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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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Private city developer to begin Alaro City phase two for Lagos residents

Rendeavous, Africa's private city developer, has announced the second phase of Alaro City residential homes.Launched in January, Alaro City is planned as a 2,000-hectare integrated mixed-use, city-scale development with industrial and logistics locations, complemented by offices, homes, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment and 150 hectares of parks and open spaces.The project, said to be more than twice the size of [...]

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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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    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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Lagos government, PSP operators to settle dispute on waste management policy

Lagos state government and Private Sector Participation (PSP) waste operators have agreed to resolve an ongoing dispute linked to a new waste management policy.Implementation of Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), the new waste policy had let to dissension between both parties, leading to a suit before a Lagos high court in Igbosere.CLI was established to “address, enforce and regulate the challenges [...]

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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 govt bans open events, fireworks during yuletide

The Lagos state government on Wednesday has issued a warning to the public to desist from holding open processions during the yuletide season, urging them to limit such gatherings to the enclosure of the venue.Fatai Owoseni, the state commissioner of police, while briefing journalists shortly after an emergency state Security Council meeting, said the council decided to stop any form [...]

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    New Tejuosho mall: A question of affordability and ‘marginalisation’

New Tejuosho mall: A question of affordability and ‘marginalisation’

The emergence of a new Tejuosho main market, Yaba, after it was gutted by fire on December 18, 2007, has raised questions regarding affordability and ‘marginalisation’ by affected marketers 13 years ago.“I own a shop in that market for over 25 years before the fire incident in 2007 and now all I could do is manage on the roadside to [...]

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