Day: May 29, 2019

My Policies Would Be Towards Economic Development – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has pledged to implement policies geared toward economic growth and development based on the blueprints of his predecessors in other to build a greater Lagos. Sanwo-Olu made this known on Wednesday in Lagos while delivering his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office. He said that to achieve these set goals, his administration has formulated a concise framework hinged on six pillars, which represents the yearning of the people of the state. He listed the six pillars to include transportation, education, health and environment, technology, entertainment and tourism, security and governance. “As...

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NUT seeks implementation of new minimum wage at all levels

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has underscored the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to match words with actions on the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage by all tiers of government. Mr Titus Amba, National Publicity Secretary, NUT, expressed this view in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. He appealed to the president to ensure total implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage across all tiers of government, saying that it will improve the standard of living of Nigerians. According to him, some state governors are still complaining of their...

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Dangote truck claims seven lives in Plateau

A fatal accident has occurred on the Hawan – Kibo – Jos road involving a truck with registration number BSA214XA, and a Toyota Hiace bus marked BSA453XJ. The accident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, claimed seven lives, leaving six persons severely injured. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the truck belongs to Dangote Company while the bus was from God’s Time is the Best Transport company in Jos. An eyewitness, who prefered anonymity, said that the brake of the truck failed and the driver lost control, crashing into the oncoming bus. The eyewitness also said that the...

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Inauguration: Ambode gives reason for absence

The outgoing governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode Wednesday morning has explained why he will be absent at the inauguration ceremony of the incoming governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. Ambode, who congratulated and handed over to his successor- Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, said the new governor deserves to enjoy his historic day without him sharing the glory with him. “The formal inauguration should have Mr. Sanwo-Olu as the star of the day. I don’t think that glory should be shared with him by my presence,” Ambode said in a statement by his media aide Habib Aruna....

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