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Flood sweeps away pregnant woman, kills two others

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Three persons, including a pregnant woman, have been killed by flood that swept through some parts of Zinariya community in Jos, Plateau State. Newsmen report that the flood, which resulted from days of downpour, also brought down nine houses. “The incident resulted from narrow waterways; the victims were asleep when the rain started, but with the water soaking up the ...

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Kano engineers encourage girls to study engineering

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The Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, Kano State branch, has commenced a sensitisation campaign to encourage girls in the state to study engineering courses. The Chairperson of the association, Dr Zainab Yunusa, disclosed this on Thursday in Kano while briefing newsmen on the activities of the association. She said the association was committed to encouraging female secondary school students to ...

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Ekiti declares four years in prison for Land-grabbers

Ekiti

Ekiti State Deputy Governor Bisi Egbeyemi said on Wednesday that the state Property Protection (Anti-Land Grabbing) Law 2019 was aimed at ending land disputes in Ado Ekiti and other parts of the state. Egbeyemi, who spoke at the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe, advised quarter chiefs, family heads and landowners to be truthful and carry ...

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Stakeholders bemoan Nigeria’s increasing housing shortage

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Despite efforts to combat the country’s housing deficit, some stakeholders have said there is an increase in housing shortage, especially for people at the bottom of the pyramid. They noted that there was an acute problem of housing availability, accessibility, and affordability without corresponding actions to match the demand and called for urgent collaboration among stakeholders. The President and Chairman ...

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Communities hail NDDC for road projects in A’Ibom

NDDC

Impressed by the newly constructed roads in different parts of Akwa Ibom state by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), residents of many communities and motorists in the state have expressed joy and satisfaction over the development. Speaking to newsmen in Uyo, a community leader in Ekamba Nsukara, Dr. Felicia Beulah, said that the NDDC came as a saviour to ...

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OAU moves to generate 24-hour electricity

OAU

Management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has said it will no longer depend on the national grid but would commence the generation of its own 24-hour electricity by the end of October. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, disclosed this during the commissioning of the renovated theatre block and donation of two surgical machines – Anaethesic and Sunction ...

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Nigerian govt takes over alleged Diezani property

Diezani

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Tuesday approved the forfeiture to the Nigerian government of a plot of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The land allegedly belongs to the former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Chuka Obiozor, the judge, gave the decision following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to the EFCC, the ...

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Shasha land acquisition: We followed due process – Lagos

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The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said that due process was followed in the acquisition of 4.882 hectares of land in dispute, located at Bameke, Shasha, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the land is the subject of a suit filed by some members of the Akinlowo Olaife family of ...

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CTC: Power consumers to pay for leaving DisCos’ networks

CTC

The Competition Transition Charge (CTC) is a new rule to make prospective Eligible Customers (EC) and other consumer class, compensate the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) for leaving their networks to buy power directly from Generation Companies (GenCos). Newsmen analysed this rule as contained in Section 28 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA) 2005 and enforceable by the ...

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