2nd Niger Bridge opens to vehicular movements

The Second Niger Bridge has been opened to vehicular movements, Channels Television can confirm.  The bridge was opened at exactly 9:50am on Thursday, December 15, 2022 despite assurances by the Federal Government that the bridge will be opened at 12am.…

Yuletide: 2nd Niger Bridge opens to traffic Dec. 15 — Official

Mr Jimoh Olawale, the Federal Controller of Works in Delta says the new Second Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic on Dec. 15. Olawale, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in…

Third term, democracy and other tales: A review of Femi Oluwole’s “The Acts of Men” — Olukorede S Yishau 

Tokunbo Afikuyomi was very popular in the Lagos politics of 1999-2007 era. In those eight years, he represented two different senatorial districts of the state at the National Assembly. He was one of the right hand men of Asiwaju Bola…

2nd Niger Bridge: Boon, bait and boondoggle — Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Amidst prevailing weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, news of the ‘completion’ of the 2nd Niger Bridge was received with elation nationwide; nay the Southeast. As announced by the works and housing minister Babatunde Fashola, the edifice lately equipped with…

Why Lagos-Ibadan expressway is suffering delay – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is suffering delay because of the drainage channel being constructed across the road by the Oyo State Government in its Ibadan axis. The minister disclosed this on Wednesday…

2nd Niger Bridge completed, ready for public use soon – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has confirmed that the construction of the 2nd Niger bridge has now reached its completion stage. Fashola stated this at an ongoing press briefing to present the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s (retd.)…

FG orders buyers of seized Lagos properties to pay 2001 price

The federal government has ordered buyers of two underpriced public properties in Lagos to pay the differentials of the real values of the properties as at 2001. The minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this on Wednesday…

Fashola, Yakasai, others for 3rd TheNiche lecture in Lagos September 8

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, will on Thursday 8 September deliver the 2022 edition of TheNiche Annual Lecture. The lecture, an intellectual fiesta aimed at proffering solutions to some of Nigeria’s most daunting problems, is organised…

Osinbajo off to US for Nigeria’s energy transition plan

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo leaves Abuja for the United States of America early Wednesday seeking global partnerships and support for Nigeria’s recently launched Energy Transition Plan. The Vice President’s delegation to the U.S. will include Minister of Finance, Budget and…

Fashola, Yakasai, others to grace TheNiche 2022 lecture

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, is billed to deliver  the 2022 edition of TheNiche Newspapers Annual Lecture at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos. The Theme of the lecture is: “2023 Elections and the Future of Nigeria’s…

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