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7 PLACES TO BUY CHEAP LAND IN NIGERIA’S BOOMING REAL ESTATE MARKET BY DENNIS ISONG

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7 PLACES TO BUY CHEAP LAND IN NIGERIA'S BOOMING REAL ESTATE MARKET BY DENNIS ISONG

7 PLACES TO BUY CHEAP LAND IN NIGERIA’S BOOMING REAL ESTATE MARKET BY DENNIS ISONG

 

 

Studies have shown that Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with almost 52% of its population in urban areas.

 

 

This is because most of the country’s population is migrating to the cities. After all, the city is considered a place where you can get a better life and also greener pastures.

 

 

When people keep migrating to a city, one thing is sure to happen and that is the high demand for accommodation. This positively affects real estate because there will be a boom in the sector.

 

 

And as the currency loses its value and erodes the middle class, also the price of real estate skyrockets, and a lot of people are looking for cheaper places to buy land and own real estate.

 

In Nigeria, not all lands can be made for an excellent strategic investment despite how blessed the country is when it comes to land. The major deciding factors on where to buy lands in Nigeria are development, the standard of living, and good amenities.

So, where can we find cheap lands in Nigeria?

 

 

  1. Lugbe (Abuja)

 

Lugbe has a strategic location that places it among the top places to buy land in Abuja. Although it already has a considerably large population, Lugbe still has plenty of land spaces available for purchase.

 

 

The area sits between the international airport and the city center. This places it within the neighborhood of the planned Centenary City.

 

Centenary City is an autonomous city that the Nigerian government plans to build, similar to Dubai, Monaco, and Singapore.

Lugbe was recently incorporated into Abuja phase 5, which means the area will get a significant facelift soon with more investments, better facilities, and infrastructural services.

 

 

All these factors make Lugbe a fine place to own land in Nigeria.

 

 

  1. Epe ( Lagos)

 

Epe is a town in the Nigerian state of Lagos. Epe has become a popular site for persons looking to acquire affordable land in Lagos throughout the years. The town is located in a peaceful location with magnificent scenery and is noted for its fertile soil, making it perfect for agriculture.

 

The location is one of the key reasons Epe is a great spot to buy cheap land. The hamlet is located distant from the city’s hustle and bustle, making it a perfect place for people looking for a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere in which to build their homes.

 

 

Furthermore, the cost of land in Epe is very modest in comparison to other areas in Lagos, making it a viable option.

 

The availability of land is another reason Epe is an excellent spot to purchase affordable land.

 

 

Buyers in Epe still have a broad variety of alternatives to pick from because there is still a lot of undeveloped land there.

 

You are certain to discover a piece of property in Epe that meets your demands and your budget, whether you’re looking for a sizable tract of land or a smaller allotment.

 

The town’s population is expanding, which increases demand for houses. Because of this, Epe is a great spot to invest in real estate because your land’s value is likely to increase over time.

 

 

In addition, the town is rapidly developing, with new facilities and services being constructed to meet the needs of its growing population.

 

 

  1. Peter Odili Road (Port Harcourt)

 

Port Harcourt is one of the busiest cities, bustling with life, and most definitely among the most prosperous states in Nigeria.

 

 

We can find these industries in Port-Harcourt: airports, seaports, oil service firms, and petrochemicals.

This state’s wealth and resources have contributed to its population growth, and many businesses like malls and residential apartments thrive there.

 

 

If you want to buy land in Nigeria, Peter Odili Road is also one of the fastest developing areas in Port-Harcourt. Two distinguished real estates in this area are the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas and Rainbow estates.

 

 

 

It is also part of the Trans-Amadi Industrial district and only a few kilometers from the central city. If you want to be refreshed and escape from stress, the location is ideal for them. In addition, this area has impressive security and road networks.

 

 

  1. Ibeju Lekki (Lagos)

 

The biggest city in Africa is undoubtedly the best place for anyone looking to buy land.

 

 

Lagos State has over 9 million with a thriving economy, and excellent infrastructures, and it’s a center of industrialization.

 

 

 

Ibeju Lekki is the best pick for now to buy cheap land.

 

Ibeju Lekki has a seaport which is advantageous to both the government and private organizations.

 

 

This area is set aside for several government projects to aid developments and growth and skyrocket every investment within this region.

 

 

Some of the projects include Lekki deep seaport, Lekki free trade zone, and Lekki international airport.

 

 

Even multinational corporations companies are not left out. Few of the companies operating there soon include; Dangote refinery, Power oil, Kellogg’s, and Dano Milk.

