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Commissioner bemoans over 1,000 gully erosion sites in Anambra

gully erosion

Chief Marcel Ifejiofor, Anambra Commissioner for Works, on Friday, cried out that there were more than 1,000 active gully erosion sites scattered across the state. Ifejiofor who disclosed this in Awka, however, said the state Executive Council had inaugurated Erosion Design Review Committee to tackle the problem. He said that findings by the government had shown that most of the ...

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Fire razes building, shops in Calabar


Fire razed six houses and four shops on Eyo Edem Street near Watt market in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State in the early hours of Tuesday. Eyewitnesses said the fire broke out around 2:30 am on Tuesday. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. One of ...

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LAWMA decries defecation, bathing on roads at Apapa, environs


The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Friday decried the ongoing defecation and bathing on the roads at Apapa area and its environs by articulated vehicle operators. LAWMA’s Head, Public Affairs, Mr. Obinna Onyenali, who lamented the situation in Lagos, said the actions of the truck operators degraded the environment as well as wears out the asphalt on the road. ...

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Over 50,000 public servants benefit from housing loan – Hannatu Fika

public servants

Mrs. Hannatu Fika, Executive Secretary, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB), on Monday said that over 50,000 public servants have benefitted from the different housing programmes of the board. Fika, who disclosed this in an interview in Abuja, said that the board has been working assiduously to ensure that public servants own their own homes. “Over 50,000 federal public ...

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Fidelity Bank renovates classrooms at Gombe village school

Fidelity bank

Fidelity Bank Plc has renovated three blocks of three classrooms each at the Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School in Shongo Sarkin Yaki village in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe state as part of its community service. Speaking at a ceremony to inaugurate the renovated buildings at the village, the Northeast Regional Director of the Fidelity Bank, Dr. Musa Tarim ...

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Senate rejects N15.6bn ministry’s budget over illegal company

illegal company

The upper chamber of the National Assembly yesterday rejected the N15.633 billion 2019 budget proposals of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment over alleged illegal company floated by the ministry. The illegal company was discovered when the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelama appeared before the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment on Monday for ...

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LCC threatens wet sand tipper drivers with jail

wet sand

The Lekki Concession Company Limited has warned tipper drivers plying the Eti-Osa area of the Lekki-Epe Expressway to desist from carrying wet sand on the road or risk prosecution with maximum jail term. The Managing Director of the company, Mr Mubashiru Hassan, gave the warning during a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Eti-Osa, Lekki headquarters of the LCC attended by ...

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EFCC arraigns Italian, one other for alleged property fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Friday, arraigned Floriana De Stefani, an Italian, and Stella Ndubusi Ogboru before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a five-count charge bordering on forgery and stealing of a property belonging to a company, Waterside Properties Limited. This was stated in a statement ...

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Don blames incessant building collapse on corruption

building collapse

Acting Head of the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Ilorin, Dr. Yusuf Lanre Shuaib-Babata, has blamed the pervasive corruption in the country for the incessant building collapse in recent times. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Monday, the don, who lamented the repeated collapse of buildings in the country with the resultant loss of lives and properties, ...

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