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Dr. Tosin Ajayi’s Children Repudiate Helen Prest’s Claim To Their Father’s Estate

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The children of Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi, the widow of Dr. Tosin Ajayi of First Foundation Medical Engineering Co. Ltd, have come out to debunk the false stories making the rounds on social media that, on the 7th of September 2021, the Federal High Court, Lagos, awarded Helen Prest, a mistress of the Late Dr. Tosin Ajayi, 50% of the estate of Dr. Tosin Ajayi.

According to the first child of Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi, Mrs. Olutomi Deru (Nee Ajayi), “the order, which was strangely granted in the absence of the company and our Mum, only granted Helen Prest and her daughter permission to institute their main action and restrained our Mum from running the company pending the determination of the main suit.”

She said the orders were temporary orders and that the court did not make any order granting Helen Prest any share in the estate of their Dad contrary to the blatantly false and sensational stories being circulated in the social media.

According to her, “the court did not rule on any of the claims they are making in their main suit and they are not even claiming 50% of our Dad’s estate in their main suit. So, the social media reports are bizarre and at odds with the court’s order that one can only conclude that the reports were either sponsored by Helen Prest or issued by her supporters for mischievous purposes.”

The third child of Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi, Mrs. Omolade Soetan (Nee Ajayi) also narrated that the orders were fraudulently obtained as no hearing notice was served on our Mum or the company or their lawyers, Kunle Adegoke & Co. “The court had previously granted certain interim orders (also in the absence of the Defendants) on 5th August 2021 and our lawyers had earlier filed an application to set aside those interim orders and the application was pending before the Court when the court made its September 7 order which is still pending before the court.

Helen Prest and her lawyers exhibited the highest level of desperation by pretending to have served our Mum with a hearing notice whereas they never did. They obtained the orders of the court fraudulently and our lawyers are taking the appropriate steps in this regard” she added.

Mrs. Omolade Soetan further stated that, just a few days before the court’s September 7 order, the Plaintiffs had served a counter-affidavit against the application filed by our mother to set aside the August 5 interim orders obtained by Helen Prest, which were based on the same information as the September 7 order.  “So, it was abundantly clear that the Defendants would not miss an opportunity to be heard on any other orders that the Plaintiffs were seeking. The Plaintiffs have become so desperate that they do not mind to win the matter fair or foul,” she said.

Mrs. Deru went on to say “regardless of whether there was any evidence of the service of a hearing notice before the court, it is quite puzzling that the judge would disregard our mother’s application to set aside its earlier orders that was before it and went on to hear the Plaintiffs’ application without giving the Defendants another opportunity to appear before the court.”

When asked if she and her siblings were ready to accommodate Helen Prest’s daughter, Tomisin, in the estate of their father, Mrs. Deru said that that has always been the case.

According to her, even though their Dad never introduced Tomisin to any member of the family as his daughter, they chose from the outset to accept her as their Dad’s daughter in good faith. “In fact, shortly after our Dad’s funeral, we wrote to Tomisin to join as an administratrix in our application to obtain Letters of Administration for our Dad’s estate, but Tomisin turned down the offer preferring to go it alone.  We later discovered that Tomisin and her Mum had shamelessly filed for Letters of Administration several months before our Dad’s funeral,”.

According to Mrs. Soetan, many things that Helen Prest has done since their Dad’s passing, has shown to them that her plan is to get not only a share of the estate for herself, notwithstanding that she was just a mistress, but to get more than half if not the entire estate to herself and her daughter.

Speaking about Helen Prest, Mrs. Deru said “the truth is that she’s a woman that aggressively pursues a public perception of grace and class, but she has shown us that all of that is just a huge façade – in reality,  she is a shameless and classless woman.
She wants a recognition that our Dad refused to legally grant her during his lifetime.

Now, we know why our Dad consistently refused to do so,” she added. “Our Dad was known to fight many land disputes all the way to the Supreme Court, and we’re ready to go the length with this case – all the way to the Supreme Court. This is just the beginning. Justice will prevail in the end,” she concluded.

She further narrated that their mother, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi, remained the legal wife of her father till death as the couple never divorced and that the funny narratives being spurn by Helen Prest are just meant to cover the fact that she only engaged in an illicit relationship with their father which produced Tomisin. She concluded that such a relationship, would never make Helen Prest a wife or a beneficiary of their father’s estate.

