Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The Nigerian media community lost yet another illustrious member yesterday. Mr. Soji Adegbesan, the award-winning Photojournalist who worked with Punch newspaper died in a fatal motor accident on his way from Ilorin, Kwara state where he had gone to cover an event for Punch. He was travelling in a public commercial bus when the tragic accident, which reportedly claimed several other lives, happened.
Very hardworking, creative and free-minded, the industry and the entire high society will surely miss him. Adieu Soji Adegbesan.

Hon. Temitope John Derby
Any keen observer of the Nigerian political scene in the last few years will easily notice that things are changing gradually. Unlike in the past, the present political terrain lacks men and women of colour and this accounts for the lull in the political arena currently. The General election is coming up next year 2011 and yet there is noting on the ground in terms of political activities to suggest that a major election is approaching. Most political pundits in the land have attributed this to the exodus of certain political players whose participation in the process naturally add verve and colour to Nigeria's political landscape. Some of these notable politicians are currently either outside the country on self-imposed exile as a result of political persecution in the hands of the ruthless ruling class or are not just interested in the process this time because of their not-too-pleasant experiences the last time. For instance, politicians like Semiu Dayo Okondo, Goke Olatunji, Hon. Temitope John Derby(the associate of PDP stalwart Otunba Segun Awolowo and the Late PDP Lagos governorship candidate, Eng Funso Williams), Sir Bosun Agodo, Ogbuefi Alex Chijoke, Emeka Offor, Tanko Yussuf and many others are believed to be presently outside the country because of the fear of being persecuted by the ruthless hawks in power. Well, as the next election approaches, it is our hope that those running the show of power in Nigeria will be more tolerant and open up the political space in the interest of the masses.In the mean time, let us wish President Umaru Musa Yaradua a speedy recovery. God Bless Nigeria.

Friday, January 15, 2010



Olumide(left) and Bolaji
  At last, the much-awaited wedding between Bolaji Fashola, the captivating cousin of Lagos state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, and her heartthrob, Olumide Isimi comes up next weekend. According to the program of events sourced from the invites currently in circulation within the high society in Lagos, the Engagement and the Nikkah take place on Saturday January 23, 2009. The introduction ceremony had taken place in August last year. A top events manager, who was contracted to handle the planning is currently pulling all the stops to ensure Bolaji and Olumide have a befitting nuptial. An elaborate society reception is expected to follow immediately after the Nikka and from the look of things the wedding promises to be superb.


Nike Yusuf (right) and Aboyade-Cole(left)
Otunba (Mrs) Nike Yusuf, the woman behind the wave-making Golden Triangle Private School in Alagbado, Lagos celebrated her 59th birthday recently. Though the ceremony was not very loud, yet it was classy and well-attended as most of her friends came from far and near to rejoice with her. Prominent among those in attendance were Pastor Sam Foli and his beautiful wife, Abosede, Deaconess Aboyade –Cole, Mrs Bisi Kuye, Mrs Dupe Fasawe, Mrs Doyin Ben-Cash, Mrs Funmi Olukoya, Mrs Ronke Savage,Mrs Bola Amodu and many others including the staff and management of Golden Triangle Schools. In a chat with metrogist-nigeria during the event, Otunba Nike Yusuf expressed her "appreciation to the Most High God for all His goodness, mercy and blessing over her and her household”. The ceremony took place in the premises of her late husband, Air Marshal Nureni Yusuf, the former Chief of Air Staff in Alagbado last December.