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Heads To Roll As DSS Invites Security Companies Guarding NNPC Pipelines

A large scale investigation has begun into the recent discovery of illegal oil tapping from the NNPC pipelines as the Department of State Services has extended its invitation to security companies contracted to protect the pipelines for questioning.

 

A source hinted papermacheonline that the invitation is one out of many extended to individuals and companies by the DSS.

 

A former militant, Government Ekpemupolo popularly known as Tompolo made the discovery on major tapping points where international oil companies, security officials, oil bunkerers have been stealing crude oil for over 9 years.

 

Many influential individuals, government officials and high ranking security officials have been mentioned as part of the illegal tapping.

 

The President, Muhammadu Buhari is said to have instructed that no one should be spared and ordered thorough investigation.

 

The DSS has hinged its operations first on the security companies tasked with protecting the pipelines.

 

The security companies are believed to be complicit in the illicit act, thus explaining the invitation and investigation that will commence from there.

Frills and Thrills, Isaac Fayose’s Golden Moment At 50

life begins at 50! This is what the Chairman of viewpoint Resort, Isaac Fayose wrote some days ago to caption the moments of his 50th birthday.
The outspoken businessman who recently donated his property in Ibadan to the use of the campaign of Peter Obi  rolled out the drums to celebrate what he described as ’50 years of grace and triumph’.
Joined by his mother,some monarchs,  friends and associates at his home in Lekki, Lagos the celebrant, a sibling to former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose had a good moment.
The birthday celebration had earlier started when friends hosted him to a dinner which was attended by some popular entertainers who are his friends.
The party at his place started with an early praise and worship and snowballed into a gig where the guests danced to familiar old tunes with lot to eat and drink.
Isaac in his appreciation remarks during the ceremony highlighted his years, becoming of age and how he recently survived a kidnapping attack. He was full of praise to God and his loved ones.

 

Be Oyo State Good Ambassadors In Holy Land -Makinde Charges Pilgrims

Bayo Lawal

Oyo State Intending pilgrims have been urged to be of good conduct and good ambassadors of the state in the Holy land.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde gave the advice while bidding the intending pilgrims farewell at the Olodo Hajj Camp, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Governor Makinde, who was represented by the Chairman, Oyo State Housing Corporation, Barrister Bayo Lawal also charged intending pilgrims to cooperate with the chairman and members of the Oyo State Muslim Pilgrimage Board, Professor Sayed Malik.
The governor urged them to take cognisance of all the facilities provided for them and cooperate with all the executive members of Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board, urging them to be law-abiding follow the instructions of their guides.
He reminded them that their primary assignment in the Holy Land is prayer, charging them to pray for themselves, for Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole.
The governor also reminded them of the challenges facing Nigeria, ranging from kidnapping, banditry and terrorism amongst others. He charged them to pray for the country to surmount it’s challenges especially as the election year approaches.
While delievering the message of the state governor, Barrister Lawal warned them to abide by the laws of Saudi Arabia authorities and ensure that they protect their family image and that of Oyo State, warning them to refrain from drug trafficking and other illicit acts.
He also urged them to pray for Oyo State government to continue its infrastructure development strides.
Earlier at the event, Chairman of the Oyo State Pilgrimage Board, Professor Sayed Malik said the number of slot given to Oyo State is 779 due to drastic reduction by Saudi Arabia authorities which allows only one million pilgrims worldwide for 2022 Hajj. He recalled that outbreak of Covid-19 prevented people from performing Hajj in 2020 and 2021.
He urged people who are not able to go with the board this year to exercise patience and wait till next year.
Dignitaries at the event included former Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Senator Monsurat Sumonu, Southwest Women Leader of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaja Bosede Adedibu, Personal Assistant to Governor Makinde, Mr. Akeem Azeez; Professor Musbau Babatunde who represented Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun among many others.

The first batch of the state contingent will depart Ibadan on Thursday 16th June 2022 for Lagos, where they will be airlifted to Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Friday 17th June 2022 .

Group Exhumes Kolapo Kola Daisi’s N1B Fraud After Securing APC Senatorial Ticket

An Oyo State youth forum, Oyo Vanguard has petitioned the anti graft agency, EFCC over the alleged N1b fraud perpetuated by Kolapo Kola Daisi who just won the ticket of the All Progressive Party (APC) for the Oyo South Senatorial District some years back.

Kolapo Kola Daisi, is the son of foremost Nigerian industrialist, Bashorun Kola-Daisi (CON), and married to Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s daughter, polled 212 votes to defeat the incumbent, Kola Balogun, who scored 93 votes; former Oyo State Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Sharafadeen Alli (107 votes); Adegboyega Adegoke (53 votes); Bimbo Adekanmbi (98 votes), Rotimi Adeniyi (four votes) and Waheed Olajide (two votes).

It will be recalled that Kolapo Daisi, an in-law to the former Oyo State Governor, Late Abiola Ajimobi, alongside the Managing Director of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifiesimama Sekibo, were arraigned before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for an alleged fraud of N1 billion.

They were charged along with others including Dimire Dike, Wumi Adeniyi, Funmilayo Taiwo, and Akeem Durotoye.

The charges border, among others, on conspiracy, stealing, obtaining money under false pretenses, and forgery.

