Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
Latest

Structural engineers give recipe to stem collapse of buildings

  /   in Business, Homes & Property 12:59 am   /   Comments

building-collapse2

Deeply worried by ncidents of collapse of buildings across the country the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers, a division if the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE, has called on the three tiers of governments to engage the services of the qualified structural engineers in all their construction projects.

Read More →
Latest

Housing: Give slum dwellers a voice, Ban Ki-Moon tells African leaders

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

*Ajegunle

ABUJA – The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-Moon has called on African leaders and other private institutions to listen to the yearnings of slum dwellers in their countries with a view to meeting their needs and making life more meaningful for them.

Read More →
Latest

FHA’s new towns development initiative to deliver 20,000 houses

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

fha

In furtherance of its drive to provide affordable housing in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA has allocated parcels of land in the city to the Federal Housing Authority, FHA, to enable the housing agency fulfill its mandate of building decent and affordable housing for Nigerians.

Read More →
Latest

EU earmarks N210 million water grants to Niger Delta CSOs

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

naira-Dollar

The European Union has unveiled plans to award N210 million grants to civil society organizations, CSOs and non-government organizations, NGOs for the implementation of community-based actions that will boost sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene services delivery in urban and small towns in five Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Rivers.

Read More →
Latest

Developer identifies impediments to speedy housing delivery in Nigeria

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Jakande-housing

As Nigeria intensifies efforts at bridging her housing deficit, a major player in the real estate sector and Managing Director, Grenadines Homes, Mrs. Noimot Olatunji has called on government at all levels to urgently put measures in place to fast-track timely and cost effective housing delivery in the country by simplifying the approval processes of land titles.

Read More →
Latest

PMI pledges uninterrupted operations in real estate

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

housing

TRUSTBond Mortgage Bank Plc, one of the recapitalised national primary mortgage institutions, PMIs in the country, has assured its shareholders of uninterrupted operations in its real estate activities.

Read More →
Latest

Experts seek effective use of environment statistics

  /   in Homes & Property 1:46 am   /   Comments

The environment  of the people of    Bhuriyabas village in Rajasthan, India.

The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam has charged members of the recently inaugurated National Steering Committee and Technical Committee on Environment Statistics to ensure that Nigeria puts the United Nations revised framework on environment statistics to use in developing the country’s environment.

Read More →
Latest

LASBCA boss seeks stakeholders’ cooperation to stem building collapse

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

building-collapse2

In spite of the efforts of Lagos State Government and other concerned organisations to bring the incidents of building collapse in the state to the barest minimum, occupants of public buildings in (such as Barracks) with structural defects are not cooperating with the government to achieve a building collapse-free state.

Read More →
Latest

QSRBN gives FG blueprint to stem corruption in construction industry

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

anti-corruption

Worried by increasing level of corruption in the construction industry, Nigerian Quantity Surveyors have called on the he Federal Government to set up a Nigerian Construction Industry Transparency Initiative, NCITI to promote probity, accountability and transparency in this construction industry.

Read More →
Latest

PMIs pool resources to finance Grand Lake Estate

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Housing1

Three national primary mortgage institutions, PMIs – Messrs Imperial Homes Mortgage Limited, TrustBond Mortgage Plc and Abbey Mortgage- have concluded plans to come together as a syndicate to finance the development of Grand Lake Estate.a housing project in Ajah area of Lagos.

Read More →
Latest

FG boosts housing stock with 43,126 units in 4 years

  /   in Homes & Property, News   /   Comments

Housing Estate in Lagos

By Jude Njoku & Caleb Ayansina The Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and two of its agencies – the Federal Housing Authority, FHA and the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria FMBN, added 43,126 housing units to the nation’s housing stock between July 2010 and last month. The Minister of Lands, Housing and

Read More →
Latest

London house prices fall in September for first time in 3 years — RICS

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

London house prices fell last month (September) for the first time in more than three years, and prices nationwide showed their smallest increase in 15 months, a major house price survey showed on Thursday.

Read More →
Latest

Nigeria seeks action-oriented new urban agenda to replace Habitat 11

  /   in Homes & Property 2:16 am   /   Comments

economy

NIGERIA has called for a practical, pragmatic and action-oriented new urban agenda that will transcend the Habitat Agenda. The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi who made the call recently at the first preparatory conference for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban development, Habitat 111, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, called for the emergence of “a new Urban Agenda that will exert similar lasting influence, building on agreed relevant international sustainable development goals, and with clear goals, principles and plan of action”. The new agenda will also ensure “that we leave future generations with a prosperous future”.

Read More →
Latest

Quantity Surveyors widen frontiers, explore opportunities in power sector

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Electricity-new

QUANTITY surveying professionals have very critical roles to play in every facet of the power businesses in Nigeria by converting the sectoral aftermaths to opportunities”. This piece of information was given to the construction cost experts by the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Dr Sam Amadi at the 6th annual distinguished lecture organised by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, NIQS, last week.

Read More →
Latest

SCOAN building collapse: Builders raise fresh posers

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

TB Joshua-Synagogue Church

Almost one month after a Guest House at Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun area of Lagos metropolis collapsed, killing over 115 persons and permanently disabling many others, reactions have continued to trail the ugly incident.

Read More →
Latest

Onitsha shopping mall gets 2015 completion deadline

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Willy Obiano

THE multi-million Onitsha shopping mall being promoted by Messrs African Capital Alliance, a private equity investment company in collaboration with the Anambra State Government, has attained a 64 percent completion level and would be ready for commissioning by mid 2015. The project is anchored by Shoprite, the popular South African retail company.

