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Olagunsoye Oyinlola (February 03)

Olagunsoye Oyinlola was born on 3rd of February, 1951 into a royal family in Okuku, in the Odo Otin Local Government Area of Ìcun State.

His father, Moses Oyewole Oyinlola, was the traditional ruler (Oba) of Okuku, reigning from 1934 to 1960.

After leaving secondary school at the age of 18, Oyinlola enlisted in the army in 1969. While in the army, OyinlÍla obtained leave to attend the University of Ife, where he obtained a Diploma in International Relations in 1979.

He also obtained a Master of Science in Defense Studies in 1988 from the University of Madras, India. In 1999, OyinlÍla obtained a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan. In 2003, he obtained a law degree from Buckingham University, United Kingdom. In April 2004, the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso made him an honorary Doctor of Civil Law. In April 2006, the Federal University of Technology, Minna, made him an honorary Doctor of Science. He has also been conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws (Osun State University, 2009), LL.D (Honoris Causa) University of Buckingham – 2005; and honorary Doctor of Civil Laws Lead City University, Ibadan – 2010).

Ìlagunsoye OyinlÍla is a retired general in Nigerian Army.  He became governor of Osun State in May 2003, and was reelected in 2007.

He was a member of the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP). But on 26 November, 2010 a court of appeal nullified his election. He later defected to the APC shortly afterwards, before the 2014 Osun State governorship election. Earlier, he was a military administrator of Lagos State.

Asiwaju Yinka Mafe (February 04)

Asiwaju Yinka Mafe (born on the 4th of February, 1974) is a Nigerian lawyer, and Majority Leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly.

Asiwaju ‘Yinka Mafe was elected the Councillor of Ward III in Shagamu Local Government Legislative Council in December 1998, a term which ended in 2002.

Asiwaju Yinka Mafe was elected as a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly in 2011 and became the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, and was re-elected in 2015. He represented Shagamu 1 Constituency of Ogun State in the House of Assembly. He was the Majority Leader.

During the 2019 general elections, Asiwaju Yinka Mafe decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and contested to represent the Remo Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives under the platform of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) and lost.

He has since returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in April 2019.


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‘I battled postpartum depression’ – BBNaija’s Bambam




Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bamike Adenibuyan popularly known as Bambam, has recounted her struggles with childbirth and postpartum depression.

In a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Bambam said she was diagnosed with preeclampsia during her first pregnancy.

The mother of two said pregnancy transformed her body.

While appreciating her husband, Teddy A

for being supportive during the transition phases of her pregnancy, Bambam said she ignored online trolls who mocked her for gaining weight because “they can’t understand”.

“I would never have imagined my body would get this thick but thank God for supportive husbands like mine. Imagine having a husband who was not open to the transition phases I went through with each pregnancy.

“My second pregnancy was even more merciful than the first. I went from Maroon to black, from size 8 to 14/16. I had skin tags and acne breakouts.

“I was in shock. I went through postpartum depression. I was a mess. I didn’t understand. I literally transformed.

“I had to ask the doctor, why is my baby so white looking?’ She had grey eyes and now they are brown. She looked so different. I had preeclampsia with her pregnancy, by the time I arrived at the hospital she had detached from my placenta.

“My pregnancy phase was a miracle. Postpartum depression was because I kept playing all the what if in my head.”

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Why I love polygamous families’ – Singer Teni



Popular Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, professionally called Teni, has revealed why she loves a polygamous family.

She disclosed this while recounting some of her fond memories of being raised in a polygamous household.

Speaking during an episode of the Zero Conditions Podcast, Teni, who disclosed that her late father married three wives and had 10 children, said she enjoyed her upbringing in a polygamous home and preferred it to being raised in a monogamous home.

She said: “I grew up in a polygamous family with many people, where you can’t do rubbish. I received a lot of love and protection. Three wives, 10 children. Huge respect to my bloodline! I get along with all of my siblings, though there are levels of closeness.

“Any other way is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come to the same family. How can I be in a monogamous house where all of us will be sitting down; no chaos?

“There is love in my family because the person wey born us dey craze sha. Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots came from? That’s not normal.

“It was like my father planned his future and his death. So before he died, he taught his wives everything, including how to shoot, and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family is still able to remain intact even after my dad’s death.”

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‘The faker you are, the bigger your circle’ – Burna Boy




Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has revealed that fake lifestyles attract the crowd.

The self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’ explained that the faker a person is, the bigger their circle of friends will be.

Burna Boy made this known on his Snapchat account while addressing well-known facts about lifestyles.

He wrote: “The faker you are, the bigger your circle will be. The realer you are, the smaller your circle will be. These are well-known facts.”

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