Retired Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Bode Abisogun Leigh on Sunday, 23rd November, 2014 celebrated his 75th birthday and his mandatory exit as Chairman of the Waka Club. It was a wow of an occasion and was very well attended. Ex Lagos State Commissioner for Planning, Hon. Bolaji Abosede, in declaring the occasion open, extolled the virtues of and poured accolades on the Professor. Coincidentally, he also hinted that Lagos Blog was probably present at the occasion. We thank him for his punditry and assure him that whenever a social do happens, we shall be there with our ears to the ground. Poignantly present at the event was the presence of several Londoners including Mr Kayode Damole, Mr Edue Yomi Wilson, Mr Femi Nicol, Brother Beyioku of Island Club, Pa Otudeko (Otus), Ms Enitan Sawyerr (with dad atow) and several others. It was indeed a night of glitz, glamour and grandeur.
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 death has been reported in Lagos of another great socialite, Mr Bode Fadase. Popularly known as Barry, Bode retired some years ago after a long period of service in the oil and gas industry at Mobil Oil. He celebrated his 70th birthday a few years back in his Surulere, Lagos residence. He was a regular feature at Maureen’s Kitchen, a honky-tonk on Towry Street, Lagos Island. He was a great lover of boxing and throughout the 70s and 80s would be seen at the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere watching the great boxers of that era made up of Hogan Jimoh, Davidson Andeh, Jerry Okorodudu, Billy Savage, Siki Panther, Joe Lasisi and others. He always had good and sometimes vociferous boxing arguments with another great boxing aficionado, Dr Jimmy Sogbola. Late Barry was a member of the Lagos State Boxing Board of Control in the 80s along with boxing experts Martins Osaile, Jibade Fashina-Thomas, Dele Adetigba and Abiola Johnson. Barry was married for many years to Bunmi, nee Sofola, the agony aunt of the “Ask Bunmi” fame (Jimi Disu’s favourite read). Bode will be missed by many at Maureen’s Kitchen including Maureen Bidell, Deji Amidu and Barbara Harper of B’s Corner.
There is something going on with the Rokosu family. The well-known Rokosus, part of the Salawe-Oke family of Ita-faji area of Lagos Island, seem to be going through an unfortunate period. The family are beset with incidents which, if one was superstitious, one would call a generational curse. This is the present status quo of the family:
- Professor Jibade Rokosu, as we reported earlier, is under the weather and has now been moved to the National Hospital in Abuja for an unknown ailment. It is reported that the ever-munificent and altruistic Craig Ezeigbe is rendering some assistance to him.
- Younger brother, Wale celebrated his 70th recently but has not been quite himself since he retired from the service of Lagos State.
- Younger sister, Mrs Eddy Obaseki is under some severe stress.
- Younger sister, Mrs Yetunde Eusebio also has health issues.
- Yetunde’s husband, Kayode, is also under some medical strain.
- Younger sister, Lawumi, charming and most popular after the Professor, has been hit after a bout of happiness by a terrible tragedy:
- Her youngest offspring that she had for late member of the House of Representatives, gregarious Hon. Sola Olugbode has just graduated in the UK and she is in the UK for the graduation.
- Two days ago, Doyin, Lawumi’s daughter died mysteriously and tragically in London. Doyin’s two children, a boy and a girl, are being looked after by Lawumi in Lagos. The news was received with great shock and the club where Lawumi, her friend, Bola Martins and her other siblings, all congregate at, the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, was stung by the news.
- Another Rokosu sibling, a mixed-race lady, has not been seen around very much and her condition is unknown.
Obviously, something is amiss and we shall keep our readers updated.