December 2011

Fire Outbreak Guts Two Houses in Boro Manjang Victims Appeal for Help

A farmer by the name of Mr.Ebrima Jaiteh, a native of Boro Manjang Kunda virtually lost his entire year's harvest and savings to a fire outbreak between the hours of 3:00pm to 5:00pm, on the 18th of December, 2011.

Develop Real Estate Sector to Boost Economy, FG Told

The Federal Government has been urged to develop the real estate sector to boost the economy of the country. Senator Osita Izunaso made this call over the weekend at the end of year dinner and award ceremony of the Century 21 Real Estate Group.

Senate to Budget for Dualization of Keffi-Otukpa Road

The Senate is to provide for dualization of the Keffi-Makurdi-Otukpa road in the 2012 budget to ease movement of persons and goods between the North and Southern part of the country.

Sports Minister Highlights Infrastructures Construction in 2012

The Ministry of Youth and Sports started in the end of this year the rehabilitation of sports infrastructures, a plan that will be extended until 2012 with the construction of football stadiums in the country, the incumbent minister has said.

FCT UBEB Constructs Six Blocks of Classrooms for School

The Universal Basic Education Board Federal Capital Territory has constructed six blocks of classrooms in the Junior Secondary School, Zone 6, Abuja.

Nigeria Re-Iterates Commitment to Completing National Library Complex

The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'i has reiterated the Federal Government's commitment to the completion of the National Library of Nigeria's permanent building project currently under construction in Abuja.

FG Commissions Gwagwalada-Giri Bridge

The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen on Thursday commissioned Gwagwalada-Giri bridge to facilitate the free flow of traffic.

Mark - Law On House Rent in FCT Coming

The Senate will next year initiate a bill to regulate the activities of landlords in the Federal Capital Territory to ease the untold hardship currently being faced by tenants.

Nigeria: FG to Rehabilitate Enugu-Abakaliki, Ogoja-Ikom Roads

The Federal Government yesterday signed the contracts for the rehabilitation of Enugu-Abakaliki and Ogoja- Ikom roads.

MDC-T Admits Corruption Amongst Councillors

MDC-T has admitted that most of its councillors are corrupt and has since set up a committee to investigate the various allegations levelled against them.

Anseba Region - Construction of Places of Worship Reflecting the Society's Religious Tolerances

Places of worship constructed in Anseba region are making due contribution in fostering the spirit of unity and mutual respect, in addition to creating spiritual satisfaction, besides promoting tourism, stated the Archbishop of the region, Abune Yohannes Tewoldemedhin.

Blitz On Kombis Should Provide a Lasting Solution

Harare City Council and the police have launched a joint operation against kombis and vendors. The kombi problem has been festering for years, ever since the collapse of Zupco.

Construction of Malindi University to Begin Next Year

Construction work for the proposed and much awaited multibillion fully fledged International university in Malindi will begin in June next year after it was approved by the Commission of Higher learning.

Families Displaced By Floods Asked to Stay Put in Camps

Thousands of families displaced by floods may remain in camps till mid next month, relief groups have said.

Nation to Stop Cement Importation Next Year - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said today that the country will likely stop the importation of cement by the first quarter of next year.

NHC Tenants Disappointed On Demand to Buy Houses

TEMPERS flared and emotions were high as hundreds of National Housing Corporation (NHC) tenants vented anger against management and board over allegations of backpedalling on President Jakaya Kikwete's directive to sell to occupants a number of residential housing units.

Tenants Call for Real Estate Regulator

THERE is urgent need for the government to establish a real estate and building materials regulator to cushion tenants and house buyers against unilateral price hikes by developers such as National Housing Corporation.

Work Progresses On GFA Artificial Turf

Work at the Gambia Football Association (GFA) FIFA Goal Project Four continues to gather pace with the ground work expected to be completed middle of January 2012, after which the artificial turf will be laid. The GFA benefited from the fourth phase of the FIFA Goal Project that will see the transformation of the grass pitch at the Technical Training Centre in Yundum into a modern and state-of-the-art artificial turf upon completion.

Controversy Heightens Over CBL Building

Ongoing construction work on the new Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) building at the corners of Lynch, Ashmun and Buchanan streets, Monrovia has come under serious criticism from a local civil society group here, Movement for the Defense of the Downtrodden.

We Need to Speed Up Our Priorities in Development

There are very excellent development plans on the ground and many are earmarked as priorities but very few have taken off. In fact priorities should be implemented without any delay because good results are anticipated to be got from them.

Construction of Hotel Near Virunga National Park Halted

The Government Has Stopped the Construction of a Five star hotel by Serena Group in the buffer zone of the Volcanoes National Park, as demanded by environmentalists.

Nigeria Orders Demolition of Defective Structure

THE Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has ordered the demolition of a structure beside the secretariat complex upon the professional advice of the Ministry of Physical Planning when it was observed to be defective.

Tanzania: Heavy Rains Leave Dozens Homeless

Over 20 households in Saragana Village in Musoma Rural District, have been destroyed by heavy rains that have left dozens of residents homeless.

National Development Planning Commission Urges Ghana to Create More Cities

The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Paul Victor Obeng, has made a passionate appeal to district chief executives to, as a matter of urgency, work hard to create more urban cities and towns in their areas of jurisdiction, so as to meet the growing demands of urbanisation in the country.

Developer Flags Off Construction of Shopping Mall at Ikeja

based property development firm, Messrs Omais Investment Nigeria limited, last week turned the sod to flag off the construction of a three-storey state-of-the art shopping complex in ikeja, the Lagos State capital.

Ejigbo Residents Seek Early Completion of Ajao Link-Bridge

The Christian community in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, has called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola to disregard any opposition to the construction of the Ejigbo-Ajao Link Bridge and ensure that the bridge is completed on time.

Masunda Tours Medical Centre

HARARE Mayor Mr Muchadeyi Masunda yesterday called upon private institutions to partner the city health department to improve the health delivery system.

Harare Parking Deal Still On - Easihold Insists

EASIHOLD of South Africa yesterday insisted its partnership with the City of Harare was still on and accused council of changing rules governing their EasiPark parking joint venture in a bid to terminate it.

Development Minister Ignatius Chomb blasts Harare Mayor Masunda

LOCAL Government, Rural and Urban Development Minister Ignatius Chombo has written to Harare Mayor Mr Muchadeyi Masunda accusing him of under-performing.

Suraya to Hand Over 200 Homes to Buyers in 2012

The first lot of home buyers who had invested in the Sh30 billion Fourways Junction Estate along Kiambu Road are expected to receive about 200 houses mid next month, bringing back on course the project that has been dogged by controversy.