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Shangisha -Magodo landlords’ land dispute: SSS wades in

The State Security of Service (SSS) has invited the parties, with a view to finding amicable resolution of the controversy surrounding executing a Supreme Court judgment that ordered the Lagos State Government to release of 549 plots of land to the landowners POISED to prevent possible break down of law and order in Ikosi-Ketu Local Council Development Authority (LCDA), Lagos State, ...

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Man sells father’s house to two buyers

A 45-year-old man, Olusanya Ajala, has been arrested for allegedly selling a house bequeathed to him and his three siblings to two different buyers. Ajala was said to have sold the property to a businesswoman, Anita Ojuola, and one other buyer, whose name had yet to be ascertained. It was learnt that Ajala sold the house to Ojuola without the ...

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Appeal court upholds Imokhuede claim to Abuja choice property

A Nigerian-American, Mr. Imokhuede Ohikhuare, has heaved sigh of relief, following a declaration by a superior court of record in the country that he is the owner of over N1billion residential property located at No 1809, Asokoro, Federal Vapital Territory, Abuja. With the judgment, the claim by a former Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Shehu Malami and a businessman, ...

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Kano Lawyer charged for property fraud

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Abdullahi Muhammed Hanga, the Kano State legal practitioner, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday following his arrest for alleged property fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him before Justice Aisha Mahmud of Kano State High Court for alleged fraud to the tune of N45 million. It is alleged that one Hadiza gave the accused the ...

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N8bn Currency Scam Suspects Bought Properties in South Africa, Nigeria

More revelations have been made at the ongoing trial of bankers involved in the re-circulation of mutilated currency notes meant for briquetting running into over N8 billion, as the court Tuesday was told how some of the suspects allegedly purchased properties in South Africa, invested in several housing estates and fuel stations in Nigeria, and operated fat accounts domiciled in ...

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EFCC Arraigns Couple for N7million Land Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 18, 2015 arraigned one Opara Edmund and his wife, Amarachi Opara before Justice O.O Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court Owerri, Imo State on a 2-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. They pleaded not guilty to the charge. The accused persons were alleged to have collected money from ...

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Court orders Nwobodo to vacate Abuja rented home

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja has ordered a former governor of Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, to vacate his rented home in Maitama, Abuja, over his failure to pay his due rent of about N11m arrears. Justice S. B Belgore ordered Nwobodo to relinquish the property located at 24 Ona Crescent, Plot 768 Cadastral Zone A5, Maitama Abuja, ...

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Homeowners file suit against Lagos property developer

Homeowners within the Pearl Garden Estate situated at Sangotedo Village in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State have sued a property developer, Oyetubo Jokotade and his firm, Estate Resource Limited over alleged incessant harassment and imposition of arbitrary charges. The claimants in the suit which is before Justice Abisoye Bashua of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Epe ...

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Real Estate heir squanders $3.5m meant for charity on cars

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The heir to a Manhattan real-estate fortune squandered millions of dollars that was supposed to go to a Jewish charity, going on a spending spree that included fancy cars and posh hotels, according to court papers. The United Jewish Appeal claims it was supposed to get the remainder of a trust set up by building mogul Bill Gottlieb, who died ...

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Okereke-Onyiuke , Others Restrained From NSE Property

Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Lagos has granted an interim injunction restraining the former Director Genral of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Dr. Ndi Okereke- Onyiuke and five others from tampering with the property lying at No 2, Temple Road Ikoyi Lagos. The injuction followed an exparte application brought against the defendants by Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN ...

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