Many a prominent pastor have issued failed prophecies and consequently suffered ridicule for their words. But Vice President Yemi Osinbajo knows that one pastor whose pronouncements are priceless. As a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Banana Island, Ikoyi, he never took his calling as a racket nor did he ever seek to court cheap acclaim via expensive, phony prophecies. Osinbajo was a true man of God, according to RCCG faithful. So is the man that led him to Christ. Recently, the VP opened up on who led him to Christ. The person is Pastor Tony Rapu of Freedom House, who equally clocked 60 some weeks ago.
According to him, “In 1993, I came to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Apapa Parish, where Pastor Tony was pastoring. I was in a workers group. Guess what he named that workers group? Government! It was prophetic – unbelievable, the number of us who actually went into government.… Oby Ezekwesili was in the same group. She, of course, became Minister in two different departments… The prophetic word had gone forth.” Osinbajo who turned 60 a few days ago, was the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48 (Olive Tree provincial headquarters) of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Banana Island, Ikoyi before his inauguration as the Vice President of Nigeria. He is still a pastor of the parish contrary to some speculations that he has resigned as RCCG Pastor.
The sun may still shine brightly on the dreams of Titi Atiku. The wife of Nigeria’s ex-Vice President and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Abubakar Atiku, is upbeat and back on her grind, as you read. Her newfound vivacity stems from her dreams of a second chance in Nigeria’s power corridors. Nobody is sure if her husband, Atiku Abubakar, would contest but speculations abound that the former VP may throw his hat in the ring as the race for the 2019 presidential elections hots up. At the backdrop of the speculations, Titi reportedly mobilizes her crew of friends, powerbrokers and political associates for moral and physical support in respect of her husband’s presumed political future.
While her husband enjoyed his time as the nation’s number two citizen, Hajia Amina Titi Abubakar was one of the women who dazzled the social scene with their presence. The aura of power followed her wherever she went, attracting a bevy of admirers desirous of getting the good graces of the stylish woman of means. But then, the life of influence and power came to a halt, and the fair-complexioned matriarch of the Atiku family took a break from the public eye following her husband’s exit from office.
The pet project she founded as the wife of vice president, Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF), was also put on the back burner. Today, Titi has been going around giving motivational talks and people believe that she is trying to come back into the happening crowd. She was a cynosure of eyes at the third edition of the Most Valuable Governors’ Wives Award, MVGWA, held in Abuja, recently.
AND SHE GETS SERVED…KEMI OLUNLOYO IN POLICE NET, RISK JAIL TERM
Who will save Kemi Olunloyo? As the rabid-tongued stews in self-wrought misfortune, so does Kemi even as you read. The controversial blogger is currently cooling her heels in detention, following her attack on Pastor David Ibiyomie. The 52-year old blogger was detained in Port Harcourt (Rivers State), following a post alleging Pastor David Ibiyiomie was involved in adultery. Arrested on Monday, March 14, in lbadan (Oyo State), Kemi was taken to Port Harcourt where she’s being detained in prison.
Predictably, the blogosphere was on fire when the news of her arrest broke. Many people jubilated and celebrated her arrest. According to them, she got what she deserved. You couldn’t have forgotten so soon how, on Sunday, July 10, 2016, Kemi’s father, Victor Olunloyo, was forced to issue a public apology to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of RCCG for the statement his daughter made against him on the social media. Kemi had openly impugned the integrity of Pastor Adeboye, so when her father heard the man of God was coming to one of the RCCG parishes in Oluyole, Oyo State, he rushed there so that he could apologize to the RCCG pastor.
The daughter of former Oyo State governor, Victor Omololu Olunloyo, seems to suffer from a greater sort of affliction, according to several of her fans and critics in the social media space. Outspoken and unapologetically blunt, Kemi’s demeanor, has attracted flak and virulent criticism from folk who can’t stomach it. She has insulted a lot of people in Nigeria from high to low. From Wole Soyinka to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Adeboye to Pastor David Oyedepo, and several celebrities, Kemi hits everyone below the belt. But she got more than she bargained for few days ago when she attacked Pastor Ibiyomie.
PRIVATELY! FROM ABUJA TO LONDON…STAN RERRI TAKES 50TH BIRTHDAY TO PARKLANE, LONDON
Like the early dew which moistens blooming bougainvillea, Abuja well-connected man of style, Oloorogun Stan Rerri, ornamented Nigeria’s high society with uncharacteristic verve and aplomb. Stan who is fondly called ‘The Ultimate Rocker or Lifestyle King’, is full of enchanting song. Butterflies flit around his stomach and the fireflies dance in his eyes like the orbs of the eastern muse. Stan will be 50 in few weeks and he breezes through the hours like a virtuoso plucking guitar strings masterfully.
To celebrate his 50th anniversary, Stan is planning a high-octane party in Abuja and a more glamorous one across the seas, in Parklane, London, United Kingdom to be precise. Yes, May 14th is the D-day. Stan, a top businessman in oil and hospitality sectors, has every reason to celebrate and be thankful for being alive and successful in an age when the odds stacked against the average Nigerian continually prevent many from surviving their third decade on earth. But he is celebrating his fifth decade and with lots of gratitude too. At 50, Stan is every inch a gracious champ. Like most champs, he makes a good first impression.
As he clocks 50, his story pulsates a pleasurable lore of labour, perseverance, reinvention and accomplishment. It projects the fate of a man immune to the proverbial fatal weakness of character oft derided by conservatives as carefree folk’s Achilles heel. Already, the frenzy is catching on among London and Lagos’ high society as the crème of the cities’ affluent crowd engage in a mad hustle to secure an invite to the party.
Meanwhile, his divorced wife, Edith, has had a bouncing baby boy.
DADDY’S GIRL…FEMI AND NANA OTEDOLA CELEBRATES DAUGHTER AT 21 IN LONDON
- WHY SHE IS CELEBRATED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS
A father’s calling is eternal and its importance transcends time. The bond between father and daughter lasts a lifetime and is more active than the bond between a man and his innate love for affluence. No doubt, billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, is a doting father and a wealthy one at that. However, Temi Otedola, third daughter of ForteOil boss, lived the fantasy of every girl her age when her father placed her on a pedestal of royalty as she turned 21. Temi is lovable no doubt. Many regard her as the privileged heiress to extraordinary fortune but her closest circuit of friends and associates readily liken her to a marble bust in human form, with enough character and generosity to last everyone.
Fondly called JTO by family and friends, Temi is generous, stylish and very hardworking like her sister, Dj Cuppy. Last Monday She clocked 21 and her parents, Femi And Nana Otedola, threw a party for her in Soho in London. It was a day to remember. Expectedly, right from the door, the few family and friends that came to celebrate with the Otedolas on one of their joyous days were treated like royalty. Greeted with Champagne and exotic wine, and there was a delicious array of canapés to tempt the taste buds.
Temi is a blogger, stylist and contributor who started her fashion blog, jtofashion.com, in December 2015. So far, Temi’s blog has gained an international audience and has been featured in British Vogue, CNN and the Times Magazine. JTO fashion is a platform where Temi can offer inspiration and insight into her fast paced life in Fashion, but also express her passion for African culture and design.