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2023: Will the Yoruba act differently?

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Another General Election is approaching and partisan politics is in the air again – filled with its treachery and betrayals, nights of long knives, wisdom and tomfoolery, promises and deceits, hopes and frustrations with sharks and hawks of all hues jostling for supremacy.

The doves and shrimps will not only be crowded out by the predators as had been the practice in the past, they will almost certainly be made easy prey as usual. Gainers and losers are often known ever before the contest begins. As Comrade Isa Aremu, Labour aficionado and Director-General of the Ilorin-based Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) once said, Nigeria’s political terrain is not just the survival of the fittest but the survival of the wicked.

The wicked survive and thrive but the righteous are marginalized and perish. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution (of the survival of the fittest) posits “the continued existence of organisms which are best adapted to their environment, with the extinction of others” who do not or who are unable to do so as fast and as best as other competitors or competing interests and or groups. As they say, when you are in Rome, act as a Roman. Failure to do, problems!

I crave your indulgence to go through excerpts from three write-ups that set the tone for the argument we shall advance here today, after which I shall return to draw some conclusions. You may have read all three because they all got a good mention in social media in the past week.

The first is titled “A DERAILED ELDORADO” and it runs thus (with some editing by me): An acclaimed visionary leader; tested and trusted by his people. He had built several people into positions of influence. Had a protegee that he brought to the limelight. The protegee – a teacher, pastor, and seasoned lawyer.

The protegee had helped the leader in the administration of his tenure. A very capable hand, indeed! Also a great orator! When the leader had an opportunity, he put forward his protegee for the second most important position in his land. The protegee took up the position. Politics happened. The leader wanted a position, the protegee also wanted to retain the position. The leader had one ideology; the protegee had a different ideology. Foot soldiers on both sides egged the leader and his protegee on. Discrediting one another. Forgetting that they were brothers from the same zone. One with federal might, the other with grassroots support.

Both sides were being played by external factors. ‘After all that I have done for my protegee, he ought to accord me respect and listen to me’, the leader thought to himself in his private moments.’I have been loyal enough and I deserve to retain this exalted position for myself’, the protegee soliloquised. The die is cast. A crack is created. With the unrelenting supporters of both men, the crack became a schism. With the latching in of people of other ethnicities, the schism became a chasm.

Yoruba land became the epicenter of a political war between two brothers that were once confidants. No, I write not about those you think! I write about the great leader, Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo; and his protege, Ladoke Samuel Akintola. These issues happened exactly 60 years ago in 1962. That fight ended the glorious years of the Yoruba people being the ones ahead of the other ethnicities. In contemporary Nigeria, the golden years of the Yoruba people were between 1952 and 1959.

The years when Awolowo was the premier of western Nigeria. Those were the years of our firsts (first in this; and first in that)… By the time the brouhaha settled in 1966, Akintola’s daughter had been killed. Awolowo had been sent to jail. Many houses had been burnt and a coup had taken the life of Ladoke Akintola. The visionary leader never got there till he died. The protegee died trying not to leave there. We lost our regional leadership and even lost the regional governance. All because a visionary leader and a brilliant protegee did not sit down to reconcile their differences (but) sought alliances with others (whereas they) could not achieve an alliance with themselves.

Sixty years later, another visionary leader, another cerebral protegee who is a teacher, pastor, and lawyer. A leader with the strength of the grassroots, a protege with Federal might. Foot soldiers on both sides egging them on, in derisive manners. Will the Southwest lose out again? May affliction not rise a second time…” I cannot say who the author is.

I should immediately bring in snippets from the second write-up, “Thursday with Abimbola Adelakun” (The PUNCH, Thursday, January 13, 2022), titled “Tinubu’s presidency: Affliction must not rise a second time”. This is a bible passage (Nahum 1: 9). For the first writer, the first affliction was the Awolowo/Akintola tango while the second is the seemingly Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Yemi Osinbajo tango. For Adelakun, however, the first affliction is the sitting president, Muhammadu Buhari, while the second, which she swears must be averted at all costs, is Bola Ahmed Tinubu who, penultimate week, declared his intention to stand in the 2023 presidential election.

