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A Struggle for Shelter in an Urbanizing World

urban housing crisis in Nigeria

Caveat Emptor!…Buyer beware…this house is not for sale…beware of 419. These phrases are commonplace in Nigeria where buyers often times have less information about properties to be acquired. As far as shelter is concerned in Nigeria, it’s the survival of the fittest. One of the critical challenges to sustainable development in the developing countries wherein Nigeria belongs is the lack ...

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REDAN identifies land, finance as major housing challenges

Muhammadu Indimi

“The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has identified land issues and lack of finance as major hindrance to achieving housing for all in the country.”- Business Day Ugochukwu Chime, the President of the association, made the observation on Wednesday at the Building Expo and intensive workshop for real estate developers in Abuja. Chime regretted that there was no ...

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UNDERWATER LIVING: The Future Of Real Estate

underwater living

What if I told you one hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes? The first thing that comes to mind when we hear real estate is apartment complexes and skyscrapers dotting the skyline, brick and mortar coming together to form a solid building where we can put our heads, whether ...

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The Necessity For Affordable Housing

affordable Housing

Nigeria is perhaps the fastest urbanizing country in the African continent. One of the most important challenges facing the country is the provision of affordable housing. In Nigeria, many people always wait with keen interest to listen to budget speech at the beginning of each year. This is for nothing sake, but to hear how much have been allocated to ...

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FCT Minister Advocates For Better But Affordable Shelter

Senate Gives Area Council 3weeks Deadline To Clean Up Abuja

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Bello wants better houses for residents of the territory but he also desires affordable shelter. To achieve this, he called for a multi-disciplinary meeting of all professionals involved in the building industry. Bello made the call while receiving a delegation from the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) led by its ...

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Nigerian Real Estate Sector And Government Control

real estate sector

Since we became a republic, the real estate sector in Nigeria has been fighting for survival. Its stunted growth, development and dwindling fortunes over the years remain a major source of worry. This article aims to address the problems that arise from the role of government in the real estate sector. Real estate has continued to play a significant role ...

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Is Dry Construction The Solution To Housing Deficit?

Housing deficit

The mass housing sector in Nigeria presently suffers from a housing deficit of over 17 million units and the numbers seem not to be heading for a decline anytime soon. This article is a sequel to last week’s article on “The emergence of dry construction in Nigeria“. Did you know that the real traditional African construction is dry? In the ...

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Infrastructure as a real estate entity

The state of infrastructure is an essential framework in assessing and indicating the status of any urban system. The efficiency of any form of human avocation, including metropolitan area, largely depends on the provision of efficient infrastructure and services. It can therefore be concluded that the significance of infrastructure in the proper functioning of an area cannot be over-emphasised. The ...

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