• Donald Trump says he’s ‘seriously considering’ ex-rival Ben Carson as housing secretary

    Donald Trump says he’s ‘seriously considering’ ex-rival Ben Carson as housing secretary

    Donald Trump’s one-time presidential rival, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, appeared to be a cabinet shoo-in Tuesday after both men mentioned his possible Housing and Urban Development appointment.

    “I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I’ve gotten to know him well–he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!” the president-elect said on Twitter.

    Carson himself indicated on Fox News that the HUD position “was one of the offers that’s on the table.”

    “Our inner cities are in terrible shape […]

  • 1000 housing units ready for occupation -Ambode

    1000 housing units ready for occupation -Ambode

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said his administration has so far added over 1,000 housing units into the State and the houses are now ready for occupation by interested members of the public.

    Ambode, stated this during an extensive inspection tour of ongoing projects in, said the official flag off of the allocation of the housing units would commence on December 9, 2016, while interested residents of the State need not know anybody before applying.

    Lawal said the 336 Housing units comprised […]

  • FG committed to provision of sustainable housing programme, says Fashola

    FG committed to provision of sustainable housing programme, says Fashola

    According to reports, the Federal Government is committed to providing the needed enabling environment for sustainable housing development in the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said.

    Fashola, spoke while fielding questions from newsmen at the weekend after inspecting the building site of the Millard Fuller Foundation, an indigenous estates development company with emphasis on affordable housing development for low and middle income class, at Masaka, a border town between Nasarawa State and the Federal […]

  • Plateau Workers Get Housing, Land Allocations

    Plateau Workers Get Housing, Land Allocations

    Plateau State civil servants have been given special consideration to acquire certificates of occupancy for their houses and land in a new innovation package initiated by the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning.

    The state commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Barr Festus Fuanter stated this in Jos yesterday.

    According to him, the new innovation entails that civil servants in the state and local government service who own houses in Jos and other parts of the state can come forward […]

  • FG to unveil new affordable housing policy on Monday

    FG to unveil new affordable housing policy on Monday

    The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, will on Monday unveil the Federal Government’s new housing policy aimed at addressing the acute housing needs of Nigerians.

    The unveiling, which will be done at a two-day affordable housing summit scheduled for the nation’s capital, is expected to provide stakeholders in the housing sector the opportunity of taking stock of the challenges in the sector with a view to addressing them.

    Members of the Technical Working Group of the Affordable Housing […]

  • N37bn yearly not enough to solve housing problem, says Fashola

    N37bn yearly not enough to solve housing problem, says Fashola

    The annual budget of N37 billion as passed in the 2016 appropriation cannot enable the country to meet its housing deficit in the nearest future, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, has said.

    Fashola made the submission while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Housing to update lawmakers on the implementation details of the ministry’s housing policy.

    He told the lawmakers the Ministry was made up of professionals of diverse background armed with necessary expertise to […]

  • Reps, Fashola clash over N35bn Housing budget implementation

    Reps, Fashola clash over N35bn Housing budget implementation

    The House of Representatives Committee on Housing Tuesday accused Babatunde Fashola–led Ministry of Power, Works and Housing of incompetence over the implementation of the 2016 N35b budget for the Housing component of the Ministry.

    This is as Fashola expressed concern over poor response from States for provision of land for the National Housing project with 17 out of 36 States responding to the request so far.

    Chairman of the Committee, Mustapha Bala (APC, Kano) during an interactive session with the Ministry on […]

  • FG urged to invest recovered loot in housing

    FG urged to invest recovered loot in housing

    A call has gone to the Federal government to invest recovered looted funds in the development of low-cost housing and mortgage financing to facilitate the reduction of housing deficit in Nigeria.

    Director-General, Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders (IMBL), Elisha Jasper, made the call in a congratulatory message to the President Muhammadu Buhari on his one year in office.

    “There is a lack of mortgage professionals in Nigeria due to lack of mortgage studies; thereby creating a lack of knowledge and skills […]

  • Why Nigeria is in darkness – Fashola, Minister Power, Works & Housing

    Why Nigeria is in darkness – Fashola, Minister Power, Works & Housing

    The Power, Works and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has again assured the nation that incremental, steady and eventual uninterrupted power supply is achievable in the country appealing, however, that it could only happen if the citizenry cooperate with the government by taking ownership of and protecting the various power supply facilities across the country.

    Fashola, who spoke to newsmen in Lagos after delivering a keynote address at the Nigeria Urban Design Forum 2016 at the LCCI Conference Centre in […]