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



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.



Parrot Xtra Publisher Celebrates Hassan Fatungase At 60




 Publisher of Parrot Xtra Magazine/, Olayinka Agboola has sent out expressive greetings to his long-time friend and brother, Alhaji Hassan Taiwo Fatungase, former Bakers’ World, Ikeja, Lagos Director on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary.


In a statement  personally signed by Agboola, former Nigeria Coordinator for Ovation International Magazine described Alhaji Hassan Fatungase as the most selfless Nigerian he has ever encountered.

Agboola continued, “Hassan is not only selfless, he is intelligent, forward looking, hard-working, vibrant, resourceful, compassionate and above all, very God-fearing.”

The Ibadan-based media entrepreneur then went ahead to submit that the astute technocrat is a man who appreciates human beings and the value of friendship.

“Those who attended the University of Lagos with him in those days will attest to it that ‘Fatuu’, as he used to be called then would sacrifice anything to keep a working-relationship.


“Even when he joined one of the five-star hotels in Abuja in the early 90s, it did not take long before he was promoted to become the very first African to occupy a managerial position before he joined the Bakers’ World family business in Lagos. His records are still there till today.

Feats At Bakers’ World

“While running Bakers’ World located on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos, journalists, broadcasters, creative young Nigerians and others were encouraged by him. The records are also there for people to verify. There is almost no big name in the entertainment/media industry in Nigeria today that has not directly and/or indirectly benefitted from Hassan’s large-heartedness. As a matter of fact, he used to settle quarrels when differences and ‘head-on-collisions’ were reported to him!”

Agboola also went ahead to describe how the celebrant of the day has been faring since he became the chairman of Abimbola Awoliyi Estate, Oko-Oba in Lagos where he presently lives.

“Hassan is team-player and a man who keeps improving in good-naturedness even as a semi-retired bureaucrat. Residents of Awoniyi Estate will tell his story better. Since he became the chairman some three years ago, living standards have since improved.

“Together with other executive members, the Estate has been winning awards as one of the best in the whole of Lagos State. Solar lights, good roads, fibre-optic-source of internet, faultless security architecture and enhanced sociability…and other achievements have been recorded by the Fatungase-led team.”

Agboola, who was also a pioneer staff at Thisday Newspaper concluded “Dear friends and colleagues, please join me to pray for this quintessential lover of fairness and equity. May Allah continue to be with him, grant him sound health, more prosperity, divine protection and long life. May his wonderful family comprised of ‘Iyalaje’ Doyinsola and the children- Tomisin, Ahmed, Ibrahim and Idris continue to enjoy divine grace too. Happy birthday to our Director at Parrot Xtra Media Network, many happy returns of this day, September 26.”

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‘our silence is not an act of cowardice’ Olugbon Replies Obasanjo




-Ayotunde Ayanda
The Olugbon of Ile-Ogbon, Oba Francis Alao has reacted to the recent public ridicule where former President Olusegun Obasanjo ordered some Oyo monarchs to stand up.
Some people interpreted it as a reprisal of an attack from the Olugbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao against the former President in a radio interview where the monarch condemned Chief Obasanjo for opposing the ambition of President Bola Tinubu.
Chief Obasanjo was unapologetic as he defended his actions claiming the monarchs disrespected the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
The Olugbon in  his response  called  it  an internal issue and hinted it will be addressed in the Oyo Council of  Obas next meeting.
Below is the message from the Olugbon’s palace…
The outburst of former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo against traditional rulers in attendance at the inauguration of the Iseyin Campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) on Friday September 15  has generated anger and varied responses from true sons and daughters of Oduduwa in all sections of the society.
First and foremost, I will like to emphasize that the inauguration ceremony was a huge success while the road and campus projects represent another milestone in the development strides of Governor Seyi Makinde who has been working hard to take Oyo State to the next level of development.
All the royal fathers involved understand the pain caused by the incident and appreciate the well-placed reactions.
I wish to state that the incident is an internal affair which will be properly reviewed at the next meeting of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
Let me assure all Yoruba, and other well-meaning Nigerians who have respect for the traditional institution, and who feel concerned about the incident that our silence since Friday is not an act of cowardice. When we sit down with the Governor, and hold our next meeting, we will review and respond appropriately.
Our Governor respects us, and traditional rulers in Oyo State also hold him in high esteem.
I, therefore, sue for calm over this issue.
We want everybody to apply decorum in line with the Omoluwabi ethos for which Yoruba are greatly respected. Ile Yoruba land shall remain peaceful. Our unity is sacrosanct. These ethos must reflect in our day-to-day activities.
Let it, however, be well noted that traditional rulers in Oyo State have no regret in supporting Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Seyi Makinde in the last election, and will be willing to support them even in the future.
This is the clear position of monarchs in Oyo State. Any other information from anywhere that is contrary to this should be disregarded.
Oba Francis Olushola Alao
Olugbon of Orile-Igbon
Deputy Chairman,
Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs
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‘go and make us proud’ Dollar Construction Boss, Idowu Lamidi Tasks New FIRS Boss, Zaccheus Adedeji




Construction guru, Idowu Lamidi has praised the appointment of Zaccheus Adedeji as the acting Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
Lamidi who is the Chairman of Dollar Construction described Adedeji’s appointment as the right peg in the right hole.
While speaking with journalists in his Abuja office, Lamidi praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, claiming all the appointments he has made so far as an indication of what he wants to achieve and finding the best hands that would make his job easier.
The real estate guru whose company owns the Dollar Estate in Ibadan called Zaccheus a very intelligent man that will turn around the FIRS.
‘not many of us were surprised when the announcement came, we all know what he achieved as the Commissioner for Finance under the late Governor Abiola Ajimobi. He is a brilliant man and he has proved what he is capable of doing at all times. We are happy that President Bola Tinubu is a promise-keeper and he is generous to us in Oyo State. No one can fault any of his appointments because these are qualified people. I wish Mr Adedeji the best and also call on God Almighty to always be with him’.  says  Lamidi.
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