Old Wine Tastes Better…Bamanga Tukur’s Daughter, Jamila, Marries Adedoja


It’s amazing to see what great lengths a man would go and what infinite depths a soul would plunge, for the sake of love. For the sake of love, the triple pillar of the world severally transforms into a strumpet’s fool; apology to Shakespeare. And for the sake of love, many a bridegroom and bride have had their hearts ripped to shreds like a stray rabbit in the grasp of a starving wolf. And contrary to what the rumour mill may project, it was for love’s sake that the handsome Prof. Adedoja decided to remarry after he lost his beautiful wife years ago. Abuja listed like a cruise ship on the day Jamila, daughter of former PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, married former Sports Minister, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, in a classy wedding.

The ceremony started with a Nikkah on Friday 20th, after Jumat Prayer at Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja. There, top notch politicians and businessmen gathered to celebrate with the couple. The reception followed immediately after the Nikkah at the same venue. Two days later, the former Sports minister hosted friends and family to a bigger reception in his hometown in Oyo. The event took place at the Civic Centre in Ibadan. The reception attracted the crème of Nigeria’s high society as friends of Adedoja and Bamanga Tukur trooped to Ibadan to rejoice with the couple.

However, Jamila’s marriage to Adedoja will be her second attempt at marriage. It would be recalled that she quit her first marriage in London, due to incompatibility with her first husband. Jamila’s first marriage was severely hampered by irreconcilable differences with her estranged husband. The marriage which produced beautiful kids eventually crashed despite friends and family’s heartfelt attempts to reunite Jamila and her first husband. Jamila is the product of Alhaji Bamaga’s relationship with his Calabar wife, Aminat. Tukur married Amina soon after she clocked 30. Rumour has it that he gave Jamila to Adedoja to cement their bond and friendship. It is an open secret that Bamanga Tukur is a mentor to Prof. Adedoja.

Namadi Sambo is a patriot. But his detractors love to think of him as a dull actor, lacking in skills but blessed in cunning characteristic of the shelled tortoise or fraudulent politician. Few weeks after incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, assumed office, the former Vice President and chieftain of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), allegedly took to his heels claiming he was embarking on medical tourism abroad. His detractors claimed he had taken to his heels to avoid prosecution by no-nonsense Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC). However, in a swift response, friends and loyalists of Sambo have responded to his antagonists; they said the former VP is no tortoise neither is he a crafty politician.

They said Sambo indeed, went for a knee surgery overseas. According to them, he had to seek medical aid in Washington DC, United States (US), to repair a severe knee ligament disorder which almost resulted in the amputation of one of his legs below the knee. Sambo reportedly consulted several hospitals in the US before he was admitted by a Washington DC-area hospital for an extensive ligament reconstructive surgery. The former vice president was in intensive rehab for several weeks after the surgery. Today, Sambo has bounced back to his feet. He is reportedly hale and hearty, would return to the country soon to shame his critics and political detractors.

Again, bliss sputters to untimely death in the wedlock of Yomi Folawiyo and Bimbo Kashamu. Although friends and family of the couple rue the crash of their marriage claiming they are still in love, they forget that in separation, few husbands and wives choose to follow their hearts, instead, they follow their heads. Thus as you read, the much celebrated society marriage between Yomi and Bimbo is on the brink of collapse, according to source close to the family. Findings revealed that Yomi has moved out of his matrimonial home leaving his wife and kid behind. The actual details of the controversies that led to their separation are yet to be ascertained but different factions of the couple’s friends and family have different things to say about the reasons for their separation. A close friend to the estranged couple disclosed that their once rosy marriage suddenly became a bed of thorns at the interference of Yomi’s friends. Bimbo reportedly failed to perform her duties as a wife rather she concentrated on her social life and business. Yet she allegedly prevented Yomi from hanging out and drinking with his friends.