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Nigeria: Acquisition Of Real Property and Tax Registration

The Land Use Act, Cap. L5 LFN 2004 (the “LUA”) is the principal legislation governing the acquisition of interests in real property. Under the LUA, legal title to all land in each constituent State in the Nigerian federation is vested in the Governor of such State, who holds same in trust for the people of the State. Accordingly, there is no ownership in fee simple, and the highest level of interest held in land is […]