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Stakeholders seek lasting measures against housing deficit


Stakeholders and industry experts are seeking ways to tackle the challenge of housing deficit, starting with palliative measures. The stakeholders said it had become necessary for the government and private sector to emulate a former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who in his capacity as the first democratically elected governor of the state implemented policies that created about ...

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Dangote: First phase construction of Apapa Port road to be ready by December


Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group, says the first phase construction of the road leading from the seaport in Apapa to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Toll Gate will be completed before the end of December 2019. Dangote was speaking during an inspection of the construction site with Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to the billionaire ...

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NAN reporter, others lose property in fire


Bauchi – Mr. Abdul-Saheed Olaide, a reporter with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), and some of his neighbours lost their property in a fire that razed their residence in Gwalameji, a suburb of Bauchi, on Sunday afternoon. The other victims are David Adenuga, a reporter with The Nation Newspapers, and some students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. The victims said ...

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Buhari promises affordable healthcare to all Nigerians


President Muhammadu Buhari being presented with the working document by the Director-General of NIPSS, Prof Habu Galadima. President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja directed the health ministry and all the relevant government agencies to work out how the administration can deliver affordable healthcare to all Nigerians, in line with the recommendation of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National ...

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Residents decry El-Rufai’s plan to demolish 300 houses


Residents of communities living around Yakowa Road in Kamazo Area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state on Sunday begged the state governor, Nasir El’rufai, to end demolition of houses in the area.  Newsmen gathered that about 300 houses would be affected if the government continues with the ongoing demolition in communities like Karji, Babban Saura, Old Kamazo, Janruwa, ...

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Lagos vows to shutdown companies, factories violating safety laws


The Lagos State Government has vowed to shut down factories and organizations that violate health, safety rules and regulations of the state. Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola issued this warning while sealing Multipak Nigeria Limited, a plastic production factory at Plot F28, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Lagos for violation of safety rules and regulations. He said the company ...

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Hoodlums break into Imo zoo, steal properties


Over twenty youths suspected to be hoodlums allegedly invaded the premises of the Imo State zoo located at Nekede, Owerri West Local Government Area on Saturday and carted away some properties belonging to the management. General Manager of the Imo state zoological garden, Francis Abioye disclosed this to newsmen while conducting them round some of the areas damaged by the ...

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FRSC blames Lagos-Ibadan gridlock on Christmas, trading activities 


Increased commercial activities in the build-up to the festive period have been cited as the reason for the heavy gridlock currently associated with the Lagos-Ibadan highway, according to Hyginus Omeje, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for Lagos State. Omeje was quoted by Punch saying: “Christmas is around the corner and people are coming into Lagos to pick ...

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FCTA decries indiscriminate dumping of construction waste


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Thursday in Abuja expressed concern over indiscriminate dumping of the construction wastes within the Capital City centre. The Director, Department of Monitoring and Inspection of FCTA, Town Planner, Olawale Labiyi made this known during a news conference on the activities of the department from January and November 2019. The department was established in ...

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Imo, Abia, 4 others to benefit from N60m water project


Imo, Abia and four other states are to benefit from the N60.4 million U.S.-Agency International Development (USAID) and Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (USAID E-WASH) water and sanitation project. The agency will partner the Imo State Water and Sewage Corporation on improved service delivery, it was gathered.   At a strategic planning workshop held in Owerri, it was disclosed that ...

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