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  • Bade Taylor, Island Club Committee member, will be celebrating the wedding of one of his children.
  • The Afeniferes, Yinka Awoye and Toyin Alabi will be locked in engagement and marriage this weekend, end of October. Yinka is offspring of Island Club and Yoruba Tennis Club member, former Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), member of Cathedral Torch Bearers, Chief Tony Awoye who has promised all guests a jolly good time on the engagement and marriage days.
  • Also Getting married this end of October weekend is Kaka Aderemi Doyle, daughter of Mr and Mrs Patrick Omojuwa Doyle Snr (not the actor). She will be tying the knot with Fred Boma Allison, son of late popular Lagos guy, Samuel Mordecai Allison and Mrs Nyingi Hailsham Allison. This is going to be a waoh of a wedding as all the big boys in Lagos have promised to stand “kampe” with their bosom childhood friend and very pleasant Patrick and his wife, daughter of late Professor Prince Akinsanya, son of late Odemo of Ishara in Ijebu Land. Ex Kingsonian, Patrick’s friends expected at the wedding include Prince Gboyega Ademiluyi (Gregs) of Ife Kingdom, Prince Gboyega Ademola of Egba Kingdom, Prince Dr Gbadebo Akisanya (Gregs) of Ishara Kingdom, Dapo “Orlando” Elias (son of late Baba Adinni of Lagos), Mr Akin Aganga Williams (CMS Gram.), Lanre Ogunlesi (Sophisticat), Chief Abiola Johnson (Apesin of Lagos) and all the big boys and girls in town.
  • First generation merchant Marine Engineer First Class, Biodun Owoyemi is celebrating his 70th birthday on 26th November, 2014 at his Mafoloku residence. All merchant marine captains and engineers are billed to honour his invitation on that day.
  • Chief Funto Savage of the Alakuko, Apapa Road Savage dynasty will be 70 in November and will mark the event with sans passion. Funto is recovering from an apoplexy and will have his brother, Yemi Savage, his sister, Deola Olusanya, nee Bamgbose and his cousin, ex Diplomat Tunde Giwa in tow to ensure “all correct” on D-day.

Noah Balogun Marks 80 Years on Earth

Some call him engineer, some call him architect and some call him builder but it really doesn’t matter. He is simply Noah Balogun who is well known in social circles in Lagos. A member of the Eko Club, Island Club and Waka Club, he celebrated with joy and happiness his 80th birthday on Sunday, 26th October, 2014 at the Eko Club in Surulere, Lagos. Flanked by several members from many clubs in Lagos including the Yoruba Tennis Club, Island Club, Waka Club, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Moderate Club, Playboy Club and Maureen’s Kitchen, he entertained all his guests to the hilt and his children were all in the most joyous mood serving savoury and piquant delicacies. Among those present were  Kayode Tinubu (head of the Tinubu family), Kayode Damole (London resident), Professor Ajibade Rokosu (Waka Club Trustee), Tunde Bajulaiye (Waka Club Chairman), Mr Bode Ojabogun (AGS Waka Club) and Mr Tunde Giwa (Yoruba Tennis Club).

New St Gregory’s College Chapel

The Old Boys of St Gregory’s College led by oil and gas mogul and medical doctor, Dr John Abebe, ably assisted by the just retired Chairman of Zenith Bank and advertising guru, Sir Steve Omojafor and other eminent persons and the Board of Governors have just declared open the new chapel of St Gregory’s College on the school grounds in Ikoyi, Lagos.

With a capacity for 1200 congregationists, fully climate controlled and fitted with a cutting-edge electronic public address system, the church replaces the 60-year-old chapel that had been in use. In declaring the new chapel open, the Arch Bishop of the Lagos Diocese of the Roman Catholic See, an Old Boy of the College himself, Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, poured humongous encomiums on the brains behind the project as he was accompanied by two other old boys, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie and the Sole Administrator of the College, Monsignor Edmond Babashayi Akpala in his homily.  Many other old students, current students and their parents participated in the memorable event that dedicated the chapel to the service of God. The Macgregor family comprising Quashie, Yomi and Olu who have always epitomised and ensured the standard of the institute, were aglow with pride on the occasion. Oncologist, Professor Eko Duncan was joyous, dignified and with aplomb avec passion in his usual manner.