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15 Feb 2015
IN fulfillment of its social responsibility, a leading cement manufacturer, Lafarge Africa Plc has unveiled plan to positively impact on Nigeria’s housing industry, signing last week a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Pan-African housing and development institution Shelter Afrique.  The MoU, it was learnt, is meant to create more housing stocks for the middle…
15 Feb 2015
TWENTY-FIVE luxury homes, occupying a land space of about two and half acres of land located at Michael Ogun Street, within the low-density of Ikeja Government Reserved Area (GRA), packaged as Orchid Court, property of Briscoe Properties Limited (BPL) was last week commissioned.    The tastefully finished homes with only 30 percent yet unsold as…
NIESV-09-02-2015
8 Feb 2015
WITHOUT upgrading the standards of valuation practice in Nigeria to compete with the acceptable codes in the international realm, estate surveyors plying their profession in this country may not be able to adequately compete on the global scene, Chairman, Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, (ESVARBON) Elder William Odudu, has said.   Odudu…
8 Feb 2015
NIGERIAN foremost urban planner, Dr. Femi Olomola, has been entrusted with the leadership of the town planning profession, following his investiture last week, as the 21st President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and inauguration of the National Executive Committee (NEC).   The event held at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Lagos…
Grandlake-09-02-2015
8 Feb 2015
HOPE for significant home ownership in Nigeria brightened last week as a notable primary mortgage institution, Homebase Mortgage Bank Limited joined a consortium to provide over 5,000 housing units, packaged under GrandLake Estate, located at Abraham Adesanya, Lekki-Ajah corridor, in Lagos State.   Prior last week, two national mortgage banks – Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank…
8 Feb 2015
AFTER certifying the completion of a new high-class estate, located within the low-density of Ikeja Government Reserved Area (GRA), in Lagos, Messrs. Briscoe Properties Limited (BPL) has concluded plans to commission the luxurious apartments.   The commissioning of the 25 units of homes christened Orchid Court, which offers elegant apartments built to top unique architectural…
Osibanjo-09-02-2015
8 Feb 2015
AS Nigeria is facing a huge challenge of e-waste accumulation, the federal authorities are seeking the establishment of a pilot project and bigger schemes that will be managed by relevant institutions and private sectors in the country.   The authorities believe that the proposed project will undoubtedly create employment, boast national economy, alleviate poverty, and…
Beyai-09-02-2015
8 Feb 2015
FRESH building blocks were again laid unto the renewable energy / energy sector last week, when the Energy Commission of Nigeria and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled a new project that will promote investment in clean technologies and foster the production, transmission and use of renewable energy at the national and local levels.    Coming under…
NEMA-09-02-2015
8 Feb 2015
AHEAD of the world conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan next month, the Federal government  has kick-started efforts to scale-up of disaster risk reduction.    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is anchoring the moves supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and  a two-day National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Nigeria: Preparing for…
8 Feb 2015
AS Nigeria is facing absence of a policy and legislations to drive renewable energy option, stakeholders have enjoined Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to wake up in its  duty of ensuring that imported renewable energy equipment meet national and international standards.  They also agreed that government and political parties should put in place incentives and…
8 Feb 2015
COUNTRIES began their next round of UN climate change talks yesterday, in Geneva, where they will continue work to advance the draft text of a new, universal climate change agreement which they are due to conclude at the end of this year.   The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action…
City-mall1
8 Feb 2015
AS the upgrading of The City Mall, Onikan, nears completion, high profile companies are already taking tenancy at the Mall. Among the newest tenants are Genesis Cinemas, a leading Nigerian cinema brand, and Playzone, a fast growing family entertainment brand in Nigeria. Both companies recently signed a contract with Ibukun Efuntayo & Company, the property manager of The City Mall, thus confirming their tenancy.  Mr Emmanuel Efuntayo, Principal Consultant,…

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