Land use policy and land ownership in Nigeria by Reuben K. Udo

Cover of: Land use policy and land ownership in Nigeria | Reuben K. Udo

Published by Ebieakwa Ventures in Lagos .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Nigeria.

Subjects:

  • Land use -- Nigeria.,
  • Land tenure -- Nigeria.,
  • Land use -- Law and legislation -- Nigeria.,
  • Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Nigeria.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-162) and index.

Book details

StatementReuben K. Udo.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD1021.Z63 U36 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 166 p. :
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1319648M
ISBN 109783111108
LC Control Number92194434

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This paper examines land ownership in Nigeria. The paper argues that land ownership structure in Nigeria has evolved over the years until when a single land policy document, otherwise known as. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Udo, Reuben K.

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Reuben K. Udo. Ebieakwa Ventures, - Land tenure - pages. 0 Reviews. The Land Use Act of was enacted as part of the nationalisation policy meant to harmonise the various land tenure regimes for ease of control and administration. Consequently, this paper. This study, in nineteen chapters, deals with the various issues pertaining to land law in Nigeria.

Namely: Concept of ownership; ownership and communal land holding under customary land tenure; individual land ownership; family land ownership; alienation under customary law; nature of customary tenancy; pledge; the law of property; an overview of the effect of the Land Use Act on customary.

Despite early documentation of land ownership in Nigeria and Cameroons (Meek ), it has been difficult to uncover detailed data on the impact of recent legislation on actual rules and practices in the use, management and ownership of land in the moist forest and forest-savannah zones of Nigeria.

Ownership of land in the country is a serious issue, it is even a fundamental right as provided for in Section 43 6 which provides for the right to acquire and own immovable property anywhere in Nigeria, and section 44 talks about compulsory acquisition of property.

THE LAND USE ACT: OWNERSHIP AND USE OF LAND IN NIGERIA CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION MEANING OF LAND AT COMMON LAW Generally, there are various definitions by different scholars as regards the meaning of Land at common law.

One of such definitions was given by Niki Tobi, J.S.C., who defined land to include not only the surface of the earth and the sub soil, but.

The Land Use Act introduced the right of occupancy system in Nigeria. Right of occupancy is a right to use and occupy land in accordance with the provisions of the Land Use Act. Right of occupancy Land use policy and land ownership in Nigeria book completely different from ownership of land known under both customary and common laws which exists before the promulgation of the Land Use Act.

Most people fail to obtain the right documents for proper ownership of land or fail to complete the process of acquiring a complete and perfect title to their land.

And that is why, in the bid to achieving justice, the court will rule in the favor of any of the litigants that can prove a better title to a land or property. H2: The Land Use Act has imposed some difficulties on land acquisition for property development in Enugu.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The study of the Land Use Act No. 6, with eight (8) parts and fifty one (51) sections is the most significant land policy currently in force in Nigeria. The first type of Land Instruments/Titles that came into operation were known as Crown Grants.

A land registration system is necessary to determine, record and disseminate information about the ownership, value and use of land. As such it also contributes to “good governance”. The objectives of land registration in Nigeria are. Get Textbooks on Google Play.

Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Land-use planning is the process of regulating the use of land in an effort to promote more desirable social and environmental outcomes as well as a more efficient use of resources.

Goals of land use planning may include environmental conservation, restraint of urban sprawl, minimization of transport costs, prevention of land use conflicts, and a reduction in exposure to pollutants.

national summaries of land use patterns and changes for national policy formulation, and to prepare environmental impact statements and assess future impacts on environmental quality. LAND USE REFORM IN NIGERIA Land reform in other words can be called land replenishment.

Land reform is the reorganization and. 5. LAND CERTIFICATE. This is a document of title as to the ownership of a piece or large parcel of land. Prior to the promulgation of the Land Use Act ofit was issued by a government’s land registry for registered freehold or leasehold lands in Nigeria.

The Land Use Act being a federal stature established a uniform land ownership structure throughout Nigeria. In the states in the former Southern Nigeria, the new structure as it concerns the maximal ownership title, represent a major departure from the pre –.

The paper further contends that the present land ownership system in Nigeria as enshrined in the Land Use Act of has socialist inclinations with excessive state control of land ownership, use.

In the northern Nigeria in particular before the land use Act, all land in the region with only minors exceptions, were declared native lands and were vested in the commissioner responsible for land matters as trustee for the people of that region [1] [1].Under section 4 [1] [2] and 5 [1] [3] citizens are entitled to statutory or customary.

Handbook On Land Ownership, Rights, Interests And Acquisition In Uganda 3 a. The Constitution of Uganda, b. The Land Act, Cap as amended c. The Land Acquisition Act, Cap d. The Land Policy, e. The Registration of Titles Act, Cap f. The National Environment Act, Cap g.

The Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation, S.I. The Nigerian land use decree of stipulates that all land belong to the government holding same in trust for the public [ 12 ]. This implies that the government allocates land to individuals and corporate entities based on the objectives of interested parties [ 13 ].

Objectives of Land Use Act Make land accessible to all Nigerians. Land Use Act. Land ownership is of legal and social interest; hence, its function as judicial policy has been appropriated by politics.

