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images-2My Wife is Promiscuous and Arrogant —Husband

 

 

A man has approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State seeking the dissolution of his six-year-old marriage over allegations of infidelity.

Akintunde Jamilu had approached the court pleading that his marriage be ended, claiming that his wife is promiscuous and arrogant.

“I got married to Fatima traditionally about six years ago. She was humble and peace loving. She suddenly changed when my business started crumbling. I invested in a new shop but I was duped by the estate agent. The shop was locked for a year and by the time it was opened I lost so much money. I depended so much on my wife during this period.

“ Though, she didn’t complain at first but I noticed her attitude towards me changed. She started insulting me and my mother who was staying with us at that time. She would leave our three-year-old twins with my aged mother and go for parties, coming back at odd hours and caring less whether the children are fed or not.

“I started hearing rumours that she was dating one landlord in Ikotun. I made investigations and discovered that it was true. I even had one of the man’s neighbours snapped a picture of them when they were cuddling. I confronted her and she denied it claiming that the man was a customer who supplies her with wood for her business.

“ I want this court to end this marriage because my wife is not ready to change. I even called a family meeting hoping that she would somehow feel remorseful and change. But instead she stormed out of the meeting and insulted my family members. I want custody of my children because I have been the one taking care of them,” he said.

The respondent, however, denied the allegations pleading with the court not to end the marriage as she was still in love with her husband.

“My husband does not understand me at all. My kind of business requires that I stay out late a little because I need to build my contacts. I am not a wicked mother. I make sure that the children are comfortable. His parents and some of his family members are so demanding. They besiege our house asking for all sorts of favours. I am tired of his family’s interference. I am ready to change and abide by his rules,” she said.

President of the court,Adegboyega Omilola adjourned the matter to November 8 for report on possible settlement.

culled from Tribune

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM HAS CHANGED FROM WHAT IT USED TO BE – Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

 

Prof. Ogunmoyela, a native of Ifon in Ondo State, is a scholar per excellence and an experienced industrial skilled manager of over two decades.

He had his post primary and university education in Ibadan and worked with Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State before he was privileged to be awarded an overseas in-service training in 1977 for his Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of Readings, United Kingdom. He had worked as a lecturer and after his industrial experience, he returned as a lecturer and at present, he is the Dean of College of Food Science at the Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State.

 As much as he is devoted to his secular work, he is also devoted to the work of God as a worker in the ushering and Sunday School Department of his church, indeed Ben is a man of many parts.

 In an interview with Adegbuyi Adejare Olawale in his office at the Bells University of Technology, he bears his mind on several areas that concern his discipline and spoke on the need for the government and parents to wake up to their responsibility.

 

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

Can we know more about you sir?        

My name is Professor Olugbenga Ogunmoyela and friends call me Ben, I’m a professor of Food Science and Technology and the Dean, Faculty of Food Science at The Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State. I had been in the industry before I came to The Bells University. I was the Director of Quality Assurance at Honeywell Flour Mills Limited, Apapa, Lagos and before then, I had been in the university system, and rose to the position of a reader in 1990 before I proceeded to Cadbury Nigeria Plc, where I worked for 10 years, first as Technical Manager, then I occupied various positions in the Commercial and Production Units.

 

Can we go through the lines of your academic development?

I had the privilege of attending Government College Ibadan, Oyo State for my O & A levels, but I can tell you that I actually went to primary school in Ifon in Ondo State. I was at Saint Barnabas and Saint Paul in Ifon, and then in those days if you hand could not be stretched to the other ear through your head, you cannot be admitted into secondary school and that happened to me. After I completed my primary school in Ifon, I proceeded to Oyo State to spend another year in the primary school, where my parents were at the time.

I was really small in stature at the time, infact I was the smallest in my class, and afterwards, I gained admission into Government College Ibadan, that is one school that probably shaped my life, my thinking, and my personality as it were. From there, I went to the University of Ibadan for my first degree between 1972 and 1975. I had B.Sc Agriculture with option in Biochemistry and Nutrition from the school, and then I had the honour to visit major agriculture establishments in Nigeria. I visited Cocoa Research Institute and I fell in love with the place. I came back home after my youth service programme in Mubi, Maiduguri, Borno State in the North East, and I was posted to FIIRO, but I said I preferred Cocoa Research Institute because I was an Ibadan boy. I waited at home until interviews were conducted and I eventually joined the institute in August 1976.

