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Family petitions Amosun over forceful eviction by a land grabber

Ogun State Polytechnic

PM News reports that a family in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria has petitioned Governor Ibikunle Amosun over an alleged forceful eviction from its expanse of land by a popular land grabber in the area. The family, Owuyo Elemuren, claimed that from time immemorial according to the native law and customs, was the owner of the large expanse of land at ...

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Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s Banana Island property

Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo Group

According to The Guardian, a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered permanent forfeiture of a 37.5m dollars Banana Island property in Lagos, belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government. Justice Chuka Obiozor, who gave the ruling, also ordered that the sums of 2.7 million dollars and N84.5 million realised as rents ...

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Jealous lover arraigned for damaging hotel’s property

Court remands land agent for alleged land fraud

“A Bureau de Change (BDC) operator, Ahmed Ibrahim, was yesterday arraigned before an  Ikeja Magistrates’ Court  for allegedly damaging an hotel’s property while searching for his girlfriend and her lover.”- The Nation Ibrahim, 35, of Bolaji Street, Agege, was arraigned before Mrs G.O. Anifowoshe, on a two-count charge of wilful damage of property and breach of the peace. Prosecuting Inspector ...

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Court orders total closure of Ondo popular automobile market

Ondo popular automobile market

Daily Post reports that the Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure, the state capital has ordered the total closure of Ondo popular automobile market along Akure / Ilesa expressway. The court held that the State Government did not properly acquire the land before citing the auto-market on it. The automobile market was one of the gigantic projects celebrated by ...

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Former Dunlop sues bank over alleged illegal acquisition of land

Court remands land agent for alleged land fraud

“Giant Tyre Manufacturing Company DN Tyre and Rubber Plc, formerly Dunlop Nigeria Plc, has instituted a $14.6million suit on a commercial bank, a church and five others over alleged illegal acquisition of land.”- Vanguard The claimant, the owner of 20.22 acres of land at plot 23, Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja in the suit before a Lagos High Court, is alleging ...

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Court orders forfeiture of Diezani ‘s $37.5m Banana Island property

Banana Island property

According to The NATION, Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of a Banana Island property, Lagos bought for $37.5m in 2013 by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Chuka Obiozor, a vacation judge, made the order yesterday following an ex parte application by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) counsel Mr. Anselem Ozioko. The EFCC, in documents filed in ...

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Nigerian gets house in UK with fake British passport

The Nation reports that a Nigerian bus driver forged a British passport so he could live in a council house for more than a decade, a court heard.

The Nation reports that a Nigerian bus driver used a fake British passport so he could live in a council house for more than a decade, a court heard. Christopher Aghalibe, 53, allegedly submitted the document along with his application for housing to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in September 2000, according to a report by Mailonline. The ...

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Abuja Land Dispute : Court Orders Demolition Of N2.5bn Property

interim forfeiture of 14 houses

The Leadership reports that an Abuja High Court has ordered a developer, White Diamond Property Development Company, to remove 7 units of five-bedroom duplex worth N350 million each due to an Abuja land dispute. The court also awarded the sum of N10million as damages against the developer of the property, as penalty for encroaching on a piece of land belonging ...

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Businessman files committal action against House on the Rock

House on the Rock

“A Lagos based businessman, Gerald Chukwueke and four others have urged the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal to commit to prison, a popular Lagos Pastor, Paul Adefarasin and his church, House on the Rock for allegedly disobeying a court order restraining them from further trespassing on a land located in the Lekki area of the state.”- The Guardian ...

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Court adjourns suit filed by Word of Life Bible Church against Lagos

House on the Rock

“A Lagos High Court, Igbosere has adjourned the suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Word of Life Bible Church against the Lagos State government over non-issuance of building permit to October 11. In a suit marked LD/3040/14 before Justice Christopher Balogun, the church is asking the court to order the state government to issue it with building permit for ...

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