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Deaf, Dumb protest over land acquisition in Ibadan


A group of persons, mainly deaf and dumb, on Monday, carried out a peaceful protest around Oyo state government house. They reacted against what they called “illegal acquisition of 20 acres from 39 acres of their land by the Oyo State government”. Mr. Silas Ike who is the National Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of Christian Mission for ...

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40 years obsolete Land Use Act stirs controversy

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There is heightened controversy bordering on Land Use Act. In this report, CHIKA OKEKE writes that the act which hits 40 years in March is jeopardising affordable housing delivery in the country. The challenges militating against the provision of affordable housing is enormous and efforts to address the shortcomings has produced insignificant results. From difficulties in acquiring land, titling and ...

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Shareholders urge FG on ease of land acquisition process, fees


In a renewed move to attract more real estate investors and encourage effective property documentation in the country, shareholders are seeking Federal Government’s intervention to ease land documentation process and fees charged on documentation. National Chairman, New Dimension Shareholders Association, NDSA, Mr. Patrick Ajudua, made the appeal at the just-concluded 12th Annual General Meeting of Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank, ITMB, ...

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Kano Governor issues acquisition notice to landowners of proposed mega gas pipeline

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has given landowners of the proposed mega gas pipeline by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) acquisition notice, preparatory to the commencement of the Project. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Abba Anwar and made available to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. The statement ...

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Industry experts suggest new ways to attract finance into real estate

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Industry expert– One major thing the Federal Government needs to tackle urgently is developing the real estate sector, which has not shown any sign of recovery from recession going by the number of abandoned projects dotting the landscape. As investors are beginning to show confidence in the Nigerian economy due to the government’s intervention in forex, rebound in the capital ...

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Lawyer harps on need to tackle inadequacies in Land acquisitions

Lawyer harps on need to tackle inadequacies in Land acquisitions

The managing partner of Prince Joel and Associates, Prince William-Joel has said the difficulties inherent in real estate transactions and land acquisitions in Nigeria need to be tackled appropriately. According to him, that has to be done within the right context in order to eliminate all forms of inadequacies and mishaps relating to property and land acquisitions. He said the ...

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

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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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First Empire calls on govt to ease land acquisition

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First Empire calls on govt to ease land acquisition The First Empire Group has highlighted the need for the government to enhance the process of acquiring land in order to bridge the over 17 million housing deficit in the country. The Head of Energy, First Empire Group, Mr. Dimeji Oganla, stated this in Lagos, while announcing the company’s new housing ...

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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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