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When Benny Chinedu Obiasogu-Ten P Gave Parents Befitting Burial…Becomes Ogbuehi Of Uli



All road leading to Amamputu Uli in Anambra State witnessed gridlock over the weekend as America based socialite, Benny Chinedu Obiasogu popularly known as Ten P bade his beloved parent an epoch-making farewell in a in carnival like event.

The burial rites, which commenced on Thursday, 20th August 2015 pulled out indigenes of Oraifite, Umuoma, Amamputu and surrounding clans in their thousands as they paid their last respect to Nnaoma, Ogbuehi Ezenwafo Moses Emejuru Obiasogu and Ezinne Margaret Ajahalonu Obiasogu, parents of the Island big boy, Ten P.

Sources close to the family disclose to us that the 84-year-old Moses Obiasogu who was also one of the Ndi Ichie of the Uli Ruling Council gave up the ghost some minutes after he heard the news of the passing on of his cherished his wife.

The remains of the Obiasogus arrived Uli on Friday the 21st and were taken to the Igwe’s Palace where a drama and traditional rites were performed by the council of Chiefs in honour of the deceased led by the Eze Udoka the 2nd of Uli, Sir Igwe Damian Okekaibeya Onyekaonwu.

Shortly after the corpses were laid at the Obiasogu’s family house where friends, family members and the entire Uli community came together to pay their last respect amidst tears and joyful celebration of the life and times of the rare and never to be forgotten couple.

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During the service of songs conducted by the faithful of St Anthony of Padua Parish Uli in honour of the deceased, the Catechist described the couple as true Christian who dedicated their time for the service of God and the community who never relented till they joined the saints.

In recognition of the dedicated service of the late Moses Obiasogu,to his community and for continuation of same, the royal council of Uli and indeed the entire town,unanimously asked the chief mourner, Benny Chinedu Obiasogu, to step into his father’s shoes by bestowing on him the traditional title of ‘The Ogbuehi of Uli land’, as formerly held by his father until his demise.

This is a clear response to prayers of fathers who want their child(ren) to walk in their exemplary shoes as soon as they bid the world farewell.

Ten P afterwards was conferred with the chieftaincy title, The Ogbuehi of Uli land. So, when next you see the young man, Benny, Ten P around you, remember he is now a respected red cap chief with full royal benefits.

In appreciating the honour bestowed on him by the King, Ten P said, “the honour is well cherished by me and I will forever remember the son of whom I’m. I promise to uphold the honour and integrity of my parents by committing myself to the social welfare of my community in no small measure within the confines of my capacity”.

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Glo promotes Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage at Ojude Oba





Digital solutions provider, Globacom, on Tuesday threw its weight behind the 2024 Ojude Oba Festival of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, emphasizing the huge potential of such festivals to promote cultural diversity, unity and harmony in the country.


In his goodwill message to this year’s edition of the event, the Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., also noted that age-long festivals such as Ojude Oba could foster cultural exchange and showcase Nigeria’s rich heritage to the world.

Dr Adenuga observed that the theme of this year’s celebration, UNITY AND HARMONY IN IJEBULAND: THE GIFT OF OJUDE OBA, emphasised the values that the festival had espoused for over a century that it has been in existence.


He added that the festivals also had potential to boost tourism and help in the diversification of the economy which was why the Federal Government and many governments across the globe have placed tourism on top of their development agenda.


Adenuga noted that Globacom has continued to support major festivals in the country in order to strengthen them as world class events which will attract even more visitors from across the world.


On the company’ partnership with the Ojude Oba Planning Committee, he is optimistic that it will further foster a symbiotic relationship with immense benefits for both Globacom and the sons and daughters of Ijebuland at home and in the Diaspora.


One of the key features of the festival is the Regberegbe (age grade) competition. Egbe Bobasete Okunrin Omooba came first with Egbe Bobagunte Okunrin Akile Ijebu second and Egbe Bobamayegun Okunrin Asiwaju polling third place.




