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Govt Will Demolish Buildings That Fail Integrity Test —Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, said that buildings within the vicinity of the collapsed building at Ita-Faji, on Lagos Island, would be subjected to integrity tests. Ambode said this as he visited the scene of the collapsed three-storey building, which housed a primary school. He said that if any of the buildings failed the integrity test, ... Read More »

Brexit Mess: The EU Angle

A short eight-week delay to adjust the joint statement on post-Brexit relations accordingly would be fine for the EU27. Patience with the UK is wearing thin in the EU27. With only 16 days to go, expect the EU27 to put significant pressure on the UK to make up its mind on Brexit fast. Ideally, this should happen before the EU ... Read More »

FCMB Introduces Product For Women-owned SMEs

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has introduced another value-added initiative called SheVentures, for women-owned small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). The initiative is expected to provide enhanced support to existing and upcoming women-owned SMEs through access to finance, training and mentoring to boost their business in a sustainable manner. A statement from the bank revealed that the initiative was developed ... Read More »

22 Persons Rescued From Lagos Collapsed Building

22 persons have been rescued from the three-storey building that collapsed at Ita Faji, on Lagos Island on Wednesday. According to latest update, a total of 22 persons have been rescued from the scene of the collapse. The three-storeyed building, which housed a primary school on its last floor collapsed around 10am. Emergency services are on the ground to ensure the ... Read More »

Music Makes Africa Great – Davido

Davido is currently on a media tour in the United States of America and he recently visited Vice News. In his interview with the medium, Davido said music makes Africa great while reeling out the names of Nigerian musicians, who have put Afrobeat on the global map. Davido spoke about his upbringing, growing up in Nigeria, how he took to ... Read More »

Improving Health in Africa

One of the lessons of the Ebola epidemic is the need to improve the African countries’ public health services, which have suffered the consequences of decades of neglect. Africa needs to rapidly upgrade those services as well as to improve the capacity of its medical and paramedical workforce. Although Africa bears one-quarter of the global burden of disease, it only ... Read More »

No Plans To Increase Road Worthiness Certificate Price – LASG

The Lagos State Government says it has no plans to increase the price for the issuance of certificate of road worthiness in the state. The Director, Lagos Vehicle Inspection Service, Mr Abdul-Hafeez Toriola, said the rumours were unfounded. Toriola said in a statement that the stance of the Lagos State Government was to ensure that residents were able to process ... Read More »

Nigeria Records $2.8m Balance Of Payment Surplus

NIGERIA’s provisional balance of payment, which was in deficit in the third quarter of 2018, recorded a surplus of $2.8m in the last quarter of 2018. The Central Bank of Nigeria disclosed this in a fourth quarter 2018 report on Tuesday. Balance of payment is a summary of all monetary transactions between a country and the rest of the world. ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Woman For N21.9m Investment Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a woman, Jallaba Mala Bukar, before a Maiduguri High Court over a N21.9m investment fraud. Bukar was arraigned on three counts bordering on criminal breach of trust before Justice Abdullahi Sanya of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri. The EFCC charged the suspect after investigations conducted into three separate ... Read More »

We’re Compiling Reports On Nigerian Elections – US

The United States says it is compiling reports on the 2019 general elections with a view to giving a proper response on it. The US said it was actively involved with political happenings in the country, particularly regarding the 2019 election. The US Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, said this in a telephone press conference ... Read More »