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Assembly probes abandoned NSITF property in Lagos


Finally waking up to the realities that some Federal Government properties still rot away in Lagos, the National Assembly has begun investigation into the abandoned National Provident Fund building, now known as Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) along the Badagry expressway. The culture of waste that has recently dotted Nigeria’s landscape, continued to take its toll on properties and ...

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Osinbajo churns out warning to AMCON debtors


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the weekend, said the federal government will deal decisively with individuals and organisations that made the list of high-profile obligors of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). He said the debtors have made it impossible for the corporation to resolve its outstanding N5trillion debt, thereby holding the entire country to ransom with their bad behaviour. ...

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Lagos, Architects’ agreed on New Affordable Housing Scheme


A tripartite agreement has been reached to reduce housing deficit in the commercial capital. This agreement was reached between Lagos State Government, Nigerian Institute of Architect (NIA), Lagos Chapter and Sterling Alternative, an arm of Sterling Bank Plc. Under the Joint Venture deal, Lagos government is to provide land while the architects provide affordable housing design, which will be financed ...

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FG to Demolish Structures on Lagos-Ibadan Rail Corridor


The federal government has directed all owners of businesses and structures within the Apapa-Ebute-Meta corridor of Lagos-Ibadan railway to relocate in order to allow the construction of the rail project continue without delay. The apex government equally explained challenges hindering conveying of cargoes by train to and from the ports, disclosing that it had not constructed the standard gauge to ...

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Expert tasks architects on local content in designing low cost housing


Mr Dipo Ajayi, President, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), on Friday urged architects to start designing low cost housing using local materials for affordability. Ajayi gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of Lagos Architects Forum 2019, organized by the Nigeria Institute of Architects in Lagos. Ajayi said that using local ...

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Govt approves Umar Gonto as acting Federal Housing Authority boss

Umar Gonto

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has announced Umar Gonto as the new acting Managing Director/Chief. His appointment is following the expiration of the term of Prof. Mohammed Al-Amin-led management on May 6. An official from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, who pleaded anonymity, said Gonto was appointed to act in line with the Federal Government guidelines on succession ...

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Deaf students drag Oyo govt to court over seizure of 39-acre land


An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, the state capital, under the leadership of Justice Fadeyi on Tuesday summoned officials of the state government to appear before it on May 14, over a land property allegedly belonging to the Association of the Deaf in Ibadan. Newsmen recall that students of Christian Mission for the Deaf, Ibadan, had dragged the ...

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FEC okays N2.5bn for pipeline installation

Pipeline installation

A pipeline installation to transport dry gas through the North and South corridors to the West corridor has been approved by the Federal Executive Council at the cost of N2.5billion. The 30-kilometre pipeline installation project, which is operated by Shell and Seplant, has a dollar component of $32million. It is designed to transport dry gas through the corridors and has ...

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