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Emefiele urges private sector players to float infrastructure bond

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has advised corporate bodies in the country to take advantage of the Presidential Order 7 to raise infrastructure bonds at concessionary rates to support the federal government in its desire to develop infrastructure in Nigeria. Mr. Emefiele gave the charge on Saturday, November 23, 2019, during an inspection of the Read More

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Emir of Zazzau urges el-Rufai on create industrial parks

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has urged Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state to create industrial parks with necessary infrastructures for small and medium scale industries to create massive jobs and address insecurity in Nigeria. According to the revered monarch, such industrial park with constant electricity, good roads, potable water, warehouses for rent and other such infrastructure will go Read More

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Buhari hits NASS over constituency projects without results after 10 years, tells ICPC what to do on MDAs, IPPIS

November 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja directed officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to go after Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that are yet to be on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).The president gave the charge at the opening session of a two-day National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Read More

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Onu urges South-east integration into mainstream national politics

November 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has urged the South-east people to integrate into the nation’s mainstream national politics. He said that this would ensure their deriving the various benefits including the infrastructure development for the zone by President Muhammadu Buhari. Onu stated this in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi at a Thanksgiving Service Read More

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Borrowing to fund infrastructure: Senate President Lawan fires warning shot at FG, Gbajabiamila promises even allocations of budgetary provisions

October 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has cautioned the Federal Government against continued reliance on borrowing to fund the infrastructure needs of the country . Lawan who gave the admonition Wednesday, at the Opening Session of a two – day Public Hearing, organised by the National Assembly on the N10.33 trillion 2020  budget proposals , suggested a Public Private Partnership Read More

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Lagos Speaker constitutes 36 Standing Committees

October 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on  Monday constituted  36 standing committees of the House.Since the inception of the 9th Assembly which was inaugurated on June 7, Ad-Hoc committees have been performing oversight functions on various ministries in the state. The Selection Committee Chiarman was headed by the Speaker himself and the Chief Whip, Read More

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DisCos assures South-east consumers of steady power supply

October 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has assured its customers in the South-east of steady power supply. The Chief Operating Officer of EEDC, Mr Maruthi Kumar gave the assurance while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. According to him, the company has resolved to continue to invest in vital distribution infrastructure. Kumar spoke on the sideline Read More

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Open letter to Yobe Gov Buni

September 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Let me once again congratulate you on your swearing-in as the governor of our beloved state.  It is also good to note that you have already hit the ground running with the declaration of a state of emergency in the educational sector and equally kick started the mass housing projects and other infrastructure in some parts of the state, this Read More

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Ondo begins road construction in Akoko

September 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Ondo state government Monday said it has started construction of the 29 kilometre OkeAgbe-Irun-Afin-Ese-Ogbagi Road in Akoko Northwest area of the state. Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, made this known in Okeagbe Akoko during a meeting with the traditional rulers in the local government. He  noted that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was committed to moving the state forward, Read More

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Power supply: Ikeja Electric signs agreement with Lagos residents

August 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric, has signed an agreement with Magodo Resident Association to invest in electricity infrastructure in the Estate as well as provide reliable and quality electricity supply to residents. The contract, which is in line with the company’s Premium Power Purchase Agreement was signed at the association’s community hall in Lagos with representatives of Ikeja Electric and Read More

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Our priority investment in infrastructure paying off – Buhari

August 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that his administration’s investment in infrastructure like rails, roads, bridges and waterways have started yielding positive results with tangible evidence for all to see. Speaking at the commissioning of the reconstructed Shinkafi-Yandaki-Gafiya—Abdallawa-Dankaba road in Katsina state, as part of activities during his visit to the state, the president said the special attention given to infrastructure Read More

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Why North Central must cooperate with FG – Wase

July 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Idris Wase has urged the people of the North Central region to cooperate with the government of day to ensure that the region gets its fair share of democracy dividends. The deputy speaker, who lamented that the zone is far behind other geo-political regions in terms of infrastructure and political appointments, appealed to Read More

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Bauchi gov flags- off N5bn road construction

