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Train: FG offers free ride from Lagos to Abeokuta

February 3, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that free train ride would commence from Iju, Lagos state to Abeokuta in Ogun State.  Minister of Transportation Mr. Rotimi Amaechi who dropped the hint after inspecting the level of work on the railway said it was part of preparation ahead of it’s flag off by the vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo later in Read More

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Breaking: Ethiopian wins Lagos city marathon, Gideon first Nigerian to cross finish line

February 2, 2019 Editor 0

An Ethiopian Sintayehu Legese has just emerged winner of the Lagos city marathon held on Saturday. According to an official twitter handle dedicated for the competition, the Ethopia finished ahead of favourite Joshua Kipkorir from Kenya to claim the grand prize of $50,000. Sintayehu Legese finished with a time of 2:17:20. Joshua Kipkorir came second as he finished 55 seconds Read More

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Refinery: Kachikwu makes u-turns says ‘full capacity ‘ll now be actualised in 2020’

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

Contrary to assurance of 2019, Minster of state, Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu has revealed that plans by Nigerian government to fix Nigeria’s moribund refineries and make them work in utmost capacity will not materialise until 2020. The Petroleum Minister had said that Nigeria’s refinery capacity will reach expected 1.1 million barrels per day in 2020. Kachikwu `who spoke in Lagos on Read More

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2019: Music Star Banky W picks Reps ticket in Lagos

November 11, 2018 Editor 0

Popular music Star and actor, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W will be gunning for the position of House of Representatives ahead of 2019 presidential election. Wellington, who made this public on Saturday night after being declared as the flag bearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives, Lagos state via his post on Read More

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Aero contractors to increase frequencies to Lagos, Abuja others

September 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Managing Director of the Aero Contractors airlines, Capt. Ado Sanusi, has announced that the airline in the country will, beginning from this week, increase frequencies to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Asaba and Kano. He further said with the increase in the number of aircraft, it has increased its flight schedule, so from September 17, it would increase its Read More

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Driver, 64, docked for manslaughter

June 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

  A 64-year-old man, Usman Akewushola, who allegedly drove recklessly to kill a pedestrian, appeared on Friday before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for manslaughter charge. Akewushola, who resides at Abule Egba, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for reckless driving and manslaughter. Police prosecutor, Raphael Donny, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June Read More

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NOA urges Lagos residents to collect PVCs

May 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on yesterday called on Lagos residents yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to do so. The state Director of the agency, Mr Waheed Ishola, made the call while addressing some residents in Ikeja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ishola spoke while leading offi cials of the agency on a sensitisation Read More

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35 ships carrying products expected at Lagos ports

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), yesterday said that no less than seven ships laden with petrol will arrive the country in the next two weeks. The amount is part of 35 ships conveying petroleum products, food and other goods that are expected to arrive at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports. The remaining 28 ships are carrying diplomatic goods, buckwheat, Read More

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Ajibade @ 60: Soyinka, Falana, others lead colloquium in Lagos

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) and Ms Ayo Obe are among top Nigerians billed to hold a colloquium to mark the 60th birthday of the renowned journalist and author, Mr. Kunle Ajibade. A press statement by Friends of Kunle Ajibade @ 60 Committee, made available to Blueprint yesterday said, the one-day public discourse holding Read More

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Army establishes FOB to secure Lagos

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Army yesterday operationalised a Forward Operation Base (FOB) as part of efforts to secure the eastern part of Lagos state from the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminal gangs. Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said plans were also on to set up an FOB in Ikorodu for the Read More

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Lagos court jails 12 oil thieves

May 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has sentenced 12 oil dealers to six years in prison for dealing in 600,000 liters of diesel without lawful authority. The judge, Mohammed Idris, convicted the defendants on all four counts of conspiracy, forgery, and dealing in petroleum products without lawful authority, offences for which they were arraigned by the Economic and Read More

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Lagos to begin home-grown feeding programme

May 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lagos state government has assured that the home grown feeding programme of the APC-led federal government would soon commence in the state. The Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, gave the assurance at the 2018 ministerial press briefi ng by the Ministry of Education to mark the third year in office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration. Adebule, while noting that the Read More

