Sunday, December 4, 2016

when a mother & her daughter are both barristers & solicitors of the supreme court of Nigeria

One of the daughters of Former Governor Ikedi Ohakim, Oma, was called to bar last month, November 2016. She is pictured in lovely new photos with her mother/senior colleague; Barrister Chioma Ohakim.

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Oma shared these photos on social media this afternoon and captioned them:



Woke up appreciating my gorgeous mama today! Thank you for all you do for me and for giving me keys on how to take over the world! #MyRoleModel #MyRock #MyNamesake #FemaleEmpowerment. Barristers and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria 🇳🇬 #OldWig #NewWig#KnowledgeisPower#FemaleEmpowerment

“Today’s exam was like moi moi” – Emmanuella says as she dons her school uniform


As an actress and comedienne, Emmanuela has brought happiness into the homes of millions of people all over the world.

Together with her uncle Mark Angel, she is steadily building a strong brand for herself that will last beyond her current age of six years.

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There are also concerns from her fans and critics who feel that for a child her age, she shouldn’t be in the public eye. Some say she should be in school not in front of cameras or in films.

But a recent photo released on her Instagram page indeed confirms that not only is she in school, she is also preparing to write her end of the year exams.

See the photo below:

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To those Emmanuela fans worried about her education, it’s being taken care of.

Pastor believed to have brought MMM to Nigeria says he has never met Mavrodi

Pastor Ernest Mbanefo believed to be behind the popular money doubling scheme known as MMM, has denied the allegations against him, stating that he has never met with the founder of the scheme in person.

Pastor Mbanefo, according to reports on Friday, December 2, had been quoted as the Nigerian founder of the ponzi scheme, with the Nigerian Communication Week (NWC) reportedly stating that he registered the scheme as MMM-Nigeria.net on June 7, 2016.

The South Africa-based clergyman has now cleared his head from the whole issue, saying he was neither the founder, nor has he met with Sergei Mavrodi, believed to be the Russian who founded the scheme.



“I do not own MMM Nigeria. The original website of MMM Nigeria is nigeria-mmm.net.
“All I’ve done is to use my knowledge of web designing to launch mmm-nigeria.net,” Pastor Mbanefo said, adding that “I have never met Sergei Mavrodi before. Mavrodi does not not even know about my activities in the MMM programme.”

Meanwhile, media reports about the crash of the website of one of the ponzi schemes in Nigeria, Ultimate Cycler, has unsettled Nigerians who have invested their money in MMM.

The Ultimate Cycler acclaimed popularity among Nigerians following its promise to pay 300% return to its investors within 45 days.

The huge return on investment offered by the scheme lured many to join it with some even abandoning MMM Nigeria which offers 30% returns on investment.

But as reports filtered in on Thursday morning, December 2, around 10.30am that the site had crashed, a wild wave of panic was visible among Nigerians who have patronize similar schemes.

3 Nigerians arrested in Australia after a $15m drug bust

Three Nigerian nationals have been arrested and approximately 26.1kg of methamphetamine seized following a joint operation between the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Border Force (ABF) and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).

The arrest followed the interception of three consignments containing 180 tins of liquid glue, originating from Mexico by ABF officials in October this year.

Operation Shepody began after these three consignments were referred to the AFP for investigation. An examination of the consignments, located a total of approximately 180L of methamphetamine mixed into the industrial glue. The illicit drugs have an estimated street value of $15.6 million.



On 13 October, the AFP conducted a controlled delivery of the consignments to an address in Edgecliff, NSW. A 45-year-old Auburn man, a 41-year-old Miranda man and a 49-year-old Pendle Hill man were subsequently arrested on Thursday 24 November, after the AFP executed a number of search warrants in Auburn, Pendle Hill and Miranda.

AFP acting Assistant Commissioner Chris Sheehan, National Manager Crime Operations, said the AFP’s cooperation with its partner law enforcement agencies has never been stronger, both within Australia and overseas.

“Working with our partners, the AFP has arrested three men and stopped almost $16 million worth of a very harmful substance making its way into the Australian community. Law enforcement agencies will continue to work together to target those who believe they are above the law,” AFP acting Assistant Commissioner Sheehan said.
“My message to those contemplating bringing these dangerous drugs into our country is that you will get caught, regardless of how creative your concealment method,” he said.
ABF Assistant Commissioner Investigations Wayne Buchhorn said the successful resolution to this operation was evidence of the excellent work of law enforcement agencies and the ABF’s layered approach to border security.

Our highly skilled officers are at the border 24-hours a day, 365-days a year to detect and deter harmful illicit substances before they reach our shores,” Assistant Commissioner Buchhorn said.

ACIC Executive Director Intelligence Col Blanch said the ACIC has assessed that methamphetamine poses, by far, the greatest threat to the Australian public of all illicit drug types, and by a significant margin.

