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Payporte’s Eyo Bassey Makes Detour




For some people, re-strategising translates to failure in the initial business.

This, however, does not apply to the young and amiable businessman, Eyo Bassey, the brain behind e-commerce company, Payporte.

For him, re-strategising is recalibrating and putting your first foot first.

This is what the man has been up to with his business in recent months, as he takes Payporte to the next level, making it an exclusive fashion, lifestyle and entertainment brand.

The new Payporte will not carter for fashion items for all, but for those within the ages of 16 and 35, with an exception to special demands.

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Asides fashion attires, the company will now focus on soft wearable items such as ear pod with the aim of serving Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa better.

Bassey, whose successes have been immeasurable boosted the profile of his company recently, adding a new outlet in Delakes Mall located on Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos to his long list of outlet even as he hopes to achieve more milestones such as having five million fashion items on his platform before Black Friday, opening other outlets in Ibadan, Abuja and Port Harcourt soonest and taking his brand to Ghana and Kenya before the end of the year.

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With a young team, Bassey is focused on making his target audience trendier, while hoping to clothe all Nigerians with dignity by 2025.

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Prince Ajibade Ogunoye’s Hurdle



Ajibade Ogunoye

Death is a sad occurrence, but it has a way of opening doors for people.

For Prince Ajibade Ogunoye, the death of Olateru-Olagbegi opened a big door. The death saw to his emergence as the new Olowo of Owo Kingdom.

Against all expectations, Prince Ogunoye’s emergence was peaceful, democratic and procedural.

Despite this, he still has the big challenge of unifying other contenders of the throne, as well as uniting all sons and daughters of Owo Kingdom.

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Though yet to officially ascend the throne of his forefathers, Owo Kingdom awaits the traditional rites that will fully usher in their new leader.



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Bola Tinubu: Not A God After All



Bola Tinubu

Some consider Bola Tinubu, All Progressive Congress (APC), national leader a god of a sort.

But there are those who know that despite being stupendously rich and brainy, he is just a mere mortal.

The man, who is considered by many as the brain behind the many successes of APC in the South West has been at the receiving end of criticism in the past days.

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Once highly respected among Yoruba elders, Tinubu appears to have lost loyalists in some places especially with reactions to his statement during what was supposed to be his condolence visit to the father of the slain Funke Olakunrin, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Absolving herdsmen from Olakunrin’s death, Tinubu had been quoted saying that those accusing the nomads of the deceased’s murder could not back their claims with evidence.

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Tinubu’s position on the death of the daughter of the Afenifere leader has however seen him heavily criticised by many who once respected his views on issues.


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Drumbeat Of War Sounding Loudly Around The Country, Ooni Tells Buhari



Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has urged political leaders against blowing issues out of proportion.

Warning that the drumbeats of war is sounding loud across the country, he said that the Southwest would not want to experience any war.

Ooni, spoke at the State House, Abuja, after meeting with President Buhari. He said that he was at the State House for talks with the President on behalf of traditional rulers on how to improve the security situation.

The Ooni said: “I came to speak on behalf of other traditional rulers. Before I came here, I discussed with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who has been there for close to 50 years and we cannot take away such a very massive experience in terms of knowing the structure of Nigeria. And also by virtue of that, Alaafin is in constant touch with Awujale, Oba Sikiru Adetona and very much; we are all on the same page.

Further, he said: “So, I’m here and I had a discussion that is very fruitful with Mr President about what we all know the security situation in the country. We made him to know that the issue at hand in the Southwest is real – the issue of insecurity.

“We live in the remote and rural areas of the southwestern part of the country, most of those bushes and those forests are being occupied by strange people and we have decided to take it upon ourselves to try as much as possible to work with the government to fish them out.

“Why I’m here again is, everybody is beating the war drum; we don’t want war; who can stand war? We want something better for our youths. Everybody is beating the drum of war; we don’t want war; Who can stand war? We want something better for our youths.

“We should better use them for something good other than shouting war and anarchy. We don’t want that. We told the President that and he is on the same page with us. Politicians should be careful not to throw things out of proportion. We should make sure things are right. Mr. President has actually given good directives to security chiefs, especially the IG (Inspector-General); they will visit each and every traditional ruler’s palaces that are very sensitive in Southwest with immediate effect, he is going to give that directive.

“He said that everything must be done to put all security agencies to good use and work with the locals to separate the bad eggs.  We need to work very closely with them and every other security agencies in the country, we will put them to use now; it is very important to us to put them to use and work with the locals; it is very important so that we can separate the corn from the chaff.

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