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    Otedola donates N2bn faculty to Augustine University

Otedola donates N2bn faculty to Augustine University

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has donated the faculty of engineering to Augustine University (AUI) Epe, Lagos.The structure is said to be worth N2 billion. On Tuesday, Otedola attended the foundation laying ceremony of  the faculty.Present at the ceremony was Alfred Martins, the proprietor of the institution and Catholic archbishop of Lagos.Augustine University is a private Catholic-owned tertiary institution located in Ilara, [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the major problem of Nigeria.In an interview with Vanguard, the monarch said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu promises LASU free WiFi if elected Lagos gov

Sanwo-Olu promises LASU free WiFi if elected Lagos gov

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    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to speak at leadership conference in Lagos

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to speak at leadership conference in Lagos

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, will deliver the keynote speech at Women in Successful Careers, (WISCAR) 2018 annual leadership and mentoring conference.Themed "Enriching Lives by Telling Our Own Stories", the conference is scheduled to hold on November 24 at the MUSON Center, Onikan, Lagos state.WISCAR is a non-profit 12-month structured mentoring programme focused on empowering and developing professional women in [...]

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    Lagos pupils win N500k, scholarship in Lafarge literacy competition

Lagos pupils win N500k, scholarship in Lafarge literacy competition

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    41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

The INEC in Lagos on Friday published details of 41 candidates of various political parties in the state for the 2019 elections jostling to become governor.According to NAN, 589 candidates of different parties are eying 40 seats in the Lagos state house of assembly.NAN reports that the INEC timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general election indicated that [...]

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    Lagos APC chieftain: We tried to defend Ambode — but he did not pick our calls

Lagos APC chieftain: We tried to defend Ambode — but he did not pick our calls

Anthony Adefuye, member, governor’s advisory council (GAC) of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC), says party leaders fought to secure a second term ticket for Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state.Adefuye spoke on Thursday at a reconciliation meeting which brought together many stalwarts of the party in Epe.Ambode, who hails from Epe, lost the party’s primary to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the [...]

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    Three dead, five missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Three dead, five missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

A search operation is ongoing after a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized in the Apapa area of Lagos on Wednesday.Five persons were said to be missing as at Thursday morning.Confirming the incident in a statement, Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said three people lost their lives.The boat was heading from Liverpool in Apapa [...]

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    Power outage cripples Lagos airport — for over one hour

Power outage cripples Lagos airport — for over one hour

Flight operations came to a halt at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Wednesday following a power outage.NAN reports that the outage occurred at about 6:05pm and lasted for over one hour before it was restored.The situation put the airport in total darkness, leaving airline officials, passengers stranded and unable to proceed with the boarding process.An official of [...]

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    Hamzat unveiled as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate

Hamzat unveiled as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate

Obafemi Hamzat, former Lagos state commissioner for works,  has been announced as the running mate to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.The state party leaders made the official presentation of Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate at the party secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba area of Lagos, on Sunday.Hamzat, son of a political juggernaut in [...]

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    35-year-old MIT graduate from Ikeja wins PDP ticket in Lagos west senatorial district

35-year-old MIT graduate from Ikeja wins PDP ticket in Lagos west senatorial district

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a 35-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate, has clinched the  ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos west senatorial  district.Addressing residents of the senatorial district at a rally, he promised to liberate them from bad leadership if voted into power.He reminisced about his childhood in Ikeja, the state capital, saying he had also experienced his own [...]

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    Lagos speaker: Ambode’s action will determine if he’ll be impeached

Lagos speaker: Ambode’s action will determine if he’ll be impeached

 Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, says the action of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, will determine if he would be impeached.According to NAN, Obasa said this at plenary while responding to reports on the plots to oust the governor.The speaker reportedly said if the house arrives at the decision to remove Ambode, it would [...]

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    LASU spokesman: ASUU has no business with admission modalities

LASU spokesman: ASUU has no business with admission modalities

Ademola Adekoya, spokesman of the Lagos State University (LASU), says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has no business with the admission modalities in the institution.Adekoya said this in a telephone conversation with TheCable while reacting to the admission racketeering allegation raised by the union against top officials of the university.In a letter dated October 15, 2018, ASUU-LASU alleged [...]

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    Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has alleged secrecy and racketeering in the university's admission process.In a letter dated October 15, 2018 and signed by Tony Dansu, secretary of the union, and Adeolu Oyekan, his assistant, ASUU-LASU alleged that staff in the "highest offices within the university" are engaging in admission racketeering.The letter [...]

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    PSP operators thank Lagos assembly over directive to resume cleaning

PSP operators thank Lagos assembly over directive to resume cleaning

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), also known as the private sector partnership (PSP) operators, has lauded the Lagos state house of assembly for asking its members to resume refuse collection.In a statement on Friday, Olugbenga Adebola, AWAM’s spokesman, said “history will not forget the act.The house had on Thursday ordered local governments in the state to ask PSP operators [...]

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    Lagos assembly dares Ambode, asks PSP operators to resume cleaning

Lagos assembly dares Ambode, asks PSP operators to resume cleaning

The Lagos state house of assembly has asked private sector partnership (PSP) operators to resume refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, had disengaged the PSP operator last year following the introduction of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, through the Visionscape Sanitation Solution Limited.But at plenary on Thursday, Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the assembly, asked chairmen [...]

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