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Borno Exco Approves N800M for construction of 2 New Mega schools

Borno

The Borno state Executive Council chaired by Governor. Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of over N800 million for the construction of two Mega schools in Njintilo and Gwange area of the Maiduguri metropolis to cater for the educational needs of the people in the environs. Briefing newsmen in his office at the Musa Usnan Secretariat Maiduguri yesterday after ...

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FG begins N79bn Ibadan-Ife-Ilesa Expressway reconstruction – Fashola

Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said this during an inspection of ongoing federal road projects in Osun on Monday. It was reported that the Federal Executive Council had on Sept. 25, 2019, approved the reconstruction of the expressway. Fashola said that the road, covering a distance of not less than 112 kilometres would cost the Federal Government ...

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Mass evictions prompt protests as Nigerian housing crisis mounts

Nigerians

The men in naval uniforms charged into the Nigerian waterfront village of Okun Glass in the morning, chased out the residents, then called in bulldozers. De facto village leader, 75-year-old Dauda Musa, said he fled as the men fired guns into the air. “They demolished our homes,” he said, standing in the rubble of what was once home to 3,000 ...

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Facebook to partner NCC on infrastructure development

NCC

Facebook, a social networking platform, is seeking partnership opportunities with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to improve connectivity. Ibrahim Ba led a delegation from the company to a conference at the NCC on Thursday. Ba said there’s a need for further infrastructure expansion in Nigeria to fill the connectivity gap that still exists in the country. He said Facebook has ...

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Delta Govt. approves construction of 11 new roads

Delta State Map

Delta Government on Tuesday at its Executive Council Meeting approved 11 new roads in the state for construction before the end of the dry season. Commissioner for Works, Chief James Auguye, made this known while briefing newsmen at the end of the state’s Executive Council meeting in Asaba. Auguye disclosed that the approved roads needed urgent attention as the state ...

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Woman remanded for selling brother’s properties

tenant

A 60-year old woman, Mrs. Nkechi Nwafor, has been ordered by an Ejigbo Magistrate Court to be remanded in prison after she sold her younger brother’s house, including vehicles worth N18m. She was said to have carried out the act while the brother was in prison abroad, with hope that the brother would not return to Nigeria. It was reported ...

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Saraki Urges Court To Vacate Forfeiture Order On Property

Saraki

Former President of the Nigerian Senate and two-term Kwara State governor, Bukola Saraki, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission praying for the permanent forfeiture of his Ilorin houses. Saraki described the suit as an abuse of court process and a move to scandalise him. He argued ...

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LASEMA stops another fire outbreak, potential explosion in Lagos

LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it has successfully quelled a fire outbreak at 22, AIT Road, Kola Bus Stop, Alagbado, almost alongside its other ongoing operations. According to the agency’s Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, the “situation report regarding the Kola fire outbreak incident has it that a storey building consisting of 4 flats of 3 bedrooms ...

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Lagos issues illegal occupants of Jankara market ultimatum to quit

Jankara market

The Lagos State Government has given two weeks ultimatum to some occupants of the old Jankara market site. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, gave the ultimatum during an assessment tour of Lagos Island on Monday. Salako said that the Jankara market had been earmarked for modern development, in line with government’s plan to regenerate ...

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Ekiti raises unit to tackle land grabbers

Ekiti

The Ekiti State Government has set up a Landed Properties Transaction Complaints Unit to receive petitions from aggrieved victims of land grabbing and other related offences. The move, which the state government made through the Ministry of Justice, is to give more bite to the Ekiti State Property Protection (Anti-Land Grabbing) Bill signed into law by Governor Kayode Fayemi on ...

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