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Customs Officer sues Redeemed Church for N50m over Encroachment

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A Nigeria Customs Officer, Kayode Akinagba Joseph, has dragged the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) of No 15, Guru Road, Bauchi to court claiming N50 million for alleged trespassing on his land located at Birshi Gandu, Dass Road, Bauchi.

Joined as second defendants in the suit number BA/131/15 instituted at the High Court 8, Bauchi, is the RCCG, Shekina Area Parish, Federal Low Cost, Bauchi and the RCCG, House of Mercy  Parish, Dass Road, Rafin Zurfi, Bauchi, as third defendant.

In a statement signed by the Plaintiff’s counsel, A.S. Idris and Mrs. M.K. Musa for G. Hassan and Co Equity Chambers Bauchi, Kayode claimed that the second and third defendants, Pastors Aikulola D. Oyeyemi and Kunle Idowu Ajayi, approached him to sell some portions of his land to the RCCG.

According to the counsel, the first transaction for the sale of a portion of their client’s plot of land was made on September 26, 2014, and the second was made January 2, 2015.

The counsel explained that “agreements were written and signed for the transactions between the Plaintiff and one Dr. E. A. Adeboye for and on behalf of the first defendant.

“The first defendant has now, without the plaintiff’s consent, unlawfully encroached upon some parts of the land that was not sold to it and erected a church thereon, an act which the plaintiff sees as an attempt to unjustifiably usurp the encroached portion from him”

Kayode through his counsel claimed that on May 13, 2015, the second defendant Pastor Aikulola Adewumi, took some pastors who were unknown to him to his house without his consent saying the third defendant pastor Kunle Ajayi was part of the pastors that went to his house without his consent.

Kayode who said that the second and third defendants said that the reason they were at his house was to warn him to forgo the portion of the land encroached upon by the first defendant.

He said efforts to make the defendants leave the encroached land had failed as the RCCG had started using part of his land for church programmes while members of the RCCG always pass through the plaintiff’s main gate to the church even when he openly told them to open up their entrance and fix their own gate.

The Plaintiff among others is asking the court for a declaration that the RCCG action amounts to trespass and direct it to adjust the structure  of the church erected on his land.

He also wants the court to direct the defendants to pay N50 million for trespassing and another N450,000  for estimated cost of his action including lawyer’s fees.

When the case was mentioned yesterday in court, counsel for the defendants Mr. Aniekan Mande, requested for an adjournment.

The presiding judge, Justice G.M. Mohammed, then adjourned the matter to October 12, 2015 for hearing.

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BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue

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The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.

As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.

The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.

A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.

According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.

The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14.

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Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)

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Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.

The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.

The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

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EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS

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EFCC writes INEC, demands APC, PDP, other aspirants’ bank details

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.

The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.

It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.

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