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FLOOD: LAGOS ALLAYS FEARS, SAYS MAINTENANCE OF DRAINAGE CHANNELS ON COURSE

In the wake of torrential rainfall experienced in some neighbouring States, the Lagos State Government on Monday allayed fears of residents, assuring that the on-going flood abatement and ocean shore protection measures will keep them out of harm’s way during the rainy season. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, in a statement, said the Government had already commenced the maintenance of all primary, secondary and tertiary drainage channels under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative. “Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration is mindful of the terrain and geographical location of Lagos State…

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Add Value To Governance, Ambode Tasks Six New Permanent Secs 

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State at the swearing-in of six new Permanent Secretaries, has charged them to contribute to the ongoing efforts by his administration to build a modern smart-city for the benefits of residents and visitors.   Speaking at the brief but impressive ceremony held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, Governor Ambode said the vision to transform the State could only be actualized when abilities were matched with responsibilities, and as such it was incumbent on the new appointees to add value to governance and contribute to…

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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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Kwara Bans Tree Felling, Charcoal Sales, Production

Kwara State is to set up a task force to checkmate illegal tree felling as well as the production, transportation and sale of charcoal in the state. Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed made this known on when he signed into law an amendment bill prohibiting the production, transportation, storage or sale of charcoal. In a statement, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the Governor, Muyideen Akorede said: “the amendment was necessitated by the need to strengthen existing laws against charcoal production and transportation in a bid to protect the environment and…

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Anambra Plans Big For Digipreneur Week 2018

Launched in Awka, Anambra State in 2016, Digipreneur Week, formerly known as Social Media Hangout, from being a one-day gathering of social media influencers has grown to become a point of convergence for the best brains in digital entrepreneurship covering Exhibition, Networking, Training, Summit and Hangout. Digipreneur Week 2018 is a three-day event scheduled to hold from July 9 to 11, 2018 at Stanel World, Awka, Anambra State. Announcing the plans for this year’s edition, with the theme “The Next Level”, the State Government also disclosed DigitalPRwire will be the…

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After Tanker Explosion, Lagos Restricts Fuel Trucks Movements

…Gives 30-Day Ultimatum For Articulated Vehicles To Obtain Road Worthiness Certificate  Following the tragic tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge inward Ojodu Berger along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which claimed lives and property, the Lagos State Government on Sunday restricted movement of Fuel Tankers to designated trailer route going forward. The government also said it was now mandatory for all articulated trucks coming into Lagos to obtain the Ministry of Transportation’s Road Worthiness Certificate at any of the designated centres within the next 30 days. Addressing a joint press briefing at the Bagauda…

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FOWOSO Empowerment: Akeredolu Charges Women Towards Economic Devt

The First Lady of Ondo State, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu has again stressed the need for women to rise up and play their part in the bid to contribute to socio-economic development of Ondo State. Mrs. Akeredolu made the plea just as she led other members of the Forum for Wives of Ondo State Officials (FOWOSO) on the 7th empowerment Outreach programme to Owo Local Government where women who had earlier been trained on different skills like shoe making, bag making, bead making, soap making and other household items among…

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Gombe Revenue Board Generates N300m Monthly, Says Chairman

The Gombe State Board of Internal Revenue says it is generating between N300m and N500m monthly as revenue for the state.   Chairman of the Board, Alhaji Mohammed Damji, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Thursday, said the figure has been flunctuating.   He said the board has blocked all leakages and implemented a reform aimed at improving the IGR of the state.   “Gombe is a small state when compared to others in terms of economy but the IGR is improving gradually.   “On…

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Yobe Closes Last Government-Established IDPs Camp 

The Yobe State on Wednesday officially closed the Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damaturu and the only government-established camp left in the state. Permanent Secretary State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Musa Jidawa, said the closure of the camp was as a result of consensus reached by the IDPs from the six communities in the camp. “They voluntarily chose to relocate to communities of their choice in line with the United Nations’ guiding principle on internal displacement,” Jidawa said. He said the principle stipulated that “every Internally Displaced…

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NDLEA Lauds Enugu Gov, Ugwuanyi, In Fight Against Drug Abuse

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s uncommon affection and remarkable contributions towards the success story of the agency in tackling drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Enugu State.   The agency said that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s disposition has been a source of motivation, adding that the gesture was responsible for the various “unimaginable” arrests of drug traffickers and seizures of illicit drugs it has made in the state in recent times.   Speaking at the event commemorating the 2018 International Day against Drug Abuse and…

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