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Thursday, December 14, 2017

AMBODE OPENS JOHNSON, JAKANDE, TINUBU PARK IN ALAUSA

Gov Ambode, his deputy & dignitaries 

Cutting the tape to declare the park officially opened. 


Aerial view of the park



…Says Former Govs, True Legends Of Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday officially unveiled an ultra modern recreational park in Alausa, Ikeja, in honour of three former Governors of the State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson Rtd, Alhaji Lateef Jakande and Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at a ceremony to unveil the park known as Johnson, Jakande, Tinubu Park (JJT Park) and located in front of the State House of Assembly and a few metres away from Lagos House, said it was part of efforts by his administration to immortalise heroes who worked hard for the emergence of Lagos as not only the Centre of Excellence, but also one of the most prominent City States in Africa.

He said the three former Governors were outstanding in their contributions to the development of the State and wrote their names in the sands of time, especially during their time in office.

Governor Ambode said: “One of the hallmarks of any progressive society is to always recognise and reward the efforts of heroes who contribute to the growth of that society. In the case of Lagos State, we have so many heroes who toiled and laid a solid foundation for the Lagos we enjoy today.

“Today, we are here to celebrate and honour three past governors of our dear state who were outstanding in their contributions to the development of Lagos Sate. These eminent Lagosians are some of the very few brave men that stood to be counted on the side of justice and even by their performances while in office have written their name in gold for future generations.”

“The roles played by Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson Rtd., the First Governor and Military Administrator of the State; Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the First Civilian Governor of Lagos State; and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor and Architect of modern Lagos; can never be forgotten. They are the true legends of our State, and architects of the Lagos we are proud of today.”

More after the break.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

20 YEARS AFTER, FG COMPLETES HANDING OVER OF PRESIDENTIAL LODGE, MARINA TO LASG

…We'll Transform Edifice To National Monument, Says Ambode
...Thanks Buhari, Osinbajo, Fashola, Others.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Minister for Power, Works & Housing, BRF






  1. The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government about twenty years after the journey to actualize it commenced.


Speaking at the brief but impressive handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said the development was a testament of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to bring positive change to Lagos.

Governor Ambode particularly commended the President, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola and staff of the Ministry; Permanent Secretary in the Office of Chief of Staff to the President, and other stakeholders who worked to ensure the final transfer of the asset to Lagos.

The Governor said: "We are strongly delighted to be here on this historic day; on a day that actually finalises the intention of Mr President to bring positive change to Lagos.

"We want to sincerely appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari who has graciously approved that the Presidential Lodge be released to Lagos State and for the use of Lagos State which, just has said by the Minister, we have been trying to get for the last twenty years.

"We are pleased that on a day like this, it is my predecessor and present Minister of Works who is now doing the final handing over of which he had also been part of that process to get this asset back to Lagos but in God's own doing, the Minister is in the position today to do the final documentation and we are very grateful for that."

While alluding to the fact that the development was a sign of greater collaboration between Federal Government and Lagos State, Governor Ambode expressed optimism that it would be the beginning of process to get such assets back to the State Government.

Besides, the Governor said his administration would put the edifice to good use and transform it into a national monument to boost tourism and grow the economy of Lagos and Nigeria.

"This is a sign of greater things and greater collaboration between the Federal Government and Lagos State. We believe strongly that this singular gesture is part of what will improve the economy of Lagos because our intention is to turn that particular asset into a national monument where we can christen it a National Heritage Centre for Leadership and we will use it also as a tourist centre to bring Nigerians and foreigners to come to Nigeria and as well use that as a means of improving on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria.

"On a final note, I want to show my sincere appreciation to the Minister and hope that this particular event will bring more good stories as we continue to see how much we can strive to get some of these assets back to Lagos State," Governor Ambode said.

Earlier, Fashola congratulated Governor Ambode and the people of Lagos State for the N1.04trillion budget estimate presented to the State House of Assembly on Monday by the Governor, and expressed hope that it would improve quality service delivery to the people of the State.

He said the signing of the document which formally vest ownership of the Presidential Lodge, Marina in the State Government was in fulfillment of the promise made by President Buhari, saying it was gratifying that the long journey spanning about two decades had finally come to an end.

He said: "This is a long journey that has come to an end; a journey that has taken almost two decades when the Lagos State Government asked that the property be vested in Lagos but for reasons that remained difficult to understand it did not happen but the President of change who is a promise keeper has made it happen."

Aside Governor Ambode, other Lagos State officials at the ceremony included the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde and Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr Adebowale Akinsanya.

