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Patronize Traffic Hawkers And Go To Jail—– Ambode Warns Lagosians.

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has said buyers and sellers transacting business along the road will be fined.

“If you are caught buying in traffic, both the buyer and seller will pay a fine of N90,000 or face 6 months jail term”.

The governor on Friday, July 1, as a celebrity guest on Your-View talk show on TV Continental to discuss issues pertinent to Lagos state, said: “Both buyers and sellers in traffic will pay a fine of N90,000 or face a jail term.”

Ambode speaking on the mayhem that happened in Maryland on Wednesday, June 29, said: “The law does not support hawking, what we need to do is map out a way out for them.”

He also said he is dedicated to a life of service to the people, adding that this second year, the state government will focus on the health sector, youths and the elderly.

The governor mentioned that he is trying his best to give the citizens of Lagos state the best.

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    Ewatomi

    July 2, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Really!
    Over the years what has the government done for these people. These young youth trying to make ends meet ! They would rather struggle than to steal yet the government will not let them rest ! Where is the free education , where is the home for these people to lay their heads at night , so did our governor meant that when I’m thirsty in the 4 hrs traffic from Vi to Egbeda and I see a water seller I cannot buy !. This is ridiculous!!!! We are not buying the law!

    Dear Governor , I never liked you … So u need to earn my likeness and trust ! Provide a solution before eliminating the problem.

    Lagos state is for all people .. Stop making it for the rich alone !
    Because you can afford to send your children to school abroad doesn’t mean you should make others who can’t live a life of hell!

    I wake up 4am to work and get home 9,10pm just because I cannot afford the rent on the island and in the course is na pending 4 hrs in traffic ,u expected me not to be dehydrated?

    This is so unfair Mr Governor !

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    kemi

    July 2, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Alternative should be provided for this hawkers before eradicating them from the road. What on earth do you expect them 0to be doing? This is not a fair treatment for the masses. Now robbers are back in Lagos

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BREAKING: APC Factions ‘Suspend’ Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Others

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The crisis in rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress got messier on Wednesday as factions of the party rectified suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Godwin Obaseki, and others.

At a meeting of APC leaders at the party secretariat, the suspension of Oshiomhole and some party local government chairmen were upheld.

The suspension of Obaseki, his Deputy, Philip Shaibu and others were carried out at the residence of General Charles Airhiavbere by the Edo Peoples Movement, a pressure group within the APC.

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Noise Pollution: Lagos Threatens To Close Down Mosques, Churches, Others

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In a bid to control noise pollution, the Lagos State Government has said it will not hesitate to close down any mosque, church, night clubs and others, which constitute an environmental nuisance.

Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, in a statement, yesterday stated that the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) had been mandated to apply the full weight of the law.

He said the action became imperative because his office had been inundated with complaints and petitions from many residents and associations all over the state about the noise levels of many of the leisure centres and religious homes.

Bello, who added that on a continuous basis, LASEPA officials will be going around religious centres, homes and others, warned that anyone found to have exceeded the allowed level of sound output will be closed down and the appropriate sanctions applied.

The commissioner also lamented that his office had also discovered many leisure centres/religious homes that contravened, after being reopened by the government, usually go back to the same noise pollution for which they were earlier axed,

While disclosing that resident associations have been involved in the control of noise pollution in the state, he added that any shut centre, will not be reopened without a letter of guarantee from the residents association of such an area.

He advised religious and leisure centres to procure soundproof equipment which would lessen the sound that emanates from them.

Bello said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will not allow any business concern to put the well being of residents at peril for whatever reason.

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BREAKING: Convene NEC Meeting Or Resign Now, APC Governors Tell Oshiomhole

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The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position.

“It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respect the provision of the party constitution and convene superior organ meeting to deliberate on all our challenges, or he should just accept his inability to manage the party and simply resign,” Progressives Governor Forum Director-General Salihu Mohammed Lukman said in a statement.

“In the current circumstance, nothing short of a NEC or National Caucus meeting of the party can resolve all our increasing organizational challenges as a party.”

Lukman’s criticism comes a day after APC Edo State chapter suspended Oshiomhole.

In Oshiomhole’s suspension letter, Edo State APC chairman Anselm Ojezua accused him of being behind the party’s internal crisis.

Prior to this, there had been a growing internal crisis within the APC before and after the 2019 general elections.

Some of the party’s aspirants that lost their primary elections of different political offices passed a vote of no confidence on Oshiomhole and accused him of corruption.

The APC was denied participation in Zamfara and Rivers State governorship election following court rulings that the APC in both states failed to conduct credible primary elections. Oshiomhole was largely blamed for the incidents.

Lukman said Oshiomhole ought to focus on working to win elections for the party but had lost grip of the party with local politics in Edo State.

While Oshiomhole and Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki still have unresolved differences, Lukman said it is painful to see Oshiomhole devalue himself to a local factional leader from a very high pedestal of an illustrious national leader.

“What legacy is Comrade Oshiomhole hoping to achieve as a National Chairman by running the party in a way that suggests almost zero commitment to issues of party development?,” Lukman queried.

He opined that the APC National Working Committee (NWC) headed by Oshiomhole has become a shadow of itself after losing members to appointment into government offices and controversial suspensions.

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