“Alex Badeh spent N150m on his Yola mansion”, builder tells court.

A professional builder, Mr. Joseph Okpetu, appeared before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, narrating how he was engaged and paid for the construction of a Yola, Adamawa State mansion worth N150m for a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd).

Okpetu said he was also contracted to renovate Badeh’s house destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the ex-Air Chief Marshal’s Vimtim village in Mubi Local Government Area of Admawa State.

He said the Vimtim house was worth N15m when he completed the house for Badeh in 2012. But he said the house was estimated to have been renovated for N50m after it was destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents a few years later.

Okpetu is the 13th prosecution witness in the trial of Badeh on 10-count of money laundering involving alleged diversion of about N3.9bn belonging to the Nigeria Air Force within 12 months.

Okpetu narrated how his three companies — Hapco Nigeria Limited, Kunychun Drilling Service and Vim Plast Nigeria Limited — were, at different times, jointly or singly, engaged to execute house construction and renovation jobs for Badeh since his relationship with the former defence chief started in 2003.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Badeh alongside a firm, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, on 10-count charge of money laundering bordering on alleged fraudulent removal of about N3.97bn from the Nigerian Air Force’s account.

?The anti-graft agency accused Badeh of using the funds to buy and develop landed assets in Abuja for himself and his two sons between January and December 2013.

A former Director of Finance and Accounts of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Aliyu Yishau (retd), was the first prosecution to appear in court, giving details of how he allegedly helped Badeh, as the Chief of Air Staff, to divert the sum of N558.2m from NAF’s account for several months running.

Yishau had narrated how he was handing over the dollar equivalent of the N558.2m to Badeh at the Chief of Air Staff’s official residence on monthly basis and also how he helped Badeh to use the money to acquire landed assets, mostly in Abuja.

Okpetu, the 13th prosecution witness, who was led in evidence on Tuesday by the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, that Yishau served as the middle man between him and Badeh for the construction of the Yola house and the renovation of Badeh’s Vimtim house.

But the witness said Badeh personally visited the site on three occasions, first of which was when the ex-Air Chief Marshal was in Yola for the commissioning of Air Force Comprehensive School in Yola, and the second was when the former military chief was travelling to Vimitim following his mother’s death.

The witness described the house located at Dougire, Yola Local Government Area of Adamawa State, as a duplex of three bedrooms with a guest room downstairs and a boys’ quarters.

“There is a living room downstairs and another one for the family upstairs,” he said.
He began his testimony on Tuesday with how he met Badeh.

He said, “I know the first defendant. I knew him in 2003 while I was doing renovation in Zone D of War College Quarters in Apo, Abuja. I was introduced to him by a junior officer of his to do a renovation and conversion of his balcony to study and putting interior fitting after the renovation work.

“We also met in 2008 while I was doing construction for Nigerian Air Force and by 2012, he was then appointed as the Chief of Air Staff. I wasn’t in the country. When I came back, I went to congratulate him. That was when I met him at the Air Force Guest House, Life Camp, Abuja.

“That was when I also met Air Commodore Yishau who was the Director of Finance. We exchanged numbers before I left the premises of the NAF at Life Camp, Abuja. Air Chief Alex Badeh was living there.”

Reject N300 million ‘retirement’ mansion – CACOL tells Oshiomole.

Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), an anti-corruption group has called on former Governor of Edo state to turn down the N300 million offered him for the acquisition of a mansion after his tenure in office.

 

According to Debo Adeniran, head of the group, the retirement package of Adams Oshiomole as Amended by he Edo state House of Assembly is a “legislative scam”

 

The group noted in a statement that other benefits attached to the former governor’s retirement package included “pension for life at a rate equivalent to 100 per cent of their last annual salary, three vehicles to be bought by the state government which will be replaced every five years as well as free medical treatment for the governor and his immediate family.”