“The ACIC is committed to working with our partners, to discover, understand and respond to the threat that methamphetamine poses to our community,” Mr Blanch said.
Two of the men appeared before Sydney Central Local Court on Friday. 25 November. The third male will appear before Court at a later date.

Source: Australian Federal Police (AFP)

“Nollywood actress forced me to divorce my british wife publicly” – Actor, Yomi Fabiyi

Popular Yoruba Actor, Yomi Fabiyi in a phone chat with Encomium has revealed how an unnamed actress forced him into making his divorce to his British wife public.

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He said;



“In all honesty, there were ups and downs in the marriage for a while. At a point, she thought people writing on the internet was really affecting my decision to move over. I told her I am a different breed and such talks hardly get at me. When I take decision to be happy, provided it is nothing criminal, illegal, immoral or anti-social, I careless about those who feel angered by such decision.
I decided to call it quit when despite trying to conceal the storm, an upcoming actress who recently relocated to the UK got to know some hidden stuff and shared it with some media guys. She snitched on me and kept my marital secret at risk. I thought there is no point trying to see if it would work. Fighting to make it work and keep the storm secret was just too much for me. I chose this November trip to London to make the announcement before they misinform people by half baked story that hurts really”.

Yomi Fabiyi blamed the long distance between them as the main reason the 4-year-old marriage could not work.

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Below are screenshots between the actor and his white wife after he announced his plans to get a divorce.

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Kanu Nwankwo buries his mum (photos)

Nigerian Football Legend, Kanu Nwankwo, yesterday December 3rd buried his late mum, Susan Nwannediya Kanu at his hometown – Amannagwu village- Arochukwu in Abia State.

His mum died on the 7th of September and she was aged 82. Her remains arrived Arochukwu on Friday Dec. 3, 2016 for service of songs at her residence Amannagwu -Arochukwu.

Funeral Service held 10am at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria Amannagwu. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

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Trashy Or Classy? Actress Chika Ike Reveals A Lot Of B00bs In This See Through Outfit

The actress posted the photos on her page today displaying the outfit she wore for a shoot and her fans went in on her. Some said she has always been decent and this is a total put off as they look up to her. Some however went in on her calling he rall sorts of names including having a SLIPPERS Bosom S. But biko, do you think there is anything wrong with her outfit? More photos





Saturday, December 3, 2016

Barcelona 1 – 1 Real Madrid [La Liga] Highlights 2016/17

Luis Suarez put the Blaugrana in front but they were denied a precious victory late on as Zinedine Zidane’s men maintained their six-point lead over their rivals in La Liga




A 90th-minute header from Sergio Ramos saw Real Madrid snatch a 1-1 draw against Barcelona to retain their six-point lead at the top of La Liga after a lacklustre Clasico.

The Spain centre-back turned in a brilliant free-kick from Luka Modric to cancel out Luis Suarez’s opener and stretch Madrid’s unbeaten run to 33 matches in all competitions.

Suarez nodded in Neymar’s free-kick shortly after half-time to put Barca ahead in a cagey contest at Camp Nou, and the home side spurned a number of opportunities to double their advantage before Ramos struck.

Zinedine Zidane’s side claimed a 2-1 victory on the same ground last season and looked the more dangerous in a scrappy first half, with Cristiano Ronaldo twice denied by Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Javier Mascherano fortunate not to concede a penalty for a foul on Lucas Vazquez.

In a game in which opportunities were at a premium, Barca eventually found a breakthrough with a simple set-piece, although they were arguably a little fortunate that referee Carlos Clos Gomez did not penalise Suarez for a push in the build-up.

Confidence around Camp Nou had been shaky given Barca’s dreadful showing in the draw with Real Sociedad last week, but the crowd made their approval clear as the home side began to control proceedings shortly after Andres Iniesta came off the bench for his first appearance since October.

Neymar and Lionel Messi both missed clear chances to settle the contest and the champions were punished when Ramos – thrown forward as an auxiliary striker late on – salvaged a draw to keep Madrid unbeaten in the league and firmly in control of the title race.

A typically feisty start culminated in a strong shout for a penalty from Madrid being waved away, after Mascherano had bundled over Lucas just inside the area.

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Listen To The ORIGINAL VERSION Of “Gbagbe Oshi” Davido Bought For Over N1 Million


This news left everyone with different thoughts as many felt it was speculations and others said it was only an attempt to cause controversy and put the singers name in a bad light before the public,

However in an attempt to give credibility to the news that was in circulation, we have been able to lay our hands on the Original verssion of the Song which was recorded by General Pype this may just go as afar as justifying the news to settle the score.
This kind of news is not new when Davido’s artistry is put in perspective. We have heard him buy songs from other artistes in the past. “Gobe” and “Aye” are some of his hit songs bought from other artistes.

