Unsigned indigenous Afro_Pop artist with an highly differentia qualities of Vocal Melody, Sizzle Ishola come through with Kizz Daniel’s challenge to release his ‘Fvck You’ (Cover) version. “Fvck You” challenge, the song is causing so much conversations on social media.
Hi Pilgrims. May I first of all ask to know how it has been journeying through this world of thick cloudiness and piercing brightness, a sphere where darkness and light seems to be in fierce contention, a walk road carved and shaped with crooked and smooth pathways, the ‘beautyugliful’ globe that houses you and I. Folk, living in this world if you will agree with my thought is a make up of futilities and shambles and this make up can only be altered by an encounter and a course.
The vitality of vanity is first of all in a discovery, the outcome of the preacher’s searchings and scavengings from the beginning of the world to the end thereof. He immersed himself in a thorough search for understanding, wisdom and knowledge, he endeavoured merriment, drank his soul into staggerings and tried the path of folly thinking he will discover life fully, he did all he could, tried all paths and means that there seem to be in arriving at tangibility, yet futility shone at him like the bright sun of the morning.
You will do yourself a whole lot of good if you develop the consciousness of man’s inability to meaningfully grow without the acknowledgment of life being a hold of vanities which can be turned vitality by nothing but light. The light that drew patriarchs out of the sphere of the natural and secured for them thrones in the supernatural orb.
The routine of life is nothing but an unending chase after the wind; for from cradle to grave life is an empire whose foundation is laid with gainful futilities, valuable worthlessness, fruitful barrenness and loaded emptiness; they are all bricks of deceit making life’s way the seemingly right way to journey through, our eyes need to pop open for authenticity to be seen and walked through.
Life must be to us ‘vainful’ for us to be actually gainful, for in Christ only is the fullness of life, joy and peace; seeing Christ and having unending trust in Him is made possible by the acknowledgement of life’s unending vanities. However, when Christ the vitality of life is permitted to step in, the seemingly unending futilities of life metamorphose into life, goodness, unending joy and godliness. The only advantage you can take of life is to genuinely yield to the invitation of the only begotten son of God and accept the course of the Kingdom as your primary and all-time business, for in it only lives eternal significance.
Don’t live through life with so much wisdom that at the end will occur to be nothing but sheer foolishness, step in and start the drive through this pathway of light and sweetness. I live daily through a passage laid with gold and beautiful stones with a covering of glory and beautiful rainbow. What exactly is the trend today? It is nothing but that which is omnipresent, the Holy Spirit is the trend. What qualifies a happening and makes it a trend is its wide range prevalence and presence; Salvation is to me the trend of our age and the vitality God worked out of Adam’s founded vanity.
😊 Smile, for there are beauties, reliefs, health and hopes in end time prophecies. You only can seize what you see 😜.
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The executive Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola has named Dr. Charles Diji Akinola as Chief of Staff (CoS) to the State Government.
He also appointed Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Mr. Adeyanju Abdullah Binuyo as Deputy Chief of Staff.
Mr. Adeyanju Abdullah Binuyo was also announced as Deputy Chief of Staff.
According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said the appointments take immediate effect.
Prince Oyebamiji is a 1987 graduate of Theatre Arts of the University of Ibadan.
He is a former Permanent Secretary, one-time General Manager, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), and erstwhile full-time Commissioner in the Osun State Civil Service Commission.
Dr. Akinola is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University.
He has a wealth of experience in international development, public policy and cross-sector partnerships.
He was for many years Country Director, TechnoServe, an international development organisation reputed for its work in agriculture value chains and agribusinesses, and later Executive Director, Enterprise for Development International.
Dr Akinola was the Director General, Office of Economic Development and Partnerships which is responsible for spearheading cross sector partnerships between the state, national and international investors and partners. He was the Chairman of the State Planning Commission and had variously supervised the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, and the Ministry of Regional Integration in the State.
Binuyo obtained a B.Sc. and MSc. from the University of Lagos.
He attended several trainings at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, Tias University in the Netherlands and the National University of Ireland.
Binuyo has a deep experience in development finance, project and human management in the public and private sectors.
