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Month: August 2018

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Ex-Governor Kalu: Stop playing politics with religion, tribe

Former Governor of Abia State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Saturday asked Nigerians to stop play politics with religion. He warned against the politics of religion and tribe after paying a courtesy visit to Enugu State Governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the State House, Enugu yesterday. During the visit, Kalu commended the governor for showing respect to President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country irrespective of political affiliations. According to the reports gathered by Eyes Of Lagos, He explained the reason behind his vision the Enugu Government House despite belonging to different political party with the governor, noting that he was just on a routine visit. He said: “I pass through here. I also tell the President an...
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WHO begins prevention campaign against acute watery diarrhoea in Borno

The World Health Organization (WHO) has embarked on prevention Campaign of acute water diarrhoea in some internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno following reported cases of the disease. According to Dr Chima Onuekwe, the WHO communication Officer for northeast , the affected IDPs camp where some cases of the disease was reported which promted the excercise is Modinatu camp and environs old Maiduguri, area of Borno state. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, Onuekwe who stated this on Saturday in Maiduguri, noted that apart from the acute watery diarrhea prevention campaign and health education of the IDPs in their camps to avert further spraid of the disease, WHO is on the second cycle of its seasonal malaria prevention vaccination for over one million children in Borno which earl...
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Air Peace takes delivery of another B777 aircraft

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of another Boeing B777-300 aircraft in preparation for its commencement of international operations. The Eyes Of Lagos reports that the 320 capacity aircraft, christened “Ojochide”, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 1.45 p.m. on Saturday. The aircraft, which was flown in from Dublin by Capt. Victor Efionu and Senior Flight Officer Emmanuel Iwhiwhu, was received by Air Peace, Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide and other top aviation personnel. Olajide told newsmen that Air Peace had taken delivery of its first B777-200 aircraft in February, stressing that two more aircraft were being expected before year end to boost its international operations. She noted that the Federal Government...
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The Alaafin of Oyo endorses Shina Peller for House of Reps

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has endorsed Chairman of Aquilla Group, Shina Peller, who is running for the House of Representatives seat of the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency. This is according to a statement signed by Mr. Kola Popoola, the Media Strategist for the Shina Ayo 2019 Campaign Organisation. The monarch was quoted as giving his endorsement while delivering a speech at a football event organised by Akeem Adeyemi (aka Skimeh) a member of the House of Representatives from Afijio/Oyo East/Oyo West/ Atiba Federal Constituency. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, According to the statement, Alaafin said he was among those who convinced Peller, who is the owner of Quilox nightclub, to contest. The event, which was held at Durbar Stadium, Oyo witnesse...
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APGA to field Northern presidential candidate in 2019

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has said it would field a presidential candidate for the 2019 election. The party, rising from a critical deliberation in Awka, Anambra State, announced the resolve, saying that the party has zoned the presidential candidacy to the north, while the vice presidential candidate would be of South-East extraction. A communiqué drafted from the meeting which held at the Anambra State Governor’s Lodge stated that the meeting was held at the instance of Governor Willie Obiano who is the National Leader and BoT Chairman of the Party. The communiqué stated that the Board members deliberated on the future of the party with specific attention given to the upcoming general electio...
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MultiChoice: Why we cannot obey court ruling on subscription rates

TechCentral Pay TV operator, MultiChoice Nigeria, has described the court ruling restraining it from implementing its new subscription rates as an affront to free market economy. In the company’s position was made known in a statement released on Saturday, MultiChoice said it received, on Thursday, an interim court order dated 20 August from the Federal High Court regarding the price adjustment that it implemented on 1 August 2018. “We believe that the order is an affront to the free market economy and we have now filed a Notice of Appeal and an application for stay of execution, pending the hearing of the Appeal. “The CPC has been accordingly served with the requisite processes. “In light of the application for a stay of execution, the status quo therefore prevails,” the statement...
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How Lagos Police Command Plans To #ENDSars

Following the directive by Nigeria’ Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to overhaul the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Force, the Lagos State Police Command has commenced efforts to reform the unit. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The Command, led Imohimi Edgal held a meeting with FSARS personnel at the POWA Secretariat, Oduduwa Street, GRA, Ikeja, yesterday, Thursday, August 23, 2018, where he warned the operatives against disobeying the IG’s directive. According to the Police chief, “FSARS personnel must restrict their role to the handling of violent crimes like armed robbery and kidnapping.” He added that they must dress in police uniform while carrying out their functions and not mufti as was the case. In addition...
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How To Move Around During The Third Mainland Bridge Closure ? This Information Will Help You

Eyes Of Lagos reports that, Following the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs earlier today, Friday, August 24, 2018, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged motorists and commuters to comply with traffic rules to ensure free flow of traffic on the alternative routes. Eyes Of Lagos Lagos gathered that, State Sector Commander of FRSC, Hyginus Omeje, said the corps has met with stakeholders to ensure hitch-free movement throughout the closure adding that 200 personnel had been deployed to the critical corridors to facilitate free flow of movement of vehicles. He noted that the corps is working in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies to check gridlock on the road as a result of the ongoing repairs on the bridge. The traffic management agencies expected to w...
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6290 Inmates Are Awaiting Trial In Lagos Prisons; Govt Report Shows

According to the reports gathered by Eyes Of Lagos that, The Controller of Prisons, Lagos Command, Mr. Tunde Ladipo, has said that more than 6290 inmates across prisons are waiting trail for various offences and attending the court jurisdictions in the state. Ladipo made the disclosure during the visit to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at his Epe residence. According to him, the visit was to remind the Governor of their requests for some vehicles and equipment to enhance their capacity to effectively transport and secure inmates awaiting trail to the courts, some of which the Governor granted at the visit. He stated that as at January 31, 2018, 8191 inmates; 7887 males and 304 females, were in custody across the five prison facilities in the State including the Maxim...
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LASTMA Deploys 650 Officers, Seeks Motorists’ Cooperation

There is lot of efforts to ensure free flow of traffic through-out the four-day closure of Third Mainland Bridge for Investigative Maintenance Test, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has deployed a total of 650 officials to all routes along the corridor. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, Addressing the specially-assembled traffic officers of the Agency, LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Olawale Musa said in view of the strategic importance of the bridge to the economy of Lagos and Nigeria in general, the operation to control traffic during the closure would be treated as a major national assignment and a call to service. According to him, the Agency was not oblivious of the volume of traffic on the bridge on hourly and daily basis, and the consequences of diverting suc...