Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 15:29:59 GMT
Chief Fola Alade, OFR,
[/color] the Asiwaju of Aramoko-Ekiti, a foremost architect and technocrat par excellence is credited for the design of many important monuments in Nigeria, including the Tafawa Balewa Square,
in Lagos. Other structures he designed include the Federal Secretariat, Ikoyi
in Lagos, and many of the state secretariats, Navy Town
and Satellite Town,
as well as the National Theatre
also located in Lagos. He is reputed to have shared a deep friendship with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, despite their difference of opinion on several issues.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 15:35:45 GMT
Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye, OON
the Asiwaju of Offa, is the Chairman of Adesoye Group Holdings.
It is a conglomerate of various companies, engaged in businesses ranging from oil and gas, to travel, consultancy, steelworks, education, plastics, furniture, engineering construction and insurance.
His most popular subsidiary is Okin Biscuits,
located in Ijagbo area of Offa, in Kwara State. Okin Biscuits
unlike Tate and Lyle, Nigerian Sugar Company
and other companies that went into early extinction, thrived and surprisingly survived the unfriendly economic policies, during the long period of military rule in the country. Today, the company is being offered for sale at a total cost of $20 million USD. It stopped production in 2007.
Chief Adesoye also set up the Adesoye College
in Offa, Kwara State - a co-educational, private, boarding school with high standards of education, in 1987. Adesoye College has earned a reputation, as one of the most prestigious schools in Nigeria. Parents who have had their children trained at the college include former presidents, serving governors, ministers and others in similar positions of authority.
But another of his subsidiaries called Supasteel
is doing quite well in the engineering sector. Supasteel Limited
is a wholly indigenous engineering, procurement and construction company, specializing in steel fabrication, mechanical and piping installations, as well as the repair and maintenance of static and rotary equipment, for process plants.
Their technical partners include Messrs BIS Dinafit SRL of Romania, Monticor Industries SA,
and MB Engineering Services of Scotland.
One of the outcomes of this successful partnership, resulted in the restoration of the damaged reactor, re-generator, orifice chamber and flue gas re-boiler of the Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) unit, of the Port Harcourt Refinery which was damaged in an explosion at line up for service, a few years back.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 15:45:50 GMT
One of the leading manufacturers of furniture in Nigeria is a company known as Sokoa Chair Centre, owned by Mrs. Ibukun Awosika. They manufacture and assemble a wide variety of chairs, tables and executive furniture for banks, multinational companies, universities, hotels and other corporate organisations. Ibukun Awosika is the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group . The companies in the group include The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart Limited, and TCC Systems and Services Limited and are involved in furniture manufacturing, retail and bank-way security systems services.
The modern factory and office facility for the local production of international standard office seating is located at Ilege village near Akodo on Eleko Road in Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The factory started with the local production of 13 of the 400 possible models within the Sokoa SA, France collection, whilst it will continuously introduce the other models into its collection progressively or on an as need basis.
Various personalized products as well as follow up services will be available, with each product carrying a 3-year warranty. In addition, a proprietary technology for producing office seating; the C-GEX SYSTEM is used in the local production of the chairs to ensure efficiency ad cost savings. To this end, the company has been paying Royalty per unit of chair produced using this technology.
Sokoa Chair Centre is the only African Company so far allowed to use this proprietary technology for production. sokoachaircentre.com/about-us/
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 15:52:22 GMT
Reddington Hospital Group
is a multi-specialist facility offering tertiary level care. The hospital has launched a new healthcare facility, that provides super specialist expert care across a range of clinical specialisations. The founder of the hospital is Dr. Adeyemi Onabowale,
a British-trained, consultant cardiologist.
Known as the Maxy Super-Specialty Centre
it offers professional advice, treatment and management of conditions and diseases using specialists in Otorhinolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat), Dentistry, Ophthalmology and Optometry (Eye conditions), Endoscopy as well as other specialist areas such as dialysis and sleep therapy.
With their new clinic, anyone can access the best expertise available, professional advice and ongoing support across a wide array of specialist healthcare disciplines without the need for a referral by a doctor.”
