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Afero Farmers protest displacement from Government allocated farmland in Lagos by Nigerian Military

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Afero Farmers protest displacement from Government allocated farmland in Lagos by Nigerian Military

…Ask Lagos State government, House of Assembly Speaker, well-meaning Nigerians to help them recover lost investment

 

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A group of Nigerian Corporate farmers from the Diaspora and Nigerian Farmers, has protested their displacement from their corporate farms which produces crops and animal worth millions of naira on a daily basis.

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Speaking during a protest at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Chairman Afero/Eluju Mowo/Mutaku commercial farmers, Wale Oyekoya, said they had a dream of building a better Nigeria and for this, they brought back their life savings and foreign investment to invest in Nigeria.

Oyekoya said: “Those dreams were crushed when on the morning of the 11th day of December 2023, in a brutal display of violence and utter carnage during the late season rains around 11:15 am that day they were violently invaded and brutally attacked by elements of the Nigerian military.

“We are not cutlasses and hoes farmers, we utilise the latest in mechanised machinery and equipment imported from China, US and France and practice farming on a Commercial scale thereby contributing to a large percentage of crop production to the Country and to Lagos State.

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“The Nigerian Government in its wisdom instructed the Nigerian Army, the same Army supported by the taxes paid by the very same farmers, to redeploy its resources from protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria to attack its Nigerian citizens and the soldiers mercilessly taunting the farmers with the fact they cannot do anything because there will be no repercussions and they will never be held accountable for their actions.

“There was no letter of warning, phone call, Memo demand or indeed any correspondence that the farmers have done anything wrong or even that they should vacate the land. Even a declaration of war generally requires some sort of warning nothing of sort took place.

“Instead the Nigerian Military, men whose salaries and livelihoods depend on taxpayers’ money beat the living daylights out of the hand that feeds them. This is really what the Security Vote is now being used for.

“This is why we Nigerians pay our taxes. So that we can be terrorised, tortured and mocked by the very people whose livelihoods we are sponsoring.

“The government is always asking for foreign investors, but who wants to invest in a country where one day you are carrying out your farming activities to prepare for the Christmas and New Year festive sales, with Billions of Naira worth of your life savings, the next day you are running for your life and dodging bullets as if you are in apocalypse IV!

“We sold off our successful companies, investments and houses from all over the world to invest in this our country Nigeria, We used the money to finance, fencing, designing farmland, landscaping, commercial fish ponds, piggeries, poultries, rabbitries, cattle ranches, hydroponic and greenhouse farms of different foods and cash crops for exports and local consumptions, snail pens, general abattoirs, etc. and invested sophisticated mechanised agricultural machines, preservative and processing electronic equipment, electricity generating plants, farmhouses, irrigation machinery, only to have it all callously destroyed not by brigands, bandits or Boko Haram but by the same Nigerian government that claims to be seeking foreign investments, claims to be trying to alleviate the food crisis when that could not be further from the truth.”

Oyekoya said they got the land legitimately from Lagos State Government. As a law abiding citizens, we reported the military invasion to the govrnment in December and on January to the the governor and Speaker of the House and nothing has been done and we are loosing investment money daily as the military men will not allow us to enter into our farms and their workers and the military men continue looting our properties and crops on a daily basis. He noted that they have been on the land allocated to them by Lagos State undisturbed for the past ten years peacefully and commercially farming their crops and raising their animal till the military invasion in December 2023.

“We had no idea when we were allocated parcels of land by a Lagos State Government that the land belonged to the military government and who waited patiently for us to set up and operate for over 10 years before sending various soldiers to take up combat positions all over the farmland and alleging the land belongs to the Nigerian Military.

“They started firing bullets at the farm workers who were running for cover and anyone they got hold of they beat up indiscriminately women, small children, and teenagers, some of our customers were flogged with horsewhips and relieved of their personal belongings.

“They went on to destroy crops, plants and hundreds of millions of nairas worth of imported farming equipment, stealing livestock, breaking down the walls erected for protective covers of the farms effectively decimating and disbanding the whole business enterprise of farmers on over 300 acres of land.

“To give you an idea of the scale of destruction the Vatican which is a whole country with embassies all over the world rests on 200 Acres of Land.

“Anyone can go there now and they will find the Nigerian army there on the Afero Farmers farmland to date because this was a government-backed initiative and this was further corroborated by the Senior army officer that led the invasion Brigadier General Ememe from 81 division, who categorically confirmed it.

“We, like you, used to believe that there was once a country called Nigeria, one in which the Nigerian army was not above the law. Today it has been emphatically been made clear to us that is not the case.

“There was no need for the Federal Government to take the path of violence and intimidation. They did it because they can and they could. We were not aware that the inflationary food prices were part of the government policy and agenda.

“They should simply have told us that they want to keep food prices high, they do not want us to invest our hard-earned money and expertise in Lagos State and we would happily have gone to another country where our investment would be appreciated.

“We, the Afero farmers had previously relied on the assurances of the Lagos State Government to grant it Allocation documents, survey plan, and Certificate of Occupancy and put it in exclusive possession and ownership of the State’s owned land with the further implied assurance that it will enjoy peaceful holding and use of the said land, we agreed to the aforesaid new location as part of the expected compensation although very far off from its displaced Afero community.

“We have lost billions in investments and many of us are facing financial crisis as we had to borrow money when our original investment was taken over by Lagos State ostensibly for public good but we later discovered it was parcelled up and used as housing estates.

“In this circumstance, we no longer see Lagos State or Nigeria as a safe investment destination but more as the Wild Wild West Africa that they have shown themselves to be. We want ALL our money back and we want our land back and we want Justice.

“This has been a learning experience the wealth of which we will ensure that all our brothers and sisters in the diaspora are emphatically made aware of. Nigeria is a country that is hostile to foreign investment and no foreigner should risk investing here as they could lose not only their investment but also their lives.

“We are tax-paying citizens with voters cards and to our shame and abject disappointment we voted for this government, and for this we apologise to our Nigerian Brothers and Sisters both in this country and in the diaspora. We were sold a dream and like you we bought it.

“You could be next. What is there to stop it from happening to you? You too could be sitting in your house or your farm and then the Nigerian Army will invade, beat up your wife, your workers, laugh in your face whilst destroying your property. They will collect taxes from you from your hard-earned money claiming it is for for security vote but instead it will be used to grab your property and terrorise you.

“We therefore ask members of the general public, and other Nigerian officials who have a conscience to have pity on us and assist us to get our money and land back. We have learned a hard lesson from this Nigerian Government and we shall never forget it,” he said.

 

Afero Farmers protest displacement from Government allocated farmland in Lagos by Nigerian Military

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Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town Amidst Glitz & Glamour

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Sahara Weekly Reports That In a spectacle of jubilation and festivity, Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD made a resounding mark on the real estate landscape with the grand launch of Lekki Aviation Town in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. The unveiling took place within the confines of the estate, blending urban sophistication with the charm of a vibrant neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town Amidst Glitz & Glamour

 

 

 

 

The event, graced by esteemed personalities including traditional rulers, dignitaries from government parastatal and renowned celebrities, saw Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD ambassadors, 9ice, Nancy Isime, Small Doctor, Iyabo Ojo, and Anita Joseph, taking center stage as the faces of the brand, adding a touch of glamour to the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding to the allure of the festivities, the presence of popular Fuji musician, The Ibile master in person of Sefiu Alao and King Saheed Osupa, infused the atmosphere with rhythm and melody, enhancing the celebratory ambiance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa, the visionary CEO of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD, delivered an impassioned opening speech, articulating his mission in developing Lekki Aviation Town, Granville Estate and Majestic Bay Estate by Harmony Gardens and reaffirming the company’s commitment to delivering properties of unparalleled quality. Assuring prospective buyers, he emphasized the authenticity of the company’s titles, instilling confidence in their investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amidst a plethora of activities aimed at creating unforgettable memories, the day held additional significance as it marked the birthday of Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa. The celebration took place in grand style at his residence, where discussions were held about the progress of various partnerships, including the Seyi Vodi-tagged Vodi Cottage, NancyVille Estate, and the recently finalized Maitakobi Emirate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the event, it was announced that these three projects would feature prominently in the upcoming Lekki Aviation Town grand launch. Additionally, the Seminar on Bridging the Housing Deficit in Nigeria, scheduled for July 2, 2024, was highlighted. This seminar will gather 7,000 industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss solutions for the country’s housing challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event not only showcased the grandeur of Lekki Aviation Town but also underscored Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD’s unwavering dedication to redefining secured, affordable luxury living in Nigeria’s real estate landscape. As the sun set on a day filled with joy and revelry, the promise of a bright future for Lekki Aviation Town shimmered on the horizon, beckoning investors and homeowners alike to embark on a journey of opulence and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grace Nation Root and Foundation Teaching Service – The Word of God Is the Spiritual Diet for Growth – Dr Chris Okafor

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…. What makes Man grow is the Bread of Life

…. Grace Nation Lekki church Construction began in Earnest

 

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When you are born again, you are a new creator in Christ and everything about your life becomes News, so therefore your life depends on spiritual Diet and God words is that bread of Life.

