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NIGERIA: PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS LEGENDARY MUSIC ARTISTE, SIR VICTOR UWAIFO.

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President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family, friends and associates of legendary musician and multi-talented artiste, Sir Victor Uwaifo, who passed on Saturday, leaving a legacy of successes in many areas of life, including academia and administration.

The President joins the Nigerian music industry and performing artistes, home and abroad, in mourning the former first Honourable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism (Edo State), who was also the first musician and instrumentalist to be given National Honours Merit, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) in 1983.

President Buhari believes the renowned musician, with global appeal and recognitions, lived for many firsts, which include invitation to the State House by four presidents and Heads of State, and winner of a gold disc in Africa for his song, “Joromi’’, released in 1965 at the age of 24.

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The President notes the glory that Sir Uwaifo brought to Nigeria through his international tours, and the active role he played in national development, returning to school to get a first degree at age 54 with first class honours, masters degree at 56, and a doctorate at 77.

President Buhari prays for the soul of the departed musician, writer, sculptor, musical instrument inventor and university lecturer, knowing the entire country, particularly the music industry, will sorely miss him.

Femi Adesina

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A Nigerian Man,Bankole Adetunji Ajibade Scam N700,000 and relocates to Ghana

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A Nigerian Man, Bankole Adetunji Ajibade defrauds a fellow Nigerian the sum of N700,000 and has since eloped to Ghana trying to escape from the long arm of law.

The said incident according to the victim occured between June and July 2022 during which the said funds was transferred to Bankole Ajibade Adetunji’s bank accounts for limestones business deal at Abeokuta the Ogun State Capital.

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The Nigerian Police has requested anyone with useful information on Bankole Adetunji Ajibade to contact 234 (0) 8100331920.

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