ENT specialists that treat a wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions, as well as head and neck conditions are part of their medical team. They are supported by skilled hearing therapists (audiologists),
and speech and language therapists, who are professionally qualified in the field. Their state of the art endoscopy centre
is able to provide diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, along with other skilled treatments that are not readily available in Nigeria.”Reddington Hospital
also conducted the first successful cardiac angioplasty and stenting procedure
in the country, on July 6, 2009, by a team of specialists led by the hospital's consultant interventional cardiologist, and the Medical Director of its cardiac centre, Dr. Yemi Johnson. The state-of-the-art digital cardiac catheterisation suite and cardiac centre, is located within its premises in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is affiliated with the Cromwell Hospital in London.Reddington Hospital
also opened a Breast and Gynae Centre
for women, recently. It is equipped with cutting edge technological support, never before seen in West Africa.
They include a 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), a 3D Automatic Breast Ultrasound System (3D ABUS), a 3D Digital Streotaxic Biopsy System (3D Stereo), and a 3D MRI with 1.5 Tesla GE Explorer Technology.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 16:01:30 GMT
St. Nicholas Hospital
is a private hospital located within Lagos Island, Nigeria. It was founded in 1968 by the late Dr. Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi, C.F.R
who once served as personal physician to the late Prime Minister of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Majekodunmi attended Abeokuta Grammar School and St Gregory's College, Lagos before studying at the University of Dublin, where he bagged a degree in Anatomy and Physiology in 1936, and later, a 1st Class Honors degree in Bacteriology and Clinical Medicine. Late Chief Adékóyèjọ Májẹ̀kódùnmí
the Mayegun of Lagos, was also a Minister of health in the First Republic. He died at the age of 96 years in 2012.
His son, Dr. Dapo Majekodunmi
M.B.B.S., M.R.C.O.G. has been running the hospital for the past several years. Since he took over the mantle, the hospital has undergone extensive re-engineering.
The hospital also has 3 other branches, in different parts of Lagos. These are: St. Nicholas Hospital, Maryland, in Ikeja, as well as St. Nicholas Clinics in the Lekki Free Trade Zone area of Lagos, and St. Nicholas Clinics, within the high brow district of Victoria Island.
The hospital's 14-storey mixed-use high-rise building (St. Nicholas house)
was designed by FMA Architects Ltd. The hospital spans five floors of the building, with an outpatient clinic and emergency services on the ground floor. St. Nicholas Hospital
has become a leading organ transplant centre in Nigeria, performing the first renal transplantation treatment, the first kidney transplant in Nigeria and the first paediatric kidney transplant in West Africa.
St. Nicholas offers a variety of medical services such as General Medicine, Cardiology, Maternity, Dermatology, Dialysis and a host of other services.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 16:05:28 GMT
Oyekanmi Hassan-Odukale MFR,
was groomed for success at a very early age. He attended Mayflower School, Ikenne in Ogun State (which was a boarding school run by the late Tai Solarin and his wife, Sheila),
and later got Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, specializing in Finance, from University of Houston, Texas, USA. He started his insurance career with SCIB & Company Insurance Brokers (then an affiliate of Sedgwicks Insurance Brokers)
in 1980, and joined Leadway Assurance Company Limited
The company was founded by his late father Sir Olusola Hassan Odukale,
in Kaduna. He was the founding Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, who built Leadway on a solid reputation of integrity, and excellence. Sir Olusola Hassan Odukale,
a knight of John Wesley (KJW) and fondly called 'Baba Odukale,'
within the Nigeria insurance industry, community and Methodist family, passed on 17 years ago.
He was a Christian entrepreneur and philanthropist to the core, who revolutionized the insurance industry and set the standard for modern philanthropy, especially in Northern Nigeria. In appreciation of his efforts, the Methodist Church of Nigeria named its institute after him by giving it the name: Sir Olusola Hassan Odukale Methodist Theological Institute,
Zonkwa in Kaduna State. The old man served as the Chairman of Leadway Assurance Company from 1993 till 1999, when he passed away.
Today, his son Oye Hassan-Odukale
has not only nutured his father's dream and legacy, but expanded the company, to become one of Nigeria’s most profitable insurance firms. The little firm has now grown to include different subsidiaries such as Leadway Capital & Trusts Limited, Leadway Properties & Investments Limited, Leadway Pensure PFA,
and Leadway Hotels Limited.
