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City People Magazine, Nigeria’s leading celebrity journal has announced plans to commemorate its 25th year anniversary this year with various programs and activities. Citypeople which is the oldest surviving celebrity magazine in Nigeria was founded in November 1996 by a veteran Journalist, Seye Kehinde, who rose to become the Editor of Tempo Magazine in his early 30s.


Citypeople which was established 25 years ago to mirror the lifestyles of Celebrities in Nigeria has over the years grown to become the undisputed leader in the soft-sell sector.


In a statement recently released to in Lagos signed by the Publisher, Dr Seye Kehinde, and the Company said, “In the spirit of our Silver Jubilee anniversary, CityPeople has lined up special programmes that will run from January to December 2021 to commemorate a major milestone.


“The programmes, which will run across all media platforms, aims to celebrate the enduring City People brand as well as icons and personalities who have made a monumental mark in various industries from Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Society, and corporate leaders.


“We shall be looking back on our editions in the past 25 years to celebrate men and women of substance who have also remained relevant and in the spotlight for the last 25 years and still counting.


 “We shall be producing 25 Special  pull-outs to be spread over the next 12 months for our teeming readers.”


The statement adds that the vision for the establishment of the company was to be the largest circulating celebrity magazine in Nigeria that will provide useful information that will touch the lives of its readers positively and it has kept faith on that.


Kehinde noted that with the unrelenting mission to enthrone a people-centred reporting of events, City People has remained the pride of celebrity journalism published under the company name, Media Techniques Ltd, as the magazine is the only soft-sell journal in Nigeria with offices and correspondents in major geopolitical zones of the country including Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Benin, Kaduna, Kano, Abeokuta, and Port-Harcourt.


“Citypeople has stayed true to the vision of its founder over the years not only through its soft-driven style but also by keeping the people properly informed about social activities within and outside the country.


“City people put the conventional daily newspapers on their toes, projecting the areas of journalism that reflect the lifestyle of people who are making the headlines, the publisher maintained.


He concluded: “The weekly magazine has done so well in the last 25 years and has remained on the vendors stand every week without fail. Citypeople has also survived the challenges that hit the print media in the wake of social media in the last 10 years.”


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Harmony Gardens MD, Saheed Mosadoluwa Tackles Nigeria’s Housing Deficit As BHDSummit2024 Holds in July



Come July 2nd 2024, Harmony Gardens and Estate Development Ltd, under the leadership of Hon. Dr Saheed Mosadoluwa better known as Mr Ibile will be hosting Bridging Housing Deficit Summit 2024 “BHDSummit2024”, coinciding with the grand launch of Lekki Aviation Town. This summit will bring together 7,000 Nigerians to discuss solutions to the housing deficit and affordability obstacles, showcasing Mosadoluwa’s commitment to addressing these critical issues.


Hon. Dr. Saheed Mosadoluwa, a prominent businessman and entrepreneur, is making significant strides in tackling Nigeria’s housing deficit and national airline challenges. As the chairman of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development Ltd, Mosadoluwa has established himself as a leading figure in sustainable real estate development in Lagos State.


Founded in 2019, Harmony Gardens and Estate Development Ltd has grown into a major player in the Nigerian real estate industry. With a portfolio that includes seven developing estates, such as HarmonyVille, Granville, CrestView, Oju-Alaro Estates, and Lekki Aviation Town, the company aims to provide housing for up to 750,000 Nigerians. The acquisition of 1,412 hectares of land valued at $860 million underscores the firm’s ambition and capability.


Mosadoluwa’s journey began in the aviation and logistics sectors, where he catered to Hajj operations and freight forwarding. His expertise led to the founding of Royal Crystal Airways in 2019, after serving as Director of Operations for airlines including Saudi Gulf, White Airways, and Nigeria’s defunct Kabo Airline. His aviation ventures have contributed to a diversified portfolio that spans logistics, events, hospitality, and manufacturing, with a global footprint across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.


Mr. Ibile’s impact extends beyond real estate. His commitment to public service and sustainable development has earned him recognition as one of the most influential young entrepreneurs in West Africa. Despite facing numerous challenges, he has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and visionary leadership.


In addition to his business achievements, Mosadoluwa has addressed the pressing issues of Nigeria’s housing deficit and national airline challenges. He believes that overcoming these obstacles requires a willingness to let go of trade-offs and embrace innovative solutions. His vision for Lekki Aviation Town, a hub for aviation services, training, and innovation, aims to position Lagos State as a key player in the global aviation industry.


