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Federal Highways: Adedamola Kuti becomes new Southwest director

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, has handed over to Mr Kayode Popoola, who stepped into his shoes as the new Lagos Controller.
They are Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria: No record of how former Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan spend $5 billion Abacha’s loot

The Federal Government has told the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it has no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha and no records of the spending of about $5 billion recovered loot for the period between 1999 and 2015.

Nigeria: No record of spending on $5 billion Abacha loot’

The Federal Government has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “has no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha, and no records of the spending of about $5 billion recovered loot for the period between 1999 and 2015.”

AKK gas pipeline: President Buhari’s big infrastructure push

One of the big promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his campaign for Nigeria’s presidency is the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, has hinted that the present administration is determined to make the health sector attractive to both residents and non-residents in a way that will provide solutions to health issues

Coronavirus: Ogun takes sensitisation campaign to churches

In a bid to stem the spread of the Coronavirus, Ogun Government has called on leadership of the Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG) to join government in enlightening its members.
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. 5

House of Reps alleges plot to divert $308 million Abacha loot

The House of Representatives has set up an enquiry into allegations that the recently recovered $308 million Abacha loot which the Presidency said will be used to expedite work on three major infrastructures i.e. Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, Abuja – Kano Expressway and the Second Niger bridge may be diverted into private accounts, using Julius Berger, as a conduit.
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. 5

House of Reps to investigate Julius Berger, others over ‘contract monopoly’

The House of Representatives has mandated its works committee to investigate “the slow pace of work on three critical projects” and a perceived conflict of interest due to Julius Berger’s involvement in the projects.
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. 5

House of Reps probes delay of Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kano road projects

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the slow pace of rehabilitation and expansion works on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road and the Second Niger Bridge.

Fire explosion averted as tanker with petrol detached on Lagos bridge

In what could have degenerated into fire explosion has been averted by emergency responders on Lagos when a tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, had its rear content detached from the vehicle on Otedola Bridge, outward Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sunday morning.

Presidency: Repatriated funds’ll be utilised as agreed

The Presidency, on Friday, said that all the repatriated funds to the country have been earmarked for identified critical projects across the country in accordance with the agreement.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun governor urges federal government to declare state of emergency on federal roads

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on federal roads in the country.
Some Lagos State workers were forced to return home on Wednesday after the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway took a turn for the worse.

Workers stranded as Lagos-Ibadan road gridlock worsens

Some Lagos State workers were forced to return home on Wednesday after the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway took a turn for the worse.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC advises road-users over gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command on Wednesday morning told road-users to use alternative routes to link their destinations so as to avoid waste of valuable time in the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Edwin Clark condemns exclusion Of Niger Delta in Abacha’s loot spending

The leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has criticised the exclusion of Niger Delta region from the infrastructural projects to be built with the $308 million loot of a former military leader, General Sanni Abacha.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: Federal government to spend recovered Abacha loot on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, two others

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has stated how the country would spend the US$308 million looted by the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha when it is finally returned.

Nigeria, US, Island of Jersey sign tripartite agreement on return of $318,460,329 Abacha loot

The Federal Government, the United States of America (USA) and the Island of Jersey on Monday signed a tripartite agreement on the return of $318,460,329 looted by late former military Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Three killed, 14 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

Three persons died while 14 others sustained injuries in an accident around Saapade area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday.

Minister: 42km Obajana-Kabba road 94 percent complete

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said the 42 kilometres Obajana-Kabba road is nearing completion, noting that it was about 94 per cent complete.

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Osun police nab fraudster over virus relief scam

Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the state government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home period.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Shehu Koko representing Maiyama-Koko-Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State made the plea in a statement made available to journalists on Monday.

Reps member calls for suspension of utility bills

As part of efforts to ameliorate the socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, the federal government has been urged to extend her palliative to include suspension of payment of electricity and water bills for the ordinary Nigerians for two months.
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Afenifere: President Buhari should have given Nigerians enough time to prepare for lockdown

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
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FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.