Vanguard Newspaper 03 February 2018
30—SATURDAY Vanguard, MARCH 3, 2018 Gbaareniyi Day: Aare Gani Adams honoured Penultimate Friday, this year’s edition of Gbaareniyi Day was held to celebrate the newly installed Aare Onakakanfo, Aare Gani Adams. The event took place at the Blueroof Event Centre, LTV Premises, Agindingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. The occasion featured a special lecture titled “The Essence and Stool of Aare Ona Kakanfo In Yoruba Nation, Past, Present and Future.” The Guest Speaker was Emeritus Professor, Michael Omolewa OON. While delivering his speech, •Bimbo Lanre-Balogun By Oba Michael Soyebo Despite the rapid decrease in women participation in politics in Nigeria in the present political dispensation, one of the Amazons, who is passionate about turning things around in the next election year, is the legal Aare Adams said the promotion of Yoruba culture and unity of Yoruba race will continue to be his priority. He said he will continue to promote and sustain the identity of the Yoruba race as well as harness the potential of Yoruba nation and Yoruba in the diaspora. The event was graced by top Yoruba personalities and royal fathers. The event was spiced with superlative performance from King Saheed Osupa, Dele Gold, Chief Sulaimon Ayilara Ajobiewe, Apeke Onibata and others. Saheed Adelanwa’s ‘Change for Africa’ plans mother of all debate By Oba Michael Soyebo 2019 elections might still be some few months away but the political landscape is already a beehive of activities as different political platforms strategize on their game plans. Interestingly, a forward-thinking non governmental organisation, Change for Africa, solely established with the mission of abolishing religion and ethnicity •Saheed Adelanwa Bimbo Lanre-Balogun’s political strides luminary par excellence, Barrister Bimbo Lanre-Balogun. The wellread grass-rooted politician has undoubtedly carved a niche for herself in the South- Western political space, as she took a bold step of dumping the Gov. A m o s u n administration, where she was a Special Adviser to pursue her State Assembly legislative ambition. Recall that she is one of the very few fearless female politicians who participated in the struggle to return the progressives to power in Ogun state, after her major efforts under the then Action Congress. She had since risen from a party member to one of the staunch shot callers, who shaped and endeared the in electing African leaders who can position the continent as the leading giant of the world, is set to light up the Nigerian political space with a debate that can best described as mother of all debates. According to the founder of Change for Africa foundation, Saheed Adelanwa “his team is leaving no stone unturned to bring back the essentials of a healthy political society by providing a credible platform for candidates to showcase their agendas when elected”. The foundation reputed for its integrity and unbiased operations in the build up to the 2015 elections is more committed to the Nigerian project. In its efforts to enhance a better Nigerian society, the foundation had commenced consultation with traditional rulers from different zones in other to achieve the purpose of helping to channel the necessary energy in line with putting qualitative leadership in place. Juliet Ebirim 08137897935 firstname.lastname@example.org •Aare Gani Adams party to the people in Ogun state. The legal doyen has now become an item in Ogun state politics ever since she became a mouthpiece for women who want to pursue adventurous ambition in politics but are limited, due to the paucity of funds. Her women empowerment programme in Obafemi /Owode has expanded into a big political force, with the aim of giving hopes to women, who are interested in contesting political positions. At her last event, she explained that women must learn to break away from any form of political limitation and get involved in politics by registering with a grassroots party, in order to rise to the top. On the exciting line up of events is a mega concert that will parade international acts and Nigerian artistes. The idea behind the concert is to draw the attention of the young population on the importance of getting involved in politics. Segun Agbaje expands frontier ontiers Having assumed the position of the MD/CEO of Guarantee Trust Bank seven years ago at a relatively young age, many didn’t think Segun Agbaje would succeed. However in just seven years, Agbaje has expanded the horizon of the bank as GTBank is no longer just a bank, but has become a formidable institution that has invested heavily in Fashion, Food and drink sub-sectors of the economy. It has also gone into retail shopping through Hubmart and it has recently introduced a Digital platform for media