AGAINST the backdrop of the difficulties in getting titles to land for real estate development, real estate developers under the aegis of Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, REDAN, have called on the Federal and State governments to simply the process of getting titles to landRead More →
With an estimated 16 million shortfall in the national housing stock, there is need for a radical policy review of the strategies that would accelerate the provision of decent accommodation for affluent and average income earning Nigerians.Read More →
AGainst the backdrop of last week’s threat by a coalition of civil society groups and professional bodies in the construction industry to press for the standardization of cement production and importation because many cement companies allegedly produce the inferior 32,5 grade, built environment experts have called for the enforcement of the use of cement in the right mix to ensure that the rising occurrence of collapsed buildings is stemmed.Read More →
IN a bid to stem the housing deficit in Lagos, the State government last week, formally launched the Lagos State Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme, HOMS with the allotment of 200 housing units of one and two-bedroom types to applicants. The number will increase to 300 and beyond per month as the number of completed homes increase and sustainability guaranteedRead More →
WOrried by the growing rate of homelessness in the country, the managing director of Highpoint Global Reality, Mrs. Imaobong Usoroh, has called on the Federal Government to create a special housing intervention for mortgage banks to provide low interest facilities to property developers and individuals wishing to own propertiesRead More →
THE World Trade Centre in the Federal capital city, Abuja, is unique in many respects. It is the first 25-storey building in the city and located at the Central Business Area, dwarfing all other structures in the city. In this interview the property consultant, Mr. Kenneth Njoku explains the concept behind the complex and what the nation’s economy stands to gain from the Centre.Read More →
Against the backdrop of the proposed phase out of non-degradable plastics in the country, the Association of Table Water Producers, ATWAP has called on the Federal government to establish a dump site where the waste could be processed and recycled.Read More →
ROCK of Ages Properties Limited, a subsidiary of Chicason Group, in collaboration with Trade Union Congress, (the umbrella body for senior public and private sector workers in the country), will on Thursday in Abuja, flag off the construction of 20,000 housing units under the United Workers Housing Scheme. The scheme is targeted at building 100,000 units of affordable housing in all the 36 states and Abuja.Read More →
A 200-member Stakeholders’ Forum to review the 53 year-old master plan of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife in Osun State, was last week, inaugurated by the authorities of the university. The forum has the mandate to expose the extent of existing development and also assess the adequacy and physical condition of residential, academic, commercial and recreational environment.Read More →
THE Association of Aluminum Roofers and Fabricators of Nigeria, AAROFAN, will soon enact a law that would regulates the activities of roofing and fabricating industry in Nigeria. The National President of the Association, Comrade Adeyemi Lukman disclosed this during the inauguration of the national executives of the association in Sapele, Delta State.Read More →
AS Lagos residents await the commencement of allocation of housing units under the Lagos Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme, Lagos HOMS, Governor Babatunde Fashola has said tax card and the temporary resident’s registration card are some of the criteria that would be used for allotment of houses under the Scheme.Read More →
CONSTRUCTION experts who gathered in Lagos last week, have decried the excessive cost of construction in the country. Apart from the high cost of construction, the experts lamented that Nigeria’s construction sector is characterised by prolonged delay in project delivery and poor quality of construction works.Read More →
POOr maintenance culture has often be adduced as the major reason for the collapse of Nigeria’s 195,400 kilometers of roads infrastructure. Against this backdrop, construction experts and cement manufacturers who brainstormed on “Exploring cement based option for sustainable road construction in Nigeria,” about a year ago, canvassed the use of concrete in road pavements in view of its durability and cost-effectiveness.Read More →
The Lagos State Government has approved over N200 million to resettle the former occupants of the site acquired for the construction of 1008 units of flats at Ijora Badia. Governor Babatunde Fashola who disclosed this when he visited the illegal dump site being regenerated by his government promised to resettle the displaced inhabitants of the area.Read More →
THe Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA recently celebrated 17 of its staff members who distinguished themselves in the course of duty. The assessment leading to the awards were made between 2011 and 2013, with awardees cutting across all grade levels and cadre.Read More →
FOREMOST real estate development company, Messrs UACN Property Development Company Plc, has unveiled plans to boost its rich portfolio of real estate development with six new projects commencing simultaneously in five cities across Nigeria this year. The upcoming housing projects include, Olive Court in Agodi G. R. A. Ibadan, Oyo State, The Pinnacle located in Maitama area of F. C. T., Abuja, James Pinnock Place located in Lekki Phase Three, Lagos, The Residences located in Festac, Lagos, Pineville Estate in G. R. A. Asaba, Delta State and Golf Estate, Calabar, Cross River State.Read More →
FOR Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC to realise its vision of becoming the “foremost road maintenance and rehabilitation Agency in Africa”, the Corporation has set new targets aimed at raising the bar of progression in performance for 2014.Read More →
THE Lagos State Government has brought to 180 the number of Parks and Gardens it has completed and handed over to various communities in the state since the inception of the aggressive open space development campaign called “Operation Green Lagos.”, The State last week, commissioned the Oshodi-Heritage Garden, the Dolphin Park and the Alao Aka-Bashorun recreational Park and Garden, bringing the number of such facilities to 180.Read More →
THE Director General, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA, Sir, Peter Idabor, says the enabling laws to regulate the oil industries on matters of oil spill are not strong enough to punish oil spill offenders.
