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Residents of Bayelsa grieve over devastation caused by River Nun

River Nun

“Residents of some coastal settlements in Bayelsa on Tuesday expressed their grief over the devastation caused by the overflow of River Nun, a tributary of River Niger, in the area.”- Premium Times The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flood submerged some settlements along the bank of the river. NAN also reports that residents of Tombia community in Ekpetiama ...

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MACBAN, Benue chapter state readiness to vacate Benue valley

MACBAN, Benue chapter

“The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Benue chapter, says its members are ready to leave the Benue valley as the November 1 deadline for the implementation of the state’s Anti-Open Grazing Law draws nearer.”- Premium Times The Chairman of the association, Garus Gololo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Makurdi that since the Government ...

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Storm destroys 220 houses, schools, clinics in Jigawa

Storm destroys 220 houses, schools, clinics in Jigawa

“Not less than 220 houses and property worth millions of naira were destroyed by windstorm in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa, according to an official. The official, Sulaiman Doro, Information Officer at the Local Government Council, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Thursday that the windstorm occurred on June 27. He said that the windstorm blew ...

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Nigerian govt moves to distribute three million prepaid metres to citizens

Nigerian govt moves to distribute three million prepaid metres to citizens

According to Premium Times, more than three million pre-payment meters are to be rolled out under the Federal Government’s intervention programme, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, disclosed in Lagos on Sunday. The intervention followed the incapacity of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to meter all the houses of consumers across the country. Mr. Fashola, who is also the Minister of ...

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NASS to build 6,000 completely Made in Nigeria housing units

NASS to build 6,000 completely Made in Nigeria housing units

“Dr Beni Goka, Executive Director, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), National Assembly Chapter, says the association is embarking on construction of 6,000 housing units with local materials for staff in Abuja.”- The News Guru He made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja. Goka stressed the need for the government and ...

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11th Abuja Housing Show to feature 400 exhibitors

Tackling housing challenge in Lagos

“In the bid to promote affordable housing in Nigeria, not more than 400 local and foreign exhibitors will feature in the 11th Abuja Housing Show, says its convener, Fesadeb Communications Ltd. Mr Festus Adebayo, Managing Director of the organisation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that the exhibitors would come from Nigeria and 10 foreign ...

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Ekiti national housing programme site closed

Nigeria’s housing deficit

According to NAN, the Federal Government on Thursday ordered the suspension of work on the National Housing Scheme, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, gave the ordered when he visited Ado-Ekiti on inspection of Federal Government projects in the state. He expressed dissatisfaction over the terrain, accessibility and the remote location of the ...

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Fourth Mainland bridge construction to start this year

Fourth mainland bridge

The Fourth mainland bridge construction is said to start this year. Mr Steve, the state commissioner for Information and Strategy, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).  The Guardian reports that the commissioner, however, did not mention any specific time of the year for the commencement of the project. According to The Guardian, he ...

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National Arts Theatre In Darkness Over Huge Debts

National Arts Theatre

The nations’ pride and edifice of international repute, the National Arts Theatre has been thrown in darkness for more than a week now over huge debts owed The Eko Electricity Distribution Company. The Eko Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EKEDC) on Sunday confirmed that electricity supply to the National Arts Theatre in Lagos was disconnected for refusal to pay over N9 ...

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FG to Relocate MDAs Into Recovered Looted Properties

Ikoyi apartment

The Minister of Finance said the Federal Government plans to relocate some of its Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDA) into some recovered looted properties. Mrs. Kemi Adeosun said this on Friday in Abuja while briefing newsmen after the Steering Committee of the Efficiency Unit meeting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the country’s anti-graft agencies had over the ...

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