Author: Debo Omilani

Debo Omilani has been practicing journalism for about seven years. He is a committed and dedicated journalist with a passion for reporting newsworthy events without bias.
COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Rolls Out First Phase of Economic Stimulus for Residents, Targets 200,000 Residents
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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Rolls Out First Phase of Economic Stimulus for Residents, Targets 200,000 Residents

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society to cushion the effect of Coronavirus.   The stimulus, which comes in food packs, to be distributed to every local government in the State is aimed at cushioning the effect of the fourteen days stay-at-home directive.   Speaking after an on-the-spot assessment of one of the State-owned food banks, located inside the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Agege, Sanwo-Olu said the economic stimulus will reduce the burden of the temporary economic downturn on the citizens caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Governor said the food packs, which were put together by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative...
Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – Health Commissioner
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Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 – Health Commissioner

  Lagos State Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi has warned on Friday that coronavirus cases in the state may surge to 39,000 in the coming weeks if proactive measures were not put in place to avoid the situation.   Lagos currently has 44 confirmed cases, which include 41 active cases and 3 discharged patients.   He disclosed this  at a news conference that about 3,000 primary contacts of those infected with the disease were being traced on daily basis.   He warned that infected cases may increase if the contacts were not observing self-isolation or social distancing.   According to him, the mathematical projection was that the state could have up to 39,000 cases.   He said this has not happened because of the state’s strat...
COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice ‘Social Distancing’ – Lagos Govt
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COVID-19: Citizens Should Practice ‘Social Distancing’ – Lagos Govt

  Lagos State Government has urged residents to reduce all forms of public and social gatherings as part of the preventive measure to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease in the State. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who stated this today while giving updates on COVID19 in Lagos advised that citizens should observe and practice the principle of ‘Social Distancing’ which is a public health strategy to slow down the spread of contagious diseases such as COVID19. In keeping with the advisory on ‘Social Distancing’, Abayomi tasked citizens to keep long possible distance between people, avoid body contact like shaking of hands and hugs, avoid social and public gatherings and observe good respiratory hygiene. Said he, “During this period, we should keep long...
The Educational System In Nigeria Does Not Prepare the Youth for Life Outside – Personal Development Expert
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The Educational System In Nigeria Does Not Prepare the Youth for Life Outside – Personal Development Expert

OLUSAYO ADELEYE is a lawyer, Public Speaker, Personal Development and Leadership Trainer and Coach and the Executive Director, STAND FOUNDATION. She was called to bar on 4th July, 2003 but never practised law full time and chose to be a leading etiquette and personal development consultant.   She spoke to AFRICAN NEWS TODAY CORRESPONDENT, DEBO OMILANI  on issues of social pressures, personal development as well as acquiring leadership skills among Nigerian Youths, among other issues.   QUESTION : Your journey so far as a personal development coach. Can you also be called a motivational speaker?   Well I think the word, ‘motivational speaker’ has been abused, that’s why I don’t refer to myself as one. I motivate people and spur them to take positive action t...
Breaking: Lagos Assembly Removes Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Suspends Two Others
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Breaking: Lagos Assembly Removes Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Suspends Two Others

  Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday suspended two of its principal officers including the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Rotimi Abiru and the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh.   Two members of the House, Hon. Moshood Oshun (Lagos Mainland Constituency 2) and Hon. Kazeem Raheem Adewale (Ibeji Lekki Constituency 2) were suspended indefinitely during plenary.   In announcing the suspension of the members, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa stated that the House is the hope of the people and the heartbeat of democracy and that it should be well guided.   "I hereby invoke Section 68 and Section 70 4 (a, b) 2 and 3 of the House rules in respect of gross misconduct, insurbodination and action that can destablise this House i ...
Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry
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Lagos inaugurates FADAMA Food Market in Badagry

Lagos State Government today inaugurated a new Food Market at Agbalata, in Badagry Local Government in order to structure agricultural produce marketing for traceability and quality assurance.   The Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who inaugurated the market, explained that the new FADAMA Food Market would also promote availability of wholesome food to the populace at affordable prices as well as create farmgate price advantage through the elimination of middlemen.   She noted that the market which was a product of a collaborative effort with multilateral Agencies, especially the World Bank and the Federal Government, would also reduce post-harvest losses whilst giving optimum returns to farmers for their efforts.   Acco...
Osun Govt Urges Journalists on Professionalism
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Osun Govt Urges Journalists on Professionalism

  Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has urged members of the Nigeria Union Of Journalists (NUJ) to ceaselessly embrace the concept of responsible, investigative and developmental Journalism in the discharge of their duties. He gave the charge on Thursday at the Exco lounge of the Governor's office when he received in audience a delegation of NUJ led by its National President, Comrade Chris Isiguzo. Governor Oyetola who spoke through his Deputy Mr Benedict Alabi said Democracy today was fought by Journalists, adding that they have the power to build a nation. He called for a robust relationship between them and the government purposely to strengthen democracy. Mr Oyetola stated that his government has set up a committee to fast track the digitalisation of the State Bro...
Sanwo-Olu assures Business Community on Investment Friendly Policies
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Sanwo-Olu assures Business Community on Investment Friendly Policies

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Olusola Sanwo-Olu has assured business community in the State of his administration’s commitment to engage and partner with stakeholders while also implementing investment friendly policies and guarantying security of lives and property.   The Governor gave the assurance on Thursday while speaking at a Breakfast Meeting with the Lagos Business Community held at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Alausa-Ikeja. The Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat who represented the governor said “As a responsive government, we are not resting on our oars and will continue to provide necessary tools and support that would translate into greater opportunities with the overall aim of ensuring sustainable economic and social development of ...
Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara Gov
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Why We Key into FG’s School Feeding Programme — Kwara Gov

.... State to extend meals to primary six   Kwara is joining the national home grown school feeding programme to tackle school age malnutrition, boost school enrolment, and strengthen local economy through wealth redistribution, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Thursday.   AbdulRazaq said the statistics of stunted and wasted children in the state — until May 2019 the highest in the north central region — is scary and must be reversed to give every child a head start in life.   "I am very passionate about school feeding for our children. This is because the socioeconomic cost of not urgently acting against malnutrition and dwindling school enrolment far outweighs whatever financial commitments we will be making to the programme," AbdulRazaq said th...
Osun Govt Reviews its Policies on Education
Education, Nigeria, Politics

Osun Govt Reviews its Policies on Education

Governor State of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has said his administration is very desirous of getting its education policies right and employ them as the driver of sustainable governance.   Governor Oyetola stated this on Thursday while declaring open a two day Policy Review Roundtable Summit on some extant policies in the education sector held at Regina suite, Osogbo, the State Capital Mr Oyetola said it is the intention of his government to review some extant policies towards improving the education sector in Osun.   The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Mr Benedict Alabi said the decision to review the education policies was borne out of the recommendations of stakeholders in the education sector upon the dialogue he had with them   He expressed...