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    Lekki Gardens sealed, police arrest contractor

Lekki Gardens sealed, police arrest contractor

The Lagos state government has sealed Lekki Gardens over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction at Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi in the Lekki area of the state.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, confirmed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, expressing condolence with families of the victims.“The Lagos state government announced that based on preliminary reports and [...]

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    Lagos employs 1,200 primary school teachers

Lagos employs 1,200 primary school teachers

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the employment of 1,200 teachers in the state primary education system.Ganiyu Sopeyin, chairman of the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), disclosed this on Monday, saying the development will boost the manpower capacity in the state.Sopeyin said the gesture was part of ongoing efforts of the current administration to improve the quality of [...]

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    Children were almost lynched by motorcycle riders during Mile 12 crisis, says witness

Children were almost lynched by motorcycle riders during Mile 12 crisis, says witness

Thursday’s clash between motorcycle riders and residents of the Agiliti area of Mile 12 almost resulted in the lynching of innocent pupils of a school, a witness has told TheCable.According to the witness who did not want to be named for fear of reprisal, that clashes had been occurring in the area between the motorcycle riders and youths in the area before [...]

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    Lai: Nigerians not angry about corruption

Lai: Nigerians not angry about corruption

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says he is surprised that Nigerians are not angry enough about corruption.Mohammed, who said this when he visited Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, denied that the President Muhammadu Buhari, in the fighting corruption, witch hunts certain people.“We are not witch-hunting any person. We are not out to vilify any person. What bothers us is that [...]

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    Barcelona to open first African football academy in Lagos

Barcelona to open first African football academy in Lagos

Barcelona football club says it will open its first African football academy in Lagos, Nigeria.Pau Vilanova Vila-Abadal, director of business and member of FC Barcelona management board, disclosed this during a visit to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, on Monday.Vila-Abadal said FC Barcelona decided to establish its academy in Lagos due to the impressive population of the state, and [...]

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    Ambode orders stoppage of sand dredging

Ambode orders stoppage of sand dredging

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has ordered sand dredgers operating in waterways in the state to stop their operations and vacate the sites immediately.Ade Akinsanya, commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructure, relayed the governor’s order on Monday during a closed door meeting he held with the dredgers from Ebute-Ilaje in Alausa, Ikeja."Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered that all sand dredgers [...]

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    FG orders probe of 81 agencies

FG orders probe of 81 agencies

The national economic council (NEC) has resolved to engage two audit firms to conduct forensic audit on 81 government revenue generating agencies.Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning; and three governors – Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Willie Obiano (Anambra), and Abubakar Baderu (Jigawa), disclosed this at a joint briefing after the 65th NEC meeting.They explained that the probe followed submission [...]

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    Lagos bans parties in public schools

Lagos bans parties in public schools

The Lagos state government has imposed a ban on social functions and parties in public schools.Idiat Adebule, deputy governor of the state, announced this at press briefing on Tuesday, threatening that schools that do not comply with the directive will be sanctioned.“The governor has directed that schools will no longer be used for social activities any longer,” she said.“We want [...]

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    Devaluation is destructive to the economy, says Rewane

Devaluation is destructive to the economy, says Rewane

Bismarck Rewane, a renowned economist, has opposed the devaluation of the Nigerian currency, saying such move could destroy the economy.Speaking at the Nigerian Economic Outlook held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday, Rewane said: "nobody who lives in an economy will want to sabotage the economy"."Devaluation is destructive to our economy, if devaluation is [...]

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    Osinbajo, Ambode to attend Lagos business summit

Osinbajo, Ambode to attend Lagos business summit

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, are among the guests that will attend the third edition of the Nigerian business outlook.The programme is scheduled to hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, on January 22.According to organisers, the event aimed at sensitising the organised private sector, business executives, SMEs and investors on [...]

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    Like Fashola, Ambode demolishes market in Oshodi

Like Fashola, Ambode demolishes market in Oshodi

Six years after the administration of Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state, demolished parts of Oshodi, Akinwunmi Ambode, his successor, supervised the demolition of Owonifari market, still in Oshodi, on Wednesday morning.According to NAN, the market had been in existence for more than 40 years.The government had earlier closed the market over security challenges within Oshodi metropolis.Apart from Ambode, [...]

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    Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Olanrewaju Fagbohun, a professor of environmental law, as the new vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, announced the appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.Until his appointment, Fagbohun was the director of research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University [...]

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    Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state on Thursday said the government’s ‘A-Meal-a-Day’ programme in the state's public primary schools would commence in 2016.Ambode said this while presenting the year 2016 budget proposal to the state house of assembly.The governor presented a budget proposal of N662.58 billion.Ambode explained that the programme would be done in collaboration with the federal government, which [...]

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    9 professors shortlisted for LASU VC contest

9 professors shortlisted for LASU VC contest

Nine out of 14 professors have been shortlisted to contest for the post ‎of the vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).A source at the office of the university’s registrar, disclosed this to NAN on Friday in Lagos.The source said 14 professors had applied for the position within the six weeks of the advertisement.“Nine were shortlisted after several considerations of [...]

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    Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has no doubt that Babatunde Fashola will excel in his new ministerial assignment.Referring to the minister as his political product, Tinubu recalled how he was antagonised over the choice of Fashola as his successor.Tinubu was speaking at the launch of the Mile 12-Ikorodu road widening and Bus Rapid [...]

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    Lagos promotes 150 firemen

Lagos promotes 150 firemen

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has promoted 150 officers and men of the state fire service.Ambode, who decorated some of the officers with their new ranks on Monday, said the safety of Lagosians and their properties would not be taken for granted.Represented by Seye Oladejo, commissioner for special duties, he described the job of the firemen as dangerous.Ambode said [...]

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KANO361474413
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