If you have ever seen somebody with elephantiasis or a man with scrotal hydrocele, you will understand why every effort should be made by families and the government to prevent contact between human beings and the mosquito that plays a major role in the transmission of the microfilaria worm that causes lymphatic filariasis. As the…
By Remi Adefulu
hon. Emmanuel Olanrewaju Bamigboye is the Chairman, Mushin Local Government in Lagos. In this interview, he shares his favourites.
Water is my favourite. It is natural. It is good for the body. No other consumable liquid compares with water. It is always acceptable to the body.
My favourite leaders are Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon. They both possess unrivalled leadership qualities. That is why they are reckoned with from far and near.
I don’t have passion for cars. I just see owning a car as a necessity.
I don’t have a favourite colour. I wear what is available.
I prefer cool weather. Our weather is very pure compared with what obtains in Europe and America. The only challenge is the state of our environment. We need to sanitise it.
Favourite holiday destination
I prefer America. I have been to Atlanta and Texas and enjoyed the brief period I spent there. I was in London too. I also enjoyed the place. The weather was okay. It doesn’t make you develop catarrh.
I love reading the Bible because the Bible is always relevant. It equips you with knowledge and understanding about life. The Bible is always new. There is nothing you want to know that is not in the Bible. When you are conversant with the Bible, it provides you an in-depth knowledge about God.
I prefer gospel music. It is music that is spiritually inclined and some of our indigenous music. They enrich our sense of history. I also love the music of King Sunny Ade, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Ebenezer Obey and co. I appreciate songs that enrich knowledge.
I don’t have passion for food. I eat whatever my wife prepares. That has always been my practice.
— 7th October 2017
The Super Eagles of Nigeria this evening in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia by 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier encounter. Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi shot Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia with a goal, the only one in the tense encounter that saw both teams putting in…
— 7th October 2017
By Emeka Anokwuru Lagos State Government has assured residents of Katangowa, in AgbadoOke-Odo Local Council Development Area, host community of the new Computer Village, that their interest, whether personal or collective, will be protected even as plans are being concluded to flag off the project. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, WasiuAbiolaAnifowose, who represented…
— 7th October 2017
…says APC should perish thought of taking power from PDP in Ekiti in 2018 Former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashid Ladoja has said that no one in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) should stop Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose from contesting for Presidency in 2019 saying it is the governor’s fundermantal human rights…
— 7th October 2017
Iheanacho Nwosu,Abuja Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim has advised the Inspector General of Police , Mr Ibrahim Idris to do everything within his power to provide decent and affordable shelter for personnel of the Force . He counseled that the ongoing housing projects for policemen in different parts of the country…
Entertainment— 7th October 2017
Nelly has been arrested for reportedly raping a woman. Early Saturday morning a woman made a 911 call reporting “that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper “Nelly,”‘ according to a press release sent out by the Auburn Police Department in Washington. The 42-year-old rap star, who is on tour with Florida…
South-West Report— 5th October 2017
By Moshood Adebayo Centenary Hall in Abeokuta, Ogun State, is a major historical hall. It was built in 1930 to mark the 100th anniversary of the settlement of Egba in Abeokuta in 1830 from their homestead, called Egba Forest, now in present Oyo State. The hall did not only serve as an avenue for interaction,…
Abuja Metro— 4th October 2017
How robbers attack motorists, Lokogoma residents From Okwe Obi For motorists plying Lokogoma road, it has not been rosy for them and their passengers especially at nights. Robbers have made movements difficult for them. “We are constantly in fear whenever anybody is returning in the night. They like to lurk in a dark corner and…
Oriental News— 4th October 2017
Owerri residents count losses following ravaging flood From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Owerri, the Imo State capital was in the news again last week, as most parts of the metropolis were submerged following a downpour that lasted for over 12 hours. It was, indeed, the worst flooding that has been witnessed in the state capital in…
