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I don’t think any nation is doing what this government has done – Fashola
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I don’t think any nation is doing what this government has done – Fashola

Former Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the strides recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari's government could hardly be achieved by any other nation. He stated this during a recent interview at his office in Abuja, the nations capital. “This government is doing something that I don’t think many if any nation has done before. They are building the entire infrastructure at the same time ports, airports, rail, roads, power, all simultaneously at the same time. “Often times, what most countries do is to finish one then go to the other. And it is because we have outgrown our infrastructure as a nation. And that is why you will see the commitment of the President to projects like the second Niger bridge, the Igbodo-Ogoni bridge, the Mambilla power plant, ...
Westerhof Finally Gets House Gift From FG 25 Years After Promise
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Westerhof Finally Gets House Gift From FG 25 Years After Promise

25 years after the promise was made to provide a house for Clemence Westerhof, the Technical Adviser that led the Super Eagles to victory in the 1994 African Nations Cup competition, the federal government, on Monday fulfilled it. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, said many promises were made in moment of euphoria and elation, one of which was the allocation of a house which was never redeemed since 1994. He said that Johannes Bonfrere, better known as Bonfere Jo, was also promised a house for leading the Super Eagles to the first Olympic football gold medal in 1996, but the promise was forgotten, until it was redeemed by Buhari’s government in 2018, after 24 years. “It was the public announcement of that redemption that brought to light, the commitment ...
Fashola Names Alleged Corrupt FG Contractors
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Fashola Names Alleged Corrupt FG Contractors

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has forwarded to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) documents providing some details regarding the names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any project, and inviting SERAP to “inspect a compendium of verified and paid/outstanding liabilities of contractors, kept at the offices of the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited/GTE. This development was disclosed Sunday in a statement by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare. SERAP had in January issued a Freedom of Information request and sued Mr. Fashola following allegations by former Nigeria’s Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that “co...
FG Approves Commencement of Work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin Road
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FG Approves Commencement of Work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin Road

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the Federal Government has approved commencement of work on the Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road project. Mr Hakeem Bello, the Special Adviser to the Minister on Communication, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Fashola was quoted as disclosing this at the 12th Ministerial Steering Committee and Experts Meeting for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme in Lome The minister, who is also the chairman of the committee, said that the project would be executed in a flexible manner to improve commputer service. He said that work on the project would be done in a manner that would make it adaptable to the results of the feasibility and technical studies. Fashola expressed del...
Bad Road Is  Not The Cause of Accidents on Highways – Fashola
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Bad Road Is Not The Cause of Accidents on Highways – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that bad roads are not the cause of accidents on highways in Nigeria. Fashola said that injuries and avoidable accidents that occur on highways are not always due to bad roads as claimed by many Nigerian road users. He stated this when he spoke at a capacity building workshop on the activation of the five United Nations’ Convention on Road Traffic acceded to by Nigeria in Abuja yesterday March 20th. According to him over speeding and reckless driving are the main causes of accidents on Nigerian roads. In a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Wednesday, the minister noted that injuries and avoidable accidents that occurred daily on highways were regrettable. The statement...
Photo Of Governor Ambode Hugging His Predecessor, Babatunde Fashola
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Photo Of Governor Ambode Hugging His Predecessor, Babatunde Fashola

This is rare photo of Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,SAN, in a warm embrace with Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode with Lagos Governorship Candidate, Jide Sanwoolu in the bckground. This was captured by LukeshPhoto during the on-going APC National Convention at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Saturday 6, October 2018.
God Has Chosen Babtunde Fashola To Replace Buhari As President In 2019 – Prophet Reveals
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God Has Chosen Babtunde Fashola To Replace Buhari As President In 2019 – Prophet Reveals

The leader of Divine Intelligence Ministry, Prophet George Fakolade, has said Nigerians will vote the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to replace incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. He stated this in a statement issued to journalists in Abuja on Sunday. According to him, Fashola would make his cabinet ready before assumption of office, step-up the fight against corruption, spare no sacred cows, and heal the nation. Fakolade also said the incumbent Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, would continue in office under Mr. Fashola for the sake of continuity and in the interest of the nation. Recalls that Prophet Fakolade had accurately predicted that Nigeria will experience a change of government in 2015. His latest stat...
Govt To Boost National Grid With 2,000MW To National Grid
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Govt To Boost National Grid With 2,000MW To National Grid