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Tottenham Hotspur 5 – 0 Swansea City [Premier League] Highlights 2016/17


Mauricio Pochettino’s men had a reason to celebrate the start of December as they clicked into gear with a wonderful showing against their Welsh visitors



Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen each bagged a brace for Tottenham as they ran riot against Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday, winning 5-0.

The England striker has been on form since returning from injury and struck first from the penalty spot and then with a low shot.



Son Heung-Min netted in between Kane’s brace with a wonderful bycyle kick, before Eriksen rounded off the scoring with his double later in the second half.

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video: Lady Using ‘Juju To Catch’ On Rich Runs Man, Charm Backfired On Her & Strip Neykked In Public… Warning! Too Graphic


unfortunately for her, the charm backfired this faithful day on her way to a hotel with one of the rich



men under her captivity.. she came down from the car,removed her cloths and and started dancing on the road.

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LMAO!!!! Groom flashes gun when pastor asked “if anyone doesn’t want this couple to be together

This has gone viral on twitter, with over 91,000 retweets and 130,000 likes. According to the person who shared the photos, @TheYoungDevo, his uncle flashed a gun when the pastor officiating his wedding asked guests “if anyone doesn’t want this couple to be together, speak now or forever hold you’re peace.” Lol.
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9ice – “Glass House” (Prod. by Dj Coublon)


9ice Has Released His 8th Studio Album Dedicated To His Producer ID Cabasa, Here Is A Song Off The Album Titled Glass house And Produced By DJ Coublon.

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Frank Edwards – “Defender”


Here is a brand new single from Frank Edwards titled ”Defender”. It is a smooth groovy track that acknowledges Jesus’ love for His children and the victory He brought us, and now we fight from victory not for victory.

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Tee Blaq ft. Small Doctor – “20 Bottles”


Teeblaq is a street verified act.The remix of Gbemileke is upcoming but for now Afro pop sensation “Teeblaq” gives the street afrostyle hit club banger alongside Small doctor .

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OFFICIAL! Rwandan Capital Of Kigali Is The Most Beautiful City In Africa - UN

When leaders make deliberate efforts to make their country better, the results are always obvious for all to see. Rwanda's capital city, Kigali, has been declared the Most beautiful city in Africa.

This recognition is from the United Nations (UN). See more photos...


Nigerian Female Football Team, Super Falcons Win African Championship Title AWCON 2016

Desire Oparanozie netted the winner for the Super Falcons in the 82nd minute to hand Nigeria their 10th AWCON title.



The Super Falcons of Nigeria beat the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon by a lone goal  on Saturday, December 3 to win the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

Desire Oparanozie netted the winner for the Super Falcons in the 82nd minute to hand Nigeria their 10th AWCON title.

The forward also scored in the 2014 AWCON final also against Cameroon.

Two of these titles were won when the tournament was played in a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers format while eight was won in the proper AWCON tourneys.

Nigeria have now beaten Cameroon three times in the final-2004, 2014 and 2016.

VIDEO: MANCHESTER CITY 1 – 3 CHELSEA [PREMIER LEAGUE] HIGHLIGHTS 2016/17


Antonio Conte ’s side have gone four points clear at the top of the Premier League after an impressive comeback win at the Etihad Stadium despite their defender’ s blunder on the …
Diego Costa , Willian and Eden Hazard struck for Chelsea to fire them to a 3 -1 Premier League win at Manchester City on Saturday, cancelling out Gary Cahill’s spectacular own goal in the first half.

The 30 – year – old had unwittingly opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola’s men right on the stroke of half-time , acrobatically vollying Jesus Navas’ s cross into his own net .
Undettered, Chelsea went searching for a result after the break and Costa pulled them level after a brilliant pass from Cesc Fabregas , with the striker doing well to shrug off Nicolas Otamendi and net.



Family donates funds Nigerians raised to save their daughter’s life to charity after she died

After several months of sourcing for funds for the survival of their child, the Sam family has lost 13month-old Michelle Sam to Symptomatic Heart Disease.



Michelle was suffering from several heart conditions that lay undetected until she fell sick and was diagnosed of Symptomatic Heart Disease last April.

Later on, the family cried out for help of N6m from the general public for a heart surgery in India. Luckily for them, they met the target and preparation started for the family to fly out the little girl out of the country to begin her treatment.



However, the family was told the chances of Michelle surviving the surgery is very slim.

This prompted the father to channel his search to several American hospitals.

But unfortunately, the surgery could cost them from 30 to 40million Naira as against the initial cost of 6million in India.

In preparation for the America surgery, the family have to travel to Ghana to rerun some test before setting off to America for her treatment.

The consultants however, cut short their plans when, they were told, the hospital waiting list is too long for her to have the procedure in time, so her parents put all their efforts into raising money for a private operation to save their daughter’s life at the National Hospital in Abuja.

