Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tag "Lagos State Government"

    Activists demand information on Lagos water projects

Activists demand information on Lagos water projects

Activists and labour unions have demanded that the Lagos state government tell Lagosians "the truth" about water public private partnerships that it is allegedly introducing through the backdoor.At a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy director, Environmental Rights Action, an environmental rights group, and part of the Our Water, Our Right Coalition challenged the state government to [...]

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    FG counters Lagos, says Ikoyi registry can issue marriage certificates — but states cannot

FG counters Lagos, says Ikoyi registry can issue marriage certificates — but states cannot

The federal government says claims made by the Lagos state government about the legality of the Federal Registry, Ikoyi is wrong.In a statement released in Abuja on Friday, Bola Odugbesan, director of legal at the ministry of interior, said marriage registration and certification are outside the purview of states and local governments.On Thursday, Muslim Folami, the Lagos state commissioner for local [...]

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    Land use charge: NBA threatens fresh protest, asks residents not to pay new rates

Land use charge: NBA threatens fresh protest, asks residents not to pay new rates

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on Lagos residents not to pay the new rates of the land use charge until the government "bows to the people’s will".Describing the reduction as a sham, the lawyers threatened to hit the streets again over the matter.“The reduction is a sham, a farce and a fraud because the rates prescribed now [...]

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    DSS visits Lagos NBA office over anti-land use charge protest

DSS visits Lagos NBA office over anti-land use charge protest

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday visited the secretariat of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Ikeja, Lagos, over the controversies surrounding the land use charge introduced by the government.The association had given the government a five-day ultimatum to cancel the law. When the Akinwunmi Ambode government refused to accede to its request, the lawyers hit the streets.Few days after the [...]

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    Ambode’s special adviser, Tinubu, slumps and dies

Ambode’s special adviser, Tinubu, slumps and dies

Ayodeji Tinubu, special adviser to Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode, died on Thursday evening.Tinubu slumped and died while taking part in a football match at the ongoing cabinet retreat organised by the state government for members of its executive council.He was rushed to the Epe General Hospital after he slumped. He was later confirmed dead.Tinubu was the former chairman of [...]

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    You must no longer ply Ikorodu Road, Lagos tells interstate vehicles

You must no longer ply Ikorodu Road, Lagos tells interstate vehicles

The Lagos state government has placed a restriction on interstate buses and vehicles from operating along Ikorodu Road.Interstate vehicle operators, according to the government, must not go beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota parks.The directive was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy."This is a follow-up on the visit of Governor Ambode to [...]

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    Supreme court gives Lagos nod to reopen Al-Mustapha’s murder case

Supreme court gives Lagos nod to reopen Al-Mustapha’s murder case

The supreme court has given the Lagos state government the go-ahead to appeal against a judgment of the appeal court acquitting Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer of the late Sani Abacha, of the murder of Kudirat, wife of the late MKO Abiola.The decision of the apex court followed a motion filed by Oluwayemisi Osusanya, a senior counsel at the [...]

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    Children must learn how to prevent abuse — and the Lagos govt wants to teach them

Children must learn how to prevent abuse — and the Lagos govt wants to teach them

The Lagos state government says it will be embarking on a series of event to educate the public, including children, on sexual and gender based violence in the country.The series of event will hold in commemoration of the 16 days of activism to end all forms of violence against women and children.The implementer of the event, the Lagos state Domestic [...]

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    Lagos government denies owing doctors

Lagos government denies owing doctors

The Lagos state government has refuted the allegation that it owes doctors working for the state.Doctors working in the state’s hospitals last week protested against the non-payment of their salaries for two months.Reacting to the development, the Lagos state government on Sunday said that it had always paid the salaries of all its employees, doctors inclusive, when due.It also explained [...]

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    Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

The Lagos state government has postponed resumption in all public primary and secondary schools within the state till October 8, 2014.On September 5, the federal government had directed schools all over the country to resume on September 22, after expressing satisfaction with the progress made in containing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Five days later, Lagos state commissioner for health, Jide [...]

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    Lagos agrees to open schools on September 22

Lagos agrees to open schools on September 22

The Lagos state government has revealed its intention to comply with a federal government directive fixing the resumption of secondary schools all over the country for September 22.The state had initially expressed doubts about the feasibility of the date set by the federal government, but special adviser to the Lagos state governor on information and strategy, Lateef Raji, said on Friday [...]

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    Lagos chief judge pardons 75 inmates

Lagos chief judge pardons 75 inmates

During a tour of detention facilities at the Kirikiri Medium and Maximum Prisons in Lagos, Justice Ayotunde Phillips, chief judge of Lagos State, pardoned 75 inmates awaiting trial.While three of the inmates were released at the maximum facility, 71 were set free at the medium prison, and one at the female prison.Admonishing them to "go and sin no more", the [...]

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    Lagos gets approval for $242.2m IDA loan

Lagos gets approval for $242.2m IDA loan

The Lagos State Government received approval from the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday for two separate loans totalling $242.2m (about N40bn) from the International Development Association (IDA).The minister of information, Mr. Labaran Maku, who disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, said $200m loan was approved to support [...]

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    Boxing champion dies in swimming pool

Boxing champion dies in swimming pool

Mujib Philips, a medalist in the boxing event at the just-concluded Ibile Games, died on Saturday in the swimming pool at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park in Yaba, Lagos.Philips, who won a gold medal at the Ibile Games, hosted by the Lagos State Government to showcase talented athletes in local governments areas in the state, died during the [...]

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Exchange Rates

August 10, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
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