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The Many Scandals Of Bamidele Onalaja’s RevolutionPlus Property

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One of Nigeria’s leading real estate companies, RevolutionPlus Property has continued to be in the news majorly for the wrong reasons.

Owned by Bamidele Onalaja, RevolutionPlus Property came into limelight barely ten years ago but it’s been from one scandal to the other for the company.

Despite having celebrities as ambassadors, RevolutionPlus Property has not been able to be scandal-free especially in its relation with realtors and customers.

Although, it is impossible for a company to be without scandal in the real estate industry, Nigeria has quite a number of companies but RevolutionPlus property appears to be the most mentioned in the negative. Meanwhile, the company isn’t the biggest in the industry, there are several others that rank higher than RevolutionPlus but they don’t get scandalized as often as this.

Bamidele Onalaja’s owned RevolutionPlus has faced a number of scandals but this article will only highlight a few of them.

1 Fraud Allegation: In 2022, RevolutionPlus Properties was called out by its subscribers, alleging that they were defrauded because they didn’t get their allocations despite paying in full years ago. Some subscribers went as far as calling on the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate the company for fraudulent acts. At some point, some of the company’s celebrity ambassadors were dragged into the matter and sadly, the company admitted to not allocating lands for subscribers. The issue was resolved after the company decided to allocate lands to the aggrieved customers.

2 Another Fraud Allegation: In 2023, one of the company’s ambassadors, Toyin Abraham had to terminate her ambassadorial deal with RevolutionPlus properties because of the threats she received after the company was once again accused of not allocating properties for subscribers. She even had to tell her followers to deal with the company with due diligence, hereby disassociating herself from them completely.

This was following an allegation of N15 Million scandal that rocked the CEO, Bamidele Onalaja by a subscriber. He claimed he paid the said amount in 2020 but had not gotten allocation as at 2023.

3 Breach Of Contract: Still in 2023, RevolutionPlus Property Development Company Limited was taken to a Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State by a subscriber named Ebele Ikpeoyi. The subscriber alleged breach of contract and failure to deliver a property that was supposedly paid for between 2020 and 2022.

According to the lawsuit filed by her lawyer, Mr. Ugochukwu Eze, Ebele Ikpeoyi, a legal practitioner, subscribed to the purchase of a plot of land situated at Emirates Seaview Estate, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State. After completing the full payment for the property, she received an allocation letter from the real estate company in March 2022.

However, instead of proceeding with the necessary documentation for transferring the property’s ownership, RevolutionPlus informed her via email that she would be allocated a different property located in Highbury Estate, distinct from the land she originally paid for.

4 Land Allocation Issues: Last week, A Nigerian man living abroad called out revolutionPlus, alleging that he is now homeless abroad after using all his money (N40m) to buy 20 plots of land from Revolutionplus since 2017, yet he has not seen the land. He called on the government to intervene before he takes his own life. Although in a response, the company claims the subscriber defaulted severally and that’s the reason he is yet to get his property.

One would notice that all of these happened between 2022, 2023 and January 2024; this is a pointer that RevolutionPlus Property is scandal prone and isn’t doing something right.

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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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