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Title:Three Supreme Court cases on compulsory acquisition of land in Nigeria
Author:Sholanke, Oladipo O.ISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal of African Law (ISSN 0021-8553)
Volume:58
Issue:2
Pages:266-277
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:landownership
property
land acquisition
supreme courts
jurisprudence
Abstract:The law of compulsory acquisition of land in Nigeria is rooted in the country's constitution. It states that every Nigerian has the right to own private property and that he is free to acquire such property. However, there are exceptions in how and why such property is acquired, prescribed by a law that requires both the payment of prompt compensation and compliance with the rule of law on access to court. In 2012, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered three decisions on the compulsory acquisition of land or the revocation of occupancy rights. The three cases in the paper have laid down principles on the subject which are interesting for discussion. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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