Sunday, 5 March 2017

Ooni of Ife, South Africa Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Lesotho PM Pakalitha Mosisili, others to speak at the Commonwealth Africa Summit 2017


Leaders from across Africa will gather in London to discuss how Africa can leverage its shared commonwealth heritage in doing business with Britain post Brexit.

Among leaders confirmed to speak at the Summit holding at the Royal Overseas League at St. James Place in London are Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, South Africa National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete, Former Nigerian President Chief Obasanjo, and the Imperial Majesty The Ooni of Ife.

Other Key Speakers this year includes Governor Simon Lalong from Nigeria, Co –Founder of the Commonwealth Africa Summit and Former Chair of the Council of Commonwealth Society Lord Watson of Richmond, Global Head of Citizenship at KPMG Lord Hastings, Co-Chair of the Commonwealth Africa Initiative Baroness Flather, CEO of Sahara Energy Mr Tonye Cole, Sarah Champion MP, Adonis Abboud, Vice Chair Business Council on Africa Clive Carpenter, President of the Sierra Leone Football Association Isha Johansen and many more.

Leveraging our Commonwealth Heritage for economic development and collective growth will be at the top of conversations at the 2017 Summit from the 13th – 15th March 2017. Panel discussions will focus on Climate Change and Economic Growth in Africa, Africa’s Growth Agenda: Strengthening Partnership for Actualisation, Collective and Sustainable Growth in an Age of Economic Uncertainty, Leadership for Collective Growth, Securing Africa and the Commonwealth, Women and Girls Economic Empowerment: An essential for collective growth, Expanding Trade for Collective Growth, Meeting Africa’s Infrastructural Challenges, Powering Africa and More.

The Commonwealth Africa Summit 2017 activities will begin with a wreath laying service in honour of those who were lost to the 2 world wars and will be followed by the Royal Commonwealth Societies’ Commonwealth Day Service at the Westminster Abbey in the Presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other Royals.

The Summit business activities will begin on Tuesday 14th March with an Opening Plenary and close with a Dinner on Wednesday 15th March in Westminster.

The 2017 Commonwealth Africa Summit will be attended by government and business leaders from Africa and the Commonwealth. At the 2017 Commonwealth African Summit, prominent leaders will deliberate on the theme ‘from Shared Prosperity to Collective Growth’ - one that promote prosperity and secures Africa’s future. Issues such as energy and power, Africapitalism, trade and investment, sustainable livelihood, child rights, counter insurgency and terrorism will be discussed and lasting solutions proposed.

Interested participants are encouraged to register on www.casevents.org/cas2017 and www.cas2017.eventbrite.com.

Information about the Commonwealth Africa Initiative can be found on www.commonwealthafrica.com

Sunday, 26 February 2017

OBASANJO at 80: Chriastian Association of Nigeria (CAN) celebrates Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, inaugurates him as Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Ogun State - Sunday, 26 February 2017



Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN celebrates Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at 80, conferred with Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Ogun State - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

The Thanksgiving service took place at Treasure House of God, Agbeloba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Invited special guests includes Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, HRM Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu Amororo II Oba Olowu of Owu, HRM Oba M. A. A. Gbadebo CFR, The Alake of Egbaland, Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Abosede Onanuga - Deputy Governor of Ogun State, The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr Suraj Adekumbi and other important dignitaries.

Baba Obasanjo was also inaugurated as Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Ogun State.

Photos by: Daniel Sync

 


















Saturday, 28 January 2017

LIVE ON IYA EKITI: Chief. Mrs. Mercy Ajoke Ajibade laid to rest in a deserved grand style

LIVE ON MUMMY AJOKE AJIBADE
Published by Daniel Sync, 29 January 2017, 06:08, Ado-Ekiti Nigeria 


Over the years, i have covered several funerals & burial ceremonies but surely this is truly a befitting celebration of life. Ekiti really did welcome Chief. Mrs. Mercy Ajoke Ajibade. 

Daughter, Mrs Oluwakemi Ajibade-Otubesen



 


L-R: Akin Adrian Ajibade & Wife Rachel Ajibade

 
Daughters L-R: Olayinka Ajibade & Mrs Oluwakemi Ajibade-Otubesen

 
 Akin Ajibade remembers Mummy. Eulogy.

 
Sons Deji & Tope Ajibade


 
L-R: Yinka, Tope & Deji Ajibade

 
The Hearse

 
The Gun Salute

 



 
 The Grandchildren

L-R: Oluwakemi Ajibade, Rachel Ajibade, Mr Otubesen


R-L: Tope Ajibade, Deji Ajibade

 
R-L: Temi with Son, Deji Ajibade, Olaide Balogun

 
Deji Ajibade































Story/ photos by Daniel Sync. Reporting from Ado-Ekiti.
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