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Lagos, Ogun Declare June 12 Public Holiday to Honour MKO Abiola.

June 10, 2018

The Lagos State Government on Saturday declared June 12, 2018 as public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 presidential election adjudged to be have won by the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

The state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the significance of June 12, 1993 elections, adjudged as the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria, would always be a reference point in the State’s quest to entrench true democracy in service to the people.

Commending President Buhari’s recent declaration of June as the new Democracy Day, the governor said the singular act would forever ensure that Chief MKO Abiola and other martyrs of democracy who laid down their lives in the struggle to entrench good governance did not do so vain.

“On behalf of all Lagosians, we want to commend and applaud Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari for deeming it fit finally against all odds from all other past presidents that 25 years after, we are able to now celebrate our own Democracy Day and also declare that the real winner of 1993 June 12 Presidential election was actually our own MKO Abiola.

“No matter how long you try to hide history, history will always reveal itself with a true platform. So, we know that is one very important singular step as we go forward to build an enduring democracy. And for all democrats in this country, we are excited that we are moving in the right direction.

“It also affirms that Nigeria can get it right if we begin to put things in the right perspective and work for the general good of the greater number of people. That is the true essence of democracy.

“For us in Lagos, June 12 is not just a day to remember, it is a rallying point for those of us in service that we must continuously strive to entrench true democracy and good governance which is what Chief MKO Abiola totally exemplified,” Ambode said.

In a similar vein, Ogun State government has also declared Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 work-free to enable residents and other stakeholders mark the Democracy Day.

A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa on Saturday, said the day would also be used to celebrate the recent conferment of a posthumous national honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic on the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Abiola.

According to the statement, Ogun had been marking democracy day on June 12 in he last seven years, saying that this year would be no exception as befitting events, including a Democracy Walk to be led by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun have been lined up for the celebration.

“The walk scheduled to take off from the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta at 7am will take participants through major roads in the state capital to the Abiola’s family house at Oke-Ido, Gbagura where prayers will be offered for the martyr,” it said.

The statement added that all government functionaries, activists, civil society organisations, democracy volunteers, civil servants, labour/trade unions, students, market women/men and other stakeholders were invited to participate.

DAILY POST reports that the Federal Government has said that there will be no national public holiday on June 12 this year but from next year.

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British model, Naomi Campbell welcomes Buhari during his visit to Eko Atlantic City, Lagos

March 30, 2018

President Buhari has been in Lagos for a 2-day visit to the state, and he today, met with British born model, actress and singer, Naomi Campbell.

He also today, took a tour of the ongoing Eko Atlantic City construction project.

During the President Buhari ‘s tour of the Eko Atlantic City project in Lagos, he was pictured alongside with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos-State, National Leader of All Progress Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Naomi Campbell.

Eko Atlantic is planned to be situated over an artificial 10 square kilometre plot of land off of Victoria Island. The idea behind this project was to establish a city that will become the new economic capital of Africa.

The Eko Atlantic City Project is an ambitious planned city being constructed on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean. It is projected to accommodate at least 250,000 residents and a daily flow of 150,000 commuters when completed.

President Buhari who was received at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, commissioned a world-class bus terminal in Lagos yesterday.

The bus terminal which is located behind the premises of the railway corporation opposite the Murtala Muhammed International Airport will connect 22 routes and over 60, 000 people are expected to transit through the facility on a daily basis.

According to reports, there are 13 similar bus terminals being constructed across the state.

The newly acquired buses by the Lagos state government will serve the terminals. It was also gathered that the state has taken possession of over 5,000 of the new buses. And there are reports that more of the buses will be acquired in the course of the year.

The Ikeja Bus terminal is sitting on 10,000 square metres land space is equipped with Intelligent Transport System (ITS), Fully Air-conditioned Terminal, Food Court, Shops, Toilets, ATM Gallery, Free Wi-Fi, Electronically Controlled shades, among others.

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Married woman with 4 kids and her lover found dead while they were having sex in a car in Ogba, Lagos

October 29, 2017

There’s a weird incident that happened just now, in Ogba Lagos, after a woman and her lover were found dead in a car in Ogba.

According to what we know, their “naked lifeless bodies” were pulled out of the car.. Apparently, they were having sex in the car behind the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba Lagos.

