Tag archive of land use act

Land and land use in Nigeria (2)

Who can own land? According to the Land Use Act of 1978, persons under the age of 21 years cannot be granted a statutory right of occupancy. When I was eight or nine years old, my mom bought me a piece of land in my father’s village. I only recently was given the receipt of purchase, which I guess would come in handy the day I decide to act like a grown up and plant roots in my fatherland. view full text 

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Omotola: Unjust law, unjust interpretation

(featured image courtesy of globalgreehousewarming.com) THE National Assembly on May 7th, 2012 requested for memoranda from all stakeholders on excising the Land Use Act from the constitution. This is indeed another watershed moment in attempts to review the Act coming so soon after the earlier effort to reform the Act by late President Umaru Yar Adua. view full text

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NIQS urges N’Assembly to probe Land Use Act

The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors has called on the National Assembly to constitute a panel to investigate the reason why the Land Use Act has not been repealed.The President, NIQS, Mr. Agele Alufohai, who made the call in a goodwill message he delivered at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers held in Abuja last week, said the need to repeal the law was long overdue. view full text

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Land Management Under the Land Use Act

While urban lands were placed under the control and management of the Governor of the State with a 'Land Use and Allocation Committee' as an advisory body, on the other hand, 'other lands' were placed under the control and management of the Local Government in which the land is situated with 'the Land Allocation Advisory Committee' (Land Use Act 1978: Sections 2(1 )a and b). View full text View the land use Act (1978)

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Land Management Under the Land Use Act

The Land Use Act of 1978 is made up of eight parts of fifty-one sections. It addresses four important issues arising from the former land tenure systems in Nigeria: the problem of lack of uniformity in the laws governing land-use and ownership; the issue of uncontrolled speculation in urban land; the question of access to land rights by Nigerians on equal legal basis; view full text (featured image culled from niger2-blogspan)

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Putting Oil First? Some Ethnographic Aspects of Petroleum-related Land Use Controversies in Nigeria

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Land Use Act Chapter 202 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990

This Act may be cited as the Land Use Act 1978. read full text

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