Relatively, Macomik said that “there are few more important aspects to life in any society than land and the relation between land and human kind.

What is land tenure system in Nigeria. Land tenure system Nigeria is a manner or a way in which a party occupies or holds some area of land. Societies formed the rules that regulate land tenure in order to control land ownership in the country. With the help of tenure rules, it is easy to define the way of land rights allocation.

This project aims to address the concept of land ownership in Nigeria giving a comparative analysis of the requirement of proving land ownership in Nigeria and the legal effect created under the Land use act as opposed to customary ownership that was predominant in Nigeria before the promulgation of the Land use act.

This study, in nineteen chapters, deals with the various issues pertaining to land law in Nigeria. Namely: Concept of ownership; ownership and communal land holding under customary land tenure; individual land ownership; family land ownership; alienation under customary law; nature of customary tenancy; pledge; the law of property; an overview of the effect of the Land Use Act on Format: Paperback.

BUYING LAND IN NIGERIA – THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Buying land in Nigeria is one of the common property law transactions, which is administered by various legislations depending on the jurisdiction in Nigeria. Conveyancing, as it is known, is the process by which ownership of land is transferred between a seller and a buyer.

They safely gave this conclusion on the fact that the Land Use Act of (the main legislation on real estate in Nigeria) has transferred the ownership of all lands to the government and it is the government that can pass such ownership title in respect of land to individuals and corporate entities via the certificate of occupancy.

The Land Use Act introduced the right of occupancy system in Nigeria. Right of occupancy is a right to use and occupy land in accordance with the provisions of the Land Use Act.

Right of occupancy is completely different from ownership of land known under both customary and common laws which exists before the promulgation of the Land Use Act. Land ownership in Nigeria (1) Published July 17 the Land Use Act of is a subject that rears its head especially in debates about social justice and true federalism.

or physical. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Udo, Reuben K. National land policy of Nigeria. Ibadan, Nigeria: Development Policy Centre, (OCoLC)   Furthermore, there are so many things involved in buying land in Lagos and generally Nigeria.

If you want to buy land you will most likely find yourself in three buying situations. You can either buy from a family/ individual or from a developer or from the government. Buying land in Nigeria is a financial transaction and should be treated as such.

Always insist on seeing the original copies of the aforementioned documents before buying land in Nigeria. Don’t make yourself an easy target for a scam. Verification of Land Ownership and Availability. The law actually recognizes five types of legal land ownership in Nigeria and the Certificate of Occupancy is just one of them.

In fact, there are many instances where the court has nullified a Certificate of Occupancy. So I am using this avenue to inform all my readers the position of the law on ownership of land and real estate in Nigeria. The Land Use Act was enacted by Nigeria's current president Olusegun Obasanjo, when he was military head of state in the s.

It states that land was to be "held in trust and administered for. Indeed, Nigeria appears poised to overhaul aspects of its land governance system. In July,President Goodluck Jonathan directed the Presidential Committee on Land Reform to work out modalities for the repeal of the Land Use Act of That Act had nationalized all land in Nigeria, and attempted to do away with customary land tenure.

Land administration is the process of regulating land and property development and the use and conservation of the land, the gathering of revenues from the land through sales, leasing and taxation, and the resolving of conflicts concerning the ownership and use of the land.

What is Land Use Planning act. It`s usually known as the Land Use Act of or the Land Use Decree. The President Olusegun Obasanjo is the main person who is responsible for the implementing the act into the body of the constitution of the Federal Republic of was provided during the military regime in Nigeria.

The formal start of an English law of real property came after the Norman Invasion ofwhen a common law was built throughout England.

The new King, William the Conqueror, started standardising England's feudal rules, and compiled a reference for all land and its value in the Domesday Book of This was used to determine taxes, and the feudal dues that were to be paid.

THE LAND USE ACT AND THE STATE OF NIGERIAN LAND LAW L. AGBOSU* INTRODUCTION The Land Use Act,is a product of the inherent contradictions of the colonial and neo-colonial dependent, pseudo-capitalist.

economic structures established in Nigeria since colonial times. By the s these contradictions. Journals & Books; Help; Land Use Policy. Supports open access. View aims and scope Submit your article Guide for authors. CiteScore. Impact Factor. Editor-in-Chief: J.A. Zevenbergen, ITC.

View editorial board. View aims and scope. Explore journal content Latest issue Articles in press Article collections All issues. MORTGAGE OF LAND AS SECURITY UNDER THE LAND USE ACT BY DOROTHY E. NELSON** 1. Introduction Land is the very basis of commercial and industrial enterprise in Nigeria.

It is the most important factor of production in industry as well as agriculture. Its usefulness and importance cuts across all forms of businesses and professions: Businessmen require land for .The Certificate of Occupancy identifies the land, its size and dimensions with a survey plan, it states the statutory limits of the tenure granted, the purpose of use i.e residential, commercial or mixed use, land charges payable annually, other terms of the grant and of course names the person or corporation to whom the title is granted.register land and property and hence to provide secure ownership in land, investments and other private and public rights in real estate.

A system for recording land ownership, land values, land use and other land-related data is an indispensable tool for a market economy to work properly, as well as for.

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