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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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Perm Sec Denies Sexually Harassing Female Subordinate, Says, She Accused Me Because I Refused To Pay Her Bills.

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The permanent secretary of the federal ministry of foreign affairs, Ibrahim Lamuwa, says he is being accused of sexual harassment by Simisola Fajemirokun-Ajayi, an official of the ministry, because he refused her demands.

 

Recall that the minister of foreign affairs, Yusuf Tugga, had notified Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of service of the federation (HoS), of the allegation.

 

In a letter to Yemi-Esan, the minister said it was necessary to communicate the development to her following the “gravity of the matter” after Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, wrote a petition to him.

 

However, in response to the allegation, Lamuwa said his failure to pay Ajayi’s bills on an official trip to Davos and refusal to grant her access to policy files and financial records of the ministry were the reasons why she accused him of sexual harassment.

 

The permanent secretary said he has never sexually harassed her but has maintained a professional relationship with all his subordinates.

 

“I have served for nine years cumulatively in the State House, in the Office of the Vice President, Chief of Staff to the President, and the exalted Office of the President at various times under Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, Mr. David Edevbie, Amb. Abdullahi Gwary, and lastly, Amb. Lawal Kazaure,” Lamuwa said.

 

“I received three letters of commendation at various times from the State House for meritorious service.

 

“On allegations of female directors being harassed, I have never had any incident with any female director in any hotel room, nor have I ever removed any female officers’ names from trips or postings because they refused to comply with any sexual demands.

 

“No four women or any number could have shared any alleged ordeal with me with her, as no such incidents have happened in the past, and it is untrue that any such common knowledge exists in the Ministry, as there is no basis for it.

 

“From the foregoing, I believe Mrs. Simisola O. Fajemirokun-Ajayi’s action might not be unconnected with my failure to pay her Davos bills or give her access to the Ministry’s policy files and financial records.

 

“For example, on 12th January, 2023, while in Davos, on a WhatsApp chat, she tried to know what I and the DFA were doing about the payment of the outstanding Nigerian Mission’s 1st Semester Allocation of about N12,957,103,477, claiming to know the Minister has spoken to the CBN Governor on the issue.

 

“In my response, I told her that Missions’ funding should not concern her, as it was being handled at the highest level. Her response was ‘Noted Sir. As directed by the Hon. Minister sir, does it concern Me?’. I wrote back to say, ‘I sorted that out with the HMFA yesterday’. And she said ‘thank you’. I knew she was angry with me about that.

 

“It is clear that there are two issues that have been worrying Mrs. Simisola O. Fajemirokun-Ajayi and were therefore waiting for any opportunity to get back at me.”

 

The permanent secretary added that they had exchanged jokes on many occasions in

the presence of other people.

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Foreign Affairs Ministry Perm Sec, Lamuwa, Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

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The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Lamuwa has been suspended over allegation of sexually harassing a married female staff of the Ministry.

 

Recall that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, wrote to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, over allegation of sexual harassment levelled against the Permanent Secretary.

 

One of the Minister’s aides, Mrs. Simisola Fajemirokun Ajayi, stated that Lamuwa sexually harrased her.

 

Lamuwa had served as Nigeria’s ambassador to the Republic of Senegal with concurrent accreditation to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania before his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

He joined the foreign service in 1993, was born in 1967, and hails from Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State.

 

In a letter dated May 27, Tuggar said he was compelled to write to inform the Head of Service of a formal complaint against Lamuwa on allegations of sexual harassment.

 

“Bearing in mind the gravity of the matter, I feel it necessary to draw your attention to it and ask that you handle it accordingly.

 

“Please find attached a copy of the complaint I received via email. May I also assure you that I remain available to provide you with any assistance required in discharging your responsibilities,” Tuggar wrote.

 

Source squealed that Lamuwa had been asked to step aside by the Office of the Head of Service.

 

He was given till Friday last week to vacate office and the immediate past Nigerian Ambassador to Cuba, Benaoyagha Okoyen, assumed office on Monda

y in acting capacity.

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Globacom commits to Ojude Oba 2024

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Digital solutions provider, Globacom, has declared its sponsorship of the Ojude Oba Festival for this year. The event holds in Ijebu Ode on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

 

At the pre-event press conference held on the grounds of the Awujale’s Palace in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Globacom’s representative, Mr. Kazeem Kaka, stated that the company was dedicated to promoting Nigeria’s rich cultural legacy at all times.

 

He disclosed at the event that Globacom’s “sponsorship of festivals is aimed at identifying with the cultures and traditions of the Nigerian people, being an indigenous company. By sponsoring Ojude Oba and other Nigerian festivals with huge tourism potentials, such as Ofala of Onitsha Kingdom, Globacom is helping to promote the cause of tourism in the country”.

 

“Globacom’s collaboration with the custodians of this festival is in order to showcase the company’s interest in the cultural activities, traditions and events that bind the Nigerian people together as one geographic entity,” he stated, adding that Globacom is also showcasing other festivals with the vision of promoting the tourism potentials of Nigeria in that sector.

 

He stated that the company’s commitment to the nation’s unity is also expressed via the promotion of the customs and cultures of the people.

 

During the pre-festival press conference yesterday, Chief Olu Okuboyejo, the Chairman of the Ojude Oba Planning Committee, praised Globacom for its constant support of the historic celebration.

 

The event is mostly sponsored by Globacom, and this year’s edition, with the theme “Unity and Harmony in Ijebuland…The gift of Ojude Oba,” is the 18th. Glo is known for being the largest corporate supporter of traditional and cultural events in the nation.

 

Ojude Oba, which is celebrated yearly two days after the Islamic Eid El-Kabr celebration, is a social event that serves as a foundation for the promotion of the social, political, and economic growth of the Ijebu area.

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