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Oniru Stool: Aggrieved Family Reconciles With Oba Lawal




One of the aggrieved families in the Oniru ruling houses, the Omowunmi Abisogun royal family, has reconciled with the Oniru of Iru kingdom, Oba Gbolahan Lawal.

Counsel to the family, Mr Monsur Babatunde-Dauda, disclosed this at a reconciliation meeting, held at the Oniru palace, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday.

Babatunde-Dauda expressed the family’s readiness to withdraw all the cases challenging the emergence of the traditional ruler as the Oniru in the court.

He said that the family had come together to reconcile with the royal father and wish him well.

Babatunde-Dauda said that the decision was taken after observing the all-inclusive leadership style of Oba Lawal.

Crystal News reports that this development is coming almost two years after the traditional ruler’s ascension to the throne of his fore-bearers as the 16th Oniru, on June 20, 2020.

The Omowunmi family of the Abisogun ruling house and other families had challenged Lawal, who is from the Ewunmi faction of the family in court over his eligibility to the throne.

Babatunde-Dauda said that the aggrieved family had claimed that their faction was more eligible to the stool, adding, however, that they had since changed their mind.

He said that the family was in the palace to make peace with the traditional ruler, wish him well and join hands with him to take Iru land to greater heights.

“We are ready to withdraw the case against the throne and we appeal to other aggrieved members to toe the same path.

“This is the first step in the reconciliation process. We are still coming back to finalise it in a big way. All members of the Omowunmi-Abisogun royal family are in support of Oba Lawal.

“We are ready to join hands with him for the good of Iru kingdom,” he stated.

Responding, the traditional ruler said that he had been operating an open and all-inclusive leadership in the kingdom since his ascension to the throne, adding that he was happy to receive the aggrieved members of the Abisogun family.

He said that it was about time that all members of the Abisogun royal family came together.

“I am here and I have come to stay. I will be here for a very long time, by the grace of God.

“All the resources needed to develop this kingdom, God will provide it. All we need is to come together to grow Iru land.

“We will set up a committee to incorporate the new family members that have come to join us. We will give all rights and entitlements to the family as part of the royal Abisogun family to grow Iru land. I will give you all that you deserve.

“I am happy to receive the head of Kabiawu family branch of Abisogun ruling house, Alhaja Afusat Kabiawu, and other leaders and elders of Oniru in the royal family,” he said.

On her part, Kabiawu said that all the ruling houses were one united family, adding that there was no more disagreement over the stool.

She pledged that the entire members of the family would work together for the development of the kingdom.

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Oando Boss, Wale Tinubu, Celebrates Alake of Egbaland at 80




Alake of Egbaland

The Group Chief Executive, Oando Group, Mr. Adewale Tinubu, CON, has felicitated the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, on his 80th birthday.

The oil mogul, in a message made available today, Thursday  September 14, 2023 congratulated the revered and respected monarch, who is also the Chairman of Oando Group, on the milestone.

Tinubu wrote: “I felicitate the Chairman of Oando, His Royal Majesty, the Alake of Egbaland, on his landmark 80th birthday.

Kabiyesi, your leadership and wisdom have been a beacon of inspiration to us all, and we, who have been privileged to know and work with you, have been positively impacted by you.

“80 years is truly a blessing from God, and I wish you good health, and many more years of impactful leadership.

“May your reign be blessed with continued success and your legacy forever etched in history. Kabiyesi o.”

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When High Flying Personalities gathered to Honour Iyalode of Lagos, Bintu Tinubu at 80




‘’Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all’’ so says a popular quote.

To say that Oando boss, Wale Tinubu and his siblings were blessed with a loving mother is like stating the obvious, their mother, Chief (Mrs.) Bintu-Fatima Tinubu, the Iyalode of Lagos is a one a million whose love and care has guide them to who they are today.

Her love is  sweeter than flower of love.

To appreciate the loving, selfless and hardworking mother, her children Wale, Shola, Iyabo, Kunle, Jide and Olu yesterday gathered the world when the celebrated the woman as she clocked 80 in a blaze of glory.

