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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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Despite his “expulsion”, ADC presidential candidate, Kachikwu, makes INEC list



Mr Kachikwu was expelled from the party last Friday by the Ralph Nwosu-led NWC.

The embattled presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, has been named among candidates validly nominated by political parties for the 2023 presidential election despite his “expulsion” from the party.

Mr Kachikwu was among the 18 presidential candidates approved by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday.

The Ralph Nwosu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party announced the expulsion of Mr Kachikwu from the party last Friday for alleged anti-party activities.

He was expelled along with seven other key party leaders following the recommendation of a seven-member disciplinary committee earlier set up by the ADC NWC. The NWC had earlier on 2 September placed the presidential candidate on suspension.

Mr Nwosu, in a statement issued late Friday, said the disciplinary committee found Mr Kachikwu guilty of allegations of gross misconduct, and gross violations of its constitution, among others.

But in its reaction the following day, the interim leadership of the ADC dismissed Mr Kachikwu’s purported expulsion.

The interim National Chairman of the Party, Patricia Akwashiki, in a statement, described the action of the erstwhile chairman, Mr Nwosu, as the antics of a sinking man clutching at straws.

The crisis rocking the ADC has its genesis in the call for the resignation of the national chairman by 27 state chairmen of the party, having spent 17 years in the office.

At the time of filing this report, we could not confirm if the party’s leadership had made formal or legal requests to the commission to remove the candidate from the list.

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Stella Obasanjo’s brother, John Abebe, arraigned for fraud



Dr. John Abebe, the younger brother of a former First Lady, Stella Obasanjo, was on Monday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja over allegations of fraud.

Abebe was arraigned alongside a former Head of Firstbank Plc, United Kingdom Correspondent Office, Kamoru Alade Oladimeji, before Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe on six charges of conspiracy, stealing, and obtaining money under pretence.

Part of the counts against the defendants read: “That you, Dr. John Abebe and Kamoru Alade Oladimeji, on or about the 4th day of June 2013 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit; stealing the sum of N120 million worth of property of Arsenal Technologies Limited.”

“That you, Dr. John Abebe and Kamoru Alade Oladimeji, on or about the 4th day of June 2013, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit; obtaining by false pretence the sum of N120 million property of Arsenal Technologies Limited under the pretence that your property lying being and situate at 9, Magbon Close, Ikoyi-Lagos State, which you pledged as the security to the Arsenal Technologies Limited was unencumbered, which representation you knew to be false.”

“That you Dr. John Abebe and Inducon Nigeria Limited, on or about the 4th day of June 2013, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud and to gain for yourself the sum of $1,000,000.00 or its Naira equivalent from Arsenal Technologies Limited by false pretence to procure the execution of valuable security to wit; a deed of assignment between Inducon Nigeria Limited and Arsenal Technologies Limited, wherein you falsely claimed that the property lying being and situate at No. 9, Magbon Close, Ikoyi-Lagos was unencumbered and that you have full powers to assign and transfer the said property to the assignor; Arsenal Technologies Limited.

According to EFCC, the offences committed are contrary to Sections 280(1), (12), 8 (7), 285(1) and 278(1)(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Following their plea, the prosecutor, Sulaimon urged the court to fix a trial date and to remand the defendants in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services until the hearing and determination of the charge.

However, the defense counsel, Anthony Popo and Sam Etaifo urged the court to grant their clients bail in the most liberal terms.

While moving the bail application on behalf of Abebe, Popo told the judge that the matter before her is a commercial transaction between the first defendant and the nominal complainant, which he is ready to settle out of court.

He also claimed that Abebe had paid back the sums of $100,000 and N30 million to the complainant and had also deposited the title document of 26 acres of land and the documents of a property in London to show his seriousness to resolve the matter.

The lawyer further submitted that the defendant would not jump bail since he never violated the terms of the administrative bail granted to him by the EFCC.

The prosecutor did not oppose the application but urged the court to impose stringent terms that will ensure the defendant’s appearance in court for their trial.

In her ruling, Justice Abike-Fadipe granted the first defendant bail in the sum of N20 million with one surety in like sum.

She directed that the surety must be a resident of Lagos and must deposit the title document of a land property whose value must not be less than N20m

The judge also admitted the second defendant to bail in the sum of N10m with one surety in like sum, who must be a resident of the state.

Justice Abike-Fadipe further ordered that the defendant shall continue to enjoy the administrative bail earlier granted to them by the EFCC but if they failed after seven days to perfect the terms of the bail she granted them, they shall be arrested and remanded in prison.

She adjourned the case to December 6 for commencement of trial.

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The Eleko Beach stretching over 5km was cleaned on the 17th of September 2022 by Volunteers from HighGarden Private Beach Club to celebrate the world Cleanup day.

World Cleanup Day is an annual global social action program aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, including the problem of marine debris. It is coordinated by the global organization Let’s Do It! World.


According to the MD of Highgarden Mr Wale Ewedemi “Environmental cleanliness and awareness is key to our values as a lifestyle brand, so we use the world Cleanup day to indoctrinate our customers and friends into one of our core lifestyle values”


The event that started at 9am rounded up about noon. Plastics and debri Collected were separated and marked for pickup.


The HighGarden Private Beach Club in Eleko boast of the first Glamping site in Nigeria.


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