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Abuja Orphanage: FCTA pledges to accommodate stranded children

FCTA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it will provide temporary accommodation for over 150 children, who were left homeless following an earlier demolition exercise in Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja on Tuesday. The Director, FCTA Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, stated this during a joint press briefing with the owner of the affected property on Thursday ...

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Land Grabbers wreak havoc in Ibadan, Sacks over 100 residents

Land Grabbers

Gun-wielding land grabbers Thursday sacked residents of Ekerin layout, behind Abe Technical College, New Garage/Akala expressway in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State from their houses. The land grabbers were also armed with padlocks, chains, red paint with which they mark ‘x’ on the affected buildings. Eyewitnesses said many people fled for their dear lives and others who were ...

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FMBN partners Labour to provide 2,800 unit housing scheme for workers

FMBN

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and leading labour unions have agreed to begin the implementation of a national affordable housing programme for workers. FMBN is kick-starting the scheme in two states and Abuja, in conjunction with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA). The project will start next month ...

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Any lawyer caught selling land will be debarred – RPC

Lawyer

By virtue of rule 7(3) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the business of selling land is a trade or business incompatible with the practice of law. They disclosed that any lawyer caught in such act will be thoroughly dealt with. They sighted the example of the case of NBA v Ibebunjo (2013) 18 NWLR (Pt.1386). In this case, the ...

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Experts calls for the repeal of land use act

Lagos house prices and economic recession

Professionals in the real estate sector have called on the Federal Government to repeal the Land Use Act of 1976. The Guardian reports that the experts made the demand at a mandatory continuing professional development seminar for Estate Surveyors and Valuers, at the Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State. According to The Guardian, those who made the call were Prof. Abel Olaleye ...

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Land trespass: Okumagba calls on Okowa to avert looming ethnic crisis in Warri

Delta State renovates technical colleges with N2 billion

Vanguard reports that Okere Urhobo Kingdom in Warri has urged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to stop alleged conspiracy by a clique in his administration to illegally grab an expanse of land the community released to the state for public use decades ago. Vanguard reports that in a statement in Warri, one of the community leaders, Prince Mitaire ‘Mimi’ Okumagba, noted that ...

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Kano State commences new land registration system

Kano State commences new land registration system

Kano state government has commenced a Systemic Land Title Registration (SLTR) process, as part of efforts towards creating an alternative means to the cumbersome process of the sporadic approach required for the collection of traditional Certificate of Occupancy in the state. The Guardian reports that the process anchored by Growth and Empowerment in State (GEMS3) and funded by the Department for ...

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ERCAAN calls for upgrade of LASRETRAD to an agency

ERCAAN calls for upgrade of LASRETRAD to an agency

The Lagos Chapter of the Estate Rent and Commission Agents Association of Nigeria (ERCAAN) has called for the upgrading of the State’s Real Estate Transaction Department (LASRETRAD) to an agency. The Guardian reports that the upgrade, they said would help in proper regulation of agency practice and  distinguish genuine professionals from quacks. The body had been bedeviled with controversy over the ...

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