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Onitsha Tanker Explosion: Buhari Sympathises With Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State. Reacting to

Mob stopped us from accessing Onitsha fire scene – FFS

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has said that a mob stopped its men from getting to the scene of Wednesday’s fire incident at Ochanja Market, Onitsha, in Anambra. Spokesperson of

Gov. Obiano speaks on Onitsha tanker fire

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, has sympathised with the family of a woman and her child burnt to death in a truck accident in Onitsha, the commercial city of the

Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff Onoja resigns

Chief Edward Onoja, Chief of Staff to Gov. Yahaya Bello, has resigned his position less than one month to the Kogi governorship election. Onoja resigned to enable him emerge as

James Hope College Acquires American International School Lagos Property, Offers Full Scholarship To 40% Of Students

The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos.  This was disclosed at

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

SUBEB Chair advocates early childhood education

The Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King has advised parents to expose their children to basic education at an early stage, saying that early

Moghalu dumps YPP, demands electronic voting in 2023

Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has resigned from the party. Moghalu who announced his resignation from the party via

Massive road rehabilitation commences in Lagos tomorrow – Sanwo-Olu

. . . Contractors Directed To Move To Affected Roads Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriage roads within the State with

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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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FG declares Tuesday Oct.1 public holidays to mark 59th independence

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, Oct.1, as public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary.

The Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

She said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the federal government.

The minister congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s anniversary.

He assured citizens of government’s commitment to end the current spate of insecurity in the country.

According to him, peace and stability are necessary conditions for the development of any nation. Read more

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I am ready to waive immunity to clear my name – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is ready to waive his constitutional immunity to enable the “most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation and falsehoods against his person and office.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said that the vice president made the declaration in a tweet he personally authored on Wednesday.

“In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falsehoods have been peddled in the media against me by a group of malicious individuals.
“The defamatory and misleading assertions invented by this clique had mostly been making the social media rounds anonymously. Read more

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World Clean-Up Day: LASG calls for improved sanitary habits

… Partners Green HubAfrica To Clean Up Streets, Beach

Lagos State Government has called for an improved sanitary attitude among Lagosians, just as it restated the need for citizens’ involvement in achieving environmental sustainability.

The call was made by the General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe, who averred that the State government recognises the place of residents in the implementation of environmental policies.

Speaking at an event marking the 2019 World Clean-Up Day in Lagos, Fasewe underscored the need to connect citizens to the appropriate mechanism in waste management, adding that a polluted society negatively affects the socio-economic structure of the entire residents.

“It is disturbing to know that part of the waste generated in the State still ends up on the streets and drainage channels, causing flooding and other human-made disasters capable of reducing the quality of life and negatively impacting the economy”, she stated.

Speaking further, the General Manager noted that the State government has partnered with GreenHub Africa to change the mindset of residents from indiscriminate dumping of refuse to developing a proper waste disposal etiquette. Read more

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Court orders DSS to release Sowore

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo said the activist should be released to his lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), who is to produce him for arraignment whenever he is required.
Falana had told the court that since the detention order has expired and application for renewal has been withdrawn, the court should make a consequential order and release Sowore.
“If the court wants him and i will produce him (Sowore).” Read more

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At The UN, Buhari Unfolds Plans To Reverse Climate Change In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.

The plans were revealed in his address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit with the theme, “A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win.”

The full-text of his speech is reproduced below:

I share the sentiment expressed by the Secretary-General that the world is on the verge of climate catastrophe. Undeniably, Climate Change is a human-induced phenomenon.

It is now imperative that we must step-up our collective climate actions in line with the request of the Secretary General. It is in this regard that I wish to reiterate Nigeria’s commitment to its obligation under the Paris Agreement, the aspirations enshrined in our Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and ensure a resilient future that mainstreams climate risks in our decision making.

I want to announce that the Government of Nigeria will develop a more robust sectorial action plan, and expand the scope of our Sovereign Green Bonds in line with our intended upward review of Nigeria’s NDC’s towards the inclusion of the water and waste sectors by 2020.

In the water sector, Nigeria will issue a Green Bond for irrigation and construct multi-purpose dams for power, irrigation and water supply. We will strengthen solid and liquid waste management systems to attract more private sector investors.

We will take concrete steps to harness climate innovative ideas by including youths in decision making processes as part of our over-all climate governance architecture. We will mobilize Nigerian youths towards planting 25 million trees to enhance Nigeria’s carbon sink. Read more

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Lionel Messi Wins FIFA Men’s Player Of The Year Award

Argentine international and Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi has won the footballer of the year award at the FIFA awards.

He beat favourite Virgil Van Dijk, who won the European Player of the year prize last month.

Messi has now won six world player of the year awards, one ahead of rival, Cristiano Ronaldo

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won the men’s coach of the year.

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‘Its time to punish racists’ – FIFA urges Italy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has urged Italian soccer authorities to hand out stadium bans for supporters guilty of racism after another incident in a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday.

Play was briefly suspended after Fiore’s Brazilian wing-back Dalbert reportedly told referee Daniele Orsato he had been the target of racist abuse from fans at the Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma, where Atalanta are based while their ground is revamped.

An announcement was read over the stadium loudspeaker urging supporters to stop and the game, which finished 2-2, then continued, but Infantino believes the problem must be taken more seriously. Read more

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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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RCCG Helps Ministry Weekend 2019. Theme: Greater Works – 19th – 22nd September

RCCG Helps Ministry Weekend 2019

Theme: Greater Works

Date: 19th – 22nd September, 2019

Venue: All RCCG Parishes

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National Youth Games: Lagos Sports Commission Commends Athletes

The Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) has commended Team Lagos’ performance at the just concluded 5th National Youth Games (NYG) held in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Speaking at a reception held for the athletes at the Multipurpose Hall of Unilorin on Monday, Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh said in spite of stiff opposition, the Team Lagos was second on the Medals Table with a total of 72 medals consisting of 22Gold, 36Silver and 14Bronze.

He recalled that Team Lagos also came second in their first outing in 2018, adding that the State’s youthful and budding athletes now need to work harder during subsequent editions to move up to the first position.

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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

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CBN begins charges on deposits, withdrawals above N500,000

The Central Bank of Nigeria says the nationwide implementation of the cashless policy will begin by March 31, 2020.

This was contained in the apex bank’s latest circular to all Deposit Money Banks in the country as the implementation of the policy would signal the imposition of charges on deposits in addition to already existing charges on withdrawals. Read more

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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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Alleged N400m theft: Army court martial former GOC

The Nigerian Army has commenced the trial of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, over alleged stolen N400 million by some soldiers under his command.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, while inaugurating the General Court Martial on Tuesday in Abuja, said the trial was in line with the Armed Forces Act Cap A20 Laws of the Federation 2004.

The General Court Martial is to be presided over by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Army Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, as the president of the court.

Members of the court are Maj.-Gen. A.A Tarfa from the Headquarters Training and Doctrine Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. F.O Agugo from Department of Army Transformation and Innovation and Maj.-Gen. J.S Malu from the Headquarters Nigerian Army Engineers.
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