August 2011

FMBN Wants Housing Legislations Passed

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has implored the House of Representatives to enact necessary legislations to facilitate the creation of mortgages in Nigeria and consequently increase the rate of housing delivery in the country.

FCT Director, Group Trade Accusations Over Demolition of 172 Houses

Director of Development Control in the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Yusuf Yahaya, has denied allegation of bribery leveled against him over demolition of 172 houses worth about N3.44 billion at the Sunshine Estate in Abuja.

Angola: Vice-President Assesses Works of Fisheries Academy

The vice president of the Republic, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos visited Tuesday the first phase of construction works of fisheries academy in south-western Namibe province, scheduled to be concluded in May 2012.

Angola: Parliament Speaker Meets Kwanza Sul Governor

Issues related to socioeconomic development of Kwanza Sul province were discussed this Tuesday between the Angolan Parliament speaker, António Paulo Kassoma and the local governor, Serafim do Prado.

Rights Group Calls for End to Evictions

Egyptian authorities and political parties must put the rights of the country's 12 million slum-dwellers at the top of their agenda if they are to meet the demands for social justice and human dignity championed during the "25 January Revolution", Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Namibia Builds More Silos

Since the Prime Minister's Office has to purchase food for flood victims, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is constructing silos in Tsandi Constituency in Omusati Region to store grain.

N$900 Million Road Projects Delayed By This Year's Rains

Contractors engaged by the Ministry of Works and Transport in the northern regions say this year's abnormal rains are the primary reason they could not complete projects worth N$900 million.

Tension As 2,000 Families Face Eviction in Kabale

Tension is building in Butare and Remera parishes in Kabale and Kisoro districts after it emerged that over 2,000 families face possible eviction after iron ore investors obtained title deeds for their land without their consent.

Collapsed Building - We Left Last Year After Govt Warning -- Former Resident

President of the ill-fated four-storey building at 1, Shagbemi Street, Isale Eko off Oroyinyin Street has revealed that every resident and shop owner in the collapsed building had been severely warned to leave the house early last year and after a demolition inscription in May this year by Lagos State authorities.

Asaba Airport - Ministry Withholds Contract Payment

The Delta Commissioner for Works, Chief Funkekeme Solomon, has withheld approval of payment for job done at the Asaba airport until after an inspection of the project.

FCT Minister Approves N40 Billion for Contractors

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has directed that the sum of N40 billion be disbursed as payment for contractors' handling various projects in the nation's capital, Abuja.

FMBN Urges Lawmakers to Pass Laws to Boost Housing

Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has implored the House of Representatives to enact necessary laws to facilitate creation of mortgages in Nigeria and consequently increase the rate of housing delivery.

Ensuring Reliable Maintenance of Seaports Roads

The Federal Ministry of Works has recently begun works on the dilapidated Oshodi/Apapa Expressway, the nation's main seaports road after series of media reports and public outcry. However, amidst government's denial, insider information reveals that the work is more of an emergency response than being a permanent solution to the traffic menace on the road, SAMSON ECHENIM writes.

FCT Satellite Towns Still Living in the Dungeon

Any nation without infrastructural facilities denies its citizens certain socio-economic rights, and such a city will suffer setbacks in carrying out its statutory responsibilities. CHIKA OKEKE writes on the absence of amenities in the satellite towns of the capital territory.

NFA to Evict 5,000 in Kiboga

Over 5,000 people are to be evicted from five villages in Kibiga sub-county in Kiboga district, the National Forestry Authority (NFA) has announced.

FG Has No Funds to Repair Seaports Road - Investigation

The end seems not to be in sight for the traffic menace on the Oshodi/Apapa Expressway and Creek Road as investigation by LEADERSHIP SUNDAY reveals that the Federal Government may not have enough funds currently to do a thorough job on the dilapidated roads.

Ndola Stadium Spot-On

THE newly-constructed sports stadium in Ndola has passed the test of providing live broadcast, exceeding expectations of Africa's supreme pay television, Supersport International.

Ondo in N12.5 Billion Road Construction Scheme

In line with its infrastructural development scheme, the Ondo State Government in recent months embarked on a spate of road rehabilitation and construction schemes in various parts of its territory.

CAMS Global to Construct K375 Billion Houses in Lusaka

CAMS Global an international development firm will invest about K375 billion to construct medium to high cost residential houses in Lusaka East and Makeni area to be launched in February next year.

Ruwa Sitting On U.S. $3,5 Million Govt Water Facility

Ruwa Local Board is sitting on a US$3,5 million Government facility to provide water to its residents because of serious infighting over a tender award.

Housing - Mortgage Financier Bemoans Govt's Bureaucracy

Chairman of Trans Atlantic Mortgages Ltd, Ephraim Faloughi, has bemoaned government's bureaucracy to funding of housing, describing it as a challenge plaguing the sector.

Construction of 34 Schools to Begin

The construction of thirty primary schools and four secondary schools sponsored by a group of donors including UNICEF and UNOPS in various locations in the Republic of South Sudan is set to begin next week.

Bomeh Site is an Eyesore to Residents

The ugly scene at the Bomeh dumping site along Bai Bureh Road in the east-end of the city is becoming an eyesore with residents calling on the appropriate authorities to ensure a clean-up of the site to avoid the spread of infectious diseases in that community.

Country Warns Contractor Over Pipeline Project

Rwanda has issued a warning to Tamoil East Africa Ltd (TEAL), for its delay to begin the construction of a pipeline from Eldoret in Kenya to Kigali through Kampala.

Families in Kacyiru, Kimicanga Areas to Be Expropriated

Hundreds of families in Kimicanga and Kacyiru in Gasabo District, Kigali City are set to be expropriated to give way to the implementation of the City Master Plan.

Construction Works for a Centre to Fight Addiction, a Training Centre in Building Professions launched

HM King Mohammed VI laid, on Friday in Marrakech, the foundation stone to build a centre for the fight against addictive behaviours and another centre for vocational training in building professions, to be carried out by the Mohammed V for Solidarity for 25 million dirhams.

Sports Associations House Unveiled

The House of the Sports Associations in Namibe province was inaugurated this Monday by the Angolan vice-president, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

More Groups Call for Director's Prosecution Over Demolition

The Niger-Delta Youth Forum (NDYF) and Greater Love for Widows and Orphans yesterday called for the sack and prosecution of the Director of Development Control Department, Federal Capital Development Authority, over last week's demolition of 172 housing units by officials of the department at Sunshine Estate, Apo II District, Abuja.

Kano - Six Killed, Others Injured in Collapsed Building

Six persons were killed while three others sustained serious injuries following the collapse of a one-storey mud building in Warure ward in Gwale local government area of Kano State.