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Land Reforms and the Future of the Land Use Act in Nigeria

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Human society the world over is heavily dependent on land and its resources. It is not an overstatement to say that without land there would be no human existence. In this article we take a critical look at land reforms and the future of Land use act in Nigeria. Man gets items very essential for his survival such as food, ...

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Land use act encourages poverty- Sam Adeyemi

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“The senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi says Nigeria’s Land Use Act, must be removed for the country to unleash and attain its potentials. He made this declaration while speaking at The Platform on Saturday about “unleashing potentials for wealth creation”. Adeyemi said “the elite class makes it difficult, for example, for you to own land, which is the ...

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Environmental rights activists seek amendment of Land Use Act

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The Guardian reports that the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) yesterday sought the amendment of the Land Use Act. Its Executive Director, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, at a stakeholders’ meeting on securing communal tenure rights to land in Abuja, maintained that the inconsistencies inherent in the law were being manipulated by the elite to the detriment of ...

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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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Senate rejects Land Use Act removal

Family petitions Amosun over forceful eviction by a land grabber

“In a major blow to economic reforms and wealth creation in the country, the Senate on Wednesday rejected the proposal for the deletion of Land Use Act from the 1999 Constitution.”- Business Day The Land Use Act is seen as one of the biggest impediments to converting land resources into individual wealth in the country as it hinders the transferability ...

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History of Land ownership in Nigeria

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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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An Assessment of Housing Challenges in Nigeria

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Various studies have identified a multiplicity of factors inhibiting effective housing development and delivery in Nigeria. This article assesses housing challenges in Nigeria Housing (Shelter) is unarguably one of the basic necessities of man. It used to be ranked second after food in the hierarchy of man’s needs but recently it has been described as the first and most important ...

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Obasanjo accuses govs of impeding Land Use Act

Obasanjo accuses govs of impeding Land Use Act

According to Vanguard, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has berated  state governors for impeding the effectiveness of the Land Use Act saying that land commission and registration are needed  to make ownership of a  valuable asset effective. Obasanjo who was speaking at the weekend added that  the Land Use Act worked very well initially, through the land allocation committees at the ...

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Lagos issues deadline on Land Use Charge

Agege flyover completion date announced

“Lagos State Government has given landed property owners till April 14 to pay the state Land Use Charge, or risk losing the benefit of enjoying 15 per cent discount for paying the levy. Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Modupe Ileyemi, said this in a statement on Saturday. The official said the state government was keen on early payment ...

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