Hospital light’s disconnection endangers premature babies’ lives –Residents

Residents of Shomolu in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State have criticised the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) for what they described as illegal disconnection of electricity at the community’s General Hospital. According to them, the action has created difficulty not only for patients but also other members of the community. In a letter of complaint addressed to the electricity company and copies sent to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the state House of Assembly and the Local Government, the community berated the company for charging the hospital arbitrary fees. The…

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…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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Kidnapping: No going back on execution of culprits – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday insisted that the state government would enforce the state anti-kidnapping law to the letter, saying kidnappers will die if they kill anyone during the course of such criminal acts. Speaking at a sensitisation awareness programme on the law prohibiting kidnapping in the state, Ambode, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Kehinde Joseph, said state would not condone the act of forcefully holding innocent people with the intention of extorting them and their relations. The governor, who expressed worry that several lives…

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APC still clearing PDP mess –Hon. Okeyomi

Hon. Dipo Okeyomi popularly referred to as ‘Carry Go’, is a chairmanship aspirant in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State who is very passionate about the transformation of his area. In a recent interview with journalists in Lagos, he speaks about the coming local government election in the state and the good things that await the people of his area if voted into office. OLALEKAN OSIADE brings excerpts…   How do you feel about the release of the guidelines for the Lagos State local government election, considering that…

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Tackling boat mishap with infrastructure

For many years, residents of Okonudun Erekun, Irewe, Itongbesa and other riverine communities in Ojo Local Government have been living a rustic life. They are geographically located in Lagos State, the nation’s commercial nerve centre, but they do not enjoy many social amenities. They lack good medical facilities, good drinking water, schools and other amenities that make a 21st century community. MURITALA AYINLA writes Waste disposal in these largely riverine communities is primitive and not in conformity with any ideal society as open defecation, urination into the lagoon and the…

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Badagry celebrates Lagos @50 with Coconut Festival today

As activities marking Lagos @50 continues to unfold across various localities in the state, Badagry is taking turn to celebrate with Coconut Festival, which opens today with the grand finale set for Easter Sunday at the Old Slave Port Marina. The two days festival theme is: ‘Coconut as a cash crop, potential for galvanizing development in Lagos state coastal communities.’ The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is the special guest of honour while his deputy, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, is the mother of the day. The former Head of Service,…

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Ambode: We’re training workers to reduce recruitment expenses

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday said his administration was embarking on investing in leadership training of workers to reduce costly recruitment expenses. He charged civil servants in the state to justify the government’s investments on them by working to tackle challenges confronting the more than 22 million residents of the state. Speaking during a twoday workshop tagged; “Leadership Development & Performance Enhance ment for Public Servants in Lagos State, Governor Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Benson Oke, said training and re-training…

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