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history of Ikeja

The history of Ikeja which is the capital of Lagos state is not known by many. The origin comprises of two major components which are Ipodo Quarters and Isale-Awori Quarters. Ipodo Quarters were founded by an Awori called Ikudehinbu while Isale-Awori Ipodo Quarters were founded by Amore who came from Otta. Ikudehinbu was the progenitor of the present day Odu ...

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Reps implore IG to evacuate heavy-duty vehicles from Lagos bridges


The House of Representatives has issued a directive to the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, to remove heavy duties from bridges in Lagos The police and other security agencies were directed to remove the heavy-duty vehicles to save the bridges from collapsing The lawmakers issued the directive following a motion made by Honourable Enitan Badru The inspector general of ...

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Many killed, property destroyed over land dispute in Cross River 

Cross River

There is mourning in Biase local government area of Cross River State where dispute over land has led to the death of many and displacement of several others. Reports revealed families in the affected areas including Abanwan, Urugbam, Egbor, and Ipene communities are now traumatised and looking to the authorities to come and restore order. Although more details about the ...

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Yobe Govt. approves N8.7bn for construction of roads, drainages


The Yobe Executive council on Wednesday approved the sum of N8.7 billion for construction of roads and drainages in Damaturu. Alhaji Mala Musti, Commissioner for Information, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the state executive council meeting in Damaturu, Yobe. He said that the projects include the construction of 25.5 kilometers dual carriageway from Damaturu to Kalallawa ...

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Expert urge Federal Government to invest in infrastructure

Federal Government

A town planning consultant, Mr. Olaide Afolabi, on Monday called on the Federal Government to formulate policies that would facilitate infrastructure and property development in the country. Afolabi, a former President of the Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), made the call in an interview which held in Lagos. He said there were huge gaps in the areas ...

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FEC signs construction of new freight office in Katsina


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a contract for the construction of a national freight office in Jibia, Katsina state. The approval was granted Wednesday during the meeting of the council which held inside the council chamber of State House Presidential Villa Abuja, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Briefing State House correspondents, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said ...

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NMRC appoints new executive


As part of rejigging the mortgage sector, Mr. Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN, and Mr. Kehinde Ogundimu have been appointed as substantive Chairman and the Managing Director respectively for the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc (NMRC). As part of rejigging the mortgage sector, Mr. Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN, and Mr. Kehinde Ogundimu have been appointed as substantive Chairman and the Managing ...

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Gwagwalada women to benefit from NGO’s 500 housing units


A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Women Housing Plan Initiative (WHPI), is to construct 500 housing units which women are expected to benefit from in its new housing scheme project at Machada, near Zuba, in Gwagwalada Area Council. Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, the President of WHPI, Hajiya Binta Ibrahim, said the initiative was aimed at empowering women and families ...

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FG rakes in N45bn from aviation agencies despite poor infrastructure


Revenue generating agencies in the aviation industry remitted over N45 billion to the federal government between 2015 and 2018, amid poor airport infrastructure, absence or obsolete landing aids and inadequate manpower development. These revenue generating agencies include the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), which are mandated ...

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FG focuses on improving public building maintenance

Federal Government

The Federal Government has stepped up efforts to ensure proper maintenance of public buildings across the country. This followed a two-day stakeholder meeting on the Draft National Public Buildings Maintenance Policy organised by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Works and Housing Sector) which began yesterday in Abuja. In his remarks, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, ...

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