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Govt votes N1.56b for 11th presidential plane A NEW plane is set to join the presidential fleet. The fleet’s 11th plane – is Gulfstream- is to attract a N1.52million deposit, going by the 2014 budget. The aircraft is expected to cost about N8 billion, ac-

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cording to industry sources. The rest of the payment will be spread over one, two or three years before the jet is built and delivered. The expenditure is part of the projected spending contained in next year’s estimate, which

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was laid before the National Assembly last week by Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. These items include: the completion of a hanger, N405,500,000; Tyre bay tools and equipment N106,000,000; Continued on page 4

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ORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has foreclosed any reaction to President Goodluck Jonathan’s reply to his highly controversial open letter. Dr. Jonathan replied Obasanjo’s letter on Sunday, denying the claims made by the ex-President in his December 2 letter. Among the allegations by Obasanjo is that 1,000 Nigerians are on a political watch list and that snipers are being trained ahead of the 2015 elections. Apart from denying the allegations, Dr. Jonathan said he had referred the matter to security agencies for probe. Continued on page 4

•AGANGA RAISES PANELS ON AUTO POLICY P5 •BRITON ARRAIGNED FOR $15B FRAUD P11

2015: I’m on Jonathan’s watch list, says Amaechi Buhari, Akande, Tinubu, Masari, Jaja, others storm Port Harcourt

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From Bisi Olaniyi, Port Harcourt

IVERS State Governor Rotimi Amaechi joined yesterday the raging controversy sparked by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Goodluck Jonathan. The former President accused Dr. Jonathan of training snipers and putting 1,000 Nigerians on a watch list ahead of the 2015 elections. Jonathan denied it all, saying Obasanjo should prove the allegations. “I’m number one on the list. They want to kill me,” Amaechi told a huge crowd at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt, the state capital. It was at an exciting rally organised by the Save Rivers Movement - a political group backing Amaechi’s stand on the state’s political future. Amaechi dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Listening to Amaechi were many APC leaders, interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande; former House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Bello Masari, who is the party’s interim Deputy National Chairman; interim National Vice Chairman (Southsouth) Chief Tom Ikimi and Dr. Sam SamJaja. Edo State Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was represented by his deputy, Dr. Pius Egberanmwen Odubu. Also there were the interim National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; two senators from Rivers State - Magnus Abe (Rivers Continued on page 4

•THE BR OOM REV OL UTION: Amaechi (right) and Asiwaju Tinubu dancing...yesterday. Watching are Gen. Buhari, Ibiamu (behindAmaechi) BROOM REVOL OLUTION: PHOTO: NAN and Mohammed (behind Tinubu)...yesterday

I read the President’s (Jonathan’s) letter and he said ex-President Obasanjo should prove the 1,000 names on the watch list. I am number one on the list. They want to kill me, but they have no God

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Slow and s •Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola acknowledging cheers from children at the ‘Xmas/ End of the Year Party organised by the governor’s wife in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, at the Government House Lawn, Osogbo...yesterday.

The cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been hailed by many as long overdue. But, months into its operation, there are still problems that must be taken care of before the policy is introduced nationwide, writes EMMANUEL ACHA

T •From right: Member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Oladele Adekanye; Hon. Lola Akande; Deputy Mayor, London Borough of Lambeth,Councillor Adedamola Aminu;Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Mrs Dolapo Ajakaiye and Hon Jide Jimoh, during avisit to the Senator Tinubu’s Constituency Office in Yaba,Lagos.

• From left: Head, E-Business First Bank Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Chuma Ezirim; Head, Payments and Services, Mrs. Eloho Ogude and Head, Media and External Relations, Mr. Babatunde Lasaki, at a news conference on the bank's newly upgraded internet banking platform known as FirstOnline in Lagos. PHOTO: SOLOMON ADEOLA

•Patron, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Aare Sanni Shitu (Patron) cutting the tape to open the association’s secretariat in Lagos. With him are (from left) Chairman, Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) chapter of the ANLCA, Aloysius Igwe; Chief Henry Njoku, Prince Olaiwola Shitu and Assistant ComptrollerGeneral of Customs, Lagos Zone, Victor Gbemudu.

HE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act, 2007 charges the apex bank with the responsibility to control and administer the monetary and financial policies of the Federal Government. It is also to promote a sound financial system and advise government on economic policies. The Money Laundering Act, 2004 stipulates a cash payment regulation on transactions outside the financial institutions to ensure audit trail, as disincentive against money laundering. The section also stipulates a N500,000 benchmark for individuals and three million naira for corporate organisations. Analysts say that despite the existence of the Act, cases of money laundering are assuming alarming proportions in Nigeria. They, therefore, suggested an alternative payment channels that may have positive consequence on the economy and considerably eliminate cash frauds. To address the challenges associated with heavy cash handlings, the Bankers Committee in collaboration with the CBN recently commissioned a study that identified cost drivers in the industry. The study also sought the possibility of achieving 30 per cent cost reduction with attendant positive impact on lending rates and bank charges. According to the CBN, the objective of its new cashless policy was to seek reduction in cash transactions in the banking industry. The effect was to encourage bank customers to try other payment options than cash. Mr Tunde Lemo, CBN Deputy Governor (Operations), said that the policy was introduced for a number of key reasons, including meeting the Vision 2020 objectives which aims at positioning Nigeria among the first 20 global economies. Lemo told Abia State Governor Theodore Orji that the CBN was seeking partnership with the state government in the implementation of the new policy. He said the project also aimed at modernising Nigeria’s payment system by reducing the amount of physical cash in circulation. Other reasons, he said, included a reduction in the cost of banking services, improved effectiveness of monetary policy, reduce high security and safety risks, foster transparency and curb corruption in the polity.

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“In the wake of the banking industry intervention, our analysis indicated that the high cost structure of the banks was partially responsible for their preference for lending to the capital market, and oil and gas industry which led to asset bubbles. “Embedded within lending rates and cost of banking services are operating expenses arising from inefficiencies in the provision of banking services,’’ Lemo said. He noted that the cost of handling cash to Nigeria’s financial system was high and increasing annually. He noted that Nigeria was behind other comparable economies in terms of payment systems maturity. “This novel policy that aims at reducing the quantum of cash in circulation introduced a ‘processing fee’ on daily cash withdraws or cash deposits that exceeded N500, 000 for individuals and three million naira for corporate bodies was introduced. “By this policy, third party cheques above N150,000 are disallowed from being cashed over the counter, while banks have been mandated to discontinue cash in transit lodgment services as cash in transit firms have been incensed to provide such services. Lemo told the governor that embassies and diplomatic missions were granted exemptions, adding that ministries, departments and agencies of the federal and state governments were also excluded on lodgments for revenue collections accounts only. He said the new regime would significantly eliminate revenue leakages by identifying fraudulent debit, diversion of funds and excess charges on government accounts. Analysts have opined that there is no doubt that the policy would open more avenues for electronicbased transactions. The avenues, they said, would include Point-Of-Sale Systems, Mobile Payments, Multi-functional Automated Teller Machines, Internet Banking, Instant Electronic Funds Transfer and Direct Debit.


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Cashless platforms

In the wake of the banking industry intervention, our analysis indicated that the high cost structure of the banks was partially responsible for their preference for lending to the capital market, and oil and gas industry which led to asset bubbles •Sanusi

They also noted that industry stakeholders were working to increase the alternative channel penetration, functionality and ease-ofuse. Analysts are also of the view that mobile phone, the cheapest electronic channel, is the easiest route to financial inclusion of the unbanked segment of the economy. Available statistics shows there are over 100 million phones avail-

able to serve customers. They said with mobile phones, both the banked and the unbanked could open accounts, transfer funds, pay bills, purchase goods and services. However, this has thrown up some challenges, including literacy levels of prospective users of the scheme in terms of literacy and numeracy. Mr Lawrence Ukegbu, a business-

man, said the informal sector needed to be abreast with the policy in order to make the best out of it. He said it would impact positively on the business climate, adding that the business environment would be more secure as handling of cash was associated with much hazards. For Orji, the policy had thrown up much challenge to the banking sector as the gap between the educated

and non-educated in the society would need to be breached for the success of the policy. Orji said the state government would contribute towards the success of the project, and appealed for enlightenment of the populace. “There should be a lot of sensitisation, and if possible the CBN should establish an education unit at major industrial areas and strategic points,” he said.

•Point-of-Sale Systems •Mobile Payments •Multifunctional ATMs •Internet banking •Electronic transfer •Direct debit Mr Emmanuel Ogbonnaya, a financial and stock analyst, said that the interest of the non-formal sector needed to be protected in the policy, while the rural areas should be given special attention in terms of education and other enlightenment campaigns. He expressed concern on the activities of cyber fraudsters who may leverage on the dependence on ‘new technology’ to carry out financial transactions. But Lemo allayed the fears, saying that the CBN had through the instrumentality of the Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum stepped-up surveillance on cyber fraud which, he noted, had reduced incidences of crime by 90 per cent. “We are in the process of acquiring a Payment System Oversight and Anti-Fraud System for online risk surveillance of the payment systems,” he said. He said the apex bank was in the process of establishing the office of Ombudsman for financial services in order to strengthen users’ confidence and promote adoption of the policy. As Nigeria strives to become one of the top 20 economies in the world by 2020, analysts say there should be the desire for all to ensure the success of the new CBN cashless policy. • Acha is of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

AK47 assault rifle inventor Kalashnikov dies at 94

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HE inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died aged 94, Russian officials say. The automatic rifle he designed became one of the world’s most familiar and widely used weapons. Its comparative simplicity made it cheap to manufacture, as well as reliable and easy to maintain. Although honoured by the state, Kalashnikov made little money from his gun. He once said he would have been better off designing a lawn

mower. Kalashnikov was admitted to hospital with internal bleeding in November. He died on yesterday in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, where he lived, an official there said. Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was born on 10 November 1919 in western Siberia, one of 18 children. He was called up by the Red Army in 1938, and his design skills were used to improve the effectiveness of weapons and equipment used by So-

viet tank regiments. He designed the machine gun after being asked by a fellow soldier why the Russians could not come up with a gun that would match the ones used by the Germans. Work on the AK47 was completed in 1947, and two years later the gun was adopted by the Soviet army. Kalashnikov continued working into his late 80s as chief designer at the Izhevsk firm that first built the AK-47. He received many state honours,

including the Order of Lenin and the Hero of Socialist Labour. Kalashnikov refused to accept responsibility for the many people killed by his weapon, blaming the policies of other countries that acquired it. However, pride in his invention was tempered with sadness at its use by criminals and child soldiers. “It is painful for me to see when criminal elements of all kinds fire from my weapon,” Kalashnikov said in 2008.

The late Kalashnikov

‘Ethnic nationalities must dialogue for peace to reign’

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THNIC nationalities must dialogue for lasting peace in the country, this was the crux of the discussions at a two-day workshop on peace building in Lagos. The workshop, which was organised by the Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER) was tagged : ‘Building Inter-Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria’. It was attended by ethnic nationalities from Lagos and Ibadan axis. Human rights activists, such as Campaign for Democracy (CD) President Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, Col. Tony Inyam, Comrade Femi Obayori, Prince Goodluck Obi, Abubarkar Kudu and Comrade Gbenga Awosode also attended the workshop. The Executive Director of JODER, Wale Adeoye, said the socio–political and interethnic unrest in the country necessitated the dialogue between all ethnic nationalities. Adeoye said when strong affinity exists

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between these groups, it will be difficult for external bodies like politicians to use members of the groups to cause chaos and fan ethnic hatred especially during elections. “Though the nation is sanctified with natural and human resources, poverty remains the grim picture of our nationhood. Since independence, Nigeria has been bedeviled by leaders that lack a national vision that command national status without religion or ethnic colouration,” Adeoye said. Adeoye said there have been more than 200 cases of ethnic related violence since 1999 in Nigeria with more than 10,000 Nigerians dying. He said following social unrest caused by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North, Nigeria has also been listed as a troubled zone haunted by terrorism of all form.

“The purpose of this conference is to reenact hope in a despairing population; we are here to put a stop to the orgy of violence through our own ingenious ways of conflict prevention mechanism, “Adeoye said. Also speaking at the event, Executive Director of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Odumakin who spoke on consequences of ethnic violence on women and children lamented that while ethnic warriors perpetuate various unrests, the vulnerable group including women and children suffer the most. Quoting copiously from different war zones around the world, Odumakin said Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities must do their best to shun violence and war. “There must be a change of mindset; no one should allow ethnicity and religion to cause strife. Ethnic violence breaks down trusts and destroys the fabric of the family. The women and children suffer the most of

the consequences which is why religious and ethnic violence must be stopped through the use of constructive engagement.” Other speakers at the event also called for peace among the various ethnic nationalities while urging the members to resist being used by politicians to achieve their selfish ends. Abubakar Kudu, Secretary, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) said: “The crisis in Nigeria is fuelled by the government, they know how to start it but they do not know how to end it, politicians are our problem in Nigeria and the various ethnic groups must see themselves as brothers because that is what we really are.” Obi, who is the Chairman of the Ohaneze Youth Council, Lagos State branch, said investment in education, food security, youth employment and tolerance can help build a peaceful society.


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2015: I’m on Jonathan’s watch list, says Rivers Governor Amaechi Continued from page 1

Southeast) and Wilson Ake (Rivers West)- as well as a member of the House of Representatives from Rivers state, Dakuku Peterside (AndoniOpobo/Nkoro constituency). There were many other eminent personalities.

One of the leaders, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari described the Jonathan’s administration as “lawless” vowing that the main opposition party will deliver Nigeria democratically in 2015. Gen. Buhari, a former Head of

State, also promised that he and other stakeholders, especially of the APC, would do everything constitutional, to ensure the 2015 elections were credible. Another national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said the party would sweep away evil, corruption and abuse of power from Rivers State and other parts of Nigeria. Amaechi, who is also the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) chairman, said: “Today (yesterday), I am not declaring. I said I would declare at the new stadium. The reason for gathering

today is to remind Nigerians that the current Federal Government is carrying on with impunity. There is no rule of law in Nigeria. They are using police to molest us. Where police fail to molest us, they are using thugs to shoot dynamites and guns against innocent people. “I read the President’s (Jonathan’s) letter and he said ex-President Obasanjo should prove the 1,000 names on the watch list. I am number one on the list. They want to kill me, but they have no God. The God we worship will protect me. Before

the end of the year, I will address the state. “They will shoot you. They have no fear for your blood. They want the position at all costs. Whether you all die, they do not mind governing just the land. You must know that if you read the story of revolution, you must sacrifice. Somebody said my son should come to the front. If you want my son tomorrow, I will produce him. “If I have surrendered myself and I am ready to be in front, let them shoot. Anytime you start a street march and you do not

•Lagos State Commissioner for Rural Development and Environment Cornelius Ojelabi speaking during the rendering of account of stewardship to commemorate the 2,400 Days in Office of Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola at the Lagos East Senatorial District, Shomolu Local Government Secretariat, Shomolu, Lagos…yesterday. With him are Commissioner for the Environment Mr. Tunji Bello (middle) and Special Adviser to the Governor on Works & Infrastructure Ganiyu Johnson

President didn’t address key issues, says Falana

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IGHTS activist-lawyer Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has praised President Jonathan for responding to the allegations raised in Obsanjo’s 18-page letter. The former Chair of the West African Bar Association (WABA), who spoke yesterday in Warri, Delta State, however said the president’s riposte failed to address key issues raised by his predecessor in office. Falana urged Jonathan to review the letter and tidy up loose ends, on issues bordering on corruption, abuse of power and extra-judicial killings. He said: “There are areas of the reply that are rather woolly. I think it is not enough to attempt to engage in blackmail; the President must now go further to cause an investigation and prosecution in some of the cases he mentioned rather tangentially (in his reply). “At the international level, this country has been exposed to ridicule, with the handling of the cases of Halliburton, Wilbros, Siemens and the rest of them. To the best of my knowledge, with the information at my disposal, the US government has made not less than $2bn in terms of fines imposed on those companies for bribing Nigerians. “It is not enough (for President) to say Halliburton, Siemens and all that did not happen under his regime. Since there is no statute of limitation and these cases exposed Nigerians to ridicule, President Jonathan must now go the whole hog, no matter whose ox is gored.” Besides, Falana slammed Jonathan over his handling of the Stella Oduah bullet proof car scandal and the alarm of missing $49 billion NNPC fund, raised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor. He also scoffed at Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi OkonzoIweala’s explanation that there was a misunderstanding and that the only a fraction of that money ($16bn) was yet unac-

No comment on Jonathan’s letter, says Obasanjo Continued from page 1 Yesterday, Obasanjo said though he had been inundated with enquiries, “he does not wish to make further comments beyond the contents of his last letter”. He spoke through the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2011 governorship polls in Ogun State, Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye. Obasanjo said: “Since the publication of the letter written by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, which was in response to the letter earlier written by revered former President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, we have received several requests from local and international media, asking to know Chief Obasanjo’s reaction to Mr. President’s response. One, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, acknowledges Mr. President’s letter/response. From Shola O’Neil, Port Harcourt and Kelvin Osa-Okunbor

counted for. Falana maintained that President Jonathan must adequately clear the mist over similar cases to assure Nigerians that his administration was not cuddling corruption as he was accused of in the letter. He said: “I also find that area in the letter disturbing where the president said the Governor of the Central Bank didn’t mention his name. He (CBN Governor) came out publicly to say $49bn is missing and now he has apologised. “It is not enough to apologise; if the Governor of CBN could go all out and tell the whole world that $49bn is missing, it is not enough for Minister of Finance to call a meeting and after the meeting and say ‘we are reconciling, only $12bn has not been traced’. “No; the Minister of Finance is not the Auditor General of the Federation; it is not her business to audit the accounts of the federation or any account belonging to the Federal Government. “So President Jonathan must direct the Auditor General of the Federation to audit the account

“However, Baba, as he already indicated in his letter of December 2, 2013, does not wish to make further comments beyond the contents of his last letter to Mr. President or react to the said letter/ response from Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. “Let me quote from page 14, paragraph two of Chief Obasanjo’s letter to Mr. President dated December 2, 2013 and titled Before It Is Too Late: ‘I will maintain my serenity, because by this letter I have done my duty to you as I have always done, to your government, to the party, PDP, and to our country, Nigeria.’ “Two, let me reiterate here, that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tremendous respect for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “Finally, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo sincerely appreciates all of you, my cherished colleagues; gentlemen of the media profession, who have been very upright, ethical and robust on the subject matter.”

of NNPC, CBN and Ministry of Finance and ensure that we get to the root of criminality in our country or the grand looting of the treasury of our country. “A minister has been indicted by a panel set up by the President, by the House of Representatives and by the EFCC. What rule of law, what due process are you (President) waiting for? You must fire her; you must also fire other corrupt ministers and government officials that are giving the impression that the regime is comfortable with corruption,” he said. The lawyer is not pleased with Jonathan’s response to extra-judicial killings, noting the president’s position that the killings occured before he came to power, was not tangible. “He must now set up proper investigation - because they were covered up in the past - to ensure that we get to the root of these killings, including the killing of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice under President Obasanjo, the late Chief Bola Ige (SAN).” Former Abia State Governor Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, urged President Goodluck Jonathan and ex - President Obasanjo to seek solution to Nigeria’s problems

rather than writing letters that expose the highest office in the land to ridicule. Kalu spoke to reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. He was on his way to Dubai . He said they should not exchange correspondence that could further heat up the polity. Said Kalu: “Both former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan must face the realities of today; they should realise the suffering of the citizens. “Both leaders do not have to be exchanging letters that will only make newspapers headlines especially during this festive period. “I expected them to be able to think about the Nigerian people, proffer solutions to their problems. “I think if I were former President Olusegun Obasanjo, there should be no reason for me to write an open letter to the president. “There is a line of communication that is open to Nigerian leaders to reach the incumbent. At least, once a president of the country, always a president,” Kalu said.

see me in the front, you must know something must be wrong and you must know that they have arrested me. I am not a big man governor. I am a governor that is on the streets with his people. “One other thing that is bothering me is that all those who are on the other side, saying they want Southsouth President, I agree with them, they want Southsouth President. In politics, you are not here today (yesterday) because you like Amaechi; you are here because of your own political interest. If a Southsouth President refused to give you water, you will push him out. “We gave the President (Jonathan in 2011) nearly two million votes, let him tell us one project he has done for us. I have challenged the President that I belong to the APC. If he wants Rivers people to vote for him, let him give Kalabari people back their oil wells and I will come back (to the PDP). He cannot. The President cannot. Instead, he will take more.” Amaechi also admonished the people, especially his teeming supporters, to be prepared for the struggle ahead, stating that on elections’ days, the “oppressors” would come with tanks and policemen, but urged them to stand and watch their votes. The Rivers governor said: “They said Buhari is not a Christian. Buhari is a Muslim. We are not preaching religious politics. Everybody in Nigeria has the right to worship where he wants to worship. I am a Catholic and I will worship Christ. I will die a Christian, but do not bring politics into good governance. “It is only when there is bad governance that they begin to look for who is an Ikwerre man, who is an Ijaw man, who is an Hausa man, who is a Yoruba man. If there is good governance, you will be talking about schools. Have I told you I am an Ikwerre man? I told you I have done schools, health centres and roads. I am facing power. They should tell us what they are doing. We are prepared for a debate with them. “In Etche, they have taken our 41 oil wells across (to Abia State). They are denying us our rights. We have suffered enough. I was a students’ leader. I learnt in the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) that nobody should trample on your rights. If I did not fight for my rights, I would not have been governor. I suf-

fered and my children suffered, but today we are in government. “If you listen to them closely, our brothers, who are on the other side, they are hungry. They have been out of power for nearly eight years. If you vote them into power, what will happen? They will steal all the money. They are broke. The ones that are not broke, that are in government, they are busy stealing and building mansions everywhere. They have no fear. I have never seen corruption like this in Nigeria before. “President Jonathan said in his letter that former President Obasanjo should apologise on the issue of $49.8 billion. Right on television, a debate between the Minister of Finance (Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala) and the CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) Governor (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi). The CBN Governor said they had reconciled, but they had not found $12 billion, but the Minister for Finance said it was $10.8 billion. Even if it is $1 billion, it is stealing. $1 billion is N170 billion. There are some states that their budget (annually) is N130 billion. Bring our money. I have never seen corruption like this. “They are busy pursuing us with the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission), they have never pursed any federal agency with EFCC. I will quote the Governor of Edo State (Comrade Adams Oshiomhole); he said if you write examination and you score 26 per cent, have you passed? If you score 52 per cent, have you not passed? The Federal Government is holding 52 per cent of our money. EFCC should pursue the 52 per cent and leave 26 per cent. If EFCC succeeds in doing that, have we not succeeded?” Amaechi also stated that President Jonathan, in his reply of exPresident Obasanjo’s letter said the African Development Bank (AFDB) was carrying out the process of giving Rivers peoples water. The NGF chairman said: “Tell Mr. President that World Bank, not AFDB. Two banks are involved. One is AfDB’ the other is World Bank. We were told by the staff of the World Bank that they are ready. Tell the President (Jonathan) to give us our water. “If it is the President, I can understand, because the President has not served in any international organisation, but what about the woman (Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala), Continued on page 67

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Towberless tow tractor for aircraft towing for N58,740,000; hanger sweeper N31,870,000; luggage conveyor belt truck N28,898,000; and Harlan tow tug for aircraft equipment towing N27,590,000.

Others are CCTV and surveillance equipment for N18,000,000; aircraft tools and equipment N11,480,000; battery workshop equipment N5,050,000; complete tool box for general works and vehicles N360,000; heavy duty crocodile jacks N300,000; aluminum ladder N285,000; safety boots N52,500 and foldable ladder, N50,000. The aircraft in the fleet of the PAF include two Falcon 7X jets, two Falcon 900 jets, a Gulfstream 550, one Boeing 737 BBJ (Nigerian Air Force 001 or Eagle One) being used exclusively by the President and a Gulfstream IVSP, one Gulfstream V, Cessna Citation 2 aircraft and Hawker Siddley 125-800 jet. It is estimated that each of the Falcon 7X jets bought in 2010 cost $51.1 million. The Gulfstream 550 may have cost $53.3 million. However, none of the aviation industry Bluebooks will give the

simple calculation accuracy of how much an aircraft really costs. A number of issues are responsible for the difficulty in presenting a clear figure for a make/model/year, of an aircraft to help accurately determine how much it really worth. Some of the issues include: lack of central reporting of aircraft sales for either tax or licence requirements, the complexity of individual aircraft value calculations, the timing of sales (long timeframes from offer to closing during which time the market can go up or down substantially), multiple synchronous closings for jet aircraft in particular, international currency sales, and non-disclosure-of-price terms included in many transaction documents.

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Gunmen kill Ekiti Radio/TV chairman Ogunro

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KITI State Governor Kayode Fayemi was in shock yesterday when he received news of the killing of the Chairman of the Board of the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES), Mr Sesan Ogunro. The late Ogunro, the Managing Director of a Lagos communications firm, Eminent Communications, was reportedly killed on Sunday night in Lagos in front of his church. He died at the Lagoon Hospital, Apapa, from the gunshot injuries he sustained in the attack in front of International Church of Christ, JobiFele Way, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, the governor said Ogunro’s killing had broken the hearts of Ekiti State residents, who he served diligently until his death. He described the late Ogunro as a thoroughbred Ekiti son and a professional who identified with his people. The governor urged security agencies to apprehend the killers and bring them to justice soonest. Dr Fayemi, who visited the family of the late Ogunro in Lagos yesterday, said those who killed the frontline advertising practitioner should not be allowed to get away with the crime. The governor promised that his administration would assist security agencies to bring his killers to book. He said: “We are appalled and shocked by this gruesome ‘murder’ of an Ekiti shining light, who was a role model to the young generation. “He (Ogunro) believed in hard work and rose to the pinnacle of advertising and marketing communications. “His sterling qualities inspired our administration to

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Ojudu: we’ve lost a candle

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HE senator representing Ekiti Central at the National Assembly, Babafemi Ojudu, yesterday said the killing of Sesan Ogunro was a big loss to Ekiti State. In a statement, Ojudu said: “At a time when most so-called professionals did not know how to cast good communication messages, a time when most TV and radio commercials were no more than a mixture of sound and voicing, Sesan Ogunro blazed the trail with unimpeachable ideas, ideas that seemed so good to be real. This same Sesan Ogunro worked on (the late) M.K.O. Abiola’s 1993 presidential campaign and created what still remains till today the most popular presidential campaign jingle: “MKO is our man o...” “Till today, that song remains evergreen to those who witnessed that era in Nigeria’s political history. The song remains a sad reminder of what should have been, but never was - a relic of how Nigeria was hacked down on the edge of greatness. “In that same manner, the creator of that jingle, Sesan Ogunro, was on Sunday hacked down by heartless gunmen, sending the advertising industry, family and friends into a shock. I am still in that shock. “Sesan Ogunro was not just a fellow Ekiti man. We did not just work together on (former Lagos State governor) Bola Tinubu’s campaign, (Lagos State Governor) Babatunde Fashola, (Ekiti State Governor) Kayode Fayemi, (former Governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in Kwara State) Dele Belgore and my own (election campaigns) as well. “When I made up my mind to contest for Senate, he sent for me and, in his office, he told me we must give a powerful branding to my bid. Before I could say Eminent, he came up with Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO). ‘ERO’ in Yoruba means people. “Since then, wherever I go, it has been shout of Ero! Ero!! Ero!!! “Beyond all these, he was my egbon (elder), always looking out for me and patient enough to accommodate my demands. I could never get him angry. “No matter how twisted an advertising situation was. No matter how impossible it seemed. Even when all others could not come up with a single word, my Egbon, Sesan Ogunro By Jude Isiguzo and Sampson Unamka

appoint him as the chairman of the state broadcasting ser-

Aganga raises panels on auto policy

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INISTER of Industry, Trade and Inv e s t m e n t Olusegun Aganga has constituted two standing committees to ensure a seamless implementation of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP). According to a statement by Mr Bello Rasheed, the Principal Executive Officer, Information, the committees are the Automotive Industry Policy Implementation and Monitoring Committee with members drawn from broadbased industry stakeholders. They include the Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers/ Assemblers Association, the Automobile Local Content Manufacturers Association (ALCMAN) and the Automotive Dealers Group of the National Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA). Others were the Nigeria Customs Service; the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment; the Federal Ministry of Finance; the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC). The Implementation and

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Monitoring Committee are the Directorate of Road Traffic Administration (DRTA); Automobile Franchise Holders such as Mercedez Benz, Kia, Suzuki, CFAO, Toyota, Volvo, Globe Motors, Dana, Balyn Motors, Metropolitan Motors, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), among others. The statement names the second as the Inter-Agency Implementation Committee made up of representatives from relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including the Federal Ministries of Power, Solid Minerals and Finance. Others are the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), the Bank of Industry (BOI), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), SON, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), among others.

would offer more than enough options - more than enough communication messages - that could sell anything to anyone, even to the most cerebral. This Midas touch was what he brought into media consultancy and advertising. This Midas touch, depth, innovation and a rare creativity, far above all other reasons, is why many of his associates would miss him the most, for his death, this death, is a devastating blow to all who drank from his well of uniqueness, experience and a family-like approach to business. “For me, another mentor has been grabbed from me by the cold and cruel hands of death. “He taught me that God is the spring of wisdom, flowing ceaselessly to his own. He also taught me that a claim to God without a heart that cares for mankind is as hypocritical as the biblical Pharisees. “As Chairman of the Board of Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES), Sesan Ogunro brought professionalism, sanity and a way of doing it better onto the job. “A lover of arts, a go-getter, hardworking, reliable, he taught everyone around him that in every impossibility abounds a myriad of possibilities. “I sympathise with his family. I urge them that though they cannot but be sad, they should have consolation that Egbon reproduced himself before the tragic incident. Sesan Jnr, his son, is a frontline music producer and a force to reckon with in the competitive Nigerian music industry. Egbon Sesan Ogunro has also reproduced himself in people like me and we would carry on the torch. “I sympathise with the staff of Eminent Communications, the company through which he gave a direction to advertising in Nigeria. Though you have lost a good boss, you cannot lose his good legacies in which you should always find strength to move on and make him proud the more. “I sympathise with the people and Government of Ekiti State and BSES. We may have lost a candle, but of more importance is to ensure that the numerous candles that this candle has lit be not allowed to die.”

vice and he turned around the fortunes of the corporation within the short time he held office. “This is a monumental loss to the government and people of Ekiti State. We urge security agencies to do everything humanly possible to bring the perpetrators of this das-

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tardly act to justice.” The late Ogunro attended a Christmas carol at the church with his wife, children and grand children. It was learnt that the late Ogunro was attacked after he caught a thief in the church at 10pm. One of the late Ogunro’s

sons, Timayo, recounted how his father was killed. He said: “It was a night of Christmas carol at the church. After the main carol service, people went down to eat. There was a man who tried to steal some money from someone and my father caught him. Other deacons and the minister of God started talking to the guy about what happened. That took some time. “So, as this continued, people started to leave the church premises. Eventually, it was just myself, my mum and my dad, some children and a few disciples of the church who remained behind. “My dad said I should take my mum and the children home, since it was getting late. We went outside and my mum remembered that she left some water in my dad’s car. So, my dad went to get the water from across the road. As I was about to open the door for everyone to get in, the gunmen came in a blue Sienna. I saw what happened but I couldn’t hear what they were saying. “There were five of them. They spread out. Three of them came to me and hit me. I went down and gave them everything in my hand, including the car keys. I went down with my mum and the kids while two of the attackers walked up to my dad. He wanted to take the keys to his car but my dad told them: ‘Just take it; just take it.’ You know these guys: obviously, they were high and they just shot him.” A church member, Mr Sola Martins, said someone called him after leaving the church that he should call the police because there was shooting at the church premises. Martins said he received another call, as he was attempting to rush to the church premises, that Ogunro had been shot and that he should call the police. According to the church member, he reported the

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matter to the police and later joined the family at the Apapa hospital, where Ogunro died. Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) said: “About 22:42 hours (10 pm) on December 22, a distress call was received by the Alausa Division of the police command. It was gathered that four armed men operating in a Honda Odyssey attempted to snatch a Mercedes Benz ML jeep belonging to Mr Ogunro. “The man resisted and threw away the key of the jeep, hence the armed men shot him. They abandoned the Honda Odyssey and escaped with a red Toyota Yaris car belonging to the wife, who was standing with him on the scene. “The scene was visited immediately by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and a team and the incident was confirmed. The DPO also visited the victim at the Lagoon Hospital where he was receiving treatment, though critical.” She said none of the relatives had made a statement on the incident. The police pokesperson explained that the Honda Odyssey was confirmed to have been snatched from somebody identified as Ali Balogun at Ebute-Metta at 8pm. The owner was reportedly dropped on Jobi-Fele Way in Alausa, Ikeja, from where she was taken to the station. Braide said the police had begun investigation into the incident and the search for the fleeing hoodlums.

APC to Jonathan: sack Oduah now

HE All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the House of Representatives for taking a definitive stand on the N255 million armoured cars bought for Aviation Minister by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The party praised the House for asking President Goodluck Jonathan to review the continued engagement of the Aviation Minister Ms Stella Oduah over her role in the scam. In a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC noted that by its action, the House of Representatives had again shown its readiness to play its part in fighting the massive corruption which has enveloped the country. It said also by its unequivocal stand on the scandal, coming on the heels of the recent criticism of President Jonathan’s tepid fight against corruption by Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, the House had left no one in doubt that the legislature was

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taking its oversight role very seriously. “There is no doubt that the House of Representatives took its stand, which included asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute all those involved in the scandal, after a painstaking work by its Committee on Aviation. This action is commendable and reflects the general opinion of Nigerians on the shameful scandal. “Therefore, Ms. Oduah has no basis for continued occupation of her post as Minister of Aviation and should step down immediately. If she fails to do so, she should be fired by the President,” it said. APC stressed that if the minister failed to resign and the President refused to fire her, it would confirm the general perception that “this President is not ready or willing to fight corruption; that he is comfortable in the company of corrupt

officials and that he would rather cream off the proceeds of corruption by taking contributions to his war chest from corrupt folks”. The party said the President’s failure to heed the House of Representatives on the Oduahgate would also add to his earlier failure to act on the House’s decision on the massive oil subsidy scam, and the failure of his administration to bring to justice all those behind the series of corruption cases that have dogged the administration. APC said: “The list is long, and includes the pension scam, the Malabu (oil) scandal, the massive corruption in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Halliburton scandal, the unprecedented crude oil theft and the extensive corruption in the oil sector. “The President’s decision to hug corruption rather than fight it has also been reflected in his comments, saying, for example, that the perception people have about corruption in Nigeria is exaggerated; and that his

administration is ‘winning’ the war against corruption. “But this overly simplistic take on corruption in Nigeria flies in the face of the available evidence that Nigeria has sunk deeper into the mud of corruption under President Jonathan, especially the latest ranking by Transparency International, which lists Nigeria as one of the most corrupt nations in the world, and the report of the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, which shows Nigerian government officials and agencies frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity. “It is now up to President Jonathan to take the fight against corruption seriously and work with other arms of government in combating the canker worm, or go down in the history of the country as the most corrupt administration ever. He can start by acting decisively on the Aviation scandal, and stop using ad hoc panels to bury corruption cases.”


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NEWS Ekiti donates 19 vans to police

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HE Ekiti State government yesterday donated 19 patrol vans to the

police. Handing over the vans to Police Commissioner Sontonye Wakama, Deputy Governor Prof. Modupe Adelabu urged the people to work with security operatives to combat crime. The vehicles are fitted with security gadgets. Mrs. Adelabu said the concerted effort of all stakeholders is required to surmount security challenges. She said the vans would assist the police in surveillance

and information gathering. The deputy governor said the administration would continue to assist the police, adding that the gesture has paid off as Ekiti remained one of the most peaceful states in the country. She said officers of the command have been discharging their duties efficiently, urging them to be more vigilant in the Yuletide. Wakama thanked the Governor Kayode Fayemi administration for its logistic support, which he said has assisted the command to curb crime. He said the police would take good care of the vehicles.

Customs destroys N103m frozen turkey •Prof. Adelabu cutting the tape to inaugurate the 19 vans…yesterday. With her are (from left:) the Head of Service, Bunmi Famosoya; Wakama and Secretary to the State Government Ganiyu Owolabi.

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Things are getting better in Ogun, says Obasanjo

ORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has said “things are getting better” in Ogun State under the Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration. Obasanjo spoke at the weekend during the state's Christmas Carol held at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Kuto, Abeokuta, the state capital. He said the administration's massive road projects and the ongoing construction of model schools had brought landmark improvements to all local government areas. Obasanjo said: “Things are getting better everyday in Ogun. When I was talking of

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roads in Abeokuta, they said I had not been to Ijebu-Ode and Sagamu. On getting to IjebuOde, I saw better bridges than those in Abeokuta. What about the ones in Ilara and Ayetoro? “If we have good infrastructure, business will thrive; the economy will improve and that is what you are doing across the state.” He expressed satisfaction with the quality of ongoing work on the model schools, saying: “When I passed through the Sango-Abeokuta road, I asked who was building a factory there and was told it was a school that was being built by the government.”

Obasanjo cited another success of the Amosun administration as the restoration of security in the state, noting that sanity has returned to the M.K.O. Abiola Stadium in Kuto, Abeokuta. He said: “I remember those days here in the stadium, which is not far from my house, when all manner of lawlessness thrived, with human casualties recorded on a daily basis. We do not have that challenge anymore because the security of life and property has been given a priority.” Former Head of the Interim National Government Chief

Ernest Shonekan also hailed the Amosun administration for ensuring peace across the state, saying: “I am happy to be around to witness the manifestation of these changes.” Shonekan said Ogun had always been at the forefront of providing leadership direction and bridge-building for the nation's continued existence, urging everyone to embrace love as a virtue beyond the Christmas season. Amosun said all his administration achieved would have been impossible without the people's support, adding: “We will not rest on our oars in our quest for a better Ogun”.

‘112m Nigerians live in poverty’

BOUT 112.519 million of Nigeria’s estimated 163 million population are living in poverty. The Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation (ZSF), Imam Abdullahi Shuaib, made this known during the fourth Zakat Distribution Ceremony (ZDC) at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Ijebu-Ode Central Mosque in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. Referring to the statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics, Imam Shuaib described the situation as “ugly.” He said: “This statistics shows that majority of Nigerians are living under harsh economic conditions engineered by endemic poverty and corruption, which is on the increase. Who will bell the cat in this circumstance? We are aware that the government cannot meet all the needs of its citizenry. This is why the ZSF intervened to complement the government’s services to its people.” Imam Shuaib said ZSF pays more attention to the poor at the grassroots, adding: “These are Nigerians who produce the wealth of the Nation, but are disconnected from having a fair share of the resources. Therefore, Zakat, which is the third pillar of Islam, readily provides the tool to fill the gap cre-

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ated by the economic inequality and deprivation meted out on the poor by asking eligible Muslims to pay 2.5 per cent of a minimum amount of N731,000 and above of their net wealth, called Nisab Zakat, to empower their poor brothers and sisters, so that they can attain economic freedom and become self-reliant.” The cleric said no fewer than 50 people will benefit from the N3,335,000 to be distributed, adding that the founda-

tion focus on economic empowerment. He said: “At this ceremony, some of the beneficiaries will go home with motorcycles, barbing clippers with power generating sets, deep freezers, embroidering machines, grinding machines and computer sets, among others. It is our hope and prayer that with these equipment and financial tokens to supplement their business enterprises, the beneficiaries will be able to fend for themselves and contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of the na-

tion in the nearest future. “It is our collective responsibility to develop our people and improve our nation by adding value to the life of Nigerians, so that we can have a peaceful society that will be conducive for investors to stay and do business. When this is achieved, many unemployed youths will be engaged constructively. “I urge the beneficiaries to make good use of the Zakat fund, so that your living conditions can be improved and ultimately make you self-reliant.”

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HE Ekiti State government has taken another giant step towards improving the lot of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) with the inauguration of a survey and comprehensive report on OVC at the Jibowu Hall of the Government House in AdoEkiti, the state capital. Ekiti is the first state to produce such document. In her keynote address, the governor's wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, hailed the technical team that worked tirelessly to produce the document, which she said would be of immense use in making plans for vulnerable children. Erelu Fayemi said the state government has put in place various legislations for the effective implementation of the Childs Right Law. Calling for a change in the attitude of stakeholders to children, she said it has been proven that every child has the potential to succeed with the right care and support. Mrs. Fayemi said the report would provide a realistic description of the situation of orphans and vulnerable children in the state, as well as guide the allocation and distribution of resources.

She said the lack of comprehensive and upto-date information about their number, geographic distribution, characteristics and needs had greatly impeded the efforts of policy makers, development partners and programme managers to improve the lot of OVC. Mrs. Fayemi thanked the development partners - Management Sciences for Health and PACT Nigeria-, community stakeholders and civil society groups for their efforts to make life more meaningful for vulnerable. Commissioner for Women Affairs, Social Development and Gender Empowerment Mrs. Fola Richie-Adewusi said the survey was carried out through a coalition of efforts and the financial support of the State AIDs Control Agency (EKSACA), Ekiti Development Foundation (EDF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a Technical Team comprising representatives of the National Bureau of Statistics, National Population Commission, State Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning and the Ministry of Health, among others.

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From Oseheye Okwuofu, Ibadan

BOUT 16,180 cartons of frozen products worth N103,547,955 were yesterday destroyed at Arapaja dump site in Ibadan by the Oyo/Osun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service. The smuggled frozen products were seized on Saturday by the command crack team, led by DSP Olajogun, at Orile-Ilugun in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State. Addressing reporters at the dump site, the Command Area Controller, Richard Oteri, said the smugglers brought in the frozen products for the Yuletide, adding that the driver of the vehicle conveying the products abandoned the vehicle and fled on sighting the customs team. Explaining that consumption of frozen products is dangerous to health, Oteri said: "I warn Nigerians against the consumption of frozen products. They are dangerous to health because of the method of preservation." The products were buried and a caterpillar drove round the site to perfect the destruction.

N1.65b more for Osun institution

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HE Osun State government’s financial institution, the Omoluabi Savings and Loans Limited, has recapitalised with additional N1.65 billion shares. Speaking with reporters in Osogbo, the state capital, after a board meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, who is also the Commissioner for Finance, Economic Planning and Budget, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, said the firm is offering 3 billion shares at 59 kobo per share. He said the recapitalisation would reawaken the capital market with the recapitalisation. The commissioner said: “The company would be breaking the jinx of the five years absence of Initial Public Offer (IPO) in the country since the crash in

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the capital market by listing 3 billion shares for offer at 50 kobo per share on Friday, December, 27, 2013. The offer closes that day.” He said the recapitalisation means that after subjecting the company to the discipline of the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Stock Exchange, it has been opened to ownership for more indigenes and residents of Osun State. Bolorunduro said it is an opportunity for workers to buy more shares and earn dividends as well as borrow with ease. He said increase in shares means increase in money with which the company can do business as well as the mortgages it can grant to people.

Ajimobi preaches love at ‘Xmas Carol

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YO State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has urged Christians to reflect on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and show love in their day-to-day dealings with others. He spoke at the weekend at the 2013 Christmas carol of Nine Lessons at the Remembrance Arcade of the Government House in Ibadan, the state capital. Ajimobi said he would continue to ensure peace, love and harmony in the state, adding: “We must constantly imagine a better Oyo State, where peace and tranquility will reign; where social benefits will be sufficient; where food will be in abundance; where our people will live happily and be the best they can be.” The governor urged religious leaders and the people to continue to support his administration’s efforts to improve the state, saying: “I implore you all to challenge today and demand for a better tomorrow. Let us identify what it will take to make this state the pride of all.” He urged those in positions of authority to always be coura-

geous and selfless in the discharge of their duties, adding: “Whenever we are in any privileged position, let us have the courage to be selfless in order to serve humanity; let us sacrifice for a better tomorrow because a leader must have the intellect to visualise and the courage to implement.” Retired Archbishop of Ibadan Catholic Archdiocese Most Rev. Felix Alaba Job decried the level of corruption in the country, urging leaders to fight it. He advised leaders to place high premium on integrity and be more committed to the welfare of the less-privileged. The eighth and ninth lessons were read by the Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo and Ajimobi's wife, Florence. Prayers were thereafter offered for peaceful coexistence and God's protection on the people. The carol was attended by religious leaders and prominent personalities, including House of Assembly Speaker Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu; Ambassador Olusola Saanu; Chief Eddy Oyewole and Commissioner of Police Mohammed Ndabawa.


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NEWS Man arraigned for ‘sodomy’

Gaidam swears in commissioners

THE police yesterday arraigned a herbalist, Atahiru Obey (45) at a Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrate’s Court, Abuja, for allegedly sodomising two boys. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Atteh Effiong, told the court that the offence was reported at the Life Camp Police Station on November 26, by the mother of one of the boys. He said the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, on December 6. Effiong said the mother alleged that the herbalist, living in Jabi Dakibiyu, Abuja, had been sodomising her son and another boy, both aged 13 since last year. The prosecutor told the court that Obey sodomised the boys eight times. Obey pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate, Anthony Ogboyi, granted him bail of N200,000 with one surety. Ogboyi said the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court, and together with the accused, deposit their passport photographs with the court’s registrar. He adjourned the case till February 7.

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Nine die in Gombe From Vincent Ohonbamu, Gombe

NINE people, including a policeman, have died in two accidents on the outskirts of Gombe yesterday. Assistant Corps Commander Kawu Daniya said the first incident involved a water tanker and a Toyota Starlet on Gombe bypass. He said the articulated vehicle lost control, crushing the Starlet, which crushed the policeman, who was searching the car. The policeman died on the spot and three others, including the tanker driver and two occupants, died later in the hospital. The second incident, involving a Peugeot 406 and a Toyota Corolla, occurred at Shongo Idrisa. Daniya said the accident was as a result of wrongful overtaking, leading to the death of four men and a woman. He said four others are receiving treatment at the Gombe Specialist Hospital.

Church programme HEALING Centre International (Christ Ministries Ori Oke Apostle) will hold a seven-day mountain experience retreat at 1, Divine Mission Street, off Nkporo Street, Off Ibafo in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State on December 30. A statement by the Chief Host, Rev. Prophet Emmanuel Onabanjo gave the 2014 watchword – the year of compensation. He said there would be salvation, favour, miracle, breakthrough, testimonies, among others.

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ORMER Senator Adamu Talba and five others, including ex-Speaker of Yobe State House of Assembly, Tijani Zanna Zakariya, yesterday took their oath of office as new members of the State Executive council. Talba was elected to the Senate in 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He re-contested in 2011 but lost to Alkali Jajare. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam urged them to imbibe transparency and accountability. He explained that the appointment of the new commissioners was based on wide consultation, track record, honesty and integrity, while calling on them to uphold the confidence and responsibility vested on them.

•From left: Executive Director, Journalist for Democratic Right, Adewale Adeoye, lecturer, Dept of Political Science, University of Lagos, Dr. Godwin Okeke and President,Campaign for Democracy, Joe Okei-Odumakin at the Summit of Leaders of Ethnic Nationalites in Lagos. PHOTO: JOHN EBHOTA

Seven policemen, three others killed in Offa T HE Police in Kwara State yesterday said 10 people died in the robbery at Offa, Offa Local Government Area. A breakdown of the casualty figure showed that seven of the victims were police officers and three civilians. Thirty robbery suspects last Thursday attacked four banks and the divisional police station, Owode. Addressing reporters in Ilorin, the Commissioner of Police, Agboola OshodiGlover, said: “The injured are in the hospital. “This is not the first time there will be robbery in the country or any part of the world, we must continue to work together and see that we prevent a recurrence. “ We have set up a new Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit in Offa and Omu-Aran areas. “We have deployed two patrol teams of ‘Operation Harmony’ there.

•Stray bullets kill two in Ilorin From Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin

“We also increased the number of mobile policemen in that area. “But we want to appeal to the people not to be discouraged. They must rise up with us. “We are all Nigerians; we must fight crime together. Even though those people came with arms, God is with us. “We will continue to strategise and the people should assist us to demobilise criminals. “The people in Offa and Omu-Aran should help. Offa people are mighty men of war they should please help us. We will also fight with them.” Oshodi-Glover added:

“The command sympathises with the families of the deceased. “The command wishes to assure the people that the police will not rest, until this gang is brought to book. “The command assures the people that their safety is guaranteed. “I also want to appeal to our banks that the police will continue to work with them. In Ilorin, police stray bullet has killed two persons. It was gathered that about 11:40am yesterday, a police patrol van was chasing a car at Oja-Oba, but the driver did not stop. The police officers reportedly shot at him, but the bullets were said to have hit

the victims. The deceased were said to be cleaners at the Ilorin Central Mosque. One of them was a resident of Idi-Ape, while the other was strolling on the mosque walkway. The incident was said to have occurred in front of a bank. An eyewitness said: “The bank management ordered the closure of its gates but I was lucky to escape. “But outside the bank, I saw one cleaner lying inside the mosque and his colleagues were weeping. “Another one was killed on the walkway. The area was deserted. The officers inside the patrol van disappeared.” The Command’s spokesperson, Femi Fabode, said: “I heard that there was shooting but I am yet to get the details. “Before the day runs out, I should be able to give you the details.”

‘Boko Haram buried weapons in Apo cemetery’

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HE Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, has said the Army has information that some arms and ammunition were buried in the Apo Cemetery, Abuja, by some Boko Haram members. He said the Army had been unable to locate where they were hidden because the person who hid the weapons was on the run. Gen Ihejirika said the weapons were to be used in an attack on Abuja by the sect earlier this year. The Army Chief spoke yesterday at a public hearing by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the September 20 killing of eight residents at an uncompleted building in Apo. Security personnel had invaded the house, said to be inhabited by about 100 people, on the claim that the inhabitants were Boko Haram members. Gen Ihejirika, who was represented by the Commander, Brigade of Guards, Maj Gen Emmanuel Atewe, justified the invasion of the

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house. He said the operation in Apo was informed by a report from the Department of State Security (DSS), alleging an attack by members of the Boko Haram. “Between September 18 and 19, two persons were arrested in Abuja and they made useful confessions that there was a cache of arms hidden at Apo Cemetery to be used in a planned attack,” he said. The Army chief said upon the confession of the suspects, his men went to the cemetery in search of the weapons. “It was in the night, the area was bushy and we could not navigate the cemetery and the suspects could not identify the actual spot where the weapons were buried. “It was at that point the suspects said their leader, one Suleiman, if arrested would show us the spot where the ammunition were hidden,” he said.

Gen Atewe, who failed to name the “two suspects,” said they told security agents that Suleiman was living in the Apo uncompleted building. He said they (the suspects) also disclosed that their intention was to launch attacks within Abuja. “It was on that premise that the team moved to the uncompleted building to arrest Suleiman. But unfortunately, as troops were to cordon the building, the fire came, first it was a single shot before rapid followed. Under self defence, the troops returned fire,” he said. “The military operating in FCT are well trained in handling arms and have exercised restraint in the discharge of their duties. We have no reason to kill anybody dastardly or act under provocation. “The adversaries did firearm movement, they were firing as they escaped, a loaded magazine was found and from our records, it does not belong to the military,”

he said. Gen Atewe stated that the Apo incident was an isolated case and an unfortunate one. He insisted that the security agents acted proactively to prevent collateral damage that may have resulted from an attack in Abuja. He said despite their efforts, Suleiman was still at large and the cache of arms at the Apo cemetery still undiscovered. “We have carried out 153 operations successfully, made arrests and did not shoot anybody. The NHRC yesterday granted an application by the DSS to have its officials testify in its headquarters to protect their identities. DSS’s lawyer Clifford Osagie and other officials of the service cited security reasons for the application to have the panel move its sitting venue from the NHRC’s Abuja office to DSS’ headquarters. The panel will resume sitting next month.

EFCC invites Kano Speaker, 10 others

•It’s absurd, says Kwankwaso From Kolade Adeyemi, Kano

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HE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Kano invited the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Gambo Sallau, with 10 principal officers. The invitation letter, dated December 23, was signed by EFCC’s Head of Operations in Kano. In the letter, the commission explained that it was investigating a case, in which the affected lawmakers featured. The letter, which was addressed to the Clerk, who was also among those invited, requested him to release the members for interview. The letter listed the affected officers as Gambo Sallau (Speaker), Isiyaku Ali Danja(Deputy Speaker), Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip and the Majority Leader. The rest were Deputy Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Chairman Committee on Finance and Clerk of the House. A source at the EFCC, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that the affected officers have been moved to Abuja. But, Governor Rabi'u Kwankwaso said the officials were arrested in connection with the budget amendment. The governor said the lawmakers are only exercising their constitutional responsibilities of ensuring that budgets are properly articulated. "It is clear that the officials were arrested on orders from above, because of their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). "This action is obviously to intimidate and cow them into submission for choosing to move to the progressive fold. “This action is not only despicable and absurd but also capable of igniting crisis in the polity," he added. According to the governor, it is regrettable that the EFCC is allowing itself to be used as a tool of witchhunting.


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OGUN STATE OF NIGERIA LAND USE DECREE, 1978 Abeokuta,Abeokuta South Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/0151/2013/003 of 15/02/2013. With an area of 602.281sq.metres and granted by Mrs. Adepeju Ogunsola AS/PL/R.100 A piece of land situate at Olambe village, Ifo town, IfoLocal Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1950/2012/090 of 18/07/2012. With an area of 777.301sq. metres and granted by Mr. Josiah Aminu. IF/PL/R.238 A piece of land situate at alewennu village, Onikolobo, Abeokuta,Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/276/2013/069 of 12/07/2013. With an area of 754.631sq. metres and granted by Dr. Chief Gbenga Dalley. AS/PL/R.101 A piece of land situate along Owode Idiroko/Ado-Odo/Ota road, OLOUNSOGO, Idi-Ota village, via Owode Idiroko, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/698/2011/074 of 16/08/2011. With an area of 3035.569sq.metres. and granted by Chief Alani Bello AO/PL/R.508 A piece of land situate along Alagbara road, Fijabi village, Bode Olude, Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1420/2013/033 of 06/08/2013. With an area of 1946.718 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Taiwo Sogunle and Mr. Kehinde Sogunle. ODD/PL/R.77 A piece of land situate at Omu Aleku village, via Arigbawonwo, Mowe, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1727/2011/0211A of 05/10/ 2011.With an area of 1313.533metres and granted by Mr. Olanrewaju Soetan OW/PL/R.202 A piece of land situate along Egan road,Iyesi village, via Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1269/2011/013 of 06/07/2011. With an area of 5049.960sq.metres and granted by Mr. Wahabi Raimi AO/PL/C.312 A piece of land situate Lediye village, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ewekoro Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 1421/2013/002 of . With an area of 3451.141sq. metres and granted by Ezekiel Olatunji. EW/PL/R.50 A piece of land situate along Owode/Ilaro road, OwodeYewa, Yewa South Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0987/2013/047 of With an area of 242.838sq. meters and granted by Alhaji Yekini Salami. YS/PL/R.18 A piece of land situate along Oluwo Keesi village, near UNAAB, Odeda Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/794/2011/040. With an area of 1418.521sq.meters. and granted by Alani Soluade. ODD/PL/C.50 A piece of land situate along Ilaro road, Owode Yewa, Yewa South Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 2343/2013/037. With an area of 222.389 sq. meters and granted by Mrs. Silifatu Salawu Agbeyangi. YS/PL/R.16 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Ayetoro road, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1306/2013/006.With an area of 641.179sq. metres and granted by Mr. Micheal Adebayo. AN/PL/R.68 A piece of land situate along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Gudugba village, Ewekorot Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1993/2012/052 of 10/07/2012. With an area of 2366.891sq.metres and granted by Mr. Agunbiade Joseph Oludayo. EW/PL/C.52 A piece of land situate off Bale road, Ajuwon, IfoLocal Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1244/2004/01 of 21/ 01/2004. With an area of 659.126sq. metres and granted by Mr. James Adeoye Sokoya. IF/PL/R.240 A piece of land situate off Abeokuta/Ayetoro road, klm 8, Alamala area, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0242/2013/024 of 23/03/ 2013. With an area of 4057.788sq. metres and granted by Mr. Salami Olosunde and 2others. AN/PL/R.69 A piece of land situate off Alabata/Camp/Osiele road, Labuta via Camp, Odeda Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/928/2010/74 . With an area of 1892.786sq. metres and granted by Mrs. Monsurat Shodunke. ODD/PL/C.51 A piece of land situate along Shobande street, klm 2, Ayetoro road, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/744/2012/77 of 27/12/2012 . With an area of 1705.406sq. metres and granted by Mr. Aliu Abiola Nasir. AN/PL/R.73 A piece of land situate along Akarigbo street, Sabo, Shagamu Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1950/2013/ 074 of 19/06/2013. With an area of 744.937sq. metres and granted by Mr. Wakili Adeyanju Oyetunde. SA/PL/C.77 A piece of land situate at Dikuta village, off Aiyetoro road, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1421/2012/084. With an area of 699.726sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Balogun and Alhaji Oguns. AN/PL/R.71 A piece of land situate off Abeokuta Lagos Expressway, along Coker road, Ifo, Ifo Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1296/2012/33 of 12/04/2012. With an area of 1339.250sq. metres and granted by Mr. Atande ogo-Oluwa and Mrs. Bukola Ise-Aje ( Nee Ogo-Oluwa). IF/PL/C.69 A piece of land situate along Sokoto/Badagry express road, Asipa Ijeja village, Soyoye, Abeokuta North Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/767/2011/065 of 16/12/2011. With an area of 3496.421sq. metres and granted by Navy Captain Rasheed Raji. AN/PL/C.38 A piece of land situate at Arigbawonwo village, Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 1017/2008/079 of 09/07/2008. With an area of 1814.614sq. metres and granted by Mr. Arojo Gideon Olusegun. OW/ PL/R.204 A piece of land situate off Mowe/Ofada road, Omu-Arogun village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1856/2009/034 of 13/8/2009. With an area of 2540.480sq. metres and granted by Shorinola Tajudeen. OW/PL/R.205 A piece of land situate at Alasi Ita-Yakubu via Ogijo, Shagamu Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1253/2011/ 010 of 26/10/2011. With an area of 2098.473sq. metres and granted by Kola Apeloko. SA/PL/R.179 A piece of land situate at Obada-Oko, Ewekoro Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1117/2013/67.

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Miss. Victoria Ekaete Isang 3, Oluwole Avenue, Olambe village, Ifo. Dr. Samuel Oluwadairo and Mrs. Regina Oluwadairo 9, Akinfimojoye road, Ibara, Abeokuta. Mr. Olusina Olubowale and Mrs. Ganiyat Olubowale c/o 4, Elite road, Oke Lantoro, Abeokuta.

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Mr. Olusegun Dahunsi, 10, Ishola Daniel street, Oshodi, Lagos State.

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Mr. Victor Idiaghe, 10, Olgne lane, Benin City, Edo State.

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Mr. Abimbola Amodu, 4, Egunjobi way, Shasha Dopemu, Lagos State. Mr. Olufemi Emmanuel Olutokun, 3, Olusola street, Adigbe, Abeokuta. Mr. Sunday Ajileye, 79, Mallam street, Owode-Yewa.

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Mr. Amu Gbolahan Adebayo, 6, Sapon road, Kemta Oloko, Abeokuta.

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Mr. Sunday Ajileye, and Mr. Oluwadamilare Samuel Ajileye, 79, Mallam street, Owode Yewa.

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Mr. Nuhu Alhassan, 10, Rufai street, Sabo, Abeokuta.

Alhaji Ibraheem Anifowose, 8, Odusi street, Ojodu, Lagos.

Mr. Olusegun Olanrewaju Adesina, and Mrs. Olayide Adenike Adesina, No: 5, Salawu Saibu street, Palm Grove, Shomolu, Lagos. Hon. (Chief) Adekunle Akanbi Adeshina, 20, Ago-Ika road, Idi-Oparun, Abeokuta. Mr. Olushola James Olajide, 3, Jehovah Elion street, LASU/Isheri road, Lagos State. Mrs. Aderonke Dorcas Alabi, No: 6, Gbolahan Adeyinka street, Quarry road, Abeokuta.

Alhaji Samsideen Adebayo Apelogun, 192, Akarigbo street, Makun, Sagamu. Mr. Dipo Oyekunbi Fadipe, 29, Yetunde Morgan Estate, Ojodu Berger, Lagos State.

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Alhaji Abdul Azeez Olaide Alli, 9, Ibrahim Olaibi street, Sango Otta.

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Mr. Ayo Akintunde, 19, Wole Abiodun Close, Oriyanrin, Quarry, Abeokuta.

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Prof, Akinloye James Idowu, and Mrs. A.A. Idowu, 46, Unity road, Alakuko, Lagos. Mr. Peter Okedion Aboiralor, 16, Oladehinde Close, Ijaye-Ojokoro LCDA, Lagos. Mr Akintoye .S. Olawale, and Akintoye . O. Gabriel, No: 23, Addiss Ababa street, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Mr. Wasiu Iyanda Odebode,

With an area of 1206.145sq. metres and granted by Madam Jemilat Ogundare and Mr. Rashidi Ogundare. EW/PL/R.51 A piece of land situate at Orile Egun, Ijere village, Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/902/ 2012/002 of 14/03/2012. With an area of 83.922hectares and granted by Pa. Olakunle Solomon. OW/PL/C.246

A piece of land situate along Ashipa/Moloko road, Obafe, Abeokuta, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1534/2012/115 of 13/11/2012. With an area of 41.795 Hectares and granted by Pastor Bode Adenekan OW/PL/C.245 A piece of land situate off Sagamu/Papalanto Express road, OwodeEgba, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1733/2011/006 of 09/06/2011. With an area of 143.245 hectares and granted by Fatai Oyedele, Isikilu Elegbede, Kayode Eweade and 2 others. OW/PL/C.247 A piece of land situate along Owode-Idiroko/Ado-Odo Ota road, Olorunsogo Idi-Ota village, via Owode-Idiroko Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/698/2011/074 of 16/08/2011. With an area of 3035.569sq. metres and granted by Chief Alani Bello. AO/PL/R.508 A piece of land situate along abeokuta/Aiyetoro road, Idiya, Abeokuta North Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 1144/2013/046 of 13/06/2013. With an area of 1700.773sq. metres and granted by Adebayo Adetoro. AN/PL/R.C.36 A piece of land situate off Old Ilaro road, Olosun village, Ope Oluwa, Ita Oshin, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/602/2013/55 of 30/07/2013. With an area of 1236.770sq. metres and granted by Chief Alani Adebesin Folorunso. AN/PL/R.74 A piece of land situate off old Ilaro road, Idi Mangoro village, via Oke-Ata, Abeokuta North Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1670/2011/77 of 16/11/2011. With an area of 614.266sq. metres and granted by A. Moronfolu AN/PL/R.75 A piece of land situate at Ijeun Lukosi village, via Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1296/2011/32 of 14/04/2011. With an area of 983.041sq. metres and granted by Mr. Julius Folorunso Adesanya. AS/PL/R.103 A piece of land situate along Ake/Adatan road, Isale-Ake, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no.OG/1272/2012/042 of 31/05/2012. With an area of 189.446sq. metres and granted by Mr. Shamsideen Olaseni Agbaje. AS/PL/R.104 A piece of land situate off Itele Road, Ikope Village, Ota, AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1133/2010/112 of 01/12/2010.With an area of 955. 951 sq.metres and granted by Alhaji Yaya Ajibola Oyede. AO/PL/R.596 A piece of land situate Along Lagos/Benin Express Way, Ososa, Near Ijebu-Ode, Odogbolu Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0759/2012/147 of 04/12/2012.With an area of 16.091 and granted by ODG/PL/C.30 A piece of land situate on Oremuti Family Land, Opposite Phoenix Steel, Ogijo, Sagamu Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1381/2012/12 of 07/08/2012. With an area of 7829.795 sq.metres and granted by Mr. Kehinde Oladunni and 2 Others. SA/PL/IND.9 A piece of land situate along Kola Olawale Closed, OwodeIjako, Sango-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1519/2007/37 of 06/00/2007. With an area of 693.682 sq.metres and granted by A Piece of land situate Off Idiroko Road, Igboloye Village, Opp, Cheisea Company Via Iju-Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/1212/2003/142 of 24/12/2003. With an area of 5340.814 sq meters and granted by Chief A.A. Adebayo Okesade. AO/PL/C.292 A piece of land situate Along Gbonogun Elega Road, Akepe Village, Gbonogun Obantoko, Abeokuta Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1632/2012/008 of 4/5/2012.With an area of 2350.146 sq.metres and granted by Alhaji Fasiu Lasisi. ODD/PL/C.42 A piece of land situate Along Kola Olawale Closed,Owode-Ijako Sango Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1519/2007/37 of 6/4/2007.With an area of 693.682 sq.metres and granted by Mr Muyisi Adebakin and Mr Musa Adebakin. AO/PL/R.591 A piece of land situate Along Onse Road, Ajibawo Village, Via Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1519/2008/38 of 17/04/2008.With an area of 1730.915 sq.metres and granted by Chief .Z.O. Odunbaku AO/PL/R.592 A piece of land situate Along Ikangba/ Ijebu-Ode Lagos Road, Ikangba Odogbolu Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0245/2012/006 of 17/12/2012.With an area of 1245.410 sq.metres and granted by Chief .T.Ola Adekoya and 2 Others. LUD13/R.26 A piece of land situate Along Abeokuta Ibadan Express Road, Adatan Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1950/2012/018 of 15/02/2012.With an area of 6444.491 sq.metres and granted by The Right Honourable Sir. Adedokunbo Ademola. AS/PL/C.53 A piece of land situate Along Ibu Road, Loadoner Village, Ogun Water Side Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1626/2012/001 of 03/01/2012.With an area of 13.543 Hectares and granted by Chief Samuel Adekunle Olorunfemi Atobatele. WS/PL/C.10 A piece of land situate Along Ibu Road, Ojomu Village, Ogun Water Side Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1626/2012/003 of 26/01/2012.With an area of 74.441 Hectares and granted by Chief Samuel Adekunle Olorunfemi Atobatele. WS/PL/C.8 A piece of land situate Along Ketu Oluyomi Village, Atan Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1634/2012/09 of 19/12/2012.With an area of 717.887 sq.metres and granted by Madam Kabirat Ibrahim. AO/PL/R.594 A piece of land situate Along Ibu Road, Loadoner Village, Ogun

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20, Victor Oladele st, Obada Oko, Via Abeokuta. Nigerian Union of Teachers (Lagos Island) Co-operative Society (NUT) (LIB) CMS Ltd., 2, Saviour street, Ebute Elefun, Lagos State. Alhaji Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu, 34, Yetunde Ibidapo street, GRA, Ijebu Ode White Sand Parks and Estate Limited, 57, Palace road, Olofin, behind World oil, Lagos/ Ibadan Expressway. Mr. Olusina Olubowale & Mrs. Ganiyat Olubowale, c/o 4, Elite road, Oke Lantoro, Abeokuta. Alade Oil Nigeria Limited, No: 5, Ige str, Sango Ota, Ogun State. Mr. Jimoh Adigun Akindiya, and Mrs. Bola Akindiya, Ogun Tinu's Compound, Oke Ago-Owu, Abeokuta. Mr. Adegoke Da-Costa, and Mrs. Oluwabukola Da-Costa, Inspector Line B, Police Barrack, MTD Ibara, Abeokuta. Mr. Stephen Adekunle Idowu, 28, Gbenga Awe street, Lukosi, Oke Mosan. Abeokuta. Mr. Ifedi Joseph Ezeama, No: 7, NEPA road, Imo, Abeokuta.

