COUNT ME OUT OF CHIEFTAINCY REVIEW PANEL-OLUBADAN

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1 has again warned Oyo State Government under the leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi to count him out of the proposed panel that recommended 32 crown Obas for Ibadan, the state capital. He described the review panel in its totality as “an exercise in futility to embark on creation of new crowns and royalties without first of all resolving issues”. Oba Adetunji who frowned at various utterances emanating from some of the aides of the governor over the matter, “described…

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OONI OF IFE OBA OGUNWUSI CELEBRATES OSUN, GODDESS OF LOVE WITHOUT HIS WIFE, SEE PICS

Amidst news that their 16-month-old marriage is over, the Oonirisa of Ile Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, yesterday, August 15th, celebrated the goddess of love and sweet waters, Osun, without his wife, Olori Wuraola beside him. With the Osun festival playing out in ILE Ife celebrating love, Olori Wuraola was said to be in Lagos by palace sources attending meetings, and due back on Thursday at the palace. http://www.lailasblog.com/photos-ooni-ife-celebrates-goddess-love-osun-without-wife-olori-wuraola/

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WHY I DONT SPEAK ENGLISH AT PUBLIC FUNCTIONS – EMIR OF KATSINA

From: Agaju Madugba, Katsina Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has explained why he always speak the Hausa language at public functions,  saying English language is alien to his people and culture. He urged that all efforts must be made to preserve Nigeria’s cultural heritage. Describing English as a “foreign language,” the Emir said that, “I am the custodian of the tradition of our people. So, I must speak the Hausa language so that our people will understand me.” The emir spoke, on Monday, at a programme for the…

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AMIRA IBRAHIM ALFA PICKED AS JUDGE FOR MISS TOURISM 2017

As the new addition to 53 Extra, Amira Ibrahim-Alfa, TV presenter/host is truly any Photographer’s dream and Red carpet delight.  @amiraIbrahim_alfa A graduate of Advertising from the University of The Arts London, UK and recent Masters degree holder in Theatre Arts from Middlesex University London, UK. Amira is currently the face of AFWN & AFWL 2017. In 2016, Amira was named ‘most promising red carpet host’  during the Glam & Essence style award & runway show. Amira is not only the newest face on the scene but also the “It”…

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ABUJA TO HOST WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING POOL

Abuja to host world’s largest swimming pool The Sun News / Uche Atuma / 2 hours ago By Magnus Eze With a projected growth of 4.9 per cent and accounting for nearly 9 per cent of the continent’s GDP, Africa’s travel and tourism industry has incredible potential to help generate growth, create jobs and enable development. Unfortunately, Nigeria is not one of the top 10 most tourism-ready economies, based on the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015. However, Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho…

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LAI MOHAMMED UNVEILS 1 MIL DOLLARS SUPPORT FUND FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Akeem Lasisi and Olusola Fabiyi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday announced the establishment of a $1m venture capital to boost the Nigerian creative industry. Mohammed made this known in Lagos at the opening of a two-day workshop on the creative industry financing, where the Minister of Finance, Mrs.  Kemi Adeosun, also pledged support for the sector. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar; Minister of Information and Communication from the Republic of Niger, Hadjia Koubra Sani, and many creative…

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LADY COMMITS SUICIDE OVER HUSBAND’S DENIAL OF HER VIRGINITY AT WEDDING

A man in Tajikistan has been charged with driving his wife to commit suicide amid allegations he pressured her into taking virginity tests and then demanded a second bride after disbelieving the results. Rajabbi Khurshed, 18, killed herself by drinking a lethal dose of vinegar 40 days after her wedding to 24-year-old Zafar Pirov, who she had never met before the arranged marriage. Despite the deceased passing a government-required prenuptial exam, including a virginity test, Pirov confessed taking her for a further two tests, both of which she passed but…

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OBA AKIOLU WAS ELECTED BY THE GODS – KINGMAKERS TELL COURT

Chief Fatai Olumegbon, a kingmaker and the Olumegbon of Lagos, on Tuesday told an Ikeja High Court that Oba Rilwan Akiolu was chosen by Ifa, the god of divination as the rightful monarch of Lagos. Olumegbon said this at the resumed hearing of a suit challenging the legitimacy of Akiolu as the Oba of Lagos. Olumegbon, who in his evidence explained the process for the selection by kingmakers, said: “We received the application of those who were selected by their various ruling houses. “To ensure transparency, we requested that the…

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GOVERNOR OKOROCHA BANS IGBO TRADITIONAL LEADERS FROM SPEAKING ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Read below the press statement released by Sam Onwuemeodo, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rochas Okorocha. Governor Rochas Okorocha has banned traditional rulers in the State from speaking English at functions and in conducting affairs at their palaces and directed that they must talk in Igbo at functions and Conduct activities in their palaces in Igbo, adding that they Could employ the services of interpreters if the need arises.Governor Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staff of office to Nineteen (19) newly recognized…

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