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Who will save Ex-Warri Prime Minister, Chief Ayiri Emami?

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Warri High Chief Ayiri Emami is not in the best of mood lately most especially after coming under fire posing a strong opposition to the selection and coronation of the Olu of Warri Ogiame Atuwase III Olu Emiko Tshola. Ayiri averred that; the selection of the then Omoba designate now Olu of Warri ran fowl of the selection process.

 

After several controversies which led to his suspension by the Ginuwa 1 Ruling house as the Ologbotsere traditional Prime Minister of Warri Kingdom, some claimed that according to Warri customary and chieftaincy law, the Ginuwa 1 ruling house has the constitutional power to suspend any chief. Ayiri is currently in court to challenge his suspension as the traditional prime minister, selection and coronation of the new Olu of Warri.

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After several backs and forth, against all odds, the Olu of Warri was coronated amidst pomp and pageantry on the 21st of August at the Ode Itshekiri. The coronation of the new Olu has further buried all impending issues as regards coronation as the Olu has since moved on with the business of leading and repositioning the kingdom. On the 1st of September via a memo with the seal of the Olu states that; “I, Ogiame Atuwatse III, hereby, announce, for the information of the general public, the Delta State government and particularly, the traditional rulers and chiefs committees, the dissolution of all traditional councils, committees, sub-committees and the scheduled exercise of revalidation/confirmation effective from the 2nd day of September, 2021. For the avoidance of doubt, the Warri Council of Chiefs, the Olu Advisory Council (Ojoye Ojisan), the Olu-in-Council, all standing ad hoc and sub-committees are dissolved forthwith; the mandatory revalidation/confirmation of Chieftaincy titles shall commence on the 2nd day of September 2021.”

 

Sources further claimed that; after the memo by the Olu on revalidation of all titleholders in the kingdom, Chief Ayiri was not recognized by the Olu of Warri as the Ologbotsere. He was said to have been stripped of the highly coveted title after his antagonism for the newly installed Olu. Days ago, the former Warri prime minister took edibles as he went to appease the gods of the water (Olokun) to save him from the imminent shame that is currently befalling him. “The revalidation exercise is to make sure titles are given to worthy people who are loyal to the new Olu of Warri. It’s just like a governor or President dissolving cabinet members from a previous government. As it stands, Chief Ayiri has lost the title as the Ologbotsere. A new occupant of that title would not be announced anytime soon as there would be no Ologbotsere during the reign of Ogiame Atuwase III. It’s in line with the traditional consitiution power of the Olu to give a title and also revoke it. The only reason Ayiri can be given back that title is if he buries his ego and apologize to the Olu and withdraw all lawsuit in court challenging his validity and candidacy then, he might be given a second chance if not his removal remains valid” A source said.

 

Another close source averred that Ayiri is currently in talks with some high-profile individuals in the kingdom and the country to help him persuade the Olu to rescind his decision of stripping him of the title. The pleas have not been accepted. As we speak he is running from pillar to post to salvage the situation. a source added.

 

 

 

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One Year After, Family, Friends Celebrates Late Hosa Okunbo

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Like the popular saying that; sweetness is the memory of the righteous for Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, His memory will forever linger on in the heart of many most especially those he has touched their lives positively. About a year ago when the news of his long-time battle with cancer came, many started praying that a philanthropist of his repute who has many under his scholarship and under his payroll should survive the deadly sickness but as the supreme being will have it; Captain Hosa as he is fondly called succumbed to the dreaded grim reaper and embarked on a sojourn of no return.

 

It was indeed an emotional moment as the country most especially Edo State was thrown into a sober mood. Tears started to flow like a river as loud voices rented the air asking God why such a man with a heart of Gold will have to leave without bidding farewell. In disappointment, all sundry succumbed to the will of the creator as the one who giveth and taketh. The head honcho of Ocean Marine Solutions and Wells and Carlton hotel had joined his ancestors at the very tender age of 63.

