Both Mr. Feyi Dinyo’s Mum and Arc. Ladi Lewis’ Mother-in-Law passed

Fellow Old boys,

With a gladsome mind, we break to you the thanksgiving news of the transition to the great beyond of the loving mother of our immediate past GPE, Mr Feyisola Oladejo Dinyo, at the very ripe age of 96 and the passing of the mother-in-law of our Vice President (School Affairs – VPI), Arc. Ladi Lewis, at the very ripe age of 86.

Kindly express your condolences to both Mr Feyi Dinyo and his family and Mr Ladi Lewis and family. Further arrangements would be communicated in due course. May God in His infinite love and mercy grant both Mama eternal rest. Amen.

For BIFOBA Global

Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu (Publicity Secretary)

Mrs. Idowu Passed (Wife of our past president, Dr. Olajide Idowu)

Fellow Old Boys,

With heavy heart but with total submission to the will of God Almighty I regret to announce the passing on to glory of the dear wife of one of our past Presidents, Dr Olajide Idowu which sad event took place on January 21,2017.

May The Almighty God grant our dear brother and his entire family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Burial Arrangements are as follows;

Wake Keep-February 16,2017

Burial- February 17 2017.

Venue- Four Square Gospel Church, Jakande Estate Isolo.

Time of wake keep will be announced later.

Please remember the Idowus in your prayers.

Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu

BIFOBA Publicity Secretary.

Service of Songs in celebration (Late Madam Beatrice Moniola Dinyo)

Kindly join us for a Service of Songs in celebration of the life of our late Mum, Madam Beatrice Moniola Dinyo.

Date: Thursday 2nd February 2017

Venue: The Social Place, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island.

Time: 5.00pm

Feyi & Peju Dinyo.

BIFOBA General Meeting: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017


Notice is hereby served for the convening of the BIFOBA NATIONAL GENERAL MEETING scheduled to hold as follows:

Date: Sunday 12th February 2017

Venue: Old Boys’ Auditorium, BFHS, 1 Akobi Crescent, Surulere. 

Time: 3:30 pm Prompt 


1) Report on Founders’ Day Celebration 

2) Birthday Recognition/Celebration for Old Boys born in the month of February. 

Kindly attend punctually as the meeting will commence at the exact scheduled time. 

Mike Mogaha

General Secretary 

Notice of BIFOBA National General Meeting (March 2017)


Dear Fellow Old Boys,


Date: Sunday 12th March 2017.

Venue: Old Boys’ Auditorium at BFHS: 1 Akobi Crescent, Surulere. 

Time: 3:30 pm Prompt 


  1. Call to Order
  2. Opening Prayer
  3. Reading and Adoption
  4. Matters Arising thereon
  5. GP’s Briefing
  6. Home-Coming
  7. Birthday Recognition/Celebration of Old Boys born in March
  8. Any other Matter
  9. Adjournment

Mike Mogaha

General Secretary

Notice of BIFOBA National General Meeting (April 2017)


Fellow Old Boys,


Date: Tomorrow Sunday 9th April 2017

Venue: Old Boys’ Auditorium, BFHS, 1 Akobi Crescent, Surulere.

Time: 3:30 pm Prompt


1) Call to order

2) Opening prayer

3) Reading and Adoption of the minutes of the last meeting

4) Matters arising thereon

5) GP’s Briefing

6) Matters arising thereon

7) Home-Coming 2017

8) Birthday Recognition/Celebration for Old Boys born in the month of April.

9) Any other matter

10) Adjournment

11) Closing prayer

Please find attached minutes of March 2017 meeting.

Kindly attend punctually as the meeting will commence at the exact scheduled time.

Mike Mogaha

Secretary & Convener

Late Mrs. Adegun Burial Program

Fellow Old Boys,

Please be informed of the death of Mrs. Adegun, wife of Mr. Akin Adegun, a member of 1965 set, Momah House.

Mrs. Adegun passed Sunday, June 4, 2017, and the burial program is as follows:

Today, Thursday, June 15, 2017: Christian wake keeping at 28 Solo Ogun Street, Aguda, Surulere at  5:00 pm.  
Burial Service at the same venue on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 10:00 am.

Interment follows at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba.

Our prayers go to the Adegun’s Family and may they be comforted with the comfort of God.

Please let us support our fellow senior old boy at this time.

May the soul of Mrs. Adegun rest in peace.

Birch Freeman High School New Principal

BFHS New Principal: Mrs. Oluwakemi Oke

Mrs. Oluwakemi Oladele Oke is the new Principal of Birch Freeman High School, replacing Mrs. Mojirade Babatunde who just retired.  Mrs. Oke is also the wife of an Old Boy Prof. Wale Oke, a member of the Guild of awardees. The information of Mrs. Oke posting was first mentioned to Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu, BIFOBA Publicity Secretary, by Tosin Adebulu, a younger Old Boy. The information was shared with the BIFOBA Executive Committee, BIFOBA president, Barr. Kingsley Essien, and former president Mr. Feyisola Dinyo. The president and Mr. Feyi Dinyo recalled seeing Mrs. Oke at BFHS recent event and were excited about the new development.

