By Ayo Alonge and Sijibomi Fatayo Tope Agbeyo is Chairman, Cornfield Group, which comprises Media Concepts International Limited, Botosoft Technologies Limited, Cornfield Transnational Limited and FOAM Studio Nigeria Limited. According to the Ekiti born business mogul, his success in business, over the years, is only a result of his passionate quest to meet basic needs…
By Christy Anyanwu
Samir Bader is the Director of Cozy Choice Concept Limited, a furniture firm soon to be launched in Nigeria. He said the company was incorporated in Nigeria early this year by seasoned professionals. Said he “We decided to be the solution by making everything easy from assembly to purchase and then shipping.” He spoke to Sunday Sun about his favourites.
Spicy Chicken suya. I like spices. It could be meat suya or chicken suya. After a hard day’s work I enjoy suya.
Blue. It’s comfortable.
Favourite holiday spot?
I think Paris is one of the best. It’s nice and quiet. Many would associate Paris with luxury. Wherever you go in Paris, you enjoy yourself. Buildings in Paris are unique and with luscious green gardens also known as living walls or vertical gardens.
I like the rainy season. Rain makes me feel cool and comfortable. Once the rains begin, our local vegetation flourishes. The trees and grasses green up, flowers blossom and butterflies come out of the woodwork. I love the rainy season.
I’m not a sports person but I think I like walking. I’m more into walking and jogging. I’m not a football person or a sport person per se.
I love German cars. Mercedes Benz, Porsche, BMW, Audi, just name them. They are strong and durable.
I have never thought about any leader. I don’t have any favourite leader for now.
Anything about architecture and design and it’s because of my business.
Any classy, durable and comfortable furniture. Everything you need in a stylish, comfortable living room and bedroom.
I love jazz. I’m sure everyone thinks his or her favourite music is the best. But when I say there’s no better music than jazz, the only ones with a good argument against it are those who listen to classical music. Besides jazz, classical and some folk music are also good.
— 19th March 2017
• Hopes of confirmation dashed as lawmakers invoke Senate rule • Forget him, Nigerians tell Buhari • No, he’s incorruptible, must continue as acting EFCC Chairman –Sagay, others By Omoniyi Salaudeen and Onyedika Agbedo Hopes by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to get re-nomination…
— 19th March 2017
By Omoniyi Salaudeen The dwindling fortune of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a leading opposition is still the talking point in the polity. In this interview, a former deputy national chairman (South) of the party, Chief Olabode George warns that the nation’s democracy may be heading for the rock, if the alleged systematic decimation…
— 19th March 2017
… Says region can’t produce 100 engineers, but a local government in South can produce 1000 engineers From Noah Ebije, Kaduna GRANTING this interview was a Herculean task for the former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, not because he was not willing to talk, but because he admitted, “I am weak, health…
— 19th March 2017
By Chidi Obineche Senator Andy Uba represents Anambra South Senatorial District of Anambra state at the Senate on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). The acclaimed beloved political son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who held the power levers during Obasanjo’s reign from 1999 to 2007 made history as the shortest serving governor in…
Entertainment— 19th March 2017
By Christy Anyanwu Samir Bader is the Director of Cozy Choice Concept Limited, a furniture firm soon to be launched in Nigeria. He said the company was incorporated in Nigeria early this year by seasoned professionals. Said he “We decided to be the solution by making everything easy from assembly to purchase and then shipping.”…
South-West Report— 16th March 2017
Indigenes rush to dispose off family houses to beat recession ‘Why we’re migrating to villages’ From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti There is a strange development currently holding sway in Ekiti State. It is the fact that some indigenes are selling off their ancestral homes located in the city and other highbrow areas to beat the current…
Abuja Metro— 15th March 2017
By Uche Usim Until midnight of March 7, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, was Nigeria’s second busiest airport. It hosted local and foreign airlines, ground handlers, small businesses, transporters and other stakeholders. But all the buzz and glamour have vanished, though temporarily. The Federal Government has shut NAIA down for six weeks, for the…
Oriental News— 15th March 2017
■ Faithful end 33-day prayer march From Obinna Odogwu, Ekwulobia The adherents had looked up to February 24. It was the closing day of the 33-day prayer march with theme “My Year of Divine Enthronement,” organized by the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry. The worshippers had come from far and near to the sleepy community of…
Features— 19th March 2017
