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My Experience In The Hand Of Land Grabbers – Deborah Modupe Oyedele Narrates

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Ms Deborah Modupe Oyedele shares an ordeal with newsmen – my sad experience began when 6acres of land was transferred to my mother Janet  Abiola Oyedele from her father, the land is located at Tade Village , Ido local government area of Oyo state.

My mother used the land for plantation, unfortunately, this land became a source of contention when Fulani herdsmen invaded neighboring  farms and it was subsequently handed over to an individual known as Abdullai, purportedly to manage the land and generate returns.

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However, the situation deteriorated rapidly in June 2022 when my mother was violently attacked on the farm by unknown assailants. She was gravely injured and lost substantial amount of blood. Despite being rushed to the hospital, she tragically passed away on June 12th.

This incident left our family in turmoil and disbelief.

Following my mother’s demise, I attempted to inquire about the promised returns from Abdullah, who had taken over the land.

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Regrettably, he informed me that he could no longer honor the agreement made with my mother and was unilaterally seizing control of the property.

Our disagreements escalated, prompting me to report this matter to the authorities. However, it appeared that Abdullah’s connections shielded him from legal repercussions

The most harrowing chapter of my experience unfolded in December 2022 when I was abducted and  was forcibly taken to an undisclosed location, where I was subjected to threats, coercion, and physical violence.

My captors demanded that I sign documents transferring my late mother’s property to Alhaji Abdullah. I endured severe beatings at the hands of different individuals throughout this traumatic period.

A glimmer of hope emerged when a member of the gang named Malik was sent to replace those on watch. Recognizing me, Malik expressed disbelief in his boss’s actions and pledged to rescue me. He adamantly stated that he would not let me perish at the hands of his superior. Malik revealed that he owed a profound debt of gratitude to my mother, who had saved his wife’s life during a complicated childbirth through financial assistance and emotional support, despite our different tribal backgrounds.

On the night of my rescue, Malik arrived with two unknown individuals, whom he vouched for. He requested that I trust them, and together, we embarked on our escape. During our journey, I disclosed that I was responsible for my three nieces, who had been under my care since their father’s departure. I refused to leave them behind, as I was their sole guardian. Malik inquired about my passport, which I possessed, and we continued our journey, which was traveling at night.

Our journey eventually led us to Ireland, where I found temporary refuge as an asylum seeker. One of Malik’s associates provided me with an address directing me to an asylum home in Ireland.

 

 

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Keep your mouth shut, you are the real criminal, you don’t have respect for elders, Prophet Ikuru blasts Yahaya Bello

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By Collins Nkwocha

 

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The prophetic Hall of fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry, Lagos  has blasted the former governor of Kogi state, Yaya Bello for evading arrest and making nasty comments about the government and EFCC.

 

The prophet was visibly angry that Bello went into hiding and started attacking the government and EFCC with nasty words.He said “yaya Bello does not have respect for elders,in facts he’s not fit to contest for any political position in Nigeria or hold any political position in Nigeria anymore, he’s a real criminal,yet, he’s still talking, he doesn’t not have respect for elders.Ododo should also be punished for aiding a criminal”

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Bello was declared wanted by EFCC after evading arrest, he’s been on fugitive since then,many people advised him to submit himself for investigations and clarifications.Nigerians are eagerly waiting to see how this saga will end.

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Nigeria Launches New Fiscal Incentives to Revitalise Oil & Gas Sector, Aiming to Attract $10 Billion Investment

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Nigeria Launches New Fiscal Incentives to Revitalise Oil & Gas Sector, Aiming to Attract $10 Billion Investment

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That Today, in a move to further revitalise the oil and gas industry’s contribution to the Nigerian Economy, Wale Edun, OFR, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, presided over a signing ceremony at the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters in Abuja endorsing the Consolidated Guidelines for the implementation of Fiscal Incentives for the Oil & Gas Sector – a cornerstone of the Presidential Directive aimed at enhancing the Nigerian oil & gas sector’s global competitiveness whilst stimulating economic growth.

 

 

 

 

Nigeria Launches New Fiscal Incentives to Revitalise Oil & Gas Sector, Aiming to Attract $10 Billion Investment

 

 

 

 

 

As disclosed during the signing, the Presidential Directives were developed and coordinated by the Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Mrs. Olu Verheijen to ensure a competitive framework for the Nigerian oil & gas industry. These Consolidated guidelines for the fiscal incentives are based on extensive collaboration across Finance and Petroleum Ministries and involved several key regulatory bodies including the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA).

 

According to Mrs. Verheijen, these new measures have been designed to deliver a competitive Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for Oil & Gas Projects and attract over $10 billion in new investments within the next 12-18 months. They also underscore Nigeria’s commitment to reaching its long term oil production target of 4 million barrels per day whilst enhancing the reliability of gas supply for to boost export earnings and fuel Nigeria’s industrialization.

 

Mrs. Verheijen disclosed that among the guidelines signed were the NUPRC Guideline on Hydrocarbon Liquids Content in a Non-Associated Gas (NAG) Field, essential for accurately categorising and quantifying the hydrocarbon liquid content in these fields. Additional guidelines focused on the applicability of tax credits and allowances for Non-Associated Gas Greenfield Development and the Midstream Capital and Gas Utilization Allowance, providing taxpayers with clarity on the computation of these benefits.

 

HM Edun, in his remarks, thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for signing the directive in February 2024 to engender growth in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, which had stagnated for over the last decade. He also emphasised the potential of the guidelines, saying, “The idea is to create an atmosphere conducive to international competitiveness such that investment comes in. And in this case, we know it’s foreign direct investment”.

 

The signing ceremony was attended by various stakeholders, including NNPC Limited, Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) and the Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG), further highlighting Nigeria’s unified approach toward reinvigorating its oil and gas sector.

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JUST IN: Government Shuts Down Lead British School Over Student’s Bully (VIDEO)

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JUST IN: Government Shuts Down Lead British School Over Student’s Bully (VIDEO)

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The Federal Government has reportedly shut down Lead British School following the bully of a student named Namitira in the Abuja-based institution.

 

 

 

JUST IN: Government Shuts Down Lead British School Over Student’s Bully (VIDEO)

 

 

 

 

Two videos showing the student reportedly named Namtira being manhandled went viral on social media on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In one of the videos, the victim was seen being slapped repeatedly by another female student while asking “Who broke my heart?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another video, the victim was seen sitting next to a male classmate who was heard saying “I spoilt her relationship”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, the minister of women affairs has visited the school to address the situation. In a follow up video recorded this morning, the culprit was seen being slapped by a woman who is said to be the victim’s aunty.

 

 

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