Sometimes you hear or read about the best so copiously that the meaning of the word has been vastly degraded. We hear about the Best President, the Best Governor, the Best of Everything and we tend to either agree with the author or narrator or take the opinionated description with a pinch of salt. However, we can safely refer to the period of Reverend Father Edmund Akpala’s sole administration at St Gregory’s College as primus inter pares and second to none. An ex Gregorian himself, a great footballer and much admired by the girls in those days, the drive he put into his administration and his achievements are unparalleled in the annals of the college, turning things round from a government-run lacklustre academy to a missionary-run college almost like the good old days. His achievements will be adequately catalogued in due course but we have to relate the news that several events are lined up this mid December, 2014 to wish him adieu from the college and loads of gbosa. After serving thirteen years, he is en route greener pastures and higher responsibilities. He will soon be attending a Christian course of study for six months in England and the USA after which he will resume at the new Roman Catholic University in Epe, east of Lagos. The Reverend is also noted as a vastly social fellow, a draughts player par excellence and a happy-go-lucky mixer. He was seen a few days ago relaxing near the Holy Cross Cathedral at Maureen’s Kitchen on Towry Street enjoying his chilled Heinekens Beer in the company of his Gregorian senior, Prince Oyekan Adele. Everybody we spoke to praised him to high heavens and lauded his achievements in the college. Dr Yomi “Flash” Macgregor heaped tons of accolades on him and insisted that he had even performed better than one of the best St Gregory’s Principals, late Mr Omoera. Dr John Abebe, Sir Steve Omojafor, PDP Lagos Gubernatorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje and Rtd. Admiral Okanlanwon Oni are all involved in his send off from the college and it is scheduled to be a humongous bon voyage.
Murder out of Jealousy
Frank Sinatra in his hit song says, “LET’S DO IT, LET’S FALL IN LOVE”. He definitely did not say, “Let’s kill for love.” So, it comes as a surprise when a human being takes the life of another human being enraged by jealousy, befuddled, and probably in a schizophrenic paranoia. This is exactly what happened […]
Lagosians in 2014 National Honours
October is here again, and in celebration of the national day on October 1, the federal government of Nigeria has announced its list on National Honours Awardees. These are mainly people, who have, in one way or the other, been found worthy of being honoured by virtue of their achievements or service to the nation, […]
Daniel and Amosun Tear Each Other Apart
“You be thief I no be thief You be armed robber I no armed robber” These are lyrics from a song by late indefatigable Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the greatest musician Nigeria has ever produced. Many of his lyrics are referred to almost on a daily basis by radio and TV discourses, interviews and reports these […]
We present, in our usual manner, a comment we received and found interesting and noteworthy enough to bring to our readers’ attention as a headline story. Read on: I refer to Joe Okoli’s remarks about ex Governor Tinubu’s state of health. As interesting as it is, it does not directly and poignantly address the issues […]
Taiwo Lakanu Promoted to Commissioner of Police
A great Lagosian policeman and a humongously gregarious personality from a top Lagos family, Assistant Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Frederick Taiwo Lakanu has been promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police. Lakanu, who is very popular among the “Boys” in Lagos, being a member of several Lagos social clubs, has been posted […]
The London branch of the Yoruba Tennis Club Lagos recently celebrated the end-of-year party at the usual haunt in South East London on Saturday, 6th December, 2014. Formed circa 1993 by Brother Abiola Johnson, ably supported by late Brothers Isa Balogun and Martins (father of current Vice Chairman and MD of HFP, Mr Dele Martins) the Club is now led by its Coordinator, Prince Wole Akintoye assisted by Brother Shadare. The former Coordinators were Brothers Isa Balogun, Dr Sorungbe, Brother Bright and Brother Folu Coker, son of late “Baba Ajasa”, Mr Sowemimo Coker.