Environmental & Physical Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Environmental & Physical Sciences

THE LAW OF COMPULSORY ACQUISITION AND COMPENSATION AND THE LAW OF EQUITY

INTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR THE STUDYAlthough the various governments in the federation could acquire land at any time by working their power of eminent domain they still (most in the south) face the problem of rigidity associated with native laws and customs. In an attempt to breakdown these rigidity the various land laws were enacted by government among which are public land acquisition decree No 33 of 1976 the state land compensation decree No 38 and the latest of the laws conc...

EVALUATION OF THE PROBLEMS OF RENT COLLECTION AS AN ASPECT OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IN ENUGU STATE (A CASE STUDY OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN ENUGU METROPOLIS)

ABSTRACTRent is a periodic payment made to an owner of a property for the use of such property. This payment is on the increase n modern times due to several factors which includes increase in the price of goods, inflation and greed on the part of landlords. Similarly, the collection of rent is limited by a lot of problems which often results to rifts between landlords and tenants. However, these problems of rent collection can be solved successfully, thereby promoting a cordial landlord –t...

THE EFFECT OF THE LAND USE ACT IN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU URBAN)

1.0 INTRODUCTION The land use Decree No. 6 of 1978 otherwise popularly called Land Use Act was promulgated on 29th March, 1978, the effective date of the commencement of its operation in Nigeria. It is a statutory approach or device used by the federal government to consolidate and harmonize the diverse tenures prevalent in the country before the promulgation. It aims at ensuring the protection of the rights of all Nigerians to enable them to provide for the sustenance of themselves and...

THE APPRAISAL OF THE EFFECT OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ON PROPERTY VALUE. (A Case study of commercial properties in Awka)

1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY The issue of property management has persisted in the Nigeria society for quite sometime. Property management is the art and science of real estate with respect to it’s development, maintenance, cash flow from users and occupiers in order to achieve optimum benefits for the owner and all parties interested in the property within the ambit of relevant laws. It is observed that for many years. most properties have lacked proper management due to absence of qual...

GEOLOGY OF ENUGU - NGWO AND ENVIRONMENTS

ABSTRACTThis work presents a detailed geology of Enugu-Ngwo and environments. The study area is bounded by latitudes 7o23’N and 7o30’N and longitude 7o23’E and 7o30’E.The area extent covers approximately 167.7km. Three distinct formations such as Enugu Shale, Mamu Formation and Ajali Formation are exposed in the area.The Enugu Shale is carbonaceous, fissile, grey and jointed with beds of siltstone and clay. The Mamu Formation contains a distinctive assemblage of sandstone, Shale, muds...

THE PHENOMENA OF URBAN-SPRAWLS AND SUB-URBAN DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACTThis paper suggests a cause of low density urban development or urban sprawl that has not been given much attention in the literature. There have been a number of arguments put forward for market failures that may account for urban sprawl, including incomplete pricing of infrastructure, environmental externalities, and unpriced congestion. The problem analyzed here is that urban growth creates benefits for an entire urban area, but the costs of growth are borne by individual neighbour...

Land use act, 1978, and sustainable housing delivery in jos south local government area.

ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to critically examine the Land Act of 1978, and identify the effects on sustainable housing delivery in Jos South Area of Plateau state with a view of arriving at logical conclusion. The three principal survey techniques used include administration of questionnaire, interviews and observations. The choice of these survey techniques was to enable the ...

Comparative Study of Relevancy of Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science Training to Core Quantity Surveying Practices

ABSTRACTDeployment of appropriate skills and competencies is crucial and germane to the development and continuous relevance of any profession. In the built environment, the art of selecting the required skills and competencies expected of quantity surveyors and understanding the inherent dependencies between them remains a research issue. The purpose of this study was to analyze the comparative relevance of HND and B.Sc training to core quantity surveying practices of quantity surveyors. A s...

APPRAISAL OF E-WASTE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES IN ONITSHA MAIN MARKET: towards environmental planning and management.

ABSTARCT Urban waste management, collection and disposal have always been a universal problem. Extant literatures have documented the importance of solid waste management to the urban environment. Yet the performance of the authorities charged with the responsibility of solid waste management in this respect leaves much to be desired. Therefore, this resear...

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS PERFORMANCE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

AbstractResidential property is one of the basic human needs; hence real estate investments are consistently faced with the types of property and the place to invest because property values are not uniformly distributed in cities. Auckland commercial property is a physical asset class that forms an important part of the capital market universe. On available data, the extent and composition of investment grade commercial property and associated property investment products can be measured and ...

DESIGN OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTRE, PORT-HARCOURT

INTRODUCTION"Disaster management" can be defined as the range of activities designed to maintain control over disaster and emergency situations and to provide a framework for helping at-risk persons to avoid or recover from the impact of the disaster. Disaster management deals with situations that occur prior to, during, and after the disaster. Globally, there has been lots of disaster on land, air and sea, though these disasters may be natural or man-made, it has however led to the destructi...

The Effect of Agricultural Practices on the Soil

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The Effect of soil erosion on property values in Calabar Metropolis

AbstractThis study examines the effect of soil erosion on property values in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State Nigeria. Questionnaire administration was the major source of data collection. The data gathered were analyzed and hypotheses tested. Oral interview and hypotheses tested clearly show that the problem of soil erosion in Calabar is having severe impacts on the socio-economic life and activities of the residents of the area particularly with respect to the destruction of properties...

APPLICATION OF GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN SPATIAL LOCATION OF OIL AND GAS PLATFORMS IN THE NIGER DELTA

ABSTRACT This study investigated the uses of GIS and Remote Sensing as a strategic tool for locating the positions of oil and gas fields. It has revealed the ability of GIS tool to develop database showing all the layers used for the study from logical to physical database design, bringing to the public domain, the applications of GIS and RS technologies using geospatial data in locating oil and...


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