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Minister unveils road map for affordable housing in Nigeria

Minister unveils road map for affordable housing in Nigeria

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos The housing sector is poised to witness a massive turn around, especially in the area of mass housing, if the words of the minister…

Climate adaptation: Groups mobilise Ikota community on food production

Climate adaptation: Groups mobilise Ikota community on food production

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos The Ikota community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State has started to embrace urban farming by growing their own vegetables in pots…

‘Tolling Lagos-Ibadan Expressway not ideal’

‘Tolling Lagos-Ibadan Expressway not ideal’

The planned re-introduction of toll collection on some Federal roads in Nigeria (including the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway): A Critical appraisal By Engineer Afolabi Adedeji M.Sc.(Construction Management); FNSE; FCMI; MNIM PREAMBLE Your…

Amendment of Land Use Act vital to housing delivery – Report

Except necessary actions are taken to carry out relevant amendments in the Land Use Act in order to ease the current difficulties in accessing land, the expectations of housing and…

Ogun warns encroachers to stay off acquired land

The Ogun State Government has warned illegal occupiers of its land across the state to desist from operating business and constructing houses on them without proper approval. Chairman, Board of…

REU 2014: Experts brainstorm on untapped opportunities in real estate

REU 2014: Experts  brainstorm on untapped opportunities in real estate

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos It was another gathering of Africa’s major real estate stakeholders, on last week as stakeholders in real estate sector gathered at Real Estate Unite…

Surveyors are under-utilised – Akhigbe

Surveyors are under-utilised – Akhigbe

Barrister Bern Omo Akhigbe is the national President of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS). In this interview with senior editors of Independent Newspapers Limited (INL) at the corporate office…

NIQS seeks opportunities in power sector reforms

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos “It is pertinent to note that quantity surveying professionals have very critical roles to play in every facet of the power businesses thereby converting…

Minister tasks on global preparatory process for Habitat III

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs Akon Eyakenyi, has said that the preparatory process for Habitat III must involve a holistic and objective review of the Habitat…

Rising to the challenges of weather threat

Rising to the challenges of weather threat

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos The rainstorm that damaged various structures in Lagos sometime ago, brought into relevance Alan Paton’s ‘Cry, the beloved country’. A passage in that South…

Erring psp operators would be sanctioned – MD, LAWMA

Erring psp operators would be sanctioned – MD, LAWMA

Managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Ola Oresanya has said that any PSP operator found wanting in the discharge of his responsibility, would be sanctioned in…

There is need to do soil test before construction – Omeife

There is need to do soil test before construction – Omeife

Chuks Omeife is the immediate past president of the Nigerian Institute of Builders (NIOB). In this interview with Senior Correspondent, Dada Jackson, he speaks on the rising incidents of building…

APPSN boss laments underutilization of surveyors

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos Surveying plays an important role in physical planning, defense environmental management and indeed sound economic development of any nation. However, despite the numerous roles…

Ajala-Ijaye failed portion: Not yet Uhuru

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos Motorists and commuters alike who ply the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and who have been groaning as a result of the failed portion at the Abule-Egba…

Experts seek clear policy framework on urban development

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos Unless there is a constitutional amendment to give clear roles to the federal government on the policies and development related to the built environment,…

Revisiting the issue of the Land Use Act

Revisiting the issue of the Land Use Act

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos The controversy trailing the issue of the Land Use Act has continued unabated over the years, hence the outcry by professionals and stakeholders alike…

A new coalition for climate change campaign

A new coalition for climate change campaign

By Augustine Adah Senior Correspondent The recent launch of ‘’We lead You’’, an initiative of about 350 Global Power Shift is a campaign calling on Nigerian leaders to step up…

Fashola commends street sweepers

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos Aware that the 6th annual Street Sweeper’s workshop will be last he would attend in his capacity as the governor of Lagos State, the…

LASG urged to hasten commencement of e-planning approval

By Dada Jackson Senior Correspondent, Lagos  The immediate past chairman of Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), Lagos State chapter, Tpl Bisi Adedire has urged the Lagos state…

Ogun won’t condone environmental depletion – Commissioner

The Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Ayo Olubori says government would not in any way or manner condone industrialists whose activities were posing a threat to the lives of its…

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