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EKO BRIDGE PARTIAL CLOSURE: LASTMA SET TO ENSURE FREE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AROUND APONGBON AXIS OF LAGOS ISLAND

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Following the partial closure of the Eko Bridge to motorists by the Federal Government, the operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Monday, 7th of November, 2022 visited Apongbon and its environs as part of efforts to ensure the free flow of traffic around Apongbon axis of Lagos Island.

The General Manager (LASTMA), Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, who led an Enforcement Team of the Agency on a working visit to Eko Bridge by Apongbon, disclosed that it is imperative to re-arrange movements and seek alternative routes for motorists, particularly commercial bus drivers operating in and around the entire Apongbon axis.

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Mr. Oreagba stated further that there is an urgent need to carry out a full impacts assessment of the partial closure on vehicular movement from Tinubu Square, Idumota, Martins Street, Balogun, Apongbon, Broad Street and Nnamdi Azikiwe Street around Lagos Island.

He said: “Our working visitations to the entire Apongbon axis was to ensure that the partial closure of the Eko Bridge does not impede the free flow of traffic in any form and to find ways of working together with relevant stakeholders in monitoring illegal activities of street traders around the Apongbon area and the entire Lagos Island”.

 

LASTMA Boss, Oreagba dialogues with lagosians

Mr. Oreagba, therefore, advised commercial bus operators including private car owners operating around Apongbon area to desist from parking indiscriminately by roadside, kerbs, walkways thereby obstructing the free movement motorists and other road users.

He, however, promised to effectively manage and control the traffic situation around Apongbon, especially those blackspots around the entire Lagos Island and other areas across the State that are prone to traffic gridlocks.

Other stakeholders who joined the Lastma enforcement visitation team include the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media Mr. Jubril Gawat, Representatives of Lagos State Parks and Garages Management (Lagos Island Branch) and Officials of Lagos Island Central Business District (CBD).

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Rivers Crisis: Hon. Enemi George Blows Hot, Calls Governor Fubara a Small Man

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Hon. Enemi Alabo George, a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, did not mince his words when he called out Governor Sim Fubara for his reckless and violent actions. He boldly stated, “I dare you today, Sim Fubara.

 

”You may have had the guts to break the gates of the Rivers State House of Assembly quarters and force your way in, but let me tell you, you are nothing but a small man. Your threats and harassment, shooting and inducing fear into the wives and children of Assembly members are nothing but cowardly acts.”

George went on to remind Fubara of his past misdeeds, saying, “You burnt the hallowed chambers of the House of Assembly, attacked the residence of the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and even demolished the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex. Despite all this, we did not answer you, we thought it was just the madness of a minute. But know this, you can never break me.”

He further emphasized, “I have respected our friendship for a long time, but now, I refuse to hold back any longer. You know where I live, you know my apartment, why didn’t you come? I worked hard for you to become Governor, I even mobilized professionals from all works and corners of life to support you. But now, I will never bow to baal. You are nothing but a small man, and I will not be intimidated by you.”

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NDLEA Act: Senate Passes Bill to enforce Death Punishment for Drug Peddlers

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The Nigerian Senate has taken a significant step towards ensuring a safer and healthier society by passing a bill to amend the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Act. The amendment includes the imposition of capital punishment by death for those involved in drug-related crimes in Nigeria. The aim of this move is to create a drug-free environment in Nigeria and to address the issue of drug peddling among the country’s youth, which has become a major concern.

The Senate believes that this amendment will provide the necessary legal backing for NDLEA to carry out its duties effectively and also enable the prosecution of those found guilty of drug-related offences. This will go a long way in curbing the drug trafficking menace that has been a source of worry to the government and citizens alike.

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BREAKING: Reps Tells CBN to Suspend Cybercrime Levy Collection

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On Thursday, May 9th, the House of Representatives made a commendable move by ordering the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the enforcement of the cybercrime levy introduced by the apex bank. This decision was made to ensure that the principles outlined in section 44(2a) of the Cybercrime Act are adhered to, and that Nigerians are not confused or misled in any way by the circular issued by the CBN.

The House of Representatives expressed their concern about the potential misunderstanding that could arise from the circular issued by the CBN, and urged the bank to retract the previous circular promptly and release a new one that aligns with the provisions of the Act.

This action was taken in response to a pressing issue raised by Minority Leader Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) on behalf of all members. The House’s decision shows their commitment to promoting fairness, transparency, and accountability in Nigeria’s financial sector.

 

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