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Classy First Year Remembrance For Oba Okunade Sijuwade…Details of The Event

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The first year Remembrance of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, the 50th Ooni of Ife, has been fixed to hold next week. The two-day event will kick off on Thursday, 28 July, 2016, with a Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ayegbaju, Ife. This will then be followed by a grand reception at the Castle of Mercy, Ede Road, Ile-Ife. 
 The following day, Friday. 29 July, a Colloquium, titled, “The Life and Times of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, The 50th Ooni of Ife, will be hosted by The Institute of Cultural Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, at Oduduwa Hall, OAU. Another reception will follow at Motel Royal, KM 4, Ede Road, Ile-Ife. 
It will be recalled that Oba Sijuwade joined his ancestors, last year on the evening of that fateful Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at around 7pm. He was aged 85.
The revered royal father passed on at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, United Kingdom (U.K), where he was being treated, after he was flown out, when his health reportedly suffered a relapse.
Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade was born on 1 January 1930.
He became the fiftieth traditional ruler or Ooni of Ife in 1980, taking the regnal name Olubuse II. He was crowned on 6 December 1980 in a ceremony attended by the Emir of Kano, Oba of Benin, Amayanabo of Opobo and Olu of Warri, as well as by representatives of the Queen of England.
Oba Sijuwade was born on 1 January 1930 in Ile-Ife to the Ogboru ruling house, grandson of the Ooni Sijuwade Adelekan Olubuse I.
He studied at Abeokuta Grammar School and Oduduwa College in Ile-Ife. He worked for three years in his father’s business, then for two years with the Nigerian Tribune, before attending Northampton College in the United Kingdom to study business management.
By the age of 30 he was a manager in Leventis, a Greek-Nigerian conglomerate. In 1963 he became Sales Director of the state-owned National Motor in Lagos.
After spotting a business opportunity during a 1964 visit to the Soviet Union, he formed a company to distribute Soviet-built vehicles and equipment in Nigeria, which became the nucleus of a widespread business empire.
He also invested in real estate in his home town of Ile Ife. By the time Sijuwade was crowned Ooni in 1980 he had become a wealthy man.
Sijuwade was a Christian. In November 2009 he attended the annual general meeting of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria accompanied by 17 other traditional rulers.
He declared that he a was full member of the church, and said all the monarchs who accompanied him would now become members.
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Critic Slam Ehi Ogbebor, Describes Her As A Failure In Marriage

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Indeed, Ehi Ogbebor, has failed twice in marriage.

However, she dosent like to be told the obvious.

A critic who tagged her a failure in marriage because two of her marriages packed up attracted reactions that were not too palatable from her.

According to the critic, Ehi’s marriages failed becuase she talks too much and is not humble.

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He wrote “You are wrong. Just like there are good people and bad people there are also wonderful house helps and bad ones. You talks too much and lacks humility. This is why you married twice and failed twice”

Ehi Ogbebor reacts after being told

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Fatima Dangote Embraces Motherhood

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Things have always fallen in the right places for Fatima Dangote.

The daughter of Africa’s richest man has always been known to be blessed with all the good things of life.

A rich father, good job as an executive director at Dangote Group, she capped it all up when she tied the nuptial knot with Jamil Abubakar, a pilot, and gentleman to the core from an elitist and rich family.

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Despite her marriage in March 2018, the dark-complexioned lady still yearned for one more thing, to be a mother.

The wish came to pass days back when she officially became a mother having welcomed her daughter in America.

Having fulfilled all of her desires, the woman can now settle down to embracing motherhood.

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Godwin Obaseki Stoop To Conquer

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No warrior sheaths his sword or let his guard down while confronting an enemy.

This is a basic rule of defence. However, neither Adams Oshiomole nor Governor Godwin Obaseki is a warrior in an arena.

Though the duo might be at daggers drawn for the heart and soul of Edo State, Governor Obaseki recently showed his humble side despite being the most powerful man in the state.

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The man stooped to conquer, rising above pride when he visited the Iyanmoh residence of Oshiomhole to celebrate Eid al Adha.

Sharing drinks and making merry, Edo State sons have not stopped talking about Obaseki’s humility and simplicity since the visit.

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