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57-year-old man arraigned for property theft

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A 57-year-old man, Mr. Olusola Adeigbe, has been arraigned before an Ijede Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikorodu, Lagos State, for the alleged property theft worth N111,200. Adeigbe was arraigned on five counts bordering on felony, stealing and breach of public peace. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him. The police prosecutor, Inspector Aminu Isaac, said the ...

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Governor Ambode presents N852bn 2019 budget to Assembly


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Tuesday presented a budget proposal of N852.316billion for 2019 to the House of Assembly. Quoting the governor, a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, said N462.757billion representing 54 percent of the total budget size had been earmarked for capital expenditure, while N389.560billion representing 46 percent had been dedicated to ...

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Fashola tasks quantity surveyors on high cost of construction projects


The minister of power, works & housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has challenged quantity surveyors to use their skills and knowledge to address the high cost of constructing projects in the country for value maximization. He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the 2019 Annual Assembly of registered QS and induction of newly registered QS and practising firms, organised by the ...

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Alleged Property Seizure: Court annuls Evans’ N1bn suit against police, others


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday struck out a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwamadike (a.k.a Evans), against the police over the seizure of his property. Mojisola Olatoregun, the justice, held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case. She said that the suit ought to have been filed before a ...

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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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