June 2011

Sokoto - Varsity Students Protest Against Damaged of Bridge

Thousands of students of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University , Sokoto, yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration against the "non permanent rehabilitation" of the Kwalkwalawa bridge located along the road linking the university with Sokoto city.

How 26 Persons Perished in Ibadan Auto Crash

When some selfish leaders in 1970s and 1980s felt the best way to make their money was to ground the country's rail system, they probably did not know the magnitude of the tragedy their plan would inflict on hapless Nigerians.

Kalonzo, Builder Warring Over Stalled Office Block

Construction work of the Sh30,000 million Kyuso district headquarters complex has stalled after the government allegedly revised plans pushing up the cost.

KRU Asks for Help to Build Stadium at Unga

The government should help Kenya Rugby Union to acquire the Unga grounds, opposite the Rugby Football Union of East Africa, to enable the construction of a modern rugby stadium.

Italy to Finance Construction of Dam

The Italian government is to finance the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Pungue River at Nhancangale, in the district of Barue, in the central Mozambican province of Manica.

Lukulu Boarding School Nears Completion

The Government has said construction of the K26.6 billion Lukulu Boarding High School project in Western Province is nearing completion.

More Schools And Additional Classrooms Under Construction in Southern Region

A total of 23 new schools and additional classrooms in 13 schools are under construction in the Southern region at an expenditure of 190 million Nakfa in a bid to accommodate the growing number of students, according to Eng. Khalid Saleh, head of engineering service and project management in the region.

Winding Path to Decent Housing for Nation's Poor

Along the side of a bumpy, dusty road in Motsoaledi sits a concrete stand supporting a water pipe and faucet tap. It is one of 48 taps installed by the government throughout the informal shack settlement, says Cat, a young man who serves as guide.

South Korea to Assist in the Planning of South Sudan's New Capital

South Sudan signed a memorandum of understanding with a South Korean developer on cooperating in the construction of a new capital for South Sudan on Thursday.

Kenya: Collapsed Building Had Been Condemned

The building that collapsed in Embakasi killing at least four people had been earmarked for demolition by the City Council two years ago.

Nigeria: Showcasing Their Lagos

A refreshingly different visage of Lagos lurks behind its sometimes scary reputation, Demola Ojo has discovered.

Kenya: City Hall - Court Blocked Demolition of Collapsed Building

The building that collapsed in Embakasi killing four people had been earmarked for demolition by the City Council.

Three Dead as UNN Building Collapses

A Faculty building under construction, belonging to the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, located at the old site of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, in Enugu, collapsed, yesterday, killing three persons and injuring several others.

Amaechi Sacks Contractors for Incompetence

Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has sacked all Refuse disposal Contractors engaged by the state Government for negligence and lack of capacity.

Nigeria: Ahmed Pledges to Complete On-Going Projects in Kwara

Gov. AbdulFattah Ahmed of Kwara has promised to complete all on-going projects inherited from the last administration within his first 100 days in office.

Ahmed Revokes Road Contract, Orders Another Back to Site

IN continuation of inspection visits to all on-going projects embarked upon by his predecessor in office to ascertain their stages of completion, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has directed the revocation of a road contract and ordered another contractor back to site.

Wamako Inaugurates Project

Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has inaugurated a fully equipped primary health centre which cost over N127 million, at Durbawa, in Kware Local Government Area.

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Kibera 'Illegal' Tenants Told to Quit Houses

The case of 912 landlords whose houses were seized by illegal tenants in Kibera yesterday sparked off a storm in Parliament after a senior grand coalition politician was accused of protecting the grabbers. MPs demanded the expulsion of thousands of tenants who hang on to houses forcibly grabbed from landlords.

Education Sector to Build 164 Classrooms

At least 164 classrooms will be built until 2015 in central Huambo province, under the responsibility of the education sector, aiming at providing better conditions for students currently studying in inadequate places.

Pipeline Collapsed Building-Three Bodies Retrieved

Three more bodies have been recovered at the Pipeline collapsed building bring the death toll to four. The search for more bodies at the building continues. Two were recovered last night and one this morning. The team working at the site hope to find more today. Police say the exercise is progressing well but they are yet to reach the ground floors that some of the survivors say their colleagues are believed to have been trapped. A tent erected by military and Redcross has registered more than six people missing. The six storey building collapsed as while under construction.

Tigo to Renovate Classrooms in Dar es Salaam

A mobile phone service provider - Tigo  - on Wednesday announced its plans to repair classrooms at two Dar es Salaam-based primary schools - Maarifa and Pugu Kajiungeni.

Cameroon: Paradoxes

Last week, a high-level Tunisian delegation was in Cameroon with some new lessons. A few years ago, Cameroon enthusiastically received Tunisia's proposals to propose low-cost comfortable housing for Cameroonian citizens. The initiative was received enthusiastically as part of Yaounde's south end was given out for the project.

Housing in Cameroon and the Tunisians : Paradoxes

Last week, a high-level Tunisian delegation was in Cameroon with some new lessons. A few years ago, Cameroon enthusiastically received Tunisia's proposals to propose low-cost comfortable housing for Cameroonian citizens. The initiative was received enthusiastically as part of Yaounde's south end was given out for the project.

Group Calls for Reversal of Sale of Legislators ' Quarters

A group, Progressive Leadership Organization International (PLOI) has urged the Presidency to reverse the sale of official residential quarters of principal officers of the National Assembly, describing the purchase as the height of immorality.

Bauchi - Fire Guts Election Tribunal, Neep

A part of Bauchi State gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal building was torched by a mysterious fire, causing pandemonium, yesterday few minutes before the inaugural sitting of the Tribunal in the state.

Accra : One Airport Square To Be Ghana's First Certified Green Building

One Airport Square - Ghana

It takes just one special building to put a city on the map - One Airport Square is one such building.
Striking, contemporary in style and designed with the occupants in mind, One Airport Square is set to become Ghana's first certified Green Building.

Ex-Makindye Boss Remanded Over Illegal Construction

Former Makindye LC3 Chairman Moses Kalungi Kirumira was yesterday remanded to Luzira Prison over illegal construction of a commercial building without permission from a physical planning committee.

Uganda: Cut Construction Costs

Have you ever noticed that all animals don't almost spring into the attack mode when confronted by a prey or predator? They take a moment teasing the other squelching out the fear factor. If one stands its ground, then the other will most probably walk away.

Government to Complete Tombia-Amassoma Road Project

Bayelsa State Government is accelerating work on the Tombia-Amassoma road to ensure its quick completion, the governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said.