Disquiet over work on Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki road

Envisaging their pains when contractor for the reconstruction of Apapa-Oshodi -Oworonshoki -Ojota Expressway commenced work, residents, truck owners and workers list their demands to prevent total shutdown of Apapa area. Dayo Ayeyemi reports   It is no longer news that the Federal Government has started the journey towards finding permanent solution to Apapa gridlock by flagging off the reconstruction of Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota expressway. The Federal Government is doing this project in collaboration with Lagos State government and other stakeholders to reduce anticipated pains associated with the road reconstruction. Most of the…

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Expert to LASG: Update obsolete survey mapping

  Lagos State Government has been urged to commence immediate update of the state’s mapping project to guide development and improve land administration in the state. A former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Peter Nwilo, made this call at the Lagos State Young Surveyors Network’s workshop in Lagos. He said the existing mapping has become obsolete and needs to be updated, adding that Lagos has been blazing the trail while others states are just developing. Nwilo noted that the existing survey mapping in the state was done during the tenure of…

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Oil exploration: Stakeholders seek ecological audit of Lagos

Lagos-Badagry road

To avoid some of the pitfalls of oil exploration activities in the Niger-Delta, experts have advised Lagos State Government on the best international practice to maximise benefits. Dayo Ayeyemi reports     It is on record that Lagos State has for long joined other oil producing states to benefit from the 13 per cent derivation accruing to them, having commenced oil exploration on Aje-Oil Field in Badagry Local Government Areas since 2016. Currently, what most people want to see are the steps taken by the state government and Yinka Folawiyo…

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Mixed feelings trail FG’s housing scorecard

Although the Federal Government said it had housing projects on-going in 34 states of the federation, real estate stakeholders believe the number of houses under construction is a far cry from what is required to bridge Nigeria’s housing deficit. Dayo Ayeyemi reports     Affordable housing advocates and other stakeholders have expressed mixed reactions over achievements of President Mohamadu Buhari in housing sector in the last three and half years. While some applaud the Federal Government for giant steps already taken to bridge Nigeria’s housing deficit of over 17 million…

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Architects explore property cooperatives

  In a bid to enhance home ownership among members, the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Lagos chapter, is initiating cooperative society model to take care of their accommodation needs. Chairman, Fitzgerald Umah, who made this known, said Lagos Architects Property Cooperative (LAPC) has become imperative in order to exploit opportunities of home ownership for its numerous members. Besides, he said it would afford them the opportunity to develop the land allocated to the institute by the Lagos State Government. Speaking at his re-election ceremony, Umar gave assurance that the…

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Plastic pollution raises fresh ecological concern

With tons of plastics littering the Nigerian environment, including seashores and seabed, experts have raised the alarm over looming pollution. Dayo Ayeyemi reports   If the dangerous effects of plastic waste on the environment are anything to go by, no stone must be left unturned to check the menace threatening human survival across Nigeria. From the inner streets to major highways of cities in Nigeria, indiscriminate dumping of plastic objects is becoming rampant. This dangerous waste, which ranges from bottles to electronic, pure waste sachets and polythene bags often used…

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C of O: Infrastructure upgrade stirs controversy

Current urban infrastructure renewal in Nigerian cities, especially Lagos State, has revealed that most property owners in the affected communities do not have Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), leaving them at the mercy of government to either lose or retain their property. DAYO AYEYEMI reports   The current drive for urban infrastructure renewal of cities across Nigeria is gaining momentum at the state government levels across the country. As laudable as this programme is, it is coming with mixed blessings as some individuals and business owners are happy while…

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Architects task govt on affordable housing

  Issues of urban regeneration to architectural designs, smart city, affordable housing and climate change were again brought to the fore by architects and professionals in the property sector last weekend. Dayo Ayeyemi reports Rising from a three-day brainstorming session, Nigerian architects have been tasked to mount pressure on the government to formulate policies and invest in affordable housing estates for low-income earners. Besides, they were also urged to achieve sustainability by incorporating the use of local materials in their projects, as well as engage the government to make it…

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Why real estate market is yet to recover, by facility managers

From residential to commercial, office space and retail mall, there are signs that real estate market is still struggling to recover from the lull, New Telegraph has learnt.   This is evident in low demand for properties, existing vacancy rates, rent service charge defaults and low construction activities in the sector – almost six months after Nigeria came out of one and half years recession.   Group Managing Director, Alpha Mead, Mr. Femi Akintunde, an engineer, sais despite the fact that the market characteristics have been gradually fading away owing…

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NHP: Contractors seek release of budgeted N35bn

Dearth of funds may hinder full implementation of various on-going housing projects in 33 states of the federation under the National Housing   Except the necessary machinery is put in place, attempts by the Federal Government to build affordable housing units in all the states of the federation under its National Housing Programme (NHP) may become another white elephant project.   Despite the readiness of real estate developers, who are government contractors for the project, the latest threat to the initiative is fund, which is not coming as at and…

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