Monday, 4th December 2023

Urban Development

20 Mar
Given the contribution of surveying profession to infrastructural development, a professor of highways transportation, Olumide Ogundipe, has urged land surveyors to take their rightful place in the comity of professionals involved in the execution of projects.
6 Feb
A team of experts has begun three-year project known as Integrated Deprived Area Mapping (IDEAMAPS) Network in Lagos and Kano. IDEAMAPS network is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to co-design and develop a data sharing ecosystem with diverse partners in Lagos and Kano (Nigeria) and Nairobi (Kenya).
6 Feb
Bacardi in Nigeria, a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited is partnering with a non-profit organisation - HACEY to plant more than 300 trees in Lagos and its environs. The goal of the new programme is to preserve earth’s natural assets and build awareness on how Nigerians can play a key role in building a more sustainable…
30 Jan
The new Lagos rail transportation system, especially the 13-kilometre rail line from Mile 2 to the Marina is expected to shift moderately land use pattern along the corridor.
23 Jan
The Building Collapse and Prevention Guild (BCPG) has reiterated the need for professionals and otherstakeholders to commit more resources towards advocacy and enlightenment of the public on the threat posed by structural failures.
9 Jan
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has flagged off rehabilitation, expansion and upgrade of existing Gombe Regional Water Supply Scheme for the provision of portable water.
12 Dec 2022
The Federal Government in collaboration with United Nations Habitat have concluded arrangements to carry out a comprehensive review of 2012 National Urban Development Policy (NUDP), to boost the built environment after a decade of operation. Besides, they stated that the direction and pattern of growth and development of urban centres in Nigeria have become a…
12 Dec 2022
Lagos State government has decried fraudulent practices in the real estate sector and called for appropriate regulation and enforcement of laws to restore sanity and instill public confidence. The Special Adviser to the Lagos State governor on housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, who spoke at the third Lagos real estate market place conference and exhibitions organised…
5 Dec 2022
The Federal Government plans to complete its N12billion edifice known as National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre in March next year.


3 mins ago
Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani has ordered an immediate investigation into the killing of many villagers following miss target airstrike by the Nigerian Army on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
15 mins ago
  The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has alerted the public to antics of some expelled members of the party trying to discredit its national leader and presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, and Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf. In a statement on Monday by Ladipo Johnson, on behalf of the NNPP National Working…
21 mins ago
At least 57 people were killed and many more were feared trapped under debris following landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in northern Tanzania, the president and officials said on Monday. Torrential downpours at the weekend washed away vehicles and brought down buildings in the hillside town of Katesh, some 300 kilometres (186 miles)…
25 mins ago
In a bid to establish a Regional Electricity Market (REM) within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the ECOWAS Parliament has unanimously approved three draft Community Acts.
27 mins ago
Nepal said Monday that six citizens had been killed while serving as mercenaries in the Russian army and another had been captured in Ukraine, confirming that Nepalis are fighting for Moscow. Kathmandu urged Moscow to stop the use of Nepali mercenaries and send any men serving back home. Nepal's foreign ministry said it had received…
34 mins ago
The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr Abubakar Bichi, has disabused the minds of Nigerians over the controversy surrounding the notion of padding the budget.
37 mins ago
Israeli and Palestinian representatives at the United Nations on Monday traded accusations of "genocide" over the war raging in Gaza, with both sides demanding an international response. Israel's war against Hamas was repeatedly mentioned during an event at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Convention on the…
51 mins ago
As part of the efforts to decongest the Correctional Centres, the Federal Government has settled N52m fines and compensation for 399 inmates at various centres across Kaduna State. Dr Ado Saleh, Comptroller of Correctional Service, Kaduna State, disclosed this during the Inauguration of the initiative at Zaria on Monday. Saleh said, “We are here to…
51 mins ago
Academic activities were on Monday grounded at the University of Calabar, following the students’ protest against the 100 per cent hike in the institution’s tuition fees.
57 mins ago
Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State presented a 2024 budget of N207.8 billion to the House of Assembly on Monday. The budget is made up of N87.25 billion or 42 per cent for recurrent expenditure, and N120.5 billion or 58 per cent for capital expenditure. The first budget in his second tenure, Yahaya tagged the…