The ELITES Magazine Celebrates Mike Awoyinfa

The ELITES Magazine Edition Is Out!!!

Another scintillating edition of The ELITES is out, and we go on a lone-personality cover for this special edition.

This edition is a 140-page compendium tagged us“Special Collector’s Edition” in honour of Mr Mike Awoyinfa, a living legend by all standards, revolutionary media bigwig, writer and master of breath-taking headline casting, who celebrated his 70th birthday recently.

Readers are bound to learn a lot from the amazing tributes, testimonies and interviews by some of the Nigerian society’s most prominent personalities, revered journalists and family members, in honour of this great Nigerian, who has touched so many lives as he journeys through life.

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Sanwo-Olu Celebrates Oluremi Tinubu at 62

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District and former First Lady of Lagos State, on the occasion of her 62nd birthday.

Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said Senator Tinubu over the years, has emblazoned her name as an advocate of social justice, a philanthropist and a voice of the voiceless.

Senator Tinubu, who was Lagos State First Lady between May 29, 1999, and May 29, 2007, and is currently representing Lagos Central Senatorial District since 2011 in the Senate, will clock 62 years tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21. 

Governor Sanwo-Olu described the wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a great asset to Lagos State and Nigeria, noting that she has contributed immeasurably towards nation-building.

Senator Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu said, is a strong supporter, reliable partner and pillar of support to Asiwaju Tinubu, noting that the former Lagos State First Lady through her pet projects, Spelling Bee and the New Era Foundation, became a reference point in women and youth development in the country.

The Governor said the three-term senator has contributed immensely to humanity, governance and the ruling party’s success, growth and development with her laudable programmes and achievements both as former First Lady and now as law maker.

He said: “On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke and the good people of Lagos State, I heartily congratulate the distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu on the occasion of her 62nd birthday.

“Over the years, you have written your name in gold as an advocate of social justice, a philanthropist and a voice of the voiceless. And through your pet projects, Spelling Bee and the New Era Foundation, you’ve become a reference point in women and youth development in the country.

“You have played critical roles in the growth and development of Lagos State and Nigeria, thereby setting examples for other women in leadership and governance. Your input in national growth as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a pragmatic testament to visionary leadership.

“You are a good ambassador of Lagos State and we are proud of your achievements in the Senate as one of the most active, visible, and vocal legislators in the Red Chamber. 

“On this 62nd birthday, I pray for continued God’s guidance, good health, and more of your service to humanity, Lagos, and our country.”

Heritage Bank Joins Forces With Gail Sickle Initiative To Rescue Sickle Cell Patients

Heritage Bank Plc has upped the ante of its support in the corporate social responsibility space by joining forces with Gail Sickle Initiative to rescue people living with sickle cell anaemia.

The partnership with Gail Sickle Initiative, a non-profit organisation, according to the Executive Director, Heritage Bank, Osepiribo Ben-Willie with its back-to-school project support, is to ameliorate the burden of sickle cell persons in Nigeria and to ensure that all affected persons live normal pain-free lives.

She stated it has become of concern to Heritage Bank to help alleviate the burden as over 40million Nigerians are healthy carriers of the sickle cell gene, whilst 150, 000 children are born with the disorder. This, according to her, is by far the largest burden of sickle cell disorder around the world especially Nigeria and most of these children die in childhood from lack of access to early diagnosis and proper care. 

“In Heritage Bank, health is a priority, that is why we want to continue partnering and supporting the NGO, Gail Sickle Initiative on welfare support, early detection and improved treatment and proper care,” she said.

Ben-Willie further affirmed that said that Heritage Bank in partnership with Gail Sickle Initiative is synergizing to create significant awareness and support for individuals affected by the disease.

Speaking at an event, the convener of Gail Sickle Initiative, Oluwafemi Ajayi, disclosed that with the support from Heritage Bank, the NGO has gone beyond its support to her members whom she refers to as winning warriors, to supporting and donating to people living with the sickle cell disease across the country.

According to her, as an organisation that supplies supplements to winning warriors, the Gail Sickle Initiative partnered with Heritage Bank and with the funds provided went beyond the organisations’ members and reached out to other winning warriors who have no parental support and to those in various hospital to give them supplements and offset the bill of some who were unable to pay their bills. 

Ajayi further stated that Sickle Cell disorder poses various challenges to the carriers like the health challenge, stigmatisation, economic challenge amongst others. 

