Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    Police detain Lagos surveyor-general over contempt

Police detain Lagos surveyor-general over contempt

An Ikorodu high court in Lagos has ordered Olorunjuwon Ajenla, the surveyor-general of the state, to be committed to police custody for disobeying a court order.M.A Savage, the presiding judge, gave the directive when Ajenla appeared before the court on Tuesday, following a bench warrant issued against him.The court issued the bench warrant against the surveyor-general on November 17.Savage held [...]

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    Fashola presents N489.69bn budget proposal for 2015

Fashola presents N489.69bn budget proposal for 2015

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, on Monday presented a 2015 budget proposal of N489.69 billion to the state house of assembly for consideration.Fashola, who will be leaving office in May 2015 after completing two terms, said that the budget size was retained in order to keep zero deficits for the incoming government.“We have retained the same budget size of 2014 [...]

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    Fashola approves appointment of 4 judges

Fashola approves appointment of 4 judges

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of four high court judges for the state.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Grace Alo, public relations officer of the Lagos state judiciary, disclosed that the governor’s approval came after the recommendation of the national judicial council headed by Aloma Mukhtar, the chief justice of Nigeria.According to NAN, the newly [...]

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    Tinubu: INEC to ‘rig 2015 election for Jonathan’

Tinubu: INEC to ‘rig 2015 election for Jonathan’

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is planning to rig the 2015 election in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, Tinubu alleged that the electoral body was not for prepared for the forthcoming election.He criticised the poor conduct [...]

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    Fashola: INEC planning to disenfranchise 1.4 million Lagosians

Fashola: INEC planning to disenfranchise 1.4 million Lagosians

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explain the disappearance of 1.447 million voters from Lagos voters’ list.In a state-wide broadcast on Wednesday, Fashola said he was shocked that INEC announced it would distribute 4.8 million Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Lagos state, whereas, during the last election in 2011, the [...]

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    YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

It is a little under a month before Lagos state observes its inaugural horn-free day (October 15), which commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, recently announced would become an annual ritual.But are the people who are to withhold their horns on that day aware of it at all? And do they believe in the possibility of Lagos someday becoming horn-free?This [...]

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    ERA/FoEN: BAT ‘confusing the public’ on anti-tobacco law

ERA/FoEN: BAT ‘confusing the public’ on anti-tobacco law

Pro-environment groups, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN), have accused the British America Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) of encouraging smoking and frustrating the bill that the Lagos state government signed into law to regulate smoking in public places within the state.The groups expressed regrets that BATN is bent on thwarting the implementation of the law, in order to [...]

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    Lagos to ‘show the world’ how to tame Ebola

Lagos to ‘show the world’ how to tame Ebola

Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, believes his government is effectively in control of the highly contagious Ebola virus introduced to Nigeria on July 20 by Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer.Addressing residents of the state on Sunday, he said that although Lagos is the first urban centre to record the case of Ebola, it will overcome the virus.Fashola admitted that that Ebola poses a big threat, but he [...]

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    Ogun slashes fees for higher institutions

Ogun slashes fees for higher institutions

Less than a week after governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, reverted the tuition fees of the Lagos State University (LASU) to old rates, his Ogun state counterpart, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (pictured), has approved a reduction in the fees of virtually all the state-owned tertiary institutions.The reduction, which will take effect from the 2014/2015 academic session, abolishes the preference of [...]

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    Panic in Anambra over fear of Ebola outbreak

Panic in Anambra over fear of Ebola outbreak

Exactly a week after residents of Lagos were in panic mode following the announcement of the deadly Ebola virus in the state, a similar situation is happening in Anambra, where the decision of the government to seal off a hospital and quarantine its workers for Ebola is generating tension.A resident of Onitsha who spoke to TheCable described the development as very worrisome."I cannot lie to you [...]

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    Finally, Fashola slashes LASU fees by 34 per cent

Finally, Fashola slashes LASU fees by 34 per cent

Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has approved a 34 per cent reduction in the tuition fees of students of the Lagos State University (LASU).This followed a report submitted by the ad hoc committee he set up to review the fees.After deliberations on the report of the committee, the state executive council met on Wednesday and issued a communiqué stating [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
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KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
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