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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Photos of demolished houses along Airport Road, Abuja

A LIB reader in Abuja sent these photos to me. Over a hundred houses demolished along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Billions of Naira down the drain! Will these home owners get any compensation? Also, why did the government allow these structures to get to this level if they were illegal? Don't understand this at all! More photos when you continue...





 
 

68 comments:

marygift said...

Seriously this is so unfair

BLOGLORD said...

Absolute waste of resources!

Anonymous said...

the worst part is that the government would act as if notin happened .... goodluck should do something

MobileLoaded said...

I dont seem to get something here... Are these buildings on a hill top?

Anonymous said...

decided the following six issues: (1) the applicability of the statute of limitations on an inverse condemnation matter after dismissal of an eminent domain action; (2) whether the acquisition and demolition of structures in a neighborhood entitles the remaining landowners to compensation; (3) revisiting the IHOP case, whether a franchisor is an “owner” of a business, and furthermore whether a loss of business goodwill claim may be assigned by the operator to the franchisor; (4) whether the County’s conduct in installing K-rails to divert rain water from certain properties and prevent their flooding was reasonable; (5) revisiting Klopping, whether certain conduct by a government agency constitutes general planning or an announcement of intent to condemn sufficient to justify damages for unreasonable delay in condemnation; and (6) whether a city’s downzoning of an owner’s undeveloped parcel was arbitrary and capricious and constituted improper discriminatory spot zoning and a compensable taking.

gracendifon said...

Yeah... Way forward Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Why nah,people should stop building houses anywhere I fink an average Nigerian should know the plan cos I know they won't be compensated for this.after spending so much.Jazmin.

Anonymous said...

a LIB reader or An LIB reader

Anonymous said...

ONOME says...
Ouch. Hard to imagine the amount of money wasted here.

Linda where cane abi na broom I wan use for u??That ur "fall" post na die:)lollllllzzzzzz.Weldone girl.

Anonymous said...

Why were the lands for sale in the first place? Who are people that sold these property? And why did the FCT Minister allow to houses to get to that extend before demolishing? They better compensate the owners.
(Sidenote:it cud be tht I stole our country's money for those, who knws *wink*.

Anonymous said...

General Steps Involved in an

Eminent Domain Proceeding

Generally, when the government wants to take your property by eminent domain, you can expect the government to take some or all of the following steps in about the following order:

1. Initial contact by government agency to express interest in the property and/or scheduling date for appraisal or environmental assessment of the property;

2. Appraisal of the property, including improvements, by agency retained apprasier;

3. Offer to purchase the property is made to the owner, together with summary of appraisal upon which offer of purchase is made;

4. Notice of public hearing to adopt “resolution of necessity” to acquire the property by eminent domain;

5. Public hearing is held to adopt “resolution of necessity” to acquire the property by eminent domain;

6. Eminent domain case is filed in court and served on property owner;

7. Deposit by agency of the probable amount of just compensation is paid into court and request by agency for early possession of the property;

8. Discovery (i.e., depositions and document production) takes place in eminent domain action, and both the property owner and government hire appraisers to determine “fair market value” of the subject property;

9. The property owner and government exchange their respective appraisers’ reports;

10. Final settlement offers and demands are exchanged (about 20 days before trial);

11. If settlement cannot be reached, trial of the eminent domain action takes place before a jury whose job it is to determine “fair market value” of the subject property;

12. Jury returns verdict and judgement is entered;

13. Government pays judgement within 30 days following entry of judgement and title to subject property is transferred to the government by the court.

In addition, early in the process – owner/occupants and/or tenants should be contacted by a relocation agent retained by the government. The purpose of the relocation agent is to provide assistance to residents and business owners to relocate their residence or business.

Anonymous said...

