Lagos budget: Speaker tells Sanwo-Olu to prioritise rail projects (Sun)
Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa has urged Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to give priority to rail infrastructure to develop the state.
Obasa gave the advice at the budget presentation entitled “The Budget of Awakening to a Greater Lagos” by the governor on Friday in Ikeja.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Sanwo-Olu had presented the year 2020 proposed budget of N1.168 trillion to the assembly. Read more
Another fire guts building in Ebute-Metta (Vanguard)
Barely 24 hours after rescue team finally put out a two-day inferno that gutted a building at Number 43 Martins Street, Balogun Market, Lagos Island, another inferno Friday, broke out in Kano Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, LGA, and destroyed several shanties. Fortunately, no casualty recorded.
Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the fire incident. Read more
Lagos–Badagry Expressway repairs: LASG announces traffic diversion (Sun)
The Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversion from the major carriageway to the service lane on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway from Nov.9 to Nov.10.
Special Adviser, to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye to said that the diversion was to enable the contractors launch beams at the Alakija Interchange Bridge.
Adeyoye in a statement signed by Mr Adesegun Ogundeji, Deputy Director, and Public Affairs of the ministry appealed to motorists and road users on the axis to bear with government. Read more
Lagos confirms 400 cases of gastroenteritis (Vanguard)
The Lagos State Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the state with 400 cases and 11 deaths recorded so far.
Announcing this yesterday, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi dismissed social media report that over 169 deaths have been recorded as a result of the outback.
According to him, 400 cases have been recorded in health facilities in the affected Local Government Areas, LGAS of Lagos Nigeria ― 370 of these cases have been treated and discharged. Read more
Violence breaks out in Lagos market, as task force chase traders (Punch)
Violence broke out on Friday after men of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) invaded Jakande Market, Ketu.
The PUNCH gathered that the men, who were accompanied by security operatives, attempted to dislodge traders and destroy some shanties in the market.
As some of the traders resisted, a policeman was said to have fired a bullet, which hit one of the residents. Read more
Ikosi-Ketu Fruit Market demolished for proposed new N2.8bn modern market (NewTelegraph)
The popular Ikosi-Ketu Fruit Market in Ketu area of Lagos was on Friday demolished to pave way for a modern market.
New Telegraph learnt that the Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area, LCDA, has awarded the reconstruction of the dilapidated market to Total Value Integrated Service Limited, which is committing about N2.8 billion to reconstruct the market.
Around 10.00am two bulldozers, escorted by policemen, mostly from the state task force stormed the market to ensure that there was no resistance during the demolition. Read more
My wife denies me sexual rights” husband tells court (DailyTrust)
A 39-year-old husband, Ibrahim Anifowoshe, on Friday told a Lagos Island Customary Court while seeking dissolution of his 12-year-old marriage that his wife denied him sex, disrespected and embarrassed him in the presence of his friends. Anifowoshe, a National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) official, told the court that his wife, Modinat embarrassed him at his work place in the presence of his colleagues. Read more
Kukah cautions FG on social media regulation (Vanguard)
The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah has cautioned the Federal Government against planned regulation of social media saying it could hinder freedom of speech. Kukah disclosed this on Friday while speaking at the convocation lecture of Achievers University, Owo in Ondo State.
The lecture was titled: “Some reasons why Nigeria has failed to achieve greatness”. Also read: Lai Mohammed reveals FG plan to regulate the social media The bishop who said that the freedom to speak must be done responsibly asked the government to be careful about the planned regulation of the social media. Read more
Senate probes alleged shady deals by security outfits at Lagos ports (Guardian)
The Senate yesterday mandated its committees on Navy, Marine Transport and Finance to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the activities of Messrs OMLS Limited and other security agencies at the Safe Anchorage Area of the Lagos ports.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the team is to determine the legality of its operations and revenue and report back to the upper legislative chamber in four weeks.
The resolution was a sequel to a motion sponsored by George Sekibo (PDP-Rivers East) during plenary on “Illegal security activities by Messrs OMLS Limited at the Safe Anchorage Area of Lagos ports and the need to investigate their excesses.” Read more
Presidency confirms ‘downsizing’ of political appointees (DailyTrust)
The Presidency on Friday confirmed an ”on-going overhaul in the seat of government” with some appointments revoked while the appointments of some officials that served in President Muhammadu Buhari’s first tenure had not been renewed. The exercise, according to a statement by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, has been ordered by Buhari, “contrary to media reports claiming that the president was not in the picture”. Read more
FG declares Monday public holiday (Nation)
The Federal Government has declared Monday as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Prophet.
He said imbibing the Prophet’s virtues of love, courage and perseverance would guarantee peace and security in the country. Read more
Essex lorry deaths: 10 teenagers were among 39 victims, say police (Guardian)
Ten teenagers were among the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex last month, and the youngest of them were two 15-year-old boys, police have revealed.
Detectives have completed identification of the bodies found in the container, which was shipped from Belgium to Essex on 23 October, and confirmed that all the victims were Vietnamese, 31 males and eight females. As well as the two children aged 15, Dinh Dinh Binh and Nguyen Huy Hung, there were three 19-year-olds, four 18-year-olds, and one 17-year-old. Read more
Ederson to miss Liverpool clash, Guardiola confirms (Independent)
Manchester City will be without their number one goalkeeper when they travel to Anfield to meet Jurgen Klopp’s table-topping Reds on Sunday
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that goalkeeper Ederson will miss a huge Premier League encounter against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday through injury. Read more
Adepoju, Lawal refuse to condemn Eaglets despite failure in Brazil (DailyTrust)
Former Super Eagles players, Mutiu Adepoju and Garba Lawal have refused to join the band wagon as other Nigerians continue to express their disappointment in the 2019 Golden Eaglets. The five-time world champions recently dashed the hopes of millions of Nigerian football fans when they failed to go beyond the Round of 16 in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. Read more
Spain confirm 23-man squad for final Euro 2020 Qualifiers (Independent)
Dinamo Zagreb starlet Dani Olmo has been called up to Spain’s senior squad for the first time ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Malta and Romania.
The 21-year-old is rewarded for a sustained period of impressive form, which began during the summer as Spain lifted the European Under-21 Championship held in Italy and San Marino. Read more
‘Ministry/NFF working to meet FIFA’s conditions to host U-20 World Cup’ (Nation)
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are in close contact with world football governing body, FIFA over Nigeria’s bid to host the U-20 Women World Cup.
Kola Daniels, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare disclosed in a statement in Lagos.
He said that the minister, after on an inspection tour with Minister of the Federal Capital Territory to the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, said that Nigeria’s hosting the U-20 World Cup was sacrosanct. Read more
Emery drops Xhaka, Ozil hint ahead of Leicester clash (Imdependent)
Unai Emery has confirmed that Granit Xhaka is still not ready to return to the Arsenal first team.
The Swiss midfielder has not featured since his spat with supporters during the Crystal Palace game, and has since been stripped of the club captaincy. Read more