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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Senator Ayo Arise regains freedom from kidnappers

Senator Ayo Arise regains freedom from kidnappers

Senator Ayo Arise who was kidnapped on Sunday by gunmen has regained his freedom.

Details of how he was released hasn't been made public yet. It could also not be ascertained where he was released and if any ransom was paid.

As at Thursday, it was gathered that the kidnappers had reduced their ransom from N80m to N50m. However, the President of Oye Progressives Union which is the Umbrella Association of the Indigenes of Oye, Mr. Akin Omole, confirmed the release of the All Progressives Congress chieftain.
“Yes, I’ve heard from him and he told us that he has regained his freedom. We are immensely grateful to God Almighty and to everyone who acted one way or the other for his release,” he said in a telephone chat with newsmen. Oye Ekiti is highly grateful and we are saying thank you. OPU on behalf of the Oye Ekiti community is grateful to everyone who contributed in several ways towards ensuring that our illustrious son is freed without being harmed,” Omole said.

Arise was kidnapped on Sunday along Okene-Abuja highway while traveling back to Abuja from his country-home in Oye-Ekiti.
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Like Bode George, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Jimi Agbaje withdraws from the PDP chairmanship race

Like Bode George, Otunba Gbenga Daniel?and Jimi Agbaje withdraws?from the PDP chairmanship race
Last night, Chief Bode George stepped down from the race to become the next PDP national chiarman saying the race isn't fair.

Now, two more contenders Jimi Agbaje and Otunba Gbenga Daniels have also stepped down from the race.

Taoheed Adedoja, Tunde Adeniran, Raymond Dokpesi, Uche Secondus, Rasheed Ladoja and Segun Aderemi are the 6 contenders left in the race.

Read Otunba Gbenga Daniels withdrawal letter below...
Withdrawal from The Chairmanship Contest:
As you are aware, in the last three months when I took the decision to contest for the post of the National Chairman of our great party, I have done what has been described in many quarters as most unprecedented. I traversed the length and breadth of our great country, in all the 36 states and the FCT, meeting with various stakeholders, leadership and party members, and setting up structures not just for my personal aspiration, but also to feel the pulse of Nigerians and test the strength and popularity of our party among the citizens.
It was another learning curve for me because I discovered that in spite of our widely publicized pockets of internal challenges, many Nigerians are sincerely and justifiably looking for a credible alternative to the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), and most happily, the Peoples Democratic Party is still being looked upon as that credible and acceptable alternative.
It was a great opportunity for me to spread the message of hope, renewing the confidence of not only our party members but also Nigerian citizens about our great party. I believe that I did what is expected of a loyal and committed party member to inject a new life into the party, refresh and reenergise it for optimum acceptance by the electorate.
We are a political party, and a democratic one at that. Contest for for offices are expected to be competitive and this is what we have demonstrated sufficiently with the good number of very credible aspirants who have shown interests in all the various offices of our National Executive Committee to steer the ship of our party to victory in 2019. No doubt, we have suffered huge losses, from the control of some 25 States into only 11 states, capped with the loss of the Presidency in 2015. This, to me is the greatest challenge before our party, and regaining this lost glory is more important to me than any aspiration for offices.
In order to sustain the new found peace and renewed confidence of Nigerians in our party and reduce the veiled but potential line of frictions, I consider it in the best interest the party to voluntarily withdraw from the Chairmanship race so that we can collectively look for and elect good leaders for the purpose of winning elections in 2019.
Kindly accept assurances of my esteemed regards.
Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel FNSE, FAEng.
cc; PDP BOT Chairman.

