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DAPO ABIODUN’S HIGH OCTANE BIRTHDAY SHINDIG & THE OPENING OF 12 TEMPLE

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As was expected, it was world class, 5-star plus in all ramifications. The big boy dude known for his awesome taste and class, didn’t in anyway disappoint at all. Truth is, we had wanted to blast the pictures here and waited to get them, but alas we couldn’t lay hands on them pictures, so we have thought to give you the gist and paint you the happenstance as they occurred. The venue of the birthday was Dapo Abiodun’s new baby, 12 TEMPLE in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. And like was expected, it was supremely well appointed. What else could one have expected though, for a place where the high and mighty, the tall and influential, the social juggernauts, the well heeled dandies and cognoscenti, the movers and shakers would converge, it had to be top notch, nearly 7-stars if need be. Those who came were all well impressed, so much so that the revebrations about the night has still not subsided. Building was painted immaculate white, decor was sumptuous and tasty, not gawdy at all. None of those overly “sexified” ladies looking for pickups were in attendance . All was classy and respectable. Those who came? Oooo yes, they came in droves and torrents. Like those in that class, dressed to the nines and in their various machines always having those subtle fun competition, that’s generally unspoken about, but quite obvious. They came looking yummy, just to celebrate their friend, Dapo Abiodun, who is renowned for being a perfect and uncompromising host with the mostest. Most probably his mantra for such parties could have been, take them to heaven and back. Those in attendance were the usual suspects of Moneybag, the well heeled, the connected, several members of the league of “strong and stand well-well gentlemen and ladies. The likes of Dr. Bolu Akin-Olugbade, Africa’s number 1 connoisseur of Rolls Royce, as he presently owns 7, as at the last count. Property czar with intimidating stature, Sir Olu Okeowo, who himself is saluted specially by the Rolls Royce Company was in attendance and he owns 6. Uncle Willie Anumudu od Globe Motors fame and his super stylish wife Nkiru Anumudu were there too, their own black Rolls Royce is one in town. Nkiru from what we learnt is on first name basis with some of the world’s renowned designers. Others in attendance, were the likes of the enfant terrible of Ekiti State and constant and consistent scourge of APC, the one the only “Prophet” and unrelenting political gadfly, Peter Ayodele Fayose; who was that dancing machine we say? Twas none other than the boss of SIFAX Grp and SAHCOL, the generous Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, the Duke of journalism himself and owner of This Day newspaper and Arise TV, Prince Nduka Obaigbena came too, and other like This Day Style Editor, Ruth Osime, lady of insurance, Adaobi Nwakuche, Skymitt Chairman and close buddy of birthday boy, Tayo Ayeni, style king himself, Eyimofe Stake, fashion retailing guru, Benny Obaze of Bevista, good friend of former military President, IBB & former boss of Lagos Polo Club, Francis Ogboro, boss of Oando, one and only Wale Tinubu, designer of note, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, former beauty queen, intact longest reigning queen ever, Ene Maya Lawani,  Governor of Gombe, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo and very many others too plenty to mention. Heard the champagne, not your regular one at that, but exclusive blends and liquor flowed like it was mere water. Just ask and it would just materialise, no restrictions whatsoever. The gathering or better still mix was superb, the ambience and atmosphere top notch, food and drinks don’t even talk about it! Imagine a party that began at 10pm and was still rocking as at 4pm. Imagine those you never thought could glide and rock on the dance floor, doing so effortlessly and for a longwhile!!!! That’s just a little testimony about what the debonair and handsome boss of Heyden Oil and Gas could pull off or make happen.

 

Source: Maestro Media

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WHY IS ODUNMBAKU BABA ETO’S NAME ON EVERY LIP? 

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By Sesan Lamuye – A Political Analyst

 

Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku, the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) cleric and political engineer, is one of a kind who stands in a unique class of his own.

 

His types don’t happen too commonly. Infact, in our clime, he is a rarity, to have one person clothed in celestial and terrestial robes so fittingly.

Only few of his peers can honestly say they don’t envy his sartorial elegance whenever he appears in his ecumenical garments. And when he sheds that, to adorn the political regalia, he’s also a people’s delight.

