• FRC laments nonchalance of federal ministries in supervision of projects

    FRC laments nonchalance of federal ministries in supervision of projects

    The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), has lamented the  nonchalance of federal ministries and relevant authorities in the supervision of government awarded contracts, describing it as a disservice to the nation.

    Victor Muruako, FRC’s Chairman, expressed the concern at Ugboha, Essan South-East Local Government Area of Edo, after reviewing the N2.47 billion Federal Government water supply project in the area.

    The chairman and some officials of the commission on a verification tour of Federal Government projects in the Niger Delta, had earlier visited the Ogwashi-Uku […]

  • Jonathan awarded ghost projects, says Presidency

    Jonathan awarded ghost projects, says Presidency

    It was gathered that the presidency has said the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan awarded projects on paper without allocating a single kobo for its take off.

    The senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who stated this in an interview program on Express Radio in Kano on Tuesday, said a number of projects existing on paper are now being activated, citing the Kano-Katsina dual road project as an example of what he called “deceitful […]

  • Aviation agencies bloated, can’t implement capital projects – Senate

    Aviation agencies bloated, can’t implement capital projects – Senate

    It was gathered that the Senate Committee on Aviation on Thursday declared that several agencies under the Air Transport Sector of the Federal Ministry of Transportation were bloated in terms of their workforce.

    According to the committee, this is unsustainable as the agencies under the Aviation ministry devote their entire budgetary allocations to the payment of salaries and overhead costs without executing any capital project.

    Speaking during an oversight function at the headquarters of the Aviation ministry in Abuja, the Chairman of […]

  • How NDPHC abandoned 4000mw power projects in North

    How NDPHC abandoned 4000mw power projects in North

    A group, under the name of concern citizens, is calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the ministers involved to ensure the execution of the power projects in the North under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), is completed.

    The project, which is part of the phase two is projected to contribute about 4,000 megawatts (MW) to the national grid.

    The Concern Group Monitoring on Power Projects in Nigeria, headed by Hon. Sani Shehu […]

  • Stop politicizing urban renewal projects – Fayose tells critics

    Stop politicizing urban renewal projects – Fayose tells critics

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the demolition of structures for the execution of some urban renewal projects in Ado-Ekiti should not be seen as act of wickedness.

    He has, therefore, called on his critics to stop playing politics with the issue, while appealing to the people concerned to see it as sacrifices for the overall development of the state.

    He said this in Ado-Ekiti when the executive members of the Ado Progressive Union (APU) paid him a courtesy call.

    In […]

  • Edo: Buhari to visit Oba, commission projects

    Edo: Buhari to visit Oba, commission projects

    President Muhammadu Buhari will pay a two-day official visit to Edo State on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8.

    In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, the president will use the occasion to pay a courtesy call on the Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II and thereafter commission projects in the state, including the new five-Star Central Hospital in Benin City; the Upper Siluko Road and the Samuel Ogbemudia College (formerly […]

  • 2016 Budget: We’ve released N720bn for capital projects – FG

    2016 Budget: We’ve released N720bn for capital projects – FG

    According to reports, the federal government has said that that it had so far released N720 billion to Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) out of the N1.8 trillion budgeted for capital projects in the 2016 Budget.

    Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this yesterday at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.

    She said work on the 2017 Budget has reached an advanced stage, stressing that the document had already been extensively […]

  • Saraki flags off N300m water, road projects in Ilorin

    Saraki flags off N300m water, road projects in Ilorin

    It was gathered that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday flagged off a N300 million water project in Ilorin, Kwara State.

    Under the scheme, both the low-lift and high-lift pumps at Agba Dam Water Works, GRA, Ilorin will be replaced.

    Some old components of the dam that was commissioned in 1959 will also be replaced.

    The Senate President said the project which was captured in the federal government’s 2016 budget is being done to boost water supply to Ilorin metropolis.

    Agba Dam with […]

  • Buhari approves ecological fund projects in 11 states

    Buhari approves ecological fund projects in 11 states

    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a number of Ecological Fund Intervention Projects for the 4th Quarter of 2016.

    A statement by the Director (Press) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, said that the approved projects spread across the 6 Geo-Political Zones are located in 11 States.

    The projects and their various locations included erosion and flood control project of rice fields in Suru, Bagudu and Shanga Local Government areas of Kebbi State, remediation of […]

  • EFCC set to Invite Dogara, Lasun, others over N100bn constituency projects

    EFCC set to Invite Dogara, Lasun, others over N100bn constituency projects

    There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may invite the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, over the allegations made against them by the former House Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Dr. Jibrin Abdulmumin.

    Abdulmumin, had among other issues, accused the speaker, other principal officers, and some House committee chairman of diverting N40 billion out of N100billion allocated to constituency projects […]

  • Niger Delta power firm to complete power projects

    Niger Delta power firm to complete power projects

    It was gathered that the new Management of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) has reiterated its determination to complete all on-going projects being undertaken by the company.

    Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Chiedu Ugbo who stated this in Abuja, also debunked the rumour that NDPHC projects have been suspended due to Government’s plan to change the name of the Company.

    “I want to state categorically that all our projects are ongoing. There is no plan by the new […]