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Host communities to benefit from NPA’s CSR

Lagos Traditional rulers and Community leaders will henceforth be involved in identifying preferred projects for execution under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) based projects in host communities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The Managing Director of the Agency, Hadiza Bala Usman, who gave this directive, however reiterated that all identified projects are to be […]

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Gombe Assembly passes N34.6bn 2018 LG budget

Gombe Gombe state Assembly has passed into law the 2018 appropriation bill of over N34.6 billion for the 11 local government councils of the state as against the over N31. 5 billion initially presented to the House. This followed the adoption of recommendations of the report of the House Committee on Appropriation presented on the […]

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Buhari to revisit abandoned Chouchi irrigation project

Yola President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday pledged to revisit the contract for the construction of abandoned N5 billion Chouchi irrigation project, re-awarded in 1999. The irrigation project was one of the projects handed over by the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF) to the Obasanjo administration in 1999 but has been abandoned by successive governments. It […]

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Hon. Miga’s constituency dividends

Primarily, the business of Legislature (members of the National Assembly) as spelt out in the 1999 Constitution, as amended, is to make laws that will ensure good governance and dividend of democracy for the people. For Hon. Saidu Yusuf Miga, member of the House of Representatives, representing Jahu/Miga Federal Constituency, Jigawa state, he has not […]

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Yari cautions road contractor on standard

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Zamfara state governor, Abdul’aziz Yari has cautioned the contractor handling the multi billion naira Talata-Mafara road bypass project to ensure quality job and desist from substandard work. The governor stated this yesterday while inspecting some ongoing road projects being executed in the state by his administration. It could be recalled that […]

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Rep bemoans setbacks in Toto, promises better deals

By Baba Yusuf Lafia A member representing Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Ja’afaru Ibrahim has bemoaned the losses incurred by the people of Toto local government council as a result of ethnic skirmishes in the late 1990s. The local government was engulfed by ethnic crisis involving Egbira and Bassa ethnic […]

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Buratai expresses satisfaction on Bauchi security

By Musa Umar Bologi Bauchi Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has expressed satisfaction over security situation in Bauchi state. He said this while on operational visit to the state, and inspection of ongoing projects at the 33 Artillery Brigade and headquarters Nigerian Army Armoured Corps. Buratai also expressed satisfaction over the projects in […]

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Elephants deserve legal ‘personhood,’ new lawsuit argues

This lawsuit may never be forgotten. In the first case of its kind in the United States, an animal rights group has filed suit seeking legal personhood for elephants who are being kept at a Connecticut zoo. “The Nonhuman Rights Project’s lawsuit on behalf of the elephants — Minnie, Beulah, and Karen — marks the […]

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FG lauds China over transportation varsity

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has lauded the People’s Republic of China for its remarkable presence in the Nigerian real sector through the construction of roads, bridges and other social landmarks. The minister said this in his office while addressing the Chinese delegation made of the Central South University […]

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RAMP: States can’t meet 2018 deadline – Coordinator

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Several states cannot meet the 2018 deadline on the implementation of the Rural Assess and Mobilisation Project (RAMP), the National Coordinator of the programme, Mr. Ubandoma Ularamu, has said. Ubandoma stated this yesterday at the flag-off of the project at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, Niger state. […]

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NASFAT lauds Ambode on religious tolerance

By Tope Musowo Lagos Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society (NASFAT) yesterday, commended Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for displaying high level of religious tolerance since assuming office two and half years ago, saying the development has brought about peace and harmony among the religious groups in the state. National President of NASFAT, Alhaji Kamil Abayomi Abolarinwa, who […]

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Late Audu’s family urges Kogi govt to fulfill campaign promises

By Josephine Ella-Ejeh Abuja The Late Prince Abubakar Audu’s political family has challenged the Governor Yahaya Bello-led state government to fulfill its campaign promises to the people of the state, especially as they relate to salary payments and execution of development projects. The first son and head of the Audu’s family, Engr. Mohammed Audu, who […]

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TCN secures W/Bank’s $406m for grid expansion

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has secured $406 million from the World Bank for execution of transmission expansion projects across the country. Analysts have described the project as the biggest project the company has ever attracted even as it added that “brownfield” will focus on rehabilitation and expansion of existing projects. TCN’s […]

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Firm donates public convenience to Ogun community

By Tope Musowo Lagos Diaspora Multi Dynamics Limited (DMDL) has donated a unique ultra modern public convenience as well as a hi-tech laundry to Iju/Ijoko/ Ilogbo LCDA of Ogun state in order to assist in solving the challenge of the residents. The project which was championed by Dr Cajetan Ikwuonu is to mark a beginning […]

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Builds new wards in Enugu barracks hospital

… Nigerian Army has inaugurated a newly constructed Out Patient Department, Officers’ Ward, Tuberculosis Laboratory and the renovated National Health Insurance Scheme Desk Office, 103 Battalion Aknaknauw, Enugu. It also inaugurated the newly built Training Shade where troops will consolidate on training and retraining exercise. Inaugurating the projects, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian […]

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Lagos vows to complete Ejigbo Jetty

The Lagos State Government has given a strong assurance that the Ejigbo Jetty built in 2014 would be completed and put to use before June, 2018. The pledge pledge made was on behalf of the state by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode on Community and Communication, Kehinde Bamgbetan. He […]