Lagos To Residents: Stay Away From Blue Rail Tracks

Wale Jagun The Lagos State Government has warned residents to stay away from the Blue Line Train tracks, as they are electrified and can kill trespassers. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, gave the warning on Wednesday while fielding questions from presenters on Arise Television Morning Show. He explained that the newly commissioned Blue Rail Line will be the first of its kind in Africa, adding that it will be powered by its own electricity through a dedicated Independent Power Project (IPP) and about four power sources…

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Lagos Fixes N2.640m As Initial Deposit For 2023 Hajj Exercise

Our Editor  The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has fixed the sum of N2,640,000.00 as an initial deposit for the 2023 holy pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, directed all the intending pilgrims that could not perform the Y2022 holy pilgrimage but left their money with the State Government and defer their intentions till the Y2023 exercise to endeavour to pay the sum of N1,340,000.00 in addition to the initial deposit of N1.3 million paid…

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History As Sanwo – Olu, Hamzat, Obasa, Others Ride On Lagos Blue Rail Line

Our Editor Exactly 1:31pm on Wednesday, history was recorded in Lagos State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu formally stepped into the coach of the newly completed Lagos Blue Line and took the first trip aboard the electric-powered rail infrastructure. The Governor led his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, members of the State cabinet, reporters and members of the public on a ride from the National Theatre Station to the iconic station in Marina. The trip took approximately 10 minutes. For the first time,…

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Sanwo – Olu Launches LASWA Data Centre To Enhance Safety, Security On Lagos Waterways

 Kunle Adelabu Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, commissioned the newly installed Waterways Monitoring and Data Management Centre (WMDMC) at the Five Cowrie Terminal – the headquarters of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in Falomo, Ikoyi. The Data Management Centre, which is first of its kind in the country, is a centralised monitoring base for all activities on the Lagos waterway. By the technology, LASWA is now empowered to generate real-time information, enhance safety and gather data for continuous improvement of the inland waterways. The Governor also unveiled advanced DJI…

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Lagos Set For Stakeholders’ Summit On 2023 Population Census

Wale Jagun The Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to ensure the smooth and seamless conduct of the 2023 population and housing census in the State in 2023. The Special Adviser, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende stated this on Thursday during a press briefing organised in preparation for the Lagos State Stakeholders Summit on Y20223 Population and Housing Census scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 20th December, 2022 at the Adeyemi-Bero Hall, Secretariat, Alausa. He listed the goal of the Summit to include a broadening…

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Fourth Mainland Bridge Not A White Elephant Project  – Lagos Govt

Wale Jagun Lagos State Government has said the proposed Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge which has three to four years completion period is neither a mirage nor a white elephant project. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, stated this at the 15th edition of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the proposed Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge Project Stakeholders’ meeting on Saturday, said the proposed project would make room for future expansion, curb gridlock and bring development to neighbouring communities. The meeting was organised for…

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LSDPC Raises Housing Stock In Lagos By 27,000 Home Units In 50 Years

Our Editor It is five decades since the establishment of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) by the State Government, the corporation marked its golden jubilee on Thursday with a special conference, where it took stock of its interventions in the housing and property market. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu graced the event held at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island with the theme: “Unfolding arms to join hands: Moving the Lagos Property Market Forward.” The corporation was established by Edict No. 1 of 1972 as a Government agency charged…

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Food Security: Sanwo – Olu Flags – Off Construction Of Biggest Logistics Hub In Epe

Our Editor Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, on Wednesday, flagged off the construction of what will be the largest Food Security Systems and Central Logistics Park in sub-Saharan Africa. Sanwo – Olu performed the sod turning at the site of the facility being built on 1.2 million square metres of land in Ketu-Ereyun, Epe. Establishment of the food park is a component of an audacious five-year Agricultural and Food Systems Road Map (2021–2025) launched last year by the Sanwo-Olu administration to enhance food sufficiency in Lagos. When…

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Okada: Lagos Govt Extends Ban To 4 More LGs, 5 LCDAs

Wale Jagun Lagos State government, on Thursday, extended the ban on the activities of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, to four more Local Government Areas (LGAs) and six Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state, saying that the fresh ban becomes effective from September 1, 2022. Effective from September 1, 2022, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directed enforcement teams to fully implement the proscription order and bust erring riders across the councils listed in the Okada ban. The additional places are Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu and Mushin Local Government Areas. The…

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Lagos Blue Rail Line Nears Completion As Engineers Launch Final Track Beam

Our Editor The race to the completion of the 27-kilometre Lagos Blue Line Rail Mass Transit has begun, with the launch of the last track beam (T-beam) of the rail track on Wednesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu witnessed the historic moment and personally flagged off the engineering procedure held at the site of the iconic Marina station of the rail project. With the laying of the final T-Beam, all difficult civil works standing in the way of the Lagos Blue Rail Line, which started in 2012, have been overcome. The contractor…

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