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‘Apapa residents converting property to private jetties’


The Nigerian Ports Authority has raised the alarm, that residents of Apapa are turning their properties into private jetties and terminals where they berth barges and evacuate cargoes. Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman, who raised the alarm at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council in Lagos recently, said that the agency had done its investigations, ...

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Test materials before building, LASG tells residents


The Lagos State Government has urged residents to test materials before embarking on any construction work to reduce the spate of building collapse in the state. A statement on Wednesday said the acting General Manager of the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory, Olalekan Ajani, spoke during a meeting with officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency. Ajani, according to ...

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Embracing New Technologies To Reduce Housing Deficit


Shelter plays a critical role in human existence, without which peaceful co-existence would be dreadful. Irrespective of its intrinsic value, Nigeria is challenged with population growth, a situation that had increased squatter and slum settlements across major cities in the country. With an annual population growth rate of 3.5 percent, Nigeria needs additional one million housing units annually to reduce ...

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Gov. Lalong inspects construction of watchtower


Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has said the construction of watchtower in the state would strengthen its security architecture and ensure efficient early response to crisis. The governor disclosed this on Sunday in a statement in Jos by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham. He commended the quality of the project(construction of watchtower) at Dutse Uku ...

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Osinbajo In Kano To Commission Flyover Bridges, Other Projects


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday is in Kano State, northwest Nigeria on a one-day official visit to commission some major infrastructure projects. Osinbajo who arrived at the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport was received by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, his Deputy, Nasiru Gawuna and senior government officials. The Vice President will use the occasion ...

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The Lagos State Government will soon inaugurate 360 more housing units in its efforts to tackle the challenge of housing deficit in the state. The Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai made this known yesterday during a visit to the Lagos Homs, Igbogbo Scheme 11b in Ikorodu Local Government Area. He said: “Lagos is adding 360 more homes to the ...

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2020 Budget: Lagos To Generate N73.83bn IGR Monthly


Lagos State government said it has targeted a total of N73.836bn monthly as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020 as part of the funding for the year’s budget which stands at N1.168trn. The total revenue the state expects to generate for the year to fund the budget tagged: ‘Budget of Awakening’ is N886.041bn, with other revenue projections, including capital receipts ...

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How Nigeria’s agric sector fared in 2019


Nigeria’s agricultural sector seems to be taking a turn for the better with the various policies introduced by the current government, some of which were vigorously implemented in 2019. The government argues that the activities in the sector last year were channeled at improving the lives of average Nigerians. Rural Grazing Area (RUGA). As an immediate solution, the federal government ...

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Fire razes storey building belonging to 82-year-old man


There was confusion in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday as a storey building belonging to an 80-year-old man went up in flames in Ijokodo community around 2:10pm. The entire top structure was torched with properties worth millions of naira damaged. The 82-year-old man, Chief Amoo-Onidundu, reportedly built the house in 1978. It was gathered that the fire incident ...

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Lagos state needs 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate open defecation—Expert

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The Executive Director, Poly Products, Lagos, Mr. Pavan Gwalani on Thursday said Lagos state needs 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate the menace of open defecation. Gwalani, in an interview in Lagos, said: “With a population of almost 20 million people, 5,000 mobile toilets should serve about 40 people daily.“ He, however, urged stricter sanctions which he said would greatly reduce ...

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