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December 7, 2011

The state government is set to transform the state through technical and vocational education of youths

Olawumi Gasper, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB), on Tuesday said the state government has commenced the repositioning of the state-owned five technical colleges.

December 6, 2011

State governor says motorcycles remain a challenge in Lagos, crime, traffic regulations, and accident wise

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, while inaugurating a new Security Committee on Monday, said managing commercial motorcyclists remains a challenge for his administration.

November 28, 2011

Governor Fashola disclosed that 90 percent of the structural work on the project had already been completed

Commuters in Lagos will soon heave a sigh of relief as the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, revealed that the first eight kilometres of the blue line light-rail project will be completed sometime next year.

November 24, 2011

The actor is demanding the sum as compensation from the NDLEA for unlawfully detaining him

The High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja will, on Thursday, deliver its judgment on the N100 million suit filed by Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Baba Suwe is demanding N100 million from NDLEA as compensation for allegedly denying him of his right to personal liberty through an unlawful detention. 

November 24, 2011

The Lagos State governor leads a team to nab traffic violators in parts of the state

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Thursday, led a team of security officials to arrest commercial motorcycle (okada) riders and drivers of commercial vehicles caught driving against traffic.

The motorcyclists, apprehended at the Apapa Bridge included Haruna Umaru, Idris Isa, and Sani Buba who claimed to be the Vice Chairman of Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State, Victoria Island Chapter.

November 15, 2011

The Lagos State governor presents a budget with a capital/recurrent ratio of 53:47 as against the 56:44 in 2011

Recurrent expenditure will increase, for the second consecutive year, should the Lagos State House of Assembly approve Governor Babatunde Fashola’s proposed 2012 Budget of N485.292 billion.

Fashola, during the annual ritual of budget presentation, on Monday, presented the proposed budget to Lagos House of Assembly. It used to be a matter of policy to peg capital expenditures to recurrent expenditures at 60 to 40, but the proposed budget has a capital/recurrent ratio of 53:47 as against the 56:44 in 2011.

November 15, 2011

The state governor said it was time for the concession company to start the process of recouping its investment

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has directed the Lekki Concession Company to announce the date on which it will start collecting toll fee on the Lekki-Epe expressway.

The Governor made this announcement, on Monday, during the Y2012 budget presentation ceremony at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

November 13, 2011

House of Assembly leader says the non-constitution of the House Standing Committees would not affect the budget presentation.

The Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Ajibayo Adeyeye, has disclosed that the non-constitution of House Standing Committees will not affect Governor Babatunde Fashola's presentation of the 2012 budget estimates on Monday.

November 13, 2011

The Lagos Governor said the capital expended in studying abroad could be used to develop the Nigerian economy.

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday decried the high rate at which Nigerians opt for foreign education.

November 11, 2011

The state government says that abandoned vehicles at government premises poses threat to security

The Lagos state government has ordered the removal of abandoned vehicles on the state's secretariat and other government premises.

According to security reports, parking of vehicles by staff over the weekend at government premises and abandoned vehicles posed serious security threat to life and property.

The state Governor, Babatunde Fashola, through the Head of Service, Adesegun Ogunlewe, said that if the vehicles were not removed within the 14 days grace period, they would be towed to avert security breach.

November 6, 2011

The governor said measures to prevent the commission of crimes have been put in place in the state

In his efforts towards crime control in the state , the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has reassured Lagosians that the state has put  the necessary  structures in place to fight crime.

Fashola gave the assurance at the 2011 annual Lecture and Award ceremony of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN ), themed: “How private security practitioners can assist in curbing insecurity in Nigeria”, held in Lagos, on Thursday, at the Event Centre Agidingbi.

October 29, 2011

The commission will support Lagos State to achieve self sufficiency in power generation and supply.

The Nigerian Electricity and Regulatory Commission (NERC), on Friday, said it would assist the Lagos State Government in its efforts to improve electricity supply to the people of the state.
The Chief Executive Officer of NERC, Sam Amadi, made the commitment when he led officials of the commission on a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Babatunde Fashola in Ikeja.
Amadi said the state’s huge population and its many industries have put a strain on the available megawatts of electricity, a situation which has resulted in acute power shortage in the state.

