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LAND CONFLICTS: How it started and why it still occurs

Land conflicts

All over the world, people struggle for land. Many of them struggle with land conflicts and some of them struggle to solve them peacefully. This article aims to facilitate the understanding of people’s position, attitude and behaviour, as well as their underlying interests and motivation when an asset such as land ownership is at stake. From the ancient Greek myths ...

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Land wars claim lives in Northern Nigeria

Land wars

“Bakin Kogi – Dalami Tukura stands with a long, hand-crafted musket slung over his right shoulder next to his brother’s freshly-dug grave, a mound of red earth marked with a cross made of woven grass. The burly 40-year-old maize farmer’s brother was killed just days ago when suspected cattle herders attacked his home in northern Nigeria. “He was shot,” Tukura ...

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Court grants 10 land grabbers N50m bail

Abiodun Adeyinka, who allegedly damaged property worth N5 million belonging to the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), on Monday appeared before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Magistrate Wahab Balogun of Court 7, Lagos State Magistrates’ Court, Igbosere granted N50 million bail conditions to 10 land grabbers who pleaded ‘not guilty’ to four count charges against them. According to PM News, Balogun, who pronounced the bail conditions when 10 land grabbers were arraigned before the court said  “each of the accused is granted a bail in the ...

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Real Estate Scams and How To Avoid Them

real estate scams

The Real Estate industry in Nigeria is fraught with various issues or cases of people being duped either by estate agents, con artists and the so called omoniles. This article gives you an insight into the real estate scams in the Nigerian context, and how it can be avoided. With the demand for accommodation more than supply, it then doesn’t ...

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Title Deed in Real Estate Investment

deed

A deed, as defined in the dictionary is a signed document pertaining to the ownership or legal rights of landed property. Ownership, legal, rights, property, signed are some of the keywords that stand out here.  Like in all other aspects of investment, in real estate business, the seller and buyer must come together, negotiate and either seal a deal successfully ...

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5,000 Lagos residents screened for cancer, eye, BP, others

5,000 Lagos residents screened for cancer, eye, BP, others

No fewer than 5,000 residents from five Local Government Areas of Lagos State were screened for breast cancer, high blood pressure, blood sugar and other deadly diseases. New Telegraph reports that this was even as the residents appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to extend the free health screening organised by the Health is Wealth Mission, an initiative of Senator Gbenga ...

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Two-storey building collapses in Lagos State

Two-storey building collapses in Lagos State

Reports show that a two-storey building under construction at 21, Makinde Street, Alausa, Ikeja, collapsed yesterday. Vanguard reports that operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Building Control Agency and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, moved to the scene in response to a distress call. According to Vanguard, the General Manager of LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, ...

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Do I Report The Illegal Activities In My Compound?

My compound

“How the heck did this dude manage to convince my good-natured and highly disciplined landlord to lease his apartment to him?” That was the question that kept roving in my mind when I finally made it to my two bedroom apartment after a hard day’s job. My wife and kids had gone for our church’s vigil, so I had returned ...

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Why You Need A Building Plan Approval

building plan approval

After ownership of land, one of the most intricate aspect of erecting a structure is processing a building plan approval. Having buildings erected on a large expanse of land without building plan approval is like, running a government without laws guiding it. Before an idea comes alive there is usually a period of imagination. The capture and establishment of an ...

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