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The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Monday charged members of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) to endeavour to intervene at the time of construction of any building in any part of the country as a proactive step to stem the incidence of building collapse and consequent loss of life and property.
The Federal Government has completed and handed over a 1.35km road, undertaken as part of measures toward improving infrastructure in tertiary schools, to the authorities of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE).
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, at the weekend inspected the 1.8 kilometre Loko-Oweto Bridge in Nasarawa and Benue States, saying that it will reduce travelling time by at least half as against the current full day spent by commuters.
The Federal Government says it is currently constructing and rehabilitating 43 intervention roads in tertiary institutions across the country to further improve infrastructural development in institutions of learning.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a N29.4 billion contract to be awarded for rehabilitation of the “tricky, steep and dangerous” 15-kilometre 9th Mile section of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
Nigerian government writes SERAP, demands list of ex-governors, ministers collecting double pay, life pensions
The Federal Government has asked Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “send the full list of former governors and ministers that have received and/or receiving double pay and life pensions in order to enhance and ensure compliance with the judgment of the court.”
The Federal Government on Tuesday says it has initiated 43 road infrastructure development projects in universities and institutions of higher education in the country.
The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Monday said the federal government would need to refund a total of N7 billion to the state, being the amount spent by the state government to fix federal roads.
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 Federal Ministry of Works and Housing said it had so far completed 18 internal roads within tertiary institutions across the country.
The first of the federal government’s planned cooperative housing initiative to reach the informal sector in the country came on stream Monday as the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, commissioned the AKACARE Cooperative Housing Scheme, the Woodhill Estate, at Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Over these years, the gridlock has taken a huge toll on businesses along the two nation’s seaports, even as economists and concerned stakeholders lamented that the N18 trillion lost as a result of the unending traffic jam within the zone..
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has assured Nigerians that his ministry has made plans to immediately remove any broken down truck on the highways as part of measures to ensure free flow of traffic this year while construction work is on-going.
The contractor handling the 2nd Niger Bridge, Julius Berger Plc, on Tuesday said it had mobilised 1,300 workers and 450 equipment to site to enable it to complete the project in 2022.
Without a doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual is a myth.
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.
For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has warned that Harry Kane would not be content to stay at the North London club unless they begin to challenge for silverware.
Nigeria climbed one place in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking, moving from 39 to 38 and thus retain its top spot on the continent.
Amid threat of Covid-19, its business as usual for members of the Kano State House of Assembly as Friday plenary holds, swelling the conspiracy theories among clerics and socialites.
Kaduna State government has imposed curfew throughout the state, following the non-compliance to certain measures that were earlier put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu has been granted permission by his French club Girondis Bordeaux to reunite with his family amid the Covid-19 crisis.
The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.