• Lagos Assembly proposes pension for political office holders

    Lagos Assembly proposes pension for political office holders

    The Lagos State House of Assembly is proposing amendments to the law on the payment of pensions to key political office holders in the state, at the expiration of their tenure, a bill which is already attracting widespread condemnation.

    The bill to amend the Public Office Holders (Payment of Pensions) 2007, entitled “a bill for a law to amend the payment of pensions and other fringe benefits to public office holders in Lagos State and for connected purposes,” if passed would […]

  • Lagos Assembly okays N500b for infrastructure

    Lagos Assembly okays N500b for infrastructure

    Lagos State House of Assembly has approved N500billion bond for the state government spanning between this year and 2019.

    Presenting a report during plenary yesterday, the chairman of an adhoc committee set-up by the House on the matter, Hon. Oluyinka Ogundimu informed the House that the bond was necessary for the development of the state and  would be repaid through a 23 per cent of the state internally generated revenue (IGR).

    He added that all necessary plans are being made to ensure […]

  • Lagos House of Assembly set to probe Ambode’s N5.7bn road projects

    Lagos House of Assembly set to probe Ambode’s N5.7bn road projects

    According to reports, the Lagos State House of Assembly has given approval to its committee on local government administration and community affairs to investigate the state-sponsored 114 road projects across the 57 council areas.

    The approval followed the request made to the house by Akeem Alimi, the committee’s chairman, who said the state government had so far spent N5.7 billion to construct roads across all the local councils.

    He said the sum was just 30 per cent of the money the government […]

  • Lagos House of Assembly raises the alarm over imported intoxicating non-alcoholic drinks

    Lagos House of Assembly raises the alarm over imported intoxicating non-alcoholic drinks

    It was gathered that the Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday raised the alarm over the influx of ‘alcohol-free’ drinks becoming highly intoxicating when consumed.

    At its plenary presided over by Speaker Mudashiru Obasa yesterday where some of the assorted drinks (wine) were displayed, the House suspected that the drinks were actually alcoholic drinks that had been “re-labeled” as non-alcoholic to mislead consumers.

    The Assembly said that the drinks, which are all imported and sold on the shelves of big malls and […]

  • I beg State Government to give me back the Schools taken from me – Woman, 91years old to Lagos Assembly

    I beg State Government to give me back the Schools taken from me – Woman, 91years old to Lagos Assembly

    With a wheel-chair, a 91-year old woman, Mrs. Roseline Ololo, on Thursday led some of her family members and sympathizers to the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest against the taking over of her family’s schools by the state government.

    The Metropolitan College and the Isolo Secondary School, which she said was owned by her family, was allegedly taken over by the military government in 1976 leading to her husband’s death.

    Armed with placards carrying various inscriptions, the protesters chanted songs […]

  • Desmond Elliot, Lai Mohammed’s son, others declared winners as Obanikoro, Ajomale’s sons lose in Lagos Assembly

    Desmond Elliot, Lai Mohammed’s son, others declared winners as Obanikoro, Ajomale’s sons lose in Lagos Assembly

    Report made it known that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made in-road into the Lagos State House of Assembly, winning six of the 18 seats so far declared. Results for 22 constituencies are being awaited. Among the six PDP House members-elect is an Igbo, Mr Emeka Idimogu elected to represent Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II.

    This is as Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in Surulere I constituency and Lai Mohammed’s son, Folajimi also of the […]