They came out in their numbers, the high and mighty, men, women and youths…from across the seas, from Abuja, port Harcourt, Kaduna, Jos, the hinterlands they all took the trouble to attend as a final honour and parting gift to a dear and loved friend, compatriot, sister and colleague.
All wished they could give something to bring her back to life…plead a few more years for her on planet Earth…but alas, their tears and good wishes only helped to ease her final journey into the eternal as they waved, teary-eyed, some sobbing by her graveside in Asaba and sang the funeral hymn, “God be with u till we meet again”.
Her sons Chuks and Ogechukwu were a sorry sight, so were her siblings Ogbueshi Sammy and Hadiza were wailing, dressed in beautiful white lace with stones, Chief Mrs. Kosor Felicia Akpapunam, a friend of the poor, administrator, mother, and grandmother was finally committed to Mother Earth.
Sadly, her husband, the entertainment personage Henry Akpapunam (DJ MANNIX), was cordoned in a small room according to the dictates of tradition and comforted by family.
His siblings Ken, Collins and Sister Fyde, her hubby Captain Tony Inogbo, their two sons Kynebi and Nonso were all gloomy and tearful. Officiating Minister was Pastor Patrick Okoro who led a large contingent of members and pastorate from RCCG, Jesus Assembly, Games Village Parish Abuja, said in his sermon at the interment, Kosor Akpapunam was a beautiful soul who touched the lives of all those who came across her path. She will be missed.
Lady Kosor Felicia Akpapunam Finally Laid To Rest In Asaba
She ran the race and she lived well and in Christ. Media personality and friend of the couple, Al Humphrey Onyanabo revealed, I attended all the events for the burial, from the service of songs in Abuja to the traditional all-night wake keep in Ezi to the interment in Asaba, Sister K was no Dangote or Adeniga, but she was loved because she reached out and touched the lives of those around her meaningfully. It’s a profound lesson for all of us to live an impactful life.
Her husband Henry Akpapunam said in her memory he and his sons Chuks and Oge had decided to continue with Kosor foundation which she set up.
This is the least we can do to continue the good work she started. Prominent in all activities were her fellow members of the Elegant Ladies Club of Asaba, a cosmopolitan assemblage of successful Asaba professionals and businesswomen who honored a worthy member by their active participation and support.
At the reception after interment, they took control of the event ensuring that guests were comfortable and adequately provided for. Mrs A U Okocha who was present at all the events summed up Sister K.
She was a beautiful soul, a philanthropist, an administrator, and a very generous person. Present from the ELCA were Mrs Mary Uraih (President), Mrs Pat Onianwa (Vice President), Mrs Joan Monu (provost), Mrs. Nkem Ogosi (legal adviser), Mrs Maryam Eyuche Mujadadi (social and publicity secretary) and many others.
Also present was a delegation from Edo College Old Boys Association, Ecoba 65-69 group, to which Henry Akpapunam belong.
They included Prof Reuben Osahon, the Chair Person of the Association, Dr Ifeanyi Uraih, Godwin Sagay, and Oludare Agbe Davies. Mrs Kate Maduekwe, lecturer in Uniabuja, Mrs Ijeoma Eche Nwachukwu, Mr Mike Nwabude, Eunice, Chioma, Oluchi, all staff of NAOC, where Sister K had given 35years of her life working for NAOC. Prof Goodwill Ofunne, MD and CEO OF FISPAS and Ogbueshi Nabo Afam Obiago.
Thunderous Applause as Oando Boss, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, Laurelled
Serial entrepreneur and Group Chief Executive of Oando Group, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, CON, has earned a name for himself with his visionary contributions to Africa’s oil and gas space.
As a top player in the energy and business space, cutting deals comes easy to a genial billionaire businessman.
The Lagos State-born businessman is an embodiment of numerous virtues: diligence, excellence and integrity. That his workaholic disposition has taken him to places where kings wine and queens dine is a testament to his growing influence and resultant affluence.
A force to be reckoned with in Nigeria’s economic sector, his entrepreneurial exploits readily qualifies him as one of the most audacious moguls Nigeria can boast of. The exceptional achiever grabbed life by the lapel and got transformed from a lowly beginning to an enviable status filled with accomplishments.
