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OBASA’S CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH: ARE NON-INDIGENES AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR PROPERTIES IN LAGOS? BY DENNIS ISONG 

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OBASA'S CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH: ARE NON-INDIGENES AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR PROPERTIES IN LAGOS? BY DENNIS ISONG 

OBASA’S CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH: ARE NON-INDIGENES AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR PROPERTIES IN LAGOS? BY DENNIS ISONG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That In his acceptance speech, Hon Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the House of Assembly in the state, emphasized that Lagos is Yoruba Land.

 

 

 

 

 

OBASA'S CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH: ARE NON-INDIGENES AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR PROPERTIES IN LAGOS? BY DENNIS ISONG 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He also expressed the commitment of the lawmakers to introduce legislation that safeguards the rights of the indigenes, even if it entails reversing existing laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lagos, being the vibrant economic hub of Nigeria, attracts individuals from all corners of the country who are in pursuit of opportunities, growth, and an improved quality of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As someone who is not originally from Lagos, you may have concerns about the security of your property rights in this bustling metropolis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, it is vital to dispel any misconceptions and understand that being a non-indigene does not automatically imply that your property is at risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this article, we will delve into the reasons why you need not worry about losing your property solely based on your non-indigene status in Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) CONSTITUTIONALLY GUARANTEED PROPERTY RIGHTS:

 

 

 

The Nigerian Constitution, under Section 43, guarantees the right to own and acquire property for every citizen, regardless of their place of birth or indigenous status.

 

The law recognizes and protects the property rights of all Nigerians, including non-indigenes residing in Lagos.

 

This constitutional provision acts as a shield, ensuring that your property is secure and cannot be arbitrarily confiscated or taken away from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) NON-DISCRIMINATORY LEGAL FRAMEWORK:

 

Lagos State, like the rest of Nigeria, operates under a legal framework that upholds the principle of non-discrimination.

 

The laws governing property ownership and transactions do not differentiate between indigenes and non-indigenes.

 

The Lagos State Land Use Act applies uniformly to all residents, ensuring equal treatment and protection of property rights.

 

This legal framework provides a level playing field, allowing you to enjoy the same property rights and protections as Lagos indigenes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) LAND TITLE REGISTRATION:

 

A crucial step in securing your property rights in Lagos is to ensure proper land title registration.

 

The Lagos State government has implemented various measures to simplify the process and encourage property owners, irrespective of their indigene status, to register their land titles.

 

 

Through the Lagos State Land Bureau, you can obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or Governor’s Consent, which serves as legal proof of ownership and provides additional protection against disputes or unlawful claims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

 

Lagos boasts a robust judicial system that is committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring fair resolution of disputes.

 

If you ever find yourself involved in a property-related conflict, you can seek redress through the courts.

 

The judicial system operates independently and impartially, ensuring that justice is served based on the merits of each case.

 

Non-indigenes have the same rights and access to the legal system as Lagos indigenes, providing a reliable avenue for resolving property disputes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO INVESTOR PROTECTION:

 

Recognizing the importance of creating a conducive environment for investment, the Lagos State government is committed to protecting the rights of property owners, both indigenes and non-indigenes alike. The state government understands that sustained economic growth and development rely on the confidence and security of investors. To this end, various initiatives have been introduced to streamline property acquisition processes, promote transparency, and safeguard the interests of all residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) EQUAL ACCESS TO PROPERTY OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Being a non-indigene in Lagos does not restrict your access to property opportunities. The real estate market in Lagos is open to everyone, regardless of their indigene status.

 

You have the same opportunities as Lagos indigenes to purchase, lease, or invest in properties across the city.

 

The market operates based on demand, supply, and fair competition, ensuring that your non-indigene status does not hinder your ability to acquire or benefit from property ownership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION AND DEVELOPMENT:

 

Non-indigenes play a significant role in the economic development of Lagos. Many individuals from different parts of Nigeria contribute their skills, expertise, and investments to the city, stimulating growth and prosperity.

 

The Lagos State government recognizes the importance of attracting and retaining non-indigene residents, as their contributions fuel the economy and enhance the overall development of the state.

 

 

Therefore, the government is motivated to provide a conducive environment for non-indigenes to thrive and protect their property rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND DIVERSITY:

 

Lagos is renowned for its cultural diversity and harmonious coexistence among residents from various ethnic backgrounds.

 

Non-indigenes form an integral part of the social fabric of the city. Lagosians celebrate diversity and value the contributions of individuals from different regions.

 

The sense of community and inclusivity in Lagos ensures that non-indigenes are not marginalized but are embraced as part of the collective identity of the city.

 

This inclusivity extends to the protection of property rights, fostering a sense of belonging and security for all residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9)COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE AND POLICY FRAMEWORKS:

 

Lagos State adopts a collaborative governance approach that involves engaging with various stakeholders, including non-indigene residents, in the decision-making processes.

 

The state government recognizes the importance of incorporating diverse perspectives to develop comprehensive policies and frameworks that protect the rights and interests of all residents.

