Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    FULL LIST: Lagos to shut these 18 major roads for Buhari’s Saturday campaign

FULL LIST: Lagos to shut these 18 major roads for Buhari’s Saturday campaign

The Lagos state government has restricted movement on 18 major roads across the state in preparations for the presidential rally of President Muhammadu Buhari.The campaign would hold at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere on Saturday, February 9.Speaking at a press conference in Ikeja, Demola Seraki, a former minister of state for defence and chairman, transport committee on Buhari’s campaign [...]

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    Agbaje kicks against plot to impeach Ambode

Agbaje kicks against plot to impeach Ambode

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, says the plot to impeach Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, is meant to intimidate him.The state house of assembly had accused Ambode of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.The lawmakers issued the governor a week ultimatum to explain his action, saying failure [...]

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     Sanwo-Olu unveils development agenda for Lagos

 Sanwo-Olu unveils development agenda for Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, has unveiled his development agenda for the state.Tagged "Project THEME", he said the agenda focused on transportation, health and the environment, education and technology, entertainment and tourism, among other issues.Speaking to an audience at a private centre in Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu said project THEME was conceived after wide [...]

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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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    NSF: Ojei on cloud nine after claiming bronze in 400m

NSF: Ojei on cloud nine after claiming bronze in 400m

Emmanuel Ojei on Thursday added to Lagos state's medal haul at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival after finishing third in the final of the men’s 400m.Ojei finished the race in 47.03secs behind winner, Orukpe Erayokan who won gold medal for Rivers in 46.32secs and Akwa Ibom's Shedrack Akpeki who won silver in 46.78secs.Speaking after his race, Ojei said he [...]

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    DSS rescues American ‘abducted in Lagos’

DSS rescues American ‘abducted in Lagos’

The Department of State Security (DSS) has rescued Tawanda Jackson, an American citizen, who was allegedly held hostage by one Mathew Adedoyin, an acquaintance she met via social media.Kayode Oyekanmi, deputy director, public affairs, Lagos state ministry of justice, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Parading the prime suspect and his accomplice at the DSS Lagos command, Betty Adoki, director [...]

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    Fashola: South-west stands to gain more by re-electing Buhari

Fashola: South-west stands to gain more by re-electing Buhari

Babatunde Fashola, minister for power, works and housing, says the south-west has more to gain by re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari.Fashola said this on Tuesday during the inauguration of 5000 foot soldiers for the campaign of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos.He said the re-election of Buhari would guarantee that power would come to the south-west in 2023.NAN reports that [...]

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    ‘Sweet codeine’: Police arrest former Emzor employee who has been on the run since May

‘Sweet codeine’: Police arrest former Emzor employee who has been on the run since May

Chukwunonye Madubuike, a former employee of Emzor Pharmaceuticals who was implicated in a BBC investigation into the illegal sale of addictive drugs, has been arrested.Imohimi Edgal, commissioner of police in Lagos state, told BBC that Madubuike was arrested in the border town of Idiroko in Ogun state.He was reportedly heading to Cotonou in neighbouring Benin Republic when he was arrested.In a documentary titled ‘Sweet [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booming at Lagos primary schools

INVESTIGATION: Forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booming at Lagos primary schools

BY BANJO DAMILOLAThe sun was at its scorching best. It was a Saturday, a day when most people were either relaxing at home or attending function. However, parents clustered under a shade beside the black gate of Government College Victoria Island (GoCoVi) in Lagos — their faces a mix of excitement and exhaustion as they received their children who had [...]

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    Group donates books to secondary schools in Lagos

Group donates books to secondary schools in Lagos

Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors (ANWAD), a non-profit organisation, has donated books to five secondary schools in Lagos state.The association made the donation during its fourth global conference with the theme "Research and Policy: Development Perspective".The conference featured different speakers who highlighted the need to back development policies with research for effectiveness.It commenced with a charity project that involved [...]

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    Court grants N250m bail to Saraki’s aide charged with N3.5bn fraud

Court grants N250m bail to Saraki’s aide charged with N3.5bn fraud

The federal high court in Lagos has granted bail to Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide of Senate President Bukola Saraki, who was accused of fraudulent transaction.On Tuesday, Babs Kuewumi, the judge, granted Makanjuola a N250 million bail with two sureties in like sum.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on October 3 preferred an 11-count charge against Makanjuola, Obiorah Amobi [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters hit the street on eve of APC primary

PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters hit the street on eve of APC primary

Supporters of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, embarked on a peaceful march on Sunday to reaffirm their commitment to the second term bid of the governor.They insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) must ensure a level-playing field for all aspirants in the governorship primary scheduled for Monday.The governor's supporters marched from Maryland to Freedom Park in Ojota.Below are [...]

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    Tinubu/Ambode – the audacity of Adedibu politics

Tinubu/Ambode – the audacity of Adedibu politics

BY AYO-BANKOLE AKINTUJOYEI recently tweeted that ‘While Ambode’s performance is arguable, it is quite embarrassing that the choice about his 2nd term has been snatched completely from the hands of the electorate. While I respect Tinubu and appreciate his role in our democratic evolution since ‘99; this,in 2018,is authoritarianism’. I got many varying opinions about this tweet, lots of them [...]

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    Centre of Excellence: Preparing Lagos for the future

Centre of Excellence: Preparing Lagos for the future

BY LAOLU OSINBAJO Lagos, the centre of excellence! Lagosians can attest to the fact that it is truly one of the busiest places to live on earth! Can we change this? Let’s deliberate on the future of this great city all 21 million of us call home.  It is estimated that, at the rate at which Nigeria is growing, in the next 25 [...]

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    VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

The Lagos state government on Tuesday unveiled a new statue of the late MKO Abiola.Abiola was the presumed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.The statue was unveiled by Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, and some embers of the Abiola family.https://twitter.com/followlasg/status/1006498871047020544 [...]

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    Lagos: We’ve achieved N34bn out of our N50bn IGR target

Lagos: We’ve achieved N34bn out of our N50bn IGR target

The average monthly internally generated revenue (IGR) of Lagos state has risen to N34 billion from N22 billion recorded in 2015, the state government has said.Akinyemi Ashade, commissioner for finance, Lagos state made the disclosure on Monday at the state’s  annual ministerial press briefing in Alausa.Ashade said though the state set a target of N50 billion, some challenges made it [...]

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February 15, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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