Herdsmen Attack Notice: Communities Charge For Self Defense

By NewsBits Anxiety and fear have literally covered some communities in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, following the threat of fresh attacks from suspected killer herdsmen. The communities are Oja-Odan, Ibeku, Asa and Agbon. The unknown herdsmen last Saturday passed a notice of an attack on houses and trees in the affected communities, thereby throwing the whole community into confusion. In the letter, which was written in English and Hausa languages, the herdsmen told leaders of the affected communities to expect their wrath between December and January.…

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Federal Government To Open Second Niger Bridge Thursday Midnight

• Warns against over-speeding By NewsBits The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered the opening of the Second Niger Bridge for use starting from midnight on Thursday. The Minister of Works, Mr Babatunde Fashola stated this on Wednesday, while inaugurating the bridge for use for one month during the Yuletide. Mr. Fashola, who took a walk round the bridge during the inspection, counselled road users plying the bridge to drive safely and responsibly in order not to defeat the purpose of constructing the project. The minister explained that President Muhammadu…

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2nd Niger Bridge Opens To Traffic December 15 — FG

By NewsBits The Federal Controller of Works in Delta, Mr Jimoh Olawale has said the new Second Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic on Dec. 15. Olawale, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Asaba, however, said that the bridge would be opened for only 30 days. According to him, the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, ordered the opening of the bridge, which is at 95 percent completion stage, to ease traffic during the Yuletide. “As we know, during the Christmas…

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FG May Open 2nd Niger Bridge Before Christmas-Fashola

By NewsBits After playing politics with the construction of the second Niger Bridge linking Delta and Anambra States for nearly 40 years, the Federal Government claims it plans to open the historic Second Niger Bridge to the public on or before Christmas this year. The development will bring to an end year of endless wait to travel on that important infrastructure that was conceived many decades ago but left on the drawing board by previous administration. But for that to come to fruition, ongoing flooding on the four-kilometre approach from…

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Lagos Building Collapse: Lagos Commissioner Resigns

Mr Idris Salako, Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Idris Salako, has resigned his appointment over series of building collapse in the state In view of the development, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said that the Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also accepted his resignation. Omotoso in a statement said, “The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has accepted the resignation of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban…

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Nigeria’s Former Inspector General Of Police, Tafa Balogun Buried Amidst Tears

Nigeria’s one time Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mustapha Balogun’s remains has been committed to mother earth in his Ila-Orangun country home. He was known by his friends and cronies as ‘Tafa for short. The media had reported the death of the Igbomina-born former number cop at Reddington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos Nigeria, and also the activities of his burial slated to hold today, Saturday. The deceased, who would have been 75 years few days to this time was buried according to Islamic rites. Mammoth crowd and dignitaries were present at…

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Abuja Estate Demolished Contrary To Court Order

The Federal Capital Development Administration (FCDA) on Thursday leveled into rubbles a wing of popular estate in Abuja in disobedience to an extant, and clear orders of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja High Court. According to eyewitness over a hundred military and para-military personnel, fully armed and accompanied by officials of the FCDA with a number of trucks moved into the estate a few minutes to 4:00p.m. in a commando style to carry out the illegal demolition. The developer of the estate, popularly known as Jenew Estate, Karsana, which…

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Surveyors Advocate Building Monitoring Law Over Incessant Building Collapse

As a follow up to the recent collapse of a high-rise structure in Ikoyi Lagos State, which killed a lot of people including the developer, the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) has called on government to enact a law that requires periodic deformation study and monitoring of all buildings above two floors. The Chairman Lagos State branch of the NIS, Olukolade Kasim, said the move would ensure not only the safety of lives and property but also restore investors’ confidence in the real estate sector as it contributes significantly to…

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Estate Developer KYC, Others Forced To Appear Before House Committee Over Estate Development Malpractices

Prototype of the KYC house By Our Correspondent From all indications, Mr Michael Ayuba Auta, the Chief promoter of KYC Real Estate Developers (“KYC”) along the Airport Road in Sabo Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja maybe sinking into deeper problems with both the subscribers and the Federal House of Representatives Committee that is investigating the excesses, abuses, and operations of real estate developers in the country. The Committee is chaired by the dogged and patriotic Hon. Blessing Onyeche Onuh representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency in Benue State.…

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Again 19 Persons Killed In Kaduna LGs By Terrorist Gang

Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir el-Rufai On Sunday, the government of Kaduna State confirmed that another 19 people were killed, with many others sustaining injuries following bandits’ attacks on communities in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas of the state. Although the government account of the incident put the death toll at 19, eyewitnesses said not less than 24 persons were actually killed. In a statement confirming the incident, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said 14 people were killed in the attack…

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