It is not every day you see northern governor in an owambe mood. Last Tuesday was an exception. It was the 50th birthday of Zainab Bagudu, the beautiful wife of of Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

The very wealthy governor needed little prompting to join his children in celebrating their matriarch. There were colourful confetti to usher in the guests and canapés to whet their appetite ahead of the star-spangled evening.

The governor-host went around ensuring his guests never ran short of bubbly while the celebrant, a picture of celestial beauty, took turns taking pictures with all the guests.