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Sanwo-Olu reorders Ambode’s 2019 Budget, seeks N250bn loan

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-ordered the 2019 Budget of the state with a letter to the State Assembly seeking a loan of N250 Billion.

According to the letter by Sanwo-Olu, the 2019 Budget proposed by ex-Gov. Akinwumi Ambode could no longer be funded hence the need for its re-ordering and sourcing for more funds.

The governor’s letter was read on the floor of the House during plenary on Tuesday by the Clerk to the Assembly, Mr Sani Azeez.

According to the letter, the loan was broken down as: a fixed rate bond of N100 billion from the capital market and an internal loan of N150 billion.

The governor explained that the budgetary provisions of recurrent and capital budget of ministries, departments and agencies were not likely to be utilized before the end of the year, saying that N34.050 billion could be re-ordered. Read more

Photo News: Buhari, Ex-President Jonathan meet at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Sanwo-Olu honours police officer who used personal resources to save robbery victim

…‘You Are Our Role Model’, Lagos Governor Tells DPO

An act of kindness rendered to a robbery victim by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Ogudu Police Station in Lagos was on Monday rewarded by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who personally invited the kind hearted police officer to the State House for an honour.

Sanwo-Olu described Mrs. Celestina Kalu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), as “a humane police officer”, saying her decision to save the life of an orphan, Friday Ajabor, shot by a two-man robbery gang in Ojota, was a “matchless trait of compassion”.

Ajabor, a 25-year-old orphan from Edo State, was at the Ojota with his friend at about 8pm on September 19 when two men of the underworld waylaid them, attempting to dispossess them of their valuables. They struggled with the robbers, until the assailants overpowered them.

Ajabor’s friend managed to escape from the scene with their personal effects, leaving him at the mercy of the robbers armed with a local pistol. For struggling with them, the robbers shot Ajabor in the bowel at a close range and disappeared from the scene.

A team of policemen from Ogudu Police Station led by Mrs. Kalu arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later, meeting the hapless victim in a pool of his blood. The policemen, it was learnt, rushed the victim to two hospitals where he was rejected for lack of bed space.

About 90 minutes after, the victim was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja, where he underwent a series of surgery, the cost of which was personally defrayed by Mrs. Kalu.

This extra effort by the police officer saved the life of the orphan whose relatives could not be reached at the time he was admitted into the ICU. Read more

LIVE VIDEO: RCCG 2019 Annual Youth Convention – Day 4 Evening (PLENARY SESSION 10) #HisPowerAndGlory

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Manchester United, Arsenal draw 1-1 in EPL clash

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Arsenal on Monday in a Premier League game which was a poor imitation of some of the past clashes between the clubs.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 58th minute goal, given after VAR review, cancelled out Scott McTominay’s well-struck opener on the stroke of halftime, but it was a game which highlighted the weaknesses of the two teams.

The result leaves United in 10th place with just nine points, their worst start after seven games for 30 years and they have won just one of their last six league games.

Arsenal are in fourth spot on 12 points but their nine-point gap with leaders Liverpool illustrates just how far away they are from being real contenders.

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LAWMA Partners stakeholders to clean-up Apapa

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has conducted a joint clean-up exercise with APM Terminals Limited and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to rid Apapa of refuse.

Speaking during the exercise organised by the APM Terminals, the Executive Director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, who represented the managing director, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, observed the need for attitudinal change among residents regarding the way they treat the environment.

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#WorldCleanupDay: LAWMA canvasses cleaner environment for Lagos

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has reiterated the need for residents to support government’s efforts at establishing a cleaner and healthier environment in the state, on the occasion of this year’s World Cleanup Day.

According to the Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, this year’s event provides the opportunity for people to have a rethink on how they treat their environment, considering the negative implications of improper waste disposal.

He said: “The World Cleanup Day is a global social action program aimed at combating the global solid waste problem and this is good a platform to remind our people of the negative consequences of indiscriminate waste dumping, which affects not only the environment, but the people that live in it”.

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Buhari replaces Oyo-Ita with Yemi-Esan as Head of Civil Service

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja approved the appointment of Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) with immediate effect.

In a statement signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yemi-Esan, who was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita.

According to Bassey, Oyo-Ita has been directed to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He said the President had also approved the extension of the tenure of seven retiring Permanent Secretaries for a period of one calendar year with effect from Oct. 1. Read more

We would do the needful for our athletes – Oyo commissioner

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Engineer Seun Fakorede has assured athletes who represented Oyo state in the just concluded National Youth Games held in Ilorin a huge reward.

Addressing journalists in Ilorin during the closing ceremony of the 5th edition of the National Youth Games held in Marakana Stadium, Fakorede said he’s impressed with the performances of the state contingents and Oyo State appears to present the youngest athletes in this event.

“I’m quite confident to say this that His Excellency has approved the payment of the last youth games even though we were not in govt in the last edition. We’re ready to do the needful for our athletes”.

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Tribunal verdict: Makinde says it’s triumph of truth over falsehood

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood.

The governor stated this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on Monday, in Ibadan.

Makinde was reacting to the tribunal judgment that gave him victory in a petition instituted against him by Mr Adebayo Adelabu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 governorship election.

He said that he did not expect anything less from the Tribunal ”because truth is always constant.”

The governor expressed appreciation to the people of the state for standing by him before, during and after the election.

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RCCG 2019 Annual Youth Convention. Theme: HIS POWER AND GLORY – 30th September – 5th October

LIVE VIDEO: RCCG 2019 Annual Youth Convention – #HisPowerAndGlory

Trusting God for a convention like no other.

RCCG Annual Young Adults and Youth Convention 2019 is upon us.

This year we will be dwelling on “His Power and Glory” having received power to be Indomitable.

God is ready,
We are Ready,
Are you Ready?

#RCCGAYC2019 #HisPowerAndGlory

VENUE: Old Arena, Redemption Camp, Km 46 Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Ministering: Pastor E. A. Adeboye and other anointed men of God.

RCCG Festival of Life Middle East 2019. THEME: LET THE FIRE FALL » 13th September

RCCG Festival of Life Middle East 2019 –  United Arab Emirates
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LIVE VIDEO:

DATE: Friday, 13th September 2016

THEME: LET THE FIRE FALL

VENUE: Festival Arena, Festival City, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

TIME: 2PM

MINISTERING:  Pastor E.A. Adeboye, The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God & other anointed men of God

 

Senate president congratulates Buhari, APC over victory

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the president’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

The tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in its entirety.

Lawan in a statement on Wednesday by his Spokesperson, Ola Awoniyi said that the judgment had put a judicial seal on the mandate freely given to the president by Nigerians in the Feb.23 presidential election.

Lawan urged the president to accept the affirmation of his election as a reminder of the confidence of Nigerians in his capacity to continue to lead the country to greatness.

The senate president said Nigerian people had great expectations from the “Next Level Agenda” of the president and further pledged full cooperation of the National Assembly in the pursuit of the best interest of the Nigerian people.

Lawan also commended the petitioners for using the judicial window prescribed by the constitution in seeking redress for their grievances and urged them to join hands with the government and the Nigerian people in the important task of nation-building.

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