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One striking feature of a capital city in any developed country is cleanliness. Most of the capital cities are very clean and this announces to visitors that they are in a capital city. No heap of refuse, no abandoned broken...
The Managing Director of Initiates Plc, Mr Osai Reuben, has disclosed that waste management can create direct employment for the citizenry. Reuben, an indigenous waste management expert and consultant who stated this in an exclusive interview with The Tide in...
The Federal Government and some its agencies that are not under the first line charge will spend N1.91bn on clearing of sewage and fumigation in the 2017 fiscal year, investigation has shown. Details of the proposed spending are contained in...
Unfortunately, no matter how prepared you are, some things are just out of your control when it comes to your business, and disaster can (and let’s face it, will) strike! However, we ensure that an unavoidable disaster causes you...
When the Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, received the leadership of the Nigerian Institute of Architects in her office on Friday, December 9, it was a paradigm shifting event, but which ironically did not attract any media attention....
Although powerful smart-building capabilities exist, obstacles remain to their wider use. As David Wilts, associate principal at ARUP, points out, “Smart is not in everyone’s design vocabulary. People are still using return on investment as an excuse not to build...
New realities are rising with the dawn of innovative technologies in solid waste management, with the Lagos authorities wielding the ‘big stick’ in surprise moves to rescue the state from the inefficiency of the Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators. In...
The biggest question any professional can ask is ‘How can I succeed and thrive in my field?’ To answer it, we’ll have to define what ‘success’ means for you, and then examine the best ways to achieve that success. What...
The commitment of the Ogun State government to ensure improved power supply to residents of the state capital, Abeokuta and it’s environs, has received a boost with the approval of a multi-lateral fund to upgrade water facilities by the...
Producers to be responsible for wastes, says NESREA In the wake of an upsurge in militant attacks on key oil infrastructure in the creeks and swamps of the oil-producing south, Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has decried the devastating impacts...
The mid-income property market will, in the next 8-10 months, be taking delivery of a new residential development that holds promise for apartments, townhouses, maisonettes as well as penthouse coming with aesthetic designs, large spaces and customized to each...
Out of a total number of more than Two Million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Nigeria for the current year, about 30,000 of them are from Benue State, making the State the number one victim outside the North-east of...
The management of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) has warned those illegally erecting structures on the land belonging to the permanent site of the university at Nsukara Offot in Uyo to reconsider their action as such structures will be...
The Lagos State government has marked the World Toilet Day. The yearly event promotes safe toilet habits to prevent diseases and epidemics. At the event, held in Apapa, the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by his Special Adviser on...
Digital Revolution In the 1980s, with the introduction of computers, a 4-day work week was envisaged in the future. Today enabled by technology, we are able and we need to compete globally. Your day may start with a 6am call...
Key findings of 197 respondents who took part in the survey, include an optimism and positivity around the industry, a projected investment in FM training and development and an increasing use of technology amidst a recession in the region.  The...
Mr Hodonu Daniel, the Facility Manager, First Storey Building in Nigeria, located in Badagry, Lagos State, says that 1,800 visitors have been there in the last nine months. Daniel told newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos that visits to the structure, now...
The ravaging economic recession in Nigeria has, by default, taught many organizations on how to be creative, innovative and also to realize the need to be cost-effective, to increase productivity and remain profitable. The implication of this is that,...
It is no news that one major channel through which Foreign Exchange earnings leave Nigeria is medical tourism. A 2013 BusinessDay report revealed that 47% (18,000) of Nigerians, who visited India that year, did so for medical reasons and...
The Senate Committee on Privatisation has commended the management of Egbin Power Station over the improvement recorded in power generation and the ongoing transformation of the plant. This is contained in a statement issued by the company’s head of media...
The current economic downturn is no doubt compelling organizations to rethink their operational strategy as the pressure to develop innovative business practices that will enhance capacity, deepen market share and drive revenue without necessarily inflating cost continue to pile...
To mitigate the high operating expenses of facilities as well as engender maintenance culture in the country, stakeholders in facility management have solicited for the establishment of facility management (FM) units across states of the federation. They also called on...
The role of air conditioning in facilities cannot be overemphasized. It has become so central to effective operations that it can be easy to take relatively smooth system operation for granted. Maintenance and engineering managers, however, don’t have that...
In truth, the big issues of 2007 – waste compliance, carbon reduction, energy and water management – all remain the big issues of 2016. And at its heart, sustainability, for many, remains little more than a compliance-driven bolt-on. And yet,...
The issue with having a blocked drain around your office/business environment can be very unpleasant - not only are they messy, they can smell awful and cause disruption to your business. You are responsible for maintaining or repairing any drains...
Overtime, and especially with advances in technology and the urbanisation that followed the Industrial Revolution had created a new set of challenges. These were most famously laid out in a 1798 book called An Essay on the Principle of Population,...
Suffice it to say, that flexible working is becoming the 21st century equivalent of the "executive washroom," with only the more senior members of staff being afforded that perk. Research has shown that a lack of opportunity for agile working...

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