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Addressing Nigeria’s housing challenge

Despite the Federal Government’s promise in 2016 to address the nation’s housing challenge through mass housing, not much has been done in that direction.  President Muhammadu Buhari had at the time said his government would build 5,000 housing units in every state, every year for

The Core Objective of the Abuja International Housing Show

Housing matters to economic development. It can not only boost economic performance and place competitiveness, but it can also lead to segregation and spatial concentrations of poverty. The Government’s housing growth plans induces the opportunity to improve the use of housing as an enabler of economic

SunTrust Bank Appoints Jibril Aku, as Board Chairman

The Board of SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited (SunTrust Bank) has appointed Mr. Jibril J. Aku as Board Chairman, succeeding Chief Charles Onyema Ugboko who retired upon attaining the retirement age. According to Muhammad Jibrin, CEO of the bank, in a statement obtained yesterday by THISDAY,

UN Habitat Presents Tool for the Implementation of New Urban Agenda

The New Urban Agenda encourages UN-Habitat and others ‘to generate evidence-based and practical guidance for [its] implementation and the urban dimension of the [SDGs], in close collaboration with Member States, local authorities, major groups and other relevant stakeholders, as well as through the mobilization of

Abia Governor stresses need for good urban planning

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has harped on the need for good urban planning and responsible implementation of such plans, if city residents intend to enjoy the benefits of metropolitan dwelling. Ikpeazu, who stated this during a three-day interactive workshop of the United Nations

Retail market records increased interest in Q3 2017

Despite the challenges arising from a hash operating environment, the retail market in Nigeria in the third quarter of this year witnessed increased interest from international retailers, which, in some cases, translated into active negotiations as well as concluded leasing transactions. Though general activity in