Saturday December 20th, 2014
Saturday December 20th, 2014
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UPDC’s Cameron Green redefines architectural landscape of Ikoyi

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Newly Bridge, During the Commissioning of Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge to Commemorate Democracy day in Lagos. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Amidst pomp and pageantry, Nigeria’s leading real estate development and property company, Messrs UACN Property Development Company, UPDC Plc, last week, celebrated the completion of its multi-million Naira Cameron Green Estate located in the highbrow Ikoyi area of Lagos.

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FG repositions FHA, inaugurates new boards for the agency

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By Caleb Ayansina THE Federal Government weekend, inaugurated the Technical Board, TB and Interim Management Board, IMT, of the Federal Housing Authority, FHA, with a charge to turn around the dwindling fortunes of the authority in the next 18 months. The Government said it is dissatisfied with the performance of the agency which has failed

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Quantity Surveyors decry high cost of engineering projects

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The immediate past Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, NIQS, Mr. Olayemi Shonubi has attributed the high cost of procuring civil and heavy engineering projects in Nigeria to the non-utilisation of quantity surveyors who by training are equipped to give value for money on all construction projects. He also blamed the plethora of uncompleted or abandoned projects in the country on the inability of the government and relevant agencies to use the services of construction cost experts.

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Lagos, US firm boost state fire service with multi-million dollars equipment

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*Engulfed building

In a bid to stem the rising rate of inferno in Lagos metropolis, the Lagos state government has boosted its fire service with state-of-the-art equipment worth several million dollars.

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Experts task architects to raise the bar of their practice

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Nigerian architects were last week, tasked to raise their game in order to be more competitive and yet deliver more value to their clients. The charge was given at the second annual ATO lecture in Lagos, by the Principal Partner, ATO Architects, Arc. Ayoola Onajide.

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SRBN inducts 263 quantity surveyors, 34 firms

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Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi has enjoined quantity surveyors to collaborate with other professional in the built environment to take full advantage of ongoing reforms in housing and other sectors of the economy

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Urban renewal: Experts chart the future of geospatial technology

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A forum to showcase the tremendous applicability of geospatial technology in Nigeria and across Africa, organised by Office of the Surveyor-General of Lagos state, has ended in the nation’s commercial capital.

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Housing corporations seek social housing regulatory role for FHA

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Association of Housing Corporations of Nigeria (AHCN) has called on the Federal Government to initiate steps to re-desgnate the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) as National Social Housing Regulatory Authority with a mandate to drive social housing programme in Nigeria.

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Homeowners’ charter: Ogun distributes 5,000 Cs-of-O

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Ogun State government has distributed 5,000 Certificates of Occupancy (C-of-O) and other land title documents to property owners across the state, under its Homeowners’ Charter programme which is aimed at deepening the property market in the state.

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Lagos, US firm boost state fire service with multi-million dollars equipment

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*Fire fighters at Coscharis group company at Kirikiri Industrial estate Mazamaza, Lagos on Thursday,18th of July,2013. Tosin Aladesokun.

Ina bid to stem the rising rate of inferno in Lagos metropolis, the Lagos state government has boosted its fire service with state-of-the-art equipment worth several million dollars.

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Affordable housing: FG woos investors with concessions, waivers

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APPARENTLY worried by the high cost of housing delivery in Nigeria, the Federal Government has begun to woo key players and stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the economy with concessions and waivers that would enable them provide affordable housing to millions of homeless Nigerians.

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Access to electric energy as a right

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VARIOUS international human rights standards recognise a right to an adequate standard of living. These include the standards setting Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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NERC embarks on public consultation on CAPMI

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has embarked on a public consultation and fact finding mission on the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation, CAPMI.

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FG develops policy on management of e-waste

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THE Federal Government has developed a draft policy and strategic plan for the management of electronic waste (e-waste) in the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Mallam at the Consultative Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste in Nigeria held recently in Abuja. The workshop was organised by the United Nation Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and other stakeholders.

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Why FG is relocating Nyanya to Gidan Daya — FCT Minister

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Nyanya … Worst slum in the Nigeria?

MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed said last week that the government is relocating Nyanya, one of the FCT suburbs to Gidan Daya because it has become the most notorious slum in the nation’s capital.

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FCTA awards 34 contracts in a bid to clean up Satellite Towns

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*Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed has awarded contracts to 34 waste management contractors in a bid to give the satellite towns and the six area councils of Abuja, a facelift.

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Julius Berger, Eagle Hills team up to develop Abuja Centenary City

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Model of a house in Maccido Royal Estate, Abuja

Messrs Eagle Hills, the Abu Dhabi-based real estate investment and development company handling the development of Abuja Centenary City, has appointed construction giants, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC as a key collaborator and developer of the multi-billion dollar city.