He was the Senior Special Assistant on MDGs to the immediate past Administration. Prior to that, he had being a consultant to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs. In 2015, he was Technical Adviser to the Transition Committee of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
Until recently, he was Chief of Staff to Minister of Communications Mr.Adebayo Shittu.
Note: I am not on the payroll of any politician in Nigeria and I am not a card-bearer of any political party, for now. Therefore, read with a civil mind.
There is no national or religious law that constrain your opinions to the conformity of everyone’s on earth. Individual perspectives matter and it should not be downcast, rather counter with utmost respect and ‘civility’.
People’s unnoticed public incautiousness is attacking people who, probably, hold an opposing opinion with theirs. It’s another ‘sorry’ level of intelligence to think that your opinion is the best while others’ should be trashed. On politics, everybody has personal interests and personalities which/who could be inspirers or models and these do not necessarily need to be conformed with yours – that doesn’t make theirs wrong and yours right. Be civil. Thousands of people contesting would have supporters, loyalists and mere admirers which no ‘Court of Morals’ would sentence for admiring a candidate of their choice.
In 2015, like a plague, sympathy spread all over the country, just for one course – agitation for a new government. Only those who has retentive mind would remember how tense situation was during that period. There were series of prophecies, predictions and insinuations about war in Nigeria – thank God it was all put to nought.
People just wanted PDP out the system at all costs. They wanted the Messiah who would deliver them from what to what […]. Sincerely, aside some effects of politicking, people voted sympathetically for PMB and he won honourably, ditto all other APC candidates, whether good or bad, rode to victory on the wings of Messiah Buhari – Sai Baba!
Footprints in Oyo
The invocation of sympathy during the electioneering process in Ọ̀yọ́ was a clear indication of 2015 replicate. People voted and their votes count. It was not a magical victory, afterall, politics is a game of one winner many losers. The election and victories were condimented with social media lampoons and jests which was what made it amusing and interesting to observers like me. Should we expect the verisimilitude of PMB first four years in Ọ̀yọ́ or we should just wait and see what sympathy votes produce? Don’t doubt GSM, he has workable plans for Ọ̀yọ́ and we will live to see a new Ọ̀yọ́, flourishing and overtaking other states in Nigeria, like Lagos and Kano.
As I rest pen, let me appeal to us all: this government deserves our utmost supports and prayers.
Long live Ìbàdàn Long live Ọ̀yọ́ State Long live Nigeria
Emmanuel Osele George is PR expert, Counselor, Poet, Writer, Teacher and an Author of ’10 Reasons why Success is a Must’ and can be reached through this mail – Geomazie@gmail.com
One of the most beautiful and famous Greek islands, Santorini erupts with charm, a volcano embraced by the Aegean. This ancient island white-washed landscape of Santorini, built up on the rim of the ancient volcano, induces romance like none other.
Set across the backdrop of the sea, the towering black cliffs and inky waters peering through the narrow walkways make it perfect for an early morning walk with your loved one.
Santorini – also known as Thera in Greek – is the island immortalized by poets and painters, thanks to its celebrated light, multi-coloured cliffs and picture-perfect sunsets. On this island all senses are overblown, a product of its many contrasts: black earth against whitewashed homes clinging to the cliffside, or wild volcanic sculptures against sleek Cycladic lines. Enchanting, romantic, cosmopolitan, stunning, however you describe it, Santorini is a distinctive volcano.
People around the world, most especially tourists and adventurous geeks have a special place in their heart to visit this volcanic Aegean Island making it a point of life’s dream coz the island raises powerful emotions and intense feelings. Get to know it by travelling with Blue Star Ferries and your journey will be as enjoyable as your stay on the island. Board the ship in Piraeus and set sail for breathtaking Santorini.
The journey allows you to explore and have unforgettable experiences in Santorini;
There is no better way to begin the day than walking around the volcano and diving in the warm springs. Take a boat to Nea Kameni, in the centre of the famous Caldera. Around the islet of Palaia Kameni, those who dare will take a dip in Agios Nikolaos bay with its warm springs that give the water its exotic orange colour!