Mr. Oladimeji Waheed Shoge 23, Tayo Makinde Street, Jankara, Ijaiye Lagos State.

Rite Foods Limited 40, Opebi Road, Opebi Lagos State. Integrity Farms Limited Blk A, Plot 64, Agbede Olorogbo Estate, Yomi Osunsanwo Street, Off Isawo Road, Agric., Ikorodu, Lagos State. Mr. Ahmed Atanda Adekanmbi Kola Olawale Closed, Owode-Ijako, Sango-Ota. Mr. DAVIDSON Isibor Akhimied Block 6, Faan Complex, MM2/Local Int'l Airport Link Road By Concord Bus-stop, Ikeja, Lagos State. Mide- Lola Globa No 3, Oluwakemi Street, Ishangisha, Lagos State.

Mr. Ahamed Atanda Adekanmbi. Kola Olawale Closed, Owode-Ijako Sanngo Ota. Mr. Ahamed Atanda Adekanmbi. Kola Olawale Closed, Owode-Ijako Sanngo Ota. Prophet Samuel Temitayo Owosuna 15, Surulere Street, Ejigbo, P.O Box 3238 Mushin, Lagos State. Oba Oladapo Ademola Shopping Mall United, Along Abk/Ibadan Express Road, Abeokuta South L. G. A, Ogun State. Mr. Samuel Olubunmi Fasonu 35, Ajewole Street, Araromi-Obu, Ondo State. Mr. Samuel Olubunmi Fasonu 35, Ajewole Street, Araromi-Obu, Ondo State. Alhaja Ajayi Bembe Ganiyat Aderinola. Block 465, flat 2, AmuwoOdofin Housing Estate Mile 2. Mr. Samuel Olubunmi


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OGUN STATE OF NIGERIA LAND USE DECREE, 1978 Water Side Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1626/2012/002 of 26/01/2012.With an area of 8.395 Hectares and granted by Chief Samuel Adekunle Olorunfemi Atobatele. WS/PL/C.9 A piece of land situate Along Lagos / Abeokuta Express Road, Onihale Ifo, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1619/2013/001 of 30/01/2013.With an area of 1820.289 sq.metres and granted by Ayoade Adio Gbolaran. IF/PL/C.62 A piece of land situate off Sango-Ota/ Idiroko Road,Ijaba Town Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1565/2012/026 of 22/03/2012.With an area of 1337.268 sq.metres and granted by Chief Akinbode Ashade. AO/PL/R.604 A piece of land situate Along Abeokuta Road, Ijebu-Ode,IjebuOde Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1313/ 2013/025 of 15/04/2013.With an area of 1533.529 sq.metres and granted by Alhaji Moshood O. Aroyewun. IJO/PL/C.16 A piece of land situate Along Hospital Road, Ogijo Sagamu Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/097/2012/047 of 23/05/2012.With an area of 3122.905 sq.metres and granted by Venerable E. A. Adegbuyi And 2Others. SA/PL/C.92 A piece of land situate Along Awowo/ Ijumo- Lokula Atan Village Road, Eleyele Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/793/2012/020 of 27/12/2012.With an area of16.226 Hectares and granted by Chief Nofiu Olatunji Makinde. EW/PL/ F.34

Undeveloped Fasonu 35, Ajewole Street, Araromi-Obu, Ondo State. Ogun Gas Nig Ltd. Undeveloped 72, Ijoko Road, Sango-Ota, Ogun State. Miss Abolupe Abiola Ojeleye Undeveloped 27,Frederick Fasheun Avenne, Off Ago Palace Way, Okota Lagos State. Olori Toyin Serifat Undeveloped Akinyemi (Leaders Foundation) 24, Suru- Dara Street, Erinlu, Ijebu- Ode. Wonderful God Topmost Global Undeveloped Limited. 13, Sanni Arewa Street, Ogijo.

Food Agro & Allied Industries Undeveloped Limited. Block 88, Plot 4, Tony Oghene Jode Close, Off Omorinde Johnson Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State. Mr. Peter Oladele Ashade. A piece of land situate off Imodi/ Ago- Iwoye Road, Imodi Ijebu Odogbolu Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ Undeveloped 8b, Oduntola Street, Near Zenith Bank, (AB) 0759/2010/141 of 23/10/2010.With an area of 16.468 Hectares Ijebu - Ode. and granted by Mr Gbadebo Shonubi & M.Osunlana Shonubi. ODG/PL/F.5 Mr. Abiodun Olugbenga Sosanya. A piece of land situate Being Block Y, plot 14, Oliwo Family Estate Phase1, Makun Sagamu Local Govt. Area. Shown on Undeveloped No1, Soyemi Street, Ajaka Makun, survey plan no. OG/0361/2012/023 of 20/04/2012.With an area Sagamu. of 693.272 sq.metres and granted by Mr Sulaiman Muibi. SA/ PL/R.170 Mr. Olaniyi Oladele Samuel. A piece of land situate off Atoyo Road, Ibelefun, Sabo- Ofin, Sagamu Remo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. Developed C/O Otunba Tajudeen Oyewoga Avenne, Ibelefun, Off Ode-Lemo OG/0265/2013/30 of 28/02/2013.With an area of 471.805 Road, Sabo, Sagamu, sq.metres and granted by Madam Kudirat Anofi Rabiu. Ogun State. RN/PL/R.9 Mr. Emmanuel Rowland A piece of land situate Along Iyana- Ilogbo Road, Ilogbo Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ Undeveloped Olowoyo & Mr Sameuel Odimeji Olowoyo. 1993/2011/108 of 13/12/2011.With an area of 1369.657 38, Alhaji Lawal Street, sq.metres and granted by Alhaji Sikiru Memud. Alagbado, AO/PL/R.618 23, Tayo Makinde Street, Lagos State. Yahmust Investment Nig Ltd. A piece of land situate At Idoye Village, Near Igbesa , Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1323/ Undeveloped 6,Wale Azeez Street, Odualabe Estate, 2011/002 of 03/03/2011.With an area of 5.887 Hectares and Off Meiran 1 Command Road, granted by Mr Ezekiel Owoyele Osadare. Ajasa Town, AO/PL/C.307 23, Tayo Makinde Street, Lagos State. Independent Petroleum Markers A Piece of land situate Along Sagamu/ Ikorodu Road, Lukosi Village Sagamu Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/ Undeveloped Association. 11,Olorunsogo Street, 816/2013/36 of 11/06/2013. With an area of 2215.415sq meters Agege, Lagos. an granted by Mr Ramoni Salau and Alhaja Soluade. SA/PL/C.90 Alhaji Ramoni Adekunle. A Piece of land situate Along kabiotire Street,Sabo Near Lanfenwa, Abeokuta North Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/ Undeveloped At Gaa Lafenwa Sabo Road, Abeokuta North Local Govt Area. 1421/2013/33 of 30/05/2013. With an area of 530.613sq meters an granted by Tiamiyu Sodunke. AN/PL/R.60 Alhaji Lawal Gafar Oyekanmi. A Piece of land situate Being Block 14 Plot 11on Ariku Agangbo Family Lay-Out Along High Court Gbenren Road Iyaha Iyesi Undeveloped Yemi Shofola Street Arike Agangbo Family Lay-Out, Ota Ado- Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no Igbenren Iyana Iyesi Ota. OG/928/2013/33 of 25/03/2013. With an area of 669.777sq meters an granted by Mr Alani Adebayo. AO/PL/R.609 Mr Amos Olajide Ogundare. A piece of land situate At Sojuolu Village, Ifo Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/188/2012/02 of 19/03/ Undeveloped 203AA Rasheed Baruwa Street, Omole Phase 1 Ogba, 2013.With an area of 1.849 Acres and granted by Elder S.O. Ikeja. Alapa and 2 Others. IF/PL/F.6 Mrs Oke Solape Morenike. A Piece of land situate on Adejuwon Family Land, Off Ikorodu/ Sagamu Road, Seidu Alasia Village Ogijo Sagamu Local Govt Undeveloped Plot L, Block 14, Agbede Olorogbo Road Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/0971/2009/056 of 14/07/ Off Owutu-Isawo, 2009. With an area of 699.417sq meters an granted by Chief Ikorodu, Lagos. Wasiu A.O Bamgbelu. SA/PL/R.175 Mr John Adebola Aiyelabola. A Piece of land situate Along River Jordan Avenue, Aiyetoro Village, Itele Ota-Ado/ Odo Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Undeveloped 9, Wole Edun Street, MajiyagbeLay-Out, Ipaja, Lagos State. Survey Plan no OG/2092/2013/002 of 29/02/2013. With an area At Gaa Lafenwa Sabo Road, of 4687.681sq meters an granted by . Abeokuta North Local Govt Area. AO/PL/R.602 Sir Kesinton Adebusola Adebutu. A Piece of land situate Along Iperu/ Ilishan Road, Iperu Ikenne Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/0759/2013/061 Developed 112, Funsho Williams Surulere, Lagos. of 15/05/2013. With an area of 1745.990sq meters an granted by Chief Olufolake Solanke, San & Olubusola Olabisi Solanke. IKN/PL/R.28 Mr. Babatunde Oshilaja, ESQ. A piece of land situate off Sagamu / Iperu Road, Iperu- Remo Ikenne Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0759/ Developed No 1, Hospital Road, Sagamu. 2012/118 of 24/09/2012.With an area of 1.386 Hectares and granted by Madam Abiba tu Osibote and 3Others. IKN/PL/R.30 Healthy Paper & Industrial A piece of land situate At Oreigbe Village, Igbesa Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/12181/2012/ Undeveloped Company Limited. No 2, Opebi Road, 043 of 24/10/2012.With an area of 14,054.656 sq.metres and Ikeja, Lagos. granted by Chief Moses Akinola. AO/PL/IND.14 Mr. Rauf. O. Adelaja & Mrs A piece of land situate Along Ataiyese Avenue, Off Ago Road,Ishara Remo Remo North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. Undeveloped Nusirat. I. Adelaja. 4, IjabajaStreet, Isara Remo. OG/1201/2013/003 of 02/04/2013.With an area of 4407.993 sq P.O.Box 127, Isara, Remo. meters and granted by Pa. Oladunni Sekoni Sowemimo. RN/ PL/R.10 Olori Mariam Atomerahr A Piece of land situate Along Olisa Street, Oke Oyinbo, Ijebu Ode Ijebu- Ode Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/ Developed Bashorun. 17,Oba Adegboyega Road, 1534/2013/030 of 07/03/2013. With an area of 805.489sq meters

an granted by His. Royal Highness Oba Munirudeen Adeposi. IJO/PL/R.48 A Piece of land situate At Irewole Estate Phase 11 Iju Ota AdoOdo/ Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/2017/ 2012/34 of 19/04/2012. With an area of 339.741sq meters an granted by Bayo Akinsanya and Sodiq Akinsanya. AO/PL/R.558 A Piece of land situate At Ideshipe Village, Off Lusada Igbesa Road, Igbesa Road, Ado- Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/1296/2013/17 of 26/02/2013. With an area of 3550.211sq meters an granted by Mr. P. A. Mathew and 2 Others. AO/PL/R.614 A piece of land situate along Iperu-Ilishan rd., Iperu, Ikenne Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2181/2013/ 011 of 26-2-2013 with an area of 1813.584 sq, metres and granted by Mrs. Victoria Afolake Adu. IKN/PL/R.29 A Piece of land situate Along Agbara-Sokoto Expr. Rd., Koko village via Ile Ilobi, Atan-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/1175/2012/02 of 21/06/2012. With an area of 1.782 Acres and granted by Mr. Gabriel Adegboye Aramide. AO/PL/C.308 A piece of land situate Off Sokoto Ibiye Atan- Ota Ado- Odo/ Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1117/2011/27 of 11/03/2011.With an area of 3545.410 sq meters and granted by Mr. Taiwo Lupon. AO/PL/C.309 A piece of land situate At Egan Road, Iyesi- Ota Ado- Odo/ Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1420/2013/ 018 of 28/02/2013.With an area of 655.450 sq meters and granted by Mr. Akanni. AO/PL/R.630 A Piece of land situate Off Ibadan / Lagos Expressway, OdeRemo North Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/ 1270/2012/85B of 18/12/2012. With an area of 2.691 Hectares an granted by Pa Funso Adelaja. RN/PL/C.18 A piece of land situate Off Hospital Road, Ofin Sagamu Sagamu Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/330/2007/022 of 31/10/2007.With an area of 624.798 sq meters and granted by Olootu Lanre Akintola. SA/PL/R.164 A piece of land situate At Arigbabuwo Village, Mowe Obafemi / Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1856/ 2013/038 of 15/05/2013.With an area of 1413.189 sq meters and granted by Chief Makinde Mutairu. OW/PL/R.203 A Piece of land situate At Idorawa Family Land, Agbara Near Igbesa Ado- Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/1176/2012/08 of 27/10/2011. With an area of 1366.072sq metres an granted by Mr Adepoju Adebiaye . AO/PL/R.632 A piece of land situate Along Obafemi Awolowo Avenue, IkenneRemo, Ikenne Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 0291/2013/001A&B of 11-01-2013 with an area of 1982.222 sq, metres and granted by Chief. Adeyemi Efunnuga. IKN/PL/ C.27 A Piece of land situate Along River Jordan Avenue, Aiyetoro Village, Itele Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/2092/2013/002 of 29/01/2013. With an area of 1.782 Acres and granted by Mr. Jimoh Akapo. AO/PL/ R.602 A piece of land situate At Igbesa Town Ado- Odo/ Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2011/2011/07 of 28/ 08/2011.With an area of 2.140 Hectares and granted by Mr.Adam Erinle. AO/PL/C.313 A piece of land situate Off Abeokuta/ Old Igbo- Ora Road, Mawuko Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1565/2012/060 of 05-07-2012 with an area of 1921.989 sq metres and granted by Mr. Shamusideeen Olawale Popoola. ODD/PL/C.38 A Piece of land situate At Idaniye village, Lagos /Abeokuta Expressway, via Ijako Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/1447/2011/131 of 30/11/2011. With an area of 585.610sq meters and granted by Mr. Jimoh Showole. AO/PL/R.626 A piece of land situate Along Sagamu/Benin Express way,Kososmi village Sagamu Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1776/2012/006 of 26/01/2012.With an area of 1.231 Hectares and granted by Mr. Basorun Bayo Awosanya. SA/PL/C.100 A piece of land situate off Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan road, Iwesi near Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu North East Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0991/2009/28 of 8/04/2009.With an area of 461.010 sq meters and granted by Mrs.Olajumoke A. Oshuba IJNE/PL/R.40 A Piece of land situate at Oke-Ola village,Ilese-Ijebu,Ijebu North East, Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/0759/ 2008/017 of 18/2/2008. With an area of 690.439 Sq Metres and granted by Chief Bernice .A. King and 30 Others. IJNE/PL/R.40 A Piece of land situate at Igboburo Olonitu Area,Ibefun Town,Odogbolu , Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/0702/2013/001 of 14/3/2013. With an area of 1.548 Hectares and granted by Nimota Yusufu and 6 Others. ODG/PL/IND.3 A Piece of land situates along Ijaba/Iyesi Road, Ijaba village, Ado-Odo, Ota, Ota Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/1616/2012/046 OF 31/05/2012.With an area of 1017.050 Sq. Metres and granted by Evang. Faremi.A. AO/PL/C.302 A Piece of land situates at Iju-Ota,Near Ilogbo village,Ado-odo/ ota Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/1017/2012/ 052 OF 30/05/2012.With an area of 8695.890 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr. Oke Olumuyiwa Ayodele. AO/PL/C.311 A Piece of land situates along Alhaji Bello Street, Benja Area, off The Bells Drive, Iyana Iyesi Ota, Ado-Odo, Ota, Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1302/2012/007 of 31/ 05/2012.With an area of 944.270 Sq. Metres and granted by Alhaji Abudu Obaoku (Family Head). AO/PL/R.635 A Piece of land situates along Atan/Agbara road, Old Ago Tuntun, via Lusada Ado-Odo/OtA Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/0557/2013/013 of 05/3/13 .With an area of 1427.068 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr. Olajide Bolaji Kinsley. AO/PL/ C.304 A Piece of land situates at wisdom way Igbala Area, Sango Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 1559/2009/074 of 14/10/2009.With an area of 978.736 Sq.

Imoru, Ijebu Via Ijebu - Ode Ogun State. Mr. Yusuf Fatai Rauf. Undeveloped 12, Palace Street, Anisere, Ijaiye- Ojokoro Ijaye Bus -Stop, Lagos State. Mr. Ayoola Ishaq Gbolahan. Undeveloped House 10, Zone 39 Jakande Estate Oke- Arafa, Isolo, Lagos.

Mr. Kayode Ogunlesi Undeveloped c/o 11B, Adesina Street, Off Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos. Alhaji Fatai Salawu Undeveloped 17, Alhaji Yusuf Str., off Ijoko rd., Sango Ota. Mrs. Olabisi Emmanuel Undeveloped Ayowole. No 18, Olabisi Emmanuel Street, Egbe Lagos State. Mr Emmanuel Olarikre & Mrs Developed Monica Olarikre. No 23, Kadiri Adebambo Street, Behind AIT, Alaso, Alagbado, Lagos. Aare Kola Oyefeso. Undeveloped Plot 102, Ishari Road, Ojodu, Ikeja, Lagos. Mr Kolawole Owolabi Undeveloped Ogunnaike. No 88, Akarigbo- Street, Sagamu, Ogun State Mr Aremu Saheed. Developed 14, Ibadan Street, Ilasamaja. M/s.Oduche Theresa Otito. Undeveloped 10, Alhaji Adebola Street, Olodi- Apapa, Lagos. Chief. Emmanuel Oladipupo Undeveloped Orepitan. 7/9 Florence Oyetola Crescent of Akindoyin Road, Ikenne. Mr. Adebola Aiyelabola. Undeveloped 9, Wole Edun Street, Majiyagbe Lay-Out Ipaja, Lagos. Zebchico Internationnal Undeveloped Limited. 4B, Otigba Street, Ikeja, Lagos State. Mr. Sheriff Bankole. Undeveloped 19,Olayiwola Bankole Avenue, Olowo Village , Onikolobo. Mr. Adeye Sola. Undeveloped Idaniye Village, Ijako AdoOdo,Ota L.G.A. 17, Alhaji Yusuf Str., off Ijoko rd., Sango Ota. Flakky Nigeria Limited. Undeveloped No 57, Docemo Street, Lagos State. Mr Victor Olawale Egbums. Undeveloped No 4, Awujale Street, IjebuOde, Ogun State.

Developed

Mr Ayodele Animashaun Plot 102, Ishari Road, Ojodu, Ikeja, Lagos.

Petrolex Oil and Gas Limited Undeveloped 3B, Aso Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos. Elder Adeogun Idowu Olujimi Undeveloped 8, Ola Inukan Street, Agbado Cambell Area, Ogun State. Mrs. Chinyere Emila Undeveloped Okonkwo. 309,Peace Avenue Trans-Ekulu Enugu State. Baccalaureate Mr Joseph Olalekan Adebayo Developed Alhaji Bello Street, Iyana Iyesi, Ota-Off Benja Area, Otta, Ogun State. Jamfad Oil & Gas Nig. Ltd. Undeveloped 14, Holloway Street, Oke-Arin Lagos/Island, Lagos State. Alhaja Maryam Adenike Akinbo Undeveloped 3, Oke Church Street, Ebute, Ipakodo-Ikorodu, Lagos State.


THE NATION TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013

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OGUN STATE OF NIGERIA LAND USE DECREE, 1978 Metres and granted by Wahabi Akanni Agbolaje. AO/PL/R.638 A Piece of land situates at At Oke-Osa Town,Off Oke Osa, Ilogbo road, Ado/Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1595/004/2013 of 29-03-2013.With an area of 651.560 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr Saula Ajayi. AO/PL/R.586 A Piece of land situate at Ebute Gboburo Farmland Ibefun,Odogbolu , Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/0685/2013/02 of 13/3/2013. With an area of 103.820 sq meters and granted by Albert Odukoya and 3 Others. ODG/PL/IND.4 A Piece of land situates along Efo Road, Off Igbesa-Lusada Road, Igbesa Ado-Odo/ Ota, Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/2008/2013/023 of 20/03/2013.With an area of 30.645 Hectare and granted by Chief Adeleke Muraina Idowu Anrinle. AO/PL/C.315 A Piece of land situates at Egando- Ayidigun village, Via Atan Ota, Ado-odo/ota Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/1117/2012/35 of 17/04/2012.With an area of 7,749.948 Sq. Metres and granted by Adeyemi Family. AO/PL/C.316 A Piece of land situates along Agbara Road, Gboko Lusada, Via Atan Ota, Ado-Odo/ Ota, Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1856/2012/089 of 31/01/2012.With an area of 3969.589 Sq. Metres and granted by Alhaji Amusa Nureni. AO/PL/C.297 A Piece of land situates 0ff Old Onigbagbo Road, Onigbagbo Village, Atan- Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/2013/2013/013 of 22/5/13 .With an area of 629.713 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr. E.O. Oke and 6 Others. AO/PL/R.607 A Piece of land situates at Ita-Oloride Estate, Imuti Village, Near Ita- Oluwo Shagamu Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/0922/2005/003 of 16/02/2005.With an area of 1831.250 Sq. Metres and granted by Mrs Taiwo Odemonu. SA/PL/R.178 A Piece of land situates at At Oke-Osa Town,Off Oke Osa, Ilogbo road, Ado/Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1750/2013/03 of 06-02-2013.With an area of 320.727 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr Saula Ajayi. AO/PL/R.585 A Piece of land situates at Oke- Osa Town,Via Ota, Ado/Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1184/2012/53 of 17-07-2012.With an area of 764.159 Sq.Metres and granted by Mr Saula Ajayi. AO/PL/R.584 A Piece of land situates along Old Lagos/ Ibadan Road, OdeRemo North Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/447/ 2013/029 of 23/04/2013.With an area of 9104.398 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr Adeyemi Adejare and 4 Others. RN/PL/C.17

Mr Oyelekan Omolaja Adeleke Undeveloped At Oke-Osa Town, Off Oke Osa, Ilogbo road, Ado/Odo/Ota L.G.A. Petrolex Oil and Gas Limited Undeveloped 3B,Aso Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos. Vetra ventures Limited Undeveloped 8, Mustapha Street, Oregun Ikeja, Lagos State. Mr Joseph Adam Alamba. Undeveloped Egando-Ayidigun Village, Via, Atan Ota, Ogun State. Developed

Mr Azeez Amusa. Km 12, Lusa Road, Igando- Lagos.

Mr. Osabhuohien Abednego. Undeveloped 12, Divine Soul Closed, Off Oban-ni-Jesu Street, Ntabo Ijoko Sango- Ota. Undeveloped Mr Taiwo Oludotun Alabi. 107, Alhaji Amoo Street, Ojota Lagos.

Mr Oyelekan Omolaja Adeleke Undeveloped At Oke-Osa Town, Off Oke Osa, Ilogbo road, Ado/Odo/Ota L.G.A. Mr Oyelekan Omolaja Adeleke Undeveloped At Oke-Osa Town, Off Oke Osa, Ilogbo road, Ado/Odo/Ota L.G.A. Ben Olabinjo Intergrated Ventures Ltd. Undeveloped 5, Barin Epega Street, Off Lagos Ibadan Road, OdeRemo, Ogun State. Miss Ukwuoma Elizabeth. A Piece of land situates at Idorawa Village, Agbara Near Igbesa Ado/Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ Developed 26, Enugu Crescent Agbara Estate, Ogun State. 1509/2011/059 of 19-07-2011.With an area of 2009.194 Sq. Metres and granted by Chief Ganiu Tajudeen. AO/PL/R.624 Mr Olalere Ogunleke Olusegun. A Piece of land situates along Sanusi, Abule- Iroko Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1184/2013/42 Undeveloped 21, Abeje Oladipupo Street, Ogun State. of 02-05-2013.With an area of 939.226 Sq.Metres and granted by Mr Rasheed K. Sanusi. AO/PL/R.636 Alhaji Jamiu Azeez. A Piece of land situates along Itele Road, Itele Ota, Ado/Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1144/2008/04 of Undeveloped 25, Ifelodun Street, Joju SangoOta, C/o Box 165, Ota, 28-03-2008.With an area of 1002.523 Sq. Metres and granted by Ogun State. Mrs Arike Adeyinka. AO/PL/R.640 Mr Yabuku Adewuyi. A Piece of land situates at Adeseun Village, Via Atan- Ota, AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1756/ Developed 2, Olaleye Close, Off Olasupo Street, Iju- Isaga, Agege. 2013/01 of 15-01-2013.With an area of 1.334 Hectares and granted by Alhaji Adigun Adesehun and 5 Others. AO/PL/C.318 Mr. Oluwasanmi Banjo & Mrs A Piece of land situate off, Imodi/ Imosan Road,Via ijebu- Ode Odogbolu , Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/634/ Developed Olufunke Banjo. No10, Sigayan Lane, Sagun, 2011/029 of 28/9/2011. With an area of 1450.1600 sq meters Oru-Ijebu- Ogun State. and granted by Alhaji (Chief) Bosun Oluboyejo. ODG/PL/R.45 Mr Johnbull Osunde. A Piece of land situates on Adekitan Adenoiki Ogunsero Famly Land,Molatorin Mare Village,Ojijo Sagamu Local Govt Developed No3, Olola Close, Omoleye Area, Ogun State. Area.Show on survey plan no OG/1192/2008/101 of 24/06/ 2008.With an area of 1361.008 sq meters and granted by Chief Bale Mustapha Alimi. SA/PL/R.167 Mrs Muibat Ajike Pedro A Piece of land situates at Iroko Road, Ilo, Near Iroko Village, Ado-odo/ota Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/ Undeveloped 4,Obayomi Way, Ajekunle - Ilo, Off Abule Iroko Road, Ogun 1640/2010/046 of 24/06/2010.With an area of 826.830 Sq. Metres State. and granted by Alhaji Adeyemi Sakariyau. AO/PL/R.595 Omolara Ayodabo. A Piece of land situates along Itoki / Iroko Road, Iroko Village, Ado/Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no EMS/ Undeveloped 13, Akinpelu Street, Oshodi, Lagos State. OG/674/089/2012 of 21-12-2012.With an area of 1738.434 Sq. Metres and granted by Mrs Otelabi. AO/PL/R.641. Mr Olujide Olawale & Mrs A Piece of land situates at Mopelola Village, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1507/2013/04 of Undeveloped Oluwatoyin Olawale. 22, Adesina Street, Ijesha Tedo 25-07-2013.With an area of 2652.009 sq meters and granted by Surulere, Lagos. Chiief Yaya R. Abdul. AO/PL/R.637 Assemblies Of God Nigeria. A Piece of land situate along Eganlogi Road,Eganlogi Village, ijebu- Ode Odogbolu , Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan Undeveloped Lud Site 3,GRA Extension, 1, Biodun Onanuga Avenue, no OG/0759/2012/047 of 28/9/2011. With an area of 2.424 Off Erunwon Road, Ijebu-Ode. Hectares and granted by Mr. Isreal Banjo and 3 Others. ODG/PL/C.33 Ammozzy Energy Limited. A Piece of land situates along Isara Ago- Iwoye Road, Isara Remo Remo North Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/953/ Undeveloped Suite J5 Ojomu Shopping Complex, Alpha Beach Road, 2013/004 of 18/07/2013.With an area of 2862.416 sq meters and Lekki Ajah Expressway. granted by Mr Yaya Moshood. RN/PL/IND.1 Mr Olusegun Onifade & Mrs A Piece of land situates at Daluwon Village, Mowe Obafemi / Owode Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/147/2009/ Undeveloped Rachael Onifade. No14, Ibadan Street, Ilupeju 088 of 21/10/2009.With an area of 694.002 Sq. Metres and Palm Grove, Mushin, Lagos. granted by Chief Tajudeen Ogundimu. OW/PL/R.206 Mr Adam Nuru & Mrs Hauwa A Piece of land situates off Lusada / Alapoti Road, Apena Village, Near Alapoti Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey Developed Nuru. 33, Lugarrd Avenue, Ikoyi, plan no OG/327/2010/016 of 23-07-2010.With an area of 9075.352 Lagos State. Sq.Metres and granted by Engr. Francis Odeleye. AO/PL/C.320 Mr Olawale Mudashiru. A Piece of land situates at Ntabo Area, Ijoko- Otta, Ado/Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1214/2009/005 of Developed Block10, Plot 8, Ogun State Housing Corp, Ota. 12-02-2009.With an area of 698.203 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr Mukaila Adegoke Mumuni. AO/PL/R.643 Mr Olawale Mudashiru. A Piece of land situates along Association Road/ Alfa Tedo Street, Olorunda Ijoko- Otta, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on Undeveloped Block 10, Plot 8, Ogun State Housing Corp, Ota. survey plan no OG/1214/2007/017 of 16-02-2007.With an area of 456.307 sq.meters and granted by Mr Alani Matanmi. AO/PL/R.644 Dr. Callistus Uduchukwu. A Piece of land situate on Koku Familyland Onirugba. Off Iwesi Road, Ijebu- North East Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan Undeveloped 56, Ibadan Road, Ijebu- Ode, Ogun State. no OG/156/2010/048 of 28/10/2010. With an area of 618.572 sq

meters and granted by Mr Tony Adebola Adeeko. IJNE/PL/R.41 A Piece of land situates at Ketu Adie- Owe Village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1331/2013/19 of 12-03-2013.With an area of 4074.703 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr Yemi Fashina. AO/PL/R.642 A Piece of land situate along Sabo/ Ososa Road, Molode Odogbolu Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/634/ 2011/003 of 06/01/2011. With an area of 103.820 sq meters and granted by Miss Anthonia Oha. ODG/PL/C.34 A Piece of land situates along Temprance Road, Oke-Idota Village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 1670/2013/036 of 13-06-2013.With an area of 2750.600 Sq. Metres and granted by Alhaja Shanu Bello Asalu and Mr Abiola Bello. AO/PL/C.323 A piece of land situates at Imutun Ayare village, Igbesa, AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1382/ 2012/015 of 09-10-2012 with an Area of 2433.511 Sq. metres and granted by Mr. Bashiru Lakijana. AO/PL/R.530 A piece of land situate along Lagos/Abeokuta Express road/ Ogungbade road, Onihale, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1286/2010/12 of 24/02/2010 with an area of 4458.734 Sq. Metres and granted by Mr. Folusho Adegbola, Moninuola Owolabi, Tajudeen Jimoh and Chief Olusegun Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo. IF/PL/C70 A piece of land situate at Olusegun Olusoji street, off Fakanbi street, Sunmade Area, Abule Iroko, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1232/2012/012 of 12/12/ 2012. With an area of 634.347sq.metres and granted by Mrs. Linda Thomas. AO/PL/R.645 A piece of land situate along Feyisetan street, Abule village, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/301/2013/005 of 30/05/2013 with an area of 485.854sq. metres and granted by Mrs. Coker Abodunrin (Nee Omolaja). IF/PL/R.237 A Piece of land situates along Mango/Adigbe road, Apena village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 784/2013/040 of 19/06/2013.With an area of 1044.562Sq. Metres and granted by Funso Sodeke and 3 others. OW/PL/R208 A piece of land situate at Oke Ore area via Owode, Odo-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1332/2007/007 of 24-04-2007 with an Area of 5859.513sq.metres and granted by Mr. Ezekiel Sangotoki and Mr. Olajide Sangotoki. AO/PL/C.325 A piece of land situate along Fasina street, Bale village, via Ajuwon, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1421/2012/075 of 4/12/2012 with an area of 715.222Sq. Metres and granted byAlhaji Aliyu Bolaji Oluwo IF/PL/R.221 A piece of land situate off Lagos/Abeokuta express road, Ilepa, Ifo, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0759/ 2012/013 of 16/02/2012. With an area of 1120.499sq.metres and granted by Prince Solomon Kosoko. IF/PL/241 A piece of land situate at Akinlagun Camp, Abeokuta, Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0611/2013/02 of 21/2/2013 with an area of 606.104sq. metres and granted by Sikiratu Iyesola Akinlagun (Mrs.). DD/PL/R.78 A piece of land situate along Mobolaji street, Ayede via Pakoto, Ifo, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0759/ 2012/137 of 05/11/2012 with an area of 661.752sq. metres and granted by Apostle Joseph Shoneye. IF/PL/R.242 A piece of land situate along Saala Orile/Ayetoro road, Saala Orile, Yewa North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1426/2011/102 of 28/12/2011 with an area of 1498.688sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Rasidi Adeosun and Mr. Fatai Adeosun. YN/PL/C.14 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Lagos express road, Ayede via Pakoto, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1991/2012/059 of 02/08/2012 with an area of 8244.350sq. metres and granted by Mr. Olaolu Adebiyi and four (4) others. IF/ PL/IND.3 A piece of land situate at Idimowe Quarters, Ode-Omi, Ogun Water Side Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1335/2011/86 of 26/10/2011 with an area of 4019.203sq metres and granted by Chief Akinjobi Albert. WS/PL/C.13 A piece of land situate at Ijoko Nla village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1272/2012/35 21&22 of 22/05/2012 with an area of 1,251.817sq. metres and granted by Chief Imam Raimi Oladipo and three (3) others OW/PL/R.212 A piece of land situate at Ijoko Nla village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1272/2012/ 03615&16 of 05/06/2012 with an area of 1,317.970sq. metres and granted by Chief Imam Raimi Oladipo and three (3) others OW/PL/R.210 A piece of land situate at Ijoko Nla village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1272/2012/35 7&8 of 22/05/2012 with an area of 1,235.811sq. metres and granted by Chief Imam Raimi Oladipo and three (3) others OW/PL/R.209 A piece of land situate at Ijoko Nla village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1272/2012/36 17 of 05/06/2012 with an area of 684.148sq. metres and granted by Chief Imam Raimi Oladipo and three (3) others OW/PL/R.211 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Lagos road, Ojoo village, via Owowo, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1200/2005/003 of 03/06/2005 with an area of 3.656 Hectares and granted by Mr. Jimoh Ogunleye and Prince Daderin Adepegba. EW/PL/C.53 A piece of land situate at Atewolara Quarters, Ilara, along Aworo road, Imeko Afon Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/854/2013/04 of 09/01/2013 with an area of 1,364.370sq. metres and granted by Mr. Adeoye Ayinla. IA/PL/C.9 A piece of land situate at Idimode Quarters, Ode-Omi, Ogun Water Side Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/

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Mr Adediran Bashiru Ademuyiwa. 21, Balogun Olofa Street, Baale Akinosi Akute, Ogun State. Mr Bella Abiodun Tunde. 5, Odutola Street, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. Sir, Abayomi Babatunde Olowu. 15, Onitolo Road, Box 142, Surulere, Lagos State. 21, Balogun Olofa Street, Baale Akinosi Akute, Ogun State. Mr. Emmanuel Chinoyerem Ndukwe. 29, Adele road, Apapa, Lagos. Mr. Alabi David Oluwasegun. Km 42, Lagos-Abeokuta Exp. Rd. Onihale, Ifo. Mr. Babatunde Olorunfemi Hanson, 12, Hanson line, diolowo, Mushin, Lagos State. Mrs. Efunkunbi Owokalu, 9A, Raji Oladimeli crescent, Magodo G.R.A. Lagos State. Mrs. Olubunmi Shodipo, 5, Bajomo lane, Onilolobo, Abeokuta. Mr. Simeon Olusoji Oduntan, 27/29,Rafiu Animashaun street, Baruwa Ipaja, Lagos State. Mr. Joseph Oluwawunmisin Kejawa & Mrs. Folasade Anike Kejawa, No 6, Ibido street, Oke Koto, Agege, Lagos State Engr. Ikemefuna Adeola Osadebay, c/o Mr. Tade Soyele, Ministry of Housing, Abeokuta. Mrs. Omowunmi Simbiatu Olatunji, No 1, Olatunji Close, Off Apakila road, Camp, Abeokuta. Mrs. Grace Ayanponmile Jamiu, Block 93, Flat 6, Jakande Estate, Oke-Afia, Isolo, Lagos State. Mr. Akinlolu Olonade Ibrahim, No. 5, Sodolamu street, Olomore, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Sevan Construction Nigeria Limited, Plot B, Block X, Oshodi Expressway, Ilupeju, Lagos. Mrs. Bimpe Anthonia Adeyemi Wilson, Block C6, Flat 604, 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. Mr. Fatai Olasunkanmi Aliu, No. 15, Owokoniran street, Off Akobi Cresent, Surulere, Lagos. Miss. Modinatu Atinuke Kadiri, 15, Igbehin-Adun street, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos. Oluwaseun Yinka Adesina, Estate 4, Phase 4, Block 3, Plot 4, Redemption Camp, Mowe, Ogun State. Mrs. Biola Aje Otekalu, Fausat Bolanle Close, Revenue Estate, Ahmadiya, Lagos. Christian Overcomers Mission Inc. 35, Oluwagbebe street, Sasa, Off ologunfe BusStop, Lagos. Sonto Salad and Sons Investment Ltd. Ogun State House of Assembly Mr. Akinkunmi Akinola, 6, Owerri Avenue, NLNG


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OGUN STATE OF NIGERIA LAND USE DECREE, 1978 1335/2012/16 of 22/02/2012 with an area of 7,826.090sq. metres and granted by Ajisebioyinbo Yisa and one (1) other WS/PL/C.14 A piece of land situate along Lagos/Ode-Omi road, Iseki village, Ode-Omi, Water Side Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1158/2008/013 of 16/09/2008 with an area of 5,248.812sq. metres and granted by Chief Tiamiyu Akinjobi WS/PL/C.15 A piece of land situate at Idimode Quarters, Ode-Omi, Ogun Water Side Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1335/2013/12 of 31/01/2013 with an area of 2,677.655sq. metres and granted by Chief Akinjobi Paul. WS/PL/C.16 A piece of land situates at Imutun Ayare village, Igbesa, AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1382/ 2012/015 of 09-10-2012 with an Area of 2433.511 Sq. metres and granted by Mr. Bashiru Lakijana. AO/PL/R.530 A Piece of land situate along Ikene/ Odogbolu Road, Odogbolu, Odogbolu Local Govt Area. Show on Survey Plan no OG/1940/ 2013/013 of 20/08/2013. With an area of 1.530 Hectares. and granted by Mr Adesanya Gbolade. ODG/PL/F.7 A Piece of land situates oni Iji Family Land, Igbesa, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1447/2012/ 105 of 27-12-2012.With an area of 20.234 Hectares and granted by Yekini Awolaye. AO/PL/C.321 A piece of land situates along Alapoti/ Lusada Road, Ketu AdieOwe Village Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0557/2013/023 of 21-03-2013 with an Area of 1504.934 Sq. metres and granted by Chief. Akanbi Ola Olukosi. AO/PL/C326 A Piece of land situates at Ogunseye Village, Near Orile- Igbeyin Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 1509/2012/026 of 03-04-2012.With an area of 3.668 Hectares and granted by Pa Lasisi Majente. OW/PL/C.248 A piece of land situates along Benin/ Sagamu Express way, Ikenne, Ikenne Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1950/2012/050A of 17-04-2012 with an Area of 3968.139 Sq. metres and granted by Mr Adegboyega Aina. IKN/PL/R31 A Piece of land situates at Iyesi-Ota, Along Ilasa Road, AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/0328/ 2011/03 of 03-06-2011.With an area of 2562.355sq and granted by Mr Abudu Bisiolu and Mr Adamson Momodu. AO/PL/R.634 A piece of land situates at Ilogbo Eremi Town Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0745/2013/004 of 02-03-2013 with an Area of 624.669 Sq. metres and granted by Chief. Oluwatosin Ibitoye. AO/PL/R.549 A Piece of land situates at Ponlade Village, Via Moloko Ashipa Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 1670/2013/057 of 13-08-2013.With an area of 61.960 Hectares and granted by Mr Isaac Oyedide and 5 Others. OW/PL/C.249 A piece of land situates at Irewole Estate, Off Idi-Iroko Road, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1200/2013/043 of 12-05-2013 with an Area of 683.873 Sq. metres and granted by Dr Adebisi Sonubi. AO/PL/R633 A Piece of land situates along Omidiran Street, Iyana Ilogbo Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 195/2006/12 of 17-08-2006.With an area of 715.155 sq.meters and granted by Mr Dominic Iloghabu. AO/PL/R.646 A piece of land situates at Oresa Village, Via Lusada Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1200/ 2012/091 of 03-10-2012 with an Area of 37.281 Hectares and granted by Pastor Thompson Adetutu. AO/PL/C.330 A piece of land situates along Badagry- Sokoto Road, Ago- Oba Village, Igbesa Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1559/2009/086 of 18-11-2009 with an Area of 2.040 Hactares and granted by Abdul Rusheed Ajose. AO/PL/C.328 A Piece of land situates along Alapoti/ Owode Road, Idimongoro, Ifako-Agidimo Village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1632/2012/019 of 07-12-2012.With an area of 7.469 Hectares and granted by Chief Nafiu Odejide and 2 Others. AO/PL/C.331 A piece of land situates at Araromi- Orita Village, Near Atan- Ota Town Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/793/2013/008 of 13-06-2013 with an Area of 679.055sq Meters and granted by Chief Sunday Odeyemi. AO/PL/R.628 A piece of land situates along Badagry- Sokoto Road, Ago- Oba Village, Igbesa Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1559/2010/001 of 19-10-2010 with an Area of 7.144 Hactares and granted by Abdul Rusheed Ajose. AO/PL/C.329 A piece of land situates along Sango- Ota/ Idiroko Express Road, Onibuku Village, Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1280/2013/040 of 15-05-2013 with an Area of 1698.314 sq Meters and granted by Chief Bankole Olofin and 2 Others. AO/PL/C.310 A Piece of land situates along Agbara/ Odan Road, Agbara Town Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 854/2013/22 of 06-03-2013.With an area of 869.106sq Meters and granted by Chief Abayomi .N. Tella. AO/PL/C.319 A piece of land situates along Atan/ Alapoti Road, Atan- Ota AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1509/ 2011/065 of 19-07-2011 with an Area of 3959.140sq Meters and granted by Dr. Adebanjo Adekunle. AO/PL/C.317 A piece of land situates along Sunday Adeleye Street, Ayetoro Via Itele Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1717/2012/053 of 09-08-2012 with an Area of 614.314 sq Meters and granted by Jimoh Akapo. AO/PL/R.647 A Piece of land situates off Alapoti/ Owode Road, Idimangoro Ifako Agidimo Village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/794/2013/013 of 14-02-2013.With an area of 3867.472sq Meters and granted by Chief Gbadebo Odu & 2 Others. AO/PL/R.648 A piece of land situates along Lagos/ Ibadan Express Road, Ode -Remo, Remo North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0557/2010/063 of 30-09-2010 with an Area of 5.885 Hactares and granted by Chief Suluka Oladele Oyetola. RN/PL/C.19 A Piece of land situates along Sagamu / Benin Express Road, Araromi Farmland, Makun Sagamu, Sagamu Local Govt Area.

RA, Bonny Island, River State. Mr. Akinkunmi Akinola & Mrs. Undeveloped Stella Akinola, 6, Owerri Avenue, NLNG RA, Bonny Island, River State. Mr. Akinkunmi Akinola & Mrs. Undeveloped Stella Akinola, 6, Owerri Avenue, NLNG RA, Bonny Island, River State. Mr. Emmanuel Chinoyerem Undeveloped Ndukwe. 29, Adele road, Apapa, Lagos. Fortune Height Farms Limited. Undeveloped Along Ikene/ Odogbolu Road, Odogbolu. Mr Chika Cypriaan Okoye. Undeveloped 65, Agbara Road, Mutun Village, Igbesa. Jinms Owoiya Nigeria Limited. Undeveloped Plot 5, Housing Estate OkeOyinbo, Ado-Odo/Ota, Ogun State. Wempco Estate Residents Undeveloped Association Of Nigeria. 18, Wempco Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State. Senior Apostle Adewunmi Undeveloped Onayemi. 25, Sijuwola Street, AgoOkota, Lagos. Mr Festus Akapo & Mrs Undeveloped Christianah F.Akapo. 23, Ogundimu Street, Iju, Lagos. Mr Effia Alli Amechi. Undeveloped 77, Dosumu Street, Idomota, Lagos. Mr Olufunso Oyediji Olaniyan Undeveloped & Mrs Yetunde Oyedeji Olaniyan. U 10/G/DF, Shell 1A Area, Old Aba Road, Port Harcourt. Mr Ola Akinlotan Akinjide. Undeveloped Plot 9, Block2, Irewole Estate Oju Ore, Ota. Undeveloped Mrs Deborah Monisola Akogun. 4, Adebayo Adekoya Street, New Garage Bariga Gbagada, Lagos. Invoryfort Properties Limited. Undeveloped 1, Balogun Street, Off Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos. Strategis Shelter Development Undeveloped Company Limited. 21, Road F. Close, House 2 Festac, Lagos. The Regitered Trustees Of New Developed Realm Baptist Church Onireke Ojo. C/O Accord Solicitors, 126, Laso- Isheri Expressway, Lagos. Mr Oluwaleye Olalekan. Undeveloped 1, Joseph Johnson Street, Ashipa Ayobo, Lagos State. Strategis Shelter Development Undeveloped Company Limited. 21, Road F. Close, House 2 Festac, Lagos. Olofin Alaba Nofisat Undeveloped Iyesi Road, Ota, Ogun State. Mohammed IBN Mohammed Undeveloped and Aisha Mohammed. 4, Ikom Close, Agbara Estate, Ogun State. Mr Olabanyo Oyadiran. Undeveloped 12B, fatoberu Street, Ikotun, Lagos State. Mr Musifiu Sarumi. Undeveloped 7, Sunday Adeleye Ayetoro, Itele, Ota. Mr Olatunji Timothy Adeyemi Undeveloped & Mrs Kofoworola Omobolanle Adeyemi. C/o Accord Solictors, No. 126 Lasu- Isheri Expressway, 4, Ikom Close, (Dr of Batter Plaza Lagos). Alhaji Muibi Olayinka Sadiku. Undeveloped 23, Ilara Road, Ode-Remo. Toobas Nigeria Limited. Undeveloped 22B, kafaru Street,

Show on survey plan no OG/0357/2013/015 of 14-02-2013.With an area of 2655.267sq Meters and granted by Hon. Yinka Ogunsanya. SA/PL/C.101 A piece of land situates at Igbesa/ Muta Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0332/2013/006 of 1706-2013 with an Area of 541.48 Hactares and granted by Alfa Ismaila Ogunna & 2 Others. AO/PL/C.322 A piece of land situates along Odunlami Close, Oko Baale, Itele Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1430/2012/12 of 29-09-2012 with an Area of 667.460sq Meters and granted by Raufu Akanni Saubana Alao. AO/PL/R.651 A piece of land situates along Itele Ayetoro Road, Aiyetoro Town, Near Itele Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/138/2013/14 of 05-18-2013 with an Area of 684.927sq Meters and granted by Raufu Akanni Saubana. AO/PL/R.649 A piece of land situates along Sango- Ota/ Idiroko Road, Babyo Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2127/2012/020 of 14-06-2012 with an Area of 777.192sq Meters and granted by Mr Olakunle Tijani Kusimo. AO/PL/C.332 A Piece of land situates along Eleidi Atala Road, Off Itele Road, Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/ 2127/2013/049 of 28-08-2013.With an area of 1286.042sq Meters and granted by Prince Dauda Adedipe Ewenla for: Adedas & Co Nig Ltd. AO/PL/C.327 A piece of land situates along Funaab Road, Olofin Village, Via Mawuko Abeokuta Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/784/2013/030 of 16-04-2013 with an Area of 1.381 Acres and granted by Opemipo Adeola Oguntubo. ODD/PL/C.52 A piece of land situates off Iju/ Ilogbo Road, Ishale Village, Via Iju Town Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1856/2011/026 of 12-04-2011 with an Area of 3965.398sq Meters and granted by Alhaji Kowiyu Akindele and 3 Others. AO/PL/R.573 A piece of land situates off Iju/ Ilogbo Road, Ishale Village, Via Iju Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/10557/2011/010 of 24-02-2011 with an Area of 587.655sq Meters and granted by Alhaji Jelili Aiyedogbo and 2 Others. AO/PL/R.574 A piece of land situates along Agbara Atan/ Road, MosafejoAgbara Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/300/2011/021 of 01-08-2011 with an Area of 1224.391sq Meters and granted by Mr Olorunfemi Ogunbanwo. AO/PL/C.303 A Piece of land situates along Ajogbo Road, Oko-Ade Idelero Village, Near Alapoti Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1342/2012/074 of 11-09-2012.With an area of 06.323 Hectares and granted by Mr Wasiu Olufunmi. AO/PL/C.305 A piece of land situates along Lagos/ Abeokuta Expressway Sango Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1519/2012/016 of 16-02-2012 with an Area of 557.512sq Meters and granted by Mr.Samuel Dele Oduwole. AO/PL/R.564 A piece of land situates along Feru Road, Ijaba, Via Iyesi- Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 0265/2011/37 of 30-03-2011 with an Area of 4300.836sq Meters and granted by Aremo Saheed .A. Arowolo and 2 Others. AO/PL/R.485 A piece of land situates along Lafenwa Road, Itele Ota, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/142/2012/ 081 of 19-12-2012 with an Area of 441.129sq Meters and granted by Alhaji Yunus Adelodun. AO/PL/R.622 A piece of land situates along Araromi Street, Ijebu-Ode IjebuOde Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0541/ 2011/034 of 15-04-2011 with an Area of 434.809sq Meters and granted byAlhaji Dele Adeko. IJO/PL/C.20 A Piece of land situates along Odoregbe/ Odosenlu Road, Akegun Ilupa Near Ogidi Ijebu North East Local Govt Area. Show on survey plan no OG/1344/2012/052 of 17-05-2012.With an area of 4.086 Hectares and granted by Chief Ezekiel Olatunji Okeowo. IJNE/PL/C.27 A piece of land situates at Oko- Emu Farmland, Off Odosenlu/ Imomo Road, Idotun-Igede Via Ijebu-Ode Ijebu North East Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1457/2012/041 of 1905-2012 with an Area of 3.224 Hactares and granted by Madam Rebecca Adeola Anifowoshe. IJNE/PL/C.28 A piece of land situates along Baba -Ode Road, Idedo Village, Off Idiroko Road, Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1214/2012/054 of 15-08-2012 with an Area of 2878.868sq Meters and granted by Mr Olumuyiwa Phillips. AO/PL/C.333 A piece of land situates along Makinde Street, Off Iju- Ota Road, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1229/2012/10 of 10-09-2012 with an Area of 645.550sq Meters and granted by Alhaja Fatimo Afagbe. AO/PL/R.653 A piece of land situates at 72 Awomosu Agbato Drive, Opposite Memorial College, Ogere Remo Ikenne Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0557/2013/005 of 25-07-2013 with an Area of 976.722 Sq. metres and granted by Emmanuel Olusola Soyebo. IKN/PL/R33 A piece of land situates at Oyekala Farmland, Oroginrin, Ilisan Remo Ikenne Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 0361/2010/08 of 15-03-2010 with an Area of 9467.050 Sq. metres and granted by Otunba Soga Odumuye. IKN/PL/C.28

Makun, Sagamu. Incorporated Trustees Of World Undeveloped Mission Agency. Km 10, Idiroko Road, Cannar Land, Ota, Ogun State. Mr Akinsola Tunde Rafus. Undeveloped 41,Adenrele Street, Egbeda Lagos . Mr Olaoluwagbeminiyi Farinto. Undeveloped 41,Adenrele Street, Egbeda Lagos. Alhaja Modinat Folake Undeveloped Adeyemi. 22/25 Peter Oduntan Street, Meiran, Agbado Ijaye, Lagos State. Adeyemo Kate Abosede (Mrs). Undeveloped 4, Adeyemo Street, Odo-Eran- Osi -Otta, Ogun State. Mr Ajayi Oluwole. Adewunmi. Undeveloped 8, Olutayo Alao Street, River Valley Estate, Ojodu- Berger, Lagos State. Mr Obolo Oluwasegun Idowu Undeveloped House 16, Ramota Estate, Canaanland, Km 10, Idi Iroko Road, Ota, Ogun State. Mr Obolo Oluwasegun Idowu Undeveloped Mrs Idowu- Obolo Ololade. House 16, Ramota Estate, Canaanland, Km 10, Idi Iroko Road, Ota, Ogun State. Ocean Bell Service Nig Ltd. Undeveloped 11, Collins Enebeli Street, Igando, Lagos. Staff Co-Operative Undeveloped Multipurpose Society Limited. Amuwo Odofin Senior Sch, (Ojo) Staff Co-Op Society. Mr Albert Abani Uduma Undeveloped 5, Charity Road, New Oko-Oba, Lagos. Mr Stephen Jonathan. Undeveloped 11, Prince Ademola Adunola Street, Ijaye- Ojororo, Lagos State. Mr Olanrewaju Joshua Olawale. Undeveloped No9, Ajike Faleye Street, Seliat Bus Stop, Egbeda, Alimosho Local Govt Area, Lagos State. Undeveloped Mr Oluwayiwa Adekoya Matthew. No6, Oduyala Street, Near Aiyesani Markert, Aiyesani, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. Undeveloped Dr. Henry Bandele Odunlami 16, Kernel Street, Off Bode Thimas Street, Surulere, Lagos. Undeveloped Alhaji Sarafa Olutayo. C/o Alhaji Balogun Adeseun Adebayo, 18, Ondo Road, Ijebu-Ode. Undeveloped Yomite Success Investment Limited. No2, Yaba Road, Federal Site and Sevices, Isheri Olofin Estate, Lagos State. Mr Subairu Olufisayomi Undeveloped Mohammed Awwal. Oju Ore, Iju Ota. Mr Bamidele Sammuel Developed Ogunnaike. 2, Moses Folorunso Street, Magboro, Ogun State. Professor Olgbenga Oyedipe. Undeveloped 24,Ajuwon -Akute Road, Ajuwon Ado-Odo/Ota, Local Govt.

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CITYBEATS Pupil ‘stabbed to death’ by mates D ECEMBER 8 will remain indelible in the mind of Razaak Akanbi Badmus. On that day, he bade Fatai, his 18-year-old son, who was going back to school, a painful final bye. Reason: He knew not that it would be the last day he would set his eyes on him. Fatai had visited his father in Lagos and returned to Meteorite Standard School at Ayetoro in Ogun State, where he was a second-year Senior Secondary School student. His father, a pool sub-manager at the Facility Department, National Sports Commission (NSC), said he got a distress call that students in his son’s school had stabbed him to death. “I was confused. I asked: ‘Which Fatai?’ I went crazy. I later received more information that some students in SS3 stabbed him on his chest and stomach. They stabbed him because he stopped a fight between SS2 and SS3 students.” It was gathered that stu-

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dents from SS3 allegedly stormed SSS 2A class. Fatai was in SS2A and a fight broke out. Though the school’s authority later stopped the fight after Fatai rushed to alert the proprietor of the school, the SS3 students were aggrieved that Fatai intervened. They, therefore, lured him out of the school to where they stabbed him to death. The proprietor, Mr Joseph Afolahan, said: “I got a call from the hospital where he was rushed to that one of my students was stabbed to death. When I got there, I saw Fatai and I was shocked. I learnt some students waylaid him, using his classmates to lure him to the back of a Complex (mall), where they stabbed him to death. The doctors tried but the wounds led to his death. I am very sad over this incident. I have invited the police to fish out the students who did this. This is

terrible. “For secondary school students to become killers does not portend good for the community and it is unacceptable. I am supporting the police and they have arrested two of the students, but others have fled. We are in touch with their parents to bring them out to face the wrath of the law. Fatai was a loving boy. He was a peace maker and I told his father not to pay school fees next term because of his good behaviour. I’m grieving over him and those involved will not go scot-free. This is the first time such is happening and I have taken steps to prevent further occurrence.” Insisting that he wants justice for his son’s killing, his father said: “Fatai was my second son; he was very responsible. He was the one organising prayers in the mosque. He was a peacemaker and it is sad that they killed him because of that. He trained as aluminium technician and he

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was very good at his work, getting contracts from people. His killing is a big loss to my family and I will miss him.” Sodding, the Fatai’s father added: “He was a great child with promising future, but his school mates wasted him for me. I will get to the root of the killing and ensure all the students involved in killing him are arrested and made to face the law. I will fight for justice for my son.” The case is being investigated by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Ogun State Police Command.

RCCG members ‘go a-fishing’

HE Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos Province 1, will on Thursday, hold its yearly ‘Lets Go A Fishing’ at the Centre for Management Development (CMD), Shangisha, Lagos. The General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye will minister at the programme with the theme: “The greatest gift.” His Special Assistant on Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, said the programme

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would feature prayers, praise and worship, among others. Calling on Nigerians to reflect on the message of salvation and practise the ideals of charity, love, peace and harmonious co-existence, Pastor Odesola said this year’s programme would be unique, assuring that the people that will attend will be fortified spiritually for the coming year.

BUSINESSMAN, Mr Boniface Ezeisi, the Chief Executive Officer of Boney Marcus Industry Limited, has petitioned the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko over his “illegal eviction” from his office situated on 26, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Road, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, by a man simply identified as Major Okoro. Okoro, Ezeisi said, claimed to be Chief Security Officer (CSO) to Globacom chairman Mr Mike Adenuga. He said Okoro invaded the building one morning with some security operatives to eject its occupants. Addressing reporters yesterday, Ezeisi said: “I called you people here because I was ejected from my former office by one Major Okoro who claims to be CSO to Mr Mike Adenuga. He said he got directives from Adenuga to remove all tenants from the property. I asked him if he had any court order , quit notice or written directives from Adenuga to carry out the said action, he (Okoro) said he didn’t need them, adding that he is above getting court orders or quit notices from anyone.

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“I still have properties worth about $750,000 inside the safe in the shop; they locked everywhere and station private security men within the building’s premises; we don’t have access to our properties.” Ezeisi spoke further: “I don’t believe Mr Adenuga knew about this action because if he did, there would have been a court order. I am 100 per cent sure that Mr Adenuga never made such order to evict us form the building.” In his letter to Manko through his lawyer, David Adjarho, he said Okoro perpetrated the act on May 24, at about 8am when he came in a black Toyota Prado SUV with some riot policemen who stormed the place in a Toyota Hilux Van. “ ... Our client has lost over N20 million worth of goods due to the illegal and malicious acts of these fellows,” he added. The legal practitioner condemned Okoro’s alleged action and urged the police to ensure that his client gets justice. The letter has been referred to the Area F police Command “for immediate action,” while Mr Robert Obasogie is the inspector in charge of the case.

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Y.K. Ajao’s son set to release debut album

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FTER plying his trade as a budding Juju music act at different social events for seven years, Lateef Owolabi Ajao, son of the ace juju music star, Prof. Y.K. Ajao, has revealed his plans to release his debut album titled Still alive. Popularly called Y.K. 2 or Juju Macosa Prince, he says the album is borne out of the need to debunk the rumour making the rounds that his father has quit music. “I want people to know that my father is still alive and has not stopped playing music. So, the first track is all about praises to God; the second track is dedicated to my father while the third track is a tribute to my mum who died 10 years ago.” When asked if his dad was instrumental to his playing music, the graduate of Marketing from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State and leader of the Lateef Owolabi Ajao Band attributed it to God, saying, “Whenever I see my dad on stage, I always feel inspired. But I never wanted to play music; so, I would say it is destiny at work.” He said while he was busy

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minding his business as a clearing and forwarding agent, he was always pressured by Apala music exponent, Alhaji Musiliu Haruna Ishola, to go into music. “As fate would have it, while I was in the university, my Department organised a show, where Musiliu Haruna Ishola performed. Interestingly, during the show, he just declared that the Department was blessed with a music talent, who was not being celebrated. So, he called me up to perform. After the show ended, he then called my father, telling him that he should encourage me to go into music. Then, seven years ago, one of my friends organised a show, where he also encouraged me to perform. I received a lot of applause from the people at the show. And since that day, I resolved to go into music fully,” he explained.

O many of his fans, it was a pleasant surprise of sorts when the news broke that their movie idol, Desmond Elliot, has embraced politics. But this is no joke at all, as the hugely talented actor and producer has signified his intention to contest for the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2015 under the Labour Party, LP. For those who have been following his stories with unalloyed interest, the main reason for wanting to dump acting for politics-

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even if temporarily- is to be an agent of change. And he has always used available opportunities to express his intention. Elliot gave indication about his interest recently in some of his BB messages. He was quoted to have said: “Well, I want a better and more comfortable Lagos. I’m willing to exchange my ‘in-action’ and ‘silence’ to speak up for a leader who will give me

the Lagos of my dreams. “I have established that making Jimi Kolawole Agbaje governor is one of my priorities and I’m off to work on that. Join the movement!! Its JAYKAY 2015. The hope has begun”. Everywhere he goes to now, E l l i o t always proclaims his love for Agbaje, whom he wants to be governor. Other celebrities who have joined politics in the past include movie star Richard Mofe- Damijo, singer Onyeka Onwenu, Hilda Dokubo, Bob Manuel

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FTER several months of speculation, TV presenter and ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ host Frank Edoho has married his girlfriend, Sandra Onyenenecheya. The popular TV personality was in Arochukwu, Abia State on December 18 for the traditional ceremony. The couple were said to have lodged in a hotel called “Brick House” and left the following morning. His celebrated marriage with Katherine Obiang, his ex-wife and mother of three, collapsed on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. The ex-NTA/ Classic FM presenter was quoted to have said in an interview that “they should never have married”. However, the news of his marriage to Sandra didn’t come as a surprise to many, particularly because of their whirlwind romance in the past years. •Edoho with his bride, Sandra

•Elliot on the set of Finding Mercy

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HE All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has declared the seat of the Imo State Governor vacant in view of the defection of Governor Rochas Okorocha to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party wants the court to direct the replacement of the governor with either his deputy or speaker of the House of Assembly. The party’s lawyer, Victor Odjemu, said the suit filed yesterday was in furtherance of the unanimous decision by members of APGA National Executive Committee (NEC) at their meeting in Abuja on August 3. He said it was the NEC’s resolution to initiate a legal action to reclaim their mandate from Okorocha upon his defection to a party, whose ideals were different from their party’s.

