‘Funds spent by govs. on security vote/spendings enough to finance State Police’ – Sanwo-Olu 

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the resources expended on security by State governors can be used to fund State Police. In recent years, governors and key stakeholders have been at the forefront of the increasingly vocal clamour for State policing. Recall that in March, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had argued that a multi-ethnic nation like Nigeria needs State police to address its security challenges. On this backdrop, Sanwo-Olu said State policing will help sub nationals ensure that businesses and investments are secure. The governor, who spoke yesterday at…

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Tinubu reunites with associates, says “I’m hale, hearty and well”

…As Sanwo-Olu hosts APC leader to special prayers  National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken his first outing since his return from the United Kingdom (UK) at the weekend. Tinubu, yesterday, reunited with his political associates and protégés at a welcome-back event and prayer hosted by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, in Marina. The former Lagos State Governor was received by Sanwo-Olu in the company of his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde. The event…

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“We warned about Apapa gridlock 18 years ago” – Chairman Ports Council

Chairman of the Port Consultative Council of Nigeria, (PCCN), Otunba Kunle Folarin, has said that the Council warned the Federal Government about the Apapa gridlock more than 18 years ago, but that the government’s refusal to heed the warning resulted in what is currently being experienced. Folarin stated this at the inauguration of the new committees of the Council in Lagos. He noted that during the tenure of Mr. Adeseye Ogunlewe as Minister of Works, both officials of the Ministry and the Council took a walk from Ilasamaja to Tin-Can…

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2023 presidency: Lagos traditional rulers endorse Tinubu

Traditional rulers in Lagos State have endorsed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidency. The traditional rulers, led by Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu endorsed the former governor of Lagos at a Retreat organised for them, which was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Obas made the declaration during the course of their meeting and discussion on Obas and Chiefs Law of Lagos State, Law 2015. The entire monarchs unanimously through a voice vote, used their symbol of…

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Ahmed Musa builds houses worth N1.4bn in Lekki, Lagos

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has reportedly ventured into real estate business in the high-brow Lagos neigbourhood of Lekki. The 28-year-old winger, who plies his trade for Turkish Süper Lig club Fatih Karagümrük built an estate of terrace houses in Lekki reportedly worth a staggering N1.4 billion. According to ScoreNigeria, the mini-estate was reported to have 20 housing units. However, rather than rent the houses, Musa is selling them to make more profits. The move is said to be his financial security and plan not to resort to going cap…

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Lagos: State Govt. announces restriction of movement for council poll

Lagos State has announced a restriction of movement from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm tomorrow, Saturday, for the local government elections. The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) will conduct elections in the 20 LGAs, 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos. A statement by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, explained: “The restriction is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. “The restriction will facilitate…

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FRSC returns N420,000 cash found at crash site in Lagos

The Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), has returned N420,000 cash found at an auto crash site at Akinfosile, along Lagos-Ore expressway, in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State, to the family of the deceased. The FRSC Unit Commander in Ore, Olusegun Aladenika, disclosed this to the newsmen yesterday, in Ore. Aladenika said the money, belonging to one Nnamdi Okoro, who is deceased, was returned to his family member named Chidiebere Nnewe, after a written undertaking with full identification by the Nigeria Police, Omotosho Division and the Nigeria Union of Road…

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FG to concession Lagos Trade Fair complexes, economic zones

The Federal Government through the Bureau of Public Enterprises, (BPE), says it would concession the Tafawa-Balewa Trade Fair Complex, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC), Calabar Special Economic Zone and Kano Special Economic Zone. Amina Othman, the Head of Public Communications at BPE, in a statement, said the body has scheduled to disclose more on the concessions at an International Investors’ webinar on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. “The webinar is in line with the new mandate of BPE as contained in a new Federal Government circular. It gives the Bureau…

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National Arts Theatre to create over 25,000 jobs – CBN Governor

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, yesterday said that no fewer than 25,000 people would be working at the National Arts Theatre, in Lagos, upon completion. The apex bank’s governor, made the disclosure yesterday, at the contract award signing ceremony for the restoration and refurbishment of the Theatre, in Iganmu, Lagos. According to Emefiele, the first phase of the project, which he said would have four hubs for music, fashion, information technology and movies, would be ready in 15 months. The CBN governor further disclosed…

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Man dies jumping from 7-storey building to avert EFCC arrest in Lagos

An unidentified man died on Thursday, after jumping from the 7th floor of a building at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was learnt he was trying to escape from operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), who were in the estate to effect the arrest of a suspect who was not in any way connected to the deceased. Spokesperson of the Lagos Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said the case has been transferred to the homicide unit of the Force Investigation Department.

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