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What you should know before living on a contaminated land

According to Wiki, a contaminated land contains substances in or under the land that are actually or potentially hazardous to health or the environment. A lot of people stand the risk of living on lands like this without knowing. Here is an opportunity to know. Areas with a long history of industrial production will have many sites which may be ...

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Stakeholders urge Lagos to act over distressed buildings in the city

Stakeholders urge Lagos to act over distressed buildings in the metropolis

Disturbed by the incidences of collapsed buildings in Lagos metropolis with the seeming hopelessness of stemming the tide, builders took a critical look at the past efforts by the officials in addressing the menace. However, stakeholders in the built environment, who commented on the matter, were of the view that government, as a matter of urgency, should be more proactive ...

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The Mudslide that raised questions

Mudslide

Mudslide is one of the most unpredictable disasters in the world. The unfortunate incident in Isheri,-Magodo Lagos drew our focus to the unpopular natural disaster. Last week, a building located at Orisha Street, Isheri, Magodo caved in during a heavy rainfall. The building which was a bungalow collapsed when mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside River Ogun besieged ...

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FMBN to launch housing scheme for University lecturers

FMBN to launch housing scheme for University lecturers

As part of efforts to enhance learning, performance and living standard in Nigerian universities, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, (FMBN) has disclosed that it would soon conclude all necessary arrangements to launch a housing scheme for university lecturers in the country by January 2016. The Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Gimba Ya’u Kumo, in an interview with Daily ...

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Ogun State Govt. demolishes RCCG building as worshipers lament

Ogun demolishes Redeemed Church building as worshippers lament

The Ogun State Government has demolished a church building owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG. The RCCG is one of Nigeria’s largest Pentecostal churches and its head, Enoch Adeboye, is one of the country’s most revered men. The demolished building is located inside the estate, Obasanjo Hilltop, named after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo by the state government; and ...

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Willie Obiano calls on FG over poor state of federal roads

Developmental intervention

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has cried out over the poor state of federal roads in the state and called on the Federal government to hasten to save the roads from imminent collapse. The Governor made the call while inspecting erosion sites along the Onitsha-Owerri and Onitsha-Enugu expressways which had caved in at two points in Okija, Ihiala local ...

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Chinese interest grows in Canberra real estate

China’s fiscal revenue

Real estate agents are reporting signs of growing Chinese interest in Canberra’s property market. Sydney and Melbourne have seen a boom in Chinese investment over recent years. But real estate companies have described a recent growth in interest from wealthy Chinese buyers in Canberra suburbs such as Gungahlin and Lawson. Developer Tony Pan has spent $132 million on properties in ...

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China property still attracting big money players

China property still attracting big money players

China’s ghost towns may spook retail investors, but big money players are still targeting the mainland’s property sector. For one, Ivanhoe Cambridge, the property arm of Canada’s second-largest pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, is looking to increase its investments there. While acknowledging that the mainland suffers from “shadow cities” and overbuilding, “we have also seen a ...

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How to Process Layout Approval in Lagos state

How to Process Layout Approval in Lagos state

A layout approval is consequential to every public or private building projects in Lagos state to ensure conformity to the state’s master plan. In this article, we take an indepth look at how to process layout approval in Lagos State. The details of layout and planning are essential to proper construction of a building. Layout prepares the site for the ...

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Top UK markets for property investment

Experience Invest looks at the best UK property investment markets When considering buying a buy-to-let property, investors should try to look for a balance between low property prices and high rental returns. London-based property agent, Experience Invest has rounded-up the top UK markets for property investment based on rental returns. MANCHESTER Manchester is widely known as the UK’s second city. ...

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