'So we have no alternative than to dismiss them so as to serve as deterrent to others,'' Bodes
A charismatic, intense man in his early 40s (though he looks in his early 30s), Bode moves and speaks with grace.
Bode was born in Nosra Ibadan in Oyo State in south west Nigeria.
Bode is the grandson of a Christian king and the son of a Yoruba chief, Joseph Lawal.
The men in Bode's family had always gone to university to study civil engineering but Bode knew he wasn't cut out for that.
His father was initially appalled at Bode's choice of career, but he has come around.
Bode studied performing arts at university in Nigeria and it was from there he went on to dancing with Nigeria's national dance troupe, winning the Ministry of Culture's Dancer of the Year award in 1985.
If the economy remains stable, that bodes well for the construction industry in the long term.
In a sense, that's a good thing, and bodes well for a soft landing for both the construction and commercial real estate industries if and when the economy falters.
Although size alone doesn't guarantee a dazzling display, the large diameter bodes
well for an impressive light show in 1997, notes Harold A.
What doesn't bode
well is the potential for another terrorist attack, the possibility of which seems heightened by the upcoming election.