NIGERIA GOVT. CRITICIZED RCC FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE 1KM OF THE 15KM EAST-WEST ROAD SECTION

The federal government has criticized Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) for its failure to complete even a single kilometer of the 15km East-West Road section from Eleme Junction to Onne Port Junction in Rivers State, despite having received over N40 billion in mobilization funds. This criticism was articulated by the Minister of Works, David Umahi, during an inspection tour of ongoing road projects in the South-South zone. Umahi expressed profound disappointment in RCC’s performance, stating, “We…

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NIGERIA GOVT. INITIATE CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION TWO OF LAGOS-CALABAR COASTAL HIGHWAY PROJECT

The Federal government has initiated the construction of section two of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project, beginning from Lekki Deep Seaport, which marks the border between Lagos and Ogun State. The commencement was overseen by the Minister of Works, David Umahi, during an inspection tour of various road projects, including those in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Dangote Tax Credit Route, and Eleko. The Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project is a significant infrastructure endeavor aimed at…

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EMEVOR-OROGUN ROAD PROJECT INAUGURATED IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has inaugurated the multi-million naira Phase One of the Emevor-Orogun road project in Isoko North Local Government Area. The project, executed by Emorock Concept Limited, a subsidiary of De Wayles Group of Companies, aims to connect two senatorial areas, boosting the economy of several rural areas along the route. During the inauguration, Governor Oborevwori lauded Emorock Concept Limited for their quality work, highlighting the road’s potential to enhance connectivity, stimulate…

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NIGERIA GOVT. LAUNCHED FREIGHT TRAIN SERVICE CONNECTING APM TERMINAL

The federal governmentof Nigeria has recently launched a freight train service connecting APM Terminals in Apapa, Lagos, to the Dala Inland Dry Port in Kano. This service aims to significantly enhance business operations in Northern Nigeria by facilitating easier import and export processes. The inauguration ceremony, held at the Dala Inland Dry Port, was overseen by the Minister of Transportation, Sa’idu Ahmed Alkali. He emphasized the project’s potential to boost economic activities in the region…

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CONSTRUCTION OF 300MMscfd KGG FACILITY SET TO BE COMMISSIONED IN NIGERIA

Nedogas Development Company Limited (NDCL), a joint venture between Xenergi Limited and NCDMB Capacity Development Intervention Company, in collaboration with the NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company (NGIC), has successfully completed the construction and technical commissioning of a 300 MMscfd capacity Kwale Gas Gathering (KGG) and injection facility. The formal commissioning ceremony is set to take place on June 6, 2024, officiated by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, with the support of…

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FOUR STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSED IN LAGOS NIGERIA

A four-storey building collapsed adjacent to the Palace of the Oba of Lagos on Lagos Island, trapping several people. The incident occurred at number 15, Iga Idungaran, around 11 am on Thursday. The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbemga Omotoso, confirmed the collapse via his Twitter handle. Emergency response teams, including the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and the Nigeria Police, were promptly dispatched…

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GAS PLANT CONSTRUCTION SITE CLOSED IN IMO, NIGERIA RESULTING IN PROTEST

The Imo State Government halted the construction of a gas plant in Umuriem Autonomous Community, Nekede, Owerri West Council Area, following protests from local leaders concerned about safety risks. A team from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, led by Ifeanyi Onyiche, issued a “Stop work order” based on a petition alleging that the gas plant posed a danger to the community. HRH Eze George Agim, the traditional ruler of Umuriem Autonomous Community, confirmed…

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NIGERIA GOVT. ANNOUNCED 50,000 HOUSING UNIT PROJECT PLANS

The federal government of Nigeria has announced an ambitious plan to construct approximately 50,000 housing units annually to address the country’s housing deficit. Currently, 6,612 units are under development nationwide. This initiative was disclosed by the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, during a ministerial briefing in Abuja. The housing initiative is expected annual housing target is to build 50,000 affordable housing units each year as well as focused on different income segments…

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NPA SEEK INVESTMENT FOR LEKKI DEEP SEAPORT PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

The recent high-level engagements between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and key Chinese stakeholders, including China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) and China Development Bank (CDB), are poised to significantly influence the future development of Lekki Port. This initiative underscores the NPA’s commitment to advancing the port’s infrastructure and operational capabilities, enhancing its role in regional trade. Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Managing Director of NPA, represented the Federal Government of Nigeria at the Board Meeting of…

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STUDENTS INJURED AFTER CEILING COLLASPED DURING LECTURE IN OAU, NIGERIA

The torrential rainfall and whirlwind that occurred during a lecture session at Obafemi Awolowo University resulted in the ceiling of the Amphitheatre in Oduduwa Hall collapsing, causing injuries to some students. Vice-Chancellor Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire and other university officials ensured that the injured students received prompt medical attention, with some being taken to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex for further treatment. The university’s Public Relations Officer announced that the affected area, the…