KUDOS TO THE GOBSMARKINGLY GORGEOUS MOSUNMOLA DOMINIQUE ABUDU....








Now the world knows, they have been alerted to understand that Mo Abudu's words are are bond. When she says it or makes a promise she always would make it happen or come true.

The pre-hype for "The Wedding Party 2", the sequel to the first installment which on its own was a resounding success was totally and thoroughly justified. Those who were lucky to have attended, were swept off their feet totally. The magic started from the security area to the walkway/red carpet area to inside the venue itself.

Mo and cast and crew delivered first on a great movie, and then also, she and her organisers delivered a magic of a party/premiere. It was stylish, it was opulent, it was rich, it was fun, all in all a resounding success by all standards and not boring at all. And the Celebrities, stars, dignitaries, et al came like a pouring rain.

And the head honcho who made sure all the elements met together in a good way was none other than Mo Abudu the incredible.

From this delivery alone, people would always fall over themselves to be a part of anything Mo Is involved in from now on.

For the beautiful night, the gorgeous lady of style was clad in an award winning piece by none other than "Lanre Da Silva Ajayi", make up as usual was by Banke Meshida Lawal, the only one MB swears by and most likely can never change. Hair was by Esther Tom of Game of Fros. 

BEVERLY NAYA'S ODE TO UNBRIDLED SEXINESS & GORGEOUSNESS!





Beverly Naya wore one of the standout outfit at the #twp2 world premiere .

Just in her late 20's she razzled-dazzled on the red carpet at the event in her Weizhurm Franklin outfit, showing off her trim body to maximum effect with the required Oomph factor!

Undoubtedly she's one of Nigeria's most eligible entertainment bacholorettes, who has got a good thing going for herself!

In "the wedding party franchise", she plays a saucy unrelenting seductress with much aplomb!

Here at the event in her sexy, seductive outfit "maybe she's still in character", one can see and feel the mind-blowing sexiness and confidence she exuded in her outfit, which covered very strategic places 'strategically' and showed off the parts that could be shown off to maximum effect!

We need more big budget and ambitious projects like this at least once every quarter on our annual calendar to always look forward to and to add vibe to the calendar too. That would mean 4 guaranteed blockbusters in the year at least. 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ALL HAIL THE PRINCESS ROYAL OF THE BUBBLE-GUM PINK KINGDOM-PRINCESS TOKE MAKINWA!





Her pink outfit was crafted by "Laitan Olubi of the Magnetic Elegance fame". The event was the #twp2 world premiere, that's "The Wedding Party 2" party and film show at the Eko Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.

Laitan herself is an avowed fashionista, who always aleays stands out in her gorgeous outfits at events and occasions. So just imagine a combo of Laitan and the Tokstar, combining on a creation.

Toke here is looking "bubble gum chewable"in a sweet way. The floor length outfit accentuated with gold is a statement in opulence. And the make-up? Memnnnnnn badass good.

Though she saw us and couldn't help herself but eye us "upandan", lol, we cannot still stop commending her for always always making the effort.

Kudos dear. 

THE ULTIMATE DRAMA QUEEN TOYIN LAWANI STRIKE AGAIN!









Everything about this mother of 2 lovely kids and owner of the Tiannah's Place Empire and Elegante by Tiannah's Styling is in your face.

She's not shy at all by any standards. Everything about her draws and drags attention, which for some is a money making attribute.

The serial entrepreneur, who has her fingers in several pies all at once, is an undoubted and undisputed fashionista to the core, as she eats, breathes, sleeps and wakes up in fashion. And at every given opportunity she has, she doesn't hesitate to show off her dexterity or her take on something.

She was at the #twp2 that's this year's party of the season, The Wedding Party 2's world premiere and she was the blue cladded fairy of the Arabian magic kingdom with the oomph factor.

We got her here in all sides and shades of blue for your viewing delight. Her dress is both a skirt and a gorgeous tail too.

Toyin brought with her a perfect accessory, her handsome arm candy, a very stylishly attired young bloke. Is this her new heartthrob or just a friend? That we don't know..

Check her out.

More after the break.

SAD SAD SAD LOSS AS K1 LOSES 34 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO DEATH


K 1 the Ultimate

Shock, disbelief, anguish and unbearable pain are all the emotions juxtaposing and clamouring for attention right now in the household of the King of Fuji music, K1 the ultimate, that's King/Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Igijegede Anifowoshe Marshall as he has lost one of his kids, a daughter by name Wasilat Olaronke Anifowoshe Marshall, 34 year old, based in Canada to the cold and terrible hands of death.

Death apparently occurred earlier today after a brief illness in Mississauga Ontario Canada, one of the 6 largest municipalities in Canada by population.

