Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "lagos"

    Poverty and transactional sex in the city

Poverty and transactional sex in the city

If you are here to read about my views on misogyny, you are on the wrong bus, and you may get off the bus at this time. If you are here to hear me praise or condemn Folarin Falana (Falz) over his latest album, moral instruction, and his hatred for transactional sex, then you booked the wrong flight, please redirect. [...]

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    I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has assured workers of the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.Emmanuel gave the assurance when he consulted the organised labour unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC and the United Labour Congress, ULC, on his second term ambition.Speaking at the event [...]

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    Buhari’s campaign trail to hit Lagos five days to election

Buhari’s campaign trail to hit Lagos five days to election

President Muhammadu Buhari campaign team will visit Lagos on February 11, five days to the presidential election.  With 6,570,291 voters, Lagos has highest number of voters followed by Kano which has 5,457,747.The campaign kicked off in Bauchi on Saturday. The train is expected to stop by the 36 states and the federal capital territory where it would be rounded off [...]

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    Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria will be represented by 60 athletes at the International Para Powerlifting Championships billed to hold in Lagos.Queen Uboh, president of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), says the competition will take place from January 24 to 31.Uboh said Nigeria has the best para powerlifters in the world and will cart home most of the medals from the competition."The Nigerian athletes, considered the [...]

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    Secondus: Some thieves in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption

Secondus: Some thieves in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), says some politicians in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption when the source of their wealth is questionable.The PDP chairman said this at a campaign rally in Nasarawa state on Thursday.Although he did not mention name, there are indications that he was referring to Bola Tinubu, a former governor of [...]

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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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    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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    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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    VIDEO: The moment thugs disrupted Lagos APC rally during Ambode’s speech

VIDEO: The moment thugs disrupted Lagos APC rally during Ambode’s speech

A video of the violence which erupted during the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos has surfaced.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 [...]

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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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    AUDIO: Lagos is a glorified village, no roads… no water, says Amaechi

AUDIO: Lagos is a glorified village, no roads… no water, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign organisation, has described Lagos as a glorified village in an audio clip leaked on Monday.The transportation minister said there is insufficient water and roads in Lagos while lamenting the spate of traffic jams in the state.The audio tape was released by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of [...]

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    NSE loses N134bn on first trading day of 2019

NSE loses N134bn on first trading day of 2019

The Nigerian Stock Exchange  (NSE) started the year 2019 on the red side, as the market shed N134 billion on Wednesday.As at the last trading day of 2018, the market capitalisation stood N11.7207 trillion, only to fall by N134 billion to  N11.5863 trillion on the first trading day of 2019.The all share index (ASI) also fell from 31,430.50 on the [...]

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    Shettima on Borno insurgency: I haven’t criticised Buhari because he listens to me

Shettima on Borno insurgency: I haven’t criticised Buhari because he listens to me

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says he is yet to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the insecurity challenge in the state because he is convinced that Buhari is devoted to the fight against Boko Haram.Shettima said this when he convened an "extraordinary security meeting" to address the recent series of attacks on the military and deteriorating security in the state.According [...]

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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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    PHOTOS: Bumper harvest for traders as Lagosians make last-minute shopping

PHOTOS: Bumper harvest for traders as Lagosians make last-minute shopping

Traders in different parts of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, smiled to the banks on Monday as residents made last-minute shopping.From Ikeja to Ojota to Gbagada and Lagos Island, residents trooped out to pick up items for celebration of the festive season.TheCable went round town and captured these photographs for you.A customer buying Christmas hatsThis young man identified as Adigun makes [...]

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    Ex-APC chieftain: Ambode will return at the end of Agbaje’s tenure

Ex-APC chieftain: Ambode will return at the end of Agbaje’s tenure

Sunday Ajayi, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says Akinwumi Ambode, governor of the state, will come back after Jimi Agbaje has ended his tenure.Agbaje is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election.Ambode had lost the governorship ticket of the party to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who enjoys the support of influential [...]

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Exchange Rates

January 16, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362463411
KANO361465413
PH361462412
ABUJA362462413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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