DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 247)
“WHICH COURT CAN HEAR CASES OF LAND DISPUTES IN VILLAGES AND RURAL COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA”.

Where there is a dispute over land under customary ownership or located in rural areas under customary laws, such dispute must be determined in an Area Court or Customary Court or any equivalent court in any state In Nigeria.

My authorities are sections 41 and 52 of Land Use Act, 1978.

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