Displaced Otodo Gbame residents storm governor’s office

According to The Guardian, there was a mild drama at the Lagos State House, Alausa, yesterday, as hundreds of displaced residents of Otodo Gbame community forcibly stormed the seat of power in protest against the destruction of their homes. The protesters, who paralysed activities at the state house for about two hours, were prevented and […]

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China Railway Construction Corporation to build varsity in Nigeria

According to Vanguard, China Railway Construction Corporation, CRCC, Limited, yesterday, said it had concluded plans to build a university in Nigeria, with 90 per cent staff being Nigerians. Speaking during an interactive session with Nigerian journalists, at CRCC headquarters, in Beijing, Executive President, Cao Baogang, said Nigeria was China’s most cherished market. He said as part […]

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How Julius Berger saved Nigeria from embarrassment

“Public anxiety was finally allayed on Tuesday April 17, 2017 as the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was reopened for normal operations two days ahead of schedule, beating the six weeks project deadline given by the Federal government to its contractors, Julius Berger Plc.”- The Guardian The Nigerian government, through the Minister of state for […]

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Property value in Abuja, Lagos low-income areas drops

Recent hopes of a rebound in property investors’ sentiment were dashed last week, when an independent organisation’s house prices index suggest that demand is being affected by recession in most of the areas in Abuja and Lagos. New figures from Roland Igbinoba House Price Index (RI Index) show that in Lagos low-income areas, prices of five […]

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Euphoria as Ambode lightens up Epe Township newly reconstructed roads

As the ongoing rehabilitation of roads embarked upon by the Lagos State government is gathering momentum, with facilities that include street lights, tree planting going on pari-passu with the construction activities, residents are urged to protect the infrastructure. Commenting on the project, the traditional ruler of Epe community, the Oloja of Epeland, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, […]

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Megacity challenges: Surveyors urge Lagos to sustain updating of mapping

To ensure that measures on combating the challenges associated with Lagos State as a megacity are sustained, the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Lagos Branch, has called on the state government to regularly update its mapping. Speaking at a press briefing at the institution’s Alausa, Ikeja office last week, NIS Chairman, Mr Gbenga Alara, noted […]

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Construction of Lagos-Ibadan rail begins April 14

According to The Guardian, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) Fidet Okhiria, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos and advised those who had encroached on corporation’s land to vacate, to avoid their property being destroyed by bulldozers during construction of Lagos-Ibadan rail. According to Okhiria, those […]

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‘FMBN, REDAN, Shelter Afrique to create $2b affordable housing fund’

“Some stakeholders have agreed to pool resources to tackle the housing problem headlong. This is by ensuring  improved access to credit facility and reducing development costs for low-income housing.”- The Nation The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) and a pan-African finance institution, Shelter Afrique have joined forces […]

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How Nigeria can curb building collapse, road failure challenges

“The growing incidences of building collapse in Nigeria in the last 25 years have assumed a very worrisome dimension as many lives are lost and huge investments wasted.”- Leadership Several causes of building failure have been attributed to either natural or man-made phenomena. Surveys carried out have shown that the use of substandard building materials, […]

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Post-Otodo Gbame: Nigeria desperately needs cheaper housing solutions

“Everything wrong with Lagos state government’s recent clearance of the riverside community, Otodo Gbame, can be summarised in one sentence – Nigeria does not know how to build houses cheaply.”- The Guardian There is nothing strange about clearing slums and there are very good reasons to do so. President Truman’s 1949 Housing Act provided $1bn […]

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