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    Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent as guber candidates speak on their plans at BBC debate

Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent as guber candidates speak on their plans at BBC debate

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, and Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, were absent at a debate organised by BBC Yoruba on Saturday.But their absence did not affect the event as those in attendance spoke on their plans for the state. They proffered different solutions to the traffic jam, air pollution, waste management [...]

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    Staff evacuated as fire guts UAC building in Lagos

Staff evacuated as fire guts UAC building in Lagos

There was a fire outbreak at the United African Company (UAC) building at Marina, Lagos Island, on Thursday.The incident led to the evacuation of staff who were in the building.According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the inferno started around 12 pm.The fire shattered glasses and razed some property.Videos and pictures showed smoke billowing from one of the [...]

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    Court convicts ex-INEC official over Diezani bribe

Court convicts ex-INEC official over Diezani bribe

The federal high court in Lagos has convicted Christian Nwosu, an ex-administrative secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of bribery.He was convicted on Thursday by Mohammed Idris, the presiding judge.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Nwosu, alongside two other INEC officials, for allegedly taking a bribe of N264.88 million from Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of [...]

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    Orji Kalu’s ‘7.2bn fraud’ trial on hold as judge awaits further instructions

Orji Kalu’s ‘7.2bn fraud’ trial on hold as judge awaits further instructions

Mohammed Idris, judge of the federal high court in Lagos, on Wednesday said the court will await further directives before proceeding with the trial of Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state.Kalu is on trial for the N7.2 billion fraud he allegedly committed while in office, between August 2001 and October 2005.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting [...]

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    Agbaje: Lagos has not witnessed real governance in 20 years

Agbaje: Lagos has not witnessed real governance in 20 years

Jimi Agbaje, Lagos governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the state has not witnessed real governance in the last 20 years.Agbaje made the remark when meeting with members of the Committee of Indigenous Associations of Lagos State (CIALS).The PDP candidate said the last time residents felt the real impact of governance was during the administration of Lateef [...]

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    A’Ibom PDP raises the alarm over ‘plot to arrest’ top members

A’Ibom PDP raises the alarm over ‘plot to arrest’ top members

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to frame up, arrest and detain critical stakeholders of the party throughout the electioneering season.The party said it has information that plans have been concluded to ensure that during APC rallies, buses branded as [...]

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    Poverty and transactional sex in the city

Poverty and transactional sex in the city

If you are here to read about my views on misogyny, you are on the wrong bus, and you may get off the bus at this time. If you are here to hear me praise or condemn Folarin Falana (Falz) over his latest album, moral instruction, and his hatred for transactional sex, then you booked the wrong flight, please redirect. [...]

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    I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has assured workers of the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.Emmanuel gave the assurance when he consulted the organised labour unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC and the United Labour Congress, ULC, on his second term ambition.Speaking at the event [...]

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    Buhari’s campaign trail to hit Lagos five days to election

Buhari’s campaign trail to hit Lagos five days to election

President Muhammadu Buhari campaign team will visit Lagos on February 11, five days to the presidential election.  With 6,570,291 voters, Lagos has highest number of voters followed by Kano which has 5,457,747.The campaign kicked off in Bauchi on Saturday. The train is expected to stop by the 36 states and the federal capital territory where it would be rounded off [...]

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    Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria to field 60 athletes as Lagos hosts Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria will be represented by 60 athletes at the International Para Powerlifting Championships billed to hold in Lagos.Queen Uboh, president of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), says the competition will take place from January 24 to 31.Uboh said Nigeria has the best para powerlifters in the world and will cart home most of the medals from the competition."The Nigerian athletes, considered the [...]

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    Secondus: Some thieves in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption

Secondus: Some thieves in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), says some politicians in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption when the source of their wealth is questionable.The PDP chairman said this at a campaign rally in Nasarawa state on Thursday.Although he did not mention name, there are indications that he was referring to Bola Tinubu, a former governor of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lagos set to roll out 820 new buses in March

PHOTOS: Lagos set to roll out 820 new buses in March

The Bus Reform Project of the Lagos state government will roll out 820 of the expected 5,000 high and medium capacity buses in March. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, said the initiative is part of the long term plan of his administration to redefine public transportation system in the state.[...]

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    Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent at YALI debate for guber candidates

Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent at YALI debate for guber candidates

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) on Wednesday held a debate for candidates contestingthe governorship election in Lagos state.Among those who participated were Babatunde Gbadamosi, candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Abiodun Dabiri of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Funso Awe of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Adebisi Ogunsanya of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).Others were Oluwaseun Ajireloja [...]

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    Police declare NURTW chieftain wanted over disruption of Lagos APC rally

Police declare NURTW chieftain wanted over disruption of Lagos APC rally

The Lagos police command has declared wanted Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), over the disruption of an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally.Chike Oti, the command's spokesman, said in a statement that the two persons arrested in connection with the incident were helping the police in their investigation.Oti said Siego and his entourage [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment thugs disrupted Lagos APC rally during Ambode’s speech

VIDEO: The moment thugs disrupted Lagos APC rally during Ambode’s speech

A video of the violence which erupted during the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos has surfaced.Several people were injured in the violence, including three journalists who sustained bullet wounds.The hoodlums, said to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW), invaded the Skypower Ground Ikeja venue of the campaign with guns, daggers [...]

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    Journalists shot, MC Oluomo stabbed as ‘thugs’ disrupt Lagos APC rally (updated)

Journalists shot, MC Oluomo stabbed as ‘thugs’ disrupt Lagos APC rally (updated)

Violence erupted on Tuesday as suspected political thugs disrupted the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.Several people were injured in the violence, including three journalists who sustained bullet wounds.The hoodlums, said to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW), invaded the Skypower Ground Ikeja venue of the campaign with guns, daggers and [...]

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July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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