 

 

In addition to all these fantastic developments, this area is also spiced up with top sites for tourist attractions like the La Campagne Beach Resort & Park, and the LUFASI nature park, which keeps some internationally endangered species, Lekki International Golf Course, and Lekki Conservation Center.

 

 

At the moment, all these projects are still in their developmental stage, which means that it is still possible to cheap land because once these projects are completed, the cost of land in Ibeju Lekki is sure to skyrocket.

 

 

  1. Oluloye Estate (Ibadan)

 

Ibadan is considered a place that is affordable to reside in Nigeria. The cost of land for sale in Ibadan is relatively cheap, and some even say the cost of buying land is lesser than renting a mini flat in some areas in Lagos.

 

 

The rapid development of areas like Oluyole Estate, Bodija, Iyaganku, and Ring Road, has made Ibadan part of the list of places where you can get cheap land and find their worth.

 

 

These areas are affluent and you can find wealthy people living there.

Also, the road network of these places is good, with constant power supply and security.

 

 

  1. Atan Ota (Ogun State)

 

Atan Ota is located in the Ado Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, one of the 19 Local Government Areas of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria.

 

 

Ata Ota is about 45 minutes drive from Sango, and it’s a rapidly developing place. Also, Atan-Ota is close to Lagos. Atan-Ota has a link to the Badagry expressway which makes it possible to access Lagos through Agbara.

 

 

Whether you are buying land in this area for investment purposes or building a home: then you are in good company because there is a high level of industrialization in this area coupled with institutions like Covenant University, Bells University, and Ogun State Institute of Technology.

 

 

  1. Mowe(Ogun State)

 

Mowe is a town located in Ogun State, Nigeria. It is situated along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which makes it easily accessible from Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.

 

In recent years, Mowe has become a popular destination for real estate investment due to its proximity to Lagos and the availability of land at relatively affordable prices compared to Lagos.

 

Mowe has a lot of potential for real estate investment due to its strategic location and rapid development.

 

The town is already home to several housing estates, commercial centers, and other amenities.

 

The ongoing expansion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which passes through Mowe, is also expected to further boost the town’s real estate potential.

 

One of the factors that make Mowe attractive for real estate investment is the availability of land.

 

The town has large expanses of undeveloped land that are suitable for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes.

 

The cost of land in Mowe is also relatively lower than in other nearby towns such as Magboro and Arepo.

 

Another factor that makes Mowe attractive is the growing population of Lagos, which is increasing demand for housing and other amenities in nearby towns.

 

 

Mowe is also home to several industries, including Nestle Nigeria Plc, which provides employment opportunities and supports the local economy.

 

 

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Corruption: The Paradox of George Orwell’s Animal Farm in Nigeria

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Confusion as EFCC names ex-Kogi Gov in amended corruption allegations perpetrated before he became Governor

 

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”

 

 

A proclamation by the pigs that control the government in the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell has reared its ugly head. The sentence is a comment on the hypocrisy of governments that proclaim the absolute equality of their citizens, but give power and privileges to a small elite. This nauseating development has come to fruition in one of the most discussed issues in our dear nation Nigeria where the Kano State High Court has ruled that the trial of the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, and others accused of bribery and misappropriation will continue even in their absence.

The Kano State Government, on Thursday, arraigned immediate-past governor Abdullahi Ganduje, his wife, Hafsat, son, Umar and six others for alleged $413,000 and N1.38bn bribery. The defendants, who were absent from court, were arraigned in absentia.

The Governor Abba Yusuf-led government had since April filed the charges against Ganduje and others, but efforts to serve them the charges had proved abortive. At the previous hearing on June 5, the prosecution obtained an order to serve the charges on them by substituted means, through newspaper publication.

The Kano State Government assembled 15 witnesses to testify against the defendants, immediate-past governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, his wife Hafsat Umar; Abubakar Bawuro; Umar Abdullahi Umar; Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Limited, Safari Textiles Limited, and Lasage General Enterprises Limited to face eight counts of alleged bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of funds amounting to billions of naira. During the last hearing on April 29, 2024, the court was set to rule on a motion for substituted service, but the defendants had not yet been served.

The charges span a series of alleged corrupt activities. Ganduje was accused of receiving $200,000 from a contractor in exchange for government contracts between January 2016 and February 2017. The second charge claims he collected an additional $213,000 as a kickback from the Kantin Kwari textile market-remodelling project.

Ruling days back, Justice Amina Adamu-Aliyu dismissed the state government’s application for a bench warrant against the defendants.

