Tuesday April 28th, 2015
Tuesday April 28th, 2015
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Housing microfinance: Panacea for Nigeria’s housing deficit

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Housing microfinance, otherwise known as microfinance for housing or incremental financing, is regarded as the application of a microfinance based approach to housing finance. While the concept ‘housing microfinance’ is relatively new in development circles, the practice is not. Access to housing and access to housing finance by low income earners is a critical development issue facing most countries around the globe. Many households in Africa are unable to access mortgage finance either because it does not exist or because it is inaccessible.

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Nations seeking funds inflow must take care of infrastructure — Ajanlekoko

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Mr. Joseph Olusegun Ajanlekoko is the new President of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy, CASLE.

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Pinnock Beach Estate redefines luxury in Lekki’s waterfront

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The James Pinnock Place, Lekki, Lagos offers an exceptional lifestyle living and doubles as an excellent investment opportunity as the Lekki axis continues its phenomenal development.

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Why 4th Mainland Bridge has to be redesigned by LASG

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Lagos State Government last week gave the reason for altering the design of the much awaited Fourth Mainland Bridge along the Lekki Peninsula. According to the government, the redesign of the bridge component of the 23 kilometres road project became imperative because of the challenges the original design posed for it (government). The bridge itself is about four kilometres.

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Lagos takes stock, prepares for the future

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“In Lagos, we have continued to landscape and beautify hitherto open spaces and loops that were then hideouts for miscreants.

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Experts seek land reforms to make housing provision less cumbersome

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Barely 45 days to the inauguration of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) as Nigeria’s next President, built environment experts have called on the incoming administration to give urgent attention to the provision of infrastructure and housing development.

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Le’ Venue Property repositions to take over real estate industry

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As part of its effort to take over the real estate industry in Nigeria, Le’ Venue Property Development Company Limited, a real estate development and construction firm has completed the registration of contractors, appointed a marketing company and a PR Firm to drive publicity for its numerous real estate developments across Nigeria.

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Firm completes interior design of One Africa Media

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Managing Director, Eezyoffice.com, Mrs. Nwamaka Okoye who disclosed this, said the One Africa Media office project which has been variously described by professionals as refreshing and ingenious was a defining moment in the company’s operations. “When One Africa Media came to us and asked if we could design an aesthetic open space office for their staff of mostly young people in their 20s, we knew we had to come up with something vibrant and authentic.

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Houston EB-5 offers investment opportunity in real estate in US

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3INVEST, a real estate development advocacy firm has struck a partnership deal with Houston EB-5 in order to raise capital for Marlowe in the Houston area of Texas. Houston EB5 is a real estate investment company offering potential investors, the opportunity of investing in real estate development in Houston Texas.

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WaterAid launches campaign on dangers of lack of safe water, sanitation

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WATERAID has launched its new four-year “Healthy Start” campaign showing the devastating impact that a lack of safe water and sanitation has on the health of children in developing countries. The launch which was part of activities to mark the 2015 World Water Day, shows that annually, nearly half a million babies die in the first month of life because they are born into unhygienic conditions and one in five deaths of newborn babies in the developing world are caused by infections strongly linked to dirty water or unhygienic conditions.

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Magodo landlords seek S’Court’s intervention to repossess 549 plots

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Apparently determined to get back their land despite the many challenges confronting the execution of a Supreme Court judgement which ordered the release of 549 plots of landed property in Shangisha-Magodo Town Scheme II in Ikosi-Ketu Local Council Development Area, LCDA in Lagos State, the original owners of the property have begun a new move to repossess their land.

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African leaders plan to take common position at Habitat 111

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Africa will take a common position on the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, (Habitat III) slated to hold in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.

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FCTA hands over 21 hectares of land to Abuja City Centre developers

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MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed has handed over 21 hectares of land in the Central Business District for the N700 billion (about 3.5 billion US Dollars) Abuja City Centre project.

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Real estate: Always the crumbs

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THE real estate sector has taken on the harshest side of the stick for decades. Though very important, it is often the forgotten sector that takes a dismal share after all other sectors have taken their fat portions. It is a paradox of some sorts because real estate which connotes houses, roads and other infrastructural facilities that make modern living worthwhile, ought to be given the priority it rightly deserves because housing follows quickly on the heels of food as the greatest needs of man.

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Real estate firm unveils N500 million cluster housing projects

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Lagos-based real estate and investment company, Messrs Propertygate Development and Investment Plc, has commenced the construction of three housing projects simultaneously in three clusters within a private gated estate along the Lekki Peninsula corridor in Lagos. The projects are part of the company’s efforts to bridge the increasing housing shortfall in the country as well as expand housing market for enhanced contribution to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product.

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Chois Garden estate boosts Lagos housing stock with 324 units

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The housing sector in Lagos State was boosted last week with the injection of 324 units into the market. This followed the formal commissioning of r for affordable housing as the solution for acute housing shortfall in Lagos may have started yielding positive results with the commissioning of Cooperative Home Ownership Incentive Scheme, CHOIS Garden Estate in Abijo in the Ibeju-Lekki Local Council Development Area, LCDA.

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Caressing nature’s gifts in Canalily Place

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The best attributes of nature are coming together in Canalily Place, an exclusive apartment development being berthed on the fascinating stable of Canalily Place Limited with design conceived by sister outfit, Design Union , winner of the International Property Award for Africa Region in 2011. The estate is located on a water-bathed track of land measuring 4,000 square metres within a walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean in Alma Beach adjacent to Lekki Phase I.

