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FG approves construction of Jada road in Adamawa

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The federal government has approved the construction of Jada road in Adamawa State to ease human and vehicular movements in the community. Minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this yesterday during the commissioning and handing over of erosion control works at Bangole – Kofare Community, Yola north local government area of Adamawa State, executed by the Ecological Fund Office ...

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FEC approves N35.6B for bridges, road projects


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over By President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N35.6 billion for reconstruction of roads and bridge in the country. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister said N8.9 billion ...

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NIOB seeks clarification from FG on Building code

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Lagos – Unclear with the current policy over domestication of the National Building Code, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has called for clarification from the National Assembly. The body said further explanation from the legislators would aid the smooth implementation of the Building  Code both at the state and local government levels. Kenneth Nduka, president of the institute, made ...

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Federal Government defends $823M spent on Abuja light rail project


The Federal Government on Thursday said that the 823 million dollars spent on 45.245 km Abuja light rail mass transit, inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 22, was justifiable. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who took journalists on a tour of the rail project in Abuja, said contrary to misconception by critics, the project was ...

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Federal Government threatens to revoke CCECC project over Ajaokuta rail project


The Federal Government has read the riot act to China Construction Engineering Civil Company (CCECC) urging them to increase the pace of work on the ongoing Ajaokuta, Itakpe, Warri railway project or risk revocation of the contract. Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, who handed the warning during an inspection tour of the rail project, expressed disappointment over the pace of ...

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Federal Government budgets 70bn on Abuja infrastructure


The Nigerian government said it intends spending about N70 billion on infrastructural development within the country’s capital city Abuja. This was disclosed by Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Musa Bello at the opening ceremony of the Abuja Investment Expo themed: “Land development: A catalyst for economic advancement.” But the spending plan has to be approved by the National ...

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Dangote tells Federal Government to adopt Ethiopia’s mass housing model

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The chairman/chief executive officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has called on federal government to adopt Ethiopia’s mass housing model in a bid to address the over 17 million housing deficit in the country. Dangote also said he supported the proposed restructuring and N500bn recapitalisation of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) for effective service delivery. He stated ...

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Developer opines that use of local materials will reduce housing problems


The development of local building materials will help to reduce Nigeria’s housing deficit, the Managing Director, TAF Africa Homes, Mr. Mustapha Njie, has said. Njie said if the government, developers and individuals encouraged the use of local building materials, it would help drive down prices and make houses available to those who need them. He spoke at the July breakfast ...

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FG mobilises contractor with N11b to construct Calabar-Itu road

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The Federal Government has mobilised Julius Berger Construction Company to site with N11bn to complete the 12km Akwa Ibom section of the Calabar-Itu dual carriageway. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Sen. Ita Enang disclosed this during an inspection tour of the site yesterday. Sen. Ita Enang said he was at the site to ...

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