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    ICYMI: Bakare kicks against reopening of churches

ICYMI: Bakare kicks against reopening of churches

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, has directed members of his church to ignore the directive of the Lagos state government on the reopening of religious centres. At a media briefing on Saturday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, had announced that religipous centres will reopen from August 7. But speaking during [...]

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    ‘Govt should seal that area in Surulere’– reactions as refuse takes over Lagos street

‘Govt should seal that area in Surulere’– reactions as refuse takes over Lagos street

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    Lagos appoints Joke Silva as chairman of COVID-19 review committee

Lagos appoints Joke Silva as chairman of COVID-19 review committee

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    Naira Marley pledges to shoot COVID-19 visuals for Lagos

Naira Marley pledges to shoot COVID-19 visuals for Lagos

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    ‘OHorse now available… N3k for Eko Hotel to Ajah’ — Lagosians bemoan okada ban

‘OHorse now available… N3k for Eko Hotel to Ajah’ — Lagosians bemoan okada ban

Anger and frustration are the reactions that have trailed the Lagos state government's implementation of the ban on okada and tricycles in 15 local councils.  The state government had announced the ban would take effect from February 1. Lagos residents have taken to social media platforms, especially Twitter to share photos and videos of their experience as they commute to their destinations. A Twitter [...]

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    The real issue with restriction of okada riders in Lagos

The real issue with restriction of okada riders in Lagos

BY OLUSEGUN FAFORE The enforcement of existing laws on commercial motorcycles (okada) and restriction of their operation to certain parts of Lagos State, amounting to 74%, 15 out of the 57 LCDAs has taken effect, but public understanding of the pronouncement seems inadequate, if not inaccurate. The prevalence of the word ‘ban’ in the announcement is perhaps the reason for the [...]

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    ‘Not everyone can afford a car!’ — outrage as okada ban takes effect in Lagos

‘Not everyone can afford a car!’ — outrage as okada ban takes effect in Lagos

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    ‘Our youths no longer learn tailoring, bricklaying’ — Lagos defends okada ban 

‘Our youths no longer learn tailoring, bricklaying’ — Lagos defends okada ban 

The Lagos state government says okada business is not an enduring trade.  The government on Monday banned okada and tricycle taxis, including ORide and Gokada, motorbike hailing services in 15 local councils. The ban is to take effect from February 1. The motorbike hailing services accused the state government of not consulting them before announcing its decision to ban motorcycle taxis. Many of [...]

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    ‘Can they survive this harsh reality?’ — Outrage as Twitter user shares photo of impounded Opay bikes

‘Can they survive this harsh reality?’ — Outrage as Twitter user shares photo of impounded Opay bikes

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    South Africa or Jigawa, we keep missing the point

South Africa or Jigawa, we keep missing the point

The other day, a truckload of men from Jigawa State made it to Lagos as they do on a daily basis in the constant flux of human beings in, around and outside Nigeria and all over the world. For some reason, someone alerted the Lagos State Government which swung into action and intercepted the truck. On board were 123 men [...]

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    10 victims of Ijegun pipeline explosion die in hospital

10 victims of Ijegun pipeline explosion die in hospital

The Lagos state government says 10 victims of the Ijegun pipeline explosion have died due to severe and high degree burns from the inferno. Titilayo Goncalves, permanent secretary of the state ministry of health, disclosed this on Monday. Two people had been killed and 30 cars burnt during the fire outbreak on Thursday. Goncalves said three of the victims died at the Lagos [...]

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    Over 1,000 buildings in Lagos Island are ‘unfit for human habitation’

Over 1,000 buildings in Lagos Island are ‘unfit for human habitation’

Kunle Awobodu, national president, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), says there are over 1,000 buildings unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island. Speaking in an interview with NAN, Awobodu said his group had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition. He was reacting to building that collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island. “There [...]

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    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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