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Rochas Okorocha’s Ministry for Happiness and the Animal Farm Called Nigeria by Reno Omokri

Rochas Okorocha?s Ministry for Happiness and the Animal Farm Called Nigeria by Reno Omokri

Read Reno's new article below
"Rochas Okorocha, a man who has spent more money on statues than he has on living human beings has now appointed his biological sister as “Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfilment”. What sin did Imo people commit to deserve this embarrassment as their Governor?
And this Rochas, a man that so wants his people to be happy that he creates a ministry for happiness for them nevertheless delays their salaries and pensions. And when his unpaid workers and pensioners take to keke-riding to augment their income, he bans that too. Apparently, Rochas has provided enough statues to make them happy!
And the so-called commissioner for happiness is anything but a happy camper. One could even ask whether she is commissioner for happiness or commissioner for ANGER? Her public comments since her appointment project RAGE rather than joy. Perhaps she should have been made Imo State’s commissioner for DEFENCE?
To every unhappy Nigerian, do not worry. Happiness beckons as Rochas Okorocha has announced that he will contest for President whenever President Buhari’s tenure of unhappiness ends.
However, with this recent episode in the dramatic life of Rochas, I am left with little choice but to conclude that Rochas Okorocha is a perfect example of why all aspirants to high offices in Nigeria should submit themselves for psychiatric evaluation before being permitted to contest.
But coming back to reality though, these are the types of tales you expect to see being dramatised in badly written Nollywood movies of the Idumota variety. Now I know what people mean when they say that no matter how strange fiction is, reality is often stranger than fiction.
Governor Okorocha and the All Progressives Congress have shown such monumental cluelessness that even I, an opposition politician, am ashamed for them, because obviously, they have no capacity to feel shame.
Coming on the heels of Okorocha’s joke of a government, we were regaled by the Presidency with the news that President Buhari had ‘commissioned’ the release of 500 inmates of Kano Central Prison.
I kid you not! In fact, the tweet by the President’s spokesman reads as follows (and this is a direct quote):
“President @MBuhari commissions the release of 500 inmates pardoned by Kano State Government at the Kurmawa prison. #PMBinKano.”
Obviously, the spokesperson, Bashir Ahmad, does not have a heart for his job, because he deleted the tweet from his TL on @BashirAhmaad after he got pilloried by angry Nigerians.
But what has Nigeria done to deserve such leaders? Leaders who major on the minor and minor on the major.
Not only did it take President Muhammadu Buhari forever to respond to the atrocious treatment of Nigerians and other Sub-Saharan Africans in Libya, the President betrayed his deep ignorance of the state of affairs in Nigeria when he expressed wonder at what Nigerians were going to do in Libya.
President Buhari said he is sad that Nigerians are being sold like goats in Libya. He must have forgotten that his army killed 347 Nigerian Shiite men, women, children and infants, then buried them in a mass grave like goats. Has he done anything to those who committed that act? So how is he better than the Libyans?
The President asked why Nigerian go to Libya. What choice do they have? Are they safer in Nigeria than in Libya?
If Boko Haram does not slaughter them, herdsmen will kill them. If SARS doesn’t shoot them, the chief of army staff may send them to the great beyond for blocking his route. If APC does not finish them with joblessness, APC will finish them by increasing the cost of petrol, electric and food. And even if you guys have jobs, your APC Governor may prefer to use your salaries to erect statues for leaders of distant lands. If all of that does not happen, kidnappers are there to fulfil all righteousness. So, Mr. President, please don’t ask such an obvious question!
Many of those who are actually making the perilous journey to Europe through the Sahara desert via Libya belong to those described by President Buhari as the disfavoured 5%.
After having been told by the man to whom they looked up to for leadership that they were not his priorities, should anyone be surprised that people from the South-south and South-east began checking out?
And speaking of leadership, if you want to know the difference between a leader and a dealer, all you need to do is compare President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inaugural speech with that of President Buhari. To help you, I have quoted the relevant portions below:
“I undertake to be the keeper of the aspirations of both those who voted for me and those who did not”- President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Now compare it with the following,
“The constituents who gave me 97% cannot in all honesty be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%”-President Muhammadu Buhari.
Now ask yourself if you will see a future for yourself in Nigeria if you are from “the constituencies that gave me 5%”?
And that is why they are voting with their feet. In fact, to many of them, Operations Python Dance and Crocodile Smile were the last straw.
Many of these long-suffering Nigerians had noted that even where there was widespread killings and devastation by herdsmen and other ‘criminals’ (in Buhari’s Nigeria, you are only a terrorist if you are from the 5%). In the 97% areas, no military operations were unleashed there.
There is a lot I can write about the new and improved Federal Republic of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, but let me end by quoting the conclusion of George Orwell’s Animal Farm:
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
Reno’s Nuggets
The only thing it should cost you to sleep with a woman is love followed by marriage. As long as it cost you money to sleep with a woman, she is a prostitute, whether or not you rebrand her girlfriend or fianceé. That is why you should never marry a Slay Queen. When distance comes between you and your Slay Queen, she will find another Wallet King. But when distance comes between you and a true Pray Queen, she will find another way to reach you #RenosNuggets.
QUOTE: To every unhappy Nigerian, do not worry. Happiness beckons as Rochas Okorocha has announced that he will contest for President whenever President Buhari’s tenure of unhappiness ends. However, with this recent episode in the dramatic life of Rochas, I am left with little choice but to conclude that Rochas Okorocha is a perfect example of why all aspirants to high offices in Nigeria should submit themselves for psychiatric evaluation before being permitted to contest.
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Actress Funke Adesiyan and her massive boobs attend Senate President, Bukola Saraki's daughter's wedding in Abuja

