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110m-high Millennium Tower Gulping N69bn To Be Completed Oct. 2014

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, weekend, said the N69 billion Millennium Tower and Cultural Spine being built at the Central Area of Abuja, the Federal Capital City would be completed by December next year, 2014.

The Director, Enginering Services of the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Mr. Abu Alfa, an engineer who disclosed this, noted that a total of N34 billion has so far been spent on the Millennium Tower project leaving a balance of N35 billion. He stresed that work on the construction of the monumental project has gone very far. According to him, some components of the project would be ready this year while the rest are billed for completion by October next year subject to budgetary allocation.

Alfa however listed those to be completed next month to include the National Square and the underground parking system, adding that the rolling restaurant would be completed by June next year while the cultural centre, museum, five-star hotel, auditorium, swimming pool and the botanical garden components of the project would be completed by October next year (2014).

Millennium Tower and Cultural Spine has a total height of 110 meters and is being built in such a way that security considerations have been factored in. In the 2013 budget only a paltry N2 billion was allocated for the project. [Vanguard]

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  1. Ogunyemi Sunday

    October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Craziness. Building towers amidst abject poverty. Really, these people are out of tune with the reality. They are really distant from their subjects.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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