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    Sagamu-Benin, Ilorin-Jebba… FG mulls concession of 10 highways

Sagamu-Benin, Ilorin-Jebba… FG mulls concession of 10 highways

The federal government says it is considering the concession of 10 highways to generate investments and provide jobs. Babatunde Fashola (pictured), the minister of works and housing, told the joint senate and house committee on Wednesday that the estimated impact of the concession is N163.32 billion and 22,000 jobs. There are 35,000 federal highways in the country. NAN reports that the meeting was [...]

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    ‘Don’t link me to your non-compliant flight’ — Fashola tackles Executive Jets CEO

‘Don’t link me to your non-compliant flight’ — Fashola tackles Executive Jets CEO

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, says he has not been outside Abuja since March 22, 2020. Fashola made the comment on Tuesday in reaction to a statement by Sam Iwuajoku, the chairman of Executive Jets Services on Tuesday where the latter said he thought he approved a charter flight for the minister. In a statement signed by Hakeem Bello, [...]

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    EXTRA: I’ve gone 49 days without a handshake, says Fashola

EXTRA: I’ve gone 49 days without a handshake, says Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, says he has gone 49 days without a handshake to avoid contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. In a post on his social media page on Tuesday, the former governor of Lagos state said this was in compliance with the social distancing directive alongside other measures introduced to combat spread of the [...]

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    Fashola: Abba Kyari paid the supreme price serving Nigeria

Fashola: Abba Kyari paid the supreme price serving Nigeria

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to the president, paid the supreme price in his service to Nigeria. In his tribute to Kyari on Sunday, Fashola said the good way Nigerians can honour Kyari's service and memory is “to continue where he stopped”. The late chief of staff to the president died on [...]

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    Emmanuel’s aide donates uniforms to primary school pupils

Emmanuel’s aide donates uniforms to primary school pupils

Emmanuel Sam, special assistant on local media to Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state,  has given 600 sets of uniform to pupils of Saint John's Catholic Primary school, Eniong Offot, Uyo. Sam who presented the sets of uniform to the headmistress and teachers of the school on Wednesday, said if the pupils are properly dressed in clean uniforms, it would [...]

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    ‘Stop looking for who to blame for your inefficiency’ — Yul Edochie reacts to Fashola’s comment on ritual movies

‘Stop looking for who to blame for your inefficiency’ — Yul Edochie reacts to Fashola’s comment on ritual movies

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    ‘How can human head bring money?’ – Fashola tackles Nollywood over kidnapping, ritual movies

‘How can human head bring money?’ – Fashola tackles Nollywood over kidnapping, ritual movies

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    Fashola: Nigeria’s high debt profile shouldn’t be an obstacle to $22.7bn loan

Fashola: Nigeria’s high debt profile shouldn’t be an obstacle to $22.7bn loan

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says Nigeria can not afford to ignore “life-sustaining” infrastructure amid concerns for high debt profile. Fashola said this on Tuesday when he appeared before the house of representatives joint committee on rules and debt management to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request of $22.7 billion. The president recently wrote the national assembly to approve the [...]

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    ‘FG not responsible for every road in the country’ — Zainab Ahmed defends Fashola

‘FG not responsible for every road in the country’ — Zainab Ahmed defends Fashola

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in the country. Addressing journalists on Wednesday at the end of the federal executive council meeting in Abuja, the minister said the federal government is only responsible for major arterial roads. Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, [...]

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    ‘2020 budget can only cover 500 roads out of 3800’

‘2020 budget can only cover 500 roads out of 3800’

Abdulfatai Buhari, senator representing Oyo north senatorial district, says the 2020 budget can only cover 500 roads out of the 3,800 identified as requiring attention across the nation. Buhari, who is also the chairman, senate committee on land transport, said Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, presented the list of 3,800 roads to his committee. Although the ministry has the highest [...]

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    BUSTED: PDP used photos of bad roads in Liberia to tackle Fashola

BUSTED: PDP used photos of bad roads in Liberia to tackle Fashola

This might cause you some migraine: the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) used pictures all the way from Liberia to portray the bad state of roads in Nigeria. The main opposition party shared the pictures alongside a statement in which it tackled Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, over his comments on the state of Nigerian roads. Fashola has been in the [...]

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    The road trip challenge: Will Fashola accept it or not?

The road trip challenge: Will Fashola accept it or not?

Will he take the challenge or ignore it? This has been the question on the lips of many Nigerians since a member of the house of representatives challenged Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, to a 90-day tour to ascertain the state of roads in the country. Bamidele Salam, who is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), threw the challenge while reacting [...]

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    PDP rep challenges Fashola to 90-day tour over claim that roads are not so bad

PDP rep challenges Fashola to 90-day tour over claim that roads are not so bad

Bamidele Salam, a member of the house of representatives from Osun state, has challenged Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, to a 90-day tour on Nigerian roads. Salam, who is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), threw the challenge while reacting to Fashola’s claim that Nigerian roads are “not as bad as portrayed.” The minister had said: “The roads are not as bad [...]

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    Fashola: Our roads are not as bad as they are portrayed

Fashola: Our roads are not as bad as they are portrayed

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, says Nigerian roads are not as bad as they are portrayed to be. Addressing state house correspondents on Wednesday after the federal executive council meeting, the former Lagos state governor said most road projects in the country would have been completed but for funding challenges. "The roads are not as bad as they are [...]

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    Third Mainland Bridge named busiest road in Nigeria with 117,000 daily vehicular traffic

Third Mainland Bridge named busiest road in Nigeria with 117,000 daily vehicular traffic

With an average daily vehicular traffic of 117,000, Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos has been named the busiest road in the country by the ministry of works. Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, made this known on Thursday while addressing the house of representatives committee on works chaired by Ahmed Birchi. Fashola, who is a trained lawyer and a former [...]

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    Fashola, Akeredolu, Adeojo ‘to attend’ Ondo car racing

Fashola, Akeredolu, Adeojo ‘to attend’ Ondo car racing

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, and Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, are set to attend this year's edition of Ondo car racing. The event organised by Adeoye Ojuoko, motoring entrepreneur and president of Work and Play group, will hold in Akure, the state capital, on November 8. According to the organisers, it will be a two-way drag race with participants from [...]

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