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Electronic Building Plan Process Still Cumbersome – Town Planners

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Mr Olaide Afolabi, President of the Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), on Friday called forwhen an improvement on the electronic method of processing building plan approvals in Lagos State. Afolabi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the electronic approach has yet make an appreciable impact on the process. He said that the electronic ...

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Lagos partners estate developer on 20,000 housing units

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The Lagos State Government on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a real estate developer, Echostone Limited, to build 20,000 housing units in the state within four years. Speaking while signing the partnership agreement, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, the state Commissioner for Housing, said Lagos State would provide the land as its equity contribution, while Echostone would finance the project. ...

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Hospitality Business Booms Ahead of Anambra Elections

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The massive deployment of security personnel and personnel of other organisations for the Nov.18 Governorship election in Anambra has led to boom in hospitality business in Awka and its environs. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited some hotels, Anambra Police Command headquarters and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Awka on Wednesday, reports increased human activities. Most ...

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Storm destroys 220 houses, schools, clinics in Jigawa

Storm destroys 220 houses, schools, clinics in Jigawa

“Not less than 220 houses and property worth millions of naira were destroyed by windstorm in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa, according to an official. The official, Sulaiman Doro, Information Officer at the Local Government Council, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Thursday that the windstorm occurred on June 27. He said that the windstorm blew ...

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Nigerian govt moves to distribute three million prepaid metres to citizens

Nigerian govt moves to distribute three million prepaid metres to citizens

According to Premium Times, more than three million pre-payment meters are to be rolled out under the Federal Government’s intervention programme, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, disclosed in Lagos on Sunday. The intervention followed the incapacity of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to meter all the houses of consumers across the country. Mr. Fashola, who is also the Minister of ...

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NASS to build 6,000 completely Made in Nigeria housing units

NASS to build 6,000 completely Made in Nigeria housing units

“Dr Beni Goka, Executive Director, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), National Assembly Chapter, says the association is embarking on construction of 6,000 housing units with local materials for staff in Abuja.”- The News Guru He made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja. Goka stressed the need for the government and ...

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Fire Razes Baboko Market In llorin

Fire razes Baboko market in llorin

A midnight inferno on Sunday consumed goods worth millions of naira at Baboko market in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 20 shops were completely razed by the inferno which lasted several hours. Some shop owners reportedly left huge sums of money in their shops before the incident occurred. Sources said that the inferno ...

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Don’t Waste Nasarawa Funds On N17billionAirport – Labaran Maku

Construction of N20bn Lafia airport to begin in December

A former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Sunday advised Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State against building N17 billion airport in Lafia. He said that instead of building the airport, the governor should provide other infrastructure that would spread across the state. Mr. Maku, a 2015 gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state, gave ...

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Over 40 houses submerged in Edo by flood

Over 40 houses submerged in Edo by flood

Flood in Edo – Over 40 houses have been submerged and hundreds of people displaced by flood in Udaba, Anegbette, Oghomere communities in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Some of the victims told NAN on Tuesday that they were relocating as a result of the continuous rise in the water level ...

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