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“Estate surveyors should be engaged to address Nigeria’s land data challenge”

land data

The practice of estate surveying and valuation in Nigeria has been bedeviled with several challenges leading to negative public perception. In this interview, the second vice president of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) and the principal partner of Portharcourt based Emma Wike & Partners Emma Okas Wike, gives an insight on what the board is doing ...

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Rivers Lawmaker calls for patience on Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni clean-up

An APC lawmaker representing Eleme Constituency in the Rivers Assembly, Hon. Josiah Olu has enjoined pressure groups agitating against the delayed Ogoni clean-up to be patient with the Federal Government. Olu made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Port Harcourt. He said that the Ogoni clean-up required extensive planning, scientific analysis, ...

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Senate Buildings of Nigerian Universities

senate buildings of Nigerian Universities

In 2015, I compiled a list of the top 10 most beautiful campuses in Nigeria. Though it was an eye-opener, it was definitely not an easy task considering the vast array of universities in the country. In this piece, we view our universities from a different angle; this piece takes a look at one part of the whole lot. This ...

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Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway: Fashola urges timely completion

Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway

“Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured the South East and South South geo-political zones of his intervention to speed up work on the Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway towards its timely completion.He promised to meet with the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to ensure that the delay in the completion of the road project ends.”- ...

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“We are building 34 Biofill toilets in slum communities across Lagos”- Chief Raymond

Chief Raymond on Biofill toilets

Yesterday, our correspondent, Esther Adeniyi was with Chief Raymond Gold at Daramola Community which is a slum at Ijora, Lagos state. As we speak, Biofill toilets are being built to help the community dispose their wastes effortlessly and stop the foul smell in the environment. Chief Raymond Gold works with a Federation known as Nigeria Slum and Informal Settlement Federation which ...

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Nigeria’s biggest shopping malls still sit half empty in H1

Nigeria’s biggest shopping malls

“Nigeria’s biggest shopping malls are sitting half empty, as they are still suffering from the impact of the country’s first recession in 29 years. Rising unemployment and inflation rates have shown in significant decline in footfalls in the big malls, leading to high vacancy rates, a half year report on the performance of the real estate market has shown.”- Business ...

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The Travails of a Lagos Tenant

Tenant in Lagos

Getting an accommodation in the city of excellence is never a walk in the park. In most cases a tenant in Lagos does pass through thick and thin to find shelter because of the competitive nature of the city which is the fastest growing city in Africa, with a population of over 21 million people. In this piece, Solomon Izuagie,a ...

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Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP accuses Nigeria of insincerity

Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP accuses Nigeria of insincerity

The Guardian reports that the President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Legborsi Pyagbara has accused the Federal Government of insincerity in the Ogoni cleanup. Pyagbara spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt, while reacting to the moves by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Shell to resume exploration in Ogoni. He said government’s efforts to resume oil ...

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Bad Market – Episode 8

Bad Market - Episode 10

There was so much noise emanating from the premises of the hostel at Onike, Yaba when we arrived. I immediately parked the car just in front of the gate since the hostel had no parking space. Dad did not even wait for me to turn off the engine when he alighted from the car and tarried into the compound and ...

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Challenges of high population growth and urbanization

challenges of high population growth and urbanization

“Nigerian cities like Abuja, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, among others, are faced with the challenges of high population growth and urbanization. “- Daily Trust As common with most cities faced with high population – cases of overcrowding, dilapidated houses, incessant collapse of buildings, collapse of infrastructural facilities, increase in slum settlements due to accommodation shortage, and high crime rate in ...

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