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    Man remanded for recycling expired products  

Man remanded for recycling expired products  

A federal high court in Lagos has remanded Okeke Ebuke, the man who was arrested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for recycling expired products in Lagos.Officials of the agency’s investigation and enforcement directorate nabbed Ebuka as he was changing the labels of some expired products at a one- room shop that he converted [...]

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    NAFDAC nabs man recycling expired products in Lagos

NAFDAC nabs man recycling expired products in Lagos

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arrested, Victor Okeke, a 24-year-old man involved in the revalidation of expired products and circulating them across markets in Lagos.The man was arrested at a one- room shop that he converted into an illegal factory in the Trade Fair complex located in Amuwo Odofin local government area of [...]

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    Airtel launches Season 2 of the ‘touching lives’ project

Airtel launches Season 2 of the ‘touching lives’ project

Airtel Nigeria has promised touching more lives with the second edition of its Airtel touching more lives initiative.The programme is aimed at empowering and creating life-changing opportunities for underprivileged individuals, communities and groups in the Nigerian society.Segun Ogunsanya, managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Nigeria, made the announcement in Ikoyi, expressing the commitment of the telco to serving [...]

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    Queues to disappear in Lagos as 8 petrol ships arrive

Queues to disappear in Lagos as 8 petrol ships arrive

Ten ships have arrived the Lagos ports with petroleum products, waiting to berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) announced on Thursday, raising hopes that queues at filling stations may soon evaporate.According to NPA's daily publication, 'Shipping Position' made available to newsmen in Lagos, eight of the ships arrived the ports with petrol, while the remaining two sailed in with diesel and aviation fuel.The document [...]

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    Tanker kills policeman in Lagos

Tanker kills policeman in Lagos

A police sergeant attached to the taskforce for dismantling tanker traffic in the Apapa area of Lagos was on Tuesday crushed to death by a tanker.Patricia Amadin, spokeswoman for the Lagos state police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.Amadin, who identified the deceased as Lukas Abashi, disclosed that the driver of the vehicle with Reg. No. ANC 66 [...]

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    Ambode appoints 19 permanent secretaries

Ambode appoints 19 permanent secretaries

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of 19 new permanent secretaries in the state public service.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement issued on Monday.Aruna said the appointments are in line with the governor’s drive to restructure the civil service for efficient performance and service delivery.He said the development is [...]

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    EFCC suspect dies in Kirikiri prison

EFCC suspect dies in Kirikiri prison

Suleiman Yerima, a businessman and foreign exchange dealer remanded in Kirikiri prison custody following an ongoing trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been reported dead.Yerima was said to have died last Friday during the end of Ramadan fasting prayers on the Muslim praying ground in Kirikiri prison, Lagos.Officials told PRNigeria, an organisation that releases statements for [...]

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    Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has pledged the commitment of his administration to the welfare of teachers in the state.The governor  gave the assurance on Wednesday at the campus of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, in the Ijanikin area of the state, during the 35th convocation ceremony of the institution.He said the state government will give due attention to [...]

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    Man with fake €1.2m notes arrested in Lagos

Man with fake €1.2m notes arrested in Lagos

The Murtala Mohammed international airport (MMIA) police command has arrested a 45-year old man, Lawrence Agbe, for allegedly being in possession of 1.25 million fake Euros.Fredrick Lakanu, commissioner of police in the command, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with NAN.Lakanu said the suspect, who resides at 5 Itogbe street, Orile-Agege, Lagos, was arrested at about  6pm on June [...]

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    Agose, new Lagos Rotary president, to promote literacy

Agose, new Lagos Rotary president, to promote literacy

The Lagos Rotary Club will focus on basic education and literacy, economic and community development, disease prevention and treatment and water and sanitation, Larry Agose, its new president, has promised.Agose also said he would focus on conflict resolution as well as maternal and child health.The former PR adviser to the Nigerian Breweries Plc was installed as the 55th president of [...]

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    Lagos assembly to revisit Pedro’s impeachment

Lagos assembly to revisit Pedro’s impeachment

The Lagos state house of assembly on Thursday constituted an eight member ad hoc committee to review the circumstances that led to the impeachment of Femi Pedro, former deputy governor of the state.This followed an appeal made by Pedro in a letter read on the floor of the house by Ganiyu Abiru, the clerk.Pedro appealed to the 8th assembly to [...]

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    Fire razes C-way company in Lagos

Fire razes C-way company in Lagos

C-way, a consumables manufacturing company at Ejigbo, a suburb of Lagos, was engulfed by fire which destroyed goods worth millions of naira on Tuesday evening.Adeosun Olusegun, principal fire superintendent, Lagos state fire service, said the fire which broke out at about 6:10 pm, lasted for hours.“It took the fire service officials hours to put it out as it had spread [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Ambode’s victory

Tribunal upholds Ambode’s victory

The Lagos state governorship election tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday upheld the victory of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, in the April 11 gubernatorial election.Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had filed a petition, challenging the declaration of Ambode by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election.Agbaje had alleged irregularities, which [...]

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    Group urges FG to complete youth-oriented deal with UN

Group urges FG to complete youth-oriented deal with UN

YouthhubAfrica, a youth-focused non-profit organisation has called on the federal government to  complete the United Nations junior professional officers programme, which it signed with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) almost three years ago.The organisation regretted that no Nigerian has benefited from the project despite the budgetary provision of over N2 billion for it in 2013.“YouthhubAfrica notes that despite the [...]

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    Panic in Ikorodu as robbers raid two banks

Panic in Ikorodu as robbers raid two banks

Residents of Ogolonto and Ipakodo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos are currently in a state of panic as a result of heavy shooting by an armed robbery gang that invaded some banks in the area.Ayodele Benedict, who resides at Majidun, a few metres from the robbery scenes, told TheCable that the shootings had been on for about 45 minutes."There [...]

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    Probe Fashola’s administration, PDP tells Ambode

Probe Fashola’s administration, PDP tells Ambode

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has urged Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, to probe the administration of Babatunde Fashola, his predecessor.Fashola steered the wheel of the state between 2007 and 2015.Though during his tenure, Fashola enjoyed goodwill within and outside the state, Taofik Gani, publicity secretary of PDP, said there were infractions on the rights of Lagos [...]

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June 17, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
PH361475412
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