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We’ll Deliver Good Governance For The Benefit Of People —- Sanwo-Olu

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After securing the endorsement of Edo State indigenes and Igbo traders residing in Lagos State, the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, vowed that his government would pursue the greatest good for the greatest number of people in the state, if elected.

At separate events held over the weekend, the APC candidate pledged that his government would not discriminate against any ethnic group in the state, pointing out that all residents, irrespective of origins, contributed to the development of Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu  who was accompanied to the Edo indigenes event by his running mate, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, and campaign Director General, Mr Tayo Ayinde, emphasized that his administration would be “all-Inclusive”, stressing that he would be a “listening governor” if he is elected. 

He said: “To say that Edo people living in Lagos are stakeholders in the governance of the state is to state the obvious. We must acknowledge that Edo people own the key to the city and their contribution to the status of Lagos today is immeasurable, just as every other ethnic group in the state. We are restating our determination to lead a government that will listen to all Lagosians, irrespective of religion, tribe or belief; but as long as they are law-abiding residents. I also promise that every Lagosian will have continuous access to us.

“We will ensure we deploy the state’s resources to pursue the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We are aware that greater development can be achieved if we run a representational system where everybody contributes from our local communities. Whatever we need to do to make Lagos livable and appeal to all of us will be done in partnership with the people.”

Sanwo-Olu said his manifesto was “carefully designed” to address the contemporary challenges facing the state, adding that his government would tackle unemployment and youth restiveness through education, entrepreneurship and vocational training.

He said: “We have a task to respond to unemployment among educated and uneducated young people. We are going to engage them in various skill acquisition prgrammes and entrepreneurship. We have six vocational training colleges across the state. We will strengthen these existing facilities and provide more to train young people who have flair for technical education.”

Convener of Ibhiedo Ne r Eko(Edo people in Lagos), Chief Evie Aimienwauu, noted that Edo and Lagos states shared history that dated back to the 15th century, observing that the relationship between the two states had been cordial and mutually beneficial economically and socially.

He said the endorsement of the event by the paramount ruler of Benin Kingdom was an indication that all Edo indigenes in Lagos would support the APC candidate.

At Alaba International Market, Igbo traders unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Sanwo-Olu, pledging to rally support for the APC candidate.

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2019 IMD: NGO promises cash reward, other incentives for Nigerian men

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A non- governmental and not for profit organization, The Victoria Adeyanju Male Mentorship Foundation(VAMMF) is set to reward Nigerian men with cash gifts in celebration of this year’s International Men’s Day (IMD) 2019.
The NGO is focused on empowering and developing professionals that will contribute to the development of nation-building in Africa.
The International Men’s Day, which is widely celebrated on the 19th of November 2019 will have  Nigerian men compete for the sum of Ten thousand naira(N10,000) only. Participants will post a two-minute video on Instagram of his male hero, stating why he stands out from others and why he is your male hero, with the hashtag (#mymalehero), (#VAMMF).
All entries close by the 29th of November as a winner who has the highest likes, repost, and friends tags will be announced on the  2nd of December 2019.
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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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Men Are Scum ! Nigerian Gay Threatens To Expose Married Man Who Used, Dumped Him

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A Nigerian gay who was used and dumped by his married partner who also is gay has threatened to expose him to his wife for dumping him.

Relationship adviser and blogger, Joro Olumofin shared the story of this young man on his Instagram page on Thursday.

Read his narration below:

You would recall that Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying western pressure over gay rights and provoking US criticism.

The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex “amorous relationships” and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly.

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