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Sued with Okorocha are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Imo State House of Assembly. APGA is praying the court for an order directing the Deputy Governor or Speaker or any officer next in line to the position of the Governor, who is a member of the plaintiff (APGA), to be sworn-in as the Governor. The party also wants an order directing INEC to issue a certificate of return to the person declared as Governor as the prayer above and an order annulling the certificate of return issued to Okorocha (first defendant) by virtue of his defection to the APC.

APGA is asking the court for a declaration that by virtue of the provisions of Section 177(c) and 221 of the Constitution and Section 97 of the Electoral Law 2010 and the effect of the Supreme Court’s decision in Amaechi v INEC reported in 2008, 5 NWLR part 108, 227 particularly at page 317-325, the Imo State governorship mandate given at the April 2011 elections remains with the part and should be exercised by the Deputy Governor or the Speaker or any officer next in line to the office of the Governor, who is a member of APGA by virtue of Section 191(1) and (2) of the Constitution. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has dismissed an inter-

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locutory appeal filed by Jude Ejike Okuli against APGA’s National Chairman, Victor Umeh, challenging the April 8 decision of the Court of Appeal, Enugu, which granted a stay of execution of the judgment of the Enugu State High Court presided over by the Chief Judge. The apex court’s decision followed a notice of withdrawal of the appeal filed by Okuli.

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HE detained Olaja Orori (spiritual head) of Ugborodo community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Benson Omadeli Dube, and three others yesterday lost their bail bids at the Federal High Court, Warri. A ruling by Justice Mohammed Abubakar shattered their hopes of spending the Yuletide with their families. The judge rejected the bail application by their counsel and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana and adjourned the matter till January 16 for address by both parties. Yesterday’s setback came five days after a state high court deferred ruling on their bail application till January 9. The Olaja Orori, Michael Ukpede Lodge, Joseph Uwawah and Churchill Omadeli have been in detention since their arrest on November 22, by men of the Navy, following crisis in the oil-rich Ugborodo community. They were detained for four days at the NNS Delta, Warri Naval Base. They were taken to a magistrate’s court after filing a suit seeking to challenge their detention beyond the statutory two days allowed. They seek the court’s declaration that their torture and detention by the navy and police beyond the period provided for in sections 34 and 35 (4), (5) and other relevant provisions of the constitution were null and void and a violation of their fundamental human rights. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Commanding Officer, NNS Delta, M.S. Garba and Nigeria Police Delta State Command are the respondents. They seek an interim order restraining the navy and police from detaining them at the instance of Governor Uduaghan over the crisis. They are also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the Navy and the Police or their agents from further torturing, detaining or restraining their movement in any manner inconsistent with the provisions of the constitution. Justice Abubakar, who gave the adjournment after submission by Falana (SAN), said yesterday’s ruling was to afford the defendants’ counsel, Charles Ajuyah, who is the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, time to study the documents to enable him address the court on the issues raised. Our reporter learnt that yesterday’s ruling was amid tension, as members of both parties in the leadership tussle stormed the court premises to hear the ruling. The families and friends of Olaja Orori and others, who were at the court, left in low spirit after Justice Abubakar’s ruling. Mr. Falana, who spoke with our reporter, confirmed the ruling, stressing that the struggle to free his clients would continue on the adjourned date.

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IGHT hundred and thirty-six teachers have been sacked by the Edo State government, following a verification carried out by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The affected teachers learnt of their sack when they discovered that their names were missing from the December salary voucher. Those sacked were found to have over-stayed, mentallyunstable, physically- blind and have falsified their ages and credentials. A man, who gave his name as Osahon, said his wife was affected. Commissioner for Basic Education, Patrick Aguinede, who confirmed the sack, said those affected were certified by the ICT after the screening. He said those, who have overstayed in service, gave a scenario that the government could not recruit new teachers. According to him, “the teachers were found to have stayed above 35 years. Some were physically-blind, some manipulated their results and ages, which later showed they finished school before they were born.” The Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Akin Adeojo, said NUT would scrutinise the letters before taking a decision and that any victimisation would be resisted.

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boat conveying soldiers believed to be in the convoy of Bayelsa State Deputy Governor Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd) on Sunday crashed into the mangroves. A soldier was feared dead and two others sustained injuries in the accident, which occurred on Ogbia-Nembe waterways. The boat driver was said to have lost control of the vessel and crashed into the mangroves about 8am. A source said although nobody died in the accident, one of the soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, was injured. It was learnt that the deputy governor was on his way to Nembe for a private visit when the accident occurred. Contacted on the phone, the Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media, Mr. Ebi Evinson, neither answered his calls nor replied a text message sent to him. But the Media Coordinator, JTF, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the accident, but said the soldiers were not attached to the deputy governor.


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Briton, others arraigned for alleged N15.1b theft

HE Federal Govern ment yesterday ar raigned a Briton, Gareth Mervyn Wilcox and four others at the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged N15.1billion fraud at the defunct Gulf Bank Plc. It said they “converted/appropriated” the sum in the name of loans and overdraft facilities to various companies without appropriate accounting records. Part of the money was said to have been used to finance a non-existing refinery. The other accused are Prince Johnson Adekunle Adeyeba, a firm, Ibom Power Company; LYK Engineering Company Limited and Uche Uwechia. They were arraigned on 21 counts bordering on conversion of funds for personal use. They allegedly “converted/appropriated” $55.3million and over N3.7billion belonging to the bank. Adeyeba is said to be the former Director and majority shareholder of both Gulf Bank and Ibom Power Company, while Wilcox was the Managing Director of both Ibom Power Company and LYK Engineering. Uwechia is said to be a former Company Secretary and Legal Adviser at Gulf Bank and allegedly aided Adeyeba in the perpetration of the alleged fraud. The charge was signed on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (complainant) by a Chief Superintendent of Police with the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) Effiong Asuquo.

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The prosecution said Adeyeba and Wilcox, with other staff members of the defunct Gulf Bank, Ibom Power Company and LYK Engineering, who are at large, on April 1, 2001, in Lagos, with intent to defraud, converted/appropriated the sum of N450million, property of Gulf Bank to the use of Ibom Power Company as a loan facility without appropriate and due accounting documentation in the bank’s records. They were alleged to have converted $20million from the bank on December 24, 2002 and $9.2million between 2001 and 2002 in the name of loan to Ibom without any documentation. The accused persons also allegedly converted N150million on August 8, 2003 from the bank for the use of Ibom Power Company as an overdraft facility, without following due process. The prosecution said they converted N10million on April 25, 2001 as “bridging loan facility” to the company without proper documentation. In the sixth count, the prosecution alleged that the six accused persons converted/ appropriated N1.45billion for the use of LYK Engineering as a bridging loan facility, but fraudulently declared the said amount as a N10million facility in the bank’s records. Adeyeba and Wilcox were also alleged to have used the bank’s N1.8billion to pay the

salaries, allowances and operational expenditures of LYK Engineering and Ibom Power Company without due approval or accounting documentation in the bank’s records. In the ninth count, the defendants (except Uwechia) between 2001 and 2004, with intent to defraud, appropriated $9.1million from the bank for the payment of consultancies, conceptual designs, rail designs and soil investigation for a non-existing refinery project. They also allegedly converted N300million as a bridging loan facility “to fund consultancy and designs of a none-existing Akwa Ibom Refinery and Petrochemical project” without due approval. The government said they took N90 million from Gulf Bank as loan to Sublime Shipping and Marine Services Limited for the purchase of a vessel called MT Marwa, without due approval. An overdraft facility of N141million and a loan of over N259million from the bank were granted Fabisco and Allied Products Limited from, in which Adeyeba has major interest, without due process. Sublime Commodities Limited, Sublime Africaine Limited and Eagle Energy Limited, companies where Adeyeba also has major interests, allegedly got over N1.2billion as loan or overdraft facilities from the bank without due approval or appropriate accounting documentation.

• Acting Managing Director, Kajola Integrated Investment, Alhaji Deji Mustapha (left) and the Company’s Chairman, Prof. Wale Omole, at the 5th Annual General Meeting of Kajola Integrated Investment, held in Lagos...last weekend.

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the curtains on the privatisation of the successor companies to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) with the formal handing over of the remaining two - the Kaduna Distribution Company and Afam Generation Company to their new owners. The Northwest Power Limited got the Kaduna Disco, while Taleveras Afam Power Plc, promoted by Taleveras Group, got the Afam Generation Company. The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) had earlier announced Taleveras as the preferred bidder for Afam Genco with an offer price of $260 million, while Northwest had

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the highest Aggregate Technical Commercial and Collection Loss reduction (AT&C) of 29.26 per cent in respect of Kaduna Disco The handing over of the companies to their new owners was completed yesterday at the signing of the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) by representatives of the BPE and the companies in Abuja. BPE’s Director-General, Benjamin Dikki, signed for the Federal Government; Oghens Sanomi signed for Taleveras, while Yusuf Abubakar, signed for Northwest. Before the signing of the agreement, Dikki said the fi-

nal handing over of the nation’s power sector to private managers will be completed next year. He said the commencement of the second phase of the process of full liberalisation of the power sector was at an advanced stage, as the government will soon open financial bids for the nation’s 10 National Integrated Power Project (NIIP) plants. “We have also reached an advanced stage in the privatisation of the 10 NIPP plants. We shall be holding the financial bid opening for the plants after we have got the approval of the Technical Committee and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP),” he said.


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• President Jonathan’s silence on Oduah’s bullet-proof cars scandal implies presidential complicity

UST as Nigerians were beginning to think that the Stella Oduah bulletproof car scandal had, like some other scandals before it, died a natural death, the House of Representatives has resurrected the matter. The House, last Thursday, endorsed the seven recommendations of its committee on aviation, chaired by Mrs. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, a Peoples Democratic Party legislator from Abia State, which investigated the scandal. The House had asked the committee to look into the matter about two months ago. It is gratifying that it has come this far and has finally asked President Goodluck Jonathan to review the minister’s appointment. We agree largely with the House recommendations. As it noted, the minister overreached herself by approving an expenditure of over N643million for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for the purchase of 54 vehicles, including two bullet-proof cars at a whopping N255million. Her approval limit is N100million. In line with the House position, the Ministry of Aviation should terminate all the transactions relating to the bullet-proof cars, first because they were not appropriated by the National Assembly, and also because due process was not followed in the procurement. The House further recommended administrative sanctions against the former acting Director-General of the NCAA, Nkemakolam Joyce, and the Director of Finance, Mr. S. Ozigi, “in accordance with the Civil Service Rules for deliberately breaching the Appropriation Act, 2013, and other extant laws of the federation.” It asked the Economic and Financial

Crimes Commission (EFCC) to move in and ascertain the involvement of people and corporate organisations in possible commission of crime and take appropriate measures to recover whatever the taxpayer might have lost to the unauthorised procurements. For a matter that broke about two months ago, it was expected that some progress must have been made on it if the government is truly serious about fighting corruption. Unfortunately, President Goodluck Jonathan threw a spanner in the works at a point it seemed we were making progress by setting up a parallel panel to look into the matter, after the House of Representatives had taken the initiative to set up one. Now that the House has concluded its assignment and made recommendations to the president, he has no excuse not to act on the matter. This is much more so that the committee he set up himself on the matter had since submitted its report. We do not know why President Jonathan should be having problems handling this matter. And if he is, he should take a cue from the Ghanaian government which sacked the country’s deputy communications minister, Victoria Hammah, for allegedly saying on audio tape that she would not quit politics until she has made $1million. The minister was sacked in the heat of the Oduah scandal. Hammah had not even committed the crime; but she was removed for merely contemplating it. The Ghanaian government did not go in circles; it did not engage in the rigmarole of setting up any committee. It just handed the minister a sack promptly.

Like Oduah, Hammah is a pretty woman. Like Oduah, she also reportedly contributed immensely to the incumbent Ghanaian leader’s electoral success. Yet, this did not stop the government from firing her for contemplating a crime. President Jonathan must be compelled to say something on the Oduah scandal. Several other corruption-related scandals had been swept under the carpet by this government; this must not be allowed to go the same way. Nigerians must keep it perpetually on the front burner of national discourse, until the government makes its position known on it. The minister’s reaction that the House had a ‘hidden agenda’ on the scandal is bunkum. But we do not blame her; she would not have had the temerity to say that if the president had done his job in accordance with his oath of office.

‘President Jonathan must be compelled to say something on the Oduah scandal. Several other corruptionrelated scandals has been swept under the carpet by this government; this must not be allowed to go the same way. Nigerians must keep it perpetually on the front burner of national discourse, until the government makes its position known on it’

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•The Federal Government and labour unions must learn to do things differently

OW that the about six-month old strike carried out by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been finally called off, it is important for the nation to assiduously seek ways of reducing a recurrence to the barest minimum. The ASUU strike has cost Nigeria very dearly. The educational careers of thousands of university students have been extended due to no fault of theirs. As a consequence, more resources will have to be expended in order to complete them. Seminars, conferences, workshops and other meetings scheduled for the closed institutions were cancelled, suspended or relocated, to their detriment. The huge influx of idle and disenchanted youths on to the country’s streets has had negative social consequences as well. The Jonathan administration has also been adversely affected. A government

‘We must note that ASUU did not believe the President’s guarantee that N200 billion had been deposited in the Central Bank. if a president’s word lacks credibility, then it reflects deeply on the sort of leader at the helms in Nigeria. ASUU had to secure a signed guarantee. Very tragic indeed’

headed by a doctorate degree holder and former university lecturer was unable to show the necessary flexibility, tolerance and honour that were vital to ending the strike. Like previous administrations, it ignored several warning strikes, refused to talk with ASUU in good time, and resorted to threats and ultimatums when it was obvious that it was in the wrong. If debilitating industrial actions such as that of ASUU are to become few and far in between, there will have to be a change of attitude by all parties concerned, namely government, unions and the citizenry. Government has to begin to accept that the right to withhold labour is an inalienable right in a participatory democracy, and must therefore stop treating those who embark on legitimate strikes as saboteurs or traitors. Rather than adopt a counter-productive hard-line attitude, government should learn to be proactive, and focus on resolving the inequities and misunderstandings that are at the root of most strikes. The country’s labour organisations must undergo a similar change of heart. Despite the authenticity of their grievances, unions resort too often to thuggish behaviour in order to make their point. During the justended ASUU strike, for instance, there were cases of so-called “activists” ejecting students and lecturers from classes in order to enforce the strike. There can be no justification for the use of force; it is hypocritical for unions which decry government heavy-handedness to resort to it themselves. Indeed, such tactics enable government to sidestep the real issues of the strike and focus on the ostensible maintenance of law and order. Nigeria’s citizenry has long been at the

receiving end when governments and unions clash. They are the worst affected by the withdrawal of labour. They are the ones who suffer most from government intransigence. After the dust settles, they are expected to pick up the pieces of their lives and carry on as if nothing happened: it is significant that while ASUU members will be paid for the months when they were on strike, no compensation has been announced for the students or their parents and guardians, even though they bore the brunt of the dispute. The people of Nigeria can no longer afford to be passive while others disrupt their lives. Instead of just pleading with the belligerents to resolve their issues in the interest of the nation, citizens should seek to become more involved in the issues at stake. In the case of the ASUU strike, for example, nothing stops citizens’ interest groups from demanding regular updates on how government allocations to universities are spent. In the same vein, if citizens had shown more than a passing interest in matters that affect them, it would have been impossible for successive governments to bring the universities to the deplorable state that they are in today. It is ridiculous that the mass of the citizenry are so cut off from issues which affect them so deeply. We must note that ASUU did not believe the President’s guarantee that N200 billion had been deposited in the Central Bank. if a president’s word lacks credibility, then it reflects deeply on the sort of leader at the helms in Nigeria. ASUU had to secure a signed guarantee. Very tragic indeed.

Time for Nigeria to plug its oil leaks – Only an audit can resolve confusion over missing billions

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OR more than a generation technocrats, politicians and oil men have wrestled over whether and how to go about strengthening oversight of Nigeria’s notoriously opaque oil industry. One conclusion that can be drawn from the official confusion this month over the proportion of oil revenues going missing is that little progress has been made in bringing greater transparency to the sector. Africa’s leading oil producer still hosts an industry subject to billions of dollars in abuse, in obvious need of more stringent monitoring. The latest debate around the issue was sparked by a leaked letter to Goodluck Jonathan, the president. In it the central bank governor warned that the state oil company had failed between January 2012 and July 2013 to account for nearly $50bn in revenues from oil sales. Somewhat inured though many Nigerians are to big-ticket scandals, the scale of this revelation elicited a sharp national intake of breath. Opponents of the president have been quick to take advantage amid a general rise in the political temperature ahead of 2015 elections. Last week 37 members of the national assembly crossed the floor to opposition, causing the ruling People’s Democratic party to lose its majority for the first time since the return of civilian rule in 1999. Mr Jonathan’s presidency is deeply wounded. As it turns out, the central bank’s calculations contained major omissions. After poring over the data, officials have whittled the figure for related shortfalls down to more like $11bn. There are big questions still left to answer, however. The first is how the state oil company justifies withholding the $11bn identified. This in turn is part of a bigger puzzle over falling oil revenues that drove the central bank governor to raise the alarm in the first place. Part of the answer lies in industrial-scale theft direct from pipelines. Another may lie in regulatory uncertainty. Far-reaching legislation designed to clean up mess in the sector has been languishing for five years. As a result there has been a marked drop in investment in fresh production by the international oil companies. Yet the shortfalls on the books are not fully explained by production losses and fluctuations in price. Oil earnings this year are down by about a third in dollar terms compared with 2011, while the fall in exports is on average 10 per cent. Swap contracts, when crude oil allocated for domestic consumption is exchanged for refined product imports without money changing hands, may be hiding further substantial losses. To fill gaps in the budget this year the finance ministry has had to draw down on the rainy-day savings fund that is financed by windfall earnings above the budgeted price of oil. This has left Nigeria unnecessarily vulnerable to shocks. Heading into the 100th anniversary year of its creation, Africa’s most populous nation should be in a better position. Investor interest in the country’s potential as a market and a motor for regional growth has rarely been higher. The oil price is high and the economy is growing at about 7 per cent. Not for he first time, Nigerians are being let down by poor stewardship of the oil industry, on which their country still depends for more than 90 per cent of export earnings. Mr Jonathan should order a forensic, external audit of the oil accounts to clear up the confusion. This could go two ways. It could expose the real extent of losses due to gross mismanagement and knock a further dent in public confidence. However, it could also show that government is serious about plugging the holes, while adding urgency to the passage of legislation meant to restore the industry back to health. – Financial Times

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IR: The simple things people do around Christmas bring out the most joy. Wheelbarrow pushers in their idle time discussing the details of their preparation to travel to their villages are heartwarming. It is marvelous to watch the dreamy manner in which they anticipate the joy they will have when they meet their families and friends. They talk with excitement about the date they will travel and the things they have bought like television sets, new clothes and shoes, bag of rice, drinks and many more. Happiness is spread in the air during the season. No matter how little anyone has, he or she makes sure that there is joy in his or her house by sharing wholeheartedly. Children dress in their new clothes and go from house to house visiting neighbors and relatives. They are welcome with delicious food and drinks. The best part to them is that they get money also. Girls look so adoring walking the festive streets on masquerade outing day. They showcase themselves in a very attractive way. By chance, the eyes of handsome boys will catch them and romance may ensue. Parents expect marriages to follow. Christmas brings family members together. They travel from far and wide to visit home. Beautiful events are scheduled during the period. You wake up

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IR: The issues raised in the much-talked-about letter written by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan were germane but cannot be said to be anything new. First, is it not appropriate according to Obasanjo that we must all do everything to guard, protect and defend our fledgling democracy, nourish it, and prevent bloodshed? Two, that we must move away from advertently or inadvertently dividing the country along weak seams of North-South and Christian-Moslem. Third, that nothing should be done to allow

the country to degenerate into economic dormancy, stagnation or retrogression. Should we also claim that we do not rank first on the corruption index of the whole world? It is apparent that strategies exerted to improve the security situation in the country need to be redefined. The letter merely re-echoed the problems with Nigeria and the facts why she has remained a toddler after 53 years of independence. It became the latest political bombshell of the year because people whose opinions matter in situations like this lack the will

power to speak up. We are in this state of hopelessness because of the inability of previous and successive governments to put in place policies and structures that will better the lives of Nigerians and make it difficult for corruption and other vices to thrive. Some trouble makers said the letter was mischievous and an affront which denigrates the office of the president while others aver that it was a necessary push that will propel the president to sit up or at least be on his toes. Most Nigerians stand by the latter. Issues like this should not be trivialised. Obasanjo

thing?’ he lamented according to him, the escalating hostility between ethnic groups, between indigenes and immigrants. He went into a bit of specifics of the conflict but rather than move on paused to take a swipe at Ndigbo. He just could not pass over an opportunity to do so. Hear him: “Sadly, desperate Igbo folks forced to migrate from their battered homeland into the homelands of other peoples are increasingly heard claiming to be conquering those other peoples’ homelands”. One needs no soothsayer to tell that he was mostly referring to the issue of Igbos in Lagos. By ‘their battered homeland’ I believe he was referring to the civil

war. Now, who did the battering? Was it not the Nigerian army in which his kinsmen were a major part? So, Gbogun gboro loves and cherishes his homeland so much, wants to preserve, protect and perhaps inhabit it with his kinsmen alone but has no qualms about battering that of others; such sense of fairness. When in the face of a most inhumane treatment Ndigbo retreated to their homeland and asked only to be left alone why were they not allowed to be? Now again their presence is loathed; perhaps only their disappearance will do. Gbogun gboro writes of virtually nothing besides how incompatible the various ethnic groups in

Nigeria are and the need to either restore regional autonomy or divide the country. How ironic that decades after spilling rivers of blood on the altar of ‘One Nigeria’ some of the major protagonists have become about the most vociferous clamourers for autonomy, division. Why wasn’t the opportunity taken when it was there for the taking? Was that an error of judgment, have some people suddenly woken from slumber? Whatever! Gbogun gboro has every right to carry on his agitation but must please let Ndigbo be. They are neither the problem of ndi Yoruba nor Nigeria. •Nnoli Chidiebere Aba Abia State.

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IR: I will be lying if I say I look forward to reading articles in this newspaper on Thursdays by the writer hiding behind the title ‘Gbogun gboro’. Nonetheless I read them, for personal reasons. I’ve noted that Gbogun gboro’s favourite pastime seems to be taking callous and unwarranted swipes at Ndigbo. He seems ever on the lookout for opportunity, and indeed never fails to seize or create one to pelt rocks at Ndigbo. One may never know the origin of his dislike or perhaps hatred but it does seem pathological. It just oozes from many of his pieces. On his piece of December 19 titled ‘Nigeria: Why don’t we do the right

should not be upbraided for doing the needful. If a former president did not talk, who will? It is a wake-up call to all of us and the nucleus was a reminder to those presently at the helm of affairs that Nigeria is on a life-support and possibly drifting to a precipice. This was not because these problems were not in existence before the second coming of Obasanjo until his exit in 2007 but because it came from someone who knew all of these but neglected to tackle them in his time only to bring them as charges against another. Should that suffice to throw away the baby with the bath water? The letter should be seen and interpreted in the context of the message and not the messenger. Did the letter touch the very essence of the lingering crisis and predicaments rocking Nigeria as a nation? It therefore behoves on President Jonathan to look objectively into the issues raised and act in the best interest of Nigeria and in accordance with the oath of office he took. President Jonathan should as a matter of urgent national importance act now before it is too late. If he does, posterity will remember him for adhering to wise counsel. • Sunday Onyemaechi Eze Samaru, Zaria


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How this campaign would pan out is in the belly of time, for it is not easy to part with profitable greed! Why, even the Miller, a character in The Canterbury Tales of Englishman, Geoffery Chaucer (1342-1400), crowed about how his golden thumb — turned golden from Olakunle stealing clients’ grains — had lordbeek1@gmail.com, 08054504169 (Sms only, please) Abimbola catapulted him to wealth, showing greed is as old as the ages! But there is no doubt: that is the direction to go. But the more exciting project, it would appear, are of contemporary Nigeria; and would appear determined to, select few; the deep that could call to the deep: the few that the Omoluabi Boys and Girls Clubs, in Osun communities could connect with the umpteenth musical campaign, by by his music, do something drastic about it. and schools, which the governor launched to mark his third The laudable obsession dominated his display that early Beautiful Nubia and The Roots Renaissance Band, for a year in office. Sunday evening as he sang, and danced with his musical culture-driven ethical reformation, to fix a rotting country; Again, by this move, the governor appears to have been acolytes: life, he declared, was simply too vital to be ruled by and give the society a glorious rebirth. swayed by a fragment of the Beautiful Nubia lyrics in the politics of the belly! But that is the tragedy of In Biblical parlance, it was those who had ears and could “Kurunmi”: “Children you will learn and you must never forget/ contemporary Nigeria, with its mass turpitude and venality. still hear! The past is full of heroes from who we can learn/And real lessons to In Irinajo, his 2009 album, Beautiful Nubia feasted on this So, as the Beautiful Nubia faithful trooped into the guide us today/Many, many stories to make us proud too.” theme of moral regeneration, when in the track, “Kurunmi”, unpretentious yard, dominated by a lawn, and on the fringes, In other words, the grand paradox: to fix a troubled future, he juxtaposed the current leadership fakery with the solid a tree or two, a car park, a bungalow at the far north-eastern you must resort to a glorious past! gold of the tragic Kurunmi, who fell in battle in 1861. end that serves as office and artistes changing rooms, with its Boys Brigade (founded by Scot, Sir William Alexander Smith, Kurunmi, old Ijaye warlord and tragic hero of the Ijayeadjoining male and female conveniences, it was clear that the 1854-1914), an interdenominational Christian youth Ibadan War (1859-1861), lost his five sons in that war, triggered paradox of wide open gates and ticket sales appealed to some organisation, formed to blend drill and fun with Christian by his refusal to recognise the new Alaafin of Oyo in Aremo core values of yore. values, Boys Scout (founded by English, Robert Baden-Powell, Indeed, as the patrons took their seats, facing the mat- Adelu. But till the bitterest end, he stood true to his principle. 1857-1941) and its female follow-up, Girl Guides (first under To Nubia, the spotless Kurunmi spirit, like some decorated stage at the south-western end of the yard, and its the direction of Agnes Baden-Powell, 1858-1945), younger metaphorical crusading angel, is the elixir to clear the present adjoining tree or two, and without any fuss paid for their sister of Baron Baden-Powell), to develop character, moral rot. He sings in that track: tickets, even if they had gained the concert venue, the whole citizenship and personal fitness, were all western concepts, “Here comes the fire-eating guy/My Lord with arrows in his eyes exercise spoke of immaculate integrity of the Yoruba with the consequent cultural imperialism, no matter how and burning anger/Let no one stand in his way/This life will never traditional market. latent or benign. be the same again, yeah/Here comes the fire-splitting guy/Aare That market need not be manned. The stock was there. The Omoluabi clubs, therefore, are exciting because they will Kurunmi is on his way with his sword of justice/Call all the liars and And the number of cowries, beside each good, was the price do all the age-old western variants have been doing, in tag. So, all the buyer needed do was to pick what he wanted pretenders/The day of reckoning is here, beware!” patriotism, propriety, character building and allied traits. For Nubia, only the rectitude of the Omoluabi (and its and deposit the price. Though no one was watching, woe But their guardian heroes would be authentic African heroes equivalent in other cultures in a federal Nigeria) will save betide that rogue who bought something without paying! It and heroines. was pristine honesty before the advent of urban moral the polity from assured self-destruction. In a globalised world, skewed against Africa and Africans, Nubia appears to have a comrade-in-arm in moral crusading pollution. character building, anchored on pristine African mores, could in Rauf Aregbesola, the Osun governor, who has launched Beautiful, as Nubia (real name, Segun Akinlolu, hitherto well be the elixir the country needs to get out of its current based in Canada) calls himself, is appalled at the moral sewer similar campaigns in two projects: Osuwon Omoluabi and morass. That’s the Omoluabi spirit! Omoluabi Boys and Girls Clubs, both aimed at building the For the modern African, it is also the needed cultural anchor infrastructure of the mind, and strengthening the people’s to compete in a globalised but westernised globe. moral fibre. “Character building, anchored on At Christmas then, it is good news from Osun and from Osuwon Omoluabi is standardised scales, by the Osun market pristine African mores, could well be folk, to infuse honesty and transparency in trading, dissuade Beautiful Nubia, with their collective gospel of Omoluabi! To recapture our country’s soul from leadership fakery and allied from the easy temptation to resort to cheating to make the elixir the country needs to get them power banditry, other governors and artistes should follow the quick buck and sell the markets in Osun, to other Nigerian out of its current morass. That’s the traders, on the sheer strength of integrity, hoping that such a the example of the duo. Merry Christmas: to all you esteemed readers of Republican positive branding would help to grow the market and Omoluabi spirit!” Ripples! transform into legitimate profit for the market folk.

MOLUABI — the Yoruba ethos of good breeding, nobility, robust conscience, selflessness and integrity — has been the consuming passion of an artiste; and the equally zestful crusade of a governor. The paradox was most striking: it was no free gig, yet the gates were wide open! That was Beautiful Nubia’s September 22 show, at the artiste’s EniObanke Cultural Centre, GRA, Ikeja, in Lagos. How could a show not be free and yet the gates were wide open? The patrons, to be sure, were not a mighty crowd. They were, rather, a

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T seems unlikely that majority of number-numbed Nigerians cared a hoot about the weighty allegations contained in the September 25 letter to President Goodluck Jonathan by the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, let alone his embarrassing recant at the House of Representatives last week. If the letter was a bomb, the subsequent recant had all the elements of a shoveit-in-your-face Sanusi anti-climax! The sum total of the letter is an alleged under-remittance by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC of a whopping $49.804 billion into the federation account. The allegation, has naturally, spawned strident denial by the corporation. If you live in a clime where multiples of billions of public funds routinely take a walk from the public vaults, ordinary citizen ought to be forgiven for seemingly passing off yet another invitation to the join in the elaborate farce of a mock trial and – as it always ends – the spectacle of the post mortem that yields nothing. Now, in just under two weeks, the wheel has turned full circle for the CBN governor. If the initial intention was to put NNPC in the dock, it is in fact Sanusi that is in the dock! From his self-assigned role of prosecutor-in-chief, Sanusi now has the burden that he actually knows his onions to discharge – aside the scare-mongering for which he is now infamous. Nigeria may have been described as a country of anything goes, even at that, the astounding revelation of the nation’s chief of treasury, banker to the federal government, member of the economic management team, and statutory adviser to the President being caught flatfooted on a matter as straight-forward as the accounting of the accruals into the federation account obviously takes our officials’ fangled dalliance with mediocrity to record low levels. You guessed right: the duel between the NNPC and the CBN is only another window into the chaos that our public finance has become. But then, it also reveals a disturbing character trait in our public officers: their inability to admit when they go wrong – not to talk of offering apologies to fellow citizens they misled! Sanusi of course would wear a placid face – like a piece of stone statue while the charade lasted; his nemeses in the finance, petroleum ministries and the NNPC would in equal measure be content to gloat after the technical knock-out – leaving the rest of us to wonder whether the entire proceeding wasn’t indeed a circus! Now, what do we know? Only a little more than we knew before. The riddle of course continues; the riddle of how the nation continues to pump more and more crude and sell at record high prices, and yet has far little to share in the piggy bank. By the way, there is a new phrase in the industry’s lexicon – ‘industrial scale’ used to describe the menace of oil theft. Meanwhile, the books of the NNPC remain

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Sanusi’s ‘valedictory’ letter inaccessible; just as the state governments as joint beneficiaries from the distributable pool continue to shout themselves hoarse over charges that the corporation remits only what it deems fit into the federation account. The NNPC meanwhile carries on, completely impervious to entreaties from any quarters save the presidency. That is where informed interjections by individuals like Sanusi ought to have made the difference. The kind of difference expected obviously goes beyond the wild and generalised claims about the shady activities going on. Which explains the pain when he blew the chance! Shouldn’t Sanusi, for instance, have known that only 24 percent of the revenue in question goes through the NNPC to the federation account? Was it deliberate – or is it simply a case of ignorance – that Sanusi did not bother to fit the payment by the NNPC into the remittance by other agencies in the oil sector to see how they fit into the matrix of the oil industry accounting before forming his conclusion about the scale of theft? And then to imagine in another breadth that the same Sanusi would actually seek – through the letter – to prod the President to act on recommendations whose premises are patently flawed? Clearly, the mere suggestion that the nation’s number one banker is ignorant of this elementary dictate of the oil sector accounting – something that goes to the heart of how the accruals are determined – must be considered as deeply troubling. Or is there something in the structure of the industry that prevents the government banker from knowing what is going on? Considering that he has barely six months left of his tenure, it may well be Sanusi’s valedictory letter. No doubt,

the letter has done some good. For one, it should rest the controversies surrounding the $49 billion un-remitted funds. Moreover, if it is any consolation, the nation is at least spared the wild goose chase that leads to nowhere. At least, we now know that the custodial agencies responsible for remitting the balance into the federation account are the DPR and the FIRS. There should be ample time to chase the $10 or is it the $12 billion yet to be reconciled. One other good is that is to make the demand for a thorough overhaul of the corporation, urgent. On a final note, the twist in the NNPC under-remittance tale should cause a reflection on the Sanusi odyssey at the apex bank even as the debate on the character of his successor ramps up. While I do not belong to the lynch mob that would describe Sanusi’s tenure as a disaster, a lot can be said about his temperament, his judgment calls, not least his frequent outspokenness on just about anything that calls into question the wisdom of those who drafted him into the top job five years ago. While I may agree that a case can be made for activists like Sanusi in public service, it is hardly in the conservative chamber of the apex bank where a minor slip can sent the financial markets reeling. It shouldn’t be too early to wish Dan-Majen Kano luck in his next assignment. Considering his relatively young age, he would need it in the years ahead.

Merry Christmas to my readers

To those of you my readers who have kept faith with this page without fail in the past years, here is my simple prayer for you at Christmas: You will witness many more Christmas in good health and prosperity. The year 2014 and beyond will be better for you and all that is yours. Once again, Merry Christmas!

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VENTS of the past couple of weeks in the polity tend to suggest that our dear country Nigeria is closer to the brink than initially thought. You all have read by now the infamous open letter of former president Olusegun Obasanjo to his god son and Nigeria's incumbent president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his perception of the state of our nation. You must have read or heard also of a secret letter (leaked to the public) to the president by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi alleging that a whooping 49 billion USD or thereabout of earnings from oil, our major source of revenue, has not been properly accounted for by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. I don't want to use the word missing to describe the state of the money as some were inclined to do. You know Sanusi has somehow recanted after a tug of war on figures so to speak with Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala that the figure is somewhere closer to 10 billion USD. The two letters, both on the state of the nation have eventually drawn President Jonathan to his laptop to finally, or is it belatedly, pen a response and give us his own version of the state of our union. All the letters are in public domain, you are at liberty to chose which one to believe. In the midst of all these letter writings and dancing naked in the public by our leaders, I had cause to pass through one of our airports and while awaiting my flight to Lagos a certain Asian gentleman, I think he is Indian, was lamenting the state of affairs in this country, saying he has been here since 1983 and has never seen a country go down so quickly the way Nigeria is sliding currently. He wished we could as a nation and people do something urgently to arrest the situation. He was not even talking of the political situation (may be he was only being careful as a foreigner), he was worried about what he saw around him right there at the airport, the nonchalance of airline/airport workers to the plight of passengers that were left stranded for hours without explanation by the airlines; the deteriorating state of the airport, poor facilities even after billions of public funds have allegedly been spent to improve; the bare faced corruption going on there, and etc. The way he was saying all those things you'll know he was saying them to effect, passing a message across, perhaps just using the airport situation as a metaphor for the larger problem out there. As he spoke my mind went to the Obasanjo

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Cry my beloved country letter especially what he said on the state of corruption in Nigeria, the alleged training of snippers by the administration to kill some one thousand or so Nigerians on the Federal Governent watch list, the vindictiveness of the Jonathan presidency against real or perceived enemies, the government's romance with criminals and a whole lot of allegations contained therein. If a foreigner could talk like this, I guessed he must have seen something we as Nigerians are not seeing or chose to ignore. After several hours of delay the aircraft finally arrived and we headed back to Lagos safely. But that Indian never left my mind even when I wanted to push him away. And just as I was succeeding in doing this the president's letter came; his response to Obasanjo. Personally I wasn't impressed and no apology for that. His supporters can say whatever they want to. I'll come back to that later. I am not a fan of Obasanjo because he is not better than Jonathan. But what I found surprising in his letter was that all those bad things we complained about under Obasanjo are still happening even with Jonathan. Have we not learnt anything? What kind of a nation is this? Obasanjo complained about corruption all around Jonathan and GEJ apologists say his mouth is smelling. Yes his mouth might be smelling, but then let's cover our nose and listen with our ears. Is corruption not at it's peak now? And what is Jonathan doing about it? In his laughable response he wanted Obasanjo to show him one example of corruption in high places and see what he would do about it. Do you need an Obasanjo to tell you that what is happening in the aviation sector, especially the role of the seemingly untouchable Minister of Aviation Stella Oduah in the BMW bullet-proof car scandal is enough evidence of corruption or attempt to defraud the state? Recall that the Honourable Speaker of the House of Repre-

HE National Assembly (NASS) is in the process of approving and legalising ownership of foreign accounts by Nigerians or more appropriately, for themselves. The concern is that in whose interest are the legislators working? Everyone knows that most of them already own properties abroad apart from heavy bank accounts, when in actual fact they earn naira for the job they perform. Whenever they travel abroad officially, there are approved processes of getting them the required foreign currency to make payments for day-today transactions they might engage in. Those that deserve to own foreign currency accounts are business enterprises that deal with importation of goods and need to pay in the exporters’ local currency. The other are Nigerians employed or engaged to work in the foreign lands and have to live and spend the money in the country where they live. As soon as they are returning home permanently, they close such accounts. The third refers to consultants in Nigeria that are engaged by foreign firms or organisations and have to be paid in foreign currency of the contract country. The first two groups have the right to open foreign account in foreign land where they reside or transact businesses while the third group can only open domiciliary accounts at home i.e. in Nigerian banks. The third group eventually will withdraw the foreign currency, change it to naira to facilitate necessary transactions, except if the consultant has to pay foreigners working with them on the project and wish to take their shares in foreign currency. Even at that, there must have been initial agreement because nobody has the right to be paid in foreign currency in Nigeria but in naira. So, which of these groups do our legislators belong? Or where do they earn foreign currency to require such account? The world is now a global village and the banking system integration is not left out. Except for some banana’ countries which are yet to be connected, if you are holding an ATM card of any Nigerian bank with Visa or Master Card, you are already a global citizen and can collect money anywhere in the world. With such card, you can collect dollars in the United States, pound sterling in Britain and euro in any of the European countries, and so on. Even with your ECOBANK valve card you can collect local currency of any country where the bank has a branch. All that one needs is to load the ATM card with naira and move on to the destination abroad. These days, every country tries to protect the value of her domestic currency. For example, if you are a retiree from Britain and you are back at home, your pension will be paid to you in naira which is facilitated by the British embassy or outfits in Nigeria. Few years back, such pensioner was paid in pound sterling but in order to preserve the value of pound sterling the British financial managers have changed the arrangement. Realising that the embassy has lots of naira from large number of Nigerians paying for visa daily, it became necessary to take advantage of such to effect payments in naira. The same processes have been adopted by some other countries, as a way of

sentatives Aminu Tambuwal did say something similar about corruption incorporated in the Villa and the President's seemingly supportive body language? All Jonathan could say is that he is fighting corruption, but we have not seen the evidence yet, let him start with Stella Oduah, then we'll know he is in business. The damage the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is doing to the polity with its on going civil war is incalculable and Jonathan as party leader appears incapable of doing anything to stop it. All he could say was to blame Obasanjo and a few others for orchestrating it. Our democracy is in crisis because PDP is in disarray. If there is no crack in the wall of PDP how can an Obasanjo's lizard enter it? When people say Jonathan is weak, he lacks initiative, this is one of the things that are talking about. How can you open your eyes and allow a behemoth that the PDP had become to collapse on your head, knowing the implication for the country, and all you could do is to blame another person for it? Us this how to be a leader? I don't want to believe Obasanjo's pepper soup theory of government training a squad of snippers to assassinate government's opponent, but as a former President and Commander-in-Chief may be he knows what he was talking about. May be we better listen to him. And all Jonathan needs to do to prove Obasanjo wrong is to ensure that no assassination, whether political or otherwise took place under his watch, and if it did take place, the perpetrators are swiftly brought to book. Sadly Obasanjo couldn't say this for his eight years presidency. But in an atmosphere of insecurity, anything could happen, thus Obasanjo's alarm on the deteriorating security situation in the country, especially in the north east zone should not be brushed aside. Yes the Jonathan government is doing its best to contain if not destroy the Boko

Haram insurgency, but the rate of setbacks in recent months suggests either a lowering of guards by the security agencies or an insurgency smarter and better organised than our military. This is not the time to pontificate or lay blame, we should all rally round Jonathan to bring down Boko Haram and restore peace to the north east. The government should also not arrogate to itself the power of knowing it all. If a former Commander-in -Chief is talking about security, please listen to him, even if his mouth is smelling. Jonathan talks about the improving state of the economy and the increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flow into the country in contrast to the dire picture painted in Obanjo's letter. I don't know what the president was talking about. Economic growth without jobs? The president and his coordinating Minister of the Economy Okonjo-Iweala can be deceiving themselves thinking that all is well; Nigerians are no fools! There are so many issues raised in Obasanjo's letter and the President's tame response that space will not allow a thorough analysis, but one issue stands out; the President's personal integrity and credibility. Obasanjo alleged that Jonathan is not a man of his words; sadly, he is not the first person to so allege. Most people around the corridor of power in Abuja will tell you the same thing. You can't go to the bank with Jonathan's words. There is even this joke that there are five presidencies in Jonathan presidency and of the five his own is the weakest. This could be uncharitable if you ask me, but at the same time most unfortunate if it is true. This is the public perception and the President must do something about it. After all perception they say is close to reality. If Nigerians believe their president is weak and not a man of his words then he can do no good in their eyes no matter how hard he tried. People point at his wife as one centre of power; his Chief of Staff, Ministers of Petroleum and Aviation as the other presidencies, and the President has not called them to other even for one day in the face of public complaint against them. The President may not see it as so, but these people together with his rabid Minister of Education Nyesom Wike and some of his Ijaw kinsmen are the ones giving him a bad name among Nigerians not Obasanjo. He should leave the former President alone; tackle his message and not the man. After all Iyabo Obasanjo is enough to tackle her father. May God not give us a daughter like Iyabo. Did I hear you say and a father like Olusegun Obasanjo? Na you sabi. I don talk my own.

Public officers and foreign accounts By Sheriffdeen A. Tella reducing pressure on their domestic currency. I had an opportunity of using a United States’ fellowship along with some other Nigerians and we were advised by those we met on ground not to take a leave to Nigeria for complete four weeks starting from first day to the last day of a month. The reason was that we would not be paid our fellowship allowance for that month. The rationale is simple in that such allowance would not be spent in America and would therefore have no multiplier effects on the American economy but on the ‘other’ economy. Every dollar spent on American soil generates outputs in multiples just as every naira spent in Nigeria would do. So, these advanced countries do not play with the issue of multiplier effects of spending! Those who take our money abroad, either raw to be changed later or changed to foreign currency from bureau-de-change or black market are not patriotic, as such money generates no output or income and employment here while it does in the receiving country. In fact, when you change your currency to other country’s currency, you put pressure on your local currency. If the amount being exchanged is huge over time, the local currency will depreciate against the foreign currency and by extension, depreciate against other major currencies in the world. So every time your currency depreciates, you will need more of it to purchase the same quantity of goods. This means, if you are stealing the money, you will have to steal more money every time to buy more dollars or pound sterling, putting further pressures on your currency. The resultant effect is for the monetary authority in your country to draw down on its reserve to prevent the value of the local currency from depreciating. That exactly is what has been happening to the Central Bank that has continuously drawn down on foreign reserve to maintain naira level against foreign currencies. Our legislators have shown concern about the dwindling foreign reserve whereas they are part of the problems. Legalizing ownership of foreign account as is being proposed is like legalizing stealing, corruption and capital flight. It will not augur well for the Nigerian economy. The naira will depreciate; the foreign reserve will not grow but fall and affect the price of imports of raw materials which will go up thereby compounding the woes of the manufacturing sector which is already in precarious situation. Patriotic citizens would not work against their countries but try to protect it. Recently, I read in the papers how counterparts of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in other oil exporting countries used part of their incomes or earnings in portfolio and direct investments abroad to earn more foreign ex-

change and own property on behalf of their countries. Instead of such investment by NNPC, we hear of accumulated debt and Nigerian officials in NNPC and other such agencies owning lots of property abroad! So, we can know that when people in government, legislature and those in corridors of power (the dealers and wheelers) are talking of patriotism, it is all about self-protection; patriotism of the pocket. There are many important bills before National Assembly (NASS) that will help in re-building Nigeria’s battered economy and image than to be engaged in self-destruction. There should be bills on empowerment and employment of youths and women, infrastructural development, electricity re-distribution and generation, improvement in education and health sectors of the economy, et cetera. These are what should be of national concern to NASS not matters of personal aggrandizement. How can they be leaders in a country where, in 21st century, people still fetch firewood for cooking, drink water from ponds or streams, defecate in bushes, urinate on road sides, carry buckets looking for drinking water in big cities, students sit on floor or makeshift materials to listen to lectures, science students inability to identify common chemistry or physics equipment, and so on and so forth? The need to change our attitude for the good of our country has now become imperative, if we want our children to have a country that they can call their own. • Tella, is Professor of Economics at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

‘These are what should be of national concern to NASS not matters of personal aggrandizement. How can they be leaders in a country where, in 21st century, people still fetch firewood for cooking, drink water from ponds or streams, defecate in bushes, urinate on road sides, carry buckets looking for drinking water in big cities, students sit on floor or makeshift materials to listen to lectures, science students inability to identify common chemistry or physics equipment, and so on and so forth? The need to change our attitude for the good of our country has now become imperative, if we want our children to have a country that they can call their own’


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Shortly after he hosted this year’s Nigeria Media Merit Awards at the Ikogosi Warm Water Spring Resort, Ikogosi-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi spoke with reporters on the defection of five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the defection of Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele from the APC to the Labour Party (LP) and his second term ambition. Assistant Editor ADEKUNLE YUSUF was there.

‘Why I want second term’ D

O you really trust that the five PDP governors, who recently defected to the APC, are bringing something good to your party? Political parties, by their very nature, always evolve. And in every political party, you have people who constitute a broad choice – some are left of center, some of right of center, you have the good, you have the bad and you have the ugly. What every political party aspires to everywhere that I know in a democratic dispensation is to have the dominance of the good and the dominance of the people who really adhere strictly to the vision of the party and can contribute positively to its development in order to attract the trust and earn the confidence of the populace. If you look at the five governors that have come to us, as broad as the ideological spectrum in Nigeria is, what really is it that I do here (in Ekiti State) or that Governor Fashola does in Lagos or that Governor RaufAregbesola does in Osunor any of our government that Governor RotimiAmaechi is not doing - free education, free health care, infrastructure development in Rivers State? So you could argue that although he was in the PDP, he was in the left of center of the PDP. If you take Governor Kwankwaso and look at his infrastructure development agenda or you look at his micro finance scheme, it is first of its kind in the country. Or you look at some of his focus on education, as I speak to you, Governor Kwankwaso has about one hundred people studying medicine outside the shores of the country – all sponsored by his government. Everybody who made a first class in Kano State gets an automatic scholarship to study abroad. This is the kind of thing you will associate with us because that is our mantra. Broadly speaking, in situations where ideologies blur, personalities become critical and the commitment to the people in their own agenda become central to the equation.And just as you have that in the PDP, even in the APC, we are not a monolith. We have people who are on the extreme right wing of our broad choice who may even pass for conservatives, just as you have people who are in the extreme radical bent of our politics. To answer your question, the five governors are now in our party. And the nature of our political processes is such that governors are not unknown quantities by virtue of office they occupy and the incumbency that is associated with it. They have what we politicians call structures. Talking about these five governors, your party alleged recently that there are plans to declare their seats vacant and probably remove them from office.What is your own take on that? If you were in the shoes of the leadership of the PDP, although they say good riddance to bad rubbish and that they won’t miss them and all those statements, they know what it means to be a governor.Governors are in control of paraphernalia of power in their states. The PDP will try everything within their powers to subvert that, but the question to ask is: what law are they going to hold on to in order to declare the seat of any governor vacant? A government or a party in power is deemed to be owned by all the citizens of the state once the person becomes the governor. Before you become the governor, you can say you are card-carrying member of any party and this voted for me and that did not vote for me. So it (removing these governors from office) is not going to happen. I don’t see it happening. Let look at our history again. How many people have been recalled in our National Assembly that has that provision that if you move from one party to another without evidence of a split in the party you are moving from, automatically you lose your seat? For example, Hon. Bamidele Opeyemi recently defected from your party and joined the

LabourParty where he wants to run for governor. Does your party have any plan to recall him or ask the National Assembly to declare his seat vacant? Really, the case of Opeyemi is a case for his constituency. It is not really a party matter. But your party can ask the National Assembly to declare his seat vacant because there is no faction in the party is defecting from… That is not a matter we have given a serious consideration. I understand that he is saying that he is running in another party, but he is yet to formally inform his party that he has left the party. When he does that, there are two ways he has to do that to make it formal: it is not enough be rumoured that he is doing this or he is doing that. He has to formally notify the leadership of the House of Representatives that he has crossed to a purported party. He also needs to inform us that he is no longer a member of our party. When he does that, we will cross the bridge. And to the best of my knowledge, he has not done that. Is it not a bad omen that a prominent member of your party (Opeyemi Bamidele) has chosen to run against you? What is wrong with that? At what point did you disagree with Opeyemi Bamidele? You don’t need to disagree to be ambitious. Ambition does not necessarily require any reason; just an ambition. I have not had cause to disagree with anyone, not least Opeyemi. If Opeyemi wants to run for office for whatever reason, the endorsement is not tantamount to refusal to run or not to run. Has he approached anybody in the party that he wants to run? Has he approached his ward? Has he approached his local government party leadership? Has he approached his state party leadership? Maybe, he feels he does not need to do that, since you have been endorsed by the powers that be in the party... For goodness sake, recall our history.Adekunle Ajasin was endorsed by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Chief Josiah Olawoyin was endorsed by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the UPN. The party primary took place and C. O. Adebayo, who was not endorsed, won that primary against Josiah Olawoyin, a close pal of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He was publicly endorsed, but Chief Obafemi Awolowo said all the candidates of the party at the time should be allowed to run in the primary. In Ondo State, Omoboriowo ran against Chief Adekunle Ajasin in the primary and lost. That was why he left the party. In Kwara State, C. O. Adebayo ran against Olawoyin and won. In essence, are you saying there is going to be governorship primary in Ekiti? As far as our party is concerned, there is a process. If you choose to run for governorship on the pages of newspaper, that is your own prerogative. This is a party that has process. Everybody who belongs to this party is fully aware of what the constitution of this party says. I am in this state, at least, no fewer than thirty aspirants have gone to PDP secretariat in this state to formally notify the leadership of the party that they are in the gubernatorial race in their party. How do you declare gubernatorial ambition in newspapers and you do not inform your party that you want to run?And then, you claim you have

• Dr Fayemi

been debarred from running and say there is no internal democracy. Yet all you have a problem with is what the leadership of the party –both at the state and national levels – said that by what they have seen and the feedback they have got from people in the state,they don’t want to change a winning team. They want the governor to run again but they never at any point debar anyone from running. But, if the leadership of the party said they don’t want to change the winning team, it is a clear message that nobody should run against you at all? No, no, no. I just gave you an example from the same progressive camp. C. O. had no chance in the air if you go by the parameters of the politics of Kwara at the time. He won the primary in Kwara. Are you saying you could be beaten in a primary? It is about internal democracy. It is about allowing the people to have a say; it is not about portraying that you have support, you need to test the support you claim to have. That is what I am saying. I am not saying I could be beaten and I am not saying I could not be beaten. I am saying it is a democracy and I am a passionate democrat. If you believe that you have the popularity you often claim in the press that you have, test it with the people. And there is a process to do that. That is what I am saying. Why do you think you deserve a second term of office? In very simple terms, you were in my inauguration and you were here before then. All anyone needs to do, at the risk of sounding arrogant and immodest, is to take the Roadmap to Ekiti Recovery, which is my campaign promise, and take my inaugural speech on October 16, 2010, and mark it paragraph by paragraph. What I said I was going to do for Ekiti people and what I have done in three years. If you want to mark me on what I have done and how I have done it, you can judge whether I have passed the test of leadership or not. Are you jittery anything could go wrong at all? Am I am jittery? Not with the people of Ekiti. What with the quality of candidates that may be coming out from other parties?

‘I don’t share money as baba rere, baba ke, owomeji fun baba. I don’t come from that school of politics, and I am not apologetic about that. But it is a marketplace of ideas. Those who come from that line of politics will also come to the people. They had an opportunity and for seven and a half years, they were in this state. People knew what they did. It was one week one trouble’

The quality of candidates will enhance our democracy, it will not diminish it. I really want a lot of good candidates to come up. But don’t forget that I ran for primary in this party in 2006 against some popular names you can imagine in Ekiti politics and I won when I was nobody. In fact, I was not known. I was an unknown quantity and a lot of people said I was a foreign candidate who just appeared from nowhere and came to run in the state. Compare that to now that I am seen across the length and breadth of this state as a promise keeper; a man whose word is his bond. He said he was going to do social security that has never been done anywhere in this country and he did it. He said he is going to do free education in a qualitative manner and he did. And the result in secondary school jumped from twenty percent pass rate to seventy percent pass rate. A man who said he was going to do free health care and he has done it.That’s what I want to be judged on. Of course, there are people who will want to judge me on other parameters. There are people who will say we don’t see him at parties, that we don’t see him eat booli by the road side, that he is not a populist noisemaker and he does not share money and that their personal infrastructure has been addressed, even though he is building Ikogosi and building roads and fixing schools and hospitals all over the state. He does not throw money at people, and in politics money is the oil of politics. But I will say that I share money. It is just that I have a different philosophy of sharing. When I give social security, the N5,000 old people collect at the end of every month is sharing. It is institutional sharing backed by law. It is not N200 thrown at people on the street that diminishes their self-esteem and dignity. I don’t share money as baba rere, baba ke, owomeji fun baba. I don’t come from that school of politics, and I am not apologetic about that. But it is a marketplace of ideas. Those who come from that line of politics will also come to the people. They had an opportunity and for seven and a half years, they were in this state. People knew what they did. It was one week one trouble. It was six governors in seven and a half years. So, why is it that we don’t deserve stability that others have had, especially where you have evidence that nobody has done what this governor has done in this state? So, based on your work in the three years, are you confident of victory, if an election is held today? Of course, yes. You know Ekiti people are very discerning. They are very educated and fastidious. It is difficult to please our people and I know. But once they discover the sincerity of purpose and they see that what you say is what you do, that you walk your talk, our people are generally passionate about that. And that is why we were more passionate about Awolowo here than in Ijebu. If you check the history, we were. It is because there is a connection. I was discussing what happened in Anambra with a couple of my friends and I said it cannot happen in Ekiti. In Anambra, you have non-governmental organizations, people who have more money than the government of Anambra, people who will run Governor Peter Obi out of the state because their own convoy is twenty times longer than the governor’s convoy.Here we all are very interested in governance and who governs. That is why you cannot take our people for granted. It was not fun for me to travel in the last one month to 131 communities as I do every November. In every single community that I went, people have their criticisms, they have their praises for government; they have what they will like me to do. I commissioned projects in 85 of those communities. So there is a direct connection because some of the projects are projects from our community government. The town unions run them – all we just do is to give them money because they decided on the projects themselves. There is no community you get to in Ekiti that people will not tell you that the government has just done this or that or that they gave us money to do this. And that is the greatest challenge anybody who is going to run against me in this state will have. That is why they resort to what they said I don’t do – the personal infrastructure that I don’t take care of. We will cross that bridge when we get there. We will define personal infrastructure the way we should.


Newspaper of the Year

A 16-PAGE PULLOUT ON NORTHERN STATES

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Benue: Nation’s draining food basket •PAGE 26

NYSC first site in ruins •PAGE 29

Kaduna’s untapped black gold •PAGE 30

Branding Nigeria’s biggest fish feast T

ARABA has a lot to wow its beholder. The wildlife on the Mambilla plateau in Gembu, Sardauna Local Government Area, is breathtaking. Another attraction is Nwonyo Lake, which produces Nigeria’s biggest fish in Nigeria. The fishing festival is a tourism product that has put the country in world reckoning. It is the essence of the state, the identity and heritage of Taraba people. But something is missing: it is not making any money for the state. It needs branding.

From Fanen Ihyongo, Jalingo

Nwonyo is in Ibi Local Government Area, south of the state. A tributary of River Benue flows into it, covering a distance of about 10km. Most of the aquatic creatures from the main river course take asylum at Nwonyo due to its cool and serene habitat and the fact that the lake is a reserve. The state’s tourism board organises the Nwonyo fishing festival, with support from the federal government and donor agencies.

The main business of the festival is the fishing expedition. But there is also the search for turtles and crocodiles. Boat regatta, horse race, traditional wrestling, masquerades and cultural dances are other exhilarating attractions that herald the day. The atmosphere is generally that of a carnival. Hordes of people mill around, interacting with a bevy of traders who make brisk business by selling sundry items. The main stand is cordoned off to protect the peace of dignitaries. Senate President David

Mark, the wife of the president, Patience Jonathan, governors Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Muazu Babangida (Niger) are among high profile dignitaries who have graced previous editions of the festival at different times. In fact, there are many fantastic things to thrill every visitor at the festival. The sights, gulls, sounds and rhythms of the lake water and birds alone can dazzle your senses and •Continued on page 28

Breaking Kaduna bypass jinx •PAGE 48


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Benue: Nation’s dra

Many people have expressed concern that Benue State may lose its status as a leading food production state if nothing is done, because many young men and women are no longer interested in farming as their forefathers did

From Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi

Since Nigeria’s return to civil rule, many able-bodied young men and women in Benue have distanced themselves from farming. They prefer to go from one office to another coaxing money from political appointees. When Governor Gabriel Suswam assumed office in 2007, he campaigned to return young men and women to the farm. He did not find it easy. At one of the forums, after he appealed to some youths to return to the farm, one young man asked him in Tiv ”Ka sule u kaha ve u lu nahan ye”? (Governor, Sir, was it farming that made you what you are now?). Suswam is still worried that a Tiv man who was known for hard work now goes from one person to an-

other to beg money. Farm work has been neglected, and from the way things are going, one day there would be no food in Benue State. The governor put in measures to boast massive food production like provision of 100 tractors, subsidy on fertilizer and setting up of a commitee to see the early distribution of the product from ward to ward instead of middle men so that it will go directly to farmers. His administration also increased budgetary provisions in the agricutural sector for four years running so as to attract farming and compelled young men to go back to the land. Various seedlings and sprayers including chemicals were procured and distributed to farmers free of charge. Rice production recieved a boost in line with Presi-

Tackling shelter challe Jide Orintunsin, Minna

concerns (developers) are to raise funds for the construction of the housing units while the state government’s equity contributions in the estates were the provision of the lands as well as basic infrastructure at the sites. This was to guarantee reduction in the unit price of the houses so that they could be affordable to the citizens. Government kick-started the massive housing construction with the already commissioned 500 units at Muhammed Inua Wushishi Housing estate, in Minna, the state capital. Similar estates were started same time in Bida and Kontagora, but they ran into hitches but work has resumed there also. Another N1.66 billion 500 units of two and three bedrooms bungalows Talba HousIng Estate in Minna are almost ready for occu-

pation. Works have also reached an advanced stage on the largest of all the housing projects in the state. The 300 hectares Minna Airport City Estate at Maikukele, a surbub of the state capital. This estate is to house 1,231 units of two, three and four bedrooms detached buildings. Federal government also planned to complement state government’s efforts by constructing additional 1,000 units at the Airport City Estate. The proximity of Suleja to Federal Capital Territory and the attendant demand for decent housing due to in-flux of people from Abuja to the town madeAliyu’s government to commence work on a 500 units housing estate as a deliberate policy to reducing the pressure on the housing facilities in the town. Aside from these, each of the 25 local government councils is to

The target is to build 10,000 units of buildings of different structures and sizes in various cities and towns in the state. If achieved Aliyu’s administration would have set the record of constructing the highest number of housing units since 1976 the state was created

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HEN Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu entered into a contract agreement with the people of Niger State in 2007 he made a commitment to address the deficiency in the housing sector, hence his administration over the years has made huge investments in the construction of decent and affordable houses. The target is to build 10,000 units of buildings of different structures and sizes in various cities and towns in the state. If achieved Aliyu’s administration would have set the record of constructing the highest number of housing units since 1976 the state was created. He would have helped to reduce the 16 million housing deficit nationwide. To achieve this tall dream in the face of limited resources and many sectors begging for similar government intervention, Aliyu adopted the option of Public Private Partnership (PPP) to drive and finance the various estates across the nooks and crannies of the state. Under the arrangement private

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OR its fat yams, its bountiful harvests of cassava, groundnuts, rice and mellon, among other crops, Benue State is called the Food Basket of the Nation. But is it anymore? In recent years, especially since 1999, there has been a contention weather the state still leads in yam production. This is so because its neighbour, Nasarawa State, is already exporting big nad plentiful yams to different parts of the world. Many expect that Benue should have taken the lead in yam export as Food Basket of the Nation. Many people have expressed concern that Benue State may lose its status as a leading food production state if nothing is done, because many young men and women are no longer interested in farming as their forefathers did.

construct a minimum of 50 units before the end of 2014. Reacting to progress made so far on the various estates, the State Commissioner for Lands and

Housing, Dr. Peter Sariki said government was committed to delivering the houses before the expiration of its term. The Talba housing estate which


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dent Goodluck Jonathan’s policy. The greatest effort of Governor Suswam “Back to Farm” campaign is the massive construction and rehabilitation of rural roads, with provision of basic amenties like electicity and water. Governor Suswam said at the inauguration of Ayilamo rural electricity in Logo local government council that “If we have electricity, good roads and potable water in rural areas, we have succeeded in making life meaningful to the rural populace and stopping urban migration. This means our people will stay back and farm, yet enjoy good life. Ukum, Logo and Katsina Ala which are known for massive yam production benefitted from the massive urban renewal with the contstruction of Gbagir-Afia-

Gbeji road, Amaafu-Ugba-Anyiin Road, Sanker-a Ayati- Sai Road and Tordonga-Katsina Ala Zakibiam Road These areas are known for massive yam production, and they contributed up to 90 per cent of the food production capacity in Benue State. On the popular Zaki Biam International Yam Market, 221 trucks loaded with yams on daily basis are transported to various parts of the country, including Ghana, Niger , Cameroon and Benin Republic. While the governor has taken up the campaign of Back-to-Farm, his wife Dooshima Suswam, on the other hand, has continued to wage war against HIV/AIDS using her pet project Sev-Av Foundation. The message is the same, but is

targeted at women, widows and vulnerable children. Dooshima Suswam told The Nation in one of her enlightenment tours that only the healthy than can farm. She noted that the HIV scourge may lead to hunger in Benue State because many young men and women are infected with the dreaded disease which no cure has yet been found. The governor wife apart from setting up free counseling care for those infected with the disease had been providing trucks of fertilizer on yearly basis free of charge to rural women so as to boast food production. But the question is whether all these efforts by the Suswam administration have achieved the desired pupose. Have able-

bodied young men stopped begging and harassing politicians and public office holders and gone back to farm? Is the food basket not draining? A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth activist, Terngu Torbee told The Nation that farm work is no longer productive because of the primitive tools and methods farmers still contend with. He advised that the state should embrace mechanized farming. He said until government encourages mechanised farming, politics will remain the only thing the youth see as a quick route to wealth. Justine Anzembe, from Tarka Local Government Area who is a farmer and Action Congress of Nigeria (APC) activist, told The

lenge in Niger ought to have been completed through PPP ran into hitches, this Sariki sqid compelled the state government to release N200 million for its take off. Government decision paid off, has over 350 of the units are nowcompleted while work is at advance stage on the remaining units. The state Commissioner for Lands and Housing further said that because of the strategic location of the estate virtually all the housing units are already subscribed. Construction at the Airport city in Minna was the envy of all the estates. The aesthetics of the structures is the unique selling point. 150 prototype units of the 1231 bungalows were ready for occupation. Shedding light on the financial involvement of the government in the PPP arrangement for the estate, the General Manager of the state Housing Corporation, Mohammed

Baba Adamu said the state government would inject N2billion to provide infrastructures within the N4 billion estate. Adamu said interested buyers of houses at the Airport City Estate will pay N4 million for two bedrooms, N6.5 million for three bedrooms and N7.5 million for four bedroom flats. Situation report at the Aliyu Makama Housing Estate in Bida indicates that the 254 units’ estate has attained over 60 per cent level of completion and representative of the private developer, Engineer Amaechi Morris said the project would be delivered by the end of next month. According to the developer the N900 million estate is made up of 100 three bedrooms bungalows and 154 two-bedroom semi detached bungalows would be sold at N4.8 million and N3.6 million for each unit of three and two bed-

room apartments. The Colonel Sani Bello Housing Estate in Kontagora constructed at the cost of N800 million has attained 70 per cent level of completion and is also to be delivered same time with the estate in Bida. The estate consist of 100 3-bedroom bungalow and 150 2-bedroom semi detached apartments. Each 3-bedroom would cost N4.5 million while the 2-bedroom is N4 million. Commissioner for Land and Housing stated that the housing policy of the administration was a clear demonstration of its responsiveness to the needs and aspirations of the people. The elated Sariki further said that Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement was now working in the state especially in the housing sector adding that the housing estates at Bida and Kontagora were products of such initiative.