Caldera from up above or by boat. Fly by helicopter over the volcanos which became active 1.5 million years ago or circumnavigate the Caldera of Santorini by boat and admire the imposing volcanic rocks, where villages with hyposkafa – homes with extensions dug sideways into the volcanic rock- are perched.
Finding your balance on the edge of the precipice. The walk from Fira to Firostefani, to Imerovigli and then Oia on the edge of the Caldera will be an unforgettable experience.
Sunset in Oia. Take your position early on in Goula, Oia and live this unique experience. Then get to know Oia from up close, with its colourful, hyposkafa buildings, minimalist churches, sea captains’ houses, old wineries, luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes and elegant shops.
Akrotiri, the Aegean Pompeii. Covered with an ultra-modern bioclimatic shelter, Akrotiri is one of the most stunning archaeological sites in the Aegean.
Luxurious accommodation. Suites and villas with a view to the volcanos, pools and Jacuzzis, hyposkafa with indoor bathing, massage and specialized treatments, private gourmet dinners and local wines, butlers, helicopters and private vessels for sailing around the Caldera.
The wines of the ancient vineyard. In the visitor-friendly wineries of Santorini you will be introduced to the flavours and aromas of the wines produced in the 3,200-year-old volcanic vineyard. Try the renowned Vinsanto and the wines made from the local varieties of grape, asyrtiko, atheri and aidani.
Volcanic beaches. Perivolos and Perissa, Kamari, Vlihada, Kokkini (red) and Aspri (white) beach… Marvel at the rocks hewn by nature’s most visceral forces and the black and red volcanic sand you will find there!
Award-winning flavours with a view to the Caldera. The award-winning chefs of Santorini’s restaurants will bring you the exquisite and original flavours of the island. Try the local cherry tomatoes, grown in arid conditions, tomato patties, white aubergines, fresh cheese and locally grown cucumbers.
The unexplored Santorini. The tower of Nimborio, Skaros in Imerovigli, Akrotiri castle and lighthouse, ancient Thera above Kamari, the hyposkafa hamlets of Vothonas and Karterados, Megalohori, Finikia and its old wineries, somehow reminiscent of rural Mexico, are but a few of Santorini’s secrets waiting to be uncovered!
Make your dream come true: discover the magic of Santorini and enjoy every new revelation travelling in style and comfort onboard Blue Star Ferries, with up to two daily departures from Piraeus with Blue Star Delos and Blue Star 2.
Things to do in Santorini
A walk along the volcano of Nea Kameni
Red and black rocks create a wild landscape around the crater on Nea Kameni, a small island at the centre of the caldera. From the top of a volcano with a 2.5 million-year history, you have an incredible view of the caldera. The myth that Santorini is the ancient city of Atlantis, which submerged over 9,500 years ago, comes to life before your eyes.
A spa in the Aegean Sea
If you don’t have a boat, you can easily rent one or hop on a day cruise at Athinio, Gialos or Ammoudi, and take a tour around the caldera. Discover the churches built into caves and the old stairs used for mining excavations along the cliffs. On the small island of Palia Kameni, if you dare, you can dive into the thermal waters that form a volcanic spa.
Get your feet onto higher ground
Holidays in the villages of the caldera are one of a kind, with extraordinary cave-like houses grouped together in volcanic soil. Enjoy a leisurely stroll from Fira to Firostefani and Imerovigli. The more adventurous can challenge themselves by taking the path to Oia, passing the Prophet Elijah’s Church, the Chapel of the Cross and the Black Mountain, which is iridescent at sunset, all of which makes a walk that defies description.
Summertime and the living is easy
Santorini is one of the most luxurious destinations in Greece. Plunge into one of the infinity pools that flirt with the edge of the cliff, the Aegean laid out in front of you in all its glory. Relax on a sun bed, refreshing cocktail in your hand. Enjoy a massage in your suite and a dip in your jacuzzi.
Candle-lit terraces glimmer when the sun dips behind the volcano. An intimate dinner for two, paired with a fine wine from a world-renowned volcanic vineyard and views of the caldera. Holidays at Santorini’s luxurious hotels and restaurants will certainly bring your dreams to life.
Head to Santorini Island and let gorgeousness overtake as you relax and watch the sun wash the splendid white and blue backdrop.