Power outages may soon become a thing of the past as the federal government has approved a framework of investments to add another 2000mw to the national grid. This was disclosed by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. According to Fashola, Nigeria has 2000mw of electricity that is not getting to the consumers and with this new investments in the power sector, the 2000mw can get to the consumers. He explained that Nigeria's electricity networks cannot support more than 5000mw hence the reason why the extra megawatts generated does not get to the national grid. He said, "FEC today approved a Memo providing a framework of investment at the 33KVA...
Use $1Bn Security Loan To Fight Killer Herdsmen, OPC Warns Buhari
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Use $1Bn Security Loan To Fight Killer Herdsmen, OPC Warns Buhari

Dr. Frederick Fasehun, President of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the $1 billion security loan the government is canvassing for would be employed in fighting killer Fulani herdsmen. He also asked the President to relinquish the Petroleum Ministry, as well as unbundle the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and hand the resultant establishments over to three professional ministers. Speaking in Lagos at a Press Conference, themed “STATE OF THE NATION 2018,” the OPC Founder said the first duty of government was to provide security, a task he said President Buhari had woefully failed to discharge, especially in relation to killings by Fulani herdsmen and Fulani militia in what, it said, appeared to be a case of organised ethnic cl...
Nigerian Government Gives Update On Nationwide Blackout
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Nigerian Government Gives Update On Nationwide Blackout

Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday announced that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN ) and the Generation Companies (GENCOS) were working to restore the technical hitches recorded in the national transmission grid. A statement from the management of the ministry indicated that the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC) had reported a fire incident on its Escravos Lagos Pipeline system near Okada, Edo on January 2. The incident, it explained, required a shutdown of the pipeline supplying gas to Egbin 1,320MW; Olorunsogo NIPP 676MW, Olorunsogo 338MW, Omotosho NIPP 450MW, Omotosho 338 MW and Paras 60MW power stations. It said the sudden loss of generation due to interruption in gas supply from the stations caused the na...
Nigeria Experiences Total Power Outage Across Country
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Nigeria Experiences Total Power Outage Across Country

There was power outage across Nigeria on Tuesday night. The power ministry, in a statement in the early hours of Wednesday blamed the outage on fire at a gas pipeline system which interrupted gas supply and affected the national transmission grid. “The sudden loss of generation due to interruption in gas supply from these stations caused the national transmission grid to trip off around 20:20 on 2nd January 2018. The national transmission grid is owned and operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN),” the ministry stated. Read the ministry’s full statement below. AFTERMATH OF FIRE INCIDENT REPORTED BY GAS PROCESSING COMPANY : TCN , GENCOS WORKING TO RESTORE OPERATION OF NATIONAL GRID …We urge members of the public to bear with us as we work to overcome this set back which sh...
Senate of Lateness, Disorderliness: Saraki, Ekweremadu, All Others Culpable
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Senate of Lateness, Disorderliness: Saraki, Ekweremadu, All Others Culpable

“Distinguish Senators, please take your seat…Honourable Philips Aduda, the only senator without a state (laughter), the stateless senator, please take your seat…Senator Marafa, stop disturbing the Chief Whip, you are not sitting properly…Senator Wakili, please stop disturbing Senator Uzodinma.” For members of the gallery of the Nigerian Senate, these whimsical locution is a familiar one. It is a 6-22 minutes ritual the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye, performs daily to get the senators to settle down for the business of the day. The time is 11:12 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31. And going by the motion of adjournment moved by the Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, at the previous sitting held on Thursday, October 26, one wonders why the senators have not settled for plenary. “I move that the Senate do...
Governor Ishaku Expresses Doubts Over President Buhari’s Mambilla Hydropower Project
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Governor Ishaku Expresses Doubts Over President Buhari’s Mambilla Hydropower Project

Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, has expressed reservations over the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydropower Project approved by the Federal Executive Council. He made this known in Abuja when he featured on Channels Television’s interview programme ‘Hard Copy’ which was anchored by Maupe Ogun. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, had told State House correspondents in Abuja that the scope of works of the Mambilla project would include the construction of four dams and 700 kilometres of transmission lines. However, governor Ishaku decried the absence of basic road connections and other social amenities in the place mapped out for the Hydropower project as well as neighbouring communities in the state months after the approval was giv...
Stakeholders Take Decisions On Apapa Gridlock Menace
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Stakeholders Take Decisions On Apapa Gridlock Menace

Stakeholders have met in Lagos and agreed on a number of measures to tackle traffick gridlock, port congestion and other problems in Apapa and its environs. They met with the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday in Lagos who called for the collaboration of all of them to face the lingering crisis in the area. Among those at the meeting were the three financiers of the ongoing Apapa Wharf Road reconstruction project in Surulere. – AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, Flour Mills of Nigeria Ltd and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Others were National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) and National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), among others. The stakeholders, after ext...
Tackling Corruption In Nigeria Through Whistle Blowing
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Tackling Corruption In Nigeria Through Whistle Blowing

I crave your indulgence to preface this speech by reiterating what all of us already know: that corruption is the number one enemy of our country, and, therefore, the main reason Nigeria remains underdeveloped. It is generally agreed that corruption is the canker that is destroying the foundation of our society and that if no drastic measures are taken to deal with it, we would, very soon, have no country to speak of. At the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing media and information literacy, training and advocacy, as well as promoting accountability and good governance, we have for long been deeply worried by the growing damaging effects of corruption in the country. As a civil society organization, it is ...
Invest In Road Infrastructure, Get Tax Relief – Babatunde Fashola Tells Corporate Organisations
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Invest In Road Infrastructure, Get Tax Relief – Babatunde Fashola Tells Corporate Organisations

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has called on well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations to invest in road infrastructure. Fashola told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that the idea was to attract the private sector to road maintenance and in turn the Federal Government would give them tax relief. According to him, the initiative will be implemented under a tax recovery order that exists under the Companies’ Income Tax Act. The minister said that what it really meant technically was that the government was spending the taxes it should collect in advance to quickly respond to places where there were pains. “Some of these companies or most of them make profits and they should pay tax at the end of the day. “So, it is not a method that is ...
W’Bank, Others May Not Fund Nigeria’s Coal-To-Power Projects – Report
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W’Bank, Others May Not Fund Nigeria’s Coal-To-Power Projects – Report

The development of coal deposits for power generation will not qualify for funding from the World Bank and many multilateral financial institutions despite the abundance of the mineral resources in Nigeria. Analysts on Monday stated that the Federal Government had plans to generate about 30 per cent of Nigeria’s electricity from coal, but described the initiative as “unclean power.” In April this year, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, announced that his ministry was collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on coal-to-power projects, which is expected to account for 30 per cent of the country’s electricity mix. “We can get power from coal, which we have in abundance. We need people, private sector players to set up plants that w...
Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To New Ministers
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Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To New Ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two ministers who were sworn in three weeks ago. Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan were sworn in in May, several weeks after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence. Mr. Ocheni will fill the vacuum created by the death of James Ocholi who hailed from the same state, Kogi State. He is to resume as Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity. Suleiman Hassan who was appointed to fill the Gombe State slot will resume as Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing. Mr. Osinbajo also swore in 15 permanent secretaries to fill the vacancies created in various government agencies.
We Should All Embrace Mini Grids And Allow Them To Work
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We Should All Embrace Mini Grids And Allow Them To Work

I welcome you to another of our monthly meetings at which I feel the need to make fairly extended opening remarks, in order to properly place on record the steps we are taking, the progress we are making and the challenges we still have to overcome, as we pursue our road map of incremental, steady and ultimately uninterrupted power. I am compelled to start on a sad note, to acknowledge an electrical accident that occurred in Minna, Niger recently, and to commiserate with the victims and extend our heartfelt sympathy to their families and to the people and Government of Niger state. As soon as the incident was brought to my attention, I asked the officials of NEMSA, our safety and standards agency to visit the scene, condole the victims and conduct an investigation, the report of whic...
Stop Sending ‘Crazy Bills’ To Customers – Fashola Tells DISCOs
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Stop Sending ‘Crazy Bills’ To Customers – Fashola Tells DISCOs

