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Contractor completes work on Apapa Marine Beach Bridge

Rehabilitation works on the Apapa Marine Beach Bridge has been completed and is now ready for use, the project contractor and the supervising engineer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Court affirms SERAP’s right to sue against double pay for ex-governors

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has “sufficient interest to bring its suit to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

My father never pampered us – Ekwueme’s daughter

Mrs Alexandria Onyemelukwu, the eldest daughter of a former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, on Friday night described the deceased politician as a caring but disciplined father.

Ex-Commonwealth scribe Emeka Anyaoku task politicians on politics without bitterness

A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaokwu has urged politicians to shun politics with bitterness in order to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.

We’ll rely on court to recover $75.5m fibre optic debt – TCN

Though the telecommunications firms had denied owing the TCN in this arrangement, a statement from the TCN in Abuja, however explained that the transmission company would rely on an existing court process to recover what is owed it by the firms.

2017: No capital project implemented in power ministry – Babatunde Fashola

The power arm of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, under the supervision of Babatunde Fashola, did not implement any capital project in the 2017 budget.

FEC approves N3.7 billion for Kazaure water project, N656 million for flight laboratory

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N3.7 billion for rehabilitation of Kazaure water project, N656 million for upgrading of obsolete Flight Safety Laboratory and framework for investment in the nation’s power sector.

Federal govt terminates TCN’s network management contract

The Federal Government has terminated the concession contracts for the management of Fiber Optic Network of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) with Alheri Engineering Company Limited and Phase3 Telecom Limited.

PDP youths urged to use social media to expose President Buhari’s government

The Deputy National Chairman (DNC)-South of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Elder Yemi Akinhanmi, on Thursday charged the party’s youths to avail themselves of the power of the social media to expose the failings of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

More Nigerians will invest in meter manufacturing soon – Babatunde Fashola

The Federal Government is opening up business prospect for more Nigerians to engage and invest in local manufacturing of meters with a view to boost the nation’s power sector.

Federal govt to support indigenous meter manufacturers – Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, said the Federal Government had concluded plans to involve more Nigerians in meter manufacturing.

Abuja Airport to get independent power system

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the federal executive council (FEC) has approved an independent power system for the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.

Federal govt to unveil new policy to enhance power distribution

The Ministry of Power said it would soon introduce a new policy, targeted at expanding electricity distribution in the nation.

No decision yet on troops deployment in Benue – Lai Mohammed

The federal government will decide whether to send soldiers to end the killings allegedly being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in Benue state only after a thorough evaluation of the situation.

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