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Eti-Osa Community Land Grabber, Ahmed Tajudeen Unleash Terror on Helpless Residents



 By: Bolaji Israel|Fashina Shakiru

The residents of Ojomu community, Ajiran land, in Eti Osa local government of Lagos State, are living in constant fear due to the activities of violent land grabbers.

These land grabbers operate with impunity, using threats, intimidation, harassment, forceful seizure of lands, and even resorting to violence and sometimes murder. Despite possessing all the required official documents, they resell the lands to multiple unsuspecting buyers. The situation has escalated to the point where innocent lives are being lost, and human rights are being violated.

Curiously, the Lagos State Anti Land Grabbing Law Sections 2 and 4 clearly criminalises use of threat to secure entry to land for self or anyone, stipulating a fine of 5 million naira maximum and five years prison term or both.

The lack of proper enforcement of the extant Laws has however left the victims looking to the government for urgent succour.

It was gathered that even traditional authorities are not spared as the hardline marauders are emboldened by support allegedly received from police, top government officials and personnel of the ministry of lands to get security protection and procure forged documents.

One victim, Dayo Joshua, shared his harrowing experience in Chevy Estate, Ajiran. In 2012, he acquired a land, obtained all necessary papers, erected fence, put a gate and employed security guard to properly secure the property. However, he was called in 2021 while at work that some people on the orders of Frank Enem, also known as Frajek, were bulldozing his fence. Frajek is known to move around with police escort. Joshua ran to the police at zone 2 and both parties were ordered to maintain status quo. While the police investigation lasted for about a year, Frajek never honoured invitations.

In August 2022, on the day both parties were invited for final resolution, while Joshua was waiting at zone 2, Frajek was on the property in company of police officers from Alagbon Ikoyi beating up guards and building on the land.

Despite complains at Ikoyi, construction continued while Joshua kept going to court to seek justice. This is just one example of the rampant abuse of power by land grabbers in the community.

For Joshua, he will not back down but continue to explore all judicial means to get justice though so discouraging and hard to be law abiding in view of the circumstances. “I can’t be pushed aside, I will pursue this matter to the last in court and seek justice.”

Recognizing the need to address this issue, the Centre for Human and Socio-Economic Rights (CHSR) has raised the alarm and called for action. Comrade Alex Omotehinse, the president of CHSR, highlighted the need to end the abuse of human rights and the violation of laws in Lagos State.

Sources said the gang of land grabbers, led by one Mr. Ahmed Tajudeen, and Mr Wasiu Akinsemoyin aka WAAB operate in blatant disregard for the traditional authorities of Ajiran land and the laws of Lagos State. They bypass legitimate land documentation and ignore valid agreements between landowners and the bona fide families in Ojomu community.

It was said that the gang threatened the life of Alhaji Yekini Bakare, Balogun Ajironland, and Baba Adinni Eti-Osa Mosque recently over a land grabbing matter

According to the source, “On two occasions, the said Tajudeen had mobilized thugs to the house of Alhaji Yekinni Bakare threatening to kill him if he continues to stand their way over falsification of land documents and forging of Signatures of both the Oba Of Ojomu land and Alhaji Y.O Bakare, who are both signatories of all land documents in the Ojumu environment that stretches from Femi Okunnu at Jakande round about down to VGC ,extending to the other side of Orchid road.”.

Emboldened by the unchecked impunity spree, thugs were said to have written unlawful inscription and notices on various genuinely allotted property, scaring away rightful owners as frantic efforts to get the state government’s intervention proved abortive. Some residents were even given barbaric eviction notice.

Findings also revealed that the violent thugs chase away genuine owners of property, hijack it and sell to a second party, supervise hurried construction and sale to the third party in a bid to complicate things and circumvent the process of justice. As such, over 150 cases of litigation abound in court with related pattern.

These activities not only violate the rights of the rightful landowners but also undermine the authority of the traditional institutions vested in the office of Ojomu of Ajiran Land, Oba Tijani Akinloye (Sateru II).

The CHSR has however demanded that both the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Police Force put an end to the harassment and intimidation faced by authentic landowners in Ojomu community.

The CHSR also urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to reverse the situation by restoring peace of mind to residents, and honour and pride to the legally recognized custodians of the culture and heritage of Ajiran land.

