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Kogi State plans to invest $150 million into infrastructure

Kogi State plans to invest $150 million into infrastructure

The Kogi State government has said it is hoping to attract about $350 million which it would put into developing its agriculture and infrastructure within this year. It said that it would invest $200 million in its agriculture, while $150 million would go to the upgrade of the state’s social infrastructure. The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Asiwaju Idris, made ...

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Kogi state orders immediate evacuation in flood affected areas

immediate evacuation

PM News says that the Kogi Government on Thursday ordered the immediate evacuation of traders, shanties and temporary structures around NATCO Junction of the Okene/Lokoja/Abuja Expressway in Lokoja. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Kogi Governor, Mrs Petra Onyegbule, in Lokoja, said the directive was as a result of the flash floods that occurred on Thursday ...

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Ajaokuta Steel Company- unions dismiss no succession crisis

Ajaokuta Steel Company

“The two unions in Ajaokuta Steel Company, Kogi State have dismissed the reported succession crisis at its managerial level.Specifically, the Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN) and Steel and Engineering Workers Union of Nigeria (SEWUN), yesterday in Lokoja, faulted the petition to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) indicating a leadership ...

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World Bank launches NEWMAP gully erosion project in Kogi

World Bank launches NEWMAP gully erosion project in Kogi

“Determined to tackle the menace of erosion, Kogi authorities have launched the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Project (NEWMAP) in the State.”- The Guardian With several houses already swallowed up by erosion and hundreds of lives lost while properties worth billions went down the drain on account of the menace, the government backed the World Bank’s driven project with N100 million ...

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NIESV tasks students on skills for surveying practice

NIESV tasks students on skills for surveying practice

“To excel in estate surveying profession, under-graduates in the field have been challenged to be disciplined, work hard and put maximum integrity into their daily dealings with people. Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) in Plateau State, Fidel Okpanachi Idoko gave the charge during a visit by students and lecturers of the Department of Estate Management of Federal ...

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Reps to probe N24bn abandoned dredging of land ports in Kogi

land ports in Kogi state

According to Business Day, House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled plans to investigate the N24 billion abandoned dredging and establishment of land ports at Idaho and Jamata areas of Kogi State. The resolution was passed following the adoption of the motion sponsored by Benjamin Okolo, who underscored the importance of the project to Nigerian economic development. He observed that the ...

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Nigeria NNPC starts work on construction of Kano-Ajaokuta gas pipeline

Kano - Ajaokuta northern gas pipeline

According to The Guardian, the process for the construction of the 650 kilometres Kano – Ajaokuta northern gas pipeline has begun, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who stated this yesterday in Abuja at the 2017 edition of the annual Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Oloibiri Lecture Series ...

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NEWMAP trains communities on projects in their locality

NEWMAP trains communities on projects in their locality

The Guardian reports that the Nigerian Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) plans to embark on training of communities to ensure better monitoring and sustainability of projects in their domain. According to The Guardian, Kogi State Project Coordinator of NEWMAP, Ladi Jatto while speaking with newsmen on the development, explained that the project’s target was to bringing succor to communities ravaged by ...

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34 states declared high-risk areas as flood kills 29

flood flash points

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) revealed that flood has killed 29 people in 99 local government areas across 30 states this year. The Guardian reports that the Director-General of the agency, Mr. Moses Oluwatoyin Beckley, said at a “Sensitisation Workshop on 2016 Flood Prediction, Prevention and Mitigation Hydrological Area,” in Lokoja, Kogi State yesterday that 34 states would be ...

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