According to her, the Gail Sickle Initiative focused on how to cover every aspect of these challenges by birthing the Sicklepreneur, this aids the warriors to be trained so they can acquire relevant skills and equip themselves to be independent. Therefore, apart from trying to eradicate the sickle cell disease, they ensure that the stigmatisation label on the warriors does not result in depression for them.

She encouraged other corporate organisations to learn from Heritage Bank’s sterling example to the winning warriors by supporting the initiative and further contributed towards the back-to-school project with relevant items donated.

Top 50 Brands: Dangote Emerges Most Valuable For The 5th Consecutive Year

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), has emerged as the Most Valuable Brand in Nigeria for a record 5th year in a row at the outcome of the 2022 corporate brand evaluation, conducted by the leading brand and marketing research firm, TOP 50 BRANDS NIGERIA.

Dangote emerged top with an aggregate score of 83.7 Brand Strength Measurement (BSM) Index score. This is followed by MTN, Globacom and Access Bank in fourth place.

Others among the top 10 are Airtel Nigeria, Coca-Cola, Zenith Bank, GTCO, First Bank and UBA at fifth to tenth positions respectively.

The annual top brands’ evaluation report which is now like a report card, with which top corporate brands have an independent opinion about their brand performance, from the consumers’ points of view has also become a sort of ‘bragging’ right and a source of pride for the brands that made the top 50 league table, particularly, those that took the lead.

In a press statement release after the public presentation, the rating firm said “The annual top brand evaluation is a qualitative, non-financial estimation of value of top corporate brands in the country. A measure of consumers’ perceptions and how positive or otherwise towards a brand, and how this affects its overall strength, using the Brand Strength Measurement (BSM)index, a model that tests a brand’s ability to deliver on its promise to the consumers from the consumers’ points of view.

Chief Corporate Communications and Branding officer of Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina said: “Dangote’s emergence, for the fifth year consecutively, did not come as a surprise to industry watchers. The brand has steadily increased its influence in many African nations through the establishment of cement factories. It operates in about 13 African nations making it one of the most visible, recognized and admired brands in Africa”

In his address to the owners and promoters of the top brands, TOP 50 BRANDS NIGERIA CEO, Taiwo Oluboyede said, “Brand has become a critical differentiator that helps consumer’s choice and also separates the top corporate organisations from the others and even much more. It is also consumers’ buying choice justification” He likened the task of building formidable and continuously strong brand to a flower, he said “When you plant a flower, you keep watering and pruning it to grow and until it blossoms, and this you do for its lifetime” If you omit or forget to prune or water, regardless of how beautiful it is at the beginning, it dies. The same is applicable to brand. That is why we have seen brands that dropped from the 50-league table in recent times, while new ones emerge.”

He said further “So, the responsibility lies with the owners and promoters to consistently maintain compelling propositions and live up to their promises. As we all know, it’s not just about making proposition, but living up to its demands and consistently so. This is what makes a top brand.”

For the 2022 evaluation, Nigerian-owned brands again dominated the top 10, with 7 brands. Dangote leading the pack, followed by Globacom, Access Bank, Zenith Bank, GTCO, First Bank and UBA

Five brands among top ten are banks while 3 are telecoms. Nine of the top ten were among the top 10 last year, with Access Bank making a dramatic leap to fourth place, effectively topping the Banking and Financial Services Categories.

Four brands, maintained their previous year’s position among the top 10, while six of the top 10 had maintained top 10 positions for 7 years consecutively. Overall, 28 or 56 per cent of the 50 Brands are multinational brands, while 22 or 44 percent are Nigerian. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc emerged as the highest gainer this year by moving up 10 places, from 38 last year to 28th position. Rite Foods, another Nigerian brand emerged as a first entrant into the annual brand ranking this year.

Fifteen (15) brands maintained their 2021 position- these are (Dangote, MTN Nigeria, Globacom, First Bank, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Guinness Nig Plc, Nigerian Breweries, Seven-up Bottling Company, Julius Berger, FMN Plc, Chi Limited, Oando Plc, Energies, P&G, Axa-Mansard and TGI.

Furthermore, the Banking & Financial Services category had the highest entries with – 11 brands, that is, 22%.  Access Bank topped the category, and consumer goods followed with – 8 brands. That is 16%. Dufil Prima Foods topped the list.

