Lagos-Ibadan rail line to be completed in 2018 – Amaechi

Lagos-Ibadan rail line to be completed in 2018 – Amaechi The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would be completed in December 2018 and set for commissioning in Jan 2019. Amaechi said this during the end of the year news briefing and inspection of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line in Papalanto, Ogun. The minister said he was impressed with the level of ongoing construction work, stating that the contractors were facing some challenges slowing the pace of work. Amaechi, further said that…

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9 policemen arrested in Lagos for corruption

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Ag.CP Edgal Imohimi, on Thursday said that the command had arrested nine policemen, one traffic warden and two others over alleged corruption. Imohimi told newsmen that the arrest was a follow up to his warning to officers and men of his command to guide against corruption and unprofessional conducts. He said the X-Squad unit had intensified its activities to ensure zero tolerance to corruption and unruly practices by police officers and men of the Lagos State Police Command. “In the light of this,…

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Lagos moves to secure schools in riverine, vulnerable areas

To prevent a reoccurrence of the kidnap of students and pupils, the Lagos State Government says it has set up a joint tactic squad to heighten security within and around model colleges and all schools in the riverine and other vulnerable areas of the state. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, disclosed this yesterday after the monthly security council meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and attended by commanders of security formations operating in the state. He said the state government had also resolved to vigorously enforce the…

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Lagos begins cleanup of illegal motor parks, bridges

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force says it will commence the cleanup of illegal parks today and begin full operations against all motorists engaging in illegal commercial activities under the Ojuelegba and Ikeja bridges. The task force chairman, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said full enforcement of the operations would commence after the expiration of a 48-hour quit notice served on the affected people by the agency. “All the illegal motorists engaging in commercial activities around Ojuelegba and Ikeja by Ipodo Market, Awolowo Way have been served a ‘Quit Notice’ on…

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Hospital shutdown as doctors begin indefinite nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the terms of settlement reached with the Federal Government last Thursday and declared a nationwide industrial action until the demands of its members are met. The President of NARD, Dr. John Onyebueze, who announced this in Abuja yesterday after a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the association, said the strike took off yesterday morning. The doctor’s action portends more trouble for a government that is already grappling with Labour issues in critical sectors, including an ongoing strike action…

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