Egbe Bobagunwa Obinrin Omooba won first place in the female division, while Egbe Bobagunwa Obinrin Asiwaju and Egbe Arobayo Obinrin Akile Ijebu emerged as runners-up, taking home the same awards as their male counterparts.

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Perm Sec Denies Sexually Harassing Female Subordinate, Says, She Accused Me Because I Refused To Pay Her Bills.





The permanent secretary of the federal ministry of foreign affairs, Ibrahim Lamuwa, says he is being accused of sexual harassment by Simisola Fajemirokun-Ajayi, an official of the ministry, because he refused her demands.


Recall that the minister of foreign affairs, Yusuf Tugga, had notified Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of service of the federation (HoS), of the allegation.


In a letter to Yemi-Esan, the minister said it was necessary to communicate the development to her following the “gravity of the matter” after Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, wrote a petition to him.


However, in response to the allegation, Lamuwa said his failure to pay Ajayi’s bills on an official trip to Davos and refusal to grant her access to policy files and financial records of the ministry were the reasons why she accused him of sexual harassment.


The permanent secretary said he has never sexually harassed her but has maintained a professional relationship with all his subordinates.


“I have served for nine years cumulatively in the State House, in the Office of the Vice President, Chief of Staff to the President, and the exalted Office of the President at various times under Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, Mr. David Edevbie, Amb. Abdullahi Gwary, and lastly, Amb. Lawal Kazaure,” Lamuwa said.


“I received three letters of commendation at various times from the State House for meritorious service.


“On allegations of female directors being harassed, I have never had any incident with any female director in any hotel room, nor have I ever removed any female officers’ names from trips or postings because they refused to comply with any sexual demands.


“No four women or any number could have shared any alleged ordeal with me with her, as no such incidents have happened in the past, and it is untrue that any such common knowledge exists in the Ministry, as there is no basis for it.


“From the foregoing, I believe Mrs. Simisola O. Fajemirokun-Ajayi’s action might not be unconnected with my failure to pay her Davos bills or give her access to the Ministry’s policy files and financial records.


“For example, on 12th January, 2023, while in Davos, on a WhatsApp chat, she tried to know what I and the DFA were doing about the payment of the outstanding Nigerian Mission’s 1st Semester Allocation of about N12,957,103,477, claiming to know the Minister has spoken to the CBN Governor on the issue.


“In my response, I told her that Missions’ funding should not concern her, as it was being handled at the highest level. Her response was ‘Noted Sir. As directed by the Hon. Minister sir, does it concern Me?’. I wrote back to say, ‘I sorted that out with the HMFA yesterday’. And she said ‘thank you’. I knew she was angry with me about that.


“It is clear that there are two issues that have been worrying Mrs. Simisola O. Fajemirokun-Ajayi and were therefore waiting for any opportunity to get back at me.”


The permanent secretary added that they had exchanged jokes on many occasions in

the presence of other people.

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Foreign Affairs Ministry Perm Sec, Lamuwa, Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Scandal





The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Lamuwa has been suspended over allegation of sexually harassing a married female staff of the Ministry.


Recall that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, wrote to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, over allegation of sexual harassment levelled against the Permanent Secretary.


One of the Minister’s aides, Mrs. Simisola Fajemirokun Ajayi, stated that Lamuwa sexually harrased her.


Lamuwa had served as Nigeria’s ambassador to the Republic of Senegal with concurrent accreditation to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania before his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


He joined the foreign service in 1993, was born in 1967, and hails from Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State.


In a letter dated May 27, Tuggar said he was compelled to write to inform the Head of Service of a formal complaint against Lamuwa on allegations of sexual harassment.


“Bearing in mind the gravity of the matter, I feel it necessary to draw your attention to it and ask that you handle it accordingly.


“Please find attached a copy of the complaint I received via email. May I also assure you that I remain available to provide you with any assistance required in discharging your responsibilities,” Tuggar wrote.


Source squealed that Lamuwa had been asked to step aside by the Office of the Head of Service.


He was given till Friday last week to vacate office and the immediate past Nigerian Ambassador to Cuba, Benaoyagha Okoyen, assumed office on Monda

y in acting capacity.

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