Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Fire guts NDIC building in Lagos

Fire guts NDIC building in Lagos

Fire gutted the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC) building, Mamman Kontagora House, situated at 23 Marina, Lagos, on Wednesday.Femi Giwa, head of operations, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), told TheCable that the fire affected the third to the seventh floors of the building.“Precisely around 9:15am this morning, we got a distress call, which was registered at our command centre through [...]

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    Train kills man on earphone in Lagos

Train kills man on earphone in Lagos

A passenger train killed an unidentified young man at the Cappa area of Oshodi in Lagos on Wednesday.A correspondent of NAN, who was inside the train, said the man who had earphone on, was standing on the rail track oblivious of the fast approaching train.He said the Ogun-Lagos-bound mass transit train was leaving its Oshodi station to Mushin when the [...]

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    Gunmen attack INEC office at Agege

Gunmen attack INEC office at Agege

Armed political thugs have attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Agege local government area of Lagos state.The incident occurred around 12 midnight on Saturday.A member of the INEC ad hoc staff deployed to State High School, Oyewole in Orile Agege, told TheCable that the attackers also injured some persons and fired shots into the house of Kayode [...]

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    Mbu denies ordering policemen to kill civilians

Mbu denies ordering policemen to kill civilians

Joseph Mbu, assistant inspector general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 2, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, has denied issuing orders to policemen to kill civilians.The AIG made the denial in a counter-affidavit to a suit filed by a lawyer, Tope Alabi, at a federal high court in Lagos, seeking his removal from office.In the counter-affidavit deposed to on [...]

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    Security beefed up at INEC’s Lagos office

Security beefed up at INEC’s Lagos office

Security has been beefed up at the Lagos state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.According to NAN, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) were positioned at the entrance of the commission’s office, as part of security measures.Some soldiers and mobile police personnel were also seen within the area apparently to provide protection for electoral officers [...]

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    Dangote’s $9bn refinery ‘ready by 2017’

Dangote’s $9bn refinery ‘ready by 2017’

The new $9 billion oil refinery to produce 500,000 barrels per day being developed by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote will come onstream in Nigeria by 2017.This was disclosed to Reuters by Mansur Ahmed, executive director of stakeholder management and corporate communications, Dangote Industries Ltd, at an African refiners conference in Cape Town, South Africa.The refinery, to be located in Lagos, [...]

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    Court revokes ban on movement during environmental sanitation

Court revokes ban on movement during environmental sanitation

A federal high court in Lagos has nullified the restriction of movement of citizens during the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the state.Describing the restriction as a violation of the right of citizen to personal liberty and freedom of movement, Ibrahim Idris, the judge, ruled against the arrest of citizens moving between 7am and 10am on the last Saturday of [...]

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    Jonathan, Buhari visit Lagos the same day

Jonathan, Buhari visit Lagos the same day

President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, the major contenders of the March 28 presidential election are currently in Lagos, the commercial nerve of the country.While Jonathan arrived Lagos from Ijebu Ode in Ogun state, where he went to seek the blessings of Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Buhari flew in from the rally of the All [...]

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    Tinubu: OBJ once walked me out of Aso Rock

Tinubu: OBJ once walked me out of Aso Rock

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, on Thursday went down memory lane in recalling the disagreement between him and Olusegun Obasanjo, saying the former president once walked him out of the presidential villa.Until the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, both men had a cat-and-mouse relationship. So sour was their relationship that three years ago, Tinubu lampooned [...]

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    Arik launches Lagos-Abidjan flights

Arik launches Lagos-Abidjan flights

For the first time since it launched flight operations in 2006, an Arik Air plane on Monday flew from Lagos to Abidjan, capital of Cote d’Ivoire, with 16 passengers aboard.The flight from Lagos to Abidjan touched the tarmac at exactly 4 pm and left for Lagos on return at 5.10 pm.Ifeoma Akabogu-Chinwuba, Nigeria’s ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, commended the development, saying it [...]

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    Bird flu: Avoid contact with birds, Lagos govt warns

Bird flu: Avoid contact with birds, Lagos govt warns

The Lagos state government has advised the public to maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene as part of the measures to curb the spread of bird flu to humans.Jide Idris, the state commissioner for health, gave the advice on Monday, warning against contact with chickens, ducks or other birds, including their feathers, faeces and other wastes.''In the wake of an [...]

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    Lagos judiciary workers suspend strike

Lagos judiciary workers suspend strike

The Lagos state branch of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has suspended its four weeks old strikeThe suspension was the outcome of a meeting held between JUSUN executives and stakeholders in the Lagos state justice sector.Emmanuel Abioye, the chairman of the union, who confirmed the suspension in a message to the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice Ade [...]

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    Pipeline vandals kill two policemen in Lagos

Pipeline vandals kill two policemen in Lagos

Two policemen in the Ikorodu area of Lagos have been murdered by pipeline vandals, the state police command said on Wednesday.Kenneth Nwosu, the command's public relation officer, who confirmed the development, said the problem began when officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) intercepted the vandals who were stealing petrol from a pipeline.According to Nwosu, the NSCDC officers called for reinforcement [...]

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    Fashola to move Apapa tank farms to Lekki world-class plant

Fashola to move Apapa tank farms to Lekki world-class plant

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, on Friday revealed plans of his administration to relocate all tank farms in Apapa to a "world-class industrial and petrochemical plant" in Lekki.Fashola made the disclosure during the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Apapa local government area.He said that the relocation would make Apapa become the commercial, residential and industrial hub that [...]

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    Another Lagos market razed by fire

Another Lagos market razed by fire

Goods and property worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire on Friday at the popular Berlin Market, near Mandilas on Williams Street, off Marina in central Lagos.The incident occurred four days after five buildings were razed in the popular Balogun Market located also in central Lagos.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but the people who [...]

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    Agbaje promises to stop Lekki-Epe toll collection

Agbaje promises to stop Lekki-Epe toll collection

Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has promised to cancel the toll on the Lekki-Epe axis of the state, if elected.Addressing reporters at the party secretariat in Lagos on Wednesday, Agbaje said the decision was based on the fact that the toll-gate was untenable, as it was standing on an existing road.He, however, [...]

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September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
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