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COVID-19: Lagos Reopens Cinemas, Gyms, Churches, Mosques Free To Run Services

Lagos State on Saturday permitted the reopening of cinemas and gyms, with a maximum of 33 per cent occupancy. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this during the 18th update on the management of coronavirus in the state said that in October, the state government would announce the decisions regarding the reopening of other sectors of the economy. ”Dear Lagosians, henceforth, cinemas and gyms are permitted to reopen as soon as possible, with a maximum of 33 per cent occupancy. ”This means that there must be a minimum of two empty…

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Polaris Bank Announces Segun Opeke As Executive Director

Polaris Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Segun Opeke as an Executive Director of the Bank by the Board of Directors and AMCON. The development is coming on the heels of the recent appointment of Mr. Innocent C. Ike as the Acting Managing Director of the Bank. Segun Opeke has over twenty-six years of hands-on work experience acquired from leading Nigerian commercial banks with over fifteen of these years in Senior and Executive Management roles. Until his appointment, Mr. Opeke was the Directorate Head, Lagos Business. The Lagos…

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Minister: FG Set To Support 1.7million Businesses, Individuals

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum, has stated the Federal Government’s resolve to provide financial support for 1.7 million business entities and individuals across the country in the next three months. The minister made this known at the virtual commissioning of the Fashion Cluster Shared Facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) tagged:“Eko Fashion Hub” in Lagos on Friday. According to her, the initiative is borne out of the Federal Government’s continued commitment to help cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy…

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Minister: Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line Ready By December

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail line should be ready by December, considering the progress works on the construction of rail stations by contractor. Amaechi gave the assurance while briefing newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, at the end of his monthly routine inspection tour of the project. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister started the inspection tour from Ebute-Meta in Lagos, in company of other management staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). NAN reports that though, the track…

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LASU: NLC Tasks Lagos, Pay Minimum Wage To Tertiary Institutions Workers

The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State chapter, Mrs Funmi Sessi,  has urged the state government to implement  payment of the new national minimum wage for tertiary institutions workers. Sessi made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the protest of academic and non-academic unions of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The unions include: Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU). President Muhammadu Buhari had assented to…

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Gov Sanwo-Olu, Amaechi Visit Site Of Train Accident In Oshodi

…….Gov: ‘Improved Safety Measures Coming On Rail Corridors’ Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has visited the site of the Monday fatal accident involving a commuter train and two vehicles. Two persons reportedly died in the accident, which occurred along the driveways into the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena in Oshodi. Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, was in company of the Governor during the on-the-spot assessment of the site. The victims, a father and son, were said to be driving into the shopping arena when they were caught up…

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Deregulation: NNPC To Support Deployment Of CNG Facilities

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refill stations for motorists across the country. Speaking on TVC Business Show, Business Nigeria Live, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, affirmed that the National Oil Company has already keyed into the gas penetration agenda as championed by the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva. He said as an energy company…

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Ogun Plans Business-Friendly Policies To Remain Nigeria’s Industrial Hub

As part of efforts to ensure Ogun State maintains its lead as the largest industrial hub in Nigeria, the State government says it will continue to implement various business-friendly policies to improve the Ease of Doing Business in the State. The State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe made this known at a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company, Rite Foods Limited, Ososa, Odogbolu Local Government Area of the State during an industrial tour. Mrs. Longe, in statement signed by her Media Aide, Mr. Ismail Oladipo, noted that…

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CACOVID Seeks End To COVID-19 Community Spread To Restore Economy

After expending several billions of Naira as intervention from its members, Organized Private Sector has said that stopping the community spread of the Coronavirus pandemic is the only way to get the nation’s economy back on track and prevent resurgent in the country. The Private sector-led Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) said the present situation demands that all efforts should be geared towards grassroots awareness campaign against community spread across the country if the gains of the past in combating the deadly virus is to be sustained. CACOVID Administrator and Chief…

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UI VC Race: 18 Candidates Jostle To Head Premier University

No fewer than 18 candidates are in the race to fill the vacant office of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI) come December 1. The candidates who are all professors have begun campaigning to members of the Premier University community to gain acceptance. Those in the race are Profs. Kolapo Hamzat, Rasak Kalilu, Kayode Adebowale, Oladele Layiwola, Anthony Onifade, Emiola Olapade-Olaopa and Babatunde Adeleke. Others are Profs Olusegun Ademowo, Clement Kolawole, Temitope Alonge, Raji Oyelade, Babatunde Salako, Adeyinka Aderinto, Ebenezer Farombi, Raheem Lawal and Hakeem Fawehinmi among…

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