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Real estate experts converge to address issues on construction


Glimmer of hope is beaconing towards solving problems confronting the nation’s built environment as professionals in the sector have entered into strategic move to address the problem. One of the rewards of such move was the call for the establishment of Nigerian Construction Industry Development Board (CIBD), which they said would be saddled with the roles of; formulating, implementing, regulating ...

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High cost of Building materials is a major cause of housing deficit – NIOB


Lagos –  Mr Kenneth Nduka, the President of Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), on Monday identified costly building materials as a factor constraining housing development in the country. Nduka made the observation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “There is the need for the Federal Government to encourage production of building materials by placing restrictions ...

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Dogara advocates private sector participation to tackle housing deficit in Nigeria

Housing Deficict

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has called for increased private sector participation in order to address the national housing deficit and pledged the commitment of the House towards enacting the required legislation. Speaking at a public hearing by the House Committee on Housing on a motion and four bills related to the National Housing Fund and ...

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Developing Diaspora cities in Nigeria: no place like home

diaspora cities

With one of the largest Diasporas in the world, Nigeria is trying to charm its citizens overseas to invest into the country’s property market through the Nigerians in Diaspora Housing Programme (NIDHOP), through which ‘Diaspora cities’ will be created across the country. The Nigerian Diaspora totals 15 million around the world, according to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the ...

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Sterling Bank partners Sterling Court on Housing Provision

sterling bank

In its bid to reduce the widening housing deficit in the country, Sterling Court Development, a Pubic Private Partnership Development initiative in collaboration with Lagos State Government through Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area, in financial partnership with Sterling Bank Plc, is set to offer a solution to the acute housing shortage being experienced in the nation particularly in Lagos State ...

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Why Housing Shortage Persists in Lagos

Housing Shortage in Lagos

Decent and affordable housing is one of the basic needs of individuals, family and the community at large. In this piece, we look at the problems associated with housing delivery in Lagos. Despite her huge potentials, why do you think housing shortage persists in Lagos? As a pre-requisite to the survival of man, housing ranks second only to food. Housing ...

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Osinbajo says Nigeria’s housing deficit is too high

Nigeria’s housing deficit

“Nigeria’s housing deficit is too high to be acceptable, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said.”- Punch Osinbajo who spoke at the 2017 Housing Summit in Abuja on Tuesday said, although, no nation had been able to provide all the housing needs of its citizens, the housing crisis in developing countries including Nigeria was very bad. The Vice President, who ...

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How Homelessness affects Children

Homeless Children

According to recent estimates, there are about 108 million Nigerians technically homeless. Often discernible from others in outward appearance, homeless children and youth face unique challenges associated with residential instability that compound many other difficulties associated with living in poverty. In this article, we shall look at how homelessness affects children What Is Homelessness? Homelessness includes a range of experiences, ...

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