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Nation that government should build food processing companies so that farmers can have value for their products. Anzembe said a situation where a basket of fresh tomatoes is sold for N500 and 100 tubers of yam go for as little as N5,000 does not in any encourage farming. Another threat to food production in Benue is the use of young men as thugs during elections. Most of the youths are armed to snatch ballot boxes but are dumped after the election. They then turn their weapons to robbery and other violent crimes, thereby creating a state insecurity. One thing is clear, Benue is no longer a leading food producer in the country. The Food Basket is almost empty.


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We are yet to see a blueprint that can turn tourism into a revenue generating enterprise in Taraba State. In two years, if I don’t see a difference I will withdraw myself from this journey of nothing

soothe your mind. Usually, the governor leaves the podium to the lake’s bank to declare the festival open. Then the fishing competition would commence at the blow of a whistle by the custodian of the lake. The custodian is usually the Sarkin Ibi, who claims to be in consultation with the goddess of the water during the festival. The fishing competition is done traditionally, using small canoes. On the canoe, there are two paddlers and a third man who throws the net for the catch. The thrower is seen as the team leader. He often jumps into the water to probe dexterously for fish, not just fish but the biggest. Any big fish caught by a competitor attracts a thunder of applause and yelling from the fun-seeking audience. The densities of the fish are assessed with a scale, usually by officials of the Taraba State Tourism Board. The catcher of the biggest fish is usually rewarded with a car prize. The first and second runners-up are given other prizes for their efforts. The heftiest catches of the festival are usually the Nile Porch species of fish, known in Hausa as Giwa Ruwa. The biggest catch last year, by Hudu Yakubu weighed 280kg. Shehu Umar came second with a 215kg catch, while Likiti Aboshi came third with a 214kg fish. Thus, Yakubu cruised home with a Hilux Pick-up truck. He was engulfed with joy, raising his hands and acknowledging cheers from the crowd. In 2009, Senate President David Mark, who represented President Umaru Yar’Adua, described the biggest catch of 230kg as thrice his weight. Having put the state in such an enviable world map of reckoning, Nwonyo, as a tourism-based product, ought to be a revenue generating enterprise. But it is not. Despite the fact that the lake breeds the weightiest fish in the country, it is Argungu in Kebbi State that commands the patronage of the world. The Taraba’s fishing festival is not organised in such a way it could coax hard currency from the pockets of tourists. The state pitiably hangs on to what the government hands out every year for the festival. That is why Governor Danbaba Suntai, in his usual bluntness, has described the festival as a mere “jamboree” that is yet to impact on the state economically. This was during the last edition in April last year –before his plane crash in October in which he was the pilot. “We are yet to see a blueprint that can turn tourism into a revenue generating enterprise in Taraba State,” he stated. The governor grimaced at a situation where the festival is looked at as only a ritual where government spends funds yearly for people to come and watch without the state profiteering from it. Suntai said Taraba was yet to start the “journey of tourism,” adding that any money sunk by government for the purpose of holding the fishing festival was a waste. “In two years, if I don’t see a difference I will withdraw myself from this journey of nothing,” he threatened, challenging the state Tourism Development Board to turn tourism into a revenue-earning business that would impact positively and directly on the lives of Tarabans, particularly those domiciled within the tourist sites. Suntai is not the only one in this school of thought. Dr. Joseph Rishante who was the guest speaker at last year’s edition, had earlier de-

scribed tourism as a “naira and kobo making business.” This means Nwonyo fishing festival must be transformed and rebranded into an economic viable sector. And according to Rishante, “you don’t need to start with Five Star Hotels; you can start small but let us see that you have started something.” In 2010, the Taraba State government said it spent N45m in hosting the fishing festival, with counterpart funding of N20m by the federal government. Last year, donors like the MTN service provider, also sank millions of naira in the fishing fiesta. In rebranding Nwonyo, the people also have to be conscious of maintaining the right balance in the ecosystem. As such, Suntai turned the annual festival into a biennial event, to allow the fish to mature. That is why the festival was only observed by the locals but would not hold in full swing this year. But preparations to hold the fish-

ing fiesta in style next year are building up. By then, the great lake would be 100 years! It is important to note that Nwonyo fishing festival began in 1914 but was brought to public eye by former Governor Jolly Nyame, who upgraded its process to a national and international status to have economic benefits. By next year, the tourism site must have been transformed into an industry where Taraba’s teeming youths will find jobs and the state itself will no longer regret the fact that it does not have oil. For instance, the socio-economic lifestyle of more than half of the natives in Ibi and other towns in the state, contrasts sharply with the nature’s benevolence. Signs of decay, hunger and disease are manifest even as the people battle with the vicious cycle of poverty. A scrutiny of the standard of living of residents along the Wukari-Ibi Road that lead to the fishing site reveals

poverty and bliss spiting at each other. It is a paradox of a place richly blessed with natural endowments, but its people wallowing in misery. The road to the area (beginning from Wukari) yearns for development. Infrastructural facilities must be built, not only at the tourism site, but in Ibi town, to speed up massive development. That has not been done yet. In the 2010 edition, the wife of the president, Patience Jonathan, noted that “tourism is important for the development of the people and potentialities of the nation and must not be under-utilised”. “Tourism unifies the people and bridges them closer to their cultures. And it is an effervescent industry that creates wealth,” she said, adding: “The business of tourism is capital intensive, I therefore call on the private sector to help rebrand and promote the nation’s tourism to obtain an enviable position on the world tourism map.”

EMEMBER Mountain School? What about the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, located at Shere Hills, Jos, Plateau State? It is called “mountain school” because it is sited at the foot of a rocky mountain range in Shere village, Jos North Local Government Area of the state. The Centre is one of the two parastatals of the Federal Ministry of Youths Development; the second is the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). As a matter of fact, the NYSC started at the mountain school in Shere Hills when it was introduced by the Yakubu Gowon administration in 1970. But the school is fast becoming a shadow of itself. It is the foremost of all the training centres established by the federal ministry across the country. There is one in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country. Other centres are Forest School in Aluu, Port Harcourt (Southsouth), Sea School in Apapa, Lagos (Southwest), Hill Top School in Agwu, Enugu State (Southeast), Desert School in Fika, Yobe State (Northeast) as well as Rockland School in Kotorkoshi, Zamfara State (Northwest) Like other training centres, the mountain school, Shere Hills Jos was established with a vision to be a world-class provider of quality training that will empower Nigerians for good citizenship. It has a mission to provide training for the development of citizenship and leadership for public benefit, to enhance and expand individual awareness, inculcate in the individual qualities of self discipline, self-reliance and selfless service, seeking to engineer a general reorientation of values and to develop national consciousness and international understanding. As a matter of principle, the training centre is open to all regardless of sex or social status; it uses direct dramatic experience in a new surrounding to help those taking part to discover their strength, build their confidence and re-examine their ideals and values. It was set up also to provide personal development using social challenges like the mountains, the jungle, the deserts and the sea as the means of personal growth. Courses offered at the centre demand participants’ adaptability, self-discipline, resourcefulness and perseverance in the face of challenges and uncertainty. It fosters the ideals and practices of active participation in the setting up of supportive residential community. Encourage participation to cooperate with others, to give service to and to accept responsibility for others. It is a school every Nigerian must attend irrespective of individual discipline. It is a school for literate and illiterate citizens. It is a centre for national orientation. It helps to stimulate the imagination and sense of adventure, foster true appreciation and concern for the environment. It places emphasis on practical work in small groups, with adequate time for reflection, discussion and critical appraisal. Unfortunately, in spite of the critical role played by the school in moulding the psyche of citizens and engender national orientation and sense of patriotism, it is currently at the point of death as a result of prolonged neglect by the government which created it. One of the participants said the centre is suffering from “malnutrition and epilepsy”. Some others said the cur-


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•This is where the school food is cooked From Yusufu Aminu Idegu, Jos

rent nature of the school is a “national disaster” while some others believe it is a “long-forgotten school”. Dr Ademola Adedeji, the coordinator of the school declined comment on the state of the school. He said he is a civil servant and does not talk to the press until he is permitted to do so by his superiors. But a visit to the school exposed the rot and nakedness of the school. It exposed one to the sad picture of the school. From the entrance gate to the halls, kitchen and hostels, the school lacks almost everything it needs to exist. Office accommodation is an apology, the 147 officers working at the school have less than 20 offices to perform their daily duties. They are crammed in office apartment like pupils in a modern nursery school. The training facilities provided in 1965 have not been changed; they have become archival materials best only for the museum. The hostel accommodation is only comparable to that of Nigerian Prisons. Worst of all, the school that has hostels has no kitchen. Its kitchen appears like one village market canteen. Cooking is done on the open premises at the center of the school. The foods are served in the open, exposing the food to the polluted environment. As a matter of fact, flies feed on the food first before humans. It is an eye sore. It is simply a prison yard. Mr Adedeji said: “There are similar centres in all the six geo-politi-

cal zone, but this is the mother of all the centers, first before the rest. It first started in southern cameroon in 1951 when it was part of Nigeria. The southern Cameroon decided to join other parts of Cameroon when Nigeria got her independence in 1960, so they ceased to be part of Nigeria. The federal government then moved the centre from southern Cameroon and brought it to Kurra Falls, Jos in 1960. By 1965, that of Lagos, called Sea School, in Apapa, was established. By 1968, the centre was moved from Kura Falls to Shere Hills, its present location. Since then we have been training people before it was formally commissioned in 1970 by the regime of General Yakubu Gowon. Nigeria is

the first African country to establish such centre on the continent of Africa.” He said: “The centre trains everyone from all walks of life; the training has no age limit; there is junior course for children of nursery and primary schools, the children’s training is known as ‘catch them young’ both public and private schools have their pupils trained here on request from the school authority. The training for secondary school student is known as the ‘intermediate program’ because its a training for tomorrow’s leaders. We have training for civil servants, those of the junior cadre, middle cadre and senior cadre. We train military people from Nige-

Kebbi rice excites Ghana, India From Khadijat Saidu, Birnin-Kebbi

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NDIA and Ghana governments have indicated interest in procuring rice grains from Kebbi State for commercial production in their countries, describing the variety from the state as one of the best in terms of quality and yields. The Programme Manager of Kebbi Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KARDA), Alhaji Yahaya Haruna Jega made this known in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, while addressing reporters on the activities of the agency. He said agricultural experts from the two countries were in the state on a mission to obtain rice seeds for demonstration and possible adoption of the variety by farmers in their countries. He explained that research has shown that the seeds used in the state could yield about seven to nine tonnes per hectar, compared to other varieties which hardly produce three tonnes per hectar, he added

rian Defence Academy (NDA) there is no way you will graduate from NDA without passing through this centre. When you are in Year 2 in NDA you must come here for a course, when you are in your final year in NDA you must come here for another course. “You cannot graduate from the police academy without passing through this centre. There is a compulsory course that lasts one month, you must do in this center as a student of police academy. NDLEA, Immigration, civil defence, we train them all to be responsible citizens and we instill in them the principles of leadership. Apart from that the centre also run executive programme for senior

cadre officers, school principals, directors, permanent secretaries, etc. Then, the question begging for answer is why is the centre so impoverished and forgotten by the government that must fend for it. The only little noticeable changes in the centre is the new assault course recently build by Plateau state government. Governor Jonah Jang directed that the assault course be rehabilitated with new facilities when it became obvious that the old one had gone out of use. Apart from that, every other thing at the centre is begging for attention. In spite of the sorry state of the school, the Minister for Youths De•Continued on page 31


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farmers in the state are producing about 500,000 tonnes of ginger whose production in the state is believed to have started in 1927. Even though the ginger produced in Kaduna is believed to be the best in the world, unfortunately, the farmers are benefiting little

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T is one of the world’s greatest plants, some of it believed to be present in every single tablet taken by man. This plant which has the potential of giving Kaduna State all the money it needs for development without recourse to the Federation Account, is today totally neglected like other area of agricultural production. At the moment, the farmers in the state are producing about 500,000 tonnes of ginger whose production in the state is believed to have started in 1927. Even though the ginger produced in Kaduna is believed to be the best in the world, unfortunately, the farmers are benefiting little from the production. It is also believed that the government has not encouraged mass production of ginger in the state. Investigations revealed that lab experiments presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer, by Dr Rebecca Lui and her colleagues from the University of Michigan, revealed that gingerols, the active phytonutrients in ginger, kill ovarian cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) and autophagocytosis (selfdigestion). On the other hand, ginger extracts have been shown to have both antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects on cells. Interestingly, Liu and her colleagues believe that ginger may be of special benefit for ovarian cancer patients because cancer cells exposed to ginger do not become resistant to its cancer-destroying effects. In the case of ovarian cancer, an ounce of prevention—in the delicious form of liberal use of ginger—is an especially good idea. Ovarian cancer is often deadly since symptoms typically do not appear until late in the disease process, so by the time ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it has spread beyond the ovaries. More than 50%of women who develop ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease. In addition, a research presented at the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, a major meeting of

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cancer experts which took place in Phoenix, USA in October 2003 revealed that gingerols, the main active components in ginger and the ones responsible for its distinctive flavour, may also inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells. Similarly, ginger, according to research can not only be warming on a cold day, but can help promote healthy sweating, which is often helpful during colds and flus, while its anti -vomiting action has been shown to be very useful in reducing the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, even the most severe form known as hyperemesis gravidum, a condition which usually requires hospitalization. Studies have however shown that ginger root brought about a significant reduction in both the severity of nausea and number of attacks of vomiting in 19 of 27 women in early pregnancy (less

than 20 weeks). Unlike anti- vomiting drugs, which can cause severe birth defects, ginger is extremely safe, and only a small dose is required. The Nation investigation revealed that in the second republic, Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa as governor of the state conceived several industries spread across the state to tap the abundant resources. The Kachia Ginger factory was one of such industries. The company which was commissioned by the Gen. Tanko Ayuba government before handing over to civilian government in 1992 never commenced operation. Unconfirmed report have it that a Belgian company had agreed to invest in the plant in the year 2000. The investors were said to have taken the next available flight back when on arrival at the Kaduna Airport the day the Sharia crisis which threatened to tear the state apart was just beginning. The factory was ex-

pected to mopped up all the ginger produced in the area for processing. The planting season for ginger according to some farmers spoken to in Southern Kaduna usually begin in April, lasting till the end of May, while harvest usually begin from September ending around November. Even though there are a few large scale farmers of the produce in the state, the crop is mostly produced in Kachia, Kagarko and Jaba local government areas of the state. James Kura Garba, a traditional title holder in Jaba land was once quoted as saying that one of the major problems with ginger farmers in the state is the fact that they hardly get any encouragement from government; no incentives and lack of the basic requirements for modern production of ginger. He said a ginger farmer needs to have fertiliser, herbicides, insecticides, in addition to tractors, the right pricing templates, etc. In

spite of that, he said, “we still cultivate ginger. What I am saying is that we can produce on a major commercial scale if we get the right assistance. Right now, ginger farming is at its lowest because foreign entrepreneurs who see Ham ginger as the best in Africa, have stopped coming. This is because of the perceived insecurity in Northern Nigeria. The price has discouraged production. The current low patronage by major foreign buyers calls for serious concern. Many of the buyers entertain fears because of insecurity in the North. A bag of ginger used to sell for N18,000 two years ago. But today that same bag sells for between N4000 and N5000. Imagine the difference. To the best of my knowledge, this is where I know that ginger is being produced in Nigeria commercially. Maybe it is the soil, or climate, culture or a combination of others things. But, it is only in Ham or


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ULTAN of Sokoto and President-General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has urged journalists in the country to imbibe the culture of professionalism and strictly adhere to the ethics of the noble profession. Speaking in Sokoto at the 2013 merit award ceremony of the stateowned television station, Rima TV (RTV), the monarch said journalists should endeavour to practise the noble profession with decorum, patriotism and the fear of God. Abubakar who was represented by the Galadiman Gari, Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru, also stated that journalists should be free to report all aspects of our national life, but should also make objectivity their watchword. He said, ”the profession plays a key role in entrenching democracy and good governance.” The revered royal father, however, promised to institute an annual award at the station to further motivate its members of staff to be dedicated and hard working. Also, the state Head of Service, Alhaji Bature Shinkafi, said that the state government would continue to pay attention to the welfare and comfort of all journalists in the state. The General Manager of the station, Mr Wafee Ahmadu-Suka said

•Sultan Abubakar From Adamu Suleiman, Sokoto

that the annual event was sustained to motivate the workers of the station to uphold the standards of hard work, diligence and dedication. However, prizes worth over N 1 million were doled out to the award winners while the station also honoured some individuals for their outstanding contributions to the development of the station. The Special Assistant to Governor Aliyu Wamakko on Press Affairs, Mr Abubakar Dangusau, a veteran journalist, Mr Hassan Maccido, who is also the incumbent Secretary of the Teachers’ Service Board were among the recipients.

One of the major problems with ginger farmers in the state is the fact that they hardly get any encouragement from government; no incentives and lack of the basic requirements for modern production of ginger. He •Continued from said a ginger farmer needs to have fertiliser, herbicides, insecticides, in addition to tractors, the right pricing templates

Jaba land that you see real ginger farms. I understand that it is cultivated in other parts of Africa. I heard that research has placed our ginger as having very high quality compared to what is obtained in other parts of Africa. I once travelled to Melbourne, Australia, where ginger is produced. The way they produce their ginger is different from the way we farm here. There, they produce ginger by irrigation. So you can afford to have fresh ginger round the year. But, here we cannot afford to do that because we do not have small irrigational dams and related facilities for that kind of intensive farming”. He appealed to the government to help small scale farmers with dams in Southern Kaduna so that we can have the production of these viable crops round the year. We have hundreds of perennial streams just flowing away unutilised. If we have dams for irrigation, agricultural activities

will get a big boost. Youths will be employed. It will lead to fishing, and even tourism. Southern Kaduna is much endowed with both human and natural resources, and the streams are just one of them. So, if government builds these dams, it will really boost economic activities here”. At the moment, only Belfins, a local company owned by a retired Army General and located in Kafanchan is processing ginger in the state and possibly, in the country. Belfins cannot however buy up the large quantity of ginger produced in Southern Kaduna, thereby leaving the farmers at the mercy of people from outside the state who come to buy the produce in large quantity for export. General Yunana Nom who owns Belphins however believe that there is low production of the commodity in the state. He was quoted by a National daily newspaper as saying that “when there is a flood, it af-

fects ginger farming, but also make the price of ginger attractive in some places. Once the prices are attractive, farmers will produce plenty the next season, and at the end of the cultivation, the price crashes again.” But Adamu Marshal, Secretary of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) and a small scale farmer of ginger believe that with a good market, the people will be encouraged to engage in mass production of ginger. He told The Nation that “most farmers of ginger are doing so to train their children in school and once they are able to cultivate what they need to pay their children’s school fees, they feel contented. But if they know that there is somebody out there who will pay them good money, they will be willing to farm more. But as things are at the moment, you find out that someone will put •Continued on page 44

NYSC first site in ruins •Continued from page 29 velopment, rolled out annual training manual with which the ministry hoped to “consolidate on the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan on youths mobilisation, networking and empowerment as necessary requirements for propelling positive change among the vast majority of of the nation’s youths as a pedestal for socio-economic and political development of the country.” This ministry is currently without a minister, its last minister Inuwa Abdul-Kadir was one of the nine minister sacked by President Jonathan recently. Before the sack of the minister, the ministry roll out the 2013 training manual in which the ministry reiterate the commitment of President Jonathan administration to the realization of the total harnessing of the latent potentials of it’s youths inform the enhancement of the institutional framework and capacity requirement of the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre to deliver on its broad mandate” The ministry insists “Apart from it’s many programmes, the centre’s education programme which is an offshoot of the nation’s educational curricular seeks to inter-alia contribute to national development through high level integrated approach which should include civic education and ethical values for intellectual development of individual citizens and the society at large. “As an institution of excellence with vast experience, the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre is well positioned to provide high quality training and manpower development programs which will engender sustained development of youth’s leadership and entrepreneurial abilities and varying life skills for profound individuals, national and global competitiveness” However, the ministry has failed to provide the enabling environment to facilitate the realisation of the set objectives of the center. At the moment the ministry has submitted elaborate budget proposal for it’s 2014 training programs as usual, know one knows if the ministry is thinking of restructuring the school. Ministers hardly visit the school, neither does the National Assembly.


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THE NORTH REPORT Amid a crippling insurgency in the Northeast owing to the activities of Boko Haram, an extremist Islamist sect, governors of the sub-region have been meeting to foster growth in the states. But in this interview with DUKU JOEL, Yobe State deputy governor, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, expressed concern that poor coordination within the sub-region may worsen the poor profile of the states. Excerpts:

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IR, as a dignitary at the Northeast Economic Summit in Gombe, what would you say are the burning issues of the region now? Actually I had the privilege to represent my boss, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam at both the Northeast Economic Summits in Yankari last year and of course this year’s summit in Gombe State. He asked me to attend and look into the things we promised to accomplish during the last year’s summit in Yankari and see how we can advance the partnership. When we gathered at the summit, I realised that there are things we need to collaborate and do together as a subregion, especially where we need collective support from Mr. President, while certain roles are to be handled alone by the individual states. But, to be frank with you almost all the resolutions in Yankari were left dormant and there was no frame work to keep the six participating governors on their toes as regard to the implementation of the last summit resolution. What do you think is responsible for that? Basically, I think it was lack of follow-up; there was no coordination between the Summit Secretariat and the individual state governors, there were no desk offices in the various states to be liaising with the secretariat and advise their state governors on what to do, and even those things that were outlined in the scorecard of the summit are things that the individual governor were doing on their own, some of them had even predates the Yankari summit. For instance, Yobe State convened the first socio-economic summit in 2008. We have been following the resolutions of our summit for the development of our state. Sir, can we conveniently say that not much has been achieved from the last year’s summit to this moment? Yes. The last economic summit in Yankari was not as successful as this summit but it was good because it provided a starting point. In everything one, you have to conceive the idea, make mistakes and learn from the mistakes. We can therefore say that Yankari summit was successful because it served as a springboard for us. We were able to convene and talk even though we didn’t do anything much but it was okay. It’s obvious that you must learn how to crawl before you walk and now I think we have to start walking. What in your opinion should be the way forward from here? It is my belief that we should have a frame work, a kind of body that can articulate all we have discussed in the summit and come up with a blueprint. I mean a document that can serve as a strategic development plan for the region. Secondly, to come up with something similar to Niger Delta Development Commission but, I am not saying that ours should be owned by the federal or state government, I mean something similar because we still have the Northern Nigeria Development Company. We need something similar to be headed by a senior citizen who enjoys a lot of respect from everyone in the sub region. Someone who can knock at the doors of the chief executives of the state and the door gets open for discussion. Someone who can go round to put them on their toes and who must have an expert team under him to be studying all the summited reports in the areas of education, infrastructures, agriculture, health and research for proper planning, at least this will ginger up the interest and commitment of all stakeholders in the sub-region. What can foster unity in the Northeast? We already have the good idea; what we need is proper planning and we should not be in a hurry to execute it. It’s important we follow the plan and

abide by it. Northeast governors should have a platform like Northern Governors Forum that can be meeting to appraise what is coming out of the prospective Commission in the region, and to discover the economic advantage(s) that the individual states could harness for their collective gains. For instance, we have the Turkish International School in Yobe, that investment should be extended to other states and have more campuses across the sub-region, so that children would have quality education through government interventions. The same should be applied to other areas of infrastructures. Like I earlier mentioned, Chad Basin and Upper Benue Development Authority have been underutilised for long, before now a lot of people have been generating a lot of income from the activities in those areas, let’s look at them and see where they have problems so that the past glory should be regained. The body should keep us abreast with

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all the potentials bound in this subregion. In this country, lack of continuity to policies and programmes is our major problem because, once there is change of government, no matter how good and important a programme or policy is to the community, it will stop. So continuity in programmes and policies is paramount, therefore, a law should be enacted from the federal government down to the states level so as to guard and protect the ongoing programmes and policy of an administration. We should not allow those policies and programmes left by predecessors to be tempered with no matter the change of government, and by so doing people would appreciate the continuity in governments and other institutions. Beautiful ideas have been discussed at the Economic summit, what are you taking home for implementation? We are taking the communique

home and the secretariat would produce a report in form of document, for the governors to study the recommendations and swing into action. We would have a certain body that would look into the result of the summit for onward planning’s. Already, we have started talking about dredging river Yobe and we have given some money to partners with chad basin. All these things would be studied with careful planning’s. Because with proper planning everything is possible, look at what Audu Bako did in Kano state, he constructed about twenty five dams in Kano state within a short period of stay in office, look at the result now. Within a our time in Yobe we spent over 50 billion in construction of roads, we have finished almost 700km and the remaining 300km that made up the 1000km as promised is now ongoing, schools have been upgraded, qualified teachers were employed and portable drinking water has also been pro-

vided You also witnessed how His Excellency, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam gave 65% fertilizer discount to farmers in the state, chemicals and insecticides were given out to farmers free, and we have been regular in paying our counterparts funds to IFAD, FADAMA, World Bank etc. we have done very well at state level but, our main concern is how to collaborate in certain areas to push the northeast economy together. When the northeast governors collaborate in the area of roads construction, linking all the six states, movement of goods and services would be timely and effective and efficient and we can even raise some toll gates to be generating revenue for the states. Sir, many speakers at the summit attributed the backwardness of theNortheast to education. What is your take on that? Northeast professors and doctors were part of the early brains of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and other institutions in the country. Considering that, we have elites and educated minds at the early stage but, the region has not benefited much from their knowledge and wealth of experience. So, I don’t think our problem should only be tied down to education because, if those people could come down and dedicate themselves to developing the region, the transformation in the areas of agriculture, education, and infrastructural development would be enormous. The host governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state insisted while declaring the summit closed that action, Action! Action! And Action is what every governor supposed to take home and I have seen reason in that, because without action all the beautiful ideas discussed will not take us anywhere. Sir, what do you think are areas the governments of the region partners private individuals to boost the Northeast economy. As government we are not supposed to be venturing into business, we should only allow individuals to come in small, medium and large scale entrepreneurs because, government has no business in doing business. As government, we will create the enabling environment by providing security, infrastructure, openness and transparency in the budgeting processes; looking at some areas we can give tax exemptions on certain kinds of businesses to allow investors to come in and develop the region. Thank you for your time sir.

District Head Tsafe, Alhaji Isa Abubakar;(left) Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Zamfara State , Alhaji Ibrahim Yarkufoji; Executive Chairman, Tsafe Local Government, Alhaji Magayakin Garewa and General Manager, British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF), Abimbola Okoya at the commissioning of the Solar Powered Borehole constructed and donated to Sungawa Community, Tsafe Local Government of Zamfara State


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United States budget for its replica of the EFCC, namely the FBI, is 10 times ’ more than that of Nigeria for the EFCC. In terms of staffing, the FBI has more than 50,000 personnel on its payroll, while the EFCC and the ICPC combined have less than 5, 000 staff! What a way to fight corruption in Nigeria! ’

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INSIDE: Wali advises lawyers on licences’ renewal

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Mandela’s single term: Constitution review and our selfish elites

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How to enhance sociocultural rights •Senate President David Mark

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Court stays verdict on land tussle -Page 37

How to achieve national integration, by Ojo

A bill to create a National Financial Intelligency Agency (NFIA) is before the Senate. If passed into law, it will, among others, take over the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Its independence will make it a juristic body that can sue and be sued. In other parts of the world, this unit is non-juristic. Will the proposed agency aid the fight against corruption when it is exposed to litigations? Lawyers are of the view that rather than create a new anti-graft agency, the government should strengthen the existing ones, writes ADEBISI ONANUGA

The other anti-graft war •Lawyers rebuff moves for new agency

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•Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN)

N the fight against corruption, Nigeria has ex plored many options. Presently, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are in the forefront of the war against corruption. The jury is still out on how well these agencies have fared. Many have accused them, especially the EFCC, of being used by the government to witch-hunt political opponents. This, among other reasons, may be why some are moving that the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) be excised from the EFCC. Last week, Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, Financial Crimes and Anti-corruption Senator Victor Lar tabled a bill for the establishment of a Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency (NFIA). The proposed bill seeks to amend certain provisions of the EFCC Act and the Money Laundering Act. According to Senator Ndoma-Egba, the bill is to create a legal, institutional and regulatory framework that will ensure transparency, effective and efficient management administration and operation of Nigeria’s financial intelligence centre. The bill seeks to establish a separate agency for the FIU, which is under the EFCC pursuant to Section 2 (c) of the EFCC Act.The proposed bill, in addition, places the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML), currently under the EFCC, within the operational mandate of the proposed NFIA. Under the EFCC Act, the commission is the desig-

nated FIU in Nigeria. It is charged with coordinating the various institutions in the fight against money laundering and enforcement of all laws on economic and financial crimes. While the proposed bill provides that the DirectorGeneral shall be appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, it made no provision for Senate’s clearance or confirmation of the agency’s head. Rather, it stated in Section 12 (1) that the DirectorGeneral of the proposed NFIA shall be exempted from security screening. How FIUs function The operation of the financial intelligence units worldwide is within either the purview of law enforcement agencies, such as the Police or the EFCC or departments and ministries, such as finance and justice. They do not operate independently. They operate behind the scenes in order to achieve maximum results in their activities without political interference or the possibility of unnecessary exposure to litigation that may cripple their operation.

In Nigeria, the fact the NFIU is insulated from litigation and political influence enhances its effectiveness

In Nigeria, the fact the NFIU is insulated from litigation and political influence enhances its effectiveness. It is to the credit of this Unit that Nigeria was delisted from the list of non-cooperative countries in the fight against money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. Such was the success of the unit that many other countries have started to copy from Nigeria while some West African countries are being trained by the NFIU on how to operate their FIUs. Out of about 134 countries that have FIUs, only about nine countries have the type of agency the proposed bill seeks to establish. The countries are Ukraine, Romania, Niue, Malta, Egypt, Jordan Antigua and Barbuda. Several other countries with serious corruption and anti-money laundering measures including the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Australia and over 120 other countries have their FIUs situated either within their law enforcement agencies or ministries of Finance or Justice, among others. Lawyers reject bill Ndoma-Egba explained that the need to establish the agency was part of the efforts to combat money laundering and financing of terrorist activities. •Continued on page 34


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He said the agency would also meet the precondition for the removal of Nigeria from the Financial Action Task Force list of non-cooperative countries and territories. Though Nigeria has an F IU as an autonomous department in the EFCC, Ndoma-Egba insisted that the shortcomings of the unit, as constituted and operated, is hinged on its limited capacity to effectively carry out its functions. Senator Lar further added that the agency would provide necessary confidentiality required in the relationship between financial intelligence unit and security agencies. “As you know, when these agencies operate, they want confidentiality in their relationship with the NFIU. “However, if the NFIU is operating as a department of one of the agencies that is also interested in the intelligence, the confidence is lost.” Former Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Chief Charles UwensuyiEdosomwan (SAN) backed the agency’s creation. ccording to him, a viable FIU is needed to complement the EFCC in its fight against corruption, which is the country’s primary problem. “All you have to do is review the petroleum subsidy saga that has lost generations unborn their patrimony and you may begin to see our humongous corruption problem in its real dimensions as worse than the current violence and insecurity of life and property which in themselves are some of the classic manifestation of the corruption problem. “The needed NFIA is one that should be peopled by well trained financial investigators savvy in the global myriad of mysterious veins and capillaries through which stolen wealth is processed into seemingly legitimate acquisitions of yesterday’s paupers turned today’s moguls. “They should also be savvy in the here talked about intelligence gathering relating of funds movement that finance and further acts of terror. “Aside these qualities, they should be patriotic Nigerians who would be brave enough to stare down thieving personages and deliver reports on them to the EFCC who’ll then process them to the Attorney-General who should in turn take action as needed to prosecute deserving vermin, bring them to book and recover the stolen property to its source,” he suggested. Chief Uwensuyi-Edosomwan believe the agency, when established, would go a long way to aiding the fight against corruption in many ways, such as tracking financial information, analysing, sorting and exposing shady deals; nipping corrupt deals of whatever dimension local/international in the bud; and aiding the EFCC in its investigations of financial crimes. “When you see recent decisions of Appellate courts overturning High court decisions on EFCC cases, it isn’t too hard to see that corruption cases are currently poorly investigated,” he said. To him, the agency would definitely help the fight against corruption. However, Senator Ita Enang opposed the bill on the ground that an FIU is already domiciled in EFCC. He argued that passing the bill into law amounts to duplication of laws and may result in unnecessary conflict among agencies performing similar functions. He said: “I am conscious that this is an Executive Bill. It will only draw attention of the Senate to existing Acts. Passing this Bill will amount to repetition of the laws.”

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Also, pundits in the intelligence sector argued that if the proposed NFIA is created, it would amount to a departure from common practices around the world, which is to insulate the FIUs for efficient performance of their functions. According to them, once the NFIA is established as proposed by this bill, with the power to sue and be sued, it will expose the NFIU to political influence and litigation including injunctions that may restrain it from performing its duties and ultimately, destroy the country’s institutions for fighting corruption. Mr. Sebastine Hon (SAN) does not see any reason a separate and an independent intelligence financial unit should be established out of the EFCC. Hon maintained that the EFCC is abysmally underfunded by successive administrations since its establishment. “I have also publicly decried its being grossly understaffed,” he said. He lamented that the federal civil service is marooned by red tapism, which complex conundrum is exacerbated by duplication of parastatals, saddled with largely the same functions adding that this has had a depleting effect on our commonwealth. “I see no reason another financial intelligence unit will be established to operate side-by-side with the EFCC. “I have always drawn comparison between Nigeria and the USA. The US population is just double that of Nigeria and Nigeria is higher on the corruption index. Yet, US budget for its replica of the EFCC, namely the FBI, is 10 times more than that of Nigeria for the EFCC. In terms of staffing, the FBI has more than 50,000 personnel on its payroll, while the EFCC and the ICPC combined have less than 5, 000 staff! What a way to fight corruption in Nigeria! “Obviously, from the analysis above, there is no doubt that the EFCC needs to be strengthened financially and personnel-wise instead of its functions being fragmented and assigned to another federal body. “With due respect, we are having too many moribund federal parastals.” Hon believes there is executive interference and lack of political will to fight corruption. He said EFCC should be left alone, even as it needs to rise up to its statutory responsibilities. “My certified answer, therefore, is a capital ‘NO’ to a separate independent intelligence financial unit out of the EFCC,” he said. Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) argued that no new agency is needed to fight economic and financial crimes or corruption in all ramifications, including money laundering. He regretted that the country seems to believe so much in creating something new and or duplicating institutions, as if an institution being new determines its efficiency and effectiveness. “Whereas, the effectiveness of any institution is a product of so many factors, including but not limited to the capacity of the handlers, provision of adequate funding, provision of materials and necessary equipments and the political will of those who establish the institution to make the institution succeed,” he stressed. He described the proposed bill as an unnecessary attempt to create a new institution to take over the functions of an existing one.

“If NFIA is being created to take over the functions of the FIU of the EFCC and the Special Control Unit against money laundering, the question one will readily ask is why a separate administrative institution needs to be created to take over these existing functions from an existing agency? “If the existing institutions, such as the EFCC or even the Special Fraud Unit of the regular police force have not been able to perform these functions effectively, the necessary thing to do is to ask the question why this is so. Take definitive steps to locate the problems inhibiting the effective discharge of the statutory responsibilities and solve them, not in creating a new institution all together,” he advised. Adesina recalled that the national newspapers was recently awash with a report that EFCC lacks the funds to carry out its functions. “Has somebody somewhere made the funds adequately available and EFCC is still found incapable of effectively performing its functions under its establishment Act, which failure has warranted the establishment of a separate and new institution? “There is nothing to suggest that. All that I am trying to say here is that performance is not a function of duplication of institutions.” He argued that the EFCC Establishment Act 2004 (as amended) and the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2004 have copious provisions to deal with these situational crimes, and if well enforced can stem the tide against financial crimes and money laundering. “So, I will rather advocate for the strengthening of the existing institutions than creating new ones. How do you strengthen them? By giving them priority for funding, priority of provision of necessary equipments including communications, providing incentives for the officials, as well as enhanced training on the job. “I believe that the issue generally is that of enforcement of our laws. The laws are there, but sustained enforcement does not appear to be there and that is what the National Assembly should address. Proliferation of law enforcement agencies will do more harm than good. “I will rather suggest with all sense of responsibility that whatever may be responsible for the shortfalls in the expected performance of the EFCC should be provided them so that they can function adequately and maximally. The resources used to establish a new agency should be used to strengthen the existing one. The emphasis is not in the names but in the functions and the performance of the statutory functions,” he said. He urged the lawmakers to use the opportunity to look at the agencies in a holistic manner and then streamline their roles and their functions. “I am unable to see why an agency wellfunded, well-staffed and well-equipped should not be sufficient to take on the responsibility of enforcing anti-money laundering laws and fight financial and economic crimes,” he said. Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) described the proposed NFIA bill as reckless and an attempt to draw the NFIU out to weaken the institution for fighting corruption and financial crimes. To him, any bill for the creation of another bureaucracy such as the proposed NFIA

will effectively destroy our institutions for fighting corruption in Nigeria. Falana urged the National Assembly to decline further consideration of the proposed NFIA Bill and to set in motion, measures necessary to enhance the autonomy and funding of the existing anti-graft Agencies. The lawyer who noted that the anti-graft agencies, including the EFCC, the ICPC, among others are being underfunded counseled the National Assembly to make laws that will strengthen the activities of the agencies to make them more functional instead of creating another agency with a lean purse that will end up not leaving up to the expectations of Nigerians and the international community. “For instance, the EFCC Act should be amended to make it more independent with proper funding by making its budget a first line charge as we have in the judiciary,” he added. Constitutional lawyer and rights activist Mr Theophilus Akanwa said the proposed agency is not what Nigeria needs. He said: “It is very appalling that the present administration seem to be missing the proper directions desirous of good people of Nigeria. Why should another anti-corruption agency be created when the existing ones are not well funded to meet their statutory obligations? “The desired result of curbing corruption should not be based on the number of anti-corruption agencies in place nor replacing them at will. We need to have the right people in these agencies; we need to apply the already laws in order to fight corruption. “We need to fund the existing agencies adequately to help them carry out their duties effectively, efficiently and to prevent any form of inducement. If the alreadys agencies are not well funded, then the yet to be created ones will not even be funded. Corruption is on the rise and this government should do something drastic to save our dear country from total collapse. “I consider the bill for the creation of NFIA as one of those to create jobs for the boys and I encourage the National Assembly not to pass the said bill, but closely monitor the activities of the agencies and encourage more funding of them.” The Chairman, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), Olanrewaju Suraju, described the provision where the appointment of the Director-General of the proposed Agency will not be subjected to security clearance and Senate confirmation as “ridiculous”. “The bill should be thrown into the dustbin,” he said. According to him, the sponsors of the Bill do not mean well for Nigeria. “It is rather unfortunate that we are faced with efforts to draw the country back in her anti corruption crusade. Our practice is in consonance with international best practices and should not be tampered with unless we want to create another job for the boys,” he cautioned. OWEVER, sources close to the Na tional Assembly say that some of the legislators are not comfortable with the Bill, as it will expose the hypocrisy of the National Assembly in the fight against corruption. An aide to a Senator opposed to the Bill, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also faulted the Bill’s intention. “I think the whole essence of the Bill is to politicise the NFIA and cripple its activities. You know our people, once the agency is given the power to sue and be sued, they will inundate it with Court injunctions, which will prevent the agency from releasing adverse information against them. “Don’t forget, 2015 election is around the corner and nobody wants to take anything for granted. With our weak judicial system in Nigeria, you should expect the unexpected. “The NFIA Bill is a bad omen that will leave sour taste in everybody’s mouth. Those who are supporting it know they have ulterior motives and Nigerians should be warned not to listen to their sweet talks,” he said.

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NATIONAL BAR

Wali advises lawyers on licences’ renewal

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AWYERS have been advised to embrace the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programme of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in order to get the credits required for the renewal of their licences before the Legal Practitioners Act comes into being. NBA President, Okey Wali (SAN) gave the advice at the association’s Port Harcourt Law Week. Wali, who gave a lecture on “Equipping and empowering the Nigerian lawyer intellectually and morally for optimum performance”, said it would be difficult for his colleagues to renew their licences after the Act had been okayed. He said: “Well, whosoever was here would be going home with a lot of knowledge. Once the Legal Practitioners Act is passed by the National Assembly, you will need the credit to renew your Practising Licence; so I encourage our colleagues to take continuing Legal education seriously, I am impressed with the turnout today.” The keynote address on the admissibility of electronic evidence in Nigeria under the Evidence Act 2011, was presented by Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court Ilorin Division. He said: “Lawyers and Judges deal with digital evidence regularly, even if it is mainly in the form of email correspondence, the authenticity of which may not be in question. Email has become ubiquitous and is now cited regularly in evidence across a range of civil and criminal cases. In her paper on “The jurisdiction of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria under the 1999 Constitution as amended,” Justice O.Y. Anuwe of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, said the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Third Alteration) Act 2010 has strengthened the National Industrial Court (NIC). He said NIC was established as a specialised superior court with jurisdiction covering labour and industrial relations. “No doubt, she added, ‘’the National Industrial Court has made giant strides in reshaping the way in which employment, labour and industrial

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relations matters are to be resolve throughout the Federations, particularly, with the amendment of the Constitution for the inclusion of the court and the subsequent enlargement of its jurisdiction. Chairman NBA Port Harcourt Branch, Lawrence S. Okojaja, said the law week was successful. Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee of Port Harcourt branch, Sebastine T. Hon. (SAN), said initially he was afraid the turnout would be poor. “I was surprised to see that a good number of lawyers attended the programme. Continuing Legal Education is important in this business, you could see that we talked on the admissibility of computer generated evidence, which is the in-thing as far as legal practice is concerned. And we also talked about the jurisdiction of National Industrial Court (NIC).”

•From left: Oko-Jaja; Justice Faji and Wali

Once the Legal Practitioners Act is passed by the National Assembly, you will need the credit to renew your Practising Licence; so I encourage our colleagues to take continuing Legal education seriously

•From left: Permanent Secretary/Solicitor-General, Rivers State Ministry of Justice, R. N. Godwin, Justice B. A. George-Will and Justice Anuwe

•From left: Hon; Alternate Chairman, Felix C. Amadi and Secretary of the Committee, T. U. Obasi

In view of calls to regularise and standardise the procurement and distribution of drugs, Chief Magistrate of Imo State AUGUSTINE OGOMA examines the Medical and Pharmacy Laws.

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ANUFACTURE and sale of fake adul terated and substandard drugs: Section 1 (2) of the food and drug Act makes it an offence to sell any drug which is adulterated. However, the counterfeit and fake drugs (Miscellaneous provisions) Act is more general in contest. It prohibits the manufacture importation, sale, distribution, display for the purpose of sale any counterfeit, adulterated, banned, fake substandard or expired drugs. Infact, merely being in possession of the prohibited drugs is also an offence. •Offences relating to advertisements: It has to be noted that the food and Drugs Act and the Drugs and related products (Registration) Act prohibits certain advertisements. Section I of the Drugs and related products Act provides that no drug or drug product shall be advised in Nigeria unless it has been registered in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act prohibits advertisements of drugs represented as treatment or prevention of the diseases specified in the first schedule to the Act. Altogether about sixty five diseases and disorders are listed which includes, Alcoholism, cancer, obesity, sleeping sickness and loss of youth. A possible reason advanced for the prohibition of advertisements in these is that since some of the diseases have

no known cure, the advertisements are likely to be false. The code of advertising practice issued by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) created by Law No 55 of 1988 established by law No 55 strengthens the legal position. The code re-affirms the provisions of the Food and Drugs Act and in addition prohibits the following: •advertisements of on over the counter (OTC) drug unless it has been registered by the Federal Ministry of Health. •offer to diagnose, advise, prescribe or treat by correspondence •prevention of ageing It also has to be noted here that by virtue of Section 2 of the Advertising practitioners (Registration Act) 1996 as amended, the power to vet advertisement of regulated products is vested on the minister of health. •Sale by unauthorised persons: By the provisions of the pharmacist council of Nigeria Law the following persons are authorised to sell things. •A registered pharmacists •A holder of patent and proprietary medicine vendors licence. Patent and proprietary medicine Patent and proprietary medicine is defined as any medicine held out by advertisement, label or otherwise in writing as efficacious for the prevention,cure or relief of any malady, ailment, infirmity or disorder affecting human beings

andwhich is sold under a trade name or trade mark to the use of which any person has claims or purports to have any exclusive right; or of which any person has or claims or purports to have the exclusive right of manufacture or for the making of which nay person has or claims or purports to have any secret process or protection by letters patents. No person shall sell or deliver any patent or proprietary medicine unless he is either.a selling dispenser or chemist; or a holder of a patent and proprietary medicines licence. The law requires that patent and proprietary medicine shall be sold intact in the box, bottle, parcel or other container in which it was imported, packed or made ready for sale. The container must bear the name or trade mark of the manufacturer. Also no person other than a selling dispenser or chemist shall import in bulk and subsequently repack any patent and proprietary medicine. The summary of the requirements is that a patent and proprietary medicine must reach the consumer in the condition in which it left the manufacturer. Penalties for drug offences Each of the existing laws stipulates penalties for offences created therein. By Section 17(1) of the Food and Drugs Act, any person who contravenes any provisions of the Act or the regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand naira or to impris-

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onment for a term not exceeding two years or to both. It is a defence that the Accused, •Sold the article in the same package and in the same condition as it was when he bought it; and Could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained that the sale of the article would be in contravention of the Act or regulation. •Continued on page 38


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LAW & SOCIETY

Mandela’s single term: Constitution review and our selfish elites Political analyst UMARU SANUSI in this article seeks support for a single term for political office holders, a proposal by the Ekweremadu Committee, which was rejected

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MUST confess that the original title of this piece was “The sense in single term”. But because a big tree cannot fall with out the grass and ground noticing it, it became imperative to revisit the piece to see how the subject relates to the leadership style Nelson Mandela. Mandela was selflessness and courage personified. His 27 years in prison, his willingness to lay down even his life to bring freedom to his countrymen and women made him a hero of all times. But Mandela’s decision to take just a single term, even when his countrymen and women would have been glad to have him as life President or at least seek a second term in office according to the Constitution of South Africa made him a legend. Rather, Mandela demonstrated that single term of just five years (1994-1999) was more than enough to dismantle and heal the wounds inflicted by apartheid, entrench racial harmony, robust multiracial democracy, and profound socioeconomic transformations in South Africa. He did not need a second term to “complete the good works he started” or to endear himself to the entire world, such that in death, as in life, the world and its leaders have literally stood still for this great son of Africa. His homes have become a Mecca of sort to people of all races. Expectedly, our own political elites are also falling on themselves to pay tribute to Madiba. Sadly, not many of them are ready to live or make a quarter of Mandela’s matchless sacrifices in national interest. I find their glowing tributes to Madiba for taking a single term and achieving so much under it so laughable and hypocritical because this is the same single term

they have always hit with sharp criticisms at home. For instance, the initial reaction to single term was that it was a ploy to shortchange the North on its 8 years entitlement to power when power eventually reverts to them. Some said it was a ploy to elongate President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure. But when the Senate Committee on Constitution Review recommended it with a proviso that the incumbents would not benefit from it, the incumbents, including some presidential aides who initially saw it as our magic wand for arresting a perennial disease made a “U turn” and accused Senator Ekweremadu and the Senate of plotting to undermine President Jonathan and governors second term. Here is a question directed at Senator Ekweremadu in a Thisday interview of June 16, 2013: “How would you react to this speculation that the decision of the Committee to exclude certain categories of elected office holders from benefiting from the single term proposal was aimed at making ways for some members of the National Assembly that have aspirations…? And precisely, it is being alleged that you are working for Senator David Mark’s presidential ambition.” Here is part of his response: “Nobody is working towards anything, and as a matter of fact, for those of us who believe in providence, we believe that power comes from God not by scheming. Those who have been presidents of Nigeria didn’t get there by scheming…But we (the Committee) said those who are there now, if we say they should benefit from it, the implication therefore is that if any of them wins a new election, it means he is going to spend 10 years instead of 8 years. That is an option. The second option is that we exclude them and appeal to them to make personal sacrifice in the interest of the country because those involved are basically the president, his vice, governors and their deputies. So, it is easier to deal with than to say okay, you allow every person to benefit from it and then they are getting 10 years. I am sure Nigerians will find it difficult to accept. They will now say that the president has now used the National Assembly to get what he couldn’t get himself. We want to show that what we are doing is informed by patriotism and in the best interest of the country.” That the proposal failed 86 to 14 votes on the floor of the Senate on July 16, 2013 showed that our politicians, unlike Mandela, are not ready for that kind of sacrifice. Instructively, however, the ugly political maneuvers and crisis that that the proposal sought to prevent has engulfed the country almost immediately after the falloff the proposal. The ruling party exploded in crisis. Hear Senator David Mark on the floor of the Senate in September: “It is disheartening that even though the general elections of 2015 are two years away, political jobbers, sycophants, and hustlers have prematurely seized the political space...(and) employ every weapon, including threats of war, and open saber rattling, to advance their partisan causes.” Dr. Junaid Mohammed also added to the raging drums of war over 2015 in a Sunday, December 2, 2013 interview this way: “Quote me, if Jonathan insists on running, there will be bloodshed and those who feel short-

changed may take the warpath and the country may not be the same again. His running will amount to taking about 85 million northerners for a ride and that is half of the country’s total population. So, there will be bloodshed.” Yet people like Osita Okechukwu and his CNPP looked the other way. Ekweremadu has also reopened the single term interview while fielding questions from journalists. Responding to a question on the possibility of resuscitating the single term proposal since it was obviously dropped in error, he said it was sad that an inspiration his Committee drew from Latin American countries, which resorted to single term (for a transitional period) in the 1970s to resolve their succession crises was rejected. His other words: “If you look at what is going on now, all the problem we are having in Nigeria, both the nPDP, the APC, and all that, are all issues of succession…. But I think one of the mistakes we made in our recommendations was when we said that the incumbents would not benefit from it. I think there was some kind of coalition of forces to defeat it”. He said one option open to the country, from the foregoing, was a win-win single term transition period of possibly 2 years with incumbents in the saddle. That way, both the President and the Governors will exit at the same time, while the legislative elections still hold in 2015. He also explained that such would help to allay the fears of some governors fighting the president because they believe he would hound them if he remained in office while they leave in 2015. The 2-year gap between legislative and executive elections as is the case in the USA, and even many African countries would also reduce the cost of elections. He said in the interview that it would ensure that the whole country is not always engulfed in executive/legislature election fever at once, while allowing INEC enough time to recover and prepare in-between elections. This too has also earned Ekweremadu scathing from mainly the opposition. No one expects everybody to agree with Ekweremadu’s personal views. But the sad thing is that single term idea rejection revolves around narrow interests of the political elites. First, the recommendation by the Ekweremadu Committee that barred incumbents from benefitting from single term was defeated because governors and president’s handlers believe 8 years is their birthrights. The current suggestion by Senator Ekweremadu is being castigated and even termed tenure elongation in some quarters because some, especially from the opposition APC and its cohorts like CNPP, believe they are already home dry as far as 2015 presidential and gubernatorial seats are concerned. They forget the flipside, which is that Ekweremadu’s suggestion could also cut Jonathan’s tenure by 2 years, because if he contests and wins, he would be in office till 2019! My worry is, must Nigeria always revolve around a few overpampered, greedy power mongers? Should Nigeria continue to live at the mercy of narrow personal, sectional, ethno-religious, and political interests of a few or is it the citizens who should live for their country- like Mandela? •Umaru Sanusi is a political analyst

How to enhance socio-economic rights

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OW can the people’s socio-cultural and economic rights be protected? It is by improving selfdevelopment opportunities for the less privileged, according to guests at an award dinner in Abuja. The honorees were the Director-General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs Catherine Atoki; Director StanbicIBTC Bank, Mrs Mariam Uwais and former President, Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), Mrs Boma Ozobia. The event was part of activities by the human rights community to commemorate the Human Rights Day. It was held at the instance of the Open Society Foundation (OSF), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Nigerian Bar Association Human Rights Initiative (NBAHRI) and the PanAfrican Lawyers Union (PALU). Speakers included former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mohammed Uwais, former AttorneyGeneral of the Federation (AGF), Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN), Justice Amina Augie of the Court of Appeal, Chairman, NHRC, Prof Chidi Odinkalu and Chief Executive Officer PALU, Donald Deya from Kenya. They praised the honorees‘commitment to rights advocacy, and hailed them for their tremendous achievements in that regard. Justice Augie spoke glowingly of the honorees, who she said she had known for some years. She recalled that Mrs Atoki was her classmate at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and the Law School. She also said Mrs Uwais was her school mate while she (Justice Augie) was at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for her Masters. Justice Augie, who noted that human rights issues were hydra-headed, requiring the collaborative effort of all, urged all to be concerned about the plight of the vulnerable members

•From right: Justice Augie, Ibrahim (SAN), Justice Uwais, Mrs Izuora, Mrs Uwais, Mrs Atoki and her mother at the event From Eric Ikhilae

of the society. “Whatever you are doing and think nobody is noticing, people are actually watching. One day, they will honour you for your good works, as these three are being honoured today,” she said. Justice Augie, particularly, praised Mrs Atoki, who she observed, has been able to withstand the challenges the world has thrown her way despite being a widow. She said her late husband will be happy about her success. Justice Uwais urged more Nigerians to be involved in activities the will positively affect the society. He was full of praises for the honourees. Odinkalu said the choice of the three honorees was informed by their being adjudged exceptional human rights defenders, “who have worked to defend human

rights and build institutions for their protection within and beyond Nigeria. All three, are outstanding professionals, who have chosen to eschew indifference.” While arguing that Nigerians could no longer stand aloof, Odinkalu said the promotion and protection of human rights is a joint enterprise. “It involves active citizens of humanity, willing to live by their conventions, take risks and set example; it involves national institutions willing to apply the rules and speak truth to power; and it needs professionals, willing to show that their vocations is worth much more than any price,” Odinkalu said. Responding, Mrs Atoki, Mrs Uwais and the Vice Chair, NBA, Abuja, Mrs Ozioma Izuora (who represented Mrs Ozobia) thanked the event’s organisers for recognising their little contributions to making the world a better place to inhabit. They promised not to relent on their efforts.


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THE NATION TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013

FROM THE COURT

Court stays verdict on land tussle

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USTICE Olubunmi Femi-Adeniyi of an Ikeja High Court has stopped the Mustapha family from executing a judgment on a property at Onipetesi in Ikeja. Justice Lateefat Folami of another Ikeja High Court also ordered the family to maintain the status quo on the land, which it is claiming following a Supreme Court judgment. Justice Femi-Adeniyi gave the order while ruling in a motion exparte filed by Mr. Abayomi Omoyinmi and Dr. Akinkunmi Omoyinmi, for the Akinlolu Omoyinmi family. Justice Folami gave the order in a motion ex-parte filed by the Elewu of Ewu land, Ikeja, Oba Sakirudeen Kuti and the Baale of Mangoro, Ikeja, Chief Olusegun Akinola, pending the determination of the substantive suit. Joined as defendants/respondents in the two suits are Alhaji Abdulfatai Dawodu, Alhaji Suud Ademola Mustapha, Mr. Lasibat Alebiosu, and

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Deputy Sheriff of the Ikeja High Court. The claimants in the initial suit, asked the court to set aside the warrant of possession in the judgment in suit number ID/171/80 between Alhaji Mustapha and L. I. Fajebi as it affected their property, pending the determination of the substantive suit. They also prayed the court to stop the defendants from taking any further steps in executing the judgment until the determination of the substantive suit. The motion ex-parte was supported by a nine-paragraph affidavit and another 27-paragraph affidavit. In the affidavit deposed to by Abayomi Omoyinmi, the claimants averred that they were not defendants in the suit number ID/171/80 and that their premises, in which their families reside, was not in the land being claimed by the respondents. They claimed that the defendants came to their residence on Friday, October 11, this year to execute the

judgment. They said they stopped the execution and put the defendants/ respondents on notice of their claims, including injunction. They alleged that despite this, the defendants threatened to eject them. The claimants averred that the defendants were planning to dispose of the land. They contended in the affidavit that thugs, hanging around the estate, were threatening to demolish all houses in the area, including that of their claimants. They further contended that unless the court ordered came in, they would carry out their threat. Oba Sakirudeen Kuti and Chief Olusegun Akinolahad said in their affidavit that unless the court wades in, the defendants would eject the residents of Onipetesi. They added that it would be in the interest of justice to maintain the staus quo ante bellum pending the determination of interlocutory injunction.

•Dr Okei-Odumakin (right) and others at the event.

Activists seek better rights enforcement

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AWYERS and activists have called for better enforcement of women and children’s rights. They said poor enforcement of the laws had emboldened rights abusers to act with impunity, leaving women and children at the receiving end. They spoke in Lagos during the launch of a book written by a rights activist, Dr. Yinka Olomojobi, titled: Human Rights on Gender, Sex and the law in Nigeria. Speakers, including Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, Prof Oluyemisi Obilade, Mr. Kunle Ogunba (SAN) and Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, who reviewed the book, said rights abuses would continue until the laws were strictly enforced. Ogunba said there was impunity because the laws were not working.

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“We will begin to take ourselves seriously when we do away with impunity,” he said, praising the author for the work. Dr Okei-Odumakin showed clips of how women were being dehumanised, calling for more advocacy on women and children’s rights protection. She said of the book: “The actual instances of this abuse – individual, group, corporate, national and international extents – are documented. The legal perspective is even more painstakingly delivered.” Dr Okei-Odumaki said the book is also futuristic in the seeds of curiousity it sows in the reader. “The chapter on sexual politics and democracy, I find intriguing in several

ways because of the scourge of multidimensional denials captured in the chapter. “The denial is brazen in the North and buried in religion. It is subtle in the South and buried behind a façade of statutes largely ineffectual in the face of cultural and political muscle,” she said. On the book’s approach, she said the author chose the classic academic style, building up the arguments from several perspectives and backing them up with references in the same breath. Dr Olomojobi said his passion for human rights motivated him to write the book, which highlights legal provisions for rights protection. He said the book was written to explore women’s’ rights and identify common areas where they are abused, in terms of customs, traditions, religion, among others.

Family denies report on Oshodi ‘ownership’

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HE Agedegudu Onigbesa fam ily of Oshodi in Lagos has de bunked a media report which it said misrepresented the facts about the town’s true origins. Its lawyer, Tunde Alade DaudaAgedegudu, at a briefing, said contrary to the report, the founder of Oshodi town was Onigbesa. He said Chief Oshodi Tapa was allegedly a domestic servant of Oba Esilokun of Lagos and one of the sons of Esilokun. Oba Kosoko also inherited him after the death of Esilokun as a domestic servant, the lawyer said “There is, no doubt, about who the founder of Oshodi town was, as the Oshodi Tapa family stated in their testimony during trial in the suit numbered AB/16/57. They stated that Onigbesa gave them only 206 acres as absolute grant. So, how did they (Oshodi-Tapa) become the owners of the whole of Oshodi Town? “The same facts were stated in various chieftaincy tribunals constituted at various periods by the Lagos State government on Oshodi. The Oshodi-

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Tapa family is a tenant of Agedegudu Onigbesa who are Aworis. The Supreme Court judgment is still there. “The compensations for the acquisition of land for government agencies were paid to Agedegudu Onigbesa family and not to OshodiTapa family. The records are there. This was also stated in the judgment. “The intelligence report on the Aworis of Ikeja Division contained the fact that Oshodi-Tapa were paying rent on Oshodi land to Chief (Baale) Oseni Agedegudu. “It is also on record that in 1993, a deed of surrender was executed between the government of Nigeria, represented by Governor Donald Cameron and Chief Agedegudu, then Baale of Oshodi in respect of a piece of land earmarked for a market, which is known till today as Kairo market,” the lawyer said. According to the family, the claim that Oba Onigbesa was chased out of Igbesa Town by the Dahomey

warriors and later came to settle in a thick forest known today as Oshodi Town was not true. “The truth as stated in the court was that the then Oba of Lagos requested the Onigbesa family of Oshodi to allow the Oshodi-Tapa who are warriors to defend part of Lagos against Dahomean slave raids from incursion into Lagos. The Baale then was Chief Oseni Agedegudu,” the family said. On the installation of Oshodi Baales, the family said: “Succession to the stool of Baale of Oshodi for over 300 years has been hereditary amongst the descendants of Onigbesa family. “The first on the land was Onigbesa. After Onigbesa was Oluyiyabi, son of Onigbesa, followed by Ogundamija the son of Oluyabi; then Idowu Agedegudu, Oseni Agedegudu, Dauda Agedegudu, and Salami Agedegudu. “They are all descendants of Onigbesa, the founder of Oshodi town,” the lawyer added.

‘Why Lagos created service charter’

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AGOS residents have the right to demand better services from ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as required by the service charter, the government has said. At a briefing by the Office of Transformation (OOT), the government said it was creating more awareness on the charter to enlist more stakeholders on its application. Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) launched the Lagos State Service Charter on July 3, last year. OOT Director-General, Mr Toba Otusanya, said 14 MDAs were in the charter’s pilot phase. According to him, the service charter is a public document that informs clients about an MDA’s services, and outlines citizens’ right and responsibilities, as well as relevant avenues for communication. It specifies standards of service delivery in the form of a series of commitments, entitlements, or promises upon which customers can expect, and demand quality service as a right; and to which they can also complain when a service fails. Animplementation Committee is involved in the strategic planning and monitoring of all MDAs as they implement and deliver their services. The charter has five basic elements: description of the services provided; service pledges describing the general quality of service delivery customers should expect, focusing on such elements as openness, fairness, courtesy, and professionalism, and service standard (or service delivery targets) for key aspect of a service, such as timeliness, access and accuracy. Other elements are complaint and redress mechanism that clients can use when they feel

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standards have not been met; and cost, including fees for services with associated costs to customers and stakeholders. Among benefits of the service charter is empowerment of citizens by increasing their awareness, encouraging them to demand the better services and to challenge government officials to improve customer sensitivity as public service providers. Otusanya said before the charter was initiated, there was limited access to vital services due to lack of information, resulting in citizens forming wrong opinions about what government does. According to him, the ministries of health and education, for instance, have had the initiative drilled down to their component agencies. All health facilities, including general hospitals, and public educational facilities, are now to interface with members of the public in line with the service charter as service providers. “As the frontline agency responsible for implementing and managing this service delivery initiative, Office of Transformation is embarking on public sensitisation to create awareness about this new face of service delivery,” he said. Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Strategy Mr. Lateef Raji, said a capable public service is essential for creating a favourable investment climate and facilitating people’s participation in the economy. He said the initiative has become imperative to achieve the state’s desire to ensure that service delivery is optimised and that people’s expectations are met timely.

