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Track laying for Lagos-Ibadan rail finally completed


The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) says it has completed the track laying work for Lagos-Ibadan railway. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the standard gauge railway on March 7, 2017. In January, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, had said the April deadline fixed for the completion of the standard gauge rail line was no longer ...

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Pictures: Deserted roads, street football as lockdown continues 


Nigeria president Muhammad Buhari on Sunday ordered a total lockdown of activities in two states and the capital city Abuja. The lockdown which began on Monday evening in Abuja, and Lagos, which have the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, and Ogun State which shares boundary with Lagos State, would have their residents staying at home for the ...

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NIOB blames quacks for defects in building construction


The Nigeria Institute of Builders (NIOB) has absolved its members from the incessant defaults noticed in building construction in the country. NIOB said that quacks who infiltrate the profession that created the problems to cut cost and make gains. Speaking during the Builder’s Day Celebration recently at the Ndubisi Kanu Memorial Park, in Ikeja, the National President of NIOB, Mr. Kunle ...

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COVID-19: Lagos Markets Comply with Lockdown Order


The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has stated that some major markets in the state were complying with the 14 days lockdown issued by the federal government. Some of the places visited, according to the CP during a briefing, included: Maryland, Ojota, Ketu, Mile 12, Owode – Onirin, Majidun, Ogolonto, Agric, Ikorodu and Ojodu – ...

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Nigeria real estate opportunities still untapped — ARCON president

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The President, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, Sir Oladipupo Ajayi, says Nigeria’s real estate industry offers great opportunities yet to be explored. Ajayi said bridging the housing gap in many of the country’s urban centres could create jobs for professionals in the built environment. The ARCON president, who spoke with journalists ahead of his 66th birthday, described Nigeria as a ...

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How coronavirus will affect Nigeria’s real estate, house prices

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As the coronavirus continues to spread, there is fear and trepidation in the air among real estate community, especially as travel and other economic activity have slowed or stopped. Their apprehension also arose that several sectors have taken a heavy beating, except real estate. And with social distancing, house showings may slow down while pullback by buyers will take momentum ...

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FMBN backs 208 housing units in Delta


The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has promised to complete the College of Education Warri Senior Staff Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society Housing Estate, Ekpan, Delta State in a record time. FMBN Managing Director, Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, stated this at the weekend while laying the foundation stone at Adijedo Ekpan. Represented by FMBN Zonal Port Harcourt Manager, Mr. Victor Okosun, Dangiwa ...

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WASH urges Taraba to expand water facilities


The Taraba Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Media Network on Wednesday urged the state government to expand the pipelines in Gembu town to accommodate the growing population due to the planned commencement of the Mambilla power project. Chairman of the WASH media network, Alhaji Sadiq Adamu made the call at the quarterly review meeting of the network in Jalingo. Adamu ...

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FG to spend N150bn on 44 highway projects – Minister

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The federal government will spend the N150 billion Sukuk bonds being issued by the Debt Management Office (DMO) in financing 44 ongoing highway projects across the country. Minister of State for Works and Housing Engr Abubakar D. Aliyu disclosed this on Thursday at the summit on National Policy and Development in Abuja. He said due to paucity of funds, the ...

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