 

Through active participation and engagement, non-indigenes have the opportunity to contribute to shaping policies that safeguard property rights and promote inclusive growth in Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10) SOCIAL AND LEGAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS:

 

Lagos is equipped with social and legal support systems that assist residents, irrespective of their indigene status, in safeguarding their property rights.

 

Organizations, such as legal aid clinics and human rights advocacy groups, are available to provide guidance and assistance if you encounter any challenges regarding your property ownership.

 

 

These support systems work towards ensuring fairness, justice, and the protection of rights for all residents, reinforcing the notion that being a non-indigene does not put your property at risk but rather entitles you to legal support and protection.

 

 

 

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That As Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the National President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), Ambassador EO Okafor mni, on behalf of the National Executive Committee and the entire AANI family, extends heartfelt congratulations to our Muslim members and the entire Nigerian Muslim community. Eid Mubarak.

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this time of joyous celebration, It is imperative for all Nigerians to live in peace, embracing the spirit of tolerance, respect, and compassion towards one another.

AANI wishes to commend the resilience and unwavering commitment of Nigerians to our beloved country despite the current economic challenges. We urge the populace to maintain their faith in the nation and implore leaders at all levels to strive tirelessly to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of all citizens. We also extend our sincere appreciation to our military and security forces for their relentless efforts in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

Furthermore, AANI reiterates its support for the Government and all individuals and organizations dedicated to building a sustainable and prosperous future for Nigeria. We encourage our members to continue being beacons of hope, generously offering their wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to positively impact our country.

As we celebrate this significant religious occasion, we wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Eid. May the lessons of Eid al-Adha—faith in God, tolerance, respect, compassion towards others, and the spirit of sacrifice—guide us towards creating a better society.

Brigadier General SK Usman (rtd) mni fnipr fapra fnarc FIOARM fspsp

Sarkin Yakin Kanwan Katsina

AANI National Publicity Secretary

Saturday, 15th June 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Democracy: Hon Jowon Olorunnipa Praises Heroes, Urges Nigerians To Be Patient

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The special adviser to Kogi state governor on arts and culture, Honourable Juwon Olorunnipa AKA Jumabee has praised the Heroes of Nigerian Democracy in celebration of the 25th anniversary of democracy in the country.

In the statement he released, Jumabee described the continued practice of democracy in Nigeria as an indication that the country’s heroes didn’t sacrifice in vain.

He noted that the efforts at sustaining democratic practice is a testament of Nigerians’ resilience in the face of adversity.

He also appreciated Nigerian presidents for always showing support for democracy while praising former governor Yahaya Bello and Governor Usman Ododo for being democratic in their governances.

Furthermore, He urged Nigerians to be patient with the current government while assuring them that economic hardship will soon be a thing of the past.

Read statement below

I congratulate Nigerians on this auspicious occasion of our 25th anniversary of democracy.

Over two decades practice of democracy show that indeed, the struggle of our heroes didn’t go in vain. Our sustained efforts in ensuring democracy continues to thrive in the country is a testament of our resilience even in the face of adversity.

Special accolade goes to our Presidents; former and present, for their unwavering support for democracy. They have continued to uphold the standard of Democracy and made the sacrifices of our heroes worth it.

For us in Kogi state, in the last nine years, we have been blessed with governors that are democratically inclined. Former Governor, Yahaya Bello and the current governor, Usman Ododo have shown beyond reasonable doubt that they support democracy and have done everything to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.

I understand that Nigerians are going through a lot at this time due to economic hardship but I want to encourage us all to be patient, Nigeria will be great again.

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Nigerians,

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That On behalf of the Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa Worldwide, I extend warm greetings to all Nigerians as we commemorate Democracy Day on this significant June 12. This day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective struggle for democracy and the relentless pursuit of justice and equity for all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate this historic day, we must acknowledge the immense challenges our nation continues to face. The socio-economic hardships, pervasive insecurity, and rising unemployment have left many Nigerians struggling to make ends meet. These challenges have tested our resilience and resolve as a people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We call on the government to prioritize the alleviation of these sufferings. It is imperative that our leaders take decisive and impactful actions to address these issues. Enhanced security measures, economic reforms, and policies that create job opportunities are essential steps toward a more prosperous and secure Nigeria. The well-being of the masses should always be at the forefront of governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite these challenges, we encourage all Nigerians to remain steadfast and hopeful. Our strength lies in our unity and our unwavering belief in the promise of our nation. Let us continue to support one another and work together towards a brighter future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To our esteemed members of NBM of Africa, I urge you to remain law-abiding and uphold the values that our movement stands for. Our commitment to justice, equity, and the betterment of society must guide our actions. Let us lead by example and contribute positively to the communities in which we live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate Democracy Day, let us remember that the journey to a fully realized democratic nation is ongoing. Our collective efforts, resilience, and determination will pave the way for a Nigeria where every citizen can thrive in peace and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Democracy Day, Nigeria!

 

With solidarity and hope,

 

Otunba Fola Ogunmefun

National Head, NBM of Africa Worldwide

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