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Minister Fashola charges management staff to imbibe spirit of work ethics

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has charged top management staff of the ministry to strive toward improving their work ethics.

Governor Akeredolu: Federal government to dualise Akure-Ikere road

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday said the Federal Government would dualise the Akure-Ikere carriage way.

Minister: Federal government committed to Zungeru power project

The federal government has expressed its commitment to the speedy execution of the Zungeru hydro Power Plant project due to its economic benefits. To this end the government said it will continue to ensure the release of its counterpart funds.
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LASU: No plans to increase tuition

The Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday said there was no iota of truth in the rumour being circulated that it planned to increase its tuition soon.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF Mustapha chairs President Buhari’s inauguration committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has picked Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), to chair the committee for his inauguration on May 29.

SERAP: I will ask our agencies to provide details of corrupt contractors – Tunde...

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has written to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) promising “to refer the request for details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to executive any projects to the Ministry’s agencies for necessary action and appropriate response.”

Minister Fashola: Governorship, state assembly choices closest to masses

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says people should be concerned about the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections as those levels of governments impact closest to the grassroots.

Lagos. The Moment. The Man.

As excellent a city as Lagos is, and as profound as its journey has been thus far, Lagos is ready to become its greater self.
VP Osinbajo, APC Nat. Leader Asiwaju Tinubu, Gov. Ambode, Hon. Min. Fashola, AMCON Chairman Banire, APC Gubernatorial Candidate Sanwo-Olu and APC Chairman in Lagos, Tunde Balogun during a solidarity visit to Asiwaju Tinubu at Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos

Elections: VP Osinbajo, Asiwaju Tinubu, Governor Ambode hold emergency meeting

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday held a meeting with the National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on the need “to ensure the APC candidate in the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, win the March 9 governorship election.

Minister: Federal government to complete N5.5 billion road project in Osun

The Federal Government on Thursday said that it would complete the N5.5 billion Ila-Oragun-Ekanmeje road project, Osun, before the end of the year.

Minister: Federal government to complete N5.5 billion road project in Osun

The Federal Government on Thursday said that it would complete the N5.5 billion Ila-Oragun-Ekanmeje road project, Osun, before the end of the year.
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APC: INEC must earn the confidence of Nigerians again

The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) Presidential Campaign Council said on Wednesday that asking the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to resign is of the solution to delivering a credible election this weekend, saying the commission must work to earn the confidence of Nigerians again that they can deliver a credible poll.
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PDP: President Buhari, APC arm twisting security agencies, INEC to rig polls

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, of arm twisting security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission to rig Saturday’s polls.
Marylin Amobi

Coalition seeks federal government’s action against NBET chief

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to act on the corruption allegations against the director-general of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, and the alleged victimisation of the whistleblowers at the agency.

Elections: APC demands daily briefing from INEC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be more open to Nigerians ahead of the rescheduled general elections and urged the commission to brief the nation daily on their challenges and steps being taken to address them.
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APC demands transparency from INEC ahead of rescheduled elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Directorate of Election Planning and Monitoring has demanded more transparency from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Federal government, power firms disagree on stranded 2,000MW

Electricity distribution companies do not believe that there are about 2,000 megawatts of electricity that are stranded in the Nigerian power sector.

Babatunde Fashola: My ministry has no record of contractors that defaulted on electricity projects

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has responded to the Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) saying that “the Ministry has searched for the requested information on details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to execute any projects, but we could not find it from our records.”

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Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
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Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.