Hear Adelakun (with slight editing by me): We always knew the day would come when former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, would declare his interest in running for president. In a country where politics is about seizing power, his presidential ambition has been especially obsessive. After leaving government in 2007, he has been calculatedly amassing the resources that will land him in Aso Rock. Unfortunately, Nigeria cannot afford a Tinubu presidency. Following the retired Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s years of the locusts with the impotence that Tinubu’s leadership portends is to doom the country. After eight years of maladministration by Buhari, we cannot waste one more day of our national life on another deadwood.

Nigeria urgently needs a turning point. Everybody—including even some of Tinubu’s close associates—knows that he does not represent the future. Some things should be left where they were buried, and that includes Tinubu’s presidential dreams… This is a man whose identity is shrouded in incredulous falsehoods. Everything about his personality is shady, from his parentage to his age and to his educational history.

His political career has been defined by an unflinching record of primitive accumulation of wealth and power. That is why, even without an observable source of livelihood, he could boast he was richer than the whole of Osun State. Not only has the destiny of Lagos revolved around him since 1999, he has also plugged his immediate family members into powerful positions just so he can control governance resources at every level.

Such a person in charge of the resources of the entire nation will build a pipeline from the national purse to his private pockets… After the monumental disaster called Buhari, Nigeria cannot afford another leader whose driving motivation for the presidency is to merely fulfill a lifelong dream…

The 2023 election should be a turning point. Recruiting another bumbler as president jeopardizes that chance… Under Buhari, Nigeria plunged badly on every index of social progress and national development. Buhari’s atrocious presidency has been an affliction tantamount to divine punishment. We have over-suffered. After Buhari’s presidency, that affliction of leadership must not rise a second time”.

The third writer, Ogheneochuko Arodovwe, x-rayed the tango between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Pa Edwin Clarke over who owns the oil in the Niger Delta, and made some very important declarations. He described next year’s elections over which some people are already blowing their top as “another round of futile political activities to vote in new sets of homo-sapiens to manage and twist our destinies as it suits their whims”. He asserted, and I concur, that “Nigeria purports to be a federation but in her actions, she is everything but one.

The country has continued as a unitary state in line with Aguiyi Ironsi’s Decree 34 of 1966. This same clause has been disguised and sneaked into Section 44(3) of the 1999 Constitution while the leaders carry about with the toga of a ‘Federal Republic’” He opines, however, that the various ethnic-nationalities who answer “Nigerians” today are going nowhere on the scale of development unless and until they toe the same line as other ethnic nationalities around the world: “Africa has remained underdeveloped, backward, chained because she has refused to toe the path of others – to unbundle all the Lugard-like experiments all over the continent and reorganize her political entities according to culture, language, psychological trait and history…The Yoruba nation, Urhobo nation, Igbo nation, Ijaw nation must all emerge and exist independently for there to be any experience of progress as we see elsewhere in the world… By this time, Nigeria would have been history, just as the Ottoman Empire is history today. Everyone would have relocated to their territories. Secondary matters of ownership of mineral and oil and gas resources would need not even be discussed…” Food for thought!

Now, back to the first write-up: The correlation between Awolowo/Akintola on the one hand and Tinubu/Osinbajo on the other is interesting and didactic, even if ominous, while the extrapolations between Yoruba political behaviour, past and present, gives no cause for cheers, especially if we cast our mind back to where it led the Yoruba and the entire country in the First Republic – crisis and collapse in the West, coup and counter-coup, collapse of democratic governance, civil war and decades of military dictatorship, the deleterious after-effects of which are still with us to this day. Whereas Osinbajo is yet to declare his intention to run, we know he may do so. It is the stock-in-trade of politicians here to hide behind one finger like a grasshopper before finally coming into the open to “declare” what is already known everyone.

Considering the red card that Adelakun flashed in Tinubu’s face, I want to ask, without necessarily offering a defence for Tinubu: What is Tinubu allegedly guilty of that Buhari is not guilty of many times over: double-speak, deceit, self-aggrandisement, governance failure, ill-health, old age, certificate saga, corruption, nepotism, incompetence, conflict of interest, controversy over ancestry, name it? Why is it, then, that while Buhari’s own people fiercely defend him and ferociously ward off his enemies, Tinubu’s own people are the very ones throwing him under the trailer? An elderly Yoruba puritan and silent political operator offered an answer: While the Fulani operate as a nation, the Yoruba, though a nation, operate as disparate and variegated individuals. While the Fulani bound together to define, promote, advance and defend their common goals and interests, the Yoruba behave like the proverbial chicken gnawing at one another’s intestines. The reason for this is not far to fetch: The Yoruba “Omoluwabi” ethos, which we wear like a badge, is the dilemma. Good as this is, it is not fittingly applicable in Nigeria but should be reserved for when the Yoruba attain their sought-after and well-deserved nationhood. Not in this shithole or Animal Farm! Not in this banana republic! As someone else quipped: When others are shrewd and you are not, you are a fool! A big fool for that matter!