Conglomerates had 7 brands. that is 14% with Dangote Group on top, beverages came at the fourth place with 6 brands. That is 12%. Coca-Cola topped the category, Oil & Gas and the Insurance categories had 3 brands each, amounting the 6% each. Oando Plc and AIICO Insurance topped them respectively and electronics, mass media and Building & Construction Services returned with 2 brands each that is 4% for each. Samsung, Multichoice and Julius Berger topped their respective categories.

Meanwhile, agriculture and automobile have 1 brand each, an equivalent of 2% of the total top brands. Olam International and Toyota Nigeria topped their individual group.

In his contribution to the annual top brands’ evaluation, Mr Olufemi Awoyemi, Chairman Proshare Nigeria said “First, it is commendable to see that in the evaluation process used in ranking the brands, professionals such as Chief Marketing Officers and Head of Corporate Communications and Reputation Managers. Eight (8) companies listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) made the list of top 10 brands in Nigeria. With the thorough evaluation process and degree of attention to detail evident in the report, the list indeed provides a true and fair representation of top brands by strength, popularity and potential in Nigeria.

Rita Dominic Welcomes A Set of Twins

Nollywood actress Rita Dominic and her husband, Fidelis Anosike, have reportedly welcomed a set of twins. The twins, baby girls, were delivered in the United Kingdom.

The news broke this morning as the popular actress posted the photo of the twins on Instagram. A source disclosed that mother and children are in good health.

This latest development is coming months after Dominic and her husband did their traditional wedding on 19 April 2022 in Imo State. Dominic had earlier announced their engagement on 5 April.

Shortly after the wedding, there were allegations of Dominic’s husband cheating on her with couple of her friends but she failed to respond but rather posted pictures oh her and her husband in couples’s posse.

Social media has been buzzing with congratulatory messages ever since the news of her delivery broke.

Still, one reason many have the news with joy is that this set of twins are the 47 year old actress’ first issues. However at the time of her wedding in April, it was clear that she was already pregnant.

Dominic has however been known for keeping her relationships private. So when when she announced their engagement in April, it set the internet on fire.

And many looked forward to the wedding, which did not disappoint as Dominic’s colleague were there to support her.

Bagauda Kaltho: The Many Lies of Zakari Biu and Mahdi Shehu

By Management of TheNEWS and PM NEWS

On August 18 1998, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Zakari Biu, who also headed the Task Force on Terrorist Activities, held a press conference at Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos. At the conference, he alleged that Bagauda Kaltho, our Kaduna State Senior Correspondent, died in a bomb blast at Durbar Hotel, Kaduna. Biu also made spurious and grave allegations against Independent Communications Network Limited, publishers of TheNEWS, PM NEWS, AM NEWS and TEMPO, saying that we were a terrorist organisation.

ACP Biu alleged that Bagauda Kaltho was the “unidentified” person who had allegedly planted a bomb at Durbar Hotel on 18 January 1996, and who was killed in the process. At the press conference, he showed reporters a video tape of the scene of the blast and two photographs. One was of a dead person whose body was burnt and who, he claimed, was Kaltho. The other was that of Kaltho as we– his colleagues and family members– knew him. The second piece of evidence shown by Biu was that of a video tape of an interview by Bauchi Television Authority (BATV) with General Muhammadu Buhari in 1994. The tape was allegedly found at the scene of the blast. Biu said this same interview had been published in TheNEWS of 4 September 1995, five months before the blast. ACP Biu also alleged that his Task Force on Terrorist Activities strongly suspected the management of ICNL of having connection with the Durbar Hotel bombing or else Bagauda Kaltho was acting independently of his employers.

We immediately called our own press conference to show that Biu was lying. In case you’ve forgotten, when Durbar Hotel was bombed on Thursday 18 January 1996, the police rapidly moved in to investigate the incident. Newspaper accounts of the blast and the ensuing tragedy indicated that the entire vicinity of the blast was terribly shattered, that the bomber was burnt “beyond recognition.” Umaru Suleiman, the acting Police Commissioner of Kaduna State at the time was quoted by The Guardian, among several other papers, as saying that the “stomach” of the victim was “ripped open, legs shattered and face burnt beyond recognition.” Suleiman was also quoted to have said the victim’s body “could not be identified because the smoke of the bomb had darkened him”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) filed a similar report which was published in the A.M. News of 20 and 21 January 1996. In the A.M. News report, Suleiman was quoted to have said that a post-mortem would be carried out on the corpse. The Guardian report said the police gave the victim’s age as between 30 and 35. He said: “We met a young man of about 30-35 years who was blasted by the bomb. The man was carrying the bomb in the banquet hall. The man went inside the toilet in order to put the bomb down. After placing it there, the bomb exploded before he got up.”

