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NEW LASTMA BOSS CAUTIONS PERSONNEL TO BE CIVIL,SHOW EMPATHY AND SHUN CORRUPTION ON THE ROAD

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The newly appointed Acting General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Mr. Bakare Oki Olalekan over the weekend cautioned personnel of the Agency to be civil, demonstrate empathy and shun corruption in whatever guise while discharging their statutory duties on the road.

Mr. Oki disclosed this at Oshodi while speaking to Lastma Comptrollers, Commander and Zebras on his new vision and mission for the Agency.

LASTMA officials Taking Briefs From New General Manager Bakare Oki Olalekan

The new Acting General Manager said it is a new dawn for traffic management in the State as the Agency would go all out to ensure that commuters have seamless experience traveling across the State.

Mr. Oki said he would not condone corruption or bribe-taking by any official, charging them to be civil when contravening traffic offenders.

“The public expect a corrupt-free LASTMA that will not be collecting bribes; therefore, you should be respectful and courteous even when you are apprehending an offender”

“Motorists want LASTMA that is decent and neat; we won’t tolerate laziness and lateness of our officers to their various duty posts”

He stressed that the new administration would carry out major re-organisation around the Provost/Surveillance Department for effective and efficient monitoring of activities of LASTMA personnel while on duty.

“We would ensure a conducive working environment, provide elaborate training schemes for our officers to meet up with International standard and best practices in traffic management”

While assuring of government commitment to the safety, welfare and right of personnel on duty, Mr. Oki warned motoring public particularly commercial bus drivers to always obey traffic regulations as stipulated in the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 (as amended)

LASTMA officials Taking Briefs From New General Manager Bakare Oki Olalekan

Responding on behalf of LASTMA personnel, the Director of Operations Mr. Peter Gbejemede welcomed the new Acting General Manager and promised adequate loyalty to the new government.

 

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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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