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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“Refuse Heaps Will Disappear from Lagos Before Rainy Season”

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said all hands are on deck to holistically address the challenges being experienced in waste management with the implementation of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), assuring that the issue would be addressed before the rainy season.  Speaking at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, said the CLI was introduced last year to foster broad reforms in solid waste…

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Muslim Pilgrims in Lagos Get N30m Refund

Muslim pilgrims who performed the 2017 Hajj with the Lagos State government has been refunded the sum of N30m by the state government. the State Amirul – Hajj, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef who doubles as the Commissioner for Home Affairs explained that the money to be refunded to the hajj pilgrims was in respect of some services which were not rendered to Lagos contingent during last year’s Hajj. He however stated that the refund will not be given to those pilgrims who still owe the state some debts. This action may…

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Ambode Plans World Tourism Model for Onikan, Marina and Environs

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said his administration was making strategic efforts to transform Onikan-Marina axis to a world class tourism hub that would go a long way to restore the lost glory of Lagos Island. The Governor, who spoke at the foundation laying ceremony of the J.K Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History in Onikan, Lagos, said the Centre was part of a grand plan by his administration to turn the Onikan axis into a critical tourist hub, not just in the country but in…

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Lagos Govt Assures PenCinema Properties Owners of Paying Compensation Soon

The Lagos State Government on Monday allayed the fears of property owners affected by removal of structures for the construction of the Pen Cinema Flyover, assuring that all would be compensated in due course.   In a statement by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Abiola Anifowoshe, the government specifically debunked media reports suggesting that it was unnecessarily delaying compensation, saying those whose structures were demolished would be paid. Anifowoshe said the State Government had already held a stakeholders’ meeting with the affected property owners during which the details…

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Lagos Clamps Down on Gated Streets

The Special Taskforce Committee set up by Lagos State Government on demolition of gated streets has begun enforcement exercise on the removal of gates at both the metropolitan and suburb areas of the State that failed to comply with the government’s directive on Gated Streets regulation. So far, the government had demolished 38 street gates that were shut against traffic between the hours of 5.00am and 12 midnight. The state government had earlier directed that all street gates be made accessible between 5.00am and 12 midnight every day after series…

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Ambode Appoints Onibon as MOCPED Acting Provost

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr. Nosiru Olajide Onibon as the Acting Provost of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe. Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh in a statement on Thursday said the appointment takes immediate effect. Onibon’s appointment follows the demise of the former Provost, Professor Olurotimi Sikiru Akeusola who passed on early this year. Born on October 13, 1967, Onibon attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School Epe (1974-1980), before proceeding to Alaro Community High School, Iraye-Oke also in Epe…

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