Actress Funke Adesiyan and her massive boobs attend Senate President, Bukola Saraki



Funke and her massive boobs were guests at the wedding of Senate President Bukola Saraki's daughter, Tosin, holding at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja today December 9th. See more photos below...
Actress Funke Adesiyan and her massive boobs attend Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Actress Funke Adesiyan and her massive boobs attend Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Actress Funke Adesiyan and her massive boobs attend Senate President, Bukola Saraki
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Photos from Runtown and Davido's performance at Senator Saraki's daughter's wedding in Abuja

Photos from Runtown and Davido

Yesterday, Nigerian pop stars Runtown and Davido performed at the wedding fathia of Senate President, Bukola Saraki's daughter, Oluwatosin who got married to her boo, Olatunde Olukoya in Abuja.

At the event, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented President Buhari at the ceremony. Also in attendance are Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone and billionaire businessman, Femi Otdeola. 
Photos from Runtown and Davido
Photos from Runtown and Davido
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Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his five Ballon d'Or trophies at Bernabeu before netting his 50th goal of the year (Photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his five Ballon d



Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo, received a heroic welcome from Real Madrid at the Bernabeu following his fifth and record-equalling Ballon d'Or triumph on Thursday.
The former Manchester United winger also showed off five Ballon d'Or trophies at Bernabeu, before netting his 50th goal for the seventh consecutive calendar year, against Sevilla. 
The 32-year-old Portuguese superstar scored a brace in the Real Madrid's 5 - 0 victory against Sevilla, taking his goal tally in all competitions to 50.
Spanish club, Real Madrid is currently 3rd with 31 points on the La Liga Table.
See more photos below..

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Senator Shehu Sani's aide on Youth matters has been kidnapped

Senator Shehu Sani

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to Sen. Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna) on Youth Matters has been kidnapped.

The Senator made the announcement in a Facebook post saying Ahmad, 45, was kidnapped by some gunmen in Tudun Wada Area of Kaduna South, Kaduna State on Dec. 8. He said the victim some weeks ago reported to the police that some unknown gunmen had visited his residence in search of him.