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has warned electricity distribution companies to desist from estimated billing, noting that, “The Discos have the obligation to meter their customers. ”They must provide them with meters for effective metering before charging them.” The minister spoke in Kano during the 18th monthly power sector and stakeholders meeting. He said power generation and transmission in the country has improved. According to him, as of August 10, 2017, the generation was 6,863mwts, while the transmission rose to 6, 700mwts as against the 5,000mwts in 2016. “The Federal Government is doing its best to ensure improvement in electricity supply. Government has embarked on serious expansion of transmission capacity with some power plants al...
Minister Gives Condition For Establishment Of Mini Grids
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Minister Gives Condition For Establishment Of Mini Grids

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has given details of requirements for the establishment of mini grids to be met by potential investors as he launched the mini grid regulations. The requirements were contained in a communiqué released at the end of the 18th power sector stakeholders meeting presided by him and hosted by the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) at the Kombotso Transmission Station, Kano. Apart from the minister, the operators present include, Commissioners of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Managing Directors and CEOs of Generating Companies (GenCos), Distribution Companies (DisCos), and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Gas Companies (GasCos) and other government agencies such as the Niger Delta Power H...
Fed Govt Gives States Autonomy To Produce Power
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Fed Govt Gives States Autonomy To Produce Power

The Federal Government has given state governments autonomy to produce their own power in order to ensure improved power supply in the country. It said this was because nothing in the Electricity Power Sector Reforms Act (EPSRA) deter States from doing such. Speaking at the 18th monthly power sector operators meeting on Monday, at the Kumbotso transmission station, Kano State, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said interested states must obtain the necessary permit and licenses from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) depending on the areas it wants to invest in. The minister also disclosed that unlike in 2015, there had been improvements in power generation in the country. He said this was as a result of government’s efforts in t...
Fed Govt Strips DisCos Off Metering Monopoly
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Fed Govt Strips DisCos Off Metering Monopoly

The Federal Government also stated that electricity distribution companies did not have the monopoly of metering. It said although the DisCos had obligation to meter all its consumers, the law did not vest a monopoly of meter supply on them. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Fashola stated this at the 18th monthly power sector operators meeting in Kano State, on Monday. According to him, meter supply was an open but regulated business, adding that intending meter service providers were to apply for licence from the NERC to undertake it. He further disclosed that the government would optimise the EPSRA developing power sector regulation to democraticise access to meters. He said this would be kick-started with a N39 billion loan to meter providers. On situations whe...
Lagos-Ibadan Road: Falae, Afenifere, YCE, Others Slam FG, National Assembly
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Lagos-Ibadan Road: Falae, Afenifere, YCE, Others Slam FG, National Assembly

Olufemi Atoyebi, Samuel Awoyinfa, Adelani Adepegba, Femi Makinde and Peter Dada The Yoruba Council of Elders, pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and a youth organisation, Yoruba Socio-Cultural Association have blamed the executive arm of government and the National Assembly for the suspension of work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Reynolds Construction Company Nigeria Limited, which handles the expansion of Section II of the Lagos-Ibadan highway, in a letter dated June 2, 2017, called the attention of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to the worsening financial obligations to the project. N8.94bn debt: Contractor suspends work on Lagos-lbadan Expressway It stated that the letter was a notice of its intention to suspend work on the proje...
Power Generation Dropped By 2,841mw In A Week – TCN
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Power Generation Dropped By 2,841mw In A Week – TCN

The daily statistics of TCN operations obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator, a section of the TCN, showed that power generation between July 17 and 23 was taken by 11 distribution companies The Transmission Company of Nigeria wheeled out 22,978 megawatts of electricity between July 17 to 23 against the 25,819 megawatts generated in the previous week. Power generation dropped by 2,841 megawatts between the two periods. The daily statistics of TCN operations obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator, a section of the TCN, showed that power generation between July 17 and 23 was taken by 11 distribution companies. According to the statistics, the daily power generation during the period was: 3,...
Group Calls For Reinstatement Of Sacked Whistle-Blower
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Group Calls For Reinstatement Of Sacked Whistle-Blower

