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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Abe Ibrahim, Francis Ogboro Settle Quarrel

Soveran Oil boss, Mr Abe Ibrahim and President of the Polo Club, Mr Francis Ogboro are back in each others company- and this is authoritative.

They were spotted a couple of days back in Victoria Island Lagos cruising about town in Abe Ibrahim's Mercedes Benz car.

This development comes after months of attending events separately- a clear departure from what they were known for.

The bosom friends had kept sealed lips over what kept them apart, in the face of myriads speculations and conjectures of estrangement.

Stephanie Geddes Sets Up Another Hangout.

Stephanie Geddes, the friend of many making waves with, Stephanies- the place of leisure that sees Gloria Ibru constantly performing is set to expand her business horrizon.

She has put structures in place to open another branch of her popular fun place.

sources attribute the success recorded at the flagship outlet on Abraham Adesanya, Apapa Lagos as motivation for this move.

The place is tagged 'where to be for lovers of quality and clean fun, particularly Tuesdays and Fridays'

The new Stephanies will debut on Kalakuta- also in Apapa.

Though a definite date is yet to be decided on- sources at the establishment confirmed Geddes is looking at opening in the first week of September 2012.

The Place Boss, Kola Adewale Makes Waves With 3-In-1 Bizness In Lekki

Mr Kola Adewale, the brain behind hugely popular fun place in G.R.A Ikeja Lagos is replicating his success story else where.

He has set up of a new enterprise in Lekki Phase- also in Lagos.

The new business operates under the identity The Place, but with an appelation- Lekki after it.

But unlike the established place of commerce in G.R.A Ikeja- the Lekki Phase 1 trade place is a 3- in - 1.

It will operates in a two storey building.

The specification of the three arms of operations as confirmed when Gists Place visited are:

The ground floor, Eatery. The mid floor, lounge/ Bar/ Club and the upper floor- Hotel.

The businesses operating from the same building have different administrators- with Mr Adewale retaining overall control.

Though the identity of those in charge of the other spheres of operation are yet to be confirmed- it is ascertained that celebrated Club owner, Mr Frank Okamigbo is in charge of the Lounge/ Bar/ Club arm, running affairs under the emblem 'Papas @ The Place Lekki.'

The Place Lekki was opened on Friday August 31 2012

Society Lady, Eunice Efole Becomes Part Of South South Professionals

Society person widely applauded on the party circuit- Eunice Efole now has a new calling.

And this is courtsey of new friends Gists Place learnt.

She is now a member of the South East, south south Professionals people's forum.

The organisation is led by low profile but influential nigerian-  Emeka Ugwu-oju

And their objective is simple, to bring together professionals from that part to achieve internal integration.

Eunice became a full fledged member of connected group a couple of weeks back.

And outside of celebrations as a party of this and that social scene- she has been actively involved in achieving the aims and objectives of the group.

A pointer to this was been a part of the crew that represented the association at the condolence visit to Dana Air crash victim Ike Abugu and also at reception for permanent secretary federal ministry of Transport, Nebo Emodi

Her increasing involvement in matters concerning the forum is attributed to her diminishing appearances on the party circuit.

Rasheed Murhi Okunola's Becomes Most Popular Face At Victoria Island Night Club.

Low profile socialite, Rasheed Murhi Okunola is an ardent- and a lot of people attest to it.

The younger brother of Hakeem Murhi Okunola, the  permanent secretary Lagos state ministry of lands is mostly seen moving here and there perfecting his official duties as special assistant to Governor Babatunde Fashola.

Many claimed the young man dubbed 'a workaholic' is good at what he does.

Findings by Gists Place however revealed Rasheed has a way of invigorating himself- shedding off the stress.

His favourite fun spots is revealed as Movida.

The place of leisure is located on Adeola Hopewell street Victoria Island Lagos and administered by club owner- Akeem Shodehinde.

Sources confirmed after a hard days work- Rasheed usually dropped by at the place to unwind with friends for a while- just like he did last week..

He is tagged a regulat face at the  place tagged his favourite fun spot.

Late Kwara Gov, Muhammed Lawal's Daughter,Risikat Nets Mega Contract

Risikat, daughter of late ex governor of Kwara state, Muhammed Lawal is in a joyous mood.

She just signed secured a mega deal.

Informants explained she perfected this deal using her company- Heritage Manual Development.

The business outfit is a construction firm.

The deal valued in the region of millions of naira will see Risikat build a ultra modern night club in Victoria Island Lagos.

The site is specifically located on Adetokunbo Ademolas street.

Sources confirmed she has put arrangement in place to begin work in the early part of September 2012.

The name of night club is revealed as 'Escape'

N.T.D.C Boss, Segun Runsewe On Another Peace Mission

Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director General of Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation ( NTDC), is on another peace mission.

He wants to make another effort at bringing peace to fragmented association- the ANTP.

His initial efforts at creating peace within the fold of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners ended in dead lock.

The meetings held at Planet 1, Maryland Lagos- last year- saw key figures in the raging crisis Dele Odule and Victor Ashaolu refusing to shift grounds.

Afters months of impasse- Runsewe has initiated another move.

Just like he did with the first effort- actor Saheed Balogun is acting as the go between.

Another meeting is being planned for the same venue in a matter of weeks.

Insiders divulged Otunba Runsewe's reason for the action as need to create an enabling environment for the growth of art- to ultimately boost tourism