The type of material used and the technology employed in the construction of buildings are some of the factors that contribute to climate change, Professor Akaka Zazan Uji of the Department of Architecture in the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, has said.
JAMHURI Day celebrations in Mombasa were marred by youths who demonstrated over demolition of houses in Chaani and others planned for Kwa Bulo area in Kisauni constituency. There was tension as Kisauni MP Hassan Joho who had earlier threatened to publicly denounce and humiliate Coast PC Ernest Munyi made his way to the dais.
HUNDREDS of General Service Unit officers living at Drive-In-Estate along Thika Road risk spending Christmas out in the cold after the High Court ordered the demolition of their 196 maisonettes. The GSU servicemen and hundreds of residents living on adjacent plots are affected by an eviction order issued on November 24, 2011 by Lady Justice Koome. The order will also see the removal of Rafiki Enterprises from the 28-acre piece of land which is owned by Afrison Export Import Limited and Huelands Limited.
KISUMU city council found itself on the spot over its reluctance in relocating the dumpsite with prime minister Raila Odinga terming the dumpsite menace a shame and pointer to the council's poor management. The PM accused the council officers for their lack of commitment towards relocating the current dumpsite away from the city centre.
DORROS Investments has cashed in on Namibia's rail development, partnering with TransNamib and Indian company GPT Infraprojects to establish a factory at Tsumeb to manufacture concrete railway sleepers.
Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) has extended a loan facility of Frw 1.5 billion to Umwarimu, a teacher's cooperative and credit organization, to boost its financial capacity to fund a housing program for its members.
At the height of his power, Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire appeared as if he was in complete control of the country and its people. Yet beneath this veneer lay an ugly reality: Mobutu was entrapped. Having personalized power, or created a myth thereof, evoking his name became a key to unlock access to power, privilege and wealth - but equally a cover for public officials to swindle public resources without taking personal responsibility.
Following its N$127 million request earlier in the year for the building of a new parliament building, the National Assembly (NA), is still waiting for N$500 000 needed to conduct a feasibility study to find out whether the site is feasible.
No fewer than three persons narrowly escaped death, yesterday, when a two-storey building, belonging to The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, located at 7, Afolabi Ground, Obayan Street, Akoka, Lagos, collapsed on workers.
The South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) advised Total Oil Company not to construct oil Pipeline from South Sudan through Uganda to the Port of Kenya without prior approval from the revolutionary forces. The group claimed that the construction of Oil pipeline from South Sudan to Kenya cannot be done without SSLA participation and approval.
The governor of Kuando-Kubango, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira, over the weekend said he hopes that the construction programme of 200 residences in each of the nine districts of the province will soon be a reality, ANGOP has learnt.
Barely 15 days after the collapse of a three-storey building in Ikeja, Lagos, another building collapsed Monday, in Akoka, trapping a yet-to-be indentified person, even as three people were rescued from the rubbles.
OVER 100 SMEs are set to benefit from the construction of factory shells in Hatcliffe Extension. Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony at Pamuzinda Community Centre in Hatcliffe yesterday, Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operatives Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni said most SMEs were struggling financially owing to high rentals.
The Angolan Cabinet Council Monday in Luanda gave the Finance minister green light to negotiate and sign two financial agreements with Luminar Finance LR estimated at Usd 2.5 billion for the construction of projects of public interest and economic houses in all provinces of the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), John Kwao Sackey, has reiterated the government's commitment to provide quality educational infrastructure at all levels of education in the municipality, and the nation at large.
The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is supporting its counterpart in Ghana (Government of Ghana) with funds for the construction of a Community Center Complex for the Chiefs and people of Kumbungu in the Tolon-Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.
CHIKA OKEKE of LEADERSHIP SUNDAY observes that Kabusa, a hidden, but fast growing community in the FCT appears unworried about the administration's impending restoration of the Abuja master plan, unlike other slum settlements already yielding to the plan.
The failed sections on the Benin-Ore portion of the popular Benin-Shagamu express way appear to have received a solution from the government afterall. FRED ITUA who was on that road recently, writes on the new state of the road and presents reactions from Nigerians.