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Experts urge estate agents to leverage on technology

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Bothered by the disruptive impacts of technology on the built sector, practitioners especially, the Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN) have been urged to embark on regular training and re-training of members on new innovations that would enhance their business. Technology roles on preconstruction, construction, and post-construction stages as well as real estate transactions had recently revolutionized the industry, ...

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Experts relay difficulties in creating mortgages


From the N18 billion it has raised from the capital market between 2015 and 2019, the Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) is said to have refinance mortgages originated by its 12-member primary mortgage banks PMBs and three commercial banks, leading to the creation of 900 mortgages. But it remains to be seen where those mortgages so created are being used ...

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Fashola provides details of corrupt contractors – SERAP


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has forwarded to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), names of contractors who allegedly failed to execute projects they collected funds for. SERAP Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare confirmed this in a statement yesterday. He quoted Fashola’s letter thus: “Pow Technologies Limited, an Abuja-based company, was in 2014 awarded a contract ...

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Housing shortages may worsen as Nigeria’s population hits 201m

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The explosive increase in Nigerian’s population against the non- commensurate increase in housing provision is worsening the already poor standard of living of the greater population. The above is the summation of Mr. Patrick Obi Ekwemozo, a textile dealer in Lagos. Ekwemozor, a starter in the real estate business who has been following the housing problems in the country said, ...

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Teenager docked for allegedly stealing RCCG property

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Badagry – Bamidele Victor,18, was on Thursday docked at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing property of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Victor, of no fixed address, is standing trial for stealing. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ayodele Adeosun told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 8.40 a.m. on April 10, at ...

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Agidingbi residents storm Alausa to protest take over of property threats


Dozens of community leaders, landlords, and residents of the Agidingbi area of Lagos Thursday staged a peaceful protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly against a court ruling giving them seven days to vacate their properties. The protesters, which included youth, women, and elderly people, chanted songs in Yoruba as they marched towards the Assembly complex. Their placards bore ...

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FEC approves N4.6bn for construction of 7 Model Schools

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The Federal Executive Council on Thursday approved N4.6billion for the construction of seven model schools to be located in the six geopolitical zones of the country. READ ALSO: History of building codes in Nigeria The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting which ...

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SON set to end building collapse in Nigeria


The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has engaged stakeholders in Kaduna on proper building measures to avert further building collapse. This is as a result of the recent cases of building collapse being witnessed in the country. Speaking at the sensitization programme organised by SON in collaboration with Leading Ideas International Limited, the Director-General, SON, Osita Aboloma assured Nigerians that ...

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Edo Inland Container Depot can create 15,000 jobs — Director


The Edo Inland Container Depot has the capacity to create more than 15, 000 direct jobs within the first three years of its operations. Mr. Charles Akhigbe, the Managing Director, Atlantique Marine, and Engineering Services (AMES), operators of the Depot said this in an interview in Abuja. He said that the facility had been completed and was awaiting commissioning of ...

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