FG signs $6.68bn contract agreement with CCECC for Ibadan-Kaduna rail

Abuja – The Federal Government on Tuesday signed 6.68 billion dollars contract agreement for the Ibadan-Kaduna segment of the Lagos-Kano rail line with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). The information is in a statement by Mrs Yetunde Sonaike, the Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Transportation in Abuja. Sonaike stated that the Minister of Transportation,…

World Bank visit: Obaseki anticipates more project funding partnerships to accelerate growth

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that with the success of the visit of 10 Executive Directors of the World Bank to the state, his administration anticipates stronger and extensive partnership with the bank on development funding to accelerate growth in the state. Obaseki disclosed that, “the visit was a huge…

Entrepreneurship: Edo to train 200 youths on solar panel installation, photography, others

Edo State Government has concluded plans to partner with the After Graduate Development Centre to train 200 youths on solar panel installation, photography and cosmetology. The training programme, conducted through Edojobs, is aimed at equipping the youths with in-demand vocational, business intelligence and financial literacy skills. Youths will also be mentored to apply for business…

Edo CP lauds community partnership in crime fighting

BENIN CITY-The Commissioner of Police, Edo State CP Johnson Kokumo has commended community partnership in the fight, prevention and control of crime and criminality in the state. He said the partnership had started yielding positive results across the state. CP Kokumo stated this while taking delivery of two refurbished police Vehicles by Egba Development Organization…

NASS jerks 2018 budget to N9.120 trillion

ABUJA – After six months of watch and pray, the 2018 Appropriation Bill has finally been laid on the desk of the Senate of the Federal Republic and the House of Representatives respectively. While the House of Reps announced their Appropriation committee’s recommendation of N9,120,334,988,225 the Senate did not announce theirs. The Reps’ committee figure…

Senate invasion: NASS joint Committee summons Omo- Agege, Ndume

ABUJA – National Assembly joint Committee investigating the invasion of the senate chambers by alleged political thugs who took away the mace, has summoned the senator representing Borno South Ali Ndume, and the senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege, to appear before it today to explain their respective roles in facilitating the snatching of the…

Auchi Polytechnic Alumni donates engineering drawing studio

The Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) yesterday donated engineering drawing studio to the polytechnic. Inaugurating the studio, Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Haliru Momoh described the gesture as not only enviable but, also wonderful and commendable. “The spirits of togetherness and promptness in responding to some of the challenges in the school have indeed shows the…

Obaseki’s housing plan opens real estate sector to private developers …as EDPA unveils criteria for PPP

BENIN CITY – Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s reforms in private property management and plans for affordable housing have opened up the real estate sector to private developers. The state government had ratified a law banning activities of Community Development Association, setting up a Private Property Protection taskforce to ensure that developers and property…