Ooni Of Ife Celebrates First Anniversary With Thanksgiving Service

Ooni Of Ife Celebrates First Anniversary With Thanksgiving ServiceOba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II rolled out the drums to celebrate one year since he was chosen to become the 51st Ooni of Ile-Ife.

A thanksgiving service held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Ile-Ife, Osun State, where friends, family and well-wishers from far and wide converged to celebrate with him, the ‘journey so far’.

The excited monarch could not hide his joy as he took the microphone and sang praises to God.

The Ooni was born on October 17, 1974. He was selected king out of 21 contenders on October 26, 2015 and received his staff of office on December 7, 2015.

The Accountant and Real Estate developer since become king has dedicated the past year to the service of humanity and particularly unifying the Yoruba nation.

He has instituted a number of progressive courses in Osun state which he hopes to continue throughout his reign as king.

President Buhari Felicitates With Bola Kuforiji-Olubi At 80

Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, Muhammadu BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with distinguished businesswoman, banker, economist and accountant, Otunba Ayora (Dr.) Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, OON, who recently clocked 80.

The President recalled the former minister’s decades of distinguished career in the private and public sectors of national life.

He noted that the contributions of the first female chairman of one of the first generation banks in Nigeria, UBA, would remain inspiring to the younger generation.

“It is not surprising that she is a proud and well-deserved recipient of the National Honour, fellowships, awards and honorary degrees from within and outside the country,” he said.

President Buhari particularly expressed delight that the economist had remained a pace-setter and leader in banking, manufacturing and entrepreneurship not only in Nigeria, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa.

He noted that God has been kind to her and prayed for continued health as well as longer life for the octogenarian, author and philanthropist to “enable the nation and humanity benefit from her wisdom and wealth of experience”.

Ribadu lied; Oronsaye attended committee meetings – Ogunkunle

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants, Ademola Ogunkunle on Thursday said, contrary to the allegations of the Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Task force, Nuhu Ribadu that Steve Oronsaye never attended the panel’s meetings; that the former head of civil service attended four of eight meetings.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Ogunkunle said he was privy to the minutes of the 26-man committee and that Mr Oronsaye’s name appeared on the attendance register of four of the panel’s meeting.

There was a faceoff between Mr Ribadu and Oronsaye during the presentation of the committee’s report to President Goodluck Jonathan with the former accusing the latter of not participating in the panel’s work.

Mr Oronsaye also disclaimed the report presented by Mr Ribadu insisting that the figures in the report were not verified.

Former lawmaker says Oronsaye not fit for public office

A former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Babatunde Ogala, who was also a discussant on Sunrise Daily said what Mr Oronsaye did on the day his committee presented its report to President Goodluck Jonathan was ‘a show of shame.’

He said the former Head of Service ‘has shown himself to be a man that is even not fit to hold any office in this country.”

The former lawmaker said it was irresponsible for Mr Oronsaye to have verbally disclaimed a report presented by a committee he was a part of, without presenting a minority report to the President.

“If you did not agree with the majority report, have yours ready,” he said.