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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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2023 Ogwashi-Uku Carnival Holds 25th Dec





The Ogwashi-Uku Carnival, the biggest carnival in Delta state is set to hold its 13th anniversary carnival on the 25th December 2023.


The Founder/Chief Host of the Carnival, Anthonia Oguah disclosed this in a press statement on Thursday.


Ogwashi-Uku Carnival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Ogwashi-Uku people in Delta State, a period to merry, bond and reunite with loved ones from Nigeria and the diaspora.

This season, the Carnival will feature road walk, Fashion Parade

Cultural Dance Troupes

Local Delicacies and lots more.


It is sponsored by Ogwashi-Uku Association USA Incorporated.


Oguah promised that this years carnival is going to be a special one with lots of varieties and great Ogwashi-Uku sons and daughters all over the world from far and near.


She said this year’s event will surpass other previous carnivals because she and her team have really worked hard to put the carnival together, studying the past Ogwashi-Uku Carnivals they have held and have planned excellently well to put this year’s event together.


“It’s going to be something big and different,very interesting, exciting and entertaining with lots and lots of fun,fully packed,” the statement said.

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ONDEA Unveiled as Headline Sponsor For 2023 Lead Awards





Project Lead Africa is thrilled to announce Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency (ONDEA) as the official sponsor for the 2023 Leadership Excellence and Dignity Awards. According to the organizers, the 2023 Lead Awards ceremony promises to be bigger and better, with the support of leading organizations driving innovation and growth within and outside Ondo State.


In a press statement made available to journalists in Lagos, the Principal Consultant and Executive Director, Project Lead Africa, Mr. Abiola Alaba Peters said “We are glad of this collaboration, having Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency (ONDEA) as our headline sponsor for this year, is such a honor, the aim is to inspire more these generations to keep doing more for our dear Sunshine state”.


Also referred to as “Ondo State Most Prestigious” Leadership Excellence and Dignity Awards is an annual award ceremony that celebrates individuals and organizations that are proudly Ondo State indigenes.


Themed, ‘Celebrating High Achievers”, “the 2023 Lead Awards aims to unearth the giants of the Sunshine state that are yet to be celebrated” says the Project Director, Adebukola Oba, who also confirmed that the event will showcase a new wave of super creative and talented individuals, including organizations that are eager to take Ondo State to the next level.


On his part, the Special Adviser to the Ondo State Governor on Entrepreneurship Development, Dr. Summy Smart Francis (hc) stated that the ONDEA’s decision to sponsor the 2023 Lead Awards was borne out of the desire to inform, educate and encourage creative’s and other professionals, particularly young people in Ondo State.


Mr. Smart who is also the founder and President Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) while thinking His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ondo State, for providing the platform for young people to thrive in the state, express his enthusiasm to speak and interact with fellow compatriots at this year Lead Awards.


While Lead Awards aim to drive collaboration, foster partnerships, and provide a platform for quality leaders to share insights that can shape future generations, Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency (ONDEA) which is an initiative of Akeredolu led administration, aimed at providing professional guidance to local entrepreneurs, empowers SMEs and MSMEs in Ondo State.


Associate sponsors for the 2023 Lead Awards include Dejavu Hotels, AutoProbe, Shaunze Royal and Aristo Games & Bristrol among others.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday 28 November arraigned a couple, Oriyomi Idowu and Ruth Idowu, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on 20-count charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, money laundering, stealing, retention of stolen property, and forgery to the tune of N2,757,188,000.00 only.

The couple were arraigned alongside Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway Food Processing Company Limited, Samee Idowu Company Limited and Farmex Integrated Companies Limited, which all belong to Ruth Idowu.

One of the counts reads: “Ruth Sameeha Idowu, aka Loiry Ventures, Oriyomi Kabeer Idowu, aka Yocli Ventures, Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway Food Processing Company Ltd, Samee Idowu Company Limited, Farmex Integrated Companies Limited, sometime in 2023 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, converted the sum of N10,000,000 to purchase a GLK Benz, purchase sum derived from converting the sum of N500,000,000 belonging to Creditpro Business Support Services with the aim of disguising the illegal origin of the funds.”

Another count reads: “Ruth Sameeha Idowu, aka Loiry Ventures, Oriyomi Kabeer Idowu, aka Yocli Ventures, Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway Food Processing Company Ltd., Samee Idowu Company Limited, Farmex Integrated Companies Limited, sometime in 2023 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, dishonestly retained the sum of N936,619,876 in your UBA bank account, property of Creditpro Business Support services knowing same to be funds fraudulently obtained from Creditpro Business Support Services.”

The defendants pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to  them.

In view of their pleas, prosecution counsel, Bilikisu Buhari, prayed the court for a trial date and the remand of the defendants  at a Correctional Facility.

Counsel to the first defendant, G. Onwubuya, informed the court of the bail application of his client, which had yet to be served on the prosecution.

He prayed the court to remand the defendants in the EFCC custody and also sought a short adjournment for the hearing and determination of the bail application.

In her objection, Buhari informed the court that the holding facility of the EFCC was already overstretched.

She also told the court that the appropriate place, following arraignment, was a Correctional Centre.

The Judge held that there was no bail application before the court for the second defendant, whose counsel, J.J. Ogunyemi, had yet to file.

Consequently, Justice Dada adjourned the matter till December 15, 2023 and ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Correctional Centre “pending hearing and determination of their bail applications”.

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