In what appears to be a move to sanitize and restore the already battered image of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sacked the General Manager of the agency, Engr. Olajide Oduyoye.
The Governor also immediately appointed a replacement in the person of Mr. Bolaji Oreagba with a charge on him to salvage the agency and reposition it for effective service delivery especially in the area of traffic control.
In recent time, there has been series of complaints leveled by motorists against the high-handedness of LASTMA officials and corrupt practices.
A recent investigative report by Premium Times recently exposed the plot by some officials of the authority who arrest motorists with the aim of extorting monies from them and divert same to their private pockets.
A statement signed by the State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola affirmed that the appointment of Oreagba was geared towards the continued efficient and effective traffic management on Lagos roads, noting that the appointment takes immediate effect.
Oreagba, a Deputy Controller (Traffic), joined the State Public Service on the 8th December 1993 and rose through the ranks over the years to the post of the Director of Operations, LASTMA, before his present appointment as General Manager.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Transport Planning & Management and has attended several capacity-building programmes on inter-modal traffic management systems locally and internationally.
Congratulating the newly appointed General Manager, Muri-Okunola urged him to justify Governor Sanwo-Olu’s confidence in his appointment by rising up to the occasion, while bringing his wealth of experience to take the Agency to greater heights.
The Head of Service also conveyed the appreciation and gratitude of the Governor to the outgoing GM for his commitment, dedication and meritorious service to the State.
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BBNaija: Emmanuel Once Asked Me For A Kiss, Saskay Tells Angel
…He’s a Complete Flirt, Angel Insists
Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Saksay, has revealed that Emmanuel asked her for a kiss during the last Saturday Night Party.
Saskay revealed this while discussing with Cross and Angel on Thursday, day 54 of the show, after Emmanuel and Liquorose received rewards from Biggie.
Big Brother rewarded Liquorose and Emmanuel with 250 Abeg Naira and 200 BB tokens each, as Liquorose successfully carried out her secret task.
Liquorose and Emmanuel were also rewarded with an exclusive two-hour dinner date in the Executive lounge.
Discussing the wins, Angel noted that despite Liquorose’s prank, she still believed that Emmanuel is a flirt.
Earlier in her Diary Session, Angel has stated that she was happy that Liquorose and Emmanuel were having a ‘fight‘.
When it was revealed that the ‘fight’ was a prank, Angel still insisted that Emmanuel was not being genuine to Liquorose.
Corroborating her claims, Saskay stated that Emmanuel also asked her for a kiss during the Friday party.
Saskay said, “We were dancing and next thing, he (Emmanuel) was like, ‘can I kiss you?’ I told him, ‘If you want to chop slap, go ahead’.”
She also added that she feels that Emmanuel’s nature is to joke around and Angel agreed to it.
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I Joined APC To Prevent Nigeria From Breakup, Fani-Kayode Reveals
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has disclosed why he joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode explained that the APC he joined was different from the one he heavily criticized in the past.
The former minister had officially defected to the ruling party on Thursday.
His defection was disclosed at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the acting National Chairman of APC.
However, the former minister explained that he joined a forward-thinking and accommodating party.
Speaking with Channels Television, Fani-Kayode, insisted that he joined APC to maintain national unity.
Asked if he joined for financial gain, he said: “I find that very insulting whether it is coming from you or my critics, I am not the first person that would decamp to the APC, have you asked others this same question?
“If you ask all politicians this question, you will get the same answer; nobody knows tomorrow. I have my values and I will continue to work towards that.”
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You’re Yoruba’s Judas, Traitor, Gumi Blasts Fani-Kayode Over Defection To APC
Controversial Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has slammed former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode over his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode, who had been a great critic of the Buhari-led administration, joined APC on Thursday after he was received by the President at the State House, Abuja.
Gumi, reacting, shared a throwback statement by Fani-Kayode in 2018 saying he would rather die than join the APC or bow to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gumi said he had long neglected the rantings of Fani-Kayode, knowing fully well that he is a traitor and fake.
He described the former minister as a Yoruba Judas and a traitor.
His post on Facebook read, “I have for long neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor.
“Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history.
“It’s him now one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.”
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