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    UNILAG TV to begin broadcasting January 17

UNILAG TV to begin broadcasting January 17

The University of Lagos television station (UNILAG TV) will start broadcasting from January 17. [...]

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    ASUU-LASU kicks as VC accuses union of corruption

ASUU-LASU kicks as VC accuses union of corruption

Olanrewaju Fagbohun, vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the institution of operating an illegal bank account.In a letter to the union, Fagbohun said the operation of the account by Isaac Oyewunmi and Adebowale Suenu, who were allegedly dismissed by the governing council in 2017, was inappropriate.The vice-chancellor said the [...]

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    It’s now the turn of Lagos to enjoy benefits of FG, says Osinbajo

It’s now the turn of Lagos to enjoy benefits of FG, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says it is the turn of Lagos to benefit from the federal government after being in opposition for 16 years.Osinbajo made the remark on Monday while addressing a crowd at Oworonshoki, Lagos.He said the future of Lagos would be brighter with the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari."I want to say to everybody that the next few years [...]

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    I’ll get Lagos out of national grid, says Sanwo-Olu

I’ll get Lagos out of national grid, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, has vowed to get the state out of the national grid if elected.Sanwo-Olu promised to work with the generation and distribution companies operating in Lagos to deal with legal and commercial issues that are inhibiting power supply so that Lagosians and businesses can enjoy regular electricity.The APC standard [...]

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    PPC: We pity the leadership of APC in Lagos

PPC: We pity the leadership of APC in Lagos

The Lagos state chapter of the Providence Peoples Congress (PPC) says it feels pity for the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state for the "flagrant violation" of the inter-parties’ peace pact endorsed by all political parties.In a statement on Friday, Segun Babayemi, chairman of PPC in the state, said one would not expect a ruling party [...]

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    PHOTOS: UI Campus journalists on learning visit to TheCable

PHOTOS: UI Campus journalists on learning visit to TheCable

Students from Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ), University of Ibadan, paid a visit to the head office of TheCable, Nigeria's independent online newspaper, at Alausa, Lagos.The students, who were led by Martins Isaac, president of the UCJ, said their visit to the team at TheCable was to maintain the existing relationship between the union and the newspaper.As campus journalists leading the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lagos set to roll out 820 new buses in March

PHOTOS: Lagos set to roll out 820 new buses in March

The Bus Reform Project of the Lagos state government will roll out 820 of the expected 5,000 high and medium capacity buses in March. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, said the initiative is part of the long term plan of his administration to redefine public transportation system in the state.[...]

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    Passengers injured as train derails in Lagos

Passengers injured as train derails in Lagos

Several passengers sustained injuries following a train accident at Mangoro, Agege area of Lagos state.The accident, involving three coaches, was said to have occurred around 7am on Thursday, causing traffic gridlock around the axis.One of the train coaches reportedly fell off the rail track while in motion, causing another coach to derail, with passengers trapped in them.The Lagos State Emergency [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent at YALI debate for guber candidates

Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent at YALI debate for guber candidates

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) on Wednesday held a debate for candidates contestingthe governorship election in Lagos state.Among those who participated were Babatunde Gbadamosi, candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Abiodun Dabiri of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Funso Awe of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Adebisi Ogunsanya of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).Others were Oluwaseun Ajireloja [...]

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    Swiss envoy: Lagos is a natural point of attraction for investment

Swiss envoy: Lagos is a natural point of attraction for investment

George Steiner, ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, says with its huge market size, Lagos provides a very good attraction for foreign investments.The envoy said this when he received Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his office in Abuja.Steiner said top Swiss companies operating in Nigeria have their headquarters in Lagos.He promised to work with Sanwo-Olu,  [...]

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    Police declare NURTW chieftain wanted over disruption of Lagos APC rally

Police declare NURTW chieftain wanted over disruption of Lagos APC rally

The Lagos police command has declared wanted Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), over the disruption of an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally.Chike Oti, the command's spokesman, said in a statement that the two persons arrested in connection with the incident were helping the police in their investigation.Oti said Siego and his entourage [...]

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    Journalists shot, MC Oluomo stabbed as ‘thugs’ disrupt Lagos APC rally (updated)

Journalists shot, MC Oluomo stabbed as ‘thugs’ disrupt Lagos APC rally (updated)

Violence erupted on Tuesday as suspected political thugs disrupted the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.Several people were injured in the violence, including three journalists who sustained bullet wounds.The hoodlums, said to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW), invaded the Skypower Ground Ikeja venue of the campaign with guns, daggers and [...]

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    LASU to students: Disregard resumption notice, strike still in progress

LASU to students: Disregard resumption notice, strike still in progress

The Lagos State University (LASU) has urged its students to disregard any notice directing them to resume for lectures amidst the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Ademola Adekoya, spokesman of the university, told NAN that the information was untrue, noting that it is the handiwork of mischief makers.“Similar information was released for Ladoke Akintola university students [...]

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    Amaechi: Lagos gridlocks will disappear once rail lines are working

Amaechi: Lagos gridlocks will disappear once rail lines are working

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the establishment of an efficient rail line would be the solution to the gridlocks around Lagos ports.Speaking during an inspection of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan rail project, the minister said the major challenge at Lagos seaports was not clearing but inefficient rail line.“The problem at the Lagos seaports is not clearing because goods are cleared [...]

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    Police arrest four suspects over Lagos pipeline explosion

Police arrest four suspects over Lagos pipeline explosion

The Lagos police command says it has arrested four suspected vandals who were involved in the pipeline explosion at Abule-Egba, a community in the state.On December 19, an inferno from the explosion consumed properties and vehicles worth millions.In a statement on Thursday, Chike Oti, the command's police public relations officer, gave an account of the fire outbreak.Oti said the ringleader, [...]

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    Lagos airport security personnel slumps, dies while on duty

Lagos airport security personnel slumps, dies while on duty

Usman Mohammed, a Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) security personnel, on Friday slumped and died while on duty at the general aviation terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.Olayinka Abioye, immediate past general secretary, National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), confirmed the incident to the NAN on Saturday in Lagos.Abioye said: "The deceased was a former executive [...]

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