Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    US lawmakers oppose Lagos water privatisation move

US lawmakers oppose Lagos water privatisation move

The ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition’ has commended the decision of some members of the US Congress to oppose the water privatisation projects being embarked upon by the Lagos state government.The coalition had alerted the public about the government's plans to "privatise most of the state's water system".Twenty-three members of the Congressional Black caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive caucus (CPC) [...]

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    Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

The Lagos state police command says it has uncovered a printing press where election materials are being printed. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, led some detectives to the printing press located at 13A and 13B, Oguntona street, Gbagada area of the state, on Monday.The police said it learnt from intelligence information that ballot papers meant for Saturday's governorship poll [...]

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    ‘Please visit Badagry so our roads can be fixed’ — Lagosians react to Macron’s visit to Afrika Shrine

‘Please visit Badagry so our roads can be fixed’ — Lagosians react to Macron’s visit to Afrika Shrine

Lagosians have taken to social media to air their views on the rehabilitation of roads leading to the New Afrika Shrine, 24 hours before Emmanuel Macron, French president, visited the legacy building.Macron visited the Shrine on Tuesday to inaugurate the 2020 African Cultural Season.Reacting to the impromptu road upgrade, Lagosians urged Macron to visit other locations so the state government will [...]

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    Explosion: Fuel tanker was carrying twice its capacity, says Lagos

Explosion: Fuel tanker was carrying twice its capacity, says Lagos

The Lagos state government says the fuel tanker involved in an explosion on Thursday was carrying "twice its pulling capacity".Ladi Lawanson, the commissioner for transportation, made this known on Sunday at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja.He said the investigation conducted by the state government indicated that the truck involved in the explosion was registered in Kano state and had [...]

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    Lagos to close Oshodi flyover in July — but only for seven hours

Lagos to close Oshodi flyover in July — but only for seven hours

The Lagos state government says there will be a partial restriction of movement on the Oshodi flyover to enable it advance the ongoing construction of the Oshodi transport interchange.Ade Akinsanya, state commissioner for works and infrastructure, in a statement on Friday, said the restriction will take effect from 10pm on July 1 to 5am on July 2.Akinsanya said construction work at the interchange [...]

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    LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

Chris Olakpe, chairman, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), says the agency arrests at least 880 motorists are arrested on a daily basis over breach of traffic rules.Olakpe said each of the 44 zones of LASTMA make minimum 20 arrests daily.According to him, mobile courts hear and determine the cases and give fines.He said LASTMA had established a protocol unit to ensure [...]

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    PHOTOS: First set of new buses arrive Lagos terminals

PHOTOS: First set of new buses arrive Lagos terminals

The first batch of the 5,000 buses for the new terminals across Lagos have arrived the state.In his reaction, Akinwunmi Ambode,  governor of Lagos, expressed de;ight.He said the move is part of the state government  bus reform initiative conceived to redefine public transportation in the state with the view to making the state globally competitive.The governor said other than their [...]

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    Dariye as the shinning gem on Buhari’s June 12 crown

Dariye as the shinning gem on Buhari’s June 12 crown

As a graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI), I get into talks with students from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Lagos, and the University of Ilorin, discussing which is the best university in Nigeria. My schoolmates will say UI is the first and best, but on our bad days, we may lose the rankings to any of these [...]

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    REVEALED: Lagos acquired LCC years before Lekki-Epe toll fare hike

REVEALED: Lagos acquired LCC years before Lekki-Epe toll fare hike

The Lagos state government acquired ownership of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) and the Lekki-Epe expressway toll gate in December 2014, TheCable can report.The LCC had in February hiked the toll payable by vehicles plying the route, a move antagonistic to one of Lagos' stated reasons for the acquisition.In August 2013, the administration of ex-governor Babatunde Fashola had requested a [...]

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    EXTRA: Lagos CP orders arrest of policemen playing ‘Baba Ijebu’ on duty

EXTRA: Lagos CP orders arrest of policemen playing ‘Baba Ijebu’ on duty

Imohimi Edgal, Lagos state commissioner of  police, has ordered the arrest of two policemen reportedly seen counting coupons they collected from a game of gambling better known as "Baba Ijebu".Chike Oti, the command's spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Oti said the command's attention was drawn to a video on social media of the officers captured counting coupons.According to him,  [...]

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    Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to Lagos for post-surgery treatment

Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to Lagos for post-surgery treatment

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former house of representatives member, has been moved to Lagos for post-surgery treatment, says Ahmed Salami, his media aide.Salami said there are no equipment and personnel to treat his principal in Ekiti.Bamidele was hit by bullets on Friday when a policeman released sporadic gunshots at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ado-Ekiti.The incident took place on the campaign trail [...]

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    No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari, and a team of young Nigerians, led by Samson Itodo, made history, as the Not Too Young To Run bill was signed into law by the nation's number one citizen.Young Nigerians, on and offline, went into expected celebrations. While some declared political intentions, most revelled and soaked in the feat just accomplished.But amidst all this, [...]

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    Lagos targets 3000MW self-generated power in five years

Lagos targets 3000MW self-generated power in five years

The Lagos state government says it hopes to generate 3,000 megawatts of power for use in the state by 2023.According to Olawale Oluwo, commissioner for energy, the state hopes to achieve this with the Embedded Power Supply Project scheduled to commence in July."Our power reform programme which is the Embedded Power Project all things been equal will take off in [...]

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    Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

The state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was marred by irregularities on Saturday.From violence to factional disputes, the exercise plunged the ruling party into a deeper crisis.Various factions staged their own congresses in Lagos, Delta, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo and Oyo.Imo congress held despite court order against itIn Imo state, the congress took place at an undisclosed venue, despite a [...]

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    Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested one Charles Omotosho, an operative of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), for allegedly extorting N5, 000 from a resident in the Ikorodu axis of the state.Abayomi Shogunle, head of public complaints rapid response unit (PCRRU) of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.According to Shogunle, Omotosho was arrested, following [...]

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    ‘One’ shot dead as Lagos APC congress turns violent

‘One’ shot dead as Lagos APC congress turns violent

One person was reportedly shot dead on Saturday as the All Progressives Congress (APC) congress in Lagos state turned violent.TheCable learned that the exercise was going on smoothly at Central School, Dopemu, until suspected thugs invaded the area, shooting sporadically into the air.The shootings had resulted in chaos in the area as participants in the congress scurried to safety.The thugs [...]

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