Thursday, 5 April 2018

Please stand up for Chief Hezekiah Oladipo Davies on His birthday





Chief Hezekiah Oladipo Davies (5 April 1905 – 22 November 1989) was a leading Nigerian nationalist, lawyer, journalist, trade unionist, thought leader and politician during the nation's movement towards independence in 1960 and immediately afterwards.

Family History and Early Life
Chief Davies was born in the southern city of Lagos, Nigeria. His maternal Great Grandfather was the Oba of Effon-Alaiye. His maternal Great Grand Mother was the Owa (Queen regnant) of Ilesha. His grandmother was Princess Haastrup, the daughter of the Ijesha monarch, and his paternal Grand-Father, Prince Ogunmade-Davies of the Ogunmade Ruling House of Lagos, was the son of King Docemo. His father, known as "Spiritual Moses", was one of the founders of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Nigeria.

Between 1911 and 1917, Davies attended the Wesley School, Olowogbowo, Lagos. He then went on to Methodist Boys High School, Lagos, which he attended from 1917 to 1920. In 1921, he began attending the King's College, Lagos, and did so until 1923. In the following year, he became Assistant Master at King's College, Lagos

Notable amongst his childhood friends were Nigeria's first president, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, who attended Methodist Boys High School with him, and Nigeria's first indigenous Chief Justice of the Federation, Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, and first indigenous surgeon, Dr Oni Akerele, both from King's College.

Higher Education
H.O. Davies was one of the earliest Nigerians to use the University of London's distance learning program, he making friends by way of it with the likes of Lord Denning. He passed the London Matriculation Examination in 1925 in the company of Eyo Ita. He also attended the London School of Economics in 1935, where he was a pupil of Harold Laski, graduating with a BComm (Hons). 

In the same year, he was elected President of the Cosmopolitan Club of the School. While in the United Kingdom, he was President of the West African Student Union and was also a representative of the University of London on the Executive Committee on British Universities.

He later returned to London in 1944, where he studied Law and was called to the English Bar at the Middle Temple Inns of Court, London in 1946. In 1959, Davies spent a year as a Fellow of the Center for International Studies at Harvard University

Political Career
Davies was a founding member of the Lagos Youth Movement in 1934 along with James Churchill VaughanKofo AbayomiErnest Sissei Ikoli, and Samuel Akisanya. He was made Secretary-General. The Youth Movement was one of the earliest political associations to encourage active participation by Nigerians in the political and socio-economic development of the country.

After returning from studies abroad along with Nnamdi Azikiwe, Davies spearheaded the efforts that led to renaming the Lagos Youth Movement the Nigerian Youth Movement when both individuals became prominent members, contributors and national leaders with large followings. Davies was the founding Secretary-General of the NYM.

Davies left the movement in 1951 and founded his own party, the Nigerian People's Congress. He later joined the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons after negotiations for a formidable alliance with Nnamdi Azikiwe were unsuccessful. Davies was a Federal Minister of State in the Ministry of Industries from 1963–1966 during the Nigerian First Republic.


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Please Celebrate Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole on His birthday. Adam Adam HBD.





Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole (born 4 April 1952) is a former labor leader, turned politician who 2012 was elected for a second term as the Governor of Edo State in Nigeria on the platform of the Action Congress . His first term was won following his court appeal to the results of a massively rigged April 2007 election in which the candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Oserheimen Osunbor had initially been declared the winner. He assumed office on 12 November 2008 after winning the appeal.

Background
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was born on 4 April 1952 at Iyamho, near Auchi in Edo State. He was born Muslim but was led to Christianity by his late wife Clara who died of cancer aged 54. He is Catholic and his Christian name is Eric. After his secondary education, he obtained a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was elected union secretary. He became a full-time trade union organizer in 1975.

 He then studied at Ruskin CollegeOxford in the United Kingdom where he majored in economics and industrial relations. He also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. In May 2015 he married a young model called Lara Fortes.

Labour Leader

In 1982, Adams Oshiomhole was appointed General Secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, a union with over 75,000 workers. After democracy was restored in 1999, he became president of th oe Nigerian Labour Congress. Early in the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo he negotiated a 25% wage increase for public sector workers. In return he publicly supported Obasanjo and endorsed his candidacy when he was re-elected in 2003. The Textile union elected Oshiomhole for a second term as General Secretary, while he continued as president of the NLC.

