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Land Use Charge: The rich in Lagos want to frustrate Ambode’s govt – Tobun

The newly introduced Land Use Charge has generated controversy in recent times. To this end, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Abiodun Tobun representing Epe Constituency I, speaks on the grey areas of the LUC. The lawmaker who is also the adhoc committee chairman on Works and Infrastructure says the bill is not as difficult as people are portraying it, rather, the rich in Lagos are making efforts to frustrate the government of Govenor Akinwunmi Ambode. Excerpts

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Facilities management: Stakeholders brainstorm on positive experiences in post-recession real estate market

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s World Facilities Management Day tomorrow, stakeholders in facilities management sector in the country are expected to gather at a roundtable in Lagos to examine how facilities management plays an integral role in enabling positive experience for all stakeholders in the real estate value chain of facilities management providers, customers, employees, government and others.

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IFMA Nigeria celebrates 2018 World FM Day with Technical students

As part of the strategy for capacity development and the need to inspire the next generation of Facility Managers, the International Facility Management Association, Nigeria Chapter will be celebrating the 2018 World Facility Management Day tomorrow with the students of the Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. The theme for the celebration is: Enabling Positive Experiences: Inspiring the Technical Students for a Better Tomorrow.

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Built environment professionals lament FG’s preference for foreign firms

Professionals in the built environment in the country have been urged to work with the determination to change the odds which have for several years denied them the opportunities to execute major projects and programmes in the country, even as they lamented the Federal Government’s preference for their foreign counterparts for execution of projects.

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Stakeholders inaugurate committee on open defecation, water-borne diseases

Disturbed by the men-ace of open defecation in the country, environment stakeholders last week in Lagos inaugurated National Mirror Committee on Sustainable Non-sewered Sanitation System known as ISO/PC 305 and Community Scale Resource-oriented Sanitation Treatment System known as ISO/PC318, to provide a standard solution to the issue of a sustainable and affordable sanitation that will alleviate the problem of open defecation in Nigeria.

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Building collapse: BCPG canvasses grassroot involvement in stemming menace

The need to involve Lagos residents at the grassroots in the campaign against building collapse, was stressed at the weekend by the Coordinator, Building Collapse and Prevention Guild, BCPG, Ikeja Cell, Mrs. Iyabode Bolarinwa who is a former vice- chairman, Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria, CORBON, the regulatory body of the Nigerian Institute of Building, NIOB.

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Why we use local contractors in road construction — Akwa Ibom Works Commissioner

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-Eyen in this interview explains some issues surrounding the activities of the state government in the past few years with regard to why  the state government is patronising local contractors in road construction and elimination of  middlemen in the payment of compensation to property owners, among others. Excerpts.

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