“I received the news of the abduction of one of my youth leader and brother in the person of Mallam Bashir Ahmad by masked gunmen in Tudun Wada Area of Kaduna South. Eyewitness narrated that the masked gunmen molested Mallam Bashir Ahmad before whisking him away to an unknown destination. Some weeks ago, Mallam Bashir raised alarm and reported to the police when he was told by neighbors that some armed mask men came looking for him when he was not at home," he said.
Senator Shehu Sani
The lawmaker said relevant security agencies had been alerted to the incidence. According to him, efforts will be put in place to secure his freedom. Sani assured Ahmad’s family and friends that he and other well-wishers would continue to remember him in their prayers, and that they would stand solidly by him until he returned home.
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Photos of former president Goodluck Jonathan at the PDP convention

Photos of former president Goodluck Jonathan at the PDP convention\

As a chieftain of the party, former president Goodluck Jonathan, also attended and addressed delegates at the PDP convention holding at the Eagles square, Abuja today December 9th. See more photos below...

Photos of former president Goodluck Jonathan at the PDP convention

Photos of former president Goodluck Jonathan at the PDP convention
Photos of former president Goodluck Jonathan at the PDP convention
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Photo: Atiku Abubakar speaks at PDP convention, says Nigeria is now more divided and acrimonious than at any time since the civil war

Photo: Atiku Abubakar speaks at PDP convention, says Nigeria is now more divided and acrimonious than at any time since the civil war

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar spoke at the PDP National convention happening at the Eagles square, Abuja. Atiku in his speech said Nigeria is more divided and acrimonious than it has ever been since the civil war. He accused APC of pursuing an anti-corruption war that targets only members of the opposition. Read his remarks at the convention below
"I believe in Nigeria.
I believe in one Nigeria where all our people
have equal opportunity
I believe in one Nigeria where we all share a common good.
This belief inspired me and other compatriots to establish The Peoples Democratic Party on the ideals of one united nation, built on the principles of Justice, Equity and Equal Opportunity.
For the past 19 years, I have fought for these principles, even when some in the party have not:
• I fought against factionalism

• I fought for our Nation’s constitution and to prevent tenure elongation

• I fought for our party’s constitution – even at the expense of being forced out of the very party that I helped found. For this is the price one must sometimes pay for democracy.
However, I never abandoned our founding principles.
I stayed true to them as I did on Monday the 17th August, 1998 when the late Alex Ekwueme, the late Solomon Lar and the late Abubakar Rimi and our other founders gathered to announce the birth of the PDP.
And, today, I am proud to say that I have returned home – home to our party.
• I am proud that the PDP is the party that successfully took over power from the military in 1999
• I am proud that the PDP gave Nigeria her first transition from a ruling party to an opposition party – a transition that is now a model for all of Africa

• I am proud that the PDP has an unequalled record of growing our economy for the benefit of all
However, in 2015 the PDP was no longer united and Nigerians voted for change.

Now we must unite as a party to secure the trust of the Nigerian people again because under the APC Nigeria is not working and our people are not working.
Let us consider what the APC has achieved versus what they promised at election time:
• The APC promised us three million new jobs a year.
In Government the APC has lost us three million jobs a year

• The APC promised us peace and unity.
Under the APC Nigeria is now more divided and acrimonious than at any time since the civil war

• The APC promised us restructuring. In office the APC denied restructuring.

The APC promised a war on corruption but all they have delivered is a war on the opposition, with handouts for their cronies and handcuffs for their opponents.
Compare the record of the APC in Government to the record of the PDP in Government:

• We, the PDP, achieved a 10-year increase in the life expectancy of our people

• We, the PDP, enabled 99 million more of our people to have a mobile phone

• We, the PDP helped Nigeria become the largest economy in Africa
As members of the PDP, we all have a lot to be proud of.
In the 16 years that we governed this nation we kept it united, peaceful and prosperous.
We made mistakes, but we put our nation first.
We did not favour only states that voted for us and punish those that did not. We favoured all.
And we also know that 5% and 97% do not add up to 100%.
We now have an APC government, which continues to blame previous governments and scapegoat people rather than solve problems it was elected to solve.
The PDP is the party that will restructure Nigeria into a modern nation with working institutions and a system that gives back power to the people by promoting:
• Free enterprise – because it is businesses that create sustainable jobs, not government