Adeniran said, “This is an opportunity for Oshiomhole to show the people of Edo state that he is a man of the people by rejecting the proposed retirement benefit being suggested by Edo State parliament. CACOL expects the former governor to reject the proposed benefits because of his history as a comrade who has fought against government policies aimed at sidelining the people from the benefits of development.

 

“We are also expecting the former governor and his deputy to show the people of Edo State and the country that they are noble and would not stoop so low to accrue to themselves the wealth of their state.”

Arms Scam: FG Converts Badeh’s N1.1bn Mansion To Office- Report

A N1.1bn mansion seized from the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), has been converted to an office to be used by the Federal Government.

Reporters who visited the property located on Plot 6 Ogun River Crescent, Maitama, a highbrow area in Abuja, learnt that the property is being used by the Presidential Committee on the North-East Intervention headed by Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, a former Minister of Defence.

It was observed that the warning, ‘EFCC, Keep Off!’ which was written in red ink on the fence, had been wiped off.

However, a second building (although uncompleted) seized from Badeh, which is located directly opposite the one converted by the Federal Government, still has the EFCC inscription on its fence.

Some gardeners and other domestic workers were seen clearing the grass and sweeping the compound. Reporters  who entered into the main building, noticed that the rooms had been converted into offices while desks had been set up at strategic positions.

 One worker who was approached said, “The property was given to us by the government to work. I know that the EFCC seized the property some months ago but it was given to us to work.”

The EFCC is prosecuting Badeh alongside a firm, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, on 10 counts of money laundering bordering on alleged fraudulent removal of about N3.97bn from the Nigerian Air Force account.

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EFCC Seizes N860m Mansion From Ex-Air Force Chief

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has sealed off a mansion allegedly belonging to a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Umar (retd).

Reports provides that the house located on 1853 Deng Xiano Ping Street, off Mahathir Mohammed Street, Asokoro Extension, Abuja, had stickers bearing the EFCC logo pasted on the gate.

According to the EFCC, the house is worth about N860m.

The EFCC had alleged before an Abuja Federal High Court that, “while being the Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force, between March and April 2012, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the court did the accused (Umar) use the United States dollars equivalent of the sum of N860,000,000 (Eight hundred and sixty million naira) removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force to purchase for yourself a property lying and situate at plot 1853 Deng Xiano Ping Street, off Mahathir Mohammed street, Asokoro extension Abuja.”

The anti-graft agency had also alleged that Umar removed another N700m from the accounts of the NAF to purchase a property at 14, Vistula Close, off Panama Street, Maitama, Abuja, while N500m was removed from the accounts of the NAF to purchase a property comprising a four-bedroomed duplex at Road 3B, Street 2, Mabushi Ministers Hill, Abuja.

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Uncovered! The Lavish Lifestyle of Kylie Jenner – Mansion, Cars, Parties & Social Media

The major authority on the Kardashians, E! has uncovered the lavish lifestyle of 18year old Kylie Jenner.Kylie who is worth about $5million sure lives large ..Read their article below

For starters, the youngest Jenner is reportedly worth $5 million, with assets stemming from her modeling gigs, public appearance and other endeavors she finds herself participating in.
Now that she is a legal adult (and earning $80,000-$120,000 for birthday party in Canada), Kylie thought it was time to move out of mom Kris Jenner‘s abode, so she picked herself up a new mansion! Kylie paid $2.7 million for her new Calabasas digs.
She won’t be totally alone, though, as her neighbors include sister Khloé Kardashian. If she wants to see other members of her friends and family, she can just hope into one of her über-luxurious vehicles.

Kylie has several cars, all of which are nicer than the next. The E! star has been spotted driving around in either a Mercedes Benz G550, which begins at $115,400 or the G63 AMG, which starts at $137,150. She has also been seen driving a white Jeep Wrangler Sahara worth $49,000 and now, most famously, her birthday gift from Tyga: a 458 Italia Spider Ferrari worth $295,000.
The young entrepreneur also has several collaborations and endorsements to her name, and even has started her own line of hair extensions. Each style/color of extension costs $279.99. Her work with NIP + FAB, Glamhouse, PacSun, Nicole by OPI, Sears and more have grossed her even more money, as she continues her work as a brand ambassador and product collaborator. The nail polish line with OPI, Kardashian Kolors, banked Kylie $100,000, and this was when she was only 13!
When it comes to social media, Kylie charges a pretty penny. If hired to hold a product and post a photo on Instagram—her face not included—Kylie earns $20,000, a source tells E! News.