dissemination. Having made inroads into the food and drink industry with its GT Bank Food and Drink Weekend, a food exhibition and sales event aimed at projecting the diverse angles of the food industry, as well as in the arts sector with the launch of its Virtual Arts Gallery, ART, created to reignite interest in African art and drive the growth and development of the local art industry, the bank decided to take on another industry, the fashion industry, with the debut edition of the There’s joy and excitement in the household of Cubana Group CEO, Obinna Iyiegbu who also doubles as the magic wand behind Ibiza Group. The handsome man of style few days back welcomed a brand new bundle of joy and the entire GTBank Fashion Weekend. Like the food fair and art gallery, the GTBank Fashion Weekend, is part of the bank’s long history of supporting the local fashion industry. It also sponsored two of the country’s leading fashion events, The ARISE fashion week and The Lagos Fashion and Design Week, for a combined period of five years. Obinna Iyiegbu in double celebration •Obinna Iyiegbu In a bid to inspire and quicken a new generation of young African Christian leaders to action against corrupt leaders, U.S based Nigerian author, Toks Ero has launched a new book titled “God’s Vision and purpose for Africa”. The book contains a mix of revelations, prophecy, inspiration and instructions, revealing God’s agenda for the continent. It also contains some warnings to political leaders, Christian leaders and heads of churches, while providing practical steps to force a metamorphosis and birth a new and glorious Africa. While dissecting the book, Toks •Segun Agbaje Iyiegbu household erupted in the glory of the new addition to the family. The woman after Iyiegbu’s heart - his number one support system and wife, we gathered was delivered of a baby and both mother and child are in super condition. For those who don’t know, Obinna Iyiegbu is one of Nigeria’s pride in the entertainment cum hospitality sector. He is a top businessman of international repute. Though, a low key personality who loves to stay in the background but like a golden fish, he is always in the news for great things. And his massive investments in the entertainment sector clears any doubt about his business status. Iyiegbu has built a strong brand for himself and currently has business interests in major Nigerian cities like Abuja, Owerri and recently launched the rave of the moment Cubana Lagos on Adeola Odeku, in Victoria Island, Lagos. A classy modest naming is on the way to welcome the arrival of his new bundle of joy and it is expected to be an occasion of class and thanksgiving. Toks oks Ero makes es star artling revelations in new book •Toks who is a prophetic voice with a strong bias for constructive and critical agreement of church and political leadership, argues that there is an underlining scheme to turn Nigeria and Africa at large into a Muslim state. The book which he started writing in December 2016, contains warning to the present political leaders, to lead well or face consequence of death, debilitation illnesses, and so on. And also some to all heads of churches from God. C M YK
SATURDAY Vanguard, MARCH 3, 2018—31 ‘Africa’s answer to Kim Kardashian’ says s her 60 inch backside stops traf affic Is this Africa’s answer to Kim Kardashian? With a backside that measures an astonishing 60 inches, Eudoxie Yao is certainly turning heads. But ‘Queen Eudoxie’ – who weighs nearly 15 stone – claims her extraordinary curves are all natural and insists she has never been under the knife – despite her extreme backside looking like the result of several trips to plastic surgeons. Eudoxie, from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, happily flaunts her ample Still Standing behind in tight-fitting clothes – and says she has no intention of ever finding out what size she is. She said: ‘I’ve never had cosmetic surgery. ‘When I leave my house, people are often surprised and shocked at seeing me. ‘I stop traffic. People are shocked. But they never say anything to my face.‘I’d like to describe my look as ultra sexy.’ She added: ‘I wear a lot of stretchy clothes. I don’t like clothes that are too big. I like tight fitting clothes. ‘People with a figure like mine prefer to wear clothes that hide their shape. I don’t do that. ‘I like to show off my shape, and that can shock people. That’s why I’ve now become famous.’ She has amassed close to half a million followers on Instagram and regularly posts pictures of herself in underwear and bikinis to her followers – and has become somewhat of a celebrity. She said: ‘I go to countries and fans treat me like an artist. I appear on TV, I go to events. Sometimes I present shows as a hostess.’ Her idol is Kim Kardashian and she’s hopeful of a similar break-theinternet moment. ‘I’ve been compared to her, and what she does,’ she said. ‘She’s definitely my role model. ‘Before, it was all about looking thin. But now, men are more attracted to women with curves. I think it’s changed a lot.’ When she first began posting photos online the cruel comments hit her hard but instead now welcomes the attention. ‘There have never been times when I haven’t felt attractive,’ she said. ‘When I began showing myself off on social media the negative comments used to really hurt me at the start. ‘Often I’d read them and cry over them. Now I just ignore them. I think those who write nasty comments aren’t particularly happy. ‘People have mocked me for my physique. I’ve put on weight and I accept it. ‘No one is going to tell me how to dress. I love my curves! I love my shape!’ Queen Eudoxie said she attracts ‘all types’ of men – but many are intimidated by her. ‘There are others that dream about seeing me. And when they see me, they can’t hide their joy,’ she said. ‘I’m attracted to men who believe in God, who are genuine and kind. Their physique doesn’t bother me. Fat or thin, I’m not interested at all in their shape.’ Eudoxie intends to keep celebrating her body and will keep dressing for herself. She said: ‘People don’t like how I dress. People judge me – they say I dress too “sexy” and in a vulgar way. ‘I tell them no. You can be big and wear tight fitting clothes. And be at ease in your skin.’ GRUESOME footage from Brazil shows a stabbing victim standing rather calmly with a carving knife sticking out of his back. Elionardo Nascimento narrowly survived the horrendous attack after the blade narrowly missed his major organs and his spine, surgeons said. The 22-year-old was having a drink with some friends in Brasileia, a rural town in north Brazil, when someone ran up to him and plunged a blade between his shoulder blades, according to local reports. Mr Nascimento claimed the attack was unprovoked as he "did bit know the person behind the assault and had not argued with anyone that night". Footage of the incident, which took place on February 9, shows the labourer with the wooden hilted knife in his back and blood pouring down his T-shirt. Locals are heard comforting Mr Nascimento by telling him an ambulance is on its way. Mr Nascimento is recovering in Rio Branco Emergency Hospital after successful surgery to remove the weapon. "I don’t know why this happened," he said from his hospital bed. "I wasn’t involved in a fight or an argument." "I had just come out of the pub to talk to some friends and was standing around outside with a drink in my hand, when a guy ran up, stabbed me in the back and ran off. "I didn’t even see him approach. I just felt a punch in my back which nearly knocked me off my feet. By the time cops arrived, the victim had been given a chair and was able to walk a few steps to sit down while waiting for the ambulance. Detective Karlesso Nespoli said: "We were surprised to find the victim alert and not panicking. "His composure certainly helped him to stay alive. "Elionardo was able to tell us what happened, and our preliminary investigations found the knife was new and had only recently been bought. "At the time of the attack, nobody ran after the suspect as they didn’t immediately realise what he had done. "We are treating this as attempted murder and we have identified a suspect and a warrant is out for his arrest," Detective Nespoli added. Doctors reported that Elionardo is already trying to walk and he may not suffer any long term damage or side effects from the attack. 'Nobody is looking at my crop now!' An Indian farmer has come up with a novel way of protecting his bountiful crop from jealous neighbours and pilfering cabbage-thieves. Chenchu Reddy has put up a poster of a former porn star next to his field in Andhra Pradesh, India, to ward off 'the evil eye'. The large poster shows ex-erotic actress Sunny Leone in her heyday, dressed in a red bikini and smiling at the camera. Reddy explains that his vegetable fields had been attracting unwanted attention from other people in his village. 'This year, I have a good crop on 10 acres,' Mr Reddy told Hindustan Times. 'This has been attracting unnecessary attention of villagers and passersby. 'To ward off their evil eye, I thought of this idea of putting up the big flax poster of Sunny Leone a couple of days ago,' Mr Reddy adds that since putting up the raunchy poster of Miss Leone, he has managed to avert their gaze. 'The trick has worked. Nobody is looking at my crop now,' Reddy said. Sunny Leone is a Canadian-American actress of Indian descent who began her entertainment career in porn. Leone, whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, has since left the porn industry and is enjoying success as a Bollywood actress.