Banana Village: From swamp to shelter

June 20, 2021 Editorial III 0

A retired civil servant, Mr Jacob Akpaso, moved to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with his family after his retirement in 1977 in search of greener pasture. The Akwa Ibom native told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  that he moved from Lagos to Abuja and started farming to make a living. Akpaso said the need for shelter made him Read More

Ibeju-Epe highway project to be ready in 2022, Sanwo-Olu assures

June 17, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has assured residents that the ongoing construction of 18.7-kilometre six-lane rigid pavement carriageway from Eleko Junction in Ibeju Lekki to Epe T-junction would be completed and commissioned in the first quarter of 2022. Sanwo-Olu, who was excited by the pace of work on the road when he visited the site, persuaded the contractor handling Read More

Breaking: IGP escapes death in Lagos

June 10, 2021 NAN 0

Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of Police, IGP, narrowly escaped death as a canopy nearly collapsed on him during an official function on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The incident took place at the Lagos State Police Headquarter Ikeja when the newly confirmed IGP, who was on his first official visit to the state, was about to address senior police officers. Read More

Again, NPA, Lagos brainstorm on ending perennial Apapa gridlock

June 7, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

For the umpteenth time, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA have said they are determined to put an end to the intractable traffic gridlock on the access roads leading to the country’s two busiest ports in Apapa. Stakeholders in the maritime industry have in time blamed officials of NPA, the Lagos State agency deployed to collaborate with others Read More

We’re committed to expanding Lagos tech space – Sanwo-Olu

June 3, 2021 Sanwo-Olu 0

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has expressed his administration’s readiness to expand the tech space in the state to accommodate more startups by building the biggest technology cluster in West Africa in the Yaba area of the state. Sanwo-Olu who spoke of the development when he toured two major innovation and technology hubs within the state recently said the Read More

24 hours after abduction of 200 pupils: Bandits kill MOPOL, 15 others in Niger community

Barely 24 hours after 200 school children were abducted by bandits in Niger, gunmen again attacked another community killing 15 villagers in Beri town in Bobi district of Mariga local government of the state  Monday morning. It was learnt that one mobile policeman was also killed by the bandits during the attack. It was however gathered that  the local vigilantes were able to kill  5 of the bandits in a Read More

2 feared dead in Lagos APC LG primaries

May 30, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for local government elections which held weekend was marred by violence across the state with most of the elections inconclusive. The ruling party Saturday scheduled open secret ballot primaries in the 245 wards across the 20 local governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to select its chairmanship and councillorship flag-bearers ahead Read More

Breaking: Fire wrecks havoc inside popular Lagos market

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

Fire on Sunday morning gutted popular Ladipo market in Lagos state. Already, officials of the state fire service battling to the fire at Alapeju part of the market. The spokesman of the state fire service, Amodu Shuabu, who confirmed the incident , said efforts were in place to put out the raging inferno. In August, similar fire incident destroyed goods within same Read More

NDPHC, Eko discos sign MoU on 300MW delivery in Lagos

May 29, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed an agreement with Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) to deliver 300 mega watts of power to Ibeju-Lekki and other franchise area in Lagos state. The agreement, which was sealed in the presence of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will see NDPHC supply electricity directly to Eko DisCo from existing Read More

24 teams battle for honour at maiden Ekofootball Queens tourney

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lagos state Football Association’s quest to develop female football in the state has given birth to a new championship, the Ekofootball Queens Championships with 24 teams set to battle for the giant trophy presented by one of the board members, Prince Ifalade Oyekan. Speaking at the LSFA office on Thursday, the Chairman of the association, who doubles as the 1st Read More

Save the Children donates PPE, Oxygen worth N38m to Lagos govt

May 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Save the Children International has donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) commodities and Medical Oxygen devices worth N38 million to all the 28 primary health care centers and 2 General Hospitals in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State. The donation is part of the efforts to continue supporting the Government of Lagos State in fighting Read More

Blueprint publisher Idris, Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu honour Nda-Isaiah, Jakande, others

May 24, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Muhammed Idris, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu were among top dignitaries that gathered at the weekend in Lagos to honour nine departed media icons at the event jointly organised by the Nigeria Press Organisation (NPO), consisting of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN); Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE); Nigeria Union of Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Eko DisCo embarks on capital projects

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it has begun the execution of its capital projects for the 2021 business year for improved service delivery to its customers. The General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos State on Monday. Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) recently approved the sum of N93.76 Read More

Speaker urges Buhari to act on southern govs’ resolutions

May 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Speaker Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently act on the requests recently made by the Southern Governors Forum as a way to curb rising insecurity in the country. The former chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, said: “President Buhari should not only give a thought to the Read More

Insecurity: Pray for Buhari to protect Nigeria, Tinubu tells Nigerians

May 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his government so as to have “requisite strength and wisdom to protect the nation, defeat the challenges” confronting the country. Tinubu also urged prayers for the military and other security agents Read More

Lagos 2023: INEC creates 4,861 new polling units

May 10, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

As part of its preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created 4861 new polling units in Lagos state, with Alimosho local government having the highest number of new polling units of 1545 and followed by Kosofe local government with 899 new polling units. This was disclosed by the Residents Electoral Commission (REC) in Read More

Re: Re-setting button of Nigeria football administration

May 7, 2021 Sani Abdullahi 0

In a democracy, freedom of expression remains a cardinal pillar, especially when done with the best of intentions, to enhance public good and overriding national interest. In the exercise of this inalienable right, those who pontificate on issues of significance should be seen to be truly patriotic on the ideas they sell to fellow citizens. This is not the case Read More

Breaking: 14 burnt to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

About 14 passengers (11 adults and three children) were on Thursday night burnt to death in an accident around the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Friday. Confirming the incident, Akinbiyi said the accident involved a silver Toyota RAV 4, with registration number, LND 13 GS, a Read More

Lagos Assembly suspends 3 council chairmen

May 4, 2021 Temitope Musowo, 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday May 4, 2021 suspended three local government council chairmen over alleged disregard for the guidelines governing their activities. The House said it could no longer continue to watch while the council chairmen stubbornly flout the state’s local government guidelines. The affected chairmen included Hon. Ogidan Mukandasi Olaitan of Lekki Local Council Development Read More

LASG hands over amputee sachet water hawker to kinsmen

April 30, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos state government has handed over Mary Daniel, the amputee sachet water hawker, to the leader of the Igala (Kogi state) community in Lagos state. The special adviser, Office of Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, while handing over Mary to her kinsmen stated that the state government will continue to protect all residents in the state, especially the vulnerable. Read More

Why we gave Lagos roads’ regeneration to Berger – Sanwo-Olu

April 29, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwoolu has explained why his administration awarded three key roads on Lagos Island local government area to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, saying the company knows the terrain, do quality jobs and deliver on schedule. A press statement by Berger’s Head of Media, Prince Moses Duku, Thursday, said Governor Sanwo-Olu, Oba of Lagos HRM Rilwan Akiolu and Read More

Digital Switch Over: Lagos to end analogue broadcast in 6 months

April 29, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Lagos state has officially transited from analogue to digital Television. This is even as Federal Government announced that with the launch in Lagos, analogue broadcasting would be switched off in the state in the next six months. Speaking at the official launch of Digital switch over, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the switch-on of Lagos is Read More

One foot in the door of restructuring

April 29, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Here is something very important that should make you perk up your ears. Last week, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, signed a new state law titled Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law. Under the new law, which must have come as no small surprise to most of us, the state would take over the prosecution of all Read More