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FG declares 9,667 people eligible for housing scheme

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, recently revealed that 33 Nigerians have benefited from the Federal Government’s housing programme under the mortgage refinancing scheme. The Minister also added that 9,667 people had also been cleared as eligible to benefit from the scheme. The minister said this while presenting a speech at the Caritas Nigeria Forumon Tuesday in Abuja. In ...

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Failed Housing: We will return monies with interest and apology – NLC VP

The Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Issa Aremu on Monday assured aggrieved workers who subscribed to a failed NLC housing scheme, that their monies would be refunded with interest and an apology. Aremu said this while on Sunrise Daily on Channels Television, noting that the NLC had the responsibility to do so and also prosecute those culpable ...

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Home Ownership is falling in many countries

Home ownership levels are continuing to drop in many countries despite stable or positive outlooks for most mortgage markets, according to a new global report. As a result of market dislocations post economic crisis, home ownership levels face challenges as large foreclosure pipelines are expected to displace owners in some countries such as the US, Spain, and Ireland, whilst new ...

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Ministry of Housing says it has reduced housing deficit

The Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has said it has reduced housing deficit, improved quality of houses and increased affordability of houses in Nigeria. According to an interview with Daily Trust last week, the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi pointed out that in the last four years, the ministry has provided 61,000 ...

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Nigeria’s housing problem is multi-dimensional – Prof Godwin Idoro

The Head of the Department of Building, University of Lagos, Prof. Godwin Idoro, has described as multi-dimensional the problems plaguing the housing sector in the country. Idoro, who spoke at the 10th Annual Project Management Lecture organised by the department, said the problem of housing and infrastructure in country affected the low-income earners most. He said, “The situation in Nigeria ...

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HOUSING: FMBN approves mortgage loan for RSL

Resort Savings and Loans Plc says it has secured the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria’s approval for N1.5bn mortgages for more than 125 beneficiaries under the National Housing Fund Scheme. According to the mortgage bank, this comes amid the struggle by the nation to tackle the challenge of providing affordable housing for its citizens. A statement from the company quoted ...

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Lafarge in pact with Shelter Afrique to deliver low-income housing

Lafarge Africa Plc and Shelter Afrique, a Pan-African housing and development institution, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate housing development on a large scale for low income earners in the country. The agreement, whose implementation will commence with the development of identified sites in Abuja, is for an initial period of four years. The terms of the ...

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Workers protest against failed NLC Housing Scheme, demand refund.

Apparently disappointed over inability of the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to deliver houses to them, the President, Comrade Abdul Waheed Omar, was ambushed by angry workers last week in Abuja. The incident occurred at the political debate organized by the congress ahead of the delegates meeting coming up today, where elections for new executive members would be discussed. ...

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FG plans to raise FMBN share capital to N250bn

The Federal Government of Nigeria is working to raise the share capital of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) to N250 billion within the next few months in order to enable it tackle the country’s housing deficit, according to its Managing Director, Gimba Ya’u Kumo. Ya’u Kumo who spoke at a send forth/ welcome dinner organised by the bank ...

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Dry construction is the solution to mass housing – Nigerite boss

‘With Nigeria’s capital expenditure profile put at 24 per cent of recurrent expenditure in 20 14, falling price of crude oil and a high cost of funds for execution of capital projects, the construction industry in Nigeria is obviously under pressure to evolve more time and cost efficient system of construction.” This was the submission of the Managing Director of ...

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