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Month: February 2018

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Here’s Why Nigerian Football Stars Stormed Gbagada Community Today

The Gbagada end of Lagos Mainland became a mecca or sort earlier today, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, after retired top football stars stormed the community for the official opening of the newly upgraded Araromi Youth Development Centre, Gbagada, Lagos Mainland. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, Prior to the launch of the Youths Centre, a government delegation led by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule visited the location alongside other dignitaries. Dr. Adebule, flanked by government functionaries and other leading personalities subsequently commissioned the centre declaring it open for use for residents of the community. The commissioning was followed by a novelty match involving retired Super Eagles of Nigeria players against a Gbagada selected Legend team. The match ...
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Gov Ambode Has Plans For One Million Lucky Lagosians

Lagos State Government on Tuesday, February 2018, said that it would have trained one million residents on coding by 2030 to make them to compete favorable for employments globally. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh, gave the assurance at the sixth edition of Social Media Week Lagos, with the theme: ‘Closer’ . He spoke on the topic “Teaching One Million Lagosians to Code”. Bank-Olemoh said that global competitiveness required critical thinking and problem-solving skills which could be acquired through coding. Bank-Olemoh said that skills to be acquired during the training would also make beneficiaries to be entrepreneurs. “Lagos population is 65 per cent young; so, you have to give them skills that will ...
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Hoodlums Seize Taskforce Officer’s Gun In Ikeja

There was mild drama in the Ikeja end of Lagos Mainland earlier today, February 27, 2018, following the unusual situation that occurred in the community. It was gathered that the team of the Lagos State Environmental Taskforce got more than it bargained in the community when it visited the area in an attempt to arrest suspected miscreants on Ajao road, Ikeja Lagos Mainland.  The Taskforce team may have acted on a tipoff about the unusual convergence of over 500 Nigerien and Chadians in clusters along Ajao road/ Obanta junction. The foreigners usually gather at regular hangout with one Alhaji Haruna, a Nigerien who sells cigarette and other petty provisions in the community. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that the hoodlums outnumbered the Taskforce team whose personnel in fracas, lost a...
Nnamdi Kanu, wife spotted in Ghana
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Nnamdi Kanu, wife spotted in Ghana

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been spotted by security agents in Ghana. There has been controversy over the whereabouts of the IPOB leader who was last seen in public in September 2017 before the military launched Operation Python Dance II — apparently to quell the agitation for the breakaway of south-eastern Nigeria. Since the military raided his home in Aba, Abia state, there has been speculation that he was arrested and might have been killed. At some point, Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, said Kanu was in London. His court trial for treason has stalled and Enyinnaya Abaribe, the senator who served as Kanu’s surety when he was granted bail after spending 18 months in detention, has sought to be discharged from the ...
I want to be Nigeria’s president – Donald Duke
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I want to be Nigeria’s president – Donald Duke

A former Governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, said on Tuesday he has not dropped his presidential ambition.Duke stated this in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).He said the speculations that he has dropped the presidential aspiration were untrue.The ex-governor said he has not officially declared for the presidency for strategic reasons. “Sometime ago, I said I will run for the presidency of the country if the opportunity presented itself.“Yes, my presidential ambition is still intact. I am only waiting for the opportunity to present itself to make the right move,’’ he said.Asked on what platform he would run, since he was a member of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s inspired “Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM),” he said it was too early to decide on the matt...
Senator Melaye: APC has failed Nigerians
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Senator Melaye: APC has failed Nigerians

The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for failing to meet the expectations of Nigerians, many of whom he said, defied the odds to vote for Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President in the 2015 general elections. According to Eyes Of Lagos reports, Melaye who spoke after he was conferred with the Legislator of the Year 2017 at the Daily Asset Newspaper maiden annual awards and lecture in Abuja, also charged Nigerians to conquer fear by rising up to ask critical questions on governance and service delivery. Prefacing his remarks with his usual coinage; “If you speak the truth, you die. If you lie, you die. I, Dino Melaye has decided to speak the truth and die,” the fiery Senator wowe...
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Why Foreign Investors Are Ignoring Nigeria’s Agribusiness – Minister

The minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, has explained that foreign investors, who are interested in doing business in Nigeria, have continued to have cold feet because of lack of data. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The minister gave the explanation during the 2017 Agricultural Performance Survey Public Presentation and Stakeholders Forum in Abuja yesterday. Sen. Lokpobiri lamented that lack of database for agricultural sector has not only made the sector unattractive to both the foreign and local investors but also has continued to retard the growth of agribusiness in the country. He noted the urgent need for adequate data for the sector, advising that Nigerians should begin to signify ample interest in farming business in as much as in the n...
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Buhari Congratulates Ace Movie Producer, Tunde Kelani At 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the media and entertainment industry in congratulating renowned movie producer, filmmaker and photographer, Tunde Kelani, on his 70th birthday. According to reports gathered by Eyes Of Lagos, President Buhari in a statement by his special adviser, Media, Femi Adesina felicitated with all family members, friends, professional colleagues and the teeming fans of the artiste, who started out as a journalist before mastering the art of storytelling through the stage and tube, and rising steadily to become one of Nigeria’s foremost directors and producers in Nollywood. The President commended Kelani’s uncanny story telling skills and his ability to breathe life into scripts and translate literature to movies, thereby enhancing understanding of the rich cu...
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The federal government has Releases Names Of Dapchi Schoolgirls, Sets Up Probe Committee

The federal government has released the names and other details of the 110 girls who are yet to be accounted for, following the attack on Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 February, 2018. According to Eyes Of Lagos, The list was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, and signed by the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The list, according to the minister was handed over to him by the Yobe State government. The list contains the name, age and class of each of the 110 students.Eyes Of Lagos reports that the minister has led a federal government delegation to Yobe State twice since the tragic incident occurred. Out of the 110 missing girls, 8 are in JSS1, 17 in JSS2, 12 in JSS3, 40 in SS1, 19 in SS2 an...
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PDP Denies Squandering $500bn Oil Proceeds

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday described the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that PDP squandered the sum of $500billion oil proceeds in 16 years as baseless, unfounded, and unsubstantiated. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The party urged the president not to allow his aides railroad him into peddling what they called groundless allegations and bandying of unverified figures, as doing that could detract from his personality. PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said the figures alluded to by the President does not even tally or reflect the actual oil related profile of the nation during the said period and urged the President not to allow his handlers set him up for public ridicule. He said, “The entire country is aware that the Presidency is...