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Real Reasons Buhari Sacked FAAN MD, Rabiu Yadudu (all the corruption charges against him)

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The abrupt sack of Captain Rabiu Yadudu by President Muhaamadu Buhari was said to have brought a huge relief to the organisation.

 

Yadudu who served for four years as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has been alleged of running a fraudulent organisation.

 

In a detailed mail received by papermacheonline, Yadudu was operating an alleged over bloated staff strength and mismanagement of funds.

Yadudu, who was appointed in May, 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari is being accused of nepotism, abuse of office and sundry fraudulent dealings involving millions of naira.

Findings revealed that no sooner he resumed office, he engaged in massive recruitment of cronies, including relatives and friends, who are used as conduit pipes for shady deals and transactions on behalf of the organisation.

For instance, Captain Yadudu, who took over from Saleh Dunoma has a staff strength of 32 staffers attached to him in his official capacity as MD. His personal staff consist of two staff on grade level 16, three on level 14, three on level 13, four on level 12, four on level 10, three on 9, three drivers, among retinue of five security officers, and others.

In a document sighted by papermacheonline these staff periodically shared various sums of money, between N300,000 and N10,000, depending on the grade level, monies suspected to be shares from their numerous deals.

In another instance, Aura Nehimiah Ayuba, Ag. MD (COS to MD/CEO), got N500,000, while one Alphonse Monica Richard, DGM (SA to MD/CEO) also on grade level 16, received N500,000.

Others who got from the largesse, include Peter Ubong Ishmeal, Chief Conf. Sec. (MD), N500,000; Muhammed Bashir Jamilu Abass, CSO (MD/CEO), N100,000; Mukhtar Lamir Hassan, ACB/WHCO, N100,000; among others. The total money shared was N3,720,000.

Also in another detailed document, the same set of staff shared among themselves, N5, 300, 000, under the guise of allowances.

In a detailed narrative, the FAAN boss was accused of

1. approving the cost of constructing a one-bedroom quadrupulets in Kaduna airport at N35m

2. installation of DSTV in the MD’s official residence at N4.8m

3. approving the supply of explosive detector machines at N117m

4. installation of damaged CCTV in his official residence at the cost of N1.7m, among many other weighty allegations.

In another document sighted by this magazine, dated 02/08/2019, a company by name, Poppy Solutions Limited supplied Apros JAC Bus Tyres for all the airports at a cost of N48,720,000.00.

In the same period another company, Particulars Engineering Services Ltd, supplied tractors and Slashes for NMIA, Lagos, with N49,877,520.

A company, Extotolar Ventures Ltd, also supplied air conditioners for mechanical and civil building departments HQ at the cost of N2,258,077.

Also, Vesta Multilink Projects & Construction Ltd supplied and installed 300KVA (11/0.415) KV transformer and other associated power equipment for the creation of new 11kv power substation to serve both the fire and water stations with the sum of N59,267,003.55.

These sums are far higher than what is obtainable in the open market.

Yadudu, who before his appointment was the immediate past Director of Airport Operations of the FAAN, his appointment came as a surprise to many people in the sector who believed he was part of the system that needed sanitisation.

SMS messages and calls to the

Corporate Affairs Manager for FAAN, Herietta Yakubu, did not respond to text messages and calls to her mobile line requesting for their side to the allegations at the time of filing this report.

 

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Ex-Gov Akala’s ADC Commits Suicide In Ogbomoso

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Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Gbolahan Oyedemi, reportedly hung himself in his apartment in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The deceased senior police officer, who was said to have gone home for the Easter celebration, was alone located at his Petros Academy Street, Federal Low-cost area residence.

Late Oyedemi who was in his 50s was Aide de Camp to late Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala during his eleven-month tenure as governor (January to December 2006

When ogbomosoinsightonline.com arrived at the residence at Petros Academy Street, Federal Low Cost area the police had cordoned off the area but sympathizers were seen in groups discussing the matter in a hushed tone.

“Sometimes he came home with police security l saw him recently driving personally into his beautiful mansion,” a neighbour said.

National Insight reported a police source hinted about a quick investigation into what could lead to the tragic end of a gallant Deputy Police Commissioner.

