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Celebrity City Estate Sensitise Communities, Intensify Campaigns Against Land Grabbing

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Celebrity City Estate Sensitise Communities, Intensify Campaigns Against Land Grabbing

Celebrity City Estate Sensitise Communities, Intensify Campaigns Against Land Grabbing

 

 

 

Part of the crisis threatening peace in Nigeria and probably, all over the world is the struggle over land and natural resources. This crisis is rooted in a series of structural, historical, and socioeconomic factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is also driven by increasing urbanization, land-grabbing, demographic pressure, inadequate property rights, and conflicting land tenure systems. In this write-up, we examines the ongoing efforts by Celebrity City Estate as one of the major players of real estate industry in Nigeria, to curb the activities of a set of conflict actors locally referred to as Omo Onile (sons of the original landowners), who assert ownership of land based on their autochthony to Lagos and other states of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Managing Director of Celebrity City Estate, Prince Adewale Morenikeji Osokoya has commenced an enlightenment campaign on the Property Protection and Anti-Land Grabbing deeds to ensure peaceful co-existence among residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leading a sensitisation team to the turret of Tami of Odogbolu and Obanire of Ijebu-Land, His Highness (Engr) Leke Oludipe, the Celebrity City Estate MD, Prince Adewale, said the act of resolving land matters with municipal law is to curb land grabbing that has ended so many lives, and free our youths from hooliganism. This would allow peace to reign in the state capital and other communities rocked by disputes over land sales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A statement, yesterday, by a Special Assistant (Media) to the MD of Celebrity City Estate, revealed that the main reason for bringing the Anti-Land Grabbing campaign to the notice of Tami of Odogbolu and Obanire of Ijebu-Land. Alongside, all the Oloojas’ (Community Chiefs) which comprises of Kings, Baales, Osugbos, Oloritun, Family Heads, Family members and Youths, is aimed at curbing the activities of land grabbers locally known as ‘omo oniles’ and individuals, engaged in fraudulent sale, resale and forcible occupation of land while armed with charms and dangerous weapons. “Once all the community personalities and departments mentioned above get it right among themselves, and ready to stand with truth and what is just; then, land grabbing would be tagged a thing of the past in our society.”

 

 

 

 

 

Prince Adewale stressed that the government should enforce it into the law, advising quarter chiefs, family heads and land owners to be truthful and carry stakeholders along while selling land to prospective developers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He further expressed regrets that the majority of cases in the law courts in the state emanated from issues relating to forcible acquisition and fraudulent sales of land to buyers.

 

 

 

 

 

Adewale added that curbing the activities of land grabbers with custom would give room for peace and progress and reduce litigations on land matters.

 

 

 

 

 

Tami of Odogbolu and Obanire of Ijebu-Land, His Highness (Engr) Leke Oludipe, who was an expert in matters of land and its geography, charged the fully seated Oloojas’ (Community chiefs) and other concerned parties to take the enlightenment campaign to their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tami of Odogbolu clarified that under the land law, the government recognises the family that owns the land, but has overriding power to hold the land in trust for the people.

 

 

 

 

 

The law, he said, provides that there must be a unanimous agreement by all those concerned with the involvement of principal members before a land could be sold. The head of tradition in Odogbolu noted that, more than half out of voluminous land disputes in his justification has been habitually resolved; which he wants other states to emulate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council members’ of Tami of Odogbolu and the Olooja’s (Community Chiefs) were enlightened, most especially; when M.D of Celebrity City Estate, Prince Adewale Morenikeji Osokoya recounted his life story, his encounter with land grabbers and the aftermath effect on him. They were all amazed and opined to do all within their capabilities to support his mission and eliminate any practice of land grabbing.

 

 

 

 

 

Prince Adewale, while shedding light on the need to intensify campaigns against land grabbing. “This would really help our youths to get back their right senses, as many of them have lost their lives in conflicts against each other at the site. And, as many as they involved in this heinous act, they have destroyed various business potentials, community developments and other evolutions that are supposed to have emanated in our communities.” He concluded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity City Estate is a foremost real estate company that deals in Real Estate, enabling people to acquire their own dream home, acquire land to immortalize A-list celebrities, the organization is also responsible for the campaign against land grabbers, dispute and violence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The company’s Estate in Agric, Odo-Afa, Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos (phase-1) and phase-2 at Arepo/Oke-Oko, Isawo, near Ikorodu, Sagamu, Ogun state have special features like: serene atmosphere with assured security, provision for sports activities, section for entertainment and environment to exchange business ideas, fans club for celebrities, and specially designed to accommodate retired personnel.

 

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RIVERS UNREST: IGP CONDEMNS KILLING OF OFFICERS, SECURITY THREAT, ORDERS INVESTIGATIONS, HEIGHTENED SECURITY

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Commiserates with Family, Loved Ones of Deceased

 

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, condemns in the strongest terms the recent outbreak of violence and subsequent breakdown of law and order at various Local Government Council secretariats in Rivers State, where supporters of two political factions clashed over the tenure of Local Government Council Chairmen, which unfortunately led to the tragic deaths of a Police Officer – Inspector David Mgbada, and Samuel Nwigwe, a vigilante member at Eberi-Omuma in Omuma LGA.

