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Friends Reveal How The Marriage Between Ooni Ogunwusi and Olori Wuraola Crashed …How Oba Ogunwusi Targeted Wuraola’s Wealth and Wide Contacts …Also Threatened Her With Charms, Claiming He Is Well Fortified…That Ooni Has A Tempestuous Character

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Despite spirited attempts at denial, we can authoritatively reveal that the highly celebrated wedding between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Olori Wuraola Zynab has hit the rocks.

Friends close to the royal couple are of the firm belief that not even a huge mountain of cement would do to mould their ailing union as they have begun living separate lives.

Our sources have also confirmed that while Olori Wuraola Zynab Otiti is currently in far away Abuja, the nation’s capital, the Ooni remains at home in Ile-Ife, and that the next time she will be heading to the ancient University town might be to ship her belongings out of the Palace.

We can confirm that the marriage has been shaky for a long time and that the admired royal spouses were putting up appearances, hoping that a miracle would provide some spark to revive their dying union.

Our sources said that their relationship took off on a false foundation from the get-go. We

were told that Oba Ogunwusi proposed to Wuraola 24 hours after they met. He reportedly told her that Ifa (The oracle ) had informed him that she was going to be his wife.

 

This frontal attack really shocked Wuraola, who at the time was enjoying her independent life as a high-flying society lady, but after much pressure, fell for him.

Now, her friends are claiming that they believe that Oba Ogunwusi, who needed a sizeable financial war chest in his battle to become Ooni of Ife, was actually targeting her wealth and wide contacts.

 

We also gathered that at that time and even afterwards, he constantly threatened her with charms, claiming that he is well fortified, and had therefore acquired powers both to do and undo. They also alleged that he has a tempestuous character and many times barely stopped short of beating her whenever arguments ensued between them.

 

We were told that one matter that always caused rifts in their home was her constant advice that the monarch clean up his act concerning his business dealings.

She had reportedly raised an alarm that too many of his business dealings had a lot of question marks hanging over them, and that it was high time he began to live aboveboard so as not to to drag the dignified office of the Ooni into disrepute. We gathered from a reliable source close to the couple that this often infuriated the Kabiyesi.

 

On their part, Palace sources said the rumpus that has caused this royal rumble is the allegation of infidelity leveled against Olori Wuraola. But the source also stressed further that how possible is it for a whole wife of the Ooni to engage her self in infidelity considering the many traditional beleives and rites that can not be altered? “Is it possible for a whole wife of the Ooni to cheat on her husband? when even she her self knows the implication, please they should look for something else to say because this one sided infidelity allegation cannot work” our palace source maintained.

 

As if that is not enough, she has also been accused of an amorous affair with Mr Tunde Ayeni, the former Skye Bank Chairman, who has his hands in several chunky business pies including Real Estate, Telecommunications and Power.

Our sources stated emphatically that these cases of infidelity are the major reasons for the problems in the royal household, and this is because Oba Adeyeye is not even serious with the marriage.

 

However, friends of the Olori have stoutly defended her against these allegations, branding them as attempts to rubbish her and tarnish her image.

A number of them who spoke with us told us that the Olori has been deeply hurt by the accusations of infidelity, revealing that though she has vowed not to say a word because of her commitment to protect the dignity of the Royal institution, she will be forced to open an earth-shaking can of worms if provoked further with such wild allegations.

A source close to the palace stated that childbearing was another issue that caused friction in the marriage. The Ooni kicked out his first wife, Adebisi Adebukola Bombata because they had no child. The couple was married for eight years (2008-2016) and his family believed that he needed to find someone who will bear him children which was how Wuraola came into the picture.

 

Now a year, and a few months down the line, Wuraola has still not become pregnant, and many are wondering what or who should be blamed?

 

Are we to blaim Olori Wuraola who just came into the picture, of The Ooni? This is now the question on the lips of many!

 

Again, her friends told us that this stories were just a smear campaign that is very far from the truth.

 

Speaking to NAIJ.com, an online medium today, Ooni Ogunwusi insisted that his marriage is still intact. His Press Secretary, Moses Olafari told us that the Palace will not respond to rumours of a separation

 

 

 

Via The Boss

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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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