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Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers

Happy birthday to a Veteran journalist: ‘Our boss Alhaji Yusuf Alli who made me a Journalist clocks 55 years editorially,graciously’

 

 

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): My and our boss, Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers, who opened the gate of journalism profession for me to start practicing clocks55 years on earth today 8th of August, 2017 graciously to God Almighty and editorially professionally, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.

Yoruba elders say: (Bi egungun ba pe igba, ologbojo ni baba won) English meaning (If masquerades are two hundred in number, ologbojo is their head).

(Eye ti o ma d’ori k’odo bi adan, koi ti si ni’gbo) English meaning (A bird that will have his head turned downward like Bat bird is yet to exist in the bush) not yet in the field of journalism in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, You are indeed outstanding.

 

CALL HIM MY BOSS, OUR BOSS, THE BOSS OF BOSSES, EXCLUSIVE STORY, BREAKING NEWS, INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST AND HUMAN-ANGLE STORY, YOU ARE RIGHTLY ON POINT, ALL ARE THE TRAITS OF ALHAJI YUSUF ALLI, AN ILORIN-BORN VETERAN JOURNALIST.

Lion is the king of all animals (Kiniun ni oba eranko)

You opened the gate of journalism profession for me

Peacock is the king of all birds (Okin ni oba eye)

You opened the gate of journalism profession for me

Sea is the king of waters (Okun ni oba omi)

You opened the gate of journalism profession for me

Lagoon is the king of rivers (Osa ni oba odo)

You opened the gate of journalism profession for me

Moon is the king of stars (Osupa ni oba irawo)

You opened the gate of journalism profession for me

Iroko tree is the father of trees (Iroko ni baba igi)

You opened the gate of journalism profession for me

Sanyan (Wild silk cloth) is the king of cloths (Sanyan ni oba aso) as said by Yoruba elders

You opened the gate of journalism profession for me

Acting Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo having an handshake with Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers

If you did not allow me to be employed as the then gatekeeper to the editorial department i.e Editor, of The Punch Newspapers, probably, I wouldn’t have become a journalist today, but you believed I could make impact and gave me a chance by stamping my passport into Punch Nigeria Limited, it will forever be memorable in my life.

Your sense of humility and kindness as the then Editor of The Punch Newspapers and even till date, was unparallel not only to the line Editors but also to the reporters then.

Many journalists, who are today in different enviable positions of authority, be it in the field of journalism or outside the journalism profession went through your mentorship as the Editor of The Punch Newspapers.

Yoruba language-metaphor: (Eyin ni oloko nla ti e fi bi omo pupo) English meaning (The possessor of a long penis that you used to produce many children) in the field of journalism.

LATE AARE DR SIKIRU AYINDE BARRISTER (BARRY @40)-BIRTHDAY SONG

ORIKI ILORIN-KWARA STATE (ILORIN PRAISE POETRY)

Ilorin omo ake’wu gb’eru, omo kewu sola l’eba Ilorin

Awon omo Ilorin, won o s’ebo won o s’ogun, amoo won ni kewu

Ilu to’tobi to’gbaye tiko l’egun, sebi esin l’egun yin ni’lu Ilorin

Ilorin ilu t’o jina s’ina amoo, osunmo alijana bi arese pa

Ilorin ilu weri werun, Ilorin omo ola toderin, omo akukoja, omo afida pa kengba

Eyin l’omo atapin oniperin apin, ata tomo olomo fi gbotin won, atoto oto fira okun ida

Omo afonja tiwon ba fibisu lo nla lo nlowo lowo, oloju eni to nje mesuru jamba ara Ilorin kin fi ore sore

Ilu to tobi togbaye tiko legun, be niwon lo’rin lode Ilorin tiwon

Omo afonja laya lopo alupirin, bi jagun ogboja jagun ayan lo bi ede bi ede jagun ala kaka jagun arode ija

Ki jagun oto lakaka de, onija agbagbe, onija asunlo, bobawa kesin de jagun abinu gba tori wonlo

Note: Whenever I come to Ilorin, please sir, I am going to eat Warankashi (Wara) a cheese prepared from fresh raw cow’s milk using the traditional method  and drink Fura de nunu (aged milk and millet blend).

Ilorin Central Mosque

YORUBA TRADITIONAL PRAYERS

(Gunnugun ki ku lewe) English meaning (Vulture does not die young) – May you live long

Akalamagbo koni s’alai lo egberun odun laye (Vulture don’t die until it has spent 1000 years on earth)

(E o ni lo akisa k’eyin aso) English meaning (You will not end up wearing rag in place of cloth)

(E o ni j’egun k’eyin eran) English meaning (You will not end up eating bone in place of meat)

(E o ni rin’se k’eyin oko) English meaning (You will not end up trekking in place of riding car)

(E o ni ba won te’wona) English meaning (You will never be in want)

(Bi oju ba ti owo, ni owo n tan) English meaning (It is when money is put to shame that it finishes)

(Bi oju ba ti aso, ni aso’gbo) English meaning (It is when cloth is put to shame that it fades)

(Bi oju ba ti ile, ni ile’wo) English meaning (It is when a house is put to shame that it collapses)

(Bi oju ba ti Alafia, ni aare de) English meaning (It is when good health is put to shame that one falls sick)

(Bi oju ba ti iyi, ni eda n te) English meaning (It is when one is disgraced that a man is dishonored)

(Olorun ko ni d’oju ti yin ni igba kan kan) English meaning (God will not disgrace you at anytime)

Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers and his wife Hajiya Muinat Abiola Yusuf

Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers

ISLAMIC PRAYERS

Al-Quran Chapter 9, Verse 128-129: Surat At-Taubah (The Repentance)

Bismillahi’r Rahmani’r Raheem

Laqod Ja’akum Rasulum Min Anfusikum ‘Azizun ‘Alaihi Ma’anittum Harisun ‘Alaikum Bil-Mu’minina Ra’ufur Ra-Him.

Fa In Tawallau Faqul Hasbiyallahu La Ilaha Illa Hu(Wa), ‘Alaihi Tawakkaltu Wa Huwa Rabbul-‘Arsyil ‘Azim

English meaning

I commence in the name of Almighty Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Certainly, a Messenger has come to you from yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; he is concerned over you, to the believers; he is kind and merciful.

But if they turn away, then say, “Allah is sufficient for me. There is no god except Him. On Him I put my trust. And He is the Lord of the Throne, the Great.”

Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers and his daughter

Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers

HAPPY 55TH BIRTHDAY, I WISH YOU LONG LIFE AND PROSPERITY IN PEACE AND TRANQUILITY, AS I SINCERELY THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE YOUR ROLE IN MY LIFE , IT MAY LOOK INSIGNIFICANT TO YOU, BUT MIND YOU SIR, IT’S HUGE TO ME, MAY ALLAH (SWT) REWARD YOU ABUNDANTLY AMIN.

 

May God Guide Our Leaders Right.

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT

 

Sulaiman Adenekan

A Strategist/ Publisher

TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

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