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    Lagos, garbage and its profiteers

Lagos, garbage and its profiteers

When this writer and the likes of Professor Pat Utomi, Sahara desert explorer Newton Jibunoh, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM 1) and Lagbaja were named Lagos State Ambassadors for Environment in 2009, then Governor Tunde Fashola was trenchant in his expectation: deploy your individual talent and platform to help create awareness for the sustainability of the environment in a world ensnared [...]

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    Lagos: No increase in fees for vehicle licence, number plates

Lagos: No increase in fees for vehicle licence, number plates

The Lagos state government says it has not increased the cost of processing motor vehicle licence and application for number plates.In a statement released on Tuesday by Kehinde Bamigbetan, commissioner for information and strategy, the state said the rumoured increase is being peddled by mischief makers who want to take advantage of the situation with the reviewed land use charge.The [...]

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    Lagos state and the politics of taxation

Lagos state and the politics of taxation

The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018, which repeals a similar law of 2001, and consolidates ground rent, tenement rate, and neigbourhood development levy. The Land Use Charge is payable in [...]

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    Land use charge: We will respond positively to your yearnings, says Ambode

Land use charge: We will respond positively to your yearnings, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the ongoing dialogue with various stakeholders on the land use charge will yield a positive result.He was speaking on the criticisms and complaints that trailed the increase in the land use charge.In a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary, Ambode said the increment was all in a bid to protect the [...]

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    Four die in Lagos auto crash caused by driving against traffic

Four die in Lagos auto crash caused by driving against traffic

Four persons died after a jeep plying one way ran into a commercial bus at the Lekki Epe expressway in Lagos state.The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday.In a statement, Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager of LASEMA, said 16 people were also injured severely as a result of the accident."The agency [...]

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    UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

The United Kingdom has proposed to build a prison in Nigeria to enable the transfer of Nigerian prisoners in Britain.The proposed 112-bed wing is to be built to United Nations specifications in the Kirikiri prison, Lagos.The prison, according to a statement submitted to Parliament by Boris Johnson, UK secretary of state for foreign affairs, is estimated to cost £700,000.According to Sky News, [...]

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    Lagos, military give truck drivers 48 hours to vacate bridges 

Lagos, military give truck drivers 48 hours to vacate bridges 

The Lagos state government and the military have issued a 48-hour ultimatum for drivers of articulated vehicles/trailers to vacate bridges.Sylvanus Abbah, flag officer commanding, Western Naval Command, Apapa, said this during a stakeholders meeting on Wednesday.Abbah said the presence of the trucks on the bridges posed security threats as aerial footage showed that the trucks constitute easy targets for terrorists.He said the [...]

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    NBA on land use charge: Must Lagos be a paradise at the expense of the people?

NBA on land use charge: Must Lagos be a paradise at the expense of the people?

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, has vowed to protest the upward review of land use charge in Lagos state.The government recently increased the land use charge, with property owners having to pay over 200 percent more than they paid in 2017.Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday in Ikeja, Adesina Ogunlana, chairman of the branch, said the increase [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police parade ‘members of car snatching syndicate’ in Lagos

PHOTOS: Police parade ‘members of car snatching syndicate’ in Lagos

The Lagos state police command paraded some suspects said to be involved in car snatching in the state.Addressing reporters while parading the suspects Imohimi Edgal, commissioner of police in the state, said the suspects usually use number plates to take away stolen vehicles out of the state without being noticed."The suspects confessed that they are based in Kaduna but they [...]

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    LCCI worried over ‘grey areas’ in the new Lagos land use charge law

LCCI worried over ‘grey areas’ in the new Lagos land use charge law

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) plans to hold a round-table to renegotiate grey areas in the new land use charge law of Lagos State.In a statement signed by its director-general, Muda Yusuf, the LCCI said the March 9 dialogue would examine the provisions of the recently-passed law viz-a-viz its implications for residents and businesses operating in Lagos [...]

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    How the Lagos DNA milestone can change Nigeria

How the Lagos DNA milestone can change Nigeria

BY ADEWALE ADEOYE As a little boy, investigating a complex situation was my hobby.  My contact with James Hadley Chase fueled my passion and made me his addict. I remember a maverick character, Poke Tokolo in one of Chase’s epic novels. He was notorious for surgical crimes that shook his community. The way the detectives in that book diligently carried out their [...]

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    Deeper Life promises to develop Gbagada community

Deeper Life promises to develop Gbagada community

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    Chinese lady rides bicycle ‘from Morocco to Lagos’

Chinese lady rides bicycle ‘from Morocco to Lagos’

Huang Shuang, a Chinese cyclist, reportedly rode from Morocco to Lagos within five months.After the ride, Shuang, also known as CICI, says she is convinced that anybody can achieve anything he or she determines to do.According to Huang, she was inspired to embark on cycling around the world after riding around her country.She left Morocco for Lagos on September 6, 2017.“I [...]

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    Ambode signs N1.046trn budget into law

Ambode signs N1.046trn budget into law

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Monday signed the 2018 appropriation bill of the state into law with a total budget size of N1.046 trillion.This is the first time that Lagos state will have a budget of N1 trillion.The total budget size comprises of N347 billion to be funded from the consolidated revenue fund and N699 billion from the [...]

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    People rushing to Lagos because other states are failing, says commissioner

People rushing to Lagos because other states are failing, says commissioner

Olusegun Banjo, Lagos state commissioner for economic planning and budget, says people are consistently migrating to the state because other states are failing.Banjo, who spoke at stakeholders meeting on consumption tax at the state house on Thursday, said the population leads to a rapid dilapidation of the state's infrastructure.The commissioner said the state was not generating enough internal revenue to provide [...]

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    Lagos floats electronic invoicing device

Lagos floats electronic invoicing device

The Lagos state government has announced the use of Electronic Revenue Assurance (ERA) invoicing system to enhance transparency and accountability in the remittance and collection of consumption tax by businesses.Speaking at a stakeholders meeting at the state house on Thursday, Ayodele Subair, chairman, Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS), said the introduction of the device is part of the government’s effort [...]

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