WHILE President Muhammadu Buhari was reading his 58th independence anniversary speech to fellow Nigerians on October 1, 2018, there was dead silence in the Lagos home of one of the nation’s greatest assets, Apostle Hayford Ikponmwosa Alile, as the pioneer Director General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange was pronounced dead. He was 80 years old.Read More
Apostle (Dr) Hayford I. Alile, OFR, former director-general of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and spiritual leader of St. Joseph Chosen Church of God (SJCCG), transited to eternal glory on 1st October 2018, a year ago. He was 80 years old. The funeral service in his honour held at the Central Cathedral of SJCCG, Benin-city on 8th November 2018 looks to me as an event which happened just yesterday. It was a celebration of life. It was like a carnival which attracted the high and the mighty. Some of the dignitaries in attendance were the former Governor of Edo State and APC National Chairman as he then was, Chief John Oyegun; former Governor of old Bendel State, Gen. Jeremiah Useni; former Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Jackson Gaius-Obaseki; Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe; founder of Guaranty Trust Bank, Mr Fola Adeola; former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Joseph Sanusi, to mention a few. The Edo State Government was well represented. All the branches of SJCCG, world-wide, were represented. The capital market community was not left out. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Investments and Securities Tribunal (IST), The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) were represented and sent goodwill messages.Read More
Our uncle, HayfordAlile, was very genuine and true to that word, in the African sense. He was a scion of the legendary Chief Ogbeide Uyo (Inneh) expansive dynasty of the Benin Empire and he became an “uncle” to the many branches of that illustrious dynasty, including: Oviawe, Eghobamien/Ogbomo, Agho/Obaseki, Alile/Eguavoen, Amadasun, Omoregie, Obayuwana, to name a few.Read More
Dr Hayford Alile is pioneer Director General and Chief Executive
Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Now the Spiritual Leader of St. Joseph Chosen Church of God, Alile, in this interview, speaks on the state of the nation.