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NASS passes bill on Public Property, five others

public property

The Senate on Thursday concurred to the House of Representatives Bill on Recovery of Public Property (Special Provisions)(Repeal) Bill, 2019. This followed the presentation of the bill by Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan at plenary. The bill seeks to review provisions for investigation of assets of any public officer alleged to have been engaged in corrupt practices, unjust enrichment of ...

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Court fixes date to hear N100m suit filed against CCECC by worker


The National Industrial Court on Monday fixed July 1 to hear a suit filed by a staff of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CCECC), Godspower Ntaka, for N100 million in damages. The payment for damages is for emotional trauma, psychological anxiety, mental stress, arising from his ordeal at the hands of armed robbers during official duty. Justice Olufunke ...

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Buhari decries destruction of Oil Facilities in South South


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the South-South Monarchs Forum decrying the destruction of oil facilities in the zone. According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said that the destruction of oil facilities by vandals was hurting the host communities, the majority of the people and the ...

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Buhari commissions Projects in Ogun


President Muhammudu Buhari at the weekend in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, commissioned some projects executed by the outgoing governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun. The projects are the Ogun Judicial Complex, along Kobape road, the 10,000 – seater capacity Amphi-Theatre at Oke-Ilewo, the Kampala/Adire mall at Itoku and the Ogun State Television Digital Studio along Ajebo road, all in the state capital. ...

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Ijaw communities decry non-inclusion of bridges in NDDC road project

Ijaw communities

Three Ijaw communities in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State have protested alleged plans to cut them off from the rest of the country. The Ijaw communities, including Toru-Tubegbe, Bolou-Tubegbe, and Tamo-Tubegbe, alleged that the ongoing road project in the area being executed by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) did not include bridges which will link them to ...

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Julius Berger reopens closed sections of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Julius Berger

The Federal Road Safety Corps says Julius Berger Plc has reopened the closed sections of Ibadan-bound carriageway from Magboro to Kara/Ibafo on Friday. Mr. Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, made this known in a statement signed by the Corps’ Route Commander, Florence Okpe, and made available to newsmen in Ota, Ogun on Friday. It was reported that ...

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Reps pass power sector reform bill through 2nd reading

power sector

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed through second reading a Bill for an Act to amend the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, No. 6, 2005 to prohibit theft of electricity, theft and destruction of electricity supply, infrastructure and prescribe appropriate penalties for violation and for related matters. The bill which was transmitted to the House for concurrence was sponsored ...

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FG to hand over 9 irrigation systems to Sokoto Rima River basin

Sokoto Rima River Basin

Abuja – The Ministry of Water Resources says it is now ready to hand over nine Centre Pivot Irrigation Systems to Sokoto Rima River Basin Authority for agriculture development. The benefiting states of Kebbi and Zamafara are to receive six and three units, respectively to improve agricultural practice in line with the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. The ...

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Stakeholders reject proposed 10% tax on commercial rent in Lagos


Stakeholders in housing and real estate sectors in Lagos State, yesterday, appealed to the House of Assembly not to consider a proposed 10 per cent tax on commercial properties. The stakeholders made the appeal at a one-day public hearing on “A Bill for a Law to Regulate the Relationship of the Parties Under Tenancy Agreements and Specify the Procedure for ...

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