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DAWN Commission D.G. Dipo Famakinwa, Is Dead

The Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, Commission, Dipo Famakinwa, is dead. Multiple sources close to Mr. Famakinwa confirmed his death to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday morning.

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Osun Set to Recoup N30bn Tax Debt; Appoints New Acting Chairman For OIRS

The government of the state of Osun in a bold move to increase its internally generated revenue and recoup over N30bn tax owed by several organisation, has streamlined the Osun Internal Revenue Service, OIRS, with the reformation of the organizational structure for optimum performance.

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Aregbesola pays N1.5bn counterpart funds for rural road projects

 The Osun Government says it has paid N1.5 billion, out of its N1.9 billion counterpart funding share, for rural road projects in the state under Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP). Gov. Rauf Aregbesola said this when he hosted a dinner for a team of RAMP-2 participating states, led by the World Bank Task Team Leader, Tesfamichael Mitiku, in Osogbo ...

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Educator calls for uniform cut-off mark in JAMB admission

Mr Ike Onyechere, Chairman, Exam Ethics Marshals International (EEMI), an NGO, has called for uniform cut-off mark of admissions into tertiary institutions in the country. Onyechere made the call in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos on Thursday.

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Lagos communities decry poor power supply by Ikeja Electric

 By Maxwell Adeleye Electricity consumers in some suburbs of Lagos State on Friday decried poor electricity supply by Ikeja Electric (IE) in the last one month in spite of proclaimed improvement in power generation.

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Lagos denies involvement in Berger Retail Market’s demolition

…We Don’t Demolish Without Adequate Notice, Says Commissioner  The Lagos State Government on Friday debunked media reports linking it to the demolition of Berger retail market, saying that the allegation was far from the truth.

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Why Buhari Is As Corrupt As Abacha – Lamido

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is as corrupt as former Military head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha because he served under his government.

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Ambode commissions Providus Bank Ultra Modern Headquarters in Lagos

  PIX 1: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); Managing Director, Providus Bank, Mr. Walter Akpani (2nd right); Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I (right) and Wife of the Managing Director of Providus Bank, Mrs. Winnie Akpani  (left) during the commissioning of Providus Bank Ultra-Modern Headquarters Office Complex at Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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Lagos Pensioners received N16.9b in one year – Ambode

…Disburses N2bn In Three Months To Entrepreneurs, Artisans, Others A total of N16.9billion was released as payment of pension arrears to pensioners in Lagos State between April 2016 and March 2017, while N2billion was disbursed to young entrepreneurs and artisans under the N25billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF) scheme, the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has said.

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Rainfall: Lagos warns residents against dumping the refuse in drainage

By Wasiu Popoola As the 2017 rainy season gathers momentum, the Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of residents over the torrential rainfall witnessed in the State on Thursday, saying that necessary steps had been taken to avert any incidence of flood disaster in the State.

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