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AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Is it the basic right of every Lagosian? (Part 2)

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Yesterday, we delivered a piece on affordable housing in Lagos. We also addressed the incidence of the spiral process of slums among the poor who can’t afford the regular houses. Which brings us to this question; is affordable housing the basic right of every Lagosian? Here is the concluding part… When reference is made to the homeless, you may not ...

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Is it the basic right of every Lagosian? (Part 1)

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Lasgidi, city of hustlers where everyone seems to be sprinting on an imaginary track yet there are no spectators or even track officials.  In Lagos, it is the survival of the fittest, if you don’t fit in, you will end up in a fix. One of the most back-breaking means of survival is finding affordable housing with good living conditions though ...

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Is he Nigeria’s biggest landlord?

As a kid growing up in the suburbs of Festac, I heard a story of a man that was said to be the biggest landlord in Nigeria. “What was that his pompous name, again?”… Yeah, Alhaji Ismaila Erukujeje; that was what he was known by. My Dad once told me that he deserted his mansion to another of his numerous ...

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Real Estate and Vision 2020

With 2020 half a decade away, the Nigerian Real Estate Sector should pin faith on the great white hope of landmark tour de force from almost all facets of human avocation in 2020 as promised by the GEJ administration, which predicts that Nigerian should be among the 20 biggest economies in the world five years from now, if Pigs begin ...

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Real Estate Business: The raw deal

Real estate business can be quite a rewarding career for any Tom, Dick and sometimes Maria, regardless of their educational background but varied skill sets should be a requisite. Little wonder, people think a real estate career is easy money, though there is a lot more to it than that. However, you don’t need to be a “salesman” to be ...

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Nigerian Society of Engineers

NSE reinstates commitment to upholding high standards

Most professional courses usually have associations or forums where people with the same interest and goals come together to promote their values and the Engineering profession is not excluded. The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) is a body that caters for the professional interests of its members through constant interactions amongst members and carefully planned programs and seminars, with the ...

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The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)

Inaugurated on the 1st of April 1960, the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) was established after a detailed planning of its structures and systems by an 8-member study group two years earlier. However, the idea for the formation of an autonomous organization for professional architects was first conceived by three Nigerians living and training in England in the early fifties. ...

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The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)

Every city or country requires structural planning. This is to enable the government strategize appropriately and effectively with the purpose of meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of the citizens. In Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) is the leading body tasked with the responsibility of improving the art and science of planning. It is responsible for ...

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Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN)

Over the years, a lot of people have fallen victim of fraudsters who disguise as real estate agents and end up being swindled, with no hope of getting their money back or the property they paid for. This has given the public a poor perception of estate agents. In a bid to reverse this perception and curtail such fraudulent activities, ...

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The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)

The professional body responsible for promoting the science and practice of building technology, maintenance, surveying, production/construction management, maintaining a high standard of competence and professional conduct as well as promoting and encouraging the advancement of technical and general knowledge in the building profession in Nigeria is the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). Drawing its origin from a related society called ...

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