Features— 8th October 2017
Elohor Aisien is known for her intricate attention to details. She is the founder of “Beth Models” and the anchor of Elite Model Look Nigeria. She is understandably happy that her modelling agency is now 10 years. More importantly is the fact three Nigerian models from her agency are making waves around the world on…
Literary Review— 2nd October 2017
Nigerians now have cause to smile with the launch of Artyrama, an online African art gallery which gives people across the world access to a variety of artworks, leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide a seamless, carefully curated online experience. Artyrama’s digital catalogue will host a wealth of contemporary art collections; including paintings, photographs, sculptures and…
Lifeline— 6th October 2017
•Residents, commuters beg Ambode, FG to intervene By Job Osazuwa A reporter with The Leadership, Mr. Babalola Yusuf looked shattered. He had earnestly looked forward to beginning the first working day of the week without much hassles, but an early morning auto-crash caused by a pothole dented his enthusiasm and punctured his to-do list. The…
Education Review— 3rd October 2017
By Gabriel Dike Nigeria’s higher education recorded landmark feat as a draft National Policy on Open Education Resources (OER) was recently validated. This document is to address the dearth of learning resources in quality, quantity and currency in tertiary education. A statement signed by the Director, Directorate of Executive Secretary’s office, National Universities Commission, Mr….
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 6th October 2017
By Remi Oluwoye and Ifunanya Duru For Oluwafunmilayo Ibukunoluwa Ajayi, popularly known as Funmi Sax, blowing the saxophone is more than a passion, it’s life. In fact, Funmi comes across as one of the few female saxophonists Nigeria has produced. Inspired by legendary Kenny G, Funmi has to her credit an album entitled, Grace. In…
A posting on David Kennena’s wall went viral last week in the social media due primarily to the fresh ideas contained therein and the all embracing benefits which a restructured Nigeria would give to all partners in Project Nigeria . All those who have been hesitant or reluctant to embrace the wind of change which…
People’s Parliament Dear Ralph, your piece has not only forcefully and convincingly added me as your fan but also an addict to the Sunday Sun. Ride on brother. Hate speech is the granddaughter of hate action. – Charles Ihekoronye , 07030080333 I read your article and decided to commend you. You hit the nail…
“Doc, I drink coffee a lot. I feel more alert each time I start my day with a cup of coffee in the morning. I seem to remember things more with clarity. What does coffee do to our body, does it improve our memory and make us more alert?” That was a responder and…
I knew it was going to be a long day. The Saturday of the All Nigerian Editors Conference, ANEC, is always a long day. But this one, I knew would even be longer. In fact, my aching knees and ankles told me there would be 26 hours in that one day in September. If I…
Doctor, I have serious anger issues and I would really like to know how to deal with these. Recently, if not for the intervention of my neighbours, I almost stabbed my younger brother out of anger. I believe there are ways I can manage this, please help me. Thank you Isaac, Enugu Anger is a…
The holy books forbids pre-marital sex and so does most of our traditions. Such thoughts or even talk is forbidden between singles in some religious circles. While I agree too that pre-marital sex should be shunned, I am of the opinion that it will not be out of place for intending couples to talk about…
LIFE and death are in your hands O you Master of our fate and Captain of our ship. Only the living can praise you, not the dead. That is why I am offering you my praise. Let my prayer and praise song rise and curl like an evening cloud, like the sweet fragrance of burning…
Even though some people may claim that happily ever after remains a wish, one cannot deny that some men and women are truly happy in their marriages. These men and women love their partners and are making efforts to build happy lives together. But there are some women who believe through years of societal conditioning…
May I congratulate all parents whose children have passed through the secondary school or university and yet, they did not join robbery gangs, got involved in cultism, or prostitution, et cetera. In my write-up three weeks ago, I stressed the need for a sound foundation for the family. If the foundation is weak, ‘wahala’ will…
From time to time, the odour of a painted sepulchre oozes out much as the managers try so hard to make you think there is a difference now from the past. The stench this time, from the mishandling of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) memos, is the latest. Earlier in the year, the grass-cutters…