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Fashola provides details of corrupt contractors – SERAP

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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 refutes 20m housing deficit claim, says no evidence

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Minister for Works, Housing and Power Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Tuesday dismissed insinuations that Nigeria has twenty million housing deficit. He conceded that Nigeria has housing challenges, but added that housing challenges are universal phenomenal. The minister told reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital at the end of a capacity building workshop for Federal Controllers of lands and housing in ...

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Fashola bemoans Buhari’s veto of housing fund bill

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has supported the National Housing Fund bill passed by the federal parliament against a recent veto by the President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill was rejected on the 19th of March, 2018. In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Buhari highlighted the reasons for declining assent to the bill which include: “The ...

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FG approves execution of multiple power projects – Fashola

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The Federal Government has approved the execution of several power projects aimed at achieving more improvement in electricity distribution in the country. The Minster of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Mr. Hakeem Bello, his Special Adviser on Communications. Fashola said principal among the approvals, received from the ...

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Fashola orders SERAP to provide details of corrupt contractors

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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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Fashola advises construction experts on conflict resolution

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Bababtunde Fashola, has advised construction experts to adopt international laws that suit Nigeria’s needs to reduce conflicts in project execution for economic growth. Fashola gave the advice at a regional workshop organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre. The programme was put together in collaboration with the Association of ...

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Fashola announces approval of 108 meter providers

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has announced the approval of 108 firms for the supply of meters to electricity consumers in the country. Fashola made the announcement during the continuation of his neighbourhood consultations/campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 in the Surulere Local Government of Lagos on Sunday, the News Agency ...

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Tenant risks a 3-year jail term after allegedly assaulting landlady

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A commercial motorcycle operator, Mohammed Ajah, was on Friday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly using his motorcycle to block his landlady from entering her house. Ajah, 24, resident at No. 1 Oshinaga St., Oke-Ira, Ogba, Lagos, is facing two counts bordering on assault. The prosecutor alleged that the defendant assaulted one Mrs. Franca Enweke by ...

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Fashola seeks dismissal of Falana’s suit compelling Nigerian Govt to fix Oshodi/Apapa Expressway

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Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, has urged the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to dismiss the fundamental right suit filed by leading human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) challenging the failure of Nigeria’s Federal Government to remove the gridlock on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway. A counter-affidavit deposed to by one Ayodele Otedola, a litigation clerk at ...

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Fashola implores surveyors to create data on unoccupied houses

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Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, has called on members of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers to create data on unoccupied houses in the country. Fashola made the call in Abuja on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, led by its Chairman, Nweke ...

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