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Living In Skyscrapers: A race for the sky

Living in skyscrapers

The desire to build big is nothing new. Big buildings have been used to show off power and wealth; to honor leaders or religious beliefs; to stretch the limits of what’s possible; and even as simple competition among owners, families, architects, and builders. Some of the most dramatic buildings of the past include the pyramids in Egypt, the skinny towers ...

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The Thriving Business of Private Car Parks in Lagos

Private car parks in Lagos

Lagos is home to more than 21 million people and is seen as the fastest growing city in Africa. However this status does come with its challenges. One of such challenges is the issue of transportation. This article focuses on the thriving business of Private Car Parks in Lagos. Although there are over 21 million people living and working in ...

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The Challenges of Finding Accommodation in Lagos

Finding accommodation in Lagos

Over the years Lagos has become home to every Tom, Dick and Harry which makes the city of excellence a real estate  hotbed and as  such a case of survival of the fittest for those in search of a place to call home. In this article, Lekan Linkin Lofinji examines the challenges of finding accommodation in Lagos. If you are ...

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History of Land ownership in Nigeria

land ownership in Nigeria

Land ownership in Nigeria can be quite a rigid process due to the very complex land tenure system in Nigeria. As a result, there have been calls from various quarters for a review of Nigeria’s land and property law and invariably a complete overhaul of the country’s land reform system. This article turns searchlight on the history of land ownership ...

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Tackling the menace of structural failures in Nigeria

Structural Failures in Nigeria

Since the purpose for any structure of a building is to satisfy some human needs, there is need for the design of such structure to be at par with the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, and economy.This article delves into the menace of structural failures in Nigeria The tools to enable an engineer realise the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, ...

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Virtual Office Business in Nigeria

Virtual office business

The virtual office business idea came from a combination of technological innovation and the information age. The concept has roots in life before (and even during) the Industrial revolution where parallels to current work styles, specifically working from home, have been drawn.  The virtual office concept is an evolution of the executive suite industry. However, the inflexibility of an executive ...

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8 Weirdest Apartments in the World

weirdest apartments

This article showcases the eight of the world’d weirdest apartments. These apartments come in different size, shape and decor; they are apartments you never knew existed. Some apartments go against the norm in terms of design; these apartments have rooms with strange interior décor and arrangements. Some of these apartments are pretty too small to fit as a home but ...

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How Flooding Can Affect Real Estate Value

imminent flooding in Niger, Kwara and Kogi

The issue of climate change and its consequences is all over the media and has moved up the political agenda. Occurrence and severity of natural disasters increases daily. Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the world.  The risk of flooding has always been present for buildings close to rivers or coasts but it has been growing ...

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The Ills of Displacement and Resettlement of People in Rural Areas

Displacement and resettlement

Displacement and resettlement affect mostly rural people, who also bear a disproportionate share of the costs of infrastructure on the one hand, and climate change on the other, especially in situations where a dam or hydroelectric power station need to be stationed. This article delves into the ills of displacement and resettlement of people in rural areas. The term displacement ...

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