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FG Announces Abolishment of Surface Dressing on Nigerian Roads

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Minister for Works David Umahi has announced the abolishment of surface dressing on Nigeria’s roads. Umahi stated that surface dressing was a serious source of failure of the country’s roads as it makes it easier for water permeating the asphalt as early as two months of job completion. He made disclosure during the flagging-off of the 29th meeting of the National...

Microsoft Shrinks Nigerian Office From Six to Two Floors, Moves More Roles to Kenya

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After laying off half of its workforce in Nigeria, Microsoft will reduce its office space at the Kings Tower building in Ikoyi from six floors to two, suggesting a scaleback in its Nigerian operations. One person with direct knowledge of Microsoft’s business said the global technology company may not renew its tenancy in 2025 when its current agreement runs out.  Organizational and...

FHA Organizes Retreat to Reinvent The Agency For Efficient Delivery

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The Kaduna State Deputy Governor today declared opened a retreat organized by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) in a bid to fashion strategies to reinvent the authority and position it to effectively deliver on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's vision for the housing sector. With the theme "Enhancing the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) for Improved Housing Solutions in the Era of...

Akwa Ibom Defends Plans To Construct 18-Floor Tower In Lagos

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The Akwa Ibom State Government has defended its decision to construct an 18-floor apartment building, Ibom Towers, on Aboyade Cole Street, Lagos, after criticisms from an online publication. The publication questioned the rationale of the proposed building, suggesting the funds should be used to provide food for the people. In response, the government issued a statement saying the project’s objectives and...

Lagos Announces 90-day Repairs, Diversion at Odo Iya Alaro Bridge

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The Lagos State Government says traffic will be diverted at the Odo Iya Alaro Bridge starting July 22.The diversion is to enable emergency repairs of the asphalt pavement and expansion joints of the bridge. The Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. Osiyemi noted that the repairs would be carried out in two...

Lagos Extends Amnesty for Buildings Without Permits

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The Lagos State Government has extended the provision of amnesty for owners and developers of existing buildings without planning approvals in the state by three months.  The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Oluyinka Olumide, disclosed this in Ikeja on Wednesday. He said, “Considering the high rate of applications since the beginning of the amnesty programme, the Lagos State...

The Continent’s Largest Housing and Construction Expo 2024, and Its Diverse Array Of Dignitaries

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The Continent’s Largest Housing and Construction Expo In Abuja, has consistently met the teeming needs of the built industry and the market it serves in every edition. Among the features of the Africa International Housing Show are Product Presentations, Building Technology Exhibitions, home interiors, modern construction equipment, chemicals and paints, mortgage services, housing projects, and interactive forums that brings together...

Lagos Government Issues Flood Alert

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The Lagos State Government has issued an urgent call to action to address the rising threat of flooding, calling for robust flood defenses and a collective commitment to sustainable environmental practices, warning that the state is at a crossroads and faces a growing threat from rising sea levels and flooding. In a statement released on X.com on Thursday, Commissioner for...

Deadly Fire Kills Seven in France

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An apartment building Fire early Thursday killed seven people in the southern French city of Nice and police were investigating the fire as a possible arson, authorities said. The dead include three children – 5, 7 and 10 years old – and a 17-year-old teenager who tried to escape by jumping from a window, they said. The apartment was occupied by...

Housing Minister Commends Nigerian Army Housing Scheme Concept

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Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has commended the Nigerian Army concept for affordable housing provision for its soldiers. Dangiwa made the commendation, Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 when he received Major General Joseph D. Omale, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Army Post Service Housing Development Limited (PSHDL), a subsidiary established to...