“Just like the various petitions by concerned community stakeholders and victims of unlawful activities of land grabbers in Ajiran Land provided insights into the magnitude of the challenge, CHSR also worried that land grabbers are becoming more entrenched than hitherto imagined in spite of a Task Force established to nip the menace in the bud.

“We are saddened by the killing, on Tuesday 18, April, of Sheriff Salami in cruel circumstances suspected to be a fallout of the deceased’s opposition to activities of land grabbers in the community.

“We call on Lagos State government and the Police to probe the death of Sheriff Ishola Salami who was a son of late Bashorun Of Ajiran Land, Chief Ishola Salami. We demand justice for the deceased Sheriff Ishola Salami who left behind three daughters and an aged mother.

“CHSR is however more concerned that most of the land being forcibly confiscated by these land grabbers are legally and validly documented by the original owners most of whom are in possession of genuine Deed of Assignment and with full authorisation of the relevant families from whom the lands were purchased.

Mr. Ahmed Tajudeen, who claims to be an indigene of the community, has denied being a land grabber.

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Oba Saheed Elegushi Throws Surprise Birthday Soiree for Wife Olori Hazida Elegushi






Who knew Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi had worshipped in the temple of Venus; the ancient Greek god of love to have known so much about the letters and intrigues of Love; the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom showing the romantic side of him to his wives on their birthday is almost like a norm for him as he is not afraid to share in their pot full of joy at any given time.


Yesterday Monday the 4th of December, his second wife, Olori Hazida Yakassai- Elegushi sauntered into a new age on Mother Earth. while in a celebration mood, the beautiful Olori never knew the cosmopolitan Elegushi king had something in place for her already as he had extended invites to her few circle of friends, family and associates to a small dinner soiree at a highbrow Dunes Restaurant in Abuja.

Olori Hadiza Elegushi

Olori Hadiza was caught off guard as she walked majestically to see her people all seated to surprise her by singing birthday songs to her. She was stunned as friends and family took turns to speak and admonish her strong virtue as a beautiful woman in and out and Oba Saheed was also gushing over her as he said beautiful words to his wife. It was a very cosy ambience for the duo as they both stormed the dance floor to dance while onlookers were having fun in a celebratory mood.


Olori Hadiza never failed to show gratitude as she thanked her husband for putting smiles on her face and promised to continue to love him till eternity. Those who attended were feted with the very best of continental cuisine and high-cost drinks.

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The Address Homes deliver another project, Ikoyi Crescent on Record time






In line with its tradition of providing regal and lavishly built luxury housing brands in its bid to bridge the gap in the housing deficit in the country, The Address Homes Limited, Nigeria’s leading real estate development firm dedicated to the attainment, development, and management of bespoke deluxe contemporary homes, has completed and delivered yet another project in Ikoyi Crescent in a very efficient and timely manner.

Known as The Address Homes Wemabod Estate and located on Ikoyi Crescent, Lagos, the property uniquely designed to give homeowners that serene environment and luxury taste, is on two non-contiguous plots of land designated 37A, Ikoyi Crescent (measuring 2,343m2) and 37C, Ikoyi Crescent (measuring 2,130m2).

Speaking on the completion of the project, the Chairman and founder of The Address Homes Limited, Dr. Bisi Onasanya stated that the company is committed to delivering luxury homes that meet the highest standards of quality and functionality on record time.

He also stated that the company’s attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction have earned them a reputation as one of the country’s leading real estate development firms.

“At The Address Homes, we believe in the power of real estate as a tangible asset that builds equity and sets you up for long-term success.

“We evolve concepts that take account of each customer’s taste, budget, time frame, market environment, and the opportunities available.

“We have successfully delivered numerous contemporary homes in the Ikoyi, Banana Island area and another fabulous four, namely; The Luxuria by The Address Homes, Dan and Dan Apartments by the Address Homes, Aunty Ayo, Manuwa Park and Harold Shodipo, GRA are at finishing stages,” Onasanya stated.

On his part, the Managing Director, Wemabod Limited, Mr. Oluyemi Ejidiran commended The Address Homes for delivering quality housing to Nigerians as he described the engagement with The Address Homes as the best fit given its pedigree in the built industry.

