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Gombe tanker fire: One dies, five shops razed

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One person has been declared dead, while at least five lockup shops have been razed in the early Wednesday morning fuel tanker fire on Gombe-Bauchi highway. The fuel tanker went up in flames in Tumfure village, along the Gombe-Bauchi highway, killing a motorcycle operator. The incident was confirmed by an official of Red Cross in the area, Mr. Abass Mohammed, ...

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Ogun community bemoans deplorable link road caused by Lagos-Ibadan rail project


Residents of Alagada community in the Obafemi/Owode Local Government, Ogun State, have lamented the deplorable condition of the link road in the community, which they alleged was caused by the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan rail project in the axis. The aggrieved residents said a tunnel constructed as a link road had become impassable due to incessant flooding. They said the flooding arose ...

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Don warns property investors against fraudulent agents


A professor of Estate Management in University of Uyo, (UNIUYO) in Akwa Ibom State, Godfrey Okon Udo has advised property Investors in the country against patronising people who defraud innocent people in the real estate business. Udo who gave the advice while delivering the 71st Inaugural Lecture of the University of Uyo on the theme “The Dialect of Valuation” said ...

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Illegal structures along pipeline corridor risks demolition – NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday announced that the Army Engineering Corps was set to demolish illegal structures erected along the Port Harcourt-Aba-Enugu-Makurdi oil pipeline corridor. The NNPC condemned what it called “flagrant and dangerous’’ violation of its pipeline right-of-way by some individuals and communities along the corridor of the system 2E pipeline network, stretching from Port Harcourt-Aba-Enugu-Makurdi. The ...

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FCT administration threatens property owners with demolition


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), administration has vowed to prosecute developers raising illegal structures which were distorting the Abuja Master Plan. “The illegal structures built largely on waterways are causing damage to lives and property in the FCT. We won’t accept that” Mr. Suleiman Abdurahmeed, Acting Coordinator and Director of Administration and Finance, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC,) told newsmen ...

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Owerri residents count loss as flood wreaks havoc


Residents of Owerri Municipal Council in Imo State have appealed to Governor Emeka Ihedioha to come to their aid, stating that flood has ravaged their buildings and other properties. Our Correspondent gathered on Monday that a three-day rain which started on Friday and ended on Sunday had destroyed household properties and commercial goods. The residents blamed the flooding on poor ...

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Landlord, four children injured in Lagos building collapse

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A landlord and four children, including twin girls, were rescued on Sunday night from a partially collapsed two-storey building in Bariga area of Lagos Mainland. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m at No.30, Ososa St., Bariga area of Lagos. Confirming the incident, Mr. Adebayo Kehinde, the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said that there was no death ...

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Nigeria needs 2million toilets yearly to exit open defecation – UNICEF Specialist

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About 24 percent of Nigeria’s population, which is put at 47 million people, according to the 2018 Water Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH NORM) survey, practice open defecation. It has also been revealed that Nigeria ranks second amongst countries practicing open defecation globally. The study indicated that the North Central has the highest of 53.9 percent, followed ...

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FG okays remedial work on damaged Lagos-Ibadan railway


The Federal Government has allayed fears that the recent damage done to the new Lagos-Ibadan railway will affect the September delivery date of the rail line. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, said the contractor handling the project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, would deliver the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line on schedule. He spoke at Papalanto in the ...

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Jigawa State to construct N57m mosque for female students of Federal University

Jigawa State

The Jigawa State Government has opened tender for the construction of a mosque worth N57 million for female students at Federal University, Dutse. Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim, the spokesman, office of Secretary to the State Government, disclosed this in a statement issued in Dutse. The statement said Alhaji Muhammad Dagaceri, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the SSG, announced the development while ...

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