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Baba K. O. Latunji: The Final Bow

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By Gani Adeniran

K. O. Latunji. By his transition to the great beyond on Friday, September 16th 2022 at 92 years, Ibadan again lost one of its finest community leaders, a great coordinator of friendships and all good things, a highly cerebral lawyer and a defender of all that is noble and virtuous, Baba Karimu Oladele Latunji, popularly known as K. O. LATUNJI.

The likes of Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, Chief Bode Akindele (Parakoyi Ibadan) and Chief Adebayo Adetunji (Baba Onisiga), being of the same age-bracket, had earlier pre-deceased Baba Latunji in the glorious payment of the debt that we all owe. They and the others still alive were the first set of Ibadan educated elites who excelled in their various chosen careers and championed the course of Ibadanland to the best of their abilities.

My earliest recollection of Baba Latunji was about 1972 through my age-mate and friend, Kola Afolabi, who was at Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro while I was at Ilesa Grammar School. Kola usually dropped his name as if he was his biological father! Baba Latunji was his idol. Later I got to know that Kola’s mother and Chief Latunji were of the same paternal parentage. Chief Latunji hailed from Itabale Olugbode (with concurrent ties with Oranyan) both in the present Ibadan North East Local Government. My late mother being from Iyalode compound at Itabale Olugbode was also familiar with Chief Latunji being one of the earliest lawyers of the time. In 1973, my mother had won a shop at the Shopping Complex built by Ibadan City Council at Agodi Gate through competitive bidding. Chief K. O. Latunji also had his office in the area.

My mother had apparently ran foul of some of terms of tenancy agreement and she was going to be dispossessed of the shop. The person holding onto the shop for her while she was in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (where she was an itinerant trader) was playing a fast one and had sought Chief Latunji’s retainership without my mother’s consent. On a particular day in 1976, upon my return from Ilesa, I led my mother to Chief Latunji’s chamber and, lo and behold, we met that particular man in the lawyer’s office!

As the man and Baba were speaking in English and I couldn’t understand much of their conversation, my mother, sensing injustice, got impatient and left furiously! The rest is history now. I later became very close to Chief Latunji and he honoured me with his presence in all the social gatherings that I duly invited him. He would attend usually in the company of Basorun Kola Daisi. Baba has a good sense of history and I readily remember his various interventions on critical issues involving Ibadan, be it in the appointment of commissioners, chief judges, justices, including the location of important facilities, and dates of settlement of misunderstanding. He once told me of his influence in the resolution of the impasse between a military Governor and late Labanji Bolaji, a very highly respected and incorruptible journalist in the Sketch newspaper.

Being trained in the best tradition of the English Bar, justice, equity and fairness were his watchwords. About two years ago, a friend of mine had approached me about a land that belonged to Baba which he bought through a third party and a ranking lawyer but he never perfected the deal. He himself now wanted to sell the land. I led my friend to Baba Latunji who remembered the allocation very well. Chief asked him to go back to the lawyer who sold the land to him in order to perfect the deal and collect the relevant documents.

He said it would be unprofessional for him to give out copies of the document. Moreover, Baba said that the lawyer was the son of his long-standing friend and fellow lawyer (now deceased). Sensing that my friend didn’t want to go back to the lawyer to collect the document, Chief Latunji told him that he could send for the lawyer right now and he would come. My friend said that he preferred that Baba should conclude the deal for him. Baba then told my friend pointblank that he would still charge his professional fees from the ranking lawyer anytime he turned up. Baba would not have the devious way of my friend who wanted to cut corners and play one lawyer against another lawyer! As we left Baba’s house, my friend confessed that it was the fear of possible payment of additional fees that made him to seek Baba’s help in the matter.

