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Land Use Act at 40: Time for abrogation

Forty years ago, (precisely March 29, 1978) a tipping point was reached in how land was thenceforth to be owned and administered in both urban and non-urban areas in Nigeria. The Land Use Decree (now Act) of 1978 came into being. Consequent to this Act,

Housing Award: REDAN honours Jakande, Mabogunje, Foundation, others

The Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has honoured Dr Lateef Jakande, Prof. Akin Mabogunje and many others for their immense contributions in the housing sector. The merit award was given to 16 developers in the sector on the sideline of the fifth investiture

The Housing Challenge in Nigeria

The famous Abraham Manslow’s Hierarchy of Needs places shelter as a basic need of every human. In other words without shelter man is less bothered about social activities, self-esteem or any other offerings of the society. If a man wanders all day, at some point

Government must provide infrastructure – Estate Developers

Real Estate Developers are appealing to government to develop the infrastructure needs to enable them easily provide affordable housing. According to them, it is the duty of government to provide the roads, drainage system and other infrastructure needs, since such activities are capital intensive and

China dominates global city rankings for house price growth

Chinese cities recorded the strongest mainstream house price growth in 2017 and seen the biggest rise in the prime property market, new research has found. Price grow by more than 10% in eight Chinese cities in the mainstream market, led by Chongqing with an increase


Barrister Festus Adebayo, is the President of Shelter Rights Initiative and the convener of Abuja International Housing Show. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, He bares his mind on some critical issues in the housing sector. As a Lawyer, what led you into advocacy for

‘ARCON dissolution case: We never took ARCON to court – NIA President

The president of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, NIA, Festus Adibe Njoku, an architect, has disowned recent publications in Nigeria’s newspapers that the institute took its regulatory body, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, ARCON, to court. Making the clarification in Lagos at the weekend, Njoku,


We, the participants of the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum — representing  national, subnational and local governments, parliamentarians, civil society, older persons, women, youth, children, persons with disabilities, grassroots groups, indigenous peoples and local communities, private sector, foundations and philanthropies, international and regional

Surveyors harp on facility management, specialisation

To improve the nation’s economy, estate surveyors have stressed the need to ensure that viable stock of infrastructure is constantly functional and sustainable. According to them, this could only be sustained through appreciation and enthronement of facility management profession in the national lives. They called

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