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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: The strategist as game changer

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: The strategist as game changer

The significance of it was not lost on many when last month Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu moved the annual colloquium hosted on his birthday from Lagos to Abuja, the federal capital. The annual colloquium had in recent past been a forum for the political class to ponder Nigeria’s socio-political milieu, and of course, an opportunity to celebrate the man generally applauded as the Pathfinder.

Dafinone: The uncommon accountant, politician, administrator

Dafinone: The uncommon accountant, politician, administrator

Senator David Omueya Dafinone, 88, is an accomplished accountant, administrator and erudite politician. The patriarch of the Dafinone family, an accounting family listed in the Guinness book of records as having the largest number of accountants in one family, is the proprietor of D.O Dafinone & Company, which he founded in 1966 and later merged to become Horwath Dafinone and Company.

This is my record – Shettima

This is my record – Shettima

I should call myself an accidental politician just to borrow from my brother and friend, His Excellency, Malam Nasir El-Rufai who creatively described himself as an accidental public servant in his insightful book.

We defined standards for infrastructure in Gombe — DANKWAMBO

We defined standards for infrastructure in Gombe — DANKWAMBO

SINCE 2011, when he first assumed office, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has tried to reinvent his state, Gombe, in the north-eastern geo-political zone of the country so it can truly live up to its sobriquet — Jewel in the Savannah.

Ibikunle Amosun: Consumate philanthropist

Ibikunle Amosun: Consumate philanthropist

ELECTED Fourth Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria: On 29 May, 2011, Senator Amosun was sworn-in as the fourth elected Governor of Ogun State, having won the election held in April 2011.

Oshiomhole: He made a choice for the people

Oshiomhole: He made a choice for the people

IN a remarkable session with journalists just before his inauguration for a second term as governor of Edo State in 2012, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole gave an unusual philosophical perspective to his political odyssey.

Shettima: Standing straight in the storm of insecurity

Shettima: Standing straight in the storm of insecurity

IT is perhaps the bold response of Governor Kasshim Shettima to the bestial inclinations of the Boko Haram sect that may have projected the administrative competencies of the Borno State governor to the fore.

Despite being in the theatre of operations of the anti-education sect, Governor Shettima has in five years unarguably spurned some of the most proactive education initiatives in the Northeast, and perhaps in the country.

Nike Akande: A veritable corporate amazon

Nike Akande: A veritable corporate amazon

CHIEF Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande will, Tuesday, clock one month in office. She took over as the second female president of Nigeria’s premier chamber of commerce, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

Ekwueme: The Architect as statesman

Ekwueme: The Architect as statesman

HE is a distinguished architect, who rose to become the first elected Vice President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983 during the Shehu Shagari tenure. A native of Anambra State, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is a house hold name as far Nigeria’s polity is concerned.

Otunba Olasubomi Balogun:  The Prince as Pathfinder

Otunba Olasubomi Balogun: The Prince as Pathfinder

OTUNBA Michael Olasubomi Balogun has been described by many as a man of excellence, integrity, an exemplary leader. He is the Founder of FCMB Group and a trail blazer and pioneer extraordinaire in the Nigerian financial and business sector. Otunba Subunmi Michael Balogun has also been frequently referred to in the Nigeria financial circle as the Grand-master and Baron of the Nigerian Capital and Money Market for his pioneering efforts in the development of the Nigeria financial markets.

Dafinone: The accomplished accountant, politician, administrator

Dafinone: The accomplished accountant, politician, administrator

SENATOR David Omueya Dafinone, 88, is an accomplished accountant, administrator and erudite politician. The patriarch of the Dafinone family, an accounting family listed in the Guinness book of records as having the largest number of accountants in one family, is the proprietor of D.O Dafinone & Company, which he founded in 1966 and later merged to become Horwath Dafinone and Company.

BUHARI: It pays to persist

BUHARI: It pays to persist

IF the policy of one couple, four children that General Ibrahim Babangida lamely tried to introduce (and became the first to violate) in the late 1980’s to tackle population explosion were operational in Nigeria back in 1942, Muhammadu Buhari, son of Zulaihat and Adamu, would not have been born.