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President Buhari To Visit Imo On Tuesday Amid IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order




President Buhari To Visit Imo On Tuesday Amid IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order


President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit Imo State on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, which has clashed with the appearance of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in a federal high court.

In view of Kanu’s court appearance and in line with tradition since August 20, 2021, his group, Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), has declared Tuesday a sit-at-home day in South East.




The sit-at-home declaration by IPOB ahead of Buhari’s visit on Tuesday is a playback of what transpired when the president also visited Imo on a working tour on September 9, 2021, when IPOB equally directed a sit-at-home then and Buhari was very much peeved by it as Imolites never came out in their numbers to welcome him.

President Buhari, according to the Honourable Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Hon. Declan Emelumba, is in the state to commission projects executed by the administration of Governor Hope Uzodimma.






According to Emelumba, among the projects the president will be commissioning included the three newly Orlu-Owerri Road, first phase of the Okigwe-Owerri Road, and the Imo State House of Assembly Complex.


The Orlu-Owerri Expressway is 71kms and runs through Owerri Municipality, through Owerri North LGA, via Mbaitoli LGA and linking Njaba LGA, into Orlu LGA. It was was done by Craneburg Construction Company.






A Governor aide on Research and Publicity, Nze Ogubundu Nwadike, noted that “It’s pertinent to mention that the completed Orlu-Owerri Road that Mr. President will be commissioning serves as vital links to other important economic roads like Owerri-Onitsha Road, through Egbeada Road, Nworieubi Road, Umuaka-Ukwuoji Road, Okwuodor-Awo Omamma Road; all leading into Owerri-Onitsha Expressway”.


“At Banana Junction in Orlu LGA, the end of the newly constructed Orlu-Owerri Road, the road links Orlu-Ihiala Road as well as the Orlu-Mgbee-Akokwa-Uruala-Uga that Governor Uzodimma recently flagged off its construction.






“The new road will no doubt bring new hope of better life for rural areas and rural dwellers, where there are many farms and cottage industries. Economic activities will certainly be enhanced in the areas by the successful completion of the road.

“Expectedly, the people of the aforementioned five beneficiary LGAs are very happy with the construction of the road and even happier to hear that President Buhari will be performing the commissioning of the road. They profusely thanked Governor Uzodimma for constructing the road which for decades remained a nightmare to motorists and commuters”.







The second completed project Buhari will be commissioning is the first phase of the 114km (dualized) Okigwe-Owerri Road, which runs from Owerri Municipal, through Owerri North LGA, crisscrossing Ikeduru LGA, via Isiala Mbano LGA running to Onuimo LGA, down into Okigwe LGA.

The first phase stops at Anara Junction of the road. The completed sections of the road include the hitherto very problematic and intractable Ekemele Junction, that was perennially in dilapidated conditions, requiring many hours to cross over, causing motorists to use terribly bad village ways to escape the road scourge that was known as “Ekemele Junction”. It was also executed by Carenburg Construction Nigeria Ltd.






Commenting on the importance of this road, Nwadike noted thus; “It’s economic value is significant, in terms serving and servicing rural areas and dwellers, with the agricultural practices and cottage industries in the beneficiary LGAs.

“Trips that previously took several excruciatingly depressing hours, now take tens of minutes to achieve to and fro Owerri city to any point on the brand new Okigwe-Owerri Road”.





Meanwhile, there are indications that the sit-at-home as directed by IPOB may seriously affect the fun fare that is usually associated with a presidential visit. This is so because most respondents spoken to by Business Hallmark on Buhari’s visit confirmed they would observe that day as a lockdown.


“My brother, let me be honest with you, sit-at-home is also a lockdown. I am not going to come out. I run an electrical shop in Owerri here. IPOB has said there is lockdown on Tuesday”, Eze Chikamma noted.

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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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