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Osun Assembly proposes 20 years jail term for land grabbers

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OSOGBO – Osun State House of Assembly last week passed four bills into law. The newly passed bills included one prohibiting activities of land grabbers in the state; entitled “Osun State Forceful Entry and Illegal Occupation of Landed Properties (Prohibition) Bill, 2019”, the bill provided that whoever contravened the law when operational, would be liable to 20 years imprisonment without ...

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Landlord raises alarm over threat to life by land racketeers

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A 68-year-old retired civil servant has alarmed policemen over alleged attempt on his life by suspected land scammers after he thwarted their plans to sell off his property using forged title documents. Abubakar Zira had written petitions to the Inspector General of Police, the FCT Minister, the Director-General DSS and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman calling for ...

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Sanwo-Olu promises to rid Lagos of land grabbers

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to fight land grabbing if elected governor of the state. He described land grabbing as “criminal and primitive,” saying those involved in the act would be dealt with. Sanwo-Olu stressed that land thugs were discouraging genuine investment in property business in the state, adding that ...

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Land Grabbers wreak havoc in Ibadan, Sacks over 100 residents

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Gun-wielding land grabbers Thursday sacked residents of Ekerin layout, behind Abe Technical College, New Garage/Akala expressway in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State from their houses. The land grabbers were also armed with padlocks, chains, red paint with which they mark ‘x’ on the affected buildings. Eyewitnesses said many people fled for their dear lives and others who were ...

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Engineer tackles RCCG over property encroachment

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An automobile and industrial engineer, Omotilewa Adediwura, has accused the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG), City of Kings parish, of encroaching on a property he reportedly acquired in the Ijegun area of Lagos 14 years ago. News was gathered that Adediwura allegedly bought two plots of land in 2004 and acquired its Certificate of Occupancy. He reportedly travelled to England ...

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Land grabbers are threat to real estate industry – Expert

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Mr. Adeolu Ogunbanjo, Chairman, Association of Estate Agents of Nigeria (AEAN), has described the activities of land grabbers (Omo-Onile) as a major challenge affecting the development of housing and infrastructure in the country. Ogunbanjo made the observation in an interview in Lagos on Tuesday. He said the frequent demands of the land grabbers had discouraged many investors from investing in ...

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