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Landlady’s thugs stab carpenter to death

A 27-year-old man, Michael Abodurin, has been stabbed to death by hoodlums called by his landlady, Mrs. Idowu Adenekan, in the Oworonsoki area of Lagos. According to PUNCH, the problem started after the deceased’s friend could not pay back the N200 he borrowed from the landlady last year. It was gathered that after it dawned on Adenekan that the debtor ...

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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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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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Court suspends construction works on disputed land involving Lagos Governor and others.

A Lagos High Court Ikeja has restrained Lagos State governor and others, from further construction in a disputed property located at 7, Law Close, Magodo. Justice Atinuke Oluyemi halted further work on the site in an injunction she delivered last week, following an application by the claimant, Dr. Mrs. Abimbola Odumosu. Odumosu through her counsel, Adekunle Oyesanya (SAN), has approached ...

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FHA to partner with Abuja traders to provide 5,000 Housing units

In a bid to provide housing for the informal sector, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) last week entered into a partnership with traders in Abuja for the delivering of 5,000 housing units in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Under the scheme with the National Association of Nigerian Traders, the first phase will start in the site for the proposed FHA ...

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Surveyors urges private sector’s cooperation in providing housing.

Members of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) have urged the private sector to complement the efforts of the federal government in providing housing to the teeming populace. The estate surveyors made the plea during a press conference to usher in the National Housing Summit being organized by NIESV’s Faculty of Housing in Lagos on the theme: ...

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Gov. Amosun explains why Ogun is growing in Housing and Infrastructure

Amid growing interest of firms in the establishment of industries in the Ogun state, authorities have explained that the new drive for housing projects and infrastructure is the best option to provide conducive environment for prospective investors. It was reported recently that over 100 companies have shown readiness to locate their manufacturing outfits in the state, with 32 of this ...

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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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HOUSING: FMBN gets 10,596 applications for N48b NHF Loan

IN a fresh move to provide housing for Nigerians, the apex mortgage institution – Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria [FMBN] plans to provide National Housing Fund (NHF) loan to 10,596 applicants, worth about N48 billion. FMBN Managing Director, Mr. Gimba Ya’u Kumo, announced the new funding last week during the NDIC year 2014 Sensitization Workshop for operators of Primary Mortgage ...

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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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