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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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Court denies bail to two MDs over 120M property scam

Property scam

Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos has refused bail to two Managing Directors (MDs), Samuel Okeke of Samadores Ltd and Aqua Rock Real Estate, and Ifeanyi Ndigwe of Icon Communications Ltd over property scam. The trial Judge rejected their applications following opposition from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Okeke, Ndigwe, and the Managing Director ...

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FG has invested $10bn in infrastructure development – Osinbajo

infrastructure development

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the Federal Government has invested close to 10 billion dollars in infrastructure development in the last three years. Speaking on Tuesday at the opening session of the Direct Investors Summit Nigeria, the vice president said the investment which focused on road projects, power and a new national rail network, was unprecedented. He said: ...

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FG seeks alternative funding for Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road


The federal government is seeking alternative funding for the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road, having realised that budgetary provisions would lead to the repair work being abandoned again. The Director, Federal Highways, South West, Busari Olalekan, an Engineer, who represented the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at the resumption of rehabilitation of the road, recently, assured ...

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National Housing Programme designed to help persons with disabilities – Minister

National Housing Programme

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the National Housing Programme was designed with ‘Ramps’ for mobility and interactions in consideration of people living with disabilities. The Minister of State II for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, made this known during an inspection of the ongoing construction of the NHP in Ado-Ekiti. Zarma, in the company of some ...

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FG Flags Off Ikorodu-Shagamu Road Rehabilitation


Lagos and Ogun business community including residents were excited in March this year when the Federal Government through the Federal Executive Council (FEC) announced that it has approved N20.8billion for the rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Shagamu road. Most delighted by the announcement is Senator Gbenga Ashafa, lawmaker representing Lagos West senatorial district in the National Assembly. Since he was elected as a ...

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NIESV seeks reliable data in housing sector


The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has disclosed plans to create verifiable data for prospective investors in the housing sector. Chairman of the Lagos branch of the institution, Rogba Orimolade, stated this yesterday during a courtesy visit to The Guardian in Lagos. He said the initiative, to be spearheaded in Lagos, would address the shortfalls in the ...

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Man docked for allegedly setting brother’s house on fire


A 30-year-old man, Idowu Ogunseye, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly setting his brother’s house on fire. Ogunseye, a resident of Ajegunle, Lagos, with no stated occupation, is being tried for arson. The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 15 at Alakuko, Lagos. He ...

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Fashola sternly warns against intervention on federal roads without approval

federal roads

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has warned state governments against intervention on federal roads without due approval by the Federal Government. Fashola gave the warning while inspecting ongoing federal projects in the Southeast on Saturday in Abakiliki, the Ebonyi State capital. He said the warning became necessary following the huge debts inherited by the Federal Government, even ...

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Fashola discloses bad state of Enugu-Onitsha road

Enugu-Onitsha road

The Minister of Work, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the 15-kilometre Abakpa junction to 9th Mile corner, Ngwo has remained tattered because the previous contractor that handled the section of the road lacked expertise on how to execute the job and finally abandoned it. The minister also stated that federal government has concluded plans to intervene ...

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