Rev. Fr. Raphael Adebayo (1955 – 2023): ‘Charity’ Was His Middle Name – By Ogie Eboigbe

Rev. Fr. Raphael Abiola Adebayo who died last week – on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 – was buried at the Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos today. His interment followed a funeral …

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He Was Not A Rottweiler, He Was A Pastor – By Anthony Akinwale, Guest Writer

He Was Not A Rottweiler, He Was A Pastor – By Anthony Akinwale, Guest Writer At the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), the three youngest periti (theological advisers) were Swiss theologian, …

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Pelé, The Greatest! Dead, But Alive in Many Hearts

I doubt if any man has been reported dead more times than the Great Pelé. At the last count, it was five times when newspapers and later, social media headlines …

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Hakeem Belo-Osagie: From The Boardroom To The Classroom

The notice came innocently enough last week from LinkedIn – ‘Hakeem is celebrating 3 years at Harvard Business School’, with the usual options to send congratulatory message. I responded: “Congrats …

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Elizabeth Reigned, Majestically!

When I first saw the signature of Queen Elizabeth II, ‘Elizabeth R’, I was curious and started asking questions about what the ‘R’ stood for and why. Did the ‘R’ …

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Fada Onyii – My Running Mate & I

Last Friday, 19th August when Helen and I marked our 33rd Wedding Anniversary, another gentleman was also marking his anniversary in another part of the world the same day. It …

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Vice-Chancellor Anthony Alaba Akinwale: 60 Cheers to Fada, Brother, Friend

I was just doing my own jeje sometime in 2007 when my then Parish Priest at St. Agnes Maryland, Lagos, Rev. Fr. Raphael Adebayo called me to say ‘one priest’ …

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From ‘Hardman’ Toni Rudiger – A Loving Farewell To His Chelsea Mates & Fans

German footballer Antonio Rudiger played his final match for his English club Chelsea on Sunday in the 2:1 win against Watford. The no-nonsense central defender who is on his way …

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Oyerinde Olotu, The African Picasso, Passes On

The stroke that hit veteran Nigerian artist Oyerinde Olotu almost 10 years ago, to many of us his friends and family, was like a bolt out of the blues. Well, …

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Celebrating Odionwere B.O. Eboigbe – Even In Death, He Lives

The headline, ‘Celebrating Odionwere B.O. Eboigbe – Even In Death, He Lives’, is not an error. Yes; our father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend has gone to the great beyond, …

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