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Land grabbers occupy farm settlements as govs neglect Agric


Land grabbers, bandits, kidnappers and other unauthorised persons have taken over state governments’ farm settlements, forest reserves, dairy farms and other public agricultural ventures in the country. It was gathered that following neglect by successive state governments, farming equipment and machines in the farm settlements had either been vandalised or stolen with the connivance of civil servants and politicians. Findings ...

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LASG investigates land grabbers’ move to take over communities

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The Lagos State Special Taskforce on Land Grabbers says it has commenced investigation into an alleged attempt by some land grabbers to take over some communities in the Ayobo area of the state. A statement on Saturday signed by the coordinator of the task force, Mr. Owolabi Arole, states the attention of the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice ...

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Families lament victimization by land grabbers in Lagos


The family of Pa Abibu Ajibawo Oguntoyinbo of Ipaja, Lagos State has appealed to the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to rescue them from hoodlums led by an alleged land grabber, Prince Owen Adeniran. Oguntoyinbo, who is head of the family and appointed joint heads of the families of Abiola, Falola, Ilo, lamented that often times, family members had been arrested by ...

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Ekiti declares four years in prison for Land-grabbers


Ekiti State Deputy Governor Bisi Egbeyemi said on Wednesday that the state Property Protection (Anti-Land Grabbing) Law 2019 was aimed at ending land disputes in Ado Ekiti and other parts of the state. Egbeyemi, who spoke at the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe, advised quarter chiefs, family heads and landowners to be truthful and carry ...

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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


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


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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