Man held for ‘damaging bus, theft’

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30-YEAR-OLD man, Lekan Jamiu has been arraigned at a Magistrate Court in Ikeja for damaging a bus and stealing. The prosecutor, Edet Okoi, alleged that Jamiu damaged a Paragon bus engine, with registration number XL193FKJ worth N95,000 belonging to Okorie Nnamdi. He said the defendant also stole N250,000 by converting delivery money of Paragon bus to his property.

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The prosecutor said the incident happened at Maryland, Lagos. He said the offence is punishable under Section 285 and Section 348 of the Criminal law No.11 Vol.44 of Lagos State,2011. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge. The trial magistrate, Makanju Oshodi, admitted the defendant to bail of N100,000. The matter was adjourned to February,10, 2014 for hearing.

Man arraigned using ‘inferior’ roofing sheets

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38-YEAR-MAN man, Chidozie Okeke, has been arraigned at a Magistrate Court in Ejigbo, Lagos for allegedly using inferior materials on the roof of a building and for breach of public peace. The prosecutor, Corporal Ubi Usani, alleged that Okeke received N650,000 from one Prof Chike Anamdi to buy aluminium roofing sheets. He said the defendant was given the money to buy 0.45mm aluminium roofing sheets for a building belonging to Anamdi. He said the defendant instead chose to use inferior materials of 0.35mm for the job.

Corporal Usani alleged further that the defendant also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by refusing to put in good order for the aluminium sheets, although he promised to do. The prosecutor said the offences committed are punishable under Sections 321(I) and 166 (d) of the criminal laws of Lagos State 2011. Okeke, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge. The trial magistrate, P.E Nwaka admitted the defendant to bail of N100,000, with two sureties. The magistrate adjourned the matter to January 29 for hearing.


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THE NATION TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013

LAW AND

SOCIETY

How to achieve national integration, by Ojo •Ogoja branch honours Ndoma-Egba

•From left: Andrew Ashon, 2nd Vice-President NBA Steve Abar, Mac Enamhe and J. I. Ushie

•Chairman, Ikom branch NBA, Emmanuel Okang; Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Ekpenyong Henshaw; Emmanuel Ochagboju and Emmanuel Ubu

•From left: Justice Bassey Ikpeme, Justice Obojor O. A. Ogor and Justice S. M. Anijor

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ORMER Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN) has said national integration can only be achieved through the recognition of the diverse parts of the country. He spoke at the inauguration of the Bar Centre of the Ogoja Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Cross River State. Ojo, who was the guest speaker at the event, spoke on the theme Judicial corruption and its im-

pact on the growth of democracy. The event was part of the Law Week of the branch and naming of the centre after the late Justice Emmanuel Takon Ndoma-Egba, father of Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN). The late Justice Ndoma-Egbama was the first lawyer from Ogoja. Ojo said: “National integration is a critical building-block for the harmonisation of the socio-political as well as the economic life of a

heterogeneous society into one whole entity to enhance rapid and sustainable development. It is the feeling of oneness that come from an atmosphere of integrated and harmonious co-existence of the diverse ethnic nationalities and culture. In a rainbow nation, such as Nigeria, national integration can only be built on the pedestal of true recognition and respect for the nation’s diversities which will in turn engender a true sense of nationhood.” He further said some politicians instead of working for the country’s unity are placing self first. “Today, rather than integrating into a cohesive community with a common sense of national identity and destiny, citizens of Nigeria are returning more and more to primordial affiliation for identity, loyalty and security,” he said. Warning that this posed a danger to the country’s unity, he urged Nigerians to “address the structural imbalance in our polity’’ to avoid being marginalised. Quoting the late Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu, who said ‘Nigeria needs unity’, Ojo added: “The first requisite condition for the attainment of nationhood is peace and harmony among the constituent nationalities in the nation. “We just have to find a genuine and workable way of removing the growing distrust and hatred among our fractious tribes. It is quite evident that the peace of our nation has been seriously threatened these long years by our inability to forge unity by creating a psychological bond, and failure to understand our cultural differences, respect our diverse identities, manage our diversity in a very robust manner, evolve a well-oiled conflict resolution mechanism of dialogue and creation of a sense of community among the citizenry. Noting that there is love among Nigerians, he put the problem of disunity on the elite, who he said are using religions and tribes to cause trouble. How do we solve the problem then? He provides the answer: “For our nation to make a giant leap towards fulfilling its manifest destiny as a true giant in the continent, we must commit ourselves to doing the needful in making Nigeria a true nation in the real sense of the word. And there are a set of commitments which we must make on salient national issues along with a set of complementary action lines to achieve that.” He advised political leaders. “I call on our leaders to work to rekindle the faith of all our people in communal harmony by dwelling more on those public policies that will bolster our ebbing sense of community. We just have to do everything possible to restore the lost values back to our national life. Our youths must not be allowed to imbibe wrong sentiments, because, according to Edmund Burke, the prevailing sentiments that occupy the minds of your young men determine the character of the next generation. He urged the government to the following: National Youth Service Corps Scheme, the

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Federal Unity Schools, National Sports Festival, Inter-collegiate sporting competitions, to foster unity. “All of these have helped us one way or the other to unify our people from across the country. We need to strengthen them. We also need to teach civic duties and lessons in patriotism and nationalism from primary schools up to the secondary schools, he said. Other strategies to attain sustainable integration, Ojo said, include education, collaborative approach and guranteeing of rights. “This is where alternative dispute resolution method like mediation can be employed,” he said. On how to tackle poverty, inequality and imbalance in the country, he suggested transformation. He sought for mass mobilisation and campaigns to promote our national identity. Nigerians, he said, must be well-sensitised to respect the national heritage and symbols. The flag, national anthem and national colours must be made to become sources of pride to us, he added. He lauded the National Orientation Agency, saying: “We need more of such public enlightenment campaigns across the country to imbue in all of us the Nigerian spirit and to galvanise us for positive actions towards keeping the nation one. Senator Ndoma-Egba, who spoke on behalf of his family, praised the Ogoja Bar for its gesture, saying it is “monumental and historical. For once, the Bar is taking the initiative to provide facilities for its convenience and secondly, a step to document history”. He said his father, who was called to the Middle Temple in 1961, was the first lawyer from the Old Ikom (how Ikom, Boki and Etung) and Old Ogoja (Ogoja, Yala Bekwara, Obudu and Obanliku). The former Supreme Court judge started his practice in Enugu in 1961 with the name of ‘Ogoja-Ejagham’ chambers to promote his identity, he said. But at end of the Civil War in 1970; he relocated home, and moved to Ikom a year later. On his elevation to the Old Cross River State High Court Bench on May 1, 1975, Senator Kanu Godwin Agabi (SAN) took over the chambers. His first lawyers were Senator Victor NdomaEgba (SAN), Paul Erokoro (SAN) and Senator Greg Ngaji. The family donated N5million to the branch, promising to donate in future. Chairman, Ogoja branch of NBA, Mr. Emmanuel Ubua said the branch would build house to immortalise the pioneer lawyer and judge. The leader of Ogoja Bar, Comrade Mike Enamhe, praised the family of the late Justice Ndoma-Egba for their assistance to make the centre a reality. He scored the hosting of the week high.

Legal restrictions to sale, advert of drugs •Continued from page 35 The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control Decree only imposes penalty for obstruction of an officer of the agency in the performance of his duties. The penalty for this offence is a fine of N5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment. Penalties for offences under the Drugs and Related Products (Registration e.t.c.) Act are as follows: •in the case of an individual, a fine not exceeding N50,000 or imprisonment for term not exceeding two years or to both fine and imprisonment; and •in the case of body corporate, a fine not exceeding N100,000. Dealing without registration being the crux of this Act, it is assumed that the stipulated penalties are only applicable to cases of sale of genuine but unregistered drugs. If the drug in question is fake, adulterated or substandard, the penalties in the Counterfeit and Fake Drug (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act will prevail. The Counterfeit and Fake Drug (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act contains the highest penalties for drug offences. Penalty for the sale, manufacture, importation e.t.c. of the prohibited drugs is a fine not exceeding N500,000 or imprisonment for a term not less than five years nor more than15 years or to both. Penalty for sale in

prohibited places is a fine exceeding N5,000 or imprisonment. The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria Act It contains further penalties where a drug offence is committed by a person registered under it. Section 18(1) give the Disciplinary Tribunal the power to reprimand or order the striking out of the name of a pharmacist found guilty of unprofessional conduct by a court or tribunal. There is, no doubt, that any illegal dealings in drugs will constitute an act or unprofessional conduct. Penalties for offences relating to patent and proprietary medicines range between N20 and N200. Enforcement agencies Different Agencies are charged with the implementation of the existing drug laws. For clarity, implementation under each law shall be treated separately. Food and Drugs Act Enforcement of the Food and Drugs Act is vested in the Minister of Health and the inspecting officers. Powers and functions of the Minister include, power to obtain particulars in respect of certain substances; grant of certificate of safety of batch; and declaration of compliance with provisions of the Act. The most important power of the Minister is the power to make regulations for carrying out the purposes of the Act.

Powers of the inspecting officers are set out in Section 10. These include; power to enter and inspect any premises used for a regulated product; examine any article to which the Act applies, examine any books, documents or other records found on the premises and seize and detain any article by means of or in relation to which any provision of the Act or the regulations has been contravened. National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and control (NAFDAC) National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control is a body corporate established to perform the following functions:•regulate and control the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, sale and use of regulated products; •conduct appropriate tests and ensure compliance with standard specifications designated and approved by the council; •undertake inspection of imported regulated products; •compile standard specifications and guidelines for the production, importation, exportation and sale of regulated products; and •issue guidelines on, approve and monitor the advertisement of regulated products. Apart from the extension of the meaning of regulated products in the NAFDAC Act to include bottled water and chemicals, the same subject matters are dealt with by both the Act

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and Food and Drugs Act. Functions of the authorities are similar. The NAFDAC Act which is later in time does not mention the former Act. •To be continued next week


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THE NATION TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013

LAW & SOCIETY

Judge, Attorney-General win institute’s awards The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) has held its convocation. It is the last by the out-going Director-General Prof Epiphany Azinge (SAN), who presented his scorecard. JOSEPH JIBUEZE reports.

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JUDGE of the National Industrial Court, Justice Oyebiola Oyewumi has won this year’s distinguished alumni award (female category) of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). Abia State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Mr Umeh Kalu won the male category. The award is given to graduates of the Institute’s who have distinguished themselves in their careers. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Maryam Aloma Mukhtar presented the awards to them during NIALS’ convocation in Lagos. She admitted 27 persons to the postgraduate degrees of the institute in her capacity as the institute’s Governing Council chairman during the event. Two persons graduated with Doctors of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Legislative Drafting; 19 persons obtained LL.M in the course, while six persons bagged Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDLD). The institute functions under the general supervision of the Federal Ministry of Justice, while its general policy direction is provided by the governing council, chaired by the CJN. Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) urged the graduates to be good ambassadors of NIALS. “The management has committed itself steadfastly to the task of re-positioning this institute for not only training skilled and knowledgeable manpower in legislative drafting, but also has made this institution become one of the most valued, not only in Nigeria but on the African continent. “I have pledged to commit steadfastly to the task of repositioning the institute. That is why we have continued to support efforts of this administration and shall continue to support successive administrations in the quest for positive transformation to be able to realise its fullest potential in the near future. “Despite obvious constraints in terms of infrastructure, physical frailties and other essential needs, the institute is still one of the foremost institutions in the country and I am very proud of our journey so far,” he said. NIALS Director-General, Prof Epiphany Azinge (SAN), who presided over his last convocation, said his administration has “delivered excellently” in all that it set out to achieve. “The introduction of PhD by the institute was one aspect of our strategic vision that was mired in controversy from the point of conceptualisation. But we are able to convince our hardest critics that our mandate statutorily allows us to pursue a course of study leading to award of post graduate degrees.

“Perhaps our critics were worried that our well endowed faculty may eventually unveil their antics of keeping PhD students for a minimum of 10 years before graduation. “We have clearly demonstrated that PhD can be earned within three years and still make eloquent and original contribution to knowledge,” Azinge said. Presenting his scorecard, Azinge said he was leaving behind a well-motivated staff; high scholarly productivity; well-structured research that has relevance to societal needs especially in the administration of justice; high visibility of the institute’s programmes, and a leading centre for legislative drafting skill development and expertise “in the whole world.” His administration also saw to the endowment of professorial chairs; creation of centres of excellence in law; consistent support and assistance to National Assembly on legislative studies and constitutional issues; establishment of zonal offices in the geo-political zones to bring NIALS activities nearer the people; a vibrant e-library; distant-learning facilities and introduction of French language for research fellows. NIALS under him also partnered with other relevant agencies worldwide; supplemented the meager budget through other creative means, provided high-profile platform for public lectures by jurists and international statesmen and initiated the ranking of law faculties, among others. Winner of Best Graduating Student and Most Original LL.M Dissertation prizes, Mr Bonaventure Nnamani, compared NIALS to a deep river which depth cannot be ascertained by standing at its bank. “I thought I knew much until I gained admission into NIALS and started receiving lectures. It dawned on me here that character molding is a continuous process and NIALS is a character moulder par excellence,” he said. The convocation ceremonies included a lecture delivered by President of Uganda, General Yoweri Museveni. It ended with a colourful event, including a cultural display by the institute’s troupe. As the academic procession was about to enter the hall, a fanfare was played. Justice Mukhtar said the post-graduates fulfilled the requirements of the statutes and regulations of NIALS and were found worthy in learning and character. On being presented the awards, those with PGD bowed and resumed their seats; those with Masters of Laws moved the tassel of their caps from right to the left, bowed and resumed their seats; while the two with Ph.D came forward, doffed their hats, received the chairman’s handshakes, and returned to their seats.

•From left: Prof. Deji Adekunle representing Adoke, Justice Mukhtar and Prof. Azinge

•Institute Secretary, James Bathnna

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•Prof. Dakas C. J. Dakas (SAN), Emenike Mbanugo and his wife Chioma

•Dr. Chinyere Ani and Prof Lanre Fagbohun •Prof. Animi Awah (left) and Dr. Francisca Nlerum

•Dr. Ngozi Udombana (left) and Dr. Erimma Orie

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•Prof. Paul Idonigie (left) and Prof Bolaji Owasanoye


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LEGAL OPINION The quality of judges and their judgments have been identified as part of the bane of the judiciary. Tunde Olofintila writes that appointing judges from the academia can improve quality of judgments. •Continued from last next week

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THERS are Hon. Justice Badder Ginsburg, a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law and Columbia Law School who was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals in 1980 before her appointment to the Supreme Court in 1993, Hon. Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who was at various times a Professor of Law and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, a Professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, Sydney, Australia and at the University of Rome. He was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its Chief Judge, 1990–1994 and Hon. Justice Elena Kagan, who after a stint at practicing Law in Washington became a professor of Law, first at University of Chicago and later at Harvard Law School as well as Dean of Harvard Law School before her appointment to the Supreme Court Bench in 2010. The combination of the experiences these eminent jurists have gathered as private legal practitioners, public office holders and as academics have definitely and positively impacted on their judgments and the administration of justice in the United States. In Nigeria, appointment of academics to the bench is not new following the 1972 appointment of Hon. Justice Taslim Olawale Elias from his professorial chair at the University of Lagos to the exalted office as a Justice of the Supreme Court where he later became the arrow head of Nigeria’s judiciary as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. It is instructive to note that while in office as a Judicial Officer, the learned and erudite Justice Elias occupied his

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‘Why more lecturers are needed on the Bench’ office with unquestionable integrity, character, industry and dignity.Not minding that the erudite scholar and exemplary (ethics-minded) jurist was removed from office as CJN in some inexplicable circumstances in 1975, his jurisprudential excellence, which could. not be caged or ignored, later saw him being appointed to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague in 1976 and was elected President of the world body in 1982 after the death of

Sir Humphrey Waldock, thus becoming the first African to occupy that lofty seat. Agreed that not all academics or Senior Advocates of Nigeria will be like Elias, after all two identical twins from the same homozygote egg cannot behave alike, but the Elias example gives verve to the argument that more academics could be given the opportunity to adjudicate at the appellate levels of our legal system.

Judge orders council chairman’s arrest

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USTICE Adenike Coker of an Ikeja High Cour t has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, Mr. Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo, for demolishing a section of Irepolodun Central Meat Market, at the Abattoir and Lairage Complex in Ojokoro. Justice Coker gave the order while ruling in a motion ex-parte filed against the council, Ifako Ijaye Local Government, and the Attorney-General and commissioner for Justice. The judge ordered that Olabinjo

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be detained till January 13. She also ordered the police not to assist the defendants in carrying out more demolition. Justice Coker also renewed her earlier interim injunction, which restrained the defendants “from taking further action to re-allotment, reallocation or reconstruction or do anything on the premises pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice” filed by the claimant, Yaro. The claimant, in the motion exparte, urged the court to restrain

the defendants from demolishing his stall with the abattoir. At the resumed hearing of the matter, Yaro through his counsel, Mr. Opeyemi Bello, had informed the court that his shop was allegedly destroyed by the defendants in spite of an order by the court. Last month, the judge restrained the defendants, their agents, from disturbing or interfering with the possession of the claimants, his tenants and anyone claiming through them on the seven kee-klamps comprising 186 stalls at state abattoir. The matter was adjourned to January 13.

Customer sues DHL for N3m for lost credentials

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CUSTOMER Daniel Okon Etuk has sued DHL International Nigeria Limited at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, asking it to pay about N3million for the loss of its credentials. Etuk, a graduate of Food Engineering from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State had earlier this year, contacted the courier firm to help deliver his original certificates to the Southwestern University in the Philippines, where he had been offered an admission to study Pharmacy. He stated in a statement of claims, that the university had requested the original copies of his credentials, including the West African School Certificate (WASC) , birth certificate, police report, among others, as part of the admission requirements. Etuk said it was in the process of getting the documents to the university that he contracted DHL, who charged N17,600 for the service, which he paid. He said the company’s

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officials promised to deliver the items within a week. The plaintiff stated that, hoping that everything would go as planned, he proceeded to make travel and accommodation plans, including buying air tickets for his trip to and from the Philippines. He averred that he was surprised when, weeks after the transaction, the university‘s Registry called to inform him that the documents were not delivered, a development that later caused him the admission, having incurred huge expenses. Etuk ssid the firm did not only fail in delivering the documents since June 19, when he handed its officials the documents, it has not been unable to account for them despite his several demands on them. The plaintiff, who accused the firm of negligence and breach of contract, is praying the court to declare, among others, that there is a valid and subsisting contract between him and the courier

firm for the delivery of a parcel containing the original copies of the plaintiff’s certificates to the university in the Philippines. He also seeks a declaration that DHL breached its obligation under the contract, and was negligent when it failed to deliver the documents to the varsity and has been unable to account for them. Etuk is claiming from DHL, N2million as the amount he lost in school fees, flight ticket, accommodation, among others; N50,000 in general damages for the alleged breach of contract and N50,000 in exemplary damages for the defendant’s alleged negligence. The respondents are yet to file their defence.

Another academic, who made it to the Bench, was Hon. Justice Niki Tobi, who left University of Maiduguri as a Professor and Dean, Faculty of Law and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) for an appointment as a Judge in the Rivers State Judiciary. The fact that he rose from the High Court Bench to become a Justice of the Court of Appeal and eventually a Justice of the Supreme Court bears an eloquent testimony to that academics excel on

the Bench. Yet, another is Hon. Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, who was appointed to the Rivers State Judiciary from the University of Lagos. He later became the Chief Judge of Rivers State from where he was elevated to the Supreme Court like Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Oputa who Imo State Chief Judge and Hon. Saidu Kawu who was Kwara State Chief Judge. It is trite to say that Hon. Justice Karibi-Whyte had a thoroughly distinguished career on the Bench, including his stint at the Supreme Court. With all these as reliable precedents, just imagine a Prof. Ben Nwabueze, an expert in Constitutional Law, a Prof. Chris Ohuruogu, an expert in Human Rights Law, a Prof. Akin Oyebode, an expert in Jurisprudence and International Law, a Prof. Itse Sagay, a Prof. M.T. Abdulrazaq, an expert in Taxation, a Prof. G.A. Olawoyin, a Prof. I.O. Agbede, and a Prof. P. A. Oluyede or a Prof. Ayo Ajomo on the Supreme Court Bench. These men and many others like them who will occupy the Bench with dignity, scholarship and eminence will lend colour and character to the quality of judgments delivered in their respective areas of specialisation. It is also capable of checkmating the tardiness among some judges and enhancing the quality of judgment as they will bring their learning and scholarship to bear on their judgments and complement the efforts of those of their peers on the Bench who do not have an academic background. It is worth giving a try. If it works, we continue to run with it and if it does not, we jettison the idea. After all, there is no harm in trying. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! •Concluded

LEGAL JOKES Having passed on, the lawyer found himself with the devil in a room filled with clocks. Each clock turned at a different speed and was labelled with the name of a different occupation. After examining all of the clocks, the lawyer turned to the devil and said, “I have two questions, First why does each clock move at a different speed?” The devil replied, ‘They turn at the rate at which that occupation sins on the earth. What is your second question?” The lawyer asked where the attorneys’ clock was, as he couldn’t seem to find it. The devil looked puzzled, then his face brightened and he replied, “Oh, we keep that one in the workshop. It’s used as a fan.” Question: Why are lawyers like nuclear weapons? Answer: If one side has one, the other side has to get one. Once launched during a campaign, they can rarely be recalled. When they land, they screw up everything forever. Question: How many lawyers can you place on the point of a needle? Answer: Ten, if you stand them on their heads. Lawyer’s mother: “My son is a brilliant attorney. He can look at a contract and instantly tell you

whether it’s verbal or written.” “For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.” —Gore Vidal The lawyer was beginning to grasp at straws during his crossexamination. “You say, Mrs. Dawson, that this took exactly five minutes?” The witness replied that she was sure. “I am going to give you a test. I want you to tell me when exactly five minutes has passed—starting now.” The lawyer was intently watching a stopwatch taken from his briefcase. At five minutes, to the second, the witness gave the signal. The lawyer told her, “That’s quite remarkable. How did you gauge the time so accurately?” Mrs. Dawson replied, “I watched the clock on the wall behind you.” Turnbull, a wealthy New York City attorney, decided to take a few days’ vacation and visit his poor cousin in the Appalachians. As he sat on the rickety porch of his cousin’s shanty home, he told him, “You know, Henry, you should have followed me and studied the law. Not a man alive could enjoy living in this filth. I make a thousand dollars a day, easy.” Cousin Henry replied, “Honestly?” Turnbull replied, “What’s the difference?”

Correction The picture of guests at the presentation of The Atiku Abubakar Cases, published on Page III of our December 10, 2013 edition was wrongly captioned. It should have read from left: Hon. Greg Egu, Alhaji Babalele Abdulahi and Dorn cCklaimz Enamhe. The error is regretted. Editor

•From left: Mrs Ajibola Ijimakinwa of J4A Programme; Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Mr Ade Ipaye and state Commissioner of Police Umar Manko at a workshop for senior police officers.


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‘Nigeria's health awareness poor’ From Faith Yahaya

According to Dr. Akunna Adejuwon, "The level of knowledge is very poor. A lot don't know anything on what is wrong with them. As an optometrist, I see a lot of people who are going blind and they have no knowledge about it. Speaking on the essence of the outreach, Dr. Adejuwon said is to reach out to the needy and to ensure they are properly taken care of. She said, "Some people are poor

and cannot really take care of their health, so we are providing free medical services to them to make sure that their body is in good shape. Cases that need referral, we refer them to appropriate authorities. "If you don't check your body regularly, you will not know what is wrong and that is why we have cases of people slumping and dying. We are here to checkmate and ensure that they are medically fit to do their businesses. "The poor health knowledge is

because Nigerians don't read. Most Africans don't want to read not knowing that reading makes one gain knowledge and more exposure. You will hardly see anybody sit down and read about their health, they would rather go about their business. They know how to calculate but when it comes to health related issues, they don't care and it is responsible for sudden death.", she added Also speaking, Senior Pastor of the Church, Prof. Anthony Aderibigbe said the essence of the

If you don't check your body regularly, you will not know what is wrong and that is why we have cases of people slumping and dying. We are here to checkmate and ensure that they are medically fit to do their businesses

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HE latest ranking by World Health Organisation (WHO) has placed Nigeria among countries with poor health care profiles. The WHO said the country is 187th out of 191 members states in terms of health delivery, prompting concern by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Social Welfare Network Initiative. The group reiterated the need to augment government effort to increase the health care delivery. The WHO report revealed that the most vulnerable groups in the environment are the rural dwellers, the elderly, women, infants and the poor who constitute over 80% of the population. Due to this revelation, the Social Welfare Network Initiative in collaboration with the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), CITEC Estate recently offered free medical care to Abuja residents. The group attributed the poor health knowledge of residents to poverty and poor reading habit.

free medical care is to do Christ like activities. He explained, "When Jesus came into the world, he came primarily for the salvation of our souls and in Luke 4:18; Christ came to also heal people and for those who are blind, he made them see. Those are the missions of Christ. He did not only care for our souls, he cared for our health and that is why a lot of miracles had a lot to do with healing. "We come to church to preach, excellent, we pray, excellent but there are people suffering from afflictions and diseases that God has given us knowledge to handle. So, we care for people and we will allow Jesus finish the work of healing. Over 12 specialized doctors were on ground to render their services. Some of the services rendered were free eye test, physiotherapy care, blood test, sugar level, and blood pressure test. Eye glasses and drugs were given to those diagnosed with different ailments.


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ABUJA REVIEW ‘Insufficient allocation hampers projects’ From Gbenga Omokhunu

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HAIRMAN, Bwari Area Council, Peter Yohanna Ushafa of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) has said that its entire November allocation from the federation account was N20m less than its monthly wages. Yohana said the situation has placed the council on the edge as in such cases the council is forced to augment salaries due to shortfall in it’s monthly allocation. According to him Bwari Area Council spends N115m monthly on wages and the total from the federation account is only N95m, how do we deliver on projects in such situations. He said the Council pays its environmental staffers the same wages as the federal employees even as he declined on the internally generated revenue of the council when asked by reporters. The council Chairman noted that the shortage notwithstanding, his administration has embarked on some projects that would improve on the quality of lives of Bwari residents. One of the landmark project visited was the 2000 unit Bwari Model market under construction. The project is being constructed under the Public Private Partnership and would be facilitated by Build, Operating and Transfer, (BOT) arrangement. It was learnt that there are 30 other markets in the Council being upgraded by the Yohana administration to model neighbourhood markets. Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, Abuja Council, Comrade Chuks Ehirim told the chairman that the NUJ mission was not to create crises but to make the public know the work of the administrations He emphasised that the political heads of performing coucils will gain from the outcome which would promote them amongst their people.

Abaji community should enjoy better infrastructure, says NUJ chief T HE Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja chapter, has appealed to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and federal Government to alleviate the suffering of indigenes of Agyana Pandagi community in Abaji area council of the Abuja, by assisting the council in constructing a bridge across the Gurara River in the community, which has been valued at N1.5bn. The NUJ chairman, Comrade Chuks Ehirim who was moved by the sight of children transported by canoe across the river from Agyana Pandagi road junction which stopped at the river bank, to the other side of the river to school, stated that the bridge, when constructed will go a long way to ease the stress of the indigent school children and also promote economic values. According to Ehirim who led journalists from NUJ to Abaji on a media assessment tour of projects executed by the area councils, said

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that the FCTA and federal government should take seriously the passionate appeals, to construct the bridge across the River, also because of its political and economics significance to the FCT. “If there is a bridge here, it would give impetus for economic activities, as well as enhance the economic well being of the local farmers here. If the government can take this project seriously, it will equally link this place up to Niger State. As well as remove some stress from the Gwagwalada/Abaji/Lokoja road, because people would prefer to travel through here to other parts of the country. “There is no way you could expect the area council to foot this

bill of N1.4bn for the construction of this bridge. So, we are appealing to the federal government to compliment what the area council has done in constructing the 15km road, by urgently take over the construction of this bridge, because it will help a lot of people living in the rural area here and it would also provide safety for children schooling across, who cross the river with canoes to school,” he said. Earlier the council’s head of Works Department, Alhaji Abdulaziz Uthman said that they have made series of compassionate appeals to the FCT administration to help them with the construction of the bridge, because the council cannot fund the construction, saying that they have always been given promises that would

lead to the realization of the bridge, but nothing has been done. “We are still appealing for their assistance. The road should have continued to the other side, but it had to end here because of the river, since there is no bridge. We have valued the bridge based on our estimate and in house level and we found that the bridge would cost nothing less than N1.5bn. “We were looking at a situation where we would have had a recreational centre here, because there was a proposal between the council to have a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, for them to have a recreational facility here and an artificial beach would have been created here and we would have been raising a lot of revenue for the council,” he said.

‘NUJ tour will enhance grassroots development’ From Gbenga Omokhunu

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HAIRMAN Abaji Area Council, Hon. Yahaya Garba has said the project tour of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ) to Area councils of the territory would engender better development in the Territory. Yahaya said this when he received journalists at the Abaji Secretariat even as he stressed that his administration was not unawares of it’s responsibilities to the electorate on whose mandate he is in office. He noted further that the tour will make the political leadership to be accountable to their electorates on whose votes they are empowered to lead the people. “As a thorough democrat, I want to categorically commend the FCT-NUJ, for coming up with this initiative of going round all the Area Councils and other agencies of the Federal Capital Territory Administration which to my conviction will not only challenge us to live up to expectation. “It will serve as an avenue for elected representative to be conscious of the fact that we are accountable to the people and in the same vein create a platform to showcase our developmental efforts to the electorates as well as our tax payers. “We are not unaware of our responsibilities as elected representative of the people, the task ahead of us is an enormous one. Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Abuja council, Comrade Chuks Ehirim told the chairman that the mission of the tour is to showcase the meaningful projects of the council. He pointed out that journalists are like perpetual critics who do so for the better of society in this case the council and the politics.

•Co-president (Christian Wing), Abuja Inter-faith Peace Building Forum Youth Wing, Rev. Fr. John Okonkwo (left) presenting some food items to people at Ketti Village during the forum’s Christmas sisit to the village in Abuja


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FCT women criticise Obasanjo’s letter to Jonathan W OMEN in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the auspices of Women Solidarity Group have condemned the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan. The National Cordinator of the group, Mrs Rita Audu, who staged a protest walk around major areas of the FCT said that the letter was not the kind of fatherly advice that Nigerians expected from the former President, saying that he should unite the country, instead of inciting the public against the present administration. Audu said the protest walk was a move to let former President Olusegun Obasanjo that if all the past leaders had being 100 percent perfect, just the way they want Jonathan to be, Nigeria would have been a better place and there will not be problems anywhere. “We want constructive criticism in Nigeria, so that there will be peace every where, there is no reason for people to heat up the polity

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with such controversial letter. We would like to say that President Jonathan administration is doing everything to affect positively the lives of people in the FCT and entire Nigeria. “If you move round the FCT, you will notice the roads networks every where and when you travel out of Abuja, you will see road networks outside. It is an evidence that President Jonathan is doing his best in terms of providing infrastructural development. We are not campaigning for him, but he has also done well in the area of education and creating jobs for graduates. “If the past leaders had done everything that Obasanjo wants Jonathan to do, we will not have problems of corruption in Nigeria today. Jonathan is trying to touch

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what past administrations have failed to touch to affect lives. I believe that with the present step he has taken on power, very soon electricity will be stable. “We can see him balancing the economy of Nigeria that has accumulated for long. We are in support of him to lead Nigeria for eight years. I urge every woman in the FCT and Nigeria to support him to contest for second term in office,” he said.

Chinese investors to construct Abuja Talent-Hunt village From Bukola Amusan, Abuja

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OME Chinese investors are in the country to finalise arrangements with the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) for the construction of a talent hunt village for Nigerian youths. The Talent Hunt village when fully operational will have an artistic segment where young and gifted Nigerians will showcase their skills and earn money rather than depend on white collar jobs. The President of the NYCN, Yakubu Shendam who disclosed this in Abuja over the weekend in an address he presented at 2013 National Youth Summit said the Youth Village will be purely for commercial purpose. Shendam said desired Nigerian Youths will have the opportunity of earning a living from the village while engaging in entrepreneurial skills, shows among others. He also added that an Agricultural programme called, JEGAABA will soon be launched in order to create jobs for over 100,000 youths annually. Shendam said, “for the agricultural project, youths will be selected per village form the 19 Northern states of Nigeria” “The youths will be trained and empowered to grow highly profitable crops for local and export purposes while a skill acquisition programme for the youths from the South-South with the theme, “Niger Delta beyond oil” is due to commence soon. He said about 30,000 youths stand to benefit from the South-south programme. While urging Nigeria youths to continue to tap into its most powerful resources, he urged them to continue to have confidence in the Administration of President Goodluck Jonathan as he strives to build a good Nigeria for all its citizens.

500 benefit from free medical scheme From Grace Obike, Abuja

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ORE than 500 people have benefited from a free medical scheme at the Islamic Clinic and maternity, Karshi, Nasarawa State. Villagers from Karshi community in Nasarawa state were diagnosed and give free drugs by AhmadiyyaMuslim Jamaat (A Muslim body) in collaboration with Humanity first Canada and Humanity Nigeria. The president of the body Alhj. Abbass. Awolabi explained that the scheme is aimed at promoting rural health care to rural areas. He noted that every three months, the body organises free medical care for rural people. Awolabi said: “We have been going to the villages every three months to assist the poor with good health care. Although, it is the responsibility of the government to bring health care to the people, we realised that government alone can’t do everything. “This is why we can put together this medical scheme together for people in the rural area to benefit from. We have also sunk boreholes in Abuja and environs without portable water.” One of the beneficiary of the health care scheme, Everest Nwagiofo explained that the scheme provided him the opportunity to receive eye treatment. He appreciated the body for the treatment, calling on well placed Nigerians to support such a scheme.

Herdsman jailed two years over missing cows From Gbenga Omokhunu

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GRADE 1 Area Court in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has sentenced a 38-year-old herdsman, Baushe Shehu, to two months imprisonment for allowing two cows in his custody to be stolen. The herdsman, who resides in Zango Shadadi Area of Kuje, was arraigned on a one-count charge of negligent conduct. The prosecutor, Sgt. Niyon Ishaya, had earlier told the court that Alhaji Sani of Kayarda Area of Kuje, lodged a report against the convict at the Kuje Police Station on Nov. 29. He said that Shehu was employed by Sani to look after his cows at Zango Shadadi Area of Kuje, and he deliberately allowed thieves to steal two of the cows valued at N350,000. Ishaya also said that the convict had paid only N50,000 to the complainant, adding that he was to pay the balance of N300,000. That the offence contravened the provisions of Section 197 of the Penal Code. Shehu, who was not represented by a counsel, pleaded guilty to the charge, saying, “I left my duty post to visit a sick friend when the animals were stolen.’’ The presiding Judge, Mr Nuhu Ibrahim, sentenced Shehu after he pleaded guilty. Ibrahim, however, gave him an option to pay N30,000 fine and N300,000 to the complainant.

NGO seeks better heath care From Gbenga Omokhunu

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisation known as Kapital Merit Club in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has called for policy that will further strengthen access to qualitative health care in rural areas. President of the organisation, Mr Yinka Adewale made the call while speaking on improving the health of Nigerians at a Health Talk event to mark this year’s anniversary of the organisation in Gwagwalada area council in the FCT. Adewale noted that for the nation to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adequate attention must be given to the health needs of people living in rural communities. According to him, the health talk was organised to sensitise the public on basic health related requirements, like regular medical check up and environmental cleanliness among others. He advised participants to always keep their surroundings clean and shun acts detrimental to their health condition, thereby stressed the need for corporate bodies and organizations to always compliment the efforts of government in the area of health.


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EAVY-duty vehicles comprising the 911 trucks, tippers, trailers, caterpillars, or petrol tankers are mostly feared by people because of the havoc they cause on the roads. These vehicles which some people see as harbingers of death often skid off the road and cause so much loss of lives that even hearts fail the bravest of minds. Abuja with its notorious vehicular and human traffic witness these vehicles in great numbers and in different states of disrepair, although a few of them can still be called new, a greater number look like driving corpses looking for victims to take along to its rickety grave. Because most of the roads in the satellite towns and metropolitan areas are in disrepair, a week hardly ever goes by in Abuja without witnessing a broken down long vehicle blocking the road and creating serious traffic congestion. A few weeks ago, along Byazhin, Kubwa Road, not very far from the Daughters of Charity hospital, a trailer’s brakes failed and was coming at full speed honking, a motorcyclist, carrying a pregnant woman was so confused and scared by the sound that he took a bump wrongly, leading to the death of the woman and her baby. Similar incidents where the vehicle kills pedestrians, motorists or even ram into houses causing numerous casualties have become so normal that Nigerians now take it as their faith instead of taking drastic measures against the unnecessary death. When they do not fail brake, they park on the middle of the road causing obstruction and not bothering to go to their parks as if they own the roads. The drivers of these vehicles whom are sometimes young drug addicts hang around watching the obstruction they cause without giving it a second thought. Kubwa for instance is slowly turning into a trailer park, although some of the trailers are those that carry sand and construction equipment for the numerous construction works going on, a larger percentage congregate close to the Guinness depots along the Byashin/ liberty road and bazango around pipeline. That of the Byazhin/liberty road has gotten so severe that the lone

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two lane road that serves both outgoing and incoming traffic has been turned into a lane causing obstruction both night and day with motorist and motorcycle operators driving pass the huge vehicles with care to avoid accidents. The depot on its own does not mind the level of danger they pose to the environment as they divert some of the vehicles to park in other parts of the street. A visit to the Kubwa/ liberty depot was so rowdy. One of the workers at the depot, William confirms the dangers but said that it cannot be helped since it is the season for beer and the numerous beer parlours around Kubwa exhaust their

drinks quickly and they have to keep providing so there won’t be a lack. He explained that the compound is not enough to accommodate the vehicles at ones and that the management is hoping to purchase the land behind the depot so before it happens, residents will have to be careful. The manager of the depot who refused to disclose his name to the Nation became agitated at the site of the Nation correspondent, he said that the reporter had no police warrant to take pictures of the vehicles or speak to his staff. In his words, “no one has the right to take picture of my property or talk to my staff, I am doing my business and I don’t care what you say.” He called the po-

lice who detained our correspondent for awhile for invading his privacy. The inspector in charge of the Byhzhin, Kubwa police station said that they were aware of the indiscriminate way in which the cars are parked causing obstruction on a road that is already too small for commuters. He explained that they would have asked them to desist from parking those vehicles indiscriminately but are considering the fact that they will have no other place to park without it affecting their business, he asked the manager to pray that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) does not get wind of their activities, since it is their job to keep our roads safe.

Church assists community NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisation under the auspices of Rural Rescue Outreach Foundation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in collaboration with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has donated hospital facilities to FOLTZ Health Centre in Katari village, about 88kms to Kaduna. The National President of the foundation, Pastor Solomon Daudu, while presenting the facilities to the medical doctor in charge of the health centre Dr Uzoma Ugochukwu said that they found that the community has been neglected in terms of infrastructural development, that was why the foundation decided to assist the best way they could. According to Daudu, the foundation has the mandate of rescuing rural communities of Nigeria from the grip of darkness and poverty through preaching the gospel and provision of medical of some measures of poverty alleviation in any community visited, since most communities in the country are far from development. “We found that a lot of rural areas have been neglected by the government, because they are not able to reach everywhere and they concentrate in developing the cities that is why we decided to reach out to the rural areas to affect people’s lives, because there

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are places where people cannot buy malaria drugs of N50. “I want to advice Nigerians to be conscious of this health status, by going for counselling and check-up, because many people are dying of ailments that could not have died of, if they had gone for counselling and check-up, because, they go on self medications. So, they should seek counsel from medical experts, so that they would not die of preventable diseases,” he said. Dr Uzoma Ugochukwu, the doctor in charge of the health centre expressed gratitude to the foundation for remembering the community in their humanitarian services, saying that it is very difficult to find people moving around just to affect the lives of people in

rural communities, thereby advised privileged Nigerians to emulate this kind of gesture of the foundation, so that Nigeria would be a better place to live in. Chief Zamani Dongoyaro, the district head of Katari village said that the community has been neglected by the government for so long, that anything found in the community were brought by missionaries, that they are totally left behind in everything that would naturally gives meaning to life. “We are lucky that we are very close to the FCT, life would have been difficult for us. We have only one small health centre that was neglected long ago, if not for this FOLTZ health centre, only God knows where we will be going to for health care. We are lucky that the missionary brought this hospital,” he said.

•National President,.Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria(SOGON)Dr Fred Achem(middle) President, Association for reproductive and Family Health, Prof Oladapo Ladipo(left) and Secretary General,SOGON, Dr Chris Agboghoroma during a press briefing on the poor Maternal Health indices in Nigeria,held in Abuja. PHOTO ABAYOMI FAYESE

•Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development, Dr Ado Ibrahim (left); Chairman, House Of Representatives Committee on Health, Ndudi Elumelu; Chairman, National Ear Care Centre, Dr (Mrs) Abisola Clark and Minister of Health. Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu during the inauguration of Boards of the Centre in Abuja. PHOTO: ABAYOMI FAYESE

Kaduna’s untapped black gold •Continued from page 31 in about N15,000 to farm ginger and what comes will not be enough for him to take care of himself and his family. It is really very discouraging”. Marshal said further that attempt was made to ensure good pricing for the commodity when some youths were encouraged to take their produce to Lagos by themselves. But along the line, they got discouraged. Today, most of those benefiting from the ginger we farm in Kaduna are from Kano and Lagos because they buy it and export”. An agricultural expert, Shedrack Madlion told The Nation that the Kaduna ginger has a combination of all the three qualities of ginger which makes it the best in the world. He however lamented that despite the huge benefit as an economic crop derivable from ginger, there is nothing being done to make it beneficial to the people and government. When The Nation visited Kachia, already harvested ginger was seen in large quantity being prepared for shipment to Europe and America. It was gathered that one Sola was representing the company that bought the ginger that were being cleaned up and bagged ready for shipment. Although this reporter was directed to one of the men supervising the workers, he claimed that he was also a worker and not the Sola. He also refused to comment on the purchase and processing of the raw ginger for export on the pretext that speaking will be detrimental to them. Apart from the Kachia point where ginger were being cleaned up ready for shipment, it was gathered that those who are buying the ginger are spread across the nook and crannies of the villages in southern Kaduna to buy up the commodities directly from the farmers. It was also gathered that before now, ginger used to be sold at a central point known as the Wallijo ginger market. That market no longer exist and government both at the local and state level has done nothing to encourage the farmers of this commodity. Trucks were seen in large numbers leaving the bushes and villages with the commodity.


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•From left: Former Head, Interim Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; Former President Shehu Shagari; Speaker of the House of Representatives. Hon Aminu Tambuwa; Vice President Namadi Sambo; President Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President Senator David Mark during the launch of 2014 emblem for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Abuja. PHOTO: AKIN OLADOKUN

• From left: Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Audu Umar; Minister of Information, Labaran Maku; Minister of State for Works, Ambassador Bashir Yugudu, and Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen during the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO AKIN OLADOKUN.

•Vice President Namadi Sambo (left), with Nigeria National Merit Award recipient, Prof. Seth Sunday Ajayi during the award ceremony in Abuja

•Chairman, Ogun State Indigenes Forum Abuja, Mr. Atanda Akinlade (left); Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Account, Hon. Solomn Adeola; Members of the Forum, Mrs. Duchess Dola Macaulay; Mr. Bayo Ajayi and Vice President, Ogun State Indigenes Forum Abuja, Dr. Kolapo Osibote, during their visit to Adeola, at the National Assembly, PHOTO: ABAYOMI FAYESE Abuja


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RESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan didn’t mince words last week Monday when he directed all aides, staff and visitors to the Presidential Villa to wear the 2014 Armed Forces Remembrance emblem for the next one month or be denied access to the villa. He gave the directive while launching the emblem and appeal fund kick-starting events towards the January 15, 2014 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. Being a day to remember and appreciate Nigerian military men who died in service to the nation and their surviving colleagues who have retired from active service, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces said that the sacrifices of Nigerian armed forces in peace-keeping operations must not be forgotten. He stressed that Nigeria, internally, has survived many security challenges and emerged united due to the dedication to service by the Military as he challenged all Nigerians to always show appreciation to ex-servicemen (Nigerian Legion). While over N105 million was raised on the spot during the launching, he also charged corporate bodies to support the Legion and wear the emblem in appreciation of its efforts and encourage soldiers still in active service in hope of a decent life for them after retirement or death. Apart from ordering those coming close to him to always wear the emblem; he also asked his ministers and senior public officials to wear the emblem to every public function for the onemonth period to January 15, 2014. Jonathan said: “I will like to encourage all Nigerians to procure and wear these emblems with pride throughout this period. In fact for those who have the opportunity to have interaction with me within this period, if you do not wear it, please do not feel embarrassed if they turn you back.” “It will be a requirement for all our staff and visitors to wear the emblem to gain access to all government establishments. I personally will put on the emblem from today to the end of the remembrance period, that is, January 15 of next year.” He said But since that directive was given, series of drama have played out within and outside the State House, Abuja.

Emblem drama at the State House Some senators, who wanted to follow the President to the unveiling of ‘Gulma’, Nigeria’s first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle in Kaduna in the Presidential jet at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja the following day after the directive was given, were a bit confused at the airport checkpoint. They could not go inside the plane as they were not wearing the emblem. To solve the problem, one protocol official tried to collect emblems from some lower level staffs going into the plane by saying: “These are senators who have to follow Oga, please help us with your emblem.” But the staff who also have important roles to play at the function in Kaduna refused to part with their emblems in order not to appear disobedient to the President. They rushed past the stranded senators to board the plane. The senators’ only saving grace was some soldiers at the airport

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who were wearing the emblems but not travelling with the President. One of the soldiers’ superior ordered them to remove their emblems. As disciplined and obedient soldiers they did not only obey the order but followed it with standing at attention and saluting the officer.

The enforcement of the presidential directive came into full force in the Villa just before commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting last Wednesday. No Minister or their aides, journalist and staff was allowed to gain entrance to the Council Chamber without the emblem

conspicuously displayed on the person’s cloth. The Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, who was coming down the staircase at the corridor leading to the last gate before the Council chamber with the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide around 9.36a.m narrowly escaped being stopped at the gate. While the FCT Minister of State was wearing her emblem, Mrs. Johnson was not wearing her own. A staff who noticed it stopped her on the corridor and quickly passed his own emblem to the Communication Technology Minister, who quickly pinned it on her multi-coloured blouse before entering the Council chamber. Some senior staff, who forgot their own emblems either at home or in their cars, have been hijacking the emblems of their subordinates before approaching the President’s office area.

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HE Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has bestowed a fellowship award on the Senate President, David Mark; former Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi. The three eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in their different fields of endeavour were honoured for their outstanding contribution to the propagation of public relations practice in Nigeria.

The event which held in Abuja equally witnessed membership Fellowship award to other distinguished Nigerians including the Nigerian Army Spokesman, Major General Olukolade and also the induction of members into the prestigious body of Public Relations Practitioners and consultants in Nigeria. Mahmood Yakubu, a professor of History who was Born in Bauchi in 1962 had his early education at Kobi Primary School from where he proceeded to the Teachers’ college, Toro and later to the University of Sokoto (now Usmanu Danfodiyo University) where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in History, a feat which has remained unrivalled and unbroken till date as the first and only person from the whole of Northern Nigeria to have obtained a first class Honours Degree in History.


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VER wonder why tanker drivers park along Tafa village in Niger State? The answer is not quite elusive. Tafa at night is very bubbly, but in the day time it is as calm and peaceful as a village should be. The village is typical of a modern city at night. The way of life there is interesting for residents. At night the community comes to life, everything turns golden for tanker drivers because of the flock of women who throng the place. These women serve as acquaintances to tanker drivers who visit the village at night. Tafa, located on the fringes of the FCT, is in one of the local government areas of neighbouring Niger State. It has a population of 83, 874 (1991-2006 population census figures), comprising different language groups (such as Gbagi, Gwari, Nupe, Hausa and other Nigeria Languages). It is home to Christians, Muslims and traditional worshippers. It is also a gate-way to most parts of Northern Nigeria, which makes it a very busy area. It is located at the Abuja–Kaduna expressway. The town is quite a commercial centre, with a lot of Hotels, businessmen and women busy running their day to day activities on both side of the express way. The traders also said most of their customers are tanker drivers who usually travel along the road. Although the community may lack the attractions of modern day cities or town like basic amenities, accessible roads and modern transportation, the community still presents an interesting place to visit because of its interesting features. Their ways of lives, mode of living, cultural festivals are fascinating to first time visitor. The community promotes communal living. They share things among one another in other to lend a hand. However, apart from lack of basic amenities, the parking of heavy duty tankers along the roads in Tafa is posing a major challenge. At Tafa, the rates of accidents are on the rise as a result of these tankers. They occupy space which makes movement difficult,

At night the community comes to life, everything turns golden for tanker drivers because of the flock of women who throng the place. These women serve as acquaintances to tanker drivers who visit the village at night

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thereby creating unnecessary hold up and at the same time major accidents along the roads. In an interview with The Nation, the Transport Manager Petroleum Tankers Drivers Association, Alhaji Baffa Mangal who resides around the Area, said they are not in full support of these trailers and tankers parking along the road but they have no other place to park whenever they come to repair their vehicles or visit their Family. He said, “Actually there is a Park provided for the drivers to park their vehicle, the work has started but not yet completed. As I am talking to you right now, I can take you there to see things yourself, the park has not been tiled, no constructed road leads to it, no gate and security right now and bushes have covered the whole place so there is no way one can instruct any Tanker driver to go there to park his vehicle. Instructing any driver to park inside the park now is very risky especially a tank full of fuel, what if it gets hooked due to the rough road lead-

ing to the park? Above all the park has not been commissioned. “It will be nice if the park can be worked on, this is to the benefit of the community, tanker drivers and the federal government, one it makes it easy for tanker drivers knowing that they have a place of their own, at the same time the major expressway where they have been causing commotion will be light and free, and thirdly in spite of the fact thatthey are no longer on the road traders and other businesses will still thrive. A resident Abba Sunday, who is a spare part dealer said ‘’Am not happy with the way this tankers and trailers park along the road because it causes a lot of traffic jam and accident especially when a vehicle is coming on speed, but then, they constitute 90% of our patronage because whenever their vehicle develop problem they always come here for repair, there is a trailer park around but the place is very rough and there is no road leading to the park. The road needs government intervention especially in the area of tiling or cleaning the road so the trailers

and tankers can comfortably park. Abba disclosed that night life in Tafa is flourishing. “The place is busier at night, there are plenty free women in this place,” the light skinny Abba said, the major business here is women, beside there is no Government work here no factory or industry yet the area is always thronged, Most of the trailer drivers come for this women. Tafa is busier at night because there are a lot of activities going on at night, here you see women of all categories, majority of this women live in hotels where men patronize them. This promotes beer business, and all kinds of vices. Hauwa a food seller said ‘’this tanker drivers patronize us a lot, most of them are our customers, without them around our business will be something else she also stated that there use to be a lot of accident along Tafa road but not as a result of trailers parking along the road but reckless drive from the drivers that are always on full speed not minding others will cross the road but when asked about the social night activities around the place she claim to know nothing of such. Patience Enenche a petty trader who resides in Tafa said ‘’this trailer drivers are causing a lot of discomfort around here the way they park along the road and almost block half of it not minding is an express way usually contribute to most accident that turn out around here’’. Tanker drivers normally stop here because of commercial sex workers who come around at night. This very place we are standing, there are three hotels right in this place serving the same purpose which is not good for the upcoming children in this area. Even I am just waiting for my children to finish primary school after which I will relocate because this Tafa is a corrupt area, I do not want my children to have the knowledge of the kind of life going on here, they are all I have and to fulfill their father’s dying wish is to rise them in a godly way. I’m willing to appeal to the traditional rulers around this area to join hands together and make sure they dismiss these street hawk-

ers. Is as bad as even when you bored a taxi as a lady and you tell them you going to Tafa they will be looking at you somehow because of the naughty activities going on here. Another residents and a herbal trader mallam Mubarak Usman, who claim to have being in Tafa for the past seven years confess that, ‘’Tafa is a town with a lot achievement and social life, the tanker which are being parked along the road in most cases protect us in terms of accident, it block us from the main road. So most of the accident that occur along Tafa is the fault of the drivers and usually cause by over speed the tanks have nothing to do with that.’’ Mallam Mubarak stated that the women that come around at night make the place livelier and they are the business boosters. Most of the women are widows, divorcee and few married women. Adding that whatever a man does without woman around is incomplete especially these tanker drivers they cannot do without these women that normally come around at night. ‘’They are the vigorous promoter of Tafa. He quote ’’No woman no grooving too many women spoils the groove.’’ Shuaibu a tanker driver said “we have a parking space but has not been properly repaired for many years they started the project but later abandoned it. This is why we park along the road. But we will stop when our park is ready. Back then, minister of works, Architect Mike Onolememen, Director General of NEMA and other top Government officials came to Tafa in respect of the project, since then no further improvement. He said, “Tafa is my village I was born and bred up here we are tired of unfulfilling promise no wr no good road they will come tell us all sort of lies and walk away we want the Government to repair the park by the time they are done with it Insha Allah all the tankers and trailer drivers will stop parking along Tafa road. “The tankers and trailers parked along the road are not responsible for the constant accident, it is the recklessness of drivers not road side parked vehicles.

Business Manager, Mainstreet Bank Limited, Mr. Peter Harry; Director General, Peoples Democratic •Entrepreneurs and business-leaders honourees, Bukola Alabi shaking hand Institute, Dr. Lanre Adebayo; and National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria-China Business with Tonny Elumelu. With them is Tobias Igwe during the Future Award Best 100 Council, Chief Matthew Uwaekwe, during the Executive Members of Nigeria-China Business Council visit Celebration at the Banquet Hall Presidential Villa in Abuja. PHOTO AKIN Peoples Democratic Institute Office in Abuja. PHOTO: AKIN OLADOKUN. OLADOKUN.


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Breaking Kaduna bypass jinx

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They have done a lot of laterite work there and constructed most of the bridges. That is where majority of the work is. I passed through the road on my way here and I am sure you passed through it also and have seen the quality of work being done. I am sure that very soon, the road will be completed. We are giving it priority because it will further decongest traffic within Kaduna metropolis

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HE idea of constructing an eastern bypass in Kaduna was mooted in the early days of the Obasanjo administration to decongest Kaduna metropolis of heavy traffic. It was aimed at giving travellers from Abuja to other parts of the north and passing through Kaduna an alternative route instead of getting stuck in the heavy traffic in Kaduna metropolis. The contract was eventually awarded on November 24, 2002 to Eksiogullari Construction (Nig) at the cost of N16 billion and stretched from the Kakau on the Abuja/ Kaduna road and to link the Kaduna/ Zaria road, covering a distance of about 48 km and a completion period of three years. Eleven years after, only about 16 kilometres representing about 30 per cent of the job has been done even though the contract sum has increased to about N24 billion. At the inception of the project, many had complained about the competence of the company to handle such a project since it had never handled any of such big project before. Those who felt that the company should not have been awarded the project alleged that they got the project because of the influence of the then Minister of Works, Chief Tony Anenih. Even though this could be confirmed, former President Obasanjo had told the company while inspecting the project in August 2005 that to handle the project diligently since it was their first in the country. Obasanjo said “this is your first major work in the country. So, you have to do it well and on time so that you don’t leave a bad impression”. Before then, the company had collected about N4 billion with less than 10 per cent of the job even when the completion period was just three months away. At the time of Obasanjo’s visit in 2005, the contractors were not on site as they had abandoned the project for alleged lack of funding from the government. With the contractors not able to meet the 2005 deadline for the completion of the project for apparent lack of competence and the nonrelease of funds, the date was readjusted in 2007 and rescheduled for 2012. But having collected over N10 billion from the government, the company was still unable to deliver the first 16 kilometres running between Kakau on the Kaduna/Abuja road to Mararaban Rido on the Kaduna/Kafanchan road at the end of the 2012 deadline forcing the Minister of State for Works, Bashir Yuguda to give them a November 30, 2013 deadline to finish and deliver the first 16 kilometre. Speaking with newsmen while commis-

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sioning the rehabilitated Kaduna refinery link road in May 2013, the Minister assured that the government was determined to complete the road for the benefit of the people. He said “the contractor is now concentrating on the remaining section of the road. They have done a lot of laterite work there and constructed most of the bridges. That is where majority of the work is. I passed through the road on my way here and I am sure you passed through it also and have seen the quality of work being done. I am sure that very soon, the road will be completed. We are giving it priority because it will further decongest traffic within Kaduna metropolis”. In 2012, while on a visit to the late Kaduna state governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Yuguda was on an inspection tour of the project question the capability of the contractors to handle such a project saying “Kaduna Eastern bypass road was awarded on November 24, 2002 with completion dateline of November 23, 2005. There is budget constraint no doubt, but the capability of the contractor is very doubtful. We have given the contractor till November 30, 2011 to finish the first portion of Kakau to Mararaban Rido which is 16 km completely after which we will determine the next line of action. There is a bargain constraint, no doubt but the capacity of the contractor to deliver on this road is very doubtful. For the last ten years, they were only able to achieve substantial portion of up to 16 kilometres. The budget issue is there no doubt but for serious-minded contractors, they go out of their way to impress government that they have to be helped in terms of funding. We have critical

projects and once we see a contractor really doing the work he is supposed to do, we go out of our way to fund it but this is not acceptable at all. So, this first portion from Kakau to the Kachia road which is 16 kilometres, we have given them until November ending to finish the work completely and then, we will determine the next line of action but government cannot accept contractors that are folding their arms every day, saying it is government’s

fault. If a contractor performs, there is always a budget mechanism which has a leverage that we can always make a case for such a contractor .So, it is not just the question of the government not funding but is the question of the technical capability of the contractor. We have a case of contractors that are really working above their certificates but these contractors don’t have any certificate pending. So, those are the issues. The quality of the work is okay, the work they have done so far is good but the financial capability is not there and that is what we are telling them. They should sit up and let us see what they can do. We are hopeful they will achieve it but if we get there and they are unable to achieve it, then the next option would be to sit down with the contractors” On his part, late Yakowa who was also not impressed with the progress of work on the road said the completion of the by-pass is vital to the economic and social wellbeing of Kaduna people, assuring that the state would lend the government all necessary support needed to fast-_track the completion of the project. Yakowa said “Kaduna has become congested that the need for so many roads leading to different parts of the country has become

very glaring. The completion of this road will greatly assist us in the town and also facilitate the movement of trucks in and out of the city”. However, while on an inspection tour of the project, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, ask the government to speed up all contract processes to complete the project. The Commission’s Commissioner Planning, Research and Statistics, Alhaji Zakari Sada was not happy that only 30 percent of the road has been completed 11 years after the project was awarded. “Only 16 kilometres out of the 48 kilometres awarded in 2002 had been completed due to inadequate funding by the federal government. We hope there will be a way out of this unending project; we assure that we will do anything possible within our power to make this project a reality”. A Director of the construction company handling the project, Alhaji Aminu Gambo, told members of the commission that so far N11 billion had been paid to them by the federal government since the project started and attributed the delays in completing work on the road to “flawed contracting processes and price variations” and ask the government to fund the project properly as it would improve the economy of the state and the nation.

Civil service group lifts disabled, women with N8m O VER 100 persons living with Disabilities (PWD) in the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were full of joy when the Federal Civil Service Staff Cooperative Society gave out relief materials and cash gifts totalling N8m. They all promised to make judicious use of the items and money given to them. One of the beneficiaries, a widow, Talatu Usman and also a resident of Bwari area council lauded the FG for the initiative,noting that with the money given to her, she will be able to start a petty trade and feed her family. Another cripple, Bala Mamud said that with the initiative he intend to go back to school to acquire his OND certificate while his two sons will go back for their WAEC examinations. He said: “I am so happy with what the Federal Government has done for us today .Before now we were begging on the streets to feed “ The National Coordinating Chairman of the group, Alhaji Iliasu Abdulrauf stated that the initiative was an arrangement from the board of directors of the office to enable the People With Disabilities move out of the streets. He explained that the sum of

I am so happy with what the Federal Government has done for us today. Before now we were begging on the streets to feed From Bukola Amusan, Abuja

N5million given them was to ensure that the PWD pay their children school fees while the sum of N3million will be used to empower them. According to him, the programme will be a quarterly events which will be done in all the geo-political zones in the country , adding that measures are already in place to ensure that these items get to the disables. He said: “We are just kick starting the programme here in Abuja , then we will move to Kaduna , Lagos , Cross river and others . We also have officers in place to monitor the distribution of the items and to ensure that the beneficiaries get them” Iliasu lauded the state governors, FCTA, Women Affairs ministry, UNDP for their support and also other foreign donors.

Parts of its achievement, Iliasu said included provision of skill acquisition programme to the PWD, rehabilitation and training centres. “We have treated over 300 patients in the country, most of the PWD have gone for surgeries and it was successfully done by the Federal Staff Hospital , while some were referred to Kano Dala hospital,” He said. The Chairman further advised the PWD to cooperate with them so as to abide with the policy so that they can help them stay out of the streets. He also advised them to make judicious use of the money given them, stating that if they are caught by the officials of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), they will be prosecuted . Items donated were Crutches, food stuff, cloths, soaps, Wheelchairs , hearing-aide among others.


