Monday, September 10, 2018

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    Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says every higher institution in the state will get a copy of 'Ladies Calling the Shots', a book authored by Niran Adedokun, a lawyer.Ambode said this at the launch of the book which took place at the Nigerian Institue of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday.He was represented by Steve Ayorinde, the [...]

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    Only 600,000 Lagosians are ‘up to date with tax’

Only 600,000 Lagosians are ‘up to date with tax’

Steve Ayorinde, Lagos state commissioner for information and strategy, says only 600,000 Lagosians have paid their taxes up to date.The state has a population of over 18 million people.In a statement on Monday, the commissioner said the Lagos state government had directed all its revenue agencies to enforce tax payments.Ayorinde said Akinwumi Ambode, governor of the state, has expressed concern over [...]

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    VIO not completely banned, says Lagos

VIO not completely banned, says Lagos

The Lagos state government says it has not completely banned the operations of the Vehicle Inspection Service being performed by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) in the state.Olanrewaju Elegushi, the state commissioner for transportation, and Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, said this in separate interviews on Tuesday. in Lagos, said that the VIS officials only went for training to [...]

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    Lagos govt confirms killings of security personnel, vows to go after criminals

Lagos govt confirms killings of security personnel, vows to go after criminals

The Lagos state government has confirmed the killings of security personnel by militants in the Ikorodu area of the state, vowing to go after "criminal elements and their perpetrators".TheCable had earlier reported the incident.According to Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, the suspects laid an ambush for the soldier and four policemen killed.Ayorinde revealed that four policemen and a [...]

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    Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation

Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation

The Lagos state government has terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise, which usually holds between 7am and 10am on the last Saturday of every month.According to Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information, the decision to cancel the exercise was arrived at Wednesday’s executive council meeting.He said the government approved the need for "a robust review of the environmental laws and procedures [...]

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    Illegal oil wells found in 12 residential buildings in Lagos

Illegal oil wells found in 12 residential buildings in Lagos

The Lagos state government has shut 12 houses in the Ilasamaja area of the state following the discovery of shallow oil wells, where diesel was being scooped.Fatai Owoseni, the state commissioner of police, led security personnel to Abeokuta and Ibadan streets, where the illegality was being perpetrated.The buildings were sealed off, while some arrests were made.Addressing reporters at the Lagos [...]

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    We can confront any form of criminality, says Lagos govt

We can confront any form of criminality, says Lagos govt

The Lagos state government has promised to be resolute in its efforts to flush out kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals from the state.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, said this at a NAN forum in Lagos on Tuesday.He said the government was taking measures to protect the safety of lives and properties and ensure that the state was [...]

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    Hawker’s death sparks violent protest in Lagos, 14 BRT buses destroyed

Hawker’s death sparks violent protest in Lagos, 14 BRT buses destroyed

At least 14 buses belonging to Primero Transport Service Ltd were on Wednesday vandalised by suspected hoodlums along the Ikorodu Road in Lagos.Trouble started after a street hawker, who was evading arrest by Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) officials, was knocked down by an articulated vehicle at Maryland bus stop.No sooner than the incident occurred, the suspected hoodlums pounced on the [...]

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    Buhari arrives Lagos Monday on 2-day visit

Buhari arrives Lagos Monday on 2-day visit

President Muhammadu Buhari will arrive Lagos state on Monday on a two-day working visit to the state.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday.Ayorinde said during the visit, the president would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit, at Cappa, near Oshodi, in the state.He said the rescue unit [...]

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    Lagos govt: We have NOT cancelled sanitation

Lagos govt: We have NOT cancelled sanitation

The Lagos state government says the monthly environmental sanitation is still in force, even though it understands the possibility of someday reversing the restriction on movement during the exercise.At the monthly media chat of his ministry, Babatunde Adejare, commissioner for the environment, had said it was not productive to shut the city for three hours in reference to the restriction of movement [...]

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    Ambode reopens Mile 12 market

Ambode reopens Mile 12 market

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has ordered the reopening of Mile 12 market, along Ikorodu road.The market was closed on March 3 following a bloody communal clash between traders.However, Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for  information, said the governor ordered reopening of the market on Thursday after meeting with "relevant stakeholders".“Governor Akinwunmi Ambode this morning has ordered the reopening of Mile 12 market...after [...]

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    Lekki Gardens sealed, police arrest contractor

Lekki Gardens sealed, police arrest contractor

The Lagos state government has sealed Lekki Gardens over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction at Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi in the Lekki area of the state.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, confirmed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, expressing condolence with families of the victims.“The Lagos state government announced that based on preliminary reports and [...]

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    Like Fashola, Ambode demolishes market in Oshodi

Like Fashola, Ambode demolishes market in Oshodi

Six years after the administration of Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state, demolished parts of Oshodi, Akinwunmi Ambode, his successor, supervised the demolition of Owonifari market, still in Oshodi, on Wednesday morning.According to NAN, the market had been in existence for more than 40 years.The government had earlier closed the market over security challenges within Oshodi metropolis.Apart from Ambode, [...]

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    Ambode demands ‘absolute loyalty’ from cabinet members

Ambode demands ‘absolute loyalty’ from cabinet members

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has urged members of his cabinet to leave a lasting legacy that will speak for them long when his tenure is over.Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of his officials at Alausa, Ikeja, the governor charged them to get to work immediately and justify the trust that had been placed in them.He also urged them [...]

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    Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Monday presented the list of his cabinet members to the state house of assembly for screening.Ambode sought the approval of the assembly to have 36 persons in his team; 23 as commissioners and 13 as special advisers.Among the names sent to the assembly are those of six members who served in the immediate-past [...]

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    Google launches AndroidOne in Nigeria, 5 countries

Google launches AndroidOne in Nigeria, 5 countries

Global technology giant, Google, has launched its latest smartphone programme, AndroidOne in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Morocco.AndroidOne is an initiative to make high-quality smartphones available to millions of people in Asia, Africa and other parts of the world.In Nigeria, Google launched the programme on Tuesday in collaboration with mobile phone manufacturer, Infinix; mobile operator, MTN and online retail [...]

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