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OSUN Introduce Oranmiyan New Town Scheme

Better days may be in the offing for property investors and prospective homeowners, if developments recently announced by Osun State Government are anything to go by. Last week, the state kick-started a scheme nicknamed Oranmiyan New Town at a parcel of land measuring about 2,572hectares (6340Acres), which was acquired by Chief Obafemi Awolowo as the Premier of the old Western ...

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Engineers suggest ways to tackle building collapse in Nigeria

Amid recent incidents of building collapse in the Lagos area, members of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NISTRUCTE), last week, sought for collaboration among professional bodies in the built environment as a means of tackling structural failures in the country. The institution noted that recent developments in the housing sector are reaching alarming heights and all bodies should rise ...

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‘Revoke Land Use Act’ – ex-NIESV boss

Ex-president of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Mr Bode Adediji, has called for the revocation of the Land Use Act (LUA), saying its presence has withheld the progress of the nation’s housing sector. Mr Adediji made this known in a recent chat with the media where he also opined that only policies backed by appropriate actions ...

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Don’t Blame Engineers for Building Collapse, the government has a role to play

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Lagos State has said that until all levels of government in the country evolve more punitive measures and stricter punishment on all those found culpable in any case of collapse building, the ugly trend would continue to defile solution. These concerns were expressed last weekend at the annual lecture of the Nigerian Society of Engineers ...

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Architects Council gets Government support

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 49-member team for the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), with a promise to provide necessary guidance and support towards promoting the development and growth of architectural profession in the country. Minister, Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi who inaugurated the council in Abuja, last week, said the new council has qualified ...

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HOUSING: FMBN gets 10,596 applications for N48b NHF Loan

IN a fresh move to provide housing for Nigerians, the apex mortgage institution – Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria [FMBN] plans to provide National Housing Fund (NHF) loan to 10,596 applicants, worth about N48 billion. FMBN Managing Director, Mr. Gimba Ya’u Kumo, announced the new funding last week during the NDIC year 2014 Sensitization Workshop for operators of Primary Mortgage ...

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Synagogue Collapse: Lagos To Engage Professional Building Inspectors

Professionals Calls For Synergy Among Professional Groups Against Building Collapse

Following the collapse of the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and other incidents of building collapse in the state, the Lagos State Building Control Agency has disclosed plans to engage approved building inspectors. The inspectors, according to the General Manager, LASBCA, Mrs. Abimbola Animashaun, will ensure that residents of the state complied with building regulations. “One thing ...

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Save Souls From Perishing, Pass The National Building Code – CORBON

The Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria has asked the National Assembly to pass the bill for the enforcement of the Nigerian National Building Code, and they want it done urgently. CORBON, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Prof. Kabir Bala, said the loss of lives through building collapse had become a national embarrassment due to failure of infrastructure, ...

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Committee submits Housing Survey Report

Eager to reposition the housing industry and increase activities in the sector, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development may soon begin the implementation of its report on Land Verification, the 10,000 houses project and housing Survey. The Minister in Charge of the ministry, Mrs. Eyakenyi Akon last week received interim report of the three ministerial committees that was ...

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N3.2Trn to be generated from Abuja Land Swap Investment – FCT Minister

Lugbe Project

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed has disclosed that with the successful implementation of the on-going Abuja Land Swap Initiative, over N3.2 trillion secondary investment is expected to be generated for the Federal Capital Territory. Speaking while receiving the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), led by its President, Ademola ...

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