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Can low-income earners build a home?

2,700 housing units

“With the recession lingering and hitting hard on real estate sector, many prospective homeowners are dumping the idea of homeownership, while others want to build a simple home that is comfortable and affordable, without going into debt. It is a fact that in most Nigerian cities, the dreams of lower construction costs have once again become a nightmare for a ...

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Ever lived in a ghetto? How was it like?

Ghetto Life

This week’s vox pop is an interesting one as we shared in the experiences of people who have once lived in the ghetto. We threw out this opinion poll to people on Facebook and we were able to harness reactions of different sorts. According to dictionary.com, ghetto is defined as a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum ...

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156,453 houses destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno

156,453 houses destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno

The Guardian reports that Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno, on Wednesday, said Boko Haram insurgents destroyed 156,453 houses in the state. The governor made this known in Maiduguri when he received a donation of building materials and food items by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. The commission donated bundles of roofing sheets, wheelbarrows, cartons of ...

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UK to reveal property, accounts, houses owned by Nigerian public officials soon

Lagos Chamber Tasks NASS On Real Estate Bills

“The British Government will give the Federal Government information about Nigerians who own property in that country next year, a presidential aide has said.”- Vanguard. Prof. Bolaji Owosanoye, Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, said in New York that negotiations on this had reached advanced stage. Owosanoye said the measure being taken by the governments of both countries was ...

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Woman dies as rainstorm destroys 50 houses in Edo State

Woman dies as rainstorm destroys 50 houses in Edo state

“A rainstorm, which blew off the roof top of a building at Imoga community in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, has killed a mother of three. But the identity of the deceased could not be ascertained at press time last night. It was learnt that the rainstorm blew off over 50 houses in the community, including the family ...

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Fashola says Nigeria needs 17 million houses to address deficit


Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has said that Nigeria needs 17 million houses to meet its housing deficit. “Speaking during the commissioning of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria and Sea Mountain 133 Housing Estate in Minna, Niger State, the minister said: “The ministry will continue to strive to ensure that the challenge of housing deficit, ...

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Gov Amosun rewards sweeper, four others with free houses

Certificates of Occupancy

Governor Amosun rewarded five public officers in Ogun State, including a street sweeper, with free houses for their hard work and exemplary service. New Telegraph reports that Amosun rewarded the beneficiaries during presentation of keys to successful applicants for the AAK Degun MITROS Estate, Laderin, Abeokuta. The workers, who were rewarded, include Mrs. Folashade Adekoya, an officer of the Traffic ...

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Nigeria Needs 1million Houses Yearly – Presidency

N5000 stipend

According to the president, to avert housing crisis by the year 2020, at least, 1 million houses must be built across the country yearly. Buhari stated this during the 35 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and International Symposium of Shelter Afrique held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Wednesday June 1, 2016 with the theme ‘Housing Africa’s Low Income Urban Population.’ The president, ...

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