Generally, Baba was very jovial and accommodating; he would listen patiently to you before offering a response. Just before he turned 90, he started to will his legal obligations to younger lawyers including the chamber where my daughter-in-law worked. I must not fail to add that Baba enjoyed a good social life. During one of my daughters’ wedding, I had him served with some juice and mineral drinks. He beckoned on me and asked, “what are these?” and added jovially “if you don’t have red wine, just pack them”. I supplied his taste immediately and sought forgiveness from God later. 

About six years ago on his prompting, I brought Baba Latunji to my mother’s house at Agodi Gate after a social reception at Ibadan Civic Centre. Baba couldn’t climb the staircase while my mother couldn’t come down, both due to old age. They both exchanged pleasantries from the distance and Baba sent a token to my mother. Baba Latunji still recognised a number of buildings in the area, including Baba Abondejo House, Adelakun House, Oloko House, Popoola House and Omitade House even though he had not visited the vicinity for over forty years. The last time my mother and Baba Latunji met was at the International Conference Centre, UI in 2019 during my daughter’s wedding.

I saw Baba last twice this year. First, I met with him on March 30th in company of my senior brother after the 8th Day Fidau prayer for my mother to give him a copy of the brochure, and on July 19th after my retirement from the University of Ibadan to give him a copy of my book. He was already weak, armed with the proverbial boarding pass and awaiting the take-off to the hereafter! May Allah illuminate his grave, forgive his sins and grant him Aljanah firdaus. Ire o! 

Adeniran writes from Ajangboju-Akobo, Ibadan

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University education as mere meal ticket…

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By Bola Bolawole <> turnpot@gmail.com <>

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Last week, the news went viral of a graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state who, on account of his failure to secure a job six years after graduation, returned his certificate to the school and demanded a refund of the money he paid as school fees. It is a well-known journalism parlance that when a dog bites a man, it is no news but when a man bites a dog, bedlam! So, this bad news got copious mention in both social and traditional media. Not long afterwards, the alumni association of the university in question were reported to have come to the “rescue” of the troubled jobless man with a donation of N500,000. Let us take a look at how one of the news mediums reported the story. Titled “Nigerian graduate, who returned certificate to alma mater, receives N500,000 support”, it reads: A graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Osunleke Alaba, who recently returned his certificate to the institution requesting refund of his fees during his studentship, has received N500,000 start-up fund support from the alumni association. Mr Alaba, who graduated from the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, had complained about the “worthlessness” of his certificate following his failure to secure a job many years after his graduation. In a video that went viral, Mr Alaba caused a scene at the reception of one of the school’s administrative buildings, claiming his parents are already tired of his perpetual dependence on them. He said if he received his fees charged him throughout his five-year programme, he could spend it to develop his innate artistic talent.

“I returned the certificate because it had no impact on my existence. I asked for a refund of the fees paid in school so I could use it to build my talent and live a meaningful life. I am an entertainer and even won the MTN talent hunt award during my service year in 2016”. The father of two further said despite his efforts to improve the living condition of his family, he has continued to get advice for him to engage in ritual activities to be rich “but I can never do that. My dad is 90 years old but I continue to borrow money from him rather than give him. All I seek now is help in any form for me to pursue my entertainment career. I don’t want my career wasted.”

Less than a week after the video clip of his weird request went viral on social media, the university’s alumni association came to his aid. In a fresh post on his Facebook page, Mr. Alaba said the alumni association presented him with a cheque of N500,000. He said; “I hereby seize this medium to express my deep appreciation to the Global Body of LAUTECH Alumni as outstandingly led by the President, Hon. Onilede Solomon, popularly known as LIMO; the Board of Trustees, and the Oyo State Chapter of the Association for their presentation of the #500,000 cheque to me today. May Almighty God continue to be with you and all members of the association for their show of love and support! I thank you once again.”

The story is as pathetic as it is sad and unfortunate but not, in my view, in the pedestrian sense that many may view it; that is, that this man could not get a paid job after six years of graduation; that he still relied on his aged father for sustenance; and that he has a wife and two children to cater for. I prefer to view it from the other side of the coin: That a man passed through the university without the university passing through him; for that is the import of his declaring his years in the university as a colossal waste. If he is right, then, not only his own time was wasted but also the time of the teachers that taught him. The space he occupied, which could have gone to a worthier student, was also wasted. University education – and the university environment itself – is not only about learning to bag a certificate, it is also about character formation; about developing and forging long-lasting relationships; and about developing an independent and analytical mindset. It is a veritable ground that fertilizes one’s imagination and creates the capacity not just to face challenges in the larger society but also to explode with ideas, with creativity and innovativeness as the new graduate conquers the world, as it were. But for our man here, university education is about acquiring a certificate and the certificate is nothing but a meal ticket. Pure and simple!

