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Femi Otedola Splashes $millions on 60th Birthday Family Cruise Aboard Aristotle Onassis’ Famous Yacht



By Michael Effiong

The spectacular interior

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has done it again! The  easy-going Chairman, Geregu Power Plc, who never settles for anything but the best, and loves to stand above the rest, has chosen to fulfill his childhood fantasy by celebrating his 60th birthday with his closest and dearest family members aboard Christina O, the luxurious yacht, owned by late Greek billionaire, Aristotle Onassis.

We gathered that at age 13, the young @femiotedola
had heard about Onassis, the Greek Shipping and adopted him as his role model-and for him, there is no 60th birthday treat better than splashing billions of naira on this adventure and lounging on the same “toy” that his mentor enjoyed during his time on planet earth.

Exquisite dining area

So he has ditched any plans of a lavish party for the captivating experience of this legendary yacht and has shelled out over $3m for the adventure

Moreover, Christina O is one of the most iconic motor yachts ever launched, best known for her grand interiors and unrivaled level of luxurious amenities.

Starting life in World War Two as a Canadian frigate, Christiana O was purchased by Onassis in 1954, named it after his daughter, Christina and  transformed her into the most luxurious private yacht of her time.She went on to host illustrious guests from Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill to Jacqueline Kennedy, Prince Rainer and Princess Grace, Franklin Roosevelt Jnr and now Femi Otedola who has entered the history books as the only Nigerian to enjoy such rare privilege

The convertible swimming pool

Christina O, which comes at hefty six-figure per week charter cost offers onboard elegance and an unprecedented level of luxury like no other, in addition to 17 staterooms, it has a 40-person dining room, hot tub, piano and incredibly, the swimming pool can be covered and converted to a dance floor.

OVATION gathered that Otedola, the Chancellor of St Augustine University, Epe, Lagos has already set sail is due to savour this heavenly pampering with his guests for the next 3 weeks.

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Naja’atu Mohammed Accuses Aisha Buhari of Being Part of Aso Rock Cabal




A former Director in the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Naja’atu Mohammed, has said that the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, is part of the cabals in Aso Rock.

This follows the statement made by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, that some Aso Rock cabals were working to frustrate the victory of APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in the forthcoming elections.

She said this Monday morning while featuring on Arise TV Morning Show.

Mohammed said unlike El-Rufai, she was not afraid to mention names.

“Let me tell you one of the cabals is Aisha Buhari. Aisha that is talking is part of the cabals. We knew the cabals of the late Abba Kyari. When she started talking of the cabals, she didn’t have the guts to come and name names. For the first time in Nigeria, I started to mention names.

“She (Aisha) reinforced what El-Rufai said. El-Rufai said ‘the cabals in the villa’, she confirmed it. She is also part of the cabals. I am trained not to say the details. We are trained to leave names. You have to have the guts to give names,” she said.

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Supreme Court Affirms Lawan As Authentic APC Candidate for Yobe North




The Supreme Court has affirmed the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Yobe North in the forthcoming 2023 general election.

In a majority judgment delivered on Monday, the apex court allowed the appeal filed by the APC against Bashir Machina’s candidature.

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Atiku Support Group Accuses Wike of Arresting Members in Rivers




The Atiku Support Organisation has alleged that about 30 of its members were arrested by armed policemen during a meeting in GRA, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Sunday afternoon.

The National Publicity Secretary of ASO, Victor Moses, disclosed this in a statement he personally signed and issued on Sunday.

In the statement titled ‘Release our members wow, Atiku Support Organisation tells Gov Wike’, Moses said the meeting was part of preparations for the the Peoples Democratic Party presidential rally slated to hold on February 11.

He said some of those arrested were state and local government leaders of the organisation, alleging that the officers may have acted on the instructions of the state governor, Nyesom Wike.

The statement partly read, “Earlier today, Sunday, at about 2 pm, armed police officers in about six Toyota Hilux marked Intelligence Unit and acting on the instruction of the Rivers State Governor surrounded plot No 3 popularly called White House in Omerelu Street, by Salvation Ministries Headquarters, G.R.A., Port Harcourt, where state and local government leaders of the Atiku Support Organisation were holding meetings as part of the preparations for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential rally slated to be held on 11th February 2023.

“Realising the armed men were sent to stop the meeting, some members escaped through the fence, sustaining wounds caused by barbed wires.

“Over 30 of our members, state and LGA leaders, most of whom are women, were arrested and taken away in two white Hilux of the intelligence unit, while about four Hilux heavily armed with police have sealed up the meeting venue. The said No 3 Omerelu Street, GRA, is directly behind the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt.”

The statement added that none of the phone numbers of those allegedly arrested was connecting.

The group called on Governor Wike to release its members with immediate effect, adding that Wike must end “his do-or-die politics of bitterness and stop instigating violence in Rivers State against Atiku Abubakar’s supporters.”

The group also called on the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to order the release of its members and put a end to what it called “political rascality” in Rivers State, and “to avert Governor Wike’s instigated bloodbath in the state during the election,” adding that “Rivers people should and must be allowed to make their political choices freely.”

When contacted, the spokesman for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said she had not received such report.

Efforts to reach the state Commissioner of Police, Okon Effiong, proved abortive as he did not pick several calls
put across to his mobile telephone.

He had yet to respond to a text message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

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