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Estate Agent Docked For Duping Journalist

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A 42-year-old real estate agent, Babalola Murtala, was on Tuesday docked at a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Igbosere for allegedly defrauding a journalist of N700, 000 under the pretext of securing a mini flat for him. Muritala was arraigned before Magistrate J. Ugbomoiko on a three-count charge of stealing, obtaining by false pretence and threat to life preferred ...

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Court Stops Ekiti From Ejecting Tenants

Supreme Court ends controversial land tussle in Taraba

An Ado-Ekiti High Court has restrained the Ekiti State government and its Housing Corporation from ejecting the embattled residents of Irewolede Estate, pending its ruling on December 9. Governor Ayo Fayose served a notice to eject those who fail to complete their mortgages  by November 30. The defaulters were to be ejected from yesterday. Those ejected on August 5 were ...

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Supreme Court ends controversial land tussle in Taraba

Supreme Court ends controversial land tussle in Taraba

Unable to establish any miscarriage of justice, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, has said it would not disturb the concurrent findings of the lower courts save in exceptional circumstances. With these words, Justices Ibrahim Muhammad, Muhammad Muntaka-Coomassie, Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Nwali Ngwuta and Kumai Aka’ahs of the apex court brought to an end a land tussle between one Ibrahim Sakati, the ...

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NDIC floors Union Bank, firm over ownership of Fortune Towers

Fortune Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos

Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has succeeded in moving the Court of Appeal, Lagos, to set aside a ruling of a Lagos High Court, which held that the corporation’s suit on the lingering crisis on the ownership of an imposing complex, popularly known as Fortune Towers, situated at No. 27/29 Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, was an abuse of ...

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Ojukwu’s property : Bianca’s absence stalls trial

Ojukwu’s property: Bianca’s absence stalls trial

Ojukwu’s property Trial – The absence of Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu, widow of the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Monday, stalled the suit she filed against Ojukwu Transport Limited, OTL, and seven others before a Lagos high court. Bianca had in the suit filed on behalf of her two under-aged children, Afamefuna and Nwachukwu (claimants) wanted the court to ...

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Court orders police to return Ugolor’s property and pay him N1 million as damages

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The High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State has asked the police to pay N1 million as damages to the Executive Director, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Rev David Ugolor and immediately return his property still in custody. Ugolor’s assets were confiscated two years ago while being investigated over his alleged involvement in the 2012 gruesome ...

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Estate agent in court for alleged fraud, obtaining N301,000 from 5 persons

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A 42-year-old real estate agent, Ramoni Azeez, has been arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikorodu, Lagos State, for allegedly obtaining N301,000 to secure the same apartment for five persons. Azeez, who is facing a five-count charge bothering on stealing, was alleged to have separately obtained the money from five persons at different times and dates with a promise ...

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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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