I watched with my mouth agape and with keen interest, the birth of four Catholic Priests. The journey from Lagos to Ado-Odo in Ogun State, via Aiyetoro and Songo-Otta was uneventful as the dexterous hands of Mr. Anthony Oyeniji, piloted his blue state of the art Honda Accord jeep safely to the venue of the priestly ordination at exactly 9:46am. We were five, all decked in full CMO regalia, representing St Ferdinand's Parish CMO. We were lucky to occupy a vantage seat directly behind the Papal knights. It was a crowded church, where hundreds of admirers spilled-over all sides of the church.
The Church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ado-Odo in Ogun State, is simple like any other village church but with a lot of modern touch.
The ambience of the interior of the church was inviting. The Shifon cloths with well-mixed colours which speak the language of solemnity were over-flowing, crisis-crossing the entire interior of the church and yet, other ones striding broadly at the sanctuary with colourful neon lights adorning the entire sanctuary. Here, His Lordship the Most Reverend Father Alfred Adewale Martins, the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, with over fifty Reverend Fathers old and young, split on either side of the alter, all took their seats.
The procession was long and seems to be unending, with the altar boys taking the lead. The seminarians who numbered over thirty were next on the double lines. Then came the longest of them [...]
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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said that the N25billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF) set up by his administration has successfully empowered over 4000 small and medium scale businesses in the last two years as a means to boost the economy of the State.
Governor Ambode, who spoke when he received a delegation from Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Ikeja, said deliberate efforts have been made by his administration to aid businesses and encourage budding entrepreneurs in the State.
Alluding to the fact that the State boasts of a burgeoning population of youths, the Governor said that driving entrepreneurship growth was a sure way to engage the youths meaningfully to enable them contribute their quota to the growth of the economy.
“There is no way under this economic recession that we have found ourselves that we can actually employ all the people under that age bracket. So the best thing is to create a framework that would allow them to dissipate their energy and [...]