Monday, November 19, 2018

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    Lagos gives 48 hours quit notice to illegal occupants around Obalende bridge

Lagos gives 48 hours quit notice to illegal occupants around Obalende bridge

The Lagos state government on Monday gave 48 hours to people trading or living under and around Obalende flyover to quit.Olayinka Egbeyemi, the chairman of Lagos state taskforce on environment, gave the order when he visited the area to intimate the people of the government’s plan to demolish illegal structures within the vicinity.Egbeyemi said that the people had been served [...]

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    Ambode deposes traditional ruler who ‘faked’ own kidnap, orders prosecution

Ambode deposes traditional ruler who ‘faked’ own kidnap, orders prosecution

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, has authorised the deposition Yusuf Ogundare, the baale of Shangisha, for allegedly faking his own abduction.The traditional ruler's deposition was announced on Sunday — four days after he was suspended.Teslim Folami, commissioner for local government and community affairs, in a statement said Ogundare had confessed to security services that he staged the kidnap to blackmail [...]

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    EXTRA: Lagos chaplain sacked for ‘disrespecting Ambode’s wife’

EXTRA: Lagos chaplain sacked for ‘disrespecting Ambode’s wife’

Femi Taiwo, the presiding chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos, has lost his job, allegedly because he did not accord preferential treatment to Bolanle Ambode, the first lady of the state.According to PUNCH, Taiwo was sacked on Monday, May 14, a day after the anointing service during which the incident happened.The church members reportedly filed out [...]

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    Holyfield: I want to teach Nigerian kids how I became a heavyweight champion

Holyfield: I want to teach Nigerian kids how I became a heavyweight champion

Evander Holyfield says he hopes to teach Nigerian youth how he became the first ever multiple champion of the boxing heavyweight class.The four-time heavyweight champion, who has an impressive record of 57 fights with 44 wins, said his mission to Nigerian is to give back to society."I want kids to learn from me how I became four times heavyweight champion," [...]

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    Lagos cancels Fourth Mainland Bridge contract, shops for new investors

Lagos cancels Fourth Mainland Bridge contract, shops for new investors

The Lagos state government on Monday said that it was shopping for new investors to take over the 4th Mainland Bridge project after the old contractors were unable to deliver what was expected of them.Adebowale Akinsanya, Lagos commissioner for waterfront developemnt, said this at the 2017 ministerial press briefing of the ministry in Alausa to commemorate governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second [...]

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    Ambode: The legislature is first casualty of military incursion

Ambode: The legislature is first casualty of military incursion

Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos state governor, says the legislature is the first victim of a military incursion.The governor said this while speaking at a special parliamentary session to the mark the 50th anniversary of the state on Monday.He said in any military incursion the constitution is usually suspended against the wish of the people.Ambode said the legislature was the most exposed [...]

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    In defence of Titilayo Momoh

In defence of Titilayo Momoh

On March 24, one Taiwo Titilayo Momoh attempted suicide at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Both the police and concerned citizens rescued her from killing herself. The said Momoh was arraigned on April 21, at the Ebute Meta chief magistrate court on a one-count charge to wit: “That you, Titilayo Momoh on the 24th day of March 2017 at about [...]

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    ‘Done deal’: Lagos set to relocate Computer Village

‘Done deal’: Lagos set to relocate Computer Village

The Lagos state government has concluded plans to relocate the popular Computer Village from Ikeja, before the end of 2017.Wasiu Anifowose, the state commissioner for physical planning and urban development, said on Tuesday that the relocation would reduce gridlock.Anifowose spoke at the 2017 ministerial press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja.The commissioner noted that the market was situated in a residential area [...]

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    PVC distribution to begin April 29 in Lagos, says INEC

PVC distribution to begin April 29 in Lagos, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will begin distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs) in Lagos state on April 29, the spokesperson of the electoral body in the state, Femi Akinbiyi, said on Saturday.Akinbiyi said that the step was important, especially in preparation for the July 22 local government elections in the state.He said: "INEC will as from Saturday, April [...]

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    PDP chairman in Lagos declares interest in Ekiti guber race

PDP chairman in Lagos declares interest in Ekiti guber race

Segun Adewale has declared his intention to contest the 2018 Ekiti governorship election on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Adewale is the chairman of the Lagos state chapter of PDP.The chairman of Aeroland said his aversion of poverty motivated his decision to join the Ekiti governorship race."I hate poverty with a passion and by the grace of God if I [...]

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    60, 000 Lagos residents ‘benefit’ from free health services

60, 000 Lagos residents ‘benefit’ from free health services

No fewer than 60, 000 Lagos residents have benefitted from the Eko Health Mission organised by the state government, governor Akinwunmi Ambode said on Tuesday.Ambode, represented by his deputy, Idiat Adebule, gave the figure at the commencement of the Eko Health Mission in Mushin local government area of the state.He said that the health mission was a grassroots intervention programme aimed [...]

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    Ambode inaugurates neighbourhood law enforcement corps

Ambode inaugurates neighbourhood law enforcement corps

Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday launched the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC) at the Agege Stadium.Ambode said the introduction of the LNSC will enhance the safety and security of lives and property of people of the state.He said the corps' officials were meant to complement the efforts of the police.Ambode said the corps will provide information to the [...]

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    Akiolu: No one should contest against Ambode in 2019

Akiolu: No one should contest against Ambode in 2019

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has advised Lagos governorship hopefuls not to contest against the incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode, in the 2019 election.The monarch on Thursday said Ambode and his deputy, Oluranti Adebule, will govern Lagos state for the next six years.He noted that fielding anyone against the pair would be a money-wasting venture.THISDAY quoted him to have said this at [...]

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    Children bearing the brunt of Otodo Gbame demolitions

Children bearing the brunt of Otodo Gbame demolitions

The sight of children sprawled across what is left of the Otodo Gbame community is heart wrenching.As the community faces one demolition after another, the latest being on Tuesday morning, and which went largely under reported, several children have been forced to flee their homes, injured and traumatised."Tell me that a state like Lagos is concerned about children, especially, the [...]

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    Disregard call for a general assembly, Lagos PDP chairman tells supporters

Disregard call for a general assembly, Lagos PDP chairman tells supporters

Segun Adewale, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has denied the report that the party called for a general assembly.Adewale said this in reaction to a report that a general assembly would hold at Sogunle, Ikeja, by 10am on Tuesday.The chairman, who described the meeting as "illegal", advised members of the PDP in the state [...]

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    Stop hiding details of new environment law, CSOs tell Ambode

Stop hiding details of new environment law, CSOs tell Ambode

Civil society organisations have asked Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, to make public the "controversial" environment law which he signed on March 1. The groups said the inaccessibility of the document from the relevant ministries in the state government, two weeks after it was signed, fuels suspicion that its provisions are anti-people.Ambode signed the law titled: Consolidated Laws on the [...]

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