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Why Alaafin’s Silence Troubles Wasiu Ayinde



The last may not have been heard in the sexual allegation scandal between top musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde and one of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Olori Badirat Ajoke with claims that the musician is worried with the silence of the Alaafin over the matter.

A source close to the popular artiste who holds the title of the Mayegun of Yorubaland explained that the silence of the Alaafin in the whole issue means a lot and it’s a lot of concern for Wasiu Ayinde who has enormous respect for the monarch.

It was said that the musician, popularly called K1 reached out to the traditional ruler at the wake of the scandal and he was said to have been assured by the monarch not to worry as he would make a statement that would clear him off the scandal.

The Mayegun waited for three days without any statement being released by the palace and was alarmed by the negative impact the scandal was leaving on his reputation when he decided to clear his name, and even threatened a redress.

The singer was also interviewed by popular journalist, Dele Momodu where he vehemently denied the allegation which he claimed was the handwork of people who opposed his selection for the Mayegun title and wanted to create enmity between him and the respected monarch.

The queen in the centre of the allegation on her part had also come out to debunk the allegation while calling on all the gods in Yorubaland to punish her if she had anything to do with the musician.

The monarch was silent throughout the period the scandal became news.

An individual close to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi hinted that the powerful monarch’s silence could only mean the Alaafin is still investigating the matter.

In his words, he said ‘you know Baba is very blunt. He doesn’t joke with family and traditional matters like this, but he is someone that holds on to facts. His silence means he is still investigating the matter and be sure Baba would come out as soon as he gets the fact’.

Dublin based blogger, Esther Aboderin was the first to write the story where she claimed the Alaafin of Oyo palace says the youngest wife of the Yoruba monarch has been sent packing, as she was alleged to be having sexual affairs with Fuji music legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall.

Olori Badirat Adejoke, the 9th wife of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi is the youngest of his wives. She is currently a youth corps member after graduating from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Ibadan Oyo state.


From Boardroom To Politics, Ex-First Bank Boss Eyes Oyo Governor’s Seat




Adesola Adeduntan, the erstwhile Managing Director of First Bank has been named as one of the would-be successors of the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde come 2027.


The banker who was allegedly eased out of banking for some undisclosed misdemeanors is claimed to have began consultations as he charts a new path in politics.


Sources hinted that Adeduntan had been interested in an elective position but his participation was measured because of his banking career. But now, the coast is clear and he is already aligning himself with some stakeholders ahead of 2027.


A list of names including Ilaji boss, Dotun Sanusi, Taofeek Arapaja, Stanley Olajide and many more has features as interested minds gunning for the number one seat in Oyo, a list Adeduntan has recently joined.

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Ex First Bank Boss, Afonja Dies In Auto Crash




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Details have emerged on Monday, 20th May, 2024 regarding the tragic death of a former Chairman of First Bank Plc, Ajibola Afonja.


The 82 year-old man was said to have died in a car accident.


The accident occurred somewhere around Oyo town.


Sources hinted papermacheonline that the former Minister popularly known by his company name ‘IDS’ Integrated Dimensional System was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan where he eventually gave up the ghost.


The news spread like wildfire within the society circle across Oyo State where Afonja was highly revered.


Family sources claimed he would be buried today according to Islamic rites.

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‘How Yahaya Bello Withdrew Almost $1M From Kogi Account To Pay Child’s School Fees’ EFCC boss, Olukoyede




The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, has revealed that a former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, transferred $720,000 from the government’s coffers to a bureau de change before leaving office to pay in advance for his child’s school fee.


Olukoyede revealed this during an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.


He said, “A sitting governor, because he knows he is going, moved money directly from government to bureau de change, used it to pay the child’s school fee in advance, $720,000 in advance, in anticipation that he was going to leave the Government House.


“In a poor state like Kogi, and you want me to close my eyes to that under the guise of ‘I’m being used.’ Being used by who at this stage of my life?”



Olukoyede further stated that he personally reached out to Bello, offering him a chance to clarify the situation in a respectful setting within the EFCC office but the ex-governor reportedly declined to cooperate, citing fears of harassment from an unnamed woman.


The EFCC boss added, “I didn’t initiate the case; I inherited the case file. I called for the file, and I said there are issues here.


“On my own, I called him, which I am not supposed to do, just to honour him as an immediate past governor. ‘Sir, there are issues. I’ve seen this case file. Can you just come let us clarify these issues?’



“He said, ‘Ha! Thank you, my brother. I know, but I can’t come. There’s one lady that has surrounded EFCC with over 100 people to come and embarrass me and intimitade me.’


Bello was said to have suggested that the EFCC come to his village rather than conduct an investigation at the agency’s quarters.


“I said if that is the issue, I’m going to pass you through my own gate, and you will come to my floor. We will accord you that respect. I will invite my operatives; they will interrogate and interview you in my own office. What could be more honourable than that to allay the fear?


“You know what he said: ‘Thank you, sir, but can’t they come to my village? Olukoyede added.


The chairman also highlighted the agency’s achievements during his tenure, stating, “We have recovered close to 120 billion and secured over 1,600 convictions in six months.


“I’m so passionate about the need for us to move forward in this country. We need the EFCC to survive. There are so many victims that we have wiped tears off their eyes, people that have been swindled in their millions. Every day, we keep recovering money for victims.”


PUNCH Online reports that the EFCC chairman, Olukoyede, has vowed to resign from his position if Yahaya Bello is not prosecuted.


The EFCC is seeking to arraign Bello on 19 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N80.2 billion.

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