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Thursday, February 22, 2018


Obafoluke Otudeko

There's been plenty of sensationalism concerning this case between the 2 institutions mentioned above that is- Honeywell vs ECOBANK, without people knowing the whole truth of the matter as it were. And because one of the sides was making so much noise and the other was quiet as a matter of in house policy, it was like the other side was guilty for being quiet!

Just because one of the parties had adopted to be quiet and allow the matter take the proper course (follow the proper laid down law procedures for solving matters/issues), without making noise doesn't make them guilty or that they didn't know what to do too.

So what we have done here, is to bring out the the facts of the matter as it were and all that was done before things went askance and got to where it is now.

The summary of the fact is that, Honeywell Group as a business entity and in the individual capacities of those that own the brand and subsidiaries, does not owe ECOBANK a dime, Kobo in any form at all. And that's because all that was owed the bank in any form, totalling ₦3.5 billion Naira after the agreement made with the bank's authorities with evidence was paid. That is, liquidated and settled and therefore, Honeywell Group meaning with all the subsidiaries owes ECOBANK no money, no amount whatsoever.

Honeywell Group commenced discussions with Ecobank in May 2012, with a view to agree a full and final settlement of the indebtedness of three of its operating companies (including HFMP) to Ecobank. All three facilities were originally consummated with the then Oceanic Bank Plc.

Several meetings were held between the parties with a view to achieving a settlement of Honeywell’s indebtedness to the Bank. A settlement was finally reached at the meeting of the 22nd July, 2013 involving the Chairman, Dr. Oba Otudeko CFR, and Ecobank’s Managing Director, Mr. Jibril Aku to the effect that Honeywell should pay the sum of N3.5 billion in full and final settlement of its indebtedness to the Bank

Following the meeting, Honeywell immediately paid the sum of N500 million and wrote to the Bank confirming the terms of the agreement. The Bank responded via its letter dated 22nd July, 2013 confirming the payment agreement, and stating that the balance of N3 billion should be paid before the exit of CBN examiners from the Bank.

Although the Bank stated that the balance be paid before the exit of the CBN examiners, no specific dates were mentioned and Honeywell was not informed of the date of the eventual exit of the CBN examiners even though they kept engaging the Bank in discussions.

After several attempts by Honeywell to discuss the payment of the balance, the Parties held a meeting on the 12th of December, 2013 at Honeywell’s offices involving their Chairman, Dr. Oba Otudeko CFR, the Bank’s Managing Director, Mr. Jibril Aku, the Bank’s Company Secretary, Mrs. Denike Laoye and other senior executives of both organizations. At this meeting, the payment agreement was reiterated by the Parties. There was no mention that the settlement amount had changed or that the agreement had lapsed. The said Bank executives who were in attendance have the authority to bind the Bank statutorily.

Following the 12th of December 2013 meeting, Honeywell completed the payment of the agreed N3.5 billion on the 9th of January, 2014. Honeywell thereafter wrote to Ecobank referring to the meeting of
December 12, 2013 and the agreement reached while also confirming that the payments had been completed as agreed. Honeywell also requested for: (1) a letter of discharge, (2) the release of the securities held against the facilities and (3) an update of the Group’s accounts on the CBN CRMS portal.

More after the break.


Hajia Bola Shagaya, VP & wife- Prof Yemi & Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo & Groom- Seun Bakare

Two families uniting in matrimony is always a good thing, from just being strangers before or just friends, both in marriage becomes one united family and as much as possible, become one big single family. At least that's what the union between the son, Seun of Hajia Bola Shagaya and the daughter-Damilola of the Vice President would engender, unity, oneness and love.

This wedding by all standards should be a big one, a VP of a super rich nation like Nigeria, who was a very successful lawyer before coming into politics, whose wife's nuclear family- The Awolowos, are very influential and very well to do also and a billionaire business woman, who is not only very highly connected, but by implication also very very well to do. But from the little we have heard, thiugh all things are been put in place to make sure it's a classy wedding by all standards, it is rather going to be a "quiet wedding", far from the attendant noise that we are all expecting! If all things don't change as planned, the engagement would be done inside the living room of the bride's home in Abuja and the wedding ceremony and other events, would be at the Ballroom of the Aguda House in Abuja, the FCT, devoid of all the unnecessary noise and fanfare, paparazzi et al. Why both families have chosen to go this way, is only known to them. So all those expecting full Owambe mode, had better have a rethink. Maybe after this write-up though, things might change?

What we can tell you as a matter of fact for now though is that, Hajia Bola Shagaya the groom's mom, has jetted to  Dubai, the tourist capital of the UAE to do the required shopping to make this occasion a grand one???? As much as possible, at least to the limit that they can go.

