100% Fact you need to know about a Gazette in Nigeria

A gazette is typically published to reveal that certain land at a community or location has been excised. A Gazette may be published in the government’s Gazette, which is a publication of new legislation and other public notices.


For land to be officially excised it needs to be gazetted by the government.

Excision precedes gazette, and here is what you need to know about it;

What is Excision?

In the Nigerian real estate industry, excision means a portion of land that the government released to the Indigenous settlers or the original inhabitants of the community.

When they say the land is an excised land, it means that the land is legally free from government acquisition.

First-time Property Buyer

First-time property buyers should always ask proper questions from trusted and knowledgeable real estate consultants when buying excised land in Lagos, or any sensitive real estate business region in Nigeria.

Excision is not a Title document, and never let anyone mislead you that excision is a Title document. Excision can only be considered as a title until a C of O is obtained on it, otherwise, it is to be kept in view upon completion of the C of O.



The contents of this article are for informational purposes only. Always do your research before you take any real estate advice.


I am Bolaji Afolabi. I created bolajiafolabi.com to teach you about real estate and tech-based business opportunities. I work as a full-time partner at Globalclique, a Real Estate + Technology Consulting Company. I am also a CIO at Ibugbe and Partners, a Real Estate Marketing and Development Consulting Firm in Lagos, Nigeria.

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