Tag: Babatunde Fashola

Fashola slams N2b libel suit against two Nigerian Newspapers

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has slammed an N2 billion defamation suit against the Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Ltd., Leno Adesanya. In a statement of claim before an FCT High Court presided over by Justice Sylvester Oriji, the minister accused Adesanya and two[Read More…]

FG housing scheme for Nigerians range from N7.2 million representing the lowest prices – Says Fashola

As Nigerians respond positively to the Ministry of Works and Housing portal opened last Tuesday for a chance to subscribe to the over 5,000 houses under the Federal Government’s National Housing Programme, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has announced that a total of 7,315 applications for allocation[Read More…]

“I saw him last week, he didn’t tell me he is running for office” – Babatunde Fashola speaks on Tinubu Presidency

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has asked Nigerians to wait till January 2022 for the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to declare whether he will be running for president in 2023 or not. Fashola said this during an interview on Channels Television’s programme[Read More…]

Babatunde Fashola, assures that the ongoing Lagos-Badagry expressway project was not forgotten

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured that the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway rehabilitation/reconstruction project was not forgotten but on the 2021 Sukuk funding priority list. Mr Fashola gave the assurance in Lagos on Saturday during an inspection tour of road projects in the state. He said that major drainage[Read More…]

To improve electricity across the country, Buhari appoints Fashola, Malami, others into power committee

The President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, inaugurated the Special Purpose Vehicle for Presidential Power Initiate to assist the government in improving the delivery of power in the country. Members of the committee inaugurated by Buhari include the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), the[Read More…]

Minister Babatunde Fashola say third mainland Bridge closes midnight Friday

The Federal Government says the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State begins from Friday midnight July 24, 2020 to January 23, 2021. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, announced this on Tuesday at a press briefing in Abuja. He stated that between 2015 and[Read More…]

Rotimi Amaehi says Ban on “Okada” and “Tricycle” in Lagos would amount to increase in unemployment and insecurity

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has warned the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that the ban on motorcycle (okada) and tricycle (keke) operators would amount to increase in unemployment and insecurity. He said this when he appeared as a guest on a programme on Channels Television, Sunrise Daily, on Monday.[Read More…]

Minister Fashola Says Nigerians Needed To Understand Power Dynamics Before Making Statements

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says Nigeria is a great country which should not be compared to other countries. The minister made this statement while answering questions at a workshop on the power sector recovery programme (PSRP). He said people needed to understand power dynamics before making[Read More…]

Group Begs Minister Babatunde Raji Fashola To Reinstate Sacked Whistle Blowers

A nongovernmental organisation, Africa Centre for Media and Information Literacy, has expressed concern over recent news of the sack of another whistle blower by yet another agency of the federal government, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN. “The sack of Murtala Ibrahim, an auditor in the bank, for blowing[Read More…]

“Ambode Has Called Me Only Once Since I Handed Over To Him” – Fashola Hits Back At Lagos Governor

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works, power and housing, has denied allegations that his ministry is frustrating Akinwunmi Ambode, his successor as governor of Lagos. Ambode had alleged that the state’s attempt to take over the presidential lodge in Lagos after President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval has been stalled by the[Read More…]