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Presidency to publish names of 200 illicit property owners


The Presidency said it will soon publish the list of 200 individuals who corruptly acquired properties across the country. The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Okoi Obono Obla disclosed this yesterday at the inauguration of a new software application for tracking illicit properties in the country developed by a civil society organization, African Network for Environment and Economic ...

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FEC approves N34 billion for road projects

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The Nigerian cabinet has approved over N34 billion naira for the execution of various road projects across the country. Minister of Works, Power, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disclosed this to Journalists on Wednesday soon after this week’s cabinet meeting, Chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister, who presented four memos at the weekly cabinet meeting said, “The memos presented for ...

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Nollywood actress arraigned over property theft

Nollywood actress

Popular Yoruba nollywood actress and filmmaker, Yetunde Akilapa, was yesterday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with the break-in and stealing of valuables worth N7 million. The actress is standing trial on a three-count bordering on burglary and stealing to which she pleaded not guilty. Police Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi told the court that the accused committed the offences ...

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Picketing: NCC mobilises NSCDC to protect MTN properties


The Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) says it has mobilised the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to protect the equipment and installations of leading digital mobile operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited. This followed the picketing of the MTN head office in Lagos and other offices in different parts of the country on Monday by the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress ...

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Court arraigns construction engineer for allegedly stealing N2m worth of cement


Police on Tuesday arraigned a 37-year-old engineer, Ayodele Ade-Aina, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 800 bags of cement. The accused, who lives at Aggrey Road, Yaba in Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and false pretext. The prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah alleged that the accused, under false pretext, obtained 800 bags of Lafarge cement valued ...

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Hoteliers demand compensation for demolished property


Some aggrieved hoteliers in Maiduguri have demanded compensation for their property demolished by the Borno Government. The spokesperson of the hoteliers, Mr. Abraham Kaanti, said at a press conference on Tuesday in Maiduguri that the action of the government had contravened constitutional provisions and was an infringement of their fundamental human rights. Kaanti disclosed that 57 hotels and inns were ...

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Ogun govt warns property owners, residents against poor sanitation

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Ogun State government has threatened to sanction residents and owners of properties across the state over poor sanitation. They urged them to ensure their structures are not overgrown with weeds, saying, anyone found wanting would be sanctioned appropriately. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, said owners or residents of bushy properties, who refused to clear ...

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Kemi Adeosun advocates more support for infrastructure development

Kemi Adeosun

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has called on the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to invest more in the area of infrastructure development with a view to promoting trade and investment on the continent. Adeosun made the call on Wednesday in Abuja, at the opening of the Afreximbank Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary of the organisation tagged: “Celebrating ...

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Experts harp on conducive housing sector to boost economy

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Experts in the realty sub-sector have revealed that a conducive and energised housing sector could boost Nigeria’s economic recovery strategies. They made the submissions through a housing development group platform in Abuja. A real estate expert, Mr. Victor Mayowa wondered why federal government is yet to understand that a virile housing sector is critical to economic recovery. He lamented that ...

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