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Proud Moment for Governor Bala Muhammad

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Senator Bala Muhammad, Executive Governor of Bauchi State is currently experiencing the proverbial 7th heaven typical of a woman who just got delivered of a baby. He is so happy and elated to a point that if you ride a horse in his tummy, the house will never stumble. The reason is not far-fetched his daughters made him a proud father.

 

In a month, he handed 2 of his beautiful daughter Zara and Hauwa out for marriage. The joy of every parent is to walk their children down the aisle. For the former Minister of FCT, witnessing such a big day is a dream come true. Last week, her daughter Dr. Ummita Hauwa Bala-Muhammad officially tied nuptial knot with her long-time beau Muhammad Lawal.

 

The over 5 days wedding ceremony was officially kick-started with a polo tournament, a pyjamas party, traditional Kamu, Henna Party and a reception party. The reception party was grand as Governor of Oyo state Engineer Seyi Makinde was the father of the day. Also in attendance were former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and other Peoples democratic party chieftains.  It was a show of grandeur as the elated father of the bride spared no cost to make the wedding ceremony memorable. The bride was also turbaned with a traditional title as the Zinariyar Sarauniyar Bauchi. The most emotional was when the bride’s sister; Zara Bala Mohammed Sherrif was giving her speech; she resonated on redolent memories of the past during their formative years together as she made jokes of beautiful memories they both share as sisters among other beautiful words of admonition.

 

Sources disclosed that; Governor Bala is in a very elated mood. “Giving 2 of your daughters who have excellent careers out in marriage within a month is not an easy thing but it’s quite impressive that they both made their parents proud. In Hausa culture, it’s a thing of pride that your daughter is properly married off to her husband. Zara married Malah Sherrif a few weeks ago and now Dr. Hauwa also married her longtime fiancé Mohammed Lawal. It’s something to be proud of as a parent that your children didn’t deviate from the teachings of the holy book.”

 

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2021 ARISE WALK : SIJU ILUYOMADE STAGES ANOTHER GLOBAL INITIATIVE, LEADS PROMINENT LEADERS, CELEBRITIES, OTHERS IN ROAD WALK

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One of the greatest men in the world, Friedrich Nietzsche, in his words says  “all great thoughts are conceived while walking” Most often nowadays the problem is, exercise seems to be too complex, coupled with an ever-busy attitude peculiar to us in this part of the world. However, just a 75-minute brisk walk could do a lot to your overall health, especially if you do it regularly. Encomiums must be showered on Dr. Siju Iluyomade’s Arise Women, an age-long purely humanitarian foundation for daring all odds to once again come up with Arise Walk, a global initiative specially dedicated for everyone, not only Nigerians, but everyone across the globe to keep up with our health in general.

Slated for Saturday 16th October 2021 to be held in Cluster across different parts of the world simultaneously. This year’s Arise Walk is themed ‘I choose life” and it will hold with all adherence to guidelines of Covid-19 prevention protocols.

This distinctive initiative solely conceived by the delectable but spiritually-filled lawyer of over three decades,Dr Siju,  has always been experienced by thousands of individuals including prominent Nigerians & internationals in business, politics, entertainment and also the vineyard of the Lord regardless of faith or religion.

With over 12 years of putting the event together, the anticipation for this year’s edition has been very tremendous.

As usual, organizers of the health-awareness Walk have disclosed that the event

will commence at 8:00 am in over 50 clusters across different African countries, London, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and many more.  Each cluster will be having a minimum of 25 persons amongst whom are influencers and celebrities that have always been part of Arise ; the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sports and Super Eagles legend, Daniel Amokachi; Olympic Gold medalist and sports administrator Mary Onyali; former Deputy Governor of Lagos State and Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Her Excellency Adejoke Orelope Adefulire; popular Disc Jockeys, Humility and Xclusive, Kaffy, DJ Cuppy, Bimbo Akintola, Nathaniel Bassey, , is expected to be streamed online LIVE from the starting point to the finishing line to further encourage many Nigerians who could not join the Walk.

