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Nigerians want alleged inflated Lagos-Ibadan rail construction contract probed


Nigerians have called on the government to probe an allegation that the contract for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line was inflated by about 360 per cent. The Nigerian government said the contract for the construction of the 156-kilometres rail line which was awarded to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in 2016, cost taxpayers about $2 billion. ...

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Lagos state to release hotlines for potholes, road repairs

Lagos State

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state would soon release hotlines for residents to call and report their road problems to the government. He restated his commitment to collaborate with the people of the state for successful implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes. A statement on Wednesday said Sanwo-Olu spoke when he hosted the ...

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EEDC tells customers to get prepaid metres within 10 days as it begins sales


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said that prepaid metres are now officially for sale by the company. The company’s head of communication, Emeka Ezeh, made the disclosure in a statement, in which he described it as Meter Asset Provider (MAP) programme. Ezeh called on the company’s customers to take advantage of the initiative and get pre-paid meters within ...

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NGO donates toilets, other facilities to Abuja schools

Abuja schools

A Nigerian in the Diaspora, Mrs. Nguzo Ogbodo, has pledged to build toilets and other facilities for some Abuja schools and communities along Airport Road. Ogbodo, founder of the Hope and Dreams Initiative, a U.S. based Non-Governmental Organisation said this in an interview in Abuja. She said she would provide water facility and waste bins to assist school girls especially ...

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FCTA, Alungu community clash over demolition

road accidents

There was tension last week in Alungu-Lungu Community located around Karfe District in Gwarinpa Housing Estate when officials of the Department of Development Control of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) went to carry out a demolition exercise in the community. Trouble started as soon as the long cue of vehicles of officials of the Department of Development Control and ...

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Ogun has largest number of funded estates in South-West —FMBN


Ogun State has the largest number of funded estates in the entire southwest, the Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Ahmed Dangiwa, has said. Dangiwa made this known at an enlightenment programme for the re-admission of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees and members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers into the National Housing Scheme in Abeokuta. ...

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Tanker fire destroys two-storey building, shops in Rivers


A tanker laden with Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) fell in the Rukpokwu area of the Ikwerre Road in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Friday and caught fire. The tanker had spilled its content on the road and caused an inferno that razed several shops and a two-storey building located in the area. It was learnt that ...

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Five states move to adopt housing law

housing law

HOUSING LAW Five states of the federation are expected to conclude the passage of their draft housing bills into law before the end of year. Findings by our correspondent show that Ogun, Osun, Kebbi, Plateau and Edo states are at various stages of passing the law, which is expected to improve access to mortgage and homeownership for their residents. The ...

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FG pays Chinese Firm $12m to expand Abuja-Lafia road


Following the payment of $12m by the Federal Government, China Harbour Engineering Company Nigeria Limited has mobilised to the Kugbo, Abuja axis to commence work on the expansion of the Abuja-Keffi carriageway and the Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia-Makurdi Expressway. The Federal Government was expected to provide 15 per cent counterpart fund for the project while the Chinese EXIM Bank will provide a balance ...

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