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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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LAGOS TO CALABAR HIGWAY PROJECT: WHY IT CANT BE ACHIEVED

LAGOS TO CALABAR HIGWAY PROJECT: WHY IT CANT BE ACHIEVED

On March 7 2024, Nigerian Minister of works Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi announced the commencement of construction work on the 700km Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, spanning 9 States with two spurs leading to the Northern States. The first phase of the project which is expected to be handled by Hitech Construction Company Ltd will see the company construct a 47.47 kilometers dual carriageway on a concrete pavement. The vision is that the Lagos-Calabar Coastal road…

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WHY NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY SUBSIDY WILL CONTINUE TO GROW

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 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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HOW LAGOS THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE STILL NEEDS MORE WORK DESPITE SPENDING N7BILLION

HOW LAGOS THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE STILL NEEDS MORE WORK DESPITE SPENDING N7BILLION

The Lagos Third Mainland Bridge, one of the most important infrastructure facilities in Nigeria’s commercial capital, has gulped billions of naira in an attempt to maintain its structural integrity and make it safe for the millions of road users in the state. The bridge, which spans 11.8 km, is the third of the three bridges that connect the Mainland to the Island, with the first and second being Carter Bridge and Eko Bridge respectively. Despite…

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

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

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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NIGERIA FCT MINISTER FLAG OFF REHABILITATION OF GWAGWA-DEIDEI ROAD

NIGERIA FCT MINISTER FLAG OFF REHABILITATION OF GWAGWA-DEIDEI ROAD

Nigeria FCT Minister Wike has pledged to rehabilitate the Gwagwa-Karimo-Deidei road to ease traffic congestion. The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, flagged off the construction of the five-kilometer access road in Saburi, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The event marked the sixth and final ceremony of its kind undertaken by the minister in less than two weeks. Mr Wike, during the ceremony, explained that delivering significant projects, such as roads,…

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STATE GOVT. TO BUILD ₦40M OFFICE AT ONE OF BOKO HARAM STRONGHOLD IN NIGERIA

STATE GOVT. TO BUILD ₦40M OFFICE AT ONE OF BOKO HARAM STRONGHOLD IN NIGERIA

From their enclave, the terrorists have staged violent attacks against civilians and security personnel including local vigilantes trying to subdue their reign. The Niger State Government has budgeted N40 million for the “construction and furnishing of offices” at Allawa Game Reserve, a stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents terrorizing the area. The 2024 budget of the North-central state also states that N2.2 billion was budgeted for the same project in 2023. However, checks by local media show that…

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NIGERAN GOVT. TO ESTABLISHED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COMMITTEE

NIGERAN GOVT. TO ESTABLISHED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COMMITTEE

Federal government has established an ad-hoc ministerial committee on security of highways construction projects across the country. In a statement by the director information, Ministry of Works, Olusola Abiola, the minister of works, Engr David Umahi while inaugurating the committee called on all Nigerians to show patriotism by joining hands with security agencies to protect highways construction project sites across the country. He said, “We are concerned about the security of our sites during construction…

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NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HITS HARD DUE TO RAISE IN COST OF MATERIALS

NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HITS HARD DUE TO RAISE IN COST OF MATERIALS

The rising cost of building materials in Nigeria is increasingly hitting the construction industry hard, with fears that a large number of projects could be put on hold as developers are now on edge about what to do. Already, households are contending with soaring food prices and energy costs, and added to it now is the soaring building materials prices which have doubled in the last 12 months on the heels of surging inflation. The…

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NIGERIA UNIVERSITY GET MASSIVE 600M POWER PLANT

NIGERIA UNIVERSITY GET MASSIVE 600M POWER PLANT

Azura Power West Africa Limited has donated two plants which value is about N604 million to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. Performing the ground-breaking ceremony at the Faculty of Engineering, UNN, the Managing Director of Azura Power West Africa, Mr Edu Okeke, said the inauguration of the 240KW solar project and a car park was to support the university community to strengthen academic performance and…

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