There is the Etteh-gate. There is the Iwu-gate. There is the Ota Library-gate. There is The Bode-George-NPA-gate. There is the PDTF-OBJ-Gate. There is the Rufai-BPE-Gate. There is the Dariye-OBJ-PDP-Gate. There is the Aminu-Turaki-PDP-10bn-Naira-Third-Term-Gate. source
We have been trying to put up with a lot of news and accusations flying here and there, most especially regarding our very own OBJ and family.
When the marriage that was washed, dried, polished and blessed in/by Aso-rock, hit the rocks, the bride screams:
Gbenga Obasanjo’s wife, Mojisola, has claimed that the first son of Olusegun Obasanjo, got contracts from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) while his father was in office and makes an average annual income of N500 million.
She claimed Gbenga had the capability to earn income because he is a “medical doctor with a Masters in Public Health and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, USA.
She also claims her husband has been violent towards her.
Mojisola and Gbenga are currently seeking the dissolution of their seven-year-old marriage at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja Division.
Gbenga also claims that his wife was sleeping with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to get government contracts.
the groom now replied: Gbenga-Moji Gate
“The petitioner further avers that he knows for a fact that the respondent committed adultery with and had an intimate, sexual relationship with his own father, General Olusegun Obasanjo, in order to get contracts from the government.
“The petitioner avers that the Respondent also got rewarded for her adulterous acts with several oil contracts with the NNPC from his father, General Olusegun Obasanjo, amongst which was the NNPC Consultancy training in supply chain management and project management awarded to her company Bowen and Brown.
“The petitioner avers that lurid sexual relationship of the Respondent with her own father, Otunba Alex Onabanjo and his father General Olusegun Obasanjo, has brought him great pain and psychological trauma and is the primary reason for the breakdown of his marriage to the Respondent.
I’m quite concerned about the ‘idea’ that the groom says his bride was sexually abused by her own father – supposedly after their(bride and groom) marriage. He even doubts the paternity of his own children. What could be worse?
here comes another slammer….it has been in the news for weeks, but I never gave it much thought until yesterday.
Yes, I was reading with total dismay in Yesterday’s (Sunday Sun) this new gate, I think we should call it the ‘Gbenga-OBJ-Ajaokuta and co.’ Gate, about the ‘Idea‘ that our very own former President sold the Ajaokuta Stell Company, the National Iron Ore Mining Company and the Delta Steel Company Limited to his son, Gbenga, the ‘porported’ owner of Global Infrastructure Holdings Limited(GHIL).
graphic was culled from SunNews
I sat in the open reading the paper and I remembered the words, actually a comment passed by a co-passenger in a commercial bus(Abuja to Lagos), sometime last year…he said: our leaders have sold and distributed Nigeria amongst themselves. That sentence didn’t mean so much until yesterday.
I took a calculator, and began adding all these millions and billions of dollars to see if I could arrive at a value which we could all over look and count as dust. The answer I got in my calculator was a value I couldn’t even pronounce. I could only imagine!!!
back-spacing a little:
Some years ago, Gbenga OBJ was said to have ‘a couple of bank accounts in US Banks‘, everyone(including his former classmate) said it couldn’t be true. Why? because Daddy was at the fore-front of Anti-Corruption and the EFCC.
Most recently the news: Nigeria: FG Panel Indicts Gbenga Obasanjo in N24bn Fraud. Where is the money? 24-billion Naira, for where? how did he do it? With the GHIL at the helm of affairs, things haven’t been rosy for as many people(local staff, and foreign partners) who thought they could work together.
The summary: GHIL has not done what it said it would do, and yet GHIL has collected money to do what it said it would do.
A highly placed government source told Sunday Sun that the Panel’s report into the operations of the three companies returned a damning verdict on GIHL, which in the first place reportedly ‘won’ the concession bid by presidential fiat, not due process, as was being touted by the Obasanjo government.
By their brief, GIHL was required to rehabilitate, complete, commission and operate the Ajaokuta Steel Project (ASP) with a view to producing Liquid Steel within 12 months; increase the production capacity, maintain the existing facilities of the Township for the employees, complete the balance of the Civil Engineering Works necessary for the completion of the Project and submit within five months an initial Project Business Plan to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. It was also supposed to pay a concession fee of 1% of its annual turn over to the Federal Government coffers. It however failed to do any of these.
Throughout the agreement, GIHL was never pinned down to a fixed time schedule for the completion or implementation of any specific process in the ASCL. There is also nowhere GIHL was tied down to providing specific caliber of professionals to execute the Project.
The result, Sunday Sun learnt, was that GIHL was “importing all manner of unqualified persons so-called professionals, to meet their expatriate quota, whereas Nigerians were the ones doing the job.” Yet they ferried out cash in the name of those so-called expatriates. This, the Panel frowned at, as capital flight.
The whole story is available here.
Its good to note though, that while the world might seem to be falling down, Daddy OBJ can still find some time for a wedding for another of his sons, Adeboye, a Major in the Nigerian army. I would have loved to know what Daddy OBJ’s reaction would be, should another of his children ask him for his own side of the story between Gbenja and Moji. Would he just say: leave your brother alone, he’s crazy…..I mean, talk about when someone has been let down by his own family.
Perhaps the saying is true: Money doesn’t know relations.
p.s… If Moji slept around for contracts, is the GHIL deal part of her own investment?
Can we begin to wonder how many more politicians have sold our National heritage and divided it between themselves?