The late Wasilat Olaronke was the daughter of the late M.A.B Fetuga who passed on a few years ago. The Fetugas are part of  the royal families in Ijebu-Ode, infact the Fetuga name is a shortened form of "Ifetuegashe" meaning love repairs the Palace or throne house, showing their connection to throne.

Wasilat at 34 was the only child of her late mom, reason why she had a special place in the heart of her dad, who we hear has been inconsolable since the sad news got to him.

Already many of his friends and associates are doing their best to console him, whilst also preparing for how to bury the young lady who had relocated to Canada about a decade ago.

We can only commiserate with the entire family on the sad loss and the untimely demise, may Allah grant the lady Aljanah Fidaus, while granting her family the strength and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss! 

WHEN THE OGBEMUDIA's UNITED IN WEDLOCK (TRADITIONAL) WITH THE EGONMWAN's AT A SCINTILLATING EVENT IN LAGOS


Nosakhare Oluwaseun Egonmwan

Ekan Oduwa Egonmwan & his groom's men

Cutting the cake

Nosakhare & Ekan

It was as expected. We had told you all before it took place that it would be a scintillating one. It was the traditional wedding and engagement ceremony between Nosakhare Oluwaseun Ogbemudia and Ekan Oduwa Egonmwan. Bride is the supremely gorgeous daughter of Yetunde Ogbemudia, wife of the late former Governor of old Bendel State, the man reputed to have made Bendel, which is now part of Edo, what it is, that is late Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia.

Mrs. Yetunde Ogbemudia is a known pillar of the society, who has supported many of her friends in times past on many occasions, so when now it was her turn to give her daughter's hand out in holy matrimony, many of those same friends came out forcefully and openly to give their unflinching support unreservedly.

The tall, light skinned and handsome groom by name Ekan is the son of a renowned scholar, by name Professor Rosemary. J Egonmwan.

More after the break.

WHEN MO ABUDU DELIVERED A SLAMDUNK OF A PREMIERE FOR THE WEDDING PARTY 2 THAT WOWED, TITILLATED & WAS OPULENT!


Mosunmola Dominique Abudu

Toke Makinwa in Magnetic Elegance

Nancy Isime

Beverly Naya

Sultan Richard (Rasheed) Mofe Damijo

Ifeoma Williams

Toyin Lawani

Lanre Olusola

Sola Sobowale

The "queen of entertainment in Africa" aka Mo Abudu, whose fullname is "Mosunmola Dominique Abudu", the Ebony Life TV boss, the British-Nigerian lady of TV has done something that others would run and run very much to emulate for years to come. Her world premiere of a sequel she 'Executive Produced", which is most likely and most definitely going to wipe out all records set by any movie in Nigeria was undoubtedly a winning slamdunk. You all can be sure that awards would pour in, in torrents and like an avalanche! One only hopes they would have enough room to keep the trophies!

Imagine that "The Wedding Party's" first installment which we could tag part 1 now, may have raked in an unconfirmed estimated ₦500m, so what about this one, that is bigger in terms of budget and ambition and even production wise and much better in all ramifications, the fluidity of the whole process was exceptional.

More after the break.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

TOSIN SARAKI AND NIYI OLUKOYA'S WHITE WEDDING IN ABUJA THE FCT





Couple cutting their cake

Maids of honour

Bride and groom


Davido performing

Patience Jonathan

Maybe because of the many hoopla that attended the other parts of the wedding that had taken place before, the families were a lot more guarded as per this final installment, which took place in Abuja, the FCT.

We had reported in our earlier reports how this final installment was going to go. The mothers night preceded the main thing.

The main thing, which was the white wedding itself was at the Central Mosque in Abuja, where vows were exchanged amidst tight security on Friday, December 8, 2017, thereafter guests and all moved to the International Conference Centre Abuja, where the humongous reception took place, as was expected it was classy all the way, decent dressing and no "hoochie coochie lalala". As was expected also there was no alcohol whatsoever served, but food was in overabundance.

The entertainment factor was litt too as "Runtown and David Adeleke aka Davido" performed gleefully to everyone's delight, and later on Africa's best international act known to the world as "Wizkid" performed at the after party that had the younger crowd in attendance, and where alcohol later flowed as it was mainly the young crowd, who weren't held back by anything whatsoever.

In all, it was more like any other upscale wedding party that takes place everytime in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. In attendance were many dignitaries, likes of Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo our Ex-president, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, top Government functionaries and other bigwigs, chief of which was Madam Patience Jonathan, the former first lady of Nigeria.

More after the break.