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Lagos commits to infrastructure development in 2012-2025 plan

One of the cardinal areas the newly unveiled development plan 2012-2025 would focus on is infrastructure, as the Lagos State Government has said it is putting in place proactive measures on ground to ensure that its infrastructures are maintained, while working to provide more to the enjoyment of the residents in Lagos. Besides, the plan would also intend to address ...

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Anambra’s multi-city development plan endorsed by stakeholders

The move by the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to embark on the construction of multi-city projects in Awka Capital Territory, has been endorsed by royal fathers and the chairmen of the various local government areas that make up the area. Seen as the next big thing in Nigeria’s real estate. The endorsement came when the Awka Capital Territory ...

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Supreme Court throws out Apena family’s claim to Mushin Land

For failing to lead evidence to prove the origin of their claim to Ojuwoye community in Mushin Local Government of Lagos State, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has rejected the argument by the Apena family of Lagos to own a large parcel of land in Lagos State. The case decided few months ago, brought to an end the age-long rancor ...

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The battle between Dangote Cement and Lafarge

Undoubtedly, the most talked about issue in the built environment in 2014 is cement, with much made of its contribution to building collapse, pricing and the uneasy relationship among the big players in the industry. The ‘war’ has taken many dimensions, with price being used as one of the weapons most commonly deployed. The biggest player in the industry, Dangote ...

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Lagos government accuses community of blackmail

Lagos government

The Lagos State Government has alleged that it was being blackmailed by the White Sand Estate residents. According to PUNCH, the estate resident’s chairman, Pastor Adewale Oyewo, said that a government official demanded bribe as a precondition for getting the attention of relevant government authorities to attend to their challenges on infrastructure. PUNCH had on Thursday October 9, 2014, published ...

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Ogun state plans to spend 22bn on roads in 2015

Ogun roads in 2015

The Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure has proposed to spend over N22bn as capital expenditure and about N339m as recurrent expenditure for the year 2015. This was contained in a statement issued by the ministry on Wednesday in Abeokuta. The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said this while presenting the ministry’s budget before members ...

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Dolphin Estate moves to evict squatters and return to masterplan

Dolphin Estate

Residents of Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, a high-brow Lagos community, are battling to restore the original master plan of the estate. They feared that the existence of non-resident artisans, motor parks, roadside mechanics, vulcanisers and street traders, among others would not only continue to pose security risks, but was gradually tampering with the structural design of the estate. The Dolphin Estate ...

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Quantity Surveyors cry against high cost of construction projects

construction project

The immediate past Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, NIQS, Mr. Olayemi Shonubi has attributed the high cost of procuring civil and heavy engineering projects in Nigeria to the non-utilisation of quantity surveyors who by training are equipped to give value for money on all construction projects. He also blamed the plethora of ...

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‘Synagogue building was attacked’ – Investigator

Synagogue building

A 37-year-old weapon researcher and graduate of Chemistry from the University of Maiduguri, Mr. Biedomo Iguniewei, has said that the collapsed six-storey building within the premises of the Synagogue Church for All Nations could have been felled with a high energy infrasonic radiation. Iguniewei on Monday told the coroner probing the circumstances surrounding the September 12 tragedy that he was ...

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EKO Atlantic City unveils street lights

Eko Atlantic City

Investors in the Eko Atlantic and residents of the areas adjoining it can now behold the beauty of the new city emerging from the ocean following the unveiling of special street lighting that illuminates the skyline at night. The developers of the city say from Ahmadu Bello Way on Victoria Island and the Marina on Lagos Island, the first residential ...

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