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Fashola: How Asiwaju Bola Tinubu discovered me

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The minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola was 59 years old last Tuesday. The two terms Governor of Lagos State from 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015 was born on 28 June 1963 in Lagos.

In an interview, Fashola revealed how Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu discovered him.

“That is an invitation to walk down memory lane. I think it must have been 1990 or 1991. He was treasurer in Mobil, then. His office was at the Bookshop House at CMS on Odunlami Street. I didn’t directly meet him. I had seen him at parties, but we never met. At that time, I was a senior associate at the law firm of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore, where I was practising. Wale Tinubu, his nephew, came to join the law firm, then. He was always mentioning “Uncle Bola”, and one day, he said: ‘’let’s go and see my uncle.” We got there and went out to lunch with him. That was then I could say we formally met.

From then on, he would consult us on legal issues and we would help and give him advice. Sometimes, he would just come and say. “See we have this issue, what do you lawyers think?” We ran around and he would always give us pocket money. I think one thing that left some impressions on me was his commitment to his staff and that was symbolized by what I witnessed on a particular day after the Sallah celebration.

He brought Sallah meat to the office and supervised its sharing from floor to floor. As exalted as his office was, he was concerned to ensure that those who could not come to his house, even to the lowest driver, got part of the Sallah meat. I recalled that after the sharing of the meat, he sent someone to aggregate how much it would cost to buy a soft drink for everybody and equally distributed money to them.

The incident left an impression on me and what became a practice when I started observing the killing of rams for Sallah. For me, it speaks of his concern about those working for him,” said Fashola.

“Well, there are many ways to look at it. For me, that kind of statement coming from him puts more pressure on me. I thought that I had seen all the pressure that could come from this experience to be governor of Lagos State. That adds pressure on me in no small measure.

I think how I became governor is public knowledge. Nothing could put pressure on me than the commitment in pursuit of his decision in 2006 that I was the candidate he was endorsing for governor and the cost in terms of stress, disagreement, fights and long-draw emotional arguments. Of course, immediately after I won the election, the biggest pressure was to ensure that I didn’t regret the decision.

One, the people of Lagos State could have said: “We didn’t know the man you have brought and he has turned the state upside down.” There are other sides to it that I would want to keep to myself. As I have said time and time again, he should sit down and write his memoirs so that people may know the story of that election. This is what he should use to explain to Lagosians the offers, the counter offers, and choices he made and why he, as it were, went for broke.

The question to ask is: What was his abiding commitment after eight years as well as questions on who became governor, and who did not? But, in terms of the next step from there, it is to say that it is an enriching experience for our democracy, and not simply about me. It is also about institution building in the sense that I have continued to compare our 13-year journey despite its twists and turns with those that we seek to benchmark ourselves against.”

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Popular Nollywood Actor Lekan Olatunji loses wife

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Nollywood Actor Lekan Olatunji loses wife

Nollywood Lekan Olatunji, a prominent figure in Nollywood, is in deep pains as he lost his wife to the cold hands of death.

Tribune reported that Olatunji announced the death of his wife after canceling a proposed shoot meant to hold on Thursday.

The Nollywood actor revealed that his wife died after spending millions of Naira on her health.

The sad news came some months after the actor survived a horrific car accident.

The exact cause of his wife’s illness has not been disclosed to the public at this time. However, it is clear that this loss will bring profound pain and heartbreak to Olatunji, who relied on his wife’s unwavering support during his recovery from the car accident.

In June 2022, Olatunji was involved in a ghastly motor accident that left him with several bodily injuries. He spent months in the hospital, undergoing treatment and rehabilitation. Reflecting on the accident, Olatunji revealed that he had a strange feeling about his journey on the day of the incident.

Despite this intuition, he proceeded with his plans and boarded a car to Ikorodu for a movie shoot. However, he unexpectedly fell asleep during the journey and woke up in the hospital.

 

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Another Nollywood Actress Is Dead

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Another Nollywood Actress Is Dead

Nollywood actress Cindy Amadi, known for her role in the lesbian-themed film “Ife”, has reportedly passed away.

Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by the producers of the film, posted on their Instagram page.

It read; “We are greatly, deeply, and unbelievably saddened to learn about the passing of Cindy Amadi, who played Adaora in #ìféthemovie.

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“Cindy brought her magic to our set and changed our lives forever. She was very enthusiastic about developing her craft and growing her career, and continuing to showcase her talent. She was well on her way until her untimely passing.

“We cannot begin to imagine the pain and loss her family feel right now. On behalf of our entire cast and crew, we send our deepest condolences to her family and wish them all the comfort they need at this time.

“Rest in Peace, Cindy. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. We will always remember you, and you live on in our hearts forever. #GoneTooSoon

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Moyo Lawal Loves Making S3x Video

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Moyo Lawal loves s3x video, ex-boyfriend Actor MC Ug Future drops bombshell

Popular Nollywood actor, Ugochukwu Onyinanya better known as MC Ug Future has revealed his affair with Moyo Lawal, claiming the actress loves s3x tapes.

In the wake of the actress’s nude tape, the upcoming actor took to his Facebook page and claimed that he dated the actress between 2020 to 2021.

Though he isn’t one to betray people, he revealed that Moyo Lawal loved private s3x video and a lot of crázy things.

MC Ug Future further revealed that he has their s3x tapes but can’t hurt her and himself, though she had hurt him many times.

“I was not raised to betray people, I dated Moyo Lawal for 2 years 2020 – 2021. She loves private video & a lot of crazy things.
I have all our s3x tapes, all these while but I can’t hurt my colleague and myself. Though she hurt me many times”.

MC Ug Future’s post however triggered a backlash, with many criticizing him for chasing clout with the actress’s name. Some likened him to Biblical, Judas Iscariot.

One Okorie Naydo wrote, “Judas in disguise Ewu Gambia”.

One Adawise wrote, “Was this necessary”.

One Secunda Onyi wrote, “Radio without battery. Judas”.

One Ada Diuto wrote, “I was not raised to betray people, then boom! He tells social media that he has her S3x tapes. I am confused”.

One Everything Mayowa wrote, “You were not afraid to betray people but you were raised to cast them, well raised”.

One Hausa Panda wrote, “See Judas Iscariot apprentice”.

One Lizpg65 wrote, “Dates Moyo ke? I thought she said she was celibate. But what’s the relevance of your information uncle?? Wetin I know sef?? Na una sabi”.

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