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Kalu Given 14 Days To Pay Debt Owed On Land Use As Fashola Orders Property Re-Opened

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Kalu and His Lagos House 2The Lagos State Government on Tuesday dismissed Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu’s claim that his property was sealed over his criticism of the recent deportation of some non-indigenes to Anambra State, saying the former Abia State governor defaulted in the payment of his Land Use Charge, an annual fee paid by all landlords for their property in Lagos State.

The property, a private residence located in Park View, Ikoyi, a highbrow area of the state, was sealed off by agents of the Lagos State government after three previous notices served on Kalu to pay the mandatory fees, failed.

A statement by the state government, however, stated that following the intervention of Governor Babatunde Fashola, the property has been re-opened and a 14-day grace period given to Kalu within which to pay the charges.

The statement reads: “The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to a misleading claim by a businessman, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu that his Ikoyi home has been sealed off following a threat to sue the Lagos State Government over an unrelated matter.

“We wish to state, for the avoidance of doubt that nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu’s property in Park View Estate, Ikoyi was distrained pursuant to Section 40 of the Revenue Administration Law of Lagos State for failure to pay the statutory annual land use charge despite three separate notices delivered to the said property.

“As a government driven by law and process, the Lagos State Government will ordinarily expect all law abiding residents to discharge their responsibilities to the state.

“If, in spite of failing to do so, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu wants to give ethnic colouration to a routine performance of its duties by an agency of the state government, which in this case is the Land Use Charge Office, under the Ministry of Finance, he is welcome to do so.

“However it should be noted that when the issue was brought to the attention of the Governor, Tuesday evening, he directed the agency to unseal the property and that an additional 14 days grace period be given to Mr. Kalu to pay the said charge.

“It should be emphasised that notices like these are served on defaulting property owners on a regular basis who either comply or contact the Agency to raise any objections they might have to such notice. Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu, like every other citizen, must fulfil his obligation to the State,” it said.

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  1. beautyo

    August 15, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Who is fooling who? Fashola did it cos of Orji Kalus comment. Do these people think people are tatas? That house has been there fr God knows how long, they just noticed dat he has not paid d annual dues shortly after. His comment. Yeye, bad-belle people. U beta pipe down cos if u think u can take Ibo people’s property and get free wit it, u are all dreaming. U were collecting money for land, foundation, German-flooring, ceiling and Decking, Surveying and Certificate of occupancy, edey sweet u and now dat u see our mansions all over d place, envy and jealousy has set in. This is new world and we are not going to fold our hands and watch u take wat rightfully belong to us! BAD BELLE!!

    • Nasir

      August 15, 2013 at 3:29 am

      @beautyo TOO MUCH EMOTION !!! TOO MUCH EMOTION !!!

  2. ajoso thomas

    August 15, 2013 at 5:15 am

    When trouble sleep, yanga go wake am, wetin e dey find? Palava e dey find, palava e go get….Perhaps Orji Uzor Kalu, the self-acclaimed Igbo ‘messiah’ will now understand the meaning behind the proverb, “He who lives in a glass house must not throw stones.” In any case, does being an Ndigbo in a “no man’s land” prevent one from paying his taxes? If other Igbo, Itsekiri, Hausa, Ijaw, Yoruba, Edo, Efik property owners in Lagos pay their taxes to the government of “no man’s land” in Lagos, why should Orji Uzor Kalu be exempted? Nna, abeg, go pay your tax o. You have to pay for the facilities you enjoy in “no man’s land.”

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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