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Federal Government reopens Apapa/Leventis Bridge

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After closure for over one year, the Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing on Wednesday reopened the Apapa/Leventis Bridge to traffic The bridge was closed for emergency repairs in August 2016 after a portion was damaged by fire. Some of the reinforcement rods on top of the bridge’s centre had become exposed as the asphalt covering them had been ...

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Man baths wife with acid, kills self over property


A man, Daniel Okafor, has allegedly committed suicide at Nsugbe in the Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State because his wife, Pauline, refused to name him the inheritor of her property. It was gathered that Pauline nominated her son as the inheritor of the property, a development that said to have angered her husband. As a consequence, Daniel ...

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Hamzat assures Lagosians affordable housing policy


Irrespective of status, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate, in Lagos state in the forthcoming general election, Dr. Hamzat Obafemi Kadri, has assured that their government would evolve a policy that will accommodate all categories of residents in the state, when APC is returned to steer the governance of the state. Hazmat, who spoke on behalf of Babajide ...

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Carpenter sentenced for constituting nuisance


A Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a 28-year-old carpenter, Ibrahim Sadam, to seven days imprisonment for causing public nuisance. The convict, who resides at Works and Housing Quarters, Wuse 2, Abuja, pleaded guilty to the one-count charge levelled against him and begged for leniency. The Magistrate, Idayat Akanni, however, gave the convict an option to pay ...

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Fire destroys 30 rooms in students’ hostel at Kano varsity


The Kano State Fire Service on Wednesday confirmed a fire outbreak that destroyed an upper section of a female hostel at the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil. Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, the State fire Service spokesman in Kano said that the incident which occurred on Tuesday night resulted from high voltage. He said that a total of 30 rooms, ...

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57-year-old man arraigned for property theft

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A 57-year-old man, Mr. Olusola Adeigbe, has been arraigned before an Ijede Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikorodu, Lagos State, for the alleged property theft worth N111,200. Adeigbe was arraigned on five counts bordering on felony, stealing and breach of public peace. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him. The police prosecutor, Inspector Aminu Isaac, said the ...

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Governor Ambode presents N852bn 2019 budget to Assembly


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Tuesday presented a budget proposal of N852.316billion for 2019 to the House of Assembly. Quoting the governor, a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, said N462.757billion representing 54 percent of the total budget size had been earmarked for capital expenditure, while N389.560billion representing 46 percent had been dedicated to ...

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Fashola tasks quantity surveyors on high cost of construction projects


The minister of power, works & housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has challenged quantity surveyors to use their skills and knowledge to address the high cost of constructing projects in the country for value maximization. He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the 2019 Annual Assembly of registered QS and induction of newly registered QS and practising firms, organised by the ...

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Alleged Property Seizure: Court annuls Evans’ N1bn suit against police, others


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday struck out a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwamadike (a.k.a Evans), against the police over the seizure of his property. Mojisola Olatoregun, the justice, held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case. She said that the suit ought to have been filed before a ...

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