July 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed Monday flagged off construction and rehabilitation of four roads in the  state capital.The construction will cost the state government about N5 billion. While officially flagging off the projects the governor stated that the four roads include Ibrahim Bako to Maiduguri Road Bye-Pass, Sabon Kaura to Jos Road, Muda Lawal Market and Yakubun Bauchi Quarters. He Read More

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Yobe seeks partnership with development partners on humanitarian response

July 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government has sought synergy with local and internationaldonor agencies in the state to have constant touch at all levels ofplanning, survey, implementation and post implementation monitoring. Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA),Dr. Mohammed Goje disclosed this Tuesday at a meeting with developmentpartners. “SEMA will be knocking at your doors and shall be in constant touchwith Read More

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Buhari welcomes continued support from IDB on infrastructure

July 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

With a growing population and infrastructure deficit, no amount of money is too much to revamp Nigeria’s development challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday in Niamey, Niger Republic.‘‘We need all the support we can get on infrastructure because the oil will not last forever,’’ the president told Dr Mansur Mukhtar, Vice President, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), during a bilateral meeting Read More

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Kogi 2019: Wada begs for 2nd term

July 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former governor of Kogi state Capt. Idris Wada said he has decided to join the race for the governorship election because of the gross lack of infrastructure and depressing economic plight of the people. Capt Wada stated this over the weekend when he formally declared his intention to contest the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read More

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Gombe politics and the phenomenal Dankwambo

June 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In his write up with the title: When is it good to be poor? published in major newspapers on May, 20, 2013, the former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Tonnie Iredia, a nonpartisan professional, said, Let us take a look at Gombe state which is no doubt poor. “It is the second from the bottom in the Read More

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Burning billions in the name of gas flaring

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Despite the fact that the federal government has vowed to end gas flaring in the Niger Delta region, not much seems to have changed as oil companies have continued to flare gas unabated; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Gas flaring is the burning of natural gas that is associated with crude oil when it is pumped up from the ground. In petroleum-producing areas where insufficient investment was Read More

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We’ll concentrate on infrastructural provision – NEDC

June 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director/chief Executive Officer, North East Development Commission NEDC), Mr. Mohammed Goni Alkali has said the Commission will concentrate on the provision of infrastructure to encourage those that fled their communities to return home. Mr. Alkali, said this while fielding questions from journalists after the Vice Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative handover its duties to the Read More

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GenCos release 3,919MW of electricity

June 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Electricity Generating Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations released an average of 3, 919 MegaWatts (MW) of power into the national grid on Monday, a daily energy report has said. The report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More

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Quality infrastructure, policies key to achieving econ diversification – LCCI

June 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said that for Nigeria bid for economic diversification to succeed the government needed to embark on provision of quality infrastructure, policy and institution. In a statement signed by its Director General Mudal Yusuf the Chamber said “Three critical factors are crucial to drive economic diversification in the Nigerian economy. These are the quality Read More

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FG spent N3.5trn on infrastructure in 3 years – Osinbajo

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday that the federal government has spent N3.5 trillion on infrastructure in the blast three years.  Osinbajo said this when he spoke at the first Nigeria-UK Economic Development Forum (EDF) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  “We have taken these challenges as opportunities and have made the extensive build-out of modern infrastructure (both hard and Read More

Milani Exotic Rental lists benefits of its private jet charter services

April 15, 2019 Bode Olagoke 0

Milani Exotic Car Rental has established itself as Atlanta’s leading private jet charter service with service to hundreds of destinations at affordable rates. The company stands shoulder-high among peers in the business of jet charter services Within 30 miles radius of DeKalb-Peachtree or Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Atlanta their representatives are on standby to ensure an elite Atlanta chartered jet experience. Recently, Read More

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Stability critical to efficient resource management – Buhari

March 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Without social, political and economic stability, it would be difficult for any country to effectively manage its resources, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday. The president said this when he received the Special Envoy of the President of Republic of Congo, Mr Jean Claude Gakosso, at State House in Abuja. “Stability is critical, if a country would manage its resources effectively. Read More

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We’ll prosecute those who spent $16bn power without result — Buhari

February 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buahri said on Wednesday that if re-elected for a second term, he would prosecute those who spent over $16 billion on power under the previous administrations without anything on ground to show for it.  The president said this at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Abuja. “There was no power under the previous Read More