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10 things you need to know about the newly commissioned Lagos Red Line Rail

The RedLine Rail, a pivotal part of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit system, is set to debut as the fastest train in Africa, boasting an impressive speed of 330 km/h.

Tinubu commissions 37-km Lagos Red Line

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu said the launching of the red line is not just about connecting Lagos but for growth and sustainable future.

Where to find co-working spaces in Lagos Mainland

As remote work continues to shape contemporary work culture, these spaces provide valuable solutions for those seeking flexibility, connectivity, and a dynamic work experience in Lagos.

From Cinema to Cuisine: Exploring Afefeyeye restaurant cultural tapestry

The night time brings the restaurant to life, Tuesday through Sunday, with special activities. From karaoke to live band performances featuring highlife, Fuji, or Juju music.

JUST IN: Lagos announces 24-hr total closure of Third Mainland Bridge

This move comes as part of the ongoing efforts by the contractor to address and enhance the structural integrity of the bridge.

Annals Of Legislation

Lagos Assembly ranks high in legislative engagement. But the state’s budget is still not available online

This was disclosed in a EiE report entitled ‘Legislative Engagement: Why Are Our State Legislators Inaccessible’ compiled by EiE Research as at December 2023.

Adebola Shabi wants to bring back Saturday sanitation day to Lagos

"When we had environmental sanitation day, Lagos was clean and you spent less on your health."

How David Doherty became a lawmaker representing Amuwo-Odofin

"My constituency is my father and mother."

The women of the 10th Lagos House of Assembly 

What can we learn from the women in the 10th Lagos House of Assembly?

What goes on in the Lagos Assembly?

The Record will provide outstanding coverage of what goes on in the assembly and how their decisions affect our community.

Navigating Lagos

Where to find co-working spaces in Lagos Mainland

As remote work continues to shape contemporary work culture, these spaces provide valuable solutions for those seeking flexibility, connectivity, and a dynamic work experience in Lagos.

Top five Lagos mainland restaurants for a perfect Valentine’s Day date 

Let's delve into five outstanding restaurants in Lagos mainland that not only tantalize your taste buds but also provide an enchanting atmosphere, making them ideal choices for your Valentine's celebration.

Police stations, their locations, contact in Ikeja

The list ranks the stations in no particular order, but provides a guide for anyone in the Ikeja area with information that would come in handy when they are in an emergency situation.

Discover Tarkwa Bay, cheapest beach in Lagos

Uwaje Rachel, an accountant at a Lagos audit firm, values her leisure time. Tarkwa Bay beach is her preferred destination, offering relaxation and enjoyment.

‘Men need self-care too’: Expert shares tips for managing mental health in Lagos

Ikeja Record’s bi-weekly Twitter space on Tuesday offered practical tips and insights on managing your mental health in Lagos.

Eko Lifestyle

Best spot to eat authentic pounded yam in Lagos

The culinary gem nestled in the heart of Lagos not only offers meticulously prepared pounded yam but also embraces the rich tapestry of Yoruba culture in its aesthetics and ambiance.

The enigmatic lure of New Afrika Shrine, Its People and Lifestyle

perience. Similar to Ajao, many viewed the New Afrika Shrine with skepticism, hearing stories portraying it as a haven for questionable individuals or a dimly lit place clouded with marijuana smoke.

Top five Lagos Beaches to visit this festive season 

As a beach lover who has visited over six beaches in Lagos, I curated five perfect beach locations for you to visit this festive season.

Best spots to find delicious street food in Ikeja

This discovery, that street food in Lagos could be tastier than what I was accustomed to at home, sparked my exploration of the diverse culinary offerings on the city's streets, despite concerns on their hygiene.

Step by step guide to purchase the Lagos to Ibadan train ticket online

The primary advantage of buying tickets online is the ability to reserve your seat in advance. You can simply show your online ticket to an official on crowded days, bypass the queue and receive your reserved ticket promptly.

The Political Scene

Is the storm over between Sanwo-Olu and Obasa? 

Is this renewed joviality in the best interest of Lagosians?

Lagos is spending big on infrastructure. But choking on debt.

As of December 2022, Lagos was the state with the highest debt stock across the Nigerian federation.

