Interview: my wife and I would have been murdered in Agbowa shrine…Victim rescued by police

Mr. Babatunde Hassan, and his wife, Ann, were rescued from one of the shrines demolished by the police in Lagos recently. He tells TOLUWANI ENIOLA how he got to the shrine Q: What do you do for a living? I am a car dealer based in Lagos.   Q: How did you get to the shrine? A: Recently, when I was trying to do some transaction in Ibadan, Oyo State, for my car business, my wife called me. She complained of a sharp pain in her chest and back. She…

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HAJJ 2017: Knocks for Saudi govt

In the last twenty one (21) consecutive years that I have been performing the Haj, the 2017 edition turned out to be the most challenging and most stressful for me and for many other Lagos pilgrims. In Medina, Makkah, Arafat Muna and Mustelifat, Lagos pilgrims were challenged in many ways as they were faced with one hurdle, one set back, one problem, or the other. Up to the 2016 Hajj, it had been praises galore for the Lagos State Government as the operations improved year after year qualitatively and quantitatively.…

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‘I thank Governor Ambode, Lagos Pilgrims for their support’

Q: You have been providing standard accommodation for pilgrims in the last four or five years, this year the accommodation is below previous standard, what went wrong? A: The accommodations we have been providing are laudable. But the challenges we are facing this year has to do with the exchange rates which are quite high compared to previous years. The rate is now double and looking at the hotels available, they are very expensive and it would require the pilgrims to pay extra money and that was why we decided…

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Oba Shotobi parades Ooni, 10 Obas at Oriwu Club investiture as Life Patron

The organisers may have deliberately put that of Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade as the last, knowing that the popular politician is a crowd pulling personality. All the eight new members, including Banker, Chief (Dr.) Kazeem Ogbara, were present. Each of them consumed about twenty (20) minutes of the time allocation. To appreciate the presence of the royal fathers, each of them took part one way or the other in the presentations of plaques or certificates to the members and guests, including the gifts to the Ooni of Ife. From Ikorodu division…

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Otupopo, the stark illiterate who parade escort

Since Abayomi Alaka’s arrest and discharge, there have been several debates going on within the community. Alaka’s close friends told Oriwu Sun that the Police should ask him what his relationship is with Dimeji Bankole; Kamson, the former Ambassador of Nigeria to Jamaica and late Stephen Keshi. We also heard that Yomi Alaka does not believe in God and that he is a semi-illiterate man, who is worth millions of dollars, which he used to buy properties in various places in the country. According to them, he has mansions, not…

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what is relationship between Alaka, Dimeji Bankole, Tokunbo Kamson Stephen Keshi?

Since Abayomi Alaka’s arrest and discharge last July, there has been a lot of discussions going on within the community. Those who are very close to the man told Oriwu Sun that the police should ask Alaka, what his relationship with Hon. Dimeji Bankole, Late Stephen Keshi and Engr. Tokunbo Kamson, the former Ambassador of Nigeria to Jamaica? We also heard that Abayomi Alaka does not believe in God and that he is a semi-illiterate, who found millions of U.S dollars, which he used to buy properties in various places…

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Where is Abayomi Akala, the allerged Badoo sponsor?

Ever since his outburst on the incumbent Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, when he said the Police Boss should examine his brain for arresting him without charge, Mr. Alaka had been on the run. While some people alleged that Abayomi Alaka was in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, others say that he is very much around but disguises himself anywhere he goes to avoid being lynched. Oriwu Sun’s investigation revealed that Alaka is very much around in Lagos and only last month, we saw him inside Federal Low Cost Housing Estate,…

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Police sacks Alaka’s construction workers on site

The Lagos State Police Boss, Edgal Imohinmi, had ordered that construction workers on Alaka’s on-going project site in Ikorodu should vacate the premises. Informed sources at the site told Oriwu Sun that, though, few staff were allowed to stay, it was, perhaps, to prevent the property from being vandalized by angry residents, who had initially vowed to bring it down. When Oriwu Sun visited the place recently, only few staff were met sitting down and discussing. Since the Agbowa incident in Epe division happened, where shrines belonging to Alaka were…

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Abayomi Alaka lobbies to come back after ‘Badoo’ mayhem

The wealthy Ogbomosho man, Alaka, who was on the eye of the storm over the Badoo  mayhem of 2016/2017, is said to be running helter skelter, lobbying to come back to Ikorodu, where he is being hunted. Sources told Oriwu Sun that at the peak of the Badoo crisis, Alaka, whose real names are Abayomi Alaka, insulted the former Deputy Commissioner of Police (now Acting CP of Lagos State), Mr. Edgar Imohinmi, calling the top Police Officer a mentally sick person, who should be sent to ‘Aro’, a psychiatric home…

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Renowned surgeon, Bolaji Akinsanya is dead

One of the renowned Professor of Medicine in Nigeria, Professor Bolaji Akinsanya, is dead. Professor Akinsanya, who had been a Consultant Physician to many prominent Nigerians, including Presidents, Governors and some wealthy individuals, was also acclaimed internationally. He died on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of eighty four (84). An erudite Scholar, Medical Surgeon of Anatomy and Physiology, and one time Consultant Physician at LUTH, Idi-Araba, he left a legacy for medical institutions across the country. He is survived by retired Justice Dolapo Akinsanya, a brilliant Judge, who…

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