Renowned Prof Soyinka Dies In Ibadan, Nigerians Mourn
By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe
Femi soyinka, who is known to be a renowned Professor and former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has died.
In a statement by the family, Mr Soyinka died in the early hours of Tuesday at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.
He was 85.
Mr Soyinka was the younger brother of Nobel laureate and professor of comparative literature, Wole Soyinka.
Read the family’s statement below:
The Soyinka Family of Ake/Isara, Ogun State, has announced the passing of their father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle Professor Femi Soyinka, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Born in 1937 Professor Femi Soyinka received a Medical degree in Medicine and Surgery MBchB from University of Heidelberg, 1964; and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the same University in 1965. He specialised and practised as a Dermatologist, Venereologist and Allergologist at the University of Giessen,1969.
In 1972, he obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Hadassah Medical School, (MPH) Israel.
He worked in the academic field for 30 years, holding various positions from Chief Medical Director to Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Provost of College of Health Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was also involved in ex-tensive research work on Tropical Skin Diseases and Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in collaboration with the Federal government, international donor agencies and organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, DFID, the British Council; and the International Development Re-search Centre, Canada.
He pioneered several researches in the field of HIV/AIDS and worked as consultant to various international and local agencies including the World Health Organization, DFID, UNDP and Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health based on his extensive experience on the subject in various parts of the country.
Prof. Femi Soyinka was in the forefront of mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. By translating the outcomes of his researches into clinical practice. He impacted significantly not only in the lives of numerous individuals and families living with the disease, but also on the nation as a whole.
He initiated the Ambassador of Hope program in Nigeria, encouraging people living with HIV/AIDs (PLWHAs) to speak up, thereby bringing the much-needed public awareness to the disease at a time when knowledge was low and stigma was high. He also demonstrated technical knowledge and was involved with many other HIV/AIDs related programs including HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, ARV programs, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) and home-based care for PLWHAs in Nigeria.
Subsequently, he contributed significantly to capacity building of indigenous organizations across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria through his non-governmental organization – New Initiative for the Enhancement of Life and Health (NELAH) previously known as; Network on Ethics/Human Rights, Law, HIV/AIDS-Prevention, Support and Care (NELA). He was a past president of Society for AIDS in Africa and he successfully coordinated the International Conference on AIDS and STIS In Africa (ICASA) in Abuja, Nigeria in the year 2005.
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Burial arrangements would be announced by the family later
Three-Storey RCCG Building Collapses in Lagos
Three-Storey RCCG Building Collapses in Lagos
By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe
A RCCG three-storey building under construction has reportedly collapsed in the Mushin area of Lagos.
Saharaweekly understands that nobody was trapped when the building went down at about 6.30 pm.
The building, located at 17, Cardoso Street, off Martin Street, was reportedly owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
The cause of the collapse could not be established at press time.
The Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.
He said the personnel of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) were on the ground at the time of this report.
It was learned that the rubbles will be cleared overnight.
GOLDEN RHYTHMS OF AFRICA SET FOR AMERICA MUSICAL TOUR OF 2023 SUMMER
Golden Rhythms of Africa Band, led by Yomi Peters is a group of multitalented artistic members that perform a unique kind of African cultural heritage in a traditional and crossover style of singing and dancing. Generally, the orchestra in their type of stage live show and concert are composed and choreographed of total number of Ten (10) members including the band Leader, Yomi Peters who performs with or without an instructor.
The kind of instruments use and the type of music perform on live stage is so unique that make the musical group to gain an overwhelm request by the African community in the United States.
Yomi Peters and his Golden Rhythms of Africa Band, is a group of talented artists that sing, dance and perform unique West African traditional and cultural crossover music, popularly known by Nigerian communities all over the world as Afro Crossover Juju Music. The musical band love to perform this type of live stage concert in a less formal and shorter than other concerts. It features African traditional music instrumental
Yomi Peters and his Golden Rhythms of Africa Band, also perform this type of stage concert which consists of the whole musical band members to play the African music percussion and wind unique music instruments, but other types of western cultural music instruments may be added depending on the music piece they are intending to perform. The live band stage concert is also called African heritage wind ensembles, wind bands, symphonic bands, etc. The repertoire varies; from African classical to contemporary music, the lyrics and the rhythms are performing with energetic dancing style in unique costumes appearances.
