Behind the curtain facts on Idumuje-Ugboko crisis

Idumuje-Ugboko is a serene, sleepy town in Aniocha North Local Government Area. This rural-agrarian settlement has been peaceful for decades until a seemingly innocuous issue triggered crises which have now grown to monumental proportions. In the early months of 2015, an international lawyer, philanthropist, and environmentalist and a scion of the Nwoko royal family of Idumuje-Ugboko, Prince Ned Nwoko announced with glee that he had decided to build his pet dream of a sports university, and a golf course in the village. The STARS University was to be one of…

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Covid-19: Bisi Jagunna’s Hands Lifting Hearts continues to support less privileged

Despite the ease of lockdown in most states within Nigeria, a non governmental organization, Hands Lifting Hearts, an initiative of the Canada based Nigerian, Clare Bisi Jaguna has continued to provide succor for thousands of less privileged people in Nigeria. She recently distributed foods, face masks and hand sanitizers to the people of Kabusa community in Abuja. The Ahmadu Bello University, and University of Ilorin graduate has also adopted a young lady(a rape victim)and her sister from the Eastern part of Nigeria. In a chat, Mrs. Jagunna said, Hands Lifting…

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Ex-beauty queen, Ibidunni Ighodalo, is dead

Former beauty queen and wife of Lagos-based pastor and founder of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, is dead. It was gathered that the event planner and marriage counsellor died in Port Harcourt. A member of the church’s media team, Matthew Osarenren, confirmed the sad news on Sunday. The deceased, who founded Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, supported couples having difficulty bearing children. She would have clocked 40 on July 19, 2020. Her husband, Ituah, who officiated at a funeral on Sunday, hinted his listeners on the death. “A lot of you know that I really shouldn’t be…

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Oniru Family rejects Gbolahan Lawal as King

Omowumi Abisogun Oniru, one of the ruling houses in Iruland, Victoria Island, Lagos has rejected the installation of Oba Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal, as the new Oniru of Iruland. The ruling family is calling on the federal government to prevail on the Lagos State Government to reverse the installation of Lawal and chose one of them as the king of Iruland. Abisogun Oniru Ruling Family made the appeal during a protest at Igbosere High Court of Lagos. The newly installed king, Lawal, a former Commissioner of Agriculture in Lagos State was…

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Khafi Kareem: Why I didn’t report my rapist

BBNaija star, Khafi Kareem, has revealed that she was raped but didn’t report her rapist. Giving reasons for not reporting the man that raped her, Khafi wrote: #WhyIDidntReport – because he apologised right after. Because I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse. Because the one person I did tell said I caused it. Because I felt dirty and ashamed. #WeAreTired Yes this did happen to me. I’m sharing in the hope that others will feel no shame in sharing what happened to them. Please don’t deflect or…

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NGO feeds over 1000 children to mark Children’s Day celebration

Street Child and Welfare Initiative (SCCWI), a non-governmental organisation that has been prioritising the needs of street and vulnerable children for the past 12 years, decided to mark the May 27th Children’s Day celebration by providing sumptuous meals for over 1000 less privileged children. The NGO which is based at Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos, took the feeding program to streets in various parts of Lagos State like Oshodi, Okobaba in Ebute Meta, Iddo Slum, Ojuelegba, Oyingbo amongst others. According to Comfort Alli, President/ Project Director of SCCWI, the feeding program has been…

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Ben Bruce loses wife, Evelyn to cancer

Senator Ben Murray Bruce is bereaved! The former lawmaker and former Director-General at Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) lost his wife after a protracted battle with cancer. On his social media wall, the 64 year old businessman wrote… “I’m broken. Just lost my beautiful wife to cancer. She was my best friend for 43 years and my wife for 41 years. Cancer is real, but it shouldn’t be a death sentence – awareness, and early detection and treatment are key to survival. I miss her so so much. I’m broken.‬ “‪Our…

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20year-old lady confesses: My mum lied, I was not raped by my dad

A petition dated January 27, 2020 and addressed to the Divisional Police Officer, Man Centre Police Station, off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos has led to a legal tussle between the petitioner, Jessica Obinomeh; a 20year-old lady and her biological mother, Mrs. Sandra Obinomeh. Obinomeh alleged that her mother and siblings tortured her with a hot iron, compelling her to lie that her father raped her. The plot, according to the 20-year-old woman, was meant to shame her father who is based abroad, and his extended family. The matter which…

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Ooni of Ife trapped in Lagos’ hotel lift

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, got stuck inside a lift at a popular hotel on Victoria Island in the Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday night. It was gathered that the Ooni was at the hotel to watch Queen Moremi, The Musical Reloaded; a stage play produced by the House of Oduduwa Production. The monarch attended an earlier production staged in April, last year. The latest production ran from December 24, 2019 to January 2, 2020 and shown between 3pm and 7pm. But Oba…

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Oluwo’s 4year-old marriage to Jamaican wife crumbles

The Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, and his Jamaican wife, Chanel Chin, have ended their marriage. The marriage between the royal father and the Jamaican produced a son named Oduduwa. Oba Akanbi got married to Chanel Chin, shortly after he ascended the throne of his forefathers in November 10, 2015. A statement by Oluwo’s Press Secretary, Alli Ibrahim, said the couple ended the marriage “after irreconcilable differences.” The statement from Oluwo’s palace reads, in part, “This is to inform the general public, most especially…

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