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Govt introduces toll gates on N134.8bn Lagos – Ibadan expressway – Official

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos state, Engineer Adedamola Kuti,has disclosed that Section I of the newly reviewed N134.8 billion Lagos – Ibadan expressway will include construction of two toll gates, underpasses and fl yovers, Kuti, who disclosed this yesterday during the inspection tour by the Minister of State 11 for Power, Works and Housing, Surveyor Sulaiman Hassan Zarma, Read More

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Lagos trader ‘bathes’ neighbour with hot pepper

May 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Twenty-seven-year-old trader, Uloma Mogaji, who allegedly bathed her neighbour with hot pepper paste during a fight, was yesterday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Mogaji, who resides at No. 15, White House, Ileje, Ajah, Lagos, is facing two counts of assault and grievous harm. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence. The Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Police Read More

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Lagos Assembly to amend High Court Law

May 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A bill to amend the High Court Law CAP 85 (2015) of Lagos State (2015) and for other connected purposes was yesterday read for the second time. In overview, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso, Acting Chairman Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petition and LASIEC, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso, said the law as it stands only prescribes the manner of appointing judges whereas Read More

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Court dissolves 21-year-old marriage over adultery

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

  A 21-year-old marriage between a Lagos-based Pastor, Joshua Ibeneme and his wife, Uzoamaka, has been dissolved by an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on grounds of adultery. After several mediations by the court and family intervention failed, the court, therefore, dissolved the relationship as requested by the petitioner. Mr Akin Akinniyi, the court president, who delivered the judgment, said Read More

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10 more parties join coalition to challenge APC in Lagos

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ten more political parties have joined a coalition of 14 others to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Lagos. Chairman of the coalition, named Star Alliance, Kola Ajayi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday. Ajayi, who is also the state chairman of Alliance for Democracy Read More

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Customs rakes N11.6bn at Lagos airport, impounds military items

May 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N11.6 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the Lagos state command has said. The figure generated represented 74.34 per cent of the revenue target for the quarter under review. Similarly, the command has impounded military items such as camouflage uniforms, bullet proof jackets, Read More

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Lagos transmission substation to wheel 1000MW to Eko DisCos – Official

May 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Akangba Transmission Sub-Region in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos state, will soon be wheeling1000MW to Eko Discos franchise to increase power supply. The substation, which is one of the oldest transmission sub-stations in the country, was commissioned in 1968 with 4 x 90MVA transformers. The Assistant General Manager of the sub-region, Engr. Anthony Dim, who disclosed this Read More

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I prefer Buhari to Obasanjo – Oba of Lagos

May 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, yesterday said he preferred President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to that of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Akiolu also urged Nigerians to give Buhari another four years to reposition the country as the president. The traditional ruler declared this yesterday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 17th Lagos Housing Fair in Lagos. The Lagos monarch Read More

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2019: 14 parties form alliance against APC in Lagos

April 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 14 opposition parties have formed an alliance to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Lagos State. This was disclosed by the chairman of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the state, Mr Kola Ajayi, over the weekend noting that the ‘Star Alliance’ meant to wrestle power from the ruling APC. “Star Alliance was Read More

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TCN commissions 3 transformers in Uyo, Calabar, Lagos

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has energized and commissioned into service, three new 132/33kV power transformers. The company stated that two 60MVA transformers was commissioned at Calabar and Uyo, Akwa Ibom state respectively, adding that TCN had also replaced a 30MVA with a 100MVA transformer at Alimosho transmission substation in Lagos. The TCN’s General Read More

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Lagos IGR hits N103.4bn in Q1 2018

April 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos state Government yesterday said its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the first quarter of 2018 stood at N103.476 billion, as against N96.7 billion recorded in the previous year, accounting for 81 per cent of the total revenue of N141billion generated in the quarter. Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Segun Banjo who disclosed this during the annual Read More

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Pilgrimage sponsorship: Lagos saves N4.5bn in 3 years

April 24, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lagos state government has said the state saved N4.5 billion in the last three years from Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s stoppage of sponsorship of people for religious pilgrimages to Israel and Saudi Arabia. The state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, disclosed this yesterday. Speaking at the annual ministerial press briefing to mark the third year in office of Governor Read More