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PROPERTY MAGNATE OLU OKEOWO TAKES DELIVERY OF A ONE OF A KIND AUTOMOBILE. A STUPENDOUS BIRTHDAY GIFT TO SELF.

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He only recently (7 months ago now-December 2016 to be more precise) moved to his humongous Parkview palatial home, known to all as the “Palacio de Okeowo”, which still induces gasps from all and sundry who has seen it, for the sheer opulence. That property is conservatively valued at about ₦4billion Naira, land was bought for ₦1billion Naira and building built for ₦3billion, the edifice that we start describing from now till tomorrow is said to be a copy of one the most decadent and luxurious French palaces. The white 3 floors Victorian styled building overlooking the sea at one part, is said to be the biggest property of its kind bar none in Parkview, Ikoyi, Lagos area. What that means in actual fact, is that it has ‘dusted’ the former number 1 biggest one said to be owned by Musa Danjuma, younger brother of General TY Danjuma retired. Imagine someone sandfilling and claiming a good 5000 square metres of the sea to add to his land to build his property! The building took all of 11 months for it to be ready. The gargantuan edifice is built on 5 acres of prime land. This house which can stand side by side with any from any part of the world, has all the comforts that money can buy. It is stupendously cladded with marble in and out. The penthouse’s view can take one’s breath away as it overlooks the sea on one part and the stupendous view of Parkview on another part. It came with its own helipad, jetty and 40 seater private chapel, where the angels themselves would attest to the upscale taste of the owner of the property, the place is called “Solomon’s Chapel of Faith, named after the avowed wisest king of all to have ever lived. The facilities are 5-stars to 7-stars all the way, from the Lawn Tennis Court, to the Basketball Court, to Olympic Size Swimming Pool. It is a 16 room wonder of opulence that other confirmed rich men, admire and pray to be able to build too. Fountains and figurines of Roman era mythical characters share space all over the expansive compound. Everything is super well appointed and detailed. Obvious attention to detail is noticed everywhere. From the gargantuan pillars to ornate doors etc. Sir Olu Okeowo, just clocked 52 years old, just a few days ago and the dazzler of mean repute tickled every one’s fancy all over again last week, in a way and manner they hadn’t been tickled of recent, when his standout, dual toned chariot of an automobile landed with much aplomb and razzmatazz! The car is a special one by all ramifications, one that was made to strict specifications for him. It even has a special number plate. From the little information we could garner, there are [only just 50] of the cars made in the whole world and one of these special cars is owned by the property Czar and exemplary philanthropist, Olu Okeowo. That the Knight of the Anglican church (John Wesley Church to be more precise) is a car buff, is like saying he eats food and drinks water. His extraordinary garage speaks “hyperbolic volume”, of how far gone his love for special machines goes. He has in good numbers some of the best ones money can afford. Just imagine one man already owning 6 out of this world Rolls Royce. We hear that Sir Olu Okeowo was the only Nigerian and probably African that was recently invited to a special gathering of Rolls Royce owners held just last month, May of 2017. Apart from the many Rolls Royces, which would have set him back by a few million Pounds or Dollars, (6 Rolls Royce at an average cost of $200000, which is just starters would total a whopping $1.2 million Dollars), this wealthy property owner, also owns a few other, talk of the town automobile likes of Range Rovers, Mercedes Benz G Swag, Bentley and other gasp inducing range of cars. All of which are specially parked in their own, well air-conditioned homes (garages) to keep them in the best atmosphere and conditions. The value of cars in the garage(s) of this “philanthropist par excellence”, who we hear doesn’t play with anything that has to do with God, we hear can be as conservatively valued as $3million plus, that’s close to ₦1.2 billion Naira, if not more. Someone we know who is also very liquid spoke of Sir OKEOWO in awe and very hyperbolic terms saying, he is in a class of his own. Quoting the person, the dude said “Mate knows their mate”, this dude is world’s apart from many. This newly arrived baby, for which we heard a red carpet was set up to welcome it, is in a class of its own and most definitely takes the cake. It is valued at several hundreds of thousands of dollars and it is intimidating by all standards. The car in question is a “Bentley Mulsanne Extended WheelBase Limited Edition”, of which only 50 were made, Olu Okeowo’s own been the 13th one in the series. Meanibg he his one of the 50 envied owners of such a car. The car is a 2-tone wonder (better referred to as dual tone) masterpiece, with the top a bronze goldish colour and body part grey-silvery colour. The Blue 2 tone colour of the Mulsanne range was bought in March 2017, by Davido’s dad for his birthday, only that it’s not a limited edition extended wheel-base super car like the Okeowo’s type. Sir Okeowo’s masterpiece which is reputed to be a full option, is said to be about $400000 dollars, that’s ₦160,000,000 million Naira at $1 to ₦400, shipping cost about $6000 dollars, that’s another ₦2,400,000 Naira added, and car was probably cleared for another humongous amount making a total of ₦222,400,000 million Naira only, just for one car!!!! Heard the car was a birthday present for his 52 birthday. One of those at that birthday party was his very good friend, the former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama. We head Sir Okeowo and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa are also very good friends. The “Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheel Base” is the most comfortable and luxurious of the Mulsanne range. It offers first class air-travel experience on road. It is said to be the “new benchmark in comfort and refinement”, moving from 0-60mph in 5.3 secs. Truly when you are big, you are B.I.G!!! And for the man whose surname “Okeowo” loosely translates as ‘carer of money’ “lord of money” or better put “Custodian/owner of Wealth” he is totally and totally in an esteemed class of his own. Salute to the “Generalismo in the field of wealth”. Like someone rightly said, it is not about having the money and you be rated as rich this, rich that, it is about you being able to spend it! So can you do like Sir Olu Okeowo?

