Saturday, April 6, 2019

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    Agbaje hits Tinubu: Pharaoh, you must let our people go

Agbaje hits Tinubu: Pharaoh, you must let our people go

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has likened Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the biblical Pharaoh of Egypt.Agbaje made the comparison in reaction to Tinubu's mockery of his stance that Lagos state needs freedom from Alphabeta Consulting.Tinubu had on Monday urged Agbaje to learn vulcanising or tailoring if he wants [...]

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    ‘I would have been dead’ — journalist speaks on attack by Sanwo-Olu’s ‘supporters’

‘I would have been dead’ — journalist speaks on attack by Sanwo-Olu’s ‘supporters’

Felicity Ezewuike, a journalist working with Plus TV Africa, says she was "almost lynched" by supporters of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, for filming a development.In a short video tweeted by Plus TV Africa, Ezewuike said she was filming a protest when supporters of Sanwo-Olu came around that vicinity and started fighting.The reporter [...]

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    LASU hasn’t paid our academic allowances since 2009, say lecturers

LASU hasn’t paid our academic allowances since 2009, say lecturers

Lecturers of the Lagos State University (LASU) have accused Olanrewaju Fagbohun (pictured), vice-chancellor of the university, of anti-workers' policies.In a letter dated December 12, 2018 and signed by Tony Dansu, secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LASU chapter, and Adeolu Oyekan, his assistant, ASUU-LASU alleged that the university management has refused to pay the earned academic [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: LASU will get faculty of pharmacy if I become governor

Sanwo-Olu: LASU will get faculty of pharmacy if I become governor

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says the state university will get a faculty of pharmacy if elected as governor.The governorship candidate said this on Thursday during an interactive session with members of the state chapter of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).Sanwo-Olu said he does not joke with the health sector and [...]

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    Foreign direct investment soars by over 50% in three months

Foreign direct investment soars by over 50% in three months

Nigeria's foreign direct investment (FDI) soared by 50.75 percent between July and September 2018.According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), FDI went up by $269.28 million from $261.35 million to $530.63 million in the third quarter of 2018.However, total foreign investment brought in the country declined by 48.21 percent to $2.855 billion within the period under review, with the US standing as [...]

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    You risk three-year jail term, Lagos warns violators of traffic laws

You risk three-year jail term, Lagos warns violators of traffic laws

The Lagos state government on Tuesday warned motorists violators of traffic laws that they risk three-year imprisonment.Adeniji Kazeem, the state’s attorney general and commissioner for justice, said the government would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on offenders.Kazeem also reminded motorists that they also risk forfeiture of their vehicles to the government.He said the ministry of [...]

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    Agbaje: Tinubu is my friend, but I’d free Lagos from Alphabeta

Agbaje: Tinubu is my friend, but I’d free Lagos from Alphabeta

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state, says he will free Lagos state from Alphabeta Consulting.According to Agbaje, Alphabeta Consulting receives a particular -- unknown -- percentage of every dime Lagos earns in taxes and revenues, which he says is against international best practices."I could be here all day talking about Free Lagos. Let me start [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: I was aspiring to be chief of staff but God turned the table around

Sanwo-Olu: I was aspiring to be chief of staff but God turned the table around

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos, says his aspiration was to be appointed chief of staff but "God has turned the table around".Sanwo-Olu on Sunday promised to "carry everyone along" if elected.He made the pledge at a special prayer session organised by the Nasrul-Lahil-il-Fath Society (NASFAT) at its headquarters in Alausa, Ikeja.The governorship candidate said his [...]

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    Buhari will not steal our money, says Osinbajo as he begins door-to-door campaign

Buhari will not steal our money, says Osinbajo as he begins door-to-door campaign

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari will neither steal nor allow stealing in his administration.He said this on Saturday in Lagos as he commenced a door-to-door campaign for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general election.While speaking with party members from the 57 local council development areas (LCDA) in the state, Osinbajo urged them to [...]

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    Lagos APC: Defected commissioner betrayed Fashola in 2007

Lagos APC: Defected commissioner betrayed Fashola in 2007

The Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Wale Oluwo, ex-commissioner for energy and mineral resources in the state, defected from the party because his attempts to deceive party members were foiled.Oluwo had dumped the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and resigned his position as commissioner.He had accused the leadership of the ruling party of [...]

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    Ambode’s Lagos: A beautiful picture of an ugly state

Ambode’s Lagos: A beautiful picture of an ugly state

Last week Friday, I saw one of the posters of Jimi Agbaje, an on and off politician and one of the highlights of his campaign is freedom. He is promising Lagosians freedom! When I saw it, I laughed, I was not surprised though. We are in the season when lies fly everywhere as sparks when a welder is working on [...]

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    Emefiele: Anchors borrowers’ prog has created 2.5m jobs

Emefiele: Anchors borrowers’ prog has created 2.5m jobs

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the bank's Anchor Borrowers' Programme (ABP) has created 2.5 million jobs across the country.ABP is an agricultural programme which was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015, and "intended to create a linkage between anchor companies involved in the processing and smallholder farmers (SHFs) of the required key [...]

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    PHOTOS: Rio Ferdinand visits Lagos, unveiled as ‘Made of More’ ambassador

PHOTOS: Rio Ferdinand visits Lagos, unveiled as ‘Made of More’ ambassador

Rio Ferdinand, former Manchester United captain, has been unveiled as the new global brand ambassador for Guinness' ‘Made of More’ campaign.The unveiling which took place in Lagos on Friday was attended by entertainers and ex-footballers.Basketmouth, Timi Dakolo, Olamide Adedeji, Victor Ikpeba and Peter Rufai were some of those present at the event.   [...]

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    Teenage brothers ‘caught with fresh human head’ in Lagos

Teenage brothers ‘caught with fresh human head’ in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has announced the arrest two brothers in "possession of a fresh human head” in the Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state.Chike Oti, the command’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.According to the statement, the suspects, Ayodeji Obadimeji and Saheed Obadimeji, aged 18 and 19 years respectively, were caught during a patrol by the police [...]

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    Lagos approves use of hijab in public schools

Lagos approves use of hijab in public schools

The Lagos state government has given a go ahead to Muslim female pupils to use hijab in public schools.The development was announced in a circular by the state’s area unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN).A Lagos high court had in October 2014, ruled against the use of hijabs in schools, a judgement that was upturned by an [...]

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    Despite criticisms, Osinbajo takes TraderMoni to more Lagos markets

Despite criticisms, Osinbajo takes TraderMoni to more Lagos markets

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has launched the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) otherwise known as TraderMoni in three more markets in Lagos state.The vice president, on Monday, launched the free loan scheme to traders at the Ikotun, Igando and Ile Epo markets.Osinbajo, accompanied by Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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April 5, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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