If you’re in the mood to dress like Kylie, that’s also going to cost an arm and a leg, especially when it comes to her accessories. At any given moment, Kylie wears no fewer than four different Cartier Love bracelets. She has one in pink gold with four diamonds ($10,100), one in pink gold without diamonds ($6,300), one in yellow gold ($6,300) and one in white gold ($6,750).
Clothes are in a league of their own, too. While out for a night on the town with her sisters, Kylie opted for jeans, a tank top, mini leather jacket and thigh-high boots. While this might seem like your average outfit, it turns out to be a $3,300 affair.

The ACNE STUDIOS Leather “Mock” Moto Jacket retails for $1,600, the Sergio Rossi suede boots will run you $1,460, the tank—at this point this is definitely a steal—costs about $56 for two and the Seven for All Mankind jeans are $210.
Even a simple (or not-so simple) swimsuit isn’t in the average budget. Kylie Instagrammed a pic of herself posing provocatively in a one-piece bathing suit from Agent Provocateur, which just so happened to cost $450.00.

Billionaire Buys $52 Million Mansion Without Seeing It

Australian-Chinese billionaire Chau Chak Wing has bought a mansion in Australia for 70 million Australian dollars ($52 million) — the biggest home purchase in Aussie history. And he forked out that huge chunk of change without actually seeing the place.

The estate, named La Mer, used to belong to another billionaire, Australian mogul James Packer.

Chau told the Australian real estate site Domain: “I never saw the [Packer] house. I don’t know who the former owners were.”

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Tyga To Propose To Kylie In Her New $2.7M Mansion

Tyga plans to propose to his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, at her new $2.7 million mansion, reports said Monday, citing sources. The news comes just days after reports surfaced that Jenner was spying on Tyga after he was photographed with a blonde woman.

The 25-year-old rapper is reportedly waiting for Jenner to turn 18, so he can pop the question to her.

Tyga reportedly considers Jenner’s new mansion in Calabasas, California, “their home.”

“Tyga‘s not only in love with Kylie, he’s also in love with her new mansion. It’s their first home together. And yes, Tyga considers it his home too,” a source told Hollywood Life. “He wants to make so many lasting memories there with her, including proposing to her there.

“He thinks that would be so romantic and sweet. He can picture them sitting outside by the fire, talking and he just asks her,” the source said. “He really loves that girl and wants everything he does to be meaningful and sentimental. That would be a proposal that Kylie would never forget and one she’s absolutely would say yes to.”

Some reports speculated that Tyga may soon move in with the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star after he built a playroom for his son King Cairo at the mansion. Tyga’s former girlfriend and the mother of his child, Blac Chyna, reportedly does not have a problem with Tyga’s latest move.

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ISIS Flaunts Magnificent Headquarters Seized From Billionaire Qatari Royal Family (Photos)

Islamic State leaders claim to be living in luxury in a vast mansion seized from a billionaire Arab sheikh.

Daily Mail reports that, the jihadi group’s social media sites posted photographs of the spectacular mansion, under the headline: ‘A castle for the tyrants of Qatar in Palmyra’.It is claimed that the real owners – the Qatari royal family – abandoned the villa when Isis closed in.
Social media users refer to the villa as Mozeh Palace claiming it was built for Emira Mozeh, the mother of the current Emir of Qatar,
The family also own the Shard – the tallest skyscraper in Europe, Harrods and the Olympic Village.
In recent years, Qataris are thought to have bought almost one in 30 homes in London worth more than £2million.