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NBS records 2,598 road accidents deaths in 6months


No fewer than 2, 598 Nigerians died in road accidents between October 2017 and March 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The NBS disclosed this in the Road Transport Data for the 4th quarter, 2017 and 1st quarter, 2018, posted on its website. The breakdown showed that 1, 306 Nigerians died in road accidents in the fourth ...

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FEC approves N5.1bn for road construction linking Osun to Ekiti

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Road construction – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N5.1 billion for the rehabilitation of Ila Orangun – Oke Ila – Ilale Aka road linking Osun to Ekiti State. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the council’s meeting ...

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SGF Mustapha advocates for comprehensive social housing roadmap

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Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has advocated for a comprehensive social housing roadmap to tackle the huge housing deficit in the country and entrench policy sustainability in the sector. According to a statement from his media office, the SGF stated this when he received in audience the bard members of the Federal Housing Authority in his ...

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FG sets aside N199bn to tackle critical infrastructure projects

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In a bid to tackle lack of funding for infrastructure projects, the federal government has set aside N199 billion Presidential Infrastructure Funds to tackle critical projects of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. This was revealed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed while inspecting and showcasing the dualisation of the Ibadan to Ilorin road awarded since 2010 ...

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EFCC arraigns Muhammed Tukur over land scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned one Muhammed Ibrahim Tukur before Justice Emeka of the Federal High Court Kaduna, on 3 count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining by false pretence. The accused is facing prosecution following a transaction he carried out in 2016 after selling a plot of land which the documents attached were forged ...

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Buhari shows-off roads, power, housing projects in S-East as campaign tools


The Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, last weekend inspected Federal Government’s on-going projects in the South-East geopolitical zone, starting from Abia, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi to Anambra states. Arriving at the Enugu border with Abia State, after his departure from Imo State, the Minister rode through one flank of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, stopping at the CGC ...

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Landowners in Ikorodu allege violation of court order


Landowners at Nitel Estate, Awolowo Road in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, have alleged that some landowners in the area built on their land in violation of a subsisting order by a High Court. They said there were two orders that restrained parties to the dispute on the land from doing anything on the land, but said some people ...

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Ambode approves construction of Fagba Bridge


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday approved the construction of a bridge at the Fagba intersection to ease the perennial traffic gridlock and reduce travel time within the axis. Ambode approved the construction of the Fagba Bridge after an inspection of the ongoing construction of Pen Cinema Flyover, where he observed the need to holistically address the traffic ...

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