Author: Taye Paul Olubayo

Osun APC Caucus in the National Assembly Cancels Public Lecture

The Osun APC caucus in the National Assembly have decided to call off their public lecture planned to hold on Friday 27th November 2020 following the dust the event has raised. The legislators have scheduled a public lecture as their own form of contribution to the two years celebration of the Gboyega Oyetola administration in the State, just as it sponsored a football match as part of the activities marking the first year of the governor in office without acrimony. This decision was taken at a meeting of the caucus on Tuesday 17th November 2020 with five members physically...

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The Lagos State Waterways Authority LASWA on Thursday 28th of October 2020 commences the annual exercise of clearing and removing water hyacinth across Jetties, terminals, and routes on the state inland waterways. In a press statement signed by Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, General Manager Lagos State waterways Authority, Pegging and clearing of the Water Hyacinth have commenced simultaneously at three different locations; Ikorodu, Badore, Badagry, and shall be extended to other zones in due time. The GM statement reads, “The Governor Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has graciously approved the clearing of all impediment to smooth navigation including the Water Hyacinth...

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I consider it necessary to give status update regarding the outstanding arrears of stipend to the 14,200 N-power cohorts from Batch A and B.   From the outset, the N-power programme was designed to run for 24 months (2 years) which all beneficiaries signed on to.   While the Batch A participants stayed on the programme for over 40 months, the Batch B members stayed within the 24 month time frame.   To ensure other young Nigerians benefit from N-power, we set June 30, 2020 terminal date for Batch A beneficiaries and July 31, 2020 terminal date for Batch...

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BudgIT tenders apology to Lagos Government over data misrepresentation in its Fiscal Sustainability Ranking

BudgIT’s State of States report is a snapshot of the fiscal health of all 36 States in the country and it uses four metrics or stress tests to provide a fair overall Fiscal Sustainability Ranking of all the states. A previous graphic on the ability of states to meet their recurrent expenditure is hereby retracted. According to Mr. Gabriel Okeowo, BudgIT’s CEO and Principal Lead, “No single metric, when isolated, provides a fair assessment of any state; and none of the tests we used evaluates state’s fiscals for insolvency.” We are compelled to also use this medium to tender...

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Event: Dignitaries grace the book launch of Georgina Ehuriah-Arisa

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah-Arisa, unveiled her autobiography titled “On Merit” which set to help boost the morale of the Federal Public Servants, not only to improve productivity and service delivery to Nigerians but to encourage them to always strive for their career progression, strictly on merit. The book comprises of many aspects of life and how women can survive in the cooperate world. It focuses on women as managers and as leaders. In attendance at the book launch were dignitaries like Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Boss Mustapha, to mention but a few....

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