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Tinubu Denies Ownership Of Oriental Hotels, Other Assets ‘Linked’ To Him

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There have been speculations that Mr Tinubu owns the Oriental Hotel and other properties in the Lekki axis of Lagos.

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has disclosed that most properties like Oriental Hotels, Civic Center and other properties in Lagos linked to him are not his.

Mr Tinubu, in a documentary on his achievements as Lagos State Governor, said he only provided the environment for investors to invest on the Lekki Corridor.

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In the excerpt posted on Twitter by Jubril Gawat, a media aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the former governor said the entire Lekki Corridor was a refuse dump that took months to clear.

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There have been speculations about the ownership of the Oriental Hotel located along the popular Ozumba Mbadiwe road.

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In the aftermath of the Lekki shooting in 2020, the hotel was targeted by hoodlums on the ground that the asset belonged to Mr Tinubu.

The event prompted the Western Metal Product Company, the owners of the facilities, to issue a statement about ownership of the hotel.

The Executive Director of WEMCO, Taiwo Ali, had disclosed that the WEMCO group has 99 per cent of the shares of the hotels.

In the course of the 2020 ENDSARS violence, several media outlets linked to Mr Tinubu were set ablaze. They are The Nation newspaper, Television Continental and Max Radio.

I don’t own those properties

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Speaking in the documentary, Mr Tinubu, who was governor between 1999 and 2007, said he does not own the Oriental Hotel and other properties linked to him but that his administration invested resources to clear the dumps at the place where the hotel and the civic centre are located.

“I have converted a liability confronting Lagos to an asset of great value. Along Ozumba Mbadiwe, we used to pick dead bodies. People have forgotten truck pushers in those areas. You have the dirties coastline along Ozumba Mbadiwe all through Lekki corridor.

“I brought private investors, hospitality— they created the boat club, the Civic Center that is of great value to many people today—that was a refuse dump. Nobody would easily remember that Oriental Hotel was a refuse dump— a mile of refuse along that corridor. It took several months of escalating and a great investment for those investors to take the risk. Majority of those assets they claim are mine are not mine.

“I created an economic and recovery path for Lagos. There is no state that can brag of the exponential development that is going on in the Lekki Corridor,” he said.

Mr Tinubu is facing a lot of questions about his source of wealth as well as his health ahead of the commencement of campaign on 28 September in line with INEC timetable and schedule of activities.

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‘Drunk’ Soldier Crush Brigadier-General Audu Ogbole To Death In Lagos Barracks

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Brigadier-General Audu Ogbole James, Director of Finance at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi, Lagos, is dead.

The General lost his life after a corporal identified as Abayomi Edun crushed him at the barracks on Tuesday night.

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The deceased was reportedly walking to his residence when the corporal driving an SUV with number plate EKY 177 FX, hit him.

Edun was said to be under alcoholic influence at the time of the accident.

A source told Daily Trust that the deceased was rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre where a doctor certified him dead.

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In a statement, the set of James at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, described the loss as shocking.

“Our indefatigable, humble, friendly bridge builder, the Monitor General SEC 40 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Brig Gen AO JAMES, mni just departed. He died from injuries sustained from a knock down on the road yesterday (15/11/22) evening in Lagos.”

“May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to the family, AANI especially the SEC 40. May the Lord console all and grant the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. So sad
,” read the statement signed by ACM Kayode Olagunju.

According to the deceased’s profile on NARFC website, the late General had first and second degrees in Accounting and Finance. He was a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and held memberships of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Nigerian Institute of Directors (MIoD), Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACTI), and the National Institute (mni).

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The following Decorations/Honours were also awarded to him:

Meritorious Service Star (MSS)

Pass Staff College (PSC)

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Deloitte Denies Knowledge Of Tinubu Ever Being It’s Employee – David Hundeyin

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Deloitte USA has responded to subpoena ordering it to make available Tinubus Bonus history with the organization ( remember Tinubu said he earned 1.8 million dollars from in bonuses from Deloitte… Deloitte has denied knowledge of any Bola Tinubu ever working for them.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu has claimed that he made $1.8 million from salaries and bonuses while working a consultancy job at Deloitte USA. So we subpoenaed Deloitte USA to provide evidence of Tinubu’s employment and staff payment records, and this is what came back…

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16-Year-Old Boy Rapes Elder Brother’s Wife, 9 Others In Ondo

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The scene was that of shock at the headquarters of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps in Akure, Ondo State capital when a 16-year-old boy was paraded over alleged rape.

To the bewilderment of many at the operational base of the corps, the teenager, who gave his name as Precious, confessed to raping his brother’s wife as well as nine others.

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While being paraded, yesterday, alongside other suspects, Precious told Sharpernews that, after seeing the unclothedness of his brother’s wife while she was deep asleep, he was forced to lay on her.

The suspect also disclosed that nine other girls were his victims at Laosun, a farm settlement in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State. He was also accused of stealing 25 litres of palm oil after his brother had travelled from the farm settlement.

In Laosun, I have raped nine girls. Some of them are 19 or 25 years. In the night, I will go into their rooms and start sleeping with them.

I do not use gun or knives to threaten them. Sometimes, I will be caught and they will beat me and leave me. I have been arrested before.

“I was arrested for stealing 25 litres of palm oil. I wanted to gather money to use it to buy phone. I came to the house and saw my brother’s wife sleeping naked. I went into the room and slept on top of her.”

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Meanwhile, the Commander of Amotekun Corps in the state, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said the suspect would soon be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations.

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