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    Five buildings affected in fresh fire outbreak in Lagos

Five buildings affected in fresh fire outbreak in Lagos

At least five buildings and several shanties have been razed in a fire outbreak in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos state.The fire which started in one building, spread to others and some shanties at Jebba, Okobaba street, Ebute Metta, Lagos mainland, on Friday.This happened barely 48 hours after a six-storey building in a section of the Balogun market in [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu presents N1.16trn 2020 ‘budget of awakening’

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.16trn 2020 ‘budget of awakening’

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, presented N1.168 trillion 2020 appropriation bill to the state house of assembly on Friday.The budget presented to the assembly consists of a capital and recurrent expenditure of N723.6billion and N441.8billion respectively.The estimates tagged ‘Budget of Awakening’ is about N294 billion more than the state’s 2019 budget of N874 billion.“The proposed budget size for the year [...]

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    EXTRA: Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, greets Nigeria in Yoruba language

EXTRA: Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, greets Nigeria in Yoruba language

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    Sanwo-Olu drops ‘Your Excellency’ title, says only God is excellent

Sanwo-Olu drops ‘Your Excellency’ title, says only God is excellent

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, has announced his decision to drop the title of 'Your Excellency'.The governor conveyed his decision in a statement he signed and issued on Wednesday.He said he came to the conclusion that to change the narrative of governance, ''executive arrogance'' has to be struck down.''In the last five months that I have been privileged to exercise [...]

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    Policeman killed as burning building collapses in Lagos

Policeman killed as burning building collapses in Lagos

The front section of the six-storey building gutted by fire on Tuesday in Lagos Island has collapsed, killing a policeman.According to NAN, a part of the six-storey building located at 43 Martins street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30pm on Tuesday.The incident happened as firemen were battling to contain the inferno.A part of the burning building collapsed on the policeman [...]

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    Arraignment of 46 suspected homosexuals scheduled for November 22

Arraignment of 46 suspected homosexuals scheduled for November 22

The Lagos state police command has arrested 46 alleged homosexuals in a hotel at the Egbeda area of the state.It is said that the suspects were arrested at about 2am while performing gay initiation rites for newly recruited members.According to the police, the 46 defendants were among the 57 persons arrested while making a "public show of a same-sex amorous [...]

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    ‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), snubbed a question on the petition against Bola Tinubu over alleged cash-laden bullion vans linked to him.Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In February, viral pictures on social media showed two bullion vans being driven into Tinubu’s Bourdillon residence in Lagos on the eve [...]

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    OBITUARY: Mobolaji Johnson, the governor who developed Lagos with £10,000

OBITUARY: Mobolaji Johnson, the governor who developed Lagos with £10,000

While children of his age were pacing up and down to school, Mobolaji Johnson could not walk -- at the age of four -- owing to a diarrhoea that nearly snuffed the life out of him.By 31, he was appointed the military administrator of Lagos, and he subsequently became the first governor of the state.Johnson, at different points in his [...]

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    Mobolaji Johnson, first governor of Lagos, is dead

Mobolaji Johnson, first governor of Lagos, is dead

Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, a retired Nigerian army brigadier-general and the first governor of Lagos state, is dead.Family sources told TheCable that Johnson died on Wednesday around 4pm.He served as governor of Lagos between May 1967 and July 1975 during the military regime of Yakubu Gowon.He became a director of construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria in 1979 and its chairman in 1996; a [...]

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    USAID official: US has invested $900m worth of drugs to tackle diseases in Nigeria

USAID official: US has invested $900m worth of drugs to tackle diseases in Nigeria

Zack Taylor, development outreach and communications specialist at the US agency for international development (USAID), says the United States government has invested an estimated $900 million worth of medicine to tackle diseases in Nigeria.He said this during a health journalism seminar organised by the US consulate in Lagos, on Wednesday.The event, coordinated by the consulate public affairs section, was themed: [...]

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    Five persons rescued as another building collapses in Lagos

Five persons rescued as another building collapses in Lagos

Five persons have been rescued after a two-storey building collapsed in Ojuelegba area of Lagos state.The building located at Rufai street, off Makinde street in the area collapsed in the early hours of Friday.The state government announced the incident through its Twitter handle."5 people were rescued from a two storey building which collapsed in the early hours of today, Friday October [...]

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    PHOTOS: Trapped in flood — how residents of Lagos community are struggling to survive

PHOTOS: Trapped in flood — how residents of Lagos community are struggling to survive

For residents of Owode Elede along Ikorodu road in Lagos state, the recent flooding is the worst.While neighbouring communities have recovered from the effect of the constant rainfall, they are still struggling to survive.Cars have been submerged, houses filled with stagnant water while business places have been shut.TheCable visited Owode Elede earlier in the week and these pictures tell it [...]

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    ‘Don’t abandon us in this flood’ — residents of Isheri north beg Sanwo-Olu

‘Don’t abandon us in this flood’ — residents of Isheri north beg Sanwo-Olu

Residents of Isheri north GRA in Lagos state have appealed to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, not to abandon them.Many of the residents, who have been sacked by flood, said while Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, visited those affected by flood in a neighbouring community under Ogun, the Lagos governor has not considered it worthy to come to [...]

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    EXTRA: Lagos APC celebrates patching of a section of Oshodi-Apapa road

EXTRA: Lagos APC celebrates patching of a section of Oshodi-Apapa road

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos state is celebrating the patching of a section of Oshodi-Apapa expressway by the state government.The ruling party in the state announced via its Twitter handle on Wednesday, that officials of the Lagos state public works (LSPWC) carried out "palliative patching" on the road to fix it.This is coming after Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of [...]

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    GetaJob Nigeria launches online recruitment portal

GetaJob Nigeria launches online recruitment portal

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    No provision for 820 buses in budget I managed, says ex-commissioner on Ambode probe

No provision for 820 buses in budget I managed, says ex-commissioner on Ambode probe

Olusegun Banjo, former commissioner for economic planning and budget, says he told the Lagos state house of assembly that there was no provision for the purchase of 820 buses in the budget managed by his ministry at the time he assumed office.Banjo was reacting to reports that he made statements before the assembly indicting Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the [...]

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