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CITY BUSINESSMAN, GERALD ANOZOBO’S NEW LIFESTYLE

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Indeed, it would not have been an exaggeration if he had been described
as the “King of Groove”.Multi-millionaire businessman, Gerald Anozobo, once ruled the social
scene.

While he “reigned”, he drove posh cars, wore expensive designer
watches and was a VIP card-carrying member of many A-list night clubs on the Lagos Island.

In fact, it was gathered that club owners could afford to shut any
other person out of their clubs as long as the man was around.

But suddenly, Azonobo’s face became a rarity at his regular hangouts
and social events.

This phase, no doubt, gave a lot of his friends a serious concern.

During this period of hiatus, many claimed that Azonobo was broke, while
some maintained that he was only trying to kick some old habits.

But one thing was obvious: many night clubs counted their losses with
his new found ‘lifestyle’

However, if you think the man is all about ‘groove, you are dead
wrong.

The real estate merchant has another passion, which is to help the youth
out of poverty and make them actualize their potentials. He has been
pursuing this through his KUTH Foundation.

According to the Foundation, eighty percent of the teenagers who
engage in drug addiction, cultism, prostitution, teenage pregnancy,
abortion, examination malpractices and rape are Secondary School Leavers
who failed WAEC at their first sitting and whose parents are unable to
re-enroll them for GCE due to lack of funds.

So, in the bid to curb the moral decadence that the society is faced
with, the Foundation mooted the idea of a back- to- school project to
the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Eventually, “KUTH back to School” project was approved, in line with
the Stay Alive Programme of the foundation, which has been ongoing since
2014 in some schools and churches across Lagos State.

Speaking on the Foundation, he said: “The idea behind “KUTH Back to
School” project is to make available free GCE forms to a minimum of
twenty (20) indigent students living within Amuwo Odofin LGA on a
regular basis.

“The portal for interested students was opened on August 5, and closed
on August 19, 2019.

“Despite the closure of the process, the number had to be increased to
twenty-five (25) due to the high number of applications we received. But
the new five (5) entrants were late entries.”

The pilot scheme of the project was flagged of on August 21, 2019 at
Frankkids Amusement Park, Festac Town, where Twenty-five (25) students
who met the Foundation’s criteria were formally presented with their
GCE forms.

In his goodwill message, the Founder/Principal Promoter of KUTH
Foundation, Azonobo enjoined the winners to be steadfast in their
studies, noting that education is the bedrock for a better future,
catalyst for social development and economic emancipation from the
shackles of poverty. He assured the participants that the student with
the best overall result will be offered a scholarship.

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Emir Of Gaya, Alhaji Abdulkadir Is Dead

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Emir Of Gaya, Alhaji Abdulkadir Is Dead-

The Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, is dead. He died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness.

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed the monarch’s death in a Facebook post.

“As announced by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, the SSA on New Media to the Governor of Kano State, our Amir, the Emir of Gaya Emirate, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Abdulkadir is dead, ‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un’! Bashir wrote.

“The Emir was a great leader, he was born in 1930, 91 years ago, and had been on the throne for more than 30 years.

“May Allah (SWT) accept his good deeds, grant him Jannah Al-Firdaus, and grant his family and the entire Gaya Emirate the fortitude to bear this great loss. Ameen!” he wrote further.

Alhaji Abdulkadir is among the emirs installed by the governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in 2019, after he split the Kano Emirate into five. The new emirates are Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye.

His death follows that of the Emir of Rano, Abubakar Illa Tafida, who died on May 2, 2020.


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King Sunny Ade Losses Wife, Risikat Ajoke Adegeye

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King Sunny Ade Losses Wife, Risikat Ajoke Adegeye-Crystal News

Honorable Risikat Ajoke Adegeye, a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and wife of the legendary musician, King Sunny Ade, is dead.

According to a statement released on behalf of the family by George Folarin Olawande, Adegeye died in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness.

The cause of death is unknown at the time of this reporting but it was stated that further information concerning her burial will be communicated to the public in due time.

The statement reads in part: “We wish to formally inform, friends, well-wishers, political associates, and the general public that Hon. Risikat Ajoke Adegeye passed on after a brief illness during the early hours of Tuesday, 21st September 2021.

“Hon. Risikat Ajoke Adegeye was an Honourable Member in the 6th Assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

“She will be greatly missed not only by her immediate family but also by her political associates and followers.

“Further information in respect to her burial ceremony will be announced later after extensive consultations with the family.

“Thank you as we pray that she continues to rest peacefully and eternally with the Almighty God.”


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Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games 

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Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games 

In a bid to foster continuous unity among Nigerians at a time when Nigeria is struggling to remain united as an entity; members of the Turf Club Federation of Nigeria is doing everything within their capacity in line with its core values and mission statement in maintaining peace, stability and unity within Nigeria as they visited the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Dr. Fredrick Enitiolorunda Akinrutan OON at his palatial palace in Ode-Ugbo; Ilaje Ondo state last week on a courtesy visit and to show appreciation for the pivotal role he played in the maiden edition of its Turf games held in Bida; Niger state recently.

The delegation’s visit was to further commend Olugbo for finding time out of his tight itinerary to attend the maiden edition of the Turf game dedicated for horse lovers across the country where they converge under one umbrella to display cultural aesthetics among other things to further solidify Nigerians beyond the tribal narrative that is used to weaken our unity.

In the cause of the courtesy visit; members of the turf club through the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sultan Muhammed Saad Abubakar III, disclosed their readiness to allow South-West Nigeria to host the sophomore edition which would be hosted within the kingdom of Olugbo and Kabiyesi Akinrutan as the host.

Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games 

Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games

This information was contained via a duly signed letter, dated 10th of August which states that: “The federation has resolved to honor your majesty with the hosting rights of the 2nd edition of the prestigious National Horse Racing Derby in your kingdom; this will be the first of its kind to have horse lovers, jockeys owners and sports enthusiast hosted outside of Northern Nigeria”

After the parley; Olugbo’s cultural team displayed the rich Ugbo cultural heritage via songs, dance and its menu. Thereafter, members of the Turf Federation gifted Olugbo a horse as a sign of appreciation for his immense support for the sport and how he has worked assiduously to foster unity and peace within the country. A substantial date for the second edition to be hosted in Ugbo is yet to be announced but Kabiyesi disclosed that; after due consultation with stakeholders and chiefs within the kingdom; an appropriate time will be fixed so the whole kingdom will be in top gear to host visitors who would be coming for the event.

“We are willing to make the second edition an experience that would never be forgotten. We would make sure we put every necessary plan in place to make sure the event is successful. We will also make sure that everybody who attends will never forget in a hurry. We Ilaje people are accommodating and our sense of hospitality is unmatched. We are ready to host the tournament and i thank the members who found me worthy of such a great gesture. I appreciate you all. we will keep working creating a positive synergy to make sure Nigeria is stronger in Unity”. Oba Akinrutan disclosed


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