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Bosch strengthens commitment to Nigerian Construction Industry

‘Building and Construction sector can help stimulate the economy’

This Day reports that Bosch, a German multinational engineering and electronics company, has promised to work keenly with players in the nation’s construction industry to enhance quality work in the industry as well as increasing the brand’s market share in Nigeria. This was the take home from a VIP market launch, which took place recently in Lagos with targeted demonstrations ...

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Govt urged to channel social housing scheme through FMBN

Home Renovation Loan

“Stakeholders in the housing sector have called on government to route its funds for social housing initiatives through the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria FMBN, which has the experience and capacity of reaching over 4 million Nigerians nationwide through the National Housing Fund NHF. The call was made at the 5th joint meeting of FMBN, Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria ...

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“Reorientate Nigerians about the environment” – Group

Reorientate Nigerians about the environment – Group urges govt

“The Nigerian government has been urged to reorientate the populace on how to treat and care for the environment.”- The Nation In commemoration of world environment day, groups organized walk comprising of pupils of various schools across Lagos state starting from Ikeja local government secretariat and ended at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja. The walk which lasted about two ...

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Surveys’ board wants involvement in housing scheme

low cost housing

“Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) has sought for  collaboration with the Federal Ministry of power, works and housing  in its scheme to  build   10,000 houses in each state of the federation. The new chairman of Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) Olayinka Sonaike, made this call at the inauguration of the board ...

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Nigeria has performed poorly in housing the poor, says Okunnu

Nigeria has performed poorly in housing the poor, says Okunnu

“Although Nigeria has recorded some milestones in her democratic experience since 1999, providing affordable housing for the teeming population has continued to be a major challenge. In this interview with BERTRAM NWANNEKANMA, the former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Femi Okunnu, gives an insight into on how the country can mitigate her housing challenge. He also dismisses the choice ...

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Make properties value reflect Nigeria’s economic reality, Fashola tells estate valuers

2,700 housing units

“The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Tuesday, inaugurated the reconstituted Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) with a charge on the Board to reconcile the disparity between the country’s land evaluation system and the current economic realities.”- Premium Times In his remarks before the brief ceremony at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, Mr. Fashola ...

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Flooding: Lagos moves to avert disaster

Flooding: Lagos moves to avert disaster

“It has since been established that while nature may take its natural course in flooding, human activities such as dams’ construction may lead to Flooding if not properly managed. The perenial Lagos flooding, experts say, could be attributed to many factors such as torrential rainfall, poor drainage system, poor sewage management and disposal, poor urban planning control, deforestation and climate ...

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Climate change: Germany to support Nigeria

Climate change: Germany spends over 50m to support Nigeria, others

“The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has said the German government spent over 50 million euro, to support Nigeria and other West African countries on research projects regarding climate change.”- Daily Trust   Jibril disclosed this during a meeting with a delegation from West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), led ...

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OGFZA gets 35,000 hectares from Bayelsa

Family petitions Amosun over forceful eviction by a land grabber

According to Vanguard, efforts by the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, OGFZA, to fulfill its core mandate and play a key role in the Federal Government’s drive for foreign direct investments, FDI, received a major boost, weekend, when the Bayelsa State Government announced that it has handed over to OGFZA state lands measuring 35,000 hectares for the development of ...

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Don tasks architects on home designs for blighted urban areas

Don tasks architects on home designs for blighted urban areas

“With 70 per cent of Nigeria’s population living in unplanned and inhabitable slums, architects have been urged to come up with cheap and affordable housing designs to reverse the trend.”-The Guardian Nigeria has neglected parts of cities where housing and living conditions are appallingly lacking. These slums range from high density, squalid central city tenements to spontaneous squatter settlements without ...

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