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Amaechi May Dump APC! Insiders Reveal

There are strong indications that the former Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is perfecting plans to dump the APC where he contested its presidency ticket for another party.

 

 

This is coming from what is tagged the former Minister’s fury towards the public romance of Governor Nyesom Wike and top members of the APC.

 

It is a known fact that Wike and Amaechi are sworn enemies.

 

 

Some loyalists of the former Rivers State Governor hinted that the public romance with Wike by some APC chieftains was seen as a plot to ridicule him in what he termed a move to get back at him for contesting the APC presidential ticket.

 

 

The flagbearer of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is alleged of the plot to ridicule Amaechi who came second in the primary election to select the presidential candidate of the APC.

 

 

It was alleged that the Tinubu camp bypassed Amaechi and plan to work with Wike to achieve victory in the presidential elections.

 

 

Tinubu’s camp were said to have realised Amaechi cannot be trusted, judging by past experience and have decided to work with Wike.

 

 

There is also an angle of Magnus Abe who is said to be one of Tinubu’s ‘boys’.

 

 

Loyalists of Amaechi are claimed to be wrapping up plans to dump the APC and pitch their tent with another party.

 

 

The PDP, who has Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as its flagbearer is tipped as their next destination.

 

 

It is said there’s a plan for Atiku to meet Amaechi so they can both reach a conclusion before Amaechi can unveil his move.

 

Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier stated he could invite anyone that pleases him for his commissioning after the noise that greeted his invitation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to commission some projects in Rivers.

 

In the past few weeks, APC strong members likeGovernor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto,  Kayode Fayemi, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and some others have met with Wike in a manner considered as a romance for him to work with APC.

 

 

 

 

Concerns Over The Health Of The Olubadan, To Be Flown Abroad (reveals palace source)

There is concern over the health of the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun as palace sources hinted that the monarch would be flown abroad any moment soon.

The 42nd Olubadan who was installed on March 11, 2022 amidst fanfare is said to have been battling an undisclosed ailment which sees him moving in and out of hospitals for the past few weeks.

 

A source from the Ali-Iwo compound, family house of the King reveals to papermacheonline that ‘Kabiesi’s sickness is related with his age, you know he is in his 80s, we are waiting for an approval from the Oyo State Government before we fly him to the United Kingdom for treatment.

 

The first indication about the monarch’s illness came some weeks ago when one of his children married in London, the King was absent and was represented by his younger brother, Senator Kola Balogun.

 

Oba Lekan Balogun was a former Presidential Aspirant on the platform of Social Democratic Party(SDP),he was also a Gubernatorial Candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State in the present political dispensation and a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the Fourth Republic before he ascended his father’s throne as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

Exclusive! Ooni of Ife Finds Love Again (to marry Nestoil Executive, Mariam Anako)

-Jiteola Davies
Youthful monarch and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi is giving love a chance again.
This is coming from the details of his dalliance with the Administrative Manager of NestOil, Mariam Anako who is said to have been an item with the monarch for some time.
Those in the know claimed the Ooni has done everything possible to keep the relationship secret, judging by his past experiences with Queen Zainab and Queen Silekunola.
A source hinted that the relationship had undergone its first course, with the monarch meeting with the family of his lover in February of this year.
The indication that the Ooni was trying to settle for Mariam as his new wife was strengthened with the renovation of the quarters vacated by the last queen, Naomi, with news spreading round the Palace that a new wife is coming.
The new ‘Olori’ is most likely to move into the palace by August, the source revealed. Further checks also revealed that Mariam Anako is an indigene of Kogi State but grew up in Kwara.
The Ooni after being made king married Queen Zainab Otiti, the marriage didn’t last as she left the Ife Palace.
The Ooni later married an Akure based preacher, Queen Silekunola who bore him a son.
Their marriage for unknown reasons did not also stand the test of time as the queen was ejected from the Palace.
This proposed wedding is the third and the more reason the Youthful monarch who is regarded a ladies man wants to protect at all cost.

‘Just In Two Years, We’ve Lost Three Key Family Members’ Inaolaji Family Mourns As Daughter, Busola Dies

The extended family of late Ikire born billionaire, Alhaji Jimoh Ibrahim Inaolaji are back in mourning as news of the death of one of his children, Busola filtered in on Saturday.

The deceased, a lawyer worked briefly as a counsel to the family and her late dad before she retired into private practise.

Her death was said to be shocking as it hits hard the family who lost their patriarch about two years ago.

In a brief chat with papermacheonline, a prominent figure in the family while lamenting the recent death hinted that the family had lost three members in just two years as he mentioned the sudden death of their father’s wife, Ronke exactly six months after his passage, calling out to friends and associates to put the family in their prayers.

 

Another family member, Biola who is contesting the House of Assembly elections in Osun State wrote on the sudden demise of his step-sister in a whatsapp post with caption ‘my sister, you would be dearly missed…you told me you were going to come on Saturday for the election, God knows best’.

‘we still chatted some days ago’ Wole Arisekola Mourns Lagos APC Chieftain Kemi Nelson

The Publisher of Street Journal Magazine, Mogaji ‘Bowale Oluwole Arisekola has expressed shock over the passing away of Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson, whose death was announced on Sunday.

The public affairs analyst and celebrity journalist in a statement he personally signed on Sunday described Mrs. Nelson’s death as “unfortunate, disheartening and sad”.

