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Easy Guide to Building a Low-Cost House in Nigeria

With the fast rising cost of owning a house in Nigeria, you are probably on the lookout for an alternative low-cost house that helps you become a homeowner without drilling a gaping hole in your pocket. Architects have maintained that a growing population of people are opting for building their own homes as opposed to buying a property. This explains ...

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LCCI lauds Buhari for declining assent to NHF bill

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declining assent to National Housing Fund (NHF) Bill. The chamber said the bill would have caused more problems for citizens. Mr. Muda Yusuf, the Director-General of LCCI, gave the commendation on Friday in Lagos. President Buhari had on April 2, declined assent to the National Housing ...

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Building Collapse: Experts call for strict enforcement of national building code

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BUILDING CODE: As reactions continue to trail last Wednesday’s collapsed building at Ita Faji Street, Lagos Island, killing several children and injuring scores of others, professionals in the built environment have noted that strict enforcement of building code by developers is the panacea to the unabated menace of building collapse in the country, Blaming incessant building collapse on shoddy building ...

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Building materials traders urge Govts to construct bridge

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Onitsha – Traders of Building Materials International Market, Ogidi, Anambra State have cried out to the Federal and State Governments to construct a pedestrian bridge at the market site, along Enugu/Onitsha Express road to end avoidable road accidents involving pedestrians attempting to cross the opposite side of the road which also accommodates cluster of markets. The construction of the bridge ...

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Abia State: 3 storey building under construction collapses

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Tragedy was averted after a three storey building under construction collapsed yesterday night after the heavy rain in Aba, Abia state. According to sources, the building which is located at the extreme end of park road by east street collapsed due to the alleged use of substandard building materials. It was gathered that two persons were trapped in the building ...

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Expert suggests stabilised earth bricks for building construction

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A Professor of Architecture, Adedeji Daramola, has suggested the use of locally-made Stabilised Earth Bricks (SED) by the building construction to ensure durability of structures in the society. Daramola, also the Rector of Redeemers’ College of Technology and Management (RECTEM) in Mowe, Ogun, described the stabilised earth bricks as a mixture of laterite or natural soil with some little quantity ...

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Businessman docked over alleged damage of building materials

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A 54-year-old businessman, Tunde Fisayo, who allegedly broke into a neighbour’s property and destroyed his building materials, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Fisayo, who resides in Lekki area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, willful damage and criminal damage to property. The Prosecutor, Cyril Ejiofor, told the court that the ...

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My administration has spent N9bn on road construction so far – Akeredolu

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday disclosed that his administration had so far spent N9 billion to construct, maintain and rehabilitate roads in the state since its inception. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Akeredolu assumed office on February 24, 2017 as the Ondo State Governor. Akeredolu disclosed this in Akure during presentation of cheques to owners ...

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FG set to harmonise quality of building materials

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The federal government has joined forces with stakeholders in the construction, research, standardisation and building materials sector to harmonise the quality of building materials in order to avert incidences of building collapse. The minister of power, works & housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, stated this in Abuja yesterday at the 6th national housing summit, organised by Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors ...

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