Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Conference of speakers elects Obasa as chairman

Conference of speakers elects Obasa as chairman

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has elected Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos house of assembly, as its new chairman.The conference elected new executives at its 2018 second quarter conference held between August 3 and August 5, in Ikeja, Lagos.Obasa takes over from Isamaila Kamba, his Kebbi state counterpart.Reading the communiqué at the end of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Thursday met with maritime unions and stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the longing gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Osinbajo had ordered the evacuation of trucks from the Apapa expressway.The vice-president inspected the state of the road after meeting with stakeholders and maritime unions in order to find a lasting solution to [...]

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    Police parade teenager who ‘faked her kidnap’

Police parade teenager who ‘faked her kidnap’

The Lagos state police command on Monday paraded some suspects, including Dorcas Adilewa, a 19-year-old girl who allegedly faked her kidnap to defraud her father.Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, said Adilewa planned with one Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo, her friend, who allegedly provided her with a phone.According to Edgal, Adilewa called her father, Adilewa Taiwo, demanding N600,000 ransom while claiming that [...]

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    Vulnerability and the art of conversation: Between a SARS arrest and a street fight

Vulnerability and the art of conversation: Between a SARS arrest and a street fight

BY TOYE SOKUNBILagos is often depicted as a lawless city of faceless crimes on the front pages. And don't get me wrong, Lagos is scary. But that's because everything is transactional, so everyday interactions seem to be plagued with the potential for gain and the fear of loss.What the news won’t tell you is that the possibility of getting [...]

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    Police sack four SARS operatives for robbery, abduction

Police sack four SARS operatives for robbery, abduction

Four policemen attached to the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos state, have been dismissed over alleged robbery and other crimes.Adamu Ibrahim, the assistant inspector-general in charge of zone 2 command, approved their dismissal.According to Dolapo Badmus, the zone’s spokesperson, the dismissed officers are Adeoye Adekunle, Adekitan Adebowale, Agbi Lucky and Odighe Hehosa.She said the policemen were also charged to [...]

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    Lagos PDP chieftain shot dead during party meeting

Lagos PDP chieftain shot dead during party meeting

Borishade Adeniyi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cheiftain in Lagos, was on Saturday shot dead during a meeting of party members.Chike Oti, Lagos command police spokesman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.Oti said the shooting occurred at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa LGA, where the meeting held.According to Oti, a fracas broke out between the factions loyal to Moshood Salvador, a [...]

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    Two killed as train collides with commercial bus in Lagos

Two killed as train collides with commercial bus in Lagos

At least two persons were killed after a commercial bus collided with a train in Lagos on Friday.The tragic incident occurred at Odejobi junction on the Old Abeokuta road.The passenger train collided with a parked commercial bus, forcing three hanging passengers to fall off the moving train at crossing at Pen Cinema, Iju Road.According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency [...]

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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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November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
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