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NEMA Recovers Bodies From Lagos Pipeline Fire

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said that two bodies had been recovered from the explosion site of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline at Ile Epo axis of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. The Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development. The raging fire caused panic among the residents of Abule Egba, Ile Epo and Ekoro Road due to the thick smoke which oozed out from the explosion scene. Farinloye said that several buildings and articulated vehicles were engulfed…

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Armed Forces Remembrance: Lagos To Empower Widows Of Slain Heroes, Says Sanwo-Olu

…….Let’s Sacrifice For Unity Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged Nigerians to always make sacrifice for peace and desist from actions that may divide the country along its fault lines. The Governor said the citizenry had a responsibility to keep Nigeria on the path of sustainable prosperity and unity, saying such remained the best way to honour the patriotism and bravery of men of the Nigerian armed forces who died in the course of protecting the country. Sanwo-Olu spoke on Wednesday after he laid the wreath in commemoration…

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Access Bank Rewards Customers With Over N50m In DiamondXtravaganza Draw

Access Bank Plc has splashed over N50 million to about 1,044 customers in its DiamondXtravaganza Season 11 reward promo aimed at enhancing savings culture. The bank’s Head, Retail Products, Mr Robert Giles, said at the reward ceremony on Wednesday in Lagos that the initiative was introduced in 2008 to boost savings culture and financial inclusion. Giles said that the Diamondxtra initiative which had been running for 11 years had constantly grown with the number of prizes given out every year. He stated that over N50 million was given out in…

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Fidelity Bank Rewards Customers With N16m In Get Alert Promo

Fidelity Bank Plc has on Tuesday in Lagos rewarded 13 customers with N16 million in its Get Alert in Millions (GAIM) promo season 4. The cash award was in categories of one million and two million  naira respectively. The bank also gave out 19 consolation prizes to lucky winner in form of refrigerators, television sets and power generating sets. Speaking at GAIM 4 third draw, the bank’s Managing Director, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, said that the promo was the ninth promo in I2 years. Okonkwo who was represented by Mrs Chijioke…

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Court Frees Naira Marley, His Brothers Of Car Theft Charges

Nigerian musician, Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley has been freed of a car theft charge filed by the police against him, his two brothers and his cousins. Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias made the order on Tuesday morning after receiving a settlement agreement between the complainant Mr Adelekan Ademola and the four defendants. Marley, his two brothers Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and their cousin, Kunle Obere, 22 were the defendants in the case. Mr Elias struck out the four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the…

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Lagos Reconsiders Decision On Okada, Tricycles Riders

…‘Sanwo-Olu Won’t Compromise On Security’ Lagos State government will not be taking definitive action against illegal operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles on restricted routes across the State, it was learnt on Monday. The revelation followed a four-hour Security Council meeting chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and attended by all commanders of security agencies in the State. Briefing State House reporters after the meeting, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said the Government’s delayed action against restriction of motorcycles and tricycles was informed by the need to achieve…

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Dangote Targets $30bn In Revenue, Lauds FG On Agriculture Revolution 

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has projected a turnover of $30bn for his businesses in the next two years. He said though the company’s annual turnover is about $4 billion now, but with the completion and running of the refinery, fertilizer, petrochemicals and other businesses, the company’s turnover should be in the region of $30 billion in the next two years. Speaking with select media last week, Dangote also lauded the federal government’s efforts in the agricultural sector. He said the government’s serious focus on the sector will boost…

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TEF Invites Applications From Start-up African Entrepreneurs For 2020 Programme

Sixth Year of Programme and Tenth Anniversary of Foundation see Significant Enhancements to the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Creating a Personalised Entrepreneurship Journey for Applicants and Greatly Increased Access to Programme and Knowledge Base Applications made through TEFConnect, Africa’s largest digital entrepreneurship network The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has opened its application portal (www.tefconnect.com) for applications from African entrepreneurs across all African countries, for the 2020 cohort of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. In 2019, 3,050 African entrepreneurs benefited from the Programme, a number which will meaningfully increase in 2020. The…

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2020 Annual Thanksgiving: God Has Been Part Of Lagos’ Journey – Sanwo-Olu

…Says 2020 Budget Ready For Implementation Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the progress recorded by Lagos State, since the beginning of the fourth republic, would have been impossible without God’s guidance. Speaking on Sunday during the Government’s annual Thanksgiving Service held at the State House in Alausa with the theme: “Offering Glorifies God”Sanwo-Olu said the successive administrations laboured to put the State on the path of irreversible growth adding that their efforts would have been in vain if God had not led the struggle The yearly event is held…

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UBA Recruits 4000 New Staff, Promotes Over 5000 Staff, Increases Salaries Up To 170%

Over 5,000 staff of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, started the new year with a lot of cheer as the bank yesterday announced its promotion to new grades as well as salary upgrades with immediate effect this January. Those who are beneficiaries of this exercise will receive up to 170% increase in their salaries and benefits, whilst a good number have been moved to higher grade levels. In a carefully planned restructuring embarked upon by the bank in the last quarter of 2019, UBA has transformed its grading…

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