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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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    Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Jimi Agbaje, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, is not bothered by agitations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a Lagos led by an APC government just as it will be at the federal level.Agbaje said Lagos is an eccentric society known for making progress despite always being in the opposition.“If my memory of history serves [...]

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    Adeola: I never contested in Ogun, Lagos is my constituency

Adeola: I never contested in Ogun, Lagos is my constituency

Solomon Adeola, the Lagos west senatorial candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has refuted claims that he once contested for a senatorial seat in Ogun state.Adeola, who is presently representing the people of Alimosho federal constituency at the lower chamber, said those spreading the rumour were “unintelligent and mischievous”.“That I have contested in Ogun state is a wicked lie, a [...]

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    Lagos appeals ban on restriction of movement during sanitation

Lagos appeals ban on restriction of movement during sanitation

The Lagos state government has appealed the court judgment nullifying the restriction of movement during the monthly sanitation exercise in the state.On Monday, Ibrahim Idirs, a judge of a federal high court in Lagos, declared the restriction a violation of human rights.But Ade Ipaye, the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, described the ruling as unfair.“We are, of course, not [...]

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    Despite doctors strike action in Lagos, govt insists on no work, no pay

Despite doctors strike action in Lagos, govt insists on no work, no pay

The Lagos state government has insisted on its no work, no pay policy, criticising doctors in its employ for embarking on strike at will.Alleging that the doctors abandoned Ebola patients during the outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola virus in the state, the government said the situation would have been disastrous without the intervention of foreign health workers.The government said [...]

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    Lagos confirms outbreak of bird flu at Badore

Lagos confirms outbreak of bird flu at Badore

In a bid to contain the outbreak of bird flu disease in the commercial nerve of Nigeria, about 2,000 birds have been killed in a poultry farm in the Badore area of Lagos state.On Thursday, the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development announced that Kano and Lagos had recorded cases of H5 strain of Avian Influenza Virus, otherwise known [...]

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    Fashola performed better than I did, Tinubu admits

Fashola performed better than I did, Tinubu admits

Bola Tinubu, the immediate past governor of Lagos state, has admitted that the record of Babatunde Fashola, his successor, is better than his.Tinubu said this on Wednesday during the flag-off of the party's campaign for the forthcoming general election in the state."In the year 2007, I handed over to one young man, brought him to you and said he would [...]

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    Police recovers human head in Lagos

Police recovers human head in Lagos

The Lagos state command of the Nigeria police force on Wednesday said it recovered a human head in Olokodana junction, Ebute-Meta area of Lagos state.Kenneth Nwosu, the spokesman of the command, confirmed the development to NAN in Lagos.The lifeless head was said to have been dropped by unknown persons in the early hours of the day.Nwosu revealed that the head, belonging to [...]

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    Ambode, Agbaje to face off at NUJ Lagos gubernatorial debate

Ambode, Agbaje to face off at NUJ Lagos gubernatorial debate

The Lagos chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said that it would organise a debate for the 17 governorship candidates contesting the February 28 election.Deji Elumoye, the chairman of NUJ in Lagos disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.He said that the debate was part of its efforts to bring good governance, excellence and accountability to bear [...]

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    Lagos local government election to hold in March

Lagos local government election to hold in March

Babatunde Fashola, the governor of Lagos state, has disclosed that March has been tentatively fixed for the local government election in the state.Speaking on Monday while administering the oath of office on 57 executive secretaries that would run the affairs of the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state, the governor said the state Independent [...]

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    Lagos: Ambode overwhelms opponents in style

Lagos: Ambode overwhelms opponents in style

Akinwunmi Ambode, a former accountant-general of Lagos, has won Lagos state governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which began at the Onikan stadium in Ikoyi on Thursday and ended on Friday.Ambode polled 3,735 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Obafemi Hamzat, the current commissioner for works, who polled 1,201 votes.Ganiyu Solomon, a serving senator, placed third with a distant 272 votes.Adeyemi Ikuforiji, speaker of the Lagos [...]

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Exchange Rates

September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
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