• Gov, police, herdsmen talk tough over new law From MURPHY GANAGANA, Jos For residents of Benue State, its mixed feelings as a law, which appears an antidote to the mindless bloodletting in clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen took effect on Wednesday, November 1. The Anti-Open Grazing bill passed by the state House of…
I travelled to the UK in September 2016 in the company of my son for holiday. I have previously travelled with my son when he was much younger, but on this trip, the 16-year-old pummeled me with several questions on nature, growth and career while we are in the air on the way to London. It was a memorable experience. I visited interesting tourist places with my son. The downside of the travel was the huge amount of naira Nigerians pay to travel abroad contrary because of lack of the country’s national carrier.
First travel out of Nigeria
My first travel was with my wife in 1997, to Holland and later to London. It was a holiday trip. Quite an experience. The experience of travelling abroad for the first time with a young wife on holidays is unforgettable.
Though I have travelled to several cities, my favourite city is London––for its hospitality, organised transport system, tourism and shopping outlets.
Favourite street abroad
That is Oxford Street, London
Nothing can replace Nigerian meals and delicacies. Whenever I am in London, I spend time at Lagos Island Restaurant, owned by my friend at Leabridge Road, E10 London. That is where I enjoy all Nigerian local delicacies.
Lessons from travels
Travel is part of Education and contributes significantly to knowledge.
Plan you ahead of time to cut cost.
Ideal travel companion
I love to travel with my family.
The British Parliament and the Big Ben.
Being abroad and hearing that my wife lost her 20 months old pregnancy in Nigeria.
Essential travel tools
Body care tools, personal effects, reading material, laptop, Android devices, flash drive and backup, office links.
Favourite pastime abroad
Shopping and visiting places of interest.
Most profound culture shock experience
Seeing both young and old, man and woman compete for smoking.
Eluma is a member of the governing council of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, chairman of Elchem Limited and founder, Industry Incubators Ltd. He is a director of Mgbidi Microfinance Bank and holds the traditional chieftaincy title of Okpuzu Mgbibi. He has published and co-authored several academic journals.
Interviewed by LAWRENCE ENYAGHOSU
— 4th November 2017
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— 4th November 2017
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— 4th November 2017
Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua is the son of the former Governor of Old Ondo State, Bamidele Olumilua. He hails from Ikere-Ekiti, the second largest town after Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. Olomilua Jnr. is an estate surveyor, friend and goodwill ambassador of UNESCO, as well as Commonwealth ambassador, based in Abuja. He was nurtured in politics by…
— 4th November 2017
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Entertainment— 4th November 2017
By Rita Okoye ActresS Anita Joseph has another passion. Aside acting that most people know her for, she is also a musician. And that’s exactly what took her away from Nollywood sometimes ago. Now back and smoking hot, Joseph tells Entertainer her plans to rule the industry once again. You seem to have bounced back…
South-West Report— 26th October 2017
• 8-month power outage provokes anger in communities From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Caution was recently thrown into the winds by the people of Kajola and Araromi communities in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State as they took to the streets to protest the eight months power outage. But for the timely intervention of…
Abuja Metro— 1st November 2017
‘I have nowhere to keep these goods for safety’ By Fred Ezeh Though it was long envisaged, the widespread demolition of some markets and shops by officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) threw not a few traders off balance during the week. Many of them openly wept like babies. It was not the…
Oriental News— 1st November 2017
… Obi celebrates Ofala festival Monarch renews call for construction of Second Niger Bridge From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha It was a historic moment recently in Onitsha, Anambra State, when the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of Church of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, visited the Diocese on the Niger. The special visit, the first since…
Features— 3rd November 2017
By Tony Iwuoma History is being made today in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, where the University of Uyo is conferring its prestigious doctorate degree on Dr. (Engr.) Kevin Ejikeme Onuchukwu. He started his engineering career at the University of Port Harcourt where he graduated with Bachelor of Engineering degree, B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering in…
Literary Review— 1st November 2017
By HENRY AKUBUIRO The 7th edition of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF,) has begun with a prospect of more support for film business, as government representatives, business leaders and developmental agencies synergised at a recent glamorous ceremony at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos. The Zambian film, “I am not a Witch”, directed…
Lifeline— 3rd November 2017
How policeman turned border community to a land of grief By MUSA JIBRIL ON Sunday, October 22, a gunslinger fired two shots and terminated two lives. Two young men were cut down in their prime, their death plunging their respective families and communities into mourning. Weeks later, the families are still smarting from grief, and…
Education Review— 31st October 2017
25,000 to replace sacked teachers From Noah Ebije, Kaduna When public primary schools teachers in Kaduna State were told to get set and vacate their jobs, it didn’t sound real to them. Not long after the announcement, 33,000 primary schools teachers in Kaduna went through real shake-up that has resulted in 21,780 failing the quality…
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
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TSWeekend— 3rd November 2017
By Tony Ogaga & Amarachi Nwachukwu Godwin Komone also known as Gordons has come a long way. Starting out as a musician, he rose to become a household name in Nigerian comedy. In this chat, the Delta State University graduate of Integrated Science opens up on his childhood, career and saddest moments as a comedian….
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