Lagos commences work on Fourth Mainland Bridge

Hover-view of the 4th Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Government has finally started a preliminary work on the Fourth Mainland Bridge.

The 26-kilometre infrastructure would be designed to link Ikorodu to the state’s economic hub in Eti-Osa Local Government Area. Continue reading

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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to speak at Nigeria Youth Summit in May

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The founder of Facebook, one of the most popular social network platforms, Mark Zuckerberg, is billed to visit Akwa Ibom State next month.

Zuckerberg is one of the guest speakers invited for a youth economic summit organized by the Niger Delta Young Professionals. Continue reading

Ikeja Computer Village to be relocated to Katangua Market

As a follow up to the story on the relocation of Ikeja Computer Village, our correspondent, during a visit to Katangua Market, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, gathered that Katangua is the proposed site where the Ikeja traders may be resettled.

In terms of size, Katangua is bigger than the Computer Village, as the market covers about 26 hectares of land with most of the traders dealing in second-hand clothes. Katangua shows a vivid picture of a disorganised setting. While the major entrance to the market from Lagos-Abeokuta expressway is almost taken over by street traders, a large portion of the market has been overtaken by refuse. Continue reading

RUMOUR: Microsoft Bringing Office to Linux

Linux OS running Microsoft Office Suite, 2010

Microsoft is considering a native Linux port of her popular Microsoft Office software.  Fragments of a rumour circulated at a recent open-source conference.

If the gossip, born at last weeks Free Open-Source Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM), is correct – and it is far from that at present – the increasing ‘commercial viability’ of Linux on the desktop is to be credited with piquing Microsoft’s interest.

Proposed Joint Venture between Flour Mills and Niger Mills

MergingThe management of Flour Mills Nigeria Plc has announced its merger with subsidiary Niger Mills Limited.

According to a statement released by the company last Friday, the merger is intended to create a more efficient company, reduce costs,particularly administrative costs related to running the two entities as distinct companies.

“The board of Flour Mills believes that the enlarged entity will consolidate its position in the flour milling industry, accessing positive economies of scale and realising significant synergies through enhanced operational and administrative efficiency and a unified product delivery platform, thereby providing immense benefits to the shareholders and customers of Flour Mills,” the statement partly read. Continue reading