Sports News: Golfers Sets For 2022 Cancer Awareness Golf Tourney In Ibadan

In a bid to keep enlightening golfers against the deadly disease called cancer, all is set by the organizer of the annual golf event tagged: Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament scheduled for between 25 and 26 November this year at the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club (IGC).

The unique golf tourney was conceptualized by a concerned golfer and former Lady Captain of IGC, Mrs. Lizzy Afonja who claimed to have lost scores of loved ones to cancer, but believed enough awareness about cancer, using golf could reduce the scourge.

While speaking ahead of the tournament with newsmen in Ibadan, Mrs.Afonja, the initiator of the tourney said most people lack enough knowledge about the dreaded disease which is responsible for the rise in the volume of victims.

“We are using this golf tournament to carry out advocacy against the deadly disease called cancer; it is killing people around us irrespective of age or background. The campaign is to enlighten people on tackling it if the symptoms are noticed early in the body.

“Cancer can happen in any part of your body, it’s very painful to me because I have lost many loved ones to cancer, for the past 24 years I have lost over 20 friends, and that was why I came up with this idea to use golf to advocate for cancer awareness whereby doctors will come around and enlighten us about scourge”, Afonja noted.

The respected Lady gofer who once managed the lady section of the Ibadan Golf Club in the past added that golfers will have a touch of the lush-green course of the IGC, while medical practitioners will also hold a health talk to enlighten the participants about the preventive measures against cancer on the 25th, the first day of the tournament. The following day, Saturday 26th will be for the competition and closing ceremony.

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COP27: We’re on a highway to climate hell- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told countries gathered at the start of the COP27 summit in Egypt on Monday they face a stark choice: work together now to cut emissions or condemn future generations to climate catastrophe.

The speech set an urgent tone as governments sit down for two weeks of talks on how to avert the worst of climate change, even as they are distracted by Russia’s war in Ukraine, rampant consumer inflation, and energy shortages.

“Humanity has a choice: cooperate or perish,” Guterres told delegates gathered in the seaside resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

He called for a pact between the world’s richest and poorest countries to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels and funding to ensure poorer countries can reduce emissions and cope with the climate impacts that have already occurred.

“The two largest economies – the United States and China – have a particular responsibility to join efforts to make this pact a reality,” he said.

Despite decades of climate talks – the Egypt COP is the 27th Conference of the Parties – progress has been insufficient to save the planet from excessive warming as countries are too slow or reluctant to act, he noted.

 Participants walk outside of the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre before the COP27 climate summit opening in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 7, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
  Participants walk outside of the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre before the COP27 climate summit opening in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 7, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

“Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing. Global temperatures keep rising. And our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible,” he said. “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.”

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, also speaking at the event, said global leaders have a credibility problem when it comes to climate change. He criticized developed nations’ ongoing pursuit of gas resources in Africa, which he described as “fossil fuel colonialism.”

“We have a credibility problem all of us: We’re talking and we’re starting to act, but we’re not doing enough,” Gore said.

“We must see the so-called ‘dash for gas’ for what it really is: a dash down a bridge to nowhere, leaving the countries of the world facing climate chaos and billions in stranded assets, especially here in Africa,” he said.


Immediately after Guterres’ speech, United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahya took the stage and said his country, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, would continue to produce fossil fuels for as long as there is a need.

“The UAE is considered a responsible supplier of energy and it will continue playing this role as long as the world is in need of oil and gas,” he said.

The UAE will host next year’s U.N. conference, which will attempt to finalise agreements made last year in Britain and at this year’s Egyptian talks.

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Saudi Adel Al-Jubeir and other leaders pose for a family photo during the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 7, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Many countries with rich resources of oil, gas, and coal have criticized the push for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels arguing it is economically reckless and unfair to poorer and less developed nations keen for economic growth.

Signatories to the 2015 Paris climate agreement had pledged to achieve a long-term goal of keeping global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the threshold at which scientists say climate change risks spinning out of control.

Guterres said that goal will only stay alive if the world can achieve net zero emissions by 2050. He asked countries to agree to phase out the use of coal, one of the most carbon-intense fuels, by 2040 globally, with members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development hitting that mark by 2030.