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organization working on building support for the whistlebower policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has called on Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, to order the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of Mr. Murtala Ibrahim, a whistleblower who was recently sacked by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). In a press statement signed by Chido Onumah, Coordinator of AFRICMIL, the organization said Murtala Ibrahim, a Unit Head in the ICT Process Audit and Special Investigation Unit of the bank was unjustly disengaged on May 8, 2017, for blowing the whistle on contract scam and the bank’s manufactured 2016 Half-Year Validation Report. According to AFRICMIL, “The Fin...
Transport Ministry Mull Plans On Trucks Parks
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Transport Ministry Mull Plans On Trucks Parks

The Federal Ministry of Transportation in collaboration with the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) and Kings Communications Limited have concluded plans for a two-day national summit on establishment, management and operations of Transit Truck Parks, TTPs, in Nigeria. The move to establish these parks is to enhance trade and investment with view to reviving the nation’s economy. The summit, scheduled for Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th, July 2017, has the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, as the chief host. Amechi will deliver the welcome address while the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, will deliver the keynote address. The summit with theme ‘Truck Transit Parks: Providing Critical Infrastructure for Trade and Transit in Nigeria’, seeks...
Citizens Groan In Darkness As Politicians Spat
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Citizens Groan In Darkness As Politicians Spat

Few days after ailing President Muhammadu Buhari was airlifted to an unspecified medical facility in Great Britain, his Vice who immediately swung into action in line with constitutional provisions as acting President made two shocking visits. Professor Yemi Osinbajo who officially released his declared assets said to be in the region of a superbly wealthy lawyer climbed down from the high horse of a rich and successful lawyer and the number two citizen of Nigeria to visit the Garki two model market and the next day he was photographed in the street of Calabar in Cross River state strolling and exchanging banters with enthusiastic crowd of the poorest of the poor. The only exception been that his eagle-eyed dark googled security operatives stopped many enthusiastic fans of the Acting...
Fashola Raises Alarm Over Ministry’s Budget Alteration By NASS
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Fashola Raises Alarm Over Ministry’s Budget Alteration By NASS

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has raised alarm over the insertion of projects outside the purview of his ministry in the 2017 Appropriation Act by the National Assembly. Fashola, a senior advocate, said it was unfair to the Executive arm for the inclusion of such projects after public hearings on the budget and defence of the fiscal estimates by the ministries. “What I have in my budget now is primary healthcare centres, boreholes,” he said at an interactive session with editors on Thursday. “That was the meeting we had with the Acting President and that was the reason why the budget was not signed on time. We were ask to complete those abandoned projects; the budget of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was reduced by the National Assembly from N31 billion to ...
2017 Budget: Economists Call For Urgent Implementation To Boost Economy
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2017 Budget: Economists Call For Urgent Implementation To Boost Economy

Some economists has called on the Federal Government to immediately begin implementation of the just signed 2017 budget to improve the country’s economic fortune. Prof. Uche Uwaleke, an Associate Professor of Finance at the Nasarawa State University, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday signed the 2017 Appropriation Bill that was initially passed on May 11, by the National Assembly. According to him, the immediate implementation of critical projects in the budget will help the country exit recession faster. He also commended the Executive’s decision to sign the budget in spite of the N143 billion added to the budget by the National Assembly. “It is nice that it was signed before the expiration...
APC, Fashola Deny Promising 20,000MW Within Five Years
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APC, Fashola Deny Promising 20,000MW Within Five Years

