Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Ambode’s cabinet to be sworn in on Monday

Ambode’s cabinet to be sworn in on Monday

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, will swear in 23 commissioners and 14 special advisers, on Monday.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.Aruna said the house of assembly had officially informed the governor that they had completed the screening and confirmation of all the 23 commissioners and 14 special advisers.Ambode sent [...]

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    Ashafa: Tinubu’s men were brilliant at screening

Ashafa: Tinubu’s men were brilliant at screening

Gbenga Ashafa, representative of Lagos east senatorial district at the national assembly, has commended Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state, for his performance during the ministerial screening.Ashafa said Fashola, alongside Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti state and Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  who all performed brilliantly are “graduates of Bola Tinubu School [...]

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    Fashola on ‘N78m website’: I don’t fix prices

Fashola on ‘N78m website’: I don’t fix prices

Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday revisited the controversy surrounding the alleged use of N78 million for the upgrade of www.tundefashola.com, his personal website.Critics of the former governor had accused him of enriching himself at the expense of the state. And during the ministerial screening at the senate, Fashola was asked if he truly spent N78 million on [...]

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    Ali: Corrupt customs officers in trouble

Ali: Corrupt customs officers in trouble

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has warned officers and clearing agents to shun corruption or risk the consequence of involvement in such practices.Speaking in Lagos on Monday during his maiden working visit to the Apapa area command, Ali said his mandate as head of NCS was to reform and restructure the service.He promised to ensure that all acts [...]

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    Gunmen murder MD of Lekki Free Trade Zone

Gunmen murder MD of Lekki Free Trade Zone

Tajudeen Disu, managing director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, has been killed by unknown gunmen in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos.The assailant of Disu, who visited the area to inspect some projects, allegedly complained of unresolved land issues.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, has expressed sadness over the development, directing security agencies to “fish out his killers”."We are deeply touched with [...]

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    Police: No explosion but ‘minor fire incident’ in Lagos

Police: No explosion but ‘minor fire incident’ in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has denied that there was an explosion at the Oworonsoki area of the state on Sunday.Though Olurunfemi Shem, the command spokesman in zone 2, told TheCable that there was gas explosion, Joe Offor, the state police public relations officer contradicted Shem’s claim, saying it was a minor fire incident.“Lagos did not record any explosion incident [...]

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    Ambode has not stopped us from impounding vehicles, says LASTMA

Ambode has not stopped us from impounding vehicles, says LASTMA

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, has not stopped it from impounding vehicles of traffic violators.Bashir Braimah, general manager of LASTMA, said this on Monday during the launch of `Operation Stand Strong’, a campaign to restore sanity on roads in the state.Braimah said the programme was aimed at removing lawless road users [...]

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    Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

There was confusion in the Oworoshonki axis of Lagos on Sunday following a gas explosion that occurred in the area.Joshua Oluwole, a resident, who witnessed the incident, told TheCable that it occurred around 2pm.He said security personnel have since cordoned the area, while all those who sustained injuries, have been taken to the hospital.Oluwole added that a toddler was among [...]

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    Don’t mix with politicians, Buratai warns soldiers

Don’t mix with politicians, Buratai warns soldiers

Turkur Buratai, chief of army staff, has warned his men against fraternising with politicians, threatening to deal with anyone one found wanting.Addressing officers and men of the 9 Brigade in Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday, the number-one soldier in the country, charged them to be professional.“Hibernating with politicians or getting involved in politics of whatever nature will not be tolerated and [...]

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    NDLEA nabs Brazil-bound passenger hiding $34,000

NDLEA nabs Brazil-bound passenger hiding $34,000

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a passenger for attempting to smuggle out 23 wraps containing $34,000 to Brazil.This was contained in a statement issued by Mitchell Ofoyeju, the agency's spokesman, on Friday in Lagos.The statement said the passenger, Ozoh Ikenna, was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, during the screening of passengers boarding Etihad Airways [...]

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    LaCasera reinstates 700 sacked workers

LaCasera reinstates 700 sacked workers

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) on Friday confirmed that Lacasera Company Plc has reinstated the 700 workers it sacked in September.Mike Olarenwaju, NUFBTE’s head of education department, confirmed the development to NAN in Lagos.Olarenwaju said the management of the company met with union members to resolve the issues in dispute and that the workers had [...]

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    Ambode: Lagos saving N3bn monthly through my reforms

Ambode: Lagos saving N3bn monthly through my reforms

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Tuesday said upon assumption of office, one of the tasks that  his administration performed was a reviewed of the expenditure of the state.Ambode said the exercise resulted to the saving of nearly N3 billion every month, promising to be accountable for revenue generation and expenditure of the state.He disclosed this when he gave [...]

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    My husband didn’t want me to return to senate, says Tinubu’s wife

My husband didn’t want me to return to senate, says Tinubu’s wife

Oluremi Tinubu, former first lady of Lagos, says her husband, who is national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), initially opposed her plan to return to the national assembly for a second term as representative of Lagos central senatorial district.She disclosed this while responding to questions at a conference organised by the south-west region of the Department For International Development (DFID).According [...]

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    Buhari writes n’assembly on $200m loan for Lagos

Buhari writes n’assembly on $200m loan for Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the national assembly to approve a tranche of $200 million World Bank loan for Lagos state.The senate president and speaker of the house of representatives, read the letter on Tuesday when both chambers resumed from a break of six weeks.“I seek your support to facilitate the consideration and early approval of the DPO II loan [...]

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    60, 000 birds affected in fresh bird flu outbreak in Lagos

60, 000 birds affected in fresh bird flu outbreak in Lagos

New incidences of bird flu have been recorded in Lagos state, with an estimated 60,000 birds already affected.Olugbenga Ogunsetan, the executive secretary of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) Lagos State chapter, confirmed this to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos.He said that several poultry farms were affected by the avian influenza in Ikorodu area of the state.“Over 60,000 birds were [...]

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    Fidelity Bank begins Saturday banking services

Fidelity Bank begins Saturday banking services

Fidelity Bank has announced the commencement of Saturday banking services in select branch locations across the country.The bank said the initiative is in line with the its mission to make financial services easy and accessible, especially with its renewed effort to provide a new face of service in the industry.The Saturday banking services will be "effective immediately" and will be between 10am [...]

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Exchange Rates

February 15, 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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