Lagos Bars Danfo, Korope From Statewide Operations

. Fixes October 1 deadline for full implementation The Lagos State Government has said there’s no going back on the planned enforcement banning operations of all unregulated commercial bus operations, such as Danfos and Koropes, along the Lekki-Epe corridor, from October 1, 2024. The Vanguard quoted special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on transportation, Sola Giwa, to have disclosed this in a chat with the newspaper on Saturday, July 14. ‘20% To 7.2%,’ NNPC Reacts As Dangote Says Firm’s Stake in His Refinery Depleted He said that the reminder on…

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Naira Rain: Niger Gov Announces N200k Bonus for Corps Members

The Niger State Governor, Umar Bago, has approved the payment of a N200,000 bonus to corps members deployed to the state for national youth service. Bago gave the approval on Tuesday during the swearing-in ceremony for the 2024 Batch ‘B’ Stream I corps members at the Niger State NYSC Orientation Camp. He emphasized that all corps members currently in the orientation camp will each receive a credit of N200,000 before the end of their orientation program to boost their morale and encourage them to stay back in Niger State. The…

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WHO Steps In As Cholera Outbreak Hits Kirikiri Prison In Lagos

The Lagos State government has announced additional support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as it grapples with a cholera outbreak at Kirikiri prison. During a recent update on the cholera outbreak in Lagos State, Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi highlighted the successful implementation of urgent medical and environmental intervention measures. “We were able to supply Kirikiri medium prison with intravenous fluids, infection prevention, and other health consumables. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 10,000 doses of pharmaceuticals which have been delivered to the prison to support…

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‘No To Darkness,’ Protesters Shut Down IBEDC Office in Ibadan

Ekectricity consumers and customers of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Monday besieged the office of the utility firm in protest of what they described as “darkness allegedly meted to them by the company. Platforms Africa reports that the IBEDC has since closed their offices to prevent a breakdown of law and order. The protesters who came from Olodo to Iyana Offa in Oyo State took to the streets to protest against what they described as the continuous disconnection by the IBEDC. READ ALSO: ‘Shot Dead,’ American Rapper Killed On…

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Don’t Keep Cooked Food In Refrigerator For More Than 3 Days – NAFDAC Warns Nigerians

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has advised Nigerians to abstain from keeping cooked food in the refrigerator for more than three days. This was made known in a statement signed by the agency’s Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, on Tuesday. The agency warned that cooked food stored in the refrigerator for days will be exposed to contamination by disease-causing pathogens, leading to foodborne diseases that can lead to death. Parts of the statement read: “She (NAFDAC FG) urged…

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Cholera Outbreak Rocks Lagos, Kills 5, 60 Hospitalised

The recent outbreak of cholera in Lagos State has killed five residents as 60 others hospitalised. Platforms Africa reports that the Lagos State Health Commissioner, Professor Akin Abayomi, has urged the public to exercise extreme caution to a suspected cholera outbreak in the Eti Osa, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, and Kosofe areas. Abayomi also disclosed that sadly, five deaths have been recorded mainly from patients presenting late with extreme dehydration. READ ALSO: How Nigerian Female Pilgrim Committed Suicide In Madinah – Report “We have activated a statewide heightened surveillance and response.…

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Nigeria Meets IMF Obligations With No Overdue Payments — Report

The International Monetary Fund, an international organisation that provides financial assistance to countries facing economic difficulties, has released Nigeria’s financial position report as of April 30, 2024. This is according to the latest data accessed by the PUNCH on the Fund’s website on Monday. The report shows that Nigeria has no overdue obligations to the fund, indicating that the country has been meeting its financial commitments to the IMF. READ ALSO: CBN Clears $831m Foreign Airlines’ Trapped Funds – IATA Minimum Wage: AGF Tackles Labour As NASS Fails To Stop…

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CBN Clears $831m Foreign Airlines’ Trapped Funds – IATA

The International Air Transport Association has confirmed that the Central Bank of Nigeria has cleared foreign airlines trapped funds worth $831m from June last year to date. The Geneva, Switzerland-based IATA said the development had brought international airlines’ trapped funds globally to about $1.8bn. According to IATA, from the peak of about $850m foreign airlines’ funds in Nigeria last June, only $19m is left outstanding. The association representing international airlines said the remaining $19m was awaiting the CBN verification through commercial banks. READ ALSO: Minimum Wage: AGF Tackles Labour As…

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Usyk, Fury Rematch Set For Dec 21

Tyson Fury’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will take place on Saturday December 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s chair of General Entertainment Authority Turki Alalshikh has announced. Usyk emerged victorious via split decision when the rivals met earlier this month to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999 and first in the four-belt era. It had been well-publicised in the lead-up to the fight that the Fury-Usyk contract included a rematch clause. READ ALSO Emirship Tussle: NBA Fumes As CJN Summons FHC, Kano CJs Over Conflicting Orders…

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Nigeria Targets Conversation of 250,000 Houses To LPG Annually

. As Ekpo flags off Decade of Gas Grassroots LPG Penetration Programme in Abuja       Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Gas), Rt. Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, on Tuesday flagged off the Decade of Gas Grassroots LPG Penetration Programme in Abuja urging stakeholders in the gas sector to work towards achieving the Federal Government’s goal of having inexpensive, safe, and clean cooking energy available to every household in Nigeria. Ekpo said the mission of the scheme was to change millions of Nigerians’ lives by converting 250,000 houses annually to LPG…

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