Until recently, not a few people were marvelled by the love and tight relationship that existed

between Yoruba actress, Iyabo Ojo and her UK-based actress best friend, Tosin Abiola (popularly called Omo Brish). These were so close that they never left any chance for a third party to come in between them. Apart from the fact that they celebrate each other on social media as besties, they were seen by many as friends-turned-sisters. The two were always passionate about celebrating each other. But all these seem to count for nothing right now, as their friendship had broken down to an irreconcilable level. The center can no longer hold between Iyabo and Tosin, and details of dirty secrets of Iyabo Ojo that got the media awashed recently have been linked to the bitter feud currently tearing the two former best friends deeply apart.

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The Chief Medical Director of oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Dr Rotimi Babalola is to proceed on retirement over a divorce scandal with his wife, Adediwura Adebukola.



This as a Lagos State High Court restrained him from evicting her from their matrimonial home.

Dr Babalola allegedly tendered his retirement letter on Thursday August 12, 2021 when the news of his divorce suit before the court became public. He was billed to retire in September when he would have clocked 60 years.

Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi specifically barred Dr. Babalola by himself his servants, privies, or workmen from entering, trespassing, or otherwise disturbing the possession of the building at N0 8, service Crescent, Cooperative Villa, Badore, Ajah, Lagos pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice filed in the divorce petition filed by his wife.

The judge granted the order after hearing arguments canvassed by the petitioner’s counsel, Adeleke Agbola, who pleaded for accelerated grant of the injunction in view of the insistence of the Chevron CMD to unlawfully evict his wife from the matrimonial home.

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Pastor Israel Adeigbe, until few months back, has been known as one of the most popular Area Pastors at Pastor E.A Adeboye's Reedeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos.

He belongs to the generation of new influential men of God around. Those who may not recognize him at the first mention of his name probably would have been more familiar with the name he is widely called, 'God of all Flesh'. Before Pastor Israel Adeigbe became an Area Pastor, he had pastored several Redeem Churches around Abule Egba and across Ifako Ijaiye Local Government area of Lagos. After more than a decade down the line, and having become so famous with his weekly prayer programme 'God of All Flesh', Pastor Adeigbe has parted ways with the RCCG and has started up his own prayer ministry. And as reports have it, his exit (from RCCG) was not devoid of some underground drama.

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This past weekend could have been one of the most-memorable in the life of Capt.

Hosa Okunbor (rtd), the Billionaire Edo-born businessman and one of Nigeria's most-influential economic barons. But it was never to be, when he passed on in London on August 7 following complications from pancreatic cancer. His death, at 66 sent strong shockwaves across the Nigeria business circles, as well as among his kinsmen, who saw him as a messiah. More saddening however, are the immediate plans the late astute businessman had set out to achieve, until death came suddenly, just days before those big dates he was looking forward to.

Over the weekend, if he were to be alive, Captain Okunbor would have thrown one of the biggest house-warming parties ever in Nigeria for the opening of his multi-billion Naira palatial mansion, inside Banana Island in Lagos. He would have also been a very special guest of honor (and a fulifiled man) at the crowning of the new Olu of Warri, Prince Tsola Emiko in Delta state. Late Captain Okunbor's daughter, Ivie is the wife (Queen) of the New Warri King.

The late business mogul, we gathered, was one of the big backbones that supported Prince Tsola's aspiration to the throne of his father. Captain Hosa was a big financier of his ambition. He was already preparing big for the big day of coronation of his son-in-law, but as fate would have it, he was never going to there.

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He became the first king ever to be crowned in Iguruland, Surulere, Lagos just last year, but

popular socialite and businessman of many decades, Alhaji Buari Alade Oloto has passed on just ten months into his reign. The well-known real estate guru-turned monarch died this morning at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

CityScoop sources had hinted a few months back of a life-threatening ailment that has kept the late monarch away from the public for a period of time.

