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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POST COVID-19: TASK BEFORE THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

By Oke Godwin Olaoluwa The novel COVD -19 can be classified has the greatest mystery to have hit the world in the past century. Stealthily, the COVID -19 pandemic emerged and advanced to take control of the direction of world economic activities. The mind’s eye of the world’s greatest clairvoyant could not foretell the emergence of the invincible enemy in the air.  The insurgence of the virus was neither considered in any opinion nor did it form a significant variable in any model for forecasting the direction of the world…

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BEING THE TEXT OF THE CONVOCATION LECTURE DELIVERED BY THE MINISTER OF INTERIOR, OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA, AT THE 27TH CONVOCATION CEREMONIES OF THE LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC, IKORODU, ON TUESDAY MARCH 10, 2020 AT THE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE

Protocols, TECHNICAL EDUCATION AS A SURE PATH TO FULFILING NIGERIA’S HISTORIC ROLE IN AFRICA It gladdens my heart to be in lkorodu, at the 27th convocation ceremonies of the Lagos State Polytechnic. I must therefore thank most sincerely the rector, staff and students of this great institution for the kind invitation to deliver this year’s convocation lecture. I am overwhelmed by the warm reception accorded me and my team by the staff and students of this great citadel. It has been part of the academic culture from time immemorial to…

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Waves Media Sets To Launch TV Show For Family, Youths

Kunle Adelabu Waves Media, owner of the Waves magazine and Waves Gist Zone, a campus radio programme, will on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, launch WavesPlus, a television show for family and youths, on Lagos Television (LTV). The 30 minutes TV programme which, according to the Chief Executive Officer of Waves Media, Mr Azeez Bolaji Lamina, is going to be entertaining, educative and informatIve, is geared towards bringing back the lost family time watching TV programmes. WavesPlus, which will hits the LTV waves between 11.30am – 12 noon Tuesday, January 7,…

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Insecurity Mounts Across States In Nigeria As Citizens Lament In Helplessness

Jare Olukotun with additional reports by Biliamin Ganiu and Awolagba Yinka. Every day, hopes are dashed with heartrending stories in the media of bombings, banditry, herdsmen attacks in the north; killings, brutality, and kidnappings in the east and west, upsurge of militancy in the south and a government that seems confused on how to tackle these issues on our hands as a nation. Terrorist attacks, killings by armed herdsmen and bandits, cult attacks and forced initiations of youths, Boko Haram and ISIS-WA activities are on the increase in recent months.…

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Traditional Ruler, Eminent Individuals, Media Guru, Others Grace THE IMPACT’s 5th Anniversary Lecture

Wale JAGUN, Olatunji ADEMOLA & Ebunolowa AFOLABI (SIWES student) -Commend, charge publisher to do more Eminent and distinguished professionals and personalities, on Friday, September 27, 2019, graced THE IMPACT Newspaper’s 5th anniversary lecture which was held at the Falcoms Bar & Lounge, Ipakodo-Ebute in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. The event,which  was themed, “Professional News Organizations And Their lmpacts On The Society: Community Media Perspective” , was also used to inaugurate a monthly discussion initiative of THE IMPACT on issues affecting…

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Sanwo-Olu at 54: Celebrating A Man On Mission For A Greater Lagos

By Gboyega Akosile A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something special – Nelson Mandela. The above expression from one of the greatest ethical and political leaders of all-time aptly describes the man Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the 15th Governor of Lagos State who is today celebrating his natal day. Truth be told, Governor Sanwo-Olu is an embodiment of a good head, a good heart and of course a literate tongue having been…

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Opinion: Congratulatory Message To Our Ikorodu Division Representatives And Lagos-East Senator

Senator Sikiru Adebayo Oshinowo Honourable Babajimi Adegoke Benson (MHR) Honourable Sanai Oyeniran B. Agunbiade (ML, LSHA) Honourable Nurudeen Saka Sholaja (Member, LSHA) It is heartwarming to congratulate your personalities as you are being inaugurated into the 9th Assemblies across your respective Assemblies and Chamber. I congratulate and wish you the very best as you clinch various posts and possibly committees at your respective levels of representation. May almighty Allah ease your affairs and guide you all rightly. In my simple and unusual way of communicating to my representatives across Ikorodu…

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LASPOTECH NASU Chairman Endorses Reintroduction of Sanitation Exercise

 Wale JAGUN Comrade Semiu Akinlawon FASASI, the Chairman of the embattled Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Lagos State Polytechnic Chapter, has thrown his weight behind the reintroduction of the monthly sanitation exercise in Lagos State by the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu . He stated that the reintroduction of the exercise will rejuvenate the consciousness of Lagosians to a cleaner environment. He made this stance while contributing to a discourse on the proposed re-introduction of monthly sanitation exercise on THE IMPACT WhatsApp platform. The Unionist also condemned the immediate past…

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Nigeria Security System:A Pride or a Plague?

It is good knowing Nigeria has different security agencies. With plethora of security establishments founded and funded by our commonwealth from national to the grassroots level, it would have been safe to assume that ours should be a safe society with serious compliance with rule of law and below 60% crime rates. Sadly, the reverse seems to be the case. And that brings to question of how effective is security system? Putting into consideration the sensitivity of this subject in question, permit me not to lump up all the security…

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