Allied International Limited, a financial services investment firm.

The foray into the financial sector is not limited to the boundaries of Nigeria, as three banks have been acquired in Gambia, Guinea and Sierra Leone by SIFAX Group.

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, a professional maritime logistician and an erudite businessman, has attended several courses, seminars and workshops on Ports Operations and
Management and other several maritime courses both locally and overseas.

He is a seasoned maritime consultant and Fellow of various institutes, amongst which are:

The Nigerian Institute of Financial Management (FIFM), The Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria (FIFF), The Certified Institute of Shipping (CIS), The Nigerian Institute of Shipping (NIS), Port & Terminal Management Academy of Nigeria (of which he is also the Chairman), The Certified Board of Administrators of Nigeria (CBAN), The Nigerian Society of Maritime Researchers and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria.

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi is an Icon in maritime sector, and an industrial plutocrat of our time; one of the frontline advocates of the local content initiatives and indigenous participation in Nigeria shipping business who has continued to create jobs and opportunities for human wellbeing and sense of security.

That was why he was conferred with a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration by Cornerstone University and Theological Seminary, Jerusalem, Israel and USA.

Similarly, at the 8th Convocation Ceremony of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, which took place on Wednesday, 23rd April, 2008, he was conferred with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology (Honoris Causa). Also, at the congregation for the award of Honorary Doctorate Degree, Honoris Causa, which took place on Saturday, 11th July, 2009, he was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa (Hon. D.A.) by the European-American University, Dominica for his outstanding contributions to academics and to the advancement of humanity in general.

Furthermore, at the congregation for the award of Honorary Doctorate Degree, Honoris Causa, which took place in Dubai, United Arabs Emirate in July, 2010, he was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa (Hon. D.A.) by the Commonwealth University, Belize.

In addition, in recognition of his contribution to the growth and spread of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Western Ports Police Command Lagos, he was recently elected as the Grand Patron.

He is also the patron of many other organizations amongst which are YOMAFA, Freight Forwarders Academy of Nigeria, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria, etc.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria; Ikoyi Club 1938; IBB Golf Club, Abuja; the Building Committee of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, amongst many others.

He was a member of the Delegation of the Presidential Working visit to the UK from 16th to 18th July, 2008. His contributions to the development of co-operation between Nigeria and the Republic of Djibouti was recognized when on 1st July, 2010, Dr. (Barr.) Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi was appointed the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Djibouti at the Federal Republic of Nigeria with jurisdiction over the whole territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and full power and authority by His Excellency Ismail Omah Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti.

To cap it all, on the 22nd of July, 2010, Dr. Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi, was conferred with the prestigious honour of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in recognition of his outstanding virtues and meritorious services to his motherland, Nigeria.

At the Meeting of the Board of The World Federation of Consuls (FICAC) held in Kingston, Jamaica between Wednesday, 23rd and Monday, 28th January, 2013, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi was elected as follows:

1. Regional Chairman of Hon. Consuls for West Africa comprising of 17 countries.
2. Member of the FICAC Legal Committee.

At the African Achievers Awards held in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, 23rd February, 2013,

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi was decorated with the African Industrialist of the Year Award as an acknowledgement for the unique work he is doing in his chosen field.

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi was a member of the Business Support Group (BSG), which provided the platform for anchoring the views of the private sector with a view to supporting the development of the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP).

This is a 30-year long term planning tool for implementing infrastructure programmes to meet the peoples demand for infrastructure as recently approved by the Federal Executive Council of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dr. Afolabi’s hard work, deep sense of corporate social responsibilities, meritorious service and philanthropic gestures to the maritime industry and the society at large have been acknowledged by many institutions as demonstrated in the harvest of awards bestowed on him and his organization, some of which are as follows:

• Maritime Quality Service Award (MQSA) 1997, in recognition of his quality of service delivery by his company;

• Men of Achievement Award 1998, in recognition of his achievements considering his age in business at that time;

• ECOWAS International Gold Award 1999, in recognition of his contributions to business enterprise within the ECOWAS sub-region;

• Society Role Model and Corporate Gold Award 2004, from Center for International Legal Co-operation and Democratic Development, in recognition of his strict adherence to laws of the land guiding his business and personal relationships;

• Millennium Corporate Achievers Gold Award from International School of Aviation “THE AFRICAN PRIDE” in recognition of his innovation in the maritime sector of the economy;

• The “MOST DYNAMIC SHIPPING COMPANY” of the Year 2005 by Freight Forwarders Association of Nigeria, in recognition of his company’s competence amongst others in the Shipping sector;

• Achievers Award presented by Ondo State Government in 2006, in recognition of his Business acumen and achievement in the country;

• The Distinguished Nation-Builders Merit award (DINBMA 2007) by Complete Success Magazine, in recognition of his contribution to the economy and the nation in general;

• Rotary Appreciation Award 2007 by Rotary Club of Surulere South, Lagos, in recognition of his contribution to humanity;

• Developmental Achievers in Nigeria 2007 by Times News Magazine, in recognition of his numerous achievements in the economy;

* Lions Club International Merit Award 2008, in recognition of his service to humanity.

