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Senate Committee gives final ultimatum on ending Apapa gridlock


Towards finding a lasting solution to gridlock in Apapa, the Senate Committee on Works on Friday advocated co-operation of various government agencies to make port operations easier. The committee during an emergency meeting with stakeholders in Lagos as part of its oversight functions condemned extortion of truck drivers and asked law enforcement and traffic regulatory agencies to investigate and punish ...

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NCRIB seek proactive implementation of building laws


The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), has urged the Federal Government to be more proactive in handling issues relating to building collapse. Making the appeal recently during a press briefing at its Lagos Headquarters, the President of the Council, Mr. Shola Tinubu, said the brokers are touched by the avalanche of building collapse in the country. According to ...

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2 kidnapped Chinese construction workers rescued in Ebonyi


Two Chinese workers kidnapped by suspected herdsmen at a construction site at Ivo River, at the boundary area between Ohaozara and Ivo Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State, have been rescued by the police. This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Loveth Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police. She said that the victims were rescued ...

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Stakeholders raise alarm as CBN increases mortgage banks’ capital


Stakeholders in Nigeria’s housing sector have expressed worry over the fate of the nation’s Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs) following the N13 billion new capital requirements set for them by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Their anxiety stems from the fact that most of the primary mortgage institutions are still struggling to cope with the previous N2.5billion capital base, which ...

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Two Chinese men kidnapped at construction site in Ebonyi by masked gunmen


The Police Force reported that gunmen have abducted two Chinese nationals from a construction site in southeast Nigeria. According to Loveth Odah, spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi, the victims are Messrs Sun Zhi Xim and Wang Qinghu, employees of Tonyi Chinese Group of Companies. Odah said the armed men, who concealed their identities by wearing masks, abducted the Chinese ...

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Court sentences Labourer to 5 years in prison for stealing electric wire


An Upper Area Court 1 sitting in Kaswan Nama, Jos, on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old labourer, Etop Sunday to five years in prison for stealing electric wires and ceiling fan belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, convicted Sunday after he pleaded to conspiracy, trespass, office breaking, mischief, and theft. READ ALSO: Bricklayer jailed ...

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AfDB okays $70 million loan for road project in Ebonyi


The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project. It also said that the bank group’s funding would cover ...

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Workers protest waterworks shutdown in Kwara


Waterworks across Kwara state have been shut down following a protest embarked upon by staff of the State Water Corporation. The workers, who took to the streets in Ilorin on Wednesday were protesting non-remittance of deductions from their salaries for cooperative unions and National Housing Fund under the supervision of the Federal Mortgage Bank. The protesters under the aegis of ...

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Landlord raises alarm over threat to life by land racketeers


A 68-year-old retired civil servant has alarmed policemen over alleged attempt on his life by suspected land scammers after he thwarted their plans to sell off his property using forged title documents. Abubakar Zira had written petitions to the Inspector General of Police, the FCT Minister, the Director-General DSS and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman calling for ...

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Telecoms operators warn NCAA over threat to demolish 7,000 masts


The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria has warned the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish over 7,000 telecommunications mast in the country. The Chairman of ALTON, Gbenga Adebayo, gave the warning on Wednesday in Lagos on the sideline of the: “Vanguard Economy Forum on Telecoms.” Adebayo said any site brought down illegally and without ...

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