Thursday August 21st, 2014
Thursday August 21st, 2014
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Inflows into emerging markets decline to $1.8bn– Rencap

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The inflows into the Emerging Market (EM) funds slowed further, to $1.8billion for the second successive week, as positive flows into Global Emerging Market, GEM funds declined, according to report by Renaissance Capital, Rencap.

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Gbagi: Real estate mogul

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Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, former minister of states, Education, no doubt, is one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria without taking any loan from any bank in the world.

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Lagos to sustain all-year round de-flooding programme

  /   in Homes & Property 12:28 am   /   Comments

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Lagos residents have been assured by the state government that it would intensify and sustain its all-year round de-flooding programme consisting of pre-rain, mid-rain and post-rain strategies to provide relief measures this rainy season.

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Nigerite partners Lagos on skills acquisition, capacity building

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Nigerite Limited, a Lagos-based complete building solutions company, has justified its partnership with the Lagos State government on enterprise development projects, saying it is motivated by the need to encourage skills acquisition and capacity building.

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New Adiyan waterworks targets 733 gallons daily

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Water vendors (Mairuwa) at work. Pics: Biodun Ogunleye

Due to increased demand for water consumption in Lagos State, the government has approved an ambitious plans to commence the construction of Adiyan Water Works Phase II. When completed, it will double the existing 70 million and bring the water work to 140 million gallons per day.

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FG tackles 17m housing deficit with 10,000 units

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Eight months ago, during the launch of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinancing Company, NMRC, the President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan promised to provide affordable housing to the millions of homeless Nigerians by the end of the second quarter of the year.

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We are responding well to increasing housing demands —Fashola

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Fashola

As the commercial hub of the country, the demand for housing in Lagos is ever increasing. This is mainly due to continuous influx of people into the nation’s commercial capital on a daily basis. These immigrants whose main reason for coming to Lagos is to seek greener pastures, however end up residing in the city that is already over congested.

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Kogi to build $85bn municipal solid waste recycling plant

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The Kogi State government last week, unveiled plans to build a solid waste recycling plant worth $85 billion to help curtail the myriad of environmental challenges facing the state.

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UPDC redefines Calabar landscape with 200-unit Golf Estate

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The UACN Property Development Company, UPDC has flagged off the construction of a 200 housing estate in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. Christened Calabar Golf Estate, the project is being executed in partnership with Cross River State Government.

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Bad roads: Lagos replies critics

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By Kingsley Adcgboye Reacting to the view held by most Lagos residents that roads in the metropolis are in deplorable conditions due to neglect, the Lagos State government last week, insisted that it has delivered on its promise to provide good roads infrastructure. In fact, the Statc claimed that it has done more than all

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BCPG adopts grassroots approach to stem rise in building collapse

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The collapsed shopping mall

Worried by the rising wave of building collapse across the country, pressure group – Building Collapse Prevention Guild, BCPG, has adopted a grass root measure to check the increasing occurrence of buildings collapse in the country.

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100 exhibitors expected at BUILDMACEX Nigeria 2014

  /   in Homes & Property 12:09 am   /   Comments

Poised to tackle the rising wave of building collapse as well as generate a forum to uplift the building sector in Nigeria, Atlantic Exhibition Nigeria Limited, AENL, Lagos, has unveiled plans to bring together over 100 local and international exhibitors to showcase modern building construction machinery.

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Oil spills, gas flaring, desertification top Nigeria’s environmental challenges

  /   in Homes & Property 12:48 am   /   Comments

• A gas flare site in Niger Delta

With the coming on board of the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, and her familiarisation tour of parastatals and agencies under the Ministry, expectations are high that the new Minister will take concrete steps to address the daunting challenges facing the Ministry and the Nigerian Environment.

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Nigerian cost experts propose measures to stem housing crisis

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Housing Estate in Lagos

Whereas mortgage finance contributes between 50 and 80 percent to the gross domestic product, GDP, of European countries and the United States of America, it (mortgage finance) contributes less than one percent of Nigeria’s GDP. In fact, only about five percent of the 13.7 million housing units in Nigeria are financed with mortgages.

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APWEN, Unilever broker partnership to enhance status of female engineers

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Determined to take professional women engineers in Nigeria to greater heights, the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, APWEN, has brokered a partnership deal that would ensure placements of upcoming female engineers in manufacturing companies when they need to undergo internship in engineering.

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FG is working on 184 road projects – Onolememen

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The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works, is currently executing 184 road contracts across the the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

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Experts demand inauguration of the National Council on Public Procurement

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Bomb scare in Abuja as AGF, workers scamper for safety

Piqued by the inability of the Federal Government to constitute and inaugurate the National Council on Public Procurement, seven years after the Act was signed into law, Nigerian quantity surveyors have called for the immediate inauguration of the Council as stipulated by the procurement legislation.

