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Developer seeks Land Use Act amendment

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A real estate development firm Landshop founder Prince David Omaghomi has called for the amendment of the Land Use Act to recognise ancestral ownership of land and make them bankable. At a briefing, Omaghomi said though he could not challenge the Land Use Act, he could call for its amendment on it as many cases were still pending in the ...

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 Controversy around Tarkwa Bay Eviction

Tarkwa Bay

Chiemelie Ezeobi and Sunday Ehigiator report that while civil society and non-governmental organisations condemn the recent eviction of Tarkwa Bay residents, the taskforce and Lagos State government have cited the huge scale pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft in the island as valid reasons for the eviction The joint task force against pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft, comprising the ...

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Nigerians urge FG to reduce housing deficit

In order to reduce the housing deficits in the country, public-spirited Nigerians have called the Federal Government to create strategy of building a yearly supply of 700,000 housing units to fight the scourge of shortage of accommodation in the country. The respondents believe that unless there is a template, the shortage will continue unabated. Andrew Nevin, Chief Economist, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ...

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Less than 30% of Nigerians have decent houses – Expert


An expert in the real estate sub-sector, Bode Adediji, has revealed that only about 30 per cent of Nigerians have access to decent living and houses in the country.  He said this is due to estate crisis following poor real estate management which he identified as a major threat to the country’s development.  He spoke as a guest lecturer at ...

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Several houses burnt as residents flee Benue communal clash


On Thursday, residents fled Tyomu community in Fidi ward of Makurdi Local Government Area in Benue State following violent clash among the villagers which left several houses burnt down. Witnesses said tension which began building few days to Christmas in at least five settlements of the community including; Yogbo, Akile, Gagabe, Angbaye and Tyomu situated on KM 16, along Makurdi-Gboko ...

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Kaduna Government Set to Develop Sports Facilities In 32 Schools


The Kaduna State Ministry for Sports yesterday said it has concluded plans to develop sports facilities in 32 secondary schools across the state. Special Adviser on Media to the Commissioner of Sports Development, Ismaila-Umaru Lere made the disclosure during a media briefing at the Media Centre, Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS), Kaduna. Lere said developing such facilities is part of the ...

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Ibadan Landlord In EFCC Trouble For Sheltering 10 Internet Fraudsters


The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, arrested a 33-year-old landlord, Stanley Ejike Awam and 10 of his tenants, who are suspected to be internet fraudsters hibernating in his house. Awam was apprehended for allegedly providing shelter for the suspected internet fraudsters while the 10 suspects popularly known as Yahoo ...

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Road construction creates jobs – Fashola


The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, says road construction has enabled the government to create jobs and promote procurement. Fashola made this assertion on Tuesday during his inspection tour of the Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani road in Niger. The road is one of the five roads under construction listed for inspection during the two-day tour of the minister. Earlier, the ...

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FG to demolish more buildings on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


The Federal Government has said it would demolish more structures to pave way for the ongoing reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Director of Highways, South West, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Funsho Adebiyi, made this known Tuesday during a tour of roads including the Ikorodu-Sagamu Road and Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway. Adebiyi stated that the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway ...

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