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LAGOS GOVT. CONTINUE DEMOLITION OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURE IN NIGERIA

The recent crackdown and demolition of illegal structures across Lagos State, as stated by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, reflect the challenges arising from the state’s rapid development. Wahab emphasized that the government’s actions were not aimed at mistreating citizens but rather at addressing the consequences of urbanization and ensuring accountability for all residents. Regarding the recent demolition at Dolphin Estate Ikoyi, Wahab explained that a whistleblower alerted authorities to suspicious…

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EMZOR TO CONSTRUCT US$$23M API FACILITY IN NIGERIA

Emzor Pharmaceuticals’ $23 million investment in constructing an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility in Sagamu, Ogun State, reflects a significant commitment to combating malaria in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative, aimed at enabling local production of essential pharmaceutical ingredients for anti-malarial drugs, promises to strengthen the region’s anti-malarial supply chain and expand pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity. By aligning with Sustainable Development Goal 3, Emzor’s efforts aim to contribute to longer and healthier lives for all,…

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NIGERIA ELECTRICITY TARIFF PLANS: WHY THE IMMEDIATE INCREASE

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on April 3, 2024 raised electricity tariff for customers enjoying 20 hours power supply daily. This has raised a serious concern across the nation as the new cost will see customers start paying N225 kilowatt per hour from the current N66. Nigerian has criticized the decision of the tariff hike which took immediate effect to add to the current hardship been faced in the land at the moment. Affected…

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WHY NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY SUBSIDY WILL CONTINUE TO GROW

Electricity Subsidy in Nigeria grew by 22.16 per cent from N528 billion in 2019 to N645 billion in 2023, latest figures from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has shown With the Commission projecting N1.6 trillion as electricity subsidy for 2024, total subsidy in the past 10 years is expected to hit N4.993 trillion by the end of the year. A breakdown of the total amount showed that the Federal Government was expected to have remitted…

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RIVERS GOVERNOR INSPECT PORT-HARCOURT DUAL CARRIAGE RING ROAD IN NIGERIA

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has expressed satisfaction with work on the Port Harcourt Dual Carriage Ring Road and assures of delivering the project within the scheduled 36 months. Governor Fubara on Wednesday embarked on an inspection tour of some sections of the 50.15 kilometers road taking through Elikpokpodu to Rukpokwu before moving to the Rumuosi section and ending at the UTC junction section of the road. Speaking to the press after the inspection…

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NIGERIA SOVEREIGN SET TO BUILD 20 MEGA POWER PLANT

Nigeria’s sovereign fund plans to build a 20 megawatts solar power plant in partnership with a local firm, first phase of a 300 megawatts project, the country’s Vice President Kashim Shettima said on Tuesday. Shettima did not disclose the cost of the project or when construction will start. Nigeria, with a population of more than 200 million people, has installed power generation capacity of 12,500 megawatts (MW) but produces a fraction of that, leaving millions…

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NIGERIA FEC APPROVED N757BILLION FOR DUALISATION OF 489KM OBAJANA-BENIN ROAD PROJECT

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved N757 billion as augmentation for the dualisation of the 489km Obajana-Benin Road. This is as the government has explained that the rising cost of production is responsible for the recent cement price hike, and not its concrete road policy. These among others were disclosed by the Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting, presided over by…

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CONTRACTOR HANDOVER NEW GOVERNOR OFFICE BUILDING IN BAUCHI NIGERIA

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Messrs Architectonic LTD, Mr. Reuben Okoya, contractor that handled the building of new governor’s office complex at the Government House in Bauchi has expressed confidence that the state government would shoulder the maintenance of the edifice for the next 50 years. The contractor who debunked claims that the edifice was a white-elephant project, said it was a monumental and historic project that would take the state and its people…

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WHY NIGERIANS MAY OPT FOR CONTAINER HOUSE DUE TO HIKE IN CEMENT PRICE

As the economic downturn continues, all areas of Nigerian lives and plans are also striving to grapple with the situation, as areas like housing and rent are also being affected. Nigerians are used to building with cement, but now have to go for other alternatives, as the price of cement is now on the high side Gone are the days when a quarter plot owner who earns N50,000 monthly can hurriedly place one or two…

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NIGERIA GOVT. SIGN MoU WITH UK FIRM TO DEVELOP ABUJA TECH CITY

The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Domineum/ Edenbase UK for the development of Abuja Tech City. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji, signed the agreement on behalf of the government in Abuja on Tuesday. On Nigeria’s readiness for the collaboration, the Minister said the signing of the MoU laid the foundation for the participation of a key player…

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