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Global News Reports That From Agege to Ikoyi, Dr. Olasijibomi Ogundele, GMD Sujimoto Group, has grown up to belong to a rare breed of men who possess the ability to consistently go the extra mile and do more than they say. ‘If he promises you a hill, better be sure you’re getting a mountain’.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In an undercelebrated real estate sector where over 27 banks have only a 2.5 percent appetite for investment, the entrepreneurial mogul has successfully scaled from constructing a few units of luxury apartments to now building the tallest twin tower in Africa. Dr. Ogundele beams with the glow of perpetual investors’ confidence in an environment notorious for its herculean business climate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The poster boy from the rusty slums of Agege, with the help of the Almighty, has turned the lemon life dealt him into lemonade by raising the bar for luxury living in Africa and putting Nigeria on the world’s list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like some of his peers, Dr. Olasijibomi has, over the years, sailed troubled waters, navigating numerous business tides with the grace and nous of a veteran captain. 12-12-2015 serves as an important reference point, when Nigeria witnessed the unveiling of the most audacious project in the real estate industry, The LorenzoBySujimoto. Although the ambitious project couldn’t continue after going through a lot of difficulties in 2016 due to the economic recession, government policies, and a disabling environment, even the only investor who said ‘yes’ as of then looked at the pressing economic situation and then pulled the last straw that broke the camel’s back, bringing the project to a halt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little did society know that the halt of this ambitious project would birth multiple folds of other successful projects like GiulianoBySujimoto, which sold out six months before completion, as well as the almost completed LucreziaBySujimoto (The Most Sophisticated building in Nigeria). Today, Providence has once again smiled on this astute entrepreneur and the brainchild behind this real estate powerhouse, as he has been included in the unique list of industrious changemakers who consistently create opportunities and impact through their remarkable projects and audacious business models.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The young CEO and Luxury Czar beams among the honourable list of outstanding African Changemakers such as Mr. Tunde Folawiyo, Nwankwo Kanu, Osimhen Victor, and Linda Ikeji, creating extraordinary footprints and providing leadership in their spheres of influence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The luxury real estate Maestro didn’t just stumble on this feat with mere word of mouth, but through sheer hard work and utmost dedication. In fact, no one would have thought a young man from the remote corners of Agege would build a $650 million luxury real estate powerhouse from scratch, a testament to his strong, resolute, and resilient business mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Agege Boy who Built A $650 Million Luxury Real Estate Empire from Scratch

 

 

 

 

Where laudable economic achievements are rare, capital is scarce, and government assistance is almost nonexistent, young Olasijibomi Ogundele, just like a rose that sprouted from concrete, has today, through passion and dedication, created the ultimate standard for luxury living in Africa with Sujimoto Group while revamping the real estate industry, which was previously dominated by top-grade mediocrity and profit maximisation over value creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sujimoto Group, in less than a decade, has transformed into a Luxury real estate behemoth, focused on building extraordinary edifices in the premium neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Banana Island. With annual revenue of approximately $50 million and many projects in the pipeline, Dr. Ogundele believes Sujimoto Group, as of today, is worth over $650 Million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ogundele ranks among a few entrepreneurs from Africa that can rub shoulders with other top businessmen around the globe as he commands respect in the Nigerian business sector, succeeding in engraving his name in the hearts of the generality of his high-end customers and business associates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the young CEO, success is no respecter of race or face; it only answers to hard work, God’s grace, integrity, and the spirit of excellence. In building the most gossiped-about building in Banana Island, LucreziaBySujimoto, he dared architectural complexities by erecting the tallest and most sophisticated residential building with never-seen-before facilities in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, the Beau De’ Monde of Luxury Living is on the cusp of creating the finest expression of waterfront living reserved for the lucky few luxury aficionados: The LeonardoBySujimoto an ultimate address where design artistry meets ultimate sophistication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nested in the Shimmering corners of Banana Island (Africa’s most expensive square metre) that is home to billionaires like Abdul Samad Rabiu, Sayyu Dantata, Mike Adenuga, amongst a host of other managing directors of multinationals as well as ambassadors, the extravagant 25-floor Leonardo high-rise building comes with high-end appliances and exceptional facilities that are second to none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forget every notion of luxury you’ve ever seen, The LeonardoBySujimoto waterfront project accentuates as the pinnacle of opulence that draws Inspiration from the iconic 16th-century artist and Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci, embodying a standard of luxury that is rarely witnessed, standing at the very core of sophistication, art, and architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LeonardoBySujimoto comes with limited-edition sanitary ware by Zaha Hadid, as well as other top-of-the-line features and facilities such as full home automation, Offending mediocrity interior by renowned luxury brand Fendi, a fully fitted European Standard kitchen, 3 metre doors, Duravit’s by Phillip Stark, Award-winning sanitary ware, Simone Saragoni’s Technogym Olympic size temperature-regulated swimming pool, Mini-mart, Mini-clinic, Hair salon, interactive lobby of 5-star hotel standard, squash court, 48-seater B&0 standard IMAX cinema, indoor virtual golf, luxury spa, bar & Lounge, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is paramount to note that over the years, Sujimoto Group ‘The Talk and Do’ luxury real estate giant has established a firm reputation with its successfully scaled projects, based on a solid brand identity and philosophy of keeping stakeholders and customers at heart. The brand has over time established cash cow projects that have seen over 200% ROI for current investors as well as stakeholders.

