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Giwa LG invests N300m on projects


Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State is investing more than N300 million on the execution of developmental projects across the different wards of the council. The Secretary of the council, Alhaji Usman Isma’il, disclosed this while explaining the efforts of the local government in touching the lives of the residents. He said the amount would be expended on electrification ...

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Doctors protest NMA’s Alleged Attempt To Extort Them For Building Construction


There is an ongoing war in Nigeria’s health sector. At a time Nigeria is alarmingly running short of medical personnel(Doctors) due to government’s negligence on their welfare, the few ones who have remained behind are being sucked dry. Doctors across the country are allegedly being forcefully made to pay for a building construction. It was gathered that the Nigerian Medical ...

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Corporations worried about state housing ministries usurping roles


The Association of Housing Corporations of Nigeria (AHCN) has blamed state housing ministries for the usurpation of its statutory roles and responsibilities in housing construction and development. The group observed that the situation is purely unnecessary duplication of duty, which will in the long run cause distraction, unfair competition, and sheer wastages/repetition of efforts and resources. AHCN President, Mohammed Baba ...

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Collapse of buildings under construction raises concern


The recent collapse of a seven-storey building under construction in Woji GRA in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, tends to suggest that building collapse has become a recurring decimal in Nigeria. A four-storey building under construction in Jabi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) collapsed two months ago leaving many with serious injuries, particularly the workers on site, ...

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Ekiti lawmaker removes EFCC’s seal on building


A member of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Samuel Omotoso, has removed markings of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from a two-storey commercial building in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The building, marked “Under Investigation, Please keep off” by EFCC, was among property believed to be linked to former Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, that ...

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NNPC commences LPG Infrastructure Expansion


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it is embarking on expansion of LPG handling infrastructures across the country. The Corporation said the step was in line with its aggressive policy to grow local consumption of the cooking fuel even as it targets 10 per cent market share of the global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market. Group managing ...

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Building collapse: NIA warns Nigerians to stop engaging quacks in building designs


To stem the rising incidents of building collapse across the country, the Nigerian Institute of Architects NIA has advocated stringent action against quacks who engage in building construction without pre-requisite knowledge and certification. NIA President, Festus Njoku, who spoke at the 58th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the professional body in Lagos last, said that engaging quacks to help ...

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Contractors return to abandoned N3.8bn road projects


A civil society organisation, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) has stated that contractors have returned to continue work on two road projects in Kano and Adamawa States awarded by Federal Ministry of Works. Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI), working to promote citizens’ participation in Nigerian public audit through its Value for Money initiative, began advocacy on these projects in August ...

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