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Fashola provides details of corrupt contractors – SERAP


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has forwarded to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), names of contractors who allegedly failed to execute projects they collected funds for. SERAP Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare confirmed this in a statement yesterday. He quoted Fashola’s letter thus: “Pow Technologies Limited, an Abuja-based company, was in 2014 awarded a contract ...

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Fashola orders SERAP to provide details of corrupt contractors

Babatunde Raji Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has written to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, promising “to refer the request for details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to execute any of the projects to the Ministry’s agencies for necessary action and appropriate response.” Fashola’s latest response followed his ...

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Housing: Local governments need to be more proactive, says AHCN


Local governments in the country need to be more proactive in the efforts towards housing provision in the country, the President, Association of Housing Corporations of Nigeria (AHCN), Mohammed Adamu, has said Adamu noted that despite all efforts by stakeholders towards reducing the country’s housing deficit, local governments had not lived up to their responsibilities. He stated that local government ...

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Anambra State Govt. mobilises contractors with N10 billion

Anambra State

The Anambra State Government says it has mobilised contractors with N10 billion to asphalt various road projects across the state before the rainy season. Governor Willie Obiano made the disclosure during an inspection of road projects leading to Amansea -Unizik Road, Awka on Tuesday. Mr. Obiano urged all contractors handling road projects in the state to accelerate work, as there ...

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20 contractors bid for asphalt laying on Unilorin varsity road


The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, on Tuesday opened the bid by 20 contractors for the laying of asphalt clay on the varsity roads. The Vice-Chancellor who declared the bid open at the university acknowledged the interest shown by the contractors in the execution of the project. READ ALSO: Adeleke University alerts police over threat to demolish school He ...

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Contractors lament lack of funds for road projects

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The Minister of State for Works, Power and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, has said the Federal Government does not have the financial capability to fund all road projects. Shehuri stated this while inspecting the Auchi-Okenne section of the Benin-Abuja Highway, where the contractor handling the road projects attributed the slow work on the road to insufficient fund. The Project Manager of ...

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Collapse of buildings under construction raises concern


The recent collapse of a seven-storey building under construction in Woji GRA in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, tends to suggest that building collapse has become a recurring decimal in Nigeria. A four-storey building under construction in Jabi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) collapsed two months ago leaving many with serious injuries, particularly the workers on site, ...

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Contractors return to abandoned N3.8bn road projects


A civil society organisation, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) has stated that contractors have returned to continue work on two road projects in Kano and Adamawa States awarded by Federal Ministry of Works. Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI), working to promote citizens’ participation in Nigerian public audit through its Value for Money initiative, began advocacy on these projects in August ...

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River State to prosecute contractor, seize property over collapsed building


Governor Nyesom Wike on Sunday said the Rivers State Government will prosecute contractor of the collapsed 7-storey building and take steps to acquire the property. Reports given was that the 7-storey building located at Woji Road in the Government Reserved Area (GRA) of Port Harcourt collapsed on Friday evening. As at Sunday, 38 persons have been rescued, while six persons ...

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Benue SUBEB threatens to drag defaulting contractors to EFCC


The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Wednesday threatened to drag erring contractors handling the construction and rehabilitation of some primary schools projects in the state before the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Chairman of SUBEB, Rev. Philip Tachin, said the board would compile all the names of the defaulting contractors and forward same to the EFCC if ...

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