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Nigeria Needs $350bn For Housing and Regional Development

A new blueprint for infrastructure development devised by the National Planning Commission, entitled the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) estimates that $3tn will be required in the next 30 years to build and maintain adequate infrastructure supplies. This was noted in a government sponsored This Is Africa report on ambitious infrastructural plans from Africa’s largest economy. 11% ($350bn) of the $3tn will be […]


Calabar International Convention Center

Photos Updated 4th September 2015 Name: Calabar International Convention Center Location: Summit Hills, Calabar  – Cross River State Investor/Developer: Cross River State Government  Architect: Henning Larsen Architects Gross Floor Area: 16,000m2 Completion Date: May 2015 Capacity: 5,000 delegates Size of Investment: $90m The Calabar International Convention Center (CICC) will be located in the mixed use Summit Hills development in Cross […]


The Competitiveness of Cities: Lagos – World Economic Forum

This is an excerpt from the World Economic Forum Report on ‘The Competitiveness of Cities’, where Lagos was used as a Case Study. What follows is a snippet of the introduction, and what was said about Lagos. Cities have been the engines of productivity and growth throughout history, and will be essential to the future growth […]


Work Suspended on 2nd Niger Bridge

Only a month after the President laid the foundation stone for the 2nd Niger Bridge, work has been suspended on the site.  The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam explained that the government had made the mistake of commencing construction without consideration for the  Environmental Impact Assessment Law, EIA. According to her, this was responsible for the […]


Millennium Tower and Cultural Centre

Name: Millennium Tower and Cultural Center  Location: Central District, Abuja Height: 170 meters (Millennium Tower)  Use: Mixed Use Status: Under Construction Developer: Federal Government Contractor: Salini Nigeria Limited Cost: N69.3bn The Millennium Tower and Cultural Centre project is one of the many real estate projects in the Central District of Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja and it is set to be the tallest building […]


Green Light for 2nd Niger Bridge

After many years of delay, President Jonathan has finally laid the foundation stone for the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge. While most of Nigeria’s economic attention is focused in key regions like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. It is a breath of fresh air to see that another region in the country is getting […]


The new Nigerian Infrastructure section

Our first post for the new Nigerian Infrastructure section on the 2nd Niger Bridge is ready and will be released after the Easter Holiday on Tuesday the 22nd of April! Posts on the 4th Mainland Bridge in Lagos and other infrastructural development projects across the country will follow shortly. Thanks for reading.


Makoko Floating School – Sustainability in Nigeria

Behold, Makoko Floating School, a prototype structure that addresses physical and social needs in view of the   growing challenges of climate change in an urbanizing African context. Sustainable building is a relatively new phenomena in Nigeria and despite obvious benefits many Nigerian’s are not sold. Real estate developer’s including Actis are seeking accreditation from sustainable […]


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