Although there is no centralized clearinghouse for information regarding potential eminent domain proceedings, there are several steps that practitioners can take on behalf of their buyer (or tenant) clients to gain access to all the available pertinent information:

Conduct a review of the preliminary title report to determine if the property is within a redevelopment area. Title reports may or may not show this information. Indeed, title companies may take the position that filed descriptions of redevelopment areas are not party of the public record they are required to search, disclose, and insure. Thus counsel should consider the preliminary report to be only one of the available resources.
Round up the usual suspects. Contact local agencies that may be likely condemnors, such as counties, cities, school districts, water districts, Caltrans, and local redevelopment agencies. Inquire about proposed projects, including parks, schools, public facilities, and street and highway expansions or improvements. It may not be practical to contact every conceivable agency, but cities, counties, redevelopment agencies, and school districts are among the most common condemning authorities and should be contacted in each instance. Common sense and a property-specific diligence plan will help determine the appropriate scope of due diligence.
Ask the seller to represent and warrant in the purchase and sale agreement whether the seller has been contacted by any governmental agency or other entity regarding the possible acquisition of all or a portion of the property, and whether any governmental agencies or other entities have requested or conducted environmental investigations or appraisal inspections. Governmental bodies generally conduct environmental investigations and appraisal inspections in advance of making a condemnation offer.

The condemnation clause in a purchase and sale contract also should address which party bears the risk of loss—and which party is entitle to the condemnation award if the property is condemned before the transaction is completed. In the absence of a relevant contractual provision, the party who bears the risk of loss at the time of the condemning authority may take possession of the property generally is entitled to the owner’s portion of the award.

sisie kemmie said...

who approved this project in the first place, because they need approval to erect one, not to mention a hundred. if they didn't want any development in the airport area,at least they have a plan of what they want the city to look like.something similar happened around elegushi beach,trust me the guy is suffering from stroke now doesn't seem like he would ever recover. his buildings are marked to be demolished ,the worst part is that the judiciary system is corrupt,else we would fight with our last drops of blood on this matter but guess what?never seen people win a case over the government in Nigeria,just to get compensated ,its so disheartening.

Anonymous said...

The gov worker that stood by while people erect illegal structures should be sanctioned

Anonymous said...

lindo...why u come change ur background to beer parlor nah? jk ur still the best! *wink*

debs5002 said...

What do you expect in a country where there's no law. Smh

debs5002 said...

What do you expect in a country where there's no law. Smh

Anonymous said...

Hilltop ko? U get cataract for eye? E no do u like say na d blockwork them devlmt ctrl guys uproot? Mschwwwwww,

Says female architect

Nigeria school said...

The problem is, the government knew right from time that it is wrong. Yet the allow it to go on.

Anonymous said...

That's too bad. Becos he happen to me too when i was in abuja. Dis drive me out. Am f**k tired abt nigeria govt. 2 hell with dem

Anonymous said...

A cry for help! God pls look with pity upon us and come to our aid! Let these ppl reason and stop destroying lives! A lot will be harmed cos of this singular act! When are we going to smile in this country?

Anonymous said...

Linda thanks for dis article! Am sure they will hear. This is worse than BH! Cos ppl are going to die. God I know u are looking, pls come tour aid.

Anonymous said...

A cry for help! God pls look with pity upon us and come to our aid! Let these ppl reason and stop destroying lives! A lot will be harmed cos of this singular act! When are we going to smile in this country?

***Lush said...

This is INSANE!

First, one government will permit people to buy land and build on it. Then the one that follows will yank those homes, built with hard-earned money (for those who aren't robbing the country blind) that cannot be recovered overnight, from underneath them!

How can Nigeria ever be stable when people don't have a place to call home???

My fellow Nigerians living in Nigeria, you guys need to stand up!



***Lush

Anonymous said...

Compensation! Divine intervention! Y they allowed d houses get upto dat level I don't know. The houses are not on hilltop, they are on d normal ground o!

Anonymous said...

Is what Goodluck J. should consetrate on dispite the insecurity of life and properties that is battle this nation.

Anonymous said...

Why should they be compensated. Building there was, and is still illegal. so whatever they did was at their own risk. Its not like they didn't know before daring. They thought the govt was going to ignore.

Anonymous said...

anoda hrt break and emotiona trauma !

Ziba said...

