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Building collapse: Expert harps on need to employ certified engineers

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The Nigerian Society of Engineers has urged Nigerians to engage the services of qualified building engineers. The group made this call following the recent building collapse that happened on Lagos Island The society said employing the services of good engineers is necessary for investments and the protection of lives Wales Lagunju, the chief examination officer of Nigerian Society of Engineers ...

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Experts urge Buhari to prioritise mass housing development


Some operators in the housing and construction industry have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election, tasking him to approach the issue of housing, especially mass housing, with all seriousness. The experts told the newsmen in Lagos that the president had not done much in tackling the nation’s housing shortfall which stood at 17 million in spite of his remarkable ...

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Ongoing Lagos-Ibadan road, rail project will be completed in 2019 – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said he has instructed the Southwest governors and the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi to ensure the completion of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan expressway and therail projectbefore the end of 2019. The president, who spoke at Mapo Hall in Ibadan, venue of his presidential campaign rally, urged ...

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Obiano lauds Buhari for second Niger Bridge construction

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Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress of work on the construction of the Second Niger Bridge. Obiano, who stated this during an inspection visit of the project in Onitsha, Anambra State. added that the President had done well for the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones. He expressed satisfaction with the standard and ...

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2019 budget will revive decayed infrastructure – Akpabio

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Sen. Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom) said the 2019 Budget presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday would rejuvinate the decayed infrastructure in the country. Akpabio made the remark in an interview with journalists after President Buhari presented the appropriation bill to the National Assembly in Abuja. ”The good thing about today’s Budget presentation is that there ...

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Presidency defends EFCC raid on Atiku son’s apartment


The Presidency on Monday defended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying the anti-graft agency did not raidan apartment occupied by the two sons of Atiku Abubakar. Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu claimed the news of the anti-corruption raid broke on Monday morning and it was spread by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Mr. Shehu’s comments came hours after ...

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Executive Order 5: FG commences audit of construction sites

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government has commenced the audit of construction sites to ascertain the level of compliance with Executive Order 5 targeted at improving local content in public procurement. Buhari said this in Abuja on Friday at the opening ceremony of the 60 Anniversary Colloquium of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). The theme of the colloquium ...

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 Buhari will not construct new roads, rail projects – APC manifesto

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Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 general elections, Muhammadu Buhari, will not be initiating fresh road and rail projects if elected for a second term. This was revealed in the APC’s manifesto titled: ‘Next Level’. According to the document, President Buhari will rather focus on completing the ongoing works on the nation’s road and rail ...

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Fashola defends Buhari’s administration, says investment in infrastructure will yield


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday said that the investments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria’s road, housing and power sectors would soon come to full fruition, thus urging Nigerians to give the administration some more time for that to happen. Speaking to reporters at a press briefing in Abuja, Fashola who ...

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Buhari is an ingrate for attacking Jonathan’s effort on Infrastructure – Reno Omokri

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Reno Omokri, a former presidential media aide, says President Muhammadu Buhari is an ingrate for saying former President Goodluck Jonathan did nothing for infrastructure. It was reported earlier that President Buhari blamed previous governments for the infrastructural challenges Nigeria is facing. The President said this when he received the outgoing British High Commissioner to the country, Paul Arkwright, at the ...

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