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Land Use Act: The trend of land acquisition by host Government

Land Use Act of Nigeria

It is debatable that the Nigerian Land Use Act of 1978 has not absolutely transferred ownership of land to the Governor of states in Nigeria. In this article, we look at the trend of  Land Acquisition by host Government. It is argued that the citizens have no rights or interest over the land in the country beyond their occupation because ...

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History of Land ownership in Nigeria

land ownership in Nigeria

Land ownership in Nigeria can be quite a rigid process due to the very complex land tenure system in Nigeria. As a result, there have been calls from various quarters for a review of Nigeria’s land and property law and invariably a complete overhaul of the country’s land reform system. This article turns searchlight on the history of land ownership ...

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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 Governor’s Consent Hinders Real Estate Development In Nigeria

Governor's consent

The Governor’s consent is a title document that establishes the consent of every Governor of the 36 states of the federation to all land transaction in the “said state”. Invariably, it is a means of perfecting the title on a land. Obtaining a Governor’s consent in Nigeria is a very herculean task. This article addresses the issue of the Governor’s ...

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An Overview of Housing Demand and Supply In Nigeria

Housing demand

The migration of people from rural areas to urban centres has been increasing at an alarming rate. This has resulted in an increase in housing demand in most of our urban centres in Nigeria. The failure of the government on housing demand and supply is the focus of this article. Housing demand can be explained as the willingness and ability ...

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Nigeria’s Land Use Act And The Common Man

Land Use Act of Nigeria

Since the enactment of  Nigeria’s Land Use Act in 1978, there have been many outcries concerning it. The controversy surrounding the Act is as heated as the corruption war of the Buhari administration. This article views the gains and the loss of Nigeria’s Land Use Act and how it affects the average Nigerian. Nigeria the pearl of the black world ...

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