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Housing shortages may worsen as Nigeria’s population hits 201m

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The explosive increase in Nigerian’s population against the non- commensurate increase in housing provision is worsening the already poor standard of living of the greater population. The above is the summation of Mr. Patrick Obi Ekwemozo, a textile dealer in Lagos. Ekwemozor, a starter in the real estate business who has been following the housing problems in the country said, ...

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Teenager docked for allegedly stealing RCCG property

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Badagry – Bamidele Victor,18, was on Thursday docked at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing property of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Victor, of no fixed address, is standing trial for stealing. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ayodele Adeosun told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 8.40 a.m. on April 10, at ...

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Agidingbi residents storm Alausa to protest take over of property threats


Dozens of community leaders, landlords, and residents of the Agidingbi area of Lagos Thursday staged a peaceful protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly against a court ruling giving them seven days to vacate their properties. The protesters, which included youth, women, and elderly people, chanted songs in Yoruba as they marched towards the Assembly complex. Their placards bore ...

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FEC approves N4.6bn for construction of 7 Model Schools

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The Federal Executive Council on Thursday approved N4.6billion for the construction of seven model schools to be located in the six geopolitical zones of the country. READ ALSO: History of building codes in Nigeria The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting which ...

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SON set to end building collapse in Nigeria


The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has engaged stakeholders in Kaduna on proper building measures to avert further building collapse. This is as a result of the recent cases of building collapse being witnessed in the country. Speaking at the sensitization programme organised by SON in collaboration with Leading Ideas International Limited, the Director-General, SON, Osita Aboloma assured Nigerians that ...

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Edo Inland Container Depot can create 15,000 jobs — Director


The Edo Inland Container Depot has the capacity to create more than 15, 000 direct jobs within the first three years of its operations. Mr. Charles Akhigbe, the Managing Director, Atlantique Marine, and Engineering Services (AMES), operators of the Depot said this in an interview in Abuja. He said that the facility had been completed and was awaiting commissioning of ...

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Widow raises alarm over invasion of property by EFCC


An Abuja-based widow, Aisha Abubakar, has raised an alarm over the alleged invasion of her property by EFCC. The property is located at Plots 2070 and 2071, Cadastral Zone AO2, Wuse Zone 3, near Tamara Guest Inn, by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). Abubakar, who is also the managing director/chief executive officer, Sam’s Engineering Limited, told newsmen ...

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Fashola refutes 20m housing deficit claim, says no evidence


Minister for Works, Housing and Power Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Tuesday dismissed insinuations that Nigeria has twenty million housing deficit. He conceded that Nigeria has housing challenges, but added that housing challenges are universal phenomenal. The minister told reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital at the end of a capacity building workshop for Federal Controllers of lands and housing in ...

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Oyetola to complete Osun hydroelectric power project

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Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has promised to complete the ongoing construction of the small hydroelectric power project initiated by his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola located at Ikeji Ile soon for the use of the two major towns: Ikeji Ile & Ipetu Ijesa in Oriade local government area of the state. The leader of the government delegated to the ...

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