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INVESTIGATION: How ‘Omo-oniles’, real-estate firms defraud Lagos residents

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Owning a house of any size and in any location has become one of the most important success factors, given the high cost of purchasing a land, bureaucratic land registration process, devaluation of the naira which leads to high cost of building materials and the menace of land grabbers, popularly called ‘omo-oniles’ in Lagos state. The term ‘omo-Onile’ traditionally means indigenous landowners, but is now also used to describe land grabbers and scammers who defraud unsuspecting Nigerians by either selling a single landed property to multiple buyers, selling of houses under litigation or collection of taxes or fees on already sold lands.
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'Go and Verify': Claims made by Peter Obi that are false

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The Labour Party’s Presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections Peter Obi has made several claims that have turned out to be false, despite his popular ‘Go and Verify’ campaign slogan. Obi, in the latest figures quoted, claimed that annual exports from Nigeria was less than $30 billion and we have over 100 million people living in poverty.
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