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FG moves to provide housing projects in 34 states, makes national ID criterion

Sokoto Rima River Basin

As some government initiated housing projects across the country near completion, the federal government has said plans were afoot to roll out these facilities to eligible Nigerians, pointing out that the criterion for accessing those homes would be the national identity card. The project facilitated under the pilot national housing scheme with funding from federal mortgage bank of Nigeria (FMBN) ...

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Dangote Refinery awards $368m worth of contracts to local contractors

Dangote refinery

Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical has so far awarded $368 million to 120 local contractors at the site as part of its contribution to Nigeria content development initiative. The Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development and Capital Projects, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, who made this disclosure during the tour of the Dangote Refinery by members of Nigerian Union of ...

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Enugu: Man dies after foundation he was digging falls on him


A young man working at a building site in Ikirike, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, reportedly died on Monday after an underground foundation collapsed on him. The incident happened near Ikirike police station in Enugu. The deceased has been identified as Chidera from Ngbo, Umuogudu oshia, in ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi State. READ ASLO: Engineer ...

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Corps Members appreciates World Bank, Oyo Govt for providing befitting accommodation

world bank

Some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), serving in Oba Community in Ayete, Ibarapa North Local government area of Oyo State, have commended the World Bank and the Oyo State government for their intervention in the accommodation challenges facing them in the area. The Oyo State government through the Agency, Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) ...

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Ambode commissions new Layby to decongest Allen Junction traffic


Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode on Monday unveiled the newly constructed Layby on Allen Junction to decongest traffic on Obafemi Awolowo Road in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Transportation ‘Ladi Lawanson, said the project had been created to respond to the traffic congestion and gridlock usually occasioned along the axis due to ...

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EFCC’s seal-off of Saraki’s houses regarded as witch-hunt


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday said it was not aware of alleged seal-off of houses believed to belong to President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Acting Head, Media, and Publicity of the commission, Mr. Tony Orilade said this in Abuja on Monday that his office was unaware of the issue. “I have not been briefed; ...

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FG launches new technology to reduce building cost


In a bid to reduce incidents of building collapse in the country, the federal government has introduced an emerging technology in building process. The new technology known as Pozzolana comprises materials with property of cement and offers 40 per cent cement replacement in building construction. Onu Speaking while commissioning the National Building and Road Research Institute NBRRI, Pozzalana Pilot Plant ...

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Assembly probes abandoned NSITF property in Lagos


Finally waking up to the realities that some Federal Government properties still rot away in Lagos, the National Assembly has begun investigation into the abandoned National Provident Fund building, now known as Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) along the Badagry expressway. The culture of waste that has recently dotted Nigeria’s landscape, continued to take its toll on properties and ...

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Osinbajo churns out warning to AMCON debtors


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the weekend, said the federal government will deal decisively with individuals and organisations that made the list of high-profile obligors of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). He said the debtors have made it impossible for the corporation to resolve its outstanding N5trillion debt, thereby holding the entire country to ransom with their bad behaviour. ...

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Govt approves Umar Gonto as acting Federal Housing Authority boss

Umar Gonto

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has announced Umar Gonto as the new acting Managing Director/Chief. His appointment is following the expiration of the term of Prof. Mohammed Al-Amin-led management on May 6. An official from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, who pleaded anonymity, said Gonto was appointed to act in line with the Federal Government guidelines on succession ...

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