• EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    Two contractors have been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the purchase of two vehicles by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross Rivers state.

    The two vehicles: a Coastal Bus was purchased for N49 million and a Toyota Hiace Ambulance was purchased for N62 million, whereas the actual cost for the two was below half the cost.

    Most absurd was the discovery that the two contractors were the highest bidders and one of them […]

  • Why government does not patronise Nigerian contractors – Fashola shares reasons

    Why government does not patronise Nigerian contractors – Fashola shares reasons

    According to reports, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has blamed Nigerian engineers for creating the vacuum that made the Federal Government to patronize foreign contractors.

    Fashola said this on Tuesday in Abuja when a delegation of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, led by its President, Otis Anyaeji, paid him a courtesy visit.

    He said the failure of Nigerian engineering firms to bid for government projects was responsible for the patronage of foreign contractors.

    He said: “If there was no […]

  • Return to site or refund our money – Governor Jibrilla tells contractors

    Return to site or refund our money – Governor Jibrilla tells contractors

    Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa State has given road contractors two weeks ultimatum to resume work or refund the money the state government mobilised them with.

    Speaking to newsmen yesterday in Yola, Governor Jibrilla said his administration would ensure that any contractor, who collected government money, delivered on the job or would be prosecuted for failure to do so.

    He said: “This government is a no-nonsense government. We have told them (contractors) to bring our money or go back to site.”

    On his […]

  • Releasing funds to contractors will end recession, says Fashola

    Releasing funds to contractors will end recession, says Fashola

    According to reports, the Federal Government has said it is investing massively in road construction, public housing and other infrastructure as part of measures to take the country out of recession.

    It said it had released funds for the payment of debts owed contractors, noting that this had led to the return of most of them to project sites and resulting in the re-engagement of workers who were earlier laid off.

    The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who said […]

  • MOSOP to generate database of contractors, others for Ogoni cleanup

    MOSOP to generate database of contractors, others for Ogoni cleanup

    According to reports, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has commenced the process of generating comprehensive database of graduates, contractors and artisans in Ogoniland ahead of the full implementation of the Ogoni cleanup.

    MOSOP Publicity Secretary, Fegalo Nsuke disclosed this in a statement made available to the News of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday.

    Nsuke said MOSOP President, Legborsi Pyagbara made the announcement after a meeting between the organisation and representatives of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Port […]

  • No more business for portfolio contractors in Enugu – Governor Ugwuanyi

    No more business for portfolio contractors in Enugu – Governor Ugwuanyi

    Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State says the era of engaging portfolio contractors who do shoddy jobs for the state government is over.

    Ugwuanyi, presenting school furniture to the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board on Tuesday, said only seasoned contractors would henceforth be engaged to work in the state.

    The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Cecelia Ezeilo, reiterated his appeal to contractors to deliver quality assured jobs in line with agreed specifications.

    He said that the state government would no […]

  • Ambode orders contractors handling 114 road projects to deliver in 7 days

    Ambode orders contractors handling 114 road projects to deliver in 7 days

    Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday urged contractors handling the 114 road projects in the state to speed up work or be sanctioned.

    Ambode issued a similar ultimatum to Julius Berger and other contractors handling certain projects in some parts of Lagos.

    Ambode, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the call at the inauguration of one the roads in Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the […]

  • Aero Contractors Airline shuts down operations in Nigeria

    Aero Contractors Airline shuts down operations in Nigeria

    Nigeria’s second largest commercial carrier, Aero Contractors Airlines has announced that it is shutting down services beginning from Thursday (tomorrow) September 1, 2016, over Nigeria’s current economic situation.

    The airline management said this in a statement signed on Wednesday.

    Aero stated that the suspension was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to profitability.

    It stated that this “business decision”, which is a result of the current economic situation in the country, had forced some other airlines […]

  • How Fayose took arms funds, kickbacks from contractors – EFCC tells court

    How Fayose took arms funds, kickbacks from contractors – EFCC tells court

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told the Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti how a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and a former Minister of Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, moved about N1,299,490,000 part of the money meant for the purchase of arms to Ekiti for the campaign of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

    Dasuki is standing trial over alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms to fight the Boko Haram insurgence under […]

  • 14 Railway contractors are ghosts, says Reps

    14 Railway contractors are ghosts, says Reps

    The House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the contracts for the rehabilitation of the railway sector has said it is unable to trace 14 companies that were awarded contracts running into billions of naira.

    It therefore announced that warrants of arrest would be issued for eight of the firms in the next few days.

    Some of the firms are Costain West Africa plc, Ansaldo-A3&0 Ltd, A3&0 Wireless Ltd, Gear Holdings and Ansaldo South Africa.

    Others are Eser Contracting and Industry Company Inc., […]

  • Contractors resume work on Kano-Maiduguri expressway … Photos

    Contractors resume work on Kano-Maiduguri expressway … Photos

    Federal government contractors have resumed the reconstruction and expansion of Section IV of Kano-Maiduguri expressway and also the reconstruction Potiskum-Damaturu.

    Federal government contractors have resumed the reconstruction and expansion of Section IV of Kano-Maiduguri expressway and also the reconstruction