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Invasion of community by unknown land grabbers, police officer: Residents appeal to Sanwo-olu



Invasion of community by unknown land grabbers, police officer: Residents appeal to Sanwo-olu

Invasion of community by unknown land grabbers, police officer: Residents appeal to Sanwo-olu

By Ifeoma Ikem

Invasion of community by unknown land grabbers, police officer: Residents appeal to Sanwo-olu



The Baale Riga Chieftaincy Family Agodogbon village, Ikorodu area Lagos state, Chief Otunba Olu Sanni, has raised an alarm that some individuals, whom he described as land grabbers from governor’s office Alausa are using police personnel to terrorise the community.

Sanni said this while addressing the media over the weekend in Lagos.






“Suddenly, the community saw a bulldozer with police and some groups who claimed to be government officials from Alausa who came inside the village to destroyed some buildings.

“We were all surprised and I asked them to know why and if they have demolish order or notice but their reply was that the governor sent them.







“My question was how would a governor send you to demolished buildings where old people are residing.

” Our youths are trying to put up new building and some persons coming to live with us, the land belong to my forefathers, it is our family land which is over 150 years.








He said that since 2017, the same land grabbers started demolishing buildings and reselling again and the family do not know what was happening.

“How can government demolish and resell to individuals, if government wants to develop a community, it will start with school, hospital or market but in this place nothing like that.









” Series of letters have been written to the Lagos State government, the Attorney general of Lagos, Honourable commissioner for Land and Lagos state land use and allocation committee Alausa to tell this people coming here to embarrass and invade our community to leave us.

“The matter is before the court which they refused to appeal, we are begging the state governor to use his office to address the issue and save us from this people that are forcefully taking our land.








Comr Ayodele Akinwumi, an estate Agent who has been in the community for 13 years, doing business with them lamented that all the buildings he developed for the owners were demolished.

“I never believed that government will come in this form to demolish buildings without any notification to the community”.






A residents, Godwin Okolie, said that the incident has more or less ruined his life.

“All I struggled for, my life investment have been shattered, all my buildings demolished, this is what I laboured for, for more than 21years in this village.








“the shock have affected my wife, she is in the hospital and everything has been peaceful until the invasion by these unknown persons,” he groaned.

A 75 years old farmer, Chief Olumale,Tajudeen Ganiu, said they have disorganised them by invading their community.








” They want to force us out of our forefathers land, we do not know them and we are appealing to the government to come to our aid”.

Pastor Agbola Isreal, another resident said “I have buildings for my family members and friends, the one that surprised me the most is a mighty mansion that I just finished building that is worth N35million and I don’t know how to informed the owner, he lamented.

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Funmi Ayinke To Shut Down Abuja With Annual Thanksgiving On December 10




Popular engineer cum musician, Funmi Ayinke is set to shut down the whole of Abuja with her annual thanksgiving on Sunday, 10th Of December, 2023.

The event which has been tagged ‘Total Takeover’ is basically to appreciate God for 2023 and put the coming year in his hands through worship.

According to Funmi Ayinke, It is not an entertainment programme but a spirit-filled event where people will worship God in truth and in spirit.

‘’It is not an entertainment event but a spirit-filled worship moment where God Almighty will empower us for a total takeover in 2024.’’

‘’When we pray, God sends Angels, but when we worship, God comes down to dwell in our midst.’’

‘’The Bible says where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. Please do not joke with your Destiny.
You can’t continue to live this life of yours in 2024. ‘’

‘’There must be a change—enough of people mocking you. Find yourself there, and you will never remain the same.’’

To bring down heaven, some powerful guests have been billed to minister and they include Sola Praise, Abraham Akatu, Precious Ariwajesu, Success Moses, Enoch JB, to mention a few.

In previous years, miracles were recorded at the Annual Thanksgiving and many more are expected on December 10, 2023.

