“PDP’s Fear of Defeat Making it Jittery”

By Chijioke Jannah The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State has said the fear of a crushing defeat in next year’s governorship election stares the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the face, causing it to raise false alarms and allegations against the ruling party. Spokesman of the APC in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, stated this in a news release sent to DAILY POST on Saturday in reaction to claims by the PDP that its campaign posters and signage were pulled down by APC agents in the state. Igbokwe, who described…

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SANWOOLU: The Support Keeps Growing

By Dare Odufowokan The aspiration of Babajide Sanwoolu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state for the 2019 general elections, is daily receiving more boost and creating excitement across the southwestern state. Though he has continually been tipped as the man to beat in the governorship race, the APC candidate is not resting on his oars as he moves round the nooks and crannies of the state canvassing for votes. His ongoing consultation visits to prominent individuals and groups in the state are attestation to…

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CityPulse Publisher Buries in-law in Grand style

Popular journalist and publisher of CityPulse Magazine, Ayo Mojoyin on Saturday played host to friends, family and colleagues as he buried his grandmother-in-law, Madam Alice Abosede Bakare (a.k.a MAMA GOLD) and her husband, Pa. Tiamiyu Bakare (Otupa)  in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State. While the late Pa. Otupa died in 1981, his wife, Madam Alice was 93years old According to Mojoyin, nothing less could befit the late madam Bakare who lived an exemplary life for friends, neighbours and family. He said “My dear grandmother-in-law was an enigma. If you didn’t meet…

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UNILAG Joins ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos Chapter, has ensured total compliance with the strike directive given by the union’s National Executive Committee. The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Dele Ashiru, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. He said that the chapter held a congress on Tuesday during which members resolved to join in the industrial action. NAN reports that the ASUU NEC on Sunday declared a nationwide indefinite strike at a meeting at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The…

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STRIKE: Education Rights Campaign Throws Weight Behind ASUU

An independent pressure group, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has thrown its full weight behind the ongoing industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported that the union last Sunday, declared a nationwide indefinite strike at a meeting at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The University lecturers are protesting poor funding of public universities, non-implementation of the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government. They are also not happy with the alleged government plans to introduce tuition fees….

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“We Will Start Assembling BRT Buses in Lagos from 2019” -Operators

The popular BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) will from next year be assembled in Lagos. This was revealed on Tuesday by the management of Primero Transport Services Limited, operators of the transport system. The company said the plant which is being built in the state will begin operation in the second quarter of 2019. The Managing Director of the firm, Mr Fola Tinubu, who made the announcement also said there were plans to phase out manual ticketing and replace it with a card system in the first quarter of 2019. Tinubu…

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Lagos to Employ 10 Bakers for Coconut Bread Mass Production

The Lagos State Government at the weekend said it has begun talks with 10 major bakeries to ensure mass production of coconut bread, “Eko Bread” as a means to provide more market avenue for coconut utilisation.    State Government, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode disclosed this at the 7th Coconut Heritage Festival tagged ‘AGUNKEFEST’, an event held in collaboration with the African Coconut Heritage Initiatives to commemorate the 2018 World Coconut Day at the Suntan Beach Front, Badagry. Alluding to the fact that Nigeria is ranked 18 in the world as a coconut…

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Ambode Swears in Six New Permanent Secretaries

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday swore-in six new Permanent Secretaries into the State Public Service, with a charge on them to contribute to the ongoing efforts by his administration to build a modern smart-city for the benefits of residents and visitors.   Speaking at the brief but impressive swearing-in ceremony held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, Governor Ambode said the vision to transform the State could only be actualized when abilities were matched with responsibilities, and as such it was incumbent on the new appointees to add value…

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Lagos to Host French President on Tuesday, Restricts Movements in Alausa, Afrikan Shrine, Agidingbi Axis

Ahead of the historic visit of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron to Lagos, the State Government on Sunday announced that there would be traffic diversion and restricted movement from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 around the Alausa, African Shrine/Agidingbi axis. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Salaam in a statement appealed for the understanding of residents, urging motorists to make use of alternative routes provided. “While we regret the inconvenience that this might cause the public, especially those who live and work in the area,…

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