So Sad! Toke Makinwa Files for Divorce


•Beautiful Broadcaster Takes the Sad Leap Soon After Estranged Husband, Maje, Broke Her Heart

Toke Makinwa may wish that mankind were propagated like trees. The ravishing broadcaster rues the cost of her expensive marriage thus her application for divorce from Maje Aiyida, her estranged husband. There is no gainsaying wedlock exerted a damaging cost on Toke; it caused her severe emotional woes thus causing her to nurture jaded views about love and marriage.

It will be recalled that Toke parted ways with her fitness guru husband soon after she discovered that he had impregnated another woman. Toke’s 18-month-old marriage to Ayida hit the rocks when the latter impregnated his longtime girlfriend, Anita Solomon. The controversial OAP filed a petition for decree of dissolution of marriage at the Lagos state High Court over what she considers irreconcilable differences between her and Maje. This is coming months after their marriage crashed following disclosure by the presenter that she was still going through the break-up process and that it has been difficult for her.

The resonance of her words cut through the Senate like a Viking blade set between the jaws of a man. By the time Senator Remi Tinubu was done with her tirade, both her friends and political foes, in the Senate, were visibly miffed. Many of them felt that the wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader and two-time governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, should have been less confrontational with words. Widely called ‘Lioness of Bourdillion’, Senator Remi is well known for her bluntness and penchant to say it as it is no matter whose ox is gored. Recently, she accused the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of demoting her during senate proceedings. Recently, the National Assembly experienced mild drama as Senator Remi who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, raised the alarm that the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, had ‘demoted’ her.

She challenged Saraki for placing Senator Andy Uba higher than her during the adoption of votes and proceedings of penultimate Wednesday. She raised the issue when Saraki asked her to second the motion by Senator Uba, PDP, Anambra South. Saraki had at the commencement of that day’s sitting asked Senator Uba to move the motion for the adoption of votes and proceedings in consonance with the tradition of the Senate.

Both Senator Tinubu and Saraki are second timers at the Upper Chamber as they have been at the Senate since 2011. When Senate President Saraki asked Senator Tinubu to second Uba’s motion, she stood up, protested it, saying “I am protesting, I will second it grudgingly, I won’t thank you for demoting me, God is here.” This didn’t go down well with Andy, a billionaire politician who feels that Senator Remi ought to have shown greater respect to him. “I was a better Senator than him even when we were at the seventh Senate,” she reportedly said.

It is often said that if you can actually count your money, you are not really a rich man. Erelu Abiola Dosunmu can’t actually count her money. She is a very rich woman. The business magnate and princess of a prestigious Lagos royal clan is stupendously rich, contrary to the claims of her detractors. At the backdrop of unpalatable rumours of Erelu Abiola’s alleged insolvency, the princess of Nigeria’s coastal ‘City of Excellence,’ Lagos, is hardly broke.

And to put paid to malicious gossip being peddled about her, Erelu Abiola has decided to celebrate her 69th birthday in a grand way. Despite the prevalent economic depression and plunging naira value, Erelu Abiola is set to shame her detractors and dispel the dreadful news of bankruptcy that they have been spreading about her. Thus on Friday, July 29, all roads will lead to Rome in Italy. There, Erelu Abiola will host friends and family to a gala dinner and reception at the Hotel Russie, soon after a Holy Mass is held in her honour at The Basilica. The Lagos princess plans to treat her guests to the choicest liquor and most delicious meals.