• Lagos to build five new stadia to boost sports tourism

    Lagos to build five new stadia to boost sports tourism

    The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, has announced Lagos State Government’s plan to build five new stadia in the different divisions of the state in its quest to promote excellence in sports and market the state through sports tourism.

    Ayorinde made the assertion on Friday in Lagos while unveiling Lagos as the Host City, Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2016.

    Ayorinde said that the five stadia were already captured in the state’s 2017 budget proposal.

    He said that Lagos as the […]

  • Edo govt. to build pedestrian bridge at Uniben main-gate

    Edo govt. to build pedestrian bridge at Uniben main-gate

    Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has in the bid to provide safe passage for students, staff and members of the University of Benin community, disclosed that the state government will construct a pedestrian overhead bridge at the main gate of the University of Benin.

    Many students of the university  have in the past lost their lives in the course of crossing the ever-busy Benin-Lagos expressway to the institution’s campus.

    Speaking at the 42nd convocation ceremony of UNIBEN on Saturday, Governor Obaseki said,  Edo […]

  • Don’t build airport when you can’t pay salary – Sultan tells governors

    Don’t build airport when you can’t pay salary – Sultan tells governors

    According to reports, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 11, has enjoined Nigerian leaders especially the State Governors to check themselves and focus more on projects that could be of benefit to the people.

    He gave the advice on Thursday, while speaking at the International Symposium on the Sokoto Caliphate as part of the activities marking his 10th anniversary of ascension to the throne as the 20th Sultan of Sokoto.

    The Sultan decried a situation where political leaders do lots of […]

  • How to build a stronger economy in Nigeria – Buhari explains

    How to build a stronger economy in Nigeria – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the determination of his administration to diversify the economy through increased local production of goods and services.

    President Buhari reiterated this in Abuja on Monday at the opening of the 22nd Nigerian Economic Summit.

    He said that with a diversified economy, Nigeria would not have to depend on a single commodity to survive as a nation.

    He said, “As I have said in the past, we need to diversify the economy so that we will never again have […]

  • Build on the legacy of Oshiomhole, Atiku urges Obaseki

    Build on the legacy of Oshiomhole, Atiku urges Obaseki

    Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Godwin Obaseki, on his emergence as the Governor-elect of Edo State.

    In a press statement released by his Media Office in Abuja on Friday, the former Vice President described Obaseki’s election victory as well-deserved.

    He added that the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress was an indication of how impactful the administration of his predecessor, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, is.

    According to the Turakin Adamawa, the fact […]

  • FG cancels plan to build 10,000 PHCs

    FG cancels plan to build 10,000 PHCs

    It was gathered that the Federal Government may have put off its earlier plan to build 10,000 primary health care centres across all senatorial zones across the country, it was learnt Thursday.

    Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the decision to cancel the project was on the advice of Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, who felt that the states may not be able to meet up with their contributions.

    Adewole spoke during an audience with Under-Secretary-General and Executive-Director, United Nations […]

  • FG to build ranches, grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen

    FG to build ranches, grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen

    According to reports, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engineer Babachir David Lawal, on Thursday said that the government was going ahead with decision to establish ranches and grazing reserves across the country as a solution to the incessant clashes between Fulani Cattle Rearers and Local Farmers.

    He made the remark while receiving a delegation of Tabital Pulako Njode Jam Foundation, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Abdul Bali, in Abuja.

    Lawal, in a statement by the Director (Press) in the […]

  • Borno to build ‘mega-schools’ for 49,000 Boko Haram orphans

    Borno to build ‘mega-schools’ for 49,000 Boko Haram orphans

    Borno State Government has awarded a N1.6 billion contract for the construction of nine mega primary schools, as part of efforts to overhaul the state’s education system.

    The governor, Kashim Shettima, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the gesture was also aimed at providing access to education for over 49, 000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram crisis in the state.

    “We have awarded contracts for the construction of nine mega primary schools across the state.

    “We are also […]

  • FG signs MoU to build 1,000 houses for civil servants

    FG signs MoU to build 1,000 houses for civil servants

    The Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build one thousand houses for the Federal Civil Servants in the country.

    The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita at the signing ceremony between the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB) and a Chinese Housing Development Company, China Nangtong Sanjian Construction Company (CNTC), on Thursday in Abuja, said that the occasion was a significant event in the life of the Nigerian Civil Servant and […]

  • Oshiomhole builds school for IDPs at their camp in Edo

    Oshiomhole builds school for IDPs at their camp in Edo

    Edo State Governor,  Adams Oshiomhole has built four blocks of classrooms complete with staff room, Headmaster’s office, marble floors, ceiling fans, white boards and other conveniences for Internally Displaced Persons at their camp in Uhogua.

    While inspecting the School, Oshiomhole said children living in the camp must acquire education to properly navigate through the rigours of life, emphasizing that failure to do so would have implications for the future.

    According to Governor Oshiomhole, “If you look at these buildings, you look at […]