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Group Wants FG To Check High Electricity Billings

…..Intensify effort on metering Civil Society Group for Good Governance (CSGGG), has called on the Federal Government to address “crazy billing’’ of electricity and to intensify efforts on metering. The Convener of the group, Mr Dominic Ogakwu, made the call in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja after a one-day power forum with the theme: “Assessing the independent power producers’’. Ogakwu said that issue of overestimated billing known as crazy billing was becoming worrisome, adding that the epileptic power supply was stifling the operations of small and medium enterprises in…

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Lagos Opens Badagry Express Way To Traffic  

  Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has directed that the completed portions of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway from Eric Moore to Okokomaiko be opened up to traffic as soon as possible following the completion of works by the contractor.   The Governor also directed the Public Works Corporation to intensify palliative works on the road from Okokomaiko to Badagry.   The State’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, in a statement, said the Governor was touched by the discomfort being experienced by the motoring public plying that axis…

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Tragedy: 9 Die, 54 Vehicles Burnt In Lagos Fuel Tanker Explosion

Tragedy struck on Thursday at the Otedola Bridge, Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, after a petrol-laden tanker crashed and exploded. No fewer than 54 cars and commercial vehicles driving behind the tanker on the road were said to have been gutted by fire, during which nine people were reportedly killed. Emergency management workers were said to have been mobilised to the scene to rescue commuters trapped in the accident. It was learnt that some motorists, who made a U-turn and attempted to flee the scene of the incident, crashed…

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Gunmen Kill Former Glo Marketing Director, Okon Iyanam

Former Marketing Director of Globacom, Mr. Okon Iyanam has been killed by unknown gunmen at his hotel facility in Mowe area of Ogun State. His brother, Victor, explained the circumstances leading to the death of the promising 52-year old Iyanam who once contested for the governorship of his Akwa Ibom home state. It was also gathered that the Ogun State Police command has confirmed the killing of Iyanam. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the tragic death of my brother, Okon, in the early hours of Wednesday…

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Plateau Killings: IGP Deploys Special Intervention Force

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed Special Intervention Force to Plateau State to restore peace in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Jos South local government areas and other flash points.   Many people were killed by gunmen on June 24 in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Jos South local government areas of Plateau State.   In a statement Force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, on Monday in Abuja, said that two police aerial surveillance helicopters, five Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and three Police Mobile Force Units (PMF) were deployed.   He said…

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NAF Deploy 300 Special Forces To Benue State

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in continuation of the series of visits being undertaken to assess and enhance the operational effectiveness of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) units across the country, on 23 June 2018, visited NAF units in Makurdi. The visit equally afforded the CAS the opportunity to visit the Headquarters of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) as well as interact with NAF personnel deployed for the operation. The Chairman House Committee on the Air Force, Honourable Samson Okwu, also accompanied the CAS on the…

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African Banks Making Waves, UBA, Others Lead

Ade Ayeyemi’s office in Lomé, the capital of Togo, is a good place to think about crossing borders. Ghana is ten minutes’ drive away. From his window the boss of Ecobank can watch trucks rumble along the seafront, some bound for Burkina Faso, a day’s journey, or Mali, perhaps another day on. At night, cargo ships twinkle offshore. From here Ecobank’s vision—“to integrate the continent”, Mr Ayeyemi says—is clear. Whether it will be profitable is less obvious. Ecobank was founded in 1985 by business leaders with backing from the Economic…

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Bamigbetan Urges Ejigbo LCDA To Sponsor Chamber Of Commerce

Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan has advised the management of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area to mobilise the private sector to set up a Chamber of Commerce and industry that will support the businesses in the community.   Welcoming the LCDAs Business Summit Committee led by its Vice Chairman, Dr. Olatunde Olusunmade to his office on Wednesday, the Commissioner said the initiative would provide an institutional forum for engagement and interaction between the private and public sector on matters of common interest such as…

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LAGOS POLICE TO BEGIN ARREST OF LAWLESS OKADA RIDERS JUNE 15

…CP, Edgal Meets Okada Unions The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said it has concluded plans to commence massive arrest of unlawful commercial motorcycle operators, popularly known as Okada riders from June 15. Rising from a meeting held with the State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal and commercial motorcycle unions, the Police Command said the new enforcement was coming in view of the unfortunate incident of May 30 whereby some okada riders, attempted to burn Ibeshe Police Post but ended up burning  a police patrol vehicle stationed at a black spot…

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APC Chairman, Oyegun Drops Re-election Bid, Appeals To Members

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says he will not seek re-election in the June 23 National Convention of the party, “in the party´s interest”. He announced this on Friday night in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. The chairman said that his decision was taken after wide consultation with close political associates and family members, and not because he was intimidated out of the race. He added that the National Working Committee’s tenure extension that was hitherto agreed by the party´s National Executive Committee (NEC)…

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