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Kenya to partner private landowners on affordable housing

Charles Mwaura

Kenya will partner private landowners to implement a development blueprint on affordable housing, Charles Mwaura, Principal Secretary of the State Department for Housing and Urban Development, said on Friday, February 1, 2019. Charles Mwaura Mwaura said that individuals, who own huge tracts of land, have been invited to become partners in the implementation of the mass housing programme. “We are ...

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Quantity surveyor seeks modernised mud houses

Modernised mud house

The Vice-President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Mr Olayemi Shonubi, on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 urged the Federal Government to encourage researches into the modernisation of mud houses in the country. Modernised mud house Shonubi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the mud could be molded into bricks for the building of modern ...

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Lagos, engineers collaborate on adherence to site safety

Construction site

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), in conjunction with Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), has called for strict adherence to safety measures in civil engineering infrastructure and facilities management. A construction site in Lagos Chairman, Lagos Chapter of NICE, Mrs Omolola Adetona, made the call at a seminar organised in collaboration with the commission in Lagos on Saturday, January ...

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Valuers clamour commitment to professional standards

Charles Oghenero Ebiai

The Abuja Branch of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has called on practitioners to commit to professional standards by ensuring that they carry out their practice in line with the ethics of the profession. Charles Oghenero Ebiai They were also urged to work towards ensuring that the practice is for the betterment of society and advancement ...

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Why construction industry performed poorly in 2018, by builders

Kenneth Nduka

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 blamed the poor performance of the construction industry and its low contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018 on corruption. Mr Kenneth Nduka Assessing the sector, NIOB’s President, Mr Kenneth Nduka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that its performance in 2018 was ...

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Group calls for restructuring of mortgage refinancing company

Babatunde-Fashola

The Housing Development Advocacy Network, an NGO, has called for the restructuring of Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC) to drive needed reforms and strategies in the housing sector. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) The group President, Mr Festus Adebayo, made this known in a statement he signed on Monday, December 31, 2018 and made available ...

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2019: Quantity surveyor canvasses conducive environment for private sector housing

Obafemi Onashile

The Vice-President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Mr Olayemi Shonubi, has appealed to the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for the private sector housing to thrive in 2019. Obafemi Onashile, NIQS President Shonubi made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, December 28, 2018 in Lagos. He noted that the performance ...

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Valuers recommend urban-regeneration scheme to boost housing delivery

Dr Bolarinde Patunola-Ajayi

The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) says Nigeria should adopt the urban-regeneration scheme to boost its housing delivery and overcome its housing deficit. Dr Bolarinde Patunola-Ajayi Its immediate past president, Dr Bolarinde Patunola-Ajayi, made the observation on Friday, December 21, 2018 while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Patunola-Ajayi said that urban regeneration ...

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UK, IFC mobilise $2b to finance green construction

Green building

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the government of the United Kingdom announced on Monday, December 10, 2018 a new partnership to help transform construction markets by crowding in as much as $2 billion in public and private sector financing for certified green buildings in emerging markets. The UK-IFC Market Accelerator for Green Construction Programme will be the first ...

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ITB Nigeria set to obtain ISO Certifications

Trinity Towers

The Lagos-based ITB Nigeria Limited has announced plans to be the first indigenous company to obtain the latest ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System. The company made the announcements at an Essentials of ISO training held recently in Lagos. ITB will also be obtaining certifications in ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental ...

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