Three reasons why Lagos House of Assembly rejected Sanwo-Olu’s 17 commissioner-nominees

Beyond geographical and religious factors, the possibility of pending disagreements can not be ruled out.

What Ojodu residents want from LCDA Chairman Segun Odunmbaku

The residents made the requests following celebrations marking Segun Odunmbaku’s two years in office as Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA.

Who are the 39 people Sanwo-Olu nominated for his second-term cabinet?

The list came barely a day to the 60-day statutory deadline for appointment of cabinet members.

Persons Of Interest

How Lagos Bank guard defied odds to earn two doctorate degrees, now accounting scholar 

Learning is a process. The change wasn’t instantaneous. At Zenith Bank, I was trained as a frontline staff on how to handle members of the public. Here in an academic environment, what I learnt is helping me to handle students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, tradition, and ethnic groups as a public servant.

Nigerian cuisine needs better promotion – Sabi Chef 2023 contest winner, Olaoluwa

"Nigerian cuisine is not well appreciated and celebrated. Many times, I see people trying to be classy by eating foreign foods. We need to change that."

Guinness World Record: From Law to Arts, Oyinlola Odumewu’s journey to becoming an accomplished artist 

As a child, she had her drawings of cartoon characters all over her room but didn't take art seriously until after Law School in 2016. While working as a lawyer in Lagos, she explored makeup artistry, switched to face painting, and rediscovered her love for drawing and painting.

Space Bar is trying to launch a rocket into space – Founder, Damilola Obiokeke

In an interview with The Record's Omon Okhuevbie, he discussed his plans for Space Bar Africa and the future he sees for the Nigerian space industry.

I bought some machines I use with my NYSC allowee – Lagos Bag Maker

"I find it easy; I feel anything you have passion for, you’ll do it with enthusiasm and be happy."

News Desk

10 things you need to know about the newly commissioned Lagos Red Line Rail

The RedLine Rail, a pivotal part of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit system, is set to debut as the fastest train in Africa, boasting an impressive speed of 330 km/h.

Tinubu commissions 37-km Lagos Red Line

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu said the launching of the red line is not just about connecting Lagos but for growth and sustainable future.

Where to find co-working spaces in Lagos Mainland

As remote work continues to shape contemporary work culture, these spaces provide valuable solutions for those seeking flexibility, connectivity, and a dynamic work experience in Lagos.

From Cinema to Cuisine: Exploring Afefeyeye restaurant cultural tapestry

The night time brings the restaurant to life, Tuesday through Sunday, with special activities. From karaoke to live band performances featuring highlife, Fuji, or Juju music.

JUST IN: Lagos announces 24-hr total closure of Third Mainland Bridge

This move comes as part of the ongoing efforts by the contractor to address and enhance the structural integrity of the bridge.

Annals Of Legislation

Lagos Assembly ranks high in legislative engagement. But the state’s budget is still not available online

This was disclosed in a EiE report entitled ‘Legislative Engagement: Why Are Our State Legislators Inaccessible’ compiled by EiE Research as at December 2023.

Adebola Shabi wants to bring back Saturday sanitation day to Lagos

"When we had environmental sanitation day, Lagos was clean and you spent less on your health."

How David Doherty became a lawmaker representing Amuwo-Odofin

"My constituency is my father and mother."

The women of the 10th Lagos House of Assembly 

What can we learn from the women in the 10th Lagos House of Assembly?

What goes on in the Lagos Assembly?

The Record will provide outstanding coverage of what goes on in the assembly and how their decisions affect our community.

Navigating Lagos

Where to find co-working spaces in Lagos Mainland

As remote work continues to shape contemporary work culture, these spaces provide valuable solutions for those seeking flexibility, connectivity, and a dynamic work experience in Lagos.

Top five Lagos mainland restaurants for a perfect Valentine’s Day date 

Let's delve into five outstanding restaurants in Lagos mainland that not only tantalize your taste buds but also provide an enchanting atmosphere, making them ideal choices for your Valentine's celebration.

Police stations, their locations, contact in Ikeja

The list ranks the stations in no particular order, but provides a guide for anyone in the Ikeja area with information that would come in handy when they are in an emergency situation.

