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Osinbajo bars journalists from daughter’s wedding

Osinbajo bars journalists from daughter’s wedding

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo made good his intention to keep his daughter’s wedding private by barring accredited State House Correspondents from the traditional wedding that took place yesterday.


Newsmen were told that the Osinbajos and the groom’s family opted for a low-key event, hence, barring of the Villa media.

The ceremony started with the traditional wedding at his Akinola Aguda official residence in the presidential villa. 

Damilola got married to Oluseun Bakare, son of Mrs. Bola Shagaya, the oil and gas business tycoon.

News of Damilola Osinbajo’s engagement to Oluseun Bakare emerged on social media few weeks ago.

The vice president, had also, via his Twitter handle, confirmed the engagement of Damilola and Oluseun, and thanked God for the union.

Journalists, who thought their accreditation tag will grant them access to the venue, were told they were not wanted at the ceremony, yesterday.

Security aides of the vice president, on Wednesday, informed newsmen that they were not needed at any of the programmes for the ceremony. 

Osinbajo’s security aides said the vice president and his family had already contracted publicity of the traditional wedding and the white wedding, which will take place tomorrow, to a private firm, said to be owned by a popular R and B singer. 

State House staff and others, who had business in the villa, were prevented from parking their cars at the Banquet Hall Car Park nor at the second one otherwise called, Forest Car Park. The reception was attended by few state governors, families and dignitaries  from the public and private secto

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