Posts by Damilola Olusesi

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Law Against Land Touts Most Welcome
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National Assembly Moves Against Land Use Act

Law Against Land Touts Most Welcome

Recently, the Lagos State House of Assembly passed a Bill which criminalises the activities of land touts and grabbers popularly known as “Omo Onile’s” or “Ajagungbale’s”, an action which has understandably been hailed in many quarters. The reason for this is not far-fetched. These hoodlums have been making life hell for landowners and property developers in Lagos State.

Over the years, these notorious touts have earned their notoriety through such criminal actions such as forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent extortion of property developers, selling a piece of land to two or more, different, individuals leading to clashes and litigations among the buyers, amidst  other acts of land touting.

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National Assembly Moves Against Land Use Act

A constitutional amendment is in the works at the National Assembly to repeal the 1978 Land Use Act in order to remove contentious areas. It is taking this step to make land easily accessible to Nigerians, according to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Disclosing this on the 19th of July 2016, while opening the Abuja Housing Show, he said the Senate was awaiting a committee report on the Land Use Act, which may be ready before the end of September 2016. Read More

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