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LASG sues synagogue church over building collapse

building collapse

The Lagos State Government had sued SCOAN over the building collapse which killed 116 worshipers of the church on Sept. 12, 2014. Mr. Taiwo Taiwo, who survived the collapse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOANs) guest building, says the church has been financially responsible for the dependents of the victims of the tragedy. Taiwo testified on Thursday, Jan. ...

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Contractors tackle LASG over forceful takeover of building project

Idi-Ogba community

Contractors, who were awarded the development of the Lagos Homs Housing Scheme, Iponri, have kicked against the manner in which the Lagos State Government terminated their contracts and forcefully took over the project. Contracts for the construction of 132 apartments in 11 blocks were awarded to the contractors on March 10, 2014, with a completion period of 52 weeks. It ...

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AfDB okays $25m equity investment for renewable energy projects


The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved an equity investment of up to $25m in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund, a $250m private equity fund for renewable energy projects in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa. A statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday by AfDB said that ARPF would provide equity ...

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Jigawa community calls for basic social amenities


Mr. Haladu Wazam, the Chairman of Kalawa Development Association, Ringim Local Government Area, has appealed to Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa to build good road and basic social amenities for the community. Wazam made the appeal in Dutse on Wednesday. He said that the measure would help to address the transportation problem in the area and make life more meaningful ...

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Labourer sentenced 3 months for stealing wheelbarrow


A Kuje Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old labourer, Sunday Luka, to three months imprisonment for stealing a wheelbarrow from a construction site valued at N18, 000. Luka, who resides at Anguwan Gade area in Kuje, is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft. The judge, Abdulahi Abdulkareem, however, gave him an option ...

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Family demands compensation on land donated to school


A family in Katsina-Ala, who donated a parcel of land used for the construction of the model school, has appealed to Benue State government to pay compensation for it. The completed school was recently inaugurated for use. In a letter of reminder written to the Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), the family of late Alhaji Musa ...

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Man buries murdered victim after raiding his home


A murder suspect in Niger State, Adelowo Adedayo, 31, on Tuesday led police detectives to a shallow grave at the APC Quarters, Suleja in the Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, where he allegedly buried one Abdullahi Liman. The suspect was apprehended by detectives from the ‘B’ Division, Suleja, who were acting on information from the family of the ...

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4 arraigned over property scandal

property scandal

Four people have been arraigned for property scandal, criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and theft. The offences were contrary to Sections 97,302, and 287 of the Penal Code Law. The Prosecution officer, Sani Musa told the court that the suspects were Haladu Idris, 47, of Askwalaye Kaduna, conspired with Aminu Ibrahim, 24, of Unguwa Uku Kano and forged some documents. He ...

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I will provide befitting housing units for teachers – Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili

The former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, on Wednesday, assured teachers that her administration would prioritise the issue of providing them with befitting accommodation if she emerges president of Nigeria. She also regretted that poverty had crippled the standard of education in Nigeria. A statement issued by the spokesperson for the Obiageli Ezekwesili ...

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Residents groan as water scarcity hits Ogun capital


A visit to Ago-Oba, a community in the heart of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, anytime of the day would see many residents on queue scooping water from burst pipes in unkempt conditions, a development many said has been the practice in the area for sometime due to acute water scarcity. “If you come to this place by 2 AM., ...

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