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Osun state spends over N6bn on schools infrastructure

Osun state spends over N6bn on schools infrastructure

“Alhaji Fatai Kolawole, the Permanent Secretary, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Wednesday said the state government had expanded over N6 billion to provide infrastructure in the state basic education sector.”- PM News Kolawola while granting an interview to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo said, the state government had invested massively in terms of basic ...

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Stakeholders seek creation of National Housing Council

Stakeholders seek creation of National Housing Council

“A tentative outline of the shape of things to come for Housing and settlements development in Nigeria may have started to emerge, as key stakeholders last week ended it’s talk shop and endorsed a workable guide for the beleaguered sector in Abuja.”- The Guardian The effort, coming at the instance of the 11th Abuja Housing Show organized by Fesadeb Limited yielded ...

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Board urges surveyors on global certification

Board urges surveyors on global certification

“Construction economists and surveyors have been urged to obtain international certifications as means of playing their game in the global construction sector of the economy. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola made the call at the 7th Building and Construction Economic Roundtable (BCERT 7), held in Abuja. Fashola, who was represented at the event by the ...

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Lagos ejects illegal occupants around Obalende flyover

Lagos ejects illegal occupants around Obalende flyover

The Guardian reports that the Lagos State Government, on Monday gave 48 hours to people trading or living under and around Obalende flyover to quit. The Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environment, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, gave the order when he visited the area to intimate the people of the government’s plan to demolish illegal structures within the vicinity. Egbeyemi ...

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Rescuers fear people trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Rescuers fear people trapped in Mumbai building collapse

According to The Guardian, rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey Mumbai building collapse. The city’s chief fire officer, Prabhat Rahangdale, said nine people had been rescued but dozens more were believed missing under rubble after the structure gave way mid-morning in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar. “Entire ground and four floored residential ...

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Snake scare stalls construction of airport in Benue

construction of airport in Benue

According to Premium Times, the Benue State Government, on Monday in Makurdi, said threats to release snakes to bite construction workers during construction of airport in Benue on site had temporarily stalled its plan to have a cargo airport in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government’s plan for the project on Kilometre 28 along ...

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Ogun state doctors unable to secure land allocations

Ogun state doctors unable to secure land allocations

“Ten years after some medical doctors were promised landed property in the Sagamu corridor by the Ogun authorities, that dream of home ownership seem to have evaporated, following their inability to secure land allocations.”- The Guardian The aggrieved resident doctors, who were formerly post-graduate medical students at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, (OOUTH), Sagamu have sent a save our soul ...

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Committee on e-library project in Daura commends Katsina

Committee on e-library project in Daura commends Katsina

The Nation reports that Alhaji Nafiu Lili, Chairman of the proposed e-library project in Daura has commended the Katsina State Government for donating a plot of land for the project. Lili who made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura on Monday, said the gesture was spectacular. The chairman explained that the e-library ...

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stakeholders seek solutions to Nigeria’s housing challenge

solutions to Nigeria’s housing challenge

“For three days, Nigeria’s housing sector stakeholders including developers, bankers, manufacturers of building materials, government officials, built environment professionals, etc gathered in Abuja for the annual Abuja Housing Show discussing and searching for solutions to Nigeria’s housing challenge.”- Business Day A country of over 180 million people with rapid urbanization, Nigeria in spite of its abundant natural and human resources ...

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Rapid population increase in 5yrs faults 17 million housing units deficit—NBRRI

Federal Housing Authority

“Since 2006 when the United Nations Agency on Human Settlement (UN-HABITAT) made its declaration on housing deficit in Nigeria which it estimated at 17 million housing units, the figure has remained static as if the country is a stagnant society where there is neither increase nor decrease.” – Business Day But the Nigerian building and roads research institute (NBRRI) has ...

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