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200 communities to benefit from MTN foundation’s projects

200 communities to benefit from MTN foundation's projects

MTN Foundation (MTNF) has officially kick-started the second stage of its ‘What Can We Do Together’ development initiative, having received 92,000 entries. The Guardian reports that to this end, it had commenced verification visits to 1,039 shortlisted communities, out of which a final 200 successful beneficiaries across the six geo-political zones would be impacted by its corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort. ...

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Nasarawa State partners with FG on power, mass housing

Nasarawa State partners with FG on power, mass housing

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has said that his government has entered into collaboration with federal government to provide critical infrastructures lacking in the state, such as power and mass housing. Vanguard reports that the governor, while speaking to State House Correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, said the ...

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Senate suggests that Lekki port promoters build rail for cargo evacuation

Senate to amend NTDC, NICO Acts

Vanguard reports that the Senate Committee on Marine Transport has suggested that the Tolaram Group, sponsors of the Lekki Deep Seaport, should include rail transportation in their construction works to avoid gridlock along the port access road. Vanguard reports that the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ahmed Yerima, made the suggestion during an oversight function of the committee and a ...

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Ogbeh assures that there will be no land hijack in agric city

Ogbeh assures that there will be no land hijack in agric city

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured Nigerians that there will be no land hijack by big farmers or politicians in the 15, 000 Agriculture City proposed by the Federal Government. Vanguard reports that Ogbeh cleared the doubt while answering questions from journalists about the protection of young people who wants to subscribe land for agribusiness ...

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Total plans to build solar plants in Nigeria, begins Alaoji gas supply

Total plans to build solar plants in Nigeria, begins Alaoji gas supply

As part of efforts to deliver affordable and clean energy to Nigerians, Total has announced its plans to construct solar power plants in Nigeria. Independent newspaper reports that Total’s Nigerian arm, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd (TEPNG), announced that it has started delivering gas to the Alaoji power plant located near Aba, Abia state through its Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) since October ...

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TETFund to start re-building burnt University of Jos Library

TETFund to start re-building burnt University of Jos Library

The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has stated that the agency will  re-construct and rebuild the burnt University of Jos Library that was gutted by fire recently. New Telegraph reports that Baffa said this in Jos yesterday when he led a team of building expert on assessment visits to the permanent site of the ...

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Top 10 Ugliest Buildings In The World

ugliest buildings

You know that feeling when you conceive an idea and you think you’re a genius. I’m wondering if it was the same feeling the architects who came up with the designs for these buildings had before it was tagged ‘ugly. Someone or even people must have loved their idea. These buildings are undoubtedly ugly, and the set of people that ...

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Ambode assures completion of Lagos-Badagry expressway expansion by 2019

Elliot commends Ambode over Upgrade of Akodo Resort

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday, has made it known that he is totally committed to delivering the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway expansion project before the end of 2019. Speaking to journalists shortly after embarking on an inspection of ongoing projects across the State, the governor said the project was a major economic catalyst for Lagos which would boost economic ...

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The Necessity For Affordable Housing

affordable Housing

Nigeria is perhaps the fastest urbanizing country in the African continent. One of the most important challenges facing the country is the provision of affordable housing. In Nigeria, many people always wait with keen interest to listen to budget speech at the beginning of each year. This is for nothing sake, but to hear how much have been allocated to ...

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Residents of Shasha community in Lagos lament bad road, flood

Residents of Shasha community in Lagos lament bad road, flood

The Guardian reports that residents of Lawal Street, Ikoti Street and its environs in Shasha community in Alimosho Local Council of Lagos State have decried the deplorable state of the roads in the area. Some of the residents, who spoke to The Guardian lamented the pathetic state of the roads, which have endangered lives and property, especially when it rains. ...

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