For the children,  the attainment of the ripe age of 80 is  worth celebrating, particularly in a country, where death is so cheap.

It was a great moment for the Edo State-born businesswoman as her families, friends and business associates gathered to share her gladsome moment with her.

The birthday party is no doubt would be described as a blowout, lively, sparkling, fun, exciting, and enjoyable, it is simply the best so far  in the year 2023.

Trust the Tinubus, they are  detribalised Nigerians whose circle of friends cuts across the various Nigerian tribes that they has built over the years.

They   showcased their  hospitality side as they hosted Who- is-who in high society, including captains of industry, monarchs, politicians, socialites and celebrities, yesterday Sunday, July 2nd 2023 at  the Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

It was indeed a night for the high-networth,  high profile and highflying  eminent personalities.

It was obvious that they have a commanding sense of hospitality. It was upscale and finest in all ramifications.

 From the catering to the ushering, no stone was left unturned. Ushers were brought in to perform different tasks; from assigning seats to guests to taking their meal requests and even ensuring that the place was immaculate and clean.

The hall was colourfully decorated with balloons and other aesthetic materials to give it a regal look. The foods were incredibly rich, flavoursome and magically moreish.

Premium and top-quality drinks only meant for the elites flowed like an endless river. Indeed, the gaily guests had no reason to complain as everything was well taken care of.

There was no dull moment as Vintage Band was there to serenade the gaily dressed guests.

The party go to its peak with the King of Juju music, King Sunny Ade that proved that he is still on top of his game as he livened up the atmosphere with his world class beat while guests danced until their legs could no longer carry them. 

Some of the guests at the birthday bash include, the governor of Lagos; Babajide Sanwoolu with his wife, Ibijoke Sanwoolu, Ogun State governor; Dapo Abiodun, Kwara State governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, Senator Gbenga Daniel with his wife, Yeye Funke Daniel  Senator Ibikunle Amosun with his wife, Funsho Amosun,  Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Hajia Bola  Shagaya, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki with his wife, Toyin Saraki, Babagana Kingigbe, Folly Coker, Wale Edun, Mo Abudu, Founder and Coordinator of Tinubu Support Group; Hon. Aminu Suleiman, Segun Awolowo, Hajia Abbah Folawiyo, Yomi Awobokun, Among several other eminent personalities.

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Celebrating The King of African Oil, Jubril Adewale Tinubu at 56




Jubril Adewale Tinubu

From midnight, even as  Jubril Adewale Tinubu, CON,  Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc, chose to  put his mobile phone on silent mode, its screen flashed continuously and  aroused  him from his beautiful sleep, as it was  bombarded with calls and text messages from family members, friends , business associates et al.

Interestingly, the undisguised expressions of love by his loved ones from that dead of night and through the rest of the day have become like an annual ritual of sorts that they perform whenever the oil guru marks his birthday.

On his part, the University of Liverpool- trained lawyer has so much to thank God for, as he turned 56 today, Monday, June 26.

A reliable source told us that Tinubu, who began his career with his family law firm, K.O. Tinubu and Co., in 1990 and later co-founded Ocean and Oil Group in 1994, is celebrating the birthday surrounded by  his family at his residence in London.  

Also, the occasion affords Tinubu, fondly called The King of  African Oil, to  thanked God for the rare grace to have lived an eventful life thus far and for another great opportunity to reflective on his earthly sojourn so far, and pray for greater blessings in the coming years.

It was also gathered that he would use the occasion to put smiles on the faces of the needy around him in his characteristic magnanimity and sense of fellow-feeling.

This may not be surprising to those who know him too well, as he had used the occasions of his birthday in the past to act as the Angel of hope to the disadvantaged members of the society.

Just like his name, Jubril, he has been an angel to many whose paths have crossed with his on many occasions. He has lent support and been a shoulder to lean on for numerous less-privileged and the poor.  He is indeed  a bellwether in the acts of generosity to  others. He sees sharing love with them as a sacred devotion.

The man who today is Africa’s pride in oil and gas   is usually driven by an abiding quest to change the lives of his people  for the better.

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