Evolution of land legislation in nigeria
Famoriyo, s, land tenure, land use and land acquisition in nigeria, paper presented at the symposium on land use and development in africa, south of the sahara: a smallholder's logic and technical rationality, orstom-cvrs conference held at quagadougou, upper volta, 4-8 december, 1978. (i) nigeria has witnessed the enactment of different land and planning laws, (ii) that human demand in terms of land use and the urge by developers to use their lands is noticeable, (iii) that the issue of development control is a prominent area in land and planning laws in nigeria. Land grabbing in africa, the new colonialism by bwesigye bwa mwesigire on may 28, 2014 — the silent recolonisation of africa is happening on a mass scale to address this issue, the first africa conference on land grabs is set to take place in south africa on 27–30 oct 2014.
Olong adefi is a lecturer at the faculty of law, kogi state university, ayangba, kogi state, nigeria and barristers and solicitors of the supreme court of nigeria related books principles of land law in uganda. Nigeria lies between 4 o16 and 13 o53 1 north latitude and between 2 o40’ and 14 o41’ east longitude and has a land area of 924,000 sq km, one of the largest in africa the geography varies greatly from tropical rainforest in the south to. Laws of the federation of nigeria 1990 an act to vest all land compromised in the territory of each state development services, water, electricity, drainage, building, structure or such improvement that may land use act chapter 202.
The expositions from these laws reveal that: (i) nigeria has witnessed the enactment of different land and planning laws, (ii) that human demand in terms of land use and the urge by developers to use their lands is noticeable, (iii) that the issue of development control is a prominent area in land and planning laws in nigeria. Since one of the major areas of the act is to control future uses and open new land for the needs of nigeria's growing population especially in urban areas, yet there is still the outcry of the people to affordable housing provision. Trust law and the administration of real property in nigeria ibrahim abdulkarim department of private law, faculty of law was the gradual development of individual land holding recent times have bring about the concept of trust in real property administration the main characteristic.
Lems , the evolution of environmental laws in nigeria, the enforcement of environmental laws, the challenges and protect the air, land, water, forest and wild life of nigeria section 12 establishes impliedly that international treaties (including environmental treaties) ratified by the. In essence, before the advent of the land use act in 1978, the control and administration of land in northern nigeria was governed by the nigerian land tenure law 1962 a different scenario unfolded in southern nigeria. An act to provide for the establishment of the national environmental standards and regulations enforcement agency charged with responsibility for the protection and development of the environment in nigeria and for related matters. Large pockets of nigeria’s population still live in poverty, without adequate access to basic services, and could benefit from more inclusive development policies the lack of job opportunities is at the core of the high poverty levels, of regional inequality, and of social and political unrest in the country. Of the 1978 landuse act, land banking in nigeria the government is empowered by the act to acquire land for development purposes without the complex and time wasting processes of the past by the provision of the act, the state analysis of public lands acqusition in akwa ibom state, nigeria 203.
Evolution of land legislation in nigeria
The law of nigeria consists of courts, offences, and various types of laws nigeria has its own constitution which was established on 29 may 1999 the constitution of nigeria is the supreme law of the country there are four distinct legal systems in nigeria, which include english law, common law, customary law, and sharia lawenglish law in nigeria is derived from the colonial nigeria, while. This study on the effect of land use act on sustainable housing development in nigeria will cover all the existing housing development and schemes by government and how the land use act has affected the ownership of land for housing development. Land use act:– federal military government (supremacy and enforcement of powers) act cap 137 laws of the federation of nigeria 1990 – whether applicable to the land use act land use act:– powers conferred on state governors under the land use act – nature of.
This paper analyzes the interface between mineral development and agriculture in the context of land ownership and control in nigeria it critically examines the key issues regarding land ownership and control, examines the rules governing use of land for mineral development under the nigerian. Laws made after the 1990 law revision exercise of the federal laws are to be found in the annual volumes of the laws of the federal republic of nigeria federal laws under the military, known as decrees, and state laws, known as edicts, form the bulk the primary legislation. The nigerian minerals and mining act 2007 (the act) was passed into law on march 16, 2007 to repeal the minerals and mining act, no 34 of 1999 for the purposes of regulating the exploration and exploitation of solid materials in nigeria. Brief overview of the development of environmental law in nigeria 118 3 major drawbacks of the defunct federal environmental protection agency (fepa) act and regulations 1991-2006 119 4 lessons learnt 120 of land, air and water pollution thus it is evident that at this time matters relating to the environment were dealt with in a.
Summary this paper presents the major findings of an empirical investigation on the shortcomings of the kano state urban development board in managing the development and use of new urban land from generalizations on the factors which have hamstrung the board's effectiveness in three separate cases it appears that the major issues centre around long‐standing contradictions in legislation. Discriminatory property inheritance rights under the yoruba and igbo customary law in nigeria: the need for reforms dr babatunde adetunji oni senior lecturer, faculty of law, university of lagos, akoka, lagos, nigeria the provisions of section 24(a) of the land use act, provides that the applicable law is the customary law of the. For the interim management of land, the act provides that the land tenure law of northern nigeria or the state law of southern nigeria shall have effect with modifica- tions as will bring these laws in conformity with the act under review. 1 recent arbitration related developments in nigeria this article was originally published in the journal of the chartered institute of arbitrators (ciarb) arbitration: reprinted from (2010) 76 arbitration 130-135.