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Lagos-Ibadan Railway: FG reveals contractor’s challenge


There has been a breakdown of some machines belonging to the contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation. Nigeria’s Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said this on Monday during an inspection of the project. According to Amaechi, the contractor said the breakdown was due to the pressures from the government for completion of the project earlier than ...

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Fashola bemoans Buhari’s veto of housing fund bill

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has supported the National Housing Fund bill passed by the federal parliament against a recent veto by the President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill was rejected on the 19th of March, 2018. In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Buhari highlighted the reasons for declining assent to the bill which include: “The ...

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48 houses destroyed in Plateau, renders 285 persons homeless


No fewer than 285 persons have been rendered homeless by rainstorm that destroyed at least 48 houses in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau. It was reported on Wednesday that the incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, has become a source of concern to both the State and Local Governments. The residents of Toghomwol-Bungha community in Mangu were most hit. ...

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Businessman knocks down property agent in Lagos

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A businessman, Tosin Salako, has crushed a property agent, Akinola Ademola, to death in the Kola area of the Ifako-Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, off the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. Newsmen gathered that tragedy struck when the 45-year-old Salako, who drives a Camry car with number plate MUS 335 FJ, lost control of the vehicle while struggling for space ...

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Ogoni Group drags Julius Berger to court over blockade of fishing channels

Julius Berger

The Bodo City Diaspora Resettlement Fishermen Association (BCDFA), in Rivers State, has dragged Julius Berger Nigeria Plc to court, demanding the sum of N500 million for damages over the blockade of its fishing channels. Julius Berger is the contractor handling the construction of the N120.5billion Bodo/Bonny road and bridges projects, which traverse the entire Bodo City in Ogoniland up to ...

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Community tells NDDC to compensate them over demolition of Property


The people of Esanma community in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State have called on the management of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to speed up payment of compensation to them. It was earlier reported that NDDC through a hired valuer firm, Chris Oghene Omoru & Co, in 2018, paid compensation to communities along the Bomadi-Gbaregolor-Esanma- Akugbene-Gbekebor ongoing road ...

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Man arraigned for allegedly stabbing neighbour with iron rod


A Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, on Tuesday ordered that 41-year-old Ako be remanded in prison, for allegedly stabbing his neighbour with an iron rod. The Judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, ordered that the defendant is remanded in Keffi Prison, pending further order of the court. Ako, who resides at Criss Park, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, is charged with assault and causing ...

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Fire destroys Katsina varsity


A wild fire on Tuesday razed down parts and offices of the Katsina State-owned Umar Musa Yar’adua University, destroying some parts of the buildings including some section of faculty of Education, the office of Head of library and information Science department in the faculty, others include the examination office and some lecturer’s rooms. The cause of the Fire outbreak is ...

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