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LASG forbids conversion of residential buildings to religious centers


Lagos State Government on Monday accused some property owners of converting their residential buildings into religious centres in order to avoid paying the Land Use Charge (LUC). The state’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef who stated this at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third year in office of Governor Ambode’s administration warned those indulging in ...

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Ife North LGA commences grading of roads


The authority of the Ife North Local Government Area of the State of Osun, led by Hon. Orosanya Taiwo has begun the massive grading of the roads in the council area. According to a statement by the council’s Senior Information Officer, Olonade Tunde, the roads currently undergoing grading include Ipetumodu 1, Ojude, Oruku-Apekaye Street, C.A.C. Oke-Anu FGHS Isale-Oba-Elemu, Alh. Maria-Isale ...

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FG flags off rehabilitation of 36.5km Wukari-Ibi road


Senator Emmanuel Bwacha representing Taraba South District on Friday commences the rehabilitation of the 36.5-kilometre Wukari -Ibi road which is expected to gulp N1 billion. Speaking at the occasion, Bwacha said the project, which was approved jointly by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture as well as Power, Works and Housing as a rural road initiative, had funds appropriated for it ...

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Monarch pledges to reclaim FECA land


A paramount rule, the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo has avowed maximum and unalloyed support to the Federal College of Agriculture Akure (FECA) in its bid to reclaim over 825 hectares of land taken over by land-grabbers. Oba Aladetoyinbo who received a delegation led by the institution’s Council Chairman, Chief Bayo Oyero to his palace, condemned the encroachment ...

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Kaduna says court lacks jurisdiction to order demolition of Senator Hunkuyi’s house


Kaduna State government has asked the High Court sitting in Kaduna to dismiss the prayers and requests of Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi over the demolition of his house for lack of jurisdiction. Senator Hunkuyi, representing Kaduna North Senatorial District is demanding N10 billion from Mallam Nasir el-Rufai-led government as compensation for the illegal demolition of his house at No 11B Sambo ...

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Court orders Abuja Area Councils to stop collecting tenement rate

tenement rate

A court in Abuja has described the collection of tenement rate by the six area councils of the Federal Territorial Capital (FCT) from property owners as unconstitutional and has consequently barred them from further collecting the proper tax. Justice Valentine Ashi held that the collection of the property tax by the six councils was usurpation of functions donated to the ...

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Family drags Ogun, Mikano and others to court over acquired land

acquired land

ACQUIRED LAND- Legal fire works are expected to start at the High Court of Ogun State sitting at Otta between the Alimi Ayinde Kasumu family of Lagos and Mikano International Limited, Chavnet Nigeria Limited, Ogun State government and three others over parcels of land situated and lying at Isheri, Ifo local council of Ogun state. Parties had resorted to trial ...

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NIQS urges innovative spirit, synergy in built environment


For sustainability of practice and enhancement of their relevance in the country, quantity surveyors have called for synergy among professionals in the built environment. Leading the call at a business Cocktail meeting organised by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) in Lagos, the Vice president of the Institute, Mr. Olayemi Shonubi, who represented the ...

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Delta community loses properties worth millions of naira to rainstorm

Millions of naira

Properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by rainstorm which wreaked havoc in Alifekede Community in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. Consumable goods like garri, yams, pineapples among others were lost to the rain which destroyed the foodstuffs while valuable property such as houses, electricity poles, and economic trees among others worth over N100 millions of ...

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Engineers call for integrity tests on buildings


To ensure stability of buildings, engineers under the aegis of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) has called for a policy that will ensure that integrity tests are carried out on buildings above ten years. President of NIStructE, Edward Atumonyogo, told The Guardian shortly after the institution’s visit to Planet Project, the firm handling the construction of three terminals ...

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