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FEC Approves N109.187 Billion For Road, Hostel Contracts

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The Federal Executive Council, on Wednesday, approved contracts worth the sum of N109.187bn for roads and hostel renovation in four states. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, told State House reporters, that his ministry presented two memoranda to the council.



He said: “The first one was to aid the completion of the Enugu – Lokponta section of the Enugu – Port Harcourt highway, it was augmentation of existing contract by N25bn, the council approved that augmentation. “The second memorandum was the award of three different roads.

“The first is Dikwa-Marte-Mungunu road for N60. 273bn and the Numan road linking Borno and Adamawa for N15.527bn and the third is for Gombi-Biu linking Adamawa and Borno also for N7.643bn.” The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the FEC approved an agreement between the Kaduna Polytechnic and an investor to renovate 18 blocks of student hostels.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigeria was trying to change its foreign policy direction to “reflect the reality of today and the reality of national interest”. He said the ministry had helped Nigerians to secure top positions at regional and continental organisations.

The contract, which is a 15-year concession at the cost of N744,264m, is under a Renovate, Operate, Maintain and Transfer arrangement. Adamu said: “There are 18 blocks of hostels and each room in a block will house four students. “The total number of students to be housed will be 4,032.”

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Ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan’s daughter, Faith welcomes baby boy

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Faith Edward, the first daughter to a former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, and her husband have welcomed another child.


The proud father, Prince Godswill shared the photos of the newborn on his Instagram page.

He referred to his baby boy as a new addition to the P7 dynasty as he appreciated God for the awesome gift.

“I give God almighty the praise, for the awesome gift of a bouncing baby boy. Help me welcome the new Prince of the P7 dynast,” his post read.

Congratulatory messages have been pouring in from fans and well wishers since he shared the post.



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FG apologies for misleading directive on filling of Self-Certification forms

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has issued an apology for “misleading” information on self-certification forms shared via its official Twitter handle on Thursday.


FG in tweets (now deleted) ordered Nigerians with accounts across financial institutions to obtain, complete and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective financial institutions.

However, following the controversy generated by the directive, the Federal Government apologised for the earlier information.

It explained that the filing of Self-Certification forms “does not apply to everybody” according to a notice by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

“We apologize for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding the completion of self-certification forms by Reportable Persons.

“The message contained in the @firsNigeria Notice does not apply to everybody.

“FIRS will issue appropriate clarification shortly,” it said.


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Three Farmers Abducted By Gunmen In Taraba

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Three farmers were abducted by gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, while working in their farms.

The incident happened at a farming area along Sabongida-Dananacha in Gassol local government area of Taraba State, Monday.



Three other farmers, including a cripple also working in their farms, narrowly escaped.

One of the farmers who escaped, Mallam Muhammadu Sabongida, told Daily Trust that they were working in their farms at about 8am Monday, when they noticed movement of gunmen coming towards them.

Muhammadu said when they noticed the gunmen approaching them, they abandoned their farming tools and started running, adding that the gunmen also gave them a hot chase.

According to him, they ran for several kilometres inside the bush where they took cover under big trees.

Daily Trust further gathered that three other farmers from the same town, who were working in their farms, were not that lucky.

The farmers, a Tiv, a Fulani and a Hausa man, working separately in their farms, were abducted by the gunmen almost at the same time.
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