Lagos State Government To Install 16,000 Water Meters In February

The Lagos State Government is to begin the installation of 16,000 meters to regulate water supply in the state in February, 2017.

The Managing Director of the Lagos Water Corporation, LWC, Mr. Muminu Badmus who disclosed this on Friday at a news conference in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria said the installation would begin in February next year and would last for three months.

Badmus listed the pilot areas where the metering system would take off to include Surulere, Yaba, Ebute Meta, Itire, Iwaya, Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki Phase One.

He said the 16,000 meters would be installed in the first instance to put to rest the controversy over the volume of water supplied to each household and also curb wastage.

Magistrate Court Orders Commissioner of Police to arrest Oluwo of Iwo


A magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, to arrest Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and bring him to court on January 6.

The magistrate, Olusola Aluko, gave the fresh order on Friday when the case involving the monarch came up for hearing again.

He said he was surprised that the police commissioner had not arrested Oluwo since he first issued the bench warrant of arrest against the First Class monarch.

Aluko expressed dismay that the police commissioner had not effected the bench warrant of arrest he had issued against the monarch, which he said he had signed and handed over to an officer of the state police command.

Abbah Kyari becomes youngest Assistant Commissioner of Police in Nigeria


                        
This is a reward for diligence. Strong man Abbah Kyari, known as Nigeria's Jack Bauer by some of his admirers, has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, the youngest ACP in Nigeria at 41yrs old.
He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police on 15th December, 2016 by the Nigerian Police Service Commission.

In case you don't know him, Abbah Kyari is the gallant police officer who led the team that cracked most of the kidnap cases in Lagos, and he's the one now leading the team cracking most of the dangerous crime cases in Nigeria today. Celebrating his elevation, he wrote:

Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun & Vikto Set To Leave YBN

YBNL music acts, Adekunle Gold, Viktoh and Chinko Ekun are leaving the record label following the termination of their two-year recording and management contract.

Adekunle used to work with the music label as a graphics designer and he designed the YBNL logo. He joined YBNL as an artiste during the first edition of  OLIC (Olamide Live In Concert) in December 2014 on a two-year deal. Viktoh’s contract has allegedly expired long time ago while  Chinko Ekun has been off the label for some time

You recalled that zoom Kesh left the label on April 26, following the expiration of his 2-year contract

Photos Of Nollywood Stars At The Calabar Carnival





                                    

Some of Nollywood finest stars like Bob Manuel Udokwu, Rachel Oniga, Hilda Dokobo, Shan George, Vitalis Ndubuisi Helen Paul, The Aneke Twins and others paid a visit to Governor Ayade at his office in their military-like outfits amidst the ongoing Calabar Carnival.

They all looked gracious and fun filled as they cheesed for the snaps. See below:

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Cheers Anambra State Industrialists.

                                 
President Muhammadu Buhari may have heard enough of the prowess of the businessmen and women in Anambra State, particularly the manufacturers.

Therefore, the President recently sent out his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to Anambra State to visit major manufacturers and bring back word to him.

And what the Vice President saw on his fact-finding visit was cheering as he could not hide his joy over what the entrepreneurs in the state had done.

He specifically noted that entrepreneurs in Onitsha and Nnewi have given hope to many unemployed youths in the country, promising that the Federal Government would support them to continue to help the government in creating employment, especially for youths.

Osinbajo, on arrival in Anambra State, had performed the groundbreaking ceremony of Eastern Distilleries and Food Industries Limited, makers of non-alcoholic premium brand, in Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State.

Nigeria oil workers suspend plan to embark on strike


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The two major workers’ unions in the oil and gas industry on Tuesday resolved to immediately shelve their ongoing strike and the one planned for January 9, 2017.
The decision to shelve the actions was taken by the leaderships of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, after their meeting with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, Tuesday in Abuja.
The two unions had threatened to embark on a three-day nationwide warning strike by January 9, 2017, over what they termed “anti-labour practices by International Oil Companies (IOCs).”
The threat followed allegations by the Chevron Nigeria Limited chapter of the NUPENG that about 250 of its members were sacked by the company after declaring their contract not binding, because it could not trace the company that employed them as contract workers.
Again, PENGASSAN members working in ExxonMobil were to embark on a protest penultimate Wednesday, which grounded normal business at the company’s operations headquarters at Qua Iboe terminal, Ibeno and the company’s Lagos office.

News Flash:Arik Air resume operations



Arik Air


Arik Air has resumed its work and will pay all salary arrears to its workers this week

The decision was taken after Arik Air wokers had started a strike causing the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to intervene

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has intervened in the Arik Air crisis and strike commenced by the airlines labour unions over the unpaid salaries and illegal deductions.

