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Musiliu Obanikoro's Son Warms Up For 2015

Says: "My Father Is My Backbone" 'Jide Obanikoro is the eldest son of Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, the Minister of State for Defence. In this interview with City People's Society Editor, TAYO FAJORIN, 'Jide talks about his plans for 2015, and other sundry issues. How did politics start for you? I started partisan politics in 2010, though I have been in politics since my university days. I graduated in 2006, so it has been 8 years. I went to Kings College, from there I went to US where I had my 1st degree in Political Science, and a Master’s from a university in New York. Apart from politics,I am into Logistics, Real Estate and Agriculture. I am a card-carrying member of PDP, I contested for Lagos House of Assembly, 2011 and Chairmanship in 2011 respectively. Did you intentionally study Political Science to help your political career? I studied Political Science because I have flair and passion for what I do. I felt my call is in serving people and making sure they al

Chibok: Israel To Send Anti-Terrorism Experts

  President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said in Abuja today, 11 May 2014 that he was very optimistic that with the entire international community deploying its considerable military and intelligence-gathering skills and assets in support of Nigeria’s efforts to find and rescue the abducted Chibok girls, success will soon be achieved. In a statement by his spokesman Reuben Abati, it reads that: "Speaking in a telephone conversation with the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu who called this afternoon to convey his country’s sympathy and solidarity with Nigeria, President Jonathan welcomed the offer by Mr. Netanyahu to send a team of Israeli counter-terrorism experts to assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations. The President briefed Mr. Netanyahu on actions already being taken by Nigeria’s armed forces and security agencies to locate and rescue the girls, saying that Nigeria would be pleased to have Israel’s globally-acknowledged anti-terrorism expertise depl

Meet Billionaire Industrialist, Tony Elumelu's Wife

In celebration of Mothers' Day, former United Bank for Africa(UBA) MD/CEO, and founder of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu tweeted a goodwill message to all mothers: "I remember the mothers of the Chibok girls today and I pray that their joy will not be cut short. Happy mothers' day to the queen of my home, Dr. A.V. Elumelu. And to my mother, sisters and all the strong women surrounding me that have shaped who I am today". Tony Elumelu's wife, Dr. Awele Vivien Elumelu is the Chief Executive Officer of Avon Medical Services Limited and oversees the healthcare investments of her husband's Heirs Holdings, a proprietary investment company operating a portfolio of businesses across the African continent. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Benin. Her experience as a medical doctor includes medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and emergency medicine. In Nigeria, Dr Elumelu has worked with the Lagos

Popular Pastors Who Were Born Muslims

BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO The founder of Living Faith Christian Church International(Winners' Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo was born to a Muslim father and Christian mother. PASTOR MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO He was born as Ahmed Ashimolowo in Kaduna to Muslim parents. He is the Founder/Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre(KICC). PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE Pastor (Dr.) 'Tunde Bakare was born to Muslim parents. He is the Founder of The LatterRain Assembly headquartered in Lagos. REV. PAUL JINADU Born in Lagos, the founder of the New Covenant Church, Rev. Paul Jinadu was a devout Muslim from childhood. REV. GEORGE ADEGBOYE His father was a Muslim, who later became a Christian. Rev. George Adegboye is the Founder of Rhema Chapel International Churches.