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FG to hand over 9 irrigation systems to Sokoto Rima River basin

Sokoto Rima River Basin

Abuja – The Ministry of Water Resources says it is now ready to hand over nine Centre Pivot Irrigation Systems to Sokoto Rima River Basin Authority for agriculture development. The benefiting states of Kebbi and Zamafara are to receive six and three units, respectively to improve agricultural practice in line with the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. The ...

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FG inaugurates housing estate for displaced persons in Bakassi

housing estate

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Usani Usani, has inaugurated a 40-unit housing estate at Ikpiri Ikang, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State. Speaking at the occasion, Usani said the intention of the government was to accommodate widows and some of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bakassi Local Government Area. He said the project was aimed ...

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Man jailed eight months for concealing Information from EFCC

EFCC

A 24-year-old man, Akeredolu Oluwafemi Temidayo, has been sentenced to eight months in prison for hiding vital information from operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, when under interrogation. Akeredolu (aka Susan Henderson) had received a landed property from one Rose Kirkley, an American citizen, pretending to be a nurse with a special skill to ...

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FG to Demolish Structures on Lagos-Ibadan Rail Corridor

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The federal government has directed all owners of businesses and structures within the Apapa-Ebute-Meta corridor of Lagos-Ibadan railway to relocate in order to allow the construction of the rail project continue without delay. The apex government equally explained challenges hindering conveying of cargoes by train to and from the ports, disclosing that it had not constructed the standard gauge to ...

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FRC tasks CCECC to deliver quality job on Aba/P’Hacourt road

CCECC

Acting Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), .Mr. Victor Muruako has tasked China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) to deliver timely and quality job, to justify the cost of the contract. Muruako said this in Port Harcourt on Thursday during the inspection of the Aba/Port Harcourt section of the Port Harcourt – Enugu Road. The Acting chairman of the commission ...

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Lagos-Ibadan Railway: FG reveals contractor’s challenge

Lagos-Ibadan

There has been a breakdown of some machines belonging to the contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation. Nigeria’s Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said this on Monday during an inspection of the project. According to Amaechi, the contractor said the breakdown was due to the pressures from the government for completion of the project earlier than ...

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ICPC arraigned agent for selling Principal’s N20.5m house

ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned an estate agent, Raymond Ikhazuangbe for allegedly selling a house kept in his care for N20.5 million. The Commission, in a five-count charge before Justice Hassan Babangida, of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, Abuja, accused Ikhazuangbe of dishonestly selling a property located in Gwarinpa, ...

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BPE says FG is not planning to sell Lagos Trade Fair Complex

Lagos Trade Fair

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) says the Federal Government does not intend to sell the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC). The BPE said that the Federal Government would rather concession the complex through a competitive transaction process. Mrs. Amina Othman, the Head, Public Communications of the BPE, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. ...

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