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

By the following year, I gained admission to the University of Readings on in-service training sponsored by Cocoa Research Institute. I finished my masters degree in 1978 and I got my PhD in 1981 at the University of Readings because before we finished we had actually signed a bond that we would come back home after the programme. At that time, I was offered a tenure appointment somewhere else after the completion of my PhD, but I eventually returned to Cocoa Research Institute in January 1982. Of course, I was there till sometimes in April 1985 when I gained admission to the University of Jos, Markudi campus, which was the beginning of my teaching career. I am very happy that some of my students today hold very high positions in industries and some are in government establishments.

Let me also state that I cherish my membership as a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology. I’ve been a fellow since 2001 and presently, I am the 2nd Vice President of the institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN). Perhaps, I should also mention some interesting aspects people may not know about me; while I was in Cadbury I had the privilege of attending Advance Management Program at the Lagos Business School. Also I am an alumnus member of MPE7 Class of 1997, long time ago you will say. I think by education, which was the last time I went for a classroom education.

The last time I registered was when I went for post graduate studies in theology, which I completed in 2010 at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Bible College. I have a singular honour of having distinction in that program.

 

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

Can you quickly take us through your family background back in Ifon?

I came from Ogunmoyela family in Ifon, of course that is the family that I’m very proud of and my mother of blessed memory had nine children. I’m the 2nd child of the family and I have four brothers and four sisters. One older brother and the rest are younger and by the grace of God, they are doing very well, we don’t say it often, but the truth of the matter is that God has been kind to us. My older brother is a Professor of Mathematics at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. I have another younger brother, who is a Professor of Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. Some are in public service and some others are in private organisations.

Perhaps, while many of us are in education is because my father was a civil servant, who spent a good part of his life in civil service in those days in the inspectorate of education. I’m not saying that was the reason, but he encouraged us to study our books and make something good out of it. And incidentally, we were also very privileged to have attended Government College, Ibadan. I was Ogunmoyela number two at the Government College Ibadan, there was Ogunmoyela one and Ogunmoyela three it was a very interesting kind of experience as it were, but we cherish it till today.  I was very active, and I’m still committed to that till today. I will say by way of family, even though my parents are both late, we thank God for the value they impacted in us. I must acknowledge the fact that I have half sisters and a brother, everybody is grown up now and they are all doing well in their various fields.

 

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

You spent a little time in Cadbury; can you tell us how this has affected your teaching job now that you are back in the classroom?

I spent seven years in Cadbury and I thank God for the courage He gave me. I look back and I feel it was the best thing that could have happened to me; here I’m still very much able to play my part in affecting the industry. Our services were required in one research or the other right from the classroom; it means one cannot just be confined to the classroom. One is able to make his service available to the benefits of humanity; it has also helped us in projecting the image of the University. People come around to tell us that in The Bells University, we encourage a blend of technical people from the industry and the academics. And I think really that’s how it should be. When I was at the University of Readings, many of my professors were people who had spent 20 to 30 years in the industry before returning to lecture rooms, and that made a lot of differences because when I looked back, I appreciate how that school has shaped me.

 

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

You said your experience in the industry helped you to impact more in the academics, are you saying in essence that the people who will go to the academics sector should have experience in the industry so that they could train our graduates to be self-sufficient?

I have a philosophy based on my own experience in the industry, I will prefer you go to a small and medium scale industry where you are not just seeing, but learning, not just about production and quality assurance, but learning about book keeping, marketing, finance, human resources and raw materials handling, which are very crucial in setting up a food industry at small and medium scale levels. It’s even now part of the curriculum of most institutions now that people must have. Before I went into the industry, one of the advantages of being a lecturer is that there is no way you will visit the students where they are doing industrial training without having a feel of what they are doing. That alone has been of immense help to me even before I found myself in the industry.

