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The World’s Dirtiest Cities

Dirtiest cities in the World

Do you know that African cities are among the dirtiest cities in the world? In this article we take a look at the world’s dirtiest cities and why they are regarded as the dirtiest. Pollution is one of the most dangerous issues plaguing the world today. Water pollution causes a decline of safe drinking water. Air pollution leads to health ...

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Fidelity Bank collaborates with AYE to aid Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

“Fidelity Bank Plc has raised the stakes in Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) development in the country with the recent sponsorship of the AYE Reality Television (TV) Show, the world’s biggest entrepreneurial TV programme.”- Independent The Deposit Money Bank (DMB) in strategic partnership with Africa’s Young Enterpreneurs (AYE) is keen on awakening the latent entrepreneurial spirit in the country’s ...

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Osinbajo says that repositioning of Africa’s economy will attract investors

repositioning of Africa’s economy

“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for a repositioning of Africa’s economy such that investors will be attracted because investment depends on the perceived advantages.”- Y Naija Osinbajo made this call while interacting with a committee of African Ambassadors to Indonesia led by the dean of the group, Ms Alice Mageza of Zimbabwe, on the sideline of his two-day working visit to Jakarta. The Ambassadors include ...

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Easy Home by Lafarge Africa, an innovative affordable housing initiative

Easy Home by Lafarge Africa, an innovative affordable housing initiative

Easy Home by Lafarge Africa is an innovative affordable housing initiative. It is to bridge the skills gap in Nigeria’s construction industry, by giving home builders access to trained artisans skilled in block making, among other free services. Bennett Oghifo reports. This Day reports that the use of incompetent craftsmen, low quality building materials, weak supervision non-compliance with specifications/standards by ...

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The Urban Housing Crisis in Nigeria

urban housing crisis in Nigeria

Housing is a basic necessity of life without prejudice for economic condition. In spite of this, suffice to say that an urban housing crisis exists in Nigeria, not forgetting the fact that housing problem is universal. In this article we take a look at the urban housing crisis in Nigeria One of the basic needs of man is shelter and ...

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Research shows Nigeria performing poorly in Africa investment

Research shows Nigeria performing poorly in Africa investment

“A new research released by Quantum Global Research Lab has shown that Nigeria requires extra effort to regain position as a leading investment destination in Africa. The research, which measured the Africa Investment Index (AII), to guide investors on the countries that are most attractive for investment in the short and medium term, rated Botswana, Morocco, Egypt, and South Africa ...

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Stanbic IBTC throws weight behind REIT

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“INVESTORS in Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT, have received a boost as Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has indicated its preparedness to support individuals and businesses interested in long-term investment in the real estate sector. The bank said that in doing so, the industry will play its catalytic role in driving growth and development of the economy.”- Vanguard The bank made ...

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API Awards to recognize top real estate developments

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“The African Property Investment Awards (API Awards), the continent’s premier real estate competition, is set to recognise innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry. It will also provide distinguished developers, suppliers and owners working in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with a platform to showcase their best projects and services.”- The Nation The award is scheduled to hold ...

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Housing crisis: aligning with World Bank recommendation

Aligning with World Bank recommendation on housing crisis

With a population of about 173 million people, Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and accounts for 47 percent of West Africa’s population. It is also the biggest oil exporter in Africa, with the largest natural gas reserves in the continent. The challenging process of implementing reforms was revitalized through a roadmap developed in 2010, which clearly outlines the ...

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