FEC Approves N797.2bn For Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Road

The Federal Executive Council has approved the change of scope for the construction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano highway. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting. Fashola said the road, hitherto undergoing renovation, would now be completely reconstructed, thereby changing the existing... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Protesters ask Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others to appear before panel

The counsel for the End SARS protesters, Adesina Ogunlana, on Thursday, demanded that the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses summons Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and 12 others. This was contained in an application to panel chairman, Judge Emeritus Doris Okuwobi. The counsel said the... Continue Reading →

2023: There is zoning agreement, respect it – Fashola warns APC

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to honour the agreement reached at the formative stage of the party, ahead of the 2023 general elections. Fashola stated this while chatting with journalists covering the APC Press Corps in Abuja on Tuesday. The former Lagos... Continue Reading →

Nigeria needs N500bn every year to develop road network — Fashola

The Nigerian government would require a minimum of N500 billion every year for the next three years to develop its 35,000 kilometres network of roads. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when he granted audience to the Press Corps of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Fashola... Continue Reading →

Ohakim Arraigned over False Information, Granted N10m Bail

A former Governor of Imo State, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim, was yesterday arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on a three-count charge bordering on criminal defamation filed against him by the Inspector-General of Police. According to the police, in May 2019, Ohakim allegedly “gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa that she threatened... Continue Reading →

Fashola inaugurates Rivers flyover, commends Wike’s urban renewal scheme

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), at the weekend inaugurated 969. 4 metres’ long Rebisi Dual Carriage Flyover Bridge in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Fashola commended “the massive urban regeneration and renewal programme of the Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike.” The Rebisi Flyover Bridge is one of the five overhead bridge projects... Continue Reading →

End SARS: What Fashola told Buhari about Lekki toll gate shooting during FEC meeting

Ministers from the South-West region of Nigeria, have urged the Federal Government to probe the role of the Military, in the shootings of protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, October 20. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while answering questions from State House correspondents at the end of this... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola

Afe Babalola, SAN Since the colonial days, Ekiti State has been landlocked, airport-locked, railway locked, industry locked and power locked, a development that has adversely affected the economic development of the state. Conversely, most of the other states in the country have well built dual-carriage roads, airports and railway lines. Ekiti, with a total landmass... Continue Reading →

‘Nollywood Films Promotes Money Ritual And Kidnapping’ – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has alleged that most movies churned out by the Nigerian movie industry encourages money ritual and kidnapping. The former Governor of Lagos State who disclosed this while speaking on the topic ‘Insecurity: Taking actions against organized crime’ at the 4th annual public lecture/symposium organized by the United Action... Continue Reading →

Fashola Backs Sanwo-Olu On Okada, Marwa Ban

The Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has advised Lagos residents to support the state government’s renewed enforcement of the restriction on motorcycles in some local government areas in the state. He noted that while the discomfort created by the enforcement could not be dismissed, the... Continue Reading →

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