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Igbonla: Kidnappers reduce ransom to N100m

Kidnappers of six students Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe yesterday resumed negotiations with affected parents, demanding N100million. The kidnappers, it was gathered contacted two of the parents twice on Friday, insisting that they should approach the government for the amount demanded. Yusuf Farouk, Ramon Isiaka, Pelumi Philips, Peter Jonas, Adebanjo George and Judah Agbaosi were whisked away from ... Read More »

Chaplain: CAN backs Lagos Govt, says “Sack in order”

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State Chapter on Tuesday denied involvement of the wife of the State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode in the sacking of former Presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Venerable Femi Taiwo, saying that the allegation was not only untrue but unjust and erroneous. A newspaper had alleged in its series of ... Read More »

Shocker: Lagos Cancels N844m Fourth Mainland Bridge Contracts

Lagos State Government has said it has terminated the earlier contract with investors for the construction of proposed N844 billion fourth mainland bridge projects. This was disclosed today by the Commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya, while addressing journalists in Alausa. He said government is presently considering various proposals from foreign investors such as United States of ... Read More »

Lagos Plans Star-Studded Concert for Golden Anniversary Celebration

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to host the best of Nigerian traditional and contemporary popular musicians and fashionistas to an anniversary concert to round off the unprecedented year-long activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the State. A statement issued on Thursday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, stated that the ... Read More »

Ambode Again: Offers free Wifi at Lagos Parks

The Lagos State Government has commenced the installation of free Wi-Fi at parks and gardens across the state. Already, it said the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa had been completed with Internet access. “This project represents a move towards the vision of making Lagos a smart city and provides new ways for the public to enhance social leisure activities,” the Commissioner ... Read More »

Lagos state begins biometric exercise for pensioners 

The Lagos State Government has flagged off Biometric Verification Exercise otherwise known as I’M ALIVE for pensioners in the State.Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at Somolu Local Government Secretariat, the State Commissioner, Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akinola Benson-Oke stated that the  exercise would contribute greatly to effective pensions administration in the State, adding that it would remove ... Read More »

LASRAB TO PARTNER SHELL ON RECORDS MANAGEMENT

The Director General, Lagos State Records & Archives Bureau (LASRAB), Mr. Biodun Onayele has declared his willingness to partner with Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) in the area of records and archives management. The DG made the declaration recently while receiving a delegation from SNEPCO on a courtesy visit to his office at the Headquarters of LASRAB in Magodo, ... Read More »

Lagos Tragedy: Mobile Policeman loses four children to mudslide

  No fewer than four persons, including three children, were dead after another building collapsed in the early hours of yesterday in Lagos. The building, a bungalow located at Orisha Street, Isheri, Magodo caved in while it rained heavily. The deceased were identified as Isayo Odiah (23); DeSylva Odiah (15); Clinton Odiah (13) and eight-year-old Endurance Odiah. The deceased were ... Read More »

Ambode angry:Okada riders, tanker drivers, others face tough times

  Story By: Leke Adeosun Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is angry. His eyes are red over the brazen return of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles to major roads, the activities of street  hawkers, the careless driving of commercial drivers and the bare-faced disregard for traffic rules by tanker drivers. A visibly upset Governor Ambode who spoke shortly after ... Read More »

Lagos: Finance Perm Sec calls for commitment, Task force chair issues warning 

  The newly appointed Permanent Secretary in Lagos State Ministry of Finance, Mr Tairu Tunde Ogunleye, has resumed duty with a call on management and staff of the Ministry to rededicate themselves to duty and support and cooperate with the current administration to actualize the agenda of the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Addressing the staff at a maiden meeting, Ogunleye ... Read More »