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NNPC boss urges community to expose pipeline vandalism perpetrators


Mr. Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the corporation is working with security agencies to reduce incidents of pipeline vandalism in the country to the barest minimum, describing the problem as a major national security concern. Mr. Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (in suit) flanked by Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General, Lagos ...

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ARCON rejigs architectural standards, licenses 250


The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has pledged to rejig its operations toward raising the standards of architectural practice in the country. ARCON president, Sir Dipo Ajayi, said the move became necessary to ensure that Nigerian architects are at par with best international standards and practice. The president spoke at the induction ceremony in Abuja, where 250 architects, firms ...

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Family petitions police over attack on disputed land in Ogun community


Distraught members of Isadare and Olakotan family of Ijumo Compound, Idedo village, Ota, Ogun State, have urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the state’s Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, to save them from frequent attacks on their ancestral land. A petition to the police chiefs signed by their solicitors, Remi Adeoye of Destiny and Lawlords Chambers, explained ...

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FG to partner building professionals on standards


To curb the menace of building collapse, the Federal Government has said it would partner building professionals to uphold standards in the industry. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said this during a meeting with the leaders of the Nigerian Institute of Building in Abuja. Aregbesola, who alluded to the philosophy of placing prevention above damage control or medicine ...

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Fire destroys Ondo school’s property


Properties worth millions of naira were gutted by fire at the Akoko Anglican Grammar School in Arigidi Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday. It was gathered that the fire, which started around 9 am, burnt down the school’s skills acquisition workshops. According to an eyewitness, some of the items destroyed by the inferno included sewing ...

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Two buildings collapse in Lagos


Two buildings on Friday collapsed at Okota and Lagos Island areas of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. On 12 Alasepe Street, off Community Road, Ago Palace Way, Okota, a three-storey building under construction collapsed, with one person trapped, who was later rescued while on Lagos Island, a two-storey building collapsed at Agarawa area. Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, ...

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Abuja property developer remanded for arriving court late

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court, Jabi, Abuja has revoked the bail it granted Abuja based property developer, Joseph Idoko, and ordered that he be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for arriving the court late. Idoko is facing a five count-charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and criminal breach of trust, having allegedly ...

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Three-storey building collapses in Lagos


A man, yet-to-be-identified, was trapped under rubble as a three-storey building under construction collapsed in Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on Friday. The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed this, noted that emergency officials were already at the scene and making efforts to rescue the trapped person. Oke-Osanyintolu, however, gave an ...

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Tony Elumelu donates Technology Center to AAU

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Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, has donated a multipurpose Information Technology Center to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University. Through the UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Elumelu has championed the construction of a state-of-the-art multipurpose information technology building, which will benefit the students of Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, ...

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