BUHARI SET TO COMMISSION UNCOMPLETED PROJECTS DURING LAGOS VISIT TODAY, SEE PICS

Construction ongoing at a section of Oshodi Transport Interchange on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The interchange is scheduled for commissioning on Wednesday by the state government. PHOTO: DENNIS EREZI. Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday commission projects of the Lagos State Government, some of which are yet to be completed. “Preparations are in top gear as the Lagos State Government will host President Muhammadu Buhari on an official visit to Lagos on Wednesday, 24th April 2019,” the state government said in a statement. “During the one-day working visit, a…

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SCANDAL: OGUN POLICE DELIVERED RANSOM TO MY KIDNAPPERS, THEY WERE PARTY TO IT, CANADIAN INVESTOR REVEALS

April 18, 2019 Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta A 52-year-old Canadian, Kyliuk Morris, on Tuesday said policemen in Ogun State assisted him to deliver the N2.5m ransom paid to his kidnappers to regain his freedom. Morris, in a chat with PUNCH Metro in Abeokuta, said his ordeal started when he was abducted by the hoodlums at Fidiwo, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The victim said he was heading for Ibadan, Oyo State, when the incident happened on March 13, 2019. The Canadian noted that he spent six days…

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WHY WE DEMOLISHED AIT STRUCTURES- FCTA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it demolished a portion of fence, a gate house, and a gate, belonging to the management Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT and Raypower, at its Asokoro district head office because of encroachment. Briefing newsmen at the end of the demolition exercise in Abuja yesterday, coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Tpl Umar Shuaibu stated that the structures were removed because they had encroached on some plots belonging to other people and the refusal by the management of DAAR Communications Plc to…

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FG APPROVES COMMENCEMENT OF WORK ON NIGERIA -SEME- BENIN ROAD

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the Federal Government has approved commencement of work on the Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road project. Mr Hakeem Bello, the Special Adviser to the Minister on Communication, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Fashola was quoted as disclosing this at the 12th Ministerial Steering Committee and Experts Meeting for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme in Lome. The minister, who is also the chairman of the committee, said that the project would be executed in a flexible…

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OVER 36,000 BUILDING WAITING TO COLLAPSE IN LAGOS SAYS BUILDING COLLAPSE PREVENTION GROUP

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Building Collapse Prevention Guild on Monday said about 36,000 potential buildings might soon collapse in Lagos State and other parts of the country. According to the President of BCPG, Mr Akinola George, this is because most buildings in Lagos State are not constructed by the people who are properly trained to do so. The BCPG said construction professionals had been reduced to mere onlookers in building construction as they participate in less than 20 per cent of the total volume of construction activities going on in the…

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PRESIDENT MUST NAME HIS MINISTERIAL NOMINEES 30/DAYS AFTER INAUGURATION IN THE PROPOSED NEW CONSTITUTION

0 Hope rises for LG autonomy, as National Assembly begins debate Tuesday Lowers age for elective offices Damilola Oyedele in Abuja Hopes were raised at the weekend that the era of delay in the appointment of ministers by the president might soon be a thing of the past, as the joint committee of the National Assembly on review of the 1999 Constitution proposed a time limit for the submission of the list of ministerial nominees. THISDAY learnt that local government autonomy was also pencilled in for consideration in the report…

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