October 28, 2011

The accused forged a certificate of occupancy and used same to obtain a loan under false pretences

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned a businessman before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding First City Monument Bank (FCMB) of N12 million.
The accused, Victor Omikunle, was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and forgery.

The EFCC prosecutor, Anselem Ozioko told the court that Omikunle committed the offences by obtaining a N12 million loan from FCMB under false pretences.

October 26, 2011

The state and local governments, which are the most impactful to the people, are the least funded

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Tuesday, condemned the constitution of Nigeria, labelling it a fraud.

October 23, 2011

Lawyer says the continued detention of the actor is injurious to his well being.

Movie actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, will challenge a Federal High Court order empowering the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to continue to detain him over alleged drug trafficking charges.

Justice Okechukwu Okeke of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Friday, granted the NDLEA the permission to detain the actor, who was arrested on October 12 on drug trafficking suspicions, for 15 more days.

October 19, 2011

The actor has spent nine days in NDLEA custody and has excreted the third time without any trace of hard drugs found in it

The actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, who has been under custody of anti-narcotics agents on suspicion of having ingested hard drugs, has excreted again but no drugs found.
This is making the third excretion without any trace of drugs found in it. Baba Suwe has spent nine days in the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) custody.
He was arrested last Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on his way to Paris, France, on suspicion that he swallowed hard drugs.

October 18, 2011

Fashola’s greatest asset, in my opinion, is his ability to turn challenges into opportunities; and Nigeria is in dire need of a man with such a mindset.

I have a dream; that Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State becomes the president in 2015, with CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, as his vice. I am sure this dream is shared by many. And yes, I believe Uncle GEJ is a gentleman; and will keep to his pledge of quitting after 2015.

October 16, 2011

The actor was detained last Wednesday on his way to France, on suspicion of attempting to traffic cocaine

Three days after the National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Yoruba actor, Mr. Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, over suspicions of ingesting cocaine in a bid to traffic it, the Agency is yet to find any trace of the illegal substance even though the actor has excreted twice.

The NDLEA, which insists that a body scanner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos revealed that Omidina had the substance in his stomach, has said its physicians will continue to monitor the actor as it investigates.

October 16, 2011

The current poor power supply had undermined the capacity of the productive sector to create jobs

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Saturday, said that critical infrastructure and stable power supply are key to mass job creation in the country.

Speaking on the occasion of his 1,600th day in office, Fashola noted that Nigeria had not been able to provide adequate jobs for its people because of collapsed infrastructure, particularly power supply.

Fashola said the current poor power supply had undermined the capacity of the productive sector to create jobs.

October 15, 2011

The NDLEA says the actor is still under observation.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it yet to find any hard drug on  popular Yoruba actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a Baba Suwe.

October 6, 2011

The ramp bridge will link Ozumba Mbadiwe to Ikoyi.

A ramp bridge, designed to ease traffic congestion on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, was commissioned on Wednesday by Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State.

October 5, 2011

Officials of the education ministry allegedly diverted N30 million monthly meant for the six educational districts in the state into some private accounts over the last 10 months.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has ordered the Attorney-General, Ade Ipaye, to probe an alleged diversion of public funds in the education ministry.

September 21, 2011

The money will be used to provide relief materials and build new centres.

Billionaire businessman and Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote, on Tuesday, presented a cheque of N100 million to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State to assist in relief for flood victims.

September 16, 2011

The core investors in DTN convince a Senate committee that they are poised to revive the iconic brand.

The management of Daily Times of Nigeria (DTN) publications has reiterated that it has the desire and potential to revive the iconic brand.

While receiving the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating public enterprises sold since 1999 till date, Folio Communications Ltd, the core investors in DTN, demonstrated its soaring online publication platform and stated that preparations where in top gear to commence the print version next year.