The speaker of the House of Representatives, Barrister Yakubu Dogara, deemed it necessary to make his latest birthday anniversary a memorable one; more so that it was a milestone golden jubilee. Celebration kicked off some days back with a novelty match among members of the two chambers of the National Assembly. The event turned out to be a glamourous one with the presence of the likes of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Captain Hosa Okubor and other super rich dudes.
The event which started days earlier eventually got to its crescendo on 26th December. The first port of call for the birthday was before his creator where he went to do a thanks giving service at Living Faith Church, Abuja after which the train moved to two different orphanages where Dogara shared the joy of his day with the housemates. The grand finale took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, where dignitaries and movers and shakers of the society were present to celebrate with him. Meanwhile, Dogara’s biography titled, ‘A Reed Made Flint’, which was authored by Bashorun Dele Momodu, was equally launched at the event.
Yakubu Dogara was born to Yakubu Ganawuri and Saratu Yakubu on 26 December 1967. He began his education in 1976 at Gwarangah Primary School in the then Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Upon graduation in 1982, he proceeded to the Bauchi Teachers’ College for his secondary education, and obtained a Grade II Teachers’ Certificate in 1987. In 1988, he went on to the University of Jos, Plateau State, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree in 1992.
From 1992 to 1993, Dogara was a student at the Lagos campus of the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar in 1993. He later obtained a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
He first took up employment in April 1988 as a teacher at the ATBU Staff School in Bauchi. Upon completion of the NYSC programme in 1994, he went into private legal practice until 2005 when he was appointed Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Transport.
He held this position until 2006, when he decided to contest to represent the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa constituency at the Federal House of Representatives.
Genny Adeosun celebrates 60th birthday in style
Genny Mariana Adeosun might not ring a bell across the society but as far as the circle of the high and mighty is concerned, she just can’t be put aside with a wave of the hand as she could conveniently be regarded as part of those that make things thick around here. Genny, advocate of women in politics is married to former minister of aviation, communication and transportation, a Oluwole Adeosun, a chartered accountant who died while in active service as the Chairman of the National Pension Commission, PENCOM.
His passing away about five years ago was no doubt a devastating one to the wife, family and well-wishers, but the cheering story is that Genny has been able to hold forth as the pillar of the home. It will be recalled that her daughter, Yewande, several months back got married to son of founder of Guiding Light Assembly, Pastor Wale Adefarasin, Demola. It was also with a great mood and heart filled with praise that matriarch of Adeosun family, Genny invited family and friends who came to felicitate with her on her 60th birthday anniversary ceremony that recently took place at Victoria Island, Lagos. .
The event began with the thanksgiving session which was marked by prayers and praises.
The Officiating Ministers which included Venerable Sunday Abodunrin and Venerable Julius Oyediran steered the ceremony perfectly and rounded off the service with Holy Communion.
This session dovetailed into the reception where high profile personalities who were on hand to celebrate with one of their own were treated to a great time even as the birthday was full of glee. While a very close ally of the celebrant, First Lady of Oyo State, Florence Ajimobi led pack of other guests that included Olu Okeowo, Pastor Wale Adefarasin, Olori Ladun Sijuade and Chief Nike Akande, to mention a few to the event, entertainers among who are Tope Alabi, Nathaniel Bassey and Ayan Jesu spiced the day with their various thanksgiving renditions.
Shina Peller embraces low moment
From just a socialite who love to live life to the fullest and also had the financial capacity to achieve it, son of late phenomenal magician, Professor Peller, Shina decided to delve into hospitality business and this made him commit so much money into the project that is today known as Quilux. Ozumba Mbadiwe situated high profile handout, Quilux, in a short spate of time, it has become hub for top society guys and anyone who has the financial ability to unwind there.
It has been learnt it’s not really been a good one for the business in recent times and the reason is that security agents have been on the prowl, hacking down dudes into Internet fraud better known as Yahoo boys. Since security agents now burst hangouts to fish out Yahoo boys, patronage at Quilux is said to have declined greatly as some of the young men who find it fashionable to unwind at the upscale night club to identify with society top shots and to seek class, have since had a rethink about visiting the hangout in question or any other one to avoid the dragnet of the security operatives who now have orders to track them down.
Expectedly, this happening has not had any negative impact on the purse of Shina, as the dude has other businesses that ensure he’s financially stable even as his gaze and attention has remained on how to find his feet in partisan politics. There are speculations Peller is interested in securing a seat at the National Assembly to represent his people in Oyo State through the next general elections in 2019.
Alex Iwobi relishes great times
Super Eagles player who equally plies his trade with England’s top club side, Arsenal, Alex Iwobi, could not have wished for more than he’s enjoying at the moment as it is obvious his dreams are really playing out.
Growing up, he had hopes of being like his uncle, an Ex International, Austin Okocha, who played to the highest point of his career. Keeping to his dream, Iwobi ended up not just a professional footballer but one who has been lucky that his wishes are coming to reality.
The youngster is one of the few top foreign based players who get regular play time at their clubs and his contribution to father’s land has equally been immense. He scored the goal that qualified Super Eagles for the up-coming Mundial in Russia. For his image that has been on the rise, this has translated into great monetary advantage for him as he’s signed a few endorsement deals that include the mega deal he recently signed to be face of LG Electronics.
It is based on these numerous inspiring facts that the lad was recently hosted to a reception in Lagos. The reception which held at Victoria Island was such a groovy one; it had big boys, top footballers, guys from different quarters as well as top entertainers in attendance.
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