Headlines: Fashola Names Runaway Contractors

Anti-corruption advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, says the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has provided some documents with details of some contractors who ran away with government money without executing awarded power projects.

SERAP had in February sued Fashola for allegedly failing to honour its request for the names of defaulting contractors.

The group said its demand followed a claim by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that some contractors, who were awarded electricity contracts, disappeared after being fully paid for the contracts.

Oludare said on Sunday that one of the companies named in the documents forwarded to SERAP by Fashola was “Pow Technologies Limited, an Abuja-based company, which was in 2014 awarded a contract for the supply and installation of test and maintenance equipment relays, to various NAPTIN regional training centres (RTCs) (LOT15), with the total contract sum of N87,763,302.40, out of which N79,404,892.66 was paid to Pow Technologies Limited.”

“According to the ministry’s letter, although the contract was awarded in 2014, only 13 of the 19 items have so far been supplied, with six items outstanding,” Oludare said.

Culled From PunchNG

Boko Haram Kills Soldiers in Recent Clash

Five soldiers have been killed as troops of the Nigerian military clashed with Boko Haram fighters in Magumeri village, Borno State.

The report is coming amid deterioration in the nation’s security as bandits unleash a wave of kidnappings and murders across states.

“During the encounter, the terrorists suffered heavy losses. Unfortunately, five soldiers paid the supreme price,” said a statement by Colonel Ezindu Idima, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, yesterday.

Culled From GuardianNG

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