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Lekki Free Trade Zone Land Dispute Sparks Outrage: Beneficiaries Demand Justice

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Lekki Free Trade Zone Land Dispute Sparks Outrage: Beneficiaries Demand Justice

Lekki Free Trade Zone Land Dispute Sparks Outrage: Beneficiaries Demand Justice

 

 

 

 

The Association of Free Trade Zone Parcel B Government Resettlement Families & Communities Beneficiaries, tagged Parapo of Abomiti, Yegunda, and Eyin-Osa, at a mega press conference held on Wednesday at Epe Local Government Secretariat, Lagos State has addressed the several controversies and dispute involving allegations of land grabbing and fraudulent land sales which continues to escalate on their resettlement land.

 

 

 

 

 

The association also expressed unwavering support for Hon. Saheed Mosadoluwa Abdullah Ibile and his company, Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Ltd., asserting that he had legitimately acquired a significant portion of the resettlement land. They categorically refuted allegations suggesting otherwise, terming them as misleading and deceptive.

 

 

Lekki Free Trade Zone Land Dispute Sparks Outrage: Beneficiaries Demand Justice

 

 

 

The press statement made available to our reporter expressed profound concerns regarding the involvement of individuals like Murphy Adebare, the chairman of Topaz Garden and Nola Adetola, better known as Itunu, in alleged land grabbing. It was claimed that these individuals had gone to the extent of engaging hired assassins and recruiting certain police officers to forcefully take possession of the land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Association called upon CSP Ishola Jejeloye, the Chairman of the Lagos Task Force, to carefully consider his association with individuals alleged to be involved in land grabbing. They emphasized that the land in question was designated as government resettlement land, and any unlawful actions were against the interests of the Lagos State Government.

 

 

 

 

 

The press release raised questions about the directives given by CP Idowu, particularly concerning the alleged forcible takeover of the land by Topaz and Itunu. Citing two separate police investigation reports and legal advice from the Attorney General of Lagos State, the Association challenged the propriety of these actions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beneficiaries asserted that they had never sold land to Murphy Adebare (Topaz Garden), Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, or Dotun Hassan. They also disassociated themselves from land transactions involving Nola Adetola (Itunu/Veritasi), condemning such transactions as fraudulent and conducted under false pretenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Association further expressed deep concerns about the involvement of certain parties, including Yahaya Ayodele, Araba Shoye, Oba Ganiyu Awokoya, Muraina Banjoko (Threeco), and Oba Olusegun Awokoya, in alleged alienation of their resettlement beneficiaries without consent. These actions were claimed to have facilitated fraudulent real estate transactions that endangered unsuspecting buyers.

 

 

 

 

 

However, Urgent action was requested from the Epe Local Government to intervene by petitioning relevant agencies. The beneficiaries alleged that certain individuals had forged agreements with landgrabbers disguised as police officers, colluding with Murphy Adebare of Topaz Garden and Nola Adetola in their unlawful activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The press release clarified that the tenure of the Central Working Committee (CWC) as an ad hoc committee had expired. While initially empowered to represent their interests, the CWC was alleged to have acted against their interests, including selling land without consent and diverting compensation funds for personal gain. The beneficiaries distanced themselves from these actions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beneficiaries reaffirmed their support for Hon. Saheed Mosadoluwa Abdullah Ibile and his company, Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Ltd., emphasizing his commitment to their welfare and security.

 

 

 

 

 

The Association addressed allegations made by certain individuals, including Dotun Hassan, Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, and Adeyinka Igbinoba, which had been published in various media outlets. They asserted that these allegations were unfounded and propagated to tarnish Mr. Saheed Mosadoluwa Ibile’s reputation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Resettlement Families & Communities Beneficiaries underlined their commitment to protecting the rights and interests of genuine resettlement beneficiaries and landowners despite ongoing disputes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The call was made for relevant authorities to conduct thorough investigations into the matter and take appropriate actions to ensure justice prevails. The Association highlighted the collective responsibility to preserve the rule of law and safeguard the rights of legitimate landowners and investors.

 

 

 

 

 

This contentious land dispute remains a developing situation, with further investigations anticipated as authorities delve into the claims and allegations made by all involved parties.

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FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts trial till March 14, warns EFCC to be diligent in prosecution

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FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts trial till March 14, warns EFCC to be diligent in prosecution

FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts trial till March 14, warns EFCC to be diligent in prosecution

 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has shifted further trial in the charges against Ali Bello and Suleiman Daudu till March 14 with a
warning to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to be diligent in the conduct of the trial.

 

 

FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts trial till March 14, warns EFCC to be diligent in prosecution

 

The Court, while granting accelerated hearing, threatened to close the charges against the defendants if the prosecution does not do due dilligence.

Justice James Omotoso, who issued the warning on Friday, asked the anti-graft agency to always get all its witnesses and exhibits ready on adjourned dates so as to avoid delay.

He warned that he would not tolerate lackadaisical attitude from any of the parties in the matter while shifting resumption of trial to March 14, 15, 20 and 21 .

Justice Omotoso also directed the defendants to keep further objections against the trial at abeyance, especially to the final address stage.

The Judge, who made this observation while ruling in a motion on notice filed by Suleiman Daudu challenging the amended charges, however, refused to quash the 17-count amended charge, involving alleged money laundering.

