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Speaking on his experience, a Lagos resident, Mr Abiola Dauda who took his wife out for the mother's celebration at JJT Park, said the experience was pleasant and awesome. He said: "We are here to be part of the celebration and this has really been an eventful one. We came in after the church service ...
The Lagos State government has said that the ban placed on unauthorised modes of movement of animals, especially live cattle, across the State still subsists, stressing that persons found culpable in this act will be prosecuted. Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau, stated this at the weekend ...

Under the new initiative supervised by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, (LASBCA), the agency is carrying out post construction audit exercise on all existing building to ascertain their status and determine the validity of development permits. The government has already begun the circulation of ...
The Lagos State Government says the state has the lowest rate of accident in Nigeria in the fourth quarter of 2017. The Commissioner for Transportation, Ladi Lawanson, stated this on Friday at a news conference to announce the start of the Safety Campaign Week of the Vehicle Inspection Service holding ...
Four people died as a Lexus Jeep plying one way rammed into a commercial bus on Lekki/Epe Expressway yesterday, the Lagos State Emergency ... The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, said in a statement in Lagos that the accident happened at the First Gate inward Oriental Hotel, ...
The Lagos State Government targets 20,000 housing units by the year 2020 as part of its multifaceted approach to confront the three million housing deficit in the state. The state Commissioner for Housing, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, made this known during an inspection tour to Odo-Onosa/Odo Ayandelu ...
Flanked by members of the All Progressives Congress caucus in the House of Representatives who arrived the Lagos House on February 17, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State smiled as photographers clicked away. The APC House of Reps caucus, led by the Majority Leader Femi ...
But on Lagos Island, one of the oldest parts of the city, Vitturi was delighted to discover what he calls "reverse gentrification." Connected to the mainland by bridges, the island is the overcrowded home to the local government as well as the sprawling Balogun street market, where vendors hawk plastic ...
A nongovernmental organization, Centre for Public Accountability, (CPA) has thrown its weight behind Lagos state government over recent increases in land use charge, car registration fees and litigation fees paid by residents of the state. CPA, in a statement by its Executive Director, Olufemi Lawson on ...
Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Muda Yusuf said: "In continuance of its Public Policy Advocacy Initiative, it behooves (LCCI) to provide a platform, such as this, to aggregate the views of stakeholders (both public and private) on the new Land Use Charge Law in ...
The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Hakeem Dickson, said on Monday that all gas plants in the state needed to be redesigned to meet with the expected safety standards and reduce the rate of loss of lives and property. Dickson while briefing the press about the report of an 11-man team ...
The Lagos state Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule, Last week Thursday, said that women should take advantage of the current level of women emaciation initiative both globally and locally. Stressing that women should involved in governance and politics, seeking political position and take ...
Over 70 state-sponsored and endorsed arts and culture programmes have been announced by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The calendar, consisting an all-year-round events is expected to garner visibility for tourism-oriented art programmes in the state. According to a statement ...
A primary school pupil, Ezekiel Daniel, was Monday crushed to death by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Idi-Iroko/Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, Lagos. The pupil was said to have attempted to cross the road to enter the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Primary School when the BRT hit and ran him over.
Speaking, State Team Leader, Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI 2 Lagos, Dr Edun Omasanjuwa, said family planning was all encompassing, including planning your entire family from the start to the end. "It includes the spacing in between your children, how you want to take care of ...
According to him, experience has shown that government does not run business well, hence the decision to involve stakeholders from the private sector to implement the initiative. The special adviser said, "We want Lagos workforce to continue to deliver. There are skills that you learn from coding that will ...