The relationship with Obasanjo turned sour as neglect of local oil refineries led to reliance on imported gasoline, followed by rises in the price of fuel. Oshiomhole led strikes and demonstrations against the increases.

 He faced arrests, tear gas and temporary blockades of union offices, and Obasanjo introduced legislation to make it more difficult for the NLC to strike. The NLC alleges that on 9 October 2004 Oshiomhole was abducted by State Security Services during a protest, but the Nigerian government say he submitted to voluntary custody.

Oshiomhole represented African Workers for two terms on the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), serving on the committee on Freedom of Association. He was also a member of the Executive Board of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.



Please celebrate Hugo Wallace Weaving on His birthday






Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an English-Australian film and stage actor. He is best known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy (1999–2003), Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003) and The Hobbit (2012–2014) film trilogies, V in V for Vendetta (2006), Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger and the father in Hacksaw Ridge. Weaving's first television role was in the 1984 Australian television series Bodyline, where he portrayed English cricket captain Douglas Jardine. In film, he first rose to prominence for his performance as Martin in the Australian drama Proof (1991).

Weaving played Anthony "Tick" Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra in the comedy-drama The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994); and multiple roles in the science fiction film Cloud Atlas(2012). His roles as a voice actor include Rex in Babe, Noah in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, and Megatron in the Transformersfilm series.
Weaving's awards for acting include a Satellite AwardMTV Movie Award and six Australian Film Institute Awards.

Early Life
Weaving was born at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, in Ibadan, in the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, to English parents Anne (née Lennard) (born 1932), a tour guide and former teacher, and Wallace Weaving (born 1929), a seismologist. His maternal grandmother was Belgian. A year after his birth, his family returned to England, living in Bedford and Brighton before moving to Melbourne and Sydney in Australia; Johannesburg in South Africa; and then returning to England again.

 While in England, he attended The Downs SchoolWraxall, near Bristol, and Queen Elizabeth's Hospital. While at the Downs School, in 1973 Weaving played one of his first theatrical roles, taking the part of 'Captain Asquith' in Robert Bolt's "The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew". His family moved back to Australia in 1976, where he attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney. He graduated from Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981.

Career
Weaving's first television role was in the 1984 Australian television series Bodyline, as the English cricket captain Douglas Jardine. Weaving appeared in the Australian miniseries The Dirtwater Dynasty in 1988 and as Geoffrey Chambers in the drama Barlow and Chambers: A Long Way From Home. He starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the 1989 film Bangkok Hilton. In 1991, Weaving received the Australian Film Institute's "Best Actor" award for his performance in the low-budget Proof. He appeared as Sir John in the 1993 Yahoo Serious comedy Reckless Kelly, a lampoon of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly.

In the mid-90s, Weaving portrayed drag queen Anthony "Tick" Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra in the 1994 film Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and provided the voice of Rex the sheepdog in the 1995 family film Babe. In 1998, he received the "Best Actor" award from the Montreal Film Festival for his performance as a suspected serial killer in The Interview.

1999–2010
Weaving played the enigmatic and evil-minded Agent Smith in the 1999 film The Matrix. He later reprised that role in the film's 2003 sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. He was a voice actor in the cartoon film The Magic Pudding.


Monday, 2 April 2018

Let Celebrate Akindele Jeleel Ayodejion on His birthday. HBD




Akindele Jeleel Ayodeji (born April 2, 1983) is a Nigerian professional basketball player for Yalova Group BelediyeSpor of the Turkish Basketball First League.

Collegiate Career
Akindele chose Chicago State over RutgersSt. Peters and St. Marys. During Akindele's first season in Chicago, the 7'1" centeraveraged 7.1 points per game (ppg),5.6 rebound (rpg) and 1.94 blocks per game (bpg). In his second season, Akindele improved his block total by 8 in 4 fewer games (2.50 bpg), as well as improving his scoring average to 12 ppg.

 His best game, statistically, was when he registered 28 points (10-for-13 field goals), 21 rebounds, and 4 blocks in 79–71 loss to Green Bay on December 1, 2004. He was also named the Mid-Continent Conference defensive player of the year for 2004–2005.

