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Former Brazilian president faces new money laundering charge

Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faces a new charge of money laundering as part of investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America.
The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.

U.S. approves over $1.2 billion grants to 405 airports

The United States Government has awarded more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation has said.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Nigeria terminates cash transfer contracts in four states

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

Lagos directs scavengers to immediately vacate dumpsites

In line with measures introduced to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Lagos State Government has directed scavengers to immediately vacate all dumpsites.

INEC deregisters 74 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties, meaning that they would not be participating in subsequent elections in the country.
The Managing Director-CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, in a statement, disclosed that bearing in mind the anticipated 100 per cent increase in waste generation during the period.

LAWMA: We are ready for festive season

With the Christmas and New Year festivities around the corner, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has affirmed its readiness to meet the waste management needs of residents during the season and to consolidate on its year round vision of establishing a cleaner and healthier Lagos.
Traders at the popular Oyingbo Market in Lagos have been counting their losses following its closure by Lagos State government over environmental infractions.

Traders count losses over Lagos market closure

Traders at the popular Oyingbo Market in Lagos have been counting their losses following its closure by Lagos State government over environmental infractions.

Central bank mandates indirect PSP to obtain risk-based rating

As from November 11, any institution applying for an indirect participant in the nation’s Payments System must have a satisfactory risk-based rating from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Expert hails Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on sanitation

Taiwo Adewole, an environmental expert, has lauded the executive order on sanitation and waste management given by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu saying if would bring about cleanlinessand orderliness to Lagos state.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly to pass law empowering LAWMA

Lagos Assembly is set to pass a law that will restore the constitutional powers of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to carry out refuse collection, disposal and management.

Lagos Assembly moves to empower LAWMA

Stakeholders in the environment sector in Lagos State on Thursday lauded the state House of Assembly for proposing an amendment to the Environmental law to empower the Lagos State Waste Management Authority.

CBN to withdraw mutilated naira notes from circulation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says that it is working on a plan to mop up all the mutilated naira notes in circulation across the country.

LAWMA: Traffic gridlock preventing waste removal in Apapa

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has said the traffic gridlock along Apapa-Shodi Expressway is hampering the removal of waste by its personnel in Apapa area of Lagos State.

FIRS refutes report of 50% VAT increase

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday refuted report of planned increment of Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent to meet up payment of the newly proposed minimum wage.
The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said he chose Dr Obafemi Hamzat as his running mate because he would make a capable deputy.

Specialist urges Babajide Sanwo-Olu to transform waste management sector

A waste management specialist, Mr Olugbenga Adebola, on Tuesday advised the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to ensure continuity in government policies to enhance the waste management industry.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos lawmakers review environmental law ahead of PSP operators’ return

As the stage is being set for operators of Private Sector Partnership (PSP) in waste management in Lagos State to resume work, the contentious consolidated Lagos State Environmental Law and nine others are currently being reviewed by lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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UK outfit, Bebuzee has revealed its plans to release first of its new free-to-watch streaming video service for the African countries in December.

UK streaming platform Bebuzee eyes Nollywood

UK outfit, Bebuzee has revealed its plans to release first of its new free-to-watch streaming video service for the African countries in December.
The founder, Investment Banking and Trust Company (IBTC), Mr. Atedo Peterside, has identified macroeconomic stability, especially low inflation rate regime as a major panacea to attracting all types of investors into the Nigeria’s capital market.

#EndSARS: Atedo Peterside urges youths to start mobilising to take Nigeria back in 2023

He was reacting to the #EndSARS protests against police brutality of the last two weeks and the gory event at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos as well as the widespread violence, arson and destruction of lives and properties in the country.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Reports of Edo 2020 indefinite postponement fake – minister

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has refuted reports that the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 has been postponed indefinitely, saying the ministry has not taken a final decision on a date for the biennial event.
The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.

Death toll in Ghana church collapse rises to 21

The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari consults with former leaders via video conferencing

Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.