His remains are currently being readied for burial today, according to Islamic injunctions.

The rich socialite, who has been dominating the Lagos social scene for over 40 years. He was fondly called “Abu Oloto” until he became Oba Oloto last September. It would be recalled that Oloto fought a long battle that lasted 17 years before he could finally bear the crown.

Iguruland is in Aguda Surulere and the crowning of Oloto last year was the first time it will be having a king since the 19th century.

Before he became a monarch, Oloto's name has already become an item on the social scene for decades, with most of the big musicians waxing songs and records in his honour. Late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister was one of his favorite longstanding friends.

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Out of Nigeria’s 20 commercial banks, 7 are now headed by women as CEOs.

A revolution seems to be sweeping through the Nigerian banking industry with the recent appointment of women to run the affairs of leading banks in the financial services sector. This month alone, two banks, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) named women as their Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers. Their appointments made it three, the number of female CEOs appointed this year alone, and bringing the total number of female Bank MDs currently in the country in the country to 7; the highest at any particular time.

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They have been one of the most-celebrated couples on the Lagos Society scene for years.

Alhaji Tajudeen and Alhaja Sherifat Olugbode are known to be that rich celebrity couple envied by many. But things have fallen apart between them, with both now staying separately. Alhaji Tajudeen has moved out of their Ikoyi home to a new house with a new, younger wife, sources hinted CityScoop. The new wife, a Banker, is the cause of the crisis rocking the decades-old marriage of the Olugbodes.

That all is no longer well between Hajia Sherifat and her husband first became public knowledge when she celebrated her 60th birthday a few weeks back (Sunday, June 20). Her husband was conspicuously absent at the celebration where she hosted families and friends admist pomp and paegentry at her Ikoyi home.

We gathered that the couple has been having issues for some time now over the husband's relationship with the young banker, who was their account officer. Her husband's insistence on marrying the said lady was the final straw that broke the camels back.

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Sheik Sulaimon Farouk Onikijipa needs almost no introduction in today's Nigeria.

He is one of the popular and influential Islamic clerics around. The soft-spoken cleric, who hails from Ilorin, Kwara state is the founder of Zawiyyat l Amany Ar-robani At-tijjaniyat soceity and Islamic school. Despite being a cleric of note, one amazing story about the life of Sheik Onikijipa is that he is married to just one wife, something not very common with people of his status. He is married to Hajia Ramatalahi Kehinde and their union is blessed with six beautiful children; Sons and 3 Daughters; Tijani, Ibrahim, Sadalah, Maryam, Iradat, and Sauda. The two lovebirds, as well as the beautiful family they have produced, are an item among their peers. And just a couple of days back, the exemplary couple marked their 32nd wedding anniversary. Around that time, Hajia Ramatallahi shared with us some intimate stories of her love life with the humble, great orator and intellectual preacher.

Interestingly, a lot of things had joined the two together even much earlier than they conceived the idea of becoming husband and wife.

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In a recent, no-holds-barred interview with CityScoop, Prophet Dr.

Israel Oladele Ogundipe, the Senior Pastor in charge of CCC, Genesis Global Parish opened up extensively on the true story behind his recent travail that saw him spend over four months inside the Kirikiri maximum prison in Lagos. he was convicted and sentenced to jail by Justice Olabisi Akinlade of a Lagos High Court, for defrauding a London- based architect and coverting her property for personal use. Mr Ogundipe was earlier arraigned on a seven- count charge which includes stealing, unlawful conversion of property, forgery, and fraudulently collecting sums of N14m and £ 12, 000 from the victim between 2002 and 2005. The judge, Mrs Akinlade, who convicted the prophet on two offences bordering on stealing and unlawful conversion of property, sentenced him to one year imprisonment on each count in September 2020.The judge also ruled that the prophet pay the victim, Oladele Williams- Oni, a sum of N11m which he acquired from her unlawfully. Following his conviction and imprisonment, Mr Ogundipe through his lawyer, Babatunde Ogala, approached the Court of Appeal, where he applied for bail before hearing commences on the appeal application.

