Reps seek review of EIA legislation to tackle impunity in environmental sector
FOLLOWING the poor implementation of environmental legislations in some sectors of the economy, especially, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) law, the House of Representatives Committee on Environment has advocated a review of the environmental legislations in the country, with a view to adequately address the challenges, which conspire to produce deleterious effects on the environment.
African Ministers call for strong universal climate agreement
MINISTERS from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfil Africa’s development aspirations.
Lagos creates new agencies to boost projects’ delivery
SEEKING to instill best practices in project planning and management, Lagos authorities have established two new agencies under the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, which help in improving infrastructure provisions by the incoming administration.
UBA cooperative society battles RCCG over Ogun land
At the moment, the bankers’ cooperative, which is accusing the bank of disobeying court, had commenced a suit pressing a sum of N150 million damages against the church.
Global PFI bags facilities award
The award is recognition of the contribution of the company to the creation and development of the facilities management industry in Africa as well as the quality of service delivery by the company.
Supreme Court endorses joint ownership in Osun land dispute
A DISPUTE over a large parcel of land measuring 133.267 hectares located around Gaa Area, Ile-Oganga River, Osun State has now been resolved as the Supreme Court of Nigeria said that both contenders have right to joint ownership of the property.
UNHABITAT council talks begin as Prepcom II weighs in on new urban agenda
On the heels of PrepCom II meeting, which took the first steps in the creation of a debate and advocacy platform for non-governmental in the process of Habitat III, named the General Assembly of Partners, the 25th session of the Governing Council meeting commenced last week, to finalise the strategic direction and work programme for UN-Habitat.
‘Land banking practice is inimical to cities’ growth, promotes resources under-utilisation’
BASED on the outcomes of my research works, teaching and professional experience I wish to present the following recommendations which I believe will enhance the quality of urban land use planning research and practice. Need for Political Will Those aspiring to rule Nigeria must have a good understanding of the challenges posed by the Nigerian…
‘Govt should make infrastructure a priority’
MOSES OGUNLEYE, a fellow and Principal Partner of MOA Town Planners consultant, is the President of Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON). In this interview with The Guardian’s Emmanuel Badejo, he highlights the need for synergy between infrastructure master plan and physical development plan, including other industry related issues. ANOTHER Federal Executive…
Nigeria gears up for FIABCI World Real Estate Congress
EAGER to assist real estate professionals in improving the quality and competitiveness of their activities by sharing knowledge, information and business opportunities, the Nigerian chapter of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) has concluded plans to send delegates to the 66th World Real Estate Congress holding at One World Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between May 25-31, 2015. FIABCI…