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Osinbajo lists illustrious citizens who attended UNILAG



Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Lagos spoke glowingly of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and members of its alumni association for being outstanding.

Osinbajo was the Special Guest of Honour at the UNILAG Alumni Association Golden Jubilee Awards and Gala Night held at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island.

The vice president, who was one of the awardees, said that the university was a truly formidable institution.

Osinbajo, an alumnus of the institution, said that he might be ever so slightly biased as someone who both attended and taught in the institution.

“It is true; one of the many reasons why the University of Lagos is able to maintain such an excellent reputation is because of the people who have passed through its walls.

“As alumni, our successes become testaments to the university’s own success and so today we celebrate 50 years of networking across generations, 50 years of giving back to the university that gave us so much, and 50 years of making our alma mater proud.

“Our very own association’s National President, Dr John Momoh is the Chief Executive Officer of Channels TV which is more than just a news channel.

“Tony Elumelu, is another example.

“Although a great banker and a very wealthy businessman, since he doesn’t share his wealth with us we are much more inspired by his philanthropy and his readiness to use the skills that he has gained from his wealth of experience to empower young Nigerians and Africans so that they might do the same.

“Genevieve Nnaji is another great example. She has been making waves in Nollywood since she was at university and has gone on to become a versatile, iconic asset for the industry.

“Her directorial debut, Lionheart, was the first Netflix original film from Nigeria and has been selected as Nigeria’s submission for the 2020 Oscar Awards.’’

The vice president also listed Bola Peters who was his student and founder of Terra culture.

Osinbajo said that Bola was the producer of several award winning musicals including Broadway-style musical production titled Wakaa the Musical, which became the first Nigerian musical to be staged in London’s West End.

He said that the alumni had dominated the private medical field from Dr Sunny Kuku and Eko hospital one time alumni President to the contemporary leaders in private medical practice Dr Yemi Omabowale of Reddington hospital.

The vice president said that no other university in Nigeria could boast of the number of senior advocates of Nigeria that the alumni had.

According to him, the association has about seven governors; one third of the Senate and no fewer than 100 members of the House of Representatives including the speaker.

In his welcome address, Momoh said the event was a celebration of a milestone of 50 years of UNILAG.

He said that the association was blessed with some of the best talents in the world.

Momoh said that the awardees were being rewarded for their selfless service and contribution to human development.

In his remarks, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, said it was a unique occasion to celebrate the alumni of a great institution.

He said that the institution was striving to produce students that would be globally competitive.

Ogundipe said that UNILAG students, who participated in international competitions, came out tops.

On his part, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Gov. Kayode Fayemi, said he was a proud alumnus of UNILAG.

He said, however, that he concurred with opinions that urgent and practical solution was needed to the challenge of funding tertiary education in Nigeria.

Some other notable recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards were Governors Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos and Seyi Makinde of Oyo states.

Similarly, Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank PLC and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairperson, Nigeria Diaspora Commission and Alhaji Kayode Anjorin, Pioneer National President, UNILAG Alumni Association received the awards.

Some of the recipients of the Special Recognition Award were Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Nigerian Diplomat and Third Commonwealth Secretary General,

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader, APC; Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group; Mr Femi Otedola Chairman, Geregu Power PLC; and Mike Adenuga, Chairman, Globacom Ltd were also honoured in the Special Recognition category.

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Mathematics education is the very foundation of society and the pillar of science and technology without which a nation can never become prosperous and economically independent.
This was the submission of Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson while speaking last weekend in Lagos, at the finals of season 5 of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show sponsored by Cowbell Milk, the flagship brand of his company.
Einarsson further explained in a chat with newsmen that the importance of Mathematics in the life of individuals and nations cannot be over emphasised, adding that he was very impressed that the Cowbellpedia initiative has achieved its objective going by the record number of 56,073 participants that took the qualifying examination this year.
This according to him, is a huge testament to the Cowbellpedia initiative and the interest that Nigerians have in Mathematics. “I am convinced that with the arrays of talents displayed by these young Nigerians here today, Nigeria can rule the world. I advise the youth to continue to sustain their interest in Mathematics because the future is theirs,” he said.
He maintained that Promasidor has found a correlation between the development of cognitive ability that Cowbell Our Milk, gives, and its passion for Nigeria.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Stephen Adebunmi, who represented the Acting Registrar of the NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, explained that since Mathematics is very central to human and nation’s capacity, the subject deserves all the support from public and private organisations.
The NECO boss commended Promasidor for providing “an excellent platform” to showcase these young Nigerian Mathematicians and future inventors.
Meanwhile, in a thrilling Cowellpedia Mathematics competition final encounter last weekend, Michael Enehizena of The Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State and Oghenero Ologe of Zionfield Pinnacle School, Ikorodu, Lagos State won the crown in the Junior and Senior category respectively.
Also in the Junior category, Abdul-Quayum Alli, of Ota Total Academy, Ota, Ogun State, and David Charles of Graceland International Secondary, School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, came second and third respectively.

