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Collapsed Lagos Bridge: No Casualty Recorded, Says LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said that no casualty was recorded when a section of the pedestrian bridge collapsed at Yaba on Saturday. The Director General of the Agency, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that no life was lost during the incident, adding that the agency carried out prompt ...

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UNILAG to Showcase Zero Emission Car

The University of Lagos has attracted at least   N5 billion from international agencies in the last one year to drive research activities. Prof. Dixon Akinleye, Chairman, Sub Committee (Abstract), made the disclosure  at a news conference in Lagos to announce the institution’s 14th Research Conference and Fair. He said that the university would, at the  conference and fair, showcase a ...

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Sad Song: Nigerian Auto Industry Loses 23,000 Jobs in 5 Years

ROTIMI ASHER The auto industry in Nigeria lost 23,000 jobs in the past 5 years that the National Auto Development plan came into operation due to auto policy somersault and inability of Nigeria government to structure the budget to encourage government agencies and Nigerians to buy new cars from the operating auto assembly plants. A  university Don and automotive industry ...

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Ford Launches Empowerment Programme in Nigeria

Ford has officially launched SHE-MOVES (Strengthen Her: Mobilising Ventures for Social Innovation), a programme from Ford Motor Company and its philanthropic arm, the Ford Fund, which supports social enterprises that benefit women and children, and promotes access to sustainable mobility. SHE-MOVES is administered by the non-profit organisation (NPO) Global Water Challenge, with additional projects launched in partnership with World Vision International ...

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Lagos to Demolish Structures around Oil Pipelines

…Declares War against Vandals …As Sanwo-Olu Holds Close Door Meeting with Security Chiefs ROTIMI ASHER Lagos State government is adopting a new security measure that will tighten the noose on criminals engaging in pipeline vandalism and kidnapping. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the weekend, held a close-door meeting with the commanders of all security formations in the state to review the ...

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NiMET Predicts Rainfall, Thunderstorm for Sunday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted increased rainfall activities over Northern States and subsidence over  Southern States of the country for Sunday. NiMet’s weather outlook predicted thunderstorms over Northern states during the forecast period with prospects of cloudy condition over Sokoto, Gusau and Kebbi in the morning hours with day and night temperatures of 31 to 33 degree Celsius and ...

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Nigerian Cab Driver Returns $2,400 to Passenger

Mr Olayinka Adeniyi, a cab operator under the Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has returned 2,400 US dollars, (about N888,000), and an international passport forgotten by a passenger. Adeniyi told newsmen on Wednesday that he discovered the items in an envelope at the back seat of the car he was driving on ...

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“Jerk up Tariff on Imported Used Vehicles,” Industry Expert Tells FG

ROTIMI ASHER President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been urged to consider upward adjustment of tariff charged on imported used vehicles and reduction of duties on imported new vehicles as way of encouraging the growth of the Nigerian automotive industry. An automotive communication consultant, Dr Oscar Odiboh, who made the call at the year’s Nigerian Auto Journalists training workshop held in ...

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