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FERMA commences repair of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

FERMA commences repair of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, yesterday, commenced palliative measures to fix bad portions on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway. Vanguard reports that the agency began the repairs from the Joju area filling up the craters which had been causing serious traffic jams on the road. According to Vanguard, the Progress Officer of the agency, Mr. Monday Olaogun, while speaking with newsmen at the ...

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FRSC arrests 2,600 motorists for not installing speed limiting device

79 persons died in road accidents in Jigawa since January

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, yesterday, made it known that it had arrested over 2,600 motorists for not installing the speed limiting device in their vehicles. According to Vanguard, the Commander of Rivers State Sector Command, Andrew Kumakpayi, spoke in Port Harcourt during a health programme organized for tanker drivers in conjunction with Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and Medical Women’s ...

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FHA to partner with UN-HABITAT, others on national housing

FHA to partner with UN-HABITAT, others on national housing

The Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Prof Mohammed Al-Amin has made it known that FHA is to work with other agencies on the development of a national housing profile for the country. The Nation reports that Prof Mohammed Al-Amin, made this known during a visit to the UN-HABITAT Programme Office in Abuja, where he received by its Programme Officer, ...

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NIA urges FG to look into multi-level housing approach

NIA unveils new models for housing

The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), has called on the Federal Government to look into several options to tackle the country’s housing deficit. NIA made this known during a visit to the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola. The Nation reports that NIA’s President, Tonye Braide, said the institute had developed concepts on mass housing, which proposed an ...

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Grenadines Homes unveils The Coral Hotel apartments

Grenadines Homes unveils The Coral Hotel apartments

Despite the economic downturn in Nigeria, and its impact in the real estate sector, senior officials of Grenadines Homes say the current economic climate is providing opportunities for developers and investors. According to The Guardian, the Lagos-based firm is preparing to start construction on its premiere facility early 2017, a high-rise structure combining features of an apartment complex and a hotel ...

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Senate to amend NTDC, NICO Acts

Senate to amend NTDC, NICO Acts

Vanguard reports that the Senate has said it would soon begin moves to amend the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Act No. 81 of 1992. The Senate also said it would carry out a holistic amendment of the Act setting up the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO, and other agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Culture and ...

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Ambode lauds Buhari for handing over Lagos Presidential Lodge

Ambode lauds Buhari for handing over Lagos Presidential Lodge

Vanguard reports that Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday expressed a heartfelt gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the hand-over of the Presidential Lodge in Marina to the Lagos State Government. Vanguard reports that the President’s gesture followed a request by Governor Ambode to have the presidential lodge released to the Lagos State Government in its bid to transform ...

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Experts speak on how Nigeria can transit to green economy

NCF unveils Nigeria’s green recovery scheme

For Nigeria to successfully transit to a green economy, there is need for the enforcement of existing legislations on sustainable environment, The Guardian reports. According to The Guardian, stakeholders, who spoke at the workshop in Lagos organized by Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, were of the ...

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NEWMAP trains communities on projects in their locality

NEWMAP trains communities on projects in their locality

The Guardian reports that the Nigerian Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) plans to embark on training of communities to ensure better monitoring and sustainability of projects in their domain. According to The Guardian, Kogi State Project Coordinator of NEWMAP, Ladi Jatto while speaking with newsmen on the development, explained that the project’s target was to bringing succor to communities ravaged by ...

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Total plans to build solar plants in Nigeria, begins Alaoji gas supply

Total plans to build solar plants in Nigeria, begins Alaoji gas supply

As part of efforts to deliver affordable and clean energy to Nigerians, Total has announced its plans to construct solar power plants in Nigeria. Independent newspaper reports that Total’s Nigerian arm, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd (TEPNG), announced that it has started delivering gas to the Alaoji power plant located near Aba, Abia state through its Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) since October ...

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