Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fashola insists on State police.

By Maxwell Oditta and Ekene Okoro, Lagos

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has reiterated his call for State Police as a veritable way of addressing security problem across the country.

The governor also insisted that the state deserves a special status, in view of its pivotal role in the revenue generation of the country.

Fashola said special allocation from the federation account and provision of infrastructure, as well as effective security arrangement, are part of the unique needs of Lagos.

According to him, these provisions would enhance the development of the state, and the well-being of Nigerians from different backgrounds living in Lagos.

Fashola made the call at a world press conference at Lagos House, Ikeja, at the weekend, which was convened to commemorate 10 years of democracy in Nigeria and the two years celebration of his administration.

The governor reasoned that Lagos, as the economic nerve-centre of the country, with the most strategic seaports and airport, deserves a special status.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Onigbongbo LCDA Picks 12 Kids For South Africa Tour

May 28, 2009 14:41
By Tunde Oyedele

Twelve lucky kids, picked from the Onigbongbo Tennis Academy, are to embark on a training tour of South Africa, next month.

The young boys and girls, who emerged from the Catch-Em-Young initiative of the Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), were unveiled at an official launch of the Academy, at the Officers’ Mess Tennis Court, Military Cantonment, Ikeja, yesterday. The Nwabueze sisters, Alima, 9 and 8-year-old Mariam, nicknamed the ‘Williams Sisters’ due to their style of dressing and play, led the team that will depart for South Africa on 5 June, 2009. Some of the children who made the team under coach James Makafan are Seun Owolabi, Victor Akinpelu, Audu Akpan, Ayo Ajayi and Oyebade Damilola.

Chairman of Onigbongbo LCDA, Hon. Idowu Obasa, told P.M.Sports that his council created the academy to provide an enabling environment for the less privileged but talented youths to develop themselves in tennis. “These young tennis players were selected from our Council’s pet project, which will produce world class tennis players for Lagos state and Nigeria in the near future. “They will undergo special training under our coaches and those of the South Africa Tennis Federation from next week. Our target is to ensure that the kids get scholarship to play international tennis side by side their educational pursuit,” Obasa said.

The politician said his council will continue with the empowerment of youths in its domain, assuring the parents of the selected primary school pupils of their safety and expressed optimism that their trip to South Africa will be a huge success. Brigadier-General Johnson Ochoga, who chaired the event, gave kudos to Onigbongbo for the youth tennis initiative and urged the kids to make the best use of the opportunity. The launch of the academy coincided with the Children’s Day celebrations marked across the world yesterday. Children from nine primary schools in Ikeja attended the launch.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Lagosian Declares Onigbongbo LCDA The Best Performing Local Goverment In Lagos State

We applaud them for sustaining good and responsive governance
Great Community outreach and human and infrastructural developement.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Lagos to commission 12 mini waterworks

By Tunde Alao

THE Lagos Water Corporation (LSWC) has completed its 12 World Bank-assisted micro water projects across the state.

The project, originally planned for 15 local councils of the state, are ready for commissioning, while contracts for the remaining three had been awarded.

Speaking with reporters at the Corporation's headquarters in Ijora yesterday, Group Managing Director, LSWC, Shayo Holloway, said the projects "are set for commissioning any moment from now."

The projects are in Epe, Ikorodu, Badore, Ikate/Itire, Magodo-Shangisha, Imeke Iworo road, Mende, Ojokoro, Ajangbadi, Meiran, Isheri-Osun and Ajegunle.

Holloway said the new water works would be commissioned by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola alongside a new Independent Power Project (IPP) at the Iju-Akute Waterworks, which has been the major source of portable water supply in Lagos State.

Fashola Commissions 1,200 Cabs

May 26, 2009 14:41 (2 hours ago), 151 views
By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola, this morning, commissioned additional 1,200 modern cabs to boost transportation in the state.

The governor had, last year, commissioned 250 modern cabs as part of the plan to take transportation in the state to the next level. During this commissioning, six companies were granted licences to operate the taxi scheme. One of the prerequisites for the granting of the licences was that each of the operators should have a minimum of 200 cabs in its fleet. Speaking at the commissioning, the Commissioner for Transportation, Prof. Bamidele Badejo, said Fashola had expanded the horizon of public transportation in the state with the granting of licences to private investors to commence regulated taxi system and car hire services.

He urged the operators to abide by the rules and regulations guiding taxi operations and car hire services in the state as well as all traffic laws that are applicable on Lagos public roads. “Let me reiterate that government is ready to provide an enabling environment for public-private participation to thrive in the provision of services and infrastructure to support the new Lagos of our dream,” he said. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Joke Orelope-Adefilure, stated that Lagos, being the commercial nerve centre of the country, definitely needs to embrace genuine initiatives directed at enhancing its Mega-City status, adding that this explains why the state government decided to support the initiative of the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association to acquire new vehicles.

She said that the state believes the project is a way of empowering the people with the task of alleviating poverty in the state. She disclosed that N2 billion would be given out by the state government as micro-credit scheme to alleviate the plight of the people who would have access to loans to start up their businesses, adding that government would continue to provide the enabling environment in all their daily pursuits, while expecting that they would in turn reciprocate the gesture through prompt payment of their taxes.