29 Nigerian Words Make It Into English Oxford Dictionary

Referencing the popular Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her words, “My English-speaking is rooted in a Nigerian experience and not in a British or American or Australian one. I have taken ownership of English”, the Oxford English Dictionary announced the addition of some Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates. According to OED in its Blog post, 29 Nigerian words and expressions were updated into the dictionary. “By taking ownership of English and using it as their own medium of expression, Nigerians have made, and are continuing to…

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Ikorodu West LCDA Faceoff: Lagos Assembly, Leaders, Others Intervened As Hon. Ademehin Agrees To Meet Councilors’ Demands

Kunle Adelabu The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government & Community Affairs, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Conference of 57 Council Chairmen on Monday intervened in the face-off between the Chairman of Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area, Hon. (Princess) Jumoke Ademehin, and the Council’s legislators. The Council lawmakers had on Monday, January 20, 2020, sealed off the Chairman’s office and blocked the entrance into the council premises with their official vehicles to prevent movement in and out of the council. It was, however,…

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Dr Wale Ahmed Resumes Duty As Commissioner For Local Government

Our Reporter The newly deployed Commissioner for Local Government & Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed resumed duty today with a call for cooperation from Ministry officials. Dr Ahmed who was redeployed from the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations was received at his new ministry by top officials and management staff led by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Taiwo Salaam. The Commissioner who addressed the management staff of the Ministry, charged the members of staff to come up with new ideas that would be impactful to residents of the…

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LASUBEB Chairman Assures Lagosians Of New Dawn In Primary Education System

Our Reporter The Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King has assured Lagosians of a new dawn in the State Primary Education system. He stated that teachers across state government-owned schools are now better informed and prepared for the demands and expectations of the 21st primary education system. Alawiye-King gave this assurance on Monday when he visited some schools around Maryland for the inspection of the level of compliance to the resumption date by teachers and pupils of primary schools across the State. He commended…

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New Tourism Commissioner Promises To Harness Tourism Potentials In Lagos

Our Reporter The newly deployed Lagos Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, on Monday, said that she would bring her wealth of experience to bear in her quest to harness the tourism and entertainment potentials of the State. Akinbile-Yussuf, who stated this while addressing staff of the Ministry after resuming for duties, said that her legacies in her previous places of assignments are evident and speak volume of her result-oriented nature. While noting that the cooperation and support she received from the staff in former Ministries…

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Mixed Reactions Trail Ikorodu West LCDA’s Councilors Face-off with Council Chairman

Kunle Adelabu Following the decision of the Councilors representing the five Wards of the Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area, in the Legislative Arm of the council, there have been mixed reactions from residents who are divided over the constitutionality and moral justification of the council’s lawmakers’ actions. The aggrieved Councilors had on Monday, January 20,2020, locked out the Council Chairman, Hon. (Princess) Jumoke Ademehin, over the allegations of lack of performance, failure to pay their entitlements, deduction of taxes from their salaries without remitting same among others. The embattled…

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Lagos Debunks Ban On ‘Okada’, ‘Keke Marwa’ Circulating On Social Media

Our Reporter The Lagos State Government has not taken a definite action on the operations of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles, popularly known as Keke Marwa on some routes across the State. Contrary to the news in circulation on the list of restricted areas, especially on the social media, purporting that the government has banned Okada and Keke Marwa on some routes, the government declared that no such action has been taken, adding that the list is false and unofficial. It should be disregarded. According to the state government, a…

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LASG Reiterates Commitment To Consumer Protection

Our Reporter The Lagos State Government has again re-emphasised its resolve to ensure that the rights of consumers are protected from all forms of unfair trade practices in the State. Speaking at a public enlightenment campaign themed “Know Your Rights”, held at the Ikorodu Local Government Area Secretariat, at the weekend, the General Manager, Lagos State Consumer Protection (LASCOPA), Mrs. Kemi Olugbode said the Agency will continue to ensure that the rights of consumers are not only protected but promoted. The General Manager noted that the sensitisation campaign was initiated…

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Councilors Lock-Out Ikorodu West LCDA’s Chairman Over Lack of Performance

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun -Accuse her of not doing any project, refused to pay councilors’ entitlements among other allegations The Councilors of the Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), led by the Council Leader, Hon. Wasiu Olomu , on Monday, January 20,2020, locked out the Council Chairman, Hon. (Princess) Jumoke Jimbo-Ademehin, for lack of performance. THE IMPACT also gathered that the Council legislators are also unhappy with the chairman due to her failure to pay their entitlements. According to report, the legislators have been having issues with Hon.…

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MegaExpresion Publisher Distributes Educational Materials To Pupils To Mark 46th Birthday

Kunle Adelabu In his quest to give back to his community, especially in the area of helping young ones have a great future, the Publisher of Megaxpression, an Igbogbo based community news and the Special Adviser to the Chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area on Media & Strategy, Mr Shakiru Seidu, has distribute educational materials to the pupils in his former primary school, Ansar- Ul – Deen (A.U.D) Primary School, Igbogbo, in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA of Ikorodu Division, Southwest, Nigeria. He visited the school on Monday, January 20,2020, to motivate…

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