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SON decries N4.5bn loss on building collapse

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The effect of building collapse on Nigeria economy has taken a toll on both lives and property of the citizens. Aside from the trauma, the devastating effects on property are better imagined than beheld. Speaking on the menace of building collapse in the country, the Standard Ogranisation of Nigeria (SON), said about 3,210 persons were killed and property worth N4.5 ...

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Woman drags neighbour to court over alleged assault


A mother of two, Firdausi, on Monday, dragged one Asiya, her neighbour to a Sharia Court l, sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna State for assault and threat to her life. The complainant, who resides at Abuja road by Oriokpata area in Kaduna State, told the court that  her neighbour, Asiya had on April 7, attacked her on her return from ...

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OAU warns against buying varsity land from encroachers


Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State have cautioned members of the public to be wary of land grabbers who encroach its property and sell to people. Besides, the university allayed fears that its dam was allegedly poisoned with chemicals by those who encroached on its land, insisting that the dam had been made wholesome for ...

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Fashola restates FG’s commitment to housing development


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, Monday undertook an inspection tour of three Housing projects in Gwagwalada and Zuba in the Federal Capital Territory, restating the commitment of the Federal Government to Housing as the construction ecosystem for mass employment and economic prosperity in the country. The Minister, who visited the Federal Mortgage Bank of ...

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9-year-old Boy, 3 others arraigned for attacking woman in her home


A 9-year-old boy, Abdulrahman Isah of Gwandu road Kaduna on Tuesday appeared before Sharia Court ll at Magajin Gari, Kaduna along with three others over alleged assault. The complainant, Maryam Sani, told the court that Isah alongside Asmau Abdullahi, Aisha Abdullahi and Huraira Abdullahi of Jos road, Kaduna attacked her in her house and destroyed her properties. “I had problem ...

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Lagos-Ibadan Railway: FG reveals contractor’s challenge


There has been a breakdown of some machines belonging to the contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation. Nigeria’s Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said this on Monday during an inspection of the project. According to Amaechi, the contractor said the breakdown was due to the pressures from the government for completion of the project earlier than ...

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Fashola bemoans Buhari’s veto of housing fund bill

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has supported the National Housing Fund bill passed by the federal parliament against a recent veto by the President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill was rejected on the 19th of March, 2018. In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Buhari highlighted the reasons for declining assent to the bill which include: “The ...

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48 houses destroyed in Plateau, renders 285 persons homeless


No fewer than 285 persons have been rendered homeless by rainstorm that destroyed at least 48 houses in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau. It was reported on Wednesday that the incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, has become a source of concern to both the State and Local Governments. The residents of Toghomwol-Bungha community in Mangu were most hit. ...

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