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    Presidential taskforce gets two-week extension to clear Apapa gridlock

Presidential taskforce gets two-week extension to clear Apapa gridlock

The federal government has given the presidential taskforce on Apapa gridlock two more weeks to complete its assignment.In a statement on Friday, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, said members of the taskforce and other stakeholders had requested the extension.He said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who is head of the taskforce, approved the extension at [...]

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    Religious leaders ‘should accept blames’ for moral decadence in the society

Religious leaders ‘should accept blames’ for moral decadence in the society

Esther Ajayi, founder of Love of Christ Generation Church (LOC), has asked religious leaders to accept blames for the present moral decadence among the youths in the country.Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, Ajayi urged religious leaders to work with the government in ensuring that those who visit places of worship receive messages of moral uprightness.She said [...]

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    PHOTOS: Three in hospital as another building collapses in Lagos

PHOTOS: Three in hospital as another building collapses in Lagos

Three people are currently in the hospital following the collapse of a storey building under construction in the Magodo area of Lagos.The building, which is located on Kayode Aluko Olokun close, Shangisha, Magodo, collapsed on Thursday evening.According to Lagos Rapid Respond Squad, the victims were rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment.https://twitter.com/rrslagos767/status/1139202652145930248In March, a three-storey building housing a primary school collapsed at Ìta-Fàájì, [...]

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    Ikeja DisCo rolls out prepaid meters for Ikorodu residents

Ikeja DisCo rolls out prepaid meters for Ikorodu residents

The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) has announced the roll out of prepaid meters for customers in the Ikorodu business unit in Lagos.In a statement on Monday, Felix Ofulue, the company's head of corporate communications, said the deployment will commence on June 17 following the successful registration and subscription for meters customers across the area.According to the electricity distribution company [...]

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    Police nab ‘wanted cult leader’ in Lagos, recover weapons

Police nab ‘wanted cult leader’ in Lagos, recover weapons

The Lagos state police command has arrested one Yusuf Omidele, leader of a notorious cult group in Ikorodu, along with members of his gang.In a statement on Friday, Bala Elkana, command spokesperson, said Omidele, was an ex-convict and had been on the police wanted list.According to him, Omidele, who had been sentenced to prison on different occasions, completed his last [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: I’ve lost weight in just one week as governor

Sanwo-Olu: I’ve lost weight in just one week as governor

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says governing the state is not an easy task, as he has lost weight in just one week of assuming office.Sanwo-Olu spoke with state house correspondents after a private meeting with Yemi Osinbajo, vice-president, shortly after the expanded security council meeting on Friday, at the presidential villa, Abuja.According to him, governing Lagos is not a [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu has a better understanding of SDGs, says group

Sanwo-Olu has a better understanding of SDGs, says group

Nigeria's Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, to work towards building the state to a sustainable mega city.In a statement on Tuesday in Basel, Switzerland, Foluke Michael, CYCDI's chief executive officer and project director, said Lagos possessed the biggest potential to give expression to values of the United Nations [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu signs N873bn 2019 budget

Sanwo-Olu signs N873bn 2019 budget

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has signed the 2019 budget of the state into law.The N873 billion budget was signed on Monday.According to the budget breakdown, 45% (N393,841,387) of the budget will be dedicated to recurrent expenditure while 55% (N479, 691, 775) is to be utilised for capital expenditure.Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, had submitted a budget [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu considers reintroducing monthly sanitation scrapped by Ambode

Sanwo-Olu considers reintroducing monthly sanitation scrapped by Ambode

The Lagos state government has created an online poll seeking the opinion of residents on whether or not it should reintroduce the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.In November, Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, cancelled the exercise which held from 7am to 10am, every last Saturday of every month.This was after a court nullified the restriction of movement of citizens [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu signs executive order on refuse, traffic management

Sanwo-Olu signs executive order on refuse, traffic management

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has signed an executive order to address issues of traffic control, potholes and sanitation in the state.According to a statement issued by Toro Oladapo, director, public affairs in the state ministry of information, “the order is to also ensure the attainment of zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse [...]

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    ‘We couldn’t save her because the flood was massive’ — man who witnessed Adewura Bello’s last moment speaks

‘We couldn’t save her because the flood was massive’ — man who witnessed Adewura Bello’s last moment speaks

When Adewura Lateefat Bello left her place of work in Ikeja, Lagos, on May 15, she never knew that she would neither get home safely nor return there the next day. Fate dealt a crushing blow on her, leaving her siblings and those who knew the young, beautiful, smart and reserved lady with memories.It was a rainy day and the [...]

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    Adewura Bello, lady declared missing in Lagos, found dead in canal

Adewura Bello, lady declared missing in Lagos, found dead in canal

Adewura Bello, a lady who was declared missing on May 15, has been found dead in a canal in Lagos.Adewura, the 26-year-old accounting graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), was said to have gone missing on Wednesday after she boarded a bus from Ikeja to Egbeda, where she lives.According to Fadesola, Adewura's sister, the last time she heard from [...]

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    PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave truck drivers 72 hours to vacate access roads to the port in Apapa, Lagos.He also ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading to the area.The order was meant to clear gridlock in the area referred to as the gateway to the nation’s economy. Although [...]

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    Patience Jonathan asks court to release money seized from her

Patience Jonathan asks court to release money seized from her

Patience Jonathan, wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan,  has asked a Lagos federal high court to order the release of the $5.8m and N2.4bn seized from her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The court had ordered an interim forfeiture of the funds allegedly traced to the accounts of Patience in 2018.Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), Patience's lawyer, urged Mojisola Olatoregun, the [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu speaks on his cabinet, promises not to abandon Ambode’s projects

Sanwo-Olu speaks on his cabinet, promises not to abandon Ambode’s projects

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, has disclosed the kind of people that will make it into his cabinet.Speaking with select journalists in Lagos on Thursday, the incoming governor said only those who have shared vision with him and Obafemi Hamzat, his deputy, will make it into his government.He promised to hit the ground running, promising to run an inclusive [...]

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    Ambode’s deputy: I never knew I’ll occupy this office

Ambode’s deputy: I never knew I’ll occupy this office

Idiat Adebule, deputy governor of Lagos state, says she never expected that she would be considered for the office.Adebule spoke on Thursday during the farewell ceremony organised for her by the state ministry of education at Alausa, Ikeja.According to her, it was rumoured that a man would be selected as the deputy governor but she emerged victorious.She expressed gratitude to [...]

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