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This and more are the foundation raised by the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor at the week 3 of the 10 weeks of Rooted and foundation Teaching Services held at the international Headquarters of Grace Nation world-wide in Ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria.

Teaching on the Topic, Spiritual Diet for the New Creation, the Senior Pastor Grace Nation international aka Liberation City Dr Chris Okafor said the word of God is the spiritual Diet for Growth, the Man of God said to Grow spiritually, you needs the words of God to Guides you in all you do, and the spiritual of God is the Bread of Life that contact supernatural words of Elohim.

The Popular Lagos Clergyman continue that when you are born again, you are like a little baby that was just given birth to, Babies eat milks to grow but as a born again christians you need the words, the words of God becomes your bread to grow in Christ.

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Highlighting some characters or behaviors that will not allow the spiritual Diet works in your life, The Televangelist Preacher said Bitterness, Gambling, speaking evil of your Prophet, Keeping Malice and back biting are some of the exhibited characters of some People that will not allow spiritual Diet to Grow there Christian Life. When you keep bitterness, when your heart is always bitter about the things of God, you cannot grow spiritually, also when you Gamble thinking there is a shot cut to wealth without working, it will not allow you Grow spiritually also the Apostle of Altars mentioned that when you speak evil of your Prophet or your fellow members or backbite, the spiritual Diet will not manifest in your life, the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor explained.

The Root and Foundation Training class , recorded another blessings today as another set of 3 Participate take home Bible gift after they answer correctly, Question asked on Last weeks Teaching, today is the 3 week of the 10 week training session, Member of the Mighty Men of Grace Nation anchor the section.

Evil chains broken, various evil altars keeping the destiny of people from manifesting destroy as God blessed a Man who has been under bondage for over 20 years with 1million naira through the Chris Okafor Humanitarian Foundation, The Man of God located the Man in his 70’th, he was prayed for, his case file was visited by God and Elohim directed the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor to bless him with 1million after he was directed to bring sand from his 20 years uncompleted building in his home town.

Meanwhile the Preparation for the construction of the Grace Nation Lekki church has began in earnest with Prayers to make the project a successful.

 

Grace Nation Root and Foundation Teaching Service - The Word of God Is the Spiritual Diet for Growth - Dr Chris Okafor

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Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

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Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), has predicted an end to the security challenges Nigeria is presently passing through saying it will soon be a thing of the past.

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

 

 

 

 

General Buratai spoke at the public presentation of books written by the Director Academic, Planning and Quality Assurance, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Brigadier General Mogbekeloluwa Oluyinka Fakokunde, which was held at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former army chief commended the efforts of the Nigerian military in the war against insecurity saying they have given their best within the circumstances they have found themselves. He however expressed optimism in the ability of the military to nip the security challenges in the bud very soon saying insecurity is a global occurrence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to commend them (the military). They are doing well. They are doing their best within the circumstances they find themselves and what is happening. It (insecurity) is not only in Nigeria, it is global. What is happening is Nigeria is not an exception. Within our neighbours, we see what is happening and globally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We see what is happening in Sudan, Ukraine, in the Middle East and so on. They (the military) need to remain resolute, remain focused and continue the project they are doing and surely they will succeed. For sure it (insecurity) cannot be permanent, there must be a solution and we can get out of it one day,” General Buratai told media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The author, Brigadier General Fakokunde, while speaking with Tribune Online, said the books were written with the intention to solve societal problems such as stress, drug abuse and addiction as well as providing the leeway for teachers to manage stress associated with their profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said as builders of talents, teachers need the required skills and qualifications to excel and impart knowledge on their students as leaders of tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you look at these books, they are not just ordinary books, they are also working instruments addressing the problems of the society like problem of drug addicts, problem of occupational stress and others ravaging the workforce now. These are competencies they need to imbibe so that they can manage their stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The rate of drug abuse is a serious thing now and is prevalent among the students and the youths. With these publications, we have instruments that can be used to manage drug abuse among our youths, our workforce and every strata of the society. The intention is to solve problems of the society and that is what we have done by unveiling these books.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books’ reviewer, Professor Mary Ogechi Esere, of the University of Ilorin, while commending the author for his efforts said the books describe Nigeria’s current realities and provide solutions for the way out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She said the books could not have come at a better time describing them as tools for stress management and to tackle the menace of drug abuse especially among the youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The author has deemed it fit to give us tools that we can use to manage the stress and tackle drug abuse which is prevalent among our students right from primary schools. The books are apt, written at the right time. It is scholarly and the writing style is unique,” she said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books presented are Handbook of Occupational Stress Management for Teachers, Psychological Testing and Technique in Continuous Assessment for Colleges and Universities, Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) and Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) Manual.

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