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Domak Shelter estate, NAPS Unveils Nigerian Youth/Students Land and Housing Investment Scheme

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Domak Shelter, a real estate and investment company in partnership with the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has unveiled the  Nigerian Youth/Students Land and Housing Investment Scheme to cater for the housing needs of polytechnic students.

 Chairman, Domak Group, Mr Kingsley Azonobi at the endorsement of the project in Abuja on Tuesday, said the project was a foundation upon which students could advance the course of their future.

Azonobi said that the project would also provide a platform to secure the future of polytechnic students after their academic life.

According to him, Nigeria youths make up 70 per cent of the nation’s populace and their neglect is what account for under development and poverty that has sank deep into the foundation of this nation.

He said it was however worrisome to see that 70 per cent of the components of the populace don’t have a stake in governing machinery.

He called on stakeholders to give hope, life, value and capacity to the youths by investing in their future.

In the same vein, Mr Olalere Adetunji, President of NAPS said that the scheme would allow polytechnic students to secure their future while still an undergraduate.

Adetunji said the scheme would accommodate over 2 million polytechnic students adding that the mode of payment and registration could be done online.

He said that the scheme would also help to correct social vices among the students and as well secure their future.

According to him, considering the housing deficit in Nigeria between 1994 till now, there is 700,000 housing deficit annually which the provision of 100,000 units of housing by the government cannot meet.

Adetunji said there was however need for individuals and bodies to rise up to the need of housing provision for low income citizens which the polytechnic students fall within.

“ In 1992, the Federal Government launch an housing scheme called Home Savings Scheme, which was designed for civil servants alone.

“ After a critical research of the success and failure of the Federal Government Housing since 1992 till now, the leadership of NAPS in partnership with Domak Shelter came up with a better idea for the entire polytechnic students.

“ In the pursuit of better opportunity for the polytechnic students, the idea of creating an housing investment scheme was born which allow students to invest in real estate by buying a plot of land with a daily, weekly or monthly contributions.

“NAPS negotiate with Domak Shelter to give opportunity by allowing soft payment for studs such as a daily contribution of N350, N2,450 on weekly basis and N 9,800 on monthly basis depending on the financial strength of students,” he said.

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Insecurity: Armed Men Attack Presidential Villa

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…There Was An Attempt To Burgle Buhari’s Chief Of Staff’s Residence – Presidency

Report have it that, Armed men suspected to be robbers invaded the residences of two senior aides to President Muhammadu Buhari inside the precinct of the Presidential Villa, administration officials and security sources have told Peoples Gazette, raising fears that the rising insecurity across the country was drawing closer to the elite than previously estimated.

The incident on May 9 (yesterday) prompted Ibrahim Gambari and Abubakar Maikano, the chief of staff and admin officer, respectively, to abandon their residences, sources said.

“Their houses were robbed and the robbers packed money and other valuable assets from both houses,” an aide to the informed about the robbery told The Gazette.

It was not immediately clear whether or not valuable documents of state interest were carted away by the intruders, but The Gazette heard that the residences were thoroughly ransacked.

“The robbers took away as much as possible from both places,” a security officer that confirmed the incident said. “What is more unfortunate is that no one has been arrested.”

Officials also said Mr Gambari was given an official residence at the Defence House, but has not been living there, preferring instead to live inside Aso Rock and be close to the president.

Nigeria’s presidential palace just west of the city centre has long been seen as highly fortified and far beyond the reach of burglars, bandits and other criminals currently holding the vast swathes of the country to ransom.

But as criminal activities overshadow other matters of national consequences, Mr Buhari has faced calls to act urgently before it would be too late.

Armed bandits have abducted thousands of citizens since January alone, claiming billions in ransom payments at an alarming rate.

No explanation was immediately rendered for the invasion and why it was not prevented by the ubiquitous contingent of security officers, especially those of the State Security Service, guarding the fortress.

Mr Gambari did not immediately return a request seeking comments.
A spokesman for the SSS said he would not comment on the matter and a spokeswoman for the police in Abuja abruptly disconnected the call upon hearing The Gazette’s enquiry was about a security breach at the Presidential Villa.

Meanwhile presidency revealed that there was an attempt to burgle the residence of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency has said.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed that the incident occurred very early on Monday morning.

His confirmation followed the report by an online news medium, Peoples Gazette, that gunmen suspected to be robbers invaded the residences of Gambari and another senior aide to the President, Abubakar Maikano – the Admin Officer, located close to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Quoting administration officials and security sources at the villa, the news outfit said that the incident forced Gambari and Maikano to abandon their residences.

The burglars were said to have raided the two houses where they reportedly packed money and other valuable assets.

‘A Foolish Attempt’

While he was silent on the purported incident at Maikano’s residence, Shehu noted that Gambari confirmed what he described as a foolish attempt to burgle his house.

“The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has confirmed that there “was a foolish attempt” to burgle his residence at 3:00am this (Monday) morning, but it turned out to be unsuccessful,” the President’s spokesman said in a tweet.

He added, “Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa, has assured that there is nothing to worry about from the incident.”

According to Peoples Gazette, the residences of the two senior aides to the President were thoroughly ransacked and no one has yet to be arrested in connection with the incidents.

This comes amid the disturbing rate of insecurity in the country with several calls on the Federal Government to secure the lives of the people and their properties.

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