Addressing newsmen at the maiden retreat for the agency’s governing board and management in Abuja, Idabor lamented that this and other challenges were making the agency not to perform optimally.
LAGOS Island Business District was unarguably the toast of property investors and blue chip companies prior to the relocation of the seat of the Federal Government to Abuja in 1991. The movement to Abuja coupled with the dilapidation of existing infrastructure in the Island, led to a mass relocation of many business outfits to more conducive neighbourhoods of Victoria Island and Ikoyi.Read More →
The Federal Government said it expended N98billion on seven major projects including highways and flyovers in Kano State. The government has also assured Nigerians of better roads in 2014.
The Minister Of State For Works, Bashir Yugudu who made this known during the inspection of the N15 billion Kundila Roundabout flyover still under construction in Kano,assured Nigerians of more road projects next year.
Indigenes of Kano State especially those living in and around the Challawa and Sharada Industrial Estate, are now living in fear of a possible outbreak of water borne diseases following the constant pollution of their water source by tannery operators in the state.Read More →
UN-Habitat has launched a new initiative to help the growing number of urban dwellers cope with the rising costs and impacts of natural disasters and man made threats.
From earthquakes and climate- related crises, to political conflict and economic shocks, UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Tool, CRPT will help city officials, urban managers, businesses, and investors, to identify a host of possible risks facing urban areas, and prioritise policies and action plans accordingly.Read More →
Piqued by the high cost of building and construction projects in Nigeria, the Minister overseeing the Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Musa Mohammed Sada, an architect, has challenged the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria, QSRBN to come up with a blueprint on how costs of projects in Nigeria can be reduced to compare favourably with what obtains in other parts of the world.Read More →
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has urged Lagosians to adopt more positive attitude towards public facilities so as to ensure optimal use of resources.Read More →
“Construction in developing countries and its contribution to sustainable development” will form the bedrock of a three-day international conference of the Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, CIB, Working Commission on Construction in developing countries slated for Lagos next month.Read More →
The new President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, NIQS, Alhaji Murtala Muhammad Aliyu has charged members of the Institute to up the ante to ensure that the services they render to their clients meet international benchmarks.Read More →
ABUJA- In a bid to cut down on energy poverty in the country, the Federal Government, has launched the Rural Women Renewable Energy Security, RUWES, initiative.Read More →
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe has summoned the contractors handling the Skill Acquisition Centre in Ikot Nakanda, Cross Rivers State to his office in Abuja to explain the reasons behind the slow pace of work at the site in spite of huge funds committed to the project.Read More →
The Senate has explained the reason for the delay in the passage of Social Housing Bill, saying it was due to further deliberation on some grey areas at the committee level.Read More →
THE Managing Director of Gran Imperio Group, a Lagos-based firm of infrastructure and real estate development, Mr. Adeyeye Ogunwusi said the company ventured into the construction of upscale but affordable housing to bridge the housing gap in the country estimated at 17 million units.Read More →
BARELY one month after his inauguration as the Chairman of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, ESVARBON, Elder William Oruka Odudu presided over the induction of 113 newly registered estate surveyors and valuers, vowing to use everything at his disposal to fight quackery in the profession. He also pledged to double the numerical strength of registered estate surveyors and valuers in the country before the expiration of his tenure in 2016.Read More →