Uche Usim, Abuja The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), on Tuesday, said it has so far recovered about N57.7 billion unremitted revenues from collecting banks in its efforts to boost revenue accruals into the federation account. According to the agency, the recovery followed intensive verification and reconciliation of revenue collections and remittances by…
By CHRISTY ANYANWU
VERY unassuming and down to earth, Mrs. Sophie Livi-Ajuonuma is the CEO of FinaAfrik Designers,
a unisex fashion house based in Lekki Phase 1. She has always been a fashion buff and her creativity
and depth is commendable. After her youth service years back, she resolved to pursue her passion and that motivated her to do a crash programme in dress making to hone her skills. Today, her outlet is a hub for ready-to-wear and cut-to- measure male and female apparels. She
Do I really have a favorite color? I love cream and peach but I know blue fits me better. Any shade of blue looks nice
on me according to people. My interiors are very colorful too as every room has its color scheme. My room is lilac and purple but my living room is red, white and black.
I like gospel music especially praise and worship by Houghton Israel, W. Smith, Nathaniel Bassey, Frank Edwards and other inspiring gospel artistes.
I’m not a food person but if you give me unripe plantain, I’ll really appreciate it; whether it’s boiled or as porridge, anyhow you serve it; hot or cold, I don’t mind. It’s very nourishing. Unripe plantain and vegetables with fresh fish and prawns are just really delicious.
I don’t have a favorite book but I like Christian literature from
different men of God. I like to read literature by Pastor E A Adeboye, Dr G.K Olukoya, and late Myles Munroe. In fact, I’m reading Munroe’s book titled, The most Important Person on the Face
of the Earth now. His books are very inspirational; he’s a teacher, he will practically teach you; he writes the way he preaches and the way he speaks. He’s straight to the point in simple English.
Favourite holiday spot
I like Miami, Florida. The weather is beautiful and there are lots of tourist attractions there.
I’m not a car freak but I love Mercedes particularly the space wagon. I like posh cars.
Favourite fashion accessories
I like the shift dress and
the baby doll dress. They are timeless. The baby doll dress
is there forever, they don’t go
out of fashion. The shift dress
is also cute and suitable for all ages. It’s a classic piece and most women have at least one in their wardrobes.
Funny enough, I love the rainy season. I don’t like harmattan, it irritates me. I don’t like it when it’s too hot but when it’s cold, fine. You can wear your warm clothes when it’s too cold for you.
I like the full body exercise; walking. I walk on Ikoyi bridge and by the time you go up and down it’s something refreshing. Hitherto, I used to do it once weekly but I’m busy and if I manage to do once a month I’d be very happy.
— 18th April 2018
Adewale Sanyaolu Electricity consumers in the South-West geo-political zone yesterday in Lagos indicted the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over its failure to effectively monitor the power sector. The consumers representing households and different communities expressed their frustrations to members of the House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee on Electricity Customers Complaints with a call for…
— 18th April 2018
… Worries over 225,000 job loss Fred Ezeh, Abuja No fewer than 225,000 employees in the value chain of production and distribution of locally made wines/spirit as well as tobacco are about to be thrown into the already saturated labour market as a result of government’s plan to increase tariff and excise duty on alcoholic beverages…
— 18th April 2018
Maduka Nweke The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has taken swift decision to address the challenges of delay in payment of retirement benefit to Federal Government retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). Speaking at a stakeholder’s workshop organized for Pension Desk Officers (PDOs) of Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), by the Commission recently in Lagos, Director and…
— 18th April 2018
Amechi Ogbonna Group Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje, has given reasons why the bank was not enmeshed in the toxic assets trap arising from the power privatisation programme of the Federal Government. Giving a breakdown of the company’s performance in the 2017 financial year in Lagos, Agbaje said the management…
Entertainment— 15th April 2018
Nollywood movie Ojukokoro and three other flicks – Oblivious, The Encounter, and Tell Me Sweet Something – were screened on Saturday night at Metrograph Theatre, New York. Ojukokoro (greed) is the hilarious feature film leading the line-up at the inaugural ‘Nollywood 3.0 Images and Stories From the African Diaspora Film Series’ in New York City….