He said, “The choice of The Address Homes on this project is quite strategic given its experience and professionalism in the built sector. We are glad that they’ve not only delivered in record time, but notably, the delivery is even coming earlier than they promised.”

Located in a very serene environment directly opposite the official residence of the State Deputy Governor, the roundabout around the area, which serves as the meeting point of Gerrard Road and Ikoyi Crescent, off Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, affords good access to Lagos Island, the Third Mainland Bridge, Victoria Island and the Lekki-Ajah axis through the Lekki Link Bridge. This makes the property an attractive option for those seeking a well-connected and tranquil living environment in Lagos.

The property, with a total of 18 units of luxury apartments comprising: 10 units of four-bedroom terrace houses (each with one maid’s apartment); four units of five-bedroom (each with an additional two maid’s apartments) semi-detached buildings; and four units of five-bedroom (each also with additional two maid’s apartments) fully-detached buildings, interestingly, has been sold out already.

The Address Homes Wemabod comes with world-class amenities such as Wet and Dry Kitchen, Ample Parking Space, Double Volume Master Bedroom, Communal Swimming Pool and it is fully Secured.

Buoyed with its unwavering reliability and dedication to quality, custom-tailored homes, which have made The Address Homes one of the highly respected companies in the property development business, the company’s commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction has earned them numerous awards and recognition in the real estate industry.

The Address Homes is a luxury brand known for integrity, professionalism, excellence and timely delivery of excellent jobs.

The firm has delivered over 250 homes to Lagosians on Bank Road in Ikoyi, Banana Island Ikoyi close 107, Banana Island Road, Ikoyi, Banana View, Femi Okunu, Victory Park Lekki, Alma Beach Lekki, Banana Island Ikoyi close, Elegushi-Ikate Lekki, Taiye Olowu and Wemabob Estate.

The firm has extended construction to Ikeja and some parts of Ajah. Currently, the projects in Harold Shodipo, Ikeja GRA, and Aunty Ayo, Keffi Street, Ikoyi aimed at contributing 101 units to South West Ikoyi by 2023 are at finishing points.

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FirstBank UK Adopts Bloomberg TOMS to Optimize Fixed Income Workflow




Bloomberg announced today that FirstBank UK Limited (FirstBank UK), the UK subsidiary of First Bank Nigeria Limited, the premier West African bank,
has adopted Bloomberg’s Trade Order Management System (TOMS). By integrating TOMS into
its workflow, FirstBank UK will have access to a comprehensive suite of data and analytics,
communications, as well as order and execution management solutions, enabling it to
streamline its fixed-income bonds business.


FirstBank UK is a niche market-maker to its customers in Africa. The business provides market
liquidity in cash bonds, primarily in Nigerian, Angolan, Egyptian and Ghanaian Eurobonds to
manage risk and optimize its inventory. Thanks to Bloomberg’s coverage, TOMS enables the
trading desk of FirstBank UK to support its client base and to monitor its positions, profit and
loss (P&L) and Risks.


“By integrating with our existing systems, Bloomberg TOMS provides FirstBank UK with a
complete end-to-end trading workflow covering African bonds in most of our home markets,”
said Olukorede Adenowo, CEO-designate at FirstBank UK.“ The solution enables us to focus on
expanding our footprint in the African Fixed Income landscape and delivering a first-in-kind service
to our customers in Africa.“We are pleased to help FirstBank UK enhance operational efficiency across its enterprise with
our award-winning sell-side order management solution TOMS,” said Lisa Bravo, Global Head
of Sell-Side OMS at Bloomberg.

“TOMS empowers firms to create a seamless workflow from
their front and middle-office, through to their operations and enterprise applications, while
concurrently delivering their front office users with real-time execution, risk and P&amp analytics.”
FirstBank UK has further digitized its order management workflow by offering clients access to
liquidity on its own Eurobond Single-Dealer Platform. The application has been integrated with
Bloomberg TOMS to centralize order handling and aggregated custom analytics and
liquidity tools within a single interface, to be hosted and connected to multiple trading venues.
“The integration of TOMS with our custom-built electronic trading platform, allows our customers
real-time access to liquidity in our markets, something unique to the majority of our customers,”
said Robert Hagenaars, Head of Markets at FirstBank UK.

For additional information about Bloomberg’s sell-side solutions, please click here.
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