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Ernest Shonekan Buried In ₦30 Million Vault, ₦8 Million Casket 
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Ernest Shonekan Buried In ₦30 Million Vault, ₦8 Million Casket 

Former Head of the Interim National Government (ING) Ernest Shonekan was on Friday buried in an over N30 million vault in Lagos. Temitope Alebiosu, a staff member of Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi, the funeral company that handled the ceremony, informed The ICIR in a telephone interview that the cost of the vault was above N30 million. But she did not disclose the exact cost. When asked about the cost of the casket, she said it was in the range of N8 million. See Also: Lagos Announces Closure Of Roads In Marina Friday for Shonekan’s Burial Another staff of Ebony Vaults, Tunde Babalola, told The ICIR that the cost of vaults in the premium category ranged from N30 million and above. Babalola refused to state the exact cost of the vault Shonekan was buried in, but he pointed out t...
Lagos Announces Closure Of Roads In Marina Friday for Shonekan’s Burial
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Lagos Announces Closure Of Roads In Marina Friday for Shonekan’s Burial

The Lagos State Government has said it will be diverting traffic along Inner Marina to Outer Marina by Oando Filling Station due to the burial service of the late former Head of Interim Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan. The diversion will begin from 5.00 am till 6.00 pm on Friday, 4th February 2022. Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde explained that all adjoining and feeder roads leading to Inner Marina road to Nitel building would be cordoned off. He advised Motorists to utilize JK Randle street through Force road to connect Broad street and continue their journey as Inner Marina road/Odunlami Street from Outer Marina road will be barred from vehicular movement. See Also: BREAKING: Former Nigerian Interim Leader, Ernest Shonekan Is Dead In the ...
Laolu Akande Recalls Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash 3 Years After 
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Laolu Akande Recalls Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash 3 Years After 

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande has recalled the helicopter crash that occurred three years ago in Kogi state involving the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and others. On his verified Twitter handle, he quoted the VP's post from three years ago, saying ‘’Blessed be the name of the LORD! Today it's exactly 3 years that GOD delivered the VP and 11 of us in Kogi when that chopper crash-landed! Join us to praise GOD, who saved us for His own glory and who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask or even imagine!THANKFUL.’’ See Also: Buhari Committed To Nigeria’s Progress – Osinbajo In 2019, VP Osinbajo’ and his crew escaped death as his helicopter crash-landed in Kogi state. It was the second ti...
Sammie Okposo Apologises For Fling With American Lady, Seeks Forgiveness
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Sammie Okposo Apologises For Fling With American Lady, Seeks Forgiveness

Gospel artist Sammie Okposo has apologised to his wife, family, friends, and fans for his recent act of infidelity. The singer took to his verified Instagram page and Instagram story to tender the apology. “I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know that this is the right thing to do,” he began. “On my recent trip to the USA (late 2021), I got intimately involved with a lady, knowing that this was not appropriate as a married man and a minister of the gospel. “I am ashamed and regret my actions as it has caused a lot of pain to my dear wife, Ozioma, my family and I.” Continuing, he said’ “As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking for His forgiveness, I am suspending myself from all ministry work until full re...
Divorce: We Are Probing Possible Hacking Of Olori Naomi’s Instagram Page
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Divorce: We Are Probing Possible Hacking Of Olori Naomi’s Instagram Page

The palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says it is probing possible hacking of Olori Naomi’s Instragam page. It denied knowledge of the report that the marriage between the monarch and his wife has ended. Olori Naomi had announced through her social media handles on Thursday that her marriage to Ogunwusi has ended. But in his first official reaction to the claim, the Director of Media and Strategy, Ooni’s palace, Moses Olafare, said as of Wednesday evening, Ogunwusi and Naomi went to bed as husband and wife. According to him, separation in marriage cannot be done by one of the parties, stressing that probe will be launched into whether or not Instagram page of Naomi was hacked. Olafare, during an interview with our correspondent, said, “Separation is a two-way affai...
Don Davis: Deeper Life School Principal, Others Remanded In Prison
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Don Davis: Deeper Life School Principal, Others Remanded In Prison

