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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Govt. Mandates Tankers, Containers to Get MOT Certificates, Restricts Movements

The Lagos State Government has announced the restriction of movements for fuel tankers to designated routes across the state. This followed a fire accident caused by a petrol tanker explosion on the busy Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway last week. Recall also that some weeks back, a container fell on a commercial bus at Ojuelegba bus-stop, claiming three lives instantly. The government also mandated all articulated vehicles plying Lagos routes to obtain a certificate of road worthiness from the state Ministry of Transportation. Vehicle owners have a 30-day ultimatum…

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Lagos Govt. Gives Oko-Oba Shanty Dwellers Seven-Day Quit Notice

The Lagos States Government today served 7 days ‘Removal Notice’ to all owners/occupiers of illegal structures/shanties including containarised shops around Abattoir and Oko-oba, Agege to remove them with their belongings immediately. Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force SP Olayinka Egbeyemi who led the enforcement team of the Agency disclosed that over 2500 illegal structures/shanties incuding containarised shops were served ‘Removal Order’ within abattoir and Fagba by Railway side, Agege. SP Egbeyemi disclosed further that these illegal shanties were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who terrorised innocent citizens around Agege…

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“Go Get Compensation for Your Demolished Properties Immediately” -Aileru Advises Agege Landlords

Leading aspirant for the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress for Agege Constituency 02, Hon. Abeeb Aileru has advised Agege residents whose properties were affected by various construction works going on in the area by the Lagos State Government to visit without delay, the Lagos Lands Bureau, Governor’s Office in Alausa. Aileru who was speaking based on information released by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Yetunde Onabule, said those property owners should go to the Lands Bureau, Governor’s Office,…

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