* Meritorious Diamond Award for National Development presented by Corporate & Media Africa Communications Limited on 6th December, 2008, in recognition of his contributions to the Socio-economic Development of Nigeria through is field of endeavour.

* Man of the Year presented at the Ogun Awards on 16th December, 2008 in recognition of his sterling achievement in his chosen career and immense contribution to his motherland.

* Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 presented on 22nd March, 2009 at the Excellence Recognition Awards in recognition of his contributions to the social and economic development of the country.

* 2009 Nigerian National Integrity Award with the induction into the INTEGRITY HALL OF FAME on 14th May, 2009 by Hero Communications & Co.

* Most Innovative Entrepreneur Award presented on Sunday, 24th May, 2009 at the Transport Development Excellence Award 2009 by Trans Quest Media Concepts.

* Merit Award presented by Ilese Community Development Association on behalf of the people of Ilese Ijebu in appreciation of his consistency and commitment to the development and progress of Ilese Ijebu on Saturday, 29th July, 2009.

* Dynamism in Maritime Industry Award presented at the Lifetime Achievement Awards held on Friday, 25th September, 2009.

* Excellence Award for his integrity and contribution to global economic
development & service to mankind presented by Egbeda Lions Club on 25th
October, 2009

* Maritime Gold Award of integrity and commitment of the year 2009 presented by Maritime Watch on 19th November, 2009.

* Certificate of Merit presented by the League of Maritime Editors for landmark
Contributions to the growth of the Nigerian Maritime Industry on 16th December, 2010.

* Appreciation Award presented by Rotary International District 9110, Nigeria for his contribution to the success of the 2011 District 9110 Rotary Foundation Dinner/Dance Ball on 25th February, 2011.

* Ecowas Super Brands Business Awards 2011 as Ecowas Business Man of the Year 2011.

* Rotary International District 9110, Nigeria Distinguished Service Award given on 16th July, 2011.

* League of Maritime Editors Award of Foremost Entrepreneur of Maritime Industry on 29th November, 2011.

* Induction into the Member of West Africa Students Union (WASU) Hall of Fame 2011.

* Award for contribution to the growth of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria by WISTA NIGERIA on 4th December, 2011.

* Special Recognition Award for Business at the 15th City People Awards for Excellence on Saturday, 5th May, 2012.

* Certificate of Merit presented by WAI Brigade Nigeria, Apapa Area Command in appreciation and recognition towards the success in combating indiscipline and corruption in the society on Saturday, 5th May, 2012

* Certificate of Recognition presented by the Nigerian Youth Movement in recognition and appreciation of his selfless service and meritorious service to Nigeria and humanity towards sustainable growth and development in Nigeria on Monday, 22nd October, 2012.

Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nation Building and Development presented by the Nigerian Youth Movement on Monday, 22nd October, 2012.

* Recognition and Appreciation Award as an Outstanding Shipping/Logistics Company presented by the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping on Tuesday, 11th December, 2012.

* Award at the Night of 100 Stars in recognition of his resounding accomplishments, inherent spirit of resilience and domineering status as one of Nigeria’s most enterprising stars courtesy The Businessmen Journal on Thursday, 13th December, 2012.

* Distinguished Gold Service Award for Excellence in Maritime Services and induction as Honorary Distinguished Member of the Centre for Democratic Governance in African of the Africa Democratic Governance Lecture/Excellence Award held on Tuesday, 11th June, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.

* Most Distinguished Marine Stakeholder Award presented by the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria on 12th December, 2013 for his huge investments in the Maritime Sector.

* Nigeria Outstanding Leadership Award presented by the National Association of
Nigerian Students (NANS) on 12th March, 2014 in recognition of his contribution towards development of Maritime Industry, Socio Economy, as well as his
humanitarian service to mankind.

* National Evergreen Merit Award for the Man of the Year 2013 presented by the
People’s Forum Newspapers on 27th March, 2014 for his contributions to the growth of indigenous shipping in Nigeria.

* Africa Distinguished Gold Service Award (Excellence in Business) presented at the Centre for Democratic Governance in Africa Lecture/Global Award Nite held on Wednesday, 7th May, 2014 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

* Award of Recognition presented by the Association of Basic Dental Nursing
Students, School of Basic Dental Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital on
Saturday, 21st June, 2014.

* Special Award of Excellence, Outstanding Achievement and Charitable Services to Humanity presented by The Medical Students Association, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife on Tuesday, 9th September, 2014.

