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‘Buhari should redo Shagari housing scheme’ – Arc. Bashir Haiba

Arc. Bashir Haiba

Arc. Bashir Haiba is not only an advocate of housing for the low income earners, he has been in the construction sector for decades. First, he wants the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to look back at what the NPN government headed by Alhaji Shehu Shagari did to get numerous housing units across Nigeria. The strength of Shagari Low Cost Housing scheme ...

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6 dead in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex

Saudi oil giant housing complex

At least six people were killed and 206 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said. The fire started in the basement of a tower in the eastern city of Khobar, the kingdom’s civil defence said on Twitter. It added that several of the injured ...

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Kano state governor to provide affordable housing

Kaduna affordable housing

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to providing affordable housing, compulsory primary education and improved health care, as part of plans to transform the state. To achieve these objectives, the Governor has tasked all political office holders and top government functionaries to shun corrupt practices and work closely with each other on the best means of ...

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Dangote hopeful that Nigerian roads will be made of concretes

Dangote Cement wins 2015 African Business of the Year

The president of Dangote group Plc, Aliko Dangote is hoping that someday, Nigerian roads will be made of concretes. The richest man in Africa who is on cement manufacturing expansion drive across the African continent says he plans to engage the current administration on how Nigerian road infrastructure will be constructed with concrete materials. READ ALSO – Dangote Cement posts ...

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The Importance of back and forth communication between agent and principal

Agent and principal

This is the third topic in the series; Sales strategies in real estate The major ingredient of any relationship is communication. This also applies to businesses where communication is the major tool for any business person. A breakdown in communication is the most notable source of relationship hiccups. Many relationships have ended under bizarre and unexplained circumstances due to a ...

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#ShelterMatters: Who would you blame for building a house like this?


The need for proper housing cannot be overemphasized. The focus today is the word ‘proper’ Many find themselves living in pathetic buildings and in environments that are hazardous to health just because they need a roof over their heads. Sometimes I wonder if the owners of such buildings are to blame for putting out such structures for rent or the ...

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Nigerian ‘Dustbin Estate’ built on garbage dump

Nigerian 'Dustbin Estate' built on garbage dump

The lack of affordable housing in Nigeria is driving some residents to look for new places to build their homes. With about 21 million residents, Lagos generates over 10,000 tonnes of waste every day, with most of it ending up in landfills. Some Lagosians have settled on top of one of these sites, known as the “Dustbin Estate.” Plastic bags, old ...

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Investors eye real estate across Africa

real estate in africa

A growing consumer middle class, helped by rapid urbanisation and shifting demographic trends, is driving property demand and growth opportunities in the real estate industry across the continent. “Foreign and local investors are seeing the growth potential of Africa, spurred by rising consumer spending of Africa’s developing middle class”, says Gerhard Zeelie, Standard Bank’s head of real estate finance for the ...

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