The principal of the Deeper Life High School where a student identified as Don Davis was allegedly molested and abused, has been remanded in prison custody alongside 4 others. Months ago, Don Davis' mother, Deborah Okezie called out the management of the school via a Facebook live video. She narrated how her son went to the boarding school as a chubby boy and allegedly returned home almost a skeleton as a result of alleged sexual abuse and other ill-treatment allegedly meted on him by some of the school's senior students and staff. Giving an update on the case, Deborah said the school principal, vice-principal, housemasters and others were remanded in prison custody by a court. She also revealed that the judge ruled that the 2 accused minors will be tried in a Juvenile family Court, ...
Evan’s Co-Defendant Chiemeka Arinze, Dies In Custody
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Evan’s Co-Defendant Chiemeka Arinze, Dies In Custody

A co-defendant with alleged billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, Chiemeka Arinze, has died in prison custody. Evans is standing trial alongside, Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze and Udeme Upong, over the attempted kidnap of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court. They are facing a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to kinda, sale, and transfer of firearms.   See Also: Breaking: Evans the Kidnapper sentenced to death by hanging According to a source who pleaded anonymity, Chiemeka Arinze died on Friday, November 26, 2021. The source said the counsel to the late defendant had filed...
Legendary ‘Guitar Boy’ Victor Uwaifo Dies At 80
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Legendary ‘Guitar Boy’ Victor Uwaifo Dies At 80

The beat stopped on Saturday for ace musician, composer, instrumentalist and sculptor, Sir Victor Uwaifo. He was 80 years old. News of his death was broken last night by his nephew Uwaifo Peter ‘The Rock’ on his verified Facebook page. “Daddy whyyyyyyyyyy did you leave us now. Prof Sir Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me nooow. One week after collaborating with me,” Peter wrote. Sir Victor’s mastery of the guitar was legendary for which he earned the appellation ‘Guitar Boy.’ See Also: 12 passengers die in Kaduna-Abuja Road Crash He was Arts, Culture and Tourism commissioner in the administration of Governor Lucky Igbinedion in Edo State. He was a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON). He was also a professor of Visual Arts at the University of Be...
Breaking: Captain Hosa Okunbo is Dead
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Breaking: Captain Hosa Okunbo is Dead

Billionaire Businessman, Captain Hosa Okunbo is dead. The Business magnate was aged 63. Capt. Okunbo died in london on Saturday, August 7th, after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. It was gathered that he moved there after being told by doctors that his situation was critical. He is survived by a wife and kids. See Also: Former Deputy Senate President, Mantu Is Dead Idahosa Wells Okunbo was born on January 7th, 1940 in Benin City, Oredo LGA of Edo State to the family of Rev. Robert Amos Okunbo. He became a pilot at 21. He ventured into agriculture later on, starting a company called Wells Farm Limited and has invested millions of dollars in green house farming and agro-allied business in Edo State. As a commercial pilot, he worked for Intercontinental Airlines and ...
APC Condoles With Abiodun on Dad’s Death
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APC Condoles With Abiodun on Dad’s Death

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has commiserated with Governor Dapo Abiodun and his family on the death of his father, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun. A statement yesterday in Abeokuta, signed by the Publicity Secretary of the Ogun APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, described the death of Pa Abiodun as “most painful and a huge loss to the bereaved family and Ogun State as a whole.” See Also: Buhari Backs Buni As Forces Ask Him To Quit As APC Chairman The party said ‘Baba Teacher’, as the late Dr. Abiodun was popularly known and fondly called, “lived a life of dedication of service to his community and to humanity. He was a teachers’ teacher, a disciplinarian, who imparted the right values and impacted positively not only on his children, but also on his st...