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South-east govs want Second Niger Bridge ready in two years

Niger Bridge

The south-east governors’ forum has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the construction period of the Second Niger Bridge is reduced from 42 months to 24 months. Dave Umahi, chairman of the forum, made the appeal when he spoke to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the president. Umahi said members of the forum were at the ...

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Atiku bemoans south-east state of infrastructure


The PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar said the issue of restructuring is already an achievable plan. He said he was worried about the state of development in the southeast The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar says his commitment is to fix the ailing Nigerian economy. Abubakar said this on ...

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Engineer tasks SouthEast government to build concrete roads

South east

The South east Governments have been tasked on the need to build concrete roads that would last about 15 to 18 years before developing cracks and potholes. A civil engineer who retired from the Enugu State Ministry of Works, and currently the site Engineer at the HELIU Residences, Enugu, Engr. Fred Okoli gave this advice in an interview shortly after ...

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Reps urge COREN to eliminate quacks in their profession


The House of Representatives Committee on Works on Thursday stated that strengthening the Council for the Registration of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) to eliminate quackery from the profession informed the National Assembly’s decision to amend the Establishment Act. Speaking to journalists in his office in Abuja, the committee Chairman, Honourable Toby Okechukwu (PDP, Enugu), said: “the Act as it is ...

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FG invests N16.6 billion Sukuk bond on roads in South East

South East Sukuk Bond

The Federal Government is investing N16.6 billion of the N100 billion Sukuk Bond for rehabilitation of some roads in the South East geopolitical zone. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government had in October, 2017 released the proceeds of the N100 billion Sukuk bond to 25 key economic road projects across the country. The Director of ...

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What You Probably Never Knew About Ogoniland


Ogoniland is a region in the South-East of Nigeria. The land and people of the region have been subjected to various incidents of human rights violation, injustice, environmental pollution, degradation and hazards over the years by the actions and the inactions of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Oil companies situated in its domain. In this article we highlight ...

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Rights group tells FG to commence repair of S’East, S’South federal highways

Federal Government awards contract for Niger Bridge

According to Vanguard, the Southern Nigeria Peoples Mandate, SNPM, a human rights organization has drawn the attention of the Federal Government towards total infrastructural decay of federal roads in the South-east and South-south regions of the country. SNPM mentioned some of the roads as  Nnewi/Amichi/Unubi/Uga/Akokwa/Arondizuogu/Umulolo/Okigwe federal highway; Enugu/Awka/Onitsha expressway; Enugu/Okigwe/Umuahia/Aba/Port Harcourt expressway; Aba/Ikot Ekpene highway; Umuahia/Ikot Ekpene highway; Ugep/Adim/Uyanga/Calabar federal ...

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