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Adamawa NHP project at 90% completion – Aminu Sambo


Adamawa state Controller of Housing, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Aminu Sambo, has disclosed that the National Housing Programme (NHP) in the state has reached 90 per cent completion level. Sambo also noted that a total of 100 housing units have been built in the state by the ministry. He told journalists that the houses comprised of ...

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Council renovates arts village to build cultural market

cultural market

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has said it is reconstructing the arts and craft village into a strictly cultural market. The council is also optimistic that the new cultural market when completed, will generate over 200 jobs. Director General of the council, Olusegun Runsewe stated this while inspecting ongoing construction works at the permanent site in Abuja ...

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Nigerian Military and Police Force clash over a piece of land

Nigerian military

The Nigerian military is said to be claiming ownership and began clearing a piece of land said to belong to the Nigeria Police Force along Kuje-Airport road in Abuja. Our reporter observed that the property already contained structures said to be accommodation and peacekeeping campground, bearing Nigeria Police insignia. But a large portion of the front part of the land ...

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Lagos residents urge FG to construct pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus stop

Toyota bus stop

Traders at Ladipo Market in Lagos have appealed to Lagos State government to construct pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus Stop to put an end incessant loss of lives and traffic snarl often caused by huge pedestrians crossing Oshodi/Apapa Expressway. Every morning and evening, pedestrians, especially traders at the popular Ladipo market have to cross the dual carriage express road and ...

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NIQS seeks role in government’s infrastructure tax credit scheme


Nigerian Institution of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) last week backed the Federal government’s new Executive Order on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment tax Credit Scheme, as they seek the inclusion of professionals, especially its members in the proposed management committee. However, the innovative Order whilst very good in principle, they said, could fail due to many possible abuses and some ...

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Jimi Agbaje promises to declare zero-potholes, mass housing in Lagos

Jimi Agbaje

The Lagos Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, has promised that his government would declare an emergency on roads, rid the state of potholes and complete the Apapa-Badagry Expressway in record time. Agbaje also promised that his regime would spread even distribution of infrastructural development through the 20 local governments as well as embark on a programme ...

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Kebbi gives priority to local contractors

local contractors

Kebbi State Government has promised to continue to give priority to local contractors in the award of road contracts because of the quality of the jobs they have been executing. Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu disclosed this while inaugurating some road projects in Kalgo area of the state. He said the way the local contractors handled and executed road projects awarded ...

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Yemi Osinbajo inaugurates 100 housing units in Edo

housing units

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday inaugurated 100 housing units at Emotan Gardens in Benin City, Edo State. Speaking during the presentation of the 100 housing units to the vice president, Governor Godwin Obaseki welcomed Osinbajo to the state. Obaseki said: “This is cluster one of Emotan Gardens, whose foundation you laid a few months ago. “The first 100 of ...

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Sanwo-Olu promises to compensate owners of demolished buildings


The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to compensate owners of buildings that were demolished for road construction in Ikorodu. Sanwo-Olu stated this at the resumption of the party’s mega rally in Ikorodu. He said when elected, his administration would ensure that owners of buildings demolished for expansion of Ishawo Road ...

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