Reports gathered revealed that the car was packed by the roadside with the engine and the air conditioning running.

We don’t know what might be the cause of their death, as it can’t be suffocation, because the Air Condition of the car was on, with the engine running. many believe it’s as a result of a spiritual attack.

It’s also being reported that the woman is married with 4 kids.

The state public relations officer has been contacted on the incident and has promised give feedback.

Some reports from eyewitness;

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Photos : See Photos Of The Huge Money Uncovered By EFCC In Ikoyi, Lagos

April 13, 2017

The whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government is paying off positively as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today stormed a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four – bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos, where a humongous find of foreign currencies and Naira notes to the tune of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m was uncovered.

The operation followed a whistle blower’s confidential alert received by the Commission’s Lagos office this morning regarding some noticed suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building. According to the source, the movers of the bags, make believe that they bring in bags of clothes.

Another source who is conversant with the apartment of interest indicated that some woman usually appeared on different occassion with Ghana Must Go bags. ” She comes looking haggard, with dirty clothes but her skin didn’t quite match her outward appearance, perhaps a disguise”, the source said.

On getting to the building, operatives met the entrance door locked. Inquiries from the guards at the gate explained that nobody resides in the apartment, but some persons come in and out once in a while. In compliance with the magisterial order contained in the warrant, the EFCC used minimum force to gain entrance into the apartment.

Monies were found in two of the four bedroom apartment. Further probe of the wardrobe by operatives in one of the rooms, was found to be warehousing three fire proof cabinents disguisedly hidden behind wooden panels of the wardrobe. Upon assessing the content of the cabinets, neatly arranged US Dollars, Pound Sterling and some Naira notes in sealed wrappers.

Preliminary findings indicate that the funds are suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.
The facility is said to be owned by Osborne Towers Resident Association.
Investigations are ongoing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos : Another Bird turns to woman and falls from the sky in Agbado-Ijaye, Lagos

December 3, 2016

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Moji Delano Blog reports that the incident occurred at about 5:30-6:00 this morning, May 15. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The eyewitness narrated what he saw: “I was driving home this morning along Agbado-Ijaiye road when I suddenly heard people screaming in Yoruba ” the bird has turned into a woman, the bird has transformed into a human being.”

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I parked some meters away and walk towards the scene-a gutter opposite LADO filling station-where an angry crowd was slowing gathering. Two eye witnesses present in the crowd who raised alarm said they were passing by when a bird suddenly fell into the gutter and then suddenly transformed into a young woman. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ” At some point a man joins the woman in the gutter whispering into her ears.

The crowd started asking questions as to his relationship with the alleged bird-lady but the guy quickly disassociated himself from her. Nobody knows who the guy is but he appears to be someone who understands the supernatural and was trying to communicate with her because the crowd didn’t understand the dialect of Yoruba language she was speaking.

However when he saw the the crowd was getting irate, he disassociated himself from the lady. “She spoke in a Yoruba dialect people present didn’t understand. But what some people tried to make out from what she told them was that she was instructed to go and get something during a witchcraft meeting and she complained that it was dangerous because it’s almost morning.

However she said they insisted and while flying a powerful force struck her and she found herself in the gutter.” The eyewitness also said that the crowd was beating the woman up with sticks before he left. Although he tried to dissuade the crowd from doing so, but it all fell on deaf hears. Also, a call was put across to the nearest police station which was supposedly less than 1 kilometer away but the police didn’t show up, at least as at the time the source left the scene. Hmnn!

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See Why a Man commits Suicide by jumping from the rooftop of a building in Apapa, Lagos

September 7, 2016

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A man allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the roof top of Kamar Kazum Plaza in Apapa, Lagos to his death. We can’t confirm this report yet and the Facebook user Rabiu Biyora, who posted it didn’t say when or where the incident happened but someone in the comment section mentioned the location above. What he wrote in Hausa after the cut…
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Rayuwa Sai Ana Hakuri…….
Rashin Fahimta tare da rashin hakuri ya sanya wannan mutumin yayi yjnkurin kashe kansa, ta hanyar fadowa daga Wanann dogon Benen…..
Amma dai wakilan mu dake wajen sunce bai mutuba har zuwa lokacin da suka aiko mana da rahoton
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