The head of the International Monetary Fund told Reuters on the sidelines of the conference that climate targets depend on achieving a global carbon price of at least $75 a ton by the end of the decade, and that the pace of change in the real economy was still “way too slow”.

The World Trade Organization, meanwhile, said in a report published on Monday that it should tackle trade barriers for low-carbon industries to address the role of global trade in driving climate change.

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16Th Anniversary: Peter Obi Visits Church, Celebrates With OPM Overseer

It was a massive jubilation when the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general election, Mr Peter Obi visited the headquarter of the Omega Power Ministry (OPM), located at Doctor Jesus City, Mbodo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Sunday 6th November.

Obi joined other worshipers to celebrate with the general overseer of the largest Christian gathering in the South/South geo-political zone of the country, OPM, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere as the church marks 16th anniversary.

The LP presidential candidate in his speech commended the great work the ministry has been doing so far through the OPM Foundations to better the lives of thousands of the less privileged people in our society.

He however urged people to always remember to pray to God to continue using Apostle Chinyere to do what the government functionaries have failed to do to its citizens, so that he can easily continue the great work he’s doing for humanity.

“I am happy to be here to join others in celebrating with OPM that clocks 16 years and let us all continue to remember this wonderful man of God in our prayers, that may God almighty continue to use him for this great work he’s doing for humanity.

“Unfortunately all we that are in government are not doing, is what God is using Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere to do. After listening to him and wanting to pray that God should use people at government to use money meant for the people, for the public”, said Peter Obi while addressing the gathering at OPM church.

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COP27: Commonwealth Secretary-General to Attend Global Climate Summit In Egypt

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, has called on member countries to uphold global climate change commitments and take decisive action to tackle the gaps in implementation, ahead of next week’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

The Secretary-General will head a delegation to attend the world’s largest annual gathering of leaders around the issue of climate change, which takes place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 to 18 November.

At the summit, Secretary-General Scotland will advocate for ramped-up climate action through more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), national plans and targets. She will also seek to amplify the shared concerns of the 56 Commonwealth countries, including crucial issues around climate finance, sustainable energy transition, loss and damage, and partnerships and coordinated action.

Ahead of her arrival in Egypt on 5th November, the Secretary-General stated:

“COP27 takes place in the midst of overlapping, interlinked, and accelerating global challenges. The lasting impacts of COVID-19 combine with the effects of conflict, including in Ukraine, to destabilize global economic, energy and food systems.  Against this backdrop, the climate crisis has continued to worsen, and its profound impacts are being felt by families, communities and countries across the Commonwealth.

“I understand the pressure world leaders are under, but I urge all decision-makers, advocates, and allies at COP27 to ensure the promises already made are delivered, and accelerate efforts to mitigate and adapt to the urgent threat of climate change. We must never lose sight of the crushing consequences of inaction, for the millions who face the dangers of climate change every day, and for generations to come. We need urgent action now.”

We must build on the substantive progress made at the previous COP26 summit, and urgently translate these commitments into action

Thirty-two of the total 56 Commonwealth member countries are small states, including 25 small island developing states, while 14 are classified as least developed countries – among the poorest and most vulnerable in the world.

Commonwealth heads of government recognise that developing countries, least developed countries and small island developing states are particularly at risk of their development gains being reversed by the impacts of climate change.

During their meeting ( in Kigali, Rwanda in June, they called on developed countries to deliver on their promise to jointly mobilize US$100 billion per year to support developing countries in coping with climate change, stressing the importance of transparency in implementing their pledges.

The Secretary-General added:

“We must build on the substantive progress made at the previous COP26 summit, and urgently translate these commitments into action. Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius requires rapid, deep, and sustained reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, including reducing global carbon dioxide emissions by 45 per cent by 2030. But to achieve this, developing countries will need enhanced support.”