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A piece of land situate along Ita-Eko/Ibara Road, Ita Eko Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/ Undeveloped 0759/2012/106 of 08-11-2012. Having an area of 2058.833 sq metres and granted by Justice Adenekan Ademola and 3 Others. AS/PL/C.43 A piece of land situate off Mowe/Ofada Road Asimolowo village via Mowe Obafemi/Owode local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/1385/2011/50 of 27-07-2011. Having an area of Undeveloped 340.421 sq metres and granted by Chief Rabiu Adesanolu and 2 Others. OW/PL/R.186 A piece of land situate at Ayodele Alabi Fadipe Estate, Asure Akute, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/0557/ Undeveloped 2012/026 of 18-04-2012. Having an area of 262.011 sq metres and granted by Mr. John Akinbiyi and Chief Femi Akinbiyi. IF/PL/R.196 A piece of land situate along Adegbite Street Iju Ajuwon Ifo local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/1950/2011/137 of 25- Undeveloped 10-2011. Having an area of 1334.193 sq metres and granted by Dr. (Miss) Olumayowa Okeowo. IF/PL/C.58 A piece of land situate along Moloko/Asipa road,Agbajege village Obafemi/Owode local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/ 784/2011/010 of 30-06-2011. Having an area of 17645.344sq Undeveloped metres and granted by Alhaji Soremi Iyanda Ladele. OW/PL/F.35 A piece of land situate at Afowora Shogaade Town Ewekoro local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/1017/2012/062 of 10- Undeveloped 07-2012. Having an area of 3975.919 sq metres and granted by Mr. Akanni Soyinka Shogade. EW/PL/F.28

No 6, Fatai Tiamiyu Street, Abule Ibiroko. REV. PASTOR EMMANUEL MOBIYINA OSHOFFA 23, Moshood street, Ketu, Lagos State. AYEBE HOLDING LTD 268,Ikorodu Road, Obanikoro, Lagos State. MR JAMIU ATANDA EJALONIBU 16,Mosalasi Street, Idi Araba, Mushin, Lagos State. DAZE AND AMUZE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED. No.12. Lalubu Street, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta MR. EMMANUEL .O. OGUNFOWORA. 14, Sodamola Street, Iju Agege, Lagos State. MR. ABDUL MAJEED AKANNI ODERINDE. 27,Okesaje Roundabout, Along Arinlese Street, Abeokuta. MR. OLAYINKA SARUMI & MRS. YETUNDE SARUMI 8,Tagoe Street, Oke-Ilewo, Ibara, Abeokuta. MR. TOKUNBO OLUWASEUN BABALOLA 2, Ladi Toun Street, Alagbado, Ifo. MR.OLUFUNMILADE OSHIKOYA. 4, Remi Olaneye Street, Adalemo, Sango-Ota. DR. SALMON OLULEKE BADMOS 25, Erumbe Street, Erunbe, Abeokuta. MR. BAKARE OLALEKAN Water Pipeline Opposite Redeemed Testimony Church Anwo Bus Stop, Akute. MR. OGAGA O. SAMUEL 1, Ogaga Olugbenga Samuel Street, Mowe. MR. SULAIMON O. MAKINDE Ojokodo Compound, Ile Ise Panu, Lagos Road, Abeokuta. MR. EBENEZER OLUYEMI ADEGBITE 43,Tinubi Street, Ita-Eko, Abeokuta. MR. OGAGA OLUWAGBEMIGA SAMUEL 1A, Ogaga Oluwagbemiga Samuel Street, Mowe, Ogun State. MR.ADEWALE ADENIYI Plot 11,Fadipe Estate, Abeokuta. MRS ANUOLUWA OLUWAWEMIMO JOHNSON. 43 Alexandra Street, Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. ALHAJI SURAJU AYOBAMI AKANDE 155, Lose Street, Olorombo, Ijeun Titun, Abeokuta. MR. ISA AREMU LAWAL 35,Isa Lawal Avenue, Baruwa Ipaja,


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Having an area of 1074.590sq meters and granted by chief Lana Ogundipe YN/PL/C.10 A piece of land situate along oke-ejigbo road iporo ake Abeokuta Abeokuta south local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/ 0242/2012/055 of 24-05-2012.Having an area of 1459.517 sq meters and granted by Yisa Abass. AS/PL/C.44 A piece of land situate at osese village obafemi/owode local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/1366/2012/01 of 21-022012.Having an area of 3980.200m2 and granted by Chief Olutunde Ojelade and 2others OW/PL/C.234 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Sagamu Express way okesoke olipakala village via Abeokuta obafemi/owode local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/1993/2012/003 of 1901-2012.Having an area of 3537.720sq meters and granted by Alhaji Chief Mufutau Kehinde. OW/PL/C.236 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Sagamu Express way okesoke olipakala village via Abeokuta obafemi/owode local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/1993/2011/106 of 0712-2011.Having an area of4.197 Hects and granted by Alhaji Chief Mufutau Kehinde. OW/PL/C.235 A piece of land situate along shylon road power line agbado ifo local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/1776/2008/024 of 11-06-2008.Having an area of 332.203 sq meteres and granted by Chief Olusegun Akinola. IF/PL/R.198 A piece of land situate along lafenwa ayetoro road oke agbede lafenwa Abeokuta Abeokuta north local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/0759/2008/157 of 05-11-2012.Having an area of 1333.801 sq meters and granted by Musibau Rahman Aloba AN/PL/C.28 A piece of land situate at ogbe Abeokuta-Abeokuta south local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/276/2011/110 of 0411-2011.Having an area of 415.070 sq meters and granted by Oladunwo Ibrahim Olawale. AS/PL/R.91 A piece of land situate Along lagos Abeokuta Express road onihade via ifo local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/2092/2012/ 049 of 05-07-2012.Having an area of 4237.974 sq meters and granted by Musiliu Kushimoh Olorishade and 2others IF/PL/C.60 A piece of land situate At Asore area akute ifo local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/0140/2002/001a of 31-52002.Having an area of 765.880 sq meters and granted by Mr John Akinbiyi. IF/PL/R.199 A piece of land situate Along ife Jehovah street ajerogun near bale akinosi village ifo local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/1933/003/2012 of 15-08-2012.Having an area of 1001.236 sq meters and granted by Mr Oseni Ganiyu. IF/PL/R.200 A piece of land situate At oluwo-itoki village near agbado railway station ifo local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/1227/ 2011/098 of 04-10-2011.Having an area of 596.235 sq meters and granted by Mr Adebiyi Owoeye and Muyideen Odumosu IF/PL/R.201 A piece of land situate Along local Govt Quarters road oke -ola imeko,imeko-Afon local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/816/2012/021 of 28-03-2012.Having an area of 1419.841 sq meters and granted by Mr Masanwo Ademola. IA/PL/C.7 A piece of land situate Along Abeokuta /Lagos Express road akinhan village via owode market Abeokuta-Ewekoro local Gov. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/0265/2008/1480 of 18112008.Having an area of 24.909Hecters and granted byChief Abudu Mustapha and 2others. EW/PL/C.39 A piece of land situate Along Alagbe road igbaka ilara yewa,imeko afon Local Govt. Area Shown on survey plan no OG/1272/2012/ 037 of 16-05-2012 Having an area of 1105.949 sq meters and granted by Chief Asiwaju Akeju. IA/PL/C.6 A piece of land situate Along Papalanto/Obelle road ibayun yewa north Local Govt. Area. Shwon on survey plan no OG/1272/ 2012/062 of 03-07-2012. Having an area of 1222.574 sq metres and granted by Chief Lana Ogundipe. YN/PL/C.9 A piece of land situate Along lagos Abeokuta Express road onihade via ifo local Govt.Area. shown on survey plan no OG/1703/2012/ 02 of 19-01-2012.Having an area of 981.517 sq meters and granted by Mr. Oseni Ijaola Shorinmade. IF/PL/C.57 A piece of land situate Along Owode/Idiroko Road Ajegunle Ipokia Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/1296/2012/111 of 14-11-2012.Having an area of 2412.458 sq meters and granted by Alhaji Mutairu Mustapha Kudoro. IPK/PL/C.21 A piece of land situates along Atan-Idiroko Express Road, Atan Ota, Ado-Odo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1017 /2011/030 of 20-04-2011.Having an area of 1164.667sq. metres and granted by Mrs. Rebecca Taiwo Ajiboye (Nee Akinseinde) and Mr. Williams Adedayo Akinseinde. AO/PL/C.219 A piece of land situate off Tube/Ijofin Road,Itamosa village Ijofin,Ipokia Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 767/2012/079 of 27-11-2012.Having an area of 1339.560 sq. meters and granted by Alhaji B.O Osunlola. IPK/PL/C.22 A piece of land situate Along Lagos/Abeokuta Express Road, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/0242/2012/076 of 13-07-2012.Having an area of 904.255 sq meters and granted by Mr. Abdullahi Babatunde Akinremi. AN/PL/C.29 A piece of land situate Off Igbogila-Itori road at Onigbedu Town Ewekoro Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/704/ 2012/007 of 3-7-2012.Having an area of 716.830 Hectares and granted by Mr. Ganiu Adebayo. EW/PL/IND.4

Lagos State. FULING JIAO Undeveloped Behind Toatal Filling Station Obantoko, Abeokuta. ALHAJI. KAMORU ALADE Undeveloped BAMIDELE 16, Bello Owolabi Street, Oki, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State. PASTOR T. MORAYO & Undeveloped MRS E. FOLAKE BABABUSUYI. C/o Layiwola Faboro 1/B, Adeshina Street, Ikeja, Lagos. AROLAT PETROLEUM Undeveloped NIG LTD Oke Oyinbo Quarters Ayetoro Yewa North Local Govt.Area. Undeveloped ALHAJI ABASS ISIAQ Oke-Oyinbo Quarters Ayetoro Yewa North Local Govt.Area. MR BOWALE OLAYINKA Undeveloped SOLAJA. No3 Oke Sopin Road, Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local Govt Area. MRS OYEJOKE OMOLOLA Undeveloped COKER No1 Olunola Coker Street Ibara G.R.A Abeokuta. COUGAR INVESTMENT Undevebloped LTD Plaza, 270 Ozumba Mbadiwe street Victoria Island Lagos State. PASTOR PETER Undeveloped DIBIAOCHA No75 Agbado road Ijaye ojokoro lagos state. ALHAJI MUSE ADENIYI Undeveloped No, 27 Ajeigbe Street Olomore Abeokuta. MR AYODELE Undeveloped OLUKOREDE TAIWO No,51I Wamimo Close, Lipede. ALHAJA ASHIDAT Undeveloped YAHAYA Klm.40 Abeokuta/Lagos Express way Opposite Gateway Hotel Sango-Ota. MR ADEWALE ADENIYI Undeveloped Plot,11 Fadipe Estate Abeokuta. MR IBRAHIM AREMU Undeveloped MOSES Ifeolu Jehovah street Ajerogun near Bale Akinosi Village. MR SANYAOLU ADEWALE IBRAHIM Undeveloped Oluwo-Itoki Village Agbado Railway Station. LAKMAS MERCHANT & Undeveloped INVESMENT LTD Butunbi Compound oke-ola Imeko/Afon Local Govt Area. CHRIST GOSPEL Undeveloped WITNESSES CHURCH P.O Box 527, Sapon, Abeokuta. AROLAT PETROLEUM Undeveloped NIG LTD Oke-Oyinbo Quarters, Ayetoro yewa North L.G.A. AROLAT PETROLEUM Undeveloped NIG LTD Oke-Oyinbo Quarters Ayetoro yewa North L.G.A. Undeveloped AJAYI COKER 117,Igbosere Road, Lagos Island, Lagos.

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A piece of land situate at Wasimi village,Alabata Area,Odeda Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/794/2006/044A of 01-08-2006. Having an area of 167.067Acres and granted by Alhaji Ramon Akanbi Akorede and Mr. Alabi Joseph Akinwande. ODD/PL/IND.2 A piece of land situate along Abolaji Street, Ayede village near Ifo, Ifo Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1420/2012/ 044 of 7-6-2012.Having an area of 1354.914 sq. meters and granted by Chief Joseph.O. Soneye for Soneye Family. IF/PL/R.202 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Lagos Express road, Kenta village,via wasimi Ewekoro Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2047/2012/053 of 19-7-2012.Having an area of 8481.330 sq. metres and granted by Chief Alabi Olalekan Obasa. EW/PL/IND.3 A piece of land situate off Itele road Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/741/2009/03 of 24-02-2009. Having an area of 570.947sq. metres and granted by Chief Yaya Ibikunle and 2 Others. AO/PL/R.524 A piece of land situate along Agbara/Atan road, Igbesa town AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1991/ 2012/054 of 3-07-2012. Having an area of 2955.485sq. metres and granted by Chief Bashiru Lakijena. AO/PL/R.525 A piece of land situate along Lafenwa/Ayetoro road Oke-Agbede Lafenwa Abeokuta,Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0759/2008/157 of 4-11-2008. Having an area of 1333.801sq. metres and granted by Mr. Musibau Rahman Aloba. AN/PL/C.28 A Piece of land situate at Lawekale Village, Owowo, Abeokuta Ewekoro Local Government, Area. Shown on survey Plan no. OG/1306/2012/087 of 23-11-2012.Having an area of 8.479 Hectares and granted by Alhaji Saubana Atanda. EW/PL/F.26 A Piece of Land Situates along Agbodi/Olowotedo Town Road,Agbodi,Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0515/2012/063 of 12-07-2012.Having an area of 11481.484 sq metres and granted by Mr. Israel Olu Dahunsi OW/PL/F.36 A Piece of Land Situates at Prince Wale Erinle Street,Itoki AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt.Area.Shown on survey plan no .OG/1313/ 2007/035 OF 30-04-2007.Having an area of 821.558sq metres and granted by Chief Sanni Otelabi. AO/PL/R.401 A piece of land situate along Itele Ayetoro road,Aiyetoro village Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/ 1471/2011/004 of 08-09-2011.Having an area of 948.438sq. metres and granted by F.O Odutala. AO/PL/R.397. A piece of land situate along Obafe Road, Asipa Village, Obafemi Owade Local Govt.Area. Shown on Survey plan no OG/1141/ 2008/023 of 22-05-2008. Having an area of 17.198Hectares and granted by Chief Karimu Adebowale.(Head of the family) and Six Others. OW/PL/C.90 A Piece of Land Situate along Fatai Nosiru Street, Ishaga Abosule Village Via Agbado Station Ifo Local Govt.Area. Shown survey plan no OG/1184/2012/92 PROV of 11-10-2012. Having an area of 335.830Sq Meters and granted by Chief Bojoope Johnson Akanbi. IF/PL/R.206 A Piece of Land Situate Off Ijoko/Oyero Village Road Oyero Ifo Local Govt.Area. Shown survey plan no OG/854/2010/37 of 1006-2010. Having an area of 672.993Sq Meters and granted by Kehinde Ajayi. IF/PL/R.205 A Piece of Land Situate along Oriyanrin/ Amu Village Road, Ilate Village Obafemi/Owode Local Govt.Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/1193/2011/047(E) of 03-06-2011. Having an area of 670.690Sq Meters and granted by Jos Shiwoku. OW/PL/R.189 A Piece of Land Situate along Ibogun Olaoparun Via Ifo Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/1703/2011/034 of 1904-2011. Having an area of 3915.696Sq Meters and granted by Mr Owolabi Ishola Adewunmi and 2 Others. IF/PL/R.204 A Piece of Land Situate along Ijoko New Road,Arifanla Village, Akute Ifo Local Govt.Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/1164/ 2011/001 of 26-01-2011.Having an area of 345.142Sq Meters and granted by Samuel Kehinde Aransiola. IF/PL/R.207 A Piece Land Situate Off Mowe/Ofada Road, Near Loburo Village Obafemi/Owode Local Govt.Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/ 0265/2009/34 of 09-03-2009. Having an area of 1892.611Sq Meters and granted by Alhaji Lukmon T. jimoh. OW/PL/R.188 A Piece of Land Situate along Onihale/Agoro Road, Agoro Village Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/ 1626/2011/054 of 13-07-2011. Having an area of 1316.351 Meters and granted by Chief Alabi O. Ogunjobi Agoro. AO/PL//C.279 A Piece of Land Situate Off Lusada/ Igbesa Road Gas Line Igbesa Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/ 1292/2012/047 of 03-07-2012. Having an area of 2.512Hectares and granted by Chief Ebun Akinde. AO/PL/IND.12 A Piece of Land Situate being plot C3,Sidipon C ommunity Layout, along Abeokuta/ Sagamu Express Way Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/2103/2011/033 of 23-11-2012. Having an area of 2635.683 Sq Meters and granted by Chief S.A. Ajayi(Rantipe) AS/PL/C.45 A Piece of Land Situates along Anonusi Crescent, Adigbe Abeokuta. Obafemi/Owode Local Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/ 1212/2012/71 of 31-07-2012. Having an area of 646.240 Sq Meters and granted by Mr Fatai Isola Bello. OW/PL/R.91 A Piece of Land Situates along Wilmer Street, Isheri Town, Ifo Local Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/0557/2012/092B of 24-10-2012. Having an area of 998.539 Sq Meters and granted by Baale Lasisi Kudoro and Prince Akintunde Kudoro. IF/PL/R.208 A piece of land situates Along Owode/Ilaro Road, Owode Yewa, Yewa South Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no

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Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta. P C G Nigeria Limited. Modupe House, Surulere Quarry/Ita Eko, Abeokuta, Ogun State. MR. EMMANUEL.O. SONAIKE 26,Adeyemo Akapo Street, Omole Phase1. MRS OMOLAYO BOLANLE Baruwa Area, Ipaja Lagos, Lagos State. MR. LAWAL ADEBAYO TAJUDEEN ACADEMY PRESS PLC 28/32 Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju-Mushin, Lagos. MR. ADEYINKA ALIU ADEYEMO Oseni Street, Off Taiwo Agbaoje Road, Orilegboko Igbesa, Ogun State. ALHAJI MUSA ADENIJI 27,Ajeigbe Street, Olomore, Abeokuta. MR. OLASENI UMAR AND MRS.ABIMBOLA UMAR. 18,Emukaro Street, Idimu, Lagos State. MR.JOSEPH .A. OYEDEJI 15,Atinuke Close, Aguda Ogba, Lagos State. MRS.BASIRATU MORONMUBO YUSUF. 11, Awoyejo Street, Off Ogunmokun Street Baba-Olosha mushin Lagos State. MR. SAMSON ADESOLA AKINTUNDE 4, Village Road, Igbogila Ipaja, Lagos. ROTADET TOONI NIG LTD 14, Ogunyinka Street, Mile 12, Ketu, Lagos. MRS OMOLABAKE DEHINSILU SHOLANKE 2, Shotayo Aro Close,Ishaga Abosule Near Agbado Station. Mr Lekan Arogundade 18, Adejumobi Street, OrileOshodi Lagos State. MRS ESTHER OLUWAAKEMI OLASOJI FAWEHINMI No3, Ebenezer Close, Off Oremerin Kajola Quarters, Ibafo, Ogun State. MRS KUDIRAT ADENIKE AYEDOGBON. 4,Nascon Road Ijoko Sangoota Ogun State. MRS EDITH EJIME OLALEYE. 30, Bola Oshikoya Street Alagbole, Ogun State. MR SAMUEL IDOWU OMOYA & MRS CHRISTIANA M. OMOYA. 5, Twins Obasa Street, Gbagada Lagos. MRS ADEWUNMI ALSHA BOLARINWA 70, Jebba Street, Ebute Metta Lagos State. ERISCO FOODS LIMITED. 2, Oyeleke Street Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. SUPREME FOODS & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED. Chicken Republic, Oke- Ilewo, Abeokuta. CHIEF (MRS) CHRISTIANA OLUBUNMI MARTINS. 1, Bemil Close, Ojodu Lagos. ENGR. OLUWASEYI OLUWASEUN OMOTOWA AND MRS PHILOMENIA AKPEWOGHENE OMOTOWA. OLAYEMI INVESTMENT NIG. LTD


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OG/1519/2012/023 of 01/03/2012. Having an area of 1341.970 square metres and granted by MRS. MUSILIATU ORISHATOLA YS/PL/C.21 A piece of land situates Along Olorunsogo Avenue, off Ijoko/ Agoro Road, Ijoko Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no OG/794/2011/041 of 06/06/2011. Having an area of 2336.059 square metres and granted by MRS. MONSURAT ADUBIARO AO/PL/C.242 A piece of land situates at Aleku Village via Owode Egba Obafemi/ Owode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 1269/2012/020 of 12-07-2012. Having an area of 3348.658square metres and granted by Mr. Peter Buko and Mr.Salam Yusuff. OW/PL/R.190 A piece of land situates at Unity Estate Phase 5, Ajibode village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1447/2010/007 of 27/01/2010. Having an area of 630.510 square metres and granted by CHIEF SHINA ISHADARE AO/PL/R.494 A piece of land situates off Lagos/Abeokuta Express road, Sango Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. LAKS/OG/2001/579. Having an area of 1602.784 square metres and granted by ENGR. JOSEPH . O. MAKOJU AO/PL/R.378 A piece of land situates along Alapoti/Ado road, Alapoti, AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No OG/ 1216/2011/005 of 29/09/2011. Having an area of 137.072 Hectares and granted by MR. JIMOH ALAGBO AO/PL/C.249 A piece of land situates along Agbaje Street, Sabo, Molode, Ijebu Ode, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/315/2006/11A of 25/07/2006. Having an area of 616.175 square metres and granted by MR. MOSES ADESINA ADEYEMI IJO/PL/R.40 A piece of land situates at Irewon Town, Ijebu North-East Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1333/2011/ 046 of 14/04/2011. Having an area of 677.811 square metres and granted by MR. KAFARU IFELAJA IJNE/PL/R.31 A piece of land situates at Ojualale Area, Ijoko-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/295/ 2002/038 of 7/11/2002. Having an area of 647.674 square metres and granted by MR. ISHOLA MATANMI. AO/PL/R.443 A piece of land situates off IDi-IRoko road, near Watch Tower Assembly Groun, Oju-Ore, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/327/2008/013 of 29/07/ 2008. Having an area of 0.552 Hectares and granted by ENGR. EMMANUEL ADALEMO. AO/PL/C.233 A piece of land situates off Odogunyan-igbode road, Moro village, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. S/ G/308 BLK 6 PLT 15/2001 of 31/12/2001. Having an area of 1559.989 square metres and granted by MR. FATAI HARUNA SA/PL/C.74 A piece of land situates along Badero road, off All Over Polytechnic road, Sango Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1519/2011/89 of 30/11/2011. Having an area of 3900.090 square metres and granted by. AO/PL/C.241

100 A piece of land situates at Ilaali Village, off Free Trade Zone & Agun road, Igbesa Town, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1302/2012/003 of 10/05/02012. Having an area of 1.70 Hectares and granted by CHIEF SIKIRU ALABI ILO. AO/PL/C.252 101 A piece of land situates on ILegbemo Family Land, Igbesa, AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No OG/ 0328/2009/009B of 10/09/2009. Having an area of 34.427 Hectares and granted by MUTAIRU .A. OKE. AO/PL/C.250 102 A piece of land situates off Sagamu /Simawa Road, Aberebi village, via Kanuyi , Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0515/2011/149 of 30/12/2011. Having an area of 31.12 Acres and granted by MICHAEL .A.O. EFUYI & CHIEF HDR ABIODUN ADETAYO EFUYI. SA/PL/C.81 103 A piece of land situates along Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Road, Iperin Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1534/2012/007 of 25/01/2012. Having an area of 1729.087 square metres and granted by MR. ISIAKA ABIMBOLA JAGUN ODG/PL/C.21 104 A piece of land situates along Sagamu/Benin Express way, by Owu Odolowu-Ijebu Junction, Odolowo-Ijebu, Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/156/2010/055 of 24/11/2010. Having an area of 1.24 Hectares and granted by HRM ALAYELUWA OBA OLUSEGUN MUKAILA ABAJO ODG/PL/C.22 105 A piece of land situates off Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Dalemo via Sango-Otta, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1993/2012/037 of 11/06/2012. Having an area of 466.069 square metres and granted by MR. TIMOTHY IDOWU MADOJUTIMI. AO/PL/R.498 106 A piece of land situates along Iyesi-Osuke Road, Iyana Iyesi, Ota, Ado-odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/2092/2012/007 of 23/02/2012. Having an area of 1566.557 square metres and granted by MR. YAYA ABUDU & MR. RAFIU ABUDU. AO/PL/C.253 107 A piece of land along Sagamu/Benin Express way, Apata Mowu, Ijebu East Local Goevrnemtn Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1991/2012/048 of 06/06/2012. Having an area of 1947.389 square metres and granted by MR. OLUWAKEMI OLANREWAJU & ALHAJI HAMMED AYO SHITTU IJE/PL/C.12 108 A piece of land situates along Magbon Road, Magbon village, Ishagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0765/2010/10 of 25/02/2010. Having an area of 9.753 Acres (3.947 Hects.) and granted by CHIEF TESLIM ADEOLA ALMAROOF. SA/PL/C.82 109 A piece of land situates along Ilesa Road, Iyesi Ota, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 0987/2011/077 of 21/10/2011. Having an area of 655.501 square metres and granted by MR. RAMONI OSHOLASE & 3 OTHERS AO/PL/R.501 110 A piece of land situates along Olayiwola Street, Onimalu, AbuleIroko, Ado Odo /Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/854/2012/37 of 03/05/2012. Having an area of 684.801 square metres and granted by MR AKANNI

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PRINCE ADEDAYO ADEREMI AJOSE Plot 8, Engr. Abdul Yewande Street, via Oke-Aro, Ifo L. G. A. MRS. BEATRICE OBANOR 29, Taiwo Akinsanya Street, Ilamose Isolo, Lagos. MR. AKHIDENOR CHRISTOPHER OSEDEBAMEN Block 44, flat 28, LSDPC Estate, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State. MR. THEOPHILOS O. SOKUNBI No. 1-4, Bolutife Close, off Plaza road, Sango Ota. REALITY POINT LIMITED (ROSEBERRY ESTATE) 29, Mobolaji Bank Anthony, Maryland, Lagos State. MRS. WAIDAT A. KAKANFO 1, Kujebe Street, off Degun Street, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. MRS. ABIMBOLA ONABADEJO 3, Lausi Lane, off Araromi Street, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. MISS AKINTOLA HANNAH OLUWAKEMI Blk 140, Flat 1, LSDPC Estate, Ojokoro, Meran, Lagos State. MR. FATAI ADEWALE OLUPITAN-HASSAN 3B, Gafar Balogun Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State. MR. ADEYEMI RAIMI ADEYI 11, Femi Street, Eyita, Ikorodu, Lagos State. MR. OWOLABI .Y. AKINOSHO & MRS. BUKOLA. A. AKINOSHO 9, Eniola Davies Street, OkoOba, Agege, Lagos State. BRIGADIER-GENERAL ANTHONY UPKO 6A, Taiwo Ishola Street, Leki Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos State. TEMIYANJU CAMP VENTURES LIMITED Ilegbemo Family, Igbesa. NIGERIAN BREWERIES STAFF (LAGOS MARYLAND CO-OPERATIVE MULTI PURPOSE SOCIETY LTD Igbanmu, Lagos State. ARGENT PETROLIUM LTD 49, Lawson Street, Onikan, Lagos State. INTERCONTINENTAL AUTOMOBILE COMPAANY NIGERIA LIMITED. Owu, Odolowu-Ijebu, Odogbolu, Odogbolu Local Government Area. MR. MIKAI. A. JIMOH 1, Adeyinka Ladejobi Crescent, off Sabaina Taiwo Street, Otta. MR. TOKUNBO PAUL 198, Abeokuta Express Road, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State. PERFECTED PRAISE MARKETING SERVICES LTD Evang Atu Okechukwu, Sagamu/Benin Expressway, Imoru, Ijebu-Ode. P. O. BOX 990. ADIMELCHYX ESTATE 8, Ben Adizue street, Igbolomu, Ikorodu, Lagos State. MR. IBRAHIM TUNDE ERINFOLAMI 3, Erinfolami Close, Alagbado, Lagos State. ALHAJA ABIOLA ABEBI HASSANAT 329, Agege Motor Road, Challenge, Mushin Lagos State.

KOMOLAFE. AO/PL/R.495 111 A piece of land situates off Alapoti/Lusade Road, Apewa Village, Alapoti Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/327/2011/009 of 27/7/2011. Having an area of 2761.286 square metres and granted by ENGR FRANCIS ODELEYE AO/PL/C.499 112 A piece of land situates along Idiroko Road, Malu Bus-Stop, Atan Ota, Ado/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/602/2012/47 of 21/6/2012. Having an area of 4418.196 square metres and granted by ALHAJI MUKAILA ODERINDE. AO/PL/C.254 113 A piece of land situates on Ibelefu Rasusi/Lisoku family land, off Oke-Lemo Road, Sago ofun, sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0357/2011/128 of 21/12/2011. Having an area of 569.632 square metres and granted by MR GEORGE OLUSOGA OLULU. SA/PL/R.146 114 A piece of land situates along Iberesehe Onimoshalashi Village near Lusada, Ado-odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/2017/2011/36 of 09/11/2011. Having an area of 20.360 hectares (50.312 Acres) and granted by MR SEGUN AKINWANDE (Baale) and Others. AO/PL/C.255 115 A piece of land situates at Idomarako Village, Ado-odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0765/2011/73 of 14/12/2012. Having an area of 1999.272 square metres and granted by PA.JIMOH AFARIOGUN & TWO Others. AO/PL/R.493 116 A piece of land situates off Itele Road, Igbo Eledi Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0748/ 2007/008A of 22/02/2007. Having an area of 2673.001 square metres and granted by HIGH CHIEF J.A DOSUMU(J.P) & CHIEF F.A FALAYE N.N(RTD) CHIEF G.O DOSUNMU AO/PL/C.258 117 A piece of land situates off ota/itele Road, Igbo-Eledi Ota Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1286/ 2011/35 of 07/04/2011. Having an area of 2203.654 square metres and granted by CHIEF ADEBOLA OYEDE and MR ISMAIL AJENIFUJA. AO/PL/C.259 118 A piece of land situates along Awolowo Road, Ago-Iwoye, Ijebu North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 2181/2012/009 of 10/05/2012. Having an area of 529.372 square metres and granted by MRS. ADEBOLA SARI. IJN/PL/C.20 119 A piece of land situates along Old Owo/Benin Road, Imepe, Ijebu Ode, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1270/2011/52 of 25/05/2011. Having an area of 740.567 square metres and granted by ALFA SALAMI ADEMOLA ADENIJI. IJO/PL/R.43 120 A piece of land situates off Itele/Lafenwa Road, Onigbode Village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/793/2007/005 of 22/02/2007. Having an area of 4051.973 square metres and granted by MR. YEMI FAGBO AO/PL/R.503 121 A piece of land situates at Oke-Eri, Along Bilikisu Sungbo Shrine, Ijebu North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1133/2009/033 of 12/03/2009. Having an area of 1.469 Hectares and granted by REV. MOTHER GRACE .S. ODUBOTE IJN/PL/C.21 122 A piece of land situates along Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Express road, Awa Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0400/2006/18 of 24/02/2006. Having an area of 3.167 Hectares and granted by ADERIBIGBE MUSA AND HAKEEM SALAMI. IJN/PL/C.22 123 A piece of land situate at Akuro off Agbato Drive, Ogere Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, shown on survey plan number OT/ OG/2001/172 of 28/11/2001. Having an area of 1254.633 square metres and granted by MR. JOSEPH OLUGBENGA SOTUBO IKN/PL/R.23 124 A piece of land situates along Olisa Street, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0174/ 2010/002 of 21/05/2010. Having an area of 845.739 square metres and granted by MADAM MEMUNAT RABIU ADENUGA IJO/PL/R.42 125 A piece of land situates along Imodi-Imosan road, Obalende, IjebuOde, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Og/1323/2011/013 of 29/12/2011. Having an area of 990.991 square metres and granted by MR. WILLIAM ADENUGA ODUEKE IJO/PL/R.44 126 A piece of land situates along Fashola Street, Alagbole, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/2047/2011/005 of 10/03/2011. Having an area of 706.625 square metres and granted by MR. ADERIOLA OKUJOBI. IF/PL/R.192 127 A piece of land situates along Abeokuta/Lagos Express road, SangoOta, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Og/1214/2012/056 of 15/08/2012. Having an area of 638.085 square metres and granted by SAIBU ASHADE. AO/PL/R.507 128 A piece of land situates along Sagamu/Benin Expressway, Idotun, Ikenne-Remo, Ikenne LocAL Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1313/2012/023 of 3/5/2012. Having an area of 2.207 Hectares (5.453 Acres) and granted by CHIEF SESAN JINADU IKN/PL/IND.3 129 A piece of land situates along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Adalemo, Sango, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/213/2011/002 of 18/01/2011. Having an area of 734.507 square metres and granted by MR. RABIU MADOJU AO/PL/R.506 130 A piece of land situates along Osuru/Okelo Road, Odoladenusi Isiwo, Ijebu-Ode, Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0809/2011/006A of 13/12/2011. Having an area of 5670.045 square metres and granted by PA. RABIU BAMIDELE ERINLE IJO/PL/F.3 131 A piece of land situates along Arole Olurin Kalesanwo street, off Awolowo Avenue, Irewon, Ijebu North-East Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1292/2012/015 of 29/03/2012. Having an area of 997.321 square metres and granted by CHIEF J. A. AJAYI. IJNE/PL/R.32 132 A piece of land situates at Oke-Eri, Along Bilikisu Sungbo Shrine, Ijebu North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No.

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IMAM SALAUDEEN MOHAMMED 35 , Ladoke Akintola Street, Ikeja Lagos. WORLD MISSION AGENCY Kilometer 10,Idiroko Road, Ota, Ogun State. MR MUSIBAU AKINWANDE LAWAL Lafarge cement, WAPCO PLC Kilometer 64, Lagos/ Abeokuta Exressway,Ishofun Estate, Ewekoro, Ogun State. MR JULIUS OKWUCHUKWU OKAFOR 7, Osinowo Street, Medina Estate, Gbagada, Lagos. PASTOR THANK GOD CHUCKUEMEKA OKOLI No 5, Olapeju off Rotimi street, Olapeju, Mushin Lagos. THE AFRICAN CHURCH AWORI DIOCESE No 181 old Abeokuta Motor Road Agege Lagos State ALHAJI LUKMAN IGE ADESHINA No 9,Ajaratu sanni close Meran Ijaye Lagos State. MR. JOSEPH MARTINS AROWOLO No 4, Ajagungbade Street, off Jimoh Balogun street, Ikesi, Isheri, Lagos State. ALHAJI ALI SULAIMON No. 5, Sabo, Ijebu-Ode.

MR. AKINJOLE FARI ADEBAYO No. 15, Balogun Street, Ikotun, Lagos State. OKE IGBALAAYO SPIRITUAL CHURCH OF CHRIST (C & S) No. 27, Onayade street, Fadeyi, Lagos State. MR. ADELAJA JOSEPH OLUGBUYI No. 8, Alawa Street, AwaIjebu, Ogun State. RT. REV. SAMUEL AGBOOLA IBILOYE Block 423, flat 2 Amowo low cost housing Estate , Mile 2, Lagos State. MADAM FALILATADELAJA & MRS. MUSILIMAT OLUDAISIALATISHE Block N, House 3, Abraham Adesanya Housing Estate, Ajah, Lagos State. REVD. OLUWASEYI ADENIRAN ODUEKE 10, Imodi Road, Obalende, Ijebu-Ode MR. SUNDAY OMENINWA 34, Bola Osikoya Street, Alagbole, Ogun State. CHIEF MATHEW ONI OGUN Aramoko Ekiti Bus Stop, Sango Ota. SOOD & JINS COMPANY LTD. 190/192, Ikorodu Road, Palm Grove, Lagos State. MR. ISAAC OLUSOYE OGUNTELURE 2, Oguntelure Street, Ilutitun, Ekiti Pupa, Ondo State. CHIEF JOHN KOKUMO OGUNNAIKE 25, Mabimori Pawodu Street, Gbagada Estate Phase I, Somolu, Lagos. MR. KALESANWO BABATUNDE ADEWALE JOHN 1, Arole Olurin Kalesanwo Street, off Awolowo Avenue, Irewon via Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. OKE-IGBALA AYO SPIRITUAL CHURCH OF


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OGUN ST ATE OF NIGERIA STA L AND USE DECREE, 1978 Og/1133/2009/033 of 12/03/2009. Having an area of 1.469 Hectaresand granted by REV. MOTHER GRACE .S. ODUBOTE IJN/PL/C.21 133 A piece of land situates along Sagamu/Benin Express way, Ikoto, Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Og/ 0759/2012/095 of 14/07/2012. Having an area of3966.072 square metres and granted by KOLAWOLE .A. ADEPITAN ODG/PL/C.24 134 A piece of land situates along chirs Ogunbanjo road, Isade near Ilese, Ijebu East Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1534/2012/061 of 21/05/2012. Having an area of 1324.525 square metres and granted by MRS. FATIMOH ADEDOYIN ODUNSI. IJNE/PL/C.22 135 A piece of land situates along Ijagun road, Ijebu-Ode, Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Og/1133/ 2008/067 of 20/05/2008. Having an area of 4115.136 square metres and granted by ALH. A. H. YASIR ABDULLAHI. ODG/PL/C.23 136 A piece of land situates at Imosan village, via Ijebu-Ode, Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1063/ 2011/07 of 03/05/2011. Having an area of 6080.486 square metres and granted by CHIEF EWUJAGBORI. ODG/PL/C.25 137 A piece of land situates at Oke-Eri Area, along Bilikisu Sungbo Shrine, Ijebu North-East Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1133/211/089 of 28/09/2011. Having an area of 2.233 Hectares and granted by RAUFU RUFAI OLIWO & 2 OTHERS IJNE/PL/C.21 A piece of land situates along Apole road, Itale, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu138 Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1344/2010/088 of 4/11/10. Having an area of 1243.828 square metres and granted by MR. LAWRENCE AFOLABI ADENUGA. IJN/PL/C.23 139 A piece of land situates at Etere River, off Ilogbo road, Ota. AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 0196/2012/006 of 30/7/12. Having an area of 838.059 square metres and granted by ADOKUN OGBO. AO/PL/R.505 140 A piece of land situates along Agbara/Atan road, Onigbogbo Town, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1776/2012/021 of 06/03/2012. Having an area of 20251.837 square metres and granted by CHIEF WAHABI SALAMI & OTHERS. AO/PL/C.267 141 A piece of land situates along Lusada/Igbesa road, Igbesa Town, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1269/2011/009(A) of 31/05/2011. Having an area of 14.226 Hectares and granted by ISUNBA SASURE. AO/PL/C.264 142 A piece of land situates at Igbesa Near Agbara, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1237/2012/04 of 21/06/2012. Having an area of 18.732 Hectares and granted by SAFARI ASISA BELLO & 5 OTHERS. AO/PL/C.265 143 A piece of land situates at Ayetoro village, via Itele, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0702/ 2012/044 of 05/09/2012. Having an area of 471.384 square metres and granted by JIMOH AKAPO. AO/PL/R.481 144 A piece of land situates along Badagry/Sokoto Expressway, IreAkari, Soyoye, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1991/2012/052 of 21/06/ 2012. Having an area of 1317.214 square metres and granted by MR. ADAMS ADEBAYO AKINDELE & MR. WAID AKINDELE AN/PL/C.27 145 A piece of land situates along Expressway, Ishara Remo, Remo North Lagos/Ibadan Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1776/2011/110 of 28/12/2011. Having an area of 20120.442 square metres (2.012 Hectares) and granted by CHIEF MURITALA TAIWO & MR. TUNDE ADESANYA. RN/PL/C.12 146 A piece of land situates along Lawal Street, Molipa, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1272/2012/050 of 13/06/2012. Having an area of 6069.291 square metres and granted by MRS. TOYIN FOLORUNSO ADEBOYE. IJO/PL/C.13 147 A piece of land situates off Ijoko Alagbado motor road, Ijoko, AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 327/2003/093 of 17/07/2003. Having an area of 1551.287 square metres and granted by PRINCE ADISA AKINOLA & 4 OTHERS AO/PL/R.504 148 A piece of land situates along Orudu/Ijagba Road, Igbo Ijiobo village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1717/2010/020 of 30/11/2010. Having an area of 670.171 square metres and granted by MR. KAMORU ASALU AO/PL/R.510 149 A piece of land situates along Lusada/Igbesa Road, Aboka village, Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1194/2010/014 of 27/07/2010. Having an area of 99.997 Acres and granted by CHIEF MOSES AKIOLA & 5 OTHERS. AO/PL/C.261 150 A piece of land situates along Osinubi Street, Ijebu-Ode, IjebuOde Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/07. Hav59/2009/034 of 20/02/2009. Having an area of 521.921 square metres and granted by H. MUHAMMED KAZEEM ESQ. IJO/PL/R.45 151 A piece of land situates at Pakoto village, Ifo, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/602/2011/77 of 13/12/2011. Having an area of 469.750 square metres and granted by MR. ALANI SALAKO. IF/PL/R.193 152 A piece of land situates at Idofe village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1567/2011/008 of 21/12/2011. Having an area of 9.488 Hectares and granted by CHIEF ISHOLA AKIOSI. AO/PL/R.268 153 A piece of land situates at olugbode, off Itele Road, Ota, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0807/ 2008/49A of 13/08/2008. Having an area of 1269.698 square metres and granted by MR. EGBESOLA. AO/PL/R.512 154 A piece of land situates along Oyero/Ijoko Road, Iyana Egun, Oyero Town, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1559/2012/039 of 19/07/2012. Having an area of 1300.312 square metres and granted by MR. OLUSOJI OYERO IF/PL/C.59 155 A piece of land situates on Apopo family land, off Ijaba/Osuke road, Osuke, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on

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survey plan No. OG/1385/2009/68 of 24/09/2009. Having an area 2, Inasa Crescent, Oshodi, of 669.780 square metres and granted by MR. SUNDAY SALAMI Lagos State. & 3 OTHERS. AO/PL/R.513 A piece of land situates on Apopo family land, off Ijaba/Osuke MRS. AKINFENWA road, Osuke, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on Undeveloped RISIKAT survey plan No. OG/1385/2009/67 of 24/09/2009. Having an area 2, E Close, United Estate, of 1188.574 square metres and granted by MR.SUNDAY SALAMI Alagbole Akute, Ogun State. & 3 OTHERS. AO/PL/R.514 A piece of land situates at Idorowa village, Agbara Near Igbesa, MR. EMMANUEL Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Undeveloped EGBUMOKEI & MRS. O. OG/195/2010/89 of 04/12/2010. Having an area of 1452.511 square EGBUMOKEI metres and granted by ALH. TAJUDEEN GANIYU & CHIEF Plot 300, PSA Layede close, ADEOLA OGA. AO/PL/R.509 off Durbai Road, Amuro Odofin Estate, Lagos State. A piece of land situates at Mogunpa Farmland, along Sagamu/ JB FARMS LIMITED Benin Expressway, Odogbolu, Odogbolu Local Government Area, Undeveloped Okuwa Avenue, off Okun-Owa shown on survey plan No. OG/1344/2011/123 of 15/11/2011. road, Odogbolu, Ogun State. Having an area of 24.317 Hectares and granted by MR. BABATUNDE OLADIMEJI JAIYESIMI. ODG/PL/F.4 A piece of land situates at Simawa village, Sagamu Local MRS. OGUNYEMI STELLA Government Area, shown on survey plan no OG/442/2004/29 of Undeveloped OLUFUNMILAYO 10/09/2004. Having an area of 3970. 971 square metres and granted No. 25, Oyesiku Street, by MR. OLA OGUNGBEMI. SA/PL/R.148 Alapere Ketu, Lagos. A piece of land situates Along Lagos/Abeokuta Express road, ALHAJI GANIYU AYINDE Owode near Sango/Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota South Local Government Undeveloped JINADU Area, shown on survey plan no OG/0987/2012/014 of 12/03/ P. O. Box 2958, Agege, 2012. Having an area of 1438.993 square metres and granted by Lagos State. ELDER SAMUEL ADEBOWALE. AO/PL/C.269 A piece of land situates at idiagbon village, via Iju-Ota, Ado-Odo/ REV. PETER SUNDAY Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no OG/1991/ Undeveloped ALUKO & MRS. ESTHER 2011/025 of 16/03/2011. Having an area of 7926.442 square metres ALUKO and granted by MR. SOLOMON AREMU AJAOFARUGBON L Eyasun Balogun, Idiagbon AO/PL/C.266 village, Iju-Ota, Ogun State. A piece of land situates along Ejinrin road, Mobalufon, Ijebu-Ode, OTUNBA OLUROTIMI Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no OG/ Developed AJAYI-SMITH & CHIEF 0759/2010/154 of 06/12/2010. Having an area of 1661.186 square (MRS.) OLUSOLA AJAYImetres and granted by MR. PAUL LADIPO ODUNSI SMITH ODG/PL/R.42 Plot 22, Anifowose Estate, off Igbeba road, Ijebu-Ode. A piece of land situates Along Ejinrin Express road, Mobalufon OTUNBA OLUROTIMI near Ijebu Ode, Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on Undeveloped AJAYI-SMITH & CHIEF survey plan no OG/0759/2012/069 of 28/04/2012. Having an area (MRS.) OLUSOLA AJAYIof 1830.952 square metres and granted by OTUNBA (ENGR.) G. SMITH OLU OSHIYOYE. Plot 22, Anifowose Estate, off ODG/PL/C.26 Igbeba road, Ijebu-Ode. A piece of land situates at Igbo-Olomu village near Ikorodu, MR. SOSANYA JOSEPH Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no OG/ Undeveloped OLUWATOYIN 0542/2012/064 of 05/09/2012. Having an area of 579.225 square 14, Ogunturoti street, Ketu, metres and granted by MR. RAIMI OYEDEYI Lagos State. SA/PL/R.149 A piece of land situates along Alapoti Igbesa road, Alago village, FRANKLYN GLOBAL via Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey Undeveloped SERVICES LIMITED plan no OG/1193/2012/065 of 08/08/2012. Having an area of 12A, Daeny Estate, Makoko 6.478 Hectares and granted by MR. STEPHEN RICHARD Road, Yaba, Lagos State. ESANBOR for: Ristnego Nigeria Limited. AO/PL/C.270 A piece of land situates along Akintoye street, Iloye near Sango/ MR. ISIAKA ALADE Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan Undeveloped MUSTAPHA No. OG/1342/2012/031 of 12/04/2012. Having an area of 523.789 36, Akintoye Street, Iloye square metres and granted by MR. KARIMU AJISAFE near, Sango-Ota. AO/PL/R.517 A piece of land situates at Igbesa village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local ARC-VIEW INVESTMENT Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1382/2011/008 Undeveloped LIMITED of 09/06/2012. Having an area of 120.855 Acres and granted by 314, Ikorodu Road, Anthony MR. SANNI SALAMI & 2 OTHERS. AO/PL/C.274 Bus/Stop, Anthony, Lagos. A piece of land situates at Ikereku village near Laderin, Obafemi MRS. ROSANNAH Owode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ Undeveloped RAOLAT LESHI 154/2010/35 of 11/05/2010. Having an area of 784.000 square 3, Olubunmi Abiodun Close, metres and granted by CHIEF ISIAH OSHO KUDAISI off Wole Soyinka road, GRA, OW/PL/R.187 Ibara, Abeokuta. A piece of land situates along Lafenwa/Ota road, Odan Otun MR. POPOOLA OLAWALE Town, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey Undeveloped I, Olawale Street, Isefun plan No. OG/1214/2013/030 of 05/06/2013. Having an area of Ayobo, Lagos. 1251.703 sq.metres and granted by MR. AKINOLA MUSIBAU AO/PL/R.519 A piece of land situates at Abule IRoko village, Ado-Odo/Ota MRS. JULIANAH OLUREMI Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. AAT/OG/ Developed JAIYEOLA 2010/017 of 29/08/2010. Having an area of 605.730 square metres 23, Lagos/Abeokuta Express and granted by CHIEF EZEKIEL IDOWU BAMISEBI & 2 road, Sango Ota. OTHERS. AO/PL/R.511 A piece of land situates along Alex Idowu street, Destiny, Estate, MR. MICHAEL OLUBODE Ijaniye village via Ewupe, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Undeveloped ADEYEMO shown on survey plan No. OG/1588/2007/015 of 27-09-07. Having 5, Awori street, off Morcas an area of 663.679 square metres and granted by MR. DADA oniwaya, Agege, Lagos State. AINA. AO/PL/R.518 A piece of land situates off Ado-odo/Ota road, idoabarun village LANSAL STAFF COvia Alapoti, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on Undeveloped OPERATIVE MULTI survey plan No. OG/1296/2012/88 of 28/09/2012. Having an area PURPOSE SOCIETY LTD. of 65911.793 square metres and granted by MR. ABDULLAHI c/o Ade-Ogo & Co, Shop 38/ FAGBENRO. AO/PL/C.275 39, Kudirat Abiola Shopping A piece of land situates at Ikangba village, Ikangba via Ijebu-Ode, Complex, Sango. Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Undeveloped MR. THEODORE ADEJIMI FF/OG/442/006/2011 of 07/01/2011. Having an area of 1329.690 OLOWA square metres and granted by PA. BABATUNDE ONASANYA 38, Alhaji Amusa street, Papa ODG/PL/R.43 Ajao, Mushin, Lagos. A piece of land situates along Lagos/Ibadan express road, OgerePRIMETOUCH PRIVATE Remo area, Ikenne Local Government Area, shown on survey plan Undeveloped SCHOOL No. OG/1437/2011/004 of 29/09/2011. Having an area of 13.945 Km 10, Lasu Iba Express road, Hectares and granted by ALHAJA OBEDAT .O. BADEJO. Obadore, Lagos. IKN/PL/C.23 A piece of land situates along Akin Adu Avenue, being Block 1, PRINCE MUHAMMED plot 8 Phase 1 Oluwo Awonusi family Estate, Makun, Sagamu, Developed AKINOLA ADUBIAGBE Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ No. 1, Akin Adu Avenue, 1313/2009/029 of 20/03/2009. Having an area of 866.349 square Oliwo Estate, Makun, metres and granted by MISS. WALEOLA AKINYEMI OREMADE Sagamu. SA/PL/C.147 A piece of land situates at Ilamo via Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-Ode Local MR. SAMUEL .A. Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0265/2010/90 Undeveloped SOFOWORA & MRS. of 10/08/2010. Having an area of 1557.712 square metres and ZULIAT .K. SOFOWORA granted by CHIEF ADENUGA DAIRO. No. 10, Oloto ring road, OtaIJO/PL/C.14 Awori, Lagos State. A piece of land situate on Ideshipe family land, off Igbesa road, BENOLY AND COMPANY Gasline, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey Undeveloped LIMITED plan No. OG/1193/2012/051 of 31/05/2012. Having an area of Ango Beach Estate, Abule


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AO/PL/F.36 181 A piece of land situates at Idedo village via Iju Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Og/1109/ 2012/01 of 08/02/2012. Having an area of 4067.838 square metres and granted by CHIEF NOJIMU MATANMI. AO/PL/C.272 A piece of land situates along Ibese road, Igbonla Ilaro, Yewa South 182 Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1803/ 2012/004 of 15/03/2012. Having an area of 1.256 Hectares and granted by DEACON KOLADE OLATUNJI YS/PL/C.25 183 A piece of land situates at Arijeloro Area, Iroko-Town, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1559/ 2009/11 of 28/01/2009. Having an area of 644.893 square metres and granted by MR SIKIRU OKUNADE. AO/PL/R.516 A piece of land situates off Agbara/Atan-Ota road, Ilero Iwa village, 184 Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1519/2012/006 of 01/02/2012. Having an area of 1482.749 square metres and granted by MR. KABIR SUNMOLA & 2 OTHERS. AO/PL/R.520 A piece of land situates along Atan-Ota/Agbara road, Orile Ilero, 185 Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1519/2012/059 of 20/7/2012. Having an area of 723.043 square metres and granted by AKANNI SOSEBINU & 2 OTHERS. AO/PL/R.521 A piece of land situates off Agbara/Atan-Ota road, Ilero-Iwa village, 186 Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1519/2010/077 of 15/10/2010. Having an area of 638.228 square metres and granted by MR. KABIRU SUNMOLA & 2 OTHERS. AO/PL/R.522 A piece of land situates off Aiyetoro/Itele road, Itele-Ota, Ado-Odo/ 187 Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey No. OG/1519/2011/ 19 of 25/02/2011. Having an area of 1409.248 square metres and granted by ALHAJI BASHIRU OGAGBAYI & 2 OTHERS. AO/ PL/R.523 A piece of land situates on Onotu-Okoya family layout, off Obafemi Awolowo Avenue, Ilisan-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, 188 shown on survey plan No. Og/0291/2012/057 of 08/08/2012. Having an area of 8673.569 square metres and granted by MR. ABASS ADEBAMBO KEKEREOWO & 2 OTHERS. IKN/PL/C.24 A piece of land situates off Itori/Onigbedu road, Itori Ewekoro 189 Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/602/2011/ 56 of 27/09/2011. Having an area of 3356.749 square metres and granted by GABRIEL ADEGBITE. EW/PL/R.44 A piece of land situates at Oluwo Village, near Alagbado, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No.MSC/OG2001/210 0f 190 14/4/2001. Having an area of 671.434 square metres and granted by MR OLADAPO OLAWALE IF/PL/R.203 A piece of land situate at Opeika Opoto Village near Ilogbo Asowo Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan 191 No.OG/0987/2012/054 of 30/07/2012. Having an area of 678.161 squqre metres and granted by CHIEF PETER FAGBENRO AO/PL/R.529 A piece of land situate along Adebambo Cresent Aiyetoro Itele AdeOdo/Ota Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/ 192 142/2012/057 0f 14/08/2012. Having an area of 499.036 square metres and granted by CHIEF S.O ASOROBI AO/PL/R.528 A piece of land situates along Lagos/Abeokuta Road, Abule oko 193 near Papalantoro, Ewekoro Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/0269/004/2008 of 1/09/2008. Having an area of 12.030 Hectares and granted by OLUDOTUN OGUNSANYA & SIX OTHERS. EW/PL/C.34 A piece of land situates along Mukaila Lwal Street off Semiu 194 Babatunde Street, Sango Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/1991/2012/053 of 03/7/2012. Having an area of 646.569 square metres and granted by HON.SEMIU BABATUNDE AO/PL/R.532 A piece of land situautes On PZ junior staff cooperative society land 195 on Melufen Opowo Family land, off Gasline, Ogijo Remo Sagamu Local Government Area Ogun State, Shown on survey plan No.OG/ 0757/2012/06 of 20/9/2012. Having an area of 675.076 square metres and granted by MR ATEREKO BASHIRU BELLO SA/PL/R.151 196 A piece of land situates along Odera Street, Erinlu via Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/ 0400/2007/06 of 25/01/2012. Having an area of 939.336 square metres and granted by MR F.Y KAWONISE. IJO/PL/R.46 197 A piece of land situates at Oko Oridan Igede, along Odosenlu/ imomo Road, Igede via Ijebu-Ode,Ijebu North-East Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/297/2012/01 of 06/03/2012. Having an area of 3.337 Hectares (8.247 Acers) and granted by MR PETER OGUNFUYE. IJNE/PL/F8. A piece of land situates along Itanrin/Shagamu Ijebu-Ode Express198 way Town via Itanrin Odogbolu Local Government Area Ogun State, Shown on survey plan No.OG/1776/2011/080 of 05/10/ 2011. Having an area of 3101.050 square metres and granted by MR GANIYU RAIMI & RASAKI ODUNMOSU ODG/PL/C27. 199 A piece of land situates along Araromi Street off Sango-Ota/Idiroko Road, Sango Ota Ado-Odo Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/0987/2012/025 of 20/4/2012. Having an area of 321.518 square metres and granted by CHIEF YISA SHEKONI

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MRS FAUSAT ALABA BANJO. 125, Alapo Street, Ijebu-Ode. ALHAJI SHARAFA OLUTAYO SULE. Odesenlu-Alaro Ijebu North East Local Government. M. O. VINUS ENTERPRISES LIMITED Along Itanrin /Shagamu Ijebu-Ode Express-Way Idogi Oko Town,Via Itanrin Odogbolu Local Government Area. AJIBOLA OJEDOKUN. 3,Victory Estate, Rev Shodiya way Ali-Isiba, Sango Ota Ogun State.

AO/PL/C280. A piece of land situates along Isonyin-Odoregbe via Ijebu North 200 East Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/1764/ 2011/010 of 28/09/2011. Having an area of 2.925 Hectares and granted by ALHAJI CHIEF MOSHOOD AYODELE SULE IJNE/PL/F9. 201 A piece of land situates at Imutun Ayanre Village Igbese Ado-Odo Local Government Area Ogun State, Shown on survey plan No.OG/ 1382/2012/014 of 20/7/2012. Having an area of 2433.511 square metres and granted by MR BASHIRU LAKIJENA. AO/PL/R530. A piece of land situates along Idiroko Road, Oju-Ore Ota Ado-Odo 202 Local Government, Shown on survey plan No.OG/350/2011/003 of 08/03/2011. Having an area of 1089.265 square metres and granted by MR ALAO OLADITAN. AO/PL/C.281 203 A piece of land situates along Olosun Road,Otun Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area. Shown on survey plan No.OG/816/2012/ 084 of 14/11/2012. Having an area of 573.154 square metres and granted by MR S.ARIYO. AO/PL/R.526 A piece of land situates off Agbara/Sokoto Road Lusada Igbese 204 Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Shown on a survey plan No.OG/1296/2011/101 of 03/11/2011. Having an area of 4014.638 squqre metres and granted by CHIEF SHIKRI ALABI ILO. AO/ PL/R.527 A piece of land situates at Odan Abuja-Sule Town Igbesa Ado-Odo/ 205 Ota Local Government Area Ogun State, Shown on survey plan No.OG/0972/2012/006 of 03/10/2012. Having an area of 8.945 Hectares(22.105 acres) and granted by CHIEFN GBADEMO SULE & MR ISIAKA SUMOLA AO/PL/C.276 A piece of land situates at Jinadu Anishare Family land,Olorunleke 206 Town via Ado-Odo Atan-Iju Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area, Shown on survey plan No.OG/1678/2012/05 of 19/6/2012. Having an area of 2.439 hectares(6.028 Acres) and granted by MR OLUMUYIWA SOOLA & OLAWALE YEKINI AO/PL/C.277 A piece f land situates at Egunjobi village, off Itele road via Sango207 Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1381/2012/02 of 09/02/2012. Having an area of 672.507 square metres and granted by AREMO AROWOLO ALAGBEJI AO/PL/R.535 208 A piece of land situates along Iyesi/Ilasa village road, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1280/ 2012/050 of 14/08/2012. Having an area of 687.086 square and granted by YEKINI MOMO OLAWUNMI. AO/PL/R.534 A piece of land situates along Kolawole Adekogbe street, off Oladipo 209 Diya road, Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/156/2010/030 of 24/3/2010. Having an area of 1149.472 square metres and granted by CHIEF JOHNSN IBIKUNLE DERU (Head of the family). ODG/PL/R.44 A piece of land situates at Alapoti village, Ora-Atan, Ado-Odo/Ota 210 Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1670/ 2010/06 of 25/02/2010. Having an area of 1.004 Hectares and granted by LATEEF FASHINA AO/PL/F.37 A piece of land situates ff Ishaga nilado Road, Leshi village, Obere 211 land near Atan, Ota town, Ado-do/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1520/2012/013 of 08/03/2012. Having an area of 1.619 Hectares (4.001 Acres) and granted by AYOADE OLAOGUN. AO/PL/F.38 A piece of land situates along Ishaga nilado road, Leshi village, 212 Obere land, near Atan Ota town, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1520/2011/088 of 16/12/ 2011. Having an area of 1.619 Hectares (4.000Acres) and granted by AYOADE OLAOGUN. AO/PL/F.39 A piece of land situates at Olowokere Osinlusi Close, Owode213 Ijako, via Sango-Otia, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown n survey plan No. OG/1314/2007/015 of 06/-06/2007. Having an area of 637.030 square metres and granted by Z. O. ODERINDE & 5 OTHERS. AO/PL/R.533 A piece f land situates along Atunnise Street, Tioluwani Estate, 214 Abule Iroko via Sango-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/794/2012/037 of 08/06/2012. Having an area of 684.460 square metres and granted by MR. ADEKUNLE ADEBISI. AO/PL/R.537 A piece of land situates along funmilayo alibi street, abule Iroko, via Sango-ta, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on 215 survey plan No. OG/794/2012/038 of 08/06/2012. Having an area of 732.667 square metres and granted by MR. TAJUDEEN ADEWALE BALOGUN AO/PL/R.538 A piece of land situates along Dayo Oke-Owo street, Jerusalem 216 Estate, Abule Iroko via Sango-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Og/794/2012/036 of 08/06/2012. Having an area of 680.012 square metres and granted by FOLAJOMI HOLDINGS LIMITED. AO/PL/R.536 A piece f land situates at Ipoyo/Agege Quarters, off Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan road, Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area, shown 217 on survey plan N. OG/514/2011/054 of 07/09/2011. Having an area of 16.153 Hectares and granted by ENGR. ADEMOLA BABATUNDE BABAJIDE IJN/PL/C.24. A piece of land situates at Unilag Staff Quarters, off riyanrin/Amu 218 village road, Ilate village, Obafemi OWode Local Government Area, shown n survey plan No. OG/1193/2010/052 of 09/07/2010 . having an area of 1154.392 square metres and granted by MR. JOS SHIWOKU. OW/PL/R.167 219 A piece of land situates off Itele Road,Itele-Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/1562/2012/08 of 16-082012.Having an area of 985.055 sq. metres and granted by Mr.Waliu Rabiu,Akeem Rabiu and 2 Others. AO/PL/R.442 220 A piece of land situates at Oguntedo village near Lusada Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/1520/2011/ 043 of 26-05-2011.Having an area of 1371.892 sq. metres and granted by Felicia Adunni Bakare. AO/PL/R.542 A piece of land situates at Gbonnagun Village, Obantoko, Abeokuta, 221 Odeda Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 1367/2005/004 of 13/04/2005. Having an area of 1016.121 square metres and granted by CHIEF SAUBANA AYINLA OKEGBENRO ODD/PL/R.66 A piece of land situates off Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Obada222 Oko Ewekoro Local Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/ 1286/2012/11 of 16-02-2012.Having an area of 3792.321 sq. metres and granted by Chief James Oladeinde. EW/PL/C.40

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ALHAJI SHARAFA OLUTAYO SULE. Ome Quarters OdesenluAlaro, Via Ijebu-Ode. EMANUEL CHINOYEREM NDUKWE. 29, Adele Road, Apapa Lagos. BLOOMS BURY'S SUPERMART LIMITED. 2, Segun Osifeso Avenue,GRA Ota Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area. OJO ADEYEMI ADEMOLA. Adeyemi Ojo Close Jankara Abule-Egba Lagos State. MR & MRS NNOCKIRI COLLINS NNOCCHIRI. 2, chevron Drive Lekki Penisula(P.M.B 12825) Lagos Nigeria. MR TUNDE MAKUN. 136-138 Ikorodu Road Lagos-State. MRS CHRISTIANA OLUGBENGA OLADIPUPO 9, Peace and Faith close, Meran Lagos. ENGR. OLANREWAJU ADEKUNLE DAWODU Flat 12, Block 7, Millenium Estate, Shasha, Lagos. MR. MATHEW AKPOVIRI SOKO 33, Olugbede Street, off Orelipe street, Egbeda, Lagos. MR. JOSHUA ADESOYE ODUKOGBE 22, Adesoye Street, Mende, Maryland. MR. ANDREW GBEDUME Plot 850, Ademola Akesode Crescent, off Taiwo Okutubo Street, V/I, Lagos. MS. ADEGOKE MUFULIAT ADESUMBO 15, Engineering Close, Unilag Estate, Magodo, Lagos MRS. ADEGOKE MULIKAT LADE 15, Engineering Close, Unilag Estate, Magodo, Lagos. MR. OLANREWAJU BUSAYO ABIODUN 3, Ajoke Street, Fagba, Abule Egba, Lagos. MR. ALBERT OLUBANJI ATUNNISE 25, Dayo Oke-Owo Street, Abule Iroko, via Sango Ota. MR. ALBERT OLUBANJI & MRS. OLUFUNKE OLAYINKA ATUNNISE 25, Dayo Oke-Owo Street, Abule-Iroko, via Sango, Ota. MR. ALBERT OLUBANJI ATUNNISE 25, Dayo Oke-Owo Street, Abule-IRoko, via SangoOta. ALHAJI AKEEM OLUSEGUN ODUMOSU Plot 4, Block 34, Yetunde Ibidapo Street, G. R. A. Ijebu Ode. MRS. SARATU ABIKE AJAYI 26, Environmental Crescent, Unilag Estate, Magogo G. R. A., Lagos State. MISS ODUNOLA .E. AYANDIRAN 6,Olubode Road, Itele Otta, Ogun State. MADAM BEATRICE OBANOR 29,Taiwo Akinsanya Street, Ilamose Isolo, Lagos State. PASTOR USEN ASUQUO UDO Gbonnagun village, Obantoko, Abeokuta. MR GBENGA JOHN ODESANYA. 2,Obafemi Odesanya Street, Saraki, Adigbe, Abeokuta.


