Connect with us

Society

When Mohammed Babangida Stepped out With Umma

Published

on

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. 

Continue Reading

Trending News

Deposed Deji Of Akure, Oba Adepoju Adesina Is Dead

Published

on

Deji Of Akure

The deposed Deji of Akure in Ondo State, Oba Adesina Oluwadare Adepoju, is dead.

This was contained in a statement issued by Prince Dapo Adepoju, spokesman for the Adesina Royal Family of the Osupa Ruling House and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Akure.

Adesina, who ascended the throne as the 45th Deji of Akure on Nov. 26, 2005, was deposed by the state government on June 10, 2010, for engaging in an act unbecoming of a traditional ruler.

According to the statement, the deposed traditional ruler before his death prayed for the peace of the Akure Kingdom.

The statement read: “The late Adepoju said God made it possible for him as a son of the Osupa Ruling House to ascend the throne as the Deji of Akure Kingdom 100 years after the reign of the Ojijigogun Ruling House.

“The 45th Deji promulgated and ensured the implementation of reasonable market price control during his reign. He also recovered and took possession of Ilula Recreation Centre from a powerful cabal back to the Akure Kingdom.

“Oba Adesina during his reign also provided local security and fair judgement was the order of the day.

“Shortly before he passed on, he predicted that Akure shall be great specifically that an Akure son would lead Nigeria as President.

“Finally, he urged the good people of Akure Kingdom to always live in oneness and peace.”


66
/ 100


Continue Reading

Trending News

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Senate President Begs NLC, TUC To Abort Protest

Published

on

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, to “abort” the planned protests against the Federal Government’s proposed removal of fuel subsidy.

Ahmad Lawan made the appeal on Monday when he met with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, over the planned removal of subsidy on petroleum products by the Federal Government.

Lawan faulted the timing for the planned removal of subsidy on petroleum products.

He stated that in as much as the administration and management of subsidy on petroleum products are flawed, President Muhammadu Buhari-led government believes that sufficient planning must be carried out before its eventual removal.

He said, “The position of everyone in government today is that admittedly, subsidy administration and management are flawed because of so many reasons.

“Admittedly, the burden is huge and massive and there is a need at one point to do away with the subsidy.

“Even though our economy is growing, we still have the challenge of getting things to be better for our people.

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Senate President Begs NLC, TUC To Abort Protest

“A lot of us in this administration believe that the issue of removal of subsidy should be handled with utmost care, especially that sufficient planning needs to be done.

“It is not about NLC, we are talking about every Nigerian. We are concerned beyond the Nigeria Labour Congress.

“I am taking this opportunity to appeal to the TUC and NLC to shelve this plan to go on strike or demonstration, it is totally unnecessary.

“There is not going to be a removal of subsidy, so there is no need for this. Please, let’s not create unnecessary tension where there should be none.

“I appeal to them using this medium, to please forget about this January 27, 2022, deadline because there is no need for any deadline.”


68
/ 100


Continue Reading

Society

Ernest Shonekan Death: Who Is Chief Ernest Shonekan

Published

on

Ernest Shonekan

Who is Ernest Shonekan and all you need to know about the late Former Nigerian Leader can be accessed here.

Chief Ernest Shonekan, a former Nigerian leader and head of the Interim National Government that succeeded the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Shonekan, who was reported to have died on Tuesday, January 11, at a hospital in Lagos, was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26, 1993, and November 17, 1993, when he was removed in a palace coup led by the then Minister of Defence, General Sani Abacha, 3 months into his administration.

Before his appointment as the head of the Interim National Government, Shonekan, who was an industrial guru and Chief Executive Officer of the UAC Conglomerate, was the head of the transitional council and head of government under the administration of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Who Is Chief Ernest Shonekan

Shonekan was a British-trained lawyer, industrialist, and former Chairman/Managing Director of the United African Company of Nigeria (UAC) Plc before he was appointed as Interim President of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida in 1993.

He was born on May 9, 1936, in Lagos into the family of an Abeokuta-born civil servant. He was educated at CMS Grammar School and Igbobi College.

He received a law degree from the University of London and was called to the bar. He later attended Harvard Business School.

Shonekan joined the UAC in 1964. He rose through the ranks in the company and was promoted to an assistant legal adviser. He later became a deputy Legal adviser and joined the board of directors at the age of 40.

He was made chairman and managing director in 1980 and went on to cultivate a wide array of international business and political connections.

On January 2, 1993, Shonekan assumed office as head of the transitional council and head of government under General Babangida. The transitional council was designed to be the final phase leading to a scheduled handover to an elected democratic leader of the Third Nigerian Republic.

Babangida later resigned from office in August 1993, following the annulment of the 12 June presidential election. He had signed a decree establishing the Interim National Government led by Shonekan who was subsequently sworn-in as Head of State.

Three months into his administration, Shonekan was overthrown in a palace coup by Abacha in November that year.

In 1994, he founded the Nigerian Economic Summit Group an advocacy group and think-tank for private sector-led development of the Nigerian economy.

Ernest Shonekan Age

Ernest Shonekan is 85 years old.

Ernest Shonekan Early Life

Shonekan attended C.M.S grammar school and Igbobi College both in Lagos. He also attended and received a law degree from the University of London after which he was called to bar.

Ernest Shonekan Career

After being called to bar, Shonekan worked as the chief executive of United African Company PLC (UAC). He was a seasoned and proven businessman with a wide network. Because of his proven abilities and political neutrality, then president Ibrahim Babangida liked him and made him a prospective leader for his council of civilians-run government, a government which was in the midst of economic turmoil and later came to a political crisis. He was Head of the Transitional Council of Babangida ‘s government in 1993.

On January 2nd, 1993, Shonekan assumed office as the head of government affairs under the leadership of the military president Babangida. At the time, the transitional council was designed to be the final phase leading to a scheduled hand over to an elected democratic leader.

On August 26th, 1993, Shonekan was appointed the interim president of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida. Shonekan assumed office to meet the Nation gradually moving towards meeting a stalemate. He made attempts to have the Nations debt cancelled but after the annulment of June 12 election most of the western powers imposed economic sanctions on Nigeria. He tried to set things straight but he loosely controlled the military.

Shonekan only stayed in office for a transitional period of three months before his administration was toppled by General Sani Abacha who forcefully brought Nigeria back to military control on November 17th, 1993.


80
/ 100


Continue Reading

Trending News