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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…
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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,…
8 Feb 2015
DISAPPOINTED over inability of the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to deliver houses to them, the President, Comrade Abdul Waheed Omar, was ambushed by angry workers last week in Abuja.    The incident occurred at the political debate organized by the congress ahead of the delegates meeting coming up today, where elections for new…
8 Feb 2015
IN attempt to woo prospective buyers that have no opportunity to visit its new town development, the developers of the globally acclaimed project - Eko Atlantic city have released their first mobile app for use on all new generation smart phones and tablets (Android and iOS platforms).      The initiative is to facilitates interactive…
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8 Feb 2015
TO ensure a hitch-free implementation of Ikorodu master plan when it is eventually unveiled, the Lagos State Government last week held a stakeholders’ parley with the land/homeowners and residents living within one of the fastest growing suburb of the state.   The rapport, it was learnt, was one of the strategies the state has chosen…

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