* 2014 Portbizness Prestigious Awards (PPA) for Milestone Achiever of the Year
presented by Portbizness Communication Company on 9th October, 2014.

* Kwame Nkrumah Exemplary Leadership Honour Merit for Hard Work and Dedication to Human Capital Development presented by the West African Students Union Parliament in Lagos on Monday, 20th October, 2014.

* Lifetime Achievement Awards for outstanding performance in Marine
Transportation in Nigeria presented by City People Magazine on Sunday, 30th
November, 2014.

* Award of Honour in recognition of passionate commitment to the cause of
educational development of the children and nation building presented by National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools on Thursday, 4th December, 2014.

* The Sun Business Man of the Year Award 2014 in recognition of his exceptional performance as one of the pillars on which the nation’s maritime sector stands, and significant contributions to the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria presented on Saturday, 17th January, 2015 at Expo Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

  • He is a recipient of the Global Women Empowerment Ambassador award which
    was conferred on him at the Global Women Empowerment Summit held in
    Washington, United States of America in October 2016
  • Irawo Oni (Shining Star) Award was conferred on him by the Imperial Majesty,
    Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, at his first coronation anniversary on
    December 7, 2016 in recognition of his sterling contributions to the nation’s
    economic development.
  • The Grand Patron of the International Peace Commission (African Headquarters) in April 2017.
  • Outstanding Business Leadership award by Classic International Magazine (2016)
  • Most Outstanding Business Man of the Year award of the City Pride Achiever’s
    Magazine .
  • The Ijebu Anglican Communion Diocese conferred a Laity Award on the GEVC,
    Dr. Taiwo Afolabi in July 2016. The award was in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the growth and development of Christianity in the Ijebu Diocese.
  • Alimsoho Festival and Awards conferred the Living Legend Century Award on him for his unwavering commitment and support for the teeming youths of the Alimosho community over the years and his indelible impact in the country’s business environment.

Some years back, in memory of his late mother, Alhaja Ayisat Ajoke Afolabi, in
conjunction with his siblings, formed the Ayisat Ajoke Afolabi Foundation to take care of orphans, widows and the less priviledged persons in the society.

During this short period, the Foundation of which the major donor has been his company, SIFAX Group, has extended its hand of fellowship to many Nigerians through payment of school fees, hospital bills and setting up of businesses for them.

During this short time, Dr. Afolabi,
through the Foundation, has received many awards amongst which are as follows:

1. Meritorious Diamond Award for National Development presented by Corporate & Media Africa Communications Limited in December 2008.

2. Nation Builders Statesmanship Productivity Merit Award for uncommon
stewardship, patriotism and meritorious selfless services presented by Global
Monitor International Magazine on 22nd August, 2009.

3. National Award for Excellence in Grassroots Leadership on his recognition as 2009 Most Outstanding Philanthropist presented by Grassroots Leadership
Centre, Abuja in March 2010.

4. Global Leader of Integrity Merit Award for courage in character, patriotism and
humanitarian leadership towards the development of our country, Africa continent and the entire world presented by Integrity Media Communications in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, 28th April, 2012.

5. Humanitarian Service Award - Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and
Poverty Alleviation – 2016

6. Humanitarian Service Award in Africa – Africa Landmark Achiever Merit Award – 2018.

7. The Excellent Philanthropist Award – Ibido Ogbo Development Council – 2018

8. Nominee for the Finnish Gender Equality Opportunity Award – Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development - 2019

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi is a sports lover, who enjoys watching and playing football. He is happily married with children.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Biography of Omar John Sini



Biography of Omar John Sini

Biography of Omar John Sini

Omar John Sini, hails from Michika, Adamawa State. He was born on the 28th, February 1979. He is from the kamue tribe and a devoted Christian by religion.

He started his educational background at Army Children School, Maiduguri in the year 1985-1990, afterward he proceeded to have his school leaving certificate from the Brigader Maimalari Day Secondary School in the year 1996. Omar is a diploma graduate of Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, obtained his first degree in Architecture at the prestigious Federal University of Technology, Yola respectively.

Omar bagged a Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Ahmadu Bello University in the year 2015 and he is currently studying for his Masters in Security and Strategic Studies in Nasarrawa State University.

He has a lot of professional certificates to his name which includes, Cadet Inspectors Course, Combat Operation Course, Citizenship and Leadership Training, Real-Time Analytical and Intelligence Database (RAID), Principle of Peace and Support (PSO), Investigation of Trafficking in Person, Personal Security and Safety, Witness Protection Course by Swedish, Craf-Maga (Israeli basic defense and bodyguard), Security Investigation and Interrogation Course and many others.

He started his career as a cadet attachment at Kerewa Divisional Police HQTs, Yola before he proceeded to become the Inspector Crime, Gona Divisional Police HQTs Gombe. He has also served as Inspector Admin, C Dept Works, Station Officer of Criminal Security/Intelligence Bureau, Training Officer in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations/Training at the IGP Secretariat Force Headquarters Abuja.

