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History of Surveying in Africa and Nigeria

Surveying in nigeria

Surveying profession is one of the oldest professions in Africa. In most African countries, it was initially a profession that was connected with the military. This has to do with the colonial history. For instance, countries that have colonial links with Britain had their first set of surveyors trained in British Military Survey Schools. In the past, surveyors were people ...

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Man arraigned over alleged N840,000 land fraud

Land fraud

A 40-year-old man, Abdul Ibrahim, yesterday appeared in a Karshi Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged N840,000 land fraud. The defendant, who resides at Nyanya village, Abuja, is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation. The prosecutor, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that a written petition by the complainant, Eucharia Ogedengbe, ...

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Housing deficit: Expert seeks flexible rent system in Nigeria


A real estate manager, Mr. Tunde Balogun, says complexities and absence of a flexible rent payment system make affordable housing to become an illusion for many low and middle-income earners in Nigeria. Balogun, the Chief Executive Officer, Rentsmallsmall Ltd., Lagos, made this known at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, saying that the issue had made vacancy rate in ...

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Obiano lauds Buhari for second Niger Bridge construction

second Niger Bridge

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress of work on the construction of the Second Niger Bridge. Obiano, who stated this during an inspection visit of the project in Onitsha, Anambra State. added that the President had done well for the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones. He expressed satisfaction with the standard and ...

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Boko Haram threatens civilians to vacate homes in Borno 

Boko Haram

Boko Haram fighters have told civilians in northeast Nigeria to leave their homes, the army said on Thursday, as tensions mount in the long-running conflict. Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said there was “credible information” the jihadists had “infiltrated some villages” near the Borno state capital Maiduguri. “They have clandestinely been going about threatening innocent residents, warning them to vacate their ...

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NIESV asks FG to impose tax on real estate sector


The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has called on the federal government to impose tax on the real estate sector to generate income. The association also noted that government could generate income through taxes, levies, and fees, stressing that land-based taxes are good sources of income for the government. It argued that there about 15 different charges ...

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Instagram follower trolls African China for showing off his house

African China

African China shared photos of a house he is currently building. When a troll asked him to stop showing off the building until it is completed, African China replied…   African China Showing off his house READ ALSO: Homes to hotel conversions stir controversy in housing market READ ALSO: Doctors protest NMA’s alleged attempt to extort them for building construction ...

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Doctors protest NMA’s Alleged Attempt To Extort Them For Building Construction


There is an ongoing war in Nigeria’s health sector. At a time Nigeria is alarmingly running short of medical personnel(Doctors) due to government’s negligence on their welfare, the few ones who have remained behind are being sucked dry. Doctors across the country are allegedly being forcefully made to pay for a building construction. It was gathered that the Nigerian Medical ...

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Port Harcourt – Maiduguri rail line was delayed by lack of funds – Amaechi

Port Harcourt

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has denied the alleged exclusion of Eastern rail line from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri in the ongoing nationwide rail construction and modernisation. He made the denial when he appeared before the Senate Joint Committee on Land Transport, and Local and Foreign Debts, chaired by Sen. Gbenga Ashafa. Amaechi said contrary to the claim ...

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Dangote moves to construct 10 blocks of hostel worth N1b in ABU Zaria


In yet another massive intervention, the Aliko Dangote Foundation is set to commission 10 blocks with double-bunk beds hostel valued at N1billion built for the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. Ibrahim Garba, Vice Chancellor of the University, in an interview, said the Dangote Hostel will go a long way in ameliorating the accommodation scarcity bedeviling the university. Garba referred to ...

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