Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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    Petrol tanker catches fire on Lekki-Epe expressway

Petrol tanker catches fire on Lekki-Epe expressway

A tanker carrying petroleum products caught fire along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, causing traffic jam as road users sought passage through the Oniru alternative route.But the fire, which started around 2pm, was eventually quenched by men of the state fire service.Tuesday's incident is likely to reignite conversations between the Lagos state government and truck drivers on the movement of articulated vehicles in [...]

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    Drunken policeman kills four and self in Lagos

Drunken policeman kills four and self in Lagos

A policeman killed three people and himself at a hotel in Ketu, Lagos state, on Saturday, apparently under the influence of alcohol.The policeman, who was said to be “providing security" for the hotel on Anibaba street, Ketu, Lagos was said to have engaged his victims with his rifle out of “malignant heart”.A resident who confirmed the incident to TheCable said [...]

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    DPR begins 24-hour surveillance on filling stations

DPR begins 24-hour surveillance on filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has set up a 24-hour special task force to supervise and monitor petrol sales at depots and stations.It said the task force would sanction depots and stations selling above the recommended price.Dorothy Bassey, assistant director, public affairs in DPR, disclosed this in telephone interview with NAN in Lagos on Thursday.Bassey said the [...]

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    Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state on Thursday said the government’s ‘A-Meal-a-Day’ programme in the state's public primary schools would commence in 2016.Ambode said this while presenting the year 2016 budget proposal to the state house of assembly.The governor presented a budget proposal of N662.58 billion.Ambode explained that the programme would be done in collaboration with the federal government, which [...]

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    Pro-Biafra protesters storm Lagos

Pro-Biafra protesters storm Lagos

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are currently protesting at Alaba International market in the Ojo local government area of Lagos state.The protesters are chanting anti-government songs, demanding the release of Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra.They defied the warning of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which asked them to steer clear of the state.Mark Oweregbulem, [...]

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    Award-winning journalist, Akinremi, launches crime control App

Award-winning journalist, Akinremi, launches crime control App

Adeola Akinremi, a multi-award winning journalist and columnist, has launched a mobile-friendly web application located at www.crimeonthego.ng as one solution to crime wave in the country.According to Akinremi, who is celebrated for his prolific writing, the web application will use crowdsourcing technique to solve and prevent crimes.“Crimeonthego.ng is a web platform for people to report their daily encounters with crime [...]

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    I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

“I ran out of my room to help my brother, who is asthmatic. My parents were also unconscious, so I called for help and the neighbourhood came to our rescue but I have lost everything, including my credentials, to that fire. I am so confused right now.”These were the words of Jinadu Oluwashina, a biochemistry graduate of the Bells University of [...]

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    TB Joshua fails to appear in court

TB Joshua fails to appear in court

TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), was absent at the Lagos state high court on Monday to face trial over the death of 116 persons during the collapse of a building in his church.The engineers of the building also failed to appear in court, forcing the judge to adjourn the trial to December 11.On Sunday, [...]

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    Joshua to be arraigned over Synagogue tragedy

Joshua to be arraigned over Synagogue tragedy

TB Joshua, general overseer of ‎the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), will be arraigned before a Lagos state high court in Ikeja on Monday, over the deaths of 116 persons during the collapse of a building in the church.Bola Akingbade, deputy director, public affairs of the Lagos state ministry of justice, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday, [...]

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    Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Thursday assured the people of the state of his determination to work out an effective traffic management policy.According to a statement released on his website, Ambode said this at the traffic management and transportation summit organised by the state government.The governor observed that with the realities on ground, there is the need for [...]

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    NIMASA shuts oil jetty in Lagos

NIMASA shuts oil jetty in Lagos

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has shut a jetty of Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited, in the Apapa area of Lagos.Lami Tumaka, the agency’s spokeswoman, confirmed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, saying the sanction was taken as a result of the failure of the company to comply with the provisions of the International Ship and Port [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Lawal, Chuks, Isa – a thousand unsung heroes – educating children the low cost way

TRIBUTE: Lawal, Chuks, Isa – a thousand unsung heroes – educating children the low cost way

Funmilayo Lawal has to hawk bread and butter through the nooks and crannies of Ogudu-Ojota axis of Lagos state to put her children through school.Government-run public schools are free, but “not good enough” for Lawal, who resorted to a low cost private school because she wants “the best” for her children.Chukwuemeka Irabor and his wife run a petty business at [...]

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    $80,000 up for grabs at Lagos tennis tournament

$80,000 up for grabs at Lagos tennis tournament

Sixty countries are set to battle for a total prize money package of $80,000 at the governor’s cup tennis tournament slated for December 5 - December 19 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced this on its website on Monday, saying winners in the men's category will get $30,000, while the women winners in the two legs [...]

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    Med-View begins flights on Lagos-London route

Med-View begins flights on Lagos-London route

Med-View Airline on Friday morning began commercial flight operations on the Lagos-London route.The inaugural flight had Muneer Bankole, the airline's managing director, on board.The 767-300ER aircraft, christened 'Abeke', took off from the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos en-route Gatwick Airport in London.The airline's media consultant, Obuke Eyibotha, told NAN before the departure of the aircraft that the airline was committed [...]

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    Italian detained for evading screening at Lagos airport

Italian detained for evading screening at Lagos airport

Security operatives at Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos on Thursday briefly detained an Italian woman, (names withheld), for not allowing her luggage to be screened on arrival at the airport.The woman was detained for several hours by a combined team of Airport Policemen, Bi-Courtney Airport Security and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).According to NAN, the passenger, who is married [...]

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    Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has no doubt that Babatunde Fashola will excel in his new ministerial assignment.Referring to the minister as his political product, Tinubu recalled how he was antagonised over the choice of Fashola as his successor.Tinubu was speaking at the launch of the Mile 12-Ikorodu road widening and Bus Rapid [...]

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April 22, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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