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Is popular and controversial UK-based social media personality, Abike Gabah, widely known as Abike

Jagaban be the next queen to be welcomed into the kingdom of the Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi? The answer to this big question will pop up anytime from now, according to hot scoops available to us. Reliable sources inside the Ife Palace have squealed to us about the sizzling romantic affair between Kabiyesi and the beautiful lady, which according them, is altar-bound. A few people who are aware have also been talking in hushed tones about it, because the relationship had lasted a while.

Recall that at Ooni's last birthday recently, a viral video where the only Olori in the palace in the past three years, Oueen Naomi was seen praying fervently for him, asking for grace to continue to to be a loving and caring husband to her and other Oloris comimg after her, circulated widely on social media. In the video, she prayed for God to bless Kabkyesi with more wives. As at this time, she already knew about Oba Adeyeye and Abike., and they 've already had an understanding, our source hinted.

The latest gist however is that she has since become an apple in the eyes of Kabiyesi and is now a prominent face in the Ife palace. Our source even said on good account that the king may be formalizing the relationship anytime soon. It has also been confirmed that Abike Jagaban now spends more time in Nigeria than the United Kingdom, where whe was known to be based in the past few years. She has also been doing a lot to build a new, respectable image for herself as against the controversial, vulgar personality she used to be known with on social media. One of such was her honorary chieftaincy installation last December as the Bewaji of Itoriland by the Olu of Itori in Ogun state, Oba Abdulfatahi Akamo. Gists broke out then that the installation was influenced by the top Oba from Osun state.

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Ibadan blind prophet, Muhideen Kasali has reunited with his first wife, Bunmi after three years of separation.

The reunion is coming after the woman who took her place in the prophet's life, Dolapo Awosika parted ways with him recently.

The prophet and his estranged wife, Bunmi announced their coming back together to the public at one of his recent crusades a few days ago. He reportedly called out his wife midway into the event and asked her openly if she would not repeat what led to their separation and the woman affirmed so in her response. She also asked the prophet if he would not do such thing that led to their separation and he also responded with a Yes!

After this, they both embraced each other and announced to the congregation that the past was now behind them. Recall that Prophet Kasali spewed some messy allegations against his wife after he sent her packing from his base in Moniya, a suburb of Ibadan, Oyo State where he has his prayer mountain and home. Interestingly, at that time, a new woman was already in the prophet's life. She was later to take charge of things in his life, including rebranding his looks and ministry.

Things have however, gone awry between them, two years down the lane. Recall that we reported last month that Dolapo had abandoned the prophet and has since moved on with her life. Details of what transpired between them is another story. She is said to have moved on with another man, who is also a prophet.

Dolapo became an issue of discussion in 2018, when the British citizen who has two children with Nigeria's ex-international, John Fashanu, moved in wirh the Ibadan-based prophet, whom she allegedly met while on a prayer mission in Oyo State.

Then, it was alleged that Prophet Kasali kept her against her will under an influence. But she later came out to debunk the story. She even did a video where she said nice things about the prophet. She was based in London before moving to Nigeria and was living in Lagos before moving in with the prophet. She later become a regular face in Prophet Kasali’s ministry. Her face also used to adorn banners and posters at the prayer mountain.

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After a protracted legal tussle (that lasted almost two years) involving his widow (Seinye) and

some of his sons (led by the eldest, Dumo) and some members of the family, the body of late Oil mogul and billionaire High Chief, O.B Lulu-Briggs will be finally laid to rest this weekend in his native home Abonema in Rivers State. Late Lulu-Briggs' remains will be committed to mother earth this Saturday, March 13 at his compound in Abonnema, what will be the climax of a state burial. The late patriarch of the Oruwari ruling family died in Accra, Ghana on of December 27, 2018, saying that at the age of 88.

