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Senate Committee decries poor infrastructure in 22 Border States


The Senate Committee on States and Local Government has lamented lack of social amenities in the 22 border states sharing boundaries with other countries or the Atlantic ocean, saying it has contributed to the security challenges in the country. The Committee Chairman, Senator Abdulahi Gumel disclosed this Wednesday in Abuja during an oversight visit to Nigeria’s Border Communities Development Agency ...

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Osun Farmers volunteers to construct village road


Residents of Aladua, a village in Ayedaade Local Government, Osun State, who are predominantly cocoa farmers, have volunteered their services on the rehabilitation of the only access road to their village. Last week, the farmers, including women, trooped out to participate in direct labour in the rehabilitation work on the road. The villagers said they had been disconnected from other ...

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Nigeria’s debt on infrastructure is a good investment – Fashola


Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says debt for infrastructure in Nigeria is good debt, as far as he is concerned. Speaking at the Africa Investment Forum in Sandton South Africa on Wednesday, the minister said the Nigerian government should not be judged like a private company when it comes to borrowing. His words: “The only thing ...

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FRSC set to curb road crashes


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated its efforts to reduce road crashes in the country through intelligence patrol. Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Mr. Osas Osadebamwen,  disclosed this during the  2018 Zonal Retreat in Sokoto on Monday.  The participants were drawn from the sectors and zonal commands. Osadebamwen noted that the time ...

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Labourer arraigned for stealing N120,000 cables on construction site


A labourer, Promise Iwoh, who allegedly stole his employer’s cables valued at N120,000, on Wednesday appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The 33-year-old, a resident of No. 1 Iya-Agan Street,  Apapa Road,  Ebute Meta, Lagos, is facing a charge of theft. Iwoh, however, denied the charge. The Police Prosecutor Ben Ekundayo said the accused committed the offence on Feb. ...

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Expert grooms youth in the built industry to tackle unemployment


Considering the alarming rate of youth unemployment in the country and its negative effect on the economy, the Universal Learn Direct Academy is empowering youths to solve the endemic housing and infrastructural problems in Nigeria. Funmi Ogundare reports Youth development and empowerment have been recognised as vital stages in life for building the human capital that allows young people to ...

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Benue SUBEB threatens to drag defaulting contractors to EFCC


The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Wednesday threatened to drag erring contractors handling the construction and rehabilitation of some primary schools projects in the state before the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Chairman of SUBEB, Rev. Philip Tachin, said the board would compile all the names of the defaulting contractors and forward same to the EFCC if ...

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Fayose, Fayemi trades words over poor infrastructural development


There is an intense argument between the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, and the current governor, Kayode Fayemi, over the state of infrastructural projects across the state. Gov. Kayode Fayemi has decried the poor state of the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resorts, owing to deliberate abandonment of the facility by the immediate past administration. Speaking with journalists after ...

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Expert bemoans poor maintenance culture towards infrastructure


Jide Oke, a former Chairman of Lagos Chapter of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), on Tuesday said that poor maintenance culture was the bane of infrastructure development in Nigeria. Oke, who made the observation in an interview said lack of maintenance culture had been a challenge since the nation got independence. He expressed regret that many private and public ...

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South West governors seek FG’s help on Apapa port gridlock


The Southwest Governors’ Forum has expressed concern on economic and security challenges posed by gridlock in the Apapa port and urged the Federal Government to create alternative routes. The forum said the planned alternative routes linking Tin Can Island through Tomoro Island to Ibafo in Ogun State should be revised urgently. In the interim, it suggested that government should enhance ...

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