Since he founded Oando, Tinubu and his team have worked and are still working organically on their vision to make Oando a top-of-the-mind brand. He has altered the equation in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy through innovation, experience and quality corporate culture.
Of course, doing business in Nigeria is not for cowards and the lily-livered. To succeed, entrepreneurs must imbibe the will and capacity to always be aware and take measures to protect their business from corporate blackmail by some competitors who wish to see rivals go down or rubbish their credit rating or public image.
Over the years, the trained lawyer has successfully battled this, triumphed and led his ‘baby project’ into becoming a premium energy company that is being mentioned among the best in the international oil and gas market.
His profile has continuously been on the rise, not because he loves cheap publicity, but for his leadership qualities, brilliance and mastery, all of which have combined to endear him to newshounds as well as many across the continent of Africa.
Obviously, the man shies away from the klieg lights, preferring to silently grow his business.
To him winning awards is no longer a once-in-a-while thing. His boundless and borderless entrepreneurial skill has ensured that it is an all-the-time thing. For this, and more, Tinubu ticks all the boxes and tops the list in any award considerations by the media and other organisations. At the moment, his shelf overflows with awards and honours trophies.
Again, the man fondly called King of Africa’s oil teed off the year with the coveted Private Sector of the Year at the Vanguard Personality of the Year awards. The event was held last Friday 27th January, 2023 at the prestigious Eko Hotel, Lagos. The brilliant businessman was laurelled among other world class business magnates, governors and top government functionaries.
Power Couple, Wale, Bola Tinubu reinvigorate Love
In their own right , oil tycoon, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, and his lovely wife, Bola,can aptly be described as one of favourite celebrity power couples around.
Though they are not always in your face, they are both famous, accomplished and happy.
In particular, Bola, the darling wife to thr super-rich dude, Wale, has proven to all that money doesn’t always change you.
In other words, unlike some of her fellow billionaires’ wives who live flamboyantly , she lives a fairly quiet life and is rarely seen at most high society parties.
But her breathtaking philanthropic gestures have continued to impact several lives.
Interestingly, on the last Christmas Day, the adorable couple marked their wedding anniversary, amidst torrents of messages from friends and family members.
Although the couple hardly publicises their private affairs, a reliable source disclosed that the Tinubus used the occasion to reassure themselves that they would not renege on their marriage vows.
A successful corporate lawyer with a tight schedule, Bola is reputed to juggle between running her home, attending to her hubby’s needs as well as those of their five lovely children.
Unknown to many, while the oil and gas top player continues to offer scholarships to students in tertiary institutions across the country, his wife also finds joy in defending sexually abused children in Nigeria.
In her quest to realise her dream, Bola , who also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economic and Social Studies from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, has undertaken training in the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and the Counselling of victims, as well as Child Protection.
Billionaire Businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah’s Wondrous Donation
No doubt, Ifeanyi Ubah, Chairman, Capital Oil, is generous to a fault. This top player in the nation’s oil and gas sector also has a large heart. Besides, he is unapologetically committed to the uplift of his community, while also helping the course of humanity.
The billionaire is fasting becoming one of the biggest philanthropists from the South East part of Nigeria has the milk of kindness running in his veins.
As proof of his fellow-feeling, the Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district in the National Assembly, has just made a wondrous donation of N500million to Anambra State, to support the fight against insecurity.
Ubah made the pledge during a visit to the state Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, at the Government House last Tuesday evening in Awka, the state capital.
The senator, however, made specifications on how the money would be spent.
Anambra State had for over a year been under the tight grip of criminals, who kidnap, kill and steal from residents until lately, when Soludo fought back.
Ubah in a statement signed by his Head of Media and Strategic Communications, Mr. Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, also explained how the funds would be used.
The senator was quoted as telling the governor that: “It takes a secure environment to sustain infrastructural development.
“I will complement your efforts with a series of interventions aimed at curbing capital flight from the zone and restore confidence in our people to return home and help in developing our economy.”
Stating how the funds would be spent, Ubah said N200million would be spent on the training of security personnel and provision of latest security communication gadgets for Anambra South vigilante groups.
He added that N300million would be for the provision of solar lights to further illuminate and strengthen the security architecture in Anambra South senatorial district.
The senator said the promise would all be implemented in the next three months.
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