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FG moves to upgrade slums in Nigeria.

Under fresh efforts to ensure sustainable development, the Federal Government has announced plans to redefine and scale up slum upgrading efforts toward confronting challenges of expanding urban areas in the country. In the renewed action plan, the government is also proposing a vibrant platform to give a voice to the growing segment of slum communities, which would also act as ...

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‘Revoke Land Use Act’ – ex-NIESV boss

Ex-president of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Mr Bode Adediji, has called for the revocation of the Land Use Act (LUA), saying its presence has withheld the progress of the nation’s housing sector. Mr Adediji made this known in a recent chat with the media where he also opined that only policies backed by appropriate actions ...

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Don’t Blame Engineers for Building Collapse, the government has a role to play

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Lagos State has said that until all levels of government in the country evolve more punitive measures and stricter punishment on all those found culpable in any case of collapse building, the ugly trend would continue to defile solution. These concerns were expressed last weekend at the annual lecture of the Nigerian Society of Engineers ...

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Architects Council gets Government support

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 49-member team for the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), with a promise to provide necessary guidance and support towards promoting the development and growth of architectural profession in the country. Minister, Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi who inaugurated the council in Abuja, last week, said the new council has qualified ...

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‘Forget foreign expatriates, give construction jobs to Nigerians!’ – COREN VP

Amid the growing concern by local professionals on the dearth of building and civil engineering jobs, the Council for the Registration of Engineering in Nigeria [COREN] has urged the Federal Government to extend the local content policy in the oil and gas sector to the construction industry. COREN Vice President, Prof. Charles Uko who made the appeal during the University ...

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Synagogue Collapse: Lagos To Engage Professional Building Inspectors

Professionals Calls For Synergy Among Professional Groups Against Building Collapse

Following the collapse of the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and other incidents of building collapse in the state, the Lagos State Building Control Agency has disclosed plans to engage approved building inspectors. The inspectors, according to the General Manager, LASBCA, Mrs. Abimbola Animashaun, will ensure that residents of the state complied with building regulations. “One thing ...

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Save Souls From Perishing, Pass The National Building Code – CORBON

The Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria has asked the National Assembly to pass the bill for the enforcement of the Nigerian National Building Code, and they want it done urgently. CORBON, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Prof. Kabir Bala, said the loss of lives through building collapse had become a national embarrassment due to failure of infrastructure, ...

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Dealing With The Challenges Of A Real Estate Developer

Today, I want to talk about the challenges of a real estate developer. Recently, I had the honour of being with Otunba Olajide Awosedo, the chairman of Grant Properties Limited, a foremost real estate developer particularly in Lagos State and the ice – breaker in the Lekki peninsular axis. Some of you would know a thing or two about Goshen ...

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66,402 people apply for new FG Mortgage scheme

An indication that Nigerians are in dire need of affordable and live-able homes in any part of the country emerged last week as a total of 66,402 applicants are seeking slots in the 10,000 homes to be constructed by the Federal Government under the Mortgage Refinancing Scheme pilot project. The Federal Government launched the scheme early this year to create ...

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N3.2Trn to be generated from Abuja Land Swap Investment – FCT Minister

Lugbe Project

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed has disclosed that with the successful implementation of the on-going Abuja Land Swap Initiative, over N3.2 trillion secondary investment is expected to be generated for the Federal Capital Territory. Speaking while receiving the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), led by its President, Ademola ...

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