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Chief Lateef Gbadamosi

Among top socialites and Real Estate aficionados Chief Lateef Gbadamosi ranks tops.

This lots of people have been quick to attribute not to his level of prominence in the industry, but to his principle of always being ready to extend a helping hand to the needy.

Chief Gbadamosi is guided by the popular philosophy of Mother Teresa, “It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

This sentiment has seen him giving out gifts without recourse for self-gratification. The frontline philanthropist, who holds sway as the Managing Director of Alanlat Nigeria Global Company, has been described as a man worthy of emulation and praises.

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He is widely known for his magnanimity and civility and unlike most money bags who blow their trumpets each time they impact the life of others, Gbadamosi is passionate in giving, as seen in one of his recent empowerment programmes where he gave several cash and empowered people with other items such as grinding machines and motorcycles.

Gbadamosi’s heart of gold recently came to the fore during an inter-house sports programme held by Meiran Community Primary School, Lagos State, as he sponsored the event and played the role of Grand Patron of Purple House in the school.

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Before going into the Real Estate business which has brought him fame and fortune, the Abeokuta, Ogun State born business man has been in the transport business, recording massive success.

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Femi Otedola Celebrates Mum At 88

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Not all are privileged to see the age of 88. Some die before the age, while others pass on just as they are set to hit the milestone.

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Femi Otedola and mother, Lady Doja

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, is aware of this fact, hence when his mum Lady Doja turned 88, on Friday, April 3, he wasted no time in celebrating her.

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Celebrating his mum, 57-year-old Otedola posted a  message on Instagram.

The businessman who is known for dotting on his mum wrote, “Happy 88th birthday to my sweet mother. We love you Lady Doja…”

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COVID 19: Property Merchant, Olu Okeowo, Set To Feed 100, 000 People In Lagos

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Sir Olu Okeowo, a renowned property merchant and philanthropist per excellence, is set to join the growing number of privileged individuals in the country, who are complementing the efforts of the governments across the country to lessen the burdens of the citizenry occasioned by the outbreak of the Corona virus, otherwise known as COVID 19, which is sweeping across the globe.

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In line with his wonted fellow-feeling and abiding commitment to giving back to the society that has given him fame, Okeowo, through his foundation, Sir Olu Okeowo Foundation, has launched a food bank, where 100, 000 people will be given assorted foodstuff and other items, towards alleviating the biting hunger in Lagos State.

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The distribution venues, according to the Foundation, are on the island and mainland.

The Foundation has further urged residents in the state to call on it, so it can extend the gesture to any identifiable flashpoint of hunger as well as ways of distribution without violating any health standards and regulations.

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Lagos Socialite, Eletu Odibo, Others In N250m Fraud Saga

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Justice Sherifat Solebo of a Special Offences Court, Ikeja-Lagos state, has issued a bench warrant against a Lagos Socialite, Waheed Gabadamosi Eletu Odibo, for his failure to appear before the court to take his plea on alleged criminal charge of N250 million fraud.

Other affected by the order is one Yemi Idowu and two companies; Aircom Nigeria Limited and STB Building Society.

Justice Solebo’s order was sequel to an application for the defendants’ arrest, filed and argued by the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ahmed Yerima.

In asking Justice Solebo to grant the application, Yerima told that request for issuance of arrest warrant against all the was based on the order of another court, that dismissed a fundamental rights suit filed by the defendants against EFCC.

Yerima also told the court that following the dismissal of defendants’ suit against his Commission, they were charged to court on the alleged crimes.

Yerima said: “My lord, another court where the defendants filed a case of breach of fundamental human right against the Commission, ordered the defendant to appear before this court to face the charges against him and no right was breach by the commission.

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“But has my lord can see they are not in court today, disobeying that order. In that circumstance, would be asking for a bench warrant against the all the defendants.

Justice Solebo, upon hearing the EFCC counsel’s request, issued the warrant against all the defendants.

Waheed Gabadamosi Eletu Odibo, Yemi Idowu, Aircom Nigeria Limited and STB Building Society are to face an 8 count charge bothering on stealing, obtaining money under false pretence

The offences which are contrary to section 278(1),(5)(a), 285(1)(b) 390, 390(1) and 419 of the criminal law of Lagos state of Nigeria 2011 and criminal code law of Lagos state of Nigeria 2003, respectively.

The defendants, according to the petition dated December 21, 2016, by the nominal complainants, the dou of Ononeyi Okonkwo and Mr Uchenna Anazodo, told the Commission about the alleged fraudulent sale of four plots of land situated at Osapa London, Lekki, Lagos State valued at about N250 million by persons believed to be acting for the Gbadamosi Eletu family, who conspired with prime movers and directors of one Aircom Nigeria Limited and STB Building Society

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The petition further stated that some members of the Gbadamosi Eletu family from whom the nominal complainants purchased the land to have same land sold to them at higher price thereby supplanting the nominal complainants interest over the land.

The charge sheet against the defendants read: “that you Waheed Gabadamosi Eletu Odibo, Yemi Idowu, Aircom Nigeria Limited and STB Building Society, sometimes in 2013 at Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division, dishonestly converted for your own use 3 plot of land measuring 254,588 hectares, situated at Crystal Road, Osapa Village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos, property of Onononyi Patrick Okonkwo.

“That you, Waheed Gabadamosi Eletu Odibo, Yemi Idowu, Aircom Nigeria Limited and STB Building Society sometimes in 2013 at Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division, dishonestly converted for your own use 1 plot of land, measuring about 669,572 square meters, situated at Crystal Road, Osapa Village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos, property of Uchenna Temple Anazodo”.

Justice Solebo has adjourned the matter till May 13, 2020, for arraignment and trial of the defendants.

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