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Nigerian Government approves N206bn contract for Second Niger bridge

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Minister of power, Mr Babatunde Fashola has praised the federal government for awarding N206 billion contract to Julius Berger Construction Company for the main work on the second Niger Bridge when speaking to the newsmen in Abuja.



Mr Fashola told the reporters, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road alongside with Second Niger Bridge project would be funded under presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF), Which calls for no stop of work on account of lack of funding.

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According to him, the present administration is determine to complete the project. hopefully the bridge will be completed in 36 months.

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He said that the early works were preliminary projects to be completed before the main work, adding that all the early works were done in the river and not visible from the existing bridge.

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the award of the main work, there would be a lot of piling works in the water and that is what people would see.

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Tottenham appoint Mourinho as New Coach

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Tottenham Hotspur had experienced a woeful start in their domestic league, the club board of directors has terminated Mauricio Pochettino four years deal.

Jose Mourinho signed a three-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Tottenham sit 14th in England’s top flight after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games and were eliminated from the League Cup in September by fourth-tier Colchester United.

Speaking on his appointment, Mourinho said: “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

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Brazil win U17 World cup after beating Mexico

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Brazil bags another remarkable win to tally its Under-17 World Cup trophy by beating Mexico.

The host team, Brazil leaves it late to triumphed a 2-1 win at the Bezerrao stadium.

thanks to Lazaro Vinicius Marques’ 93rd-minute goal to made the difference.

Mexico – winners of the showpiece tournament in 2005 and 2011 – looked on track to add a third title to their collection when Bryan Alonso Gonzalez Olivan headed home the opener in the 66th minute.

But Brazil, playing in front of legends Ronaldo and Cafu, rallied courtesy of Kaio Jorge’s questionable penalty with six minutes of regulation time remaining.

Brazil then completed the comeback deep into stoppage time when Lazaro volleyed home a last-gasp winner.

The victory added to Brazil’s successes in 1997, 1999 and 2003 as they moved within one of Nigeria’s record of five championships.

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