By Olakunle Olafioye For the second consecutive Sundays hundreds of worshippers at Arepo and Fadunsi communities in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State will be denied the opportunity of worshipping in their various churches while several others are likely to conduct their weekly services under unfavourable conditions following the penultimate Friday’s destruction of about…
Literary Review— 18th March 2017
Dr Lola Akande is the author of In Our Place, What it Takes and Camouflage. She is a Senior lecturer in the Department of English, University of Lagos, where she teaches African Literature. She has worked as a journalist. In this interview with DAMIETE BRAIDE, she reveals how difficult writing is yet she can’t stop…
Lifeline— 16th March 2017
By Doris Obinna Remember Nancy Donald Ukaha? She is the girl with facial tumour diagnosed as psamomatoide juvenile ossifying diroma of maxilla. Her story was published late last year in Daily Sun newspaper. She is very grateful to all those who contributed and ensured that she underwent a successful major surgery at the University College…
Education Review— 12th March 2017
The authorities of Ambrose Ali University (AAU) Ekpoma in Edo state, have denied allegations of sexual harassment and admission racketeering in the institution. Its Vice Chancellor, Professor Ignatius Onimawo made the disavowal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, March 12, in Ekpoma. “There has not been any reported case of sexual harassment…
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— 10th March 2017
‘Why I’m doing The Movie Buff Show’ Isabella Akinseye’s work encompasses radio, television and film. She is the host of the new television quiz programme, The Movie Buff Show, currently running on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151). She also hosts Africana Literati on Africa Magic Family and Africa Magic World. Aside hosting TV shows,…
Has it ever occurred to you that you are after all just one person? As the great humorist and philanthropist extraordaire MKO Abiola used to say: “No one is a ‘four-man” [foreman]. “It is sheer flattery to call a man ‘four man’” he used to quip. And really and truly, no one is ever more…
Many interesting events have happened in the nation in recent weeks. All of the happen to developments of monumental proportions that require one or two comments. The confusion in PDP arising from selfishness has intensified and from the way they are going that party may soon become extinct. Within the period the nation also lost…
KEN UGBECHIE Ibrahim Magu, the thief-catcher has had his day. Every man always has his own day; a day of high tide and a day of low tide. For Magu, his was a day of low tide, of melancholy, of trauma and frustration. That day was Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Ides of March is…
There are different types of people in the world: the loud and the quiet. Some people’s behaviour is predicated on what other people do or say, while some tend to be independent in thought and behaviour. The extent to which individuals incline to one habit or another varies and it is difficult, however, to conclude…
Last week brought us good news from Abuja about a document the government released on how the country would bounce back to prosperity from a dwindled economy that imposed unspeakable hardship on the masses. It was good at least that the government heeded the long call of the citizens that they give us a direction…
In one of my preceding articles I had offered sincere prayers for the quickest recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari, but to my dismay some readers wrote back to call me names. One particular reader unfairly called me a ‘sellout’ while another characterised me with some names I am uncomfortable to reproduce here. ‘Sellout’ because I…
You know everything about your partner, including his or her favourite sleeping position, colour, talk, smile, favourite food, their net worth, liabilities, ATM secret pin numbers, password to their phones, but how much do you know of your partner’s sexual fantasies? What new things they wish to explore in bed with you? How much is…
These men are everywhere. They are your friends. They are your neighbours. They are your church brothers. They are your family members. They are your colleagues. They are even your business partners. Look around carefully. You know one or more of these kinds of men. They are men who don’t understand the sanctity of marriage….
ON February 18, 2017, we published in this column the pathetic and disturbing story of Paul Collier, an Oxford University Professor of Economics who had flown in to deliver a lecture on urbanization and how to develop the megacity of Lagos. The event was at the Muson Centre, Lagos, under the auspices of Prof. Pat…
In the 1990s, a friend of mine, whose acquaintance had something to do with Gocuz Group Limited, a thriving company located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, told me a story of Dr. Obinna Uzoh, the man behind the company. She told a story of a young man she considered as rich and enterprising but who…