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The Unending Supply: A Testimony of Faith and Tithing – Pastor Enenche

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The Unending Supply: A Testimony of Faith and Tithing – Pastor Eneche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News Reports That In a captivating narrative, Senior Pastor Paul Enenche of Dunamis International Gospel Centre in Abuja shared a miraculous tale involving a bag of rice. After his wife gave away a portion as tithe, the rice began to multiply in a way that defied explanation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Enenche’s wife was accustomed to tithing not only money but also food. On a notable occasion, after dedicating a tenth of their rice as tithe, they were astonished to find that the rice continued to replenish itself. This bewildering event led to his wife giving away the rest of the rice, perturbed by the unceasing abundance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Enenche himself has a long history of tithing, a practice he began during his university years. With a monthly allowance of just N30, he faithfully contributed N3 as tithe. His commitment to this spiritual discipline has persisted, independent of his eventual role as a pastor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Pastor Enenche, tithing is a deep-seated principle found in the scriptures, not a means to pastoral service. Since 1986, he has been a practitioner of tithing, convinced by the positive changes it brought into his life

, rather than by ecclesiastical debate.

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Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

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Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), has predicted an end to the security challenges Nigeria is presently passing through saying it will soon be a thing of the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Buratai spoke at the public presentation of books written by the Director Academic, Planning and Quality Assurance, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Brigadier General Mogbekeloluwa Oluyinka Fakokunde, which was held at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former army chief commended the efforts of the Nigerian military in the war against insecurity saying they have given their best within the circumstances they have found themselves. He however expressed optimism in the ability of the military to nip the security challenges in the bud very soon saying insecurity is a global occurrence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to commend them (the military). They are doing well. They are doing their best within the circumstances they find themselves and what is happening. It (insecurity) is not only in Nigeria, it is global. What is happening is Nigeria is not an exception. Within our neighbours, we see what is happening and globally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We see what is happening in Sudan, Ukraine, in the Middle East and so on. They (the military) need to remain resolute, remain focused and continue the project they are doing and surely they will succeed. For sure it (insecurity) cannot be permanent, there must be a solution and we can get out of it one day,” General Buratai told media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The author, Brigadier General Fakokunde, while speaking with Tribune Online, said the books were written with the intention to solve societal problems such as stress, drug abuse and addiction as well as providing the leeway for teachers to manage stress associated with their profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said as builders of talents, teachers need the required skills and qualifications to excel and impart knowledge on their students as leaders of tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you look at these books, they are not just ordinary books, they are also working instruments addressing the problems of the society like problem of drug addicts, problem of occupational stress and others ravaging the workforce now. These are competencies they need to imbibe so that they can manage their stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The rate of drug abuse is a serious thing now and is prevalent among the students and the youths. With these publications, we have instruments that can be used to manage drug abuse among our youths, our workforce and every strata of the society. The intention is to solve problems of the society and that is what we have done by unveiling these books.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books’ reviewer, Professor Mary Ogechi Esere, of the University of Ilorin, while commending the author for his efforts said the books describe Nigeria’s current realities and provide solutions for the way out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She said the books could not have come at a better time describing them as tools for stress management and to tackle the menace of drug abuse especially among the youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The author has deemed it fit to give us tools that we can use to manage the stress and tackle drug abuse which is prevalent among our students right from primary schools. The books are apt, written at the right time. It is scholarly and the writing style is unique,” she said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books presented are Handbook of Occupational Stress Management for Teachers, Psychological Testing and Technique in Continuous Assessment for Colleges and Universities, Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) and Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) Manual.

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REVIEW OF, ‘THE LEGEND OF BURATAI 2’

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REVIEW OF, ‘THE LEGEND OF BURATAI 2’

 

 

 

 

 

By Hannatu Lot Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Legend of Buratai Volume 2 is authored by General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the former Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army. The book was Published by Sprezzatura Publishing Ltd. Cover design by Mereo Books. It was published October 13, 2021 in English Language. It has 125 pages with ISBN-10: * 186151915X and ISBN-13: * 978-1861519153.

