Ministry partners universities to boost water sector performance
IN an effort to reposition the sector for effective service delivery to the populace, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources has entered into partnership with six federal universities from different geopolitical zones in the country.
Eight banks get approval for N10b mortgage refinancing loan
HISTORY of some sort will be made this month, following plans by the Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC) to provide its first tranche of refinancing for existing mortgage loans in the market, totaling about N10 billion, which will deepen affordable housing processes, especially for first time buyers.
TUC, Rock of Ages in 100,000-unit workers’ estates
A PRIVATE property firm, Rock of Ages Properties Limited has unveiled plans to develop about 100, 000 housing units for workers in the country
Stanley, AFB Furniture showcase innovative building materials
REAL estate industry in Nigeria is increasingly being enhanced as a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions, Stanley Security has entered into Nigerian market, courtesy of EMEL Group of company, Lagos.
‘New policy needed to boost local materials in housing delivery’
AS a leading real estate development firm, UACN Property Development Company Plc (UPDC) kicks off the construction of another residential estate in Lagos, James Pinnock Place Phase III, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has called on governments to evolve policies that would boost local building materials in country.
Kano State pledges to engage quantity surveyors
IN a bid to instill professionalism and reduce cost in construction works, Kano state government has promised to engage quantity surveyors in all its major projects.
Ogun releases new land titles under homeowners’ scheme
IN line with the Ogun State’s Government to increase homeowners with valid titles within its shore, a total of 1,000 certificates of occupancy (CofO) and building plan approvals, were last week at Abeokuta, issued and presented to residential property owners under its Homeownership Scheme. The gesture, though not the first since the government commenced the…
‘Human-induced climate change, a scientific reality,’ world leaders declare in The Vatican
WORLD leaders meeting at the Vatican for a conference on climate change have issued a final statement, declaring that “human-induced climate change is a scientific reality” and “its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity.” T he statement says that humans have the technological and financial means, and the know-how, to combat…
Onaiyekan urges industrialised world to take lead in tackling emissions
THE Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, said the industrialized world needs to take the lead in tackling carbon emissions, and not try to force poorer countries to “stay where they are.” The Cardinal was speaking on Tuesday on the sidelines of a workshop on climate change being held at the Vatican. “The rich countries…
Lagos climate summit seeks creation of Green Fund
LIKE in other countries, stakeholders, who met at the just concluded 7th Climate Change Summit, organised by the Lagos State government has called for a need to create a Green Fund Initiative for the state. This was part of the 24-point recommendations reached during the conference. Although, it was reiterated that climate change was a…