Other notable personalities include Minister for Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen,  Dere Awosika, Abike Dabiri, Bisi Onasanya. Wives of Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Jigawa, Kwara, Ekiti States will also join other First Ladies to Walk in clusters in their respective States.

 

The Arise Walk for Life sponsored by Siju, as the highly resourceful woman, is called, is one of the events that hold yearly as a forerunner to the flagship event, The Arise Women Conference scheduled for Saturday, 30th October 2021. The conference promises to be a confluence of inspiration and hope for individuals regardless of religion, tribe or ethnicity as it will be graced by serving and former First Ladies, Wives of federal and State Legislators, Captains of industries, International guests and technocrats who will share from their wealth of experience.

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Ex-Model Helen Prest Has No Shares in First Foundation – Mrs Oluwayemisi Ajayi

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As the legal battle rages on between former Ms. Nigeria, Helen Prest, and Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi, the wife of the deceased medical doctor and businessman, Dr. Ademola Oluwatosin Ajayi, a new twist has been added to the case as Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi has filed an application before the Federal High Court in Lagos, urging the court to set aside the order obtained by Ms. Helen Prest and her daughter, Tomisin Ajayi, granting them leave to institute the pending action and restraining Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi from running First Foundation Medical Engineering Company Limited, the company in which she and her husband are shareholders.

She contended that the order is a nullity on the ground of fundamental irregularity, lack of jurisdiction and denial of fair hearing.

The presiding Judge, Justice Tijjani Ringim, gave the ruling in an application filed by Miss Tomisin Ajayi and Mrs. Helen Prest Ajayi as 1st and 2nd Applicants respectively, through their counsel, Mr. Abiodun Jellili Owonikoko, (SAN).

The 1st to 4th Respondents/Applicants in the suit are First Foundation Medical Engineering Company Ltd, Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC); Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi and a lawyer, Mr. Patrick Abak and the 1st, 3rd and 4th Respondents are being represented by Mr. Kunle Adegoke SAN.

First Foundation Medical Engineering Company Limited was owned by the late Dr. Tosin Ajayi in equal shares with her wife, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi.

However, the Respondents have also filed a counter-affidavit to the originating motion stating their reactions in addition to an application to set aside the order of court granted on 5th August 2021. In an affidavit sworn to by a legal practitioner Afeez Ishola Soliu of Kunle Adegoke & Co., the deponent averred that on the 9th day of September 2021, upon conducting a search of the Court’s file in respect of this suit, to their greatest dismay, they discovered that the matter had come upon two occasions, without service of hearing notice of the proceedings on the respondents, but that ruling had also been delivered in respect of the originating summons by which the Plaintiffs sought orders to restrain the Respondents.

Due to the apparent deliberate suppression of facts and glaring act of bad faith on the part of the Plaintiffs, the court was misled to entertain the proceeding of 2nd of September, 2021 under the belief that the respondents had notice of the said proceedings. No form of hearing notice whatsoever, whether emanating from the court or from the applicants, was served on their counsel or even on the respondents.

The Respondents contended that failure to serve hearing notice is a breach of the fundamental principle of fair hearing and that as at the 7th day of September 2021 when the originating summons dated 23rd July, 2021was heard and determined, the respondents were still within time to respond to the allegations of the Plaintiffs but were denied the right to respond to the said originating summons.

By virtue of the foregoing, the proceeding of the court conducted without the issuance of hearing notice to the respondents are liable to be set aside, the Respondents contended. Consequently, the three respondents comprising; First Foundation Medical Engineering Company Limited, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi and Mr Patrick Abak are urging the court to set aside the entire proceedings of the court conducted on the 2nd and 7th days of September 2021 for being a nullity on grounds of fundamental irregularity, lack of jurisdiction and denial of fair hearing. They also sought an order compelling the plaintiffs, Mrs. Hellen Prest Ajayi and her daughter Miss Tomisin Ajayi to effect payment, to the three respondents in respect of the undertaking made pursuant to which the plaintiff’s interlocutory prayers were granted by the court, the said order being liable to be set aside.

