Tag: Lagos State

Chrisland Breaks Silence On Sex Scandal, 5 Pupils Misbehaved In Dubai
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Chrisland Breaks Silence On Sex Scandal, 5 Pupils Misbehaved In Dubai

Chrisland School, Lagos, has broken its silence on the sex scandal that forced Lagos government to shut all its branches in the state. In a viral video, a 10-year-old female pupil of the school was seen being involved in sexual act with some male pupils.The incident, which sparked outrage on social media, was said to have occurred during a trip to Dubai for the World School Games that held between March 8 and March 14, 2022.In the statement, which Akin Fadeyi, a member of the School’s Advisory Board issued on behalf of the management, the school confirmed that a total of 76 students were taken to Dubai.Of the 76 children who represented Chrisland, Fadeyi disclosed that 71 “ensured an untainted adherence to the standards, abiding with laid down regulations and code of conduct”“Withi...
Tinubu Mourns Close Ally, Prof. Samuel
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Tinubu Mourns Close Ally, Prof. Samuel

All Progressives Congress national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has paid a glowing tribute to his close associate and trusted ally, Prof. Tunde Samuel, who died on Wednesday, in Lagos after a brief illness. In an emotional condolence message, which he personally signed and made available to journalists at the weekend, Asiwaju Tinubu described the late Prof. Samuel as a reputable and renowned political philosopher, strategist, administrator, social reformer, and distinguished academic. He said the late professor contributed immensely to the formulation of policies and programmes that had positioned Lagos State as the fifth largest economy in Africa and the investment destination in Nigeria. His words: “The news of the death of my friend, confidant, and political associate,...
Sanwo-Olu Empowers 1,786 Farmers With ₦3.6 Billion
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Sanwo-Olu Empowers 1,786 Farmers With ₦3.6 Billion

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday officially launched the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project’s Women and Youth Empowerment Programme (WYEP), empowering 1,786 farmers with N3,635,580,000 seed capital to start an agriculture-based venture in three value chains of aquaculture, rice and poultry. The 1,786 farmers, including women, youths and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) were empowered under the APPEALS Project to execute their approved Business Investment Plan, which has a provision for the employment of at least one person. APPEALS Project is a tripartite agreement between the Lagos State Government, the Federal Government and the World Bank. Speaking during the presentation of cheques worth N3.6bi...
Lagos Releases White Paper On #EndSARS Panel Report, Dismisses Killing Of Nine Protesters
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Lagos Releases White Paper On #EndSARS Panel Report, Dismisses Killing Of Nine Protesters

The Lagos State Government has released its White Paper on the report submitted to it by the #EndSARS judicial panel of inquiry that probed the Lekki toll gate incident of October 20, 2020. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, earlier on Tuesday during a press conference, promised that the White Paper would be released later today (Tuesday). However, the governor dismissed the panel’s report that nine persons were killed at the toll gate when soldiers and the police shot at peaceful protesters. Sanwo-Olu described the conclusion of the panel that nine persons were shot dead as “assumptions and speculations”. The government only accepted 11 out of the 32 recommendations by the panel. It also accepted six modifications, and rejected one. The White Paper also noted that 14 ...
Sanwo-Olu Approves Multimillion Naira Upgrade Of Lagos Television
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Sanwo-Olu Approves Multimillion Naira Upgrade Of Lagos Television

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a multimillion Naira upgrade of key infrastructure at the Lagos Television (LTV) as part of a comprehensive plan to reposition the State-owned television station for national and international competitiveness. According to a release by Mr. Rasaq Musbau, the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA), the Project Management Team from the Agency recently went on an inspection tour of the complex and expressed satisfaction with the pace of work. He explained that the facility is now a beehive of activities carried out by construction workers to deliver a phased plan to revamp the 41-year-old television station. See Also: Lagos Government Announces School Resumption Dates M...
FEC Approves ₦658 Milion For Deployment Of Dogs In Lagos, Abuja Airports
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FEC Approves ₦658 Milion For Deployment Of Dogs In Lagos, Abuja Airports

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N658 million for the deployment of sniffer dogs at Lagos and Abuja international airports. The council gave the approval during the weekly meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, while speaking with reporters after the council meeting, said four memoranda was approved for the ministry totalling N16,697,742,839. According to him, the projects to be executed in the contracts include construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State at N6.3 billion; post-construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219.8 million. It also includes the procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5 billion; and a contract for the deployment of sniff...
Lagos Reopens Ladipo Market
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Lagos Reopens Ladipo Market

Lagos State Government, through the state Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has reopened the popular Ladipo auto spare parts market in Mushin area of the state. Recall that the market was shut last month after several warnings and notices for sundry environmental infractions, including improper waste disposal and several unhygienic practices. The market was subsequently reopened for business by LAWMA, after substantial compliance with rules and regulations, to sustain clean and hygienic environment in the market. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, through, Head of Public Affairs, Hakeem Akinleye, who disclosed this, said that the market was reopened having met the demands set for the resumption of business activities there. He revealed that the leadership of...
Sanwo-Olu Visits Tinubu In London Amid Alleged Ill Health
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Sanwo-Olu Visits Tinubu In London Amid Alleged Ill Health

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State paid a visit to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu in London on Tuesday. The details of the meeting remain sketchy but reports say it is connected to speculations regarding the health status of Tinubu, Vanguard reports. Reports have it that the meeting was held to put an end to speculations surrounding Tinubu’s health status. SaharaReporters last Saturday reported that the former Lagos State governor was hospitalised in Maryland, the United States. The report said Tinubu had surgery about two weeks ago and could be billed for another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness. The APC National Leader has been off official and party functions in the country for a long time, amidst talks that he is bein...
COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Decries Rumours, Misinformation Against Vaccines
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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Decries Rumours, Misinformation Against Vaccines

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has decried rumours, misinformation, and conspiracy theories against the intake of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria. This was made known in a statement on Friday, which revealed that the Governor spoke at the South-West Edition of Town Hall Meeting on COVID vaccination in Nigeria, hosted by Lagos State Government and facilitated by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency. The Governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Jaji, stated that the rumours and negative stories on the COVID-19 vaccine have affected its campaign and reduced the uptake of the vaccine in the country. “Uncensored and unmonitored social media content is also h...
Open Grazing Ban: Sanwo-Olu Receives 16 Southern Governors in Lagos
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Open Grazing Ban: Sanwo-Olu Receives 16 Southern Governors in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has started receiving 16 of his colleagues from Southern Nigeria. According to several media reports, the governor arrived at Alausa, Ikeja, the venue of their meeting on the state of the nation. The meeting is holding eight weeks after the governors met in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on May 11, 2021. At the meeting, the governors would further assess decisions taken in Asaba on the open grazing ban, restructuring, fiscal federalism and the call for state police. Some of the early birds at the meeting include Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), and Godwin Obaseki (Edo) represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu. Others expected at the meeting are Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia...