The CEO’s Bible, the over 800-page 2-volume compendium written by Azuh Arinze, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine,was presented to the public days back at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos in grand style. Chaired by former APCON Chairman and GMD of SO&U Advertising, Mr. UdemeUfot, the book reviewer was Dr. Tunji Olugbodi of Verdant Zeal while the Special Guest of Honour was the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi ChibuikeAmaechi, ably represented by NIMASA DG, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.
Other notable faces at the well-attended book presentation were Apostle Anselm Madubuko of Revival Assembly; Bishop Isaac Idahosa of Illumination Assembly; Dr. Larry Izamoje of Brila FM; Prince Bisi Olatilo of Biscon Communications; Mr. Steve Babaeko of X3M Ideas; Mr. EmekaOparah of Airtel; Mr. YomiBadejo-Okusanya of CMC Connect; Mr. TokunboModupe of TPT International;Mr. MudiEnajemo of Mudi Africa; Mr. KachiOnubogu of Promasidor; Mr. KunleOnime of MPC International; Mr. Charles Aigbe of Fidelity Bank;Sir GbengaBadejo of GBC Consulting; property merchant, Eunice Efole and other renowned businesswomen like Dr. (Mrs.) Quincy Ayodele of Quincy Herbals, Alhaja Tai Elemesho-Okesanjo of Montai and Deaconess BolanleOginni of Blessed Water.
From the media came Mrs. FunkeEgbemode, President, Nigerian Guild of Editors and MD, New Telegraph; Mr. Steve Nwosu, DMD of The Sun Newspapers; Mr. KunleBakare, CEO of Encomium Weekly; Mr. Mayor Akinpelu, Publisher, Global Excellence; Mr. LoyeAmzat, Publisher, News of the People; Mr. Mike Effiong, Editor, Ovation, among many others. Chief Tony Onyima and Mr. AniekanUmanah, both former Commissioners for Information in Anambra and AkwaIbom States respectively, equally attended.
Showbiz stars were, of course, not left out. Among those that were around to celebrate with the author who began his journalism career covering that sector were the Elegant Stallion and songster, Lady OnyekaOnwenu; Bonsuefuji maestro, AdewaleAyuba; king of comedy, Ali Baba; alongside five of his colleagues,OkeyBakassi, Tee A, Koffi, Teju Baby Face andGbengaAdeyinka, who also anchored the event. Then, dashing star actor cum producer, Saint Obi as well as fellow actor and model, ArinzeOkonkwo, MamaTaiwoAjai-Lycett and Ngozi Zack-Orji. Top film makers and Ejiro brothers, Zeb and Chico, were equally there.Likewise the organizer of the popular Abuja Film Festival, Fidelis Duker and Teco Benson.
Kicking off right on time, the book presentation, which was spiced up with so much fun and fanfare, also attracted legal giant and National Legal Adviser, All Progressives Congress, Dr. MuizBanire, SAN; human rights lawyers, Barristers Monday Ubani, Richard Akinola and AdinduUgwuzor as well as Hon. FunmiTejuosho, former Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly and Hon. TundeBraimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Media, Lagos State House of Assembly.
The CEO’s Bible is a compendium of sorts; an inspiring expose with 90 incisive and exclusive interviews with major players across professions.
It took the author, AzuhArinze, 5 years to put together and so far has continued to garner wide acclaim. According to Mr. BiodunShobanjo of Troyka Holdings who wrote the Foreward, “It is a book whose time has come”.
And for Dr. DakukuPeterside of NIMASA, “The CEO’s Bible is one of the most treasured reference books in our recent history”. Mr. Simon Kolawole, Publisher, The Cable, described it as “A business school on its own” while former MD of The Sun Newspapers, Mr. Mike Awoyinfasummed it upas “A great compendium, a reference book for any one that wants to acquire wisdom”.
Mr. EmekaOparah of Airtel was, however, dramatic in his description. Hear him: “Forget that MBA programme…grab The CEO’s Bible”.
Now on sale throughout the country, a set, comprising Volumes 1 & 2, goes for N5000.