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Eko Akete Fashion Week Holds In May 2015

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Following the consecutive two-year success of the Native & Vogue International Fashion Week in Port-Harcourt, organizers of the event, Neo-Mantra and Bunor Creazioni, have announced the hosting of the Eko Akete Fashion Week in May 2015.
This revelation was made at the recently-held Style a la Carte evening, hosted by the two companies for prospective corporate sponsors at the upscale Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos.
At the evening of style rendition Nkiru Oguadinma, Managing Director of Neo-Mantra and Frank Osodi, the renowned designer and Creative Director of Bunor Creazioni, took the corporate community through an evening of testimonies, to witness the astounding success of the Port-Harcourt event and the gains and prospects of sponsoring the Lagos version.

Mr Kayode Oluwo, Commercial Planning and Activation Manager, Diageo Brands; Tunji Olugbodi, MD, Verdant Zeal; Olufemi Ashipa, Brand Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria; Nkiruka Oguadinma, CEO, NeoMantra Ltdand Frank Osodi, Partner, Bunor Creazioni at a dinner to unveil 2015 Eko Akete International Fashion and Design Show logo in Lagos.

Explaining that Eko Akete Fashion & Design Week, is coming to Lagos due to popular demand by those who witnessed the successful hosting of the Port-Harcourt events, Nkiru said: “Neo-Mantra and Bunor Creazioni are the creative brain force behind Nigeria’s biggest fashion show in Port-Harcourt- Native & Vogue International Week, which has, in just two years, featured over 50 designers, stylists, music acts and well over 200 models, thus bringing Port-Harcourt under the global fashion spotlight.”
“And, riding on that success, we are pleased to present to you the Eko Akete Fashion & Design Week, which will arguably be the most definitive rendezvous in Lagos, designed to transform local fashion potential into a major economic export, she added.

Taking guests through the Native & Vogue runway in a video clip, Frank Osodi also revealed: “We have in the past featured international front line designers such as Paul Van Zyl from South Africa, Shaldon Kopman of Naked Ape Fashion SA, Kosibah (UK), KLUCK CGDT (SA ), Frank Osodi of House of Bunor, Ade Bakare UK, and international models like Agbani Darego, Millan Magese, Rob Evans and the list goes on.”

 

Abiola sobowale-Sanni;, MD/CEO, Queens Bridge Group; Eyitemi Taire, Customer Marketing Director, Guinness; Mr Tunji Olugbodi, MD, Verdant Zeal and Nkiruka Oguadinma, COO, NeoMantra at a dinner to unveil 2015 Eko Akete International Fashion and Design Show logo in Lagos.

 

 

According to him the international mix has “grown our local fashion week tremendously by giving us global visibility thereby creating an avenue that brands can leverage on.”
With the coming of Eko Akete Fashion Week 2015, Nkiru told guests that “a great
opportunity as regards partnership abounds and what we are offering is an uncluttered medium to position your brand as a major player in Nigeria’s emerging fashion industry, and an avenue to contribute to human and capital development.”

Apart from the runway video clips, Osodi also explained that the previous shows have not only showcased established designers, but had been an avenue to discover new talents through the Young Designers Competition. A living witness was Ibiteim Thompson, winner of the second edition who came all the way from Port-Harcourt to attend the event.
Others at the evening of style included the young models discovered in the garden city, some designers and makeup artists, who have also been part of the successful outings of Native & Vogue in Port-Harcourt.

Frank Osodi, Partner, Bunor Creazioni; Nkiruka Oguadinma, CEO, NeoMantra and Uti Nwachukwu at a dinner to unveil 2015 Eko Akete International Fashion and Design Show logo in Lagos.

 

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My son’s death a test from God – Heartbroken Gov. Sule

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Heartbroken Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Friday said the death of his son, Hassan, is a test from God.

Hassan, 36, died on Thursday after a brief illness.

He spoke while receiving condolences at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gudi, Alhaji Sule Bawa, in Akwanga LGA.

Sule said he was the one consoling somebody who lost his nine children and 70 cows the previous day and that today God decided to test him, to see whether he was sincere in consoling that bereaved father.

“This is my time to be tested. I see this as a test from God. I was the person consoling somebody that lost his 9 children and 70 cows yesterday, and today God decided to test me, to see whether I was sincere in consoling that bereaved father,” he said in a report by The Punch.

According to him, his son grew up carrying all his siblings along, saying that it was only God that has the power to take him away.

Sule added that his son was the one taking decisions on their businesses, saying that he was always on hand to advice him on what next to do, as his schedule would not allow him to run any business.

The governor insisted that God took him away to test hi resilience and faith.

“God didn’t seek my advice when he gave Hassan to me and he will not seek my advice when he takes him away,” he said.

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Senate summons Kyari, CEO NNPCL over N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to Tompolo

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The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has summoned the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mr. Mele Kyari, over a N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to stakeholders in the Niger Delta region.
The pipeline surveillance contract was awarded by the Federal Government to Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a private maritime security firm founded by Government Ekpemupolo, an erstwhile Commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) also known as Tompolo.

The Tompolo-owned firm was expected to protect all the oil pipelines criss-crossing nearly all the states in the Niger Delta in collaboration with other major stakeholders in the oil bearing communities in the region.
Specifically, Tompolo is expected to carry out the N4 billion per month contract that covers Delta, Ondo, Imo, Rivers and some parts of Bayelsa State in collaboration with major tribes along the communities that host the oil pipelines.

However the Isoko Ethnic Nationality has petitioned the Senate alleging that their young men were not being carried along in the multi-billion naira project.

The Isoko people under the auspices of Interested Isoko Youth Groups, through a petition sent to the Senate on their behalf by Stanley Okonmah, said they were completely marginalised in the contract award.
The lsoko Ethnic Nationality requested the Senate to probe the award of the contract and prevail on the NNPCL’s management to award a fresh contract to a company owned by an Isoko person.

Specifically, the people urged the Senate to look into the matter and urged the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to correct the anomaly.

They want the NNPCL to award the pipeline surveillance contract to a company to be chosen by stakeholders of Isoko nation.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP – Ondo Central), at a session in Abuja, said the GCEO of the NNPCL was being summoned to the Senate for him to come and assure the Isoko people that the agency would do the needful to avoid economic sabotage by the aggrieved youths of the area.
He said, “The GCEO of the NNPCL is hereby summoned by the Senate Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petitions (to appear before this committee) on January 25.

“We want him to come and assure Nigerians that he would do the needful to calm down the youths so that they will not engage in pipeline vandalism.”

Earlier, the leadership of the Isoko youths told the panel that since oil was discovered in their land and pipelines installed there in 1958, till date, no case of vandalism had been recorded in the area.

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Confusion at Lagos Airport as Workers Embark On Strike…… Passengers Stranded!(Photos)

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Several passengers were stranded this morning at the Murtala Mohammed International airport as airport workers began strike starting from midnight.

passengers were spotted all around with airlines having little information on the way forward.

for instance, virgin Atlantic passengers that were due for London trip this morning were helpless as many had to reschedule their flights and many left loitering around

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