Obi Cubana To Sponsor Ekuma Jeremiah, Hawker To University

Luck has found Ekuma Jeremiah, the young hawker, who was caught on camera in the Ajah area of Lagos, earlier in the week, giving money to persons who were being transported to prison in a Nigerian Correctional Service van.

Billionaire entrepreneur, businessman and popular socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, who chairs the Cubana Group, on Saturday, in an interview with a broadcaster and radio talk show host, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, made known his intention to sponsor the young boy’s tertiary education in any institution of his chosen.

Speaking during the short Instagram live interview, Obi Cubana said; “Love should be shown in our actions and not just in our words. I want to meet the young boy who despite being a hawker, gave N100 notes to people in a prison van and was not even aware that he was been filmed by a concerned passerby who was driving on the same road.

“Anyone who knows him should connect the boy with Daddy Freeze or me. I want him to go to school in good condition, and I would see him through the University, and if he wants to do his Masters degree abroad, I would also make sure that he is comfortable while going to school because his generosity touched me.”

Stray Bullet Hit Victim’s Jeep as NDLEA Raid Hoodlums Hideout in Gowon Estate.

There was pandemonium and fracas at Gowon estate as gun wielding NDLEA operatives raid the hideouts of hoodlum around the estate yesterday.

During the raid, the NDLEA operatives shot sporadically to disperse people, in the process, innocent victims were injured and a black Lexus Jeep with an occupant was hit by one of the stray bullets piercing through the back of the vehicle straight into the driver’s seat at the front.

The lucky victim who choose to be anonymous confirmed to our correspondent that he was lucky to be alive cos he was just driving by when he saw the NDLEA operatives chasing hoodlums around the estate but what baffles him most was the rate at which the operatives shot sporadically without caution which made everyone run helter skelter for safety till his vehicle was hit by a stray bullet which would have killed him if not for the love of God.

Recently NDLEA increased its surveillance and engage its operatives in raiding several hideout of hoodlums involved in the sales and use of illicit drugs across Lagos, the decision has recorded tremendous success which has led to seizure of narcotics and various illicit drugs across the state that has been applauded, many innocent victims has been injured and falsely arrested at various locations which has also portray the agency in bad light.

When the spokesman of the agency was contacted to verify the raid in Gowon estate, the official contact line was unavailable but a text message was sent hoping to get a response from the agency.

Davido’s Dad Gives Bag Of Cash To In-law At Shina Rambo’s Marriage Introduction

Davido’s billionaire father, Dr. Deji Adeleke, was seen handed over bags of cash to the in-laws of his nephew, Shina Rambo, during Shina Rambo’s marriage introduction on Saturday 20th November 2021.

Shina’s dad, Senator Ademola Adeleke who was also in attendance blessed the couple. The couple had their court wedding some weeks ago.

Building Under Construction Collapses In Lekki (Photo).

Another building has collapsed in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

The collapsed building which is located in Osapa London is under construction.

front view of the partially collapsed building

The number of casualties cannot be ascertained as of press time. the partial collapse of the building can be traced to the heavy downpour which happened late Monday night

This is coming following the collapse of a 21-storey building in the Ikoyi area of the state on Monday

Femi Osibona: Meet The Man Behind Collapsed 21-Storey Building In Ikoyi.

He was in the building, according to unconfirmed reports

Prominent developer, Femi Osibona is the brain behind the collapsed 21-storey building which collapsed on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Monday.

The building under construction collapsed on Monday afternoon with many trapped and some dead.

Osibona is the developer of the massive project dubbed: 360 Degrees Towers on 44 BCD Gerrard Road, Ikoyi. The project represents three fine pieces of high-rise and real estate, being built in the area.

Two of the projects are still standing tall while the third one collapsed on Monday.

Osibona is the Managing Director of Fourscore Homes. He told Thisday in an interview in 2019 that Fourscore Homes is a member of the NHBRC (National Home Builders Registration Council) in South Africa and Zurich Building Guarantee in Europe, as part of the company’s presence overseas.

His company specialises in the building of choice properties in different parts of the world.

Osibona said. “We have exhibited our expertise in property development in the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States of America and Nigeria. Fourscore Homes possesses uncommon capabilities in redefining property development in any market we choose to play in.”

On the first floor of the building is a suspended platform that serves as a recreational area where residents can unwind and hold a small party, if they wish. Also, there is a five-star lobby where residents can host friends and family members, without compromising their privacy.

The towers have various house types: Maisonettes of about 420sqms each on three floors; penthouses on two floors; and 4-bedroom flats on one floor, with each flat as large as 400sqms – almost twice the size of most flats in other developments in Ikoyi. The penthouses are about 600sqms to 800sqms.

Osibona’s company began its foray into real estate in the United Kingdom before branching out to South Africa and later Nigeria. In 2009, when Brig-General Buba Marwa (rtd) was the Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa, Fourscore Homes built six luxury units called Fourscore Mansions in Waterkloof, a very expensive neighbourhood in Pretoria.

Osibona was also the first African developer to develop a seven-storey building in the United Kingdom. The property called Fourscore Mansion is located at 113, Albion Drive London Fields, E8, 4LZ, East London. Not only that, he was the first black developer of African origin to build other projects in the UK.

The company’s real estate business started in Hackney, London in 1997.

Abia Governor’s Wife Offset Medical Bill Of Abused 10-year-old Girl

Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, wife of the Governor of Abia State has taken over the cost of treatment for a 10-year-old girl who was abused by one, Mrs Zazi David Orjiugo Kelechi.

It was gathered that the child who has been victimized for over a year, was force-fed and was allegedly poked with pepper inside her private parts.

Mrs Ikpeazu, who visited the child at the hospital, expressed shock at the horrific injuries on her body.

She described the abuse as very inhumane and barbaric.

“I saw the first pictures of the injuries of girl last week and immediately I reached out to the commissioner of police Mrs Janet Agbede. She has assured me that the investigation has been sped up and the perpetrator will be charged to court. I have confidence in the police under Mrs. Agbede, she is a mother and understands the import of safeguarding our children.

“Last Friday I also directed the State Action Committee Against Gender-Based Violence to follow up on the case and work with stakeholders including FIDA, Child Protection Network, NAPTIP and others and ensure things are done right. I am certain that justice will be gotten to serve as deterrent to others who are in habit of viciously maltreating our children,” Mrs. Ikpeazu said.

“I came to the hospital today to see things for myself and i am indeed shocked at the brutality, barbarism and the viciousness of the attacks on the little girl,” she added.

Mrs Ikpeazu said that she had directed her personal physician to join the medical team handling the girl’s care and had also made some donations towards her care and upkeep.

She, therefore, stressed that parents should take care of their biological children and not traffick them to people who do not value or appreciate life.