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Family pleads rescue from Deputy Inspector-General of Police over land

Oyo state residents

According to The Nation, the Isunba/Ijiri Royal family in Ogun State has urged Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris and Ogun Police Commissioner Ahmed Iliyasu to rescue its members from a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Adeola Adeniji. Adeniji, the family claimed, had continued to forcefully collect the family’s property and harass them with thugs. In a petition ...

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Kaduna-Abuja rail line: Buhari approves 17 locomotives

Kaduna-Abuja rail line

According to Daily Post, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the procurement of 17 locomotives for the Kaduna-Abuja rail line to accommodate the surging passengers. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made this known on Monday while speaking with newsmen after the monthly project steering committee meeting on the $1.5bn Lagos-Ibadan rail project. He said the reason for the approval was ...

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100 households displaced by Kebbi flood

Kebbi flood

“Following the heavy downpour yesterday in some riverine areas in Kebbi State and neighbouring communities along the border with Niger Republic, no fewer than 100 households have been displaced while property worth millions of naira were destroyed by the Kebbi flood.”- The Guardian The flood was compounded as a result of the River Niger overflowing its banks in the border ...

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Ondo state governor assures residents of adequate security

Ondo state governor

PM News reports that the Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Monday said his administration was working with security agencies in the state to provide security for all residents of the state, including traditional rulers. Akeredolu said this in Akure at the inauguration of the State Council of Obas and maiden meeting with traditional rulers in Akure. According to him, ...

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Infrastructure financing to be discussed at FICAN’s 2017 annual conference

Infrastructure financing

The President/Chief Executive of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Mr. Andrew Alli and other leading experts in the financial sector are expected to proffer solution to the challenges of infrastructure financing in the country, at the 2017 annual conference of the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN). Others expected at the annual event which holds at the Orchid Hotels, Lekki, ...

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Fashola inaugurates electrical transformers in Lagos

electrical transformers in Lagos

“Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, on Monday, inaugurated electrical transformers in Lagos; one 15 MVA transformer, 20 operational transformers and 20 vehicles at Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko Disco) worth billions of naira.”- PM News Fashola inaugurated the projects shortly after the 19th Power Sector Stakeholders forum in Akangba Training School in Surulere, Lagos. The ...

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FRSC says Abuja needs more work to accommodate bicycle transport

bicycle transport

According to Premium Times, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says some infrastructural adjustments are needed in Abuja to support the proposed introduction of bicycle transport in the nation’s capital city. The Corps’ Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Sunday. Mr. Kazeem said the plan also required amendment of the National ...

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Professionals attribute building collapsing to poor practice

Professionals attribute building collapsing to poor practice

“A building that is properly constructed is expected to be in use for a very long time.  The rampant cases of buildings collapsing in various locations across the country have posed a great challenge to government and professionals in the built environment in view of the enormous loss of huge investments in housing and attendant loss of lives. “-  Daily ...

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Experts advocate sustainable solutions for the built environment

Experts advocate sustainable solutions for the built environment

“As the market for sustainable design and construction begins to grow, stakeholders in the construction, academic and built environment have advocated increased deployment of sustainable solutions in addressing such needs, especially in emerging markets like Nigeria.”- The Guardian With industry forecasts suggesting that material demand in the construction sector will double by 2050, considering the need for affordable housing that ...

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Experts explain why monthly rent payment will not work

monthly rent payment

“Amid the decision of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development (NCLHUD) to impose monthly rent payment on Nigerians, experts have urged the governments to tackle the inherent problems inhibiting housing rather than delving into issues expected to heighten problems in the industry.”- The Guardian The experts, comprising estate surveyors and developers who  expressed divergent views say, the ...

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