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Building collapse: Minister urges builders to be involved during construction

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.
Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

Nigerian government completes, hands over rehabilitated road to FUOYE

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).

Minister: 1.8km Loko-Oweto bridge to reduce travelling time between East, North

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.
Babatunde Fashola- Minister Works, Power and Housing

Nigeria constructs 43 intervention roads in tertiary institutions

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

FEC approves N43 billion for road, agric projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a total of N43.3 billion for a road and various agricultural projects in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

FEC approves N29.4 billion for 9th Mile, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

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.”

Nigeria initiates 43 road projects in tertiary institutions

The Federal Government on Tuesday says it has initiated 43 road infrastructure development projects in universities and institutions of higher education in the country.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo seeks N7 billion refund for federal roads’ repair

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 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.

Ministry completes 18 internal roads in tertiary institutions

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing said it had so far completed 18 internal roads within tertiary institutions across the country.

Nigeria’s cooperative housing initiative for informal sector commences

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.
THE National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has said that the presidential taskforce set up to clear the gridlock in Apapa cannot achieve the task, adding that they have failed.

Why Nigeria continues to suffer loss to Apapa gridlock

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..

Minister reveals fresh plan for federal roads

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.

Second Niger Bridge contractor mobilises 1,300 workers to site

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.

Minister: Nollywood movies promotes money rituals, encourages kidnapping

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.

Minister Fashola backs Lagos okada ban

The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has expressed his support for the ban of commercial motorcycles and Tricycles in Lagos state.

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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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
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WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

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.

Warri residents comply with coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

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.
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Harry Redknapp warns Harry Kane could leave Tottenham over lack of trophies

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.