Akinyemi Dabira of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State and Hezekiah Olabisi of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun emerged as first and second runner-up respectively in the Senior category.
The two champions got N2 million each and an all-expense paid education excursion outside the country.
The first and second runners-up in each category received N1.5 million and N1 million respectively, while the teachers of the top prize winners were awarded N500, 000. Those of the first and second runners-up received N400, 000 and N300, 000 respectively.
– Ends –
Promasidor was founded in 1979 by Robert Rose, who left the United Kingdom in 1957 for Zimbabwe to pursue his African dream. It has since grown with presence in 25 African countries. Promasidor Nigeria has achieved tremendous growth since it commenced operations in 1993 with 6 product brands in the market.

Promasidor produce, distribute and market quality range of products such as Cowbell, Loya, & Miksi milk, Top Tea, Onga seasoning across the country bringing joy to millions of consumers. Its Milk powders, culinary and beverage products are affordable, delicious and good for all.

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The Paramount Ruler Of Igbara-Oke Felicitates With Achievers



The Paramount Ruler and the Prescribed authority of Igbara-Oke kingdom, Oba Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede on Saturday participated at the Grand opening ceremony and official commissioning of 6 kilometer road constructed in Ilaramokin by Chief Ade Ojo.

The Olowa and his Olori, Eyesorun along with Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Oba Alara of Ilaramokin Oba Abiodun Aderemi Adefehinti and his Olori, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, the Deji of Akure kingdom, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, Odundun II Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin, Royal Fathers across the state and top government functionaries received the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fasola at the residence of the great philanthropist, Chief Ade Ojo.

Chief Ojo, the founder of Elizade University, Ilaramokin has continued to touch the lives of the people of Ilaramokin, Ifedore local government and Ondo state positively in all areas of human endeavors having succeeded in placing the ancient town on the world map.

Fashola, while commissioning Ilara-Ikota road noted that the gesture to construct a road network linking neighboring communities in Ifedore local government will further unite the people and improve their economy.

In a related development, Oba Dr. Adefarakanmi Agbede was in Ugbo land to felicitate with the Oba (Dr.) Frederick EnitiOlorunda Akinruntan on his 10th coronation anniversary.

Oba Akinruntan, the Okoro Ajiga I ascended the throne of his forefathers on November 9, 2009 as “Natural” Paramount Ruler and Prescribed Authority, Olugbo of Ugboland, Ode-Ugbo, the ancestral home of Ilaje-Ugbo.

Ilaje-Ugbo is a community endowed with fishing, marine and port facility capacity with an early incursion into Yoruba by the Europeans (Portuguese, Germans, Dutch and later British).

Before departing to Igbara-Oke kingdom, Olowa of Igbara-Oke, Oba Dr. Adefarakanmi held a brief discussion with the celebrant on issues which were not made known to Newsmen.

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ADEDEJI MICHAEL receiving the award

Top educational services consultant, Mr. Adedeji Michael was again honoured and celebrated penultimate Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 when he received The Entrepreneur Africa Prize for Education, organised by The Entrepreneur Africa Award 2019. The glamorous event took place at Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Entrepreneur Africa is a media entrepreneurship lifestyle company,
with primary focus on African businesses and the people behind them, celebrating economic freedom, and reward enterprise and innovation.”

It would be recalled that
The amiable Michael is an eminent professional, educationist .
Adedeji Michael has gained a prominent position in society due to the exemplary work he has done in his career in the education sector. His raise to prominence in such a short span can be attributed to his strong will power, caliber, conviction, dedication and leadership quality.

He was a big player and core contributor to Nigerian Schools Cultural Festival in 2008 and 2009 respectively organized at Lagos State Council for Arts & Culture where he delivered lecture on literacy in literature in the 21stcentury academics.
Adedeji Michael Ademola has attended so many professional courses/seminars & conferences in Nigeria and abroad to expand his horizon and gain more experience in what he enjoys doing.

• NISCUFEST: Nigerian Schools Cultural Festival in 2008 & 2009 – Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria.
• AACE: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education in 2014 – Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
• EUROMONEY CONFERENCES: The Nigeria Banking and capital markets conference in 2014. Eko Hotel & Suites. Lagos Nigeria.
• AKWAABA AFRICAN TRAVEL MARKET Nov 2016: Convention center, Eko Hotel & Suites. Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
• International Education Fair 2019 – Sheraton Hotel Ikeja Lagos.

Adedeji michael has made a distinct contribution to modernizing and revitalizing the existing education system that had lost its vigor and become rusted over time. Born out of the need to infuse into the existing educational system, an outstanding program that will greatly benefit students in secondary school of learning came (DSELF) Digital School Education Literature Film from the parent company which Michael is the brain behind this great initiative.
The DSELF is an educative, informative and entertaining film show project for secondary schools that do not have opportunity to watch literature texts that is been thought in their various schools.
Recommended English literature text movies that is currently in WAEC, NECO &GCE syllabus is being digitally displayed on big screen with multi-dimensional sound effects, creating a general fun-filled atmosphere to learn.
Having established presence in over 4,500 secondary schools in Lagos region and beyond.

It would be recalled that he was honoured July 28, 2019 in Lagos when he received 2019 Prestige Excellence Award as Outstanding and Innovative Educational Service Provider of the.

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