2018: Real estate negative as road construction steps up

While other sectors of the Nigeria economy are looking up, the real estate is still in recession, no thanks to the National Bureau of Statistics’ 2018 third quarter report. Dayo Ayeyemi reports.   In spite of government’s effort to revamp the economy and promote development in all sectors, the real estate industry’s growth is still negative. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), real estate contracted by -2.68 per cent in third quarter of 2018 as against -3.88 in second quarter. Many factors not limited to paucity…

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Abandoned, forgotten: The story of awaiting trial inmates

Justice delayed is justice denied; justice denied is injustice. This is a popular maxim. But it seems to explain the situation of awaiting trial inmates, who have to fuel prison vehicles to take them to court, writes JULIANA FRANCIS     Nigerians woke up on April 4 to read with shock in some national dailies the death of 32 prison inmates. The death was recorded in just a single prison among the nation’s 244 prisons. The Lagos State Comptroller of Prisons, Mr. Olumide Tinuoye, who disclosed this shocking information, said…

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