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LP national chairman, Julius Abure, arrested

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Julius Abure the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), has been arrested by the police in Benin City, Edo State.

It is currently unclear the reason behind his arrest but sources say it may not be unconnected with the recent crisis rocking the party.

Recently, he was accused of forging the signatures of some political aspirants in Ebonyi and Plateau States.

Now, it has taken another dimension. This time around, it is financial allegations. Allegations coming from no other person than the national treasurer of the party, Mrs Oluchi Oparah. The Exchequer of the Labour party who is supposed to be 100% in the know of the party’s finances accused Abure of forging the signatures of the party’s late national chairman, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam to withdraw funds totalling N21 million.

Before this most recent allegation, a governorship aspirant of the party from Ebonyi state, Mr. Eze Oko, had accused the Party’s National Chairman of alleged forgery and conspiracy that led to his replacement few days to the March 18 gubernatorial election.

Specifically, Oko alleged that at the heat of political activities leading to the gubernatorial election in Ebonyi state, the national chairman initiated moves to illegally remove him as the gubernatorial candidate with an alleged forged withdrawal letter submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

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Energy Mogul, Adewale Tinubu, takes Centre Stage at Guyana Energy Conference

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Adewale Tinubu, CON, boss of energy giant, Oando Group, is always a delight to watch when in the boardroom or engaged in anything concerning business.

He usually leaves his watchers and admirers enthralled by his articulation and aplomb. He is always graceful in his fine grasp of business intricacies, with a very strong sense of deep erudition in discussions, especially in the area of economic development in Nigeria.

Of course, the foregoing may not be news to many. But what many may not know about this technocrat is that beyond his feats in the oil sector, he is endowed with oratorical power.

 That excellent trait was much on display at the ongoing Guyana Energy Conference, where the top oil player once again showcased his God-given talent.

While speaking on the topic, ‘Upstream Activities Required for a Resilient Oil and Gas Value Chain, the oil and gas mogul received intermittent standing ovations, accompanied with several rounds of applause for his dazzling and awe-inspiring speech.

Oando, Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider, is diamond sponsor of the third edition of the Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo, which started on Monday, 19th February to Thursday, 22nd, 2024, attracted participation, at the highest level, from more than 21 countries also drawn in 19 sectors – outside of the energy sector.

 Participating companies at the conference tackled important concerns affecting the energy sector, as well as the challenges of climate change mitigation and maximizing the benefits of local content development in Guyana and the region.

Commenting on the conference, Mr. Tinubu posted on his social media handles.

He wrote:

 ‘’Spent the last two days at the Energy Guyana Conference and Supply Chain Expo – a first time attendee and 3rd time visitor to this beautiful country.

Myself and the #HumansofOando welcomed the President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaa1, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley and the Minister of Petroleum, (Trinidad and Tobago) Stuart RYoung 1 to our exhibition booth, where we walked them through Oando’s journey to date in curating Nigeria’s energy mix.

The oil and gas industry in Guyana is rapidly evolving, thus the importance of creating an enabling environment for growth cannot be understated.

Yesterday, I delivered a keynote address to industry leaders and other esteemed guests explaining the winning Oil and Gas Industry Strategy.

With the warm welcome we received we are assured of promising collaboration towards successful oil and gas venturing in Guyana’’.

Other speakers at the event include His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana; Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice President, The Cooperative Republic of Guyana; the Honourable Vickram Bharrat, Minister of Natural Resources, The Co-operative Republic of Guyana; Stuart Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Antonio Almonte, Minister of Energy and Mines, the Dominican Republic; His Excellency, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar; Alistair Routledge, President, Exxonmobil Guyana and Her Excellency Jane Miller OBE, British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, among several other world class personalities.

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Hope In Time Of Crisis: A Call For Unwaivering Faith In Nigeria.

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By: Ayobami Ladipo

 

 

Dear Nigerian Youths, Friends and The Social Media Community.

 

I feel the need to share some words with you this morning, not just for communication sake but because it’s the right thing to do at a time like this when we’re all groaning in pains.

 

Indeed, times are hard, the pain is unbearable, the cost of living has tripled and ripple effect of the current economic hardship on the common man can only be imagined.

 

Truth be told, we are all SUFFERING!

 

Let’s take a moment to situate this correctly, especially for those of us who are not public office holders but campaigned for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believed in the manifesto and still optimistic that he’ll deliver his good promises to Nigerians, it’s not been easy.

 

Believing in a mantra or giving support to the president at a time like this does not take away the pain, it doesn’t not alienate me or any of his supporters from the people or the present economic hardship, it just shows that we still believe that pain is normal when something good is about to be spring forth.

 

Standing on the mandate no mean say leg no dey pain oh, but just like Isaac believed in Abraham his father to the point of death when he had thought he would be slaughtered as a sacrifice to God before the Almighty provided a ram, we also believe that the ongoing reforms will yield a great result and restore our country’s lost glory.

 

When we stop believing, hope fades away and nothing good will come through, hence the PLEA for calm and for us all to put aside our political or ethnic differences right now, let’s persevere a little more and keep up the conversation for a better and working Nigeria.

 

We won’t stop talking, we won’t stop engaging government, we won’t stop registering our displeasure via the right channels but PLEASE let’s come together as one and show some love to one another at this trying time.

 

Just like the Bible says, weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning, May the joy of Nigeria come so quick and May we all be alive to witness a new Nigeria that’ll be full of prosperity and greatness .

 

As I conclude, I want to plead with you all that we refrain from the needless curses, insults and abuse, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and TOGETHER shall we witness greatness at the end.

 

Naija Shi Ma Dun

 

God Bless Nigeria 🇳🇬🙏🇳🇬

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