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Saraki honoured by Iruland monarch Oba Lawal



Toyin Saraki, wife of former Senate President is now the Erelu Bobajiro of Iruland in Lagos.

She was conferred with the honour on Thursday by the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal.

Three foreigners and eight other Nigerians were also honoured by the monarch, for their contributions to the development of the kingdom.

The foreigners honoured were the Managing Director of VAVA Group, Amb. Michael Tawadrous; Chairman of Choice International Group, Chief Diana Chen; and the Managing Director of Mego Foods and Beverages Nigeria Limited, Magy Eskander Tawadrous.

Other recipients of chieftaincy titles were former Vice Chairman, Lagos State Sports Council, Alhaji Mutiu Are; Chief Adeyemi Adesina; Ogunbambi Lateef Abisogun, Taiwo Olatunji, Alhaja Muyibat Giwa, Prince Kabiru Fadare Oniru and Mrs Olarenwaju Olatunji.

The conferment of chieftaincy titles was part of activities commemorating the first anniversary of Oba Lawal as the Oniru.

The monarch said that the conferment of honours was the beginning of the drive to ensure the collective development of Iruland.

The traditional ruler said that his kingdom would continue to recognise eminent dignitaries for their positive contributions to the growth of Iruland.

He said that among his developmental agenda was to ensure that the Iru kingdom evolved into a sustainable city, with special breed of truly resilient people.

Oba Lawal noted that his blueprint aptly titled: “Let’s Grow Iru land Together (LEGIT)” was an idea conceived to change the narrative of the kingdom.

He noted that the honorary title was a call to service to grow Iruland into one of the most sustainable and desirable communities in Lagos.

“I have come up with the vision “Lets Grow Iru land Together (Legit)”. I believe all my new chiefs will be collectively supporting us to re-develop, re-invigorate, re-generate and re-engineer Iruland.

“I know you are capable; you are able, you have the wherewithal. even your contacts alone should be able to do that.

One of the honoured chiefs, Amb. Michael Tawadrous, thanked the traditional ruler for the honour bestowed on him and promised to continue to contribute to the development of the community.

Some of the dignitaries at the event included: three former Kwara governors; Shaaba Lafiaji, AbdulFatai Ahmed and Bukola Saraki; former governor of Gombe, Ibrahim Dankwanbo, former chairman of PDP, Kawu Baraje, and former Minister of Sport, Bolaji Abdullahi.

Others were representative of the Emir of Ilorin, Prince Yusuf Sulu Gambari;; former governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba, former governor of Cross River, Liyel Imoke and former Minister of State for Defense, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro.

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Ooni of Ife’s wife attends naming ceremony of incarcerated Endsars protester’s child (photos)



Ooni of Ife's wife attends naming ceremony of Kemisola Ogunniyi,

The naming ceremony of the son of Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, held today June 23. He was named Okikoiola Freedom Erinponmile.

In attendance was the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi.

Kemisola was arrested after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze.

On June 16, she welcomed her baby boy while in prison.

See more photos from the naming ceremony below…

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Delta PDP suspends Senator Peter Nwaoboshi



The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

The suspension endorsed by the PDP State Working Committee (SWC) subsists for a period of one month.

According to the State PDP leadership, “The action became necessary against the backdrop of the recent romance with the opposition party, verbal recklessness, and unprovoked utterances of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, particularly against the person of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, which the PDP State Working Committee views strongly as totally unacceptable, disturbing and unbecoming of a politician and party member of his stature.”

“The PDP State Working Committee is in no doubt that the rash, unguarded, confused and heavily noxious, and vitriolic attacks by Senator Nwaoboshi, a serving Senator and a very recent Chairman of our great Party, are potentially inimical to the peace and harmony of the Party and tantamount to causing discord and disaffection among loyal Party members.

“The suspension, therefore, though obligatory, has sadly become imperative and inevitable, especially given the dramatic spontaneity and overzealousness of his verbal attacks, which are totally out of character and the have suspiciously been induced by circumstances which defy immediate rational analysis and comprehension”, the statement signed by the Delta PDP Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza noted.

The matter, he said, has been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee, in order to afford Senator Nwaoboshi a fair hearing and the opportunity to appear before it and defend himself.

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Oshodi council boss, MC Oluomo finally reconcile (PHOTO)



MC Oluomo reconciles with Oshodi council boss

 The executive chairman of Oshodi /Isolo local government area, Bolaji Ariyoh and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya also known as MC Oluomo have finally reconciled and agreed to work together for the good of the local government.

Ariyoh and MC Oluomo had been at each other’s throats for nearly six years now over issues relating to the control of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the local government.

The reconciliation took place on Tuesday at a meeting convened by Ariyoh in his office.

The foes-turned friends agreed to put their disagreement behind and forge ahead for the common good of the LGA.

Sources at the meeting noted that the two gladiators resolved to put the past behind them and work together as brothers especially during the forthcoming local government elections in the state.

Reacting, Ariyoh explained that both him and the NURTW boss have actually agreed to sheathe their swords and work together for the overall development of the local government.

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