“The trial of the defendants continues even in their absence,” she stated.

It is imperative to provide jurisprudential insights herein, as the court had previously, on June 5, granted an order to serve Ganduje and the other defendants through substituted service.

The prosecution counsel, Adeola Adedipe (SAN) informed the court that the defendants had been served, and an affidavit of service was filed on June 6.

He noted, “My lord, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th respondents are not in court nor represented, only the 6th respondent”.

Adedipe requested the court to enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of the absent defendants, citing section 278(1)(2) of the Kano State Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) 2019.

“The court should enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of the defendants who refused to answer the complaint in the charge,” Adedipe argued.

He also urged the court to issue a bench warrant of arrest pursuant to Section 388 of the Kano State ACJL, stressing, “The essence of an arrest warrant is for the sanctity and urgency of the court because an order has been made for the defendants to appear before it and they refused”.

However, counsel for the 6th respondent, Nureini Jimoh (SAN) contended that service had not been properly affected on his client.

“We filed a notice of preliminary objection on the competency of the entire charge. The court does not have constitutional power on any of the count charges,” Jimoh stated.

He also mentioned that an application for a stay of execution had been filed before the Court of Appeal, “restraining the prosecution from publishing any charges against the 6th respondent”.

Jimoh urged the court to dismiss the prosecution’s application for a warrant of arrest and to refrain from entering a plea of not guilty on behalf of the 6th respondent.

Justice Adamu-Aliyu has adjourned the case until October 23 and 24 for the hearing of the preliminary objection and the main charge.

This development portends grave danger in the scheme of affairs with questions begging for an answer that is the ruling party helmsman immune to scrutiny and forensic investigations by the anti-corruption body, EFCC? In hindsight, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf pontificated in public domain that his predecessor, Ganduje has a case to answer as his government will stop at nothing to bring him and his co-travellers to book over his eight-year’s tenure characterized by corruption.

It’s beyond beggar’s belief that such an infringement has been swept under the carpet, as a similar case that involves the immediate-past Kogi State governor; Yahaya Bello is hugging the headlines indefinitely. The confluence sub national entity stated earlier in public domain that GYB has no case to answer, but the EFCC states that reverse is the case.

The Governor in his reaction regretted that Ganduje who was supposed to cover his face in shame over cases of corruption and political violence hanging around his neck shamelessly spoke about non-existent failure in the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) led government in the state.

According to the statement, “Governor Yusuf insisted that Ganduje presided over two unproductive tenures characterised with, inability to cater for the needs of Kano’s population and nepotism.

“Our eight months in office has remarkably outweighed Ganduje’s eight wasted years of political caricature and maladministration by all standards,” Governor Yusuf stated.

He advised the acting National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the immediate-past Governor of the state, Abdullah Umar Ganduje to rather buckle up in defence of his battered image at the court, instead of further exposing his impunity on the media space.

Furthermore, to gain helicopter oversight on this thorny issue that’s a sore thumb that constitutes leprous fingers was highlighted by Muhuyi Magaji, chairman of the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCCAC), where he stated inter alia that the agency has traced N51.3 billion allegedly diverted by Abdullahi Ganduje, former governor of the state.

Magaji spoke during an interview on Arise TV. He said the funds traced by the anti-corruption commission were half of the over N100 billion meant for LGs in the state.

“The monies were channeled to different local government accounts. They then met with local government staff to create false expenditure with a payment voucher and then diverted the money through a third party,” he said.

“We traced a lot of the diverted funds to various individual accounts at the single market and subsequently took the money in cash to the state government house with someone stationed with a counting machine.”

The trajectory where ignominious allegations that involve perceived associates of the ruling party and levers of power are overlooked, while entities in the bad books of the system are subjected to vice like grip treatment leaves a sour taste in the mouth that could be equated to dystopian locomotion in a democracy.

Ayoola Ajanaku is a Communications and Advocacy Specialist based in Lagos, Nigeria….

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OGUN ORDERS ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS OUT OF FOREST RESERVES

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OGUN ORDERS ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS OUT OF FOREST RESERVES

OGUN ORDERS ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS OUT OF FOREST RESERVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Ogun state government has asked illegal occupants in its Forest Reserves at Area J3 in Ijebu-East Local Government Area, to vacate and desist from habit of selling government lands.