Lecturers who are creative and who have passion for what they are doing in their various disciplines can always gain an in-road and in any case even if you don’t work there directly, you must be able to create a kind of partnership that allows gradual development. I remember in the late 80s, one day in my class, while I was teaching a subject on food chemistry one student put his head under the table and said ‘we don’t need all these big structures and whatever, we are going to the bank,’ and I stopped that lecturer and asked that, who said that, it was a very large class. Eventually, I fished her out and it was a female student, who actually said that. I remember that I called her after the class, and counseled her severally. I wasn’t surprised that the young lady ended in one of the finance houses after her graduation, and about five years later, in the mid-90s, the finance house crashed. I was in Cadbury then, she tracked me down and said she wanted to see me, I asked her what she wanted to see me for, she said she wanted to come back to food technology. I said ‘you have been too far from food technology, your degree is stale, if I were you, I will have to return to school may be for masters degree,’ or else, we should not condemn the Nigerian graduates for the way they are, it is not something that just started today. There had been a gradual decline in the system and it is the societal decline that brought it to life. You will observe that it’s not just about a particular industry or a particular discipline, it’s all over because an average Nigerian student in the university now doesn’t want to read, but he or she wants to pass exams. He just wants to get a degree and go, and as far as they are concerned, it’s about connection and who you know. In those days, when we travelled abroad for our post graduates, in the class, most of our lecturers wondered how we knew certain things saying, ‘you mean you already know all these as masters degree students, how did you manage to know all these.’ It means we were way ahead of our pairs in the class in the United Kingdom. Now, you have to beg students to come to the class, infact, parents need to ask about the performance of their children from 100 levels to 400 levels, degrees are not sold, and that would encourage your wards to work harder. If the Nigerian graduates are not employable, well, it’s the result of the societal values. How many students actually passed West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), may be every year, you talk of about 10 – 15% average, that’s enough to tell us that there is something fundamentally wrong with the system.

Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela
Prof. Olugbenga Ogunmoyela

What’s your advice to the young ones sir?

If you are learning what, forms of lesson are you learning,

 

What’s your view about Movietainment Magazine?

I can see a blend of Nollywood with events coverage, arts & culture and life & style. I think it’s a rich blend of many things that are actually good for our society like we have pull-outs in other newspapers. It really cut across even to people like me as well. It’s a magazine every segment of the society can benefit from whether you are a theatre lover or a man of God, it’s a magazine that will add value to every life.

 

Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)
Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)
Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)

PRESERVATION OF OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE WILL MAKE NIGERIA A TOURISM CENTRE – Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)



Prince Bola Osinowo, a gentleman and businessman from “Moloda” ruling house of Odogbolu, is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of BMS International Resources Limited, the company he founded over a decade ago, which has survived despite the economic challenges in Nigeria. In an interview with – Adegbuyi, Adejare Olawale in his Magodo, Lagos home, he expressed the need for the government at all levels to wake up to their responsibilities and make the business environment in Nigeria more attractive to investors to eradicate or minimize unemployment rate both amongst the skilled and the unskilled restless youth because an industrialized nation will always need the service of hardworking people.
Can you tell us more about yourself?
My name is Prince Adenowo Omobolanle Osinowo, I was born in the 60s to the Osinowo family of Moloda Ruling House of Odogbolu, Ogun State. Moloda is one of the three ruling houses in the town; “Ilesi” and the “Oremadegun”. I was born in Ibadan, Oyo State and I grew up in Ibadan and Lagos. I attended University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), where I studied Food Technology, and University of Lagos where I did my Post graduate course in Computer Science and I did MBA in Marketing Management and bagged my PhD in Business Administration in American International School of Management, Paris, France with specialization in International Business Transactions. My father was an accountant, Omoba Kunle Osinowo, and my mother, a trader both of them is late. I had a very interesting childhood. As the last child of the family, my childhood was a bit more interesting than that of my siblings; I was more pampered by my parents though they were both disciplinarians and they didn’t compromise that. They made sure all their children were educated to the best of their ability.

 

Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)
Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)

We’ll like you to tell us some of your work experience

 

I started my career with Avon Product Incorporation, an American Company in Nigeria, as an Assistant Manager, from there I moved to Hoffmann La’Roche as their pioneer Distribution Manager for Givaudan product, Givaudan was a division of Hoffmann La’Roche at the time. I managed the distribution for them and the business expanded all over Nigeria. I belong to the American Institute of Food Technologists, Nigerian Food Science & Technology as a professional member and I’m a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing in Nigeria, and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Nigerian Marketing Association.

 

 

What was instrumental to the formation of BMS International Resources Limited?
BMS was established in the year 2001, at that period, there was a restructuring in Hoffman La’Roche, and the Givaudan was listed on the Stock Exchange as a limited liability company and it can no longer be a division of Hoffmann La’Roche worldwide. Hoffmann La’Roche is a family company founded more than a hundred years ago by a Swiss-German Hoffmann and the wife is La’Roche, as a chemical company, later it became a pharmaceutical company. When Roche was restructured all over the world, I was the head of Givaudan Division in Nigeria then; and I was asked by Givandan Flavours to represent them in Nigeria that led to the establishment of BMS. I was not really prepared for it but it came overnight and it was a rare opportunity, which I immediately keyed into. That was the starting point of my business and of course, I managed it to the level of representing other agencies.

