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Lagos Conclude Plans To Replace Okada, Tricycle In July

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Transportation Commissioner Frederick Oladeinde, speaking yesterday at the 2020 ministerial press briefing at the JJT Park, Alausa, Ikeja, said: “Following the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles for commuter operations in some areas in the metropolis, the government is working on implementing a First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solution.”

He explained that Okada and tricycle are not part of the state’s transport architecture, adding that they are constituting nuisance on the roads and responsible for the high rate of accidents and crimes.

“We have identified 285 last mile routes within the seven bus reform initiative zones across Lagos. We have developed bus specifications and shared same with potential bus manufacturers. We expect these to be rolled out in the next two months,” Oladeinde said.’

Lagos State Government has inaugurated 37 roads and carried out repairs and rehabilitation of more than 354 others.

It said that ongoing and uncompleted projects inherited from past administrations would be completed to improve the living standard of Lagosians.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructures, Aramide Adeyoye, who spoke yesterday at the 2020 ministerial press briefing at the JJT Park, Alausa, Ikeja said that one of the major projects inherited by the administration, which would be completed, was the Agege Pen Cinema flyover bridge designed to reduce travel time for residents of Ifako-Ijaiye, Agege and Alimosho local governments.

She said the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration will make the 4th Mainland Bridge a reality, adding that the administration plans to expand the Agege-Berger Road to reduce travel time.

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President Buhari Appoints New Service Chiefs

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President Buhari has approved the appointment of the new Service Chiefs to replace the outgoing ones who were relieved of their positions.

The Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, made the declaration through his official twitter page on January 26.

The new service Chiefs are Major General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence staff, Major General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral A.Z. Gambo, Navy and Air Vice Marshal I.O. Alao, Chief of Air Staff.

President Buhari congratulated the outgoing Service Chiefs for their service to bring enduring peace to the Country.

A call to sack the outgoing service Chiefs for inability to manage the country security architecture has been in public domain for a while.

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Marwa Takes Over As NDLEA Boss

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Lagos Ex-Military Administrator, General Muhammed Buba Marwa, retired, as the new Chairman National Drug Law Enforcement Agency[NDLEA].

Marwa was appointed to replace the outgoing President of the Agency, Muhammad Abdullah, whose tenure expired on January 11 this year.

Marwa, while in Lagos as a Military Administrator achieved a lot in terms of projects, reforms and human development to say the least.

Marwa is a graduate of Nigera Defence Academy[NDA], Kaduna. He holds a Masters degree in International affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in public administration from Harvard University, USA.

Before his appointment, he had held several sensitive positions that includes State Military Governor of Lagos State and Borno state under the Administration of the then General Ibrahim Babangida and as well Sani Abacha.

He was a Military attache to the Nigeria Embassy in United States and defence attache to United Nations, New York.

Marwa was also appointed as an Ambassador to South Africa and Lesotho, as well as Swaziland.

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Akeredolu Gives Seven Days Ultimatum To Herdsmen Operating In Ondo Forest Reserves

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Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has given an ultimatum of 7 days to all Herdsmen operating within the State’s forest reserves to leave immediately.

Akeredolu while speaking to a group in Akure said the security reports in the state shows the Herdsmen are the causes of several evil acts perpetrated across the land.

He said he would not continue folding his arms while this damages go on unabated in State.

The Governor who was speaking in a meeting organized by the state government with the Leadership of Fulani, Ibira and Hausas living in the state held at then Governor’s office said all Herdsmen operating within the state’s forest Reserves are to vacate within seven days starting from Monday January 18.

Akeredolu while giving the instruction also placed a ban on night and intercity grazing during the day and as well forbids the underage grazing across the state.

He decried the level at which crimes is been perpetrated in the state and vowed to use every means available to him to quash the development.

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