Over 2000 PVCs Seized from Foreigners in Lagos

There were fears in Lagos yesterday over high volume of foreigners holding Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC). This is just as INEC disclosed that 1.5m PVCs had not been collected. Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, at a stakeholders’ meeting, said the total number of registered voters, including 700,000 newly registered voters, stood at 6,609,115. However, it emerged that among the registered voters were nationals of Cameron, Chad, Niger, among other neighbouring countries. Thousands of them were identified by the state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) during different…

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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 GOVERNORSHIP 2019: Jimi Agbaje Unveils Running Mate

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 governorship election in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has announced Haleemat Busari as his running mate for the contest in March. A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Busari after due consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party. Parts of the statement read “Mrs. Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari came highly recommended and widely endorsed,” the statement said. “Stakeholders all agree that without any iota of doubt,…

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Lagos APC Primary: NWC Insists There Was No Election Yet

…Urges Lagosians to be wary of fake results. Accreditation and voting at the APC Gubernatorial Primaries, are yet to commence at the various centres according to the latest report by the Chairman of the Lagos Governorship Electoral panel, His Excellency Chief Clement Ebri. Distribution of electoral material to commence by 1pm today, followed by accreditation and voting which will be conducted by the APC NWC appointed officials, in order to ensure a free, fair and credible primary. Lagosians, particularly members of the APC are hereby urged to disregard reports and…

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APC PRIMARIES: Mammoth Crowd Rally Support For Ambode

A mammoth crowd of supporters of Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday embarked on peaceful match to reaffirm their resolute commitment to the second term bid of the Governor, insisting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) must ensure a level-playing field for all aspirants in the governorship primaries rescheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018. The supporters who came out in their hundreds, converged on the premises of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Maryland and matched through Ikorodu Road to Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota,…

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Ambode Supporters Storm Lagos APC Secretariat Over inaccessibility of Membership Cards

By Joshua Timi Some supporters of the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, have staged a peaceful protest at the All Progressives Congress(APC) Secretariat at Acme, Ikeja, over inability to access their membership cards in their various wards, accusing the party’s state executive council of planning to be partial in the electoral process of the party’s governorship primaries slated for tuesday,October 2nd. The protesters who were led by the Deputy Chairman APC Somolu Local government, Alhaji Ola Sheu, were chanting solidarity songs with leaves in the hands, saying…

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Ambode Mandate Group Seeks More Support for Lagos Governor

The Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG) has advised supporters of the Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to go to their respective domains and work for the emergence of the first-term governor seeking a renewal of his mandate thorugh the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Ambode has been facing a stiff opposition from members of his party, who have vowed not to allow him win the ticket for the 2019 election in the state. Speaking at the Ikeja GRA headquarters of the AMSG, the Director-General of the group, Hon. Sulaimon…

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Ambode Insists he’s Prepared for Primary

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries. In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC). “As our great party approaches…

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