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On Lagos land use charge

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Lagos has been in the proverbial eye of storm ever since it commenced distribution of demand notices for the payment of Land Use Charge for 2018. Many property owners expressed surprise at the figures they saw in their bills. According to media reports, many property owners were shocked to find increases of up to 400% on the bills they Read More

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Lagos pays N9.3bn as pension in 1 year

April 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Lagos state government said on Friday that it paid N9.3 billion as pension to 2,466 retirees in the state, between May 2017 and March 2018. State Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr Akintola Benson-Oke, said this at the 2018 press briefing to mark the present administration’s three years in office. “The state government, through the Lagos State Pension Commission Read More

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How Police degraded militants, Badoo groups in Lagos

April 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The inaugural edition of security summit in the state focused on security challenges in the state, government support to security agencies as well as achievements of the command. TOPE MUSOWO reports The Commissioner of Police in charge of Lagos state, CP Edgal Imohimi, yesterday, said the activities of the dreaded Badoo cult group, which was prevalent in Ikorodu axis of Read More

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President Buhari’s comedy of errors

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Penultimate week, President Muhammadu Buhari’s outing was so full of mistakes and needles gaffes which muddied the image of the administration more than portray it in good light as ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU highlights in this report. Perhaps, President Muhammadu Buhari’s handlers, following Bill Gates’ upbraid, wanted to burnish his image but a series of faux paus achieved the very opposite of Read More

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Northern women pretend a lot –Mario Bello

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Mairo Bello, after bidding farewell to Nollywood relocated to Kano, where her mother hails from to join the Kannywood industry and also pursue her academics. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she discusses her passion, relationship and a lot more. What have you been up to in the last year? Nothing much. Like I told you before, I left Read More

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Visionscape and Lagos heaps of refuse

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

In the last couple of months, Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve centre, has been overtaken by refuse, no thanks to the Lagos State Government’s attempt at transiting from the Public-Private Partnership mechanism to a new initiative of waste management to be driven solely by a consortium under its Clean Lagos Initiative programme. The state had last year embarked on the review Read More

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N1.7bn fraud: Court remands First Nation Airlines MD

March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has ordered the remand of the Managing Director of First Nation Airlines, Kayode Odukoya, over alleged theft of N1.7 billion. Odukoya committed the offences of forgery, use of false document and perjury on March 21, 2013. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged that the accused forged the Memorandum of Loss of Lagos State Read More

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Alibaba once worked as bus conductor

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

The ace comedian’s grass to grace tale is one that the entertainment industry would always remember and his latest revelation is just another icing on the cake. Alibaba made this disclosure during a recent interview with Channels Television, adding that he did odd jobs to survive. Describing himself as a hubby, comic, writer, photographer, poet, artist, artiste, actor, motivational speaker, Read More

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Tinubu, please, help us out

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

We have talked in hush tones, begged and appealed to all parties; they have remained adamant. They are not giving us any listening ears either as community leaders. And Lagos is the worse for it, as heaps of waste pile up in our homes and streets; we have begun again to live with waste, something we thought we had put Read More

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Youths to hold 76-hour musical concert to celebrate Pastor Adeboye at 76

February 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Youth Wing of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will organise a 76-hour  praise to God in 16 countries to celebrate the 76th birthday anniversary of the church’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. Mr Precious Akingbade, the RCCG National Young Adults and Youth Pastor, announced this at a news conference in Lagos. He said that the Marathon Messiah Praise Read More

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Three ships with petrol waiting to berth in Lagos ports – NPA

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Three ships laden with petrol are waiting to berth at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Thursday. The NPA said three other ships carrying bulk fertiliser and lubrication oil had already arrived at the ports waiting to berth. It said 34 other ships will sail into the country with various commodities Read More

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N388m fraud: S/Court orders retrial of ex-Lagos Speaker

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Supreme Court, yesterday, ordered the retrial a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, on a N338million money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC. Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, had in his ruling in September 2014, exonerated Ikuforiji of the charges. Read More

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Body guard assultsToke Makinwa

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Media personality, Toke Makinwa alleged that she was assaulted at a restaurant, Crossroads, in Lagos by the bodyguard of John Boyega. The beautiful media personality who is angry over the incident, share her side of the story on her Instagram page on Thursday, January 4, 2017, where she wrote a really detailed account of what happened at the said Read More

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Oshodi and the megacity blaze

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

For a first time visitor to Lagos, particularly Oshodi, in recent times, the place is a sight to behold and a whole construction site of an emerging mega business and commercial centre. Night and day are almost now the same; the street lights never fail and activities are round the clock. The once infamous slum greatly feared and loathed for Read More

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FG losing N10bn daily to Apapa gridlock – Dangote

November 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

The federal government is losing over N10 billion daily to the Apapa Wharf gridlock, president of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said on Tuesday. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and private sector operators on how to resolve the Apapa gridlock, Dangote said reconstruction work would start on the Apapa-Oworonshoki expressway Read More

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Lagos population now equals 30 African countries – Ambode

October 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

According to the Governor of Lagos State, AkinwunmiAmbode, Lagos State is struggling to meet the needs of its many residents. The state needs to build a million houses every year for the next decade in order to supply all the state’s residents with shelter. In addition to this, Lagos State requires more than 10,000 megawatts of power to function properly. Read More