Saturday, May 2, 2009

The New Malls::Ikeja Mall.

Situated in the heart of Ikeja next to the seat of the Lagos State Government, the new mall in Ikeja, with its Grade A office complex, is set to become the destination of choice for shoppers and companies alike.

Developed by Gruppo Nigeria Investment Ltd. the mall, with tenants like Shoprite and Silverbird, is due to be completed in 2010 and will bring a one-stop shopping / leisure / working experience to a discerning public!

Broll together with Ibukun Efuntayo and Co. have been appointed as joint letting agents. Take advantage now of pre-letting opportunities and enjoy introductory offers.

The New Malls:::Surulere,Lagos|Ogunsanya Shopping Complex

Adeniran Ogunsanya Ultra Modern Shopping Complex in Surulere which is expected to host three cinema houses when completed with standard parking lots, fully fitted with central air-condition. He also visited Tejuoso Market, site of another standard market and the on-going construction of Oyingbo market expected to be completed in May 2010.

The New Malls::Tejuosho Market Mall

The objective of the re-development exercise is to; among other targets, ensure that the market, upon completion, is able to accommodate 10,000 traders in a healthy, well-managed environment of world-class standard. The project's plan makes provision for a well-equipped fire station and a truck loading and off-loading facility. Others are a police post, a sewage treatment plant and a car park with the capacity to accommodate at least 580 cars.

The Punch: Fashola, this is commendable

Fashola, this is commendable
By Our Reader
Published: Thursday, 23 Apr 2009

I paid my tax at First Bank, Surulere branch, using self assessment form last July. I did not receive my receipt until last week when I sent a text message to Governor Babatunde Fashola. When I saw his reply about an hour latter, I showed it to my wife who doubted that the governor could reply me personally. She thought that perhaps one of his aides sent the reply, until an hour later when I started receiving calls from different people – from the head of Alpha Beta, to the secretary, Internal Revenue, who all promised that my receipt would be sent as soon as possible. My tax card and receipt were sent to me two days after my text to the governor. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, we have a listening governor that anybody can communicate with. It’s unbelievable. I commend the governor. So, if you have a problem and you do not text the governor, don’t blame anybody.

Doyin Ogunleye, 64, Karimu Street, Surulere, Lagos State:

Ilupeju gets solar street lighting.

Nighttime safety has improved in the Ilupeju neighbourhood of Lagos thanks to the introduction of solar-powered street lighting in the area. The street lamps have been installed by Private Networks Nigeria (PNN) Limited, a private international telecommunications and energy services provider, at a total cost of N7 million as part of its corporate social responsibility programme. The company is headquartered in Oremeji Street in the Ilupeju area.

The solar-powered streetlamps make use of the latest energy-saving LED technology, representing an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to traditional street lighting.

Modern public toilets in Lagos.

Lagosians are to get modern public toilet facilities at key locations across the metropolis, the “Vanguard” newspaper reports. The project, overseen by the state ministry of the environment, is part of broad efforts to clean up the metropolis and transform it into a modern “centre of excellence”.

Facilities are being built at Dopemu bridge, Obanikoro and Toyota and Ijesha bus stops among other places. The facilities, which include ten toilets for women and ten for men, are reportedly at different stages of construction; some have already been roofed and plastered while work on others has only just begun. It is not clear whether people will have to pay to use the new facilities.

New And Green Lagos.........

Okobaba/Agbowa Re-Development

Name: Okobaba/Agbowa Re-Dvelopment
City: Lagos
Use: Masterplan
Status: Preparation

Lagos intensifies efforts on master plans

Monday, 20 April 2009

The Lagos State Government has set in motion necessary steps aimed enhancing the preparation of master plans and development guides with a view fast-tracking the development of the state.
State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Bolaji Abosede, who disclosed this at a recent event to commemorate the second anniversary of Fashola administration in the state, noted that preliminary survey works have commenced on both the Badagry and the Lagos Mainland Central Master Plan projects, for which contracts have already been awarded.

Abosede also said that field works on the Ikorodu Master Plan have been concluded, while the preliminary report was ready for review.

Other projects already approved, he noted, include the Ikeja Model City Plan, which was recently presented to stakeholders, with the final report expected to be ready soon; and the Alimosho Model City Plan, which is currently awaiting the consideration of the state Consultancy Board.

The Commissioner said that the planned relocation of the Oko Baba Sawmill is on course, with the Agbowa site approved for the resettlement of its operators already cleared for sand filling and redevelopment with a Memorandum of Understanding already agreed with developers under the Public-Private Partnership model.

Abosede said work was progressing on the redevelopment of Tejuosho Market, with the construction of the basement floor and DPC level, as well as the Oyingbo Market which is currently at the sub-structure level, while the development of the Oluwole Market had commenced with the resettlement of the residents, where actual construction had reached the third floor level.

He further disclosed that the site of the Ikorodu Regional Foodstuffs Market is being prepared for possession under a PPP arrangement. It will host market men and women who would be moved from the Mile 12 Market, on completion. He added that the site for the proposed Ikeja Shopping Plaza has already been cleared with actual development set to commence soon.

The commissioner noted that work is on-going on the ECOWAS Wholesale Market, Badagry; and the relocation of auto parts dealers to Mowe and the Computer Village from Ikeja to Oke Odo in Alimosho.

Abosede highlighted the successful demolition of the partially collapsed Bank of Industry building on Broad Street with the site being currently cleared, while the design of the development proposal for the area around the site was ongoing.

He noted that his ministry is also establishing the alignment of Right of Way of the10-lane Badagry Expressway to incorporate the light rail corridor; the Lekki-Epe Expressway and coastal road; Yaba-Oyingbo Way, and was taking inventory of properties within the alignments.