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The mother said she knows other patients have been waiting a year for treatment, but Michelle can’t wait that long.

Mrs Sam said her baby was always in and out of hospital and was prone to a lot of infections.

She also disclosed that the pressure was already tough on the family, who desperately did not want to lose their daughter.

She said:

‘I have collapsed two times in hospital because of the stress, and have had to have counselling to help me deal with things. My husband had to be strong for the family and continue working as I’ve been off work for the last couple of months, looking after Michelle.
‘All I wanted was to help my baby, more than anything else in this world.’
Fast forward to November 15, the surgery was successfully carried out in Hospital for Humanity in Abuja by league of American doctors who were concerned about Michelle health and flew down to Nigeria for the surgery.

The joy of seeing their child recuperating was cut short on November 28, when 13 months old Michelle couldn’t bear the pain any longer and succumbed to death.

However, the left over proceeds from the donations from well meaning Nigerians has been used to set up a foundation in the name of Michelle Sam to help others going through the same predicament overcome it at early stage.

The family had also donated massively for another patient suffering from Heart surgery in Abuja few days after losing their own daughter.

Symptomatic Heart Disease is a birth defect of the heart in which there are holes between chambers of the heart, and the valves that control the flow of blood between these chambers may not be formed correctly.

This means that blood flows where it normally should not be able to, and extra blood flows to the lungs.

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REALITY'S DEMONS BY TIMOTHY JOSEPH




Creak...creak,the floor sounded.I was startled,I live alone in my apartment and have only three neighbours whom I've only seen twice,'could it be a burglar?'I thought,I carried my aluminium baseball bat signed by my number 1 favorite player Garrett Jefferson. It was a lucky weapon against people,so I thought.

I went out of my room but saw no one. Maybe it was just my imagination but to be sure I did a quick check around and nothing was unusual. Going back to bed I continued reading DaVinci's demons. It was quite the piece I thought.I was reading when I saw a shadow appear at the foot of my room door, I made sure to
be quiet.

Picking up my lucky bat,I stepped towards the door and as fast as I could I
opened the door and swung the bat without second thought but nothing stood in the way. Fear began wrapping it's cold fingers around my heart and my mind began racing, switching on the lights, I kicked the door shut,locking it behind me.

I prayed to the holy Mary to look after me and was almost at my bed when the door swung wide open with a ghastly cold wind accompanying it.

'Poltergeist?',I thought 'but that should be impossible,those exist only in
movies and books'. My mind started messing with me,replaying the over 100 horror books and movies I'd read and seen. Mustering up courage I went and slammed the door shut again,making sure I bolted it.

"That time it must have been the wind and I probably didn't lock it well" I mused.I went back on my bed to continue reading when something started creeping into the room,a shadow of some sort swallowing the light in the room ,it became colder,darker,the book in my hand felt heavier and I could hear faint wailing. I wanted to shout but I couldn't,I couldn't find my voice.

'Whatever this is.. ', I thought "my bat won't be able to do anything" ,fear so overwhelming it sent chills to my bones while I sweated profusely. I was paralyzed,this shouldn't exist,what is this?..

It took it's time,it seemed it wanted me to get a full grasp of what it was but I had not a
single idea all that was running through my mind was "Hell is empty and the demons are here".

JOSELF PICTURES PRODUCTION Presents STIFF


JOSELF PICTURES PRODUCTION Presents STIFF, a short satirical film series that reveals the hypocritical ways people live in an environment where anything happens. The series exposes a lot of critical issues in a subtle way, so as to let the audience learn from their individual mistakes and also help the society become a better place.
JOSELF PICTURES who is also working on a series titled BlACK with TIMELINE L'AFRIQUE promise to make the series STIFF another beautiful piece of art .

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BREAKING! Veteran Yoruba Movie Actress, Mulikat Adegbola Is Dead

Another veteran actress, Mulikat Adegbola, is dead.

Mulika was popularly know by her stage name Ashabi Iya Adinni.

She passed on a few hours ago after a brief illness.

Top Yoruba actor, Muyiwa Ademola, has confirmed the demise.

He posted Mulikat’s photo on his instagram page with the caption: “This is quite sad but who are we to question the Almighty? Sleep on Iya Adinni.

My Father Made Me Marry Day I Left For UK – Owaooye Of Imesi Ile, Oba Enoch Ademola

The Owaooye of Imesi Ile, Oba Enoch Ademola, tells FEMI MAKINDE in this interview his experience as a scholar in the UK and how he became an oba

Can you tell me when you were born?
I was born in Lagos in 1942. I had my primary education in Lagos at Yaba Methodist School, I started from normal class 1 up to Standard V. In those days, we had up to standard VI but when I finished my Standard V,  I took my exams and went to secondary school from Standard  V. If you are talking about a primary school leaving certificate, I don’t have one because I went to secondary school from Standard V.