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, have denied making any promise of providing 20,000 megawatts of electricity to Nigerians during the 2015 electioneering. The APC and its presidential candidate then, Muhammadu Buhari, had during the campaign promised Nigerians 20,000 megawatts of electricity in its first four years in office if voted into power. Similarly, Fashola had stated in his lecture: “Nigeria’s Electricity Challenge: A Roadmap for Change,” that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), under his watch, would increase transmission capacity on the grid to 20,000 megawatts for over five years. In the lecture, Fashola said: “TCN has expressed a desire to increase transmission capacity from 5,000MW to 7,000MW, ...
Reduce Your Rents, Landlords -FG
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Reduce Your Rents, Landlords -FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday charged property developers to reduce their rents and the value of properties in consideration of the economic hardship across the country. According to the government, the values of properties and rents in other nations of the world are falling as a result of the global economic slowdown being experienced. Speaking at the inauguration of board members of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria in Abuja, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said many houses in Nigeria were empty while a lot of people lacked accommodation. He said, “For me, I think the most important message I’ll like to share at this inauguration is to pose the question on whether the current land valuation system and values are consi...
Expect Surprises In Power Supply Growth, Fashola Tells Nigerians
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Expect Surprises In Power Supply Growth, Fashola Tells Nigerians

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has promised Nigerians positive surprises in the efforts being made by the federal government to ensure stable power supply in the country. He said the ministry had enunciated a couple of policies and actions under the power sector recovery programme which is part of the implementation of the economic recovery and growth plan of the government targeted at stabilising the economy. Fashola, who briefed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and members of the party’s National Working, Committee (NWC) as apart of the midterm performance assessment, told journalists that despite the challenges posed by gas supply, the country was already witnessing incremental power supply. ...
Osinbajo Inaugurates Nigeria Industrial Policy And Advisory Council
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Osinbajo Inaugurates Nigeria Industrial Policy And Advisory Council

Inauguration of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council 1. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the Inauguration of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, State House, 2. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with Alhaji Aliko Dangote; and Dr. Frank Udemba Jacobs during the Inauguration of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, State House, 3. L-R: Acting SGF, Dr. Habibat Lawal; Min of State Industry, trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar; Hon. Min of Industry, trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah; Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN; Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Atedo Peterside, Chairman ANAP Business Jets Ltd; and M.D/CEO Emzor Pharmaceutical, Stella Okoli and membe...
Abba Kyari Wants To Cut Off These 7 Ministers From Buhari – Sahara Reporters
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Abba Kyari Wants To Cut Off These 7 Ministers From Buhari – Sahara Reporters

The source listed the following minister as those Kyari thinks should be cut off from President Buhari. 1. Lai Mohammed He is the Minister of Information and Culture. 2. Babatunde Fashola He is the Minister of Power, Works and Housing. 3. Rotimi Amaechi He is the Minister of Transportation. 4. Audu Ogbeh He is the Minister of Agriculture. 5. Hadi Sirika He is the Minister of State for Aviation.. 6. Abubakar Malami He is the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 7. Jummai Alhassan She is the Minister of Women Affairs. SaharaReporters also learned that the Chief of Staff recently sidelined Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, when Mr. Kyari set aside the minister’s list of heads of agencies under his ministry...
Buhari Orders Amaechi, Fashola, Abba Kyari To Resign
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Buhari Orders Amaechi, Fashola, Abba Kyari To Resign

President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly ordered the resignation of the former Governor of Rivers State who is now the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Also alleged to have been asked to resign are Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari over various allegations of corruption, DAILY POST exclusively gathered. A source in the Presidential Villa told DAILY POST that Buhari worried that having these persons in his cabinet could put so much to question about his personality and frustrate the present anti-corruption war had advised them to quietly resign. The source also said the President reminded them of his earlier warning that if he sacked any of his appointees, such would be prosecuted. It would be recalled t...
Bukola Saraki Meets With Babatunde Fashola
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Bukola Saraki Meets With Babatunde Fashola

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during a meeting with the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola at the National Assembly complex in Abuja on Wednesday.
Tales Of Losses: Engage Nigeria’s Army Of Half Baked Artisans At Your Peril
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Tales Of Losses: Engage Nigeria’s Army Of Half Baked Artisans At Your Peril

