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Julius Berger in land tussle with entrepreneur

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On a sunny Thursday afternoon in November 2014, Nonso Ofole, a motor sports park entrepreneur, arrived at his project site in Abuja to a great shocker – a Julius Berger-owned earth-mover was clearing the site he said is duly his. Julius Berger, is a German-owned Nigerian-based construction firm. What followed after Mr. Ofole observed the construction company allegedly trespassing his ...

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The RENT-TO-OWN approach to buying property

I call this approcah the Rent-to-Own or Lease option. The beauty about rent-to-own is that it takes care of the challenge of the tenant. The dilemma about tenancy is that you can be a tenant in a house for thirty years, paying your rent as at when due. If by the thirty-first year you lose your job and cannot pay, ...

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Politicians sell property to raise funds for elections

In a desperate bid to raise funds ahead of February general elections, politicians seeking or sponsoring candidates for elective posts have started selling their property in major cities of the country such as Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. According to a report by PUNCH, the development had crashed property market value as the politicians reduced the cost of their property ...

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Fashola cuts rates on land transactions to woo investors

Federal Government to spend N270 billion for repair of 50 bridges

In a move aimed at wooing investors towards further strengthening the economy of Lagos at a time falling oil prices are pushing some states towards insolvency, Governor Babatunde Fashola has signed an executive order slashing rates applicable to land transactions in the state. The governor’s action is a response to public outcry against difficulties associated with land transactions in Lagos, ...

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Julius Berger team up with Eagle Hills to develop Abuja Centenary City

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Messrs Eagle Hills, the Abu Dhabi-based real estate investment and development company handling the development of Abuja Centenary City, has appointed construction giants, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC as a key collaborator and developer of the multi-billion dollar city. Centenary City is a joint venture between the Federal Government and Eagle Hills to create the city of the future in Abuja. ...

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FHA to partner with Abuja traders to provide 5,000 Housing units

In a bid to provide housing for the informal sector, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) last week entered into a partnership with traders in Abuja for the delivering of 5,000 housing units in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Under the scheme with the National Association of Nigerian Traders, the first phase will start in the site for the proposed FHA ...

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Surveyors urges private sector’s cooperation in providing housing.

Members of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) have urged the private sector to complement the efforts of the federal government in providing housing to the teeming populace. The estate surveyors made the plea during a press conference to usher in the National Housing Summit being organized by NIESV’s Faculty of Housing in Lagos on the theme: ...

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Gov. Amosun explains why Ogun is growing in Housing and Infrastructure

Amid growing interest of firms in the establishment of industries in the Ogun state, authorities have explained that the new drive for housing projects and infrastructure is the best option to provide conducive environment for prospective investors. It was reported recently that over 100 companies have shown readiness to locate their manufacturing outfits in the state, with 32 of this ...

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HOUSING: FMBN gets 10,596 applications for N48b NHF Loan

IN a fresh move to provide housing for Nigerians, the apex mortgage institution – Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria [FMBN] plans to provide National Housing Fund (NHF) loan to 10,596 applicants, worth about N48 billion. FMBN Managing Director, Mr. Gimba Ya’u Kumo, announced the new funding last week during the NDIC year 2014 Sensitization Workshop for operators of Primary Mortgage ...

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66,402 people apply for new FG Mortgage scheme

An indication that Nigerians are in dire need of affordable and live-able homes in any part of the country emerged last week as a total of 66,402 applicants are seeking slots in the 10,000 homes to be constructed by the Federal Government under the Mortgage Refinancing Scheme pilot project. The Federal Government launched the scheme early this year to create ...

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