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ABUJA — The inspector-general of police (IGP), Usman Baba has said the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is facing a gross housing deficit. According to him, less than 10 percent of its personnel in barracks have proper accommodation. Baba said this on Thursday at the quarter four 2021 public-private partnership units consultative (3PUCF) meeting organised by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in Abuja. Represented by Zanna Ibrahim, deputy inspector-general (DIG), logistics and supply, the IGP...

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ABUJA — Following the incessant building collapse in Nigeria, the Minister of Power, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu has called on engineers in the building sector to be proactive and ensure standard operations in the discharge of their duties. The minister spoke against the backdrop of a recent building collapse in the country during a visit by the Deputy President/President-elect of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr. Gidari-Wudil, in his Office. According to a statement in...

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ABUJA — As a move to facilitate ownership of affordable housing via homeownership and rental schemes in urban and rural areas, the Federal Government has launched an online platform for its national mass housing projects across the states. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing disclosed this at the public launch of the Web portal designed for the sale of the completed mass housing project built by the Ministry across the states of the federation....

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ABUJA — The Federal Government is collaborating with Signature Advisory Limited, a real estate company, to explore the benefits of National Housing Bond to tackle the challenges of funding in housing financing in the country. The plan to explore the National Housing Bond was unfolded on Tuesday in Abuja when the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH) and the Signature Advisory co-hosted the Housing Investment Forum. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that...

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LAGOS — The Lagos State Government says 29 families have submitted samples for DNA to identify bodies evacuated from the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement on Monday that the identification of bodies had continued at the IDH, Yaba, Lagos Mainland. Omotoso said that a committee to supervise the identification and release of the bodies had been set up and comprised of senior...

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LAGOS — Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has debunked a report that the land on which the collapsed 21-storey building was situated belongs to him. Osinbajo declared that he has publicly declared all his assets and has acted to influence any regulatory body on the collapsed building. He disassociated himself from the report published by an online news platform which purported that Osinbajo bought the land in which the collapsed building was built from Michael Ade Ojo,...

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LAGOS — The number of death in the 21-storey building that collapsed on Monday on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi area of Lagos state has increased to 38. Around 2pm on Monday, the building crumbled when workers were on site. It was earlier reported that many people were trapped in the rubble, including the Managing Director, Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr. Femi Osibona, who owned the building. The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim...

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LAGOS — Following the collapse of a 21 story building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the indefinite suspension of the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) Mr. Gbolahan Oki. State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso who announced this in a statement said a help desk is to be set up at the site for people seeking information about their relations who may have been involved in...

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LAGOS — Former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has demanded that officials who failed in their responsibilities to prevent the Ikoyi building from collapsing should be sanctioned. A 21-story building situated along Gerard road in Ikoyi collapsed on Monday afternoon. As at the time of the incident, many workers were trapped inside the building and some feared dead for it was under construction. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Tinubu blamed regulatory failure for...

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GOMBE — Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has hinted that the North East Development Commission (NEDC) is set to build 500 affordable mass housing units in Gombe. The governor who disclosed this at the site on Gombe-Kano road in Gombe metropolis, appealed to NEDC and donor agencies, to take a special look at the state that has turned comforting harbour to many displaced Nigerians in the Northeast. “The safety and immeasurable security situation...

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