In a statement released to the media on Thursday, a member of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who trended online earlier this week, after photos and video of a brand new G-Wagon he gifted his wife surfaced, has defended his much talked about car gift to his wife.
The lawmaker who who is the majority leader of House of Reps, and had presented the surprise gift to his wife on her 50th birthday on May 27 at an event, said he saved for “a couple of years” to buy his wife the luxury vehicle.
His statement partly read, “My attention has been drawn to the extensive reports especially on social media regarding the presentation of a gift to my wife and best friend in celebration of her 50th birthday anniversary.
“Naturally I had anticipated this occasion for quite a while and prepared by saving up for it in the last couple of years. I took the decision far back to present her with a significant gift, she was totally unaware of, to convey in part, the debt of my gratitude to her for standing by me through ‘thick and thin’.
“I could never have been half the man I am today without her support and unbelievable understanding. Truly, the monetary value of any gift real or imagined, pales in significance when I consider how much of a ‘rock and pillar’ she has been to me.
“The presentation of the gift contrary to public perception, was to be a family affair in our home but it suffered some delays finally arriving when a number of guests were in to celebrate with my wife. It still would have remained a private affair, but I guess we underestimated the power of social media and very excited friends.
“Having said this, I understand and appreciate the reaction of the public. As a public official, one must be held to a higher standard. My action was not meant to offend sensibilities and I regret that it did.
“Being a leader in many spheres, I can very well understand the optics of it. But I would rather want it to be seen as what it is-an expression of deep appreciation and love for my wife of almost thirty years, rather than one of flamboyance.
“I remain truly committed to my values of improving lives for my constituents and Nigerians at large. As the records will show, I have consistently expended much more in achieving this goal especially within my constituency, than I spend on my wife.”
Luxury Jeweler, identified as Kaycee has reportedly gone legal on Davido as he releases legal letter demanding N60M as proceeds from the jewelry Davido sold.
He shared photos of the law suit with the caption;
This is a copy of letter of demand sent by my team of lawyers working round the clock to ensure i get my money back from Mr. David Adeldeji Adeleke. I needed to go legal to prove to everyone that my claim of 120,000 £ ( 60million) against Davido is for real and at the appropriate time we would go to court of law for judgement. Please, be patient with me even though my life is now in Davido’s✋. Thank you all I know justice will be seen been done in this case.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Not Too Young to Run bill today.
Buhari had, during his Democracy Day speech on Tuesday, revealed that he’ll be signing the bill into law “in few days”.
The Reduction of Age for Election Bill popularly known on social media as #NotTooYoungToRun, will see the reduction of the minimum age to run for President from 40 to 35 years, State and Federal representatives from 30 to 25 years and 30 years for Governors and Senators.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, President Buhari said:
“If you really want to change something in Nigeria, and if you can organise yourselves and work hard towards...
The Chairman, Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne Aboderin, is dead.
He died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6.05am after a heart surgery at the age of 60.
He was also Chairman Punch Commercial Printing Limited and Lukahed Properties Limited.
He attended the Government College, Ibadan and trained as a pilot in the United States.
He is survived by his wife, Titilayo and two daughters, Nicole and Cherelle.