They are blackmailers! They are blackmailers!! These are the words of some close friends of Mr. Ebi Egbe alias Moni Love, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction Ltd.
Currently, the sports giant is handling some high profile jobs across, the globe for reputable clients who are enticed by the quality of service(s) provided by the firm.
The CEO of Monimichelle is an Ijaw son who is an indigene of Ogboinbiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
Miffed by the near lack of development in the acclaimed “Jerusalem of Ijaw of Ijaw Nation”, Mr. Ebi Egbe abandoned his cosy office and accommodation at the eye-brow area of Ikoyi in Lagos to settle down in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
Why? Egbe said emphatically “I want to develop our place, because Yenagoa is our city”, adding that “I also want to give back to my state”.
This is the kind of passion, the Ajegunle born sports facility construction expert has for his native Ijaw Land, but of late some “elements” are bent on rubbishing his enviable reputation for a “plate porridge”.
Monimichelle Sports Facility Construction Limited is handling the Sampson Siasia football turf currently, and the job done so far has no doubt attracted commendation from across the globe.
In an event recently, the Bayelsa state Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson poured encomium, thus “We are proud of the quality of job done by Monimichelle because it is a world class pitch, am particularly happy because Monimichelle is an indigenous contractor who has made the Izon nation proud”.
It is worthy of note that the chairman of the Nigerian National League Mr. Chidi Okenwa during his facility tour of the pitch, commended Monimichelle for the “delivery” of the pitch.
According to him “I am happy to be here to see for myself because this is the best pitch in the country that the NNL teams can play in the session.
The NNL has approved a provisional permit for all Bayelsa based teams to play their home games at the Sampson Siasia turf, a development football fans are happy about.
This weekend the darling team of the state, Bayelsa United FC will be playing the first NNL game at the turf.
While plaudits are being poured on this worthy indigenous company some persons are busy putting spanners to work to drag the enviable name of the company and Mr. Ebi Egbe to the mud for their parochial and selfish reasons.
A close associate of Mr. Egbe, Mr. Ebizimor Numa who spoke to our correspondent on the development noted with dismay that “this pull-him-down” inclinations of some “disgruntled” elements cannot stand the test of time.
Numa added that “We know their antics; they cannot pull-down or destroy the enviable reputation of Monimichelle because the company has record unbeatable in Africa and the world over.
Speaking further he emphasized that “Monimichelle is not a politician who takes and not give back to the people, he is a business man who has given to his people and needs commendation and not condemnation as the blackmailers want people to believe.
Recently, a “fake” story was syndicated on some national dailies and online media platforms by some mischief makers with the intention to “hang the dog” by giving it a bad name.
The purported reports was said to have quoted respected Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) member, Dr. Peter Singabele as saying that the Sampson Siasia pitch was disapproved because it has some defects.
But Dr. Singabele has since come out to debunk the reports by saying he was quoted out of context , stressing that the said reports were skewed.
Now! The million dollar question is; who is afraid of Moni Love? A son of the soil who unlike other wealthy Bayelsans decided to give back over N150m sports facilities to the state for free.
According to Ebi Egbe who remained undaunted said “some wicked people are trying to pull me down but I believe Jesus will not allow them. I built my reputation over the years and am known all over the world”.
He admonished his Ijaw brothers and sisters to “stop this useless pull him down syndrome it will not help us as a people”, stressing further that “I have been in the sports management business for twenty-seven years now, and in sports construction for twelve years. With these records I am not a push -over in sports business”.
Mr. Ebi Egbe is a certified FIFA agent and one of the few FIFA licensed agents in Africa. Those “fighting” him are charlatans and busy body politicians who are jealous of his track records. They should know that one who points accusing finger at someone, the rest fingers are pointing at one. “Moni Love” deserves commendation.
Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni: Harmony Gardens Chairman and Wife Inducted into Spiritual Roles
In a momentous occasion of spiritual significance and community recognition, the Chairman of Harmony Gardens and Estates Development LTD, Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa, popularly known as Mr. Ibile, and his wife, Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe, were recently installed with revered titles at an event hosted by the Al-Irshad Islamic Foundation.
Hon Saheed Mosadoluwa Ibile inaugurated a multi-billion naira ultra-modern Central Mosque at Ibeju-Lekki immidiately after he got recognized by the West Africa Islamic Council as the AL Mujaddid in Rabbat, Morocco.
According to popular Muslim tradition, the term refers to an individual who emerges at the turn of each century in the Islamic calendar to rejuvenate Islam, purging it of extraneous elements and restoring it to its original purity. In contemporary times, a mujaddid is regarded as the preeminent Muslim figure of a century.
The concept of Mujaddid is based on a hadith (a saying of Islamic prophet Muhammad), recorded by Abu Dawood, narrated by Abu Hurairah who mentioned that Muhammad said:
Allah will raise Mujaddid for this community at the end of every 100 years the one who will renovate its religion for it.
