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Tag: Laws of the Federation of Nigeria

Order Release Of Detained Cameroonians – Femi Falana Urges President Muhammadu Buhari
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Order Release Of Detained Cameroonians – Femi Falana Urges President Muhammadu Buhari

Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of the detained Cameroonian freedom fighters. Meanwhile he also cautioned against releasing the freedom fighters to Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, warning that “Since the federal government has not succeeded in completely defeating the dreaded Boko Haram sect it should not declare war on the people of Southern Cameroon and thereby further expose the displaced people of Bakassi to reprisal attacks”. The Movement for the independence of Southern Cameroonians is clamouring for an independent Ambazonia State, which seeks to break away from the domination of the French-speaking Cameroon. Seven of its leaders were arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, on Friday in Abuja. ...
Police Nab 64-year-Old For Allegedly Supplying Guns, Bullets To Robbers
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Police Nab 64-year-Old For Allegedly Supplying Guns, Bullets To Robbers

A 64-year-old man, Zebulus Chiekezie, from Umukegwu-Akokwa in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State has been arrested by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad for allegedly selling guns and bullets to armed robbers in the state. Chiekezie was apprehended for being in unlawful possession of four single-barrelled guns and 61 live cartridges. A police source said that SARS Annex Commander in Akokwa, Banjoko Idahosa, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, led the operation that led to Chiekezie’s arrest. The source said, “We got intelligence information about his (Chiekezie’s) criminal activities. He sells guns and cartridges to criminal elements within the Akokwa area. “On storming his house, a search was conducted around his premises; four single-barrelled guns and...
Herdsman, 7 Others Remanded For Attacking Businessman, Stealing N6.5m
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Herdsman, 7 Others Remanded For Attacking Businessman, Stealing N6.5m

A Sokoto Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a herdsman, Attahiru Abubakar, and seven others, now at large, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly attacking a businessman and stealing his N6.5 million cash. Others accused, now at large are: Jafa’ar Abubakar (a local security man), four students: Mikailu Umar , Ileja Abu, Ibrahim Bururus, and Barade Ibrahim , and Mittahu Aliu, whose occupation was not stated, as well as a teenager, whose name is being withheld. The accused persons, who all reside in the Sokoto metropolis, were charged with criminal conspiracy under the Robbery and Firearms (Special Division) Act, Cap. R. II, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2001. The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Na’allah Jibo, told the court that the accused persons criminally conspired...
New Land Survey Fees Begin In Lagos, Threaten Home Ownership
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New Land Survey Fees Begin In Lagos, Threaten Home Ownership

Hopes of cheaper construction cost and land ownership for prospective property developers may still be a pipe dream going by fresh increase in land survey fees in Lagos area by the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS). The increase by Lagos chapter of the institution, which may act as a test bed for professional scale of fees in the built environment sector has ruffled feathers in the housing industry. Other professional bodies are watching how events will unfold, while experts and private developers foresee increase in lands and housing cost. The chapter had raised the land survey plan fees by over 300 per cent, starting from April 1. The fees cut across different zones of the state. For instance, Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry Ojo and Ajeromi Ifelodun local government that is currently N...

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