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Nigeria seals $328m ICT infrastructure deal with China

Nigeria

Nigeria and China on Wednesday signed a $328m agreement for the Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase II (NICTIB II) project. The concessional loan agreement between Galaxy Backbone Limited and Huawei Technologies Limited (HUAWEI) was signed by Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Kemi Adesoun and Wang Xiaotoa, Director-General, International Development Agency, in the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari and President ...

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We’ve spent $9bn on roads, railways and power so far – Buhari

Power

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has invested about $9 billion to strengthen investment on power, roads and railway. Buhari said this on Monday while declaring open the 61st meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) holding in Abuja. Represented by Boss Mustapha, secretary of the government of the federation (SGF), the president said ...

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I have created 500,000 jobs in Ogun State – Governor Amosun

500,000 jobs

The Ogun State Government says to a large extent, it has resolved the issue of unemployment in the state by creating over 500,000 jobs within the past seven years. The Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, stated this during the state’s Investors Forum in Abeokuta, the capital on Tuesday while listing his administration’s achievements so far. “I am sure since we have been ...

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The Challenges of Public Housing Delivery in Nigeria

housing problem in Nigeria

This article attempts to examine the problem and challenges of public housing delivery in Nigeria. It highlights the nature and dimension of Nigeria’s housing problems. Housing is one of the three basic needs of mankind and it is the most important for the physical survival of man after the provision of food. Adequate housing contributes to the attainment of physical ...

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Top 10 Least Visited Countries in the World

Every country can’t be like the United Kingdom, United States of America, France or Spain. There are some countries that hardly receive visitors. Most of the countries that make up the top 10 least visited countries in the world are actually Island nations. Here are the top 10 least visited countries in the world: 1. TUVALU Annual visitors: 1k Tuvalu is ...

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Land wars claim lives in Northern Nigeria

Land wars

“Bakin Kogi – Dalami Tukura stands with a long, hand-crafted musket slung over his right shoulder next to his brother’s freshly-dug grave, a mound of red earth marked with a cross made of woven grass. The burly 40-year-old maize farmer’s brother was killed just days ago when suspected cattle herders attacked his home in northern Nigeria. “He was shot,” Tukura ...

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Governments urged to keep housing at centre of urban agenda

Governments urged to keep housing at centre of urban agenda

According to The Guardian, senior United Nations officials said, ahead of World Habitat Day (WHD), that with an increasing number of poor and vulnerable people living in precarious conditions, urgent action is needed to refocus urban planning and to provide safe, affordable housing that is appropriate for the citizens’ growing needs. Reports show that the WHD is observed annually on ...

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Housing Deficit: Mass Housing Still On The Agenda

Housing deficit

Nigeria’s housing deficit stands at 17 million units and the estimated cost of bridging this gap is N59.5trn. Industry estimates suggest that about 100,000 new houses are built each year in Nigeria, compared to estimated demand of 700,000 units.  The FGN recently disclosed plans to build 360 houses in three pilot states, develop a “Rent to Own” housing scheme for ...

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