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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


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


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


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


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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NNPC boss urges community to expose pipeline vandalism perpetrators


Mr. Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the corporation is working with security agencies to reduce incidents of pipeline vandalism in the country to the barest minimum, describing the problem as a major national security concern. Mr. Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (in suit) flanked by Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General, Lagos ...

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ARCON rejigs architectural standards, licenses 250


The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has pledged to rejig its operations toward raising the standards of architectural practice in the country. ARCON president, Sir Dipo Ajayi, said the move became necessary to ensure that Nigerian architects are at par with best international standards and practice. The president spoke at the induction ceremony in Abuja, where 250 architects, firms ...

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Family petitions police over attack on disputed land in Ogun community


Distraught members of Isadare and Olakotan family of Ijumo Compound, Idedo village, Ota, Ogun State, have urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the state’s Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, to save them from frequent attacks on their ancestral land. A petition to the police chiefs signed by their solicitors, Remi Adeoye of Destiny and Lawlords Chambers, explained ...

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FG to partner building professionals on standards


To curb the menace of building collapse, the Federal Government has said it would partner building professionals to uphold standards in the industry. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said this during a meeting with the leaders of the Nigerian Institute of Building in Abuja. Aregbesola, who alluded to the philosophy of placing prevention above damage control or medicine ...

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