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25 Jan 2015
TWENTY-NINE West African communities are in for a fight against drought as an non-governmental organisation, WaterAid has unveiled its plan to support drought-prone communities in proactively managing local water resources needed to prepare for, mitigate against and recover from disaster.    It is expected that with this initiative, there would be significant reduction from around 1,400…
25 Jan 2015
BIO-RESOURCES Development and Conservation Programme (BDCP), has several notable experiences at executing projects on environmental sustainability and sustainable development of the Nigerian ecosystem. Some of the projects stretch to neighbouring West African countries and Guinea Current Large Ecosystem (GCLME) countries. These projects were attracted by BDCP and funds provided by the donor agencies were augmented…
Cement
18 Jan 2015
WHAT started as a mild disagreement following contests for supremacy between major manufacturers of cement product, has assumed a new dimension, as one of the producers, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, now have the leave of the court to commence a committal proceeding against the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).   Specifically, the parties will…
18 Jan 2015
UPHEAVAL may soon be finding its way into the fold of the land surveyors in Nigeria, as both the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) and its regulatory body, Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), appear set for showdown over allegation and counter allegation bothering on induction of new members.   While NIS frowned and decried the…
18 Jan 2015
WRONG description of structure of buildings in Nigeria by a wide spectrum of people is becoming a source of concern among the construction industry professionals, hence, the need to educate and enlighten the public has become imperative, Building Collapse Preventive Guilds in Nigeria has said.   The non-governmental organisation, BCPG, said the step became needful…
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18 Jan 2015
NIGERIA, particularly settlements around the nation’s coastal line, especially, Eti-Osa communities in Lagos risk total submerge, except pragmatic steps are taken by all stakeholders to avert the impending danger of extinction.   The alarm formed the fulcrum of discussion at the 1st Annual Public lecture, organised Eti-Osa Heritage Organisation, an indigenous residents of Eti-Osa Local…
18 Jan 2015
ENVIRONMENT experts have submitted that to achieve a meaningful and sustainable development in Nigeria, be it in the agricultural and other sectors of the economy, there is need to consider long terms interests that preserve the environment rather than short-term interests defined exclusively by profit.    The 13th Chief Shafi Lawal Edu Memorial Lecture organized…
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18 Jan 2015
TO wade off flooding and ensure the protection of their property, some communities have cried to the Lagos State government to see to the completion of the canal project within their locality in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state.   The communities said the call at this time was unavoidable as…
2 May 2010
WITH the indecisive position of the National Assembly on land reform and mortgage sector still caught in the battle for survival, members of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) have urged the government to pursue vigorously a land reform agenda, which will promote registration of titles and review the consent provisions of…
2 May 2010
THE Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in the building industry to come together and fashion out policies and programmes that can aid the provision by government of good quality and affordable homes in Lagos State and Nigeria in general. Governor Raji Fashola, Association of Professionals Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) and other stakeholders, spoke…
2 May 2010
EKITI and Borno State governments have taken a hard stance on illegal tree fellers, who have contributed to deforestation and worsening effects of climate change in the states. In Ekiti State, the State Executive Council has resolved to ensure that culprit in the state are made to face the wrath of the law while tree…
2 May 2010
PIQUED by the non-implementation of the state’s housing policy for workers, Yobe State government has summoned the Commissioner for Housing, Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa, for an explanation.  The scheme is being promoted by the state under the Yobe State Owner Occupier Housing Scheme (YOOHS), which allows 50 percent rebate for workers. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam said the…

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Ms Surah Animashaun, Chairman, Epe Local Government of Lagos State ,on Monday lauded Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the delivery of projects in the area.