South-West Report— 12th April 2018
Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The history of Yoruba is certainly not complete without reference to Oranmiyan, a direct descendant of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the race. Oduduwa was believed to have descended from heaven and landed on Ile-Ife, Osun State, and from where he founded other Yoruba towns. Oranmiyan was a warrior who fought many wars…
Abuja Metro— 11th April 2018
Nkechi Onyele & Marcus Nkire A red light area is not only a place where prostitution is carried out or men go to buy sex; it is also a place where generations live and where children are born and raised. Children of women in prostitution who live in red…
Oriental News— 11th April 2018
…Want contractor back on site Okey Sampson, Aba Residents of part of Ogbor Hill, Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State comprising Federal Housing Estate, Pepple, Aguwa, Akpu, Ovom roads and other adjourning areas breathed a sigh of relief when in 2001, the administration of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu constructed access link from Ogbor Hill…
Features— 18th April 2018
The threat posed by the Fulani herdsmen who have unleashed mayhem on farming communities in Nigeria has left hundreds of people dead, farmlands, crops destroyed, just as several communities have been sacked from their ancestral homes. Worst hit by this crisis are communities in the North- Central geo-political zone of Nigeria, also called the Middle…
Literary Review— 14th April 2018
Henry Akubuiro, Lagos Perhaps more than any other group in the last three decades, the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), has contributed to the promotion of reading and discovery of new literary talents in Nigeria. Founded in 1981 by the legendary novelist, Chinua Achebe, the association has through, its routine creative writing workshops, award of…
Lifeline— 18th April 2018
•Bini culture on display as revered monarch hosts NIFOR board members Cosmas Omegoh An encounter with Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, is an exciting one. It is a worthwhile adventure every tourist or lover of culture or student of history would die to have. During the encounter, one gets the royal father’s blessings…
Education Review— 17th April 2018
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Former Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Prof. Ikenna Onyido on Monday blamed the drastic drop in the quality in Nigerian universities on lazy Professors, who he described as “internet professors.” Onyido, delivering the keynote lecture of the 55th Meeting of the Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools in…
TSWeekend— 13th April 2018
Fatimah Muhammad-Omolaja Fast rising actor, Yomi Fabiyi lost his beloved mother recently. But much as he still feels the pain of her demise, he takes solace in the advice she gave him while alive. In an online chat with the thespian, he talked about how his late mother’s advice has continued to sustain him in…
Opinion— 18th April 2018
Vice President (Prof.) Yemi Osinbajo, at the recent 10th colloquium for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the APC, harped on some home truths on the country’s governance, especially the gargantuan battle against the corruption cancer that has eaten deep into the national fabric. He told the august gathering at the Eko Hotels, Lagos, of…
“Nigeria needs a young man who has the mind of Chief Awolowo, the charisma of Ahmadu Bello, combining those qualities with the education, the eloquence of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, and the conviction of General Olusegun Obasanjo…” -IBB to the Channels TV, as Nigeria searches, and prepares for the 2019 Presidential Elections. The earthquake announcement of…
“Dear Prof thanks a lot. I must say after using the oil as directed, I had very good and noticeable changes around me. One of which was my elder sister who was patronizing hospitals regularly as a result of different kinds of illness, she got healed to the glory of God…God bless you sir…” Chief…
Before going into today’s topic, let me begin with this preamble. In the last three years I had written about three herbalists, Dr. Isaac Adeola Odeyemi (September 2015 – February, 2016), Mrs. Oluwasola Folarin (July – November 2017) and Pa Aliyu Giwa, January and February this year. And through them a number of people who…
Introduction Some weeks ago, we discussed this vexed topic in which ex- Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Defence, General T.Y. Danjuma, called upon Nigerians to defend themselves against marauding herdsmen. The call is timely. His call is not new. It has been so from time immemorial. Today, we x-ray the topic, with some…
I am not one of those mischievous Nigerians throwing jabs at President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing Muammar Gaddafi of breeding and arming the killer herdsmen now rampaging all over the country. I know exactly what the President wanted to say, and I also know that he did not exactly say what he meant to say….
By Levi Obijiofor When you ask senior government officials to tell you the exact population of Nigeria, you are more likely to receive a guesstimate of the country’s population. The reason for this is simple. No one knows the current population of Nigeria because the last head count was conducted 12 years ago in 2006….
Last week, on April 14, Nigeria marked the fourth anniversary of the capture and abduction of 276 young girls, all of them students, by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, Borno State. The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has had 163 of them returned in tranches to Nigeria and their parents. All of them…
Every March 29 his disciples gather for an intellectual banquet. This year’s feast attracted President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and an army of APC faithful. Unlike the other nine years where seminal topics on democracy were discussed, this year’s Ahmed Bola Tinubu Colloquium, held to mark his 66th birthday, was expectedly devoted to…
The mistake we have been making in this country since our democratic evolution is to vote for political parties irrespective of candidatures. This is majorly why we have had issues with most of the characters foisted on us. If it were not so, I do not see how Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Ayo Fayose…
Okigwe South Federal Constituency is fast gaining popularity as the nation prepares for next year’s general elections. This popularity derives from the meddlesomeness of Governor Rochas Okorocha, who, not being satisfied with his vile endorsement of his son in-law as his successor, has traversed the entire landscape of the state, dictating who gets what post…