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Only 500 homes built under Auckland Housing Accord

New Zealand – Only 500 houses have been built in Auckland’s special housing areas, despite the Auckland Housing Accord staying ahead of its consents target. The Auckland Council said that since the Auckland Housing Accord was launched two years ago, 1226 dwellings in special housing areas (SHAs) have received building consents and 500 are complete. But Auckland Mayor Len Brown ...

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Firm unveils $450m real estate project

Firm unveils $450m real estate project

Sijimoto Construction Limited, a real estate firm has concluded plans to commence the building of a massive edifice to meet the demand for choice residential accommodations in Ikoyi area of Lagos State. The Managing Director of Sijimoto Construction Limited Mr. Sijibomi Ogundele told The Nation the multimillion dollar project will be nestled on 3,800 square meters of land in the ...

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China To Commence $10 Billion Project In Cross River

Gov Ayade, Irish investors collaborate on 5,000 housing units

The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, says arrangements have been concluded for Henan Province of China to commence construction of $10 Billion project in the state. He gave the hint about the project agreement while addressing reporters at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar on Thursday. Governor Ayade said that the state would witness the arrival of 100 investors from Henan, who would ...

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Abacha loot spent on roads, electricity, others, Okonjo-Iweala tells World Bank

Abacha loot spent on roads, electricity, others, Okonjo-Iweala tells World Bank

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “received several documents from the World Bank totaling over 700 pages on information on the spending of recovered assets stolen by the late General Abacha, with some of the documents suggesting that Abacha loot was spent on roads, electricity, education, health and water.” This information was disclosed by SERAP executive director, Adetokunbo ...

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T.B Joshua absent as trial over collapse building commences

T.B Joshua absent as trial over collapse building commences

The founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua, was absent in court on Monday at the start of the trial over the collapse of a refurbished six-storey building inside his church premises in 2014. The building collapse killed116 people, mostly South Africans. In July, Oyetade Komolafe, a coroner, indicted the church and the engineers in charge ...

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#ShelterMatters: Is There Really Affordable Housing In Nigeria?

#ShelterMatters: Is There Really Affordable Housing In Nigeria?

“One of human basic needs that have continued to attract universal attention is the need of house. Unlike shelter which seems narrower in definition, housing is “more than just a shelter”, this is because it cuts across all the social services and activities that go to make a community or neighbourhood a liveable environment. Thus, housing does not only satisfy ...

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FG to float $25bn infrastructure fund

FG to float $25bn infrastructure fund

The Federal Government, yesterday, revealed plans to set up a $25 billion infrastructure fund to bridge the funding gap in infrastructure development in the country. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, made the disclosure at the inauguration of the 10-year Capital Market Master Plan, Nigeria Investor Protection Fund (NIPF), and the launch of the Corporate Governance Scorecard for quoted ...

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Top 5 safest countries in 2015

safest countries in 2015

This article talks about the Topmost safest countries in 2015, and yes! Nigeria couldn’t have made this list There was a time when terrorism was alien to Nigeria, but these days terrorism is now a civil service job. A recent report even suggests that Nigeria has the deadliest terrorist attacks in the world. In view of the recent terrorist attacks ...

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Pope Francis presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

Pope Francis presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi’s northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society’s most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital. Francis has frequently insisted on the need for the three “Ls”, land, labor and lodging and on Friday he’s expected to focus on housing as a critical issue facing ...

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