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1 Cheats Death, 20 Vehicles Burnt As Petrol Tanker Explodes In Lagos

Lagos - 23 hours ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos One person escaped death by the whiskers in Lagos when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State consuming more than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles. It was gathered that the fire started at noon and...

My Replacement Of Osinbajo As VP In 2019 Is Fake News-Tinubu

Lagos - 23 hours ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has debunked a media report that he plots to replace Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the Vice President come 2019 election, saying it is nothing but irredeemably fake news. The former Governor of Lagos State while reacting to the report published...

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Fire Guts 20 Vehicles As Tanker Explodes In Festac

Lagos - 2 days ago. No fewer than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were on Wednesday afternoon burnt when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State. The fire started at noon and raged for about an hour. Fire fighters arrived at the scene about...

Lagos Seals Off Chisco, Ifex, GUO Transport, Courier Companies

Lagos - 2 days ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos The Lagos State Government has sealed off the premises of some major commercial transport and courier companies, at Jibowu, on Ikorodu Road as it begins enforcement of the relocation of inter-state buses to Ojota. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami ordered the seal off with the approval of the...

FG Hands Over Presidential Lodge , Marina To LASG

Lagos - 2 days ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos The Federal Government has completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government barely twenty years after the journey to actualize it commenced. Speaking at the brief handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja,...

FG To Demolish Jibowu, Constain Bridges For Rail Line

Lagos - 2 days ago. By Ejike Ejike, Abuja The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said ‎that for the delivery of a good rail project, the Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos State would be demolished. Speaking on the demolition of Jibowu and Costain bridges, he said: “I was on a tour with the Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode...

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Ambode Presents N1.046trn Budget For 2018 Fiscal Year

Lagos - 3 days ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE and UGBOMEH FIDELIS, Lagos – Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday presented the year 2018 budget proposal of N1.046 trillion to the Lagos House of Assembly for approval. Ambode, who christened the 2018 Budget as, “Budget of Progress and Development,” said it would be used to consolidate on the achievements recorded...

Oando Asks Appeal Court To Relist Suit Challenging Suspension Of Stock

Lagos - 3 days ago.  BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Lagos – Oando Plc has asked the Lagos State Division of the Court of Appeal to reverse the order made by Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court striking out the suit seeking to lift the technical suspension imposed on its shares on the floor of the Nigerian stock market by...

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I Am Not A Governor Of Few Lagosians – Ambode

Lagos - 4 days ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos – Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend assured Lagosians that his government will ensure that the dividends of democracy get to all the residents of the state. The governor who spoke after receiving award from Christians Conscience Group of Nigeria led by their chairman, Enoch Ajiboso in Lagos...

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PDP Convention: Agbaje Withdraws From National Chairmanship Race

Lagos - 6 days ago. Former Lagos State Governorship aspirant, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has withdrawn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship race. Agbaje made this known in a letter dated Dec. 8 and referred to the Chairman of the PDP National Convention Planning Committee. He said his intention to withdraw from the race was premised on the fact...

Lagos Govt Shuts 11 Hotels Over N354.75m Tax Evasion

Lagos - 1 week ago. The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) on Thursday shut 11 hotels, restaurants and event centres over alleged failures to remit their taxes under the Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Laws of Lagos State 2009. Mr Seyi Alade, Director, Legal Services of the LIRS, said this after a state-wide tax law enforcement exercise in Lagos,...

Fire Consumes Family Of 4 In Lagos

Lagos - 1 week ago. An overnight fire has killed a family of four, simply identified as Eze’s family, at No. 13, Buraimoh street, Bariga area of Lagos. The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. Fadipe said the incident occurred at about 2.48...

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon:  Ambode’s vision key for race success-Ogba

Lagos - 1 week ago. The President of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, has attributed the success of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to the vision of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Ogba, who was President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria between 2009 and April 2017, said: “Lagos has all the ingredients to host...

Lagos Pays N1.07bn To 301 Retirees

Lagos - 1 week ago. By ZAKA KHALIQ, Lagos – Governor Akinwunmi Ambode! has released the sum of N1.075 billion into the Retirement Savings Accounts(RSAs) of 301 Contributory Pension Scheme(CPS)  retirees for the month of November. The beneficiaries are pensioners in Lagos State Public Service, inclusive of local government and SUBEB retirees, The governor, who was represented by the commissioner...

Ambode Tasks Leaders To Put Interest Of Nigerians First

Lagos - 2 weeks ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has stressed the need for Nigerian leaders to put the interest of country first , saying the leaders need to prove to the people they are genuinely interested in the development of the country. Ambode who spoke at the 2017 edition of The Experience Concert,...

Prison Inmate Undergoing PhD Programme — Controller

Lagos - 2 weeks ago. The Controller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says education in prison facilities is getting better by the day, with an inmate in the Maximum Prison undergoing a PhD programme. Ladipo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that things were looking up, especially with the commitment of officials and performance of...

PDP Reconciles Factions In Lagos

Lagos - 2 weeks ago. BY FIDELIS UGBOMEH,Lagos Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliatory Committee has reconciled the two factions of the party in Lagos state. According to a member of the four-man Committee, Hon.Adebukunmi Adekola, it was agreed that at the ward, local government and state levels delegates will be appointed based on a...

Badoo Strikes Again, Kills Pastor In Lagos

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. BY OGUNTADE ISMAILA, Lagos – A pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) identified as Victor Kanayo was yesterday killed by suspected members of the highly dreaded Badoo cult gang in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Our correspondent learnt that his wife and 10-month-old baby were found unconscious and were later rushed to...

Indigenous Language: Lagos Speaker Commend Army’s Directive

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has commended the Nigerian Army on its directive to its personnel to learn the country’s three major indigenous languages — Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa. Obasa, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Political and Legislative Matters, Mr Mufutau Egberongbe on Saturday,...

Why Lagos Will Host Five School championships- Tinubu

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. The Special Adviser on Sports to the Lagos State Governor, Deji Tinubu has stated that the state’s desire to discover and groom more talents informed its decision to approve five sports championships for schools before the end of the year. Last week, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode approved the staging of five School championships to be organised...