I asked Goggle for the main purpose of university education and it says it “exposes students to new research and technology… Studying at university encourages creative and independent thought… University life exposes students to other cultures and backgrounds” I asked again for the benefits of university education and Goggle listed 10; namely: increased access to job opportunities; preparation for a specialized career; increased marketability; increased earning potential; economic stability; networking opportunities; a pathway to advancement; personal growth and improved self-esteem; higher job satisfaction; and positive return on investment. It would appear our man here froze at the very first benefit, which is, securing a paid employment; once that was not forthcoming, he did not bother himself to explore the other vistas that his university education could have opened up unto him. And the reasons for this may not be far to fetch.

The quality of education on offer today: Most of the curriculum is archaic; emphasis is on rote learning with little or no meaningful practicality. Teachers teach to pass or fail students; not necessarily to impart the knowledge in them that will prepare them for the challenges that await them in the larger society. Students study or cut corners to pass examinations and obtain a meal ticket. Everyone leaves the university expecting to land a white collar job and begin the upward mobility to join the privileged class. Craze for materialism is in vogue: Less work, big pay! The get-rich-quick syndrome is everywhere prevalent. Many are still nostalgic about what university education used to offer here: Instant job opportunities; job recruitments were done right on university campuses; multiple job opportunities were usually there for graduating students to pick and choose from; car loans a few months into a job, etc. I witnessed employers visiting our campus at Ife in my first and second year but it fizzled out before my final year!

I must, therefore, admit that successive administrations have mismanaged not just university education but the country as a whole. These days, only the children of the privileged get jobs. Even teaching jobs, which used to be despised, have become like gold. You must know somebody who knows somebody before you can stand a chance of landing a teaching job even in the remotest rural areas these days. But thank God for social media and globalization. Our children and youths who are not voting with their feet in search of any pasture at all abroad are increasingly learning to hook on to the global economy for survival. Many of them live here but work for companies abroad, earning cool foreign exchange. Those who may have problems are those who are not technology savvy. Can someone please tell Osunleke Alaba that it is not all our youths making cool money here that are into cultism and Yahoo-Yahoo! Many are doing genuine business and I encourage Alaba to do likewise.

For someone who read Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, it amazes me that he could go without a job for years and yet could not fathom what he could do with his hands on the farm. We have plenty of arable land: How, for God’s sake, could he not find something to do in an agrarian society like Nigeria? He said he is into entertainment and that he even won an award but did it not occur to him that no one entertains or gets entertained on empty stomach? No job; no means of livelihood; dependent on an aged father; yet, he got married and has fathered two children! What is this man’s definition of responsible behaviour?

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike for seven months: We have read stories of undergraduates who have taken advantage to learn new trades and move into new endeavours. We have read stories of two who have even written applications that have turned them into multi-millionaires. When school resumes, the likelihood is that many students already making waves in their new endeavours may choose not to return to school. So, Alaba’s problem is not in his stars or in his alma mater but in himself as a person. The alumni people that rushed to gift him some money did not think the matter through before acting hastily. It is like they were too eager to hug the limelight and benefit from the publicity elicited by Alaba’s showmanship. But, pray, how will N500,000 cure the disease of someone seemingly lacking in ideas and bereft of purpose?

*Former Editor of PUNCH newspapers, Chairman of its Editorial Board and Deputy Editor-in-chief, BOLAWOLE was also the Managing Director/ Editor-in-chief of the Westerner newsmagazine. He writes the “ON THE LORD’S DAY” column in the Sunday Tribune and “TREASURES” column in the New Telegraph newspapers. He is also a public affairs analyst on radio and television.

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How to make real money from real estate in Lagos

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It has been a little bit hard after the pandemic and Nigeria hasn’t found its feet yet. 

It’s even a lot more complicated with the constant rise in dollar and inflation which don’t seem to have any feasible solution yet.

