Julius Berger wins SERAS’ Best company in infrastructure development

December 21, 2023 Agi Onda 0

Foremost engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, over the weekend won another merit award as the ‘Best Company in Infrastructure Development in Africa in 2023’. A press statement issued by the media unit of the multinational said the award was handed over to the company at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. According Read More

FCT to mark Tinubu’s 1 year in office – Wike

November 22, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Barrister Nyesom Wike, has expressed optimism that ongoing road construction projects would be completed in May 29, 2024 to mark the first-year anniversary of President Bola Tinubu in office. Wike disclosed this while on inspection of ongoing construction on the outer Southern Expressway, beginning from AA Rano behind the Villa through Deeper Life Junction, Read More

Kogi guber: LP candidate promises development through minerals, agriculture 

November 9, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The candidate of the Labour Party in the Saturday governorship election  in Kogi state, Barr. Adejoh Okeme, has promised to harness the abundant resources to develop the state if elected the next governor of the state Barr. Adejoh, who made the pledge, Thursday, while briefing the media at the Kogi state NUJ Press Centre, assured that the mineral deposits, arable land and tourism Read More

Wike approves maintenance of Nat’l Mosque, Christian Centre 

November 2, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),  Nyesom Wike, has approved funds for the maintenance of the National Mosque and the National Christian Centre. The minister disclosed this after routine inspections of both religious centers in Abuja Thursday. He revealed that he was satisfied with work done at both the National Mosque and the Christian Centre, despite the initial Read More

APC demands justification for 5 flyovers in Osun 

October 29, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded justification for five flyovers promised by Governor Ademola Adeleke when his government is still ‘hoarding’ palliative funds released by the federal government. In a statement by its chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, made available by the party’s director of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi, Sunday, APC described the N100 billion Read More

Ogun to deliver 200 housing units at Buhari estate 

October 23, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that about 200 units of semi-detached, detached, fully detached duplexes and terraces under construction at the Muhammadu Buhari Estate, Abeokuta are at advanced stages of completion and will be delivered before the end of the year. Prince Abiodun also said his administration is working towards providing affordable houses to all strata of Read More

Icon Tayo Ogunfeitimi Sheds Light on the Foundations of Sustainable Construction in Nigeria

October 17, 2023 Content Administrator 0

Embarking on a construction endeavor in Nigeria is a journey marked by unique challenges and opportunities. Icon Tayo Ogunfeitimi, leading TOC Luxury Constructions Ltd, shares a human perspective on the factors that significantly impact the construction industry in Nigeria. Ogunfeitimi, drawing on his experiences in Ghana, Turkey, and the current landscape of Osogbo, acknowledges the intricate dance with regulatory dynamics. Read More

Reps back use of concrete for construction of Nigerian roads

October 14, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Works has given assurance that it will back the use of concrete for road construction in Nigeria, as better alternative to asphalt. Chairman of the panel, Hon. Akin Alabi, gave the assurance during inauguration of the Committee at the National Assembly, saying that the use of asphalt had led to the deplorable state of Read More

Tinubu endorses road construction with concrete, gives contractors 14 days to fix bad portions 

October 11, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Works Mr Dave Umahi said Tuesday that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fully in support of the use of concrete for road constructions in the country. The minister said this while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said some contractors have keyed into the policy just Read More

Mixed reactions as Nigeria opts for concrete road construction

September 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The introduction of road construction with concrete pavement by the Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi, has continued to elicit mixed reactions from the building sector and other stakeholders, TOPE SUNDAY writes. The Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi, upon assumption of office was explicitly clear about his mission and resolve to ensure that Nigerian roads were durable and can Read More

Umahi reads riot act to contractors over asphalt road construction

September 5, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi, Monday, read a riot act to contractors handling road construction across the country over the use of asphalt for road construction. Umahi, an advocate of concrete road pavement, who spoke during a press briefing held in his office in Abuja, said any contractor who insists on asphalt road must sign an agreement that Read More

Gov Sani flags off construction of 62 schools, roads

September 1, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state has flagged off the construction of 62 junior and secondary schools, as well as, construction of 32 roads across the state. Speaking while laying the foundation for the construction of a senior secondary school in Nasarawa Rigachikun, Igabi local government area, he said the ground-breaking signalled the commencement of the construction of 62 schools Read More