 

In celebration of his life and times on earth, His family held a one-year thanksgiving memorial service for him in the United Kingdom headed by his wife Mrs Nosa Idahosa Okunbo and children at the Trinity House in West Hampstead, hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo. The church service reawaken memories of the late billionaire business mogul as it was an intense and emotional atmosphere.  In Nigeria, His daughter, Olori Aiyivieruewinoya ‘Ivie’ Emiko-Atuwatse, Atuwatse III, Queen of Warri Kingdom alongside his other children also had a memorial service for him at Greenhouse Farm, Benin, Edo State. It was a grand celebration where his friends and fellow kinsmen joined to celebrate his one-year memorial service and remembrance.

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Kosofe LGA Boss, Hon. Moyo Ogunlewe’s Transformation Agenda

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When the debate on youth’s engagement in politics came up, some argued that Youths are not ready for the burden and responsibility that comes with political office. The argument was youthful exuberance and juvenile delinquencies which are tendencies that might well affect the dream of youth engagement in mainstream politics. Today, as youth engagement in politics is beginning to take over across the country one of the few who seem different, proving cynics wrong is the Executive Chairman of Kosofe Local Government, Lagos; Barrister Moyosore Ogunlewe.

 

He has shattered the cliché and stereotype attached to youth in politics as nonprogressive and non-focused but has gone all out to consolidate the work of State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu in his quest to better the lives of his people by bringing the dividend of democracy closer to the people.

 

After being sworn in, he made clear his intention to redefine Kosofe to the envy of others through developmental projects. Since he took charge, the review has been positive as he took on massive rehabilitation of several roads across the LGA. “He has been delivering exceptionally well most especially in the area of Education, Road construction, Empowerment, Skill Acquisition, Soft loans for traders, Food stamps, Primary Health care, Adult Literacy sensitization, Trade and commerce and a host of others.”A source disclosed.

 

For his love for education as a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Lagos and Law from the University of Buckingham, He was also awarded by Sohcahtoa Foundation for the just concluded free GCE forms to indigent students within Kosofe. Apart from the GCE and Jamb forms he usually gives out to students, He is currently working on the construction of a more fully equipped primary health care centre where people from the LGA can benefit at a subsidized cost.

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When Otunba Lekan Osifeso Pampers Erelu Tola To a Destination Dubai 60th Birthday Soiree

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All his life, Otunba Lekan Osifeso is not known for doing things in half measure. He loves to make a loud statement with anything he does. Despite being a very calm and respectful personality who loves to have fun and enjoy the luxury of life,  anytime he saunters into any public function, you could tell from the change in atmosphere.

 

The Retro Group of Company boss has indeed been blessed by his creator. With a high-flying business conglomerate currently redefining the skyline of Lagos with beautiful architectural wonderment to a double title in his home town Ijebu Ode as the Olotu Olowa and Madasa of Ijebuland conferred on him by his Imperial Majesty Oba Sikiru Adetona the Awujale of Ijebuland. To crown it all, having a beautiful and supportive partner as a wife like his wife Erelu Tola Osifeso, a well-known businesswoman and fashion connoisseur is the icing on the cake for him. After their over three decades as husband and wife, their love life we gathered is a reference point for young couples as they both understand and support each other at every slightest opportunity. They are both like the snail and its shell. Anytime you see anyone of them gracing a public function,  be rest assured that you will see the other some meters away. They are best of friends as they are not both shy to display their affection at any time.

 

In a bid to show gratitude to his wife for being a dotting mother to their kids and being a loving and caring wife to him, in celebration of her 60th birthday, Osifeso in the company of family, friends and associates jetted to the United Arab Emirate for a Destination Dubai birthday celebration for his wife. It was indeed a sight to behold as the couple melted hearts as they were acting like newly wedded couples. At the Yacht Party at a highbrow Location in the popular Big Daddy Yacht stationed in Marina, Burj Dubai, Over 50 guests stormed the location as they sailed for over five hours on board with high-taste continental dishes and high-cost drinks in circulation like it’s going out of fashion. Erelu Tola in an appreciation mood thanked her husband for celebrating her always as she knelt down to profess her undying love for him. It was an atmosphere filled with love as they all danced and merried in celebratory mood.

 

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