He said:

“I learnt about her death with deep shock and grief. Mrs. Kemi Nelson gave her best in strengthening APC and in any struggle in life she believed in. She was unwavering in her quest to deepen the nation’s democracy through her diligence, dedication, resilience, loyalty and sacrifice.

“Truly a friend’s death is a great sorrow for all who truly loved her. I sincerely mourn her friendship. Since our paths crossed during the AC presidential campaign in 2006, a day will not pass without talking to each other on the social media. Kemi Nelson chatted with me till last week Friday.

“She was a committed All Progressives Congress member, an epitome of decency who contributed immensely to the development of the party in Lagos State and at national level. She was an embodiment of humility and selfless service. She will be greatly missed.”

Arisekola added: “She was not only cerebral, unassuming, bold and articulate, she was also a progressive-minded personality. The APC women leader was a successful corporate player, who opted for public service and worked for the good of her people till the last.

“Only few people knew she was indisposed, but were hoping and praying that she would come out stronger and better. We were shocked to hear of her death. It is a sad news. It evokes a deep feeling of loss and sadness. She died with a lot of ideas, zeal and vision that could help in building a better Nigeria.

“I urge her family members, Lagos State government, the broader APC fold and Nigerians to take solace in the fact that the late Mrs. Nelson contributed to the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria through her participation in politics and her steadfastness.”

The statement noted: “Her advocacy for women’s rights, social justice and genuine development marked her out as a true progressive. She was such a sweet and great soul, beautiful outwardly and in character, a leader who believed the society can be reformed for the common good. She was one of the fruits of the struggle to ensure a better participation in politics. The best tribute the people of Lagos State can pay to her is to sustain her good work of touching the lives of the weak and poor. May Allah grant her Aljaanah fidarous.”

Name Your Price, will give you; Akpabio’s begs Ekpoudom

Former NDDC Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio is not having a good time in his quest to retain his political relevance.

The politician who was amog the APC candidates that dropped their presidential ambition for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is making some last minute efforts to beg for forgiveness and reconcile with his former inner circle of aggrieved aides and political associates , a move that is not yielding any positive result .

According to a  report monitored on veracitydesk.com.ng , Akpabio and his wife Uloma as early as 6am some days ago accompanied by Barr Patrick Umoh and others, went from house to house to beg his former allies who have all deserted him, asking for forgiveness and pleading with them with a request to  convince DIG Udom Ekpoudom, the lawful winner of the APC Senatorial primary for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District to withdraw and give him the ticket.

“Tell him to name his price. Please, I know we erred but please don’t disgrace and abandon my husband. He is still your brother. We need your help”, Uloma Akpabio was alleged to have pleaded with one of her ex husband’s close ally.

Investigation revealed that the former Minister’s delegation also visited a former two term Chairman of Essien Udim LGA and member representing Essien Udim State Constituency, Rt Hon Nse Ntuen. They also visited the private residence of his former Chief of Staff, Chief Godwin Afangideh and DIG Udom Ekpoudom’s residence.

But whether by coincidence or fate, none of them were at home to meet with the Akpabios as only their wives were available to receive the team.

“The “diplomatic moves did not bear the envisaged results. I think all Akpabio’s former allies he visited deliberately made themselves unavailable and tactically made sure it was their wives that welcomed Uloma Akpabio”.

“But you can’t blame them. When he was Minister and had NDDC in his pocket he abandoned them and ate alone. Is it now that he is left in the cold and Umana Umana is about taking over from him that he will be useful to them?”

“Don’t forget, these are the foot soldiers that made him what he was and he betrayed them when they needed him. Now they have decided to pitch their tent with Ekpoudom, Udoedeghe and Umana Umana and you can’t blame them”, said a source.

The Akpabio delegation were reported to have even joined DIG Udom Ekpoudom’s wife for praise and worship when they visited the ex police Chief’s house.

Some former allies of the embattled Minister who spoke to our reporter said, it is too late for any reconciliation with Akpabio, in view of the fact that he (Akpabio) is not even sincere with the latest reconciliatory moves.

“Akpabio can’t change so he can’t fool us again. We’ve worked with him for years and we know him very well. He used us and dumped us once he became Minister. Now he wants to use us again to get leverage and use us as bargaining chip for appointment again. It can’t work this time around. He remains our big brother but as far as 2023 is concerned, our mind is made up because they cannot be any true reconciliation without repentance”, a former member of Akpabio’s inner circle declared.

 

 

additional report; veracitydesk.com.ng

EFCC On The Trail Of Akpabio’s Men; Arrests Scott Tommey For N80B Intervention Funds

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has arrested another associate of the former Minster for NDDC, Chief Godswill Akpabio, Scott Tommey.

 

Tommey’s arrest came some weeks after the commission picked up former gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Nsima Ekere.

Scott Tommey’ is alleged to have use his company, Osmoserve Global Limited to perpetrate fraud and launder money for former Minister, Godswill Akpabio.

 

He was said to have been arrested to explain his role in the 80 billion naira intervention fund to states under the NDDC during covid.

 

As at the time of filing this report, Tommey was said to have been released on administrative bail, but sources hinted that his phones and passport are with the EFCC.

 

Ardo Babayo Kumo, another man known to be close to Akpabio and the permanent secretary to the NDDC was also arrested some weeks ago, bringing to fact that the commission has beamed its searchlight on activities during the tenure of Godswill Akpabio who vacated the office to contest for the APC’s presidential ticket.