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Lagos Economy Now Rated Ahead Of Ghana And The United Kingdom – Fashola



gov fashola with newsmenLagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has said the economy of the state is rated above Ghana and the United Kingdom.

Fashola said this on Tuesday during the inspection of ongoing projects in Lekki and Victoria Island in Lagos.

“Currently, the Lagos State economy is being upgraded from stable to positive, that’s good governance, you don’t need any campaign to do that” he said.

The governor also revealed that the state was currently executing 1,996 projects across the state.

“Currently we are executing about 1,966 projects across the state. The projects we have visited really are the ones that have problems. We have been going round to see what the problems are instead of just reading reports.

“Now we are having a feel of the challenges and see whose ministry is responsible and what we can do to ensure that the ministries and contractors are communicating. These inspections are to ensure that we get many of those projects completed.”

Fashola stressed that on completion, the projects would further endear the Action Congress of Nigeria to the electorate and further predicted that the party would win the 2015 polls in the state with a wide margin.

The governor also had some words for the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku and the ongoing national good governance tour which he said although mooted at the Governors’ Forum, did not mean all the governors supported the initiative.

He said, “The question I asked then was of what purpose is the tour? Do the people of Nigeria need a tour to know that they are being well governed? What is the tour supposed to achieve? Are they resolving problems at project sites? Where are their projects? What is the value of tour when you can’t implement a budget? I can go on tour of projects because my budget performed 89 per cent last year.

“I am not on a good governance tour. I am on a project inspection tour trying to solve problems at project sites.”

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  1. dominic

    March 7, 2013 at 9:10 am


  2. Mat

    March 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Revenues generated frm igbos business has made lagos richer than britain…it then means ofcourse that d ibos shuld not only be developin lagos but shuld via for its leadership as govnor or deputy even dia senators

    • Nasir

      March 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Is it everything you Igbos want to claim ? After all the yoruba’s are the most productive people in Nigeria going by their intellectual capacity, their capabilities & their commitment to starting a business from the grass root e.t.c. The Igbos are always in a rush to get their. So next time before you talk look for statistics or references illiterate Igbo boy.

  3. AyoLink

    March 7, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Hw true is this?

  4. peter ossai

    March 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Fashola , tell them , Ghanians are comparing themselves with Nigeria as a whole

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter



Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”


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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu



Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims



Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.


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