Omar also served as an Operation Officer for the United Nations African Mission in Darfur, Community Policing Officer, Class filed instructor, Investigator, Pioneer Head of the advance Fee Fraud Section.

All these experience has made him an exceptional individual with sterling abilities. He is currently the Head of the Advance Fee Fraud Section at the EFCC Lagos Zonal office. A position he has attained since June 2019.

He carries out investigations of cases as contained in the EFCC Act and other related laws. His success story includes the investigation of several high-profile cases on behalf of the EFCC, many of which are still at the trial stage. Have also secured over Four Hundred and Thirty-Five (435) convictions.

He has foreign mission experience of working with the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) in 2007 and also worked with the United Nations African Mission in Darfur from the year 2009-2009.

Omar John Sini has attended several international seminars/workshops and courses which include E-crime Congress in Victoria, United Kingdom, African Dialogue Conference, Gambia, Financial Crime Investigation Course, 5Th Annual Yahoo Conference in Yahoo HQ, Califonia USA, Annual Conference, Committee of Chief Information and many others.
He has several commendations and awards to his name.

Some of the commendations and awards received by Omar Sini include

  1. Inspector-General of Police Award for outstanding performance, United Nations Peace Keeping Award Medal;
  2. Commendation for Exemplary Conduct by the National Security, Adviser (NSA) for rejection of huge United States Dollars bribe meant to sway investigation;
  3. Commendation for Outstanding Performance, Commitment to Duty and High Professional Disposition by the Executive Chairman of the EFCC;
  4. Integrity Award and Commendation by the World Bank;
  5. Merit Award as Head, Advance Fee Fraud Section of the EFCC Lagos Zonal Office for Emerging 1st position in Convictions secured.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Another Whitevill Hotel is set to open in the city of Ibadan


Another Whitevill Hotel is set to open in the city of Ibadan.

This positive brand “Whitevilll Hotel” has taken a step forward towards their vision and goal of expansion by establishing another branch, the hotel which is located in the prestigious city of Ibadan at Kuola, Akala Expressway, Ibadan.


The premium hotel does not only has reloaded comfort but also provides 24hours electricity, security personnel, and a lot more of the premium classic that sets them apart from the rest.

They are now publicly announcing their excitement by inviting masses to come and help their share in their joy at the hotel Grand Opening which will take place at the new branch, Kuola Akala Expressway on Sunday, 31st of October 2021 at 4 pm prompt which will be hosted by MC Peteru and performing are guest artists, Keanzo, Oyinkanade, and Snoweezy.

For more details about the event, you can contact them on 08178788764 or 08098988764 or 08063461411. You can also dm us on our social media page @whitevillhotels

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tolu Oluwo Bags IPDCRM Fellowship Award

Tolu Oluwo Bags IPDCRM Fellowship Award

The Institute of Personality Development and Consumer Relationship Development has formally conferred its honorary fellowship award on Public Relations Consultant, Tolu Oluwo in recognition of his contributions to the Corporate world and the nation’s economy.

The tRoG World Chief Executive Officer was honored during the 2021 edition of Corporate Charistma Award and Conference which held recently in Ibadan.

The award according to the organisers is in recognition of Oluwo’s worthy contribution towards the growth of the Nigerian media and communication industry especially, his efforts as a Public Relations expert in Ibadan.

The body confirmed that the award’s intent was to celebrate his professional and entrepreneurial journey and his sterling records as an entrepreneur in the Social Media sector of the Nigerian economy.

The organisers noted that Tolu Oluwo has used his brand, tRoG World to manage reputable local and international brands, while his entrepreneurial skills has helped in growing a Digital PR sector in the country.

In his response, Tolu Oluwo thanked the organisers for the recognition, adding that it would spur him to do more as an entrepreneur.

While he reinstated his company’s commitment to do more, he described the recognition as an indication that his company was getting it right.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Copacapana CEO Wins City People Award


Copacapana CEO Wins City People Award
The City People, the Nigeria oldest softsell magazine has awarded the CEO of Copacapana group of companies, Chief Ahmed Ajibola for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment and hospitality industry.
The 1st City People Ibadan Young Entrepreneurs' Awards 2021 which was created to celebrate promising and successful young entrepreneurs in the city of Ibadan in a bid to create more friendly environment for business.
The awardee, Chief Ahmed Ajibola expressed delight upon receiving the maiden awards of the City People. He said, "it is one thing to be outstanding and to keep raising the bar, I really appreciate the City People, for this honour of finding me worthy of been bequeathed with this award"
The awarding ceremony, which was earlier held on Sunday, October 17 at the Mauve 21 Event Centre, Ibadan which had in attendance friends and dignitaries.



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