Mrs. Oke, after resumption, was invited to the BIFOBA Executive Meeting to share her plans for the school, which has been a tradition after posting of new Principal. Mrs. Oke Oluwakemi Oladele Oke at the meeting briefly shared how she was posted to BFHS and was excited. She had once taught at BFHS before returning to the Lagos State Educational Board as a Director. She briefed the Executive members of her plans and promised to continue to improve the standard of leaning at BFHS by ensuring the boys (students) are properly groomed and taught in both character and learning.  She mentioned that her vision is to subsequently ensure the results obtained by the boys have competitive advantage globally and are useful at higher educational degree and relevance in their future endeavours.

She shared early resumption experience by appreciating both the current government led by Mr. Amode and his predecessor Mr. Babatunde Fashola, for their commitment to education and development of BFHS. She further mentioned that BFHS is endeavoured with massive infrastructure and thanked the Old Boys for participating in the development of their Alma Mater. She mentioned that most of the electrical fittings had been removed and the restrooms were in a deplorable state resulting to her quick employment of a cleaner to sanitize the restrooms. According to her, in the whole school, there is only one English Teacher, teaching the various arms in English Language and Literature in English. She quickly worked out the redeployment of a second English Teacher to the school by liaising with the Lagos State Educational Board. She promised to work with BIFOBA in restoring the glory of the school by ensuring the boys are groomed in character and learning. In her discussion, she expressed her excitement in being part of the success story of the school, particularly mentioning that it has produced notable personalities in the society including her husband. She emphasized the need to work with the junior school administration in the further achievement of the goals, stating that the senior school is directly fed with pupils from the junior school.

Mrs. Oke being a woman of class and excellent demeanour pledged to work with BIFOBA Executives in the realization of their dream school that will compete globally with its contemporaries. She mentioned that her colleagues (Teaching and Non-teaching Staff) will work together along with junior school administration and raise the standard of BFHS. In her words, BFHS will become once again an admired school for the development of young boys to distinguished gentlemen. Her drive is to mentor young minds and build a great culture boys who are groomed properly both academically and socially. She promised to maintain a good environment for exciting learning by introducing attractive features in the development of their minds and characters. She enjoyed BIFOBA to continue in its drive especially with the assistance of maintaining the structures and tradition of the school.

BIFOBA News Updates

The followings are BIFOBA brief news and updates – 

1. BIFOBA president, Barr. Kingsley Essien, has constituted a Homecoming Committee as follows: Mr. Ajai-Ikhile Dada (Chairman), Dr. Wale Onabowale, Mr. Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu, Mr. Lanre Hassan, Mr. Mike Mogaha, Mr. Abraham Idowu, and Mr. Bayo Bakare.

2. Hurray! BIFOBA Insurance Policy is up and running. Please contact the National Welfare Secretary, Mr. Lanre Hassan at 08025357550 or 09099541952, for details of the insurance policy.

3. BIFOBA President, Barr. Kingsley Essien, has also constituted an “Auditorium and Maintenance” Committee as follows: Arc. Ladi Lewis (Chairman), Mr. Williams Areo, Mr. Chiedu Emboagu, Mr. Funso Peters, and Mr. Akintunde Munis.

4. BIFOBA National Executive Committee has employed Mr. Faloju as a Maintenance and Utility Staff for the Multi-Purpose Hall. Mr. Faloju has started working and has received his first salary.

5. Please note that at the last BIFOBA General Meeting in October 2017, Mr. Abraham Idowu of the 1980 set was elected by the House as a new Financial Secretary.

6. Mr. Taiwo Padonu, BIFOBA Past President and a member of Guild of Awardees, has passed. The burial details as follows:

Wake Keeping:

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Address: Cornell School, 12 Samuel Street, off Ayodele Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi (Late Mr. Padonu’s residence)

Funeral Service:

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017

Address: Chris Apostolic Church, 1A Amusa Street, off Makinde police station, Mafoluku, Oshodi.

BIFOBA House Ball 2018 Homecoming

This is to formally announce our 2018 Homecoming Dinner scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018 with a Theme “The House Ball”. This year’s Homecoming will not only focus on school houses but also on graduating sets too, and, also, center on one of the traditions of our school i.e. old boys dressing in full national colors or in western in the colors of their respective School Houses (Dada-White, Momah-Maroon, Solarin- Green, and Soremekun-Yellow), with a touch of gold or silver. House survey will also be done at the event to foster healthy competition amongst the houses.

Celebrating Sets:

The following sets are identified as the sets to celebrate in 2018 Homecoming and are being notified formally with a deadline to accept or decline.

The sets:

  • 1968- 50 Years,
  • 1973 – 45 Years,
  • 1978 – 40 Years,
  • 1983 – 35 Years,
  • 1988 – 30 Years, and
  • 1993 – 25 Years.

Set chairmen, who are members of the Homecoming planning committee, are by this notice requested to join the Homecoming Planning Committee in securing their sets’ buying in and helping in arrangements towards a successful dinner.

Each item on the program will be timed to make for efficient use of time. The red (Green) carpet activities will start at 2:00 pm and end at 3:00 pm. And will be followed immediately with the program proper of the event.

Old Boys are encouraged to think of any extra touch to make 2018 Homecoming more classy and elegant, by sending their suggestions to, attention: Olise-Emeka Nwachukwu.

Sets are requested to pay N100, 000:00 per table, for 10 people.

Payment should be made into BIFOBA Zenith Bank Account No: 1010228516.

All arrangements on the event logistics must be concluded before the end of first quarter 2018.

Dada Ajai-Ikhile

Chairman 2018 Homecoming Planning Committee.