Another shocker for Lagos! This terrible bad news was received five minutes ago 6pm Monday 25th May 2015, straight from the horse’s mouth. It was the shocking news of the death of Mr Kunle Coker, 51, another member of the Yoruba Tennis Club. Kunle, brother of Olu and Tunde and a cousin of late Chief Funso Williams, took ill in the Ikoyi Club last night, was rushed to the hospital, called his wife, a lovely lady from East of the Niger, and said all was well, but was pronounced dead at 11 am this bad letter day, Monday 25th May 2015. Full details tomorrow.
NEW ASOJU OBA FOR LAGOS
The next meeting of the Association of Lagos Titled Chiefs will be slightly different from the usual. This is because the Oba of Lagos has promoted an old and much respected Chief of Lagos to the title of Asoju Oba (the keeper of the king) of Lagos. He is no other person than the veteran […]
LAGOSIANS STRANDED EN ROUTE HOUSTON, TEXAS
It was poignantly a show of shame as several Nigerians, including many Lagosians, had checked in, boarded the aircraft, fastened their seats but were unable to wing it across the Atlantic Ocean and southward down Mexico way, to Houston, Texas, USA to attend the oil transportation conference (OTC) in that US oil state popularised by […]
MRS OLUBI’S HOUSE BURNT DOWN
As if her travails were not enough, the incarcerated Chief Dr Mrs Ayora Bola Kuforiji-Olubi seems to be in an underserved problem as her main residence and riverside mansion on Marine Road Apapa, Lagos was gutted by fire and completely razed on Monday 27th April 2015. Her son, Tokunbo, the fugitive from London, was believed […]
ISLAND CLUB GETS NEW CHAIRMAN BOT
The Island Club, Lagos, “Nigeria’s Premier Club”, has just elected a new Chairman for its Board of Trustees. Following the inauguration and investiture of the new trustees two weeks ago, a meeting held on Monday 27th April 2015 where the Board of Trustees met and elected Chief Sunny Odogwu, the Ide of Asaba, as the […]
LAGOSIAN EXCELS IN THE UK—GETS MBE
No news, they say, is good news. In the last six years, the only news items in the worldwide media about Nigeria have been reports of abysmal and deleterious events. Notable amongst these are: 1. Boko Haram and Chibok girls 2. Murder of British soldier on East London Street by Nigerians Adebolajo and Adebowale. 3. […]
Another shock hits the airwaves as the news of the death of Deinde Sofoluwe which occurred yesterday was received today. Deinde, 72, was the older brother of Tokunbo Sofoluwe (CMS Grammar School), former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos who died in office recently. Deinde had just in 2013, lost his wife but was himself said to be hypertensive and lost his steps while walking, stumbled and died. Deinde was a very outgoing personality in the Lagos social circles and his elder brother, Tayo Sofoluwe (Kings College), is very popular in Lagos especially amongst the Kings College crowd of Tunde Edu, Chike Obi-Rapu, UK-based Ayo Akinyemi and Bayo Bello. Deinde, who served as a teacher briefly in St Gregory’s College, Lagos, lecturing many Gregorians including Oye Akinsemoyin, is being mourned by his surviving siblings and friends including Lawyer Kunle Williams of the Yoruba Tennis Club and Ikoyi Club, Lagos.
A popular member of the Yoruba Tennis Club Pavilion Section, Sunday Obanubi, who departed mother earth a few weeks ago, is to be interred at the Ikoyi cemetery tomorrow 26th May 2015 after a funeral service at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Broad Street, Lagos. The Christian wake keeping is being held this very minute 5.40pm 25th May 2015 in the hall of the Yoruba Tennis Club and all members of his family including Chief Bode Olajumoke and his wife, Remi (Princess of Lagos) nee Oyekan, his YTC friends, especially the Pavilion Group and his church members are all present.