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Oba of Benin berates ex-minister for lopsided representation

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The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has berated the immediate past Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, for not extending the benefits of his ministerial appointment to the Benin people.

Responding to Agba’s stewardship as a minister during the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, the traditional ruler on Tuesday said it was gratifying for Agba to acknowledge his intervention in his appointment as a minister.

The Oba said, “Throughout your tenure, I can’t remember if we actually saw you more than two times. The first time, you came when you complained about the flood in Benin, and the second is after your tenure.

“I will want to keep certain things from the public domain. However, I am constrained to talk about some. It is true that my intervention to former President Buhari made you benefit from the office you held. We thank God for that.

“As a minister, I was wondering if any of our people also benefited from your office. I am saying that so that anyone who benefited can thank you,” the Oba said.

Agba was in the palace to inform the Oba of the efforts he made when he was in office to ensure that the Benin Royal Museum got an allocation from the Federal Government.

Agba thanked the royal father for his assistance in getting the ministerial appointment, noting, “I have come here with some of my friends and brothers to thank His Royal Majesty for his love for Edo State and Nigeria

“You will recall that after the elections, a lot of people thought that the country would go up in flames, but His Royal Majesty continued to organise prayers to ensure that there is peace in our country.

“Your Majesty, you will recall that in 2016, Edo State had one minister in the cabinet of the immediate past President, but in 2019, His Majesty wrote to then Mr President to reconsider and let Edo have two Ministers.

“I became a beneficiary of that prayer and I happen to have become the first minister from Edo North since 1999.

“So, having completed my stewardship, I thought it wise to come back to His Majesty and thank you for your prayers; for your support and the advice throughout the three and a half years I was a minister.

“All of these could not have been possible if His Majesty did not write to Mr President for Edo to have two ministers. I would not have been appointed. So, I am indeed very grateful to His Majesty,” he said.

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Rapper Enchanting Dead at 26, Celine Dion Opens Up on Secret Health Battle

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Rapper Enchanting Dead at 26, Celine Dion Opens Up on Secret Health Battle
– American rapper Enchanting dies at 26
– She suffered cardiac arrest from an overdose
– Celine Dion reveals 17-year battle with Stiff Person Syndrome

Rising American rapper Enchanting has tragically passed away at the age of 26, her representative confirmed.

The Texas-based artist was rushed to the ICU on Monday night after allegedly suffering cardiac arrest from an overdose.

Enchanting gained fame after signing with Gucci Mane’s New 1017 label in 2020, releasing hit songs like “Track & Field” and “What I Want”.

In a separate news, Canadian singer Celine Dion has revealed her 17-year secret battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.

“I was holding on to my dreams, but keeping it from the people who got me to where I was became a huge burden,” Dion said in an interview.

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Flavour Lays His Father To Rest in Anambra

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Flavour
– Flavour N’abania buries his father in Anambra state
– Funeral attended by notable celebrities
– Emotional farewell to Benjamin Onyemaechi Okoli

Renowned high-life singer, Flavour N’abania, has laid his father, Benjamin Onyemaechi Okoli, to rest in Umunze, Anambra state.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Flavour shared a video bidding his father a final farewell, captioned “O RUO N’OMUME. KA ANYI DUO ODOGWU IJE”.

The funeral ceremony was graced by notable celebrities, including Peter Obi, Phyno, and Obi Cubana, among others.

Flavour’s wife, Sandra Okagbue, paid her respects to her father-in-law on Instagram, celebrating his life as an icon to many.

Flavour had announced his father’s passing on May 22nd, sharing an emotional video on Facebook and Twitter.

“Today, we gather not in sorrow, but in celebration of the life of a remarkable man,” Sandra Okagbue wrote.

 

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