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Fashola: Second Niger Bridge Will Be Completed In 2022

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The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has reassured Nigerians that the ongoing construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge will be completed in 2022.

Fashola who gave the assurance during a town hall meeting to host communities of Anambra and Delta States, regretted that some grounds had been lost in the job occasioned by the conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic.

He commended governors of both states, Willie Obiano and Ifeanyi Okowa for their efforts in returning normalcy in the area.

He said, “The President asked me to assure you that nothing would stop the completion of the project in 2022.

“The project is on course; thanks to the governors of Anambra and Delta States, Willie Obiano and Ifeanyi Okowa for their efforts in returning normalcy here.

“Not withstanding, the initial conflict and COVID-19 heat, the project will be delivered as scheduled in 2022 .The President is committed to that date.”

While putting the cost of the project at N414bn, the Minister underscored the place of peace and sacrifice from the host communities.

“This is huge investment. We need peace to finish this work; we need patient, we need sacrifice. We shall remediate what you go through. You will not be left behind, we shall control the flooding resulting from the construction.

“Compensation is a big issue. It will be better for the state governments of Anambra and Delta States to engage the host communities while we (FG) deal with the state governments about issues of compensation . But the government does not have all the money. Even if oil price drops further, this project must continue.

Speaking on Zik masoluem, which he had earlier inspected, Fashola said management board had been constituted to handle the place so that the facility would not go into disuse.

He, however, called for concerted efforts in keeping the place in order, stating “Zik belongs to all of us.”

In their separate speeches, Obiano and Okowa thanked Buhari for ensuring that the 2nd Niger Bridge project stayed alive.

Obiano said, ” We we thank Mr President for keeping his words. We also commend the commitment of the honourable minister in this project .

Obiano who said he had resolved conflicts on the project five times from the Anambra side, urged the contractor, Julius Berger Plc to settle the contentious issues with the host communities.

He said,” The commitment made to the communities has not been met. We need absolute peace to realise this project.

“It’s important we support the FG by holding our youths. We shall ensure peace from the Anambra side. The multiplier effects of this bridge are already being felt. We shall continue to support this initiative, despite the odds.

On his part, Managing Director, Julius Berger, PLC, Lars Richter, said the project had reached 50.1 completion.

Source:- Tribune

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Sister Derby shares old videos of moments she shared with Medikal

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Sister Derby took a trip down memory lane as she posted old videos of herself and her ex-fiancee Medikal on her Instagram story.


Deborah Vanessa and Medikal dated for 3 years before their separation in 2018 which was rumoured to have been as a result of cheating on the part of the rapper.

The singer and model confirmed these rumours stating that Medikal was seeing Fella behind her back while they were dating.

The extremely attractive Deborah and Medikal put to bed their differences as the award-winning rapper went on to marry actress Fella Makafui while Sister Derby also moved on with her life.

Medikal and Fella tied the knot on March 7, 2020, in a ceremony that was duly attended by celebrities and industry people and ended in controversy after controversy.

It was quite ironical that while Sister Derby and Medikal had mentioned severally that they were going to walk down the aisle together, the rapper who hails from Sotuom ended up marrying Fella.

Meanwhile, the supermodel has reminisced about moments she shared with Medikal by posting old music videos they both featured in on her Instagram story.

Among these videos was the visuals for their nationwide hit song Risky and Gimme Vibe which was one of Medikal’s earliest songs and featured Stonebwoy.

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Whether the songstress was feeling nostalgic about her ex or was just putting out some of her old works is unknown.

One thing that is for sure is that it is very hard to let go of moments shared with someone you genuinely loved.

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Ini Edo dazzles in wedding gown as she allegedly holds secret wedding

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Nigerian actress, Ini Edo has taken social media by storm after a video of her rocking a wedding gown surfaced online, with many suggesting she held a secret wedding.


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Ini Edo sparked secret wedding rumours in a video she shared via her verified Instagram page Today, December 2, 2020.

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The video which has no caption has got Nigerians guessing if the video is from a movie set or maybe she secretly wedded and decided to share the video online.

Meanwhile, fans and some of her celebrity friends have already taken to her comment section to congratulate her and wish her a happy married life.

Watch the short video clip she shared below;

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Back Into Marriage? Ini Edo Storms The Internet With Wedding Videos

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Ini Edo, who was recently appointed as Special Assistant on Tourism Development by the Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, seems to have given marriage another chance after split with her ex-husband, 6 years ago.

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In the video shared on her Instagram page, she could be seen smiling those around gush over her pretty looks.

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