As a result of the intervention, Arik Air represenatives have promised that the company will pay all salary arrears to its workers this Friday, December 23.

The unions that include the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) in their turn agreed to stop the strike.

Meet Jennifer Oseh Miss Goodwill Ambassador Nigeria 2016 Tourism Ambassador.


Jennifer Nneamaka Oseh has been crowned Miss Goodwill Ambassador Nigeria 2016, Tourism Ambassador.
The event happened at the Sheraton hotel Abuja Nigeria and 37 ladies contested for 13 crowns, representing each states in Nigeria.
She represented Delta state which is proudly her state of Origin.
In a chat with her, she said" the competition was tough but she still made it as the tourism Ambassador".

Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd. Celebrates 65th Anniversary

 
*Committed to Continued Investments for Growth and Community Well-Being
Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), manufacturers of Coca-Cola products, stated its commitment to continued investments in Nigeria as it celebrated its 65th Anniversary. The statement was made at a celebratory cocktail reception with industry stakeholders that took place on December 7, 2016, in Lagos. The engagement was part of the various programmes NBC is rolling out to commemorate its historic milestone and themed, ‘Celebrating a Tradition of Excellence’.

See more beautiful photos from the anniversary celebration...

Calabar Man beats Wife to Coma for investing children's fees in MMM

 

A 45-year-old man identified as Mark Friday, has been arrested in Calabar, the Cross River State, for allegedly beating his wife to a coma for allegedly using the money meant for their children’s school fees to invest in the MMM Ponzi scheme.
According to Inside Calabar, Mr. Friday had given his wife, Ekamma, the sum of N280,000 to pay their three children’s fees but seeing a quick opportunity to make fast money, the wife invested all the money in MMM without telling her husband, hoping to pay up after  making the extra money for herself.

Beautiful Portrait Painting of Little Comedienne Emmanuela


A young artist known as Damab did this beautiful art work of her.


Lagos Rice To Sell For N13,000 Per Bag

                 
Lagos to sell it's LAKE [Lagos-Kebbi] RICE for N13,000 per bag from next Thursday Dec 15, 2016.

The Lagos State Government said it was ready to roll out the Lake Rice to Lagosians at N13,000 per 50 kg towards the Yuletide celebrations.

"The state government has put in place a committee that will ensure that Lagosians have the best Christmas celebration, that is why we are offering the wholesome and well packaged rice."
Mr Sanni Okanlawan, Special Adviser on Food Security to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, made the disclosure during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) National Agriculture Stakeholders Summit.

Ghana's Nana Akufo-Addo Wins Presidential Election

 
Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party has won Ghana’s presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, two influential private radio stations said on Friday.

Joy FM showed the opposition candidate winning 53.27 percent of the vote and Mahama with 44.93 percent. The results, the station said was based on its count of 233 constituencies, out of 275.

LAUTECH Students Allege Police Fired Shots At Them During Peaceful Protest (Video)

 

                
One of them just sent in the video. According to the student, LAUTECH has been on strike since June, 2016 and they decided to make a peaceful protest today asking when they would resume back in school. According to him, Police came in and started shooting at them before they all ran for their lives. Read his mail below and watch the video above.

When we are denied rights to education, Are we denied rights to stage a peaceful protest? This was the case few minutes ago as men of the NPF shot cans of tear gas at Students of  LAUTECH who were staging a Peaceful protest on Dec. 9, 2016 against the 6 Months Strike which the school has embarked on since June 9,2016. The ugly event which occurred at General area of Ogbomoso was recorded live.

The students blocked the road linking Oyo to Ilorin through Ogbomoso just to make their grievance known without putting any act or form of hooliganism and this occurred.

Christian Court To Be Established In Nigeria.

 

The House of Reps on Tuesday in Abuja passed a bill to set up the Ecclesiastical Court of Appeal in the country, through a second reading.

The bill is sponsored by Gyang Dung (PDP-Plateau) and eight others.

Presenting the bill during plenary, Mr. Dung said the Ecclesiastical courts, when established, would complement the regular courts in adjudicating in matters relating to the tenets of Christian faith.

This shall be between individuals and groups that yield and submit to its jurisdiction.

Dung stated that the Ecclesiastical court shall exercise such appellate and supervisory jurisdiction in civil proceedings involving questions of Ecclesiastical law and Christian personal law.

The lawmaker said the amendment bill was seeking 14 alterations in sections 6, 84, 185, 240, 246, 247, 288, 289, 292 and 318 of the principal Act.