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THIRD EDITION: ‘The Sack Your Landlord Contest’ RELOADED!

Sack your landlord contest

THE ‘SACK YOUR LANDLORD CONTEST’ comes alive this month. It’s a competition that creates the platform for writers and aspiring writing to share their worst and best Landlord/Tenant Experience. We all have different tales about our various rental apartments and how much our relationship with our various landlords does affect our lives; I am talking about those that are still ...

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How To Do a Proper Land and Property Search in Nigeria – 2

Land and Property search

This is the concluding part of the topic; “How to do a Proper Land and Property Search”. Just like this first part, in this piece, we will be discussing the act of Land and Property search; it’s importance and the processes involved. Now, let’s examine critically a situation where a land owner who has done search on a property and ...

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How Landlords Can Keep Their Tenants Happy

Landlord

Majority of Nigerian tenants don’t believe the average Landlord can be nice and dandy or even have the tendency to be nice. This article talks about how landlords can go out of their way to be nice to their tenants. Honestly, I am tired of hearing tenants complain about their landlords. These days no one seems to have something good ...

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How To Do a Proper Land And Property Search In Nigeria

Land and Property search

In this piece, we will be discussing the act of Land and Property search; it’s importance and the processes involved. According to the 1978 Land use act of the Federal republic of Nigeria, land in all parts of the country is owned by the Government. As stated in section one of the land use act: “Subject to the provisions of ...

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Why Building On FloodPlains Should Not Be Completely Ruled Out

Floodplains

When flood disasters occur, a traditional reaction is to suggest the straightforward, obvious, simple solution of not building on floodplains.  But what if building on a flood plain is the only option you have? In principle, not building on floodplains is the easiest and clearest solution and it is the solution which many locations have miserably failed to adopt so ...

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LAND CONFLICTS: How it started and why it still occurs

Land conflicts

All over the world, people struggle for land. Many of them struggle with land conflicts and some of them struggle to solve them peacefully. This article aims to facilitate the understanding of people’s position, attitude and behaviour, as well as their underlying interests and motivation when an asset such as land ownership is at stake. From the ancient Greek myths ...

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Land wars claim lives in Northern Nigeria

Land wars

“Bakin Kogi – Dalami Tukura stands with a long, hand-crafted musket slung over his right shoulder next to his brother’s freshly-dug grave, a mound of red earth marked with a cross made of woven grass. The burly 40-year-old maize farmer’s brother was killed just days ago when suspected cattle herders attacked his home in northern Nigeria. “He was shot,” Tukura ...

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Court grants 10 land grabbers N50m bail

Woman, Brother, Docked For Selling Step Daughter’s Property

Magistrate Wahab Balogun of Court 7, Lagos State Magistrates’ Court, Igbosere granted N50 million bail conditions to 10 land grabbers who pleaded ‘not guilty’ to four count charges against them. According to PM News, Balogun, who pronounced the bail conditions when 10 land grabbers were arraigned before the court said  “each of the accused is granted a bail in the ...

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Real Estate Scams and How To Avoid Them

real estate scams

The Real Estate industry in Nigeria is fraught with various issues or cases of people being duped either by estate agents, con artists and the so called omoniles. This article gives you an insight into the real estate scams in the Nigerian context, and how it can be avoided. With the demand for accommodation more than supply, it then doesn’t ...

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