The COP27 event will also provide the opportunity to raise awareness about Commonwealth initiatives that support member countries to tackle climate change, such as the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (, the Commonwealth Blue Charter (, the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda ( and the Commonwealth Living Lands Charter: Call to Action on Living Lands (

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Africa-EU Campaign in Lagos: ‘We see Africa from the Lens of Nigeria’ says Amb Isopi

Ambassador Samuela Isopi, had recently flagged off the Africa-EU Campaign in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub and biggest city. Representatives of EU Member States, European businesses (EuroCham Nigeria), Nigeria’s business community, youths, the civil society and other friends of Europe witnessed the lunch. Ms Isopi described the campaign as ambitious, the biggest of its kind undertaken by the EU outside its borders. It aims at celebrating the positive impact of the unique partnership between Africa and the European Union.

The campaign in Nigeria follows the inspiring stories of Ogola Lois Kange and Frederick Dike, who, leveraging the support provided by the EU, have unleased their transformational entrepreneurial skills to become multipliers and impact their communities.

Federick, 32, is a shoe designer and manufacturer based in Aba, Abia State, South-East of Nigeria. For the past 20 years, he and his team have been manually producing about 250 shoes a week. The EU saw what Federick was doing, and provided him with further knowledge and experience in manufacturing shoes, marketing and branding, as well as book-keeping. Together, the EU and Federick are supporting schools and the surrounding community with much needed shoes.  Frederick is already eyeing the larger West African market.

Ogola Lois Kange, better known as Madam Smiley, is a full time entrepreneur focused on processing healthy food by reducing post-harvest losses of tomatoes. She is the founder of Smiley Kitchen, a cottage tomato processing enterprise based in the North-West state of Kaduna. Ogola is actively supporting and empowering female farmers that provide her with the tomato inputs in an inclusive business approach.

Together with the EU, the potential of what her business could do for farmers and for food security was realised. She received a grant to develop food processing in a way that reduces post-harvest losses for tomatoes. Further funding for equipment, office space and rental for a factory was also given to aid in the success of the business. In light of the remarkable growth, continued support in the form of training, trade fairs and other support initiatives has been implemented.

Ogola has additionally trained over 200 women on entrepreneurship, and she has mentored them to go into cottage industry for agricultural products. Fifty of these women are now successfully starting their own businesses and have become independent.

The journeys of these two heroes underscore how the EU-Nigerian partnership is supporting the emergence of multipliers, who are impacting their communities

The journeys of these two heroes underscore how the EU-Nigerian partnership is supporting the emergence of multipliers, who are impacting their communities, inspiring hopes, and shaping the future.

“The partnership is allowing us to see life through a truly African lens. An Africa that is full of ideas. An Africa that is bursting with ambition, and an Africa that is changing the world by impacting creativity, education, tech, agriculture, healthcare, and entrepreneurship and doing it all sustainably. Through the lenses of Nigeria, we see Africa,” Ambassador Isopi said.

Influential music maestro and entrepreneur, Teniola Akpata (aka Teni), and youthful social media brand influencer, Enioluwa Adeoluwa, were unveiled at the event as the faces of the campaign in Nigeria. They will use their massive followership popularity among Nigeria’s vibrant teeming young population to drive the campaign partnership between the EU and the youths.

Whether it is pushing ahead the digital transformation, making farming more efficient and sustainable, building new infrastructure to reinforce connections between people or shaping the collective security of the continent, what is clear, as Ambassador Isopi observed, is that the EU-Africa partnership is expanding opportunities and reinforcing resilience and forging inclusiveness.

“The vibrancy, dynamism, motivation and resilience of Nigeria’s mainly young population reflect the uniqueness of a continent fired up by imaginative ideas and relentless optimism. From the prism of Nigeria, the EU sees Africa. Our long history of interaction and geographical proximity have over the years, inspired us to be creative and ambitious in the way we confront our common problems; preserve our shared values, and work towards our common interest and goals,” Ambassador Isopi said.

The Africa–EU campaign reflects on some of the initiatives that position the two continents as model, reliable, ambitious and dynamic partners. It also highlights the strength of the partnership, which has brought together peoples and institutions of both continents in pursuit of common goals for a better world.

“We will work with national influencers to express our shared values and aspirations; showcase local success stories generated by our partnership; and connect with a new audience of young Africans, leveraging the pop culture,” the Ambassador said of the initiative.