Sekibo, Late Ajimobi’s son-in-law, conspired with others and obtained money under false pretenses and forgery.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleged that the defendants obtained the sum of N1bn from Heritage Bank Plc “by falsely representing the sum as proceeds of Vlamings Professional Limited’s investment in Heritage Bank Plc.”

The commission accused them of dishonestly converting Heritage Bank’s property, in the sum of N1 billion for personal gains.

They were accused of forging a document titled ‘RE: Expression of Interest in Agric Fund Management Scheme.”

According to the anti-graft agency, the defendants allegedly forged the document dated April 2, 2015, “purporting it to be a loan scheme executed in favour of Vlamings Professionals Limited.”

The EFCC claimed that the defendants sent the document to it (EFCC), hoping it would be mistaken as genuine.

Kolapo Kola-Daisi is currently the treasurer of Heritage Bank

In a recent development, a group of youth in the state, have kicked against the party for giving Kolapo Daisi the party ticket to represent the people of Oyo North constituency in the senate in the coming general election despite having a pending financial matter.

In a statement shown to papermacheonline reporter, the group stated that its discouraging and unlawful and advised the APC to be careful as it might cost the party a lot at the polls.

 

Tinubu’s Daughter, Sade Begins Construction Of 5-Star Hotel In Ibadan

The Iyaloja-General of Lagos State and daughter of APC chieftain, Senator Bola Tinubu, Alhaja Folasade Tinubu-Ojo is investing massively in hospitality.

 

Those in the know claimed the businesswoman who is popularly called ‘Alhaja’ within and outside the marketplace in Lagos has started constructing  a hotel in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

 

The building described as massive is said to be the location of a proposed 5-star hotel in Ibadan.

 

The construction which has reached its fifth floor is said to have been suspended at the moment.

 

Insiders hinged the reason behind the halt as a misunderstanding between the owner and the contractor.

 

‘The issue has to do with the location of the hotel, the contractor was given the job 100 percent and he chose the wrong location…Alhaja is not happy as her friends in Ibadan told her a project of such magnitude cannot sell in that area’ the source informed.

 

The hotel is located at the Challenge area of Ibadan, which is not considered a choice location for a 5-star hotel.

 

The contractor is said to be an Ibadan businessman and a close friend of the Iyaloja-General.

Reconciliation Tale Trails Tiwa Savage, Estranged Hubby, Tunji

Love Doesn’t Ask Why! This seems to be the situation between singer, Tiwa Savage and her estranged husband, Tunji ‘Teebillz’ Bello as a tale of reconciliation hovers around them.

 

The duo got married in 2013 in a well-attended celebrity wedding that was named among the biggest events that headlined the year.

 

Things took a downward turn 3 years later after the couple accused each other of infidelity on social media and went their separate ways with Tiwa keeping their young son, Jamil.

 

Those in the know claimed the couple are towing a reconciliation path.

 

Tiwa had been rumoured to had an ignited affair with singer, Wizkid and later Davido’s late manager, Obama. While Tunji was also reported to have had his change of women during the moment of their separation.

 

Lending credence to the reconciliation tale was Tunji’s promotion of Tiwa’s new song on social media. The music promoter who was Tiwa’s manager when they were together made a recent post where he claimed it was him and Tiwa that paved way for many other atistes in the industry, a comment that attracted a lot of their celebrity friends.

 

There were also unconfirmed information that friends and family members were wading into their matter which was yielding fruits by the day with Tiwa Savage gradually forgiving and hoping to put the past behind her.

 

– David Ayede

 

 

Top UI Virologist, Olaleye Dies (‘he served Oyo to the best of his ability’ Makinde mourns)

Renowned Virologist, Professor David Olaleye is dead!
The professor of Virology at the University of Ibadan died at the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 of an undisclosed ailment
Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, in a statement extolled the virtues of the renowned Virologist.
He described his death  as a massive loss to the country, the academia and especially Oyo State, where he served as a key part of the COVID-19 Task Force since the outbreak of the virus in March 2020.
The Governor condoled with the immediate family of the professor, the University College Hospital and the University of Ibadan community, praying to God to grant repose to the soul of the late academic.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted him as saying that Prof. Olaleye served the state and humanity to the best of his abilities, providing insightful and well-honed expert guidance in the aspect of Virology to the Task Force.
Governor Makinde said: “With the death of Prof. David Olaleye, Oyo State and, indeed, Nigeria have lost a great man and a dedicated professional.
“He served this state as the arrowhead of the Virology Team of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force and discharged his duties with utmost commitment and diligence.
“Prof. Olaleye was the head of the Clinical Virology Laboratory, which served the purpose of conducting COVID-19 tests and he played that role actively till he passed on.
“He was ever so passionate about the State overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and the success recorded so far in the fight against the virus can be credited to individuals like Professor Olaleye and other individuals, who have worked and are still working round the clock to ensure that the state’s efforts to combat the virus remain top-notch.
“I commiserate with the family of Prof. Olaleye, the University College Hospital (UCH), the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, and the University, as well as the body of academics in the country.
“May God Almighty grant everyone the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and grant repose to the soul of the late Prof. Olaleye.”
-Ayotunde Ayanda