Oye's brother, Babatunde Hassan-Odukale
a graduate of the University of London, also sits on the board and serves as Executive Director (Financial Services & Systems).
Leadway is known for providing ‘efficient financial solutions leveraging on its management tool to its' clients.'
It has risen to become a composite company, underwriting both life and general insurance business. The company’s financial capacity has enabled it to now underwrite risks of very high magnitude, with respect to heavy industries, such as Oil and Gas including big manufacturing concerns. It also offers subsidiary financial services like Bond, Secured Credit, Miscellaneous financial losses and Fund/Portfolio management.
At last count, Leadway Assurance's assets had hit =N=137 billion naira,
while its' profit after tax for 2015, was =N=6.2 Billion naira.
In 2016, Swiss Re took up about 25% shareholding in Leadway Assurance.
Swiss Re is the world’s second-largest reinsurer. It acquired GE Insurance Solutions in 2006. Founded in 1863, Swiss Re operates through offices in more than 25 countries. Swiss Re was ranked 118th in Forbes 2000 Global leading companies 2016.pageone.ng/2016/07/27/swiss-re-acquires-25-leadway-assurance/
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 16:20:40 GMT
is a British-trained pharmacist. After working for SmithKline Beecham Plc
as well as GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) both in Nigeria and the UK, she relocated to Canada for a few years, where she set up her own pharmacy outlet in conjunction with a friend. Her outlet which was known as The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy,
grew quickly and was a hit with family and friends in Canada. After a while, her husband chose to move back to Nigeria, so she sold the business for a healthy profit, and came back home.
The thought of going back into pharmacy did not seem too appealing, so she looked for other options. She found out that an American company called Brickz for Kidz
wanted to set up shop in West Africa. They found a willing partner in Jade Adedeji, and she was promptly given the Nigerian franchise. Today, Jade runs Brickz for Kidz,
an after-school programme that takes learning beyond the classroom, and allows kids to broaden their education in a non-traditional setting. They teach subjects like Robotics and Advanced Robotics classes! Kids learn how to build a motorized model, and watch it come to life using simple LEGO® WeDo®
Once their skills improve, the children are encouraged to advance to LEGO® EV3 Mindstorms®
classes for more challenging robot-building and programming! Now, Jade Adedeji
has switched careers to become a technology coach.
Her company started the programme in January 2014 with about 5 schools, but today 12 schools have signed up for the programme. About 700 children attend the after-school
programme, and the holiday camps they run. This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz.
While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, pupils develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. The kids are taught how to build a new project each week. Each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the day’s model. Once the project is completed, children use the rest of their time, to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another.
Their students work in a lab-type setting using LEGO components such as gears, axles
Instructional content is multi-disciplinary and designed by educators to increase pupils’ general knowledge and introduce S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
concepts related to the day’s model.Jadesola Adedeji
is passionate about children's education and she constantly seeks to teach people, how transformations in global education, are linked to rising costs, mental health, career choices & acquiring non traditional skills, that in today's world! Jade Adedeji
the enterprising daughter of Bashorun Ogunmiloro, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that today's parents get the message!
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 16:56:12 GMT
& Urban Designers
Design Group Nigeria was established in 1954 and incorporated as a company in 1959 with the principal activity of providing full architectural services for building projects of all kinds.
With offices in Lagos, lbadan and Abuja, our Clients can rely on personal attention and confidently anticipate a successful realization of their projects. This is why many of them have retained us for successive projects over the years.
We have extensive experience in preparing large-scale development plans for Hospitality, Housing Schemes, Offices, University and Colleges, Urban Redevelopments and large industrial projects.
When requested to, we provide comprehensive consultancy services including the full range of building professions, civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering, landscape and interior design and quantity surveying.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 17:07:39 GMT
Emadeb Energy Services Limited (EESL)
was established by Adebowale Emmanuel Olujimi.
