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Court dismisses mortgage bank’s bid to regain forfeited property


A federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed an application by Safetrust Mortgage Bank to regain its high-rise property, Safetower Estate, located in Ikate Lekki, Lagos. In an application filed before Justice Sule Hassan, the developer had urged the court to vacate its earlier order of forfeiture of Safetower to EFCC, pending the completion of investigation by the Economic and ...

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Gov. Udom commends FMBN for commencement of workers’ Housing Project


Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has commended the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) for the 100 affordable housing units projects for civil servants in Akwa Ibom. Emmanuel expressed the state government’s gratitude while performing the groundbreaking ceremony of the housing project in Nsit Ibom on Thursday. The governor said the state was glad to witness the fulfillment of ...

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EFCC shares photos of property allegedly acquired by Fayose


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released photos of a property which was wrongly acquired by the former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. Fayose surrendered himself to the anti-graft agency in Abuja on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Reports show that the former Governor is still being interrogated by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission agents, 24-hours after he showed up at ...

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Plateau awards 3 road contracts worth N5 billion


The Plateau State Government yesterday awarded three contracts worth N5 billion for the construction of roads in Jos. The projects were sited in Anguwan Rogo, Tudun Wanda, Tina, Dutse uku and Chanyap all in Jos North Local Government Area of the state. The government awarded a contract of N1.5 billion to Letokem Nig Ltd for the construction of the Anguwan ...

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11 dies as building collapses in Anambra

building collapse

At least eleven persons are feared trapped in a building that collapsed at Okpuno, in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night. According to a source, some of the persons trapped are masons from Ghana and Togo. When our correspondent visited the scene, rescue workers and security agents ...

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Lagos-Abeokuta road: Commuters lament over BRT lane construction

BRT lane

Road users plying the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway have called on the Federal Government to intervene in the gridlock caused by the ongoing construction of Oshodi-Abule Egba Bus Rapid Transit (BRT lane). Some commuters, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, lamented the untold hardship and loss of man-hour faced on the road. They appealed to the Minister ...

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Jubilation as contractors return to site in Jos


There were cheers of joy on Wednesday by youths in the Angwan Rogo/Angwan Rimi communities in Jos North local government area of Plateau State when contractors working on the road networks returned to site months after they packed their equipment and left. The area, together with Tudun Wada, Tina, Dutse Uku and Chanyap were some of the communities neglected by ...

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18-year-old arraigned for stealing property worth N88,400


A Sokoto Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced 18-year-old Abdulaziz Saadu, to three months imprisonment for stealing property valued at N88, 400. The Chief Magistrate, Malam Abubakar Adamu, judged Saadu without an option of fine. Saadu, who resides at old airport area of Sokoto, had pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of stealing levelled against him. Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr. ...

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Edo state government owes contractors N28bn

Edo state government

The Edo State Government is indebted to contractors handling road projects across the state to the tune of N28,197,752,833,50, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Osahon Abraham Amiolemen, has said. Amiolemen disclosed this yesterday in Benin during the ongoing ministerial briefing. He said the state government awarded N52,814,329,790,39 road contracts and that a total of N31,340,800,056,56 had been paid to contractors. According ...

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FG has invested N2.7trn on infrastructure – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in his presentation at The Chatham House in London on Wednesday entitled: Nigeria’s National Unity: Toward Participation and Shared Values’. Alhaji Lai Mohammed He said the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari since coming into office in 2015 had embarked on an unprecedented renewal of the nation’s infrastructure, investing an ...

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