Journal of Contemporary Urbanology

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THE PLACE OF EQUITY IN COMPULSORY LAND ACQUISITION IN NIGERIA

OYEDEJI, Joseph Oyewale
Payment of compensation to owners of properties being acquired is a major component of compulsory acquisition. However, the amount paid must be fair, equitable and adequate. This study examines equity in the compulsory land acquisition system in Nigeria. Primary data for the study was gathered from interview conducted with a principal officer in charge of compulsory land acquisition at the Federal Ministry of Lands and Urban Housing, Nigeria. Comparative study of five commonwealth countries was carried out... Read More


THE DISTRIBUTION OF PREDATORY CRIME IN A SLUM NEIGBOURHOOD, MAKURDI - NIGERIA

Patience Adzande
Lower income residential areas with poor environmental conditions, usually referred to as slums are often perceived as crime infested areas. Over the years, this widespread belief has influenced the responses of policy makers to the problems associated with slums. It appears the crime tag on deteriorating residential environments has been accepted as little effort has been made to either provide empirical justification for such claims or to dispute them... Read More