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Matthew Ashimolowo's son stabbed

Founder of KICC International Church, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo and his lovely wife had another reason to thank God recently for His mercy on their family. This is because one of their children who also resides in Queensland was attacked by some London 'rude boys' and was stabbed in the process.

The incident, which was announced by the wife of the Pastor, Mrs Ashimolowo penultimate Sunday at the church service at Waterden Hackney in London, left the congregation full of praise to God for sparing the younger Ashimolowo's life. And the reason for this, we learnt ,was because almost the same incident claimed the life of a Nigerian boy, Damilola Taylor who was also stabbed by some boys in London.

That Sunday, when Pastor (Mrs) Ashimolowo told madethe announcement, her husband was said to be in Nigeria, where he had come to oversee the KICC branch at Maryland, Lagos.

Cardinal Odunmbaku's home turns Mecca

Cardinal Odunmbaku, the former highway manager and Action Congress chieftain has turned out to be a major force in Lagos politics and this is authoritative.

His Ikosi Ketu home in Lagos State has turned to Mecca of sorts to politicians who either need his influence or his support.

So busy is his household that hardly would you visit without seeing politicians with him.

The leader of the Mandate group is said to be very close to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Kojo Annan relocates

Kojo, the good looking son of former United Nations Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, we learnt has left the shores of Nigeria where he has been living for many years, for the United States of America.

Kojo who calls the shot at the Safari Holdings Company, an oil company and many more, left without giving a hint about his decision to live in Uncle Sam's enclave.

Meanwhile those who have been watching the activities surrounding the youngman who was born to a Nigerian mother but a Ghanaian father, claim that the refusal by his mother to allow him to marry his heartthrob. Panle Halmond may have been his reason for leaving the country. Though, we still need to hear from the youngman what the true situation is before concluding.

Ibrahim Saminu Turaki's dual citizenship

Although, this shouldn't come as news again to people who have heard it that former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Saminu Turaki is a citizen of two African States, those who have not heard will definitely be pleased to hear this piece of information.

We learnt that the governor who is at present standing trial on corrupt practices while in office, is said to be partly Nigerian and partly from the former late Thomas Sankara's enclave, Upper Volta, known as Burkina Faso.

How this fact was brought to the fore will be revealed to the Whispers faithful in subsequent editions.

What's up between George Weah and Igbinedion's daughter

Not too long ago, the world was awaiting what would have been a grand wedding ceremony between acclaimed Mega Star footballer and former presidential aspirant in Liberia, George Opong Weah and Omosede, the beautiful daughter of one of Nigeria's richest men, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.

But after waiting for what seems like eternity the marriage contract is yet to be signed.

This has now made people who knew about the relationship between Omosede and George Weah to ask if it's to be or not.

Omosede Igbinedion we gathered met the star footballer who once played for some of the top European clubs, through, John Ola Shitu, the manager of Chelsea Footbal Club of England and Nigeria's International John Mikel Obi.

Bola Shagaya's fitness center

Today, Hajia Bola Shagaya ranks amongst, not only the richest women in Nigeria today but also one of the most influential. Aside this, despite advancing in age, she still radiates beauty that most in her age would rather buy with money, than having it naturally like her.

Now it has been discovered that the very rich lady who was once married to Alhaji Ganiu Shagaya, enhances her beauty with execise.

Almost on a daily basis she exercised, by playing games at her Ikoyi, Lagos residence and while in Abuja, the lady of style does not joke with Russel suits, a fitness centre where she gets her regular exercise.

Lagos Oba visits London hospital

By the time you're reading this, one of the first class traditional rulers in Lagos State, would have landed in a London hospital where he had gone to get the regular treatment on his troubled leg.

The Oba, who was formerly a policeman and rules over a vicious slum in Lagos which is close to the capital of the state, left the shores of the country enroute UK last Thursday.

The Oba who also married a policewoman, we learnt would have gone for the treatment abroad but he couldn't go because one of the high chief in his kingdom passed on.

About Gov. Agagu's favourite drink

Talk about governors who have done well for their people, then, the name of Governor Olusegun Agagu won't be missing.

Also talk about governors who have influence, then the former lecturer turned politician name would not be missing.

But as it is in a maxim that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, the former University of Ibadan 'teacher' likes cooling off too at his leisure time and one of the drink that appeals to him we heard is Hennesy a brand of brandy.

Hajia Halima Alao's husband absconds

Ministerial appointee and former Minister of State for Health, Hajia Halimah Alao's husband, Dr Alao is said to have taken a French leave from his job as the medical director of Alo Hospital in Ilorin to join his architect turned politician wife in Abuja to give her the needed support to get the ministerial appointment.

Those who know the very articulate man claimed that he's so passionate about his medical practice that no one thought he could leave it for a day.