We all know that she has been quiet for a bit now, reason been that some of her funds have been held up (that EFCC matter, remains hanging), which might have affected many things, but being a billionaire, that doesn't mean that there wouldn't still be a few hundreds of millions here and there to play with that's was kept somewhere. Apart from the paucity of funds, she being a friend to so many very powerful and super rich and influential people, especially someone like His Royal Majesty, The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, her very good friend, who she singlehandedly bought and gave a "Rolls Royce" to when he became the Emir as a gesture of friendship, when things were more robust, we can bet that all of these great people would rally around her now at this time. Maybe the Emir, might even use his influence to relax some unnecessary scrutiny around HAJIA, so that she can breathe a lot more easier.

One very good part of this wedding also is basically that, major part of the finances concerning the events, at whatever level it would go would be born by the bride's family, the Osinbajos, not because of their position, but because that the way it is in Yoruba tradition and culture. So Hajia would only just do as much as she can or wants to do, that's after she and her family might have done the normal statutory contributions expected of them towards the wedding..

Part of the good things about marrying the daughter of the Vice President, who is known to be the 2nd most powerful person in Government in Nigeria, would be that if there was ever any issue or problem whatsoever before with the Government in whatever form, those issues are likely to either be totally relaxed or they would disappear totally, completely and quietly, without a whimper. That's because you can't be one big happy family and you are still having an issue or a problem with a unit of that one big family or still pursuing a negative issue against yourself! So we are expecting that madam would soon exhale without difficult pretty soon!

Now that the countdown is only a few weeks away (March 15 & 17, 2018 being the dates), would the dad of the groom, Mr. Shina BakareB emerge and be involved in any way? In fact who is Shina Bakare? Where is he domiciled? Lagos, Ilorin, Abuja, Cotonou, India or the US?

The little we know about the dad of the groom is that he is/was a "globe trotting businessman' with tentacles that extended to "Cotonou, India and the US). He was a former Moslem who like his son got converted ti Christianity whilst "abroad" and he has since remarried. Though his whereabouts are not known, maybe he would appear at the wedding of his son to the highly cerebral, very well natured and behaved, gorgeous, eldest daughter of the VP.

Seun, the born again, Pastor in the making son of HAJIA Bola Shagaya a devout moslem, is one of Hajia's 5 sons, Sheriff, Hakeem, Seun, Kabir & Tolani, who are all doing very well first e themselves. The first 2 boys are married. While 3 of the boys are Shagayas, Seun the 3rd born is aa Bakare and one of the boys is a Saro.

Kabir the 4th born and 2nd to the last would be getting married also this year too, in May from the indications we have gotten. And we are expecting that would be another big wedding too.

The very close ally of at least 5 former first ladies, namely the late Maryam Babangida, Maryam Abacha, late Stella Obasanjo, Turai Yar'Adua and Dame Patience Jonathan is a lady of style, elegance and panache anyday and we are sure she would bring that to bear at this occasion too.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


The best way to teach your kids and for them to trust you is for you to trust them and to show it that you do. So instead for them to go hide to do whatever they feel or believe they can do, they'll at least think twice and never want to break your trust.

It's very obvious that Femi Otedola the billionaire oil magnate has taught his kids well and they trust each other so much. The body language says it all and action says it all too. Theirs, from the look of it is a chummy, very friendly, "I can tell my dad anything kind of friendship". It's quite obvious Mr. Otedola shares a super relationship with all his kids!

So Temi the @jtofashion boss daughter of the billionaire and her boyfriend-Mr Eazy hung out very recently with her dad, And she captioned it- Gang!

Firstly it takes a lot of trust for a dad to meet the daughter's boyfriend. Secondly, it takes a lot of gut for the boyfriend to meet your gf's dad. Thirdly, is this some form of endorsement or what? Lol😀

At least Mr. Eazy on Val's day February 14, 2018 spoke out is heart publicly with those "200 red roses", which like Temi expressed are her "kryptonite" (weakness). Maybe those red roses were Eazy's way to declare more openly that the 'romance' is a real & big deal! Hmmmmmm Maybe good music is upcoming sometime in the future, to properly seal this friendship!

We are looking forward..........

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Celebrant -HRM Oba Dr. Adedapo Adewale Tejuosho Karunwi III, Osile Oke-Ona Egba. 