Late February last year the Supreme Court of Ghana had by a unanimous decision, upheld the jurisdiction of the an Accra High Court in ordering the release of the body of the late businessman and philanthropist to his family for burial. Mrs. Seinye Lulu-Briggs, widow of the late High Chief Lulu-Briggs, had challenged the jurisdiction of the High Court presided over by Court of Appeal judge, Justice Eric Kyei-Baffour, sitting with additional responsibility as a High Court Judge, to make orders he had hoped that the protracted litigation surrounding the controversial death of the old man, would come to an end.

The late High Chief O.B. Lulu-Briggs, allegedly died shortly on arrival in Accra on December, 27, 2018 while travelling with Mrs. Seinye Lulu-Briggs, however litigation between his biological family led by three of his adult sons; (Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Senibo Lulu-Briggs, and Sofiri Lulu-Briggs) and the widow over who has the right to hold funeral rites and bury him, has meant that the body remains in the cold rooms of the Enterprise Funeral Services Ghana Limited at Haatso in Accra. While the widow, has maintained the old man died naturally, the sons suspect otherwise.

Following the ruling of the Ghana apex court, Dumo and the family had taken custody of the remains of their patriarch and series of meetings were held to resolve others issues to ensure he was given a befitting burial.

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The first wife of Oba Fatai Aromire, whose wedding to a younger wife penultimate Sunday made headlines, is conspicuously missing from the Palace of the monarch in Lagos, CityScoop sources have hinted.

The older Olori, we scooped stood firmly against the decision by the traditional ruler who had always expressed his opinion against polygamy. A close source said that as at the time the wedding was holding on Sunday, January 31, she had moved out of the palace, staying adamant that she would not share the place with the new lady.

This development however, has not stopped the Ojora of Lagos, HRM, Oba Fatai Aremu Aromire Ojora from going ahead with his newly-found matrimony. The love story of the monarch and his his new Olori, Funmilayo is such an interesting one, though not spared controversy. Well, as you read this, Olori Funmilayo the new woman in the life of Olojora of Ijora land is living the life of a queen in the palace since the rich and respected king performed the conjugal rights with her at a private, but colorful ceremony a fortnight ago. The queen and king didn't hide their admiration for each other at the event, they were in a lovey-dovey mood all day.

Since the surprise wedding, different gists have been circulating around town. Some said the young Olori was bequeath on the monarch in line with custom and tradition. But those who know much about their romance confirmed that that actually was not the case and neither were they match-made as some even rumoured.

The King who is many years older than his younger Olori saw her and liked her, we heard. And their romance had been on, underground for a while now. Before she became the new Olori, Funmilayo was one o recently-installed titled chiefs of Ijora kingdom. She is the Iyalode Ajegunle Aiyetoro in Ijoraland. According to sources, her father, who is a very close friend to the king was against their romance when they started. But as time passes, it was becoming obvious that Kabiesi was much in love with Funmilayo and that he was ready to go all the way to taking her as his second wife.

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📹...Fracas at the graveyard of late DR.

TOSIN AJAYI, founder and CEO of First Foundation Medical Centre between her widow, HELEN PREST-AJAYI and his FIRST WIFE (and her CHILDREN) over who should perform the final 'DUST-FOR-DUST' rites or not.

The burial took place in Lagos, yesterday. Late Dr. Ajayi died on April 26, 2020 at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, after battling with kidney problem and a fierce family war between his 5 children (from his first wife, YEMISI) and his last known wife, (Helen Prest-Ajayi) with whom he had a daughter delayed his internment for over 9 months.

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Video: Fracas at the graveyard of late Dr.

Tosin Ajayi, founder and CEO of First Foundation Medical Centre between her widow, Helen Prest-Ajayi and his first wife (and her children) over who should perform the final 'dust-for-dust' rites or not.