 

 

 

 

OGUN ORDERS ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS OUT OF FOREST RESERVES

 

 

 

 

Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Taiwo Oludotun made this known during a fact-finding visit to the reserved, saying individual or group that has no legitimate business in the forest would not be allowed to stay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engr. Oludotun, who emphasised the need to protect all government forest reserves against criminality perpetrated by unscrupulous elements, noted that the present administration would continue to ensure safety and proper management of the reserves.

 

 

 

 

 

OGUN ORDERS ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS OUT OF FOREST RESERVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘’Ogun State government will not fold its arms and allow people who do not have business in this reserve to stay. Those harbouring criminals should desist as government is ready to take drastic action against any culprit’’, he warned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Commissioner, said identity cards and other means of identification would henceforth be made compulsory for legitimate occupants, directing Forestry officials to take data of people living in the area including gender, occupation, state origin, among others, and forward it to the headquarters, within a shortest possible time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in his remarks, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Timothy Olatunji urged Baales in the area to protect the reserves by sustaining tree planting all through the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said farmers in the reserve were permitted to plant cassava, maize and other food crops, noting that such agricultural practices should not be done at the detriment of trees that were planted, promising government’s assistance in seedlings provision to achieve the goal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responding, representative of Baales in the area, Chief Adewale Aderinwale, appreciated the Commissioner and the management team for the visit, assuring them of their cooperation at all times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highpoint of the visit was symbolic tree planting exercise carried out by the Commissioner, Permanent Secretary and the management staff at Aba Ekiti in the area.

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Leadership of Students’ Unions Across University,Poly, Colleges Begin Protest July 29th

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Leadership of Students’ Unions Across University,Poly, Colleges Begin Protest July 29th

 

*MEMO TO ALL STUDENTS, STUDENTS’ UNIONS, STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS COVERING NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES, POLYTECHNICS AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION*
 The leadership of the National Association of University Students (NAUS), with the leadership of the National Association of Polytechnic Students(NAPS), and the National Association Nigerian of College of Education Students (NANCES), extends sincere greetings to Nigerian Students covering the aforementioned bodies, as well as, its affiliated associations across the country.
The purpose of this Memo is to prepare the minds of Nigerian students across tertiary institutions in the country, on the collective decision made by the leadership of the aforementioned associations, after due and painstaking consultations on the way forward for Nigerian Students.
The present economic quagmire occasioned by the rising cost of living, hike in cost of commodities , hike in petroleum price, hike in electricity tarriff, insecurity, poor funding of our institutions which presently affects more than 80% of the population in the country, is felt most by young Nigerians studying for various academic qualifications across tertiary institutions.
This development has led to poor socioeconomic welfare for students, a loss of interest in academic activities and a fall in grades, an increase in crimes and criminality, and an increase in violence on campuses and their environs.
Furthermore, the inability of federal, state and local governments to provide adequate immediate and long-term palliatives, especially for Nigerian Students, to cushion the effect of the high cost of living, is rather disappointing and also raises the alarm of the student movement in the country, of a seeming lack of initiatives and ideas on the most effective approach to sustainable economic recovery and growth.
Hence, the trio of NAUS, NAPS and NANCES, representing the voices of millions of Nigerian students emphatically condemns the lackadaisical attitude of the Government and declares a National Day Of Protest For Nigerian Students starting from Monday, July 29th, 2024 till further notice having communicated the government through various means including media but nothing has been done.
This protest is to serve a way of exercising our right and driving home our demands to the Federal and state governments, to influence innovation, conceptualization and implementation of plans for the alleviation of the hardship suffered by Nigerian students.
More directly, the trio of NAUS, NAPS AND NANCES frowns at the I don’t care attitude or the government towards reducing the current hardship been undergone by all of us especially the students which  contributes to the impoverishment of Nigerian Students.
The Leadership of NAUS, NAPS AND NANCES therefore urges all Nigerian students to prepare for the National Day of Protest coming up from the 29th of July, 2024.
With this notice, Student union officials are enjoined to be in touch with their respective associations for updates on the Protest, as security agencies will also been put on notice.
Leadership of Students' Unions Across University,Poly, Colleges Begin Protest July 29th
Aluta Continua, Justa Costa,  Victoria Ascerta.
Signed :
Comr. Obaji U. Marshal
National President, NAUS
Amb. Shuaib Ishaka Yahaya.
Senate President, NAUS
Comrade Ridwan Opeyemi Munirudeen,
National President, NAPS
Comrade Adeniji Boluwaji Temitope
 Senate President, NAPS
Amb. Comr. Eegunjobi Samuel Oluwaseun
National President, NANCES
SEN. KUR ISAAC USHAHEMBA
Senate President, NANCES

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