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COREN Seeks PPP Synergy To Standardize Nigeria’s Infrastructure

The Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has advocated public and private sector partnership (PPP) arrangement to ensure professional supervision and access to infrastructure projects in the country as a strategic option of ensuring high standards and timely completion of the projects. The President of the Council, Engr. Ali Rabiu, made the appeal […]

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Kano Targets Improved IGR From Dry Port, Special Economic Zone

Governor of Kano State, Alh. Abdullahi Ganduje, has hinted of plans by the government to grow the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by attracting cargo from neighbouring countries and developing the Inland Dry Port (IDP) and the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the state. Ganduje gave this hint in Lagos when he led a team […]

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CSEA Tasks FG, States On Loan Utilization For Capital Projects

The Centre for the Study of Economies in Africa (CSEA) has charged the federal and state governments on the need to ensure that borrowed funds are utilized for capital projects with great value-addition potential for the nation’s sustainable development. The economic research think-tank gave the charge in its ‘Nigeria Economic Update Issue 37’ sourced by […]

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FG To Commence Port Harcourt-Bonny-Maiduguri Rail Project

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi , on Thursday assured that the federal government would commence work on Port Harcourt-Bonny-Maiduguri railway project on completion of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge. The Minister, who gave this hint in Ibadan, Oyo State, during an inspection tour on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project to ascertain the level of work done […]

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U.S Announces $1.2Bn Grants For Airports’ Upgrade

Determined to buoy air travels and by implication, increase aviation sector’s contributions to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth as the COVID-19 pandemic impact remains huge on the economy, the United States on Friday announced that additional $1.2bn grants would be provided for airports nationwide to upgrade their facilities. The U.S Secretary of Transportation, Elaine […]

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FG shifts international flights’ resumption to Sept 5

The Federal Government on Thursday postponed the international flights scheduled to commence on 29th August, 2020 to 5th September 2020. Disclosing this on its twitter handle, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Nigeria, apologised to Nigerians over the recent development. It twitted: “Breaking: Regret to announce that the international flight resumption earlier scheduled to resume on […]

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Buhari unveils new focal policy agenda of his administration

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday listed nine policy issues that will be the major focus of his administration in the next three years. Specifically, the President disclosed that between now and 2023 when his APC-led administration will complete its second term of four years, the government would commit its time, energy and other resources towards […]

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FG approves N10bn palliative for transport workers, operators

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced the approval of a N10 billion survival fund for transport workers and operators in the country as part of its interventions to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on all sectors of the economy. The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, disclosed this when the a […]

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Reps Probe Transport Ministry, NIMASA Over Alleged $195Mn Contract Scam

The House of Representatives on Thursday directed its Committees on Marine and Institutions and Public Procurement to commence immediately a probe into the $195 million security contract allegedly awarded to an Israeli outfit to provide security and surveillance on Nigeria’s waterways. The probe of the contract awarded by the Ministry of Transportation was based on […]

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Buhari Approves N10Bn Intervention Fund For Enugu Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N10 billion approval special intervention fund for the rehabilitation of key infrastructure at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The approval was granted after a high powered delegation of South East governors and leaders made a formal request for the purpose during a meeting with the President held in the […]