5 December 2012

Nigeria: Centenary Gig - FG Approves New City

A brand new city ,that will be strictly attract private sector driven, is in the offing as the nation hopes to celebrate a centenary of the country's amalgamation in 1914.

The federal government gave the approval for this Wednesday ahead of the centenary celebrations in 2014, hinting that the festival is to celebrate the country as the largest single black nation in Africa.

The federal government also approved N478 million for the construction of a standard gauge rail lines from Ajaokuta-Lokoja-Abaji-Abuja and feasibility studies for a coastal rail line from Benin-Sapele-Warri-Yenagoa-Port Harcourt-Aba-Uyo-Calabar-Obudu. The breakdown of the projects are N334 m and N144m respectively.

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