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Explosive: Ooni Of Ife’s Game Of Thrones, Lies, Scandals and Royal Secrets

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The recent royal rumble has left many speechless and confused. The ooni and his wife, two love birds that were once celebrated are now in a messy media entanglement that has left everyone speculating what could and might have caused the royal rift.

To shed more light on the royal debacle Society Reporters NG gathered that Olori Wuraola has been sighted in Lagos and not in Abuja as widely reported. Society Reporter NG stands by its previous story that headlined Ooni’s father the Baba Oba Aderopo Ogunwusi as the cause of the alleged failed marriage. According to palaces sources the plan to chase olori wuraola was hatched by Aderopo Ogunwusi and carried out by the Ooni.

How did this rumor spread and get into the media? Fresh facts indicated that the ooni leaked the story that has since gone viral.

The young monarch is responsible for the story of olori wuraola’s alleged infidelity seeing the light of day in the first instance. Ooni wanted olori wuraola gone from the palace at all cost. He cannot chase away an olori due to her inability to conceive but the only way he can get rid of his once beloved queen is to accuse her of infidelity so he, Ooni, cleverly fueled the media with stories of her infidelity and few days later hinted the media with the names of two prominent businessmen who had philanthropic connections to the throne. The Ooni had series of meetings with the king makers where he was advised to to fix the problem that never in the history of the stool has there been such distasteful scandal involving an Ooni and his olori. The Ooni agreed to debunk the stories that his marriage had collapsed. Cleverly, the Ooni’s media team took to social media to do as instructed by the oonirisa to tell the world “THE ROYAL MARRIAGE BREAK UP STORIES WERE MERE DISTRACTIONS AND THAT HIS MAIN CONCERN NOW AS OONI WAS PROMOTING YORUBA CULTURE AND TRADITION GLOBALLY” as a strategy for damage control.

Since ooni failed to achieve olori Wuraola’s quick departure from the palace, he that started the fire had to quickly put out the fire. According to palace sources the day to day happenings at the Royal Palace is nothing short of the popular TV series called GAME Of THRONES”.

In this particular episode of Ooni’s game of thrones he made two innocent men collateral damages. In the defense of these two innocent men, it must be categorically emphasized that no man in their right senses would dare the gods to have an affair with the wife of the supreme head of the Yoruba race.

Ooni can debunk all these stories from now back to the days of oduduwa, but the fact remains he is not a credible eccentric. Few months ago olori wuraola orchestrated an anti domestic violence awareness walk in lagos alongside other prominent women that were against domestic violence. Palace sources verified that the olori’s walk was a pointer to this crisis and that was when the world should have realized her desperate cry for help.

Sources close to the Ooni’s first wife; bukola, said the marriage to ooni was plagued by the Ooni’s father and sisters constant meddling in their marriage and now history is about repeating itself with olori wuraola.

Ooni ‘s father and the sisters directed the affairs of his marriage and one would wonder why this is so? This is simply because the Ooni is their only source of income. Their constant financial pressure on the young monarch caused a serious fight between them and olori wuraola. The unemployed family accused olori wuraola of spending ooni’s wealth in beautifying herself whereas the olori who was self made before she got to the throne had more money in her bank account than the entire Ogunwusi family put together.

Palaces sources were so infuriated by the way the sisters lord over them. A particular insider said the three sisters are very uncouth in parading themselves about Ife and Lagos as yeye Obas in all forms of indecent behaviours (this is another story for another day)

However, his first wife Bukola has since moved on with her life, keeping a low profile and steering clear from the royals.

Palace sources said the Ooni’s character has made it difficult for any woman to live with him because it is very difficult to keep up with his constant manipulations and mind games. According to a friend the monarch confided in, the Ooni is experiencing problems in impregnating his olori. Ooni ogunwusi and olori wuraola have tried IVF ‘s and still no luck. There have been several stories planted in the media by the monarch that the royal couple were expectant which was all a farce.

Ooni ogunwusi is facing constant pressure to bear a child and since he knows he is shooting blanks like the Americans would say and he cannot father any more children his father Aderopo Ogunwusi hatched the plan to throw dirt on olori wuraola as an excellent exit strategy for the olori and to conceal the well kept royal secret that Ooni ogunwusi is lacking in the men’s department.

What is the fate of the royal marriage? In my opinion no man should ever sin this much against his wife.

Will olori wuraola stay with her beloved and continue to be the weakest link in the marriage, even after packing her loads from the palace?

Or will olori wuraola endure this game of thrones through thick and thin till another olori comes knocking?

 

—— To be continued!

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MENSTRUAL HYGIENE – ELEGUSHI FOUNDATION DONATES SANITARY PADS TO 2000 SCHOOLGIRLS

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International Day of Menstrual Hygiene, observed annually on May 28th, is dedicated to breaking taboos and raising awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to highlight the importance of menstrual care, and raise awareness about the issues faced by those who don’t have access to menstrual products, safe, hygienic spaces in which to use them, and the right to manage menstruation without shame or stigma.

In celebration of this year menstrual hygiene day and in continuation of its tradition of donating sanitary pads to young girls, the Oba Saheed Elegushi Foundation donated sanitary pads to 2000 secondary schoolgirls in Lagos State.

The distribution, which was done in collaboration with the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, underscores the importance of community collaboration in addressing menstrual hygiene challenges and demonstrates the power of joint efforts in creating lasting change in young girls.

Speaking at an event to mark this day, Executive Director of the foundation, Aiki Odiawa said the collaborative effort with Island Maternity Hospital is essential to extend the reach of the program, ensuring that every girl in need receives adequate menstrual hygiene products. By pooling resources and expertise, we can also develop comprehensive educational campaigns that address menstrual health and advocate for policies that support this critical aspect of women’s health.