Few weeks ago, Juliet Yusuf, an Idoma businesswoman based in Australia, arrived Nigeria in high spirits five days ahead of her wedding. Like many Nigerians in the Diaspora, having reliable friends who could arrange all the vendors for her wedding needs was a huge advantage. A busy woman, who hardly had time to do much shopping ahead of her wedding, Yusuf leaned on her friends, who assured her that she would get top-notch arrangement towards her wedding. When the issue of her wedding dress came up, despite all her misgivings, the friends told her there were more than enough designers within the country to make the most gorgeous gown. Out of caution, the bride-to-be got different people, whom she found through referral, to design her wedding dress and her reception dress. “The...
Ahead Of 2019: Ambode, Fashola In Political Mudslinging
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Ahead Of 2019: Ambode, Fashola In Political Mudslinging

When Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, in an unusual candour few days ago, let out his frustration against his immediate predecessor and current Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, not a few political observers have started connecting the dots to the likely implication of what the outcome would be. After leading a team of journalists across specific places where there are ongoing projects of his administration, Ambode lamented how his efforts to rehabilitate the roads leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Presidential Lodge, Marina, were being hampered by the Federal Ministry of Works. “The road linking Oshodi to the international airport, you would all agree with me, is a national embarrassment. In the spirit of t...
I Can Help You Discipline Your ‘Powerful’ Appointees, Fayose Tells Buhari
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I Can Help You Discipline Your ‘Powerful’ Appointees, Fayose Tells Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, says he is ready to help President Muhammadu Buhari discipline his “powerful” political appointees. Fayose said this in a statement issued by Idowu Adelusi, his media aide, on Friday. He said Nigerians were beginning to believe the statement of Aisha, the president’s wife, that a cabal had taken over the government. Fayose’s latest onslaught is coming a day after he promised Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, that he would tone down his criticism of the president. In the statement, the governor said the refusal of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), to wear a uniform for an appearance at the senate was shameful, and that it portrayed the Buhari-led administration in a bad light. He ...
FEC Approves N80bn For Second Niger Bridge, Roads Construction In 12 States
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FEC Approves N80bn For Second Niger Bridge, Roads Construction In 12 States

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved N80 billion for the construction of roads in 12 states of the federation. It also approved N150.84 million for the consultancy and engineering design for access roads 1 and 2 to link Asaba in Delta State, Onitsha in Anambra State and the Second Niger Bridge. In the same vein, the council gave its nod to the construction of a 5km road to link Ring Road III to Wasa Junction with Karshi-Ara-Apo Road in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, at the cost of N2.454 billion. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, alongside Minister of FCT, Bello Mohammed and Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosures while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by Pr...
Housing Scheme: Fg Pledges Equal Opportunities For All Nigerians
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Housing Scheme: Fg Pledges Equal Opportunities For All Nigerians

The federal government has pledged that the housing units to be built under the Federal Housing Scheme (FHS), will be allocated to all Nigerians, irrespective of their states’ of origin and economic status in society. Minister Of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola made the pledge yesterday in Maiduguri while speaking to newsmen shortly after inspecting some federal projects in Borno state. He said qualified residents in every state will be given equal opportunities to own a decent house, regardless of their tribe or state of origin. “The ultimate beneficiaries of these houses under the Federal Housing Scheme; will be the residents of the states, where the houses are being built to meet the national housing needs of all people residing in the 36 states of the federation. “...
Buhari’s Return: Major Cabinet Shake-Up Likely This Week
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Buhari’s Return: Major Cabinet Shake-Up Likely This Week

President Muhammadu Buhari has concluded plans for a major overhaul of his administration, reliable sources in government told SUNDAY PUNCH over the weekend. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, said the changes were going to be ‘earth-shattering’ because a few of the President’s powerful aides and prominent members of the administration would be affected. SUNDAY PUNCH’s findings also revealed that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, is likely to be affected by the changes. A senior government official, who preferred anonymity said, “In the next few weeks, we are entering the second half of this administration. I can tell you that a major cabinet reshuffle is on the way. Ministerial vacancies for Ko...
Power Failure: Fashola Gets 30-day Ultimatum To Revive Power Sector Or Resign
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Power Failure: Fashola Gets 30-day Ultimatum To Revive Power Sector Or Resign