Some people in the planning authorities have been collecting money knowing full well that these structures do not conform to the Abuja masterplan. What wickedness

gulayetty said...

i dont see anything wrong with this nigerian will always be nigerians they know that they are not suppose to build there but will go ahead thinking they have one senator or somebody high up there that will influence it.so let stop this pity sturf abuja has a master plan else it will become another lagos where people can build on drainage just because they have the money

Anonymous said...

i hop d land wil nt be given top govt official bcos it has happened b4

Anonymous said...

I have been to JFK, Frankfort and mm2 in Lagos these airports have people leaving close to them this is pure wickedness and there is nothing the government can say to justify this one. If they pay back every penny that has been wasted here fine and good if not then its a putty. Am sorry to say this but we live in a country where government cares for no one but itself. This act will kill this people. High blood pressure is real gej....... Injustice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fola kumolu Johnson said...

Why do we have people working as inspector in this agency. A house that as been roof was not built in a day! This is really unfair.

Anonymous said...

i hp dey are bin payd 4

Anonymous said...

diz xoxo unfaiRrr..ah hope diz PipO re been compensateD...d painfuL part is daaa Diz Place wul b lefT undeveloPed...GOd dey watch all of UNNaa....z|M|D baba Dey hia x0

Anonymous said...

heard dat the firstlady order the demolition because she has interest on the property.

Anonymous said...

Those were probably demolished because of overriding public interest and yes they would be compensated!

Anonymous said...

Miss Ikeji pls What do u mean billions of naira.it didn't take even a small fraction of that amount to demolish the houses nor were all the houses worth that either.plus luk at wat hapnd in lagos-dana crash.wen that tuk place ppl complained sayin Y were ther houses near d airport in d 1st place.now that they r trin t remedy that problem t prevent such a tragedy 4rm hapnin again u ppl r stil crucifyin them.luk I detest d nigerian govt 4 its corruption,inefficiency nd negligence.but pls ppl shud use their commonn sense 2 reason certain issues out.I hope I hav made som sense t u now,Miss Ikeji.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when U buy land anyhow. Lesson to all, verify b4 u purchase any land, Abuja is not like other states. When Development control marks a building 'Illegal structure' 'stop work' pple think they're joking or can bribe their way through. #SMH
Btw, my mom's 3bedroom flat was demolished by El-rufai in '05, no compensation till date. Never buy land frm all these Gbagi village heads, very with AGIS first. U may hv to pay a lawyer but u'll be safe in d long run.
I heard Mpape is next.

Immaculate said...

LINDA THIS IS INHUMAN, HOW CAN THEY DEMOLISH THESE HOUSES? WHEREAS THEY ARE THE SAME GOVERNMENT THAT COLLECTED THE MONEY FOR (COT)INFACT THIS ACT IS EVIL IT IS SO UNFAIR AND NOW I DON'T THINK THEY WILL GET COMPENSATION. THIS IS THE REASON WHY PEOPLE DIE OF HEART ATTACK. EVIL WORLD

Anonymous said...

Nawooooo dis is ridiclous

Anonymous said...

For a beautiful nigeri we all wish for things like this will happen if it happened to you sorry and take heart.

Anonymous said...

its quite unfortunate that u have some joy fill ur heart at d completion of ur house only to end up not having any some few years later...El Rufai's work never finish na wa oo

Anonymous said...

This happens every where. If the owner of this building has gone to appropriate quater for sale verification before building, then let them sue federal government

Anonymous said...

Lmao I can't bliv sum dumbasses r still writing FALL on dat 'Mind teaser'
Linda u r a genius. U wanted traffic and dey fell 4 it.
Buhahahaha
Billie jean

Anonymous said...

*yawns* lawyer...very long epistle.Reminds me of some very boring law courses I take at school.

Anonymous said...

it is not unfair unfortunately.if you know half of what these developers do,u will not be here saying its unfair,linda i think you owe it as a duty to interview the people at the abuja development control.if you have witnessed collapsed buildings in abuja ,you may not want to feel sorry.some of these developers do not do the right thing.just saying .