• Property rights – that encourage people to invest in job creation

• A smaller, more effective government that does not consume 75% of the federal budget just on paying salaries
We the PDP are Nigeria's only truly national party.
We must work to earn the trust of Nigerians again and, if given another chance in Government use it to continue to work to improve the lives of our citizens.
So my message to you today is plain and simple:
The PDP is stronger together and Nigeria is stronger together.
• We, the PDP, must be the party that is the hope of the common man for the common good of the commonwealth of Nigeria

• We, the PDP, must be the party that takes power from the centre and puts it firmly in the hands of the Nigerian people

• We, the PDP, must be the party that embodies the Nigerian vision, and ensures that the Nigeria of divisions never, ever happens again
So at this very important Convention let us elect the very best leaders….
• LEADERS who truly understand what it means to position the PDP as a viable and preferred alternative to the mis-governing APC!

• LEADERS who understand the urgency of restructuring to devolve more power to the states and to our people

• LEADERS who truly understand what it means to create the right environment to create jobs – especially for our youths

So let’s get the PDP winning again so we can get Nigeria working again.

PDP! (Power)
PDP! (Power)
Power! (To the People)
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Photos: Newton hotel in Imo gutted by fire


Photos: Newton hotel in Imo gutted by fire

Newton hotel along General hospital, Umuguma in New Owerri, Imo state was this morning gutted by fire. The cause of the fire is yet unknown. Cars parked in the hotel garage were also burnt in the fire incident. See more photos below...

Photos: Newton hotel in Imo gutted by fire

Photos: Newton hotel in Imo gutted by fire

Photos: Newton hotel in Imo gutted by fire

Photos: Newton hotel in Imo gutted by fire
Photos: Newton hotel in Imo gutted by fire
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'It is an abomination'- Facebook user appeals to Borno state government to stop football betting in the state, says it will destroy the youths



Facebook user, Bulama Muhammad Bukar, this morning took to his page to appeal to the Borno state government to ban football betting in the state. According to him, it is an abomination. Read what he wrote below

SAY NO TO "bet9ja".
Where is the Borno State Government?
Where is the Borno State House of Assembly?
Where is our Attorney General?
Where is our Commissioner of Environment?
Where is our Commissioner of Information & Culture?
Where are our patriotic Borno State activists? Where are our Ulamas (Islamic Scholars)?
Where are those groups that call themselves Community/Society Development groups?
Where are the so called Movements for better Borno? Where are they? Where are they???
Why is everybody silent knowing that our State is on the verge of falling into yet another danger?
Are you really interested in making Borno a better place or you are just making noise to attract people's attention or gain a cheap popularity?
This State of ours has been suffering from "fitnah" (crises) for the past 7-8 years. And it's unanimously agreed that the only way out of this "fitnah" is for all of us to repent to Allah and seek for His forgiveness as well as His spiritual intervention, only by doing so can we get out of the current disaster our people have been suffering from. but unfortunately opposite is the case, as almost 70-80% of our youths have suddenly and messively resort to a newly emerged football gambling that is called "Naija Bet", in which a person predict the results of the 5-6 football matches that are yet to be played by putting N100 or N200 and that if he/she guess the results correctly he/she would end up winning some certain amount of money. And every critical thinker knows that such gambling encourages theft, burglary, enmity among youth, and it also discourages those involved from going to school. (subhanallah wal'iyazu billah).
Allah swt has warned the Prophet saw against dangers involved in gambling in a number of occasions in the Glorious Qur'an. Allah swt quoted to have said:
"They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say, 'In them is GREAT SIN"
(Qur'aan 2:19). He (swt) also warned the believers in yet another verse by saying: "O believers! Intoxicants and gambling, worshipping stones and divination by arrows are impure of shaytan's handiwork: refrain from such abomination that ye may prosper."
(Qur'aan 5:90).
Therefore, going by these afore mentioned Qur'anic verses, one can simply realize the simple fact that any society that are involved in such abominable activities are directly testing the patience of Allah swt.
"Wallahi" if care is not taken, we are going to witness yet another disastrous anarchy, a situation where we will have thousands of our youths dropped out of schools and I think you are aware of the consequences.
May Allah swt guide us to the right path.
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Maje Ayida's second babymama shares cute photos with their son, Micah

