Saturday, January 19, 2019

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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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    Ambode, Bankole set for 5th edition of Impact Awards

Ambode, Bankole set for 5th edition of Impact Awards

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, and Bolanle, his wife, are set for the 5th Nigeria Impact Awards.In a statement on Thursday, Bunmi Obarotimi, head, media and corporate relations of the awards, said Dimeji Bankole, a former speaker of the house of representatives would be the chief host of the event."Governor Ambode might bag two of our prominent awards, he [...]

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    Armed men with ‘full backing of police’ evict new-born babies, level health centre in Lagos

Armed men with ‘full backing of police’ evict new-born babies, level health centre in Lagos

Spaces for Change (S4C), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), says armed men with "police backing" invaded and torched the Otodo-Gbame community located at Ikate, Eti-osa local government area of Lagos state.The Otodo-Gbame community was first attacked on November 9, 2016.In a petition to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, dated November 15, Victoria Ohaeri, executive director of S4C, alleged that the [...]

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    Slum dwellers take protest to Ambode as ‘many drown’ in forced eviction process

Slum dwellers take protest to Ambode as ‘many drown’ in forced eviction process

The Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation in solidarity with their members in Otodo Gbame community blocked the road leading to the Lagos state government house to protest forced eviction.Otodo Gbame community is an ancestral fishing village in Lagos.According to statement by the Nigerian slum/Informal Settlement Federation, the forced eviction of Otodo Gbame community commenced on the morning of November 9, 2016, [...]

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    We didn’t mandate anyone to praise Ambode, says Lagos PDP

We didn’t mandate anyone to praise Ambode, says Lagos PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos says it did not mandate anyone to praise the Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state.A faction of the party in the recently commended the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for its "giant strides".But responding in a statement, Segun Adewale, chairman of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP in Lagos, said financial [...]

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    Lagos to arraign kidnappers of Iba monarch Monday

Lagos to arraign kidnappers of Iba monarch Monday

The Lagos state government says it will arraign the suspected kidnappers, Yishau Goriola Oseni, the Oniba of Iba, before a high court in Igbosere on Monday.The incident led to death of one Sunday Eniola Okanlawon, a palace security guard and Joseph Okeke a commercial motorcycle rider.In a statement on Sunday, Adeniji Kazeem, attorney-general and commissioner for justice, said the four [...]

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    Ambode fires 3 commissioners

Ambode fires 3 commissioners

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has sacked Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, Mustapha Akinkunmi and Ekundayo Mobereola - commissioners for tourism, finance and transport respectively.In a statement on Wednesday, Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, said the governor had reshuffled his cabinet.Bello said that the governor directed that the special adviser on transportation, the permanent secretary in the ministry of finance [...]

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    Appeal court rules Muslim pupils in Lagos can wear hijab to school

Appeal court rules Muslim pupils in Lagos can wear hijab to school

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday reversed the ban on the use of hijab in the state's public primary and secondary schools.The appeal court upturned the October 17, 2014 judgment of a Lagos high court in Ikeja.In a unanimous judgment, the appeal court noted that the ban was discriminatory against Muslim pupils in Lagos state.Responding to [...]

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    ‘They forget that they will one day be like us’, rain-drenched pensioners tell govt after verification exercise

‘They forget that they will one day be like us’, rain-drenched pensioners tell govt after verification exercise

Pensioners, drenched in rain and shivering, on Monday waited for more than eight hours outside Oba Akinjobi old secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos, for a verification exercise that saw the collapse of at least four senior citizens. It was aimed at identifying pensioners in the civil service to facilitate the payment of their benefits and entitlements, and also to flush out ghost pensioners.But the [...]

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    Lagos gets $200m from World Bank

Lagos gets $200m from World Bank

The World Bank has approved a $200m credit to Lagos state to support fiscal sustainability, budget planning, budget execution, and the investment climate in the state.This was disclosed by the bank in a statement issued on Wednesday.The operation would help sustain the state’s recent economic growth and poverty reduction while continuing to deliver social services to the city’s expanding population, [...]

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    PDP agent rejects Lagos governorship result

PDP agent rejects Lagos governorship result

Tajudeen Agoro, the agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in Lagos, has rejected the result of elections conducted in Lagos, saying the process was riddled by irregularities.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner for polling 812,394 votes to Agbaje's 659,738. But Agor said the declared results was "a case of a [...]

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    Fitch revises Lagos’ outlook to negative

Fitch revises Lagos’ outlook to negative

Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook on Lagos state’s long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to negative from stable.The agency has also affirmed the long-term foreign and local currency IDRs at 'BB-', Short-term IDR at 'B' and national long-term rating at 'AA+.The rating action on Lagos follows the same on Nigeria's sovereign long-term IDR's outlook on March 30.The rating [...]

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January 18, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362463411
KANO361465413
PH361462412
ABUJA362462413
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