One 24 January, The Guardian, quoting the same police commissioner, reported: “What we know so far as we in this command are concerned is that the management of Durbar Hotel could not identify the person. If somebody tells you this is the name of the person, the person must be a liar.” We did not see anything, any exhibit along with him that can identify the dead man. The only thing we recovered is a book which he had just bought from Durbar Hotel and the title of the book is The Man Died written by Wole Soyinka. “He wrote the name Y.Y. Yusuff on the book and the receipt. We took statement from those who sold the book to him at the Durbar Hotel bookshop and they could not identify the person that bought it from them. So, I think that it is very questionable for somebody to come and say this is the man that has done it. The receipt was found in a leather bag which contained the book”, Suleiman said.

We found it curious that the ‘‘recognition’’ coincided with the multi-faceted efforts by our organisation to locate the whereabouts of Bagauda Kaltho which included an appeal to the then Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar. In the light of the obvious contradictions in the position of the police, we once again appealed to the military authorities to set up a commission of enquiry to investigate Bagauda Kaltho’s disappearance and the police statement on the matter. We were of the view that at least one of the Intelligence organisations must know where “Bagauda’s body” was. To the best of our knowledge, during the 32-month ‘’investigation’’ that Zakari Biu glibly talked about, the police did not ask Bagauda’s wife, his relatives or our management to identify the now ‘’recognisable body.” We then begged the Head of State, General Abubakar, to give police an order to produce the ‘’recognisable body’’ for forensic and DNA tests.

Zakari Biu

Concerning the Bauchi Television tape containing an interview with General Muhammadu Buhari which Zakari Biu claimed it recovered at the scene, we admitted at our press conference that the interview was published in TheNEWS magazine of 4 September 1995. But the question we asked then was: Why did it take the police 32 months to link the interview with a video tape purportedly found at the scene of that bomb blast? Why didn’t the police in its earlier statement claimed that the video tape was one of the items found at the scene of the blast?

On Tuesday 7 April 1998 or thereabouts, the FCID detective arrested Mrs. Martha Kaltho in Billiri, Gombe state, and brought her to Lagos with her child and brother-in-law. They tortured them. They cajoled them. They told Bagauda’s wife and brother plainly that the ICNL management had killed Bagauda and used him for money ritual. If Biu was so sure that Bagauda had been used for money ritual by ICNL, how could the same Bagauda had been the alleged bomber in Kaduna? On Friday 17 April 1998, two policemen, posing as Bagauda’s brothers, came with Bagauda’s wife to our office. She, now cooperating fully with them, sought to know what new facts we had on her husband’s whereabouts. After taking the “brothers-in-law” to our two major offices in Lagos, she left for home with the N3,000 given to her by ACP Biu and the N10,000 provided by ICNL as transport money. On Monday 20 April and Wednesday 22 April 1998, ACP Biu led 50 policemen to invade our offices and arrest nine of our staff. Our offices were occupied by armed policemen for 41 days during which Biu and his men had video shots of staff, seized company documents and account books and our computers. Mrs Bagauda returned to our office on 6 August 1998 and held a meeting with management. She apologised for her conduct and confessed how the police had tricked her into co-operating with them. We should say, in passing, that we’re in constant touch with Martha Bagauda to whom we’re grateful for the strength she has shown in raising Bagauda’s children and his two lovely grandchildren.

In Biu’s press statement, the police sought to link our organisation with terrorism.

We did not take the matter lightly as we instructed our lawyer, Femi Falana, to take up the matter in the law court. Falana was about to file a suit when the government of Olusegun Obasanjo began to moot the idea of the Justice Chukwudifu Oputa Panel. When the panel eventually took off, we appeared at its sittings in Lagos and Kano where the lies against our organisation and Bagauda Kaltho by ACP Biu, were debunked. With the weight of the evidence provided, under a rigorous interrogation of Zakari Biu by Falana, the panel recommended in its comprehensive reports that the case of Bagauda Kaltho should be reopened and thoroughly investigated by the federal government. Unfortunately, the government of Olusegun Obasanjo did not act on any of the recommendations of the Oputa Panel.

