As plans are being finalised for the burial of late socialite, and step-mother of a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, Mrs. Adunni Bankole, those who were close to her, have continued to extoll her virtues, saying she was a wonderful, nice and kind-hearted woman. They spoke in separate interviews with SUNDAY PUNCH.

Adunni who was one of the wives of astute businessman and politician, Chief Alani Bankole, reportedly died in a Lagos hospital on Saturday January 3, 2015 at 6.05am.

She was said to have died of a heart-related illness.

A socialite and business woman, Mrs. Joko Oni, said she was shocked when she heard that Mrs. Bankole died.

Paying tributes to her, she said, “She was a nice woman. The news of her death really shocked me. I pray God gives her eternal rest. May God uphold and keep her children.”

On her part, Ms. Remi Oshodi, said she almost passed out when she heard the news of her death, describing her as a wonderful woman who had a large heart.

She said, “Iyalode Adunni Bankole was a wonderful woman, who had a large heart. She was a god- mother to my last daughter. I remember her last birthday vividly, I was there with some of friends. So, Iyalode is gone forever? It is quite sad.”

Dancer-cum-artiste, Ms Tessy Yembra, is also mourning the death of Bankole, whom she described as a friend of artistes.

She said the deceased touched the lives of many in the society.

She said, “She was a good woman who helped the less-privileged members of the society. She was a friend of artistes, be it movies or music.

“She was the grand matron of the Performing Music Artistes of Nigeria, Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners, Ikeja branch, and the Freelance Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria. We will all miss her.”



IF YOU RESPECT MY EDUCATION OR THINK I HAVE COMMON SENSE YOU WON'T TELL ME BUHARI WILL ISLAMIZE NIGERIAWhen Next They Tell You Buhari Will Islamize Nigeria, Tell Them They Are Senseless- Okonkwo Kenechukwu Kelvin

Good people of Nigeria!

When next they tell you Buhari will islamise Nigeria if he becomes the president,Tell them they are senseless; that no democratically elected president can islamise Nigeria.

When next they tell you Buhari is too old,Tell them you prefer an old man with a purpose than a youth without a focus.Nelson Mandela was how many years when he ruled south Africa??Robert Mugabe is how many years & still ruling Zimbabwe???
Cameroon president is how many years?? And many other presidents

Is Nigeria better than all these countries in the past 5yrs? Jonathan is young & so what?
He has a PhD & so what?Name other things he has?He’s a professor in corruption…
MSC in looting & cluelessness.A PhD holder in stealing…A lecturer in bad governance…

You may even ask them of what benefit was the youthfulness of Dimeji Bankole who became the number 3 man(Speaker of House of Representatives) at the age of 37; James Ibori who became a governor at the age of 41 and Lucky Igbinedion who also became a governor at the age of 42 bring into the system.

When next they tell you Buhari is the sponsor of Boko-Haram, tell them they have gone nuts. That they used thesame propaganda to campaign against the man in 2011, So why
is he still walking in the streets while the menace Boko- Haram isburgeoning and the president has not ordered his arrest?

When next they tell you APC is more corrupt than PDP, tell them“nomatter how good they are in mathematics, they’d never be able to add up the sins of APC and arrive at the report card of PDP since 1999. Logic and common sense will always betheir undoing in such a mathematical venture”.

When next they tell you about Buhari’s human rights records during his 18 months sojourn as a military head of state, tell them he is not coming back as a military head of state but a democratically elected president and that does not erase his sterling anti-corruption credentials which is what Nigeria badly needs at the moment.

When next they tell you that it is wrong for Buhari  hobnobbing with the likes of Tinubu, Atiku and co, given his toga anti-corruption; ask them if they voted for him when he decided to go alone?

Nigeria needs #change!!!You & i know it .Even when some people have been blindfolded with sentiment

Say no to #Mediocrity

Say YES to………..






by Okonkwo Kenechukwu Kelvin

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