The court also declined to transfer the trial of the two defendants to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, in line with the argument of the 2nd defendant through his counsel, Mr Jimoh Nureni, SAN, that since the alleged offence was committed in Lokoja, the proper and appropriate venue for trial should be at the Federal High Court in Lokoja.

The judge noted that the Federal High Court in Nigeria was one and that trial of any matter could be prosecuted in any of its divisions.

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Olabode Olawuyi:s Dedication, Passion Will Forever Serve As An Inspiration To Us All-NBCA

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Olabode Olawuyi:s Dedication, Passion Will Forever Serve As An Inspiration To Us All-NBCA

 

 

 

The Nigeria Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (NBCA) has stated that the dedication and passion of Mr. Olabode Olawuyi, the late veterinary technologist killed by a lion at the Zoological Garden of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), would forever serve as an inspiration.

 

 

Olabode Olawuyi:s Dedication, Passion Will Forever Serve As An Inspiration To Us All-NBCA

 

NBCA stated this in a statement released on Wednesday, February 21, adding that Olawuyi’s dedication to his chosen field shone for all to see.

In the statement signed by Mr. Dipo Bali, NBCA said that it was deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Olawuyi, who was the former Public Relations Officer for the National Zoological Agency (NAZAP).

“In memory of Mr. Olabode Olawuyi, we pledge to redouble our efforts towards promoting responsible wildlife management practices and fostering a robust safety culture within the zoological and animal care fields. His dedication and passion will forever serve as an inspiration to us all.”

The group which described the deceased as a pillar of the Nigerian zoological community, also noted that he was lauded for his unwavering commitment to wildlife conservation and exceptional service.

“He had dedicated years to the OAU Zoological Garden, providing exemplary care to its resident lion, whom he had nurtured since its birth. NBCA acknowledges the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Olawuyi’s passing.

“We extend our deepest condolences to his grieving family, friends, and colleagues at OAU during this difficult time. Our unwavering support stands with them as they navigate this profound loss.

“As an organization dedicated to wildlife protection and preservation in Nigeria, we recognize the inherent risks associated with working with wild animals. We remain steadfast in advocating for the strictest adherence to safety protocols and established guidelines to ensure the well-being of both wildlife caretakers and the animals under their care.*

Also, NBCA said that it remains committed to closely monitoring the situation and collaborating with relevant authorities to prevent similar tragedies from unfolding in the future, while also extending its unwavering support to the OAU Zoological Garden and its staff during this period of immense loss.

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Teon Engine Revolutionizes African Marketing with Data-Driven Innovations

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Teon Engine Revolutionizes African Marketing with Data-Driven Innovations

 

 

Teon Engine, the innovative Nigerian arm of Precise Platforms (a leading marketing communications company in Nigeria), is shattering outdated traditional marketing strategies with its intelligent, data-driven solutions. Forget dusty old playbooks – they’re throwing open the doors to a new era of “Turning on the Market” through creativity and cutting-edge technology.

 

Teon Engine Revolutionizes African Marketing with Data-Driven Innovations

 

 

Nestled in the heart of Lagos’ vibrant tech hub, Teon Engine doesn’t just talk innovation, it embodies it. Its arsenal? The Teon Suites, a suite of meticulously crafted tools designed to empower brands at every stage of their marketing journey. This isn’t just storytelling, it is storyselling.

Its comprehensive suite of “MarTech” solutions is designed to empower brands across every stage of the marketing journey. One of such is the TrendTeon. This innovation isn’t the average social listening tool. TrendTeon acts as a campaign aggregation platform, facilitating direct connections between brands and influencers. Forget sifting through endless profiles – both parties can easily find ideal partners, streamlining collaboration and maximizing efficiency. https://trendteon.com

PollTeon, another innovative tool from Teon Engine is designed to crave audience insights. PollTeon serves as your opinion-gathering powerhouse. Craft engaging polls, collect valuable data, and analyze results with ease. It also enables users to share their findings seamlessly and gain a deeper understanding of their target audience. https://pollteon.com

On the other hand, SurveyTeon enables users to dive deeper with and positioned to be a researcher’s dream tool. It designs dynamic surveys with diverse question types, gather high-quality data, and extract meaningful insights to inform your next steps. https://surveyteon.com

The Teon Suites are more than just tools. Teon Engine’s power lies in its combination of technology and human expertise. Funke Ogunsina, Chief Operating Officer, highlights this transformative approach: “Teon Engine represents a paradigm shift in African marketing communications. We blend cutting-edge technology with deep strategic expertise, empowering brands to unlock their full potential and truly ‘Turn on the Market’.”

Ogunsina emphasizes Teon Engine’s commitment to pushing boundaries saying “We operate under the ‘FURTHER FORWARD’ ideology, constantly pushing boundaries and unlocking new possibilities for clients. Marketing communication needs continuous reinvention, and we’re here to lead the charge.”

Teon Engine is already making waves, partnering with Prof Tunji Azeez an astute professor in LASU, Marketing Edge the leading marketing news platform in Nigeria and so many other collaborations and partnership are in the works and will be announced subsequently. With its data-driven approach, powerful tools, and dedication to growth, Teon Engine is poised to be a game-changer in the African marketing landscape. They’re not just telling brand stories, they’re empowering brands to become active participants in the conversation, one click, one insight, one connection at a time.

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