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Delta community demands N855 million from NPDC

Delta State worried about relocation of 26 oil firms

New Telegraph reports that Oghior community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, demanded a compensation of N855 million from the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) for allegedly failing to contain an oil spillage that occurred in September from militants or its operations in the community. According to New Telegraph, the President-General of the community, Hon. Wisdom Ghagara, while warning ...

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Nigerian engineers critical to infrastructure development – Buhari

FG inaugurates committee on BoA restructuring, recapitalisation

The Nation reports that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday said that his administration will heavily utilize talents and skills of local engineers to rebuild ailing infrastructure across the country. According to The Nation, he described Nigerian engineers as ‘‘competent and cost effective.’’ Speaking at an investiture ceremony by the Nigerian Academy of Engineers (NAE) at the State House, President Buhari said the well-trained ...

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Customs CG explains why Nigeria’s borders are porous

Customs CG explains why Nigeria’s borders are porous

The Nation reports that the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col Hameed Ali (retd), yesterday, said the nation’s boarders were porous because of their interconnectivity with adjoining nations. He added that there was no line demarcating Nigeria from its neighbours. According to him, those living within the nation’s border speak the same language as Nigerians. This situation, said ...

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Ekiti State to complete Ikere road

Ekiti State to complete Ikere road

The Ekiti State government is to complete the last phase of the extension of the dualisation of Ado-Ikere Road with N1.13 billion, in addition, it will pay N206 million as compensation to owners of structures that will be affected. The Nation reports that Governor Ayo Fayose, who announced the development in Ikere-Ekiti yesterday at a meeting with tipper owners and ...

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Land speculators distorting FUTO masterplan — VC

Land speculators distorting FUTO masterplan — VC

Vanguard reports that the management of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, has expressed worry that “the activities of land speculators is distorting the masterplan of the institution.” According to Vanguard, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Francis Eze, who raised the alarm yesterday at a pre-convocation press briefing, also disclosed that the recent incursion into the university’s land is along the ...

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Delta State govt spends N32 billion on road construction

Delta State renovates technical colleges with N2 billion

Delta State Government, yesterday, revealed that it had spent over N32 billion on road construction from 2015 to 2016. Vanguard reports that the State Commissioner for Works, Mr James Augoye, who disclosed this during a ministerial briefing organised by the state’s Ministry of Information in Asaba, said road development and construction were the backbone for the achievement of the SMART agenda ...

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Dangote group to establish rice mill in Kano

Dangote group to establish rice mill in Kano

The Nation reports that Dangote Group of Companies has finalised plans to establish a large scale rice mill in Kano, Kano State, with a capacity to produce 250,000 tonnes per annum. According to The Nation, the Executive Director Hajiya Halima Dangote, who spoke at the Dangote Day at the 37th Kano Trade Fair, said the mill would process rice harvested from Sokoto, ...

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Gov Mimiko vows to complete all projects before tenure elapse, inspects Comprehensive Health Centre

Mimiko Commissions Semi-Mechanised Abattoir Project

Vanguard reports that the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has vowed to complete all on-going projects in the state before the elapse of his tenure even as he assured that the ongoing construction work on the popular Arakale Comprehensive Health Centre in Akure, the capital of Ondo State will be completed and commissioned in January 2017 by his administration. ...

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Council chairman tasks AMCON on Premium Steel & Mines Ltd

Council chairman tasks AMCON on Premium Steel & Mines Ltd

Hon. Chief Solomon Kpomah, Chairman Udu Local Government Council has made it known that the potential for income generation and development of the Udu Local Government Area can only be enhanced when operations at the Premium Steel & Mines Limited plant are resumed; a reality that can only come to be when the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) plays ...

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Lagos State shuts 13 hospitals, intensifies hunt for quackery

14 communities in Lagos get upgraded health centres

Lagos State Government, yesterday, made it known that it has shut no fewer than 13 health facilities across the state as it vowed to clampdown on more hospitals not complying with regulatory standards, in order to guarantee safety of residents’ lives. New Telegraph reports that HEFAMAA’s executive secretary, Dr. Mabel Adjekughele, while speaking at the 8th stakeholders’ meeting of the ...

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