Lagos declares 105 housing estates in Lekki, Ibeju-Lekki, Sangotedo among others as illegal settlement

Lagos declares 105 housing estates in Lekki, Ibeju-Lekki, Sangotedo among others as illegal settlement

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning Urban Development has declared about 105 estates Eti-Osa and Ibeju-Lekki Local Government areas as illegal settlements. This information was contained in an advertorial which was placed in many national dailies on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The majority of residents in these estates are middle-class citizens as well as civil servants. The government mentioned that these estates layouts are not captured in the Smart City Plan of the state….

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A pictorial tour of Lagos resettlement centre for victims of collapsed buildings

A pictorial tour of Lagos resettlement centre for victims of collapsed buildings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eletu Suliat OjoMedialine was taken on a tour of the Lagos Resettlement Centre by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). This centre is to accommodate the victims of the two collapsed buildings and current residents of all marked for demolition buildings in the state. The centre, which is situated along the Lasu-Igando road, is planned to permanently house those people until they are stable to settle their accommodation issue. According to the…

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LASEMA: Igando gets new response unit, works on going at Ijanikin

LASEMA: Igando gets new response unit, works on going at Ijanikin

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nabilah AbdulGafar The Lagos state government has on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, established a new response unit at Igando area of the state. The response unit which is established in a bid to promote quick action on emergency and disaster cases that is in relation to Law 16 of 2008 laws of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) officially opens today in the state. As gathered from EKO FM, the new response unit which…

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Ambode: How political rivalry is affecting 2019 budget of Lagos and we all don’t care

Ambode: How political rivalry is affecting 2019 budget of Lagos and we all don’t care

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since 2007, Lagos State government has maintained a practice of presenting a succeeding year’s budget before the end of the current one. This practice was adjudged to be in tune with the state’s status as the fifth biggest economy in Africa and the commercial hub of West Africa. Things seem to be different this year. Governor Ambode seems not to be ready to present the last budget of his administration to Lagos State House of…

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Hakeem Muri-Okunola: 5 things you should know about new HOS of Lagos

Hakeem Muri-Okunola: 5 things you should know about new HOS of Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola has recently been appointed as the new Head of Service (HOS) of Lagos Civil Service Commission by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. His appointment has been received with mixed reactions by Lagosians and civil servants. However, Mr Okunola is described as a young and astute technocrat. Based on our research, the following are 5 things to know about the young Hakeem. First son of Justice Muri Okunola Hakeem Muri-Okunola is the first son of…

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Ambode: Lagos appoints a 47-year old as new Head of Service (HOS)

Ambode: Lagos appoints a 47-year old as new Head of Service (HOS)

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government has approved the appointment of Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the state’s 21st Head of Service (HOS). The newly appointed HOS is noted to be just 47 years old and he will be the youngest HOS in the history of Lagos Civil Service. This appointment was revealed in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary Governor Ambode, Mr Habib Aruna, on Sunday, December 30. The statement stated that Mr Okunola’s appointment follows…

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Lagos government, FRSC raise concern over increasing number of beer parlours in the state

Lagos government, FRSC raise concern over increasing number of beer parlours in the state

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government and the Federal Road Safety Corps have raised concerns over the increased establishment of beer parlours in Lagos. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, said the state was worried because there was also an increase in the record of alcohol-induced crashes in the state. Bamigbetan spoke at the commencement of 2018 Don’t Drink and Drive campaign in Ikeja, a statement said on Sunday. “Bamigbetan said the level of consumption increased…

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