The matter before Justice Ringim has been transferred to the Administrative Judge for re-assignment and no date has been fixed for further hearing.

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Ernest Shonekan Death: Who Is Chief Ernest Shonekan

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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.

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K1, Ludare, Mr Solek, Others To Serenade Guests At Sinatra Anniversary

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Leading mainland hospitality and entertainment outfit, Sinatra’s Place is set to celebrate its second year as a brand and based on feelers all over social media, leading entertainers like Mayegun of Yorubaland, K1 De Ultimate; songsters Ludare and Mr Solek have been confirmed as those who would create the feel-good atmosphere Sinatra patrons are accustomed.

As a Yuletide bonus, the celebratory season, which has started this December, will see crowd favourite, SB Live serenading on Sinatra stage on Monday, December 27. Thursday, December 30 will feature Ludare in an extraordinary show, while on Sunday, January 2 will see a full comedy and music concert by Mazi and Friends.

The celebratory season will culminate in an explosive fiesta come January 6, 2022, when K1 will man the Sinatra stage to the delight of fun lovers.

Noted for its serene atmosphere, great food and excellent entertainment options, qualities that patrons have stated keep them coming back, Sinatra’s Place has maintained an enviable momentum, hence their two-year success story the outfit is celebrating.

In December 2019, when the Visioneer behind the outfit officially opened the doors of Sinatra, which is located in the upscale Ladipo Oluwole Street off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, it served as a breath of fresh air for fun lovers in the vicinity.

Looking back on the journey so far, MD, Sinatra revealed that continuous innovations is one of the secrets to their success. “Others have not been as fortunate in this market, but we are extremely humbled to not only still be here but to be adding new attractions to start our third year of growth,” he stated.

Among other things, Sinatra’s latest addition to the group, the Club House will commence operations in the Valentine season of 2022.

In the meantime, the Black Hut VVIP lounge area for private parties have enjoyed renewed patronage this Yuletide, alongside the dedicated game room with several indoor games like PS5, monopoly, ‘ayo’, chess and others.

Like an all-around entertainment hub, Sinatra’s Place hosts events like the Wednesday Old Skool Night; and Friday and Sunday Live Band sessions.

“We listened to customer feedback on what is missing from the area, what we needed to do to improve their experience once inside our doors, and we took a little time last year to remodel the layout of the venue. We are always looking for ways to improve the Sinatra experience,” he added.

Expected at the epoch-making events are the movers and shakers of Lagos night scene and its environs, rockers, and ballers among other notable fun-seekers.

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Iyalaje Oodua Promises Support For GREE Conditioner In Nigeria

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Consumate business mogul, Iyalaje Oodua, Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade on Friday the 10th of December paid a courtesy visit to GREE Conditioner, a fast-growing air conditioning production company, where she was received by the company’s CEO, Diana Chen.

Iyalaje’s visit was to familiarize and also synergize with the brand on penetrating and taking over the saturated Nigerian market with its newest technological innovation.

In her remark, Iyalaje Oodua commended GREE Conditioner for maintaining strong and durable quality in its product which gives the company an edge over its teeming competitors. She further implores the CEO to ensure the company maintains high quality not compromising on its standard.

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Iyalaje Oodua Promises Support For GREE Conditioner In Nigeria

It could be recalled that Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade has earlier reaffirmed that her core role is to support both growing and already established businesses while creating wealth and prosperity within the land. This has spurred her recent visit to outlook business praying for divine guidance and profitability in business. Widely known as the custodian and emissary of Aje deity, Iyalaje Oodua promised Diana Chen that Nigeria will embrace the innovative brand as she is ready to throw her weight behind GREE Conditioning to successfully thrive in the country.

According to 6Wresearch, Nigeria’s Air Conditioner market has been projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.70% between 2016 and 2022, as the centralized air conditioner market is estimated to grow at a healthy growth rate owing to increasing construction activities in the commercial sector, with Lagos being the market hub. So it is to this end that GREE Conditioning has so much to benefit from the Nigerian market with Iyalaje Oodua ready to support the brand in her capacity.

Gree Conditioning is a sister company to GAC Motors and Lontor products (electric lamp, electric fan, etc) which are widely circulated in Nigeria. On the courtesy visit with Iyalaje Oodua was His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Olusegun Aderemi JP, the Atayero of Aramoko Kingdom, Ekiti State.

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