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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says Nigeria has grown its gas supply market from 300 million to two billion cubic feet per day (cfpd).

The Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, NNPC, Dr David Ige, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
Ige attributed the feat to successful implementation of the Nigeria Gas Master Plan. He said the gas master plan was a policy document that basically outlined government aspiration for Nigeria. He said its implementation had already positioned Nigeria to be the largest producer of fertiliser by 2018 on the continent.

“Basically today, we have an outlay of many fertiliser plants already positioning Nigeria to be the largest producer of fertiliser by 2018 in this continent.”

He said the policy had impacted positively on the sector, adding that everything that was outlined in it was being implemented to the letter. “Basically today, we have an outlay of many fertiliser plants already positioning Nigeria to be the largest producer of fertiliser by 2018 in this continent. Those are the aspirations of the gas master plan.”


Akoko South West Youth Forum Congratulate AAUA VC 








The member of Akoko South West Youth Forum, under the leadership of Mr Joseph Ojo OGUNTUYI, on this special occasion congratulates Prof. Olugbenga Ige on his birth anniversary.


This was disclosed in a statement released by the forum’s PRO Pelumi Emmanuel, expressing their heartfelt gratitude for all that the professor have done for the Akoko South West Youth Forum and the University Community as a whole.


According to the statement, “Your visionary leadership and dedication to the development of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko have been truly inspiring. Under your guidance as the Vice Chancellor, the university is flourishing and has become a beacon of education and excellence. You have created an environment where students can thrive academically, grow personally, and prepare for a successful future.


Moreover, we are deeply thankful for your unwavering support and corporation towards the Organization. Your belief in the potential of the young generation and your continuous efforts to empower them have been instrumental in shaping the future of Akoko South West.

Through various initiatives and programs, you have provided us with opportunities to learn, network, and develop essential skills. Your commitment to our growth will never go unnoticed, and we are immensely grateful.


Your insightful leadership and commitment to advancing education, community development have left an indelible mark on our hearts and have inspired us to keep striving for greatness. Your tireless efforts have created a platform for us to dream big, work hard, and make a positive difference in our society.


On this special day, we would like to honor you for your exceptional work, vision, and unwavering dedication. May this birthday bring you immense joy, happiness, and fulfillment. We are confident that the coming years will bring even greater success and achievements for you. Please know that you have our full support and appreciation as you continue to lead and inspire us. Many happy returns.”



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Siju Iluyomade Set To Hold Special Diamond Birthday Celebration







The convener of Arise Women, Dr Siju Iluyomade is set to host prominent Nigerians, family, friends and well wishers to what has been tagged Special 60th Diamond Ball.


This will coming few weeks after she had been celebrated by many across the country on her 60th Birthday, 8th of January 2024.


The delectable beauty who has been out of the Country to first have a quiet time in serene cities abroad with her hubby, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, the Senior Pastor at Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, is in high spirits to celebrate her Diamond year with loved ones.



Dr Siju Iluyomade whose position, love for less privileged, finesse, lifestyle and passion for women upliftment have endeared her to many will be the cynosure of all eyes on Sunday 18th of February 2024 when a Special Service will be held in her honor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Oniru, Lagos.

The Special Diamond Ball Reception will be held at one of the most prestigious event Centre in the State afterwards.


According to information made available to media, lots of prominent Nigerians have already been sent their special attire for the day and in her characteristics, the celebrant has bought ankara for thousands of family members, friends and well-wishers who will be witnessing the special birthday celebration.


Also, all arrangements to make the day a spectacle to behold with side attractions, Music, gifts and so more have already been put in place.





Dr Siju who is a Lawyer of over 30years experience, has used her Arise Women platform as source of intervention for the less privileged across the country in the last 15years, building Schools, Hospitals, Boreholes, Provisions of fertilisers for farmers, Skills Acquisitions, empowerment initiatives and many more.

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Five star hotel, Mafis Royal International Hotel berths in Abeokuta 







Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital was abuzz with excitement as Mafis Royal International Hotel hosted its grand opening in a spectacular fashion.



The ancient city came alive with joy as guests from far and wide gathered to witness the unveiling of this magnificent edifice.



