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Lagos governor admonishes Nigerians on religious tolerance

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, on Saturday, admonished Nigerians to live harmoniously irrespective of religious belief and faith.
Authorities of Lekki Concession Company has said that, effective from Wednesday, January 1, 2020, cash payment will no longer be accepted at the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll plaza.

Concessionaire: Cash payment to end at Lekki toll plaza

Authorities of Lekki Concession Company has said that, effective from Wednesday, January 1, 2020, cash payment will no longer be accepted at the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll plaza.
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.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Special status for Lagos, best way to honour Mobolaji Johnson

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged contemporary leaders to draw inspiration from the legacies bequeathed by the late first military Governor of the State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (retd).

Lagos to demolish over 70 houses at Lekki-Ajah axis

No fewer than 70 houses built on unapproved sites within the Lekki-Ajah axis will be pulled down, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pronounced on Saturday. The affected structures, most of which have been completed by their owners, are built on the right of way of tertiary canals and access roads.
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Lagos government promises Increase in budgetary allocation to education

Lagos State Government has promised to significantly increase the budgetary allocation to education in the next budget.
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 governor calls on insurance practitioners to join in implementing health scheme

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor, has called on insurance bodies to partner with the state government to ensure the successful implementation of the newly introduced Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHI).
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Muhammadu Danmadami as a great loss to the country.

Lagos Trade Fair: President Buhari urges Nigerian to patronise locally-made products

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared the 2019 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair open, reiterating that Nigerians should continue to patronise locally-made products and services to grow the nation’s economy.

Governor El-Rufai, Femi Hamzat for Zakat distribution

Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, Chief Imam of Lagos State Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-Nolla and Home Affairs Commissioner Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf will lead other personalities to the 15th distribution of the Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation (ZSF).
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 government to launch massive water, rail transport system by 2020 – governor

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday said his administration would soon roll out massive water transport services in order to reduce over-dependence on road transportation.

Creative industry fund: Central bank, Lagos assess National Theatre

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Lagos State Government team on Saturday assessed the National Arts Theatre, Lagos ahead of new investment plan that includes building a Creative Industry Park at the Theatre.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor urges Nigerians to shun violence, build a better nation

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has called on Nigerians to shun violence and continue to live in peace and harmony in order to build a better Nigeria.
L-R: Executive Director, Fate Foundation, Adenike Adeyemi; Chairman, Annual Alumni Planning Committee, Toyin Bakare; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat; CEO, SLOT Systems Limited, Nnamdi Ezeigbo; CEO, Global International College, Bolaji Osime and Head, Growth Support Services, Fatai Olayemi at the 4th Fate Foundation Annual Alumni Conference held in Surulere on Wednesday, 25th September, 2019.

Our administration is committed to funding SMES – Lagos deputy governor

The importance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to the growth of the economy was re-emphasized on Wednesday at the 4th FATE Foundation Annual Alumni Conference held in Lagos.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor pledges continued support for judicial reform

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday pledged to ensure successful implementation of the judicial reform initiated by the state’s new Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba.
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Nigeria has no business with poverty – Lagos deputy governor

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has said Nigeria has no business with poverty if her citizens duly followed the instructions of God by being godly and doing what is right and ideal always.

Federal government urged to increase budgetary allocation to education sector

A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has called on the Federal Government to scale up its budgetary allocation to the education sector.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

Police nab 1,154 suspected kidnappers in 8 months

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, says 1,154 suspected kidnappers were arrested across the country between January and August.
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 will support ICAN to ensure accountability, transparency – governor

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to continue to collaborate with the Nigeria Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, to ensure accountability and transparency in the state’s financial dealings.
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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.

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Five passengers die in ghastly accident in Kano

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