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Mansard Insurance building gutted by fire

A building belonging to Mansard Insurance Plc was on Tuesday gutted by fire in Lagos. The building, which is located on Aboyede Cole on the Victoria Island, was said to have been gutted by fire around 11am after a petrol tanker exploded near the building. It was gathered that the explosion led to the inferno. The tanker was said to ...

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FG woos investors with waivers on affordable housing.

Apparently worried by the high cost of housing delivery in Nigeria, the Federal Government has begun to woo key players and stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the economy with concessions and waivers that would enable them provide affordable housing to millions of homeless Nigerians. Indications to this effect emerged last week at one-day pre- summit for the ...

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FG settles ECOWAS, FCT property dispute

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In an effort to amicably resolve a lingering crisis involving the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), over the former’s property, the Federal Government has waded in, raising a committee saddled with the responsibility of proffering solution to the dispute. In a meeting with the ECOWAS President, Mr. Kadré Désiré Ouadraogo, in ...

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Policemen protest against sale of Police barracks

There has been growing anxiety at the Ikoyi Police Barracks, Lagos, since the resident police officers learnt that the barracks had allegedly been sold to private developers. According to PUNCH Metro, the barracks situated in a fenced compound on Ruxton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, has 18 flats and houses no fewer than 16 senior police officers with their families. Our correspondent ...

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Ogun seal deal to develop MITROS CITY.

In a bid to rebuild the landscape of the state under its urban development programme, the Ogun State Government has finally sealed a deal with a concessionaire for the development of a new settlement that would be known as a Mitros city. Mitros, an acronym for Mission To Rebuild Ogun State, is a new housing estate, to be sited by ...

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Quantity Surveyors demand procurement council from FG

Cost experts in the construction industry under the aegis of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Lagos Chapter, has expressed worry over the manner in which public servants go about award of contracts and said the way out to streamline high level of irregularities is for the Federal Government to heed the call to institute a Nation Council on ...

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Ogun community laments bad access roads

The residents of Emuren Remo in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State have called on the state government to fix the roads that lead to the community from Sagamu and Lagos ends. They said the roads, which had become almost impassable, was constructed by the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the 50s. They added that the roads ...

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Synagogue collapse case adjourned till Friday, 5th December

Synagogue Collapse: Court adjourns ruling on a suit by an engineer to Nov. 9

The coroner probing the September 12 Synagogue building collapse, Magistrate A.O. Komolafe, has suspended further sitting till December 5, 2014. Due to the abrupt suspension of the court’s proceeding on Wednesday, Komolafe could not take the testimonies of all the witnesses that had been invited to appear before the court. The decision to suspend sitting, came after the Founder, Synagogue ...

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Julius Berger team up with Eagle Hills to develop Abuja Centenary City

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Messrs Eagle Hills, the Abu Dhabi-based real estate investment and development company handling the development of Abuja Centenary City, has appointed construction giants, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC as a key collaborator and developer of the multi-billion dollar city. Centenary City is a joint venture between the Federal Government and Eagle Hills to create the city of the future in Abuja. ...

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LCCI move to put a final stop to building collapse in Nigeria

Not relenting in finding a lasting solution to the cases of building collapse in Nigeria, relevant stakeholders last week met in Lagos to exchange ideas on ways to contend the incidents. The event was the 2014 Seminar/Luncheon organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held at Henry Fajemirokun Hall, Commerce House, Victoria Island, with the theme: “Building Collapse: ...

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