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NITP: A case for action-oriented agenda in 2017 (2)


“You teach me, I forget. You show me, I remember. You involved me, I understand.”…Edward O. Wilson, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer prize for Non-fiction(NITP:Healthy and pollution-free environment ). Readers are reminded that the first part of this article was published in the Monday, January 2, 2017, edition of EnviroNews an online platform for news on the environment, human ...

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NITP: Time to change rebranding tactics


The above acronym stands for Nigerian Institute of Town Planners. It is a professional association that was established in Nigeria in 1966 as an umbrella organisation for those who have attained the requisite academic qualification and certification in the study of Urban Planning (or Town Planning). Urban Planning is a specialised field of study about how a town or city ...

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Images: Dr Femi Olomola, 21st NITP president, laid to rest

Dr Olomola's children

National President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr Olufemi Amos Olomola, who passed away after a brief illness on the 31st of May 2016 at his residence in Lagos, has been laid to rest. He was the 21st President of the NITP. Dr Olomola was buried on Friday, July 8, 2016 in his home town in Ilesa, ...

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Dr Femi Olomola: Tribute to a quintessential planner

Late Dr Olomola

When on that black Tuesday, May 31, 2016 the sad news of Dr. Femi Olomola’s demise was made public by the matriarch of his nuclear family, his wife of many years, Mrs Kunbi Olomola, a palpable cloud of dejection and sadness enveloped the entire members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) throughout Nigeria. Dr. Olomola until his death ...

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Images: NITP officials mourn late president, visit family


National President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr Olufemi Amos Olomola, passed away after a brief illness on the 31st of May 2016 at his residence in Lagos. He was the 21st President of the NITP. Mourning members of the Management Committee of the NITP on Saturday visited the residence of the late urban planner. Dr Olomola’s widow, ...

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Buhari, at planners’ forum, commits to sustaining key lands, housing policies

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that, in order to grow the sector and harness its potential for sustainable national development, his administration remains committed to sustaining key lands, housing and urban development policies. He listed these to include the Housing Policy, National Urban Development Policy, National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, Vision 20:2020, National Building Code, and the ongoing Medium Term ...

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How the planning profession can resolve its challenges


Permit me to react to a news item published in the recent edition of EnviroNews under its Human Settlement section. The news item was titled: “Tough Hurdles on the Way for Aspiring NITP Fellows.” First, this writer wants to commend the initiative being currently taken by the present leadership of NITP and the elders in the profession to embark on ...

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Femi Olomola: We’ll create millions of job units through LUPAR


Dr Femi Olomola is the 21st President of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP). In this interview with Kayode Aboyeji, he speaks on the implications of the recent United Nations report that projects that Nigeria will be the third largest country by the year 2050, why governments need to budget for planning activities and the plans by his administration to create ...

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Photos: NITP professional development forum in Kaduna


The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) on August 5-6, 2015 in Kaduna held the last leg of its three-phase Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) for the year. Just like those held previously in Port Harcourt (June 18-19) and Ibadan (July 1-2), the two-day Kaduna forum had “Development of a Multi User Template for Land Use Planning and Analysis ...

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Town planners inaugurate 10-man examination board


National President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Dr Femi Olomola, has inaugurated the institute’s Examination Board, which comprises 10 members who are mostly academics. The Board was inaugurated on the Friday, July 31st 2015 in the NITP Board Room of Bawa Bwari House, Abuja with all Management Board members of the Institute in attendance. In his inauguration speech, the ...

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