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Lara Ajanaku-Fagbayi, is the famous celebrity lady, whose marriage to her husband, Tunde Fagbayi met a brick wall after the death of her husband, following a brief illness in Lagos in 2014.
Lara as she is fondly addressed in the social circle both in Lagos and Abuja, is a woman many see as a go getter, who has taste for high profile men with deep pockets.

It could be recalled that Lara was dating a popular business man sometime last year, but the business man was never reported as people couldn’t find them together at any point in time.

Society Reporters NG can authoritatively reveal that the popular business man is Mr Wale Babalakin, the chairman of Bi-Courtney Construction Company.


According to a very dependable source who is close to both of them, the romance has existed between the two as far back as 2013, before Lara relocated to Nigeria with her family from the United State Of America where her late husband was working as an engineer with AERO.

“They have been an item even before the death of her late husband, but many people don’t know about it. The romance has even caused a lot of issues between Lara and her former in-laws, which almost led to them dissolving their marriage, but due to some family members who tried to settle the differences” our source hinted us.

We gathered further that ever since the death of her husband she has enjoyed many things and trips with Mr Babalakin the ladies’ man whose affection is mostly tilted towards married women.

As at the time we are filling this report, another source hinted us that Wale Babalakin has been responsible for her childrens’ welfare and he never complained because he gets anything he wants from Lara, being her long-time lover.

While some quarters maintain that the romance might lead somewhere good for the duo, some also were of the opinion that Wale Babalakin might drop her like a used tissue real soon, following his dalliance with Bisi Awoniyi, one of his long time staff who is a single mother of one son.


Lara’s husband Tunde Fagbayi, aged 53, was the elder brother of Toyin Fagbayi, the Abuja based politician and celebrity lady. He was an Aero engineer and practiced in the United States for many years before he relocated to Nigeria with his family. Unfortunately, his marriage to Lara, which produced four girls, crashed as a result constant of interference from Tunde’s younger sisters. And while Tunde was said to have doted on his daughters, he wasn’t exactly fond of their mother. On her own part, Lara did all she could to avoid having anything to do with Tunde.


The no-love-lost feeling between the couple came to the fore after Tunde’s death. For reasons best known to her, Lara decided to shun his burial ceremony. Her decision was reported to have shocked her in-laws. Lara, who is the younger sister of Tokunbo Ogunsanya, decided it would be best to keep her distance from her husband’s younger siblings. Besides, she is enjoying a relationship with a rich Lagos businessman, Wale Babalakin.

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Gov. Makinde Appoints Perm. Secs, Accountant General, Executive Secretaries 




Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Kikelomo Adijat Adegoke as the substantive Accountant General of Oyo State.




The Head of Service, Mrs. Olubunmi Oni mni, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.




Oni said the appointment took effect on Thursday, May 26, 2023.




The Oyo State Governor has also approved the appointment of eleven Permanent Secretaries in the civil service.




The Permanent Secretaries include: Dr. Olabode Ladipo; Dr. Oyewole Tunde Aremu; Abosede Esther Owoeye; Ismail Abass Adebukola Bioku; Folajinmi Daramola Oni; Dolapo Oluremilekun Popoola; Hakeem Toyin Salami; Tajudeen Raji; Paul Amole Okunloye Oyekunle; Bassir Kolawole Kazeem and Taiwo Olafimihan Adewale.




Governor Makinde also appointed two Executive Secretaries. They include Olusola Orobode and Muibat Olaide Lasisi.




The Head of Service said the appointments came as a result of thorough screening and outstanding performance of the affected officers.

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Austin Avuru’s books now available following vacation of court orders.




Austin Avuru’s books are now available for purchase following the vacation of court orders issued by Federal High courts in Abuja and Lagos.

The Abuja court issued the injunction in July 2022 following a motion exparte filed by Tochukwu Peter Tochukwu, Esq but moved by Nsikan Samuel Ekpeyong Esq with motion No. M/9442/2022 dated 26th Day of July 2002 at an an Abuja High Court presided over by Justice SB Belgore.

The injunction was issued days to the scheduled public presentation of the books – My Entrepreneurship Journey and Politics, Economics and the Nigerian Petroleum Industry all by written by Austin Avuru – Founding CEO, Seplat Energy. The third book, Austin Avuru: A Safe Pair of Hands is a biography of the mercurial and methodical oil man written by the duo of Peju Akande and Toni Kan

Avuru had informed his invited guests of the suspension of the event and sale of the books via an e-message personally signed by him: “this event has been suspended by an Abuja High Court Injunction. Our lawyers are at work and, when we are permitted, we shall re-assemble at a later date.”

The retirement party and book presentation event had been scheduled for the 4th of August, 2022 at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island.

The court order had, among other prayers, restrained “the defendants, their privies, assigns, agents and howsoever described from proceeding to temper with the res – by taking any step geared at releasing or public presentation of the book titled or any other book(s) or any other venue pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

With the vacation of both injunctions, the reading public and friends of the author can now purchase copies of the books – My Entrepreneurship Journey, A Safe Pair of Hands and Politics, Economics and the Nigerian Petroleum Industry – from leading bookshops like Jazzhole, Terra Kulture, Quintessence, Glendora, Roving Heights, Spine and Label, Patabah etc as well as via

The books provide incisive and unique insights into the Nigerian oil and gas industry with special emphasis on the emergence of indigenous oil and gas players as well as Avuru’s place in the mix as founding partner and pioneer CEO of Seplat Energy Plc, a Nigerian and African success story that is listed both on the Nigeria and London Stock Exchange..

Geologist and publisher, Toyin Akinosho described My Entrepreneurship Journey as “a narrative on how to build, grow and sustain an upstream oil company” and “a masterpiece of economic and business analysis,” while A Safe Pair of Hands has been described as telling “a compelling story of excellence, resilience, doggedness and that unique can-do Nigerian Spirit,” and a “must-read for anyone who believes in potential.”

The third book, Politics, Economics and the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, is made up of 74 essays written and published between 1991 and 2022, in which Austin Avuru, “oil man, corporate mandarin and public intellectual shows by the example of thriving companies he has founded, nurtured and built into successful enterprises that his theories for creating value and building generational and sustainable wealth are more than just talk but well thought-out processes anchored in cleared-eyed analysis. In the book, Avuru provides clear insights that should guide policy and decision making at the highest levels.”

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El-Rufai’s son, Bello, takes second wife in Abuja



Bello El-Rufai, the son of the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has taken a new wife, Aisha Habibu in a private wedding in Abuja.

Aisha is the daughter of the former Military Administrator for Plateau and Niger states, Colonel Habibu Shuaibu.

Bello is a House of Representatives member-elect representing Kaduna North while Aisha is an entrepreneur who manages multiple personal businesses.

The private Nikkah held on Friday and the wedding will be celebrated with events in the coming month.

Recall that Bello in 2015 married Kamilah in Kaduna and Harrow Park, Abuja.

Kamila’s aunt, Maryam is the wife of the former Head of State, Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida.

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