 

In response to these heinous acts, the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Olatunji Disu, to heighten security measures across the state and institute thorough investigations into the killing of the police officer and the vigilante operative, as well as the general violence which erupted in the state. The IGP has specifically deployed operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to assist the Rivers State Command in apprehending the killers of the police officer and the vigilante member. The IGP seriously warns individuals and groups of people who have a penchant for senseless attacks and mindless killings of police officers and other security operatives across the country to desist forthwith as the fullest force of the law will be meted on them.

 

The CP has also been directed to focus on increased patrols, strategic deployment of officers, and enhanced intelligence operations to prevent further violence and ensure the safety of all residents. The IGP extends heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the deceased police officer and the vigilante member noting that their dedication and sacrifice in the line of duty will not be taken for granted.

 

The Inspector General of Police calls on all residents and political stakeholders in the State to exercise restraint and seek peaceful means of resolving differences.

 

ACP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra, fCAI,

FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FOR: INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE

 

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CSOs back Shippers Council Regulatory Bill

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CSOs back Shippers Council Regulatory Bill

 

A group of 45 civil society groups under the auspices of the Coalition of Civil Society Groups in Nigeria for Promotion of Accountability and Transparency in Governance (CCSGNPATG) have thrown their weight behind the proposed Nigeria Shippers Council regulatory agency.

 

Recall that the Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigeria Shippers’ Council Act and enact the Shipping and Port Economic Regulatory Agency Bill and Related Matter passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

 

This crucial legislation aims to empower the Nigerian Shippers Council to effectively regulate the shipping industry, protect the interests of shippers, and promote economic growth.

 

Speaking on behalf of the groups at a press conference on Monday,  Patriot Nwogu Ndubisi hailed the

Committee on Shipping Services for its inclusivity, giving stakeholders the platform to make inputs to the bill at a public hearing.

 

He said the bill will bring much-needed transparency, accountability, and efficiency to the sector while strengthening the Shippers Council’s regulatory powers, reduce costs, increase competition, and improve service delivery.

 

He, therefore, said that the passage of this bill will have a positive impact on the Nigerian economy and the lives of citizens.

 

“Our coalition is pleased to note that 99% of the opinions expressed at the public hearing were in favour of the Bill as presented,” Ndubisi added.

 

“We also note that a few amendments were suggested, which the House Committee on Shipping Services, ably led by Honourable Abdulsamad Dansuki, has promised to take notice of. Such an accommodating disposition is what the electorates expect of our lawmakers, and we look forward to the House sustaining this trend.

 

“We want to specifically commend the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Rt. Hon. Tajudden Abbas for the speedy consideration of the Bill by the People’s House under his leadership.

 

“This is even as we use this opportunity to appeal to the Right Honourable Speaker to help sustain this tempo given the significance of this bill and its importance to the national economy and the positive impact it would have on the lives of citizens.

 

“We, therefore, plead with Senate President Godswill Akpabio that Nigerians are eager to see the Senate replicate the pace the House has adopted in treating the Bill.

 

“We are of the view that such accelerated handling of the Shipping Council Regulatory Bill aligns with the Senate President’s avowal to tackle inflation, economic hardship, and difficulties that Nigerians are facing. We look forward to commending the Senate for the manner it will treat the bill when it comes to the Red Chamber for concurrence.

 

“Our final appeal goes to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his speedy assent when the Bill is transmitted to the Presidency. With the passion he has shown for rebooting Nigeria’s economy to its optimum, we do not doubt that Mr President will greet the Shipping Council Regulatory Bill with the same urgency with which the Students Loan Bill was greeted to become an Act.

 

“Meanwhile, we laud the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola for getting it right with the Shipping Council Regulatory Bill.  The support he has mobilised so far shows his level of transparency and zeal to regulate the maritime economy. Posterity will be kind to him and all his subordinates who made the progress of the Bill a reality.

 

“To our compatriots, Nigerians, we ask that as stakeholders we continue to collectively support our lawmakers in the National Assembly to make the eventual delivery of a ‘Shipping Council Regulatory Act’ a reality.“

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Sallah: Buratai Felicitates Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

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Sallah: Buratai Felicitates Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai felicitates Muslims on the occasion of Eid Kabir Sallah celebration, calling for peaceful coexistence among Citizens irrespective of ethno-religious difference.
In a speech delivered shortly after the Eid Prayer, Buratai emphasized the importance of prayer in addressing the challenges of life and security in Nigeria.
The remark, which was given in an interview with a journalist shortly after Eid prayer, stated, “Prayer is the weapon of the believer, so there is a need for prayers for peace and prosperity in the country.”
“I also want to use this occasion to urge the community to cooperate with the security forces to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
“There is need to remind ourselves on this special occasion of the significance of unity, prayer, and cooperation in building a peaceful and prosperous society”. Buratai said.
Sallah: Buratai Felicitates Muslims, Calls for Prayers, Cooperation for Peaceful Coexistence

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