MAYOR AKINPELU’S DIARY: LESSONS FROM IKOYI TOWER TRAGEDY

It would be an understatement to say something catastrophic happened on November 1, 2021 at Ikoyi, Lagos State. That was when one of the three towers of 360 Degrees towers, the 21-storey high-rise building developed by Femi Osibona came down, killing 46 people at the last count. The developer, Femi Osibona was one of those who died along with his friend who was on his way to America to celebrate his 50th birthday, his two P.As and several workers working on the building. Already, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State…

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SANWO-OLU RAISES FOUR-MAN PANEL AS LAGOS #ENDSARS PANEL SUBMITS REPORT

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has constituted a four-member committee tasked with coming up with a white paper on the report of the #EndSARS panel submitted to him yesterday. The committee which he ordered to come up with recommendations within the next two weeks, is headed by Moyosore Onigbanjo, the  Attorney-General of the state.  While inaugurating the committee, Sanwo-Olu said, “I’m believing and trusting that this process will help us start the very difficult process of proper reconciliation, restitution, bringing together of anyone that must have been one form…

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FILMMAKER ZEB EJIRO BEREAVED AGAIN

Viano, the last child of late Nollywood filmmaker, Chico Meziakpono Ejiro is dead. Viano died after a protracted battle with cancer. The 11 year-old Viano died just 11 months after his father died on Christmas morning in 2020. His ailment had made his mother, Joy Chico-Ejiro to relocate to the U.S where he was receiving care before he succumbed to the disease. Viano Chico-Ejiro is also the nephew of Nollywood pioneer filmmaker, Chief Zeb Ejiro, MFR.

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BOOK REVIEW: STORY OF RISE AND FALL OF FAME, FINALLY TOLD!

By Kayode Adebiyi Book Title: FAME: Untold Story Of Its Rise And Fall (Unforgettable Intrigues & Lessons) Author: Femi Akintunde-Johnson (FAJ) Publisher: Basic Skills Academy, Lagos Year of Publication: 2021 Pages: 369 (digital version) FAME: Untold Story Of Its Rise And Fall is a retrospective and evocative account of an explosive tabloid which took the media industry by storm in the early 90s, as told by one of its three founders, Femi Akintunde-Johnson. Those who understand how the entertainment and lifestyle sub-culture of the Nigerian press was set up and…

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