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First Ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Atinuke Oyelude Turns 90 (Photos)

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Grace Atinuke Oyelude, the first-ever Miss Nigeria, turned 90 today and Miss Nigeria organizers celebrated her on Instagram, Sharpernews.com reports.

Oyelude was crowned Miss Nigeria in 1957 after beating over 200 Nigerian girls in the pageant.

Oyelude revealed in the past that she became Miss Nigeria by accident.

Her brother who was a broadcaster saw the advertisements for the pageant in the papers and entered her for the competition without her knowledge in Lagos even though she was still residing in Kano.

After she won the pageant, which came with 200 Pounds prize money and a return ticket to London for two weeks, she gained admission into the school of nursing, Ashford Kent, England, and became a state registered nurse in 1961.

She enrolled at the school of midwifery, St. Thomas Hospital, London, where she qualified as a state registered midwife SCM in 1962.

She also attended the Royal College of Nursing, England in 1971 and obtained a Diploma in Nursing and Hospital Administration and in 1976, obtained another diploma from Ghana Institute of Management and Personnel Administration.

Miss Nigeria wrote on Instagram;

“Happy 90th birthday to the first-ever Miss Nigeria, Madam Grace Oyelude from the year 1957.

She was born in Kano to James Adeleye Oyelude and Marthan Dantu from Kogi state and was raised in Northern Nigeria.

She is a registered nurse, Midwife, and hospital administrator.

We wish her a fabulous 90th birthday. Cheers to a milestone.

Dear queens, let’s celebrate our very own

#MissNigeria #1stMissNigeria #firstMissNigeria #90thbirthdaycelebration #90thbirthday”

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Defeat Is Painful – Davido Mocks Oyetola Over Tribunal Petition

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David Adeleke, aka Davido, has mocked Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State for challenging his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the election petition tribunal.

Recall that Governor Oyetola had on Friday approached the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo to challenge the victory of Adeleke.


Governor Oyetola submitted the petition on Friday alongside one of the petitioners’ counsels, Kunle Adegoke (SAN) at Osun State High Court, Oke-Fia, Osogbo, the state capital.

Reacting, Davido on his Twitter page said defeat is painful and urged Oyetola to congratulate Adeleke.

He wrote, “O LULE PART 2 loading @GboyegaOyetola, defeat is painful.

“Your excellency sir @GboyegaOyetola when will you congratulate the Incoming governor of your state @AAdeleke_01 … in 2018 my uncle congratulated you even though it was stolen. Do the right thing baba.one love.”

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Baba Ijesha Has Been Sentenced To 16-Years In Prison

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Thursday sentenced a Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, to 16 years imprisonment.

Baba Ijesha is facing six counts of child defilement that include indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

The offences contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.

The actor denied the allegations. A CCTV video recording detailing his relationship with the victim said to be a minor was played in court.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Taiwo said that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.

However, she found the defendant guilty of two of the six counts against him.

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20 Oyo Princes Jostle For Vacant Alaafin Stool

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The race to fill the vacant stool of the Alaafin of Oyo has begun with at least 20 princes from the Owoade Ruling Family signifying their interest to succeed Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Owoade Ruling Family is one of the two ruling families under the Agunloye Ruling House, according to the Mogaji of the family, Prince Adediwura Owoade.

The Mogaji said this in an interview with our correspondent on Thursday.

He said the family had opened a register for all interested members of the family to write their names and submit their curriculum vitae.

He said the family would invite the vice-chancellor of one of the universities around to screen the names with the aim of presenting the best applicant to the Oyo Mesi, who are the kingmakers.

He said the family had been cheated for so long but was now ready to ensure that one of its princes ascends the throne.

Owoade said, “Twenty princes from Owoade Ruling Family have indicated their interest in becoming the next Alaafin. But like I told you we will screen them and present the best.

“All of them are my children. Everybody who is contesting from Owoade family is my son. We are one family. We met it like that and we want it to remain like that.

“I want to stress this that whoever is picked from Owoade family will work for the development of the town and we are ready to settle any rift with anybody in Oyo. We are for peace and whatever may be the cause of such fight, we are ready to settle it. We want unity in Oyo, we want Oyo be one in order to enhance development and security.”

The stool became vacant following the death Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on April 22 at the age of 83.

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