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Onitiri urges government to provide affordable housing for low-income earners


The Lagos Central Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, has called on the state government to immediately commence building low-cost houses, to accommodate low-income families at affordable prices. Onitiri, who commiserated with parents and families of children and residents who lost their lives, described the incident as highly regrettable and a big disaster to the ...

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BPE says FG is not planning to sell Lagos Trade Fair Complex

Lagos Trade Fair

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) says the Federal Government does not intend to sell the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC). The BPE said that the Federal Government would rather concession the complex through a competitive transaction process. Mrs. Amina Othman, the Head, Public Communications of the BPE, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. ...

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Group warns Discos against illegal disconnection of electricity


Mr. Adeola Samuel-Ilori, the National Coordinator of the forum, said the group has agreed to organise road shows across Lagos and Ogun axis on April 6 against the illegality being perpetrated by the Discos. Samuel-Ilori said the rally was to sensitises the electricity consumers on their rights as it relates to connection and disconnection of power supply by the service ...

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Ooni of Ife announces discovery of another waterfall in Ile-Ife

Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Saturday, said that another waterfall, set to be unveiled, had been discovered at the Ife Grand Resort, Ile-Ife. Ogunwusi disclosed this when executives of the Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP) visited him at his palace. The monarch said the land on which the resort was built, was home to wild animals. He explained ...

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Building Collapse: Experts call for strict enforcement of national building code

building code

BUILDING CODE: As reactions continue to trail last Wednesday’s collapsed building at Ita Faji Street, Lagos Island, killing several children and injuring scores of others, professionals in the built environment have noted that strict enforcement of building code by developers is the panacea to the unabated menace of building collapse in the country, Blaming incessant building collapse on shoddy building ...

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PenCom, CBN, others partner to bridge N16trn housing deficit

housing deficit

Plans are underway to allow pension contributors access 25 per cent of savings in their respective Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) for mortgage finance. The new arrangement is to enable the federal government close over N16 trillion housing deficit in the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had in November 2018 hinted that Nigeria’s present housing deficit stood at a staggering 20 ...

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Building collapse: Residents show mixed reactions over demolition of 180 buildings

building collapse

The tragedy that befell residents of Itafaji area of Lagos Island, where a building collapsed, leading to the death of school children and some adults, with several others injured and hospitalized, has gotten worse. In the wake of the tragedy, the government has directed the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), to commence the process of identifying defective buildings in ...

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