However, the love for his wife seems paramount over any other issue, that he had to leave their Ilorin base for Abuja, we were told.

Kayne Bode George back in reckoning

Before now, almost all the social engagement attended by South-West PDP chairman chief Olabode George has always been with his wife Roli Adeniyi George.

Then a lot of people felt the first wife, Mrs Kayne George had been relegated to the background with the former model Roli gaining the upper hand.

But only last weekend at the wedding cerermony of the son and daughter of the Makajuo's and Onabanjos', the first wife of the PDP South-West chairman shot back into reckoning when Chief Bode George stormed the venue with Kayne the "out of Africa" boss.

Those who saw how the couple displayed their love for eash other then wondered if Roli who lost election recently could get back her former No one position the PDP chieftan's heart.

Lateef Ogungbadero builds private refinery

Lateef Ogungbadero, is however one of the top players in the oil industry in the country.

Lateef who is the chairman, CEO of BSM International, we gathered has just acquired about 500 acres at Ijede in Ikorodu local government to build a private refinery.

The U.S returnee, Ogungbadero, we learnt has involved another top oil company, Delta Refinery Petro Chemical Company which has General (Rtd) Abubakar Abdulsalam as its chairman, to partake in the project.

According to information , the project will be completed next year.

Lagos House of Assembly member sacks driver over betrayal

One of the re-elected members of the Lagos House of Assembly, Hon Mudashiru Obasa has given his driver of many years the red card over what he termed as betrayal on the driver's part.

According to source, Hon Mudashiru discovered that the driver who is named Yekini was leaking vital informations to his political opponents, we in-turn the opponents forwarded to the EFCC through a petition.

At first when the news got to honourable Obasa that some people have petitioned the EFCC over some property allegedly bought by him (Obasa), he wondered who could be behind it; and after his private findings, he discovered it was his driver who was sending the "wrong" signals to his opponents. And because of this he sacked the driver

Why Ali Magashi gave up his job

For sometime now, a few people have been wondering why Ali Magashi, the CEO/MD Jigawa Savings and Loans and a principal officer of Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria had to quit his job asa pilot to go into banking.

Those who know claimed that the former aide to ex governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, had to leave the plum job because of his home.

According to sources, Ali Magashi while in active service of flying "the car in the air" was not always available due to his job. And this in turn cost him his wife who decided to leave the union because of his non-availability.

Because of this he had to call it quit with the job to save his marriage but unfortunately, he lost his wife he is also married to another woman.

Wale Oluwaleinu becomes Ara's image maker

Wale Oluwaleiminu, the man about town and event packaging man, has taken up another challenge in the entertainment world. This time around the aggressive go-getter has been saddled with the job of laundering the image of female talking drummer and song stress Araola, popularly known as Ara.

The job, we learnt entails total packaging that would see the female star artiste abiding by his rules and regulations.

Ara gave Wale a brand new car as an incentive to intensity efforts on projecting her image further.

Lagos L.G. boss bereaved!

Just about the time we said Agege local government boss, Rotimi Adeshina was basking in the euphoria of being re-called to the local council after it was dissolved by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), a sad occurrence crept into his house hold, which cut short, his happy moment.

Wegathered that, while still celebrating, the cold hands of death snatched his younger brother.

So pained is the L.G. boss that he has restricted himself to his Akute, Ogun State home, where people sympatise with him.

Rotimi Adeshina was elected as chairman of Agege local government council in 2003 but, all the local government councils in the state was dissolved by Babatunde Fashola to herald another election thereby appointing Executive secretaries to man the L.Gs. But, recently all the L.G, Chiefs were recalled.

Between lady Omorede Osifo and Yeye Bola Dare

In and around the capital city of Abuja, the name lady Omorede Osito is one that commands a lot of respect. Though, how she came about being a force to reckon with in the nations ??? of power still remains cloudy. Cloudy because, she only got an appointment in Edo State as one of the members of the executive of the state and not Abuja.

Also Yeye Bola Dare is another lady that weilds a lot of power in Abuja. So powerful is the former media practictioner that she could be referred to as madam fix it in the capital city of Abuja.

Interestingly both lady Omorede Osito who is in her early 40s and Yeye Bola Dare are very close. In Abuja the two influential ladies are said to be like 6 & 7

A tale from Alao Akala's wife past

Kemi the wife of the governor of Oyo State, Chief Alao Akala we gathered was also into the teaching profession before she met her policeman turned politician husband. Then Kemi Akala who recently celebrated her 40

thbirthday was a teacher at the Government Secondary School Neraba, the east of Ilorin. Although, that has become history now, because, she's now the no 1 woman in Oyo State, however those who know her claim that she was a dedicated teacher who took her teaching profession seriously.

And just like Kemi, the deputy governor of Lagos was also a teacher before politics ??? her was celebrating phobia