Maje Ayida
Maje and Anita welcomed their son, Micah, in July 2015. She shared these lovely photos of herself and their son on IG. Maje reacted to the cute photos using the love emoji 
Maje Ayida

Maje Ayida
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Photo: EFCC declares beautiful young lady wanted for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence

Photo: EFCC declares beautiful young lady wanted for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence

The anti-graft agency has declared Ugochukwu Sandra Alexandra Nneka wanted for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence. See the post shared on their Facebook page below
Photo: EFCC declares beautiful young lady wanted for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence
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Photos: How Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Juliet Ibrahim, others stepped out for the Future Awards 2017

Photos: How Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Juliet Ibrahim, others stepped out for the Future Awards 2017

Nollywoods leading women stepped out in style for the 2017 Future Awards Africa.  

Hosted by Adekunle Gold and Mimi Onolaja at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, the Awards spotlights individuals who are leading the charge in different sectors and impacting their communities positively.    

The Vice President of Nigeria, ‘Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Co-Founder, Sahara Group, Tonye Cole and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo were among the personalities at the 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa.    

And Nollywood's finest stars like Omotola Jalade, Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Juliet Ibrahim and others all stepped out at the event looking stunning!    

See photos below:

Photos: How Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Juliet Ibrahim, others stepped out for the Future Awards 2017

Photos: How Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Juliet Ibrahim, others stepped out for the Future Awards 2017

Photos: How Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Juliet Ibrahim, others stepped out for the Future Awards 2017
Photos: How Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Juliet Ibrahim, others stepped out for the Future Awards 2017
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Sola Sobowale rocks Agbada to Future Awards and she looks all shades of gorgeous (photos)

Sola Sobowale rocks Agbada to Future Awards and she looks all shades of gorgeous (photos)

She looked gorgeous in her Agbada...

Sola Sobowale rocks Agbada to Future Awards and she looks all shades of gorgeous (photos)
Sola Sobowale rocks Agbada to Future Awards and she looks all shades of gorgeous (photos)
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Funke Akindele's stunning outfit to Future Awards 2017 (photos)

Funke Akindele

She was definitely one of the best dressed...



Funke Akindele
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Between LIB commenter Bonario Nnags and RCCG twitter handle

Between LIB commenter Bonario Nnags and RCCG twitter handle

Who supports Bonario's reply to RCCG's tweet?
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Agbani Darego finally shows us her tall and gaddmit Hot husband...(photo)

Agbani Darego finally shows us her tall and gaddmit Hot husband...(photo)\\

Since their wedding in April 2017, this is the first time Agbani will share a photo of her husband, who is said to be one of the sons of billionaire business man, TY Danjuma. They are both pictured at the Future Awards which took place tonight...
 Agbani Darego finally shows us her tall and gaddmit Hot husband...(photo)

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Toke Makinwa stuns in N1.1m Gucci Flora print pajama (Photos)

Toke Makinwa stuns in N1.1m Gucci Flora print pajama (Photos)

Media personality, Toke Makinwa, took to Instagram to share photos of herself rocking N1.1m Gucci Flora print silk pajama, and revealed that she was among a few notable women who were honored on Friday by the brand.
Also flaunting her natural hair in the photos, the 33-year-old wrote: 'Last night Gucci honored a few good women who “Bloomed despite the odds” this year and I was one of them. Thanks guys.'
On Gucci website, a pair of pants goes for $1,300, while the matching top sells for $1,750.
See more photos below..
Toke Makinwa stuns in N1.1m Gucci Flora print pajama (Photos)Toke Makinwa stuns in N1.1m Gucci Flora print pajama (Photos)
Toke Makinwa stuns in N1.1m Gucci Flora print pajama (Photos)
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