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Lagos warns against encroachment on Festac land

Lagos state government weekend warned those who have encroached into Festac phase 2, as their action is inimical to the housing project being proposed by the federal government on the expansive land located in Egolima District beside 7th Avenue, Festac phase1, Lagos.
Umar Gonto, Managing Director-Chief Executive, Federal Housing Authority (FHA)

Umar Gonto approved as acting FHA boss

Mr Umar Gonto, a legal practitioner has been appointed as the acting Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA).

Presidential panel recovers $20 million hidden in bank

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property on Wednesday said it had recovered sum of 20 million dollars from one of the commercial banks in the country.
The Managing Director of FHA, Prof. Muhammad Al-Amin, announced this during a recent inspection of projects in Abuja by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola. He said N3.7bn had been committed so far into the Zuba housing project.

FHA: N3.7 billion Zuba mass housing ready by August

The first phase of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Zuba Mass Housing Scheme project which began nine months ago will be commissioned in August this year.

PTAD: Federal government spent N79.2 billion on monthly pension in 2018

The Federal Government in 2018 spent a total of N79.2 billion on the payment of monthly pensions to pensioners.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, during inspection of FHA Zuba mass housing site.

FHA to launch low class housing units in Zuba

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has promised to ensure that common Nigerians yearning for housing allocations in the country benefited from its nearly completed housing scheme in Zuba, FCT and nationwide.

Federal government gets knocks for proposing cut in house price

Stakeholders in the housing sector have knocked the Federal Government for its calls asking for reduction in prices of houses going for sale in the country.

Federal government plans N27 billion housing scheme for low-income earners

In fresh effort to reduce the huge housing deficit in the country, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has begun construction of 1650 housing units, for low-income earners in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

President Buhari ‘Bricks’ housing scheme 50% complete

President Muhammadu Buhari `Bricks’, affordable 550 units of houses located in Zuba, Abuja currently under construction at a cost N9 billion are 50 per cent completed.

Flood: Lagos residents appeal to governments to fix roads, drains

Some residents of Lagos on Friday renewed appeals on the Lagos State and Federal Governments to fix roads and expand drains in the state to curb flooding.

Killing small businesses softly

Some years ago, I was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, for a public lecture. An obviously popular lecturer was invited to the podium to make his contributions. Students went gaga, screaming his nickname and giving him a standing ovation. In

Minister Babatunde Fashola wants professionals indicted in collapsed building jailed to serve as deterrent

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said that jailing any professional responsible for collapsed building would serve as deterrent and prevent reoccurrence.
The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) plans to recapitalise to the tune of N500 billion, its Managing Director, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, has said.

Federal mortgage bank issues N20.2 billion mortgages to NHF subscribers

To assist Nigerians buy their own homes, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has issued 2,724 mortgages worth N20.237 billion to subscribers under the National Housing Fund (NHF).

Daddy Showkey visits Ejiofor quadruplets, prays for women

Ajegunle Lagos State-born musician, John Asiemo a.k.a Daddy Showkey on Sunday, visited the quadruplets Mr and Mrs Peter Ejiofor, born on Dec. 28, 2017, urging women to have faith in God.

Night fire razes five duplexes in Lagos

Fire on Friday night gutted three duplexes on 34 Road, B Close of Gowon Estate, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Egbada, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

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