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FG set to partner India on infrastructure development

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The Federal Government is to partner with India to boost infrastructure development in the country, Mustpha Shehuri, the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing has said. Shehuri who made this known on Tuesday in Abuja when the India’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Abhay Thakur, paid him a courtesy visit, said that the federal government has recorded remarkable ...

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Agbaje decries corruption in Lagos land administration

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje at the weekend decried corruption in land matters in the state. Speaking at a town hall meeting at Ibeju-Lekki as part of his ongoing electioneering campaign, Agbaje accused the government of dispossessing landowners of their land without paying appropriate compensation. He lamented what he described as continued shortchanging of ...

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Federal Government pledges to complete N26bn road projects in Osun

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The Federal Government has promised to complete the N 26.131billion ongoing road projects in Osun. Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing said this during the inspection of the projects across the state on Thursday. The minister was represented by Mr. Hezekiah Kehinde, the Osun Controller of Works. Fashola said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration inherited seven abandoned road ...

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2019 budget: Ogun to spend N41.8bn on road construction

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Ogun Government on Monday said it would spend N41. 8 billion on road construction across the three senatorial districts of the state in 2019. The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said this while defending his ministry’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation. Adegbite said the state government had also earmarked N5billion ...

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Raji Fashola flags-off reconstruction of 34km expressway in Lagos


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Bababtunde Raji Fashola, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is laying a solid foundation for the economic growth and prosperity of Nigeria. Fashola stated this at the flag-off ceremony for the reconstruction of the 34-kilometer Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki-Ojota Expressway, a road built between 1975 and 1978, which he tagged as main artery of all our import ...

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Contractors stall infrastructural development by abandoning site projects

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Contractors handling various site projects in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have abandoned the sites, stalling infrastructural development in the nation’s capital. Investigation showed that works had stopped on the major road linking Area One roundabout to Galadima roundabout with motorists facing serious traffic gridlock at the junction in the mornings and evenings. Checks also indicated that works on the ...

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NUPENG lauds Fashola over infrastructural development


The Petrol Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has commended the Minister of Works, Power, and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, on improvement in infrastructure development across the country. They attested that effort put in is a sheer demonstration of the Ministry’s commitment, determination, vision, foresight, and political will to impact on ...

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Nigeria records annual reduction in skilled construction workers

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The Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, has said the stock of competent skilled construction workers is rapidly dwindling, with a 15 per cent annual decline of artisans in the construction sector. He stated that jobs hitherto meant for Nigerians were gradually being taken by people from other West African countries, leaving the indigenous artisans without work and ...

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Infrastructural development: Experts urge FG for partnership with private investors

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Experts in the built environment have asked the federal government to give room for private sector to actualise its infrastructural development plan. They said Nigeria needs N115 Trillion to grow at six to seven per cent yearly exceeding its population growth of over 2.7 per cent. According to Mr. Emmanuel Obe, a real estate developer, government must provide the enabling ...

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Enugu Gov. flags off N1.8bn for constructions of court buildings, road

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Committed to the effective and efficient dispensation of justice in Enugu State, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration has approved the award of contracts for the construction of 14 new court buildings in the judicial divisions and magisterial districts across the state. The state government also awarded contracts for the rehabilitation of the access road leading to the dump site of the ...

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