In a counter-affidavit sworn to by Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ajayi against the originating motion which is the substantive suit, Mrs. Ajayi stated that she was aware that Miss Tomisin presents herself as the love child of an adulterous relationship between her deceased husband, Dr. Tosin Ajayi and his adulteress, Mrs. Helen Prest. According to Mrs. Ajayi, although she is not in a position to confirm if Tomisin Ajayi is a child of her deceased husband as her deceased husband never introduced her or to any other member of the family, since her husband’s passing, she and her children have, in good faith, decided not to dispute the paternity of Tomisin but decided to accept her as one of the beneficiaries of the estate of her deceased husband together with her children.

Mrs. Ajayi averred further that, at the time of the incorporation, the name of the company was First Foundation Medical Company Limited on 6th June,1980 before it was changed to First Medical Engineering Company Limited in April, 2002. And that since the incorporation of the company, she has always been a shareholder and Director of the company and holds 50% of the shares of the company. She said that at no time did her deceased husband and her terminate their marriage as their marriage was always extant and never dissolved till he died.

She admitted that Helen was her deceased husband’s concubine but never a shareholder of their company First Foundation Medical Engineering Company Limited, but a mere meddlesome interloper with no legally cognizable relationship with the company, therefore she had no reason whatsoever to act prejudicially or oppressively to the plaintiffs who as a matter of fact are strangers to the company. She contended further that the Plaintiffs have no right to institute the action as they are not shareholders of the company. To demonstrate her good faith, she deposed in her affidavit that she caused her lawyers to write to Tomisin Ajayi to join in her children’s application to obtain Letters of Administration for their deceased father but Tomisin replied through her lawyer that she did not want to have anything to do with her and her children.

She contended that the plaintiffs are on a mission rooted in corporate robbery sought to be carried out in the garment of the law and that the instant suit, together with the application for an injunction, is frivolous, vexatious and without any basis. Consequently, in the interest of justice, she contended that the reliefs sought by Helen Prest in the originating motion for 50% of her husband’s estate, should be refused.

The matter has not been given a new date.

 

 

 

 

Culled from Vanguard Online

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Why Detractors Are Afraid of Pastor Evelyn Joshua

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Evelyn Joshua widow of the deceased ‘Man of God’; founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nation (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua connotes the mien and character of a woman whose strength is drawn from Athena; the Greek goddess of wisdom, strength and courage. All her life, she has dedicated it to the works of her creator thereby serving as moral support and a shoulder to lean on for her late husband who is a widely known televangelist across the world.

In respecting the decision of her husband; she operated behind the scene. Her giant strides in the growth of the ministry were felt across board like a typical home builder. When many thought the shocking demise of her husband will take its toll on her; she remained strong and resilient. Those who paid her on condolence visit averred that; her demeanor and composure needed to be commended as she showed the braveness of a lioness.

After the burial of her husband; several controversies erupted; most especially on the leadership structure on who takes over from where the late prophet TB Joshua stopped. Sources averred that; on the leadership issues, Evelyn remained silent and obey the will of God on who leads the church to the next level. Some impatient individuals are fuelling media campaigns to bring down her persona by sponsoring a campaign of calumny against her thereby pitching her against church members. “Mama Evelyn is not even in a race with anybody on who leads the church. As the leader of the Church, all she wants is stability. She is interested in is due process as all stakeholders; partners and members are duly carried along on the succession plan. As the wife of the founder, you cannot sweep her influence on the church under the carpet. All she has been doing is in the best interest of the growth of the church. She is not in competition or show of power with anyone. But you don’t expect her to keep quiet when things are not going the right way. Her husband will be angry if she allows people to slow down what he has worked assiduously for years after his demise.”

“Every issue is under control as there is no cause for alarm. People are just blowing the issue out of proportion. The sensationalism on the issue is quite enormous. Some people are just sitting and creating imaginary issues; painting a picture that does not even exist. The leadership tussle will soon be a thing of the past. God will play a huge role in who heads the church. Anyone who wants to silent Evelyn Joshua is probably just afraid of her growing influence and the love she has enjoyed from all sundry and how she has displayed maturity and boldness to tackle issues that are surfacing. She is unperturbed and she would never be intimidated. All she is after is things are done in line with the voice of God.” Another source added.

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