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FG plans to explore public-private partnership in road construction


The Federal Government (FG) has said it is considering Public-Private Partnership (PPP) option in the funding of roads construction across the country. The minister of State for Power, Works, and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, disclosed this on Thursday during the inspection of the dualization of Benin-Auchi-Okene end of the Lokoja-Abuja road. “Government is looking for other sources of funding for road ...

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Real estate firm builds 256 houses with 80% local materials

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In compliance with the federal government’s directives on local content, a real estate firm, OPIC, said it has commenced the offer to prospective buyers 256 houses constructed with 80 percent locally sourced materials. According to its Managing Director of the real estate firm, Jide Odusolu, the first phase of the housing units will be completed and delivered to prospective allottees ...

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FG set to harmonise quality of building materials

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The federal government has joined forces with stakeholders in the construction, research, standardisation and building materials sector to harmonise the quality of building materials in order to avert incidences of building collapse. The minister of power, works & housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, stated this in Abuja yesterday at the 6th national housing summit, organised by Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors ...

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Erosion: FG commissions communities with access roads

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The Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate change, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu has said the quick intervention of the Ecological Fund Office has provided access roads to Agenebode and Fugar communities in Edo state. Sen. Uwajumogu, vowed that no part of the country would be neglected due to its geographical location or political consideration. He made this statement during ...

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NIPOST set to use property investment to generate money


The federal government will leverage on the massive infrastructure of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) spread across the country to diversify revenue streams of the Service to generating revenue into government coffers. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu made this known at a one-day stakeholders’ conference organised by NIPOST held in Lagos on Friday. The Minister said the NIPOST will ...

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FG shifts completion date for Lagos-Ibadan expressway project

Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Government will no longer meet its December 2018 date for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway project. This was disclosed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti. The Federal Government had earlier promised to deliver the project by the end of 2018. The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was one of the government officials ...

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Third mainland bridge closure: 5 things to note

Third mainland bridge

The Third Mainland Bridge, longest bridges in Nigeria and one of the top three in Africa that connects Lagos Island to the mainland areas will be temporarily closed from 12 midnight today till Sunday, August 26th, 2018. This is to enable test assessments on the level of the bridge, which is one of the most strategic and economic linking Lagos ...

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FG approves N348b for Akwanga-Jos-bauchi-Gombe road


Abuja – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and his cabinet members rose from the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, to approve N348.594 billion contract for the construction of 420.6 kilometers Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Gombe road. According to Babatunde Fashola, Minister for Power, Works and Housing, the project scope is for the expansion of the current two-lane highway into a dual carriageway. He ...

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FEC approves N72.9 Billion for apapa road reconstruction


The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N72.9 billion for the reconstruction of the road from Apapa to the toll gate on Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Lagos state. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known to State house Correspondents in Abuja after the weekly cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Fashola said the decision was ...

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FG, Ogun partner over abandoned Ota water project


The Federal Government and the Ogun government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the continuation and completion of the abandoned Ota Regional Water Supply Project. The ceremony, which took place at Arobieye- Iju in Ado-Odo/Ota council area of the state, also saw the signing of an agreement for Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. The Minister ...

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