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Experts seek review of Nigeria’s bio-safety management act

Lagos house prices and economic recession

Alarmed by the rate of environmental degradation and devastations associated with climate change and human activities, environmentalists have called for a review of the Nigeria Bio-safety Management Act in order to check electronic waste in the country, The Guardian reports. They argued that environmental degradations and devastations associated with climate change have wrecked urban and rural livelihoods. According to them, ...

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Surveyors, experts offer solutions to Nigeria’s socio-economic woes

Surveyors, experts offer solutions to Nigeria’s socio-economic woes

Just like the surveying profession, which requires careful planning and consultation, governing Nigeria requires foresight, effective and efficient planning and process, The Guardian reports. According to The Guardian, this was the view of experts in the built environment, academics and related professional bodies at the 12th yearly Adekunle Kukoyi Memorial Lecture organised in honour of the late astute surveyor by ...

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Dangote Cement sets aside N5 billion for marketing activities

Dangote Cement sets aside N5 billion for marketing activities

Dangote Cement Plc has announced N5 billion budget to support the product marketing activities in 2017. The Guardian reports that the Chairman of the company, Alhaji Aliko Dangote disclosed this at an event to reward distributors nationwide in Lagos. He stressed that the budget was necessary because the business needs a lot of rejigging and innovation in order to meet ...

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New building material debuts in Nigeria

Lagos house prices and economic recession

The Guardian reports that the Nigeria building materials market will in the next couple of days receive a boost with the addition of KalsiClad, a new board specifically designed for external wall cladding with light weight versatile features. The Guardian learnt that the new product is best for new or renovation projects that demand design flexibility, and modern, contemporary solutions. Manufactured ...

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Firms launch N20b trust fund to boost real estate

Firms launch N20b trust fund to boost real estate

The Guardian reports that a consortium of firms has floated N20 billion Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The newly berth REIT, promoted by Top Services Limited, a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust company would be managed by a firm, Messrs First Ally Asset Management. According to The Guardian, the Chairman, Top Services Limited, Chief Tokunbo Omisore, while speaking during the ...

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Petrol station fire kills two, injures seven in Ogun State

Petrol station fire kills two, injures seven in Ogun State

The Guardian reports that two persons, including a seven-year-old boy, were confirmed dead and seven others injured as a petrol station located in Adigbe area of Abeokuta, Ogun State went up in flames yesterday. According to The Guardian, the station, RAB Engineering petrol station, located opposite the popular Iya Sunday food canteen, was reported to have caught fire as a ...

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14 communities in Lagos get upgraded health centres

14 communities in Lagos get upgraded health centres

Fourteen communities in Lagos State have benefited from fully equipped 24-hour service flagship Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs). They are collaborative effort between the Federal and state governments under the Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS), The Nation reports. Speaking during the PHC’s inauguration which was held simultaneously across the state, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode enjoined the people to take advantage of the facilities. ...

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Senate probes alleged irregularities in award of road contracts by BPP

Senate probes alleged irregularities in award of road contracts by BPP

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Public Procurement to investigate alleged irregularities in award of multi-billion road contracts by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). The Nation reports that this followed the consideration and adoption of a motion on “Irregularities in the award of contracts by the BPP”, sponsored by Dino Melaye (Kogi West). Senate President Bukola Saraki gave ...

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Arms are Concealled in Vehicles through Land Borders – Customs Boss

Arms are Concealled in Vehicles through Land Borders – Customs Boss

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Col. Hammed  Ali (rtd) has revealed that majority of arms and ammunition in the country were smuggled through cars imported through the land borders. New Telegraph reports that Ali said that apart from boosting the nation’s economy being the primary motive for ban of vehicles across land borders, another major reason was the ...

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Mimiko Commissions Semi-Mechanised Abattoir Project

Mimiko Commissions Semi-Mechanised Abattoir Project

Ondo State government has commissioned the semimechanized abattoir that would process cattle for the residents of the state. According to New Telegraph, the outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko who inaugurated the project said the abattoir had the capacity to process 200 heads of cattle in four hours. The governor said the project which started three decades ago was redesigned and awarded ...

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