This musical band is so unique by raping with African languages but rich with philosophy songs like western Hip-hop music, with several other elements including unique costumes, stage design, singing and dancing, that can attract the interest of Africans / Americans generation in the United States.
Yomi Peters and his Golden Rhythms of Africa Band, usually make use of notable African musical instruments like African Traditional Talking Drums called Apala, Sakara, Omele and some percussion beat equipments like Baata, Sekere, Konga. They also make use of some western musical equipment like Drum-set, Guitar, Keyboard, Trumpet and others.
Glory International Music & Arts Promotions, base in the United States of America has concluded all arrangement to organize three months musical tour of some notable states in the United States for Yomi Peters and his Golden Rhythms of Africa Band.
The President / CEO of Glory International Music & Arts Promotions, Prince Dr. Adeniyi Shobaloju disclosed the organization plans to promote and propagate the musical and dramatic talent of Yomi Peters and his Golden Rhythms of Africa Band in the nooks and crannies of the United States of America by the summer period of 2023.
5 MAJOR FACILITIES A HOUSE FOR RENT SHOULD NOT LACK
5 MAJOR FACILITIES A HOUSE FOR RENT SHOULD NOT LACK
BY DENNIS ISONG
House owners complain about how people do not value their property but what they fail to do is assess the real problem(s). To be realistic, if people are not getting anything worthwhile from your property, you can’t blame them for their lack of enthusiasm.
I know a house where tenants suffer dryness for 8 months of the year from their well. The only time they get to enjoy water is that month of the year when it rains consistently and once the rain stops being frequent, they go back to experiencing drought.
Renting out your house is not the problem but the question is does it have all catchy facilities? Facilities go a long way in helping a rental property get tenants in no time.
Facilities are important. We can’t do without them. And any house lacking some of these facilities is not considered to be a complete house.
What are these facilities?
- Water supply
We all know how important water is to our daily lives. Having a house for rent which has a borehole is a big plus. This is essential especially in Nigeria where we rarely get water from the water cooperation, so making provision for that is one of those things people look out for before renting an apartment.
A standard house for rent must have a security personnel guiding the property. Asides this, all security measures must be in place to the extent that not just anyone can gain access to the property. Security doors are not left out as well.
A proper house for rent should have a cleaner that ensures the cleanliness of the environment. This facility is one of those things that attract potential tenants. You may feel the tenants are supposed to be the ones to do that like what most people grew up to know, however, things have changed and house owners need to put a class/standard on their property.
- Bathroom amenities
The plumbing fixtures, shower/tub should be in good condition. For older homes, if you know you will need to do a remodel or renovation in future, you should be prepared to know this reality when looking at the home, not after you move in.
For tenants who own cars, parking is a very important facility. Homeowners for rent should consider a large parking space for their tenants. Unfortunately, parking spaces are no longer a priority in Nigeria. Some wouldn’t even mind building on a space meant for cars.
6.Properly tiled floor
By now, it is expected that houses in Nigeria are meant to be tiled. Gone are the days when floors are left bare. In this present age, a house without a tiled floor is not considered modern.
- Gated compound
Unlike foreign countries, one of the things people look out for before renting a house is how tall the gate is. Now imagine that your property doesn’t have a gate at all, it might be a little difficult having interested people rent the place. Apart from security, people like to have their privacy. No random person on the street needs to know the activities going on in the compound.
Dennis Isong helps individuals invest right in Real estate. For questions on this article or enquiring about Real estate. Email: Dennis@Landproperty.ng or Whatsapp/Call +2348164741041
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