Are Nigerians Good at Social Distancing?

No. They are not. But it’s deeper than that. The concept of keeping your distance from loved ones and friends is opposed to the way that Nigerians are brought up and how our culture lives. We all love and enjoy the festive period, when the streets are alive, villages overrun by guests and goats. Dancing […]

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2019 – A Treacherous Year For Building Collapses

In 2019, there were 43 recorded building collapses in Nigeria. 43. This is an embarrassing number. Shameful. What makes it so bad is that there was a tremendous amount of suffering and lives lost in the rubble of these demised buildings. There is no exact number of dead, but estimates are above 50. I am […]

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PropTech – What Exactly Is It?

Technology is a driving force across most business sectors. You cannot conduct business without some sort of technology working either behind the scene or in the midst of it all. Real estate is no exception. Property Technology or Proptech is where technology innovates, influences and enhances the various facets of the real estate and property […]

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HouseAfrica- Nigerian Start-Up Launches Africa’s First Blockchain Property Registry

I hope you all remember our post — Blockchain — the Future of Real Estate where we wrote about how blockchain technology will impact and change the way we think about and deal with real estate — forever. Nigeria and frankly most countries in Africa and the third world have a long way to go in registering and indexing property and […]

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Tarkwa Bay Residents Forcibly Evicted

Early Tuesday morning, Nigerian naval forces stormed into the murky waters of Tarkwa bay to forcibly evict thousands of poor inhabitants. Gunshots rang out as soldiers fired into the sky, causing widespread pandemonium and confusion. Residents scrambled around frenetically to pack up as many of their belongings as possible before their homes and entire lives […]

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Burna Boy Buys Big Mansion

Grammy-nominated, international AfroBeats star, and “African Giant” musical artist – Damini Ogulu aka, Burna Boy, recently snagged a gorgeous mansion in Lekki.  The modernistic, white, 8 bedroom home that is laced with a sprawling terrace and swimming pool, is the latest purchase in the superstars material collection. He was also recently spotted sporting a brand […]

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Nigeria’s 2020 Real Estate Outlook

The recent report from Northcourt laid forth the outlook for real estate in Nigeria in 2020. The report details key sectors and economic indicators that will help define and shape Nigeria’s real estate scene in the coming year. The outlook has some bright spots but will most certainly depend on economic/fiscal policies as well as […]

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UK-African Investment Summit

On Monday, the United Kingdom hosted an investment summit with several African nations where £2.6 Billion worth of commercial deals were committed over the next 2 years. The summit included 21 leaders of African countries alongside entrepreneurs, financiers, and UK politicians — including Prime Minister Boris Johnson. This high profile event garnered loads of attention and hopes […]

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A Look Inside Dr. Mr. Luther King’s Birth Home

In America, the third Monday of January is a national holiday reserved for one of the most influential, revered civil rights activists and spiritual leaders the country has ever seen — Dr. Martin Luther King jr.  This day was declared a holiday in 1983 to honor arguably one of the greatest humans of the 21st century. It […]

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Broadband To Expand Across Nigeria

The Nigerian federal government has approved the injection of ₦265 billion ($732 Million), to expand broadband penetration across the 774 local governments. This will be done as a partnership between six private infrastructure companies and the administration. This endeavor will provide coverage across the nation giving urban and rural areas connectivity to the internet and […]

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