Perturbed by the lingering epileptic power supply in the country, particularly in the South East zone, the Campaign for Democracy, CD has given the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) up till 30 days from now to revive the ailing power sector or resign his appointment as a minister of the federal republic. National Publicity Secretary of CD, Dede Uzor A. Uzor who gave the ultimatum in a press statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra state, yesterday, said Fashola has failed woefully to increase the megawatt from 4,320 where he met it since two years ago to till date. CD noted that rather, Fashola allowed the megawatt to decrease to less than 1,000 at the moment, a situation which he said forced Nigerians to witness zero megawatt on January 30, this year with a t...
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FG Commissions 100-unit Housing Estate In Imo

The Federal Government has successfully completed a 100-unit housing estate in Imo State under the Ministerial Pilot Housing Project of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The project was built through the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to provide low cost housing for public workers across Nigeria. The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, said the Federal Government through the ministry would continue to strive to ensure that the challenge of housing deficit in Nigeria was surmounted. He added that it was government’s plan to build mass housing units across the country for public workers over the next three years through a Public-Private Partnership arrangement. The minister was speaking in company of the Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, w...
Fashola Lists New Economy, Infrastructure Budget Funds As Benefits
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Fashola Lists New Economy, Infrastructure Budget Funds As Benefits

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING Office of the Special Adviser on Communications Headquarter, Mabushi P.M.B. 111, Garki - Abuja, Nigeria PRESS RELEASE FASHOLA LISTS NEW ECONOMY, INFRASTRUCTURE BUDGET FUNDS AS BENEFITS OF PROPOSED SOVEREIGN GREEN BONDS · Solar Unit Distribution Programme (SUDIP) will provide up to 12MWs, 6,000 jobs and impact at least 60,000 persons, he says · Advocates that programme be taken to the street level to make the people understand and connect with it · A new economy is possible and people must understand that this is that new economy - Minister As the nation plans to inaugurate the first African Sovereign Green Bond to address climate change and sustainable environment , the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, ...
FG Completes Repair Works On Abuja-kaduna Highway In Readiness For Abuja Airport
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FG Completes Repair Works On Abuja-kaduna Highway In Readiness For Abuja Airport

The federal government tuesday said it had completed the repair works it started on the Abuja-Kaduna highway preparatory to its closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for repair of its runway and subsequent diversion of air traffic to the Kaduna Airport. A statement from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Abuja stated that the Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, inaugurated the completed emergency repair works on the 330 kilometres road network. Fashola was however represented by the Director, Federal Highways, Construction and Rehabilitation, Yemi Oguntominiyi. The statement was signed by Theodore Ogaziechi, a Deputy Director for Information in the ministry. It quoted Fashola to have said that the intended closure of the Abuja airport on March 8, 2017, for ...
Every Nigerian Must Own House In 3 Years – FG
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Every Nigerian Must Own House In 3 Years – FG

The Federal government on Thursday said it has concluded arrangements to ensure that every Nigerian owns house within the next three years. It said plans were in top gear to ensure that it built 16-17 million units of houses every year across the states of the federation for public and private workers. The Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri made this ‎disclosure in Ilorin, Kwara state capital on Thursday. According to him, the project which would be achieved under a Public-Private Partnership arrangement was already in sight. Hon Sheuri said this at the official commissioning of 250 housing estate units financed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). Speaking at the event, the minister said, “The Federal Ministry of Power, Work...
2nd Niger Bridge: FG Mobilises Contractor To Site
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2nd Niger Bridge: FG Mobilises Contractor To Site

Approves $40m for Nigeria-Cameroun Bridge Work will soon begin on the Second Niger Bridge as the Federal Government has mo­bilised contractors to the site of the project. The cheering news was bro­ken on Wednesday in Abuja by the Managaning Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr. Uche Orji. At a press conference in Abuja, Orji said that the com­pletion of the multi-billion nai­ra Second Niger Bridge linking Asaba in Delta State and Onit­sha in Anambra State would be done because the Federal Gov­ernment was handling it with dispatch. He admitted that time had been lost in the execution of the project, but declared that with the mobilisation of contractors to the site, work would be ac­celerated on the project, adding that a new financing structure ha...

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