Read More →
Latest

Eyakenyi inaugurates new ARCON board

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

THE reconstituted board of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, ARCON, was last week inaugurated in Abuja by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi who charged the members to check the incursion of quacks into the profession.

Read More →
Latest

Concessionaire appoints consortium of estate firms to market Festac Phase 11

  /   in Homes & Property 12:08 am   /   Comments

A Housing Estates in Lagos

Less than one month after the Federal Government and Messrs New Festac Property Development Company Limited, signed an agreement for the concessioning of the reclamation and infrastructural development of Festac Phase 11 in Lagos, the Concessionaire has appointed a consortium of six estate surveying and valuation firms to oversee the marketing/sales of the multi-billion Naira scheme.

Read More →
Latest

Stakeholders advocate energy-efficient buildings

  /   in Homes & Property 12:59 am   /   Comments

electricity-NIGERIA

Worried by the depletion of the ozone layer which is blamed on the advancement in technology, infrastructure, exponential population growth and other man-made activities, stakeholders in the built environment have advocated greenness to be encouraged in the construction of buildings with designs which will ensure the use of more of day lighting and less wattage of electricity light.

Read More →
Latest

Developer unveils Purplestone Mall

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Purplestone-pix

Driven by the vision to provide first class and affordable housing infra-structure for residential and commercial purposes which will invariably impact on the quality of life of both high and medium income earners, Beverly & Sam Properties, a firm of property developers has developed an ultra modern multi-purpose shopping mall in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Read More →
Latest

FG, developer sign deal on Festac Phase 2

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

One of the buildings in Festac town

A Major milestone in the nation’s housing and urban development sector was recorded last week when the Federal Government and Messrs New Festac Property Development Company Limited, signed an agreement for the concessioning of the reclamation and infrastructure development of Festac Phase Two in Lagos.

Read More →
Latest

FG, stakeholders ratify 30-year roadmap for housing and urban sector

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

housing

It was unarguably the greatest assemblage of built environment experts in the country in the recent past. The setting was a two-day stakeholders workshop to validate the draft roadmap that would guide activities in the nation’s housing and urban development sector in the next 30 years.

Read More →
Latest

Grenadines Homes unveils Katampe scheme

  /   in Homes & Property 12:34 am   /   Comments

A Housing Estates in Lagos

Grenadines Homes Limited, a leading real estate company in Nigeria, has taken another bold move towards boosting home ownership in Nigeria with the formal commencement of the process for the construction of a new set of homes at Katape in Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Read More →
Latest

FG, developer sign deal on Festac Phase 2

  /   in Homes & Property 12:46 am   /   Comments

One of the buildings in Festac town

A major milestone in the nation’s housing and urban development sector was recorded last week when the Federal Government and Messrs New Festac Property Development Company Limited, signed an agreement for the concessioning of the reclamation and infrastructure development of Festac Phase Two in Lagos.

Read More →
Latest

Stakeholders advocate energy-efficient buildings

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Electricity-new

Worried by the depletion of the ozone layer which is blamed on the advancement in technology, infrastructure, exponential population growth and other man-made activities, stakeholders in the built environment have advocated greenness to be encouraged in the construction of buildings with designs which will ensure the use of more of day lighting and less wattage of electricity light.

Read More →
Latest

Developer unveils Purplestone Mall

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Purplestone-pix

Driven by the vision to provide first class and affordable housing infra-structure for residential and commercial purposes which will invariably impact on the quality of life of both high and medium income earners, Beverly & Sam Properties, a firm of property developers has developed an ultra modern multi-purpose shopping mall in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Read More →
Latest

Dry construction is solution to Nigeria’s housing deficit — Nigerite MD

  /   in Homes & Property 1:12 am   /   Comments

Frank-LE-Bris

Nigerite Limited, a complete building components solution company, has been in the fore front of manufacturing quality building solutions in the Nigerian market. In a bid to expand its market and solidify the company’s pedigree as a complete housing component solution provider, Nigerite introduced dry construction solutions with the belief that this will make housing

Read More →
Latest

Lagos govt commences work on Ago link road

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Failed portion of Ajegunle link road to Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

Enduring Tax payers in Ago area of Isolo Local Development Council in Lagos are watching with optimism as earth movers tear through and excavate the soil while pre- cast drainage are placed to create water ways in an environment known for perennial flooding and failed road.

Read More →
Latest

Rivers govt, firm unveil over 1,200 housing units in P/Harcourt

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

•A residential property in Lekki, Lagos

Rivers state government in conjunction with a private firm has unveiled over 1,200 unit-luxury housing estate called Rainbow World in the garden city of Port Harcourt to address housing deficit in the country.

Read More →
Latest

Kogi govt, developer seal deal on Civil Servants’ Estate

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

*Gov. Wada

Kogi State’s civil servants are on the verge of becoming home owners following a deal between the state government and Messrs Kenmas Properties Development Nigeria Limited under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement to build affordable homes for them.

Read More →
Latest

Firm boost distributors’ outlets with branded stockist kiosks

  /   in Homes & Property   /   Comments

Gooluck Jonathan Estate in Abuja. (Credit Channels)

For easy identification of its dealers’ outlets nationwide, Eternit Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading hosing solution providers has provided its dealers and distributors who form part of its channel members with specially made branded stockist kiosks.

Read More →
Latest

Why we ventured into production of 32.5 grade of cement —Dangote

  /   in Homes & Property 1:22 am   /   Comments

Aliko Dangote

With barely two weeks to the expiration of the 60-day window given by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, to cement manufacturers in the country to comply with the new cement standards, Dangote Cement Company PLC, which has been in the vanguard of the crusade for cement standardization in Nigeria, last week, unveiled plans to launch its own brand of the premium 32.5 cement grade.

Read More →