Ogunde family alleges invasion of Agbowa-Ikosi land

…claims police in connivance in petition to Task Force on land grabbers   Members of the Ogunde family in Agbowa-Ikosi in the Ejirin, Epe axis of Lagos State have called on the Lagos State Government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid due to what they termed an invasion of their ancestral land by land grabbers and hoodlums. In a petition signed by their lawyer, Bayo Omoniyi & Co., sent to the coordinator of the task force and copied to the office of Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, the…

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Boundary: Surveyors seek modern mapping technologies

  Land surveyors have called for the adoption of continuous reference station (CORS) to prevent land boundary overlapping in Nigeria. Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Lagos State chapter l, Mr Adesina Adeleke and Principal Consultant, Sacridion Geospatial Engineering, Mr Chika Okorocha, made these calls in Lagos. According to them, the technologies will help to ease land administration system in the country. Speaking on “Improving Geospatial Deliverables through Modern Mapping Technologies,” Adeleke described CORS system as the latest modern application used for land surveying and mapping for efficient and effective…

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Land: Lagos communities oppose govt’s proposed land enumeration system

Communities in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State, comprising 120 families, under the aegis of Eyin-Osa United Kinkdom Development Association (EUKDA), have expressed fear over the proposed enumeration plan by government on their landed property. Speaking on the procedure that officials put forward to conduct the enumeration exercise, the association’s executive headed by Chief Muftau A. Shittu, who called the attention of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to the lingering issue, expressed the group’s opposition to procedure mooted by the officials, describing it as an attempt to defraud the land owners…

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Eight die, 24 injured in Lagos, Ogun

Eight people lost their lives yesterday while about 19 others were injured in auto crashes in Lagos and Ogun states. Five people were burnt to death yesterday while five others were injured at the popular Barracks Bus Stop, Surulere when a Volkswagen commercial bus known as Danfo caught fire while descending from the popular National Stadium Bridge on Funsho Williams Avenue. Pedestrians and other sympathisers could hold back tears watching the gory scene of the mangled and burnt bodies of the victims which littered the road. A child, three women…

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Local oil firms walking a tight rope

Indigenous firms are the worst-hit by myriads of challenges bedeviling the oil and gas industry. ADEOLA YUSUF reports on how many of them are running into bankruptcy     Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm, made the headlines penultimate week; basking in the euphoria of its new status as the biggest Nigerian- owned oil firm in terms of production, hitherto known by many as the petroleum product trading firm, it announced the production of the largest share of the 313,602 barrels per day output from indigenous companies. The firm’s management cannot…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Is Arik slipping into oblivion?

Government is at a crossroads on what to do with Arik Air, having injected N1.5 billion since it took over the carrier. It’s time to take far reaching decision on the airline’s future, writes WOLE SHADARE   Arik on life support For those who don’t know, Arik Air is currently dying a slow death and here are some of the signs. The airline has just five aircraft from the over 29 it acquired when it made a debut 10 years ago. It purportedly came with a difference with state-of-the-art aircraft,…

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Bida Poly students bemoan hike in hostel rent

Given the current economic recession facing the country, students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida have lamented the hike in rent of houses within the polytechnic communities. The students, who expressed their dismay over the increment in house rent, said that the unexpected increase in the house rents in the polytechnic community was arbitrary. While saying that it had made life more difficult for students living in rented apartments off campus, a National Diploma (ND) II student of the Department of Mass Communication, Abdullateef Akanbi complained that “most landlords or house…

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NMRC, developers laud Nigeria’s House Price Index

The Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) and developers of Lekki Gardens have thrown their weight behind the takeoff of Roland Igbinoba House Price Index (RI), the first in the country. Executive Director of NMRC, Mr.Kehinde Ogundimu, who represented his managing director, gave insight into the usefulness of a house price index in Lagos. He pointed out that absence of useful data had been a major challenge to government, home seekers and investors in the drive to make decision about housing market. He lauded President of Pison Housing Company, Mr Roland…

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When a federal minister overreaches

People who do not know me erroneously think that it’s possible for any hirelings or whosoever to stop me by any means – whether through abuse or attack or howsoever – from talking or writing about my state and community of birth. No, it’s not possible. The more they abuse and attack me, the more I know that I’m making a valid point. Today, I’ll talk about an arrogant and despotic brother, his Hobbesian disposition, unlawful trespass to land, and illegal arrests and detention of innocent youths from our town…

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