SAHEED ADEMOLA ELEGUSHI: Twelve Years as a KING

by Temitope Oyefeso When the instrument of authority was presented to Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi on April 27, 2010, as the 21st monarch of Ikate-Elegushi kingdom, a coastal community along the Lagos lagoon, the people were ecstatic. But, there were careful expectations because, the prince, though steeped in the rich pedigree of his predecessors and forbears, was being entrusted with leadership at a relatively young age. He was in his early 30s. But he was not unmindful of the huge responsibilities placed on him. Armed with robust tutelage from the…

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200 youths arrested in Abuja cannabis party

About 200 youths have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for organising a cannabis party in the Asokoro area of the Federal Capital Territory. The party was reportedly organised by a group of ladies on Wednesday night. It was gathered that the youth were having a nice time when the NDLEA officers invaded the venue of the revelling. A tweep with the handle @ezioimmauel, said about a hundred suspects were arrested. “In the police station right now. Was at a 4/20 party in Asokoro and…

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CBA FOUNDATION CALLS OUT IN-LAWS OVER DEHUMANISATION OF WIDOWS

AUTHOR: Ony Kachi After Mrs kumbaya (name changed to protect her identity) lost her husband at work in 2005, she was accused of killing him. The accusation did not come from her husband’s brothers but his sister, who had earlier lost her own husband. It took the combined hard work of the brothers to get their sister off the back of her fellow widow. They told their sister pointedly that she too could face the same accusation she was levelling against their sister-in-law, since her husband was deceased too. This…

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‘YOU’RE A LIAR!’ man whose girlfriend calls off wedding speaks

Nigerian man known as David Okike has replied his girlfriend Ozioma Michael, who called off their wedding billed to hold this Saturday, over alleged domestic violence. Ozioma had alleged that her fiancé usually “hit and abused” her at any slightest provocation. “My supposed husband is full of rage. Beating me with his belt, stick, broom is his daily routine. Many atimes, he had lifted his hammer on me (but I fled),” Ozioma alleged. Reacting to the allegation on his facebook handle, David in an article titled: ‘MY ABORTED MARRIAGE WITH…

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Days to wedding: Lady calls off marriage ceremony over domestic violence

Barely a week to the wedding ceremony, a lady named Helen Ozioma called off her wedding ceremony to her fiance, David Okike over allegations of physical abuse, threat to life and frequent beatings by her to-be-husband. This is coming after the death of the popular gospel act, Osinachi Nwachukwu who died as a result of domestic abuse. The lady writes on social media: “Hello Guys!!! I never wanted to bring this here but I have to, I am a type of person who likes to keep my relationship away from…

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Late singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu’s husband arrested over wife’s death

Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late popular gospel artiste, Osinachi, has been arrested by the police over the death of his wife on Sunday afternoon. Late Osinachi, a 42-year-old Gospel artiste, who was a lead singer at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, shot into the limelight  in 2017, with the hit “Ekwueme”, which  featured another singer, Prospa Ochimana. She died on Friday after spending days at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja. After her death, colleagues and family members of Osinachi, accused her husband of always beating her. One of her…

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The SPARK of kindness that is impacting communities through FirstBank staff initiatives

Have you seen the videos on this link: https://www.firstbanknigeria.com/home/impact/crs-week/? Piece of advice: Please hold your handkerchief or make sure there is a good supply of tissue paper while you view. The initiative that inspired the efforts and results seen in the videos is not a strange one but it has a way of surprisingly leaving people teary-eyed. Viewers tear up as they get to see the positive difference it has made in the lives of ordinary people in communities across Nigeria. Many people across the country are familiar with SPARK…

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Party time! Akinsiku of Lagos Celebrates Life at 50 …as Fuji Icon, K1 lead Davido, NairaMarley, Olamide others to jamboree

Chief Adebola Dosunmu, the Akinsiku of Lagos (Olori Eyo), who is the custodian of Lagos most popular cultural festival, the Adamu Orisa, popularly known as Eyo will celebrating his 50th birthday on 21st of March 2022. The real estate mogul and socialite said he is grateful to God for all he has been through in life and it is worthy to celebrating the landmark age of 50. ‘From my humble background in Isale-Eko, to my days at Methodist Boys High School, where I was mates with my friend now father,…

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Lagos socialite sharing petrol as party souvenir gets N2m bail

Ms Chidinma Ogbulu, s Lagos socialite, aka Erelu Okin, has been arraigned before a Special Offences (Mobile) Court in the Oshodi area of Lagos State for distributing petrol as a souvenir during a ceremony. Ogbulu reportedly distributed petrol while celebrating her chieftaincy title on March 5, 2022, at the Havillah Event Centre, Lagos. A video of kegs of petrol for guests at the event went viral on social media, sparking an outrage as the state government sealed off the centre. The police also vowed to prosecute the socialite. She was…

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Event centre where petrol was shared as souvenir sealed by Lagos government

Officials of the Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad have sealed Havillah Event Centre, Oniru, for contravening public safety rules for allowing sharing of the petroleum product in jerrycans. The senior special assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Jubril Gawat, said the Lagos State police commissioner has ordered the arrest of those involved. “There is no doubt that this action is dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and property,” Lagos State commissioner for information Gbenga Omotoso said in a statement earlier…

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