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Lagos raises N100bn infrastructure bond for key infrastructure projects

The Lagos state government says it has raised a N100 billion series III bond under its N500 billion bond issuance programme. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor, said the proceeds from the bond will be used to execute key infrastructure projects. Sanwo-Olu said that the signing was Lagos State’s third bond programme; as the state had …read more →

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NIDA Recognises ICRC’s Creative Approaches to Funding Infrastructure in Nigeria

For its vanguard role in the rapid development of infrastructure in the country through creative approaches, the Award Committee of the Nigerian Infrastructural Development Awards (NIDA) has recognized the Commission’s outstanding stimulation of the development of basic infrastructure in Nigeria with 2019 Award of Champion of Infrastructure Development in Nigeria. The organizers of the Award …read more →

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Lagos state needs 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate open defecation – Gwalani

The Executive Director, Poly Products, Lagos, Pavan Gwalani said that Lagos state needed 5,000 mobile toilets to eliminate the menace of open defecation. Gwalani, in an interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said: “With a population of almost 20 million people, 5,000 mobile toilets should serve about 40 people daily.“ He, …read more →

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Capital Market Key To Bridging Nigeria’s Infrastructure – SEC

Nigeria can bridge the infrastructural gap and also increase productivity if only it could leverage on alternative sources of infrastructure financing such as the capital market. Acting Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms Mary Uduk made this known at the 2019 Annual Workshop organised by the Capital Market Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CAMCAN) held …read more →

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Only N1.2trn Was Released For Capital Expenditure In 2019 — Minister

The Federal Government has so far released 1.2 trillion in capital expenditure, representing a 50 per cent capital performance for the 2019 fiscal year. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure when he briefed State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President …read more →

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Bad roads: We can’t access N64bn maintenance fund, says FERMA

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency on Tuesday declared that it had been unable to access the over N64bn road maintenance fund that was meant to come from a particular percentage of petroleum products sale. FERMA’s Managing Director, Nurudeen Rafindadi, who disclosed this in Abuja after the inauguration of the board of the agency, noted that …read more →

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Nigeria Needs To Invest $100bn Per Annum for the Next Six Years

Nigeria needs to invest $100bn per annum for the next six years in order to achieve optimum result in closing infrastructure gaps across the country, the Bureau of Public Enterprises has said. The Director General of BPE, Mr Alex Okoh, said this when he received a delegation from the World Bank led by Senior Economist …read more →

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First Bank, Azuri partner to bring solar systems to millions

First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Azuri Technologies, a leader in pay-as-you-go solar technology, has announced a unique partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria while bringing affordable, reliable and clean power to millions of Nigerians. Under the partnership, Azuri’s solar home TV product will be co-branded and co-marketed by First Bank and …read more →

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Willing-Buyer, Willing-Seller Arrangement Will Solve Nigeria’s Power Challenges – Osinbajo

The Federal Government has declared that the willing-buyer- willing-seller policy is one of the surest steps to addressing Nigeria’s power challenges. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, noting that power remains very critical to national development, said if the generation companies do not have the resources to produce electricity; other companies can take up the responsibility …read more →

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$138.9m gas infrastructure plant will boost LPG usage in Nigeria

The federal government late last year announced plans to achieve a 40 per cent energy switch from the consumption of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), Dual Purpose Kerosene (kerosene) and Automotive Gas Oil (diesel), to the use of LPG, but the switch will cost not less than 138.9 million US dollars or 50 billion Naira. This …read more →