•Inspiring exploits of an amazon in 60 diamond years

If you ask Betty Irabor, she would tell you that clocking 60 does not feel horrible rather it feels like an ecstasy which only she and her new age group could experience. At 60, Betty thus attains that proverbial threshold of existence where fate deigns her a promising glance and happiness becomes something more than a mad and futile experiment. Betty is truly happy and fulfilled. Turning 60, is undoubtedly epochal for her. It means a whole lot of things. It means she’s been through thick and wild. It also means she has skimmed the rough storms and tamed the wildest of fate’s afflictions to advantage. Thus come March 25, the entire high society will be standing in line to honour the quintessential beauty queen as she waltzes with effortless grace into the diamond age of 60.

The ageless woman has achieved what few people have been able to do, and she maintains such a level of respect among her peers that most celebrities can only dream of. Indeed, the stylish woman behind Genevieve Magazine – a fashion and lifestyle publication – is someone adored by many from both upper and lower strata of society. Since 2005, her Genevieve Foundation has taken on the arduous task of battling cancer through the annual Pink Ball fundraiser. Betty has an appreciable following on social media, where she regularly drops advice on contemporary lifestyle, social and relationship issues. Her husband of 34 years, Sonny Irabor, is a household name in the broadcast/entertainment industry.

Saints come in various forms. At times, they come cast in the build of an enforcer, like CP Taiwo F. Lakanu, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State. Thanks to the CP, the faithful in Owerri, Imo State capital, can worship in comfort and style; CP Lakanu has blessed the city with a worthy temple of God. It would be recalled that sometime in December 2010, the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Police Chaplaincy was established. The Chaplaincy had been worshipping in a deplorable makeshift temporary site along Shell camp Police barracks Owerri as can be seen in the photographs. But CP Taiwo F. Lakanu, the 31st Commissioner of Police Imo State who is a devout Catholic ensured the Chaplaincy is completed at its permanent site. He started to lay up his treasures in building standard church for the Lord Almighty.

Realizing that he has limited time to serve in Imo State in view of his professional calling, he began to mobilize support and assistance from his friends and good spirited individuals. Within eight months of vigorous efforts, CP Taiwo F. Lakanu and his friends completed about 1000 capacity standard edifice of a church which was inaugurated/blessed on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The CP who believes in the efficacy of prayers did not only come to Imo State to salvage the security situation but also for the spiritual revival of the personnel of the Command and people around him.

CP Lakanu has always restated that prayers is the source of his successes, noting that if God does not watch the city, the watchman watcheth but in vain. Psalm: 127 vs 1. The occasion was attended by the wife of Imo State Governor, Her Excellency, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, Chairman Council of traditional rulers, HRH Eze Sam A. Ohiri (Eze Imo), the Chief of Staff Imo Government, Hon Chief Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Deputy Speaker Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ugonna Ozuruigbo, Heads of Security Agencies in Imo State and hosts of distinguish personalities from the State. The pictures shows the old and the new church built by CP, Sir Taiwo F. Lakanu and his amiable friends.

A beast in civilization never smells like a beast in the wild. But when the beast resides in a man, it becomes difficult for even the most adept forensics specialist to sense it, let alone an innocent, lovable bride. Hence the sad cases of wife battery among Kano’s titled elite.

In the wake of incessant reports of title holders’ physical abuse of their wives, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano, has warned all title holders in Kano to desist from beating their wives if they want to retain their title. Sanusi said this at the recent mass wedding of 1,520 couples.
He called on all imams, district heads, village heads and ward heads to pay heed to the warning thus: “You should all come back to your senses and stop these barbaric acts because we will not allow this to continue in Kano.”

“I have warned all district heads, village heads, ward heads and imams to also desist from the bad habit of beating their wives and whoever among them is reported to me to have beaten up his wife, would out rightly lose his title.”
Sanusi vowed not to back down on the proposal to make laws against poor men seeking to marry more than one wife. The monarch also said the law would not stop Muslim men from marrying up to four wives, but will ensure that the man treats his wives and children according to the tenets of Islam