 

How have you been able to cope with the running of the business despite the absence of basic infrastructure and multiple taxations in the host state?
Nigeria is a difficult country for business compared to some other countries, where I’ve lived and transacted businesses. There is indiscipline everywhere, even when government has good intentions, the agencies take advantage of the intention and abuse it, frustrating operators and creating bottleneck for effective business transactions. We have been able to survive that, though there are some taxes that are not acceptable, we fought that with proper documentation and they were reviewed. I think the government of Lagos State, to a large extent, has reasoned with the people who can defend their position; even if you are charged wrongly, you can walk up to them and something will be done. At least, we were able to work on that, we don’t pay above what should be paid. In Nigeria, you really need strategy to survive, any of the government agencies may just come with frivolous charges and that will affect the profitability of your business.

 

Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)
Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)

Let assume there is an opportunity for you to serve as Nigerian President, what would you like to change in the country?
Laughter! Well man is a political animal, but I’m not a full-fledged politician but I have relationship with politicians because being a businessman you must have relationship with politician even if you are not interested in politics. The reason is basically because of policies; since negative policies may mar your business and you just have to learn the antics. I have family members that are politicians and they were appointed by the government and through them, I’ve been able to observe many things.

 

There are two vital problems in Nigeria; Indiscipline and lack of infrastructure, those are the two principal problems, from my observation, and from what I’ve seen in advanced countries. So, if I’m privileged to be the president, those are the two key factors I’m going to work on. Infrastructural problems take 70% of our problem, if PHCN can supply power 24 hours and we have potable water, as well as good network of roads then things will be okay.

 

Then, Nigeria will evolve as a great industrialized country because I know many companies that are willing to come to Nigeria, but they’re scared because of the level of instability and lack of infrastructure, trust and integrity. If the government can play their role effectively, then Nigeria will evolve and many investors will come to Nigeria without persuasion and unemployment challenges will be a thing of history.

 

Then, Nigeria will be number one in Africa, while South Africa will be number two as against what we have now. Apart from that, we have an advantage of having a population of over 160 Million; it is a place every investor wants to put his/her money. There are very few countries that have so large population as we have and that is why the international community finds it hard to ignore Nigeria. If we can solve infrastructural problem and change our attitude, which has to start from the government, then this country will be a good place because there are many unruly behaviors in Nigeria.

 

Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)
Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)

As someone, who watches movies and listen to music occasionally may we know your best artiste, comedian and musicians both in Nigeria and internationally?
Well I enjoy good music; gospel, jazz, pop or rock, blues, but it’s difficult for me to say this is my favourite artiste because there are talents everywhere in the world now, so it’s hard to label one as my favourite. I don’t listen to junk music they sing now because I love good music, one that is inspiring and has good message. My stand-up comedian is Ali Baba because I’ve attended some functions, where he was MC and he made a difference, and actor comedian is”Baba Ijesha” for Yoruba and “Nkem Owoh” for his role in “Osuofia in London” and internationally I like Bill Cosby. For actors, I have very few that thrill me such as Olu Jacobs, Jide Kosoko, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adebayo Salami “Oga Bello” and Kazeem Adepoju “Baba Wande” though he plays local roles, he is exceptionally talented and internationally, James Bond “007,” may be because I love action films.
As a Prince what is your view about the cultural and moral decadence that is endangering our society today?
Nigeria has a culture that is highly respected internationally and the need to protect it is not debatable because it is only a stupid man that will adopt foreign culture in place of his own. Our culture should be part of us and if our heritage is well preserved and transformed to a big industry, it will attract tourists. This will help revenue generation and will help the economy, even countries that do not have half of what we have still preserved theirs and they still generate revenue from it. If you go to France and visit some tourist centres there, they have guides that will take you round and explain the importance of some of their historical artifacts and people of values to you like history of Napoleon and etc. Here in Nigeria, we need similar things, let’s look at Benin, Ile-Ife because of their historical ingenuity and make them a tourist centres for international visitors. Americans fell in love with the plating of hair by Nigerian women and both male and female, white and blacks have adopted it.

 

Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)
Prince Dr. Bola Osinowo (MD/CEO, BMS International Resources Limited)

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