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    Okada ban: You do not build a megacity by hiding the poor

Okada ban: You do not build a megacity by hiding the poor

BY ABAYOMI OGUNSANYA In the wake of the ban on motorcycle taxi services in some parts of Lagos State, a protest was organized by some residents and civil society organizations to express the people’s frustration at what they perceived to be a policy targeting the poor in the city. Pictures of the protest were circulated on social media, and in one particularly [...]

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    Lagos places hotels, resort centres on surveillance over coronavirus

Lagos places hotels, resort centres on surveillance over coronavirus

The Lagos government says it has placed hotels and resort centres in the state on surveillance as part of its measures to prevent coronavirus.  Akin Abayomi, commissioner of health, disclosed this while dismissing the rumour that some Chinese, who recently returned to Alimosho local government area of the state from their country, have severe symptoms of coronavirus disease. Abayomi said investigations revealed [...]

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    ‘Residents groaning in pain’ — group asks Sanwo-Olu to lift ban on okada

‘Residents groaning in pain’ — group asks Sanwo-Olu to lift ban on okada

The Federation of Informal Workers' Organisations of Nigeria (FIWON) has asked the Lagos state government to review the ban on okada, saying residents are now forced to trek long distances.  The ban on okada and tricycle in 15 local councils became effective on February 1, and despite protests from some quarters, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has insisted that his government [...]

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    How Lagosians ‘stood by me’ when the police seized my power bike over okada ban

How Lagosians ‘stood by me’ when the police seized my power bike over okada ban

Nmutaka Chikwendu, a resident of Lagos, on Thursday, narrated how he was arrested by the police for driving a power bike. The state government had enforced the restriction of commercial tricycles and motorcycles in 15 local councils on February 1. The restriction has been generating different reactions, with many accusing the government of failing to provide alternative plans to mitigate the effect of [...]

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    No confirmed case of coronavirus in Lagos, says commissioner

No confirmed case of coronavirus in Lagos, says commissioner

The Lagos state government says there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in the state. In a series of tweets, Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, said there has been no confirmed case of the virus following the quarantine of a Nigerian who just returned from China. He said the returnee had presented himself at a hospital in the Lekki area of the state [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu’s glorious strides and education sector transformation

Sanwo-Olu’s glorious strides and education sector transformation

BY OLUSEGUN FAFORE When Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in company of, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, his Deputy, walked the length and breadth of Lagos State, canvassing for votes and making promises, little did electorate know that fulfilling those promises will be this early. But in quick succession, Governor Sanwo-Olu is hitting the mark and uprooting the seed of doubt forced on many minds by [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu promises accountability as he signs 2020 budget into law

Sanwo-Olu promises accountability as he signs 2020 budget into law

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has signed the 2020 budget of N1.168 trillion into law. Sanwo-Olu signed the budget at his office in Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday. Babafemi Hamzat, his deputy, Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the state house of assembly, Gbolahan Yishau, chairman of house committee on budget and economic planning and Sam Egube, commissioner for budget and economic planning, were [...]

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    Twitter user narrates how doctor’s ‘incompetence’ led to son’s death

Twitter user narrates how doctor’s ‘incompetence’ led to son’s death

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    ‘Excellency must be earned’ — Sanwo-Olu mulls issuing executive order on ‘unearned title’

‘Excellency must be earned’ — Sanwo-Olu mulls issuing executive order on ‘unearned title’

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says the title "excellency" should only be used for leaders who have performed well. Sanwo-Olu said this while addressing a congregation at the King’s Court Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos, on Sunday. The governor said he does not want the title in front of his name and that he would come up [...]

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    Flood may remain in your area through the weekend, Lagos alerts Ikoyi, VI residents

Flood may remain in your area through the weekend, Lagos alerts Ikoyi, VI residents

The Lagos state government has alerted residents of VI, Ikoyi and some other parts of the state that the flood affecting them may last throughout the weekend. In a statement, Tunji Bello, commissioner for environment and water resources, attributed the flood to the rise of seawater level, resulting in the inability of the lagoon to discharge water into the ocean. He explained [...]

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    Lagos organises symposium to tackle fraud in housing sector

Lagos organises symposium to tackle fraud in housing sector

The Lagos state ministry of housing has has put together a stakeholders' forum to tackle the menace of illicit practices and fraud in the housing sector. In a statement, Toke Benson-Awosika, special adviser to the governor of Lagos on housing, said it has become necessary to bring sanity to the housing industry and iron out the best way to protect members of [...]

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    Ambode ignored procurement process on purchase of 820 buses, says ex-commissioner

Ambode ignored procurement process on purchase of 820 buses, says ex-commissioner

Olusegun Banjo, a former commissioner for economic planning and budget in Lagos, says Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, did not involve members of his cabinet in the purchase of 820 buses. Banjo made the allegation during his appearance before the committee set up by the state house of assembly to probe Ambode and four ex-commissioners. The state assembly had threatened to [...]

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    FULL LIST: Omotoso gets information as Sanwo-Olu assigns portfolios

FULL LIST: Omotoso gets information as Sanwo-Olu assigns portfolios

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has assigned portfolios to his cabinet members. This comes 83 days after he was sworn into office. The governor had sent names of 38 nominees to the state house of assembly on Tuesday but only 35 were confirmed. The list comprised 22 commissioners and 13 special advisers as against the 23-man cabinet and 14 special advisers that were [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: Lagos ready to host Africa’s first FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Sanwo-Olu: Lagos ready to host Africa’s first FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has assured officials of world football –governing body, FIFA, that the state has the will and the capacity to ensure it meets the requirements for hosting the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals next year. In an official statement made available to TheCable by Ademola Olajire, media director of the Nigeria Football Federation, said [...]

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    Keskese wins big at EXMAN awards

Keskese wins big at EXMAN awards

Keskese Nigeria Limited has emerged the experiential marketing agency of the year at the 2019 Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria (EXMAN) awards.  The EXMAN award is organized bi-annually to identify and celebrate outstanding works done by member agencies in the experiential marketing industry in Nigeria. Keskese won a total of seven awards, comprising the grand prix, 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 [...]

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    Akiolu: I speak the truth because I fear no one

Akiolu: I speak the truth because I fear no one

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says he speaks the truth to politicians because he fears no one except God. Akiolu spoke with journalists after a meeting between Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, and the council of obas at the state house, Ikeja, on Thursday. Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor, was also in attendance. The monarch said the meeting was to discuss issues [...]

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Exchange Rates

February 04, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS355444389
KANO354445370
PH355447412
ABUJA356454413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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