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‘I want people to settle our fight, but…’ K1’s Lead Drummer,Ayanlowo Gives Condition For Reconciliation

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-Ayotunde Ayanda

 

K1’s lead talking drummer, Ayankunle Ayanlowo has listed the condition for him to reconcile with his boss, Wasiu Ayinde, the Mayegun of Yorubaland.

 

At his home in Felele, Ibadan in a private chat, the drummer in his request stated ‘I want them to settle our fight. I want them to call us together, he(Wasiu) should be God-fearing and state his part, while I should also be present to speak my mind. The elders should step in but God knows, I will never go back to him’.

 

When asked why he vowed never to go back, Ayanlowo replied, ‘he is vindictive, he never forgives and I’ve placed everything in the hands of God. I can never go back to the band”.

 

The lead drummer while confirming that some cleric leaders and traditional rulers have waded into the matter also said ‘part of my condition is that at any location they pick for the peace-meeting, if anything happens to me, I would hold the people that call for the meeting responsible and they’ve assured me nothing of sort would happen”.

 

He hinged his fears on the attack at his Felele, Ibadan home where his windows was shattered by people he believed to be loyalists of his boss.

 

‘I’ve worked with him for 32 years and now I want to be on my own, I’ve tried! They should just leave me in peace’, he begged.

 

Ayankunle had accused Wasiu  of providing a poor welfare package for his band members, which KWAM 1 has since denied and this has generated a lot of issues that called for the intervention of top monarch, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Sefiu Adeyeri who claimed to have instructed Ayankunle to stop posting videos or granting interviews.

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The Story Of Ibadan High Chiefs Who Died Two Months, Two Weeks Before They Could Become King

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-Tunde Ayanda

 

With the passage of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun some days ago, the ‘irukere’, (the horsetail, symbol of authority of Yoruba Obas) has pointed to where it’s going.

 

Without any consultation or appointment, the whole of Ibadanland understand it’s now the turn of High Chief Owolabi Olakulehin.

 

Such is the uniqueness of the Obaship tradition of Ibadan. It is the only kingdom in the world where every true son of Ibadan is a potential king. You don’t have to be a prince, all you need is a selection from your family house as a Mogaji (representative).

 

While the Obaship system and ascension to the coveted throne of Olubadan is unique and predictable, getting to the top of the ladder means a gift of long life for the highest ranking chiefs of the ancient Yorùbá capital city of Oyo State.

Becoming Olubadan is on rotational basis between the two lines of ascension to the throne headed by Ọtun Olubadan (Civil line) and Balogun (Military line). But in recent years, over a decade, there have been two high chiefs and of course, next-in-lines to the throne who never get to the top.

 

 

High Chief S.A. Omiyale (Balogun of Ibadan)

High Chief Sulaimon Adegboyega Omiyale was the Balogun of Ibadan land and next-in-line to Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, the 40th Olubadan who reigned from 11th of August, 2007 to 19th of January, 2016 and died at the age of 101 years.

With Oba Odulana, who succeeded Oba Yinusa Ogundipe Arapasowu 1, as next-in-line from the Civil line, it was supposed to be the turn of High Chief Omiyale, had it been he lived to succeed the aged monarch.

But the Balogun of Ibadan land died on Saturday, 7th November, 2015 at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, at the age of 91.

Two months after his death, the reigning Olubadan, Oba Odulana died on 19th January, 2016.

High Chief Omowale Kuye (Ọtun Olubadan)

High Chief Omowale Kuye was the Ọtun Olubadan, traditional head of the Civil line. With Omiyale’s death, Kuye was a step closer to becoming Olubadan, but he also didn’t live to succeed the monarch.

Kuye, who was a former Director General, Special Duties and later Budget in the Office of the President of Nigeria — under both Alhaji Shehu Shagari and General Olusegun Obasanjo — died on 20th November, 2015; barely two weeks after the demise of Balogun of Ibadan land.

Because of the earlier death of Balogun Omiyale whose line was supposed to produce the next monarch after the reigning Olubadan, High Chief Kuye would’ve become the next Olubadan being the highest ranking of the Olubadan-in-Council, but he also passed on before Oba Odulana.

Additionally, the demise of both Balogun Omiyale and Ọtun Olubadan Kuye, paved the way for the then Otun Balogun, Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, who eventually succeeded Oba Odulana as the 41st Olubadan in 2016. He was also succeeded in 2022 by the recently deceased 42nd Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II.

 

Additional report from Tribuneonline

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