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Osun employs 4,500 workers for housing scheme

Housing scheme

Olasunkanmi Dunmoye, South West Zonal Coordinator, Federal Government Housing Scheme, said about 4,500 residents were employed as skilled and unskilled labour in the construction of federal government housing project in Osun. Speaking during an inspection of the housing scheme on Tuesday in Osogbo, Dunmoye said that the project was being built for the masses on 10.6 hectares of land in ...

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Residents ask FCTA to construct Kugbo bridge at night

bridge

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) who ply the AYA-Nyanya-Mararaba road have suggested that the ongoing construction of a pedestrian bridge at Kugbo be done at night. The construction work along the route had caused gridlock since the beginning of the year, causing workers and businessmen man-hours and stress. Motorists had thus expressed dissatisfaction over the manner of the ...

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6 lives lost as fire destroys property worth N400m in Bauchi

fire

The Bauchi State Fire Service has said six persons lost their lives while 217 people were saved in various fire incidents across the 20 local government areas of the state. The agency’s spokesman, Abubakar Bala, gave this report of fire incidents that occurred between January to December 2018. He said property worth N427,530,000 were destroyed within the period while the ...

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All ongoing road projects in South-South will be completed —FG

road projects

The Federal Government on Tuesday promised to complete all ongoing road projects in the South-South Zone before the end of 2020. The Director of Highways, South-South, Mr. Godwin Eke, stated this while conducting newsmen on an inspection tour of the Benin-Auchi-Okene road project in the state. Eke said the road construction projects in the zone would be done with funding ...

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New Lagos-Abeokuta rail to move 5,000 containers daily

Containers

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun State governor, has said Nigeria may have succeeded in solving Lagos traffic jam, as the newly constructed standard gauge rail track has the capacity to move up to 5000 containers just by one train in one day. Amosun stated that the new infrastructure project would take many people and goods off Lagos, as many business activities would ...

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FG will tackle 17m housing deficit – FMBN chairman says

FMBN

The Federal Government is determined to address the 17 million housing deficit in the country, Dr. Wale Adeeyo, the Chairman of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has said. The FMBN boss, who gave this hint during an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Lagos, observed that, “The 17 million housing deficit has been there for a while and ...

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Sanwo-Olu promises to rid Lagos of land grabbers

Sanwo-Olu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to fight land grabbing if elected governor of the state. He described land grabbing as “criminal and primitive,” saying those involved in the act would be dealt with. Sanwo-Olu stressed that land thugs were discouraging genuine investment in property business in the state, adding that ...

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FCTA warns property owners from patronising touts

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has called on all property owners in the territory that have any transaction with the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) or the Land Administration Department of the FCTA to desist from patronising touts. The FCTA Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin Hussaini, made this call in his office after appraising the work of staff ...

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Federal Government reopens Apapa/Leventis Bridge

leventis bridge

After closure for over one year, the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing on Wednesday reopened the Apapa/Leventis Bridge to traffic The bridge was closed for emergency repairs in August 2016 after a portion was damaged by fire. Some of the reinforcement rods on top of the bridge’s centre had become exposed as the asphalt covering them had been ...

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