Experts urge review of national housing policy
WITH 17million deficit in the sector still unmet, experts are calling for a new policy that would speed-up housing delivery through regeneration, and tailored towards effective demand of the nation’s various income classes and economic groups.
Estate surveyors charged to uphold ethical practice
PROFESSIONAL realtors in Nigeria will not stand out and make meaningful impact in either the construction industry or the country at large, if members of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESVs) fail to keep to the ethos of professionalism, Professor Fola Aboaba, has said.
Construction firms begin downsizing over projects’ debt
FRESH facts emerged last week that that construction operatives may have started to downsize their workforce due to the inability of the Federal government to offset a debt of N500 billion owed the industry players.
Investors launch N4b renovation of Enugu Hotel Presidential
A NEW era is dawning on the Coal City, for the Hotel Presidential, with a new plan by a team of private investors to transform the former pride of eastern Nigeria, after Enugu State government granted concession to E-Hospitality Services Limited (EHSL).
Real estate, infrastructure top agenda for facilities management roundtable
IN an effort to stimulate opportunities in real estate and infrastructure sectors that can increase their contributions to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, one of Nigeria’s leading Facilities Management Company, Alpha Mead Facilities and Management Services Limited (AM Facilities) is staging facilities management roundtable on key sectors of the economy.
ACEN, ACAN task govts on foreigners’ incursion, local patronage
TAKING cue from other climes, consultant architects and engineers in Nigeria have decried the influx of foreign professionals into the country, urging governments at all levels to throw their weights behind their regulatory bodies in their bid to sanitise the construction industry.
Tribunal indicts Lagos in building collapse cases
FOR non-availability of persons prosecuted or sanctioned for 135 reported incidents of building collapse in Lagos State between 2007 till last year, the Tribunal of Inquiry set up by the state government has indicted the later for alleged complicity.
Groups raise alarm over deforestation in Cross River
Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, (ERA/FoEN) Dr.Godwin Uyi Ojo, in an inception workshop on “Community Mobilization and Resistance Against Land Grabbing and Transnational Oil Palm Plantations in Cross River State” in Akamkpa on last week by ERA/FoEN-RainForest Resources Development Centre (IDRC), said this massive loss of land is against the recent globally approved land guidelines of 2012, which is intended to protect communities’ right to land and forests.
Cement firm partners microfinance bank on 5,000 new homes quantity
A NEW deal has been sealed between a cement firm, Messrs United Cement Company of Nigeria (UNICEM) and microfinance bank for the building of 5,000 new housing units in the country.
Countries, top insurers team up for climate change resilience
GERMAN Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, unveiled today the new G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance, during a high-level forum attended by, as well as decision-makers from the G7 and developing countries, the insurance industry, academia and civil society.