 

 

 

 

REVIEW OF, ‘THE LEGEND OF BURATAI 2’

 

 

 

 

 

The author Tukur Yusuf Buratai CFR psc(+) NAM GSS ndc (BD) was born 24 November 1960. He is a retired Nigerian army lieutenant general, former Chief of Army Staff appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015, and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 1983 and has had multiple command, administrative, and instructional appointments.

 

 

 

 

The Legend of Buratai 2 is a novel base on true-life story of General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the former Chief of Army Staff. It is a novel of eight (8) chapters and has one hundred and twenty-five (125) pages. Each of these chapters and pages is so richly engaging and informative from start to finish.

Just a recap of the plot summary, the book is the enthralling true-life story in his own words, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army, who rose to legendary status by dint of hard work, bravery, diligence, excellence and honesty. His journey through life is presented as an exemplary story for all who would aspire to follow his path. His childhood and formative years were also captured.

 

 

 

 

 

The preliminary pages of “The Legend of Buratai 2” begins with the titled page where the titled of the book was boldly written and the author’s name. Then followed by the cover page design which contains the cover photo which was taken in Ngamdu. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai is clearly seen in the picture with troops during operations against Boko Haram terrorists at the Nigerian Army Special Super Camp Ngamdu, Borno State in April 2020. He was practically leading the combat operations. Them followed by the content page which outlines the book’s structure, listing chapters, which helps readers navigate the book’s organization and content.

 

 

 

 

The Photographic Acknowledgement section credits the sources of photographs used in the book, acknowledging photographs taken from the personal album of the author. Followed by a heartfelt message dedicating the book to all young people in Nigeria, and especially those of the Nigerian Military School and the Nigerian Defence Academy.

 

 

 

 

The Publisher’s Note and acknowledgement pages expressed gratitude while the Forward was written by Major General Paul Tarfa mni (Rtd), who described General Buratai’s records of service as Chief of Staff of Nigerian Army as legendary and cannot be surpassed. ‘He is a General who inspires his subjects by leading from the front’. He further, provided context, endorsement, and insights into the book’s significance.

 

 

 

 

 

The author begins chapter one by talking about the beginning which captures the lineage, nuclear family and the journey of Yusufu Buratai especially when he joined the RWAFF. Chapter four depict the miraculous escape from the pond as a child, Dr. Gidado Kumo and John Atanda spoke in chapter three and four, while chapter five and six described the author’s encounters with Snakes and Ghost respectively. chapter seven followed with matters bordering on patriotisms and chapter eight list several principles guiding Lt. General TY Buratai, a few out of those principles are: Do not bother about what people say,; Commit to improving yourself to the extent that you do not have time to compete or criticize others; Let excellence be your trademark anywhere you find yourself; Do not be too proud to retrace your steps back to the right path; Listen more and say less; Always lead with courage or not at all; Honour your words as your bond and never make a promise you can’t keep…

The plot is set in Buratai town, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State to Potiskum, Yobe State. The genre is non-fiction.

 

 

 

The book, ‘The Legend of Buratai 2’ is the best pick for young minds in need of inspiration and mentorship. It is a captivating and fascinating masterpiece, rich in original history, military tactics, strategies and important life lessons with a touch of spirituality straight from the mind and experiences of true and pragmatic General TY Buratai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Legend of Buratai 2 has the potentials to recoup reinvigorate patriotism to our fatherland Nigeria. It also has the capability and potentials to make a young mind dream and do everything in their powers to live their dreams just like Lt. General TY Buratai.

 

 

 

 

 

The book is so real, it’s not a conventional love story with a perfectly Happy-Ever-After. It was infused with strong themes, I love how Lt Gen. TY Buratai recollected his childhood and formative years, how he was educating us on how to be patriotic and how he described ‘the wretched rustic life of a terrorist’ infused in a poem titled, ‘ARE YOU A TERRORIST?’

The themes in “The Legend of Buratai: Volume 2” include

 

– Hard work: General Tukur Yusuf Buratai’s rise to legendary status is attributed to his diligence and hard work.

 

 

 

– Bravery: General Buratai is known for his bravery and military tactics.

– Excellence: General Buratai’s journey to excellence is presented as an exemplary story for all who would aspire to follow his path.

 

 

 

 

– Honesty: General Buratai’s honesty is one of the key characteristics that contributed to his legendary status.

 

 

 

– Patriotism: The book is capable of reawakening patriotism to one’s fatherland, according to Moses A. Uyang, author and humanitarian.

 

 

 

– Diligence: Buratai’s diligence is another factor that contributed to his success.

 

 

 

The book is practically a handbook or a catalyst for youngsters who dear to dream, who wants to love and serve their country whole heartedly, be patriotic and serve humanity in all earnest and honesty.

 

 

 

The book offers a wide range of literary appreciation and acceptance, historical sources, and educative values. It is a foundation for historical and otherwise critical evaluation.

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