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IMB Reports Drop In Piracy As Nigeria’s Deep Blue Project Begins

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported a drop in piracy attacks in Nigeria in the third quarter of 2019. IMB said in its latest report, “Nigeria has reduced Q3 piracy attacks from 41 in 2018 to 29 in 2019,” which represents nearly 30 per cent year-on-year reduction. This is as the Deep Blue Project, a comprehensive maritime security architecture initiated by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in collaboration with the military and other security agencies, comes into operation. The piracy reporting body also said there was a decrease…

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James Hope College Acquires American International School Lagos

……. Offers Full Scholarship To 40% Of Students The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus to establish James Hope College in Lagos. This was disclosed at the signing ceremony held yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event had in attendance the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, the United States Ambassador represented by Carol Cox, the Chairman of AISL Board, Ali Safieddine and other prominent persons. In his speech at the event, the Founder and Chairman…

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Gov Sanwo-Olu: Lagos Ready To Pay Above N30k Minimum Wage  

…Labour Leaders Hail Lagos Governor For Fulfilling Promises Better time awaits workers in Lagos State, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Tuesday that the State is ready to pay more than the N30,000 benchmark for the National Minimum Wage. Speaking during a meeting with Organised Labour Unions held at the State House in Alausa, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the implementation of the new minimum wage payment would take off when the Federal Government and labour unions conclude their negotiations adding that the State was drawing up its finances and creating additional…

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Olam Pays N120bn To Acquire Dangote Flour Mills

… Shareholders Applauds N24 Per Share Payment Shareholders of Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DFM), unanimously on Monday approved the acquisition of the company by Crown Flour Mills Limited, the Nigerian subsidiary of global food and agri-business conglomerate, Olam International Limited after a whopping payment of N120 billion to the shareholders. Olam International has made an offer for the acquisition of 100 per cent equity in Dangote Flour Mills Plc for a consideration of N24.00 per share. The acquisition was carried out through a Scheme of Arrangement.  Most of the shareholders who…

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Sanwo-Olu Engages Julius Berger, Hitech, Others To Fix Roads, Work Begins On Monday

…Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina, ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the State, beginning from Monday (tomorrow). The Governor’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms, which began a few weeks back. After his final meeting with the contractors on Sunday, which lasted for about three hours, Sanwo-Olu…

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REDTV’s Red Hot Topics Enters Season Five

It’s no longer news that REDTV’s Red Hot Topics is now in high demand with millennials constantly craving for more. Well the latest update is that the show has now dropped episode 5 with great promise of more rich and robust subjects. The show which follows a panel of young people discussing current and relevant topics that affect everyday life has gotten very popular with enormous followers always waiting to catch the next episode. Every gathering of the 11 exciting, energetic, hot young folks,  features them openly and frankly touching on topics ranging from equality to infidelity, sex, relationships, honour,…

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Wise Savers Promo: UBA Rewards 20 In Final Draw, 80 Customers Win N120m

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has again rewarded another 20 customers who have emerged winners in the final draw of the UBA Wise Savers Promo, winning N1.5 million each, bringing the total amount won by 80 customers for the duration of the draw to N120 million. The electronic raffle draw, which was held at the UBA Head Office in Lagos on Thursday, October 10th 2019, was witnessed by the relevant regulatory bodies including the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lagos State Lottery Board and Consumer Protection Council.…

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Sanwo-Olu To Lagosians: Register For Health Insurance Scheme

…More Road Ambulances Coming, Says Governor Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on all residents of the State to register for the Health Insurance Scheme introduced by the government towards ensuring improved healthcare delivery. Subscription to the scheme, Sanwo-Olu said, would enable the Government to prioritise its healthcare programmes to enhance its quality and affordability to the residents. The Governor made the call at the ongoing Medic West Africa Conference at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island. Sanwo-Olu said the health insurance coverage must be scaled up as…

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Sanwo-Olu Calls For Inclusion, Launches Financial Centre For Sustainability

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, weekend officially unveiled the Lagos chapter of Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S Network) – a private-driven initiative working with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide sustainable finance for public sector development programmes. Speaking at the event held on Victoria Island, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the initiative was birthed in response to growing demand for private capital in the quest to deliver sustainable projects in environment, housing and infrastructure in line with objectives of UNEP. Sanwo-Olu reiterated his government’s readiness to partner…

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Lagos Enforces Law On Meat Hygiene, Vendors To Get Health Certificate

Major food vendors who sell meat in Lagos State are henceforth to submit a Veterinary Health Certificate for Trade of Meat to inspecting veterinary personnel of the State Government who will then be expected to confirm through these certificates that the meat carcasses have been duly slaughtered under hygienic conditions. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who disclosed this in Lagos over the weekend noted that this policy apart from being part of new strategies the State Government is adopting that are aimed at sanitizing the meat value…

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