Recall that in a grand ceremony attended by distinguished personalities and spiritual leaders, Hon Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa, Chairman and CEO of Harmony Gardens and Estates Development LTD, officially commissioned and handed over a state-of-the-art central mosque in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, on Friday, January 19th, 2024.
The auspicious event witnessed the presence of esteemed religious leaders, including Sheik Semiu .A. Opeloyeru, The Grand Chief Imam and General President of the League of Imam and Alfa in Ibeju-Lekki L.G.A. The ceremony commenced with the arrival of Sheik Semiu .A. Opeloyeru, setting the tone for a day of spiritual significance and community celebration.
Representing the executive governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babajide Sanwoolu, was Hon. Ahmed Abdulai Jembe, the Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs to the governor, graced the ceremony. The Onibeju in attendance emphasizing the significance of the event in the cultural and traditional context.
The event saw the attendance of various traditional rulers, highlighting the communal and inclusive nature of the mosque inauguration. Notably, the newly appointed Lagos NURTW Chairman, Mustapha Sego, drew attention as his presence added an extra layer of recognition to the occasion.
However, the prestigious ceremony, held at Monarch Hall in Osapa London Lekki, Lagos State, saw Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa bestowed with the title of Baba Adinni, signifying a revered position within the religious community. His wife, Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe, was similarly honored as Iya Adinni, a title of great respect and responsibility.
The Al-Irshad Islamic Foundation, under the guidance of its founder Sheik Rasheed Adeleke, who is also the owner of Al-Irshad Travel and Tours, organized the event as a Pre-Ramadan lecture, award ceremony, and Turbaning ceremony. The atmosphere was filled with spiritual fervor and communal joy as community members gathered to witness the momentous occasion.
Notably, Abu Abel and other prominent figures, was also present at the event, adding to the significance of the gathering. The ceremony, held on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the exemplary contributions of Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa and his wife to both the community and the Islamic faith.
The Turbaning ceremony, a traditional rite of passage within the Islamic community, symbolizes a deep connection with cultural heritage and spiritual leadership. The titles of Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni carry great responsibilities, signifying the honorees’ commitment to serving the community and upholding the values of the Islamic faith.
As the community celebrates this significant event, the installation of Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa and Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe as Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni reflects their exemplary leadership and commitment to the principles of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD. The event serves as a beacon of unity, spirituality, and communal recognition within the Osapa London in Lekki community.
Squad Powers OmniPay’s Trade Business to Simplify Payments for FMCG Industry
In a strategic move aimed at furthering its mission to empower African traders with the necessary payment solutions for thriving in the digital era, Squad, a fintech subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO), offering comprehensive payment and e-commerce solutions for businesses, has entered a partnership with OmniPay, a subsidiary of OmniRetail Inc.
This collaboration has currently benefited more than 65,000 stakeholders, which include retailers, distributors, and manufacturers through improved payment and collection methods using Squad’s Virtual Bank Account without incurring any charges. Additionally, they have gained more accessible and affordable working capital to procure goods on credit for their businesses, contributing to the daily transaction volume exceeding N3 billion, and this figure continues to grow.
Adeyemi Atanda, the Chief Marketing Officer, Squad, shared insights on the partnership’s significance, emphasizing, “At Squad, our mission revolves around providing African businesses with the right solutions for effortless payment processes, available at their convenience. We understand the pivotal role small businesses play in our economy. Through strategic alliances like this, we aim to empower even more merchants by granting them access to rapid, user-friendly, and dependable payment solutions that optimize their business operations and, in turn, boost their revenue.”
Deepankar Rustagi, CEO of OmniRetail stated, “As we join forces with Squad, we are driven by our shared vision of transforming the digital payment landscape for African businesses. With OmniPay, businesses will gain improved payment methods with zero transfer fees, while retailers and distributors will have easier access to OmniPay’s BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) solution. This partnership aims to empower businesses, streamline payment processes, and enhance record-keeping accuracy through automated reconciliation for orders. This partnership reinforces OmniRetail’s commitment to innovation and financial inclusion.”
Squad is a complete payment solution that is reliable, secure, and affordable, making receiving in-person and online payments simple and convenient.
Our goal is to support SMEs, micro-merchants, large corporations, and other fintechs (Tech Stars) with the tools they need to thrive in an evolving digital economy and expand beyond their current market reach.
Squad’s current products and service offerings include SquadPOS, Squad Payment Links, Squad Virtual Accounts, USSD, and E-Commerce Storefront.
Find out more at www.squadco.com.
OmniPay, a subsidiary of OmniRetail Inc., is a company with a mission to simplify payments in Nigeria and provide working capital to trade businesses. OmniPay provides an API-based wallet built to simplify trade payments.
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