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Synagogue Collapse: Lagos To Engage Professional Building Inspectors

Professionals Calls For Synergy Among Professional Groups Against Building Collapse

Following the collapse of the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and other incidents of building collapse in the state, the Lagos State Building Control Agency has disclosed plans to engage approved building inspectors. The inspectors, according to the General Manager, LASBCA, Mrs. Abimbola Animashaun, will ensure that residents of the state complied with building regulations. “One thing ...

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Save Souls From Perishing, Pass The National Building Code – CORBON

The Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria has asked the National Assembly to pass the bill for the enforcement of the Nigerian National Building Code, and they want it done urgently. CORBON, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Prof. Kabir Bala, said the loss of lives through building collapse had become a national embarrassment due to failure of infrastructure, ...

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Could This Be The Reason For TB Joshua’s Building Collapse?

T.B Joshua absent as trial over collapse building commences

Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu, last weekend disclosed that only five per cent of blocks sold in Nigeria are molded to specifications of the standard, hence leading to building collapses in the country. Odumodu stated this at a national stakeholders’ forum on blocks and allied products with the theme: “Safeguarding lives through compliance ...

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Dealing With The Challenges Of A Real Estate Developer

Today, I want to talk about the challenges of a real estate developer. Recently, I had the honour of being with Otunba Olajide Awosedo, the chairman of Grant Properties Limited, a foremost real estate developer particularly in Lagos State and the ice – breaker in the Lekki peninsular axis. Some of you would know a thing or two about Goshen ...

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66,402 people apply for new FG Mortgage scheme

An indication that Nigerians are in dire need of affordable and live-able homes in any part of the country emerged last week as a total of 66,402 applicants are seeking slots in the 10,000 homes to be constructed by the Federal Government under the Mortgage Refinancing Scheme pilot project. The Federal Government launched the scheme early this year to create ...

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Committee submits Housing Survey Report

Eager to reposition the housing industry and increase activities in the sector, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development may soon begin the implementation of its report on Land Verification, the 10,000 houses project and housing Survey. The Minister in Charge of the ministry, Mrs. Eyakenyi Akon last week received interim report of the three ministerial committees that was ...

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N3.2Trn to be generated from Abuja Land Swap Investment – FCT Minister

Lugbe Project

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed has disclosed that with the successful implementation of the on-going Abuja Land Swap Initiative, over N3.2 trillion secondary investment is expected to be generated for the Federal Capital Territory. Speaking while receiving the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), led by its President, Ademola ...

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Lagos Embarks On New Housing Projects In Central Lagos Island

Landlord matters Nigeria

Convinced of the positive impacts the urban renewal scheme would have on the state and her residents on one hand, and the entire real estate industry, the Lagos State Government has expressed its determination to ensure its central Island and environs are fully regenerated. Senior officials of the government spoke at the commencement of a two high-rise residential projects within ...

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The ‘Magic’ In Real Estate

Raise the topic of real estate at any gathering today and the question whether housing values are well founded routinely arises. Generally, most people feel very positive about the housing market outlook, as reflected in the results of a recently reported survey that gauges the mood of people from coast to coast. It found that respondents’ views as to the ...

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