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BREAKING: UNILAG governing council removes Ogundipe as Vice Chancellor

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school. Mr Ogundipe was removed at the council’s meeting held Wednesday at the headquarters of the National Universities Commission, Abuja. In attendance were 11 of the 12 council members, the VC included, ...

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APC names 104-member committee for Ondo election

The Mala Buni-led caretaker/extraordinary national convention planning committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has named a 104-member national campaign council for the Ondo State Governorship Election. As contained in a statement issued by the party on Tuesday night, the large campaign team will be chaired by the Lagos ...

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Petroleum tanker drivers begin strike

Petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos State have withdrawn their services as directed by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) beginning from August 10. The state Chairman, NUPENG, Tayo Aboyeji, made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. ...

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Lagos tanker drivers start strike today as talks with govt fail

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said that the planned strike by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos would start on Monday as its meeting with the Lagos State Government ended in a deadlock. The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Tayo Aboyeji, disclosed this in an interview ...

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Community residents share loot stolen by bank robbers

Some residents of Okeho town, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, have been accused of stealing huge sums of money they allegedly recovered from armed robbers who attacked the community’s First Bank branch on July 29. Corroborating the allegation, the traditional ruler of the town, Onjo of Okeho, Rafiu ...

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Fuel scarcity imminent as union directs petrol tanker drivers to withdraw services

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed the petroleum tanker drivers to withdraw their services from Lagos State from August 10. The union said the decision followed the failure of various authorities in the state to address three major issues that have ...

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Pension Scandal: LASU threatens legal action against PREMIUM TIMES

The management of Lagos State University (LASU) has threatened to take legal action against Nigeria’s foremost investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES over a publication on the reappointment of Adebayo Ninalowo as the Pro-Chancellor of the institution despite his involvement in the controversial diversion of N198 million pension fund. Last year, PREMIUM ...

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One dead in another Lagos gas explosion

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has recovered a body from a gas explosion that occurred on Monday at Alafia bus-stop, Orile Iganmu, while four other persons were injured. According to a statement by Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency, a 35-year-old male artisan, Ajibola Olaoye, lost his ...

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Sanwo-Olu reappoints man involved in pension scandal as LASU pro-chancellor

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has again reappointed Adebayo Ninalowo as the Pro-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) despite his involvement in the controversial diversion of N198 million pension fund. Mr Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, approved the appointment of chairpersons and Governing Council members for four state-owned tertiary ...

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14 years after construction, Oyo factory remains abandoned, moribund

A burnt brick factory built by the Oyo State Government to serve infrastructural needs has been abandoned and left in ruins for 14 years, PREMIUM TIMES reports. The factory, situated in Oloba Village, Erunmu, Egbeda Local Government Area of the state, is one of the projects embarked upon by the ...

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