Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, last Sunday, gave the world a peep into his romantic side, when his beautiful wife, Oludolapo, marked her 51st birthday. A brilliant legal mind, he weaved some poetic lines in celebration of his wife to the pleasant surprise of all. The VP took to both Instagram and Twitter to render romantic poem to his wife of 29 years: “I found a girl, beautiful and sweet, many years ago. I got to know you and you became Queen of my heart. You are my past, my present and my future. You complete me! You are as beautiful as the day I met you. Happy Birthday Oludolapo, your heart is my home.” Interestingly, this is not the first time Professor of Law has shown his poetic skill. Last year, on the 50th birthday of his wife, Osinbajo wrote: “My gift from God, watching over me, my support, at my side, my wings, my wife. Happy birthday, Oludolapo. You are my treasure.”

Neya Uzor Kalu’s Joy

No doubt, billionaire businessman, Orji Uzoh Kalu, has cause to thank God for so many reasons. In particular, he is extremely happy for the fact that he will soon become a grandfather, as his heavily pregnant daughter, Neya, will soon be delivered of her baby. Spyglass gathered that the beautiful lady, who got married in December 2017, has already jetted to Maryland, where she plans to be delivered of the baby. Although, a source revealed that her expected delivery date is a bit far, she decided to travel out of the country earlier in order to enjoy a proper care.

The source informed further that the couple is presently in a joyous mood in anticipation of the unborn baby. She got married to her man, Lawrence Iyere, in a fairy-tale wedding, which was attended by several dignitaries.

Abdulsamad Rabiu’s Giant Strides

Abdulsamad Rabiu sits atop the popular BUA Group. He has done so well for himself and has a lot to show for his efforts. Last Tuesday, the billionaire, who is known for many firsts, scored yet another first as his company, a leading cement producer, commissioned its USD$350 million Kalambaina Cement Plant in Sokoto State. The plant has an installed capacity of 1.5 metric tonnes per annum and will be the largest single private led investment in the North West, Nigeria. The plant, which is part of the company’s expansion plan, has a total capacity of 32 megawatts captive power plant, high capacity coal mill, a multi-fuel plant. It also has the potentials to create about 2,000 jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs and also increase the country’s foreign exchange with its 100km and 200km proximity to Niger and Benin Republic respectively.

Bisi Fayemi’s Rising Profile

Failure is in an orphan, but success has many friends and relatives.This popular saying captures the status of Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, wife of the governor-elect of Ekiti State. She has, suddenly become a darling of many, especially top society women in and outside the state, since her husband’s victory in the last week’s governorship election in the state. It was gathered that the graduate of History from the University of Ife (now the Obafemi Awolowo University), Osun State has been having a busy schedule attending to people, groups as well as various organisations. It was also revealed that many of her friends who deserted her shortly after her husband’s tenure expired in 2014 have found their way back to her, as they now surround her like bees to honey, thereby turning her home and office into a Mecca of sorts. This is particularly because she is said to have her husband’s listening ears.

 

OLUWATOYIN SANNI’S UNCOMMON HUMILITY

Oluwatoyin Sanni, the former Group Chief Executive of United Capital Plc., is an inspirational dream of bliss. Sanni is a seasoned investment and portfolio banker, whose 32 years cognate experience in the Capital market has helped to boost Nigerian and Foreign investors’ confidence. Her splendor is never fully displayed for long mortal eyes to indulge. Sanni is unpretentious in humility. Her unabashed modesty offers valuable lessons on why wantonness should be scorned. Sanni excellently manages anything entrusted in her care.

It was heartwarming to see the beautiful wife of Pastor Sanni of the Redeemed Christian Church at a recent event where she interacted amiably with both affluent, middle segments and youths. She is no doubt one of the very few ladies of affluence in the financial market that does not make song and dance to their positions and privileges. Not even her husband’s positions in the same profession have changed her outlook on life. Interestingly, there is a certain tinge of plentifully attached to the loveliness of Toyin, reminiscence of that virtues woman that love and serve God within her busy schedules. Beneficiaries of her friendliness can testify that she honours all invitations to corporate work and events serving the Lord.

Like the birds soaring above the sky, undoubtedly, so is Toyin in her career paths especially in a society where men dominants. She has fought a good fight for women and so passionate about gender equality and has written two books for foes to mark her 50th birthday titled “Yes, you too can maximise your life” and “Yes, you too can Get to the top.”

At United Capital, she initiated and championed innovative products such as the United Capital NGN Eurobond Fund and the Wealth for Women Fund. Toyin has played leading roles in landmark deals, which helped indigenous companies.

A watershed year for the group under her leadership was in 2016 when the company delivered the highest capital appreciation on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and in 2017 when it won the highest number of Awards at Pearl Awards Nite.

Amongst the best she clinched was “Most Outstanding CEO of the Year”, with Toyin becoming the first female CEO to win that Award in its 22-year history. In the same year, Toyin was named the Esquire Legal Award Business Icon of the Year, All African Business Woman of the year 2017 by CNBC, was later twice named a Business Day Top 25 CEO (2014, 2015 and 2016, to mention but few.

She has held various positions as Chairman and Chairperson of Portfolio Managers. As a public personality, speaker and author, who derives satisfaction from grooming future leaders and proffering capital solutions for financing and investment challenges of African governments, businesses and individuals, the Christian Millionaire Bookclub in United Kingdom recently engaged her in a conservation with the theme: “becoming wealthy God’s Way”.

The impeccable personality of Toyin would be missed at United Capital. She has created her own real financial world called-Emerging Africa Capital Group, where she doubles as an Entrepreneur and CEO.