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THE PRIVATE WORLD OF NIGERIAN BILLIONAIRE, TAIWO AFOLABI, THE SIFAX BOSS -The Intimate World of His Wife, Folasade – Meet His Twin Brother, Kehinde Afolabi – Why Women Adore Him



The chairman of Sifax Group and SAHCOL, Taiwo Afolabi is a well trained professional with over 20 years cognate experience in the maritime and shipping industry. No doubt his wealth of exprience and organizational prudence have remained invaluable

assets to to his business empire. As a seasoned maritime consultant; he is a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), and the Instituteof Freight Forwarders of Nigeria (IFFN), amongst many other professional qualifications he earned over the years which are indications of his exprience and professional status in the industry. Afolabi has attended several courses, seminars and workshops on ports operations and management and other maritimes service related courses both locally and internationally. He has a Bachelor of law Degree from the University of Lagos and also a Solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria. His exceptional performance and contributions to shipping business and to national economy has earned him an honorary degree and many awards.


However, little or nothing is known about the Sifax boss’ twin brother, Kehinde Afolabi. Findings by US revealed that Kehinde is a budding businessman and socialite, who enjoys partying a lot. He lives in Egbeda, a suburb of Lagos, and operates a chain of business, one of which is an hotel, Kendallas Hotel in Idimu area. The hotel, formerly known as Lumoja Hotel was reportedly bought for Kehinde by his twin brother. He was said to

have been forced to settle his brother by buying him many properties as well.
Before fortune smiled on him and dramatically transformed him to a multi-billionaire, Taiwo Afolabi lived in Akowonjo for many years. Although, he now lives in a sprawling mansion in Osborne Road, Ikoyi, the Sifax boss still nurses fond memories of his struggling years in his former neighbourhood.

Loved and adored by many society ladies and notable actresses for his generousity, Afolabi is married to Folashade, is a Regional and Town Planning professional, a product of the prestigious Yaba College of Technology who has close to twenty (20) years cognate experience in this field which has taken her through HFP engineering company and Fast Foot Steps construction company between 1989 and 2008.


Afolabi, had no doubt, done well for himself in the business world. However, some of his business moves had been dogged by controversy. For instance, the University of Jerusalem doctoral degree holder raised a lot of dust when he bought over SAHCOL sometime ago, following allegations from some quarters that the easy going socialite cum businessman was fronting for some top government functionaries. The allegation has since turned out to be unfounded.


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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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