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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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    Lagos arriagns 70 suspected cultists

Lagos arriagns 70 suspected cultists

The Lagos state government on Thursday arraigned 70 suspected cultists before the Ogudu magistrate court on Thursday.They were charged with conspiracy to commit felony and holding a meeting of an unlawful society suspected to be AIYE Confraternity.The 70 suspected cultists, with ages ranging between 19 and 40 years, were arraigned on a three-count charge by the directorate of public prosecution [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, paid for his land use charge at a branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday.The receipt of the payment was presented to him Ambode by Segun Agbaje, managing director of GTB.Fola Laisis, special adviser to the governor on revenue and tax, was among the top officials of the Lsgos [...]

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    Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, says the state is proud of the achievements of Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker.The governor said this during a town hall meeting on Thursday.Oshoala, who plays for Dalian Quanjian of China, recently won the aiteo/CAF African women's footballer of the year award for the third time.The Lagos governor took to Twitter to celebrate the striker.He wrote: "3rd [...]

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    Lagos state and its Olusosun suicide mission

Lagos state and its Olusosun suicide mission

Lagos state is  regarded as a leading state in Nigeria in  term of good governance and infrastructural development. Lagos constant claims of  being a smart city is becoming a cliche. This is so because there is no place on earth where  smart city  (in)advertently and systematically poisons and kills a section of its populace with air pollution and expects to [...]

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    Removing roundabouts on Lekki-Epe expressway ‘saves commuters N240m daily’

Removing roundabouts on Lekki-Epe expressway ‘saves commuters N240m daily’

The Lagos state government says the removal of six roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe Expressway has saved residents and motorists N240 million daily and about N87 billion annually.Habib Haruna, chief press secretary to the Lagos state governor, said this in a statement."The Lekki-Epe road, as at the time it was reconstructed, was designed to accommodate about 30,000 vehicles per day, but [...]

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    Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says every higher institution in the state will get a copy of 'Ladies Calling the Shots', a book authored by Niran Adedokun, a lawyer.Ambode said this at the launch of the book which took place at the Nigerian Institue of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday.He was represented by Steve Ayorinde, the [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
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KANO359476420
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ABUJA359478419
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