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ESVARBON will fight quacks to a standstill – Odudu

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The Chairman of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, ESVARBON, Elder William Oruka Odudu last week, presided over the induction of 126 newly registered estate surveyors and valuers, vowing to use everything at his disposal to fight quackery in the profession.

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Succour underway for Nigerian workers

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HOMELESS Nigerian workers in the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja may soon have a cause to smile. The reason is because the multi-billion Naira housing scheme being championed by the workers unions, will soon become a reality.

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FHA partners Abuja traders to boost housing with 5,000 units

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A Housing Estates in Lagos

A novel partnership forged between the Federal Housing Authority, FHA and the National Association of Nigerian Traders, is set to add 5,000 units to the Abuja housing stock. The cooperative scheme which will comprise one, two and three bedroom apartments in blocks of flats, would be sited in Zuba, a suburb of the the Federal Capital Territory.

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Expert seeks practice-oriented engineering training

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Against the backdrop of recurring failures in engineering and architectural projects in the country arising from shoddy jobs by engineers and architects handling the projects, a construction expert, Uwe Erich Halpick wants the country’s educational system to focus more on practicals than the theoretical aspects of education.

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Nigeria’s environment at a cross road – Minister

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Environmental pollution in the Niger Delta

The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Lawrentia Mallam has attributed the unsustainable exploration and exploitation of the Nigeria’s natural resources as the main reason for the plethora of environmental challenges in the country. She listed some of the challenges to include biodiversity loss, deforestation and desertification, erosion and flooding.

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Inagbe Resort redefines real estate with leisure centre

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Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure has redefined real estate development with the construction of a resort and leisure centre at Ilado Island located between Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. The resort was built with indigenous building materials. Built on 300 hectares of prime land on an island which is the ancestral home of the Esinmikan royal family, the resort and leisure centre is an initiative of Gran Imperio Resorts Limited, a subsidiary of a Gran Imperio Group.

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LCCI lauds Dangote Cement on price slash

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The President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Alhaji Remi Bello has lauded Dangote Cement for the slash in cement price. The LCCI boss who spoke at Dangote Industries Limited special day at the just concluded Lagos International Trade Fair, said the gesture would enable many Nigerians desirous of building their own houses to achieve their ambitions.

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Dangote Cement consolidates position, rolls out 32.5 cement

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Aliko Dangote

Dangote Cement Plc last week, consolidated its leadership position as Africa’s largest cement manufacturing company, when it formally introduced the 32.5 grade of cement meant only for plastering, into the Nigerian market.

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Nigeria’s environment at a cross road —Minister

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The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Lawrentia Mallam has attributed the unsustainable exploration and exploitation of the Nigeria’s natural resources as the main reason for the plethora of environmental challenges in the country. She listed some of the challenges to include biodiversity loss, deforestation and desertification, erosion and flooding.

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FHA’s partnership with Abuja traders set to boost housing with 5,000 units

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A novel partnership forged between the Federal Housing Authority, FHA and the National Association of Nigerian Traders, is set to add 5,000 units to the Abuja housing stock. The cooperative scheme which will comprise one, two and three bedroom apartments in blocks of flats, would be sited in Zuba, a suburb of the the Federal Capital Territory.

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Collapsed buildings: Stakeholders demand enforcement of building laws, return of inspectors

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The site of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos.

Against the backdrop of rising incidents of collapsed buildings in Nigeria, stakeholders in the built environment have called for the enforcement of building regulations and the engagement of inspectors to certify buildings under construction. The stakeholders also posited that the menace of building collapse can only be curbed by the collaboration of professionals.

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Lagos unveils draft policy on waste management

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*Once upon a time: Open defecation in Bauchi

THE Lagos State Government has unveiled a draft policy for healthcare waste management to regulate and inculcate best practices on all frontiers. The draft policy which was presented at the just concluded 8th Lagos Healthcare Waste Management Summit was part of the decisions reached at the last summit.

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Standardisation will create global confidence in Nigeria’s goods and services —Odumodu

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The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Dr Joseph Odumodu has called on regulatory agencies in the country to always insist on international standards. They should also have zero tolerance for non-compliance with approved standards.

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Family, Lagos agencies tango over ownership, demolition of 5-storey building

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No. 49 Martins Street: The contentious property.

DESPITE Governor Babatunde Fashola’s alleged order to stop the demolition of a five-storey building located at No. 49, Martins Street, Lagos Island, the demolition of the building belonging to Oluwole, Shitta and Talabi Families continued at the weekend.

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Credible census, elections: Surveyors ask FG to set up mapping commission

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INEC official displays an empty ballot box

APPARENTLY worried by unreliable national census figures and the irregularities that bedevil general elections in the country, the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, NIS has called on the Federal Government to urgently set up a mapping or survey commission.

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