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Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu LADO 

Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu
 (born 25 February 1962) is a Nigerian politician from Ogun State. At the Age of 30, he won his seat in the National Assembly in 1992 where he represented the Remo Federal Constituency under the umbrella of the now defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP). He ran for Senate under the United National Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998 and the National Assembly in 2003, 2007 and 2011 as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu was born on 25 February 1962 in Lagos, Nigeria. In 1964, he began his primary education at the International Day Nursery school, Yaba and went on to further his education at St. Saviours Primary School, Oke-Ira, Ebute-Metta and Igbobi College where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1978.

Adebutu completed his educational career in Ireland where he obtained an Irish Leaving Certificate in 1980 and an Irish National Certificate in 1983. In 1984, he obtained an Irish National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry.

Adebutu returned to Nigeria in 1987 to serve his country under the National Youth Service Corps Scheme in Biu, Borno State.

Despite his wealth, Adebutu lives in Iperu with his family, having all his assets in Ogun State without any traces of financial crimes. He is perceived by many as a grassroot politician and businessman.

Apart from his political career, Ladi Adebutu is the Chief Executive Officer of JB farms - a piggery with over 23,000 pigs. His passion for agriculture led him to establish the Solomon Kessington Agro-Allied Limited, the largest pig farm which focuses on the production of livestock feeds and other services.His passion for Agriculture greatly influences his political career as he believes it is an important tool for food sustenance and security. 

In 2007, Adebutu was appointed as Commissioner II in Ogun State, he was upgraded to Commissioner I where he worked towards the training and upgrading of local government officers in the Local Government Service Commission.

In 2015, during the general elections, Ladi Adebutu was elected into the National Assembly to represent the interests of the RemoShagamu and Ikenne constituency.[5] He holds a position in the House Committee on Rural Development.

On 3 March 2018, Oladipupo Adebutu was conferred with the chieftaincy title in Ilisan, Ogun State.

Jimi Adebisi Lawal JAL

Jimi Lawal is a British trained, qualified professional banker with over two decades of international merchant banking experience across three continents – Africa, Europe and North America; apart from having held senior management positions in multi-national banks, he is also a career entrepreneur, an educator and a Senior Public Servant that has founded several companies including an investment banking firm, a major real estate development company and an approved educational institution.


  • Served as member, Campaign Finance Committee, CPC Presidential Campaign Council.
  • Functioned as member, CPC Renewal Committee.
  • Aided the ACN-CPC Merger Committee as a member representing CPC.
  • Served as member, APC National Election Planning Committee


  • Excellent information analysis, proven government relations and networking skills, strong analytical and communication skills, excellent sales negotiation and business execution skills. Speaks Yoruba and English.


June 2019 – Date Reappointed as Senior Adviser & Counselor to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Government.

May 2015 – May 2019           Special Adviser and later promoted to Senior Adviser & Counsellor to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Executive Governor, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

2004-2006    Chairman, Committee on Sale of Federal Government Houses in FCDA & Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Federal Capital Territory.

1991-1993      Chairman, National Centre for Economic Management & Administration, Ibadan, Nigeria.


2004-Present Chairman, Knowledge Investments & Properties Company Limited, British Virgin Island.

1999-2004     Managing Director & Chief Instructor, International Institute of Information Technology Professionals & Kent College, Canada and China.

1994-99          Founder, President & CEO of Concept Energy Homes,     Inc. – Builder, Developer of New Residential Homes

1988-93                                Founder, Executive Director & CEO of Alpha Merchant Bank Plc, Lagos, Nigeria.

1984-88          Instructor, City Banking College, London, England.

1983-86          Union Bank of Nigeria, London Branch: Pioneer Supervisor.

1976-79          Various Positions from Teller to International Trade Finance Department with Barclays Bank Plc, Nigeria.                    


2008-2010                           University of Westminster, London, England

Qualification: Legal Practice Certificate – Post Graduate Diploma in Law with Commendation & Distinction in Land Law & Commercial Law

2006-2008                           University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK

Qualification: LLB (Second Class – Upper Division) Prize for Best Graduating Student in Jurisprudence

1992-1994                            Harvard University Graduate School Of Business

Qualification:            Owner/President Management Programme

1982-83                      South West London College, London, England.

Qualification:            Post Graduate Diploma in Management

1979-82                      South West London College, London, England.

Qualification:            Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers [A.C.I.B]

-Elected Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in 1992 [F.C.I.B]

1971-76                     Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Qualification:            West African School Certificate

PUBLICATIONS     Various articles and a Book entitled – Buhari: The Making of a President – 2017


Born on September 21st, 1959; An accomplished International Entrepreneur, an experienced Public Servant and a Junior Master rated Chess Player; Married with children.

Segun Showunmi SS

Segun Showunmi,was the spokesperson for former Vice President and the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) candidate in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Segun Showunmi is a notable I'm age-maker and served as the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

He is pan-Nigeria, with a talent for eloquently managing the political narrative with an intent to instill discipline in the democratic process.

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