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The Untold Story; How Tinubu Caused The Rift Between Fayose, Seyi Makinde



-Jide George

To many political observers, the fight between the Oyo State Governor, Seyi makinde and former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose was just the usual political pattern, the two gladiators were  contesting for the control of their party, the PDP and as expected interest will differ. But pundits have revealed there is more to it, naming top politician and a chieftain of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the main factor causing the rift between the duo.

The last zonal congress of the PDP held in Osogbo gave Seyi Makinde an edge as he was able to defeat Fayose’s candidate, Eddy Olafeso and installed Taofeek Arapaja as the National Vice Chairman of the PDP(southwest).

A source within the PDP narrated to papermacheonline how Fayose met the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike prior to the election and told him Makinde was working with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 election with the sole aim of clinching the Vice-President’s slot.

Fayose was also alleged to have informed the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus how Makinde was seeking to replace him with Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

All these allegations created bad blood within the party with Secondus confronting Oyinlola who defended himself asking how he would have such ambition if the position is not zoned to the Southwest.

It was alleged that Fayose had already cemented a plan with Asiwaju Tinubu to deliver the PDP in Southwest to work for him in his bid to become the President in 2023.

The former Ekiti State Governor after committing himself to Tinubu was said to have been promised a role if the ambition is actualised, causing him to go all out to ensure he wins his first assignment which is to return Eddy Olafeso as the National Vice Chairman of the PDP, a dream thwarted by the Seyi Makinde’s camp.

It is alleged that Tinubu bankrolled the election for the Fayose’s camp who managed to lost the election with a slim margin.

Another sad angle to the defeat was the mistake Fayose made when he was alleged to have to have dropped the ballot meant for Olafeso in a wrong box which gave the first clue that their camp would have it tough in the election.

An insider also revealed that Seyi Makinde had earlier reported to the hierarchy of the party which he begged to investigate the inter-party activities of Fayose.

Pundits had traced a long enmity between the former Ekiti governor and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar which cast on him the reality that Atiku would never consider him for the Vice President slot if he becomes the party’s flagbearer in the presidential election and for obvious reason he decides to protect his interest.

Keen observers noted that the just concluded zonal congress in Osogbo was just a test of power and predicted Fayose will never work in harmony with Makinde if his sole interest is to deliver for Asiwaju Tinubu towards the actualisation of his presidential ambition.




Ex-Gov Akala’s ADC Commits Suicide In Ogbomoso




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 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




-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




-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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