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15 Feb 2015
HOME ownership levels are continuing to drop in many countries despite stable or positive outlooks for most mortgage markets, according to a new global report.     As a result of market dislocations post economic crisis, home ownership levels face challenges as large foreclosure pipelines are expected to displace owners in some countries such as…
15 Feb 2015
CONTRARY to claims that the new city authority in River state refused to issue Certificate of Occupancy to a christian organization - Omega Power Ministries (OPM) in Port Harcourt, the leadership of the agency has denied the allegation.   The administrator of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, Mrs. Aleruchi Cookey-Gam, explained that OPM…
15 Feb 2015
MONTHS after the frame of new structures began to rise over the popular Rainbow Town in Port Harcourt, River state, developers last week, formally unveiled Rainbow World Estate to the subscribers.   The project was showcased during a subscribers forum, organised by the promoters - Rainbow Town Development Limited, to acquaint investors with the current…
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15 Feb 2015
RENEWED efforts at getting the private sector involved in housing delivery appear to be yielding dividend gradually as a new entrant - Bislak Company Limited, announced plans to deliver 320 units of various house types in an estate within the Ogun State corridor.   Tagged ‘Golden Parks estate,’ the scheme is situated in Ota, Agbara…
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15 Feb 2015
WITH an eye on bridging the housing gap, estimated at over 17 million units, the federal authorities last week listed funding and land acquisition as its main challenges in meeting the demands of homeownership in the country.      The minister, Land, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi disclosed that the government has been…
15 Feb 2015
LAGOS-based property development firm, Evangel Properties and AC Yafeng West Africa have signed an agreement to construct 44 units of four bedroom terrace houses in Isheri area of Lagos.   The cost of the estate known as Evangel Estate is estimated at N1.2billion. The estate will be built on two hectares of land, and completion…
15 Feb 2015
A new metropolitan neighbourhood is emerging in the Lekki corridor in Lagos State.   Tagged “Gracefield Phoenix”, the project is located on the lagoon shoreline at the end of Chevron Drive, Lekki, with reclamation work currently on-going.     The promoters - Gravitas Development has hired a team of engineers, consultants and other project partners, in order…
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15 Feb 2015
FUELLED by the need to provide a holistic approach to real estate in the country, frontline facility management firm, Global Property and Facilities International Limited has re-engineered its services, and seeking assemblage of key players in the housing sector to create standards that will regulate and grow the industry.   The firm, which is an…
15 Feb 2015
SUCCOR may soon come the way of civil servants in Delta State, with plans by the government to complete about 150 housing units along Ibusa road, Asaba.   Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan who gave the assurance to civil servants in the state last week during an inspection tour of the government owned 150 housing estate for…
15 Feb 2015
A KEY milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached in Geneva following seven days of negotiations by over 190 nations.    Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the negotiating text for the 2015 agreement. The agreement is set to be reached in Paris at the end of…
15 Feb 2015
A GROUND-breaking report on biodiversity and health, launched today at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health.  The report, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, demonstrates that the relationship between biodiversity and human health is extensive and complex.…
15 Feb 2015
DISTURBED by the continued loss of continent’s hectares of forests, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), has called on African governments, and policy makers to formulate effective policies that support ecological sustainability of equatorial forests, and prevent long-term impoverishment of countries.   The group via its Africa Section of the global professional body dedicated to…

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