Was there any circumstance around your birth or anything that suggested  that you would become a king?
I probably would not like to go into that.  However, I have this suspicion that few people were aware that I was a future ‘kabiyesi’ but I was not told. That was a secret between my father, my mother and a few old people in the town.

Did you grow up in the palace?
No. I was not raised in the palace. My great grandfather was an Oba, my grandfather and my father were not, so  I was not raised in the palace.

What year did you start your primary school education?
That is a very good question. I can’t tell you exactly when I started but I remember I went through it normally. No repetition,  I was outstanding and very good and at the end of Standard V, rather than going to Standard VI, I went straight to secondary school. I can only tell you when I started secondary school.

What did you dream of becoming when you were in secondary school?
When I was in secondary school, I had this dream of becoming an engineer, but the funny thing then was that, we were not offering science subjects and you cannot be an engineer without the knowledge of good science, especially physics.

So, how did you later become an engineer?
You must have heard of physics by Nelkon. That book was my tutor and I later went to an emergency science school. That was while I was working after I finished secondary school. I worked at the Ministry of External Affairs. We worked from 8am to 2pm, while emergency classes started from 4pm to 10pm.

How did you cope?
If you are determined to do something and you want to do it, nothing can stop you. It is only five days in a week because I am sure you are wondering why all this stress? If you know what you want and you want to get it; you have to put in the required effort.

After your secondary education, you started work with the Ministry of External Affairs. What year was that?
That was 1962. I was in the secondary school when Nigeria got independence and in the rural areas, you would not see much trace but there was an atmosphere of goodwill and happiness. Everyone was happy, thinking the future would be bright.

After your emergency science school, which university did you go to?
I studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middlesex University, United Kingdom. When I graduated, I got a job, I was lucky I had three appointments so I had to choose one. I picked the one which I thought I got a better future with. I also got my Master’s degree from the Lancaster University.

I worked as a development engineer for two years. Before then, when I got a job in Britain, the condition that my father gave to allow me to take up the job was that I should be coming home at least, once in a year. It was not difficult, I thought within myself. I could afford it if I was working so, I started work with them. Eventually I left the company as a senior development engineer. I later joined the London underground, where I started as the technical support manager and after some years, I was promoted to the position of the technical manager. From there, I worked in several other places. It was when I became the senior project manager that I got snatched away.

What type of bachelor were you, before you got married?
I would say a serious bachelor. I was a bit serious, having a focus that this is where I wanted to go so, no time to play around.

When did it dawn on you to settle down for marriage and how did you meet your wife?
When I was in the secondary school, I met the lady who became my wife. We were friends but there was no question of marrying each other. We were just friends.

When I decided to go abroad, I think my father was instrumental to this, probably he thought if this man should go there, he would marry a white woman. He wanted me to get married, so, I got married. I was too obedient then that if he said jump, I would only ask him how high he wanted me to jump. It would not be a question of why should I jump. In summary, I got married when I was working after secondary school. In fact, I got married the day I wanted to leave this country. I got married in the morning and travelled in the evening.

So, you didn’t have honeymoon?
There was nothing like that. I left Nigeria in the evening and my wife stayed back in Nigeria and was working as a nurse at a general hospital.

While growing up, did you plan to become a ‘kabiyesi?
No. Mind you, it is a plain fact that my ancestors were from the royal family. You must have heard of Ooyelagbo in Ife, those are my ancestors. I knew that but thinking of becoming a kabiyesi, forget it!

Did your wife show any fear or ask you not to accept the proposal of becoming a king?
If you asked her today, she would tell you that she was not aware that I would accept to be an Oba. I knew of the late kabiyesi’s death while there in the UK. I got the news that the kabiyesi died inside the church. Someone I knew told me. The person said, ‘Baba Peju, did you know that kabiyesi died?’ And immediately I stood up for a minute and she looked at me, asking me if anything was wrong. I told her nothing was wrong. But she knew that my countenance changed although for a moment.

Prior to that time, there had been rumours during my last visit to Nigeria. My father said something crucial. He said the kabiyesi was old and if he passed on and the people of the town asked me that they wanted to make me the king, that I should not turn them down. He said, ‘God will be with you and I will be with you’. I was just looking at him and I thought within myself, ‘What is he talking about?’

I didn’t like arguing with him because I had  so much respect for him and I  learnt so much from him so, I said okay.

At what point were you contacted to come and ascend the throne?
I got a letter from the family asking me to come, that they wanted to see me. At that time, I was a project supervisor. I told them that I could not come, that I was monitoring a project. I requested that they should give me two or three months then we would have completed the project review and all that was needed to be done. They accepted my excuse and I was not quite sure what was about to happen. My wife was not aware at all.

