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Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo, Lai Mohammed task professionals on new media control

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tasked media professionals to take control of the new media space in the country, saying their activities if not well managed, could serve as major setbacks for the profession.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister seeks media support in anti-terror campaign

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Saturday pleaded with the media to support the Federal Government in its effort to contain insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.

Retirees beg Governor Ambode to pay terminal benefits

Some retired workers of the Radio Lagos and Lagos television on Tuesday appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to adequately fund the organisations to enable them to offset their terminal benefits before May 29.
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Lagos government urges occupants of distressed buildings to relocate

Lagos State government has urged occupants of marked distressed buildings across the state to immediately vacate them pending the arrival of the demolition team of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).
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Lagos opens resettlement camp for victims of building collapse

As part of efforts to provide succour for victims of the collapsed and demolished buildings on Lagos Island, the Lagos State Government has reiterated its readiness to accommodate affected residents at the State Relief/Resettlement Centre Igando in Alimosho Local Government Area.
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Lagos: No public holiday on Friday

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday clarified reports making the rounds that it had declared Friday, March 8 as Public Holiday for Civil Servants, saying the information was untrue.
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Lagos government clarifies position on public holiday for elections

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday clarified reports making the rounds that it had declared March 8 as Public Holiday for Civil Servants.
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Lagos civil servants accuse Governor Ambode of withholding deductions from salaries

With less than four months to the end of his tenure as the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode is being accused by some civil servants of deliberately withholding the deductions from their salaries to the accounts of necessary cooperative societies.

Election: APC in door-to-door campaign for President Buhari, Babadije Sanwo-Olu, others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State yesterday said it had begun mobilizing thousands of its supporters in Ejigbo area of Lagos through door-to-door campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other party members in the state vying for electoral positions.
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Omotola Jesusina: President Buhari, VP Osinbajo will be re-elected

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Alimosho has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be re-elected during this year’s general election.
L-R: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Fola Adeyemi; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan; Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Strategy, Mr. Idowu Ajanaku and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna during a press briefing on the launch of a Reality TV Programme ‘Lagos Rescue’ by the State Government, at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Lagos launches reality television show on rescue operations

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it has launched a reality television programme to showcase the efforts and strategies of emergency management agencies before, during and after rescue operations, with the view to deepen safety of lives and property in the State.

Lagos government responds to Jimi Agbaje’s criticism of head of service appointment

The Lagos State government has described as “nonsensical” the claims that it forcefully retired, at least, 21 permanent secretaries to make way for the emergence of the state’s new Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

Akinwunmi Ambode: I am ready for APC gubernatorial primary

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s primary election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries.
Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, speaks at a party meeting in Abuja Febuary 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Osun guber: Why I’m backing Isiaka Oyetola – Asiwaju Tinubu

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has solicited support for Isiaka Oyetola, the APC governorship candidate in the forthcoming poll, describing him as the best man for the job and the one to beat in the race.

Governor Ambode: I’m not anti-Igbo

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday, described as ‘baseless, mischievous and irresponsible’ the rumour making the rounds that he is making some moves against non-indigenes, particularly the Igbo in the state.
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Ahmed Buhari: I don’t need a god-father to become President in 2019

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Hon Ahmed Buhari, in Lagos, condemned the phenomenon of godfatherism in the country’s political system, saying he does not need a god father to become the president of Nigeria come 2019.

Apapa gridlock: Governor Ambode extends operation to 48 hours

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has extended the operation of the operation of the Joint Task Force set up by the state government to remove all containerised trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, which has already opened up the service lane in the axis.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Why Apapa expressway traffic remains congested – Lagos government

The Lagos State Government has attributed the perennial traffic jam at the Apapa end of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway to the recalcitrance of owners and drivers of tankers and trucks to fully comply with the subsisting directive that restricts their movement within the state.

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Teenager, eight others docked over ‘cultism’ in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arraigned a teenager and eight others who allegedly carried out cult activities and caused residents of Ogbomo community in Ajah, to flee their homes.
Ukrainian experts have gained access to the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Friday.

Iran seeks help reading downed plane’s black boxes in new standoff

Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countriescwhich want the recorders analysed abroad.

UN sound warning on escalation of violence against aid workers in Northeast

Islamist militants attacked a facility housing several aid groups in northeast Nigeria at the weekend in what the United Nations warned on Monday is an escalation in violence specifically targeting aid workers.
The police on Tuesday, Barricaded Gani Fawehinmi park which was meant to be one of the meeting points for “Operation Amotekun,” security outfit in the South West region rally scheduled for today, 21 Jan. 2020. 1

Police take over Amotekun protest venue in Lagos

Policemen, on Tuesday, barricaded the venue of the protest against the Federal Government’s position declaring the establishment of Operation Amotekun as illegal.
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Seized houses: Senator Saraki accuses EFCC of scandalising him

Former Senate President and two-term Kwara State Governor, Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos State to dismiss a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission praying for the permanent forfeiture of his Ilorin houses.