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The old student of the prestigious Federal Government College Port Harcourt, FEGOCO PH, on Saturday, 30 October 2021, converged at the Catholic Church, Admiralty Way in Lekki, for a purposeful walk in a campaign for physical and healthy wellbeing.

 

The 9-kilometre walk kicked off around 8.30 am from Admiralty Way to Lekki Link Bridge. The Alumni who participated did three laps back and forth adorning purple jerseys, and ensuring that all COVID protocols are observed.

 

Medical personnel and facility were on ground for emergencies, with an ambulance and escort vehicles. The walk was well organized as the team followed traffic-free routes.

 

President of the Federal Government College PH Old Student Association, Mr Gogo Kurubo who spearheaded the Health Walk, emphasized the importance of staying healthy. He added that walking has long been considered an ideal form of physical exercise.

 

It is easy, accessible, requires no special skills or equipment, poses little risk of injury, and can be done virtually anywhere, he told newsmen. 

 

Mr Gogo Kurubo is a COVID-survivor who has remained at the forefront of the campaign for staying safe and complying with COVID-19 safety protocol.

 

Having survived COVID, I have come to appreciate the importance of exercise and how it fosters comprehensive body wellness.

 

He added that a collective cause like the health walk is effective in contributing to overall weight loss, lowering BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage, and decreasing blood pressure.

 

“Our approach to advancing the blossoming drive for health and fitness, through the Health Walk, also reflects our capacity to create value for our community. We have made it our responsibility to encourage the general public in the adoption of lifestyles that promote good health and well-being, he said.

 

Speaking about the role of the Alumni, Mr Gogo stated that the Alumni has been a huge inspiration for him and for other members.

 

Having left school about 40 years back or 10 years back to meet up, the excitement was visible as old friends and schoolmates see one another for the very first time in many years, and the nostalgia is awesome.

 

Beyond the Health Walk, the Alumni association aims to play very significant roles in other areas such as education, infrastructural development of the Alma mater and maintenance of high education standards in school through the organisation of scholarships for students.

 

Through this Health Walk, it is also believed that the alumni is achieving the vision to make sports that instrument for unity and development among members and the community by extension.

 

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BREAKING: Popular Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu is dead

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Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, is dead.

He was said to have died on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

 

In October 2023, the veteran actor was reported ill and required financial assistance.

But in November 2023, Okafor’s family confirmed that one of his legs had been amputated to keep him alive.

 

The amputation became necessary because of an infection of the arteries at the ankle that was not detected early enough, his former manager Emeka Chochoo revealed.

It was reported that he passed away in the hospital in the early ours of Saturday 2nd of March 2024.

 

Meanwhile, celebrities and colleagues of the Nollywood veteran have mourned Mr. Ibu in various social media posts.

May his Gentle soul rest in peace

 

 

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Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni: Harmony Gardens Chairman and Wife Inducted into Spiritual Roles

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In a momentous occasion of spiritual significance and community recognition, the Chairman of Harmony Gardens and Estates Development LTD, Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa, popularly known as Mr. Ibile, and his wife, Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe, were recently installed with revered titles at an event hosted by the Al-Irshad Islamic Foundation.

 

Hon Saheed Mosadoluwa Ibile inaugurated a multi-billion naira ultra-modern Central Mosque at Ibeju-Lekki immidiately after he got recognized by the West Africa Islamic Council as the AL Mujaddid in Rabbat, Morocco.

 

According to popular Muslim tradition, the term refers to an individual who emerges at the turn of each century in the Islamic calendar to rejuvenate Islam, purging it of extraneous elements and restoring it to its original purity. In contemporary times, a mujaddid is regarded as the preeminent Muslim figure of a century.

 

The concept of Mujaddid is based on a hadith (a saying of Islamic prophet Muhammad), recorded by Abu Dawood, narrated by Abu Hurairah who mentioned that Muhammad said:

 

Allah will raise Mujaddid for this community at the end of every 100 years the one who will renovate its religion for it.

 

Recall that in a grand ceremony attended by distinguished personalities and spiritual leaders, Hon Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa, Chairman and CEO of Harmony Gardens and Estates Development LTD, officially commissioned and handed over a state-of-the-art central mosque in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, on Friday, January 19th, 2024.

 

The auspicious event witnessed the presence of esteemed religious leaders, including Sheik Semiu .A. Opeloyeru, The Grand Chief Imam and General President of the League of Imam and Alfa in Ibeju-Lekki L.G.A. The ceremony commenced with the arrival of Sheik Semiu .A. Opeloyeru, setting the tone for a day of spiritual significance and community celebration.

 

Representing the executive governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babajide Sanwoolu, was Hon. Ahmed Abdulai Jembe, the Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs to the governor, graced the ceremony. The Onibeju in attendance emphasizing the significance of the event in the cultural and traditional context.

 

The event saw the attendance of various traditional rulers, highlighting the communal and inclusive nature of the mosque inauguration. Notably, the newly appointed Lagos NURTW Chairman, Mustapha Sego, drew attention as his presence added an extra layer of recognition to the occasion.

 

However, the prestigious ceremony, held at Monarch Hall in Osapa London Lekki, Lagos State, saw Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa bestowed with the title of Baba Adinni, signifying a revered position within the religious community. His wife, Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe, was similarly honored as Iya Adinni, a title of great respect and responsibility.

 

The Al-Irshad Islamic Foundation, under the guidance of its founder Sheik Rasheed Adeleke, who is also the owner of Al-Irshad Travel and Tours, organized the event as a Pre-Ramadan lecture, award ceremony, and Turbaning ceremony. The atmosphere was filled with spiritual fervor and communal joy as community members gathered to witness the momentous occasion.

 

Notably, Abu Abel and other prominent figures, was also present at the event, adding to the significance of the gathering. The ceremony, held on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the exemplary contributions of Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa and his wife to both the community and the Islamic faith.

 

The Turbaning ceremony, a traditional rite of passage within the Islamic community, symbolizes a deep connection with cultural heritage and spiritual leadership. The titles of Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni carry great responsibilities, signifying the honorees’ commitment to serving the community and upholding the values of the Islamic faith.

 

As the community celebrates this significant event, the installation of Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa and Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe as Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni reflects their exemplary leadership and commitment to the principles of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD. The event serves as a beacon of unity, spirituality, and communal recognition within the Osapa London in Lekki community.

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