Problems Of Mortgage System In Nigeria

By Andrew Airahuobhor, Lagos With more than 17 million housing deficit in the country, Nigeria’s quest to provide affordable houses for its citizens has continued to face hindrances from the lingering three problems of its mortgage system- title, interest rate and credibility of people. Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Institute of Architects, Samson Akinyosoye, said […]

Terminal Operators To Apply Port Charges On Weekends, Public Holidays

By Andrew Airahuobhor, Lagos   Seaports Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STAON) has said that port operators are bound to apply relevant charges since terminals are open during weekends and public holidays. STOAN said in a statement that ports are essential services obligated to remain open at all times including weekends and public holidays. “24/7 operation […]

Shortage Of Manpower Crippling Environmental Health Sector – Association

President of the Environmental Health Officers Association (EHOA), Yandeh Mairiga has advised the Kaduna State government to recruit more environmental health personnel as shortage of manpower and lack of enabling laws were crippling environmental health sector in the state. Mairiga complained that the state had only 100 certified environmental health officers, a figure he said […]

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Enabling Environment Will Engender Growth In Architecture – Lewis

Ladipo Lewis, the immediate past Lagos State chapter chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), has lamented the dearth of infrastructure, which according to him has subjected the entire profession of architecture to very low output in developments. In this interview with Nkasiobi Oluikpe, he insist that the availability of a single digit interest […]

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SEC Extends Unilever’s Tender Offer As Index Drops 0.22%

By Bamidele Ogunwusi,  Lagos   Unilever Overseas Holdings B.V. (“Unilever Overseas”) has notified The Nigerian Stock Exchange that its ongoing Tender Offer to individual shareholders of Unilever Nigeria Plc (“Unilever Nigeria” or “the Company”) has been extended from June 10, 2015 to June 25, 2015. The Company has obtained approval the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

FG Committed To Environmental Protection – Ministry

With the establishment of various institutions and mechanisms to address specific environmental issues, the Federal Ministry of Environment has stated that it will implement relevant actions to achieve sustainable development and environmental protection in the country. This assurance was given by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Fatima Mede at a symposium organised recently to […]


Nigeria Loses N900b Annually To Foreign Contractors – Omopeloye

With experience spanning across the public and private sector, former national chairman of the Nigeria Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) and MD/CEO of Godspillar Engineering Company Limited, Amos Ade Omopeloye, in this interview with Nkasiobi Oluikpe, narrates that Nigeria loses N900 billion annually to foreign contractors despite having better locally qualified contractors. Excerpts: Since the […]

Front row (from left) Azubuike Unigwe, Tunji Olugbodi, Patunola Ajayi-(NIESV firs vice president), William Odudu, Thomas Audu; back row: Kayode Ogunnubi, Kunle Adedeji-AEAN vice chairman, Chudi Ubosi – AEAN chairman, all participants at the conference

Regulation of estate agency practice, possible – NIESV

By Nkasiobi Oluikpe  – Lagos   The Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has stated that there was an urgent need to fine-tune the estate agents practices and procedures in Nigeria, through the institutionalisation of a professional regulatory body, towards achieving international best practice. This was made known at the first annual conference of […]


Expert seeks govt, private sector partnership to sustain PPP

By Bamidele Ogunwusi / Correspondent, Lagos   Though the renewed drive by the government and private sector in bolstering Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the delivery of infrastructure is gaining prominence but sustaining the process has given rise to many partnerships which have run into trouble. To overcome the problem, the Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Mead […]

Home Charter: Ogun harps on discount, easy documentation

The Ogun State Government has re-echoed the discount rate of the homeowners’ charter initiated by the State Government to bring succour to the citizen of the state through regularization and documentation of their properties. The Special Adviser/Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Adewale Oshinowo, expressed with some people trying to hijack the programme […]