The Mafis International hotel Located at Quarry road, behind Nigeria Customs service headquarters has a united kingdom standard serene and conducive environment for lodgers and fun seekers


The event was a true celebration of luxury and hospitality, leaving attendees in awe of the opulent surroundings and world-class amenities.


Notable figures, including traditional rulers, graced the occasion, adding a touch of regality and class to the grand opening. The presence of Oba Tejuoso, the Osile of Oke-Ona, who commissioned the multinational hotel, further elevated the event’s significance.


Oba Tejuoso and other taditional ruler’s endorsement of Mafis Royal International Hotel solidified its status as a premier destination in Abeokuta.


Guests were treated to a night of glamour and entertainment, with live performance by popular fuji star, Alhaji Sefiu Alao with a vibrant atmosphere.


In her opening speech, the CEO of Mafis Royal International Hotel, Alhaja Mojisola Fowowe, A United Kingdom based business mogul and philanthropist, noted that the Hotel promises to be a beacon of elegance and sophistication, offering unparalleled experiences to its guests.


She said, “With its grand opening, it has firmly established itself as a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike”.


She added that grand opening marked the beginning of a new chapter in Abeokuta’s hospitality industry, and the city eagerly awaits the unforgettable experiences that await within the walls of this magnificent establishment.



On his part, Musiliu Alade Aigoro, one of the head , office of the Audit Service Commission, Lagos State Government, who recalled his experience as a lodger in the hotel, Commended the magnificent and exquisite nature of the hotel as a top notch, the world class room service, the sumptuous meal and the well trained staff.


While commenting on the contributions of Nigerians in the diaspora to the development of Nigeria’s economy, Aigoro explained that “There is no gainsaying that for Every nation to thrive, you have to improve and increase your capacity in productivity, you have to do things that would employ a lot of the young ones, you can only arrest the restiveness of our youths of nowadays by giving them job opportunities. If they are gainfully employed, we will see a dramatic turn around of our security system in the country.


“She has been wonderful having worked overseas to come down here and establish a business that will create employment to others. I want to encourage a lot of our people that are well to do who have had opportunities to work overseas and have safe enough capital to come back home to set up a business, Nigeria is meant to be great.” He added.


He Also Commended the sagacity ,the courage and the governance acumen of president Bola Ahmed Tinubu ,whom he said has been bringing Several changes that are gradually transforming the national economy and enhancing infrastructural development.



Also a respected traditional ruler, the Olu of Imasayi in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun state Oba Lukman Kuoye Olamilekan said that , “The very first day I came here, I was highly impressed for a Nigerian that is working in the UK and deemed it fit that she should come and invest the proceeds from that country in his home town.


” My advice is that those that are still over there should remember home,”


“Looking at what the investment has done to help the economy, she has been able to generate lots of employment for the youths who earn their living as staff of the hotel, and the hotels have several joints that are conducive for different classes of people.” Kabiyesi added .


Speaking on the importance of Diaspora remittance to Nigeria economy, the Olu of Imasayi explained that the Exchange rate is a problem in Nigeria now, saying if Nigerians abroad come home to invest, it will no doubt ease the current challenges, because those that are currently investing their proceeds in Nigeria are already making changes and the impacts are being felt by the people.


Guests at the grand opening who wine and dine with sumptuous meal were entertained by the guest artist, A renowned Fuji musician, Alhaji Sefiu Alao, popularly known as Baba oko.


In attendance were, Traditional Rulers from Ogun and Lagos states which included the Osile of Oke Ona, Oba adedapo Tejuoso, Oniro Of Iro, Olu Imasayi-Yewa, HRM Oba Lukman Kuoye, Oniwoye of Iwoyeland, HRM Oba Makinde Buhari Ololade, Oloja of Oja-Odan ,Oba Oyebanji Adetunji Oladapo among others Traditional rulers.



Others were; Rotary Club members, NUJ members, among other different groups in attendance.


The CEO also used the opportunity to appreciated the Managing Director of Accurratte Hommes Intl, Amb Olalekan Egbetola for his major roles towards achieving great success in the construction of the magnificent hotel.

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