She added that in the last one year, more than 200,000 girls have benefitted from the sanitary donation, which the Elegush i foundation embarks on a monthly basis to young schoolgirls within Ikate-Elegushi kingdom.

The Apex Nurse of Island Maternity Hospital, Mrs Oluwatoyin Champion thanked the foundation for the donation of the sanitary pads, saying that every girl of adolescent age have access to hygienic menstrual cycle.

Over 2000 schoolgirls from Eko Akete Junior Secondary School, Lagos Island, Ilasan Secondary School, Eti-Osa, Gbara Secondary School, Jakande, Eti-Osa and Girls Academy, Lagos Island, benefited from the initiative.

 

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Emefiele didn’t get approval to redesign naira – Ex-CBN director

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The trial of the immediate-past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, continued on Tuesday with a former Director of Operations at the apex bank, Ahmed Umar, telling the court that the naira redesign embarked upon by Emefiele late 2022 did not have the approval of the Committee of Governors.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on May 15 arraigned Emefiele before Justice Maryanne Anenih of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on charges bordering on alleged unlawful redesign and printing of the new naira notes.

In the charge marked CR/264/2024, the EFCC alleged that Emefiele carried out the naira redesign policy without the approval of the CBN Board and President, Buhari.

The anti-graft agency said without the approval of the CBN Board and the President Muhammadu Buhari, Emefiele spent N18.96bn for the printing and swapping of new naira notes worth N684.5m

It alleged that Emefiele, “knowingly disobeying the direction of Section 19 of the CBN Act, 2007” approved “the printing of N375,520,000.00 pieces of colour swapped N1,000 notes, at the total cost of N11,052, 068,062 without the recommendation of the Board of Central Bank and the strict approval of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, among other things.”

At the trial opening on Tuesday, the EFCC fielded ex-CBN Director of Operations, Umar, as its first witness.

Led in evidence by the EFCC prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN), Umar told the court that his department in 2022 was directed to come up with the new design for the naira.

“The management of CBN directed my department to come up with a memo on the design of the naira note sometime in August 2022.

“We prepared the bill with the Committee of Governors and passed it through the line Deputy Governor Operations, which he forwarded to the Governor and it was listed for consideration by the Committee of Governors.”

The ex-director, who told the court that he joined CBN 35 years ago and retired in July 2023, explained that the Committee of Governors comprised five members, including the CBN Governor as chairman.

The witness told the court that the naira redesign memo was presented to the Committee of Governors for their consideration/ review on October 26, 2022, but the committee did not approve it.

Umar said, “We humbly requested the implementation of the amendment. (But) the extract from the COG did not approve item one and item three. While item two was modified to include N200 denomination, the proposal for the exercise in 2023 wasn’t approved by the COG.

“The procedure requires the Board of Directors to recommend to the President for design and form.

“The design shall be contained in the currency after the approval of the President then the production of the currency will commence.”

Justice Anenih, admitted in evidence, the Certified True Copy of the memorandum filed by the Operations Department and marked it as Exhibit A.

The EFCC, in the charges, accused Emefiele of spending N4.4bn to print “coloured swapped N500 notes.”

According to the EFCC, Emefiele spent N3.4bn to print “137,070 pieces of coloured N200 notes.”

The EFCC said Emefiele carried out the alleged actions between October 2022 and March 2023 in Abuja in clear violation of Section 19 of the CBN Act.

The EFCC alleged that Emefiele disobeyed the direction of the law with the intent to cause injury to the public with the manner in which he implemented the naira swap policy.

Emefiele was also accused of unlawfully approving the withdrawal of N124.8bn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation.

The ex-apex bank chief, however, denied all the allegations, pleading not guilty.

 

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TROUBLE LOOMS FOR CULTURE MINISTER, HANATU MUSAWA, OVER N290M STREET LIGHT PROJECT

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The Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa is at the center of yet another scandal.

This time, she was accused of voting 290 million naira for street lights to be located in her local government and if not properly handled might culminate into a major crisis.

According to an article published by Daily Trust Newspapers on
May 22, 2024, the Ministry of Culture voted 290 million naira for street lights to be located in Minister Hanatu Musa Musawa’s local government.

While reacting to Daily Trust article, the permanent secretary of the ministry, Mr James Sule, said the project was a strategic one but industry watchers are peeved that the Perm Sec did not disclose the cultural jobs, culture attractions and the emerging innovations that the project will contribute to gross Domestic productivity of the nation.

The minister was also alleged to have budgeted a whopping sum of three billion naira for culture research and development in her 2024 budget.

Sources squealed that prior to this current scandal rocking the ministry, Musawa had used her appointees to falsely lay claim to culture projects done by the immediate past administration and now have resorted to deploy a tested technocrat like her permanent secretary to accuse Daily Trust of alleged misinformation on the budgeted solar lights to be domiciled her local government.

A staff of the ministry who spoke on the condition of anonymity said “If all our ministers, agency heads, and legislators now compete to domicile constituency projects exclusively in their local governments, other areas in Nigeria that did not produce ministers will end up with nothing, no roads, lights, railway, hospitals, airports and etc. What a clever way to practice nepotism and misappropriation in the name of budgeting for constituency projects”

It would be recalled that Musawa was embroiled in NYSC status scandal.

This started about three years ago when Musawa could not provide evidence of national service to senators during the screening for an appointment she was nominated for by former President Muhammadu Buhari.

But the controversy resurfaced when following the confirmation by the management of the NYSC that Ms Musawa, who was inaugurated as Minister by President Bola Tinubu, was still undergoing her national youth service.

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