Sunday November 23rd, 2014
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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-resort

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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Propertygate partners residents to construct community road

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Propertygate

A LAGOS-based real estate development and investment firm, Messrs Propertygate Development and Investment Plc and residents of Olusi community in Sangotedo in the Lekki axis of Lagos State, have embarked upon the upgrade of Olusi Street, the road which links Lekki-Epe Expressway to the community.

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FCTA removes bottlenecks in building approvals

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The building

MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed said last week that the Administration approved a total of 69 building plans within an interval of 12 days

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Climate change threatens global health security—UNEP

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THE rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security.

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Structural engineers give recipe to stem collapse of buildings

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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.

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

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*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.

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

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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.

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EU earmarks N210 million water grants to Niger Delta CSOs

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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.

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Developer identifies impediments to speedy housing delivery in Nigeria

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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.

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PMI pledges uninterrupted operations in real estate

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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.

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Experts seek effective use of environment statistics

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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.

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LASBCA boss seeks stakeholders’ cooperation to stem building collapse

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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.

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QSRBN gives FG blueprint to stem corruption in construction industry

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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.

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PMIs pool resources to finance Grand Lake Estate

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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”.

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Quantity Surveyors widen frontiers, explore opportunities in power sector

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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.

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SCOAN building collapse: Builders raise fresh posers

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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.

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