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Shangisha landlords seek court’s nod to possess Magodo Scheme II land

Undeterred by several hiccups bedeviling the execution of a Supreme Court judgment, which backed the release of 549 plots of landed property in Shangisha-Magodo Town Scheme II, Ikosi-Ketu Local Council Development Authority (LCDA), Lagos State, to the original owners of land in the affected neighborhood, a fresh move to possess the land has begun. Represented by Chief Adebayo Adeyiga and ...

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Court upholds ruling on Malaysian gardens

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The legal case between a private developer, Global Formwork (Nig.) Ltd, the developer of Malaysian Gardens and FCT Administration climaxed with a  recent High court ruling granting the developer the right to continue building the estate. The 14085 housing units’ project, known as Malaysian Gardens, was launched by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 and is standing on 500 hectares in ...

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Court arraigns two for property fraud in Enugu

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Two people, a man and a woman have been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Enugu State for property fraud up to the tune of N58 million. Adaobi Ofoma Chuke and Chief James Ofoma are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining properties by false pretence. The offences allegedly date back to 2010. The accused pair however ...

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Borno: Land dispute resolved by supreme court

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Faulting some of the claims and a certificate of occupancy said to have been issued to a dead man, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed an appeal seeking to claim ownership of a parcel of landed property in Borno State. The landed property is situated at Bolori in Maiduguri Metropolitan area of Borno State, which land is bounded by ...

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T.B. Joshua loses bid to stop coroner’s inquest: Judge backs coroner

Synagogue Collapse: Court adjourns ruling on a suit by an engineer to Nov. 9

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court Ikeja, on Friday, described as lacking in merit, an application filed by the Synagogue Church of All Nations and its founder, Prophet Temitope Joshua, asking the court to halt the ongoing coroner’s inquest into its collapsed guesthouse. Justice Okunnu dismissed the application for also being premature. The inquest was set up ...

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Phoenix real-estate guru sentenced to 4years in prison

A Phoenix celebrity real-estate guru and self-described graduate of the “new school of self-made moguls” will spend the next four years in prison for money laundering and tax evasion. Tanya Marchiol was sentenced in federal court this week for helping drug dealers buy a house and for failing to pay income tax on $1.4 million earned between 2008 and 2010. ...

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Ijesha community lose out on Ogun land to Sowemimo Family

“THE appellants in the instant case having not discharged the duty the law places on them of demonstrating that the concurrent findings of fact of the two lower courts are perverse cannot, therefore, succeed. Having resolved all the three issues the appellants formulated for the determination of their appeal against them, I find the appeal for that reason devoid of ...

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Court rules out FG’s claim to Ondo Land

Coming from the court, the Federal Government of Nigeria has lost ownership claim to a portion of a vast landed property, lying and being at Akure/Owo/Ilesa Road, Ondo State, on which the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure is located. However, the court said the government only has ownership right to 685.9 acres instead of its claim to 965.5 acres. It ...

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MUSHIN LAND TUSSLE: Apena family launches fresh suit

Ostensibly moved to protect vast landed property, said to be owned by six prominent families, the Apena family of Ojuwoye, Mushin, Lagos State, has instituted a fresh suit, at a Lagos High Court, seeking among others, judicial pronouncement over their inherited assets. The new suit, which is still at its infancy, brought in a representative capacity for the Osu Apena ...

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Supreme Court throws out Apena family’s claim to Mushin Land

For failing to lead evidence to prove the origin of their claim to Ojuwoye community in Mushin Local Government of Lagos State, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has rejected the argument by the Apena family of Lagos to own a large parcel of land in Lagos State. The case decided few months ago, brought to an end the age-long rancor ...

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