Quantity Surveyors seek roles in rail projects, elect new officers

The Lagos chapter of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has urged the Federal government to involve indigenous consultants in the ongoing railway projects across the country.The Institute, which recently elected new members to carry out its activities in the next two years, queried engagement of foreigners on the railway projects. Immediate past chairman of Lagos chapter of the institute, Mr. Bamidele Mafimidiwo stated this at a media parley in Lagos.The former chairman, who was not comfortable with the importation of professionals on the railway projects, said its members could be involved in the measuring of railways, roads and bridges. He said” There was no need to import expatriates to… Read More

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Battle over Best Western Hotel, Ikeja property shifts to Appeal court

Legal fire works over the property housing the Best Western Ikeja Hotel, a four Star hospitality facility situated at 12, Allen Avenue and owned by Suru World Wide Ventures Limited has shifted to the appellant court. The hotel is one of the disputed property recently sealed up by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) over alleged N24.2billon indebtedness.Parties in the matter, which include, Suru World Wide Ventures Limited (plaintiff), Eco Bank Plc, AMCON and Mr. Edward Akinlade had been involved in a fierce legal battle over the hotel and other properties in Ikeja following credit facilities extended to Mr. Akinlade, the Managing Director of Suru World Wide Ventures Limited… Read More

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Refuse menace: Lagos calls for cooperation with govt to eliminate refuse heaps from streets

Against the backdrop of complaints from Lagos residents over heaps of refuse that have taken over the entire Lagos streets, the state government weekend called for renewed cooperation of the residents with the government, waste collection operators and Visionscape, to hasten the disappearance of refuse dumps from the streets. The Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Cleaner Lagos Initiative CLI, Adebola Shabi, who made this call, assured that with the cooperation and collaboration of all stakeholders to the cause of CLI, the heaps of refuse on Lagos streets which have become an eyesore, would be cleared in a question of days. Shabi who is an engineer,stated that the concerted… Read More

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