Monthly Archives: May 2018

Love In The Air! Lawmaker, Femi Gbajabiamila Buys Wife N36M G-Wagon On 50th Birthday

Federal lawmaker, Femi Gbajabiamila knows the way to a woman’s heart.

The House of Reps member representing the good people of Surulere Federal constituency, Lagos recently surprised his wife, Salamatu with a brand new G-wagon on her 50th birthday.

The lawyer organised a surprised dinner for his wife and some of her friends in Lagos, the event had in attendance a handful of friends and associates of the couple.

Femi took his wife by surprise when he led her outside where he had stationed the G-Wagon painted in pink with a rose decoration and handed her the keys.

An insider claimed Femi had consulted some of his friends on the idea of a suitable gift for his wife for over two months and they directed him to an auto-mart where he made the purchase believed to have cost him about N36M.

 

INFUSION CAKES HOSTS BBNAIJA EX-HOUSEMATES

 

Infusion Cakes & Cafe, a Lagos-based confectionery firm, has hosted ex-housemates of the reality TV show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija), in a meet and greet session in Lagos recently.

Founder and chief executive of Infusion Cakes & Cafe, Mrs. Ibigbeye Okobi said the company decided to host the BBNaija ex-housemates because “We really enjoyed the free spirit they exhibited, how natural they were and how they were able to get Nigerians to actually get engaged in everything they did while in the house.”

Okobi said the management of Infusion Cakes & Cafe also felt that the location of the company in the highbrow Lekki area of Lagos would serve as an excellent platform for Nigerians who were keen to meet the ex-housemates, get to know and interact with them in a friendly and hospitable environment to really appreciate them.

Infusion Cakes & Cafe is a modern bakery and cafe where customers can get a combination of international and locally made cakes, coffee, pastries and desserts for refreshment, weddings and special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, among others.

The highlight of the event was a competition for the decoration of cakes. Participants in the competition included the reigning Miss Nigeria, Miss Mildred Peace Ehiguese; one of the BBNaija ex-housemates, Anto; and a representative of Team Definition, a band of musical artistes which entertained guests at the session.

At the end of the competition which created a lot of buzz and excitement, Anto’s cake was adjudged as the best. The winning cake was then auctioned for N20, 000 and the amount donated to charity.

An elated Okobi expressed the company’s delight at hosting the BBNaija ex-housemates. She disclosed that Infusion Cakes & Cafe which had been in the business of making high-quality cakes and other confectionery products in the last two years is making steady progress. “Since we started, people have been patronising us and we are growing steadily,” she said.

Okobi is a graduate of International Culinary Centre New York, formerly known as French Culinary Institute where she studied cake techniques and designs under the tutelage of Ron Ben-Israel, an Israeli-American pastry chef renowned for his wedding and special occasion cakes and for his detail in sugar paste flowers.

COURT DISMISS BAYO SHITTU’S SUITS AGAINST OYO GOVT

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Oluseun Abimbola on Wednesday disclosed that the case instituted by the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu against the Oyo State Government, Saki Local Government Council and others have been dismissed by the Oyo State High Court of justice sitting in Saki division.

Similarly, the Attorney General also revealed that the Oyo State High Court has dismissed the case filed to challenge the constitutionality of the Special environmental sanitation days in Oyo-State in a suit I/128/2016 filed by one Kayode Oloyede against the Attorney-General of Oyo State & Oyo State House of Assembly (OYHA), explaining that the Claimant had urged the court to set aside the environmental sanitation days in the state on the ground of not being constitutional and lawful.

Mr. Abimbola stated that the resumed hearing of the court filed by Alhaji Adebayo Shittu came up on April 24, 2018, and the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Lateef A. Ganiyu, in a considered ruling dismissed in its entirety the Honourable minister’s Suit no HSK/30/2017.

According to the Attorney General, “You will recall this was the suit in which the Minister was claiming ownership of a parcel of land where a fire station is presently sited. Shittu had claimed the land was granted to him by Saki Parapo on which he planned to build an ICT centre but the local Government claimed the land belonged to her and never granted same to the Minister at any time.”

Abimbola said that the Oyo State Government had at the commencement of the suit filed a preliminary objection against same contending among other things, that the claimant, Shittu had no locus standi to institute the suit, calling him a meddlesome interloper and that there was no reasonable cause of action disclosed by his claims in court.

He noted that the court in its ruling on the argument of the State counsel from the Office of the Attorney-General of Oyo State, found that the claimant did not present any substantial prima facie case to show any legal right capable of being contested on the land in dispute, and further held that the case as constituted disclosed no reasonable cause of action against the defendants.

The Attorney General disclosed that the suit was accordingly dismissed by the court and this puts to an end the claims and counterclaims of the Minister against the Local Government on the said land.

Abimbola explained that Kayode Oloyede in his suit urged the court to set aside the environmental sanitation days in the state on ground of not being constitutional and lawful
as well as praying to the court to adopt the position taken against Lagos State by the Court of

Appeal in a suit which struck down the Lagos State environmental day as being unconstitutional same not having been created by any existing law.

The Attorney General noted that in a considered judgment at the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, April 30, 2018, the Hon. Justice Oni Esan of the Oyo State High Court dismissed the claimant’s case.

“The trial judge distinguished the Lagos State case from the present one, and held that whereas
the court of Appeal so held against Lagos State environmental sanitation days on the ground of same not being a creation of law thus could not be enforced against the plaintiff therein, whereas the Oyo State environmental sanitation days are held pursuant to the provisions of the Oyo State Environmental Law of 2012, 2015, and regulations made thereunder, making the Oyo State exercise legal and constitutional unlike the scenario created in the Lagos case.

“She further held that section 45 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
shows the rights claimed by the Claimant were not absolute and could not invalidate any law justifiable in a democratic society in the interest of public order, public health, defence, public safety, etc,” Abimbola stated.