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Jimoh Ibrahim…the end?

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Jimoh Ibrahim…the end?

Jimoh Ibrahim…the end?
March 16
14:34 2015

Jimoh-Ibrahim-1A reckless magnate thus desponds, from his own handiwork, he foresees his fall; his fate is sealed at the fall of his bonds; it is like the writing on the wall. Forgive the poetry; metaphorical deterrents like Jimoh Ibrahim often inspire such profound lyricism, in the wake of their ruin.The brash, smooth-talking businessman that has a penchant for sticking his hands into too many pies is finally suffering from constipation – Jimoh Ibrahim may be experiencing the first few indices to his final cataclysm. His much-hyped business emire is losing lieutenants by the hour. Barely two months after the Managing Director of National Mirror, Kafilat Ogbara’s sudden exit from his shrinking conglomerate, another of his top aides, Bridget Henry-Iyasere, has dumped the group. She resigned last week in what insiders described as curious circumstances.
Although, Henry-Iyasere was the MD of Global Fleet Oil and Gas, sources say she was more of a glorified Personal Assistant with loose job description. Ibrahim reportedly announced her exit to his management staff on Monday after getting National Mirror to also announce her replacement, one Fidelis Kemchie, who was described as the oldest staff in Ibrahim’s loosely structured and crumbling business empire. Henry-Iyasere was allegedly absent at the meeting and the fact that Ibrahim had retrieved her official car over the weekend fuelled speculation that the once cordial relationship between the Benin-born Henry-Iyasere and the controversial billionaire had degenerated irredeemably
Before Henry-Iyasere and Ogbara’s exit, Ibrahim’s had suffered abandonment of Ophelia Attombra, who was once with the Energy Bank, Ghana as Executive Director; Florence Hungbo, who was Ibrahim’s PA; Seun Adebayo, who was sent packing as the General Manager of NICON Hotel, VGC just like her predecessor, Yemisi; Bukola Oluyole, who allegedly outsmarted the brash billionaire before disappearing into thin air.
Others were Lara Alabi, who was the Admin Manager at National Mirror and Newswatch Daily; Ibilola Adefowope, who dumped her childhood heartthrob at ThisDay newspaper and fell for Ibrahim’s trick to collect half of her salary at Newswatch as Legal Counsel; Biodun Olanipekun, who moved round practically all of Ibrahim’s companies before taking an honourable exit when she reportedly found love; Tayo Olubokun, who was inherited with Virgin Nigeria but didn’t have the courage to leave when Air Nigeria crumbled until she too found love and eventually chose to get a life; Bose Jinadu who frowned at sharing her boss with her secretary and got sacked for speaking out.
There was of course the once-powerful Yetunde Adedoyin, who in spite of her limited education and exposure was the de facto GMD each time Ibrahim was away. She was eventually disgraced out of the company where she once employed her husband and siblings and had several official cars for her personal use.Described as an astute banker, Henry- Iyasere was a notable player in the banking industry before the Recession Tsunami offloaded her. Somehow, she found herself in Ibrahim’s sinking conglomerate. Her first assignment was at Air Nigeria, and she later became the CEO of GFOG in curious circumstances. Coded and expertly slippery, Henry-Iyasere allegedly did most of her romping with her former boss whenever they are on official trips outside Nigeria. It is imperative to add that this lady served as MD in a company of merely 20 people, and which had handed its filling stations to dealers.
However, Henry-Iyasere was said to be Ibro Makanaki’s link in the banks. She used her connections in the banks to either doctor books or ‘take’ documents. WE learnt she even got a brand new Prado SUV as an official car for her reward.
Meanwhile, it is not clear whether Henry-Iyasere would return to the banking world or seek succour elsewhere.

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