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Owerri building Collapse: NIOB seeks urgent investigation, prosecution to deter reoccurrence

The Nigerian Institute of Building NIOB, has called for urgent investigation and prosecution of those involved in the recent Owerri building collapse that caused the wanton destruction of property and loss of lives, in order to deter quackery and negligence on building sites in Nigeria.

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Imminent building collapse: LASEMA seals off building, evacuates residents in Lagos Island

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Barely 48 hours after a similar incident occurred, men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, on Sunday, prevented what could have resulted in a building collapse of a three-storey building when they evacuated an unspecified number of residents from a defective building in Lagos Island. Recall that LASEMA had earlier
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Lagos discharges 45 more COVID-19 patients

COVID-19: LASG issues fresh guidelines for operation at construction sites

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Following the sharp rise in the confirmed cases of COVID-19, Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development has released additional guidelines. The guideline was intended to curtail the possibility of continuous spread of the virus on all building construction sites in the state. Commissioner for
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Imo building collapse: ARCON/NIA interim report indicts client, contractor of the project

Imo building collapse: ARCON, NIA interim report indicts client, contractor of the project

By Kingsley Adegboye The joint interim report of the Architects’ Registration Council of Nigeria, ARCON, and the Nigerian Institute of Architects, NIA, on the 8-storey hotel building that that collapsed in Imo, has indicted the developer and contractor handling the multi-billion Naira project. The building, which was under construction along Musa Yar’Adua Drive, Owerri, Imo
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Mortgage and housing sector needs palliatives — Oloko

The mortgage and housing sector needs palliatives, following the global economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the position of mortgage and finance expert, Akintayo Oloko, who said mentioned palliatives and support in the form of intervention funds and reduced transaction costs. Recall that with the pandemic’s effect on nations, businesses and personal
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COVID-19: How global real estate markets are bracing up for impact

By Kingsley Adegboye with Agency report Uncertainty is not good for development. The tide of speculations surrounding possible ill effects of the Covid19 spread is delaying investment decisions across the globe. According to a report by Colliers Research, the decisions over commercial real estate acquisition are expected to be delayed due to Coronavirus scare, especially
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COVID-19 lockdown: Real estate firm gives three-month rent relief to tenants

To cushion the effect of COVID 19 lockdown across the country, Pertinence Group, a real estate firm with penchant for people empowerment, has declared three months free rent for all her tenants nationwide. The rent relief, according to the General Manager, Mr. Jeffrey Ehikioya, in a statement, will cost Pertinence over N2 million. Ehikioya explained
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