Oba Adedapo Tejuosho & his 3 wives

Oloris Tejuoshos

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR & HRM Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuosho Karunwi III, Osile Oke-Ona Egba
Chief Dr. Mrs Sade Okoya, the Ajisewa of Oke Ona Egba

The Osile Oke-Ona Egba, His royal majesty (kabiyesi) Oba Dr. Adedapo Adewale Tejuosho, Karunwi III is undoubtedly one of the most respected monarchs from the South Western part of Nigeria.

Amongst the proud Egbas, his stool is one of the most important and most powerful and most respected. Yesterday, Monday, February 19, 2018 was the date that the only monarch in Nigeria, especially in the SW who is never afraid to shout it to the world that he is a "Christian, an unflinching and uncompromising son and follower of Jesus Christ" clocked the ripe old age of 80 year old.

And truth be told, God and nature have been kind to him, as he doesn't look it at all, it's like his royal majesty is just celebrating his 60th instead of 80th. This very pregnant month of February also marks his 29th year on the throne.

The former Medical Director, a trained and practising medical doctor before he became a king, who was the brain behind the well known Teju Hospital amongst many other investments, before he ascended the throne, or better still was called to "Ipebi", which is the beginning part of the rituals towards becoming the King on February 20, 1989

The amiable gentleman king is the father of Senator Lanre Tejuosho amongst his 24 kids (12 men & 12 women), of which is he very proud of all of them.

As part of activities to celebrate the birthday, people gathered from all over, owing to the clout of the Kabiyesi and his family members, prominent people at that, to celebrate his royal majesty's birthday.

Many royal fathers from near and far, former President of Nigeria and elder statesman, Chief Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo GCFR was there, in fact the event held at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex, also in attendance were the likes of Aremo Olusegun Osoba, the former Governor of Ogun State, also in attendance were Otunba Adekunle Ojora and Erelu Ojuolape Ojora, Basorun Dele Momodu, Chief Sunny Asemota, Dr. Pat Utomi, Chief Mrs. Nike Akande, Pastor Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi who was on the bandstand alongside Sir Shina Peters, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi, Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who gave the sermon and many other men of God in attendance. Also at the occasion were the Aare of Lagos, Chief Razak Akanni Okoya & his wife, Chief Dr. Mrs Folashade Okoya, former Minister of the Federal Republic Chief Demola Seriki, PR guru Yomi and Oyinkan Badejo-Okusanya, Ogun State Commissioner Otunba Gbenga Ashiru and very many others. The celebrant 's eldest son Lanre Tejuosho being a Senator, his colleagues came in good numbers to give moral support, led by the Senate President himself, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

It was a beautiful event by all standards, heralded by plenty of thanksgiving which the celebrant loves to bits.

More after the break.


Give it to him, he doesn't look 60 at all! In fact he looks like a man in his middle to late 40. Is that a compliment? Ooo yes it is. Like we had said to him very recently, he needs to come tell us the secret. We need to know the source of that fountain of eternal youth/youthfulness that flows in his veins.

It's not just that he doesn't look 60 at all, the man is buffed to perfection. He is well sculpted from head to toes, we can bet that he gets winks and glances of admiration from both men and women everytime and everywhere. We are too sure that the gorgeous Dorothy Atake, his wonderful wife just takes it all in her strides, without batting an eyelid.

Not only is the man, well buffed, he is stylish, not held down by the conservativeness of his learned profession. He is always neat and very well put together to a fault. Shirts and jackets are the very accurate size to the t. Pants (trousers) are not longer than they should. Everything is well coordinated, well placed, well wrinkled. Nails are well cut, even the smile that graces the face is well put too.

Not only is he super stylish, he is super intelligent too, in fact to the core and one of the masters of his profession, Law. He is infact a Doctor of Law, with speciality in litigation, arbitration, maritime, admiralty, international trade and oil and gas. 

Born on February 20, 1958, he went to St. Saviours Ikoyi, Government College, Warri, Delta State, Copford College, Colchester, England, The London School of Economics & Political Science, England. Then to the University of Cambridge, also known as Cambridge University in England, where he bagged his doctorate.

Dr Eyimofe had bagged his LLB at 21, he was a counsel at 29 & had gotten the SAN by 41. He set up his chamber in 1987 making it 31 years ago now, after a year stint at the GOK Ajayi chamber.

Here is what the wonderful man had to say about his birthday & himself-

I am 60 YEARS TODAY. Wow!!! That is how you jump for joy and praise the Lord when you are 60 years old and still fit, agile, sprightly, lively, in good shape and health. One jumps high up in the air thanking God for his compassion, kindness, understanding and benevolence. For that reason, I share wholly what YOKO ONO stated: “when I turned 60, it didn’t bother me at all”. Why YOKO? Because in my case, like an older fiddle, my tune is still spectacular, razor-sharp and marvelous. Sing praises to the Lord for me!!!

