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



Grace Atinuke Oyelude, the first-ever Miss Nigeria, turned 90 today and Miss Nigeria organizers celebrated her on Instagram, 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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Aguma of Turukun Chiefdom Visits Emir of Keffi, Sen. Adamu




By Emma Peter, Abuja

As part of cementing long time relationship between the Bassa ethnic group and Keffi Emirate, His Royal Highness, the Aguma of Bassa Turukun Chiefdom in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State, Dr. David Wodi Tukura with his council of Chiefs were on Sunday November 7, 2021 paid courtesy visit to the Emir of Keffi, HRH Alhaji Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa 111 and Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (Sarkin Yakin Keffi).

It was gathered that the purpose of the visit was to strengthen the long time relationship that was coexisted between the Bassa tribe and the Emirate, promoting unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence.

The visit however attracted Bassa men and women from different parts of the country which includes Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger Benue and the federal capital territory.

Receiving HRH Dr. David Wodi Tukura and his entourage at the palace, the Emir however expressed his excitement, describing the visit as historical and a symbol of unity that existed between the people of Turunku Chiefdom and the Keffi Emirate.

The Emir also described Bassa people as custodian of peaceful coexistence amongst their neighbours, but stressing that for lack of knowledge and wisdom that fact is being disputed.

“We should rise up and seek knowledge and wisdom because I believe that is the only way you (Bassa) can overcome the challenges you are facing in Toto LG and beyond. I will also add by saying that there is no gain in conflicts, he who dies, died forever”.

In his response HRH Dr. David W. Tukura thanked the Emir for his warm reception and also appealed for his support to ensure that his people returned to their homeland.

The group also paid a similar visit to Distinguished Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the former Governor of Nasarawa State, at his country home as a sign of respect, peace and unity.

Speaking, the Aguma of Turukun Chiefdom expressed his happiness as Senator Adamu availed him and his people the opportunity to come and pay him visit despite his busy and tight schedules.

The traditional ruler also noted that the purpose of Bassa people visit to him was to build everlasting unity. Adding that Senator Abdullahi Adamu belong to Bassa and the Bassa also belonged to him.

“We have come to you as Bassa people and as a community to show our solidarity and to identity our sign of love and to build a strong unity”.

In his reaction, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (Sarkin Yakin Keffi), appreciated HRH Dr. David W. Tukura, saying he has been waiting for a day like this to meet the good people of Bassa community.

He further said, “to speak in a clear understanding, I know that I have offended you likewise you have also offended me, but today we have forgiven one another. Let us focus on how to strategize the progress and development of Bassa in Toto LG”.

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‘Holy Water’ Ruins 10-Year-Old Marriage




A couple is currently seeking the dissolution of their 10-year-old marriage before an Ikeja High Court in Lagos. This is on account of a bottle of ‘holy water’ the wife brought into the house without her husband’s approval.

The aggrieved husband, Olaniyi Oluwaseun Oladepo, is asking Justice Christopher Balogun to dissolve his marriage with his wife, Adeyinka, claiming that he was provoked to violence over the strange prayer-water, which the wife brought into her matrimonial home without his knowledge.

Oladepo has since left his matrimonial home, maintaining that his life is under threat and as he was being provoked, he would not want to do something he might later regret.

The petitioner, Oladepo, in his explanation on why he wanted the court to dissolve the marriage, narrated to Justice Balogun that he left his home because he was incited to aggression. He accused his wife of being fetish.

He said: “I feel threatened. I was being provoked to violence, but I left the house. I saw a liquid content in the house.”

Responding to the allegation, Mrs. Oladepo said they got married in October 15, 2011. “We have two children who are five and seven years old.”

She explained that her husband told her in 2015 that they were no longer compatible. “My mother brought holy water she collected at a Catholic Church programme. And I only collected the water; I have not used it for anything. I travelled from work and upon returning home, I discovered that my husband had absconded. He left our matrimonial home.”

The judge adjourned further hearing of the matter.

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Yul Edochie’s Daughter, Danielle Graduates From Secondary School (Photo)




Popular Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie took to his Instagram handle to celebrate his sixteen-year-old first daughter, Danielle Edochie on her graduation from secondary school, IgbereTV reports.

He shared photo of himself, his wife and Danielle, with the caption;

“Big Congratulations to my daughter, my first child @danielleyuledochie as she graduates from secondary school today.
Mummy @mayyuledochie and Daddy are proud of you and we love you so much.
Thank you to the Almighty God for all the blessings.”

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