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When Mohammed Babangida Stepped out With Umma

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It was Richard Bach who said:  “True love stories never have endings.”

When you read the compelling story of Mohammed Babangida and his wife, Umma, daughter of Ambassador Aminu Wali, a former Nigerian Envoy to the United States, you will understand better.

It all dates back to over 23 years ago, when both met through , their mutual friend.

At that time, Umma was a young undergraduate at Bayero University, BUK, Kano. She later travelled to the United Kingdom to further her studies.

But before she moved to the United Kingdom, the Babangida scion had expressed his desire to marry Umma. So seriously involved was he with her that he even gave her a diamond ring, as a symbol of his commitment to her.

 Unfortunately, the relationship suffered a big crash when their parents, reportedly, opposed their affair.

As a result of this unpleasant development, the handsome dude later got married to his “approved” wife, Rahama Indimi, daughter of Borno State-born oil magnate, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, in an elaborate wedding that had many top personalities in attendance.

But just as the saying by Richard Bach, Mohammed’s love for Ummah never ends; he still has his heart with her.  In 2008, he was able to convince their parents and married her.

However, the marriage seemed like a mistake at the beginning, as his first wife, Rahama, would not have any of it.

 The mother of four was forced to leave  her Minna matrimonial home for several months and moved into her father’s home in Abuja. Later, she was pacified and persuaded into moving back to her home. However, Rahama was said to have refused to accept Umma.

The rivalry between the two wives was intense and bitter.  Reason: Babangida  reportedly didn’t help matter as he pitched his tent with Rahama who showcased her superiority tendencies. This development made Umma to be very bitter and unhappy.

She couldn’t cope with the powerful forces that confronted her home, with the realisation that she failed to have a child in the marriage. 

Eventually, when she could no longer cope, she decided to move out of her matrimonial home again. But Mohammed ran back to her and brought her back home.  This, again, infuriated the daughter of the oil mogul that she finally left home.

Luckily, beautiful Umma had reason to smile again as she finally had her baby in 2017.

Today, the Kano State-born beauty is enjoying the love of her life. Last week, the woman stepped out with her husband for the birthday bash of stylish woman, Hajia Bola Shagaya.

We gathered that was the first time they would have been seen together publicly after a very long time. 

They were seen holding each other hands and smiling like young lovers that have just fallen in love for the first time. 

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Emir Of Gaya, Alhaji Abdulkadir Is Dead

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Emir Of Gaya, Alhaji Abdulkadir Is Dead-

The Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, is dead. He died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness.

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed the monarch’s death in a Facebook post.

“As announced by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, the SSA on New Media to the Governor of Kano State, our Amir, the Emir of Gaya Emirate, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Abdulkadir is dead, ‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un’! Bashir wrote.

“The Emir was a great leader, he was born in 1930, 91 years ago, and had been on the throne for more than 30 years.

“May Allah (SWT) accept his good deeds, grant him Jannah Al-Firdaus, and grant his family and the entire Gaya Emirate the fortitude to bear this great loss. Ameen!” he wrote further.

Alhaji Abdulkadir is among the emirs installed by the governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in 2019, after he split the Kano Emirate into five. The new emirates are Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye.

His death follows that of the Emir of Rano, Abubakar Illa Tafida, who died on May 2, 2020.


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King Sunny Ade Losses Wife, Risikat Ajoke Adegeye

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Honorable Risikat Ajoke Adegeye, a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and wife of the legendary musician, King Sunny Ade, is dead.

According to a statement released on behalf of the family by George Folarin Olawande, Adegeye died in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness.

The cause of death is unknown at the time of this reporting but it was stated that further information concerning her burial will be communicated to the public in due time.

The statement reads in part: “We wish to formally inform, friends, well-wishers, political associates, and the general public that Hon. Risikat Ajoke Adegeye passed on after a brief illness during the early hours of Tuesday, 21st September 2021.

“Hon. Risikat Ajoke Adegeye was an Honourable Member in the 6th Assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

“She will be greatly missed not only by her immediate family but also by her political associates and followers.

“Further information in respect to her burial ceremony will be announced later after extensive consultations with the family.

“Thank you as we pray that she continues to rest peacefully and eternally with the Almighty God.”


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Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games 

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Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games 

In a bid to foster continuous unity among Nigerians at a time when Nigeria is struggling to remain united as an entity; members of the Turf Club Federation of Nigeria is doing everything within their capacity in line with its core values and mission statement in maintaining peace, stability and unity within Nigeria as they visited the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Dr. Fredrick Enitiolorunda Akinrutan OON at his palatial palace in Ode-Ugbo; Ilaje Ondo state last week on a courtesy visit and to show appreciation for the pivotal role he played in the maiden edition of its Turf games held in Bida; Niger state recently.

The delegation’s visit was to further commend Olugbo for finding time out of his tight itinerary to attend the maiden edition of the Turf game dedicated for horse lovers across the country where they converge under one umbrella to display cultural aesthetics among other things to further solidify Nigerians beyond the tribal narrative that is used to weaken our unity.

In the cause of the courtesy visit; members of the turf club through the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sultan Muhammed Saad Abubakar III, disclosed their readiness to allow South-West Nigeria to host the sophomore edition which would be hosted within the kingdom of Olugbo and Kabiyesi Akinrutan as the host.

Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games 

Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Hosts Second Edition Of Turf Federation Games

This information was contained via a duly signed letter, dated 10th of August which states that: “The federation has resolved to honor your majesty with the hosting rights of the 2nd edition of the prestigious National Horse Racing Derby in your kingdom; this will be the first of its kind to have horse lovers, jockeys owners and sports enthusiast hosted outside of Northern Nigeria”

After the parley; Olugbo’s cultural team displayed the rich Ugbo cultural heritage via songs, dance and its menu. Thereafter, members of the Turf Federation gifted Olugbo a horse as a sign of appreciation for his immense support for the sport and how he has worked assiduously to foster unity and peace within the country. A substantial date for the second edition to be hosted in Ugbo is yet to be announced but Kabiyesi disclosed that; after due consultation with stakeholders and chiefs within the kingdom; an appropriate time will be fixed so the whole kingdom will be in top gear to host visitors who would be coming for the event.

“We are willing to make the second edition an experience that would never be forgotten. We would make sure we put every necessary plan in place to make sure the event is successful. We will also make sure that everybody who attends will never forget in a hurry. We Ilaje people are accommodating and our sense of hospitality is unmatched. We are ready to host the tournament and i thank the members who found me worthy of such a great gesture. I appreciate you all. we will keep working creating a positive synergy to make sure Nigeria is stronger in Unity”. Oba Akinrutan disclosed


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