Monthly Archives: May 2017

Brotherly Love: Gov Fayose ‘dashes’ Sibling, Isaac Hummer Jeep On Birthday

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Contrary to public belief that the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose is at war with his siblings came a large surprise for one of them on his birthday.

The Governor’s sibling, Isaac who runs Anis Guards is claimed to be the closest to the Ekiti State Governor among his siblings.

All his facebook posts and twitter are used to air the positive works of his Governor brother.

So it came as no surprise when the Governor gave him a special gift for his birthday.

An insider detailed that ‘Excellency just called Isaac on his birthday and asked him to go to his house inside Iyaganku and take his Hummer jeep’.

An elated Isaac posted the picture of his old Hummer he claimed to have bought in 2008 with the new one given to him by his brother with an inscription ‘my truck 2008, my truck 2017…spot the difference’.16195082_1339962356026929_2109189727914632919_n

Ahead 2019 Guber: Ajimobi Jilts ‘anointed candidate’ Bayo Adelabu (shops for new successor)

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The whirlwind romance between the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi and a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Bayo Adelabu seems to have hit the rocks judging from recent happenstances in the political circle of the state.

The CBN topshot was regarded by all as the ‘incoming Governor’ based on his background (he is a grandchild of Adegoke Adelabu ‘penkelemes’), his status, wealth and connection between the political masters in and outside of his state which has now become the factor working against him.

Pundits in Oyo State had earlier come up with calculations of Adelabu’s root as an Ibadan man and his closeness with the Governor, Abiola Ajimobi which had unsettled the other camps who formed an alliance with a mission to break the influence and whatever support Ajimobi must have promised the banker.

Those in the know revealed to papermacheonline that the understanding between the Governor and the banker who were both proteges of the late Aare Musulumi, Arisekola Alao has damaged beyond repairs.

They put their differences on what they termed Adelabu’s over-ambition.

Papermache gathered that the banker while on a move to cement his political structure and protect against unforeseen circumstances had secretly visited APC stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to seek his support in getting the party’s ticket.

The move was said to have been vital as many of his supporters warned him that Governor Ajimobi may change his mind and give the ticket to another candidate at the last minute, a decision that could endanger Adelabu’s ambition. He agreed and sought Tinubu’s support, a move that didn’t please Governor Ajimobi who alleged the banker of ‘over-ambition’ and queried his loyalty.

Adelabu’s other undoing that finally severed his affair with Ajimobi was identifying with a group called the ‘Lamites’ who consists of the supporters of the late Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lam Adesina.

The guber hopeful was allegedly plotting to take over the ‘Lamites’ structure to actualise his ambition.

A source hinted that the Governor has decided to shop for a successor among his trusted aides and puncture the balloon of Adelabu’s hopes of governing the state come 2019.

Another challenge for Adelabu is his popularity, many believed that the banker is only popular among the elites in Ibadan and not in the whole of Oyo State.

His businesses are hugely centralized in Ibadan, a point many are using to gauge his readiness in contesting for the number one citizen post in the state.

The CBN Deputy Governor recently opened a 3-star hotel under the management of Best Western and also a choice residential apartments in a highbrow area of Ibadan.

CHEERS AS STARS LIGHT UP FINAL OF ZENITH BANK DELTA PRINCIPAL CUP FINAL WON BY MASTERCARE INT

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It was the gathering of who is who in the country football at the final of this year’s edition of the Delta State Principal’s Cup sponsored by Zenith Bank came to an end in Ozoro, Delta State at the weekend.
In the final match, Mastercare International School, Asaba, defeated Idjerhe Grammar School 2-1 iat the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro, Delta State.

However, the ex-internationals were led to the final by Henry Nwosu, who is the youngest Nigerian player to win the African Nations Cup when he was picked straight out of St. Finbarr’s College to play for the national team while still under 17 years old.

Others who graced the occasion were Victor Ikpeba, Victor Agali, Ifeanyi Udeze, Samson Ozogula, Prince Afejuku and Edema Fuludu, who are all products of the competition.

Apart from the ex-internationals, the governor of the state, Ifeanyi Okowa and the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, were at the stadium to cheer the youngsters.

Speaking to our correspondent, Nwosu was full of praises for Zenith Bank for bringing back the competition after 28 years as he advised the children to be good ambassador of the state.

“Zenith Bank has done well for our children by bringing back the Principals’ Cup,” he said.

“It is important to combine academics with sports because it will definitely help the children. The level of commitment of the team has shown that the future is bright.”

It was an emotional moment for former African Footballer of the Year, Ikpeba, who described the final as best of soccer artistry.

Ikpeba who hailed from Delta State also applauds Zenith Bank as he advised the financial institution to extend the sponsorship to other sports.

The governor in his remarks announced that no school should be registered again without sporting facilities while also announcing the sum of N200,000 each for the winner of the Most Valuable player, Golden Gloves and the Highest Goal Scorer of the competition.

The CEO of Hideaplux Limited, Warri, the organisers of the event, Tony Pemu, said it was a glorious show that ended well.

“We cannot ask for more. We had a good take off, a remarkable competition altogether and fantastic ending too,” Pemu said.

Anxiety: WEMA Bank To Sack 500 In August

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Bowing to instability in the country’s economy, financial institution WEMA Bank Plc is about to show 500 of its staffers the door.

A reliable source in the bank squealed to papermacheonline that ‘they already sent us a memo concerning that, it is said to be a reformed exercise, we don’t know what that means. We just heard 500 people would be paid off in August’.

The decision is claimed to be the inability of the bank to record profit, leaving the bank-owners with no option than to shed off some of the company’s overweight.

Another source revealed that the owners are not also happy with the Bank’s Managing Director, Segun Oloketuyi, claiming he sits on a bank that is not performing.

The MD’s battle with the Director stemmed from his flamboyant lifestyle, Segun Oloketuyi lives a fabulous life and has cars worth millions of naira in his convoy which the bank investors are not happy with.

The WEMA bank was on the brink of collapse some years ago before it got a lifeline from business mogul, Adebutu Kessington and top politician, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who invested hugely and revived the bank which is heading to its former state.

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Halima, the beautiful and last daughter of former head of state Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is set to wed her fiance, Auwal Lawal, “Sarkin Sudan Gombe”.

Their wedding is slated to hold in Minna beginning today and will end on Friday with the wedding Fatiha…

Their Wedding Invitation card which covers wedding dinner is a swipe automated key.

Ooni Honours Kayrom Lee Boss, Romoke Ayinde

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her collection of laurel is large enough to sink a ship! Gifted woman and CEO of Kayrom Lee Group of Companies is one individual that has been touched by the gods.
Recently she was identified by the OOni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi who honoured her an Ambassador for Peace alongside former Governor, Rabiu Kwakanso and Senator Iyiola Omisore.
The hardworking woman is not new to this kind of honour as she has in her collection the Rotarian award, SWAN recognition, NSC award, Splash FM awards to mention but few from her laurels.
The recent honour according to the palace is in recognition of her contribution to youth development and sports.
The ceremony took place at the OOni’s palace in Ile-Ife.

compiled by :ayotunde ayanda