By Ebriku John Friday, Abuja The Mbebe Peoples Assembly in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State on Thursday besieged the National Assembly in a peaceful protest over the the lingering boundary dispute between theme and the people of Izzi in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi State. The group which decried the ongoing killings of its citizens over the boundary dispute between the communities of the two states, said they have been neglected and marginalized. The president of the group, Hon King Ominyi, who lead the protest in company of its members submitted a protest letter addressed to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara called on the leaders to mandate the National Boundary Commission to visit the area for a proper delineation of the disputed land to forestall further hostilities and killings. Receiving the protesters a representative of the Sergeant At Arm of the National...
Since the coming of the present FCT Administration into office in 2015, a lot have changed in land administration in the territory. DAVID ADUGE-ANI reports that land dealers, who before now swarmed every available space in Abuja Geographic Information System, AGIS have disappeared and put out of business. Before now, the activities of land dealers in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT were pervasive. They had so much influence and easily swung matters involving land in the direction they desire. Many of those who controlled the levers of power within the FCT land administration structure were under their belt. The many ways they could manipulate land allocation contributed hugely in making the process of land ownership in the FCT, a nightmare for ordinary people. The situation become so bad to the extent that incidences of double or multiple land allocations and wanton abuse of Abuja’s master plan become the norm rather than...