After I completed my project, I came home and then the family unit came to my house for a meeting and that was when they told me that it was our turn to ascend the throne and they wanted me to ascend. I thought within myself, how would this be possible? This was something I was not interested in. Then, I asked one big question that “you are looking for an Oba and you think I will be your Oba?” they said yes and then I told them that there were conditions. ‘If you want an Oba for the family, forget about me but if it is for the whole of the town, I may consider that.’  I had my reasons for saying that because if you are there for those people, you will want to do their bidding. I was only prepared to serve my conscience and do what is right, people will benefit from it. If you say you are my brother and you come around to meet me over an offence, if other people are getting 10 punishments, yours could be 12 or 15 because you should know better. I became the king of Imesi Ile.

When did you ascend the throne ?
That was in the year 2005. I was over 60 years old then. In life, don’t think of what people can do for you; think of what you can do for the people to improve their lives. I was having a very good time; a very good job. I enjoyed what I was doing but I thought that I could do something to improve the lives of the people here. You are put in a condition to uplift the people and not just to benefit yourself.

Being a Christian and someone who lived in the UK for many years, did you find anything strange in the rituals performed by the people before you became kabiyesi?
When you accept a responsibility, you ought to have weighed the pros and cons. One thing this kabiyesi will never do is to take human being for rituals. This Owaooye will never do such. Even if you follow them to the ‘Igbo igbale’ ( place where rituals are performed),  you will discover that all they do is to pray and at the end of it all, they say in Jesus name. This is from my own personal experience. They will not ask you to come and be doing some immorality that is not conducive to the world.

Would you wish any of the rituals is discarded?
I haven’t seen one and I am not aware of any. But do you want to tell me that people doing Ifa is wrong? No, our mind is our own Christianity.

If you compare life in the  UK with Imesi, do you wish to go back to the UK?
The problems in this country are there. You may not have electricity supply for three days, which is bad. No tap water, it is not good enough. Those are the things and we would still get over the problems. If my parents did not give me that education, will I be able to work with the white people? Now it is a question of coming back to pay back a little bit of what they have given me. That is the way I look at it.

Did any of your children discourage you then?
My first son is somebody who has got the attitude of, ‘if this is what you want, go on. If this is what you think is right, go on.’ The second son is also the same. All they are saying to me is that, ‘dad, we are going to miss you because of your experience.’ Most time when my first son, who is a manager at a company, is having a problem, he would come to me and I would ask him how he wants to solve it and after his explanation, I would then advise him. And sometimes I would tell him not to go on with what he must have told me; that the consequence of such decision might  be this or that. Then I would give recommendations but they seem to have missed such opportunity and at times, they will just pick up their phones to have a few words with me. They will tell me, ‘dad, you are getting old and stop running around like a headless chicken’ and I will tell them I will handle it. Apart from that, they feel it is a duty. One in particular would say: ‘I know your dad wants you to be there so, you are listening to him.’

Would you wish any of your sons ascend the throne?
If they are asked to and they want to, why not? You see, you cannot tell somebody to go and do this and that. As long as they are not doing anything horrible, it is up to them and their conscience.

Which of your ancestors would you love to emulate and why?
I did not have the opportunity to know my grandfather. How unlucky I was! The only man I knew was my father, who was very close to me. He knew right from my youthful age that I would say whatever I have in mind straight and he respected me for that. As much as I have my respect for him, he respected me for that.

An educated oba with illiterate chiefs, how do you cope with this?
Whether you are educated or not educated, we all have our values. It may be different but you see, those people who are not educated need to be listened to and I learn  from them. My second in command is not educated but there are ways I tap from his knowledge and there are times he speaks and you will have to caution him for his utterances and also back it up with reasons why things should not happen the way he says.  They are not stupid! When you tell them, at times they reason with you. The only thing is that you don’t make it appear as if you are the boss and you do what you want. There is one aspect that I see which is general in this country and that is the idea of me, me, and me. People don’t think of others. Things are changing now and people are now beginning to realise that it is better to think on the generality of others so that there could be improvement. We have fairness, truth, better prospect for the people. You see, there is something in life, don’t praise yourself; let other people talk about you.

What plan do you have to use the Kiriji War site into becoming a must visit for tourists?
It is something that the state and the country can benefit from. Tourism is a money spinner, except if or when we all agree; no individual can do it. Imesi cannot do it alone, unless we are kidding ourselves. If we don’t sit down and agree that okay we want to develop this thing, it is not possible. I don’t know if you have been to Osun grove, you will realise the state is generating a lot of revenue from it. There are so many things we can learn, especially the Yoruba people; the site is not for Imesi alone but for the entire Yoruba race. Kiriji War was the last war of the Yorubas and the longest civil war in Yorubaland where we lost so many souls. The beauty of it today is that when you talk of ‘fejeboju’ you will still find it there; ‘faragbota’ you can still see it there; the agreement reached then that was buried is still there. When you talk of Fabunmi and Oke Imesi, they are there; talk about ‘Aga Ogedengbe,’ it is there. It is obvious, we can make money from all these but the unfortunate thing is that we are not harnessing this potential. We are not using the opportunity we have and I hope by God’s grace, that when we finally meet to map out how to do it, we can get something from it.

