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Return schools to missionaries, Archbishop tells govt

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Martins, has asked the federal and state governments to return missionary schools to their original owners. Martins, at the 30th anniversary of Jesuit Education, on Saturday in Lagos said retuning missionary schools would be the best for the education system in the country. He said, ‘In Kwara...

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Return schools to missionaries, Archbishop tells govt

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Martins, has asked the federal and state governments to return missionary schools to their original owners. Martins, at the 30th anniversary of Jesuit Education, on Saturday in Lagos said retuning missionary schools would be the best for the education system in the country. He said, ‘In Kwara...

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Lagos lights up eight communities after six- year darkness

The Lagos State Government has intervened in the six-year blackout in Magbon Alade and seven other communities. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement on Sunday said power supply had been restored to the eight communities. “The issue was formally brought to the governor’s notice at the weekend during his...

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Lagos lights up eight communities after six- year darkness

The Lagos State Government has intervened in the six-year blackout in Magbon Alade and seven other communities. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement on Sunday said power supply had been restored to the eight communities. “The issue was formally brought to the governor’s notice at the weekend during his...

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Jakande will live in people’s hearts forever – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday said the first civilian governor of the State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, will continue to live in the hearts of Lagosians and Nigerians. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, said the legacy left behind by Jakande would remain with Lagosians for a long...

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Academy of Medicine assembles COVID-19 response initiative

The Academy of Medicine Specialties has assembled a team of medical experts to assess and advise the Federal Government on the coronavirus pandemic. The President of the Academy, Prof Oladapo Ashiru, in a statement on Thursday, said, the experts would also help in continuous monitoring of global trends in other infections such as Ebola and...

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‘Sustainable healthcare key to achieving UHC’

Dayo Ojerinde The Chief Executive Officer of Amref Health Africa, Dr Githinji Gitahi, has said the provision of sustainable health care will help to achieve universal health coverage. Gitahi said this during the unveiling of the FutureProofing sustainability Index report for 18 African countries to advance universal health coverage goals. “Sustainable healthcare is a key...

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LASCOPA GM seeks end to plastic pollution

The General Manager, Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency, Mr Afolabi Solebo, has advocated an end t plastic pollution in the state. Solebo, during the 2021 World Consumer Rights Day, event organised by the agency, said waste plastic takes about 400 years to totally wear out as it does not decompose. The LASCOPA GM said it...

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Lagos seeks stakeholders’ cooperation to solve traffic problems

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts, Mr Olugbenga Oyerinde, has urged business owners and residents to cooperate with the state government to curb environmental and traffic problems within the business district. Oyerinde said this during an awareness and public enlightenment programme on Thursday. He said, “It is very disheartening...

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South should produce next President for fairness – Masari

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has said the presidency should go to the South in 2023   in the interest of fairness. Masari, who stated this during an interview on Channels Television, said, “With regard to zoning, fair is fair. If you ask me, I will, as a person think that we should move the...

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Educationist advises students to embrace STEM

The head of science, Lagos Preparatory and Secondary School, Lekki, Mrs Bunmi Alegbeleye, has advised parents and students to embrace STEM discipline. Alegbeleye gave the advice on the sidelines of the British Science Week organised by the school to develop the students’ skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She said, “The purpose of British...

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Groups caution Fayemi on FG livestock programme

Two groups, the Ekitiparapo Lagos and Ekitipanupo Forum, have expressed shock over the adoption of the Federal Government’s Livestock Transformation Programme by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. In a statement jointly issued by the President of Ekitiparapo Lagos, Dare Ojo; and the leader of Ekitipanupo Roundtable Initiative, Gabriel Akinyemi, the groups said they were...

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Obaseki seeks increase derivation fund for N’Delta, state police

THE Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made a case for an upward review of the 13 per cent oil derivation fund for the Niger Delta region. Obaseki noted that the fund from the Federal Government was not enough to meet the developmental needs of the people of the region. The governor, according to...

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Obaseki seeks increase derivation fund for Niger Delta, state police

THE Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made a case for an upward review of the 13 per cent oil derivation fund for the Niger Delta region. Obaseki noted that the fund from the Federal Government was not enough to meet the developmental needs of the people of the region. The governor, according to...

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Court fixes date to hear suit against NRC

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed March 26 to hear a suit filed by some residents of Agbado, Odewale, Opeilu, Oposuru and Itoki communities in Ogun State against the Nigerian Railway Corporation over the demolition of their houses and alleged unpaid compensation. Joined in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1384/2020 were the Chinese Civil Engineering...

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Driver strips naked, booked by FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Sector Command, has booked a driver, Isiaka Sanusi, who was flagged down by an operative on suspicion of dangerous driving during the Sector Commander’s special patrol operation at Ewekoro According to a statement on Wednesday, the FRSC noted that there was the need for the country’s roads to...

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We shouldn’t panic over some EU countries’ suspension of AstraZeneca but NAFDAC must monitor vaccinated persons –Eminent virologist, Tomori

No fewer than 13 countries in Europe have temporarily suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine following concerns about deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and blood clotting. A professor of virology, Oyewale Tomori, speaks with DAYO OJERINDE on the suspension of the vaccine in some countries and the growing fears among Nigerians Some experts believe...

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Nigerian leaders urged to serve with integrity

The Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Ademola Tayo, has advised Nigerian leaders to serve the country with integrity. Tayo gave the advice during the unveiling of the book, titled, ‘Finishing Well’ in Lagos. According to him, the country will overcome its various challenges it if the leaders can prioritise integrity during […] Read Full Story

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We shouldn’t panic over some EU countries’ suspension of AstraZeneca but NAFDAC must monitor vaccinated persons– Eminent virologist, Tomori

No fewer than 13 countries in Europe have temporarily suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine following concerns about deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and blood clotting. A professor of virology, Oyewale Tomori, speaks with DAYO OJERINDE on the suspension of the vaccine in some countries and the growing fears among Nigerians Some experts believe […] Read Full Story

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Focus on value, skill development, Oyedepo urges students

The Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Dr David Oyedepo, has urged parents and students to focus on value and skills development. Oyedepo, at the 19th matriculation ceremony of the institution for the 2020/2021 academic session reiterated the institution’s commitment to empowering students through qualitative education to solve the nation’s challenges. He said, “I admonish all parents […] Read Full Story