We May Not Achieve Our Targets – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government may not achieve its target with the 2016 budget. He warned that the Federal Government’s aim of achieving inclusion and employment, through the N6.6tn 2016 budget may not be possible if government’s spending or contracts are mainly…

PMB Should Extend Anti-corruption Fight To Contract Awards – Okoh

Hon. Onuche J. Okoh is the national chairman, National Contractors Association of Nigeria. In this interview with DAVID ADUGE-ANI, he speaks on abandoned projects and irregularities in contract awards in Nigeria. Who are members of your association? Our members are all contractors, as far as Nigeria is concerned. We are found all over the country,…

Kaduna to blacklist defaulting contractors

Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai The Kaduna State Government says it has started compiling lists of defaulting contractors handling the various project to blacklist the companies. The Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi, made the disclosure in Kaduna on Friday. Abdullahi said that the blacklist would contain a list of contractors that consistently execute poor quality…

Education Ministry warns against abuse of Public Procurement Act

Federal Ministry of Education has said Chief Executives or Director-Generals heading government departments and agencies would henceforth be sanctioned over abuse of the Public Procurement Act. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, disclosed at a forum organised for Chief Executives of agencies, chairmen, secretaries of tender boards and other relevant stakeholders in the administration of procurement. The permanent secretary stressed that the sanction has become imperative given the high cases of abuse of…

No accommodation for FIFA Secretary General

The FIFA Compensation Sub-Committee and the FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, have agreed that the FIFA secretary general’s gross basic salary will be CHF 1.3 million plus benefits, it was disclosed yesterday. Similarly, the FIFA Compensation Sub-Committee and the FIFA President, Giovani Infantino, have agreed that the president’s gross basic salary will be CHF 1.5…

FEC okays N3.23b contracts for U.I., UNILAG

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday approved contracts for the University of Ibadan (U.I.) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG). FEC approved the construction of a postgraduate hall, International House, for U.I., at a cost of N1.302,709,02.34, to be completed in 44 weeks. The contract approved for UNILAG is for a new library,  at…

FEC approves N3.23 billion contracts for Unilag, UI

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday approved construction contracts for the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos. It ‎approved the construction of a post-graduate ‎hall, International House, for the University of Ibadan, at a cost of N1.302,709,02.34‎ to be completed within 44 weeks. The contract approved for the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is for reconstruction…