Hon. Agunbiade Out Of Quarantine, Back Fully For Legislative Work

Kunle Adelabu Representative of Ikorodu Constituency I and the Majority Leader of the Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade has announced that he is out of the 14-day mandatory quarantine he was subjected  to by the National Centre for Disease Control  (NCDC) after returning from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) two weeks ago. The ranking lawmaker also stated that he is fully back to continue to represent his constituents and entire people of Lagos State after about three months break due to health matter and his delay abroad because…

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EID-EL-FITRI: Sanwo – Olu Urges Muslims To Continue On Path Of Spirituality, Peaceful Co-Existence

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated Muslims in the State on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting and the celebration of Eid-el-Fitri, urging them to continue on the path of spirituality and peaceful co-existence among every Lagosian. Sanwo-Olu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Saturday said the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri is very significant to Muslims across the world as it marks the end of one month of abstinence from worldly pleasures with fasting and prayers, observed in accordance with…

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COVID – 19: 45 More Patients Recover, Discharged In Lagos

Kunle Adelabu The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday that 45 additional patients have recovered from coronavirus infection and have been discharged from the state’s isolation facilities. The recovered patients, 22 females and 23 males, were reunited with the society after testing negative to coronavirus two consecutive times. This brings the total discharged cases in the state 707, as of Saturday. “I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today, 45 fully recovered COVID19Lagos patients; 22 females and 23 males, all Nigerians were discharged to…

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LASG Introduces ‘Read Aloud, Lagos’ To Promotes Reading Among Pry Pupils

Wale Jagun In a bid to promote reading culture among primary school pupils in the state, the Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance has introduced an initiative, tagged “Read-Aloud, Lagos”, to create and stimulate their interests in reading books. The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Alausa, Ikeja on Friday, explained that the initiative was introduced to encourage all children, within the primary school age bracket in the State, to imbibe the culture of reading in order to…

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COVID – 19: Lagos Set To Restart Economy

Lagos State Government has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of Register-to-Open guidelines. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a release said that the State Government daily battles the reality of balancing reactivation of economic activities and the continuation of the State’s response to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He said the battle to stop the ravaging virus in Lagos had subjected the State to a delicate situation of having to manage hunger resulting from weeks of slowdown in economic activities and also the movement of…

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Lagos Inaugurates COVID-19 Review Committee for Tourism, Entertainment Industry

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has inaugurated members of the Lagos State COVID-19 Pandemic Review Committee. The six-man committee chaired by Mrs. Joke Silva, MFR, is expected to draw out suggestions and recommendations on how to re-activate the State creative industry, which has remained dormant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world. The Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, while inaugurating the Committee at Alausa, on Thursday, explained that the members are expected to make recommendations to…

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IMPROVING THE STATE’S REVENUE, INFORMAL SECTOR TO THE RESCUE

By Oke Godwin Olaoluwa One issue that does not attract the interest of the general public is taxation. Once the topic is raised in public forum, aside interested parties like tax or finance professionals, other members of the public either ignore or pay a divided attention. Someone once told me that, tax is a bitter pill to sell in Nigeria. One of the founding fathers of the United States of America Benjamin franklin was however, quoted to have said that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain,…

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Lagos Reduces 2020 Budget Figures by 21 Percent

The Lagos State Government has embarked on a downward review of the year 2020 budget, precipitated by the negative economic and social effects of the Coronavirus disease on the global economy. Making the disclosure, the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube said the process, which was approved by the State Executive Council, aims to reduce the N1,168.6billion budget approved by the Lagos State House of Assembly to N920.5billion. Egube recalled that the N1.169trn for Y2020 contained a capital expenditure of N711billion and N457billion recurrent budget, showing…

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Lockdown Extension: Imota LCDA Chairman Distributes Food Items, Facemasks To Residents

Kunle Adelabu The Chairman of Imota Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Wasiu Adekunle Agoro, has again distributed relief items to about 3,000 residents in the second phase of the council’s intervention programme to cushion the effects of the COVIID – 19 lockdown in the council area. Also at the programme held at the Imota LCDA Secretariat, 5,000 facemasks were distributed to beneficiaries of the food relief, council officials and residents, while relief materials and cash were also presented to some elderly residents at their various homes. Some of the…

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Oriwu College Land Encroachment: We Are On Top Of The Matter – Physical Planning Commissioner

Kunle Adelabu Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, has assured that government is looking into the issue regarding the encroachment on the property of the Oriwu College, Ikorodu. The State government has intervened in the matter, which has attracted condemnation from the old students’ association of the school and the general public, by issuing two notices on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, through the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). The notices, ‘Contravention notice’ and ‘Stop –Work Order’, were served on Oriwu College and those…

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