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Epidemic looms in Imo State over abandoned refuse heap

Epidemic looms in Imo State over abandoned refuse heap

According to The Guardian, Imo State residents have called on the relevant authorities and the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, to urgently intervene and evacuate a massive refuse heap in front of Ekeukwu Owere Market, along Douglas Road, Owerri, the state capital. They claimed the refuse heap has been abandoned for weeks. The Guardian also gathered that the refuse had been ...

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Housing deficit: FG seeks China-Africa Development Fund

Federal Government to build 3,000 housing units for civil servants in Abuja

The Federal Government has solicited the support of China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) to finance housing development in Nigeria, in order to bridge the housing deficit in the country. The Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, made the plea when an eight-man delegation of CADFund paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja. According to Vanguard, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita said ...

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Do I Report The Illegal Activities In My Compound?

My compound

“How the heck did this dude manage to convince my good-natured and highly disciplined landlord to lease his apartment to him?” That was the question that kept roving in my mind when I finally made it to my two bedroom apartment after a hard day’s job. My wife and kids had gone for our church’s vigil, so I had returned ...

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NABG seeks incentives for youth in agriculture

NABG seeks incentives for youth in agriculture

The Nigerian Agriculture Business Group (NABG) wants the Federal Government to provide incentives for youth, in order to attract them into the agricultural sector. According to The Guardian,  NABG’s Chairman, Sani Dangote, said, at the ongoing Agric expo and NABG conference in Abuja, that the youth cannot be brought into agriculture if there is poverty, hardship and no reward in the ...

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LGs encouraged to embark on useful projects

LGs encouraged to embark on useful projects

The National Assembly consultant on Projects Monitoring, Kayode Adegbayo, while speaking at Ogrute, Enugu Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Council during the inspection tour of projects executed by the council, called on local governments in the country to embark on projects that would impact on the lives of the people at the grassroots. Vanguard reports that, Adegbayo said the call had become ...

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Should Affordable Housing Be The Right Of Every Lagosian?

Affordable Housing

Considering the various housing and urban renewal project set up by the Lagos state Government, is there a possibility that Lagos may only just be for the rich? After all there are 36 states in the country…This article poses a basic question in search for answers; “Should affordable housing be the right of Every Lagosian?“ Each day I live the ...

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Recession: Nigeria needs to develop tourism, other sectors – Ambode

Gov Ambode urges residents to become house owners through new policy

The Nation reports that Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said yesterday that the prevailing economic recession offers a viable opportunity for the country to harness the potentials of other sectors. He identified tourism as one of the critical sectors that can revitalise the economy. The governor, who spoke at the commemoration of this year’s edition of the World Tourism Day, ...

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Research institute calls for early disbursements to ease recession

Recession

The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) has called for timely release of funds to boost operations of micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs), in order to reduce the effects of recession. NISER also suggested the removal of all obstacles to loans through advocacy and sensitisation. According to The Guardian, while Dr. Babatunde Ekundayo of the Surveillance and ...

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Borno state needs N30bn to rebuild Bama

Borno state needs N30bn to rebuild Bama

According to the Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement; Dr. Babagana Umara Zulum, about N30 billion is needed to complete the ongoing rebuilding of residential houses and public structures destroyed by insurgents in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Vanguard reports that, the Commissioner revealed this in an interview in Bama Monday, soon after inspecting ongoing reconstruction work with Governor ...

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Why Property Search Sites In Nigeria Have Come To Stay

Property search sites

There was a time when property search sites never existed,when the rigours of finding a house to buy or rent was worse than undergoing a housing project. The stress that comes with it was so discouraging that you may be tempted to put an end to the whole charade of finding a home to live. In this article, we take ...

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