Lagos Reverses Land Use Charge Rates

Wale Jagun The Lagos Government has reversed the Land Use Charge (LUC) rates to pre-2018, in response to the agitations by Lagosians against exorbitant charges. Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, who revealed this on Wednesday during a press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa Ikeja, also disclosed that the penalties for 2017, 2018 and 2019 have been waived which translates to over N5 billion potential revenue relinquished by the State Government. He also stated that multiple payment channels for the collection of the LUC have also…

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Government Has Taken Critical Assessment Before Directing Reopening Of Worship Places – Hon. Agunbiade

Wale Jagun A ranking State lawmaker in Nigeria and the Representative of the Ikorodu Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade has thrown his weight behind the decision of the Lagos State Government to reopen worship places in the State. He gave this backing while speaking with THE IMPACT at the Ayangbure palace on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Hon. Agunbiade, who is the Majority Leader of the Lagos Assembly, said that he is confident that the executive arm has taken a critical look at the…

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Oba Shotobi Thanks God, Govt, Others As He Recounts Sickness Experience

Kunle Adelabu The Paramount Ruler of Ikorodu Kingdom and Chairman, Ikorodu Division Council of Obas, Alaiyeluwa Oba Kabir Shotobi, has recounted his sickness experience while thanking God for his full recovery. The revered royal father was also full of appreciation to the Government of Lagos State, especially the number one man in the State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, and State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, for their support while on the sick bed. Ayangbure, who was said to be seriously ill about four…

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Lagos First Lady Seeks Exclusive Breastfeeding To Promote Child Growth

Our Reporter Lagos State First Lady, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has urged expectant and nursing mothers to embrace exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months after delivery, saying doing such will go a long way to improve child growth and development.   In a message commemorating Y2020 World Breastfeeding Week, Sanwo-Olu said the importance of exclusive breastfeeding cannot be over emphasized, hence the need for mothers to embrace the practice to safeguard the health of their babies. According to her, “As a mother and physician, myself, I have a clear…

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LASCOPA Opens Annex Office In Ikorodu

Our Reporter As part of efforts to ensure that the rights of consumers are not only protected but promoted, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), has opened a liaison office in Ikorodu. The office, which was officially opened for operations with a sensitisation campaign by the Agency, is located at the Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat, 50, TOS Benson Road, Opposite Ikorodu General Hospital, Ikorodu. According to the General Manager of LASCOPA, Mrs. Kemi Olugbode, the opening of the liaison station in Ikorodu became necessary in order to bring the…

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Lagos Majority Leader Calls For More Roles For Traditional Rulers

Kunle Adelabu The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Opomulero (Pillar) of Ikorodu Kingdom, Hon Sanai Agunbiade, has called for more roles for traditional rulers in the State. He also called for collaboration between government and the traditional institutions to ensure development. The ranking lawmaker made the call when speaking with THE IMPACT at the Ayangbure palace during the celebration of the 5th Coronation anniversary of His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, at the palace on Sunday, August 2, 2020. “Traditionally…

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LASG Seeks Stakeholders’ Inputs For 2021 Budget

Our Reporter In order to reflect the yearnings of the populace in its 2021 appropriation bill, the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, on Monday, started a consultative forum across the five divisions of the State to seek stakeholders’ inputs on the 2021 budget. Speaking at the commencement of the event at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube explained that the programme has been decentralised in order to take governance closer to Lagosians. He explained that the forum will…

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Ayangbure Empowers 140 Traders, Artisans With Free Interest Loan To Mark 5th Coronation Anniversary

Kunle Adelabu His Royal Majesty, Oba (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi, Adegorushen V, First Permanent Vice Chairman, Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs and the Ayangbure of lkorodu, on Sunday, August 2, 2020, marked his 5th Coronation anniversary by empowering 140 traders and artisans in Ikorodu. Oba Shotobi, who is also the Chairman, Ikorodu Division Council of Obas and Chiefs, made the presentation of the loan during a brief event at the Ayangbure palace in Ikorodu. The historic event was witnessed by a selected gathering which included notable chiefs and…

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Lagos Discharges 31 Nigerians, 6 foreigners COVID – 19 Patients

Kunle Adelabu Thirty – seven coronavirus patients were on Sunday discharged from six isolation centres after full recovery. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in a statement that the patients, including 31 Nigerians and six foreigners, were discharged after testing negative twice for the virus. “Today, 37 #COVID19Lagos patients; 15 females and 22 males including 6 foreign nationals were discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society” he said. “The patients; 8 from Agidingbi; 7 from Onikan; 7 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba; 1 from Gbagada, 2 from First…

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Vanguard Group Berths In Igbogbo, Sets For Active Political Engagements

Kunle Adelabu A group of young men and women in Igbogbo community area of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, has resolved to be politically active by mobilizing residents to participate in politics. The new group, called Vanguard Group, which is a political movement formed recently with over 300 members, is set to launch its activities soon with the primary aims of mobilising and ensuring good governance and community development. Mr Faniyi Olaiga Tolulope, Chairman of the group, speaking with THE IMPACT, said that…

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