Happy delightsome birthday to a quintessential fine man gentleman, from us at MM. May the source of that fountain of eternal youthfulness never dry up! 

Salute, another 40 upcoming! 


Eku Edewor

Osime Saibu & Anu Amusan

Kunle Aluko

Seyi Afolabi Tinubu

It's always a time of the year that many plan towards and look forward to, that's the annual Lagos Polo season. That's one of those times the big boys, their wives and girlfriends and their kids all gather together to come show off and pose. That season has come again and the Lagos Polo venue at Ikoyi is already buzzing with activities.

The season began last week and continues this week and would end this coming Sunday, February 25, 2018 with many excitements packaged for the members of the elite Lagos club and their guests/visitors.

Apart from wanting to rub shoulders with the creme of the society, which is why a lot go the Ikoyi based club, one other major reason why the Polo club is a must go to for some people is because of their Suya and also if you are a lover of "Amala and Abula- that's the Amala with gbegiri and ewedu, all in one bowl with cuts of meat for every mound", the Polo club Ikoyi take on it, is totally epic and sumptuously out of this world! The sweetness of the Amala is in the tasting of it.

Have a plate on us!

More after the break.


Is it better to remain single or what please is the problem? Is it a problem of liberation or what is it that after all the lavishness of the weddings, the marriage seem to just disintegrate after only a few years! Is it even worth it to be married? Or should we put it another way, are marriages worth all the stress and effort?

Who is to blame? The wife? The husband? Their families? The society? Expectations? Please who or what is it to be blamed? Why can't these young couples weather the storm and rekindle their loves for each other. Or maybe, it wasn't really love in the first instance. Maybe it was all for convenience from the get go!

So is it not better to just be careful, by not lavishing unnecessarily for a wedding ceremony, that would only be for about 2 days at most. Why not put all effort and everything into a marriage rather than all in the wedding party, just to impress those who don't actually give a damn!

Have our values totally gone to the gutters? Do we think or did we think that 2 people coming from totally different backgrounds would just always have it fun and great and good? Can't we ever understand that relationship, marriage is about compromise? We would most definitely piss each other off throughout our lifetime, but that doesn't mean we can't make up and trudge on and make our friendships, relationships, marriages work!

Even if things have totally gone askance, can't we just be very adult about it and for the sakes of many of those involved, by this we mean our children, just work it out even if not as a couple, but as friends, knowing very well that the future state of mind of those kids are determined by us.

Is it a state of pride? My parents, family are better than yours and then expectations skyrockets and in trying to meet up, stress arises and destroys everything!

There are too many examples to point to, where everything was used to have the most lavish and mouth opening wedding ceremonies, only for those marriages contracted to hit the rocks just a few months after!

There is the need for us to sit down and think very well before we take the next steps that can ruin us and take us through hell. Maybe we don't pray enough? But also if we pray and there's no action from us, then it's a problem too!

Maybe those getting wedded needs to be more involved by telling their parents who wants to impress the world to actually cool off!

What can we do to actually rescue the situation? MBG, GBG, Palesa, Fan, Bubblegum, Love and Charm, Aproko, all anons over to you? 


GMD Kennedy Uzoka

Tony & Dr Awele Vivian Elumelu

Tony Elumelu & Omoni Oboli

So it's not only individuals that have been mesmerised by the magic of probably the highest grossing movie ever "Black Panther", even institutions are falling over themselves to identify with the film! One of such institutions is none other than one of Africa's biggest financial institutions, the UBA Group, where Heirs Holdings boss, the incomparable Tony Elumelu is the Executive Chairman.

The bank sponsored a premiere of the soar away movie very recently at the IMAX cinemas Lekki phase 1, where they did a total take over of all the cinemas for the day and it had all the happening crowd in attendance, who did their best to look their Africa's best in their outfits, following the theme of Kings and Queens.

Some of those in attendance at the premiere were the likes of Tony Elumelu and his gorgeous medical doctor wife, Dr. Awele Vivian Elumelu and their daughters, also there was the Group MD of UBA, Kennedy Udoka and his wife Lotanna, also there expectedly was the EbonyLife TV founder Mo Abudu, actress and film maker Omoni Oboli, Ebuka Obi Uchendu who was the night's host, Noble Igwe, Lala Akindoju, DMD UBA Group, Victor Osadolor, Eyinna Nwigwe, Ruth Osime, OC Ukeje, Michelle Dede and very many others.

More pictures after the break.