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FG pledges to provide unencumbered land to estate developers

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The Federal government has laid the basic building blocks to ensure that the housing and urban development sector become the prime driver of sustainable national development from now till year 2043 and beyond. The building blocks consist of national policies, strategies and plans which have either been put in place or are being finalized for implementation at the three tiers of Government.

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It’s time to buy property in Dubai as prices of apartments drop

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Model of a house in Maccido Royal Estate, Abuja

Dubai: Did you know that if you buy a one-bedroom apartment in Dubai today, you would spend nearly Dh400,000 less than you would about six or seven years ago? Analysts said that if you’re planning to buy an apartment or villa, Dubai’s relatively low property prices, coupled with a slight decline in home loan rates, make 2015 one of the best times in years to invest in real estate.

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UPDC redefines lifestyle with Abuja Pinnacle estate

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The Pinnacle, a residential estate located at Plot 343, Potoka Close, off Madeira Street, in the highbrow Maitama District area in the nation’s Federal capital, Abuja is endowed with a picturesque landscape dotted with ample trees and with lush vegetation. It is on the exclusive stable of UACN Property Development Company, UPDC Plc known for exceptional houses that have redefined lifestyle over the ages

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Reps seek full implementation of Great Green Wall Project •Say it will increase Nigeria’s GDP

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The House of Representatives Committee on Environment has called for stakeholders’ collaboration to ensure the full implementation of the Great Green Wall Program, GGWP because it has the potential of of increasing the country’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP. The Chairman of the Committee, Mrs Uche Ekwunife also called for synergy between stakeholders to ensure the full and successful implementation of the programme in view of its enormous benefits not only to Nigeria but also to the entire West African sub-region.

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Lagos finds solution to Oyan dam flooding

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“I told them then that if you are willing to cooperate with government and pay your taxes, we will not give you a jetty but will build a road with a bridge. It is your right and not a matter of pleading. I told them I would construct a first class bridge that will connect the communities within the area. I am happy that it has become a testimony today,” he said. The State commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Obafemi Hamzat, an engineer, said the road will offer opportunity for a strategic link from Ikorodu Road around Mile 12 that will connect with Lagos Ibadan express way. .

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UPDC redefines lifestyle with Abuja Pinnacle estate

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The Pinnacle, a residential estate located at Plot 343, Potoka Close, off Madeira Street, in the highbrow Maitama District area in the nation’s Federal capital, Abuja is endowed with a picturesque landscape dotted with ample trees and with lush vegetation. It is on the exclusive stable of UACN Property Development Company, UPDC Plc known for exceptional houses that have redefined lifestyle over the ages.

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FG requires $3trn to finance infrastructure master plan

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The National Integrated Infrastructure Master plan will require a total investment of three trillion US dollars over the 30-year period (2013 – 2043). President Goodluck Jonathan who disclosed this at the ground-breaking ceremony for the provision of Engineering Infrastructure in two Sectors of Phase IV (South), Federal Capital City of the Land Swap Districts at Waru District, along Apo Mechanic Village in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

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Lagos finds solution to Oyan dam flooding

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Succour came the way of residents of Maidan, Aina and Agiliti communities in Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area as the state government formally commissioned 3.1 kilometres of road in the area.

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FG requires $3trn to finance infrastructure master plan

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The National Integrated Infrastructure Master plan will require a total investment of three trillion US dollars over the 30-year period (2013 – 2043). President Goodluck Jonathan who disclosed this at the ground-breaking ceremony for the provision of Engineering Infrastructure in two Sectors of Phase IV (South), Federal Capital City of the Land Swap Districts at Waru District, along Apo Mechanic Village in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

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Haven Homes delivers 2015 designs

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After almost a decade of successfully delivering affordable luxury homes, Haven Homes has completed and delivered a brand new set of home designs to subscribers at its Richmond Gate Estate in Lekki.

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FG, developers wrap up plans to develop N700bn Abuja City Centre

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President Goodluck Jonathan will flag-off the development of Abuja City Centre, estimated at $3.5 billion, before May 29, 2015. This assurance was given last week by the Minister, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed when investors in the project made an in-depth presentation to the FCT Administration’s team. He described the project as one of the milestone achievements of the present administration.

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Why we demolished Catholic church’s fence —LASG

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The Lagos state government said last week that the demolition of the fence of St. Peters Claver Catholic Church, in Ajao-Estate was not an attempt to take over anyone’s property. The government claimed that the demolition was based on the overall public interest, as the said wall should not have been annexed in the first place.

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African Environment Ministers meet in Cairo, seek poverty eradication

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Stakes are high for the African Ministerial Conference on Environment, AMCEN which began yesterday in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. AMCEN and African civil society groups expect that the conference will define a concrete blueprint that will guide the continent to discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs to be concluded in New York and Paris climate change conference that is likely to agree on a new climate change agreement, which will come into effect by 2020.

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UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

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UN-Habitat last week, launched call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation.

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Lagos-Badagry expressway: Lagos shifts completion date

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Despite the delay in completing the second phase of the ongoing N220 billion Lagos-Badagry expressway expansion, the Lagos State government last week, reaffirmed its resolve to complete the massive project.

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