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A piece of land situates along Ikorodu/Sagamu road, Sotubo, via Sagamu, Sagamu Local Govt Area.Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/ 1270/2012/75 of 31-07-2012.Having an area of 9.431 Hectares and granted by Mr. Abiodun Ogunbowale. SA/PL/C.83

A piece of land situates along Atunnise Street,Abule Iroko/Itoki Road,Abule Iroko via Sango Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/794/2012/043 of 23-062012.Having an area of 501.777 sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Muse Ahmed Opelu. AO/PL/R.539 A piece of land situates along Agoro road, Owode village, near Sango Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/1306/2008/087 of 09-07-2008.Having an area of 622.164 sq. metres and granted by Mrs. Adeshinyan Asake Oladoja. AO/PL/R.541 A piece of land situates along Odera Street, Erinlu via Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-Ode Local Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/0400/ 2007/06 of 26-01-2007.Having an area of 939.336 sq. metres and granted by Mrs. F.Y. Kawonise. IJO/PL/R.46 A piece of land situate on alasi family estate along Iyesi-Itori road Iyesi-Ota Ado -Odo/Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/1331/2011/07 fm of 28/01/2011.Having an area of 5553.761sq mts and granted by Chief Wahab Raheem. AO/PL/C.278 A piece of land situate Being Plot (7-9) at the RCCG Lagos Province 9 Housing scheme Phase 1 Losi village Simawa Sagamu Local Govt Area Shown on survey plan no OG/1193/2011/073 of 02/9/2011. Having an area of 1241.096 sq mts granted by Mr joseph ishola. SA/PL/R.153. A piece of land situate at Aledo Ilese Ijebu, off Sagamu/Benin expressway, Ijebu North East Local Govt Area OG/1738/2012/009 of 24/9/2012 1418.958 sq mts granted by Alhaja Obedat.O. Badejo IJNE/PL/R.33 A piece of land situate off Idomila/Ijebu-Ode road, Idomila, Ijebu North -East Local Govt Area OG/1534/2010/078 of 24/6/2010. Having an area of 4647.123sq mts granted by Mrs. Feyi Ogunfoworin. IJNE/PL/C.24 A piece of land situate at Ikangba village,Ikangba via IjebuOde,Odogbolu Local Govt Area FF/OG/442/006/2011 of 07/01/ 2011. Having an area of 1329.690 sq mts granted by PA Babatunde Onasanya & Mr. Bayo Onasanya. ODG/PL/R.43 A piece of land situate at Owolabi Close,Saka Ayedun Area,Abule Iroko Area,Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no AAT/OG/2012/81 of 07/07/2012. Having an area of 234.684 sq mts and granted by Mr. Rasidi Adebowale Akono. AO/PL/R.531 A piece of land situate off Agbara/Atan road,Ijuri Igbesa, Ado -Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/1565/2012/036 of 17/4/2012. Having an area of 5461.764sq mts and granted by Pastor Marcus Osamede Emokpae. AO/PL/C.282 A piece of land situate along Topon Road, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-North Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/276/2012/108 of 23/11/2012. Having an area of 5996.472 sq mts and granted by Mr. Amos Olatunji Ogunbanjo. IJN/PL/C.25 A piece of land situate along Lafenwa/Itele Road, Odan village,Ota Ado -Odo/Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/ 0702/2012/048 of 22/03/2012. Having an area of 1336.056 sq mts and granted by Akintola Musibau. AO/PL/R.519 A piece of Land Situate along Ikorodu/Sagamu Road,sotubo via sagamu, sagamu Local Govt Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/ 1270/2012/75 of 31-72012. Having an area of 9.431 hects and granted by Mr Abiodun Ogunbowale. SA/PL/C.83 A piece of Land Situate off Lagos/Abeokuta Express way obada oko ewekoro Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/1286/ 2012/11 of 16-02-2012.Hav ing an area of 3792.321 sq mts & granted by Chief James Oladeinde EW/PL/C.40 A piece of Land Situate off Lagos-Abeokuta Express way Kemta/ Eruku Town via wasinmi ewekoro Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan noOG/1033/2012/013A of 14-02-2012.Having an area of 137492.788 sq mts (34.373Acres) and granted by Chief Oluwole Aderinoye Solabi and 3 others. EW/PL/C.41 A piece of Land Situate of f Lagos-Abeokuta Express way Kemta/ Eruku Town Via Wasinmi Ewekoro Local Govt Area .Shown on survey plan no OG/1033/2012/012D of 10-02-2012.Having an area of 30974.107 sq mts(7.744Acres) and granted by Mr Alabi.O.Obasa & 3 others. EW/PL/C.42 A piece of Land Situate of f Lagos-Abeokuta Express way Kemta/ Eruku Town Via Wasinmi Ewekoro Local Govt Area .Shown on survey plan no OG/1033/2012/012C of 10-02-2012.Having an area of 22486.369 sq mts(5.624Acres) and granted by Baale Kolawole Ezekiel Edunjobi & 3 others. EW/PL/C.43 A piece of Land Situate off Lagos-Abeokuta Express way Kemta/ Eruku Town Via Wasinmi Ewekoro Local Govt Area .Shown on survey plan no OG/1033/2012/013B of 10-02-2012.Having an area of 3962.090 sq mts(1.00Acres) and granted by Baale Kolawole Ezekiel Edunjobi & 3 others. EW/PL/C.44 A piece of Land Situate Along Olusegun Osoba Road Agbado Railway Station ifo Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/1184/2012/11 of 29/2/2012.Having an area of 1642.099 sq mts and granted by Mr Ishola Akintoye & Mr L.A Akintoye IF/PL/C.61 A piece of land situate at koko ibiye village,near ota,ota Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/1302/2012/002 of 07-02-2012.Having an area of 1339.525 sq metres and granted by Ajoji Ogunbiyi. AO/PL/R.543 A piece of land situate at Onifade Village,Itoki near Agbado Railway Station, ifo Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no OG/854/ 2012/74 of 11/12/2012.Having an area of 748.205 sq mts and granted by Mr Sani Otelabi. IF/PL/R.151 A piece of land situate along Lusada Igbesa road, Igbesa Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/1608/2008/19 of 20-11-2008.Having an area of 2.86 Acres and granted by Mr. E.B Yusuf. AO/PL/F.41 A piece of land situate at Ilepa village,via Ifo Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/1991/2013/009 of 16-01-2013.Having an area of 1505.216 sq metres and granted by R.Olokunde. LUD11/R.2627

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UNIQUE STEEL INDUSTRIES LIMITED. C/o. Jaja & Ugbo (Legal Practioners), 223 Ikorodu Road, Satelite B/Stop, Ilupeju, Lagos. MR.ALBERT OLUBANJI ATUNNISE & MRS. OLUFUNKE ATUNNISE. 25, Dayo Oke-Owo Street, Abule Iroko, via Sango Ota. MR. OYEBISI ADEWALE EBENEZER. 55,Buba Maruwa road, Ijegun-Egba, Satelite Town, Lagos. MRS. FAUSAT ALABA BANJO 125, Alapo Street, Ijebu-Ode. MR OLUTAYO OGUNLANA SHOWUNMI. 17 Daniel oderinowostreet orilowo ejigbo lagos state. MISS AJAJ OLUBUKOLA ABIMBOLA No 21, soetan street, Onipanu, Lagos state. RIDWAN ADEBAYO ADEMOLA Plot 1-3 yahya ademola drive alpha grace estate, Nihort area, Idiishin, Ibadan. ERVOBODO CENTRE FO SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. 1,Stadium Road, G. R. A , Ijebu- Ode. MR THEODORE ADEJIMI OLOWA. 38,Alhaji Amusa Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos. MR. EZENWA VITALS CHIJIOKE. Suite 25,30/31,Otigba Street, Ikeja, Lagos. CLUB DE JACOBS 4th Avenue, A-One Close, House 3, Festac, Lagos. MR. FRANCIS OLAIDE OGUNBANJO 7/9,Adebowale Close, Ikeja, Lagos. MR. POPOOLA OLAWALE 1,Olawale Street, Isefun Ayobo, Lagos. UNIQUE STEEL INDUSTRIES LIMITED C/o Jaja & Ugbo legal practioners, 223, Ikorodu road Satelite B/Stop Ilupeju Lagos. MR GBENGA JOHN ODESANYA No 2, Obafemi Odesanya Street, Saraki Adigbe, Abeokuta. STELLAR BONDED TERMINALS NIGERIA LIMITED No 34, Way road, Apapa, Lagos State. STELLAR BONDED TERMINALS NIGERIA LIMITED No 34,way road, Apapa, Lagos State. STELLAR BONDED TERMINALS NIGERIA LIMITED No, 34, way road, Apapa, Lagos state. STELLAR BONDED TERMINALS NIGERIA LIMITED No, 34,way road, Apapa, Lagos state. MR ETIM WILLIAMS ETUKUDO No,14 Olusegun Osoba road, Agbado railway station. Dr.Olusola Abayomi OjoOmoniyi Dept of Microbiology, Lagos State. MR RASHEED . A. OLOWORA 82, Mafoluku Road, Mafoluku, Lagos State. Mrs. Oyeronke Olubiyi 7, Degema Close, Agbara Estate, Agbra. Mr. Fabian.C.Ibekwe 32,Oduduwa Street, Ikate, Surulere.

A piece of land situate off Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway,Awo 247 village,via Orile-Imo, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt Area.Show on survey plan no OG/1565/2012/080 of 27-09-2012.Having an area of 41.769 Hectares and granted by Mr. Olorunju Oniyide and Mr. Adewusi Adesoji. OW/PL/C.239 248 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Ayetoro Road, Mile 2, Abeokuta North Local Govt Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/ 551/2012/010 of 05-12-2012. Having an area of 2535.045sq meters and granted by Kol- Chem Plastic Ltd. AO/PL/R.59 249 A piece of land situate at Fodegbuwa Family Land, Ode-Remo, Remo North Local Govt Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/ 0361/2012/51 of 26-11-2012. Having an area of 10.744 Hectares and granted by Chief Dauda Liadi Alli Balogun. RN/PL/C.13 A piece of land situate at no 7, Abuede Close, Off Agbado- Akute 250 Road, Near Oke Aro Town Ifo Loca Govt Area. Shown on Survey Plan no OG/1017/2011/039 of 18-05-2011. Having an area of 943.827sq Meters and granted by Mr Jonathan Akanni Akala. IF/PL/R.209 A piece of land situate along Moshood Abiola-way, Leme 251 Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/854/2011/63 of 27-09-2011. Having an area of 679.534 sq metres and granted by Mr. Adekoya Adeniyi Edward. AS/PL/ C.47 252 A piece of land situate at Aregbesola village via OkeEleweran,Odeda Local Govt Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/ 2092/2012/090 of 28-11-2012. Having an area of 685.542 sq metres and granted by Alhaji Mutairu Bako. ODD/PL/R.32 253 A piece of land situate at Oganla Abata village via Siun, Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt Area. Shown on survey plan no OG/1270/ 2012/04 of 25-01-2012. Having an area of 8.026 Hetares and granted by Mr. M.Ola.Akinyele. OW/PL/C.238 A piece of land situate off Kanuyi/Simawa road, Kanuyi, Makun, 254 Sagamu, Sagamu Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1335/2011/35 of 19/04/2011.With an area of 1237.145sq.metres and granted by Baale Wahab Olusanya. SA/PL/R.119 A piece of land situate along Adatan/Ibadan road, Car Wash, 255 Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1200/2012/076 of 09/08/2012.With an area of 1322.457sq. metres and granted by Mr. Ayorinde A. Bamidele. AS/PL/C.46 A piece of land situate along Ika Ogunolu road,off Lagos/Abeokuta 256 express road, Owowo, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1212/2012/59 of 18/07/2012. With an area of 6.877 Hectares and granted by Chief Moliq Akinola. EW/PL/ F29 257 A piece of land situate at Ofada Town, Obfemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1634/2012/002 of 08/03/2012. With an area of 2889.931sq. meters and granted by Mr. O. Shogbala. OW/PL/C.237 258 A piece of land situate at Ibogun Abudu (Ori Okuta Area) Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1774/2011/ 005 of 10/11/2011 With an area of 1320.977sq. metres and granted by Mr.Sunday Adeniji. EW/PL/R.45 A piece of land situate along Akeju road, Orekoya village, near 259 Agbajege village Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/0338/2012/010 of 25/09/2012. With an area of35.213hectares and granted by Mr.Sunday Orekoya Osho. OW/PL/C.239 260 A piece of land situate at Alaro village, via Alabata, Abeokuta, Odeda Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/0265/ 2012/010 of 09/02/2012.With an area of1817.815sq.metres and granted by Mr.Mukaila Sodeinde and 2 others. ODD/PL/C.35 A piece of land situate along Ita Eko/Sokori-Totoro road, Ita 261 Eko, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1272/2012/045 of 31/05/2012. With an area of 373.725sq. metres and granted by Mr. Oladunjoye J.Folarin AS/PL/C.48 A piece of land situate at Ijeun Arobiologbo village, via Oko 262 Titun village,Obafemi/Owode Local Govt.Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/0242/2012/079 of 10/08/2012. With an area of 1.105 Hectares and granted by Mr.Busari Akanni Taiwo. OW/ PL/C.240 263 A piece of land situate along Ibogun road, Ibogun Olaogun Area,via Akinside, Ifo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/2127/2012/050 of 29/11/2012. With an area of 4340.434 sq. metres and granted by Mr.Gbemi Olagunju. IF/PL/R.210 A piece of land situate along Egbado road, Damimo, Alakuko, 264 Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/1280/ 2012/025 of 30/05/2012. With an area of 801.628sq. metres and granted by Alh.Olalekan Adalemo. IF/PL/R.211 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Ayetoro road, Mile2, 265 Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/551/2012/010 of 05/12/2012.With an area of 2535.045sq.metres and granted by Mr. Adewale Tokunbo. AN/PL/R.59 A piece of land situate along Kongo/Owe road, Alabata, Odeda 266 Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1270/2012/22 of 06/03/2012. With an area of 1452.613sq. metres and granted by Mr. Akeem Kadejo. ODD/PL/C.36 267 A piece of land situate along Egbado close, Aga village, Iju water works, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1421/2012/070 of 20/11/2012. With an area of 996.997sq. metres and granted by Mr.Christoppher Doghudje. IF/PL/R.212 A piece of land situate off Sagamu/Abeokuta Exp.way,Arobiologbo village, via Ejire village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. 268 Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1200/2013/003 of 16/01/ 2013. With an area of 17.007Hectares and granted by Akanni Taiwo and 3 others OW/PL/C.241 269 A piece of land situate along Idi-Iroko/Agosasa road, Idi-Iroko, Ipokia Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/684/ 2012/90 of 01/03/2012. With an area of 1652.136sq. metres and granted by Mr.Solomon H. Apagbo. IPK/PL/C.23 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Ayetoro road, Idiya round270 about, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1272/2009/25 of 18/03/2009 With an area of 1217.759 sq.metres and granted by Chief Saubana Oluodo and 2 others. AN/PL/C.30 271 A piece of land situate off Lagos/Abeokuta Exp. Road, Papalanto, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/327/ 2011/015 of 17/11/2011. With an area of 4.083Hectares and

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Landmark Corporate Realty Limited. 95, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos State. Mr Olarewaju Ilesanmi C/o Taosbell Nig. Ent., 29, Iporo-Ake/Okejigbo Rd . Abeokuta. AARE KOLA OYEFESO Plot 102,Isheri Road, Ojodu Ikeja, Lagos State. MR HENRY OSAGIE ITUAH AND MRS STELLA ITUAH. 11, Olutosin Ajayi Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos State. SLAAB NIG LIMITED 126,Iyana Mortuary, Idi Aba, Abeokuta. MR. OLUSEGUN DAMILOLA OGUNSEYE Aregbesola village via, Oke-Eleweran, Odeda. DR. BEN ATTAH 16/18 Wilmor street, Isheri, Berger, Ogun State. Mr. Tolulope Adekunle Ayorinde and Mrs.Abimbola Latifat Ayorinde 1 Karimu street, Isolo, Lagos State. Oba (Alhaji) Mufutau O. Hamzat 25,Yaya Abatan street, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State.

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Forth Worth Farms Limited 23,Ezekiel street, Off Toyin street, Ikeja, Lagos State.

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Mr. Olashile Waheed Muraina Balogun Quarters, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt.

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Mr.Issac Adekunle Oladeinde 5,Adekunle close, Sango Ota.

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M.C.A.(St.Barth's Church) Lagos Island Cooperative Multipurpose Society limited. 9, Yeside street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos State. Mr. Rauf O.Durosinmi and Mrs.Nimota T. Durosinmi 39,Suenu road, Surulere, Lagos State. Mrs. Funmilayo Iyabo Kadejo(Nee Kolawole) 14,I.B.B.Boulevard, Kuto, Abeokuta. Mr.Babatunde M. Adeyemo 2, Muritala Babs Adeyemo crescent, Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Mr.Awoyinfa B.Ezekiel 21,Solomon Sokunbi street, Ijoko Lemode, Ota. Mr.Foluso Oluremi O. JideOmole c/o Moffice Reality Ltd. 10,Atinuke Olabanji street, Ikeja, Lagos State. Mr. Olanrewaju Ilesanmi c/o Taosbell Nig.Enterprises 29,Iporo Ake /Okejigbo road, Abeokuta. Mrs.Olubunmi F.Adefisan 6,Alh.Tijani street, Amaleeke Orlu, Imo State. Engr.Kolawole N.Baiyewu 26, Isale Oyo street, Iju water works, Aga. Katawa Properties Limited 12, Tiwalabi street, Ladipo bus stop, Agege motor road, Lagos State.

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Mr.Olawale Erinle 1, Sede Erinle street, Aseko, Idi Iroko.

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Alak Vision Nig. Limited 5,Oke-Oyinbo Quarters, Aiyetoro road, Abeokuta.

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Sana Buildings Limited 16,Omotayo Ojo street, Ikeja, Lagos State.


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granted by Mr.Edward Oladapo Ajakaye and 5 others. EW/ PL/IND.5 A piece of land situate at Odewale village, Agbado Railway,Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2181/2012/ 045 of 13/11/2012. With an area of 649.956 sq. metres and granted by Ayinla Odewale and 2others. IF/PL/R.213 A piece of land situate situates along Akah Idiori road, Idiori village, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1588/2013/001 of 28/03/2013. With an area of 8788.635sq. metres and granted by Ademola Olufemi Ogundipe and Awero Abati. AN/PL/C.31 A piece of land situate off Olusegun Osoba road, Oke Ilewo,Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/0242/2013/013 of 28/02/2013. With an area of 426.485sq. metres and granted by Mr.Akanni Ayinde Popoola. AS/PL/C.50 A piece of land situate along Sonoiki close, Mercyland Estate, Iseri Town, Ifo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/0557/2012/092A of 24/10/2012. With an area of 442.604 sq.metres and granted by Baale Lasisi Kudoro and Prince Akintunde Kudoro. IF/PL/R.25 A piece of land situate at Asero,Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1212/2006/ 25blk XIII plot6 of 17/08/2006. With an area of 1305.956sq.metres and granted by Mr.Olaogun Suraju Olalekan. AS/PL/R.93

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Mr.Kehinde Bademosi 3, Mufutau Oladimeji street, Adalemo, Alakuko, Lagos State.

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Mr.Gilbrt Olugbemi Bamigboye 10, African Church street, Totoro Owu, Abeokuta.

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O and I Nigeria Limited Suite 1 Block1, Ogonfemi Complex, Opposite Union Bank, Mercy road, Panseke, Abeokuta. Mr. Emmanuel O. Olusanya and Mrs. Oyeyemi A. Olusanya 15, Awosanya street, Denro viaOjodu Abiodun, Akute.

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301 A piece of land situate at Asero,Abeokuta, Abeokuta South 277 Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1212/2006/ 25blk XXII plot8 of 08/06/2006. With an area of 690.110sq. metres and granted by Mr.Olaogun Suraju Olalekan. AS/PL/ R.94 A piece of land situate at Asero, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South 278 Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1212/2006/ 25blkXIII plot 5 of 17/08/2006. With an area of 1331.838sq. metres and granted by Mr.Olaogun Suraju Olalekan. AS/PL/ R95 A piece of land situate along Olusegun Osoba road, Oke 279 Ilewo,Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/0242/2008/070 of 05/08/2008. With an area of 540.023sq. metres and granted by Chief Matthew Abiola and 2 others. AS/PL/C.49 A piece of land situate along Imaba road, Lonpolo Quarters, 280 Ode Remo, Remo North Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1212/2012/99 of 06/11/2012. With an area of 5.646Hectares and granted by Mr. Tafaliu Oduntan. RN/PL/ C.14 281 A piece of land situate at Ogosa Ajegunle, Ipokia Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1366/2013/01 of 04/02/ 2013. With an area of 858.130sq.metres and granted by Hunkanyin Denagan Alubert. IPK/PL/C.24 A piece of land situate along Idowu Olorunsogo close, Akera 282 Estate, Alagbado, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1799/2013/018 of 14/03/2013. With an area of 575.936sq. metres and granted by Adimabuah Odogwu. IF/PL/R.216 A piece of land situate along Owode Idiroko/Sango-Ota road, 283 Iju Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1286/2012/50 of 12/07/2012. With an area of 1933.571sq. metres and granted by Chief Gbolahan Shoniregun and Chief Olalekan Shoniregun. AO/PL/C.184 284 A piece of land situate off Ajegunle road, Ojumele, Ofin, Sagamu, Sagamu Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1447/2011/081 of 10/08/2011. With an area of 518.131sq. metres and granted by Lasisi Gafaru. SA/PL/R.117 285 A piece of land situate off Sango/Idiroko road, Ogosa village, Ipokia Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/767/ 2013/030 of 09/04/2013. With an area of 2210.253sq. metres and granted by Mr.Joseph Mewheyito. IPK/PL/C.25 A piece of land situate along Igbesa/Lusada road, Igbesa, Ado286 odo/Ota Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 2127/2013/007 of 14/02/2013. With an area of 4156.850sq. metres and granted by Chief Asisi Muniru Oguntan and Mr.Edun Jimoh Adeekun. AO/PL/R.562 287 A piece of land situate off Ntabo,Onipetesi, Mosafelo road, Ijoko Ota, Ifo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 1194/2009/007 of 06/05/2009. With an area of 1686.870 sq.metres and granted by Mr.Abayomi Matanmi. IF/PL/C.63 A piece of land situate at Ibogun Adina village, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1559/2012/04 of 15/03/ 288 2012. With an area of 1.252hectares and granted by High Chief Benjamin Adisa Oyrdiran. IF/PL/C.64 A piece of land situate along Oluwatoyin street, Oyeyemi 289 village, near Akute, Ifo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1856/2012/081 of 10/10/2012. With an area of 831.510sq. metres and granted by Fadipe Akubilewu and Alpha Fadipe. IF/PL/R.217 A piece of land situate at Odewale village Opeilu Area, Agbado station, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/ 290 0971/2012/082 of 16/10/2012. With an area of 791.341sq. metres and granted by Ayinla Odewale. IF/PL/R.218 A piece of land situate along Asa road, Ibese, Yewa North 291 Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1481/2012/ 014 of 28/11/2012. With an area of 6775.392sq. metres and granted by Mr. Falola Yekinni, YN/PL/C.11 292 A piece of land situate at G.G.C.Estate, Moloko Asipa, Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1367/ 2011/07 of 09/08/2011. With an area of 1890.740 sq.metres and granted by Mr. Ajayi Stephen Oluwasina. OW/PL/R.194 293 A piece of land situate along Idiroko road, Atan Ota, AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1117/2012/32 of 30/03/2012. With an area of 2668.127sq. metres and granted by Mr. Owoeye. AO/PL/C.263 294 A piece of land situate along Afowowa Sogaade village road, Afowowa, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/2008/2012/044 of 07/11/2012. With an area of 10.172acres and granted by S.A.O.Babatunde. EW/PL/C.45 295 A piece of land situate at Otemuyi Area,off Matogbun road,via

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Mr.Michael A. Kuforiji Block 4A Plot 7, Adeleke Adekanmi close, Magodo phase II, Lagos State.

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Mr. Joseph O.Balogun and Mrs.Titilope O. Balogun 35A, Iwaya road. Onikan Yaba, Lagos State.

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Spring Bank Plc. 143, Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

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Chief Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu Marble House, Along Iperu/Ode road, Iperu Remo.

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Alh.Akanbi Ajibola 1, Alh. Fatai street, Ajegunle, Idiroko. 306

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Mrs.Folakemi Motunrayo Kolawole 6, Ajikobi street, Akera, Agbado. 307

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Mrs.Folakemi Motunrayo Kolawole 6, Ajikobi street, Akera, Agbado. 308

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Mr.Adefisoye Oyaleke o/o Basiru Aderibigbe Ojo & co. 11, Okesuna street, Off Igbosere road, Lagos Island, Lagos State. Mr. TaiwoA.Abioye Off Owode/Idiroko road, Ogosa, Back of Tipper Garage. Alhaji Jamiu Azeez 396, Idiroko motor road, Onipanu, P. O. Box 165, Ota. Femic Hotel Limited 12, Femil Hotel road, Abiola way, Abeokuta. Mr.Anthony Abimbola Akinuli and Mrs.Helen Oluwaseun Akinuli 7,Olaotan Ayodeji close, Ladegbote, Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Mr.Charles Stanley Ali 7, Akilo road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State. Mr. Michael Abimbolu- Olulenu and Mrs. Florence AbimboluOlulenu 14, Olayiwola Amisu street, Orire Estate, Opeilu, Agbado. Mr.Olayinka Samson Olajide FF1, Abeokuta street, Bida road, Kaduna State. AlhajaLatifat Animashaun 1A, Oroyinyin street, Lagos Island, Lagos State.

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Blue Ribbon Schools 24/26,Atanda Akinremi street, Orile Agege, Lagos State. Mr.Olusegun Famodun

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Oke Aro, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/ 1214/2012/014 of 28/03/2012. With an area of 768.562sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Muri Yussuf. IF/PL/R220 A piece of land situate along Bolaji Daniel street, Ijoko Ota, Ifo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/0807/ 2013/11 of 28/02/2013. With an area of 4172.231sq. metres and granted by S.Moseri. IF/PL/C.65 A piece of land situate along Ibese/Ilaro road, Emi Abata,Ibese, Yewa North Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 1481/2012/013 of 20/11/2012. With an area of 7976.016 sq.metres and granted by Chief Zacheus Olaleye. YN/PL/C.12 A piece of land situate along Alabata road, CAMP, Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1342/2012/ 075 of 11/09/2012. With an area of 1208.222sq. metres and granted by Saheed Elekede. ODD/PL/R.71 A piece of land situate at Isa Laderin, behind workers estate,Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. ASC/OG/024/2001 of 22/05/2001. With an area of4117.799sq. metres and granted by Ayinla Morodolu and 3 others. AS/PL/R.96 A piece of land situate off Abeokuta/Lagos Expressway, Gongo village, Wasimi, via Itori, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/744/2011/042 of 08/06/2011. With an area of 3026.346sq. metres and granted byAlhaji Rasheed Solanke Oladipupo. EW/PL/R.46 A piece of land situate along Obafemi Awolowo Avenue, IkenneRemo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/0291/ 2013/001A&B of 11/01/2013. With an area of 4696.353sq. metres and granted by Chief Adeyemi Efunnuga IKN/PL/R.24 A piece of land situate at Afobaje,via Obasanjo Farm, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 744/2005/060 of 11/08/2005. With an area of 598.392 sq.metres and granted by Samson Awakon. AO/PL/R.130 A piece of land situate along Adedotun Odunuga Crescent, off Ejinrin road, Ijebu Ode, Ijebu Ode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1200/2013/005 of 16/01/2013. With an area of 453.635sq. metres and granted by Simon Adejobi Adebamiro. IJO/PL/R.47 A piece of land situate Akingbade Village, near Gbonogun, Abeokuta, Odeda Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/767/2008/053 of 01/09/2008. With an area of 641.741sq. metres and granted by Mrs. Olaniyan Christianah. ODD/PL/ R.73 A piece of land situate off Bode Olude/Alagbara road, Bode Olude,Abeokuta, Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/1856/2012/095 of 22/11/2012. With an area of 988.862sq. metres and granted by Mr.Zachaeus Olusrgun Ayodele. ODD/PL/R.72 A piece of land situate off African Church road, Oke Kanngan, Totoro, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/767/2012/076 of 24/10/2012. With an area of 890.224sq. metres and granted by Pa.Samuel Olawuyi Isola Odurombi. AN/PL/C.33 A piece of land situate at Kara village, Near Mowe, Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/0829/ 2011/03 of 22/03/2011. With an area of 8257.492 sq.metres and granted by Chief Situ Leshi. OW/PL/R.193 A piece of land situate off Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Kemta/ Eruku town, via Wasimi, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1033/2012/089 of 15/11/2012 With an area of 10475.839sq. metres and granted by Chief Oluwole Aderinoye Solabi and 2others. EW/PL/IND.6 A piece of land situate at Suberu village, Abule Isale, Iju-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/852/2012/77 of 10/10/2012. With an area of 1266.398sq. metres and granted by Chief Olasunkanmi Olubiyi. AO/PL/R.578 A piece of land situate off Moshood Abiola way, Ijeun Leme, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Arepa. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/276/2012/103 of 05/11/2012 With an area of 978.678sq. metres and granted by Madam Aminatu A. Olatubosun and Mrs. Awulat Jelili. AS/PL/R.97 A piece of land situate along Olute road,Abule Are, via Ilaro, Yewa South Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 928/2008/43 of 25/04/2008. With an area of 5.384hectares and granted by Alimi Samuel. YS/PL/F.10 A piece of land situate along Kuto/Isabo road, Kuto, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1856/ 2012/029 of 20/03/2012. With an area of 669.427sq.metres and granted by Isq'eel Ishola Aboaba and Modupe Nimota Aboaba. AS/PL/C.51 A piece of land situate off Ibogun road, Akinsinde village, Ifo, Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2092/ 2012/068of 13/09/2013 With an area of 4145.715sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Haruna Shiyanbola. IF/PL/C.66 A piece of land situate off Akole road, Oke Ata, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1616/2012/014 of 15/02/2012. With an area of 800.476sq. metres and granted by Gboyega Alawode. AN/PL/R.61 A piece of land situate at Molari, via Ogijo, Sagamu Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/0971/2010/020 of 23/02/2010. With an area of 2.720hectares and granted by Alhaji Saliu Amisu Otubajo and Alhaji Sanni Sunday Odesanya. SA/PL/C.89 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Ibadan Expressway, Akinlagun village,CAMP, Odeda Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/2135/2012/006 of 03/05/2012. With an area of 2754.434sq. metres and granted by Mr. Kolawole Sojobi Alogi. ODD/PL/C.37 A piece of land situate at Oke-Aro village, via Agbado, Ifo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.SOSA/OG/857/01 of 25/09/2001. With an area of 368.300sq.metres and granted by Mr.Sesan Tunde Ajibose. IF/PL/R.224 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Lagos Express road, Aro, Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1012/2013/001 of 02/04/2013. With an area of 498.800sq.metres and granted by James Adeoye Daniel. AN/PL/R.62 A piece of land situate along Ibogun/Abalabi road, Abalabi, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1035/2013/014 of 28/02/2013. With an area of 4284.035sq.

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c/o Akinlolu Akiyode & co. 14, Akiyode street, Lantoro, Abeokuta. S.J.Golden Vessels International School, Along Bolaji Daniel street, Ijoko Ota. Mr.Olayinka Samson Olajide FF1,Abeokuta street, By Bida road, Kaduna State. Mr.Oladipo Taiwo 7, Oweh street, Jibowu, W.A.E.C. Lagos State. Mr.Olawale Bakare 1, Ebenezer Ademefun street, Saraki, Adigbe, Abeokuta. Mr.Ayinde Jimoh Adedayo, 1, Adepoju Farinu Avenue, Ade- Oni Estate, Ojodu-Abiodun. Chief Emmanuel Oladipo Orepitan 7/9, Flourence Oyetola Crescent, Off Akindoyin road, Ikenne. Mr.Adesina Adekunle Alagbe, Afobaje, Via Obasnjo Farm, Ota. Dr. Oluwole David Odugbemi 14,Adedotun Odunuga Crescent, Off Ejinrin road, Ijebu Ode.

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Mrs.Mary Oluwaseun Elijah 1,Kemta Idi Aba, Abeokuta.

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Mr.Adesina Oyewole, 10,Fajuyi road, Enugada, Abeokuta.

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Celestial Church of Christ, Owu Parish 26,Totoro road, Owu, Abeokuta Pastor Akinwale Bamidele Oyedele and Pastor Mrs. Lola Oyedele 4,Godwin Omene street, Lekki phase1, Lagos State. Stellar Bonded Terminals Nigeria Limited. 34, Wharf road, Apapa, Lagos State. Mr.Sadiq Olawale Mojeed Balogun. 2, Sunday Adisa street, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State. Chief David Oluwole Adesiji 1, Wole Adesji close, Leme, Abeokuta. Absol Farms Nigeria Limited Plot 8, Block8 Asero Estate, Abeokuta. Abba Properties Limited 51D, Obafemi Awolowo Avenue, Isale Igbein, Abeokuta.

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Mr.Lateef Babatunde Adio Block N36,Flat5, Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos State.

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Mr.James Adegbola Adewunmi HN13, WAPCO Housing Estate, Ijomo, Sagamu.

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Omotola Olatunji Enterprises Nigeria Limited 7, Buraimo Igbo Street, Lagos State. Mr.Ishola Billaminu Oni and Mrs. Grace Egbeyemi Oni 1, Ifelodun street, Ikohin, Lagos State. Mr.Adeshina Olubode Oyeneye, 7, Oladimeji street, Enilolobo, Oke-Aro, Alagbado. Miss. Talabi Daniel, Along Abeokuta/Lagos road, Opposite Aro. Miss. Adetayo Anjuwon Plot 16, Akinlabi street, Oyeyemi, Akute.


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metres and granted by Mr. Thomas Ige. EW/PL/R.47 A piece of land situate off Shagamu Express road, Papalanto, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. ADED/ OG/097/2000 of 10/05/2000. With an area of 18570.744sq. metres and granted by Adebowale Taiwo and 2others. EW/PL/F27 A piece of land situate at Asunwon village,via Bode- Olude, Abeokuta, Odeda Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/2069/2013/030 of 28/03/2013. With an area of 793.925sq. metres and granted by Madam Moteleola Aduke. ODD/PL/R.74 A piece of land situate at Egbeda village,via Kobape, Obafemi/ Owode Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/447/ 2006/08 of 04/04/2006. With an area of 17.119hectares and granted by Yinka Lamidi and Alimi Ogunyomi. OW/PL/F.39 A piece of land situate along Sokoto/Badagry Express road, Ileba Area, Ilaro, Yewa South Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1200/2012/025A of 20/03/2012. With an area of 20.229hectares and granted by Mr.Olurin Adeoniye. YS/PL/F.11 A piece of land situate along Onigbedu/Itori road, Morekete/ Olujobi village, Itori, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1344/2007/068 of 14/07/2007. With an area of 1409.566hectares and granted by Chief Ayoola Ade George. LUD11/IND.50 A piece of land situate at Oke Ata,Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/1670/2007/ 069 of 28/11/2007. With an area of 3225.714sq. metres and granted by Miss.Bolu Fowowe. AN/PL/C.34 A piece of land situate along Sango/Ijoko road, Sango Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/698/2013/033 of 23/04/2013. With an area of 265.861sq. metres and granted by Mr. George Olayinka and 2others. AO/PL/C.300 A piece of land situate along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway,Eruku village, near Itori, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1244/2013/03 of 12/04/2013. With an area of 27.914hectares and granted by Chief Kolawole Edun and Mr. Adelani Abiola. EW/PL/C.46 A piece of land situate at Oluwo village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1670/2013/029 of 15/05/2013. With an area of 653.114sq.metres and granted by Mr.Amos Oduntan. OW/PL/R.149 A piece of land situate at Omi-Ata village,Idoye-Ketu, AdieOwe, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1481/2009/017 of 13/10/2009. With an area of 10.011Acres and granted by Adebowale Omiata. AO/PL/C.183 A piece of land situate along Ayetoro road,Abeokuta, Abeokuta North Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/767/ 2012/024 of 03/04/2012. With an area of 2814.301sq. metres and granted by Saidi Mayegun. AN/PL/C.35 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Lagos Express road, Itori,Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1856/2013/045 of 22/05/2013. With an area of 7477.204sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Waheed Taiwo Shodeinde EW/PL/C.47 A piece of land situate along Obada/Pakudi road, off Lagos/ Abeokuta Express way, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/1035/2012/013 of 28/03/2012. With an area of 6284.809sq.metres and granted by Chief Atanda Asegongo EW/PL/C.48 A piece of land situate along Lagos/Abeokuta Express road,Ogunsolu village,via Obada-oko, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/276/2013/006 of 18/01/ 2013. With an area of 2723.282sq.metres and granted by Alhaji Ganiyu Olatunbosun and 2 others. EW/PL/R.48 A piece of land situate at Fokoto village,Oluwo Keesin via Alabata, Odeda Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 928/2012/41 of 27/04/2012. With an area of 1334.187sq.metres and granted by Engr. Olaniyi Isaiah Shogbamu. ODD/PL/C.40 A piece of land situate along Siun/Ogere road,Tiku village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2181/2012/050of 28/11/2012 With an area of 12.025hectares and granted by Mr. Wale Oriola. OW/PL/C.243 A piece of land situate at Kangudu village, Obantoko, Odeda Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/928/2013/34 of 25/03/2013. With an area of 5584.862sq. metres and granted by Chief L.A.Aresi. ODD/PL/C.41 A piece of land situate at Olawore close, off Sidikatu Yakubu street, Ajuwon,Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/2135/2013/041 of 04/09/2013. With an area of 667.829sq.metres and granted by Alhaji Mutairu Ogunro and Alhaji Sikiru A.Ogunro. IF/PL/R.226 A piece of land situate off Sango-Ota/Idiroko road, Ilupeju Area, Ikolaje, Idiroko,Ipokia Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1272/2013/001of 10/01/2013. With an area of 1741.533sq. metres and granted by Mr. Femi Fagbohun IPK/PL/R.18 A piece of land situate at Lantoro, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1035/2012/ 075 of 19/10/2012. With an area of 430.273sq.metres and granted by Sam Jide Ojo and Kayode Ojo. AS/PL/R.98 A piece of land situate off Afolabi Ogunjobi street,Agogo Ide Quarters,Abekoko, Obantoko, Abeokuta, Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/0541/2009/101 of 16/12/ 2009. With an area of 467.170sq.metres and granted by Mr.Kola Sobiye. ODD/PL/R.76 A piece of land situate along Pa. Moses Sorinola crescent, Ogungbade village, Ifo Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1641/2012/08 of 21/09/2012. With an area of 694.711sq. metres and granted by Sanusi Ogunfunke. IF/PL/R.227 A piece of land situate along Olirugba/Iwesi road, Olirugba, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu North East Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no.OG/1534/2012/002 of 25/01/2012. With an area of 1365.451sq. metres and granted by Mr.Isiaka Okanlawon Adebambo. IJNE/PLR.35 A piece of land situate along Imuwen/Odorogba road,Imuwen, Ijebu East Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1344/2012/043 of 11/04/2012. With an area of 6388.848sq. metres and granted by Imuwen Development Council.

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MS. Herienta Oluwatoyin Coker 30, Desalu street, Ebute Metta, Lagos State.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Omotunde Adekanmbi, 96, Soboyejo's Compound, Ita-Elega, Abeokuta. Mr.Olanrewaju Adesanya, 4A, Second Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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Harris Farms Limited, 7, Upper Mission street, Ilaro.

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Action Cement Company Limited. 144A Assocition road, Dolphin Osborne, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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Life Crown International School, Block 17 Plot 6, Oke Ata Housing Estate, Abeokuta.

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Mrs.Funmilayo Oyejide Araba, 9, Ifelodun street, Joju road, Sango Ota.

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Ago Salvation Ministry (AGOSALM). 19, Balogun Crescent, Oke Odo, Abule Egba, Lagos State. Mr. Adesanya Adeyemi Idowu 20, Adeleye street, Oke Efon, Abeokuta. Adukemeta Limited, 38, Iyesi road, Iyana Iyesi, Ota. Mr. Olayiwola Isa Akinyele, 7, Niger close, Opposite N.N.P.C. Olomore, Abeokuta. S. Agbakoje Nigeria Limited, Plot 1,Sunday Oduntan Layout, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State. Mr. Olufemi Ayotunde Odusile and Mrs.Adesola Deborah Odusile. 90, Opposite Ola Mother House, Papa Maru, Sabo, Abeokuta. Alhaji Nofiu Adeyemi, 4, Adeyemi street, Ita Oshin, Abeokuta. Mr. Michael Adebayo Okeyode and Mrs. Itunu Comfort Okeyode, 10, Akin Ogunsola street, ApenaSojobi, Behind N.P.F.Head Quarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta. First Capital Trust Limited, Plot634,Adeyemo, Alakija. Mr.Anthony M. Jinadu 15, Gbonagun road, Obantoko, Abeokuta. Mr. Oyelami Michael Kolawole 2,Olawore close, Off Sidikatu Yakubu street, Iju-Ajuwon.

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Mr.Adebayo Omosowon, Klm.42, Lagos/Abeokuta road, Ijako, Sango Ota. 365

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Mr.Abiodun Abdul-Jelil Akinwunmi, Bola Enilari Avenue, Iwesi, Ijebu North-East Local Govt. Mrs. Modupe Iyabo Adeyeye Olukoya. 1, Itale Quarters, Imuwen, Ijebu-Imushin.

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LUD10/IND.38 A piece of land situate along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Akinale village, via Wasimi,Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/1102/2013/02 of 27/02/2013. With an area of 4643.057sq.metres and grante by Oba Olufemi Adewunmi Ogunleye. EW/PL/C.50 A piece of land situate along Ilogbo road, Oke Osa, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1296/ 2007/66 of 25/07/2007. With an area of 652.942sq.metres and granted by Mr. Waliu Oduntan. AO/PL/R.600 A piece of land situate along Ilogbo road, Iyana Egunsi village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1342/2009/088 of 30/12/2009. With an area of 925.457sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Oseni Taye Dosunmu AO/PL/R.601 A piece of land situate along Ibadan/Lagos Expressway,Ode Remo, Remo North Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/1270/2012/85A&B of 18/12/2012. With an area of 6.911hectares and granted by Pa. Funso Adelaja. RN/ PL/C.16 A piece of land situate along Pakudi road, Obada Oko,Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/2167/2013/ 015 of 28/02/2013. With an area of 2.090hectares and granted by Mr. Olawale Adewunmi and 2others. EW/PL/F.30 A piece of land situate along Iwokun/Pakudi road, Obada Oko, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/ 2167/2012/0328 of 17/10/2012. With an area of 23567.797sq. metres and granted by Sup./Evang. Julius Oyedele and Mr. Michael Oyedele. EW/PL/F.31 A piece of land situate along Owo Ola street, Abebi, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1321/2013/016 of 31/01/2013. With an area of 666.780sq.metres and granted by Alhaji Abudu Obaoku AO/PL/R.590 A piece of land situate off Lafenwa/Itele road, Odan Otun, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1970/2011/046 of 05/07/2011. With an area of 641.472sq. metres and granted by Mr. Dorojaye. AO/PL/R.589 A piece of land situate at Ayorinde street, Onireke, Alowonle, Adigbe, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area. Shown on Survey Plan no. OG/602/2013/38 of 04/06/2013. With an area of 1131.809sq. metres and granted by Chief P.O. Shodunke. OW/PL/R.196 A piece of land situate along Aboaba street, Itori,Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1296/2012/29 of 05/04/2012. With an area of 753.707sq. metres and granted by Chief Mrs. Victoria Bolaji Oshibolu and Miss.Bola Somefun. AS/PL/C.52 A piece of land situate on Amute Descertants family land, Eriyo Aga village, via Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1335/2011/17 of 06/10/ 2011. With an area of 4000.765 sq. metres and granted by MR. AMUTE AKOLADE. SA/PL/R.153 A piece of land situate along Idiroko/Sango Ota road, klm 10, Ota, Ado-ODo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0265/2012/96 of 25/09/2012. With an area of 4577.338 sq, metres and granted by ALHAJI BISIRIYU ALAGBE & 3 OTHERS. AO/PL/C.285 A piece of land situate along Alapoti/Orile Igboko road, AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1519/2012/065 of 15/08/2012. With an area of 51,972.135 sq. metres (05.197Hectares) and granted by MR. ABIOLA AMORE & 2 OTHERS. AO/PL/F.40 A piece of land situate at Koko Ibiye village, near Atan, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1302/2012/002 of 07/02/2012. and granted by AJOGI OGUNBIYI FAMILY. AO/PL/R,543 A piece of land situate at Ilogbo-Eremi Town, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/745/ 2012/002 of 10/05/2012. With an area of 624.669 square metres and granted by CHIEF T. A. OSOLO. AO/PL/R.549 A piece of land situate off Ilara/Idota road, Ajegunle Ilara, Imeko/Afon Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1272/2005/097 of 13/12/2005. With an area of 1523.980 square metres and granted by MR. IDOWU OYEDE IA/PL/C.8 A piece of land situate along Akarigbo road, Ijoku, Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/621/2013/001 of 21/01/2013. With an area of 990.179 square metres and granted by LADY CHIEF (MRS.) S. B. AWOFALA & 4 OTHERS. SA/PL/C.84 A piece of land situate along Sokoto/Badagry Express road, Atan-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area,shown on survey plan No. OG/0987/2012/021 of 12/04/2012. With an area of 644.627 sq. metres and granted by MR. MUYIBI BISIRIYU. AO/PL/R.546 A piece of land situate along Osuke-Iyesi road, Iyesi-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/545/2006/31 of 03/05/06. With an area of 1322.533 sq. metres and granted by ALHAJI NURUDEEN OYETUNDE AO/PL/R.547 A piece of land situate at Daddy Abudu Village, Adiyan, OkeAro, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. LAY/134/91/09 of 14/05/1991. With an area of 702.235 sq. metres and granted by ABIODUN ADEOLA ADEGBITE IF/PL/R.214 A piece of land situate at Unilag Staff Quarters, Along Oriyanrin Village road, Ilate village, Obafemi OWode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1193/2011/047(H) of 03/06/2011. With an area of 676.045 sq. metres and granted by MR. JOS SHIWOKU. OW/PL/R.191 A piece of land situate at Unilag Staff Quarters, Along Oriyanrin, Amu village road, Ilate village, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1193/2011/ 047(K) of 03/06/2011. With an area of 674.284 sq. metres and granted by MR. JOS SHIWOKU. OW/PL/R.192 A piece of land situate at Etim Udo Street, Iyana Iyesi Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1559/2010/02 of 19/01/2010. With an area of 321.653 sq. metres and granted by YEKINI MOMOH OLAWUNMI AO/PL/R.550 A piece of land situate on Arowolo family land, Itele road, Itele, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey

Alao Oils International Limited, Undeveloped 2,Saheed Ariyori street, Yewande Community, Oke Aro, Ifo. Undeveloped Mr. Oladele Odumesi, c/o 3, Popoola close, Abule Egba, Lagos State. Mr. Abolaji Oladimeji Odumesi, Undeveloped c/o 3,Popoola close, Abule Egba, Lgos State. Aare Kola Oyefeso, Undeveloped Plot 102,Isheri road, Ojodu, Ikeja, Lagos State. Mr.Mustaphar Adeyinka Undeveloped Onigbanjo, 30, True vine crescent, New Oko Oba, Agege, Lagos State. Mr.Omar Ademola Onigbanjo, Undeveloped Plot 950, Admiral Oguwaye street, Omole phase II, Isheri, Lagos State. Dr. Kayode Akinlawon, Undeveloped 40, Remi Fani Kayode Avenue, G.R.A. Ikeja, Lagos State.

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Mr. Samuel O. Fatoki, 59, Adekunle Fajuyi road, Abeokuta, Bye Totoro junction.

Mr. Lukuman Akinyemi and Mrs. Undeveloped Oyefunke Akinyemi, 3, Ayorinde street, Off Monijesu, Adigbe, Abeokuta. Developed

Mr. Lukuman Aremu Akinyemi, 3, Ayorinde street, Off Monijesu, Adigbe, Abeokuta.

MR. OLLECH HEVELYN ADISA Undeveloped & MRS. PAUL .A. BRUGGER 11, Kayode Enirayetan Close, Akute. POLAT LIMITED Undeveloped 33, Jadesola Oshodi Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos. MR. KELVIN ONYEMA Undeveloped Plot 2, Medina Area, Igbesa. DR. OLUSOLA ABAYOMI OJOUndeveloped OMONIYI Dept. of Microbiology, Lagos State University, Ojo. MR. EFFIA ALI AMECHI Undeveloped 77, Dosunmu street, Idumota, Lagos. IMOLE AYO NINU JESU Undeveloped Trendy Resources Limited.

CASH CRAFT ASSET Undeveloped MANAGEMENT LIMITED 2A, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State. MRS. IBE IJEOMA CELINA Undeveloped 625, Abeokuta Express way, Abule Egba, Lagos State. MR. BATHOLOMEN Undeveloped CHUCKUMMA OJUKWU 2/3, Niyi Dasaolu Close, Omotoye Estate, Agege, Lagos. MR. BANKOLE SAMUEL Undeveloped ADENIYI 21, Ibari Street, Ifako, Agege, Lagos. MR. DOSUNMU OLADIPUPO Undeveloped JOSEPH 31, Olorunkemi Street, Pedro, Bariga, Lagos. MRS. OLAIDE ODUNAIKE Undeveloped AKINSANYA 22, Olufowobi street, off Aborisade Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos. MR. DAVID OGENTEGA Undeveloped FOLORUNSO-SOKO 33, Olugbede street, off Orelope street, Egbeda, Lagos. AKINSOLA TUNDE RUFUS Undeveloped 41, Aderele Street, Egbeda,


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OGUN STATE OF NIGERIA LAND USE DECREE, 1978 plan No. OG/1430/2012/09 of 17/10/2012. With an area of 676.517 sq. metres and granted by ABUDU AROWOLO AO/PL/R.551 A piece of land situate along Itele/Ayetoro road, Ayetoro Town Near Itele, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1381/2013/01 of 07/01/2013. With an area of 667.770 sq. metres and granted by CHIEF ILO AKO. AO/PL/R.552 A piece of land situate along Adebayo Street, Iayana Ilogbo via OWode Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No OG/854/2012/40 of 10/05/2012. With an area of 545.816 sq. metres and granted by MR. HASSAN OLAYIWOLA BADMOS. AO/PL/R.545 A piece of land situate at Arobieye village, via Iju-Ota, AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1193/2011/014 of 24/2/2011. With an area of 2096.882 sq. metres and granted by CHIEF DAUDA AROBIEYE AO/PL/R.544 A piece of land situate at Iyesi village, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/327/ 2011/016 of 14/04/2011. With an area of 1367.005 square metres and granted by MR. MUSTAPHA NOSIRU. AO/PL/ R.554 A piece of land situate off Idiroko road, Atan-Ota, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 447/2010/59 of 10/02/2010. With an area of 705.093 sq. metres and granted by MR. TAIWO LALUPON. AO/PL/ R.553 A piece of land situate off Akingbade Street, Iyana Iyesi, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1035/2008/31 of 10/04/2008. With an area of 959.382 sq. metres and granted by CHIEF YAYA KILANI ABUDU (BAALE) & 3 OTHERS. AO/PL/R.566 A piece of land situate at James Giwa Akinduro Close, off Isaga/Oke-Aro road, Giwa Junction, Oke-Aro, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0972/2010/ 026 of 30/11/2010. With an area of 492.776 sq. metres and granted by ADEBAMBO ODUARO. IF/PL/R.219 A piece of land situate along Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Road, IjebuOde, Ijebu-North East Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0759/2012/018 of 13/02/2012. With an area of 2651.842 sq. metres and granted by CHIEF AYODELE BADEJO. IJNE/PL/C.25 A piece of land situate off Ita Yakubu Street, off Ikorodu, Sagamu Road, Ogijo Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1879/2011/006 of 08/06/2011. With an area of 5583.432 sq. metres and granted by ALHAJI MONSURU ALEBIOSU. SA/PL/C.87 A piece of land situate on Batoro and Idado family land, Ayegbami East, Offin, Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/0357/2012/125 of 20/ 12/2012. With an area of 580.716 sq. metres and granted by ALHAJA TAWAKALITU ADENIKE SOLARIN SA/PL/R.155 A piece of land situate along Olorunsogo Street, off Harrison Adesanya Street, Erigo, Ijebu North East Local Government area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1640/2012/070 of 27/ 09/2012. With an area of 1294.0930 sq. metres and granted by MR. HARRISON ADESANYA. IJNE/PL/R.34 A piece of land situate at Obakobe village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 0971/2012/053 of 20/06/2012. With an area of 1109.883 sq. metres and granted by MRS. DETI MAWUNU AO/PL/R.548 A piece of land situate off Idiroko Road, Atan-Ota, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 447/2010/59 of 4/11/2010. With an area of 705.093 sq. metres and granted by TAIWO LALUPON. AO/PL/R.553 A piece of land situate at Agodo Alara Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/237/2008/ 015 of 11/09/2008. With an area of 1331.554 sq. metres and granted by MR. MUMUNI OLARIBIGBE and 4 others. SA/PL/R. 156 A piece of land situate along Ariya street, off Sekoni/Jibowu Rd, Temidire, Sango/Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1035/2010/44 of 3/8/ 2010. With an area of 1283.949 sq. metres and granted by CHIEF RAFIU OLABODE.AO/PL/C.228 A piece of land situate at Igbesa Village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1306/2012/ 020 of 13/3/2013. With an area of 7.907 Hecters and granted by ALH. OLAYIN ABIBU DADA NASIRU AO/PL/C.287

Lagos. MR. JIDE FARINTO Undeveloped 41, Aderele Street, Egbeda, Lagos. MRS. ADELEYE FATIMOT Undeveloped OPEYEMI 30, Adebayo Street, Iyana-Ilogbo, via Owode, Ota. MR. OLAYEMI OLAKUNLE Undeveloped POPOOLA & MRS. FOLASHADE POPOOLA 1A, Opebi Link Road, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. MR. BANKOLE SAMUEL Undeveloped ADENIYI 21, Ibari Street, Ifako, Agege, Lagos. MRS. THERESA AYINDE Undeveloped AWOJOBI 22, Yusuf Close, Obawole old Akute road, Lagos. CHIEF JOHN OGBONNA Undeveloped NWAFOR Plot 9, Salami Crescent, Iyana Iyesi, off Akingbade street, Ota. MR. KUYORO THADEUS Undeveloped OLUSEGUN 5, Isaga-Oke Aro road, Giwa Junction, Oke-Aro. Developed

METRIC FARMS & RESORT LTD 7, Olasimbo Street, Onike, Yaba, Lagos.

PASTOR OLARINDE OLAWOLE Undeveloped ABIMBOLA Off Ita Yakubu street, Ogijo, Sagamu. MR. AFOLABI OLUFEMI Undeveloped ADESANYA 32, Rasheed Raji Street, Sabo, Sagamu. MR. OLUFEMI AJADI Undeveloped 30, Mobegelu Street, Ijebu-Ode. MR. KAZEEM AZEEZ Undeveloped KLM 14, Badagry Expressway, Abule Ado Bus-stop, Lagos. MRS. THERESA AJINDE Undeveloped AWOJOBI 22, Yusuf Obawole, Old Akute Rd, Lagos. MISS. KEMI AJAO Undeveloped 12, 7-7 Close, Oluwo Village, Kolobo, Abeokuta.

MR. ISAIAH ADEWOLE AREMU AND MRS. ABIGAIL OLUSOLA AREMU No. 22, Jibowu Rd, Iloye, Sango-Ota CITY PRIME-GARDEN ESTATE Developed LTD 85, Palm Avenue, Adjacent Mobil Filling Station, Mr. Biggs, Oremeji Bus-Stop, Mushin, Lagos. MRS. MUYINAT OLUREMI A piece of land situate along Animashaun close, Onimalu Iroko village, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Undeveloped COLE Along Animashaun Close, Onimalu shown on survey plan No. FF/OG/442/014/2012 of 27/04/ Iroko village, Ota. 2012. With an area of 594.870 sq. metres and granted by ADISA OTELABI. AO/PL/R.557 MR. ISHOLA BILIAMINU ONI & A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Ibadan Expressway, Akinlagun village, Camp, Odeda Local Government Area, Undeveloped MRS. GRACE EGBEGBEMI ONI 1, Ifelodun Street, Ikotun, Lagos shown on survey plan No. OG/2135/2012/006 of 03/05/ State. 2012. With a total area of 2754.434 sq. metres and granted by MR. KOLAWOLE SOJOBI ALOGI. ODD/PL/C.37 COVENANT UNIVERSITY A piece of land situate on Dada Ogedengbe Familyland, Igbele Ajana Village via Atan Town, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Undeveloped STAFF CO-ORPERATIVE Mm 10, Canaanland, Ota. Government Area, shown on survey plan No. Og/1229/2012/ 05 of 01/06/2012. With an area of 58.358 Acres and granted by CHIEF M. O. DADA OGEDENGBE & CHIEF SAMUEL DADA AO/PL/C.286 MR. THOMAS CHUKWUMA A piece of land situate, lying and being plot 2&4 of block XVIII Neighbourhood, Orisadare familyland, mesan village, Undeveloped BOI 66, Ashipa Road, Unity Estate, Iju-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on Megida, Ayobo, Lagos. survey plan No. OG/0357/2012/064 of 14/06/2012. With an area of 1605.388 sq. metres and granted by MR. KEHINDE OGUNYADE. AO/PL/R.567 SURV. IRETIOLU A piece of land situate along coker road, Ikopa Titun village, Asero, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Government Area, Undeveloped OLANREWAJU SOTAYO 3, Faith Close, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta. shown on survey plan No. OG/0236/2012/010 of 16/10/ 2012. With an area of 637.214 sq. metres and granted by MR. KOLAWOLE SOMEFU. AS/PL/R.92 MR. JAMIU KAYODE ATANDA A piece of land situate off Iyesi/Ilasa road, Isse village, Ilasa via Iyesi, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on Undeveloped 4, Awoyejo Street, Odi-Olowo, Lagos. survey plan No. Og/2017/2012/11 of 06/03/2012. With an Developed

area of 670.432 sq. metres and granted by CHIEF GABRIEL FALETI. AO/PL/R.556 A piece of land situate at Obasanjo Area, off Ota/Itele road, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/1044/2012/011 of 16/10/2012. With an area of 1185.323 sq. metres and granted by ALHAJI ABIRU OYEDE AO/PL/R.540 A piece of land situate along Ewupe Road, Powerline Area, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/854/2006/134 of 05/10/2006. With an area of 580.779 sq. metres and granted by MR. DADA SAMUEL (Head of the Family). AO/PL/R.565 A piece of land situate at Igboloye, Iju-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan No. OG/ 1262/2013/06 of 15/05/2013. With an area of 1351.487 square metres and granted by MADAM JEMINATU ALIMI AO/PL/R.587 A piece of land situate off Agbara road, Atan-Ota, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/ 0991/2009/98B. With an area of 8.147 Hectares and granted by CHIEF ROTIMI COKER. AO/PL/C.293 A piece of land situate at Dada Ogedengbe Family land, Igbele Ajana village, via Atan town Ado/Odo Ota Lcoal Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1229/2012/ 05 of 01/06/2012. With an area of 58.358 Acres and granted by CHIEF. M.O. DADA OGEDENGBE. AO/PL/C. 286 A piece of land situate at Plot 2 &4 of Block XVIII Neigbourhood 'A' on Orisadare family layout, Mesan village, via Iju-Ota, Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0357/2012/064. With an area of 1605.388sq.metres and granted by MR. KEHINDE E. OGUNYADE. AO/PL/R. 567 A piece of land situate along Ewupe road, Power-line Area, Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan on. OG/854/2006/134. With an area of 580.779sq meter and granted by DADA SAMUEL (Head of the family) AO/PL/C. 28 A piece of land situate along Sagamu/Benin Expressway Odogbolu, Odogbolu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1344/2012/109. With an area of 3434.385square metres and granted by KAYODE BAKARE. ODG/PL/C. 28 A piece of land situate at Akinwunmi Village Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1640/ 2012/078 of 17-10-2012. With an area of 972.126 sq metres and granted by MR. FEYISARA ENITAN. AO/PL/R. 568 A piece of land situate at Igbele Ajana, Via Atan, Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/ 993/2012/003. With an area of 3991.590sq. metres and granted by CHIEF. SAMUEL OLUSEGUN DADA. AO/PL/C. 291 A piece of land situate at Araromi via Toll-gate Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1670/2013/02(A). With an area of 6825.513 sq. metres and granted by PRINCE. GBENGA AWOLESI. SA/PL/R. 157 A piece of land situate at Araromi via Toll-gate Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1670/2013/02(B). With an area of 2924.677sq. metres and granted by PA. E.A. OGUNYEMI. SA/PL/R. 158 A piece of land situate along Alapoti Ado road, Alapoti, AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1216/2011/005 of 29/9/11. With an area of 137.072 hectares and granted by MR. JIMOH A. AO/PL/C. 249 A piece of land situate along Idiroko/Sango-Ota Express Road. Oju-Ore, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1193/2012/070 of 13/9/12. With an area of 1217.892 Sq. metres and granted by Omolad Oil & Services Nigeria Ltd. AO/PL/C.290 A piece of land situate at Idoraowa Village, Agbara Near Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/741/2010/03 of 04/03/10. With an area of 1890.275 sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Tajudeen Ganiyu & Chief Adeola Oga. AO/PL/R.563 A piece of land situate along Egbado Road, Dalemo, Alakuko, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. KESH/ 9/289 of 18/12/92. With an area of 911.185 sq. metres and granted by Madam Ashabi Ajiboye. IF/PL/R.222

MR. AYAJI ISAIAH TEMITOPE Undeveloped 4, Fashanu Street, Abesan, Lagos. MR. RAZAAQ AJIBOLA Undeveloped OBASA & MRS, OLUWATOYIN MODUPEOLUWA OBASA 3, Baba Oluwa Street, Sango Ota. MR. SARAFA AKINLADE & Undeveloped MRS. TEMILOLA AKINLADE 4, Gbelawo Close, off Idiroko, Ota. PARABLE VENTURE LTD Undeveloped 8, Oni Street, Jimoh B/Stop, Egbeda-Akowonjo, Lagos. COVENANT UNIVERSITY Undeveloped COOPERATIVE MULTI PURPOSE SOCIETY LTD km 10, Cananda, Ota. MR. THOMASS C. BOI Undeveloped 66, Ashipa road, Unity Estate, Megida, Ayobo, Lagos.

MR. RASAQ A. OBASA & Undeveloped MRS. OLUWATOYIN M. OBASA 3, Baba Oluwa Street, Sango Ota GLANCE PETROLEUM Undeveloped PRODUCT 50, Okun-Owa road, Ogun State MR. AUSTIN OSEALUKA Undeveloped NZEKWU 77, Kajola Street, Ndike Obawole, Ifako Ijaye, Lagos State MR. OLANREWAJU ENIOLA Undeveloped AKIBON 2, Camp Davies road, Ayobo, Lagos State CHIEF. ADETOLA DOSUNMU Undeveloped 1, Omo-Onile Street, Sabo, Abeokuta. CHIEF. ADETOLA DOSUNMU Undeveloped 1, Omo-Onile Street, Sabo, Abeokuta. REALITY POINT LTD Undeveloped (ROSEBERRY ESTATE) 29, Bolaji Bank Anthony, Maryland, Lagos State Alh. Kamorudeen .O. Wahaab Undeveloped 3, Olufunmilayo Close, Sango-Ota, Ogun State.

