Chief Kessington Adebutu is a social face that not only add panache to the guest list at social events he is actually a formidable persona that could raise the standard of any event to that very A-list classification.
If you haven’t felt his weight as a business mogul that dines with governors and presidents you must have seen his hands on the streets as the popular ‘Baba Ijebu’ from whom quite a number of people derive their livelihood through trying their luck at his gambling set-up.
Though ‘Baba Ijebu’ has every reason to be as happy as a king but he is not, because of the political logjam between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Gbanga Daniel, that has caught him up creek without paddle in the crossfire
Though the pool magnate, has been one who touches politics with the wisdom of Solomon, neither here nor there, but his sympathy as many would point out lies with the Peoples Democratic Party where he has been caught on several occasions making huge contributions at various fund-raising session for the party.
But with emergence of Gbenga Daniel’s PPN to challenge what has come to be known as Obasanjo’s PDP in Ogun state the Balogun of Remo is now torn between where to turn. Close sources to the business mogul has whispered that as much as he is not favourably disposed to the situation on ground his heart tends to be swaying the way of the governor.
It would be recalled Chief Adebutu was one of the leaders of the delegation who took Governor Gbenga Daniel to beg Chief Obasanjo in Abeokuta before the former detoured to form his own party which is checkmating the efforts of PDP in the state. For Baba Adebutu who is a close associate to both, coming out to declare where he really belongs has become a worrisome task. At least that is what a source told Society Plus.
Where is Willie Anumudu?
Nkiru and Willie Anumudu, have been an item on the Nigeria’s social scene for so long that the picture of the couple is a delight that lightens up any event. So hot are they that they have been said to be one of the hottest couples in Nigeira.
Any one would agree it is a perfect match, with Nkiru being a high society woman who knows how to bring good money to good effect and with Willie, rolling in the stuff as the top honcho at Globe Motors, the top dealers in Mercedes Benz. They are so good together that paparazzi look forward to capturing them at events. But for some time now it has been all about Nkiru, who is never missing at those A-list outings with Willie running MIA, you know, missing in action.
Just as when one could not imagine Nkiru without Willie the thought now is where the hell is Willie when you have all eyes on Nkiru at events these days. Throughout last year, it was Nkiru here and there without Willie in sight. Now this year again, it has been all about Nkiru without his hubby at her side at events.
Going by the closeness of Willie to the Ahaba of Asaba, Chief Sunny Odogwu, everyone had thought he would not miss the birthday of the business mogul, that held last month, for the world but it turn out it was only Nkiru that showed up again, bringing to ming the question: where is Willie Anumudu?
BYA calls in favours
Bolaji Ayinla Yusuf, B.Y.A, who represents the Mushin Constituency I and standing to be re-elected in the next House of Representative is a man people of Ward J feel stand a good chance of calling in favours he has rendered time and time again during his last tenure. From Onitire of Itire, Oba Dauda, to the market woman the song has been eulogy all the way for the state lawman for his responsive tenure which has seen to many of their demand.
Not too long ago, the Assemblyman was in the forefront of distributing transformers to various streets not only in the Ward J but also in its environs. The only complaint has come from people of Ibidun Street, in Ward J Itire, that though he has graded their street with laterite soil he has come short of driving the local government to tar the street for years now.
Recently, the Assemblyman assured the people of Ola Street that as part of his campaign pledge he would in the shortest time possible present the area with new transformer to tackle the problem of epileptic power supply which has been crippling businesses in the area. Ola street, which runs parallel with the popular Ijesha Road, being recently rehabilitated and tarred by Governor Fashola remains the alternative access road within the area and it boasts of a fledgling market which serves almost the whole of Mushin Local Government and environs.
Kako-Are in eviction saga
There are many politicians who would love to be in the shoes of Hon. Abayomi Dauda Kako-Are, the House of Assembly lawman representing Mushin Federal Constituency I at the National Assembly. For one, the man is widely loved by the people of Mushin for his magnanimity which has seen him clinching the ticket yet again to represent them for the second term.
So huge is his popularity that even school children in the area sing his songs for his ‘Kajo-Are buses’ which convey them to and fro their schools within the constituency. But if the gist reaching Society Plus has a good ring to it, the lawman may be forced to vacate his present place of abode for non payment of his house rents.
The gist has it that Hon. Kako-Are who lives in a property on Oyewole Street, Palmgroove, belonging to a woman named Mrs Gooding King has not been paying his house rent for some time now. It is alleged that the lawman who has just won election to go back to the National Assembly for the second term has stopped paying his rent since he moved to Abuja. If the arithmetic is done that would mean he had stopped paying his rent for over five years now.
According to the owner of the property, Mrs Gooding King, all entreaties to appeal to the lawman fell on deaf ears as he made no move to redeem his rent arrears. This, as the elderly woman said made her contacted her lawyer to issue him a quit notice. Even as the quit notice was served, the woman said Kako-Are discountenanced it with the belief that with his position in the society he could turn things around in his favour.