His experience in the downstream sector, kindled a desire to make petroleum products available at competitive prices, to bulk buyers who would in-turn retail the product. His vision has always been to provide a better and more sustainable option, for small and medium scale operators in the downstream sector, to source fuel at profitable rates. His focus is also to make delivery logistics less complex and cumbersome, for this cadre of entrepreneurs, to obtain petroleum products stock, ex-depot. Adebowale Emmanuel Olujimi,
is a graduate of Economics and an accomplished business administrator, who served in the public sector, before berthing into the world of private business to establish a downstream oil company. His wife, Olugbesoye Olujimi,
is an Executive Director of the company, who heads the retail division. She is a graduate of English, and an accomplished entrepreneur with over 10 years experience, garnered in different sectors. In her quest for additional knowledge and excellence, she has undertaken post graduate training in Leadership, Customer Service and Corporate Governance. She manages the operational affairs of all Emadeb Service Stations,
working with the projects team, towards the planned expansion of the company's service stations, across the country. Emadeb Energy Services Limited (EESL)
was incorporated in 2007, but commenced business in 2009 with an authorized share capital of N100million naira. Emadeb Energy Services Limited (EESL)
in 2012 embarked on a strategic infrastructure development to support downstream sector activity. Their 60 million litre tank farm located at Ijegun Egba, in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State, South West Nigeria was commissioned in the first quarter of 2014, with the capacity to store various products: Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) - 33,090,674 Litres, Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) - 7,122,000 Litres, Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) - 7,122,000 Litres, and Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) – 12,000,000 Litres. Emadeb
also partners with PPMC, PPPRA and major refineries/oil traders around the world, to source and import petroleum products. They have successfully concluded distribution of PMS in excess of 800,000 MT allocated by Petroleum Products Pricing Agency (PPPRA) under the PSF scheme, and have embarked on local purchase of fuel products, from the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), an arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). They have also signed a Bulk Purchase Agreement for DPK and AGO, to the tune of 250,000MT. Emadeb is also actively working to participate in the export of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Exxon Mobil Joint Venture Production facility. Emadeb
partners with industry leaders in the Maritime/Haulage sector, to move petroleum products, from one location to the other. Trucks and sea vessels are employed in their logistics network, for efficient product distribution. The company also owns an Ultra Modern Truck Park,
with an average capacity of 50 trucks, that guarantees safety.
As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Emadeb
works with other stakeholders, to conduct periodic rehabilitation of the accessible road network, linking Badagry Express Road, Mile 2 and Apapa Oshodi expressway, in order to facilitate easy movement for its' clients.
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 17:20:28 GMT
Shoreline Natural Resources was incorporated on 10th December 2010. The company is a joint venture between Shoreline Power Company Limited, a Nigerian Company which has extensive interests in the power sector together with a strong network of relationships and Heritage Oil Shoreline Natural Resources (Nigeria) B.V, a subsidiary of Heritage Oil Limited, which has a strong technical expertise and operations in the upstream sector in Tanzania, Papua, Russia, and New Guinea. Shoreline Natural Resources leveraged on the divestment plans of the Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited to sell its participating interests in some assets located in Nigeria. On 4th November 2012, Shoreline Natural Resources acquired 45% Participating Interest of SPDC in Oil Mining Lease 30 (OML).
The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (“NPDC”), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) holds the remaining 55% Participating Interest in the OML 30 licence.
OML 30 is located onshore in the Delta region, less than 30km east of Warri in Southern Nigeria. The licence covers 1,097 square kilometres and includes eight producing fields with oil and gas contained in numerous stacked reservoirs. Shoreline Natural Resources is in partnership with NPDC to develop OML 30 to its full potentialShoreline Natural Resources Ltd
Post by Her Highness on Dec 11, 2015 17:24:55 GMT
Kayode Adebodun Ajala
is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Brainfield Group.
After graduating with a B.Sc (Hons) Applied Geophysics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife),
he worked with many multinationals such as Baroid Nigeria Ltd, Sperry-sun Drilling Services Ltd, Hallibuton Energy Services Ltd. He has over twenty-five years cognate experience, and sits on Board of many companies such as Havilah Concepts Ltd, MK Associates Limited, Intersigmal Services (Ghana) Ltd.
Brainfield Group is made up of the following companies:
BRAINFIELD CONSULT LIMITED -
BRAINFIELD OIL & GAS
BRAINFIELD EVENT CENTRE
BRAINFIELD REALTY LIMITED
BRAINFIELD MOTORS LIMITED
BRAINFIELD INDUSTRIES LIMITED
BRAINFIELD FOODS LIMITED
BRAINFIELD AGRO LIMITED