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NIGERIA AT 56, THE HOUSING DEBACLE!

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Today, 1st October 2016, this country, Nigeria attains the age of 56 as an independent nation having been granted full independence on the 1st of October, 1960. If there is any sector that has suffered neglect most in these 56 years, it is the housing sector! There was little or nothing to write about our […]

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How To Avoid Fire in The House In Nigeria

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The word “Fire” can mean many things to different people at the different times and places.  For example to the typical soldier on war front, “fire” will mean a command to shoot, to the human resources manager and staff, “fire” will mean to sack an employee, to the driver, “fire the engine” will mean to […]

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Why We Lack Maintenance Culture in Nigeria

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John arrived at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport at about 6:30pm on board a British Airways Plane.  He had hoped to collect his baggage within a few minutes and dash off to see his parents who he had not seen for over ten years.  But he was expecting too much for the luggage would not […]

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Understanding The Lagos Tenancy Bill

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There is not much difference between the new Lagos tenancy bill recently passed by the House of Assembly and the rent edict of Buba Marwa of 1997. The prohibition of the collection of advance rents for more than One (1) year is in section four(4) of the existing edict which has not been repealed!. The […]

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Land Allocation Abuse in Nigeria

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  Some times ago there was the news item about a former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja allocating several plots of land to his wives, the President and other cronies some of which were done on the day he was leaving office. Similarly, a lot of furors has been generated by several abuse […]

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Nigerians and the “BQ” Mentality

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A client had wanted to buy a flat at the 1004 Estates recently and I took him out on inspection at the estate. He would not buy because the flats have no BQ! Another was to buy a duplex house at Lekki but declined because it has only one room BQ. All these reminded me […]

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