But despite all these, the Real Estate sector in Lagos has strongly stood the test of time. Of course, we have testimonies of people investing and cashing out big from this sector. 

Lagos is currently the most populous city in Africa and alone is ranked the 5th largest economy in Africa.

Properties in Lagos can yield double the return on investment only if you are ready to play the long-term investment game and know how it works and what you are doing.

There are enough opportunities in Lagos for anyone who wants to make money in Real Estate in Lagos.

Someone like Barrister Teslim got lucky by working for a billionaire some years back. 

Instead of spending all the money carelessly and philandering, he diverted it to land investment in Lagos. 

He was part of the first set of people that saw a bigger prospect in Ibeju-Lekki and bought as many acres as he could afford many years ago. 

Do you know how valuable land property is in Ibeju-Lekki? Now imagine someone who had bought land in the location years ago!

You may be confused about how to make money from Real Estate in Lagos but that will be discussed in this article.

  1. Land flipping

Ibeju-Lekki is one of the outskirt areas being developed on Lagos Island and it has been like that for some time now which suggests that there’s no stopping soon. These features are currently going on:

-4th Mainland bridge planned to link this region

-An airport

-Golf course

-The Dangote Refinery 

And much more development is planned. 

All of these should be enough reason for getting land in this region because it’s a great investment as the prices are still minimal. 

What should a good investor do?

-A good investor can analyze upcoming regions and purchase land in bulk just like Barrister Teslim. 

-After purchase, then wait for a few years when the value has appreciated due to development in the area.

-Lastly, resell to estate developers or homeowners. 

A good land flip can return more than 500% ROI in a space of a few years if properly planned and executed.

  1. You could focus on Offsite Property Development

Developers and investors are making huge profits from this aspect of Real Estate in Lagos presently. 

How does this happen? What are the steps to take?

i.The developers spot a sizable amount of land

  1. He projects how to increase the value by building a gated estate or block of flats for direct sale to homeowners.

iii. Once the plan is good, the investor makes the initial investment for purchase and sets up the land for building. 

  1. Then the marketing team of the real estate company or developer swings into action. One of the ways to make it an easy run is to allow for payment by installment plan from the end homeowners. 

All of these are done even when the property is still being developed. And at the end of the day, the investor and developer (Real Estate Company) make a sizable profit, which they can use to repeat the cycle a second time and so it continues that way.

  1. Real Estate Investment Management

Apart from the saying that “money is made through money”, isn’t it obvious from our day-to-day activities? Normally, real estate deals with high-profit returns which require huge investments for anyone. Is there hope for an average investor? An average investor,/can join, set up, or manage a Real estate investment Management Fund. 

  1. Becoming a landlord to invest in long-term rentals

The shelter is important, so people would either need a place to stay or to do business (shops and offices). So, what do you come up with that fits into people’s demands?

 You buy or build a residential rental. This can be in blocks of apartments or even shared spaces(office) is a good way to get started.

However, this can be more favorable if you are in the right location. When it comes to Real Estate, location matters most.

This is a sure way of reaping profits for as long as possible.

  1. Home-Renovation Flipping

People are yet to pay attention to this. However, you can have a double return on investment if it’s done right. You buy or even rent an old house in a very prime location, renovate and refit it. Then put it up for sales or rent. For example, you can rent or buy a beat-up 5-bedroom duplex, refit it into separate rooms, self-con, or studio apartments, then re-rent it out and recoup your initial investment with some profit to spare.

  1. Contract Flipping

This is purposely done for distress sales. A lot of people sell their properties as distress sales. It’s important to find these people early, buy the property, add value to it or just put it at a higher sales price and wait for a buyer who will buy it from you at a more profitable deal. 

  1. Shortlist and Vacation Rentals

The shortlist business in Lagos is booming silently. The easy thing about having a short-let apartment is that you can start with a low-cash investment. For example, you can make double the profit if you invest 8 million naira at the end of the year. Although, this business is not easy neither is it for the faint-hearted because it’s not easy to manage as it requires some experience and access to pivotal information. Nonetheless, if you are on track,  your investment is sure to return big for you.

Dennis Isong helps individuals invest right in Real estate. For questions on this article or enquiring about Real estate. Follow him on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/landpropertyng , Email Dennis@Landproperty.ng or Whatsapp/Call +2348164741041

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