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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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    No policy statement on toll gates reintroduction, says Fashola’s aide

No policy statement on toll gates reintroduction, says Fashola’s aide

Hakeem Bello, special adviser on communications to Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says there has been no policy statement on the reintroduction of toll gates across the country.After the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, Fashola had told state house correspondents that there were plans to reintroduce toll gates which former President Olusegun Obasanjo scrapped in 2004.This had [...]

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    Fashola: Some communities demanding N10bn compensation for 2nd Niger bridge

Fashola: Some communities demanding N10bn compensation for 2nd Niger bridge

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, has blamed some communities for uncompleted projects, disclosing how a demand of N10 billion compensation was made for work to continue on the 2nd Niger bridge.Speaking with reporters at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the minister said huge demands have led to uncompleted [...]

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    FG approves N166bn contracts for road construction, repairs

FG approves N166bn contracts for road construction, repairs

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved contracts worth N166 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of 14 roads across the country.According to the PUNCH, the approval was granted after a memorandum was submitted by Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing.One of the roads in the memorandum is Kotangora-Rijau road in Niger state, where there will be a construction [...]

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    I didn’t inflate contracts, Fashola tackles BPP

I didn’t inflate contracts, Fashola tackles BPP

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says there was no inflation in the contracts awarded by his ministry in 2018.The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) said it saved N26 billion for the federal government in 2018 by revising the sums of government contracts approved by some ministries, departments and agencies.The agency said the highest reduction was made from the ministry [...]

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    Nigeria risks another $2.3bn fine in France — after P&ID’s $9.6bn

Nigeria risks another $2.3bn fine in France — after P&ID’s $9.6bn

As the country continues to battle with the $9.6 billion award in favour of P&ID, another possible $2.3 billion fine in arbitration is hanging over the country in France as a result of controversies surrounding the Mambilla power project in Taraba state. In August, a British commercial court had granted P&ID powers to seize Nigerian assets worth $9.6 billion over a failed [...]

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    Tinubu, Fashola join Sanwo-Olu at retreat for Lagos cabinet members

Tinubu, Fashola join Sanwo-Olu at retreat for Lagos cabinet members

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, attended the retreat for cabinet members of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, on Friday.The duo, who are former governors of the state, delivered speeches at the programme.In his remarks, Tinubu said the incumbent governor needs to work hard to achieve the agenda [...]

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    PHOTOS: The ministers who went to their offices after inauguration

PHOTOS: The ministers who went to their offices after inauguration

Some ministers visited their respective offices shortly after their portfolios were assigned to them on Wednesday.Among these minsters are Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior and Olamilekun Adegbite, minister of mines and steel development.Others include Sharon Ikeazor, minister of environment; Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta and Muhammad Bello minister of federal capital territory (FCT). They [...]

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