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Firm introduces scientific approach to roof restoration

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Roof repairs in progress

Home owners having problems of dirt or leakage with their roofs, can now heave a sigh of relief. This is because of the introduction of a scientific approach to roofing by Messrs Plus Word Roofing.

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Environmental monsters starring at Minister of Environment

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*Gas flare

With the coming on board of the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, and her familiarisation tour of parastatals and agencies under the Ministry, expectations are high that the new Minister will take concrete steps to address the daunting challenges facing the Ministry and the Nigerian Environment.

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Adopt Jakande’s housing model, quantity surveyors task FG, states

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One of the buildings in Festac town

By JUDE NJOKU & CHRIS OCHAYI Thirty-one years after Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande left office as the first civilian governor of Lagos State, his legacies in the housing sector are still speaking for him. Although most of the houses built by Jakande are today in distressed conditions due mainly to lack of maintenance culture, they

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Block makers in Kaduna, Kano laud SON on cement classification

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Block makers in the northern parts of the country have complied with the directive of the Standard Organization of Nigeria, SON on classification of cement grades and usages. Speaking during a sensitisation seminar organised by Dangote Cement Plc, the block makers said that most of them now use 42.5R for making blocks.

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Engineers kick against non-utilisation of indigenous experts, corruption

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NIGERIA can only attain economic and industrial development like China and other developed countries when the Nigerian Government begins to involve indigenous engineers in running the country’s economy. Besides, the government must also kick out corruption in the system.

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IFC invests $9.5m in Abuja shopping mall

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INTERNATIONAL Finance Corporation,IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $9.5 million (United States Dollars) investment in Jabi Lake Mall located in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. The investment is borne out of the huge demand for modern business infrastructure and retail space in FCT.

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Built environment experts back Confab to expunge land use act from Constitution

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*One of the parcels of land in dispute

AS the National Conference votes this week on whether the contentious 1978 Land Use Act which was allegedly ‘smuggled’ into the 1999 Nigerian Constitution by the military junta led by General Olusegun Obasanjo rtd, should be expunged from the statute books or retained, built environment experts have called on delegates to the conference to vote in favour of its expurgation.

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Engineers kick against non-utilisation of indigenous experts, corruption

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NIGERIA can only attain economic and industrial development like China and other developed countries when the Nigerian Government begins to involve indigenous engineers in running the country’s economy. Besides, the government must also kick out corruption in the system.

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‘Get Katsina property at half price’

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A Housing Estates in Lagos

In Katsina State, there is a strategy in place by the state government to bring housing within the reach of the common man. The strategy is to build houses and sell to people at half price. The General Manager of Katsina State Housing Authority, Alhaji Surajo Aminu Makera, speaks more on the strategy in this interview.

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IFC invests 9.5 million US dollars in Abuja shopping mall

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INTERNATIONAL Finance Corporation,IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $9.5 million (United States Dollars) investment in Jabi Lake Mall located in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. The investment is borne out of the huge demand for modern business infrastructure and retail space in FCT.

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World Bank commits $564.5million to Nigeria’s road infrastructure

  /   in Homes & Property 12:58 am   /   Comments

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In an attempt to improve the nation’s ailing roads infrastructure, the World Bank said that it has committed a total of $564.5million to the country’s road infrastructure projects. The bank did not state the period during which the investment was made. On the negative side, the World Bank predicted a more than100 percent rise in deaths from road accident in Africa, from an annual estimate of 200,000 persons to 500,000, unless concrete steps are taken to avert the doom.

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Climate Change: North East governors, emirs embrace GGW

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By Funmi Olasupo GOVERNORS of the North   East geo-political zones have thrown their full weight behind the Federal Governments’ Great Green Wall project aimed at afforestating eleven frontline states currently ravaged by desertification. The Governors represented Dr. Abdulazez Shettima of Zamfara State and Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State, weekend affirmed their support for the project.

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Adaptation not mitigation key to solving climate change —Omojola

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IN celebration of the 2014 United Nations World Environment Day, Professor Ademola Omojola of Geography Department, University of Lagos, lectured on the theme; Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level at the University of Lagos, Akoka.

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Firm test-runs new home ownership concept with 100-unit estate

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GRAN Imperio Group, GIG, promoters of upscale affordable homes has launched a new concept for home ownership. The concept which is known as essential homes, will offer ‘clean and comfortable homes’ to prospective individual home owners and corporate organisations.

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The Niger story of housing without tears

  /   in Homes & Property 12:06 am   /   Comments

Gov. Aliyu

Before the advent of the Muazu Babangida Aliyu administration in 2007, affordable housing was not within the reach of the common man in Niger State.

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