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#EndSARS: The generation that said ‘Enough’

The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos to train 450 entrepreneurs in coconut waste to wealth initiative

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will start a five-week intensive training on July 13 for no fewer than 450 young entrepreneurs on the use of coconut waste in arts and craft.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi voted as the greatest player of the century

This week, the Independent have been counting down the 100 best players in the 21st century and after careful consideration and a detailed voting system, Lionel Messi has been ranked as the greatest player of modern times. As if that was ever in question at all.
The newly elevated and appointed Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi

Lagos set to review money lending operations

The Lagos State Government has commenced the process for the review of its proposed laws regulating money lender’s activities in the state, saying there was the need to repose confidence in the industry.

Lagos to review law on money lending

The Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs said government was planning to review the Law on money lending activities in the state.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos targets smart-agric driven tech to boost economy

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stressed that to achieve the desire of making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, his administration will uphold Smart-Agriculture driven by innovative technologies in tandem with international standards.

Lagos engages Kessington Adebutu as grand patron to drive civic engagement initiatives

In an effort to ensure the full integration of the social welfare inclusiveness mantra of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, the Lagos State Government has engaged the Chief Executive Officer, Premier Lotto, Sir Kessington Adebutu as its Grand Patron.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

Asiwaju Tinubu: We must handover strong, vibrant nation to young Nigerians

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has identified the need for all and sundry to be committed to steadying the nation with a view to handing over a vibrant and strengthened nation to young leaders.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said in a statement that medical and administrative screening were done for the intending pilgrims

Lagos to register places of worship ‘to ensure sanity’

The Lagos State Government says plans are on to register religious houses in order to ensure sanity in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari warns police officers to stop harassing young people with laptops

President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force against harassing young people in their bid to arrest `yahoo criminals.’
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Minister: We lack 21st century communication gadgets in our missions

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyema, has revealed that Nigeria’s missions around the world lacked 21st century infrastructure, especially information and communication technology (ICT).

NAICOM’s industry portal goes live next year

A portal of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) that will integrate all insurance transactions in the insurance industry into a single hub will go live next year, its Acting Commissioner, Mr Sunday Thomas said on Thursday.

Lagos unfolds strategies to sanitise meat value chain

Sequel to the new reforms that the State Government has adopted to sanitize the red meat value chain in the State, the State Government has unfolded what it termed the immediate, intermediate and long term strategies for immediate implementation in the State.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

Xenophobia: Stop this nonsense in South Africa now – CAN

According to him, “the way forward is for our government to be more diplomatic in handling this matter and be more decisive. There are so many steps that the government can take. One, if all these diplomatic moves do not work, they can withdraw our envoy from South Africa, and send away theirs.”
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola seeks focus on technical education

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has called for improved technical and vocational education system that can compete in the 21st Century knowledge-and-technology-driven world.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

June 12: Group charges President Buhari on modern tech, funds for police

As Nigerians mark Democracy Day, the Centre for the Vunerable and the Underprivileged, (CENTREP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to revamp the Nigeria Police Force in terms of modern security technologies and funding, to clamp the worsening state of insecurity across the nation.
Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong

Solomon Dalung calls for cultural rejuvenation among youths

Mr Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sports Development, has called for the rejuvenation of Nigerian cultural values among the youths.
Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim: I will defeat Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar through ballot revolution

The presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT), Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has said he would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the February 16, 2019 presidential election through a ballot revolution.

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Group calls for synergy among stakeholders to curb open defecation

The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA) has called for synergy among stakeholders in order to curb issue of open defecation and improper way of waste disposal in the country.
Prof. Mohammed Atureta, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, says plans are ongoing to convocate five sets of graduates of the institution in April.

Kogi Polytechnic fixes date for Post-UTME test

Kogi State Polytechnic has announced the date for its 2020 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test. It will hold for one week, beginning from 3 December.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Old students associations laud Osun governor for education reforms

Stakeholders in the education sector have commended the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, for revamping the state’s education sector through the review of the former education policies of the State, describing his intervention as one that has revolutionised the sector.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

NUC: Why digital transformation is central to NOUN’s ODL system

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Amb. Chris Maiyaki, has advocated a full digital transformation as well as a high level of proficiency in the application of computer software in Open and Distance Learning,ODL, institutions.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP: Nigerians already ‘stoning’ APC for failure in governance

The Peoples Democratic Party says the prophecy of Chief Tony Momoh that the All Progressives Congress and its leaders will be stoned for failure has come to pass as Nigerians are already stoning them with the words of their mouths.