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Lagos pays retirees over N32bn in two years -commissioner

Lagos State says it paid accrued pensions of more than N32bn to 8,170 retirees between May 2019 and July 2021. The Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) in a statement issued on Saturday said that the Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle, disclosed this on Friday at the 87th retirement benefit bond certificates presentation to retirees. Ponnle stated that the state government also paid more than N1bn into the Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) of 247 retirees for the month of July. She said N1.1bn had been credited into the…

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Lagos APC Group decries modalities for ward congress

The Lagos4Lagos Movement within the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried the procedures and guidelines for Saturday’s ward congress. The Convener of the group, Mr Olajide Adediran , who addressed newsmen on Friday  at Ikeja, alleged  that the National Ward Congress Committee, headed by Mohammed Dangiyadi , was biased. Adediran said that the the national committee ought to have  formed a local working electoral committee to work with, to make its work easier in the 245 wards in Lagos State. “The congresses will hold tomorrow but till now…

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APC Congress: Lagos to adopt consensus candidate – GAC

 Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party will adopt a consensus arrangement for its ward executives. Addressing journalists on behalf of the GAC members after the council meeting held at Lagos House, Marina, on Wednesday, Prince Tajudeen Olusi said that the ward congress was scheduled for Saturday, July 31, to elect ward executives. The GAC, the highest decision making body of Lagos State APC, comprised prominent leaders of the party across the state. Olusi said that party officers at all levels had been directed to engage in dialogue…

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Sanwo-Olu To New Council Chairmen: ‘Justify Your Autonomy, People’s Confidence’

……..Swears In 57 Newly Elected LG Chairmen, Says ‘It’s Time For Work, Not For Political Vendetta’ Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the administrative and financial autonomy being enjoyed by Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State for almost two decades is not granted for nothing, but given to achieve a bottom-up growth model for the acceleration of coordinated development across the State. The Governor said local councils, as the closest tier of Government to the people, must justify their autonomy by initiating…

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We’ll make our seaports world class – NPA boss

Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said the Authority would apply international standards and best practices in handling ships and cargoes at the country’s seaports. He said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos signed by Mr Olaseni Alakija, General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, NPA. Bello-Koko made the remark while addressing members of the Senate Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation led by Senator Theodore Orji, on a oversight visit to the NPA. According to Bello-Koko, the Authority has created an enabling environment for a well-structured…

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CVR: INEC begins physical biometric voters’ capture in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Monday commenced biometric registration and physical capturing of applicants in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise. INEC Spokesman in Lagos, Femi Akinbiyi, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. According to him, the exercise is taking place at the INEC headquarters in Sabo, Yaba and all INEC offices in the 20 local government areas of the state. Akinbiyi said that prospective voters, who have completed the online CVR pre-registration and those who have not…

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APC candidate Tijani re-elected Chairman Ojokoro LCDA

The incumbent Chairman of Ojokoro Local Government Development Area, Mr Hameed Tijani, has been re-elected as chairman, in Saturday’s Local Government poll in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Returning Officer, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Mr Irewole Ogunsakin, said that Tijani, having complied with the requirements of the election, had been returned. “As the Returning Officer of this LG/LCDA election, I, Ogunsakin Irewole Peter, hereby declare that honourable Tijani Hameed, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is hereby declared the winner of the…

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Uphold Ideals Of Eid-El-Kabir, Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Urges Muslisms

…Commends Peaceful Conduct Of Local Government Elections Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Sunday urged the Muslim community in the state to recommit to the ideals of Eid-el-Kabir festival, saying it was important for the people to uphold the virtues of sacrifice, love and peaceful co-existence. She spoke at a special Eid-el-Kabir celebration put together by the First Family in conjunction with the state government held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. According to her, “The essence of this festival is such that lays emphasis on the virtues…

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LG polls: Itire/Ikate LCDA Chairman predicts victory for APC

Mr Ahmed Apatira, Chairman of Itire/Ikate Local Council Development Area (LCDA), says the All Progressive Congress (APC) will clinch victory in the ongoing elections into Local Government Councils in Lagos State. Apatira expressed the optimism after casting his vote at Ward 11, Polling Unit 004. “There is orderliness and the exercise appears free and fair. Victory is for APC all through Lagos State,” Apatira told newsmen. Mr Hakeem Gbamgbala, Vice Chairman, APC, Lagos State chapter, spoke in the same vein. “I am impressed with the activities of the LASIEC officials.…

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LG polls: no nose mask, no voting, electoral officers insist

Some voters at the Okerube Ward B Polling Unit (PU) 025 were sent back to get their nose masks before being accredited to vote in the ongoing election into Local Government Councils in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), had made it a mandatory condition for voters seeking to exercise their rights to vote. The nose masks are a major health facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Alhaji Kabiru Omotosho, a voter, who was turned back, said he…

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