From Molly Kilete, Abuja Two Chinese rationals working for a construction company have been kidnapped in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). They were said to have been kidnapped in the bush at Wasa Village where they went to inspect a road project. Daily Sun, gathered that the two construction workers, names withheld, drove to…
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.
— 6th October 2017
As Bark meets Obasanjo From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on Friday at the end of the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, refused to comment on what transpired. He met behind closed doors with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Kachikwu currently meeting with Buhari…
— 6th October 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu is right now meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa,Abuja. The minister who wore black suit arrived the Villa at about 11:35am and we t straight to the President’s office. Kachikwu’s letter to the President in which he alleged gross…
— 6th October 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has disclosed it recorded a total export receipt of $471.90 million in July 2017 as against $219.34 million posted in June. According to the July edition of the Monthly Financial and Operations Report of the Corporation which was made public on Thursday, contribution from crude…
— 6th October 2017
Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and other dignitaries at the wedding of Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, with his wife, Asta, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Kaduna, Miracle fruit improves EYESIGHT – can help stop use of glasses in 30 days BREAKING: 23 yrs…
Entertainment— 6th October 2017
Nigerians all over the U.S. are gearing up for the 2017 edition of the annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade and Festival, which will hold on Saturday in New York. The event is being organised by Nigerians living in the U.S. to commemorate the 57th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. The annual event, which started in 1991 and…
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— 6th October 2017
In this interview, former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme tells veteran journalist, Paul Nwosu that it is in the collective interest of Ndi Anambra to allow Governor Willie Obiano to complete his second term in office. Excerpts… Permit me to go back to this zoning thing; I want to bring it back to our…
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 life project is not a personal ambition; it is about pursuing an idea worthy enough to impact humanity in a positive way. It does not matter whether the person behind the project profits from it directly or not, so long as people benefit from it to the glory of God. Most life projects leave…
This is a developing story, as we put it in this profession, or as Americans will put it, an active showdown between the Minister of State (Petroleum) and the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the major parastatal under the minster’s supervision. In short, respectively, Ibe Kachikwu versus Maikanti Baru. This story…
Nigeria at 57 is not a super tale. It is a sorry tale of failed dreams and aspirations. It is a story of abundant riches, squandermania, bad politics, military coups, corruption, war, ethnic tensions and prodigal sons and daughters. It is a story of wealth, abundance, poverty and want. I say all this simply because…
There are a few things on my mind this week. One of them is related to the preparation for the 2019 elections. Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) came out with the time table for the elections that would usher in a new administration on May 29, 2019. This was a day or…
BY DESMOND EKWUEME Football is no mathematics. The defeat Zambia’s Chipolopolo suffered in the hands of Super Eagles in Ndola in the opening fixture of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier is no guarantee that the Uyo tie will be a stroll in the park for the Gernot Rohr tutored side. Ironically, fans of the…
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Security is an evolving phenomenon but when it is static, its potency becomes ineffective and rudderless. That was how the Community policing programme initiative that former lnspector General of Police Mr. Tara Balogun gave birth to in 2003 was comatosed after his exist from office and subsequent administration packed up the programme like a machine…
Following my piece last week on investment in Nigeria, I spoke with a young man from Nigeria, who has been in the United States for a few weeks on a business trip. Well, in my piece I enunciated the reasons Nigeria is still the best investment destination in Africa, and among growing economies in the…
In about 18 months when Chief Rochas Okorocha would hand over to a new governor of Imo State, he would be leaving behind remarkable landmarks, prestigious mansions, great edifices and government institutions which a successor would find quite a challenge to match and even more to excel. When he chauffeured journalists a fortnight…
On Saturday, 30th September, I woke up at midnight, that is the early hours of Sunday, October 1st and Nigeria 57th independence day celebration to pray and thank God for his mercies over my family and Nigerians at large, Initially, I struggled with sleep due to some unfinished business of the previous day but in…