Mahdi Shehu

There is now a new twist to the case of Bagauda Kaltho. Twenty-seven years after Kaltho disappeared, Mahdi Shehu claimed in an interview on Arise TV that Russell J. Hanks, a Political Counsellor at the American Embassy, invited him for tea at Hamdala Hotel in Kaduna on 21 December 1995. At that meeting, according to him, Hanks said: “Mahdi, we are worried. The American government is doing a bomb campaign against Abacha. We don’t want him. We are promoting a regime change. This parcel is what I want you to do. See Durbar Hotel, just away there – 600 metres. Go into the bookshop and drop this parcel – small parcel. This is N500,000 for you and another N500,000 waiting for you. Once you drop the parcel, please come back to collect the second N500,000. I said, Russel, you have miscalculated. When I addressed Adamu Ciroma as the Minister for Agriculture in that seminar, you’re referring to, when I addressed Abubakar Rimi as the Communications Minister, when I addressed Ismaila Isa Funtua as the Chairman of Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, I did that as a citizen, not because I didn’t like my country. I dressed him down. I abused him. He said, Mahdi, Mahdi, now I know you’re a good citizen. I’m just trying to test you.  You are nationalistic. We look forward to working with you to stabilise Nigeria.’’

According to him, Hanks then asked him to leave, but he did not. Shortly afterwards, he said, there was a knock on the door. The man at the door was Bagauda Kaltho. He said not long after that, precisely two hours later, there was a bomb explosion at Durbar Hotel at the bookshop. He said he rushed to meet the then Kaduna State Governor, Colonel Lawal Jafaru Isa, to report his encounter with Hanks. “I drove straight to the government house to see the governor. For what reason? Urgent security reason. I was ushered into Lawal Jafaru Isa’s office, and I told him what happened. The following day, I was taken to Abuja. I was able to see Abacha in his residence, and I narrated the story to him.  Before they could say Jack Robinson, four days later, Russel Hanks flew out of Nigeria. Ten days later, security operatives came to Kaduna to interview me. When I gave them the narrative, one of them took me aside and said, ‘Mahdi, keep off. We are very jealous. Security agencies are very jealous institutions. Don’t ever give any public comments on it. Don’t give interviews, don’t give anything because if you talk, our failure would have been seen very clearly.’’ Mahdi Shehu gave this interview in the wake of the arrest and detention by the Department of State Services (DSS), of his friend, Tukur Mamu, who has deep connections with different gangs of kidnappers in Kaduna.

Fact check: Durbar Hotel was bombed on 18 January 1996. Not 21 December 1995 as Mahdi claimed in his interview on Arise TV. Colonel Jafaru Isa has denied that Shehu was in his office to report the incident. If indeed General Sani Abacha had known of this story, would he not have asked the likes of Chief Tom Ikimi to weaponize it in their campaigns against America and the pro-democracy activists? Remember that was not long after Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni activists were hanged leading to condemnation all over the world. Who were some of the security officers who told him not to talk about the incident? Could Hanks as a secret service agent had worked in a lousy manner the way this fellow has described his interaction with him?

The truth is that this man is a liar. A shameless liar.
Last year, Mahdi Shehu was arraigned in court in Katsina over corruption allegations that he sensationally levelled against Governor Aminu Masari’s government. The video of the allegations is still being shared on social media. Many people believed his story until a judge in Katsina asked him to appear in court. Mahdi Shehu suddenly developed cold feet, pleading ill-health. When the court insisted, he was brought to the court on a stretcher. Walking with the aid of crutches, it took him close to thirty minutes to get inside the court. He pretended that he was dying, that his pain was excruciating, that his political enemies were bent on killing him. Unknown to him, while he was in court, secret camera had been installed in his cell in Katsina Prison. As soon he returned to the cell the pretense was gone. The video showed that the man was hale and hearty after all. In fact, he led a muslim congregation in prayer that same day. The video subsequently went viral. Mahdi has been making frantic efforts since then to clean up his dented image.