Anonymous said...

It's not just the demolished houses that have gone to waste. The govt spends billions of naira in these demolition exercises. Methinks they deliberately let people settle in areas even when it's wrong just so someone can chop demolition money. It's all part of the cycle of corruption

Anonymous said...

Too bad men

Anonymous said...

hehehe

Anonymous said...

I was dazed when I saw all d FALL,FALL. How dumb can people be?

Anonymous said...

Billie jean, u also noticed too. They jst kept writing FALL like zombies even after seeing that others wrote and nothing happened.lmao

Anonymous said...

That Fall mind teaser was hilarious.850 mumus wrote FALL.and aunty lind won't tell us what we were meant to see.mschewwwww

disstuffisreal said...

I was told that the demolition control marked the structures at the initial stages but the developers did not hearken.Probably,they have enough monies to lobby the officials.

Anonymous said...

Ur English is atrocious

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed by the comments here- you can hardly blame the government- if you are buying land, whether in Abuja or Lagos or anywhere else in Nigeria, you MUST verify that the land has been set aside for the purpose you intend to use it for. People should always use a lawyer who will carry out searches before advising whether you should buy or not! Nigerians are a bunch of lawless people who do things anyhow without regard for the consequences!

Anonymous said...

@str8frmdahips...says
If this were Fashol..we no go hear word!!

Anonymous said...

@anon 6:15am how do u know it is illegal to build there? It's illegal and they started for over one year and govt could not stop dem. Do u know how much dat was wasted? For those of who work for their money, it is heartbreaking. The houses are solid if u ask me. I went there! I saw for myself and it's not funny. U think it is best to right a wrong by wasting resources? Hell No!

Anonymous said...

And wat are some of u even saying about illegal structures? I was told dat it was because part of the land is owned by national assembly. Whether the trademoore or the one to be demolished, truth is they will still re-Allocate. My point, y do they have waste resources like this? A lot of ppl are hungry and homelessand wat are dey doing abt it?a country where the rich keeps getting richer and the poor, poorer. Too bad!

Kass Babs said...

I dnt blame govt 4 dis at all bcos govt issued several letter to †ђε owners of this properties during construction but they all neglect thinking dat †ђε pipo they knw in govt offices wudnt allow govt to demolish their properties...... #rubbish#

Moreover, most of the properties destroyed here r govt owned properties..... So as they say "the law respects no one"

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 8:42am is definitely Tonto Dike! The girl just won't ever listen!

Anonymous said...

@Str8frmdahips says..
Dunbazz and joblessness indeed..post
affecting their community and country..max 20 comments..completely mundane teaser by Linda..comments..ur guess is as good as mine..this is a great experiment to highlight how vacuos 9jas are!!

Anonymous said...

Str8frmdahip says...
Ode..lindaks right..A lib reader..9ja so lawless how do we know if the structures were put up illegally..or sold by a govt official??..billions ke??..don't look like it to me!!..

Str8FrmDaHips said...

9ja now..where lawlessness by both citizens and leaders is the norm..this and setting fire to those Uniport boys!!

Anonymous said...

Well, the government has documentation that the builders were warned not once, not twice. But in Nigeria, we are deaf because we all have accomplices we can bribe who can enable wrong things to happen. But accomplices dont live forever or work in one job forever. When they leave, your plans leave with them. We should learn to do right and follow orders. Also, when others are doing the wrong thing and getting away with it, dont assume you will have the same luck or that the law wont catch up with you. We need to become citizens that abide to the rule of law.

Warri Girl said...

The number of people rendered homeless by the flood isn't enough, they still want more homeless people in this country.

Anonymous said...

I won't consider Dana crash site close the airport ..........Dana crash site happened at Iju ishaga which is so not close to the airport......some people should get their facts right....

iqrar khan said...

The Government will permits the people to buy land and build on it. Then the one that follows will yank those homes, built with hard-earned money (for those who aren't robbing the country blind) that cannot be recovered overnight, from underneath them.Gatwick Meet and Greet

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