Lagos State Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources Mr. Olawale Oluwo (2nd left), signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 10,000 Street Lighting project with Low Energy Designs Company Limited at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, March 5, 2018. With him are Special ...
It is traditionally practiced by Hausas in Nigeria's north, but on this night the fight was in the southern city of Lagos. "This is an ancient tradition in the north and we're bringing it down to the south," said the commentator. "We want to see teeth rolling!" Instead of in the usual dusty squares and small arenas, the ...
A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Monday froze a Zenith Bank account belonging to the Lagos State Government Number Plate Production Authority over an alleged N3 billion fraud. Mohammed Idris, the judge, granted the freeze order following an application brought by the Economic and ...
Lagos derived its name from a Portuguese explorer, Rui de Sequeira as a result of because of its many lagoons. Until the abolition of slave trade, Lagos played host to the exportation of millions of slaves, thus making it a beehive of trading activities. With the abolition of slave trade by the British government, ...
THE Lagos State Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) plans to embark on an "Operation Show Your Driver's Licence'' soon, according to the sector commander ,Mr Hyginus Omeje. The aim is to encourage owners of the 56, 767 driving licences currently lying uncollected in FRSC offices across ...
A Lagos lawmaker, Prince Bisi Yusuff on Saturday obtained Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms for 350 indigent candidates in his constituency. Presenting the forms, Yusuff, representing Alimosho Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly, said that health and quality ...
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State would have opened a brand new chapter in the annals of governance in the state if he succeeds in seeing to fruition his government's Embedded Power Project. Although it would not be the first in the state's history, it is an ambitious project that would impact ...
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the convener of Broom United Movement (BUM), Fouad Oki, a loyalist of national leader, Bola Tinubu. The suspension of Oki, a former director general of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's 2015 campaign organisation, was ...
But this did not go down well with Private Sector Participants, PSP, operators who had been in charge of wastes management in Lagos. They dragged the state government to court. The matter lasted one year and ended only when the parties in the suit reached an out-of-court-settlement. While the matter ...
There is a salient but significant event in Lagos. It should change the landscape of Nigeria for good. The government of the state announced the setting up of Nigeria's first DNA laboratory. It is a shame that a country of 170 million people, with all the national wealth, has no functional DNA lab. For public ...
29, 2018, from TBS, Lagos, with a 25-member team and eight star trekkers. According to him, the walk is just the starting point of a chain that has been designed for the purpose of transforming Nigeria. "It is also meant to be used to show solidarity with Nigerians both in the public and private sectors that they ...
Fadipe said in Lagos, "In 2017, we responded to 1, 659 calls, out of which 1, 273 were fire calls. "Two hundred and sixty (260) were rescue calls, 21 were on building collapses and 105 were false calls."While the estimated amount saved for the period was N99.5 billion considering the kind of emergencies ...
All candidates seeking admission into all tertiary institutions in Lagos State must henceforth possess credit in Yoruba Language, the state Yoruba Language Preservation and Preservation Law has said. The law, which became effective last Thursday, would now make compulsory for all primary and ...
For posing an environmental nuisance, the Lagos State government has served a 24-hour vacation notice to all furniture traders plying their trade on the roadside and walkways along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. Chairman of the Lagos State task force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of police ...
The officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, (LASBCA), have sealed the zonal headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), under construction in Ajegunle, a hotel in Ikeja and 6 other buildings over illegal development of structures and for breaking government seal.
"On interrogation, Animasaun confessed that he and two others snatched the Lexus jeep on gun point at Ajah in Lagos and took it to the Pastor, who used to help assist them in selling such stolen items," he said. He added that the popular pastor only paid him the sum of N350,000 for the car after using it for ...
IN 2001, the Lagos State government consolidated all property and land-based rates and charges previously applicable under Land Rates, Tenement Rates and Neighbourhood Improvement Charge into a single rate. Thus, the Land Use Charge as prescribed by the Land Use Charge Law, No 11 of 2001 ...
Lagos polo Club is planning to make the 2018 edition of its annual tournament the best ever. This revelation was made ... Laoye disclosed that beyond the sport of polo, the week-long event would be used to further showcase the tourism potentials and cultural heritage of Lagos State. The prestigious fiesta ...
After all, I tell myself, Lagos is an old friend. A place I have been to with Adichie and Ifemelu. I know the old yellow matatus are danfos. I know, too, that the tuktuk, which was a Bajaj in Dar-es-Salaam a month earlier, has become a keke. The women hawkers in wrappers with wide trays of bread on their ...
The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizure of 31 exotic vehicles. Also impounded were 14 trailers of foreign parboiled rice, containing 8,400 bags. The unit's Area Controller, Mohammed Uba, paraded the items in Lagos yesterday.
Gabriel Obinna, 20, Nnadozie Akabueze, 21, Hector Ugochukwu, 32, Chinedu Ezechukwu, 21 and Godwin Balogun appeared yesterday before the newly inaugurated Ikeja Sexual Offences and domestic violence Court, for allegedly using social media to lure, kidnap and rape two women in Lagos.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday in Lagos sealed 20 private security guard companies for various offences. The Assistant Commandant-General in charge of Private Guard Companies (PGCs), Helen Amakiri, disclosed after visiting some of the companies in the state.
The Lagos state police Command has arrested a man and his wife for running a baby factory at Igando area of Lagos. According to Lagos State Commissioner of police, CP Imohimi Egdal, the suspects, Adeola Adebayo; 50 and Rita Adebayo; 40 were arrested for harboring pregnant women and selling ...
sport Utility Vehicle lovers in Nigeria have expressed excitement at the unveiling in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, of a Peugeot 3008, a new addition to the SUV segment. Featuring a sleek design, the new SUV is said to combine robustness with elegance. Its assembler and promoted, PAN Nigeria ...
The Lagos State government on Tuesday inaugurated a special advocacy campaign to engender growth mindset among civil servants and imbue them with the right skills and attitude to contribute to the efforts to fast-track development and set the State on the path of sustainable and inclusive growth.
A tour of major streets and roads in Lagos showed that quite a number of refuse bins have been placed at strategic locations for residents to dump their garbage. The complaint has however been that the refuse bins are inadequate even as residents lament that the state is virtually turning into a dirty one ...
You can see that crime rate has greatly reduced in Lagos State. There is no part of the world that is crime-free, not even in western countries with their advanced and sophisticated technologies. The governor has invested a lot in security. He has judiciously maximized the Security Trust Fund, equipped the ...
The Group Managing Director of Adron Homes and Properties Limited, Oba Adetola Emmanuel King who disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos to announce its annual 'Lemon De Val Party' which holds on February 14, 2018, said the widening housing gap in the country informed the decision of his ...
Dr Fadahunsi Fajuyitan, the interim Lagos State Chairman of the KOWA Party, has emerged the substantive Chairman. Fajuyitan, who was unopposed, emerged the party Chairman at the state congress of the party held at Light Chapel Event Centre, Ilupeju, Lagos. Other state officers elected include Dr ...
Speaking at a round conference on water privatisation, which was held in Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos, the president, Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees, (AUPCTRE), Anthony Benjamin, said the issue of privatisation is a major ...
From its 2018 fiscal plan, Lagos State economic outlook signals more prospects than it recorded in the past. Gboyega Akinsanmi writes. On December 18 last year, the national budget performance came under scrutiny at the Senate. Contrary to a report from the Budget Office of the Federation that put the ...
The power project, said the state government in a statement yesterday, is aimed at delivering an estimated 3,000 Megawatts to homes and industries, and is expected to lift the economy of Lagos, which is Nigeria's industrial hub. The revised Land Use Charge Law, on the other hand, will improve the value ...
Penultimate week, I posited that as a newly deployed police officer in Lagos, you have to be strategic. I failed, however, to give you an all-important tip: the Constitutional basis of your operation. First, there is a part of the Nigerian constitution that is relatively unknown to everyone but officials of the Nigerian ...


 

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