Mr. Onwukaoti Akuma & Mrs. Undeveloped Okwuanyi Akuma 28, Hakeeem Dosunmu Street, Off Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos. Mr. Francis Ifeanyi Chukwu Undeveloped Ufondu & Mrs. Getrude .C. Ufondu 6, Okah Avenue Close, Off Emily Akinola Street, Akoka, Lagos. MR. EMMANUEL.O. SONAIKE A piece of land situate along Abolaji Street, Ayede village near Ifo, Ifo Local Govt.Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ Developed 26, Adeyemo Akapo Street, Omole Phase1. 1420/2012/044 of 7/6/12. With an area of 1354.914 sq. meters and granted by Chief Joseph.O. Soneye for Soneye Family. IF/PL/R.202 Miss. Ayodele Cole A piece of land situate along Bakare Akintunde Street, Odewale Village, Via Itoki Railway Station, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Undeveloped 25, Bakare Akintunde Street, Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0239/2009/ Odewale, Alakuko, Lagos. 02 of 21/01/09. With an area of 693.613 sq. metres and granted by Afolabi Odewale. AO/PL/R.561 A piece of land situate along Community Road, Fadunsi Via Mr. Absyomi Olowooye Segun Ijoko-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on Developed 22, Community Road, plan no. OG/1268/2009/15 of 8/4/09. With an area of 669.060 Fadunsi Ijoko, Ogba Ayo, sq. metres and granted by Mr. Nojeem Balogun. Ogun State. AO/PL/R.570. A piece of land situate on Okuyalo Awoti Family Land, Mrs. Olawunmi Badejo-Lawal Iparaku Sonyondo, Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area, Developed 99, Ewusi Street, Makun, shown on survey plan no. OG/0357/2012/102 of 10/10/12. Sagamu. With an area of 723.833 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Muyiwa Ogunyemi. SA/PL/R.162 A piece of land situate along Surulere Street, Makun, Sagamu, Mrs. Olawunmi Badejo-Lawal Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. Undeveloped 99, Ewusi Street, Makun, OG/0357/2013/002 of 16/01/13. With an area of 370.122 sq. Sagamu. metres and granted by Engr. Adedokun Olaoluwa Timothy Sunday. SA/PL/R.161 A piece of land situate at Oguneko Royal Family Layout, Off Mr. Kolawole Olusesi Sagamu-Ikenne Road, Apakun, Sagamu Local Government Undeveloped 10, Olufemi Awosanya Street, Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0361/2012/453 of 12/9/ Sabo-Ofin, Sagamu. 12. With an area of 646.894 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Fasasi Oyemade. SA/PL/R.160 A piece of land situate at Afame-Fadunsi Agorotedo Area, Madam Comfort .A. Oshati Agoro Via Ijoko-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Undeveloped 10, Omotosho Street, shown on survey plan no. AD/OG/635/95 of 17/11/95. With Agbado, Lagos State. an area of 628.517 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Nojeem Balogun. AO/PL/R576 A piece of land situate at Ogijo on Mogbo Family Land, Chrsit Lead Internetional School


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OGUN STATE OF NIGERIA LAND USE DECREE, 1978 Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1587/2011/07 of 13/7/11. With an area of 4742.607 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Tiamiyu Salisu & 2 Others. SA/PL/C.88 A piece of land situate at Oguneko Royal Family Layout, Off Sagamu, Ikenne Road, Apakan, Sagamu Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0361/2012/454 of 12/9/ 12. With an area of 703.816 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Fasasi Oyemade. SA/PL/R159. A piece of land situate at Igboko village, Igbanle Igbesa Town, Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no: OG/1322/2012/005 . With an area of 20541.519 sq. metres and granted y Chief Nasiru Gbadamosi Saka. AO/PL/IND.13 A piece of land situate at Igbo Loye Village, Via Arobieye, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0919/2013/006 of 16/01/13. With an area of 3799.248 sq. metres and granted by Chief Amos Adebayo Okeshade. AO/PL/R.577 A piece of land situate at Igbo Loye Village, Via Arobieye, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0919/2013/006 B of 16/01/13. With an area of 3799.448 sq. metres and granted by Chief Amos Adebayo Okeshade. AO/PL/R.581 A piece of land situate at Igbo Loye Village, Via Arobieye, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0919/2013/006A of 16/01/13. With an area of 3799.544 sq. metres and granted by Chief Amos Adebayo Okeshade. AO/PL/R.580 A piece of land situate at Igbo Loye Village, Via Arobieye, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0919/2013/006C of 16/01/13 . With an area of 3799.939 sq. metres and granted by Chief Amos Adebayo Okeshade. AO/PL/R.579 A piece of land situate at Kara Kekere Via Mowe, Obafemi/ Owode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1856/2012/040 . With an area of 6282.889 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Odusina (For & on behalf of Jinadu Gbemisola Family). OW/PL/F.38 A piece of land situate at Igbeba/Ogbogbo Road, Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu North-East Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0991/2010/04A of 21/01/10. With an area of 4109.379 sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Y.O. Fetuga. IJNE/PL/C.26 A piece of land situate along Old Lagos/Ibadan Road/ Umaba Road, Ode-Remo, Remo North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1470/2013/001 of 26/02/2013. With an area of 10359.808 sq. metres and granted by Aare (Dr.) Kola Oyefeso. RN/PL/C.15 A piece of land situate along Ketu-Adieowe/Akinwunmi Road, Akinwunmi Village, Atan, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0987/2013/ 031 of 29/4/13. With an area of 1.754 hectares (4.334 Acres) and granted by Mr. Saradeen Akinlade & Mrs. Temilola Akinlade. AO/PL/F.44 A piece of land situate along Arijeloro Road, Iroko Village Via Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1184/2013/10 of 23/01/2013. With an area of 2990.996 sq. metres and granted by Alhaji Najeem Bello. AO/PL/C.299 A piece of land situate Off Iga, Idorawa Family Land, Medina Estate, Agbara, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1141/2011/11 of 27/05/2011. With an area of 4014.201 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Adam Erinle Adagunja and Mr. Wasiu Oga Adagunja. AO/PL/R.575 A piece of land situate along Igbesa, Akore Village Road, Akore Village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1420/2012/070B of 08/11/2012. With an area of 12273.985 sq. metres (3.033 Acres) and granted by Alhaji Muhammed Ajibola Olagbaye. AO/PL/C.298 A piece of land situate off Idiroko-Sango/Ota Road, Maku Village, Ado-odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/312/2011/049 of 14/07/2011. With an rea of 1.426 Hectares and granted by Chief Adisa Akinyemi. AO/PL/F.42 A piece of land situate along Lasisi Kehinde Crescent, Isheri Olofin, Isheri, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1480/2012/08 of 27/09/12. With an area of 669.965 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Kehinde Ola Odunsi. IF/PL/R223. A piece of land situate at Ilakan Village, Via Iboro, Yewa North Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1634/2012/04 of 25/07/12. With an area of 13.406 hectares and granted by Mr. Nathaniel Akanni Adeoye. YN/PL/F.4 A piece of land situate along Iperu/Sagamu Road, Imogun Farmland, Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/2069/2012/028 of 3/5/12. With an area of 1.224 Hectares (3.025 Acres) and granted by Jeminatu Akinyemi, Taiwo Oyebanjo & Wosilat Musari. IKN/PL/ C.25 A piece of land situate off Badagry Road, Oke-Ere, Ayede Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1519/2012/094 of 25/10/12. With an area of 15636.114 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Kuju Hunyeme Mr. Yemaro Hunyeme. AO/PL/F.43 A piece of land situate on Idomesan Family Layout, Akinwunmi Village, Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1331/2012/99 of 20/12/ 12. With an area of 2560.537 sq. metres and granted by Amute Akolade. AO/PL/R.555 A piece of land situate off Fraba Road, Idomaroko Village, Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1519/2012/099 of 29/11/12. With an area of 1393.435 sq. metres and granted by Chief Taiwo Alara & 2 Others. AO/PL/R.582 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Ibadan Road, Aregbe, Obantoko, Odeda Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1280/2012/055 of 11/09/12. With an area of 2737.188 sq. metres and granted by Alh. S.A. Okesanjo. ODD/PL/C.39 A piece of land situate along Adegbenro Street, Oluwo Village, Abeokuta, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, shown

Undeveloped 18, Segun Kehinde Street, Ogijo, Ogun State. Mrs. Awolesi-Sobowale Oluyombo Undeveloped 2, Jibodu Oyinbosun Close, Off High Court Road, Sagamu. M.B.H Power Limited Undeveloped Plot 10, Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos State. Mr. Adeoye Adeyemi Undeveloped 48, Esuola Street, Okota, Lagos State. Pastor Sunny Ojeagbase & Pastor Undeveloped (Mrs.) Esther Ojeagbase 48, Esuola Street, Okota, Lagos State. Pastor Sunny Ojeagbase & Pastor Undeveloped (Mrs.) Esther Ojeagbase 48, Esuola Street, Okota, Lagos State. Pastor Sunny Obazu Ojeagbase & Undeveloped Alhaji Mumini Alao 48, Esuola Street, Okota, Lagos State. Mr. Kolawole Eyitayo Olokun Undeveloped 6, Adeniyi Avenue, Isheri, Lagos State. Mr. Tunde Olisa & Mrs. Abolanle Olisa House B10, Manila Estate, Adebakun Street, Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos. Alayeluwa Oba Adetunji Amidu Undeveloped Osho (Alaye-Ode of Ode-Remo) Alaye-Ode Palace, Ode-Remo Town, Ogun State. Developed

Mr. Ojugbele Olumuyiwa Undeveloped Olugbenga Plot 5, Ajala Agelaso, Opposite Yamako Company, Badagry, Lagos. Developed

Developed

Alhaji Nurudeen Olakunle No. 9, Soremekun Street, Shahsha, Lagos State. Mr. Owolabi Mufutau Adelodun No. 5, Odubunmi Street, Agodo-Egbe Via Ikotun, Egbe, Lagos State.

Mr. Temitope Abdul Ganiyu Undeveloped Olagbaye Hamlet Savla Sidande Crescent, Igbesa, Ogun State. Mrs. Olanrewaju Oluwafunke Undeveloped 3, Alubarika Street, Ijeshatedo, Lagos State. Mr. Nelson Chukwudi Amuwa Undeveloped 65, Adeola Street, Amediua Estate, Gbagada, Lagos

Developed

Mr. Sanyaolu Olubunmi 7, Olubunmi Sanyaolu Road, G.R.A. Ibara, Abeokuta.

Developed

Engr. Shittu Ariyo 85, Safetedo Street, Iperu-Remo, Ogun State.

Chief Ezenwagu Anthony Okafor Undeveloped Km 33, Badagry Expressway, Morogbo, Lagos State.

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Mr. Sunday Adewale Afolabi & Mrs. Modupe Afolabi 6, Ajana Street, Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos State.

Mr. Grillo Hakeem Olatunde Undeveloped 43, Kakaya Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State. Alhaji Kolawole Babatunde Sanusi Undeveloped 6/7 Goshen Estate, Asero, Abeokuta. Mr. Adesanya Adeyemi Idowu Undeveloped 20, Adeleye Street, Oke-efon,

on survey plan no. OG/1420/2013/031 of 23/05/13. With an area of 789.437 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Amos Oduntan. OW/PL/R.195 A piece of land situate along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Temidire, Sango-Ota, Ado-Odo-Ota Local Government Area . Shown on survey plan no OG/0987/2003/012A of 21/03/ 2003. With an areaof 554.631 sq. Metres and granted by Barrister Oye Olawuyi. AO/PL/R.615 A piece of land situate along Yomi Akinduro Road, Akute, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/ 551/2013/005 of 26/03/13. With an area of 1296.067 sq. metres and granted by Mr. Yinka Lawson. IF/PL/R.225 A piece of land situate along Liberty Avenue, Iyesi village, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1033/2013/010 of 14/03/13. With an area of 1231.298sq. metres and granted by Mrs. Mary Ngozi Onochie. AO/PL/R.593 A piece of land situate at Ijohun Ilisa village, village, AdoOdo/Ota Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1587/2012/03 of 14/02/2012. With an area of 3971.801sq. metres and granted by Mr.Ayide Ogabi. AO/PL/C.301 A piece of land situate along Ogbere-Ilao road, via Wasimi, Ewekoro Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1421/2012/047 of 03/07/2012.With an area of 2.289hectares and granted by Folaji Bello. EW/PL/C.49 A piece of land situate along Lagos-Abeokuta Express Road, Onihale village, via Sango-Ota, Ifo Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/967/2009/13 of 16/12/2009. With an area of 2.036acres and granted by Mr. Folusho Adewgbola and 3 others. IF/PL/C.68 A piece of land situate off Imuwen/Itamogiri road, Imuwen, via Ijebu-Imushin, Ijebu East Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/0759/2013/033A of 07/03/2013. With an area of 8.820hectares and granted by Chief Gbenga Ogunfowora and 2 others for and on behalf of Imuren Community. IJE/PL/C.14 A piece of land situate off Egan road, Abiola, Iyesi, Ota, AdoOdo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1192/2013/004 of 21/02/2013. With an area of 1284.828sq. meters and granted by Jacob Dada AO/PL/R.603 A piece of land situate along Alabata road,CAMP, Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1200/2012/ 081 of 15/08/2012. With an area of 1077.068sq.meters and granted by Mr. Olayinka.B.Balogun. ODD/PL/C.49. A piece of land situate off old Abeokuta/Igbo- Ora road,mawuko Odeda Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/784/ 2013/009 of 07/2/2013. With an area of 2101.802sq.meters and granted by Aina Samuel Kayode. ODD/PL/C.44 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Lagos Express way,Arigbajo village,Egunla estate,Ewekoro Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1214/2013/007 of 20/ 02/2013. With an area of 1016.602sq.meters. and granted by Lado Oil and Chemical Limited. EW/PL/C.51. A piece of land situate at Ola-Ore street,Agbado area of Ifo Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1354/2007/ 018 of 10/08/2007. With an area of 227.137 sq. meters and granted by Mrs Iyabode Akintoye and 3 others. IF/PL/R.231. A piece of land situate at Ibogun Osungboye village via Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/ 1385/2006/60 of 09/11/2006. With an area of 1915.924 sq. metres and granted by Mr Isahu Falola. IF/PL/R.232. A piece of land situate along old Lagos/Benin Road Atoyo village near Ogbere junction,Ijebe-East Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/0759/2006/127 of 26/ 02/2007. With an area of 109.379sq. metres and granted by His Royal Majesty Oba Mufutau Kasali. IJE/PL/C.17. A piece of land situate at Idumode Quarters,Ode-Omi,Ogun Water-side Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1335/2011/86 of 26/10/2011. With an rea of 4019.203sq.meters and granted by Chief Akinjobi. WS/PL/C.13 A piece of land situate off Lagos/Ibadan Expressway,Isheri Olofin, Ifo Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/033/2008/008 of 17/03/2008. With an area of 668.755 sq. metres and granted by Mrs Cecilia Arinola Shoga. IF/PL/R.235. A piece of land situate at Ofada/Mowe Road,Ofada Village,via Mowe Obafemi- Owode Local Government Area, shown on survey plan no. OG/1141/2008/12 of 20/03/2008. With an area of 2868.600sq.meters and granted by Lucky Osunde's Farm Limited. OW/PL/R.201. A piece of land situate off Aiyetoro Road,Klm 4,along Dele Ogunyemi street,Ilugun village,Abk North Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1147/2011/004 of 27/04/ 2011. With an area of 1304.383sq.meters and granted by Mr.Johnson Olubode Ajibade and Mrs Abigail Bisi Ajibade. AN/PL/R.65 A piece of land situate along Alabata street, Carwash, Asero,Abeokuta, Abeokuta South Local Govt Area.Shown on survey plan no.OG/0759/2009/088B of 16/07/2009. With an area of 675.591sq.meters and granted by Mr. Bolaji Johnson Olaniyan. AS/PL/R.99 A piece of land situate along Abeokuta/Kobape road,Sidipon village, Obafemi/Owode Local Govt. Area.Shown on survey plan no. OG/1117/2011/86 of 05/10/2011. With an area of 2720.869sq.meters. and granted by Chief Salimon Abiodun Ajayi. OW/PL/C.244 A piece of land situate along Aleshinloye street,Salami Ope, Iroko village, Sango Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/698/2008/094 of 19/08/2008. With an area of 320.333 sq. meters and granted by Mr.Rufus Adeleke. AO/PL/R.91 A piece of land situate along Ajebo/Abeokuta road, Ikopa Orile, near Ogunmola village, Abeokuta, Odeda Local Govt. Area. Shown on survey plan no. OG/1565/2013/024 of 27/ 02/2013.With an area of 2.637hectares and granted by Mrs. Mulikat Kuforiji and Mr. Michael Kuforiji ODD/PL/C.43 A piece of land situate at Oshin village, Obantoko,

Abeokuta. Mrs. Olaitan Ayodele Aluko Undeveloped 2, Jaiyeola Adepeju Crescent, Off Sabaina Taiwo Street, Dalemo, Sango-Ota. Mr. Oladapo Olaseni Sanu Undeveloped 8/10, Akinduro Crescent, Akute, Ogun State. Alhaji Kayode Folawiyo, Undeveloped 325, Idiroko Motor road, Onipanu, C/O P.O.Box165, Ota. Alhaji Olatunde Abdul Rasaq Ibrahim, Undeveloped 722, Road A Close, House 6, Festac Town, Lagos State. Mr. Ige Korede Afolabi Undeveloped 2, Obansa Dawodu street, Iju. Developed

Glohaul Nigeria Limited. Block 5, Flat 14B, Jubilee Estate, Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers Undeveloped Missionary, Benin-Osarere Osayogie road, Klm.11 Benin-Lagos Expressway, Edo State. Mr. Segun Taiwo, Undeveloped 1, Abeke village road, Iganmu, Lagos State. Alhaji Taofeek Akanbi Olu Adeleye and Alhaja Rodiat Adeleye. 19A, Jowa Crescent, Ilupeju camp, Abeokuta. Pastor Oludayo Rotimi. Undeveloped 62, Shonola street, Aguda, Ogba, Lagos. Developed

Adetom Oil and Gas Limited. Undeveloped 3, Alubarika street, Ijesha-tedo, Lagos. Mr. Stephen Emeka Onyenorah.J. Undeveloped 2, Kogi Ejigun, Ilo Road, Adeleye, Aiyetoro. Mr. Oladapo Olaseni Sanu Undeveloped 8/10, Yomi Akinduro Crescent, Heritage Estate, Akute. Hallmark University. Undeveloped No 3, Bakare Adesanya Anifowose street, Off Igbesa Road, Ijebu-Ode. Mrs. Bimpe Anthonia AdeyemiUndeveloped Wilson, Block C6 Flat 604, 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. Mr. Oladimeji Adekunle Osingunwa Undeveloped and Mrs. Vctoria Abolanle Osingunwa. Plot 2, Makanjuola close, Off Bode Fakunle street. Harmony villa Estate, Isheri Olofin, IsheriNorth Opic. Mr. Oladimeji Adekunle Undeveloped Osingunwa,and Mrs. Vctoria Abolanle Osingunwa. Plot 2, Makanjuola close, Off Bode Fakunle street. Harmony villa Estate, Isheri Olofin, Isheri-North Opic. Mr. Anthony Olalekan Sonuyi. Developed 42, Ijemo Agbadu Road, Ijemo Agbadu, Abeokuta.

Developed

Mrs. Julianah Olubunmi Sobayo 6A, Alabata,Iyana Cele, Carwash, Adatan, Abeokuta.

Mr. Solanke Akanbi Kehinde Undeveloped 16, Yidi street, Oluwo, Onikolobo, Abeokuta. Mr. Saibu Balogun Undeveloped 4B, Aleshinloye street, Abule Iroko, Ota. Babcock Academy, Undeveloped 524, Ikorodu Road, Maryland, Lagos State.

Undeveloped Mr. Victor Segun Majekodunmi


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FALLACY OF ZONING OF GOVERNORSHIP SEAT IN ABIA Zoning has come to be a veritable instrument of distribution of offices and of course an effective tool of appropriating the resources of this nation to the benefiting section. Whether it is the PDP’s North-South understanding or the now canvassed 6geopolitical zone arrangement, zoning confers on the benefiting area proprietary rights to capture the instrument of government at any level, in a manner that almost always, sees this nation slaughter merit on the altar of expediency and petty sectional nationalism. Zoning has become a major part of our political thinking. Indeed in Nigeria since 1960 politics has always triumphed over reason. Interestingly, in Nigerian politics sections and nationalities drum up zoning only when they perceive that their interests are better served. So whether it is ShagariAwolowo or Abiola-Tofa or Obasanjo – Buhari or Jonathan-Buhari, there has been no easy road to political success in Nigeria. Always the zone claiming proprietary right had to fight debilitating battles to ascendancy. In Abia the familiar Nigerian scenario has played itself out repeatedly becoming fiercer in an ascending order like a musical crescendo. Each time the cacophonic chant of zoning echoes from any zone it has been matched with a spirited challenge from other zones too much in a hurry to wait for turns. Whether is Onu versus Sam Igwe Eke, Orji Uzor Kalu vs. Dan Nwankwo, Ogbulafor and Amuta, or Orji Uzor Kalu versus Abaribe, or Sir T.A. Orji versus Onyema Ugochukwu and lately T.A. Orji Versus Ikonne, Chris Akomas the story has always been the same. Abians have never sat down anywhere to zone the governorship seat. One thing has remained constant in 22 years of the existence of Abia and that is each time any of the governorship candidate emerged there must be challenge from one of the zones that has not produced that candidate to show that there has never been any unanimity in choice of zone. We make this point to show that what had prevailed in Abia all these years had not been zoning but federating units taking turns according to their position in the wording of the state, A-B-I-A. When Dr. Onu defeated Sam Igwe Eke and became the first Executive governor of Abia in 1992 it became an imperative that the next in the line was Bende. This Bende which spanned Arochukwu, Ohafia, Bende, Ikwuano and Umuahia Local Governments as it were, took their turn in two consecutive governorship slots held by Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and Sir T. A. Orji. By our common understanding of taking turns in our name A-B-I-A, Isuikwuato ought to be and should be accorded their rightful turn to produce the next governor of Abia State. To jump over the ‘I’ will be putting a knife in the heart of what holds us together. To ride roughshod over the ‘I’ will negate the tenets of the Abia Charter of Equity which our founding fathers painstakingly bequeathed to us as a guide to our future political conduct in governing our darling State. The argument for by-passing the ‘I’ stands truth on its head, and make nonsense of every thing we hold dear. Our love for each other must not be denominated in population and mere demographics. Dividing Abia into Senatorial zones for the purpose of gubernatorial slots will be the most grievous mistake anyone will make. If this is done Abia Central which is made up of Ikwuano, Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Isialangwa North, Isialangwa South, Osisioma would have taken their turn in the person of Sir T. A. Orji thus no candidate can now come from Isialangwa North and South nor from Osisioma. Their place in the scheme of things can only be guaranteed under Aba, the final ‘A’ in A-BI-A. If we put all these together it follows that the only wise thing to do is to flow in the wisdom of our founding fathers and give Isuikwuato district what rightly belongs to them so that Aba zone will take what is theirs at the appropriate time. So it is evident that what applies for senatorial zones do not apply for gubernatorial slots in Abia State. Abia was not conceived to be governed on the platform of senatorial zones, but on the ordered turns of her alphabetical profile. Therefore to have harmony in Abia, Aba zone will have to patiently want for her Isuikwuato brothers to take their rightful turn. Next turn after Isuikwuato will be Aba. Isuikwuato district may be a minority member of the ‘federating units’ but expediency, decency and justice demands that she be allowed to take her slot unhindered by giants in the union whose sheer might we may not withstand. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT WE INSERT A SECTION OF THE ABIA CHARTER OF EQUITY FOR RECORD PURPOSE 1. PREAMBLE THE PEOPLE OF ABIA SENATORIAL ZONE, UMUAHIA SENATORIAL ZONE AND ISUIKWUATO DISTRICT HEREBY SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHARTER KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF EQUITY FOR THE PROPOSED ABIA STATE. WHEREAS: i) The people of Aba and Umuahia Senatorial Zones and Isuikwuato District had jointly submitted a Request and Memorandum to the National Assembly for the creation of ABIA STATE out of the present Imo State. ii) The said people of Aba and Umuahia Senatorial Zones and Isuikwuato District had agreed that the said new State shall be known and called ABIA STATE with its capital to be known and called ABIA CITY and located on a virgin land situated between the boundary of ABA AND UMUAHIA Senatorial Zones. iii) The people of the proposed ABIA STATE believe in, recognize and accept the cardinal principle of EQUITY of all Senatorial Zones and all its people and in particular in the equality between the ABA SENATORIAL ZONE AND UMUAHIA SENATORIAL ZONE and the recognition of ISUIKWUATO DISTRICT as at present constituted and by virtue of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979 (Section 3(2)]. iv) This CHARTER is intended to allay the fears of domination of one Senatorial Zone/District over the other. v) The people of the new ABIA STATE re-affirm their belief in the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution 1979; particularly section 14(4) which relate to even distribution of the running of the affairs of Government. vi) We believe in the Rule of Law, fairness and equal opportunity in the administration

of the affairs of the new ABIA STATE. vii) We believe that creation of the new State is an instrument of equitable and even development. II. CHARTER OF EQUITY IT IS THEREFORE AGREED as follows:1.

CHARTER OF EQUITY:

This agreement of good faith, or declaration of principles shall be known as the CHARTER OF EQUITY and shall be binding on all persons of ABIA State who may hold public offices, especially Elective and Major appointive offices, in the running of Government Affirms in so far as the provisions of this charter of equity are not violations of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979 of even development and equitable distribution of amenities, positions, etc. 2. MOTTO: In the administration of ABIA STATE, the motto shall be “ONYE AGHALA NWANNE YA”. 3. i) ii) iii) iv)

4. a) b) c)

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES (GOALS): To preserve and respect the rights, identity, privileges and dignity of all the communities of ABIA STATE. To foster equal opportunity to all and even and equitable distribution of amenities e.g. Roads, Public Utilities, Hospitals, Higher Institutions. To promote inter and intra-group harmony in ABIA STATE. To allay the fears of the various communities of Aba Senatorial Zone, Umuahia Senatorial Zone and Isiukwuato District from domination, discrimination, nepotism and exploitation by one Senatorial Zone/District against the other. THE AREAS COMPRISING THE NEW ABIA STATE: This shall be made up of: Aba Senatorial Zone: Aba, Isiala Ngwa, Obioma Ngwa and Ukwa Local Government Areas. Umuahia Senatorial Zones: Afikpo, Arochukwu/Ohafia, Bende, Ikwuano/Umuahia and Ohaozara Local Government Areas. Isuikwuato District: All the Local Government Areas are as presently constituted in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979 - Section 3 and part 1 of the First Schedule to the said Constitution.

5. BASIS OF ADMINISTRATION: The administration of ABIA STATE shall be on the basis of strict equality as between the two Senatorial Zones of Aba and Umuahia and the recognition of Isuikwuato as a District and on the basis of equity and good conscience as between all the component communities of the State. Bearing this in mind the basis and formula for distribution of major or key political posts shall be equity between the Senatorial Zones and in recognition of Isuikwuato as a District. The principles shall be expressed in the conduct of the affairs of the State particularly in the provision of social amenities and appointments to policy making organs and Government Agencies. a)

ROTATION PRINCIPLE:

The principle of rotation shall apply in addition to the principle of strict equality in the distribution of key political posts. Consequently, the following combination of public offices shall not be held at one and the same time by persons of the same Senatorial Zone/District. i) Governor and Deputy Governor ii) Governor and Speaker of the House of Assembly iii) Governor and Secretary to the Government iv) Chairman Civil Service Commission and Head of Service. v) Chief Judge and the Attorney-General vi) Chairman Local Government Service and Chairman Electoral Commission. vii) Head of Service and Secretary to the Government. A very special note and consideration of the principle of rotation shall be taken by registered political parties within the State in the nomination of their candidates for the elective public offices and combination of the key political posts. b)

EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY:

i) THE GOVERNOR The principle of rotation shall apply in the case of Governor and Deputy Governor whereby no Senatorial Zone/District shall produce a Governor and/or Deputy Governor in succession. This is without prejudice to a good incumbent running for the two consecutive terms as provided in the Nigerian Constitution (S. 165(2), and (S. 166(1) (a)), if re-nominated by this political party. ii) THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR: The Deputy Governor and Governor shall not come from the same Senatorial Zone/ District. All other conditions as provided in the Nigerian Constitution.

Let brotherly love prevail.l Onye Aghala Nwanne ya ! Abia is still God’s own state. Signed: ISUIKWUATO DISTRICT FORUM


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EQUITIES

Oando raises N30.7b

NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY SUMMARY AS AT 23-12-13

•Closes in on ConocoPhillips’ assets acquisition •Equities in festive mood with N110b gain

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ANDO Plc recorded full subscription and also successfully raised N30.7 billion as at yesterday, according to filings by parties to the energy group’s special placement. Oando had offered 2.5 billion ordinary shares of 50 Kobo each at N15 per share in a special placement. Following approvals of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the completion board meeting was held on December 16, 2014, after which the special placement was made. Special placement entails issuance of shares or debt securities to targeted investors. Oando yesterday confirmed that it has successfully raised the full amount of the targeted placement, with the investors’ funds now in the designated account. It will now proceed to conclude post-placement regulatory approval process that will lead to eventual listing of the shares on the NSE. The shares may be listed early January 2014, according to a source in the know of the process. Oando has indicated that N19.3 billion of the N30.7 billion new capital would be allocated to reducing the outstanding balance of Oando’s

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ongoing $1.6 billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian assets, which has a scheduled completion date of January 31, 2014. The Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Wale Tinubu, said the success of the special placement brings the energy group a step closer to completion of the ConocoPhillips’ acquisition. According to him, the success of the special placement represents another key milestone in the achievement of the group’s overall strategic re-focus. “A significant portion of the proceeds will be used to finance the closure of our upstream asset acquisition process; a transaction we believe will transform us into a major indigenous producer of oil in Nigeria. The inherent value to our esteemed shareholders is evident, as we look to grow our asset base and income streams, whilst at the same time enlarging the portion of revenue we are able to declare as profits, through the increased margins the upstream business offers us,” Tinubu said. He noted that the new capital issue indicated Oando’s short term corporate and op-

erational strategy to vastly increase its equity portfolio through a three-pronged approach to reduce debt, improve diversification in upstream, and focus on higher margins. “We are excited about the future in store for our Company, as 2014 will witness the culmination of all our efforts over the past 12 months, as we begin to reap the dividends of a carefully planned and executed strategy,” Tinubu said. Oando’s share price rose by the highest percentage point yesterday at the NSE as the equities market brimmed with bullish sentiments in spite of the yuletide demand for liquidity. Oando’s share price rose by 7.43 per cent with the addition of N1.22 to close at N17.64 per share. With 39 advancers to 13 decliners, the market was obviously on a bullish swing, gathering N110 billion in new capital gains. Aggregate market value of all quoted equities rose from N12.661 trillion to N12.771 trillion. The All Share Index (ASI), the main index at the NSE, also appreciated by 0.87 per cent to close at 39,906.76 points as against its opening index of 39,562.75 points. Total turnover stood at 289.98 million shares valued at N2.14 billion in 3,953. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) Plc was the most active stock with a turnover of 50.67 million shares worth N204.93 million in 332 deals.

NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY SUMMARY AS AT 23-12-13


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MONEY LINK

Unity Bank to raise N40b more

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HAREHOLDERS of Unity Bank Plc have approved the lender’s plan to raise N40 billion additional capital through Rights Issue and Special/Private placement of its shares. The shareholders who endorsed the plan at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held in Lagos yesterday, also said the capital raising plan is part of the bank’s business expansion strategy in the retail segment of the financial market. The Acting Managing Director of the Bank, Rislanudeen Mohammad, said the resolutions reached at the

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EGM are expected to pave way for a fresh injection of huge capital into the institution, currently ranked among the top 10 banks in the country in terms of branch network. “The decisions reached by the apparently excited shareholders at the meeting, also buttress information that has been in the public domain over the last few months of an impending sizeable equity investment in the bank. Two foreign and one domestic venture capitalist, keen on investing in high potential financial service operators in Nige-

FirstBank promotes cultural heritage F

IRST Bank of Nigeria Limited has restated its commitment to continually work with Cross River State and other relevant government agencies, in the execution of the annual Calabar Carnival. In a statement, the bank said the plan was in line with its resolve to promote culture and heritage. “Having come through a rich heritage of almost 120 years, the bank, since 2004, has continued to play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the festival,” it said. Speaking at the Governor’s Masked Fete, held at Emporium B, Tinapa Business Resort in Calabar, Etu Effiwatt, Business Development Manager at FirstBank, said the banks’ rich heritage supports the promotion of festivals as it strives to uphold the exquisite legacies of the nation’s diverse cultures. He pointed out that the carnival has

transformed the state into a haven of peace and multi-faceted development. “Cross River State is, creditably, a desirable destination for tourists, businessmen and investors”. According to him, the commitment of Liyel Imoke, governor of the state, towards sustaining the carnival initiative has yielded huge returns in the area of tourism, foreign investment inflows, and economic development. “At FirstBank, we pride ourselves in our corporate social responsibility and sponsorship initiatives which encompass the banks commitment to being a major contributor to the social, economic and cultural development of our dear country, Nigeria beyond the provision of financial services to our teeming customers”, Effiwatt said.

ria, had been closely linked repeatedly in these reports,” he said. Mohammed explained that the proposed new capital would make the lender much stronger and enhance its capital adequacy ratio and infrastructure base. “The capital will give the lender improved capacity to do big business and compete better. Investors should judge the new Unity Bank from the first quarter of 2014,” he said. He said the bank’s immediate plans are the provision of banking products and services directly to individual customers, to enable the bank leverage on an integrated multichannel approach that include the opening of new branches – electronic and physical - across the country and a massive drive for the adoption of its internet and mobile banking platforms.

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EASURES planned by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to control lenders’ foreign-exchange trading, may not halt a slide in the cedi as it heads for a 19th straight annual depreciation against the dollar, Standard Bank Group, said. Bloomberg report said budget and current-account deficits in Ghana, which has the region’s second-largest economy, will determine the cedi’s rate more than the central bank’s plan to introduce new trading rules and direct lenders to report prices on a common platform, Samir Gadio, an emerging-markets strategist at Standard Bank’s London unit, said. “The root cause remains the sizable fiscal deficit, which adds to aggregate demand and external imbalances. There’s a need for further fis-

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cal consolidation and measures to slow economic growth if one wants to reduce the pace of depreciation of the cedi,” he said. The Cedi plummeted 15 per cent this year against the dollar, driving up inflation as Ghana missed a target to reduce the budget deficit to 9 percent of gross domestic product. The cedi’s decline is the worst among 22 African currencies tracked by Bloomberg after the South African rand, the Malawian kwacha and Sudan’s pound. The cedi has depreciated every year since at least 1995, according to Bloomberg, which began compiling the data in May 1994. It pared its annual decline by advancing 2.8 percent to 2.2450 per dollar in Accra on Dec. 20.

NIDF NESF

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Amount Offered ($) 350m 350m 350m

Price Loss 2754.67 447.80

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Rate % 10.96 9.62 12.34

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GAINERS AS AT 23-12-13

OANDO FIDSON NEM GLAXOSMITH ETERNA TRANSCORP UTC UBN RTBRISCOE FIDELITYBNK

2013-12-20

16.42 2.55 0.60 62.50 4.01 3.96 0.63 8.65 1.32 2.45

C/PRICE 2013-12-23

17.64 2.72 0.63 65.62 4.21 4.15 0.66 9.06 1.38 2.54

%CHANGE 7.43 6.67 5.00 4.99 4.99 4.80 4.76 4.74 4.55 3.67

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2013-12-20

O/PRICE 1.82 2.69 0.76 0.56 30.00 1.17 62.48 4.10 0.97 2.45

2013-12-23

C/PRICE 1.73 2.56 0.73 0.54 29.00 1.14 60.88 4.00 0.95 2.40

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Amount Sold ($) 150m 138m 113m

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KYE Bank Plc, Executive Director Mr. Gbenga Ademulegun is to retire in January. Ademulegun, who is the Executive Director, Commercial Banking/Public Sector, is leaving after completing his two terms of four years each. He first assumed office as Executive Director in January 2006 and had his appointment renewed for another term of four years in January 2009 According to a statement issued by the bank, the retiring director provided impeccable leadership and direction for the bank’s commercial banking and public sector businesses which has seen the lender’s franchise in these lines of business growing in the North, Abuja, Lagos Island and the South West region where he oversees. The statement quoted the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, as saying that under Ademulegun’s watch, the public sector portfolio of the bank witnessed substantial growth, while its northern business, profitability and branch network also grew.

EXHANGE RATE 6-03-12 Currency

INTERBANK RATES 7.9-10% 10-11%

Skye Bank director to retire

WHOLESALE DUTCH AUCTION SYSTEM

MANAGED FUNDS Initial Quotation Price N8250.00 N1000.00

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FGN BONDS Tenor

It will also expend a considerable amount of its resources on the Agency Banking model to reach the large population of unbanked Nigerians as part of its financial inclusion drive. “That pursuant to Article 9 of the Articles of Association of the Company and subject to regulatory approvals, the shareholders hereby authorize the directors to raise additional capital through the issuance of not more than 40 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at 50 kobo per share by way of a special/private placement,” the bank said. Also, the shareholders agreed that 38,446,689,710 issued and fully paid ordinary shares of 50 kobo each in the capital of the bank be reconstructed into 9,611,672,427 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each.

NSE CAP Index

19-09-13 11.432.09 35,891.90

23-09-13 11.494.75 36,088.64

% Change -

MEMORANDUM QUOTATIONS Name Offer Price Bid Price AFRINVEST W.A. EQUITY FUND 164.07 162.73 ARM AGGRESSIVE GROWTH 9.17 9.08 BGL NUBIAN FUND 1.06 1.05 BGL SAPPHIRE FUND 1.17 1.17 CANARY GROWTH FUND 0.71 0.70 CONTINENTAL UNIT TRUST 1.39 1.33 CORAL INCOME FUND 1,609.04 1,609.04 FBN FIXED INCOME FUND 1,000.00 1,000.00 FBN HERITAGE FUND 115.83 115.13 FBN MONEY MARKET FUND 100.00 100.00 FIDELITY NIGFUND 1.67 1.62 INTERCONTINENTAL INTEGRITY FUND 1.05 1.03 KAKAWA GUARANTEED INCOME FUND 143.11 142.62 LEGACY FUND 0.78 0.76 • ARM AGGRESSIVE • KAKAWA GUARANTEED • STANBIC IBTC GUARANTE • AFRINVEST W.A. EQUITY FUNDARM AGGRESSIVE

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Current 07, Aug, 2012

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Protests mar APGA’s rally in Anambra

EMBERS of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) protested yesterday at the Government House and the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka against the change of list for the January 11 chairmanship election. The party members are from Orumba South, Orumba North, Ihiala, Njikoka, Awka North, Anaocha, Dunukofia and Onitsha South local governments. They accused ex-Deputy Governor Dr. Okey Udeh, Woman Leader Edith Nwokedi and National Chairman Chief Victor Umeh of masterminding the plot. They also alleged that the names of the candidates, who belong to the Anglican Communion, were removed for those of the Catholic Church. Orumba South party chairman, Thomas Okoli and his allies said if the list was not amended, the election would not hold in the council. He said: “In my council,

APGA conducted primaries on August 17. Ernest Eze emerged winner with 378 votes, beating John Onyeakpa, but the loser was chosen.

“The primary was witnessed by Deputy Governor Emeka Sibeudu and other stalwarts like Nikky Ugochukwu and Sir Geoffrey

Muotolu, with the State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) officials, State Security Service (SSS) and the police present.

“If the list is not amended, APGA should be prepared to lose. This is no threat.” The protesters carried placards, which read: “On-

•Miss Olachi Nkwoba, 26, from Imo State, standing by the brand new Toyota Corolla car she won in the fourth edition of the Big Game digital promo, organised by Superior Games Limited in partnership with Elizade and MTN...last Friday in Lagos

APGA lacks power to recall Okorocha, says APC

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ll Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has decried the threat by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to recall Governor Rochas Okorocha. It said the party lacks the power and backing to do so. APGA in Imo State threatened to recall Okorocha and the House of Assembly members elected on its platform for de-

By Okodili Ndidi, Owerri

fecting to the APC. But the state Coordinator of APC, Prince Okafor Anyanwu, said those behind the threat were seeking cheap publicity, adding that “it is only the electorate who can recall Okorocha.” According to him, “any person planning a recall should first check the number of votes they have. APGA does not have the members to recall Okoro-

cha. “It was an amalgamated arrangement by the people, who were yearning for a change and they are the ones who can recall him. The people threatening just want to be heard.” Anyanwu noted: “I was the state chairman of APGA and I had a record of over 300,000 registered members. When we defected to APC, we took them along. So, where do they have the voters to initiate a recall?”

He said Okorocha’s emergence as chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum has justified their position that the APC would improve the political lot of the people. His words: “Okorocha’s position as chairman of the Progressive Governor’s Forum has proved that APC is not a regional party. It is for all Nigerians, irrespective of religion and ethnicity.”

Enugu met projections, says commissioner

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NUGU State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Mr. Goddy Madueke has said the govern met its 2013 projections. Reviewing activities of his ministry, he said: “I wish to thank God for guiding us through the year. Governor Sullivan Chime, whose vision we have been translating into reality and my dedicated workers made it possible.” Madueke said it was in recognition of his performance that the 2013 Presidential Merit Award of the President

yeakpa is an imposter”, “Ernest Eze is our candidate”, “Uncle Anii is our man”, “We do not want any other person”, among others.

of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) was given to the governor. He said the award was given to Enugu and Kano governors. “This is a confirmation that the quiet transformation of Enugu State through focused developmental programmes is being recognised and acknowledged,” Madueke said. According to him, the focus of his ministry was “to finish projects and award more contracts. This has been achieved, as most projects

have been completed or 80 and 95 per cent completed.” He listed these as the Zik Avenue bridge and the road linking Zik Avenue and Ogui road; 9th Mile Udi-Oji-Ugwuoba-Anambra border 44 km road; 9th Mile Oghe-Iwolo-Umulokpa 37 km road with two bridges; Amechi-ObeaguAmodu-Umueze 12 km road; Nkwo-Nike-Ugwogo-NikeOpi junction 38 km road; Ugwogo-Nike-Neke-Ikem 29 km road and Akpasa-Ozalla-IheAgbogwugwu-Port Harcourt old road. “There are other urban and rural roads we have done this year, such as the Naira Triangle-Abakaliki dual carriage, which has a tunnel that takes

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motorists to New Haven and the new secretariat building, which will be a magnificent building,” Madueke said. He thanked Governor Chime for making sure that “our budget is always the highest since he came to office.’’

Youths march for Jonathan

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From Kazeem Ibrahym, Uyo

IGER Delta Youth Council (UNDYC) yesterday staged a one million man march with a call on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention to contest for a second term. The march began after the inauguration of the National Executive Committee of UNDYC at Ibom Hall in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Members of the group marched through the major streets in Uyo and ended the procession about 7pm at the Akwa Ibom State Government House. The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the body, John N. Israel, who spoke with reporters, said the geopolitical zone would prevail on President Jonathan to seek second term. He said: “We cannot afford to let this zone down by closing our eyes to the development at the national level. “We wish to inform the President that if he refuses to declare for second term, he should not return to the Niger Delta.” The National President of the council, Joseph Nsimbehe, said the gathering of the youths was relevant to the present affairs in the country. “By setting today’s (yesterday’s) agenda, the union has demonstrated that it is always committed to supporting the Federal Government in achieving its drive to reposition and turn around the nation’s economy.”

Fed Govt to meet labour over refineries privatisation

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By Akinola Ajibade

HE Federal Government would not start the process of privatising the refineries until it met the labour unions and other relevant stakeholders in the petroleum value

chain. The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) said the aim was to discuss all issues relating to the disengagement payment of entitlement of workers in the industry. It said the development is in line with what happened during the privatisation of the power sector in which the government met and discuss with various unions on labour matters. According to a statement from the BPE’s Spokesman, Chigbo Anichebe, government has commenced the privatisation of refinery . He said the steering committee chaired by Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke would meet to prepare the modalities for the privatisation of Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt 1& 2 refineries. ‘’ That the privatisation process has not commenced. It will only commence after the steering committee chaired by the Hon. Minister of Petroleum Resources meets to provide the broad guidelines for the transaction. ‘’That labour and their unions are critical stakeholders in the privatization process and their buy in will be sought before the commencement of the privatisation process.

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Vehicle owners warned

HE Lagos State Police Command has warned owners of abandoned vehicles parked at Badagry and Ogudu Police Stations to remove them or lose them to members of the public through auction. They are Volkswagen Golf SL432AAA, Nissan Sunny BB753AKD and Faragon bus XD359KRD

Ebonyi budgets N99.840b

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From Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki

OVERNOR Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State yesterday presented a budget estimate of N99.840 billion to the House of Assembly. The ‘Budget of Stabilisation’ represents a 4.45 per cent reduction compared with the 2013 appropriation of over N104.374 billion. A breakdown of the budget shows that N41.368 billion or 41 per cent is for recurrent expenditure, while capital expenditure has a provision of N53.473 billion or 54 per cent. Elechi said N17.683 billion (18 per cent) would come from internally-generated revenue (IGR), while N32.285 billion (32 per cent) is expected from statutory allocation. “Capital receipts will account for N29.934 billion (30 per cent), while external loans will provide N5 billion (5 per cent) of the budget. The projected opening balance is N14.937 billion (15 per cent) of the budget.”

Nwoye goes to tribunal

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From Nwanosike Onu, Awka

HE candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 election in Anambra State, Comrade Tony Nwoye, has taken the All Progressives Grand Alliance’s (APGA’s) candidate, Willie Obiano, to the tribunal in Awka, to challenge the verdict of the poll. He spoke yesterday in Awka at an interactive session with party stakeholders in the 21 local governments. Nwoye said he was challenging the poll because it was fraught with irregularities.


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South Sudan: Foreigners still trapped in Bor

UN appoints ex-presidents of Ghana, Norway as special envoys

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RITISH, Canadian and Kenyan citizens are among 3,000 foreigners trapped in a South Sudan city experiencing bouts of heavy machine gun fire, one of the most violent areas of a weeklong conflict that has likely killed more than 1,000 people, a top U.N. official said yesterday. Australians, Ugandans and Ethiopians are also among 17,000 people seeking protection at a U.N. base in Bor, a city that could see increased violence in coming days, said Toby Lanzer, the U.N.’s humanitarian coordinator. The death toll from a week of violence in South Sudan has likely surpassed 1,000 people, though there are no firm numbers available, he said. The number of internal refugees is probably more than 100,000, said Lanzer, who is seeking urgent financial assistance from the U.S., Britain and other European countries. S.Sudan army set to move in South Sudanese troops are preparing to enter the rebelheld town of Bor, President Salva Kiir has said. Mr Kiir told parliament the army was “ready to move”, adding that the counter-attack

•Thousands gathered at a United Nations (UN) base in Bor city South Sudan seeking protection...yesterday. PHOTO:AFP had been delayed to allow US citizens to be airlifted out. Bor, in the restive state of Jonglei, fell to rebels on Wednesday. A week of ethnic violence has raised fears of civil war. UN humanitarian staff have described bloody scenes, including summary executions. Earlier the South Sudanese army confirmed that Bentiu, the capital of oil-rich Unity State, had been taken by fighters supporting former vicepresident Riek Machar. President Kiir, a member of the majority Dinka ethnic group, sacked Mr Machar, who is from the Nuer community, in July. The president has accused

Mr Machar of attempting a coup, which he denies. Mr Machar says the president has been carrying out a purge of his rivals. A spokesman for the United Nations in the capital, Juba, told the BBC that UN compounds nationwide were sheltering more than 40,000 civilians. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has said it will not abandon the civilians. The spokesman, Joseph Contreas, said the UN was “doing everything possible to remain in touch with key leaders and seek a peaceful way out of the conflict”. Addressing parliament,

President Kiir repeated his offer to hold talks with Mr Machar, saying that a delegation of East African foreign ministers had offered to mediate. Bor is the city where rebel forces fired on three U.S. military aircraft on Saturday, forcing the Ospreys - advanced helicopter-airplane hybrids to abort their evacuation mission. On Sunday the U.S. evacuated Americans by civilian U.S. and U.N. helicopters. The U.S. over the last week has evacuated 380 Americans and 300 others from South Sudan, which has seen vicious, ethnically targeted violence pulse through the nation.

Thai protesters try to block election sign-up

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NTI-GOVERNMENT p r o t e s t e r s determined to unseat Thailand’s prime minister surrounded a Bangkok sports stadium yesterday in an unsuccessful attempt to block political parties from registering for February elections. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is popular

among the rural majority but disliked by the urban middle class and elite, called the Feb. 2 elections to defuse tension after several weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in the Thai capital. The attempted blockade comes after the main opposition Democrat Party said over the weekend it will boycott the vote, which

Yingluck’s ruling party would likely win. Officials from her party and eight others managed to sign up for the election by slipping into the stadium in the middle of the night, despite the presence of some protesters who had camped out overnight, the state Election Commission said.

NITED Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday announced the appointment of former President John Kufuor of Ghana, and former Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg as Special envoys on Climate change. The UN chief in a statement by his spokesperson, Martin Nesirky, tasked the special envoys to assist in engaging Heads of State and government around the world in order to mobilise political will and action. He urged them to raise ambition in advance of the 2014 Climate Summit, which he would host on Sept. 23, 2014 in New York. The Secretary-General said he looked forward to working with the two highly respected international figures on “a matter that is of the highest importance to the future of our planet’’. He also appreciated the collaboration of the World Bank Group in support of the Special envoys as part of efforts to help countries deliver on climate action. In his address to the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly at the opening of the General Debate, Ban invited leaders from governments, businesses and civil society organisations to bring bold announcements and actions to the 2014 Climate Summit. The Summit will be an important milestone to mobilise political commitment for the conclusion of a global agreement by 2015, as well as to spur enhanced action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilient communities. As part of their work, the Special Envoys will assist the UN scribe in his consultations with leaders to raise the level of ambition to address climate change and to accelerate action. They will also provide strategic advice to the SecretaryGeneral based on their consultation

BA Plane wing clips building at Johannesburg airport

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HE wing of a British Airways Boeing 747 crashed into a Johannesburg airport building, slightly injuring four ground staff. The accident at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport late Sunday night was caused by the plane using the wrong taxi way which was too narrow for the passenger jet, the South African Civil Aviation Authority said Monday. Air traffic control had instructed the crew of the British Airways Boeing 747-400 departing for London to use a specific taxi way, said SACAA spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu in a statement. However, the plane traveled on a different taxi way that was narrower. This resulted in the plane’s wing clipping a building behind the SAA technical hangars, she said. Four ground-handling staff in the building sustained minor injuries when they were hit by debris after the aircraft’s wing struck the building.

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whose job it is to sign off, to give the water project. “The Minister of Finance has refused to sign off, despite the fact that she served in the World Bank. She wants you (Rivers people) to die of water-borne diseases, in the name of politics. Holy Ghost fire. “They are quarrelling with Amaechi and they want you (Rivers people) to die the death of Amaechi. I will not die. I drink bottled water. You do not drink bottled water. So, the best I can do for you and the best that the President can do for you, because he is your President, is to ask the World Bank, we hereby sign this document, that in 40 years, Rivers State will pay you your money, but they have refused to sign, just because of politics. “If they tell us that it is AFDB, tell them I said it is both AFDB and the World Bank and we have completed everything we need to complete. All parties are ready, including the AFDB and the World Bank. They do not want to sign. They want you to die of water-borne diseases.” The Rivers governor spoke also of the metaphor of the broom – Amaechi studied Literature at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) - stressing that the broom would sweep out dirt, but while sweeping, the sweeper must bend down. He noted that the sweeper must suffer a bit and in suffering, the broom would be sweeping, but at the end, the house would be clean. He urged his teeming supporters to prepare to suffer under the current government, but assured them that come 2015, things would get better. Amaechi said: “One of our sons, a Kalabari son, said that the

oil wells were taken under Rufus Ada-George (former Rivers governor, from Okrika). Tell him I said he is lying. He has never been in government. “I served in Rufus AdaGeorge’s government. There was no oil well taken from Rivers State. I served in Dr. Peter Odili’s government. The oil wells were taken in 2006. They put the money in an escrow account. “By 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, they took all the money from the escrow account and gave to our brothers (in Bayelsa State) and they converted Soku to Bayelsa. My friend and brother in Bayelsa (Governor) said we do not want Soku, we just want the oil wells.” The Rivers governor also stated that he was determined to continue to develop the state, adding that truth would prevail at the end. The Chief Felix Obuah-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, through the Special Adviser to the Chairman on Media, Jerry Needam, however, alleged that Amaechi was no longer relevant in the Niger Delta state’s political calculation. Gen. Buhari said: “I congratulate the people of Rivers State for moving to the APC. The fundamental thing is one Nigeria. In spite of our differences, we have found ourselves as one people. Nigeria is a country with tremendous resources and talented people, but we are unable to organise ourselves to raise this country. “The efforts we are making is for Nigeria. We have to put the party firmly on the ground. We will do everything constitutional to make sure that 2015 elections are credible. “We are in an extremely difficult position, where a govern-

ment is lawless. Courageous Amaechi has done well. Let us support him. We are behind his government. We are going to deliver our country democratically come 2015. Nigeria will survive.” The interim National Chairman of the APC (Akande) also stated that the last time the leaders of the opposition party were at the Government House, Port Harcourt, they came to persuade Amaechi to join the APC, while describing Rivers as an APC state. Akande also presented the opposition party’s flag to the interim Rivers Chairman of the party, Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, a former Rivers Commissioner for Special Duties, while asking him to ensure that the PDP became totally dead in the state. While also speaking, Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, described the Rivers governor as a “wonderboy,” while disclosing that it was only on Sunday that Buhari was communicated about yesterday’s journey to Port Harcourt, while he (Buhari) was in Lagos, but rushed back to Kaduna to have a change of clothes and was in the Rivers State capital yesterday morning, ahead of most leaders of the party. Tinubu also stated that Akande planned to travel, but because of yesterday’s rally of the APC, he decided to postpone the journey, while lauding the leaders of the party, particularly the members of the House of Representatives, whom he said at the threat of the fraudulent declaration of their seats vacant, pulled the courage together and were strongly determined and got into the progressives camp, for the progress and good of Rivers State and Nigeria.

The former Lagos governor assured the people that members of the House of Representatives who defected to the opposition party that they would “never” regret joining the APC. Tinubu said: “The great quality of leadership is the ability to convince his followers and admirers that courage and determination are omnipotent. Amaechi, thank you. Few weeks ago, we came and we said we wanted you in our party, because of your courage, achievements and strong determination to liberate humans from the shackles of oppression, mismanagement and misgovernance. “Thank you, for overcoming the primordial blackmail, all the plans and punishment available in the rank of the oppressors. We salute Rotimi Amaechi, because without your courage, determination, perseverance, degree of honesty and the prominent level you are, we will not witness today (yesterday) in Rivers State. You are no chicken; you are an eagle. “The great people of Rivers State, the Save Rivers Movement and many other movements, today is the launch of the broom revolution. We want to sweep the evil away from Rivers State. We are here to sweep corruption away from Rivers State. We are here to sweep the abuse of power away from Rivers State. “We are here to be with you, to help you clean the cobweb of lies, the cockroach of destruction, the termites of democracy, the enemies of progress and usurpation of power. Your courage is the answer.” The APC leader (Tinubu) also urged members of the opposition party in the state not to submit to intimidation, stressing that he had experienced it before, but he is a very proud man

today. The ex-Lagos governor reiterated that the APC now has 16 governors. More will join the camp of the progressives and the challenge would be for the leaders to liberate the people, he said. Ikimi, who is also a patron of the Save Rivers Movement, in his remarks, noted that Amaechi was fully in charge of Rivers State and had taken a giant step forward, while embracing change. The national vice chairman, Southsouth, of the APC, stated that the NGF chairman had given Nigerians the opportunity of having an idea of what would happen in the country in the next few months, declaring that there would be fundamental change in Nigeria, describing the APC as a true national party. He assured the people that more states in the Southsouth would soon be taken over by the APC, to bring about the desired change in Nigeria, thereby putting an end to misgovernance in the country. Ikimi declared that persons parading themselves as leaders of the Southsouth were hangerson and impostors, who were deceiving and taking money from President Jonathan, while asking him (the President) to chase them away. The APC’s national vice chairman, Southsouth, later inaugurated the 37-member interim executive of the opposition party in Rivers State, with Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya as the chairman, while urging them to ensure that the opposition party was firmly rooted in the state. Ikanya, earlier in his welcome address, stated that Amaechi’s entrance into the APC had brought the entire Rivers State into the opposition party, while declaring that the PDP no long-

er existed in the state. The chairmen of the 23 local government areas of Rivers State, led by the Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Rivers chapter, Chimbiko Iche Akarolo, came with thousands of their supporters to the stadium, and were singing, drumming and dancing. Akarolo, who is also the Chairman of Port Harcourt Local Government Council, described Amaechi as the symbol and pillar of democracy in Nigeria, assuring them that the people would continue to support him. The Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Save Rivers Movement, Igo Aguma, stressed that the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) was to secure the future of Rivers people, while insisting that Soku is in Rivers State. Aguma noted that he and other leaders of the PDP decided to move to the APC to get the Soku oil wells back to Rivers State, while lamenting that the Amaechi’s administration had so far spent N130 billion on Federal Government’s roads in Rivers State, without refund, while similar funds were being refunded to other state governments, describing it as double standard and injustice. The Save Rivers Movement boss also lamented the refusal of the Federal Government to release the $1 billion for Ogoniland’s development, recommended by the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP), in view of the four LGAs’ (Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme’s) years of pollution and marginalisation. Aguma described the list of injustice done to Rivers State and its people as very long, while assuring that they would continue to support Amaechi and fight with him.


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F the four encounters I was privileged to have with Nelson Mandela, the second was the most revelatory. Many of his defining attributes that the entire world has been remarking and celebrating since his death three weeks shone through splendidly in that encounter – his graciousness, the deep emotional reserve he guarded tenaciously the way he must have guarded his face in the boxing ring, and his resoluteness.. But first, some background. General Olusegun Obasanjo had served as co-chair of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group that had recommended economic sanctions and other measures that, together with the altered international environment – glasnost, perestroika, and all that – and the black insurrection in South Africa, moved the ruling regime to abandon petty apartheid and to begin seriously to contemplate a future without that pernicious doctrine. During the EPG mission, in 1986, he had struck a relationship with Nelson Mandela, then languishing in prison. He had strengthened the relationship when he hosted Mandela and his wife Winnie to a rousing reception at his farm in Otta when they visited Nigeria in May 1990. Some three months later, Obasanjo was headed for South Africa, on a mission “to listen, learn and encourage” the transition then slowly unfolding. I had asked to company him on the trip to get the kind of access that an earlier visit did not provide. Also on the trip were his friend and confidant, the engineer and industrialist Obafemi Olopade, Dr Yusuf Maiangwa, since deceased, director of the Africa Leadership Forum, and former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, on leave from Ahmadu Bello University, where he was a professor of French, and two security aides. The visit could not have started on a less promising note. Within an hour of our landing at Jan Smuts International Airport in Johannesburg, on July 25, 1990, well before General Obasanjo could brief Nelson Mandela and the ANC leadership of his mission, state radio had broadcast the news. Something told me that Mandela would at the very least regard this as a misstep, and would not take kindly to it. Early on July 26, 1990, the first full day of our visit, official state radio announced that a plot by the South African Communist Party and some elements of the African National Congress to overthrow the government by force had been uncovered. Specifically, it reported that Mac Maharaj, a member of the ANC National Executive, had been arrested in the investigation of the plot. To underscore the gravity of the situation, the government had detailed its intelligence chief, the intense and precise Dr Neil Barnard, to brief Obasanjo and his team on their arrival in Pretoria to meet with senior government officials. Barnard and other spokespersons were careful to point out that Mandela was not personally involved in the plot, which they charac-

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The Mandela files (3): Encounters

•The late Mandela (left) with Obasanjo

terised as a “betrayal of trust” that could undermine the peace process “before any significant milestone” was reached and, perhaps more ominously, “threaten the fragile peace in the sub-region.” As a condition for restoring trust, they demanded that Maharaj and Joe Slovo, leader of the SACP, be dropped from the ANC’s negotiating team. This was the unpromising backdrop to our meeting with Mandela at the ANC’s headquarters in downtown Johannesburg later that day – a day on which state radio announced repeatedly and to the ANC’s consternation, that Obasanjo had arrived to listen, learn and encourage. We were ushered into Mandela’s cluttered office as senior members of the ANC were dispersing after concluding a strategy meeting at which they issued a defiant rebuttal to the government ‘s claim that the SACP and ANC were plotting to overthrow it Preliminaries were less strained than I had expected. Half-way through, a young woman with a battery of cameras entered the room, and as she tip-toed round the conference ta-

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HE question of state police has been an enduring debate in the polity. This contention should be unnecessary because we are a federation. And each component part, which is a state, is a federating unit, and that should guarantee its entitlement to undertaking its own security measures. But Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State gave the argument what many will describe as native wisdom. In a recent interview with this newspaper, he simplified it to what security experts would call local policing. Said he: “I have always believed in state police. It is not just because we are funding police, but it is because of the ability of the local person who is the police force to work better than the foreigner. What do I mean by the foreigner? You bring someone from Maiduguri as a policeman to the community. He really does not have a stake, so to say. It will take him some time to know the place. When you have a lot of criminal activities, his ability to even know who is involved is not as good as the person who comes from the community. Two, he can do anything and get away with it. But

ble to go into an adjoining room, Mandela accosted her. “Mandissa, where have you been?” he said. “I haven’t seen you in quite a while.” The young woman, a photographer for the ANC, replied that she had been away on an official assignment. “I wanted to give you a copy of my new book,” he said. Grabbing a copy of No Easy Walk to Freedom from a desk, he autographed it and handed it to her. That was the essential Mandela, the person who always looked out for those who did the grunt work but on whom the klieg lights rarely shone and who never made the headlines and the front pages. Then, Mandela turned to Obasanjo and asked him to introduce his team. At the mention of Olopade’s first name, Obafemi, Mandela instantly made a connection with the more famous bearer of that name, Chief Awolowo, who had died some three years earlier. Twenty-seven years in prison, without access to the news media, had not dulled his memory. Mandela would debrief Obasanjo and his team several hours later in the house that Winnie built, in the West Orlando neighbourhood of Soweto, while he was in prison – an elegant affair but by no means the most elegant there, and far from opulent. “Whom have you been talking with?” he began, notepad before him and pen in hand. As Obasanjo told him about what had transpired in our earlier appointments, you saw Mandela the patient listener, the meticulous note-taker and the skilled interrogator all rolled into one. When we met him in the Cabinet Room in the Union Buildings in Pretoria — he had jokingly remarked that I was sitting in the chair usually occupied by the Defence Minister, General Magnus Malan — I had asked President Frederik de Klerk to sketch a time frame for the transition.

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Uduaghan and state police when you have somebody from that community, apart from the fact that the person knows the in and out of that community, if he misbehaves, it will backfire on his family and relations.” Bull’s eye! Those who cavil at the desirability of state police ought to understand that the local policing is also a democratic idea. It is about a police force that holds a strong credential of legitimacy where it operates. We have always failed in Nigeria to understand that the most important approach to security is intelligence. When we bring a so-called stranger to a community he knows little about, he can work his way to legitimacy but that is not an easy proposition. He, sometimes, in this multi-ethnic society, does not even understand the culture deep enough. He may not understand the local language, and

Pulling out my notebook, I relayed his response to Mandela. “Difficult,” de Klerk had said. That year 1990 – and the next would be crucial and dynamic. “Certainly, no new election would be held under the present (apartheid) constitution. We are in a hurry. We are not playing games. We are not looking at ten or even five years from now . . .” “No new election will be held under the present constitution?” Mandela repeated slowly and deliberately. “Exactly what he said, sir,” I replied, looking toward Obasanjo for confirmation. Obasanjo confirmed that I had correctly reported de Klerk. All this was news to Mandela. He had never been told that much by de Klerk, who kept his cards fairly close to his chest, and may indeed have used our visit to telegraph to Mandela and the ANC that he was s person with whom they could do serious business. If Mandela was in the least excited by this development that had the markings of a game-changer in South Africa’s tortuous history, he did not show it. The deep, emotional reserve that had been his armour had supervened. But the fighter in Mandela broke through the emotional dam when Obasanjo informed him that, because South African Airways was grounded by a strike, he had offered the leader of the rival, hard-line Pan Africanist Congress, Zeph Mothopeng, a ride to Lagos the following day on the Falcon 600 executive jet that military president Ibrahim Babangida had provided for our trip. “Ólù,” he said, looking Obasanjo in the face and wagging the index finger of his right hand, “don’t have anything to do with that chap. If you do, you will lose all your friends here in South Africa.” He was firm, resolute. He expected no buts and no ifs, and he got none. General Obasanjo would call later to tell Mothopeng that his travel plans had changed, as indeed they had. He would not be flying to Lagos the next day after all. Instead, he would fly to Ulundi, in KwaZuluNatal, for a meeting with the leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who was seething with resentment that he had been marginalised in the on-going negotiations. From there, he would proceed to the Zambian capital Lusaka to brief President Kenneth Kaunda, chair of the Frontline States, on his mission, and the team would spend the night there as Kaunda’s guests. *Third and final installment of a retrospective on Nelson Mandela. Some of the material here first appeared in my reporting for The Guardian Sunday Magazine (August 5, 1990), titled “Tracking Apartheid’s Changing Face”. •For comments, send SMS to 08111813080

•Hardball is not the opinion of the columnist featured above he has to rely often on a long process of mediation from locals before he can make judgment on matters of local urgency. This can be dangerous in a volatile society like ours where crime can escalate fast. If it is a matter of terrorism, or a matter of armed robbery or even kidnapping, judgment of the quick variety are essential. The sense of individual legitimacy is also intelligence in its own. When the police officer feels as sense of stake in the community, he or she would want to be a hero or heroine on that community rather than an indifferent bully or a hectoring presence. Uduaghan also gave instance of the United States where policing is fragmented to cater to the smallest community. “If you go to a state in America, apart from the state police, they even have county police. Even the universities have their police, so you are able to deal with smaller issues,” he said. With the police legitimately engaged in the local area, the state is able to collaborate with the federal on larger issues. This simplifies tsecurity and puts all in context.

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