It is sad that our government has failed woefully to investigate the gruesome murders of Bagauda Kaltho, Dele Giwa, Chief Alfred Rewane, Chief Bola Ige, M.K.O.Abiola, Barnabas and Abigail Igwe, Dr Harry Marshall, Victor Nwankwo, Chief A. K. Dikibo, etc.,etc, It is sad indeed that reprobates like Mahdi Shehu are now encouraged to play game with the treasured memories of these victims.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin Lowered Into Royal Vault

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was on Monday lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, bringing to an end public mourning for Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

The “second Elizabethan age” was symbolically brought to a close when the highest-ranking official in the royal household, Lord Chamberlain Andrew Parker, broke his wand of office.

The “instruments of state” with which she was crowned in 1953 — the Imperial State Crown, orb and sceptre — were removed from the coffin and placed on the high altar.

Her eldest son and successor, King Charles III, placed The Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier of Guards on the coffin.

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As the coffin was lowered, a lone piper played a haunting lament.

The queen’s titles were read publicly for the last time: “The late Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.”


Marwa: Patriotic and Diligent!, By Olawale Olaleye

I had a discussion with some of my friends, at the weekend, on the leadership Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa, has so far provided at the NDLEA and we couldn’t but ask if past heads at the agency ever did anything?

The rate at which drug criminals, at different levels, are being caught almost on a daily, including exposing their many tricks, is enough to interrogate the previous leaderships at the NDLEA.

I hold the view and it hasn’t changed yet that there’s nothing really esoteric about leadership, however great we think it is. We only think otherwise if and when the unintelligent find their way into leadership.

This man, Marwa, has not only exposed the endemic nature of drug peddling and abuse in our society, he has also unearthed some of the secrets of this destructive business in many ways than many of us could have imagined.

I commend Brig.Gen Marwa and his team for an amazing job. Their latest discovery is an award-winning feat and we must recognise that it couldn’t have been a walkover for him and his guys.

Busting a warehouse with cocaine worth N194 billion is no mean feat and arguably a huge break at the NDLEA. Indeed, it’s commendable and a collective victory for the country.

We definitely can’t take his patriotism, dedication and hard work for granted, because he is treading a very dangerous path, where life is worth nothing. Yet, he has kept the flag flying, in spite of the threat to his life, family and team.

Thank you, sir. Some of us truly appreciate you 🙏🏾

The ELITES Celebrates Alimi AbdulRazaq As Mutawali Ilorin

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Recently, the creme-de-la-creme of the Nigerian society and the upper crust from different sectors, converged in Ilorin, Kwara State, to honour and celebrate Dr. Muhammed Alimi AbdulRazaq, an outstanding son of the soil, as he was turbaned as the Mutawali of Ilorin

A legal scholar with a doctorate degree in law, a Harvard alumnus, Dr. AbdulRazaq was exposed to the rudiments of law practice very early in life. At age 12, he was already following his celebrated lawyer father to the court.

He doesn’t hide the fact that his father, who rose to become one of the earliest recipients of the prestigious Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) influenced his decision to study law and choice of law practice as a career.

His first name Alimi, has a ringing historical significance in Ilorin Emirate. His surname, AbdulRazaq, belongs in the genre of famous family names not only in Ilorin or Kwara but in Nigeria.

All these are enough to groom him to become the Mutawali, a minister of finance of sorts (or call it Chancellor of Exchequer) in one of the most modern kingdoms in Nigeria.

As a special toast to the new Mutawali of the Ilorin Emirate, The ELITES dedicates this edition to Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq’s coronation in words and pictures as well as all what you have been itching to know about him.

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The ELITES Celebrates Kehinde Onabanjo-Iyiola

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In the last one decade, Kehinde Onabanjo-Iyiola has dominated the events management and decoration sector in Nigeria. She is the chief executive officer of Finesse Events, an upscale event management company and The White Stone, a pristine event centre for luxury social and corporate events.

As a leading event planner, Onabanjo-Iyiola boasts of a rich clientele that includes royalties and politicians. Her entry into the event management space changed the headlines and her reputation as a formidable manager of events is legendary. She deploys an amazing precision and attention to detail that results in the complete transformation of any space into a spectacular setting.

As a special toast to success, creativity, dedication, passion and hard work, we dedicate this edition to Kehinde Onabanjo-Iyiola, a passionate event planner with elegant skills, in words and pictures.

And as you flip through the pages, feel free to get inspired and conquer your goals.

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