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Billionaire businessman, entrepreneur and chairman of Forte Oil PLC, Femi Otedola, has shared a video of himself on old and outdated public mass transport system, popularly called ‘Molue’, in Lagos.

The video captured the oil magnate on a ride from Sango to Agege. Otedola had earlier shared a video capturing himself in a public bus while in London just a few weeks ago.

The video was criticised by the public who asked him to try it in Nigeria and see what happens. Otedola, father to celebrity DJ Cuppy, was unrecognised for the few minutes he was on the bus as Lagosians plying that route went about minding their business.

The billionaire, who was dressed like a random Lagosian, has left many awed at the scenario which played out today.

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We Will Provide Enabling Environment For Technology Growth In Lagos —- Sanwo-Olu

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Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has promised to provide institutional and infrastructural support for the growth and development of the technology sector in the State if elected as Governor in 2019.

Sanwo-Olu made the pledge on Friday during a Digital Lagos event hosted by Vibranium Valley where he addressed tech community of start-ups, developers and tech innovators.

The APC Governorship candidate said technology is changing the way people live, work and socialize adding that social and governance problems are also solved with technological innovations especially in a city-state such as Lagos with a Gross Domestic Product of more than $136b dollars.

Speaking on the importance of Digital Lagos as a veritable platform for the transformation of the country, the APC standard-bearer who was accompanied to the event by his deputy governorship candidate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat said the huge investment in technology and creation of an expansive learning facility like Vibranium Valley will lend credence to the saying that Africa is the future of the world.

He promised that when elected, his government will work in partnership with the technology sector to solve social issues such as the creation of employment opportunity, mentoring, entrepreneurship, education, health, transportation and to also improve the revenue profile of the government.

‘‘I’m aware that technology is the oil of today. Some ten years ago, the richest companies in the world were oil and energy giants, but the tide has changed. What we have today are technology companies dominating the global economic space. With technology, transparency and accountability in government become easier and possible. Technological innovations are helping social enterprise address social problems. Tech is accelerating SME evolutions and the impact of this is positive on the economy, which gives everyone a share of the prosperity created by this system,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu also spoke on the importance of the old Concord Newspapers facility, which houses Vibranium Garden along Murtala Mohammed Airport Road and the owner, Chief MKO Abiola who he said was a man of big idea and notable entrepreneur.

“That you are using the old Concord Newspapers facility as a hub of innovation in Lagos also invokes huge memories and the symbolism of the Chief Abiola. He was a man of big ideas and he represented hope. You are incubating big ideas here that will bring hope and prosperity to Lagos, Nigeria and the rest of the world.”

In his welcome address, the Co-founder/Chief Executive of Officer of Venture Garden Group, Bunmi Akinyemiju identified how technology and innovation are critical to creating economic opportunities and social inclusion in Lagos adding that the facility currently employs over 1,500 Nigerians and the 5 years plan is to generate 45,000 employment.

Akinyemiju highlighted the challenges tech start-ups face in Lagos in areas of power, funding, and tax which government must address adding that with the right partnership with government in Lagos and Nigeria will have the exponential effect on the economy.

“Digital Lagos is about a digital economy that will create innovators solving problems and improving the way we live and work. With what we have here and at Yaba innovation hub we are empowering the next generation of wealth creators in Nigeria. We are driving investment. You need to imagine the amount of foreign interest we get here from around the world. We need more campuses like this across Lagos.”

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Peter Obi Is A Tribal Bigot — El-Rufai

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has described Peter Obi, the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, as a tribal bigot.

El-Rufai recalled that Obi supported his (El-Rufai’s) arrest by the Department of State Services, DSS in 2014 on the ground that “El-Rufai has no business being in Anambra State as it is not Katsina State.”

The Governor stated that voting Atiku and Obi into power will bring about division in the country.

He tweeted, “Peter Obi is a tribal bigot. He was widely quoted on national television that the SSS was right to detain me for 48 hours in a hotel in 2014 on the grounds that ”El-Rufai has no business being in Anambra State as it is not Katsina State!”

“I sued the SSS and awarded N4m damages.”

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65-Year-Old Man Dies During Sex Romp With 34-Year-Old Lover In Anambra

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A man said to be about 65 years has been reported dead while having a sex in a hotel in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

The man, identified as Obi Nwoda, checked into the hotel with one Ifeoma Ayinka, aged 34.

According to the management of the hotel, Anyinka was leaving the hotel alone when she was forced to go back to the room, where Nwuda was seen lying unconscious.

The incident was reported at B Division Police Station where the DPO, Odion Ekeinde, led a Patrol Team to move the unconscious man to a private hospital.

Obi was declared dead on arrival at the hospital and his corpse photographed and deposited in the morgue.

Confirming the incident, Mohammed Haruna, the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, said the lady was arrested and that she had confessed that the deceased died while having sex with her.

Haruna described the death as sudden and unnatural, adding that it occurred on November 10 at about 8.15pm.

He said: “Victim was rushed to Apex Hospital, Awka, where he was confirmed dead on arrival by the medical doctor.

“The corpse was photographed and deposited at the hospital morgue for autopsy.

“The woman alleged that the victim collapsed while making love to her.

“She was subsequently arrested and the case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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