Professional Career
Akindele left Chicago State after his sophomore year, declaring himself eligible for the 2005 NBA draft. Going unselected in 2005, had a short stint with the NBA Golden State Warriors. Akindele was selected in the fourth round of the Development League's Draft by the Fort Worth Flyers.

In December 2010 he signed with Montepaschi Siena until the end of the 2010–11 season. In August 2011 he returned to Russia to play for Spartak Primorye. In February 2012, he signed in Iran with Petrochimi Bandar Imam. In August 2012, he signed with Juvecaserta Basket. In April 2013, he left them and signed with Champville in Lebanon.

In August 2013, he signed with Budućnost Podgorica. Once the Adriatic League regular season finished, in April 2014 Akindele signed for Gran Canaria until the end of the 2013–14 season.

In September 2014, he signed with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of Spain for the 2014–15 ACB season. He won the ACB Player of the Month Award in January 2015.
On June 11, 2015, he signed with Yeşilgiresun Belediye of the Turkish Basketball League for the 2015–16 season. On June 27, 2015, he signed a short-term deal with Vaqueros de Bayamón of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2015 BSN season. In July 2015, he joined the Metros de Santiago of Dominican Republic for the rest of the 2015 LNB season.

In October 2016, Akindele signed with Fuerza Regia of the Mexican LNBP. On April 5, 2017, he re-joined the Vaqueros de Bayamón.
In December 2017, Akindele signed with Yalova Group BelediyeSpor of the Turkish Basketball First League.



Sunday, 1 April 2018

Let Celebrate Ehinomen Ehikhamenor on His birthday.Hip Hip.....







Ehinomen Ehikhamenor, (born 1 April 1980 in Benin City, 31/10/2014 in Mendoza) is a professional boxer from Nigeria (and currently resides in Manhattan, New York) who fights in the cruiserweight division.
Professional Career


Ehikhamenor turned professional in February 2004 at the Mohegan Sun CasinoConnecticut, United States. In his debut Ehikhamenor defeated Moorish American Anthony Riddick by way of a first round knockout.


Contender
Ehinomen was a contestant on the 4th season of The Contender filmed in Singapore. On 7 January 2009 he won his first round fight with a five round points victory over experience Darnell Wilson. After winning two more fights beating Deon Elam in the quarters and Rico Hoye in the semi-final, Ehikhamenor secured a spot in the championship match, in which he will battle Troy Amos-Ross.
Ehikhamenor lost to Troy Ross in The Contender championship bout.


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Let celebrate Jimoh Ibrahim on His birthday.Hip Hip......





Jimoh Ibrahim (born 24 February 1967) is a lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria, with business interests and subsidiaries in neighboring West African countries.


Background
Ibrahim traces his origins to Ondo State, in southwestern Nigeria. He studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile IfeOsun State, Nigeria, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Subsequently, he obtained the degree of Master of Public Administration(MPA), also from Obafemi Awolowo University. Later, he attended Harvard University in CambridgeMassachusetts, USA, graduating with a combined Master of Laws (LLM) and Masters In International Taxation degree. His investments include the following sectors, among others: oil & gas distribution, hotels, resorts, airlines, banking, real estate, insurance, publishing and investments.


Business Interest
Global Fleet Group has the following subsidiary companies, among others:
1.  Air Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Formerly Virgin Nigeria
2.  NICON Insurance- Lagos, Nigeria
3.  Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation - Lagos, Nigeria
4.  NICON Luxury Hotel - Abuja, Nigeria - Formerly Le' Meridien Hotel
5.  Global Fleet Oil & Gas - A chain of gasoline stations (estimated at about 200 in 2011), across Nigeria
6.  The NICON Group - Lagos, Nigeria - Holdings include investment companies, schools, real estate holdings, transport companies and others
7.  Global Fleet Building - Lagos, Nigeria - Formerly Allied Bank Building
8.  Meidan Hotel - Lagos, Nigeria
9.  Global Fleet Industries - Lagos, Nigeria - Formerly HFP Industries Limited
10.               Energy Bank - Accra, Ghana - A new commercial bank in Ghana, started operations in February 2011

11.               Oceanic Bank São Tomé - São ToméSão Tomé and Príncipe - Commercial bank purchased from Oceanic Bank in May 2011.
12.               Newswatch Magazine - Lagos, Nigeria


Monday, 22 January 2018

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