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Nations, groups launch construction alliance to curb climate change
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Eighteen countries (Austria, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America) and over 60 organisations on Thursday at the UN climate conference (COP21) in Paris launched an unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to speed up and scale up the sector’s huge potential to reduce its emissions and ...

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2016: Amosun promises affordable housing, infrastructure development

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has promised the residents of the state of affordable housing and a spate of infrastructure development schemes under a wider urban renewal programme in 2016. Governor Amosun stated this in Abeokuta while presenting the 2016 Appropriation Bill to the House of Assembly at the Hallow Chamber, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital. He said that ...

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Nothing will stall completion of any Osun project – Aregbesola
Gov.-Rauf-Aregbesola

All ongoing projects, including the mega-schools in Osun are to be completed as scheduled. This was the assurance given by the G‎overnor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, after his assessment tour of the projects at the weekend. A statement by the Bureau of Communication and Strategy, signed by its Director, Semiu Okanlawon, quoted the governor as stating this during ...

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Why we can’t give mortgage loans to NHF contributors – FMBN
Gimba-Yau-Kumo

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria said on Friday that the monthly contributions to the National Housing Fund (NHF) by civil servants were inadequate to guarantee full and prompt access to the fund by contributors. The FMBN’s Managing Director, Gimba Ya’u Kumo, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. Kumo urged the Federal Government to intervene ...

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Affordable, green housing designer may be decorated
Passive House Prototype

A recently built supposedly affordable and green housing project in Nigeria located in Igbo-Etche, Port Harcourt in Rivers State has been completed, and the first families have moved in. The Passive House Prototype eco-village, built by Comprehensive Design Services and CAP Consultants, led by Chinwe Ohajuruka (and her team, with Omie Ben-Kalio and Michael Ukpeh) is now fully functioning. The ...

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Ogun warns against unauthorised sale of its land
Ibikunle-Amosun

The Ogun State Housing Corporation has warned members of the public to desist from unauthorised buying and selling of its landed properties or putting up buildings on any of its estates without approval. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Corporation, Mr Akindipupo Enilolobo, who gave the note of warning, said that the development became necessary to put an end ...

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Centenary City’s ‘Address Resorts’ to redefine Abuja skyline
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The Abuja skyline and indeed the Nigerian property market is poised for a remarkable transformation as construction gets underway for “The Address Hotels + Resorts” in Abuja, by Eagle Hills, a global developer of iconic real estate assets. It is a core component of the Abuja Centenary City, “A city within a city” and designed as a new social and ...

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Ogun, Shelter Afrique to build N2bn homes for workers

As part of government’s effort to provide affordable housing units, the Ogun State Housing Corporation in collaboration with Shelter Afrique has concluded plans to provide a housing estate valued at N2 billion. The estate, which will be located at Kemta-Idi-Aba in Abeokuta, will house civil servants who are contributors to the National Housing Fund Scheme. The Corporation’s general manager, Arc. Jumoke ...

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Facility manager charges colleagues to drive real estate sector
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As the real estate industry in Nigeria braces up for more contribution to the nation economy, managing director of Alpha Mead Facility & Management Services Ltd. (or AMFacilities), Femi Akintunde, has charged facility managers in the country to position themselves as key drivers of the real estate sector. Akintunde made this statement at the fourth edition of the Nigerian Facility Management ...

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Sola Fatoki: Need for stable, enduring housing policy
Estate

Lagos-based estate valuer and legal practitioner, Solomon Olusola Fatoki, in this presentation a couple of weeks ago at a meeting of Archivers’ Table of Ikeja Club, examines the role of housing in national development, calling for a stable and enduring policy to address inherent challenges Next to food, clothing and security, housing is the next basic need to human beings ...

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