Nakia, Okoye, Shuri & Ramonda (Queen Mother)

W'Kabi, T'Challa, Zuri, Erik Killmonger

Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Danai Gurira (Okoye)

Daniel Kaluuya (W'Kabi), Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa-Black Panther), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger)

Chadwick Boseman- King T'Challa-the Black Panther

Marvel Comics has totally, awesomely, matter of factly hit pay dirt! If this movie continues on the same path it is on presently for the next 2 months, it would most likely have broken every attendance record and grossing record available in the market. So Marvel Comics have obviously struck oil, gold, diamond etc all at the same time.

Imagine that all the cinemas in Nigeria alone have been packed out, totally sold out since this movie came out! The hype that has followed this movie has been unprecedented and totally unbelievable!

One of the things that the producers and marketers got going for them was that they delivered a movie that all, irrespective of age could watch! So just imagine a movie that young kids and adults are rushing to go watch- that's already a guaranty for success! That's not just it alone. The hype before the film came out truly got everyone salivating and totally eager to go watch, so as soon as it landed everyone was already running to go be the first sets to watch.

People might not necessarily believe in this our opinion, but a film of the magnitude of BT focused on Africa, a major consumer market, especially also highlighting a superhero and villian from here, with most of the crew being black also, would most definitely touch a good nerve/chord. There's a way the movie has affected the general psyche of the people, there is the hero vibe in our subconscious that has been touched, which is bringing a feel good vibe to the fore.

Has the movie lived up to the unprecedented hype/hoopla that preceded it? Ooo most definitely yes. It's a whole package- drama, thrill, action, comedy, all in one. The cinematography, the cast, the acting ....even the fictional Wakanda, which is one of the richest fictional country in the world all adds up to make it a wholesome experience. Do you all even know that T'Challa the Black Panther is the wealthiest super hero in the whole universe of all time? Richer than the billionaire IronMan (Tony Stark) and the multimillionaire Batman (Bruce Wayne) combined?

Would we advise people to go catch the film? Most definitely yes! It's a 2 hour plus that's super fun and worth the money and the noise! A good movie no doubt in a season of many craps or should we say bullshits!

Check out the awesome cast of one of the year's best movies no doubt, from Chadwick Boseman T'Challa-Black Panther to Michael B. Jordan- Erik Killmonger to Forest Whitaker- Zuri and Daniel Kaluuya--W'Kabi to Lupita Nyong'o-Nakia to Angela Bassett-Ramonda to Danai Gurira-Okoye to Letitia Wright-Shuri and others not mentioned or not shown here, who all gave super good accounts of themselves.

The pictures above shows 8 of the main casts, a case of melanin overload on steroids. 8 proud black people, who are all extraordinary talents. There just has to be a sequel!

Monday, February 19, 2018


Legs for days..........

It's the 2nd day of the new week, but the first working day at that. After all the fun of the weekend, it is back on the grind again and our delightsome long legged wonder here by name "Rukky Sanda" has come to give you the push to go make something good and profitable happen all through the days of the week.

The Nollywood actress and producer is like a ray of good sunshine in her outfit, with the rainbow, that colourful nature's phenomenon that promises calmness just on the horizon with good promises in its effulgence.

Rukky says-

Tz a Kill Shittttt
Murder Ur Goals & Slay Ur
Dreams Type of Vibe... U get
me... Wink***😉✌️


Chief Mrs. in fact (Dr.) Shade Okoya, 40, wife of Chief Razak Akanni Okoya, the Aare of Lagos and multimillionaire industrialist & real estate magnate, is a "dazzler par excellence" and she knowing it, always always does her very best to put her best foot forward all the times in terms of her ensemble/style, especially when the occasion or event demands it, which is always very quite often.

Some of the 4 times a Chief's outfits are so rich, fabric so awesome and then everything garnished with unbelievable jewelry that leaves mouth agape most often. But Shade's major strength may be her gorgeous big eyeballs and her height, which gives her outfits the carriage needed. Whatever it is she's done, makes her look standout all the time

The young mother of 4, was by her husband's side again not only as a delicious, well cuffed high candy, but as a great pillar of enormous support when he was honoured with the "Independent Newspaper Lifetime Achievement Award" 2018 recently.

For those who don't know or might not know, the common knowledge is that Sade has not just been the housewife of a wealthy husband, but she has contributed immensely towards the awesome growth of her husband's brand (company) since she came on board and the signs of the growth have been very noticeable and notable, and for that alone, amongst several other virtues which has endeared her awesomely to her beloved husband, Chief Razak Akanni Okoya, she has the pride of place in his heart!