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FG Advised to Introduce Subsidy in Housing, Tax Occupied Property

…As stakeholders propose affordable housing bill to NASS Experts in the housing sector of the nation’s economy at the weekend called on the Federal Government to introduce subsidy in the sector to enable the country achieve the dream of providing affordable housing for the citizenry. They argued that such measure if applied, would not only help greatly in abridging the ...

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The Urban Housing Crisis in Nigeria

urban housing crisis in Nigeria

Housing is a basic necessity of life without prejudice for economic condition. In spite of this, suffice to say that an urban housing crisis exists in Nigeria, not forgetting the fact that housing problem is universal. In this article we take a look at the urban housing crisis in Nigeria One of the basic needs of man is shelter and ...

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The Formation of Slums in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

slum formation

The formation of slums in any rapidly urbanizing city is inevitable, just like it’s being witnessed in Lagos state. However the population of slum dwellers can be brought to its barest minimum if the rights steps are taking in the appropriate direction. This article talks about the link between Urbanization and slum formation. There has been evidence of large slum ...

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FHA to partner with UN-HABITAT, others on national housing

FHA to partner with UN-HABITAT, others on national housing

The Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Prof Mohammed Al-Amin has made it known that FHA is to work with other agencies on the development of a national housing profile for the country. The Nation reports that Prof Mohammed Al-Amin, made this known during a visit to the UN-HABITAT Programme Office in Abuja, where he received by its Programme Officer, ...

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The dangers of living in slums

Dangers of living in slums

The dangers of living in slums are innumerable. If left unchecked, it poses an extended risk to the rest of the society. Poverty has long been associated with the rural masses in developing countries, which have rightly been the targets of development and food assistance programs. With the growth of cities, poverty is increasingly becoming visible among city dwellers to ...

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Police To Partner UN Habitat On Low Cost Housing

Police To Partner UN Habitat On Low Cost Housing

The Nigeria Police Force has said that it will partner with the UN Habitat for the provision of low cost housing for its officers. The Force spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Kolawole said that the project which would be ...

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Nigerian most senior diplomat, Oyelaran-Oyeyinka appointed UN-Habitat’s Director Africa

Nigerian most senior diplomat working at the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka has been appointed as the Acting Director, Regional Office for Africa (ROAF), UN-Habitat. The RoAf/ UN-Habitat is currently working in 24 countries in the Africa region (these include: Nigeria, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, ...

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UN-Habitat suggests seven point agenda to transform Nigerian cities

The United Nations Human settlements programme (UN-Habitat) has proposed a seven point housing agenda, and if adopted by the in-coming Buhari administration, this could transform Nigerian cities into functional, productive, equitable, resilient and safe place to live in. The proposed agenda is consistent with research findings and policy advocacy that the agency have pursued over several years, harped on the ...

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