The burial took place in Lagos, yesterday. Late Dr. Ajayi died on April 26, 2020 at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, after battling with kidney problem and a fierce family war between his 5 children (from his first wife, Yemisi) and his last known wife, (Helen Prest-Ajayi) with whom he had a daughter delayed his internment for over 9 months.

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UPDATE: At Last, Dr. Tosin Ajayi For Burial After 9 Months In The Morgue As Widow, Helen Ajayi Wins Case


The soul of late Managing Director of First Foundation Medical Centre, Lagos, Dr. Tosin Ajayi may finally be getting the rest that has eluded it since he died over nine months ago as a February 11th, burial date has been set. His widow, ex-beauty queen, Helen Prest-Ajayi will be in charge of the burial, as the court sitting over a case that has delayed the internment has ruled in her favour, according fresh gists.

The remains of the successful medical businessman will be interred this Thursday February 11, 2021 in Lagos, according to Kemiashefonlovehaven.com. We have also scooped from sources that know much about the case that the burial is going to be a very private affair.

Late Dr. Ajayi died on April 26, 2020 at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, after battling with kidney problem. A fierce family war between his 5 children (from his first wife, Yemisi) and his last known wife (Helen Prest-Ajayi) over who should handle his burial has however led to the long delay.

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CityScoop Person Of The Year: ADERONKE OLUWATOYIN FAWOLE.

Jaderon AsoOke @jaderonasooke has become a leading brand answering to the fashion needs of the high and mighty in and outside Nigeria. ADERONKE
OLUWATOYIN FAWOLE is the creative mind behind this thriving brand. Still under 40, she has become a big role model to young females with the achievements she has recorded as an enterprenuer. Having carved out a unique niche for herself by creating bespoke designs with traditional Yoruba Aso Oke fabrics, which have
now made her the official stylist of many 1st-Class traditional rulers, A-class citizens and more, Aderonke has recorded a major feat in modern fashion business and is etching her name in gold already in that sector.

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CityScoop Person Of The Year: CHIEF MRS MUTIAT OLAYINKA LADOJA.

Former First Lady of Oyo state, Chief Mrs Mutiat Olayinka Ladoja inaugurated the Idera De Foundation (IDEF) while her husband (Senator Rashidi Ladoja) was in office between 2003 and 2007. And more than 13 years after, she is funding and running what used to be her pet project then, but has now become a big philanthropic and humanitarian organization set up to satisfy the yearnings of the less privileged. To confirm that the blood of compassion truly flows in her veins, Mrs Ladoja, now 65, has not relented in efforts towards alleviating the challenges faced by the less-privileged in and outside her state. Today, the Idera De Foundation is still as vibrant as it was, despite the fact that the founder has been out of public office for long, the foundation still offers vocational trainings, scholarship schemes, welfare and healthcare support to vulnerable groups, rehabilitation of beggars on the street as well as mentorship for people living with disabilities.

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CityScoop Person Of The Year: ALHAJI KABIR AJIBOLA GBEMISOLA @jibolafatgbems


Alhaji Kabiru Jibola Gbemisola is the Chairman of the Fatgbems Group and CEO of Fatgbems Petroleum & Group @fatgbemspetroleum one of the leading companies in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. He is a business executive with distinction. His experience in Oil and Gas marketing, distribution, transportation and logistics operations, which had spanned almost two decades, has greatly rubbed off positively on the company, seeing it recording astronomical growths since he took over control from his late dad (Alhaji Fatai Gbemisola) in 2013. At just 45, Gbemisola has proved himself to be one of the most-brilliant business managers in the history of corporate Nigeria. Following a well-executed rebranding of Fatgbems, the company has witnessed an evolution of innovations and growth; that has today made it a group of companies with thriving interests in other sectors, including real estate, agriculture, storage and haulage. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Fatgbems Group remains one of the best-run organisations in Nigeria in 2020, retaining its large workforce, and also giving support to many via its corporate social responsibilities efforts.