 

Few of his type readily come to mind anywhere – in Africa or in any continent. I think of Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and, elegantly speaking, Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus who ruled from both the pulpit and the polity in his life time.

 

Odunmbaku, better known as “Baba Eto”, is a mortal, but given the extraordinary gift of the garb and demonstrable style that is uniquely his own, he’s fast assuming the status of an indispensable human specie.

 

His type acquire larger than life status that is bound to attract positivity and negativity.

Those who are enamoured of him present to the world a cult-like image of him. To them, he can do no wrong. One such person, before the satanic instinct in man, reared its ugly head in him, was so fanatical of the man, Eto, he registered some of his personal vehicles “Aremo”, for which he used to tell those who cared to know, that he was “heir-apparent” to Eto. Today, that person is singing new tunes, as if his new listeners cannot decipher sychophancy and crass opportunism in his new drumbeats.

 

Another was said to have appeared at a political interview panel where, when asked what credentials she had to seek a position, she matter-of-factly told the panelists “Eto”. And when repeatedly asked what qualifications did she have to think she was fit for the job, she retorted: ” Eto ! Eto !! Eto !!!

That secured the job for her !

 

Such a person is bound to attract envy, jealousy and disdain, dislike, or even hatred to himself. That is the fate of Baba Eto !

 

There must be something extra going for the “priestly-politico” that the talent-discoverer, otherwise known as Bola Ahmed Tinubu, identified him to drive his gubernatorial campaign in Lagos State; and has ever since held on to him so fanatically that he has solely led the campaign of other guber candidates like Babatunde Raji Fashola, Akunwunmi Ambode and Babajide Sanwoolu to roaring successes.

 

If beneficiaries of Baba Eto’s gifts turn round to paint scurrilous pictures of the man, such people can only be consigned to the dustbin in which immortal Chief Obafemi Awolowo put those he described as ingrates of his large-ness of heart. As the late sage declared: ” There’s no escape for those who deny benefits”

 

Let the person without any blemish come out and cast the first stone. If we put aside belly-aching, jealousy and such-like vices, you cannot encounter Odunmbaku, Baba Eto, on the pulpit or the political rostrum and not doff your hats for this quintessential orator, mobiliser and professor of political mobilisation.

 

If some see him negatively from the positive binoculars with which Tinubu and many more view Baba Eto, then such minority must be wearing blurry blinkers in their faces.

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Just In: Bobrisky Sentenced To 6-Month Jail Term Without Option Of Fine Over Naira Abuse

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Instagram crossdresser, Idris Okuneye popularly know as Bobrisky has been sentenced to 6-month jail term by Justice A.O Awogboro of the Federal high court, Ikoyi.

 

It was earlier reported that Bobrisky was Arraigned and charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for abuse of the Naira note.

 

 

 

More details to come …..

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Oando Boss Wale Tinubu Showers Encomium on Dangote @67

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‘Celebrate true friends. They are a part of you that always sparkle’  – Amy Leigh Mercree

The English-born actress may have had the boss of Oando Group, Jubril Adewale Tinubu in mind when she made this quote.

Truly, the trained lawyer never forgets to celebrate and appreciate his good friends whenever it is necessary. In fact, he is one gentleman who values and understands the definition of true friendship.

This played out yesterday, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, when he showered praises on his friend of many years, Africa’s richest man  and Chairman of Aliko Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, when he clocked 67.

In celebration of Dangote, the oil and gas top player wrote:

“Happy Birthday to a visionary and accomplished entrepreneur whose impact continues to reverberate across Africa and beyond.

I hope your day has been filled with joy, laughter, and limitless blessings. May the world continue to recognise and applaud your remarkable achievements.

As you enter a new year, my prayer is that your commitment to building Africa never waivers but now and again you stop to appreciate the phenomenal difference you have made to the capacity of indigenous entrepreneurship on the global stage.

Wish you many more years in good health.

Dangote, a name that means so many things to many people. But what no one can deny is the fact that the name is essentially synonymous with success.

Since he made his mark in the nation’s business sector, many years ago, he has risen to become a glittering star in the business firmament.

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