We Are Working On Permanent Solutions To Address The Flooding In Lagos Says Ambode

We Are Working On Permanent Solutions To Address The Flooding In Lagos Says Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said the flooding caused by heavy rainfalls in the State within the last few days would soon be a thing of the past, as the State Government was working towards embarking on holistic solutions to address the situation once and for all. Speaking at a sensitization workshop on water management and environmental control held at Ikeja today, the Governor said aside the fact that the issue of flooding was not peculiar to the State or Nigeria as it was a global phenomenon, but…

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Federal Government To Fund Part Of 2017 Budget With Recovered Loot Says Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

Federal Government To Fund Part Of 2017 Budget With Recovered Loot Says Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

The Federal Government said on Monday it will use a fraction of the looted funds recovered so far to finance part of the 2017 budget. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, said this at the 2017 budget breakdown in Abuja. He said the total revenue projected was N5.08 trillion, with 11 per cent coming from the recoveries made. “On recoveries, we are being extremely conservative; what is in the budget is what we know about already. So if more comes, we will use it. Know…

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Bans Smoking In Public

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Bans Smoking In Public

Following his war against drug dealings in the country, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order imposing a nationwide smoking ban in public places. The executive order which was signed by the President on Tuesday was announced by the Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Thursday. ‘There shall be no opening that will allow air to escape from the designated smoking areas to the smoke-free area of the building or conveyance, except for a single door equipped with an automatic door closer.’ ‘The designated smoking area shall not be…

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Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode Donates N55m To Families Of Slain Security Officers

Lagos State Governor  Akinwumi Ambode Donates N55m To Families Of Slain Security Officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday presented cheques totaling N55 million to the families of security officers who lost their lives in the Ishawo area of Ikorodu after an ambush unleashed on them by militants. The families of four police officers that died during the operation got N10 million each, while an officer who sustained injury during the attack and still recuperating in the hospital, Sgt. Alexandra Ugadu got N5million. Also, a cheque of N10 million was presented to the family of a military officer, Capt. A Mohammed…

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Dollar Drops Below N400/$ For First Time In Seven Months

Dollar Drops Below N400/$ For First Time In Seven Months

For the first time in seven months, the dollar fell below the psychological N400 barrier, when the greenback traded at N399 to the dollar in Lagos and exchanged at N395 in Abuja, lower than N410 at which it traded on Tuesday. With the gains made by the local currency in the last five weeks, the naira inched closer to one of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) key foreign exchange policy objectives of an exchange rate convergence. The naira trades for N375 to the greenback for invisibles and at N307…

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Federal Government Plans To Expand Runways In Four International Airports

Federal Government Plans To Expand Runways In Four International Airports

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed when leading the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, around facilities at the Kaduna International Airport that four new runways will be constructed at four international airports in the next 24 months. The airports involved are Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Lagos. Sirika said the expansion would offer more direct local and international flights, as well as eliminate delays often experienced in the course of landing and taking off of aircraft. There will be a second runway in Abuja. Hopefully within the next 24 months, we would…

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Nigeria Customs Impounds 40ft Container Of Fish Worth N22m For False Declaration

Nigeria Customs Impounds 40ft Container Of Fish Worth N22m For False Declaration

The Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service has impounded a forty foot container laden with Tilapia Fish from Turkey. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Customs Area Controller of the Command, Jibrin Musa disclosed that the importer declared apples as the content of the container before scanning proved it to be 2700 cartons of prohibited frozen fish. Jibrin told journalists that aside the offence of false declaration, the import also contravened the law as it failed the requirement for license and quota expected for importers of allowable fish species into Nigeria. He…

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Signs Seven Bills Into Law!

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Signs Seven Bills Into Law!

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed seven bills into law. Following Osinbajo’s assent to these bills, they have now become Acts of the National Assembly. The Bills are Oaths (Amendment) Act, 2017; Defence Space Adminis- tration Act, 2017; Veterinary Surgeons (Amend-ment) Act, 2017; National Film and Video Censors Board (Amendment)Act, 2017; Pension Rights of Judges (Amendment) Act, 2017; Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (Establish-ment, etc.) Act, 2017; and Mortgage Institutions (Amendment)Act, 2016. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang…

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Says Federal Government Will Build Modular Refineries To Curb Illegal Oil Refining

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Says Federal Government Will Build Modular Refineries To Curb Illegal Oil Refining

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government plans to establish modular refineries to engage youths involved in illegal oil refining in the Niger Delta. This, according to Osinbajo will discourage illegal refining in the region. The acting President made this known at a stakeholders meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers chapter in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. He said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was sincerely committed to ensuring that young men and women in the region were properly engaged. Osinbajo said that the Federal Government…

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Recession: Lagos Buses To Increase Fare By 20-50%

Recession: Lagos Buses To Increase Fare By 20-50%

Commuters using the LAGBUS and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses in Lagos will pay more from March 1, following the Lagos State Government’s approval of upward review in their fares. Thousands of Lagos residents queue up daily to make use of the buses to enjoy lower fares and use the BRT to beat gridlock in the city due to their use of dedicated lanes. The Lagos State Government said on Monday that it had approved fare increase ranging from 20 per cent to 50 per cent on different routes plied…

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Lagos Needs $30BN To Execute 30 Capital Projects In Five Years Says Governor Ambode

Lagos Needs $30BN To Execute 30 Capital Projects In Five Years Says Governor Ambode

In a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said that the State would require at least $30billion dollars to adequately deliver 30 most impactful infrastructural projects over the next five years. The Governor, who spoke shortly before inaugurating a 12-member Economic Advisory Committee at the Lagos House, Ikeja, said the projected figure represents about $6billion per annum,  whereas the provision for capital projects in the 2017 budget is pegged at N500billion (about $1.6billion). Alluding to the fact that the projection…

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Governor Ambode Announces Plan To Ban Danfo Before The End Of The Year

Governor Ambode Announces Plan To Ban Danfo Before The End Of The Year

Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said he has plans to take commercial buses popularly known as Danfo off Lagos roads before the end of the year. He explained that this is to create a more efficient, “well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city”.  Ambode also promised that his administration would soon roll out a comprehensive environmental sanitation policy that would make the city clean without much burden on the people in terms of taxes. He said this at the 14th…

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