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Lagos House Demolition: 9 Things to Know Before Buying or Building in Lagos by Dennis Isong



Lagos House Demolition: 9 Things to Know Before Buying or Building in Lagos by Dennis Isong 

Lagos House Demolition: 9 Things to Know Before Buying or Building in Lagos by Dennis Isong









































Sahara Weekly Reports That When embarking on the journey of purchasing land in Lagos, Nigeria, it is crucial to navigate the process with diligence and awareness. Acquiring the necessary certificates is a pivotal step to ensure a secure and lawful transaction. Here are some important certificates you should possess during the land-buying process in Lagos:
























Lagos House Demolition: 9 Things to Know Before Buying or Building in Lagos by Dennis Isong 


















1. Certificate of Occupancy (C of O):

The Certificate of Occupancy is a primary document issued by the Lagos State Government that confirms the legal ownership and right to use a particular land. It outlines the terms and conditions under which the land is held and can be obtained through the state’s land registry.










































2. Survey Plan:

-A Survey Plan is essential for defining and delineating the boundaries of the land. It provides an accurate representation of the property’s dimensions, shape, and geographical features. A licensed surveyor must prepare this document, and it should be approved by the Office of the Surveyor General.










































3. Deed of Assignment:

This legal document serves as evidence of the transfer of ownership rights from the seller to the buyer. The Deed of Assignment should be drafted by a legal professional and registered at the Land Registry to make it legally binding.










































4. Governor’s Consent:

If the land has a Certificate of Occupancy, obtaining the Governor’s Consent is necessary for the transfer of ownership. It involves an application to the state governor, and upon approval, the consent is endorsed on the Deed of Assignment.










































5. Excision:

An Excision signifies the release of a portion of land from government acquisition. It is especially crucial for lands situated in areas that were previously marked as government-owned. A valid Excision grants legitimacy to the land title and should be confirmed with the relevant authorities.










































6. Approved Building Plan:

Before any construction activities commence, it is mandatory to have an approved building plan from the appropriate government agency. This ensures that the proposed structure complies with urban planning regulations and standards.










































7. Tax Clearance Certificate:

A Tax Clearance Certificate from the seller is necessary to verify that all property taxes have been paid. It is a requirement for the processing of some land-related documents and helps ensure a clean and legal transaction.










































8. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA):

In some cases, an Environmental Impact Assessment may be required, particularly for large-scale developments. This assessment ensures that the proposed project complies with environmental regulations and mitigates potential negative impacts.










































9. Receipts of Payment:

Retain all receipts of payments made during the transaction. This includes payments for the land, survey, legal fees, and any other associated costs. These receipts serve as proof of transaction and can be crucial in case of any disputes.










































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Dollar Tumbles Against Naira At Parallel Market



Dollar Tumbles Against Naira At Parallel Market

Dollar Tumbles Against Naira At Parallel Market











































Sahara Weekly Reports That The naira sustained its appreciation against the United States dollar at the parallel market as it appreciated on Friday, from N1,160 to N1,155.



































Dollar Tumbles Against Naira At Parallel Market







This represents 0.43 percent (N5) gain than N1,160 exchanged on Thursday at the parallel market.










































It could be recalled that the naira had steadied in the parallel market on Wednesday and Thursday as it sells for N1,160 respectively.










































However, the forex turnover, on Thursday, hit $105.50million according to data from NAFEM, the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market, the market trading segment for Investors, Exporters and End-users.










































The turnover represents the amount of dollars traded at a particular trading day.










































Although the rate is still unpalatable to the business community and Nigerians at large but a management consultant, Babatunde Adeniji, said the naira crisis is being largely driven by speculation following the country’s liquidity challenge.










































“In terms of price, for the short time it is speculation that drives things. If you are a trader and you want to take a bet, with the level of distrust of the government, with no clear visible assurance of where the dollar is coming from to stabilise the naira, which position would you take? You are bound to take the position skewed towards the dollar,” he stated.











































He said the country would begin to heave a sigh of relief when the authorities can pay up all the backlog of foreign exchange forwards with sufficient liquidity to meet pending obligations.










































“Nigeria as a country does not have enough dollars to meet its promise. If we don’t do things that are substantial and visible, all that grammar would not help.

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