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CityScoop Person Of The Year: HRH Oscar Yao Doe @hrhoscaryaodoe


International businessman, multimillionaire and incurable philanthropist, HRH Oscar Yao Doe is a Ghanaian with a Nigerian heart. The founder of one of Africa’s leading conglomerates had made philanthropy his passion for over 2 decades. He has touched thousands of lives in his motherland, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria, (his second home) through tuition-free education, scholarships, and huge financial supports. He is also one of the biggest supporter of the creative industry. He is President & Executive Chairman of Doscar Group Holdings, Eurotour Gh & Eurotour Logistics Prime Properties Ghana, Eurostar Global Limousine Group, Trans Asia Pacific Africa Network, Black on Black Limousine Nigeria, Doscar Foundation Organisation. Throughout 2020, as the covid-19 pandemic hit the world hard, HRH Doe, through his foundation, made huge financial and materials to several health and security organisations in Ghana and Nigeria. He also supported the livelihoods of hundreds of households and individuals, with regular financial donations. A royalty in his homeland, and holder of chieftaincy titles in Nigeria, HRH Doe is not a regular Philanthropist.

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Honours: HRH Oscar Doe, Fatgbems Group Chairman, Hon.

Olowo, Mrs Ladoja, Ronke Fawole Emerge CityScoop PERSON(S) OF THE YEAR 🏅🎖️

The year 2020 was such a challenging period globally. It was the year that the whole world was brought to its knees, by the coronavirus pandemic. The human race is still struggling to come to terms with all that the pandemic brought upon the earth, at the moment. So, as we moved into 2021, reasons for celebrations have been far fetched. However, despite the challenges occasioned by the pandemic, there are standout individuals, people who still impacted humanity and their society greatly during the calendar year. In our quest to appreciate the efforts of these individuals, and thereby encouraging more to do like them; that we did a shortlist of the following five people (from a long list of other qualified names).

The essence of this Honour is basically tl celebrate the winners for what they have done and to further spread the message of encouragement to others to support humanity by making great impacts. CONGRATULATIONS to this year's winners.

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Adesewa Adeshina, daughter of Otunba Adewale Adeshina, the Yewa, Ogun State-born industrialist and

socialite (widely known as Saranda) last Friday announced her arrival in the beauty business in Nigeria in grand style, with the launch of the makeup kit collections by Beewa Beauty @beewabeauty owned by her in Lagos.

The colourful occasion held at the Adeshinas'  residence in Lekki, Lagos, was graced by her close friends, including friends and business associates of her father.

On what spurred her on to go ahead with the brand, Adesewa said she was motivated by how beauty products now make life good people who are unable to maintain their regular beauty routines. Her brand's wider mission is to improve on the standards within the industry and focus on achieving beauty in more authentic ways. Amd according to her, her brand is tailored to provide the beauty needs of every individual.

Adesewa also revealed at the launch that her outfit’s name, Beewa, was coined from her names and those of her parents, Otunba Adeshina and Yeye Asabi Adeshina.

The Adeshinas were honoured by dignitaries including; Alhaji Olanrewaju Razak (Lamex), Alhaja Simisola Adegbite, Mr. Abiodun Onasanya (Abbey Onas), Oba Olalekan Dosunmu, (the Akinsiku of Lagos) and others who added more colour to the event with their presence.

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has finally pickes a wife.

He tied the knot with Annette, his fiancée, at the age of 52.

The private wedding ceremony held on Saturday and was graced by selected family members as well as friends.

Prior to his much-awaited wedding, Onyema had made the headlines on numerous occasions over his alleged refusal to marry, given his social status.

Onyema was appointed as the CEO of the NSE in 2011 and has remained in that capacity since then.

Before his foray into the NSE, Onyema had occupied several other high-profile administrative positions spanning over 20 years including his stint at the United States financial markets.

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