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His Holiness Ositelu Hosts ALADURA’s 82nd Tabieorar, Makes Case for Free and Fair Election

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By Olasumbo Otagbo                               Photos: Funmilayo Adeyemi

The members, friends and well-wishers of the Church of The Lord (Prayer Fellowship) worldwide (TCLPFW) gathered at Ogere, Ogun State for their yearly camp meeting, tagged Tabieorar 2018, to give thanks to the Lord for the year and to plan for the forthcoming year. This is the 82nd in the series.

Oba Rafiu Olusegun Alimi & Olori Olayinka Alimi

While giving his message during the event with the theme; Faithful God, the Primate of the church, also known as Aladura, His Holiness, The Most Rev. Dr. Rufus Okikola Olubiyi Ositelu, emphasized that the church is part of the society, therefore, does not exist in a vacuum and cannot afford to seclude itself from political and socio-economic events in the country.

S.M Biola Abiloye, SM C.A Adejobi, SM Dayo Ositelu & SM Mary Ositelu

He further stressed the need for free and fair election, saying it is a precondition for peace, stability and socio economic development of the country and calling on government of all levels to work assiduously towards ensuring free and fair election.

Rev Ositelu urged Nigerians to ensure they obtain their permanent voters card (PVC) in order to vote for a credible leader.

Crowd of worshipers

On killing by herds men, the Primate thanked the government for the level of success achieved so far in fighting insurgency but saw room for better achievements which can be done through what he referred to as scientific approach (Information Technology) in line with other best practices.

Church of the Lord leaders

“The force and other security agencies should be equipped with up to minute military equipment/ weapon, loop holes and access to small arms and light weapons by criminals and unscrupulous element should be blocked, in turn, state policing should be giving due consideration,” he added.

Wife of the Primate, Spiritual Mother Superior Mary Ositelu

Furthermore, he encouraged the government to be more committed to its policy of diversification of the economy as this will reduce the high rate of unemployment in the country, just as he enjoined the youths to desist from circulating fake news and hate speeches through the use of the social media.

Lady Evangelist Bunmi Akinanu – Adeoye perfoming

After the primate’s message, Lady Evangelist Bunmi Akinanu-Adeoye and Lady Evang. Aduke Gold took turns to bring down the Glory of the Lord with lovely musical rendition, to which the congregation flowed in seamless rhythm.

Lady EvangelistAduke Gold thrilling the congregation

The event witnessed the presence of notable personalities from different strata of the society, among whom were a former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe; Elero of Itebu, Isan, Ekiti, Oba Adetutu Manuwa and his wife, Olori Folashade, the Ologere of Ogere Remo, Oba Ololade Ogunbade among many others.

Rev. O. O. Kalesanwo, Rev. Canon R.O Osanaiye, Rev. Femi Ogbe, Rev. Olusoga Badejo & Evangelist Akinyemi

 

 

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Dantata, Sultan, Ooni, Govs, Others Headline Oluwo’s Book Launch

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Arrangements are in top gear to mark the 7th year coronation anniversary of the Natural Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi next Monday 16th January,2023.

The event scheduled to hold at Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos will witness the unveiling of his book “Code of Kings”written to register a pathway for the black race in the traditional institution. Nigerians from all walks of life will grace the occasion.

The Chief Executive Officer of Peculiar Ultimate Concern Limited, Engr. Abel Lanre Adeleke is the chairman of the event while Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman of Sifax Group is the Chief Launcher.

A statement released by Oluwo through his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, further revealed other dignitaries expected at the occasion ” President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammed Buhari, his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Kano born business mogul, Aminu Dantata, , , Sultan of Sokoto, AlhajiSa’adu Abubakar, Ooni of Ife , HIM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Governor Dapp Abiodun of Ogun State, Governor Abiodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State, former Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and few other Governors from Northern part of Nigeria are to grace the event”

Notable Royal Fathers, serving federal and state legislators, captains of industries, friends of Oluwo from Canada, United Kingdom, leading entrepreneurs, academic professors and doctors, veteran journalists etc are billed to attend the August event.

The book will form part of Oluwo contribution,to learning,knowledge and history with the strong hope, that the it will correct some distortions in our rich history and liberate Nigerian youth from mental slavery.

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The Colourful Birthday, Empowerment Programme of Prophetess Olufunmi Lucas in Lagos

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Amiable Prophetess Olufunmi Lucas showed how compassionate she really is when she decided to splash cash on widows and the needy as part of her birthday celebrations.

The event which was held in Ilara, Epe in Lagos State was attended by many family members and friends of the ever graceful lady.

The day began with a thanksgiving session of prayers and praises which was followed by the opening of Mountain of Miracles Prayer Ground.

Then it was time for her to put smiles on many faces with donations to many widows and less privileged members of society.

In a short speech, Prophetess Lucas who was supported by her darling husband said the philanthropic exercise is a continuous process and that N14.11 million has been earmarked for touching lives.

Guests at the event included: Lagos Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya , HRM Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo & Olori Bolanle , Olori Sekinat Elegushi, Olori Mariam Ogunwusi, Tope Alabi, Caroline Adeneye, Fathia Balogun, Ademola Muyiwa, Ronke Oshodi Oke and others.

Entertainment at the event achored by Woli Agba and Bashorun Gboyega Lawal was provided by Yinka Ayefele and his band.

Pic by @koyaadegbite

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The Splendid Nuptial Ceremony Between Commentator Par Excellence, JJ Omojuwa and Demilade Odu in Lagos

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By Eric Elezuo

Blogger, and political and social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, popularly known as JJ Omojuwa, was on Saturday September 24, 2022 launched into the space, where it is written that there is a tide in time, which must sweep the qualified. Here, in the life of the popular blogger, the life came when the obvious becomes reality.

Before  a mammoth crowd of friends, family members and we’ll wishers from all walks of life, the celebrated content creator, stylishly converted his beautiful fiancee, Demilade Odu, to an outstanding bride.

The event, which was held at Harbour Point Victoria Island, Lagos, was a roll call of the who’s who in Nigeria’s political , media and traditional lexicon.

A week earlier, the happy couple had celebrated a colourful traditional engagement ceremony in the fountain of knowledge state, Ekiti.

Filled to capacity, the Harbour Point venue boasted of top notch personalities including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; the first female Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika; business tycoon and member of the House of Representatives, Akin Alabi, and actresses Kate Henshaw and Efe Irele.

Other notable guests at the event were rapper, Remilekun Safaru, aka Reminisce; and ace comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, aka Ali Baba.

With the special presence of Timi Dakolo, whose lovely voice serenaded the atmosphere, the occasion witnessed no dull moment as both guests and couple had a swell time on the dance floor.

While the guests savoured the ceaseless flow of continental and local delicacies, in addition to choice beverages, the likes of Akinmayokun Awodumila, aka May D, and Laolu Gbenjo continued to ensure that the hall exided an ambience of solid tunes.

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