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Women Are More Affected By Land-Grabbing – Report

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“Women in rural areas are more affected by the incidence of land-grabbing, a study has revealed.”- Leadership This was unveiled during the conference of civil society organizations in collaboration with the department of agriculture and rural development of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja from February 15 through 16, 2017. The research was conducted over a ...

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Land grabbers now risk 15 years imprisonment in Oyo

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According to Daily Post, Forcible seizure of any landed property in Oyo State or an attempt to do so, otherwise known as land grabbing, has become a criminal offence that attracts a maximum of 15 years imprisonment or an option of a fine of N500,000 or both. This is one of the provisions of the new Real Properties Protection Law ...

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Groups urge ECOWAS to secure communities’ land rights

ECOWAS to wade into communities’ land rights

“If plans being made by the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in sub-Saharan Africa sail through, the long wait by communities to secure land rights may end soon. The groups gathered in Abuja to present to the Department of agriculture and Rural Development of Economic Community of West Africa States, the Land Policy Initiative of the African Union, African Development Bank ...

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Land trespass: Okumagba calls on Okowa to avert looming ethnic crisis in Warri

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Vanguard reports that Okere Urhobo Kingdom in Warri has urged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to stop alleged conspiracy by a clique in his administration to illegally grab an expanse of land the community released to the state for public use decades ago. Vanguard reports that in a statement in Warri, one of the community leaders, Prince Mitaire ‘Mimi’ Okumagba, noted that ...

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Why Anti Land Grabbing Law Will Work In Lagos – State Lawmaker

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Deputy Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Olumuyiwa Jimoh, who is representing Apapa II, speaks to Vanguard on the newly enacted law criminalising land grabbing in the state.  What is the significance of the land grabbing law? The land grabbing law is important in so many ways. Hitherto, there was a law that addressed the issue of land ...

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Obasanjo’s Name Used To Grab Land In Ogun As Villagers Cry Out

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Community leaders from Adekoyeni, Ajambata, Araromi Orita and Oluwanishola (a.k.a Abule Teacher) in Ogun State have cried out over alleged use of the name of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to seize land unjustly. The leaders, in a petition to the Ogun State government and signed by National Secretary and General National Legal Director of the Movement for Islamic Right and ...

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The Menace Of Land Grabbers In Nigeria

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Land grabbers won’t be called land grabbers if their activities were legal. According to WIKI, Land grabbing is the contentious issue of large-scale land acquisitions: the buying or leasing of large pieces of land in developing countries, by domestic and transnational companies, governments, and individuals. This article looks into the menace of land grabbers in Nigeria and how their activities affect the common ...

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