Harmony Gardens and Estate Development Ltd’s success is a testament to Mosadoluwa’s innovative approach to urban living. The company’s flagship project, Harmony Gardens Estates, sets new standards for luxury and sustainability in Lagos. Notable developments include the acquisition of land for Lekki Aviation Town and the launch of multi-billion-naira estates in the Lekki area.


Hon. Dr. Saheed Mosadoluwa’s dedication to excellence, sustainable development, and innovation continues to inspire a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. His efforts to transform Nigeria’s housing and aviation sectors highlight his role as a visionary leader committed to making a lasting impact on the nation’s development.

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N3.5Billion Debt:  Court Orders Gravitas Company Accounts in 26 Banks Frozen



In a bid to satisfy judgement sum of N3,520,976,013 a Federal high court sitting in Lagos has granted an order attaching the sum of

(“Judgment Sum”), or any sum maximum of N3,520,976,013 standing to the credit of a Limited liability company GRAVITAS INVESTMENTS LIMITED (The Judgement Debtor)in any of its accounts domiciled with the 26 commercial banks listed before the court.


The order of the presiding Judge,Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke,was sequel to an application,accompanied with sworn affidavit of the General manager. of West Africa Dredging and Marine Technology company( The judgement Creditor) Isaac Koloko and filed and argued before the court by a Lagos lawyer Barrister Louis Akanimo,


Mr. Koloko alleged that on, 10th December, 2021, the presiding Judge Chukwujekwu Aneke,entered judgment in this suit against Gravitas Investment Limited,in a consent judgement.


The said Consent Judgment is still wholly unsatisfied by the company as the company has failed, refused and neglected to comply with the Consent Judgment of the Court made on the 10th day of December 2021.


Indeed the company failed to liquidate the entirety of the Judgment Debt in full on or before 3rd of December 2023, as specifically stipulated by the Consent Judgment;

The company failed to meet its payment obligation on several of the quarterly tranche payments due in the year 2023, as stipulated by the Consent Judgment;


Out of the total Judgment Debt of 4,301,707,500 (Four Billion,Three Hundred and One Million, Seven Hundred and Seven Thousand, Five Hundred Naira Only) due as at the date of the Consent Judgment, the company only paid the Applicant West Africa Dredging and Marine Technologies the sum of N2,366,853,750 (Two Billion,Three Hundred and Sixty-Six Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty-Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty Naira Only) leaving a balance,on the principal, of N2,009,853,750 (Two Billion, Nine Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty-Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty Naira Only);meeting its tranche payment obligation to the Applicant under the Consent Judgment as and when due, a total of N1,511,121,263.00 (One Billion, Five Hundred and Eleven Million, One Hundred and Twenty-One Thousand,Two on the Judgment Debt as at 30th April 2024. Both outstanding (Three Billion,Five Hundred and Twenty Million, Nine Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Thirteen Naira Only) remain unpaid till date.


The last tranche of the judgment sum sought to be attached became due on 31st of December,2023 which is more than two years as at the date of filing this Application,yet the Judgment Sum/debt remains due, partially unsatisfied and continues to accrue interest under the said Consent Judgment.


The company maintains bank accounts with the 26 commercial banks who are indigenous companies licenced to undertake banking business and related financial services in Nigeria, and that unless the Court so orders, the banks are unlikely to disclose the money due to the Judgment Debtor or pay it over to the Judgement Creditor in satisfaction of the outstanding Judgment Sum.

The Consent Judgment sought to be enforced was delivered more than two (2) years ago.

After listening to the submission of Barrister Lious Akanimo,the presiding Judge,Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke

ordered as follows :-

Order is made granting leave to attach the sum of N3,520,976,013(Three Billion, Five Hundred and Twenty Million,Nine Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Thirteen Naira Only)(“Judgment Sum”), or any sum maximum of N3,520,976,013 (Three Billion, Five Hundred and Twenty Million,Nine Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Thirteen Naira Only),standing to the credit of the Judgment Debtor in any of its accounts domiciled with the banks respectively, for the satisfaction of the Judgment sum due from the Judgment Debtor to the Applicant, as at 30th April, 2024 pursuant to the Consent Judgment of the court.


An order is made directing the banks to respectively prepare and file before this Court duly certified Statements of accounts showing the Judgment Debtor’s financial position with each banks as at the date of this Honourable Court’s order

An order is made that the cost of this proceedings, as assessed by the Court shall be attached together with the Judgment Sum.

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