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A statement issued yesterday from the minister’s office, explained that he made these comments when he hosted a United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) delegation led by the Representative to the Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS) and Regional Director, Nigeria Regional Hub, Mr. Jean Bakole.
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has raised the alarm over the worsening state of roads , especially Federally owned ones across the country. This was even as it condemned the rising wave of harassment of its members by touts, popularly called area boys.
Tragedy struck residents of Aboru and Iyana-Ipaja in Alimosho area of Lagos on Saturday as flood swept away an 11-year-old boy and his rescuer, one Wasiu at a canal linking Aburo and Iyana-Ipaja on Ige Road.
Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said that a total of 524 road projects were ongoing in the different geo-political zones in the country.
Ijaw leader and politician, Chief Edwin Clark, who served under former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, as Federal Commissioner for Information in an interview claimed there is no politician in Nigeria better than Igbo politician.
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has called on the Federal Government to put in place an efficient policy before returning toll gates on federal roads.
The Federal Government on Saturday said it did not make any policy statement to suggest that it would reintroduce toll gates across federal highways in Nigeria any time soon.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Thursday called for the prosecution of builders found culpable in building collapse incidents in any part of the country saying it was the only way to send a strong message to builders to comply with the national building standards.
Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party filled with people who lacked integrity that also preach to others what it can’t practise.
Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, says cases of collapsed building should be investigated, culprits prosecuted and punished to curtail the incessant occurrence and protect lives and property.
Senators and House of Representatives members from the various constituencies in Borno State on Tuesday met with the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to complain about the huge infrastructure deficit in the state.
The Federal Government is planning to raise about N1.07tn from the sale of property and businesses in the next three years to shore up dwindling revenues.
Project managers seek federal government partnership to resolve N12 trillion abandoned projects logjam
Seasoned project managers have beckoned on the federal government and other stakeholders in the Nigerian project to build a strong synergy with them to help solve the perennial challenge of abandoned projects valued at N12 trillion according to a 2017 report of the Chartered Institute of Project Management.
The Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved N109.4billion for the construction of Ibadan–Ilesha–Ife and Kano–Katsina (Phase two) dual carriageways.
The Federal Government has promised to fix major roads leading to fuel depots in order to enhance fuel distribution and ease the usual high traffic during the ember months.
The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has set machinery in motion to supply Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, 1,000 megawatts of power from the grid under its Eligible Customers arrangement.
The Management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) says it has promoted 968 staffs in the 2019 promotion examination.
Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham is on the verge of landing a boost on his Chelsea contract it has been revealed.
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Accountable Leadership For Better Nigeria Initiative, ALBNI, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, of his duties over claims by the latter that debt owed the federal government by the International Oil Companies, IOCs, would be difficult to recover legitimately.
Veteran Nollywood actress, producer and TV personality, Monalisa Chinda, has called for improved welfare and better working environment for Nigerian actors.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency, made this known while delivering a paper entitled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in Nigeria’, at the third all administrators national conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration, in Lagos, on Thursday.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced late American international music legends, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G among its inductees for the 35th annual Hall of Fame ceremony, years after their death.
Some Nigerians in Pragati Nagar, Nalasopara Mumbai went on rampage on Wednesday after a Nigerian was beaten to death by fellow Nigerians while drinking overnight.
The news agency said the troops traveled over the Sahela border to Iraq's northern province of Dohuk.
Responding to the development, Acting Head of Service, Folashade Yemi, said: “We have had a very peaceful engagement. But we discovered that there are some grey areas that need to be ironed out. By the grace of God, tomorrow, discussions will continue and we believe that we will be able to get everything resolved.”