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Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government to complete key projects before 2023

The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other key road projects, including the 2nd Niger Bridge will be delivered before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2023.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Why Nigerian government is borrowing to expand infrastructure

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has defended the Federal Government’s resort to loans to expand infrastructure in the country.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Minister: Nigeria’s road construction expenditure rises to N400 billion

The Federal Government’s expenditure on road infrastructure rose from N18 billion in 2015 to about N400 billion this year, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed in Abuja on Sunday.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government will complete second Niger Bridge next year

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has reaffirmed that construction of the Second Niger Bridge would be completed next year.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nigeria moves to address accidents on highways

The Nigerian government has expressed worry over the increasing number of motor accidents on the nation’s highways.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT requires N2.6 billion to fix 25,000 vandalised assets

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has stated that the FCT Administration would require N2.6 billion to replace 25,462 assets that were vandalised in the territory.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Attacks on public infrastructure are acts of terror

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the destruction of public infrastructure and facilities is not just vandalism, but a form of terrorism.
The House of Representatives has postponed the planned security summit scheduled to hold on Monday.

House furious as contractor abandons Lagos-Badagry expressway

The House of Representatives has expressed disappointment that no staff of CGC Nigeria Ltd, the contractor handling Lagos-Badagry expressway, was on site when its members visited the project on Wednesday.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government opens bids for concession of 12 highways, pledges transparency

The federal government Tuesday officially opened the bids for 12 major roads in line with the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI), under a concession agreement, pledging to be fair and transparent during the exercise.

Nigerian government opens bid for highway development, management initiative

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing will officially open the bid for Value Added Concession under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI) on Tuesday, 1 June, 2021.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 42nd virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 42nd virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Lagos APC appoints Femi Gbajabiamila, Solomon Adeola, others into GAC

The Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress has appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the three senators representing Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu, Solomon Adeola and Tokunbo Abiru, Central, West and East Senatorial districts respectively, into membership list of the Governor’s Advisory Council, GAC of the party.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari presides over 42nd virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 42nd virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We won’t adopt Amotekun in Lagos

Though he endorsed the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the regional security outfit is useless to Lagosians.
Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, has been confirmed as President, Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management for the next four years.

Delta attorney-general emerges institute’s president

Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, has been confirmed as President, Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management for the next four years.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Why Lagos-Badagry expressway is yet to be fixed

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured that the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway rehabilitation/reconstruction project was not forgotten but on the 2021 Sukuk funding priority list.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister inspects road projects, defends Nigerian government’s borrowing

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has visited the Abuja-Keffi and Akwanga-Makurdi expressways on an on-the-spot assessment of the extent of work on the critical inter-regional arteries.
The Chief Missioner of the Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdulrahman Ahmad, has warned that elders and political leaders in Yoruba land would be held accountable if the growing agitation for an Oduduwa Republic led to interethnic warfare.

Cleric: Political leaders should be held responsible for secession agitation

An Islamic Cleric and Chief Missioner of the Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdulrahman Ahmad, has warned that elders and political leaders in Yoruba land would be held accountable if the growing agitation for an Oduduwa Republic led to interethnic warfare.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

President Buhari presides over 38th virtual FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 38th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerians will benefit from N37 billion allocated for National Assembly renovation

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says despite the recent outcry on the huge sum of money allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly, Nigerians stand to gain from it.

Nigerian government begins eviction enforcement on shanties, businesses encroaching on project

The Federal Government on Sunday began the evacuation of shanties, illegal structures encroaching on its Right of Way (RoW) following the expiration of the ultimatum issued by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.
The Lagos State Government on Sunday noon announced the reopening of Third Mainland Bridge earlier than 7 pm scheduled time.

Minister: Third Mainland Bridge will be totally reopened ‘this weekend’

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said on Thursday that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos undergoing repairs, would be totally reopened to traffic ‘’this weekend’’.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Jose Mourinho: Why I accepted ‘another mission impossible’

Jose Mourinho explains why he accepted ‘another Mission: Impossible’ at Roma after they ‘reignited the passion’ that he had lost at Manchester United and Tottenham. ‘I haven’t always chosen the right project or I was misled.’
Japan’s government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

IOC announces details of ‘Olympic Forest’ project

International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the details of its project to plant the “Olympic Forest” in Mali and Senegal, an element of the IOC’s climate-positive strategy.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

NADECO: President Buhari’s ‘Fulanisation’ policy, disregard for constitution fueling secessionist agitations

The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has said it has no option but to join those insisting that there should be no more elections under the 1999 constitution, while also demanding the return to the 1960 and 1963 Federal Constitutions which were in operation in the First Republic.
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Tokyo scraps Olympics public viewing sites

Tokyo will cancel all public Olympics viewing events in an effort to reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, the city governor said Saturday.

Femi Falana: No national law on grazing routes

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, and the Senate spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, have opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to reclaim land for open grazing, saying there is no national law on open grazing.