Africa shares a rich history with the EU, its closest neighbour. Collaborating with Africa to find solution to common challenges is, more than ever before, a key priority for the EU. By strengthening their multi-dimensional cooperation and promoting sustainable development, both continents can co-exist in peace, security, democracy, prosperity, solidarity and human dignity. In the face of big challenges such as pandemics, security, finding green and digital solutions, climate change and migration, Africa and the EU have already proven to be more effective working together.

“Our long history of interaction and geographical proximity have over the years, inspired us to be creative and ambitious in the way we confront our common problems; preserve our shared values, and work towards our common interest and goals,” Ambassador Isopi said.

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Algeria hosts first Arab summit since Israel normalization deals

Leaders from the Arab world will meet for the first time since a string of normalization deals with Israel left the already divided region even more fractured.

Since the last Arab League summit in 2019, several members of the 22-member bloc – for decades a forum for strident declarations of support for the Palestinian cause – have normalized ties with the Jewish state.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) went first in a historic U.S.-mediated deal that made the country the third Arab state, after Egypt and Jordan, to establish full ties with Israel.

The UAE’s move sparked similar accords with Bahrain and Morocco – and a provisional agreement with Sudan – deepening Morocco’s decades-old rivalry with its neighbor Algeria.

The host of the summit on Tuesday and Wednesday remains a steadfast supporter of the Palestinians, even mediating a reconciliation deal in October between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas.

While few believe that deal will last, it was seen as a public relations coup for Algeria, which has been seeking more regional clout on the back of its growing status as a gas exporter.

This week’s summit will be another opportunity for President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to do just that.

He has rolled out the red carpet for his guests, whom he will host for a sumptuous opening dinner on Tuesday at 6:00 pm (5 p.m. GMT).

Charm offensive

The main roads of Algiers have been decked out with Arab flags and huge billboards welcoming “brother Arabs”.

“Algerian foreign policy has gone on the offensive on the regional, African and Arab levels,” said Geneva-based expert Hasni Abidi.

But Algeria has also been unnerved by Morocco’s security and defense cooperation with Israel, adding to decades of mistrust fuelled by a dispute over Western Sahara.

The status of Western Sahara – a former Spanish colony considered a “non-self-governing territory” by the United Nations – has pitted Morocco against the Algeria-backed Polisario Front since the 1970s.

In August 2021, Algiers cut diplomatic ties with Rabat alleging “hostile acts”.

Participants in the summit face the challenge of formulating a final resolution, which has to be passed unanimously.

With conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen also on the agenda, sources say foreign ministers are trying to reach a consensus on the wording around Turkish and Iranian “interference” in the region — and whether to mention Ankara and Tehran by name or not.

“The paradox of this summit is that it’s being billed as a unifying event, whereas each Arab state actually has its own agenda and goals fitting its interests,” Abidi said.

“So ultimately the Arab League is the perfect mirror of Arab foreign policy.”

That point is underlined by the absence of several key figures, notably Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, reported to have an ear infection, and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.

The leaders of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will also stay away, according to Arab media.

“The Arab states which have normalized with Israel are not enthusiastic about the idea of a coming together to condemn their position,” said Abidi.

“Tebboune’s move to put the Palestinian issue front and center hasn’t reassured them”, he said.

Syria’s membership

Another source of controversy has been Algeria’s efforts to bring Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime back into the Arab League, a decade after its membership was suspended amid a brutal crackdown on 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests.

Abidi said inviting Syria to the summit would have been “highly risky”.

“Algeria realized the consequences of such a presence on the summit. Together with Damascus, it has given up on its initiative,” he said.

Pierre Boussel of France’s Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS) said Syria’s return to the League is backed by Russia, an ally of both Algiers and Damascus.

But, he said, “Russia has decided not to try to force this through in a way that would have affected its relations with Arab countries already badly scalded by the economic impact of the Ukrainian conflict”.

Commodity importers, notably Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Sudan, have been hit especially hard by soaring prices, even as energy-producing Arab states have seen their coffers swell.

Boussel said the “shockwave” of the Ukraine war, which has disrupted key grain imports for the region from the Black Sea, was being felt in Algiers.

“Given the scarcity of cereals, soaring inflation and concerns about new energy routes, the Arab League needs to show it is capable of cohesion and inter-state solidarity, which it has lacked since the beginning of the crisis,” he said.

Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit called Friday for an “integrated Arab vision” to tackle the pressing food security challenges.

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CULTURE & TOURISM: South Africa throws mega party as new Zulu king crowned

South Africa’s new Zulu King was formally declared the head of the country’s most influential traditional monarchy at a colorful ceremony presided over by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday.

Ramaphosa was to hand over the giant framed certificate to formally recognize the 48-year-old new ruler Misuzulu Zulu before tens of thousands of people in colourful regalia gathered at a huge soccer stadium in the coastal city of Durban.

“Our king, is indeed officially the King of the Zulu nation and the only king of the Zulu nation,” said Ramaphosa to loud applause from those gathered to fete the new ruler.

Saturday’s official coronation of the ruler of the country’s richest monarchy comes after a year of bitter feuding over the royal succession that has spilled into the courts.

Misuzulu Zulu ascended the throne once held by his late father, Goodwill Zwelithini, who died in March 2021 – after more than 50 years on the throne.

The crowning which followed a traditional coronation ceremony in August is the first South Africa has witnessed in more than half a century.

Amabutho, Zulu King regiments, clad in traditional dress and carrying shields and sticks, are seen at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, Oct. 29, 2022. (AFP Photo)

“This historic moment only comes once in a lifetime, many of us will never see this historic moment again,” said Ramaphosa.

Although the title of king does not bestow executive power, the monarchs wield great moral influence over more than 11 million Zulus, who make up nearly a fifth of South Africa’s population of 60 million people.

Amabutho, or royal regiments, clad in traditional skirts, faux leopard skin tops, and carrying shields and sticks chanted songs of praise for their king.

Singing and blowing whistles as they slowly glided around the pitch, women wore broad-brimmed Zulu hats and traditional wraps.

Young girls in equally brightly colored pleated skirts and beads excitedly danced and ululated in the 85,000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium – which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.

‘Great day for’ Zulus

Londolo Zungu, 49, in traditional Zulu attire was among the women at the party. “We are very happy, more than happy, we are supporting the king 100%,” she told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Khaya Ndwandwe, a Zulu historian, said at the stadium that recognition of the new king by the government as “the real king of the Zulu people” means “now the king will be more than protected.”

“It’s a great day for the Zulu nation. It’s a day of great joy for the Zulu people, for everybody,” said Ndwandwe.

The ceremony was given rolling live coverage on all of South Africa’s largest television stations and media outlets.

A long gray feather stuck out from the king’s hair, while a bunch of black feathers was arranged on the back of his head as he sat on a throne covered in leopard skin.

Head of the Anglican church in South Africa Archbishop Thabo Makgoba dabbed holy oil on the king’s hands, face and head as crowds looked on.

“As you embark upon your reign as king of the nation that is recognized internationally as one of the greatest in Africa, I believe you are being called to step up and emulate the highest traditions of your ancestors,” said Makgoba.

Among the delegates was King Mswati III of Africa’s last absolute monarchy, Eswatini, who was also an uncle to the new Zulu king.

Two of South Africa’s ex-presidents, Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki, were also present.

Zulu kings are descendants of King Shaka, the 19th-century leader still revered for having united a large swathe of the country as the Zulu nation, which fought bloody battles against the British colonisers.

King Zwelithini died after more than 50 years in charge, leaving six wives and at least 28 children.

Misuzulu is the first son of Zwelithini’s third wife, who he designated as regent in his will.

The queen however died suddenly a month after Zwelithini, leaving a will naming Misuzulu as the next king – a development that did not go down well with other family members.

The new monarch’s first name means “strengthening the Zulus” but his path to the crown has not been smooth.


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Thando Ntuli unveils new collection, revives family history at South African Fashion Week

Thando Ntuli, a young designer who just unveiled her new collection at South African Fashion Week, hopes her clothes will convey a sense of home.

Models present creations by MUNKUS during the second day of the South African Fashion Week (SAFW), at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, October 21, 2022. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The 25-year-old, who grew up in the township of Soweto, took inspiration from the dresses and skirts she used to borrow from her mother and grandmother in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I just want this sense of home to be given, or transferred to the people wearing the brand,” said Ntuli, whose brand is called “Munkus” after a term of endearment that her family uses for her.

