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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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NIOB demand National Building Code

Members of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) have reiterated its call to the Federal authority to promulgate a law to enforce the National Building Code. NIOB in a communiqué after its 44th Annual General Meeting/Conference at the Bovina View International Hotel, Ilorin, Kwara State, recently said professionals in the building industry should put social, environmental and economic sustainability of ...

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FMBN, Chinese Bank Come To Nigeria’s Rescue Over Housing Deficit

A new rapprochement is already evolving between the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria and the Industrial/Commercial Bank of China, as the latter has promised to bring in funds in form of Foreign Direct Investment to assist the FMBN FMBN in addressing the nation’s housing deficit. Recently, the Federal Government had said it had commenced discussion with China Export and Credit ...

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REVEALED: Why Buildings Collapse In Nigeria

Building Collapse Prevention

The Technical Services Engineer of United Cement Company of Nigeria, Mr. Bukola Adebisi (UNICEM) has said that the incessant building collapse in the country is not caused by cement but by activities of people in the informal sector as everybody now parade themselves as engineer with formal or informal training. He also lauded the federal government for providing a conducive ...

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20,000 Housing Units Provided By FRSC For Its Personnel

Federal Road Safety Corps has concluded plans to construct 20,000 housing units across the country for its personnel under a housing scheme tagged “Vision 20,000 housing project.” Making the disclosure recently, while receiving the management team of the Federal Mortgage Bank, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, reiterated that the housing initiative was informed by the need to provide the required ...

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