What role did Gbado masquerade play in the Kiriji War?
Gbado was on the battlefield and not only him but also ‘alagbo’ and there is another one. This Gbado actually fought with his own people, cutting enemies’ heads and all that. When the fighters were wounded, Alagbo applied herbs on the wounds and they miraculously healed. Gbado played a crucial part in the war. He fought in the war.

What was the cause of the war?
Do you know about the ‘Ajele’? ( Latosa’s representatives). In those days, the Ibadan people were sending Ajele not only to Ijeshas or Ekitis but to other places. Others  too were victims. You have heard about Fabunmi but let us start from here, we have Imesi Ipole and in case you don’t know, Imesi Ile is also Imesi Ipole. You have heard of Oke Imesi. The Oke Imesi people left from Imesi Ipole for greener pastures. People from Imesi Ile would go to Imesi Oke to make mortars. Sometimes they were called Imesi Igbo-odo. Those people left from here for greener pastures and Fabunmi, who was one of them, had his grandfather here.

The Ajeles’ usual trade was that whenever they were short of food in their store, they would send their men to go and raid the market and carry their goods into a court. Coincidentally, Fabunmi wanted to celebrate and in those days, if you wanted to do such a thing, it was usual that your wife or fiancé would plait her hair to make her look beautiful and acceptable to people and get some other things in place. On that fateful day, the Ajeles were sent to the same market where Fabunmi’s fiancee had gone to get some palm wine for the celebration.

The  Ajeles came to the market as usual to raid, they had asked people to carry their goods into the court they brought, when they took the palm wine from her and as notorious as they were, they saw the beauty in Fabunmi’s wife-to-be with her newly plaited hair and they couldn’t ignore her face, so, they took her into the house and committed rape. The story got to Fabunmi and you know that Ijesa  people don’t take nonsense.  He went in to get his cutlass and headed straight to the Ajeles. He cut off the head of the Ajeles.  So, they saw him when he came out of the Ajeles’ court and there was blood dripping from the cutlass.

Nine days later, Latosa was informed and in his powerful state, he sent emissaries with big calabash with an instruction to the then kabiyesi that Fabunmi’s head be sent over in that calabash. Mark you, Kabiyesi Oke Imesi was an uncle to Fabunmi and when he got the message, he summoned Fabunmi to come and listen to the message. The messenger who brought the message had his head cut and put inside the calabash instead. Fabunmi beheaded him and sent his head over to Latosa again. He ( Latosa) felt the insult was  beyond normal, so he felt the best thing to do was to arrange for war. Fabunmi realised that things had got so bad and he had got to get himself prepared. He went to Ogotun in Ekiti where his mother hailed from. He was accompanied by his uncle and his wife. After he left there, he felt he needed  to also visit Olojudo in Ido Ekiti.  He told Olojudo what happened and he decided that they would inform some other important Obas so, he followed Fabunmi to Oorelotun in Otun Ekiti. By that time, Oore was an old man and they also held meetings with other two Obas when they resolved that ‘enough was enough’ that no more messing about for the Ajeles. That was the beginning of the war and if you look at it, Orangun was involved; Aramoko was involved; Olojudo was involved; Ikole was involved; Ajero was involved and it was named ‘Ekitiparapo’ and they also named the war Kiriji.

The Ekitiparapo was going to say enough is enough. The war started at Oke Imesi but moved down to Imesi Ile and when you look at the topography of this place, you will see that it is a bit hidden. You see people well from the top of the hill and when they come around, you can defend yourself. It lasted for 16 years, which is the longest war in Yoruba land.

As an engineer, don’t you think the vast rocks around this town can be used to create some wealth for the town?
In life, it is not what your town can do for you that matters, it is what you can do for the town. We value things differently. Yes, definitely but anybody that puts his money in business will want a very good return and in the motif of having good return sometimes, the investors overplay the community. My own impression is that we have hills surrounding us but the poor people in the town should benefit from that. I don’t know whether you have an idea where I am going. I am thinking and I hope God willing, that when we eventually start making money out of these things, those poor people, who live here will benefit more from whatever we can get from it. Give it to investors now, they will exploit the whole thing and take away all the money.

With the economic crisis in the country, how are traditional rulers coping especially in a state like Osun?
With very little resources, traditional rulers are suffering. Take it this way; traditional rulers don’t rely on money from the government. It is nice to augment what you have.

How do you augment, do you have a farm?
I don’t farm. I only have a small vegetable in the garden for me to eat, I have got to remember that I have worked and I have reached a position where, if I was not drawn from where I was, I should have retired by now and provided for. I was not greedy and did not attempt to do what I should not do, I should be able to live a comfortable life.

