Lagos Land Use Charge: NBA Ikeja chairman alleges threat to life

Adeshina Ogunlana, Ikeja Branch Chairman

Adeshina Ogunlana, Ikeja Branch Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has alleged threats to his life for spearheading protests against the new Land Use Charge by the Lagos State Government. Ogunlana told newsmen on Monday in Ikeja that his privacy and that of NBA Ikeja Branch had been breached due to surveillance placed on his home and office. “For about seven days now, we have noticed mounted electronic surveillance “eyes in the sky” devices, commonly called drones over the NBA Ikeja Branch Secretariat, the home and workplace of my humble…

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BREAKING: Ambode bows to pressure, reduces outrageous “land use charge”

Following protests by Lagosians, the Akinwumi Ambode led Lagos State government has announced a reduction the controversial Land use charge. This was made known at an inter-ministerial press briefing held at Alausa on Thursday. The government announced a cut of 50% on commercial buildings, reduced charges for Owner-occupier with 3rd party including industries and manufacturing concerns by 25%. Also, the government announced a waiver penalty for late Payments across board, tax credits for LUC charges already paid. The government also introduced instalment payment system.

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BREAKING: NBA, others protest against “Land use charge”, “Borehole tax” in Lagos (PHOTOS)

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja Branch has commenced a protest against the reviewed Land Use Charge Law in Lagos. The protest had earlier generated speculations regarding its possible commencement but But Mr Adesina Ogunlana, the branch Chairman took to his Facebook page on Monday assuring the bar that it will go on as planned. Attempts by the Lagos police boss to stop the protest also failed but the police agreed to provide security cover. Addressing the protesters this morning, Mr Ogulana urged them to be peaceful and focus on…

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Developers, investors flay new Lagos Land Use Charge

Despite the kick-off of the new Land Use Charge payment in Lagos State by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, real estate developers, who are major investors and practitioners have continued to fault the new property tax. They argued that it would discourage investment at a time many houses are still begging for occu- pation in the metropolis.   Specifically, former President, International Federation of Real Estate , Nigeria Chapter, Chief Kola Akomolede, said it was wrong for the government to base an annual tax on capital value of a property.   Rather,…

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