The designer dedicated her Autumn/Winter 2023 collection to her mother and explored the different roles women play in society.

“I looked into the five personas that my mum represents: she’s basically a giver, a nurturer, a lover, a fighter, and a leader,” Ntuli told Reuters.

This multitude of roles is reflected in different silhouettes and colours the designer used in her collection, which includes a dress with an image of Ntuli’s mother printed on the front.


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BAMIDELE OLUMESAH: When death strikes, relationship, friendship, brotherhood ends by Adewale Adenrele

Though I am still reeling from the sudden death of my friend, Olumesah Bamidele Alexandra, We met at Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo, School of sciences to be precise in the laboratory when he was explaining a particular topic in Chemistry. I came from a social science background and never attempted Physics or Chemistry before, but Biology is one of my favorite subjects. We’ve been friends since the first day I joined them in the laboratory including Oyelewo Oyelere, Adeola Makanjoula, Late Tanwa, Lauretta, and some other friends.  I’ll never forget how he sat across me to teach me the basis of physics and chemistry. It was difficult to learn but he make sure I was able to catch up day and night.

L-R: Costy, Rukky, Mesah

He was so worried at a point that he need to go back to Ibadan and get me some of his SS1-3 notebooks and textbooks and he eventually did. We proceeded to back to Pavilion and met another group of people where we met some other friends and we became friends. We transited from prelim to our first year and this solidify the friendship to brotherhood. I met Okunade Adedayo (Obey), Adetosho Adejoke, Ogunase Oluwaseyi, Yomi Ogunkunle and many others. I had 2 girlfriends and he had none, he said he got someone in Ibadan and he can’t any other person .. This was strange to me but I coped and we went to my family house in Oyo for weekends because he stayed in the dormitory.

The dormitory relationship was caucus by caucus, group by group. We make friends from the school’s male hostel to female hostel to Animal Kingdom, to Jobele Hotel to Hostel ‘D’ and we keep meeting friends like Moni, Ronke Babalola, Yinka Arowosaye, Tope Solaja, Hector Njoku, Kabir Raji, Dare, Fatai & SM Osunsaya, Dapo Awe, Mayowa Akinfenwa, Gboyega Oshifade (PPO) and many others.

As a kind and caring friend, he gave me a test on physics and chemistry in which I scored below average, he never scolded me but told me at least I got some marks. I introduced him to my other friends in Oyo and Ibadan, and he never turned down the chance to meet new people, and travel somewhere new,..The journey started as we traveled to meet the lady in Ibadan and I knew a friend late Kayode Otube. “Mesah” as fondly called was culled from his surname OLUMESAH which I launched among other nicknames. His positivity was an inspiration for everyone he met. He was a friend to many, and people respected him so much.

L-R: Ogbeni Jide Awe, Dcosty, Mesah, Gbenga

In the journey of friendship and brotherhood, we had challenges and we got each other’s back and that was how our families became family friends right at Iyaganku police station. Ibadan (It’s a life drama).  We overcome the challenges and the journey of friendship, and brotherhood continues……

My Tribute PART 1.

………………………to be continued.

Thank you to everyone who condoles, and sympathizes through calls, and texts. I thank you all.




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Sen. Olujimi visit Adesua’s family for A Year Rembernace of “Perrow”

The Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Biodun Olujimi was at the home of the late Sanya Adesua, in Kajola, Omuo-Ekiti to honor and remember him.

This was announced by one of the deceased sons, Mr. Adewale Adesua that Sen. Olujimi identified with the family to give respect to the late Adesua and to appreciate the commitment of the great man, Olu-Perrow for his roles.

“Perrow can never be forgotten, his activism and actions to make Ekiti South, Ekiti State, and Nigeria to be great will always be appreciated”. Olujimi said

“Continue to rest in peace, our dear Olu of Kajola” she concluded

Hon. Sanya Adesua was a very active member of the “Biodun Olujimi Team”, and also the Director General of her campaign twice which made her senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial district.

The Agbaty, Olu-perrow, Baba Taraba was a staunch politician, grass-root mobilized, and a good leader.

He died on October 8, 2021, after a brief illness.

May his soul rest in peace.

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