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The administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reduced the rates of the land use charge.

The decision was taken at an executive council meeting which held on Thursday.

The government had reviewed the rates upward, charging property solely occupied by the owner for residential purpose at the rate of 0.076 percent per annum; property occupied by the owner and tenant(s) or third parties at 0.256 percent per annum; while investment property fully occupied by tenants or third party(ies) for revenue generation at 0.76 percent per annum.

It also threatened to penalise those who do not make payment after receiving notice. Failure to pay between 45 and 75 days attracted 50 percent increase; after 105 days, a 100 percent increase. The law prescribed that a property shall be liable to enforcement if payment is not made after 135 days of notice.

Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, Akinyemi Ashade, commissioner for finance, said commercial property owners would get 50 percent discount. Owner-occupier 25 percent, while there would be a waiver for late payment and tax credit for those who are prompt in payment.

Payment in instalment was also introduced in the new arrangement.

The government took the action after the pressure from individuals, pressure groups and civil society organisations (CSOs).

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had given Ambode a five-day ultimatum to reverse the law.

When the ultimatum elapsed, the lawyers took to the streets of Ikeja.

Malachi Ugwumadu, a lawyer and president, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), had said so many aspects of the law were murderous.

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How I Convinced President Buhari To Shift Ogun Lockdown To Friday — Gov. Dapo Abiodun

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Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Buhari had ordered a lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) from 11pm on Monday.

However, while speaking at a press conference during the inauguration of the isolation centre in Ikenne, Abiodun said in Ogun, the lockdown would be effective from 11pm on Friday.

He said he appealed to the president to shift the movement restriction in the state so that there would be enough time to adequately supply food to the people.

“I have been in consultation with the presidency and I have requested that he graciously allow us in Ogun state to prepare for this lockdown in terms of ensuring that we have enough food banks across the three senatorial districts so that people would have enough food supply,” the governor said.

He said the president “graciously” accepted.

Abiodun appealed to the people to abide by the observe social distancing and practice good hygiene as advised by the ministry of health.

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BREAKING: Governor Seyi Makinde Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has tested positive for coronavirus.

The governor confirmed his status on his Twitter account a few minutes ago.

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records Another Coronavirus Death

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Nigeria has recorded another Coronavirus death.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure at a media briefing on Monday.

“As of today, we have recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“Till date, 8 persons have been discharged after successful treatment.

“But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend,” he said.

The three fatalities include one American who died in Ekiti State.

The global pandemic has killed over 32,000 worldwide.

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