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akon-eyakenyi
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…
MKO-1
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…
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…

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