THISISLAGOS MIDDAY NEWS MARCH 14, 2018
Dear Island people, what are you feeling like? – Hymar David
This looks like beef, and smells like beef, but don’t be fooled, it is actually beef.
Lagos Island is overrated abeg.
One word that best describes Lagos Island is ‘pretentious’. Lagos Island tries to come across as sane, as the upgraded Lagos. It tries to pass off as the “livable” part of Lagos. They even went and painted their danfos green and white. Green and white! Danfo that’s not yellow and black is that one danfo? Imagine a painting of traffic in a busy city street that’s full of white and green taxis and the artist captions it “WELCOME TO LAGOS.” Which Lagos? Abomination! Read more
Women group endorses Ambode’s second term bid (Nation)
Impressed by his sterling performance to enhance the well-being of Lagosians as well as improvement of infrastructural development of the state, a group, Ojokoro Concerned Women Forum has endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term. At a colourful ceremony held at the Ojokoro All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat, President of the group, Alhaja Fatima Balogun said Ambode met the people’s expectation.
She said Ojokoro community benefitted immensely from the administration, noting that the people would remain grateful to him for the quality projects he executed in the community. According to her, if the first term of Ambode could be so remarkable, the performing governor should continue. “You don’t change a winning team, because one good turn deserves another.” Read more
Ireti Doyle says – I am not lost in Lagos
Iretiola Doyle; Nollywood super star and one of the stand out stars of the award winning blockbuster, The Wedding Party is from Akure but guess when she went home last?
E don tay but even at that, Ms Doyle declares – I am not lost in Lagos. Read more
Norbert Young loves and hates Lagos – find out his reasons
Norbert Young is no stranger to Nollywood or our tv sets.
In this short video, the Warri man says he loves Lagos for a very special reason and he also hates the city by the lagoon for yet another reason.Read more
OC Ukeje loves Lagos, find out why
Hollywood heart throb OC Ukeje is a bonafide Lagos big boy and in this interview which laaunches a series, he tells thisislagos why he loves this city we call Lagos. Read more
Dear Lagosian, you will pay plenty tax in 2018 o – Toni Kan
My Dear Lagosian, Ambode is not smiling.
This year, your eye will see pepper if you live , work and earn an income in Lagos and finally, if you own property in Lagos and by property I don’t just mean landed property, even car sef.
The Lagos state government has set a target of N720bn for Internally Generated Revenue in 2018. That figure was hiked by 47% from the actual collected in 2017 which was a princely N340bn. What it means is that in 2018, you and I will help Ambode generate an extra N380bn over last year’s figure. Read more
9 things to know about the new Land Use Charge Law – Toni Kan
The biggest news in Lagos is the Land Use Charge Law 2018. The simplest summary is that LASG is going to charge property owners between 200 and 500% more and it will mean a hike in rents for Lagos tenants. thisislagos.ng looked at the law and distilled 9 key points from the law to show you, Dear Lagosian, how it affects you and I. Don’t worry, Ambode has said he might review it.
What exactly is happening with the land use charge?The Lagos State Government wants to increase Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from the N340bn it made last year to N720bn this year. That is an extra N380bn or a 47% increase. So, to hit their target they are increasing taxes, levies and charges. They have repealed the Land Use Charge Law of 2001 and replaced it with a new land Use Charge Law thus giving the planned increase legal backing. Read more
Over 30 checkpoints affecting tourism growth in Badagry, says LG boss (Vanguard)No fewer than 30 multiple checkpoints on the Mile Two/Badagry Expressway have continued to affect the growth of tourism in the Badagry area of Lagos State. Mr Olusegun Onilude, the Chairman, Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State, said disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. He spoke on the sideline of the Badagry Tourism Stakeholders’ Forum held at Hunwaji Apartment, Badagry. Read more
Ambode: Romancing the stone (Punch)
At the “Lagos Means Business” stakeholders meeting held last week, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode engaged in Deliberative Persuasion, issues of governance which Aristotle says include Ways and Means; war and peace; imports and exports; and legislation and defence of country. Ambode explained that his government would utilise the increased Land Use Charge to raise the bar of good governance for the benefit of the electorate who voted him into office. He wants the citizens to support his quest by paying their taxes. Read more
Policemen kill 16-year-old Lagos pupil while chasing protesters (Punch)
One of the bullets reportedly fired by policemen attached to the Ijora Badia Police Division, Lagos State, has killed a 16-year-old pupil at Randle Secondary School, Apapa, Emmanuel Chukwu. The Senior Secondary School 2 pupil was said to be in front of his parents’ residence on Fadaini Street, Ijora Badia, watching some protesters when he was hit by the bullet. Punch Metro gathered that some youths of the area had stormed the station around 8am on Sunday to protest against the rescue of a suspected female kidnapper by policemen. Read more
Scores escape death as tanker falls on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (Punch)Barely two weeks after a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol fell at Owode-Iyana Ilogbo axis along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, another tanker also loaded with the same litres of petrol fell on the road early this morning at Singer Area, Sango-Ota. The tanker travelling outside Sango-Ota fell at a failed section of the road and crushed a white Hyundai delivery van, which was by its side. Read more