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Some Photos Of Prof. Wole Soyinka You’ve Never Seen Before

We have decided to compile some photos of the legendary Wole Soyinka as he clocks 84. Nigerian author, playwright, poet, essayist and scourge of ‘many governments’, Wole Soyinka turns 84 on July 13, 2019 and to celebrate him, NIGERIAN NEWS goes back in time to curates eight photos of him that are rarely seen. These photos are sourced from Instagram and they show Soyinka without his signature white hair and beard many have come to recognise him with.

1. The beginning:

November 1934. Tinu watches over her younger brother Wole. #Soyinka

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This photo shows Wole Soyinka as a baby with his elder sister Tinu watching over him. This photo was taken in November 1934.

2. Wole the pirate:

It is well known that Wole and seven of his friends founded Nigeria’s first confraternity the Pyrates. Nicknamed Cap’n Blood, he poses in this photo in his full regalia.

3. Undergraduate Wole:

Wole is seen posing with his fellow students who just gained admission to the then University College Ibadan (now University of Ibadan).

4. Wole and Tinu again:

1952 with my elder sister Tinu. Before the university voyage.

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Wole and Tinu seemed to be best of friends. Here, he poses with her just before he gains admission to University College Ibadan.

5. Wole the failed musician:

Not a lot of people know that Wole used to be a musician. The fact that he refers to himself as a failed musician doesn’t help.

6. The Soyinka family:

In this photo, Wole and his siblings pose on their mother’s 70th birthday.

7. Daddy and daughter:

1963. With my daughter Moremi.

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Wole poses with his daughter Moremi in an undated photo.

8. Relaxed Wole:

# Sho Mo Age Mi Ni? Cap’n Blood.

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As you can see no caption is needed here, Just Wole relaxing.

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Notable Achievements Of The Late Former Governor Of Kwara State Bamigboye

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Notable Achievements Of The Late Former Governor Of Kwara State Bamigboye

It was reported earlier the passing away of the former governor of Kwara state, Brigadier General (retired) Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye today 21 September 2019. He was the first Military Governor of Kwara State from May 1967 to July 1975, after it had been split from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. In loving memory of the late leader, Nigerianews.net brings to you some notable achievements during his regime.

David Bamigboye is an Igbomina man. His younger brother is Theophilus Bamigboye, another military ruler turned politician. In 1968 he created the Kwara State Ministry of Education, with a department to handle Scholarship/Bursary matters. In 1971 he announced a decision to establish the Kwara State Polytechnic, which came into existence in 1972. In December 1972 he opened the new premises of Ola-Olu Hospital with accommodation for thirty-five beds.

  • 1st Governor of Kwara State.
  • The longest serving for 9yrs (1967-1975).
  • He laid a solid foundation for Kwara State.
  • Established Kwara Polytechnic.
  • Established Herald Newspaper.
  • Built Kwara Hotel.
  • Built Kwara State Secretariat.
  • Built the Kwara Stare Government House.
  • Built many secondary schools.
  • Built many General Hospitals.
  • Scholarships for Kwara Indigenes in higher institutions.

He built and sustained unity in Kwara state and produced many outstanding leaders, scholars, civil servants, jurists, professionals, entrepreneurs and many great Kwarans in various fields.

May his gentle soul rest in peace…Amen!

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Things You Don’t Know About The New Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

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Things You Don’t Know About The New Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

The former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday, September 14, resigned her appointment over a certificate forgery scandal

After accepting Adeosun’s resignation, President Muhammadu, appointed Ahmed to oversee the ministry with immediate effect.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, September 14, approved Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed as the acting minister of finance, following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as the minister of finance over a certificate forgery scandal.

Nigeria News reports that before her new appointment, Ahmed was the state minister, Budget and national planning of the federal republic of Nigeria.

Here are facts to know about Zainab Ahmed, the new minister of finance:

  1. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed was born 55 years ago in Kaduna state.

  2. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 and an MBA from the Ogun state University, Ago Iwoye.

  3. She started work in 1982 as an Accountant in Kaduna state ministry of finance in Kaduna state and moved to Nigerian Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL)

  4. In 1995, where she worked in various departments and rose to the rank of the Deputy General Manager (DGM).

  5. In 2010, she was appointed to serve as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

  6. Before her appointment to oversee finance ministry, she was minister of state Budget and national planning.

  7. She is a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), a member of the Nigerian Institute of Taxation and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

  8. In March 2009, she was appointed Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company. She was then appointed a member of the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG).,

In the meantime, NIGERIA NEWS had previously reported that President Muhammandu Buhari accepts the resignation of Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president (media & publicity) on Friday, September 14. The finance minister resignation has ended several months of controversy and silence that heralded the investigation by an online news medium that the minister forged her National Youth Service Corp exemption letter.

 

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