How many wives do you have?
I have a wife. I don’t think it is wise to marry more than one wife at this age. I have four children already, three boys and one girl.

Are there taboos, dos and don’ts in Imesi?
One of the taboos is that you don’t parade corpse in this town and the Alarijo’(magicians) must not come into this town through the other road from Oke Imesi. If they should come in, they will have to go back

HILARIOUS!! Woman With Two Husbands Explains How She Enjoys Sex With Them

A Polyandrous Zimbabwean woman, Jack Chako, has given details on how her relationship with her two husbands has progressed, and how she enjoys sexual intimacy with them.

ZimPapers reports that the 30-year-old woman claims that her life is a bed of roses.

On how she gets maximum sexual satisfaction ‘as claimed’ from her husbands – Michael Hwita and Lifford Chimoto, Chako said, “We are a happy family, I live with my two husbands and we love one another.

“My two husbands are best friends and they are always together.

“Chimoto is the elder husband, while Hwita is the junior.

“I married the second Hwita because Chimoto is elderly and increasingly becoming weak in bed.

“They both have different roles and I love them both.

“They have different strengths. Chimoto fetches a lot of firewood and cleans up the house well but he is weak in bed and weak when it comes to fending for the family.

“The reason why I married a second husband is that Chimoto was starving me sexually.

“Hwita is also technically minded. He repairs a lot of broken goods, including cell phones and cobbles shoes too, making him bring some cash home. His biggest strength is he is excellent and strong in bed.

“To be honest, in terms of conjugal rights I favour Hwita. He gets me there.

“I only do it with Chimoto as a token. At times, I feel pity for Chimoto and give him token conjugal rights and he appreciates that.

“The rule is no one gets out of the room, because he is not on duty. Whoever is not on duty, just watches us at it.

“I am in charge and my two husbands are now used to sleeping side by side in one bed; because they don’t mind and they both appreciate each other for the different roles each play to the family,” the mother of five, three children from a previous marriage and two from this polyandrous affair stated.

Speaking further, she said, “I use some concoction to pacify my husbands. It is not a secret that I used a concoction to cow them down. I also sell this concoction to other women to cow down their errand husbands and make them compliant.

“None of my two husbands wishes to leave me. Initially I only had Chimoto but I ran away from him and went to my parents’ home because he was not satisfying me sexually and I was tired of stealing sex from neighbouring boys and men. But he followed and pleaded until my parents ordered me to take him back.

“I then gave him a condition that I should get another man to help him in bed and he agreed. This is how I got the second one. Since then, we live happily and enjoy our life, although we know that the generality of people around us do not like it,” Chako explained.

The husbands, Hwita and Chimoto, on their parts, said they don’t have problems taking Chako says their joint wife.

Chimoto said, “I know my failings and I appreciate the decision which was taken, we have various duties and life goes on.”

Hwita said, “I see no problem. She loves both of us and we understand our situation.

“I respect Chimoto as the elder husband because I found him here.”

Meet The Nigerian Bizman Appointed By Donald Trump As Member Of His Economic Advisory Team

Some of America's most highly respected and successful business leaders, have been called upon by the President-elect, Donald Trump to frequently advise him on economic matters.

President-Elect, Donald Trump has appointed some of the best and brightest brains in the world to be on his Economic Advisory team to "Make America Great again". He appointed multi-billionaires and the CEO's of fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Walmart, JP Morgan Chase amongst others.

Of the over dozen Presidential appointments, Ondo state born Nigerian businessman, Bayo Ogunlesi an Oxford and Harvard graduate who is the CEO and Founder of multibillion dollar company Global Infrastructure Partners made the list.

He is also the only black man in the Advisory Committee whose father was the first Professor of Medicine in Nigeria. According to Bloomberg he is worth an estimated $900 million dollars.

According to Business Insider, the group will advise Trump on how to institute policies to encourage job growth and improve productivity, according to the release.

"This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth," Trump said in the release.

"My administration is committed to drawing on private sector expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding back our businesses from hiring, innovating, and expanding right here in America."

The group's first meeting will be in the first week of February.

Here are the the list of President-elect Donald Trump's economic advisory team:
 Stephen Schwarzman (forum chairman), chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone

Paul Atkins, CEO of Patomak Global Partners, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Mary Barra, chairwoman and CEO, General Motors

Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Larry Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Rich Lesser, president and CEO, Boston Consulting Group

Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Jim McNerney, former chairman, president, and CEO of Boeing

Adebayo "Bayo" Ogunlesi, chairman and managing partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Ginni Rometty, chairwoman, president, and CEO of IBM

Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in economics at the Hoover Institute, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO, EY

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO, General Electric

Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winner, vice chairman of IHS Markit

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