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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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Shina Peller Actualising Secret Dream

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No ambition is too big for a man who is in the habit of dreaming big. Ask fair-complexioned socialite and politician, Shina Peller, and he would accede to this position.

Once a night owl, Peller dreamt of a fun spot to meet his midnight cravings and ended up in a club ownership partnership with Biola Adegoke before launching his personally owned and self-styled club, Club Quilox.

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Satisfied with his achievement, he still harboured a secret plan to build another Club Quilox in Abuja.

That dream which is older than his political career is now gradually, but surely materialising.

Associates of the young politician are talking of a classy watering hole for night owls, elite and deep pocket residents of Abuja.

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A club which share several similarities with the first Club Quilox, one name which has been linked to its ownership is Peller.

 

 

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Joyful Breather For Bukola Saraki

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Fate has been hardly fair to Bukola Saraki in recent times.

Once the third most important man in the country; Saraki’s influence extended to his state, Kwara State; however, that was all before he was ousted by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe as Senator representing Kwara Central in the Senate.

Since then, it has from one challenge to the other. Asides from losing the chance of returning to the Senate, Saraki has suffered other setbacks, losing two of his houses in Ilorin, Kwara State.

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A joyful breather, however, came for the Turakin of Ilorin on Friday, November 29, as he had reasons to be happy.

His daughter Oluwatosin who got married in October 2017, put to bed his first grandchild in a London hospital, cascading her father into an unexplainable joy that served as a momentarily cushion for recent negativities.

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An excited Saraki shutdown all of his activities to be with his daughter and granddaughter in London.

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Low-Key Birthday For Chris Oyakhilome

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Not all men like the noise associated with rolling out the drums to celebrate.

Some prefer the peace and quietness of a serene environment to celebrate the grace of a new year on earth.

Once known to be very flamboyant, things have since changed with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome since he parted ways with Anita his ex-wife years ago.

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Unlike in the past when the man would be celebrated by his congregation at every given opportunity, today he prefers a low-key celebration than a loud one, especially when the occasion is not a major affair.

This explains a not too elaborate celebration, as the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy turns 56 years old today.

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