Housing deficits: Expert advocates 100 housing units’ construction per LG nationwide

July 24, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Chief Executive Officer of Sigvent Property Trust Limited, a real estate firm, Mr. Benjamin Onigbinde, has advocated the construction of 100 housing units annually in all the 774 local government areas of the country. Onigbinde, who spoke in an exclusive interview with our Correspondent in Abuja, also called for investment in the promotion of indigenous housing technology outside the Read More

‘Why FG suspended construction works on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway’

June 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has announced the suspension of ongoing reconstruction work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to alleviate traffic congestion during the Sallah celebration. This was disclosed in a statement by Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works. The statement noted that construction activities on the road will be put on hold from Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Read More

Julius Berger-AFP a major FCT development partner – Minister 

March 28, 2023 Agi Onda 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, described Julius Berger-AFP as a major partner in the development of the city, saying “it is well known for producing high quality furniture over the years”. A press statement by the media unit of the company, Monday, quoted the minister as making the remark when Julius Berger-AFP, the furniture Read More

How 2023 AGM will address challenges of building construction industry – Chairman NIOB FCT

March 23, 2023 David Agba 0

In order to provide the needed professional guidance that will ensure production of safe buildings in the country, the FCT Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) says the 2023 Conference/Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institute will feature discussions on topical issues bedeviling the building construction industry, adding that major concern will dwell on how to correctly use Read More

FG to boost power supply, approves TCN’s procurement, construction contracts

March 8, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

In a bid to boost the power supply in the country, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the procurement, design, installation, and construction contracts and projects for the Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN). The Minister of Power, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, told State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo recently that the approvals were to Read More

FCT: NAOWA commissions boreholes, bus for army officers

December 21, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Following reported lack of potable water and transportation issues, the Nigerian Army Officer Wives Association (NAOWA), Army Headquarters (AHQ) Garrison Chapter, Wednesday, commissioned solar-powered boreholes and a 32-seater bus for officers at the Mogadishu Cantonment of the Nigerian Army in the Federal Capital Territory.  Speaking during the event, the NAOWA AHQ Garrison Coordinator, Mrs Asma’u Garba, said the Association was moved Read More

DMO raises N615.557bn Sukuk funds in 4 years 

December 19, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has raised N615.557 billion through Sukuk for the rehabilitation and construction of new roads across the country in four years.  The Director-General of DMO, Ms Patience Oniha, made this statement in her presentation titled: “Nigeria Public Debt – Some Considerations,” said that a total of N615.557 billion had been raised through Sukuk from September 2017 Read More

Road project: Senate steps down Kebbi State request for reimbursement from FG, approves N21bn for Yobe, Taraba

November 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday stepped down request by Kebbi State Government for  reimbursement from Federal Government on federal road project executed at the cost of N7billion the State. This is as the Senate approved payment of N18.6billion for Yobe State and N2.4billion for Taraba State by the Federal Government on federal roads reconstructed by them. Approval of the Senate for the Read More

FEC okays N14.9bn for Kano road project

November 23, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N14.09 billion as augmentation of the contract sum for the construction of a road in Kano state. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who stated this said the contract was inherited from the previous administration. “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented a council memo to get approval for the Read More

Senate probes concessioning of 700MW Zungeru power plant

November 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the circumstances and conditions under which the 700MW Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant (ZHPP) in Niger State is being concessioned, particularly as it relates to the utilization of the annual budgetary allocations made to the project, completion level, and the management of external loans from the Chinese Exim Bank, which is Read More

Opening Oyo state through roads construction

December 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The Makinde-led government in Oyo state is opening more parts of the state through roads infrastructure as Bayo Agboola reports.One of the major things the incumbent administration of Governor Seyi Makinde seems to be noted for is the opening of nooks and crannies of the state through what could best be called its revolution for road infrastructure in the all Read More

Insurgency has depleted housing population in N/East — Official

November 1, 2021 Admin III 0

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali, has lamented that the housing population in the North east which was about four million had been depleted by activities of insurgents. He said the action of insurgents over the years necessitated the construction of housing units to help address infrastructure deficit in Read More