Monday, July 22, 2019

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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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    Twelve injured as another building collapses in Lagos

Twelve injured as another building collapses in Lagos

No less than twelve people were injured after the collapse of a three-storey building in Fagba area of Lagos state.It was gathered that the building, which was under construction, collapsed on Wednesday night, leaving many people trapped in the rubble.Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the chief executive officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident to reporters.She said there were no mortalities recorded. [...]

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    Power outage affects courts in Badagry

Power outage affects courts in Badagry

Court proceedings at the Lagos state high and magistrate's courts in Badagry have been marred by power outage.According to NAN, the lack of electricity have plunged the court rooms and offices into darkness since June 1.Judges and magistrates are said to be conducting proceedings with doors and windows to the courtrooms open in order to brighten the courtroom and aid [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu to LASTMA: If my brother breaks the law, don’t spare him

Sanwo-Olu to LASTMA: If my brother breaks the law, don’t spare him

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of of Lagos state, says his administration will not condone any act of indiscipline.Speaking when he visited the head office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in Oshodi on Friday, Sanwo-Olu charged the agency to deal with traffic violators.He said even if it is his brother who is on the wrong side of the law, he [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu appoints Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge

Sanwo-Olu appoints Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has appointed Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge of the state.Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu's deputy chief press secretary, announced this in a statement on Monday.He said the appointment of Alogba would take effect in acting capacity from Tuesday, until his confirmation.“In accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal [...]

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    Obasa re-elected speaker of Lagos assembly

Obasa re-elected speaker of Lagos assembly

Mudashiru Obasa, immediate past speaker of the Lagos house of assembly, has been re-elected as speaker of the 9th assembly.The lawmaker, representing Agege constituency 1, was returned unopposed on Friday.He was nominated by Olanrewaju Oshun, lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland 2 constituency, and seconded by Oluyinka Ogundimu of Agege 1 constituency.Obasa was elected alongside Wasiu Sanni as deputy speaker.After taking the [...]

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    Couple, son found dead in Ikorodu apartment

Couple, son found dead in Ikorodu apartment

A man, his wife and son were found dead at Aga community in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Friday morning. According to NAN, the incident occurred at 12, Obafemi Erija Borokini road in Aga area of the community.Taiwo Salami, a neighbour of the deceased, said Charles Omomo, popularly called Baba Efe, his wife, Faith and their three children were all [...]

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    CSOs kick as police raid clinic in Lagos

CSOs kick as police raid clinic in Lagos

Some civil society organisations (CSOs) have raised the alarm over alleged plans to deny women and girls access to quality health services.This followed a raid on Marie Stopes Clinic in Lagos state by police officers who reportedly harassed workers and patients in the clinic.The groups condemned the action of the police, saying raiding such centres amounts to sending a message [...]

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    El-Rufai: No regrets tackling godfather of Lagos politics

El-Rufai: No regrets tackling godfather of Lagos politics

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he owes no one any apology over his comments on how to end godfatherism in Lagos state.El-Rufai, had said he knew how to end “godfatherism” in the politics of Lagos.The governor said having retired the four political godfathers in Kaduna, he was confident that the feat could be achieved anywhere else.But speaking with [...]

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    ‘You lack the credibility to speak against godfatherism’– group tackles el-Rufai

‘You lack the credibility to speak against godfatherism’– group tackles el-Rufai

A group identified as The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide says "godfatherism" has made Lagos state the most viable in Nigeria. The group was reacting to a statement by el-Rufai who had said he knows how to end "godfatherism" in Lagos politics.Addressing reporters in Lagos, Oladotun Hassan, the council's president, said el-Rufai's comments were “abysmally insulting”, adding that the governor lacked "the credibility [...]

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    ‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), diocese of Lagos, has presented a special episcopal award to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for his "monumental achievements" in all sectors and sections of the state in the last four years.The church also tipped the governor for federal appointment in the President Muhammad Buhari incoming team, after his four-year term as Lagos [...]

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    El-Rufai speaks on how to end godfatherism in Lagos

El-Rufai speaks on how to end godfatherism in Lagos

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he knows how to end "godfatherism" in the politics of Lagos state.According to PUNCH, el-Rufai spoke at an event organised by the Bridge Club in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday.The governor said the issue of godfatherism can be defeated by connecting to the people and winning them over.He said there were about three or [...]

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    Police arrest six persons with ‘large quantity of poisonous ponmo’

Police arrest six persons with ‘large quantity of poisonous ponmo’

The Lagos state police command has arrested six persons with "large quantity of poisonous cow skins" popularly known as "Ponmo".A statement by Bala Elkana, police public relations officer, said the force acted on a tip off that a truck-load of "poisonous cow skins" were stored in a warehouse No 9, College Road, Igando area of the state.He said the force [...]

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    ALERT: Beware of ‘poisonous ponmo’ in Lagos markets

ALERT: Beware of ‘poisonous ponmo’ in Lagos markets

The Lagos state government has warned consumers against buying some cow hide, known as "ponmo," being sold in some markets in the state.A statement by Adeola Salako, director of public affairs, Lagos ministry of health, said three persons involved in the sale of the "poisonous ponmo" in Ojo and Iba local government areas of the state have been arrested.Salako said [...]

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    Ambode: My government never took any foreign loan

Ambode: My government never took any foreign loan

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says his administration never took a foreign loan during his four-year tenure.In an interview with BUSINESS DAY, Ambode said the $1.43 billion external debt stock of the state is an accumulation of loans from previous administrations, which he never added to.He said his background as a financial expert helped him in managing the resources of [...]

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July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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