What is the point of making billions of naira if it cannot be spent? That was the question on the minds of the family, friends and associates of Oloorogun Oskar Ibru as they awaited the announcement of a high octane party to mark the scion of the Ibru dynasty’s 59th birthday. Hence, their disappointments were felt by all when the day rolled by with only a low-key affair.
The shock generated by the development is yet to abate. Those who had expected Oskar to have a huge celebration like he did in the past are still trying to fathom what could be responsible for the failure to pop the champagne or host a grand shindig.
There are however insinuations in some quarters that Oskar’s change of heart might not be unconnected with the recent squabbles among Ibru’s children over the family inheritance. It will be recalled that since the patriarch of the family passed on some time ago, his children have engaged one another in a tug of war over his choice properties and businesses.
The issue has led to suits and counter-suits in the law courts, and there appears to be no end in sight to the fight. No wonder Oskar was not in the mood for any elaborate celebration.
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