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Land Verification in Lagos: What You Must Do

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Land Verification is a vital part of any land transaction. When buying a new home or landed property in Lagos it is essential you get your facts right and be well-informed on the nitty-gritty involved before you cash on the investment. This article highlights what you must look out for during your land verification especially in Lagos. It deals specifically ...

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HOW TO GET BUILDING PLAN APPROVAL IN LAGOS

Processing a building plan approval is one of the most intricate aspects of erecting a structure. I like to think of building plan thus: Every idea starts with the gift of imagination! However, it has been proven that even the shortest pencil is better than the longest memory. Imagination needs to be captured otherwise it becomes a thing of the ...

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Before you Purchase that Lagos Property – 3

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This is the last part of the series – Before you purchase that Lagos property. Last week we talked about the Acquisition/Purchase proper when it comes to property acquisition in Nigeria with reference to Lagos. Here is the concluding part: EFFECT OF NON-REGISTRATION Where documents created over a land transaction are not registered it renders such documents inadmissible in a ...

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Before you Purchase that Lagos Property – 2

THE ACQUISITION/PURCHASE TRANSACTION PROPER This is the second topic in the series – Before you purchase that Lagos property Last week we talked about the legal framework preceding the acquisition of land in Nigeria with reference to Lagos. This week we will be looking at the processes involved in the purchase and acquisition of such property. Now, where the Purchaser’s ...

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TOP 5 NEIGHBOURHOODS IN IBADAN

top 5 neighbourhoods in Ibadan

You remember Soka? In March, 2014, a house of horror was discovered in a forest in Ibadan. Some people call it, the place of skull, the evil shrine…others think it’s the valley of dry bones and the killers’ hideouts. Call it any of the aforementioned, it would be a perfect name to describe Soka forest in Ibadan, an isolated bush ...

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Before you Purchase that Lagos Property…

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This article is the first of a series on the steps to be taken before you acquire a property in Lagos. From the legal frame work to the land acquisition procedures till you put paid to your real estate investment. The basic legal framework for the acquisition of land in Nigeria is the Land Use Act, Laws of the federation ...

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TOP 5 HOTTEST PLACES IN PORT HARCOURT

top 5 hottest places in Port Harcourt

If you’ve never seen a “mammy water”  or what the ‘more learned’ ones would call mermaid, then you need to visit Port-Harcourt; there are lots of them there. Port Harcourt is home to various species of fishes. It is probably the best place in Nigeria to go ‘a fishing’ or to embark on a fishing trip but of course that ...

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TOP 5 HOTTEST ZONES IN ABUJA

hottest zones in abuja

The Iconic leader and one-time President of South Africa the late Nelson Rohlilhahla Mandela once said “Why bother to visit Europe, you’ll find it all here.” This statement was in reference to Abuja the now famous federal capital territory of the most populous black nation in the world. The centrally located Nigeria city with a population of 979,876 was created ...

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Land Acquisition Policy in Nigeria

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Since 1978, the major legislation regulating land acquisition within the country has been the Land Use Act of 1978 which states that all land in a State is to be held in trust by the State Governor for the benefit of all Nigerians. By law, foreigners may also acquire land wherever it is located in the country from either the ...

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What you should know about Ikoyi

Ikoyi is the most affluent neighborhood of Lagos, Nigeria located on Lagos Island. It is an up-market residential island separated by a narrow waterway from Lagos Island to the west inhabited by expatriates, Nigerian military rulers or you can say it is popular with the upper class residents of Nigerian high society. It lies to the northeast of Obalende at ...

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