Authorities have rescued at least 50 children so far from a three-storeyed building which collapsed in the Itafaji area of Lagos Island.
Emergency rescue agencies such as the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as well as security personnel are currently on ground at the scene of the incident.
The police, army and National Security and Civil Defence Force, NSCDC, are also making contributions with rescue operations.
The number of casualties is, however, yet to be determined.
The building, situated at Massey Street at the Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island caved in at about 9:45 am on Wednesday.
Speaking on the development, Adebayo Kehinde of the LASEMA Public Affairs Unit, said, “The incident occurred at about 10.30 am today regarding a three-storyed building that collapsed at the above address.
“The search and rescue operation is presently ongoing with so many victims rescued alive from the collapsed building through combined efforts of LASEMA and other emergency responders such as the Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Federal Fire Service.
Others include National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Police Force, Rapid Response Squad, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. Nigeria Red Cross Society, Lagos State Neighborhood and Safety Corps.
“The exercise is being coordinated by the General Manager Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Mr Adesina Tiamiyu with the deployment of heavy and light rescue equipment from LASEMA and its stakeholders.”
The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Lagos State gubernatorial race, Jimi Agbaje has ago called his rival, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to personally congratulate him on his obvious victory at the polls.
The State Returning Officer, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, while announcing the results, said the APC candidate polled 739,445 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Jimi Agbaje of the PDP, who polled 206,141votes.
Also, The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday congratulated Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for emerging winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.
The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Taofik Gani, in a statement in Lagos on Monday, said the congratulatory message was to exhibit sportsmanship and show respect for the laws of the land.
The spokesman, however, said the if PDP had any reason to challenge the results, it shall not hesitate to do so.
Gani called on the governor-elect to accommodate everyone in victory and shun politics of seclusion and retaliation.
He advised the governor-elect not to go against anyone because of political or ideological differences.
“Lagosians will not accept any excuse for any failure in governance for any reason.
“We advise Mr Sanwo-Olu to hit the ground running, get competent hands, irrespective of party affiliation.
“This is necesssary so that all hands can be on deck to move Lagos State forward as it should be,” he said.
Similarly, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, who won the fifth mandate to represent Agege Constituency I, described the victory of APC as hard-earned but well deserved.
“It was tough for us all but at the end of the day, a well deserved victory for all members of the party.
“It was a confirmation of the love Lagosians have for our great party and the giant strides we have been achieving in the state,” obasa said.
The speaker also expressed appreciation to Nigerians, particularly Lagos residents, for reposing and renewing their confidence in the APC, not only in the state, but also at the federal level.
He assured that Nigerians won’t regret the renewed mandate given to the APC.
“We have absolute confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, to deliver good governance.
“Therefore, I want to assure Nigerians, particularly Lagosians, that the APC administration at all levels will continue to put in place programmes and projects that will enhance your welfare and improve your standard of living,” he added.
Popular Nigerian-Canadian Professor, Pius Adesanmi, has died alongside 149 passengers and eight crew members involved the Ethiopian Airliner plane crash on March 10, 2019.
The Ethiopian Airlines flight between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, crashed, killing 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, making a total of 157.
TRN gathered that Adesanmi who was a Professor of English at Carleton University in Canada until his death was on the Ethiopian Airline’s 4months Old Boeing 737 that crashes In Addis Ababa With 157 onboard.
However, his current employer, Carleton University in Canada has also confirmed that the erudite scholar is indeed dead.
See the University’s Tweet,
The Carleton community is mourning the loss of Pius Adesanmi, director of the Institute of African Studies, who was among the 18 Canadians killed in today’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. https://t.co/IxCwkfQWRG
Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer and literary critic, satirist, and columnist. He is the author of Naija No Dey Carry Last, a collection of satirical essays.
According to Wikepedia, Adesanmi had a BA (first class honours) from the University of Ilorin in 1992, a Masters in French from the University of Ibadan in 1998, and a PhD in French Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2002.
From 2002 to 2005, he was Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. In 2006, he joined Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada as a Professor of literature and African studies.
Until his death, Adesanmi has been a regular columnist for Premium Times and Sahara Reporters. His writings are often satiric, focusing on the absurd in the Nigerian social and political system.