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Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Gabriel Idahosa (left); Representative of the Lagos State Governor/Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooporatives, Lagos State, Mrs Lola Akande; President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Paul Ruwase and Deputy President, LCCI, Mrs Toki Mabogunjeu dring the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair in Lagos

LCCI seeks permanent site for trade fairs over rising infrastructure costs

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is soliciting the support of the Lagos State Government for a permanent site to hold the yearly Lagos International Trade Fair and exhibitions.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos secures $629 million for Lekki Deep Seaport development

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday disclosed that the state government has secured financial closure worth $629 million for the development of the Lekki Deep Seaport.
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10,000 farmers to benefit from World Bank $200m fund in Lagos – deputy governor

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, says the state government is directly identifying about 10,000 farmers to benefit from the 200 million dollars World Bank agricultural intervention fund in the state.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Lagos state commissioners and special advisers — full list

The event, held at Adeyemi Bero Hall of the Lagos State Secretariat, was witnessed by the leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from all Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas in Lagos.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday told officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA not to spare anyone who violated traffic laws, even if it was his brother.

Full list of Lagos commissioners, special advisers and their portfolios

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assigned portfolios to members of his cabinet; commissioners and special advisers.

Why Lagos Assembly dropped three commissioner-nominees

The three commissioner-nominees, who were not confirmed on Monday by the Lagos State House of Assembly, were victims of high-wire politics, it was learnt.

Lagos Assembly rejects governor’s commissioner-nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, confirmed 35 out of the 38 nominees of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for appointment as Commissioners and Special Advisers in the state.

Lagos Assembly screens commissioner-nominees Joe Igbokwe, six others

The Lagos State House of Assembly ad hoc committee screening Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commissioner-nominees and advisers resumed the exercise yesterday with the final batch of 13 nominees it received over the weekend.
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Lagos Assembly resumes screening of governor’s second batch cabinet nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly’s 16-man Ad hoc Committee for Screening Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Commissioners and Special Advisers on Thursday resumes screening of the second batch of the nominees.

Joe Igbokwe makes Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet list

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, has made the list of the new commissioner and special adviser designates of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor releases list of 13 more cabinet nominees

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, transmitted the final list of his cabinet nominees to the State House of Assembly.

Idiat Adebule: Lagos government out to address problems facing widows

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it was committed to implementing programmes to alleviate the deprivation, denial of rights, social and economic neglect experienced by vulnerable widows and their children in the state.

Lagos govt embarks on mass empowerment of women to end human trafficking

The Lagos State Government says it has embarked on mass empowerment of women to assist in the elimination of human trafficking in the state.

We’ll continue to provide quality education for our children – Governor Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Tuesday, said that his administration will stop at nothing to provide the very best of education for every child at all levels, in the State in line with its all inclusive policy.

Many women cause domestic violence by their actions – Lagos Commissioner

Dr Lola Akande, Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), on Thursday said that many women, by their actions, are the cause of the rate of domestic violence in Nigeria.

Lagos women demand death penalty for rapists

A call has been made to Lagos State Government by women under the aegis of Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Abuse (AADVA) demanding death penalty for perpetrators of rape in the state.

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The National Mathematical Centre (NMC) on Thursday honoured 69 students of both junior and senior secondary schools with various awards for their outstanding performances in the 2018/2019 Nigeria National Olympiad competition.
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AfCFTA: Nigeria harps on fairness

For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to achieve its goals and boost intra-African trade, deliberate efforts ensuring fair trade must endure, says Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo.