Sanwo-Olu Charges LASEMA To Raise Emergence Response Standard

Jare OLUKOTUN Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday (yesterday), urged the State’s emergency response team to raise the bar of performance and service delivery in disaster management.  The Governor spoke during his visit to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) operational headquarters at Cappa, Oshodi, Lagos. . He praised the personnel for the quality of service the agency is rendering, while saying that there is need to raise the standards of its operations in line with best practice. He pledged that his administration would support the agency…

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Sanwo-Olu Pledges Support For 2019 Asa Festival

Kunle ADELABU The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged his government’s support towards a successful hosting of the 2019 Asa Arokolo festival in Ikorodu. The Governor made the pledge when the IREP-Ikorodu Division Rebirth Foundation, led by its Co-Chairman, Kunle Adelabu, paid him a courtesy visit at the State House in Ikeja on Thursday, July 25. He was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, who hosted the IREP members in his office. The annual state recognized Asa festival is being organized by IREP, a…

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Lagos To Benefit From £38m UK Mobile Development Programme

Owing to its socio-economic and political significance as the commercial nerve centre of the country and sixth largest economy in Africa, Lagos State Government is to benefit from the United Kingdom thirty-eight million pounds extended programme on mobile for development in Nigeria. This was disclosed today by the United Kingdom Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign Commonwealth Office who also doubles as Minister of State for Department for International Development, Harriett Baldwin during a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. ObafemiHamzat in his Alausa Office.…

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Sanwo-Olu Assures Of Timely Completion Of Rice Mill Project In Ikorodu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday defied the downpour to inspect the Rice Mill and Industrial Park project being developed by the state government at Imota in Ikorodu Division of the state. The governor promised timely completion of the projects started by the previous administrations during the inspection on Thursday, July 4.. Also on the inspection tour were his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola. Sanwo-Olu said the visit was to assess the progress of the project and also to get the contractor’s confidence…

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World Cup 2018 Kicks Off Today

Our Reporter The 21st edition of the world’s greatest football champioship will kick off today at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium with the match between Russia, the hosts and Saudi Arabia. The opening ceremony beginning at 3.30pm will be held at the Luzhniki stadium with the English singer, song writer and actor, Robbie Williams and Russian opera singer Aida Garifullina will perform at the event. According to reports, the ceremony will be attended by more than 20 heads of state. The first match of the World Cup will be between the Russian…

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Ambode’s Wife Calls For Removal Of Barriers Impeding Women’s Progress

As Lagos joined the rest of world to mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode has called for the removal of barriers impeding the progress of women in the country. Speaking at the Women’s Day celebration held at the Police College,  Ikeja,  Lagos on Thursday, Mrs Ambode said women must be ready to challenge stereotypes and should rise up to question old established practices that were not women-friendly. March 8 every year is observed worldwide as International Women’s Day, to celebrate…

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Ambode Receives Nigerian World Record Holder In Longest Reading Marathon

-To be named Ambassador of Lagos Reads Projects Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, received a Nigerian, Bayode Treasures-Olawunmi who set a new Guinness World Record in longest reading marathon. Bayode, who was received by the Governor at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja alongside top government officials, had set the new record under the Read Aloud project co-sponsored by Lagos State Government, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Tagheuer, among others. The new record was set at exactly 3:30 on Saturday at the YouRead Library in Yaba, Lagos…

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Bayode Sets New Guinness Book Of World Records In Reading

  Olubayode Treasure-Olawunmi, a 40-year-old Ikorodu-born reader, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, became the fifth Nigerian to enter the Guinness Book of World Records after equaling and surpassing 113hours in ‘Reading Aloud Marathon Attempt’. Bayode, after five days of reading aloud at Herbert Macaulay Library, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, surpassed 113hours and 15minutes record set by Mr Deepak Sharma Bajaan from Nepal at 1.30pm and at exactly 3.30pm,he set new record with an additional 30minutes. He started the Read Aloud Marathon Attempt on Monday, February 26, 2018 and was given only…

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Land Use Charge: Payment is only 0.076% of the 60% of the value of a Property – Real Estate Professionals

-It is a more scientific and standardised payment Following the announcement of the re-enacted Land Use Charge Law (LUCL) 2018 of Lagos State, the Coalition of Real Estate Investors and Surveyors in Lagos State has revealed that after its thorough analysis of the LUCL 2018, Owners-Occupiers are expected to pay a token percentage of 0.076% of the value of the assessed property. Mr. Ayokunle Gregory, the convener of Coalition of Real Estate Investors and Surveyors in Lagos, made this revelation through a press statement after a closed-door meeting of the…

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Lagos, UK Firm Sign N2.52billion MoU To Provide 10,000 Street Lights

-Deal to provide 500 jobs, facilitate hybrid energy plant The Lagos State Government and a United Kingdom firm, Low Energy Designs (LED) Limited on Monday entered into partnership to construct 10,000 LED street lights covering 300kilometres across the State. The deal, which also includes the provision of about 500 jobs and construction of an LED lighting and Hybrid Energy Power Assembly Plant in Epe, is estimated at $7million (about N2.52billion), and is expected to be delivered in the next 12 months. Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding…

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