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Minister predicts significant drop in food prices

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 Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu (middle), during a stakeholders’ meeting with officials of the States’ Civil Service and LASEMA in preparation for flood predicted in some parts of the state.

Lagos reviews building codes to avert collapse

The Lagos State Government has started reorganizing building codes to check incessant building collapse, flooding and other man-made disasters.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the State, beginning from Monday (tomorrow).

Lagos governor declares emergency on roads, kicks off massive rehabilitation

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger government earmarks land for 200 housing units in Suleja

The Niger state government has provided land for the construction of 200 housing units to reduce the burden of accommodation among residents.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

Toll gate: NECA calls for caution, efficient policy

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.

Shell inaugurates 34 projects in Delta communities

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture (JV) has appealed to its host communities to continue to create the enabling environment for sustainable business growth.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Internet fraudster bags six months imprisonment in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office on Thursday 26th of September 2019 secured the conviction of a thirty five year old Stephen Olarewaju Odanye charged before a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
Yemi Osinbajo

FEC approves N109.4bn for Ibadan–Ilesha–Ife, Kano–Katsina roads

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 execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote has said.

$17 billion NLNG Train 7 Project ‘ll create 40,000 jobs

The execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, has said.

Federal government eyes 140,000 jobs from NLNG Train 7

The Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract would create over 40,000 direct jobs and provide employment for over 100,000 workers, it was learnt on Thursday.

SCD Group wins $10 billion NLNG Train 7 project

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Company on Wednesday announced the SCD Group as preferred bidder for the $10bn NLNG Train 7 project.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

World Bank projects: Yobe governor presents cheques to beneficiaries

Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Federal government gets bashing for not disclosing Enugu airport project sum, contractor, closure period

Players in the Nigerian aviation industry have expressed disapproval over the failure of the Federal Government to disclose the contractors handling the construction of the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA), Enugu.

Housing deficit: National Assembly assures on implementable laws

Hon. Gideon Luka, Minority Whip, House of Representative has promised to formulate implementable laws to address housing deficit in the country.

Traffic diversion on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway begins Monday

The Director, Federal Highways, Southwest, Mr. Funsho Adebiyi, yesterday appealed for patience and understanding of road users and residents along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as massive reconstruction continues on the highway.
Senator Tayo Alasoadura

Workplace hazard: Federal government urges adherence to Factory Act

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Senator Donald Alasoadura, has called for strict adherence to guidelines of the Factories Act to reduce risks and disasters in the workplace.

Central bank’s business expectations report predicts stable naira

The naira is tipped to appreciate this month, next month and within the next 12 months, a business expectations report released on Wednesday by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has shown.

NCDMB wants National Assembly to move local content act to other sectors

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has urged the ninth Assembly to continue with effort to extend the Nigerian Content Act to other critical sectors of the economy.

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SERAP urges ICPC, EFCC to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”
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Unilorin wins third JAMB tertiary institutions football competition

The University of Ilorin on Saturday beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic of Zaria 1-0 to win the third edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board-sponsored tertiary institutions football competition.

Senator Ken Nnamani urges alumni associations to support their alma maters

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has urged old students associations to support their alma maters in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance of facilities.
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British premier to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain’s October 31 departure date.