Discover Tarkwa Bay, cheapest beach in Lagos

Uwaje Rachel, an accountant at a Lagos audit firm, values her leisure time. Tarkwa Bay beach is her preferred destination, offering relaxation and enjoyment.

‘Men need self-care too’: Expert shares tips for managing mental health in Lagos

Ikeja Record’s bi-weekly Twitter space on Tuesday offered practical tips and insights on managing your mental health in Lagos.

Eko Lifestyle

Best spot to eat authentic pounded yam in Lagos

The culinary gem nestled in the heart of Lagos not only offers meticulously prepared pounded yam but also embraces the rich tapestry of Yoruba culture in its aesthetics and ambiance.

The enigmatic lure of New Afrika Shrine, Its People and Lifestyle

perience. Similar to Ajao, many viewed the New Afrika Shrine with skepticism, hearing stories portraying it as a haven for questionable individuals or a dimly lit place clouded with marijuana smoke.

Top five Lagos Beaches to visit this festive season 

As a beach lover who has visited over six beaches in Lagos, I curated five perfect beach locations for you to visit this festive season.

Best spots to find delicious street food in Ikeja

This discovery, that street food in Lagos could be tastier than what I was accustomed to at home, sparked my exploration of the diverse culinary offerings on the city's streets, despite concerns on their hygiene.

Step by step guide to purchase the Lagos to Ibadan train ticket online

The primary advantage of buying tickets online is the ability to reserve your seat in advance. You can simply show your online ticket to an official on crowded days, bypass the queue and receive your reserved ticket promptly.

The Political Scene

Is the storm over between Sanwo-Olu and Obasa? 

Is this renewed joviality in the best interest of Lagosians?

Lagos is spending big on infrastructure. But choking on debt.

As of December 2022, Lagos was the state with the highest debt stock across the Nigerian federation.

Three reasons why Lagos House of Assembly rejected Sanwo-Olu’s 17 commissioner-nominees

Beyond geographical and religious factors, the possibility of pending disagreements can not be ruled out.

What Ojodu residents want from LCDA Chairman Segun Odunmbaku

The residents made the requests following celebrations marking Segun Odunmbaku’s two years in office as Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA.

Who are the 39 people Sanwo-Olu nominated for his second-term cabinet?

The list came barely a day to the 60-day statutory deadline for appointment of cabinet members.

Persons Of Interest

How Lagos Bank guard defied odds to earn two doctorate degrees, now accounting scholar 

Learning is a process. The change wasn’t instantaneous. At Zenith Bank, I was trained as a frontline staff on how to handle members of the public. Here in an academic environment, what I learnt is helping me to handle students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, tradition, and ethnic groups as a public servant.

Nigerian cuisine needs better promotion – Sabi Chef 2023 contest winner, Olaoluwa

"Nigerian cuisine is not well appreciated and celebrated. Many times, I see people trying to be classy by eating foreign foods. We need to change that."

Guinness World Record: From Law to Arts, Oyinlola Odumewu’s journey to becoming an accomplished artist 

As a child, she had her drawings of cartoon characters all over her room but didn't take art seriously until after Law School in 2016. While working as a lawyer in Lagos, she explored makeup artistry, switched to face painting, and rediscovered her love for drawing and painting.

Space Bar is trying to launch a rocket into space – Founder, Damilola Obiokeke

In an interview with The Record's Omon Okhuevbie, he discussed his plans for Space Bar Africa and the future he sees for the Nigerian space industry.

I bought some machines I use with my NYSC allowee – Lagos Bag Maker

"I find it easy; I feel anything you have passion for, you’ll do it with enthusiasm and be happy."

Lagos Assembly begins Probe Of Auditor-General’s Report on MDAs

A session of the Lagos House of Assembly. Credit: Lagos House of Assembly
A session of the Lagos House of Assembly. Credit: Lagos House of Assembly

The Lagos State House of Assembly has begun deliberation, probe and consideration of the 2022 Auditor General’s Report on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.

Speaking at the Assembly Complex during the commencement of the exercise monitored by our Correspondent, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (State), Hon. Kehinde Olaide Joseph, said the exercise was aimed at curbing financial recklessness by MDAs in the State.

Joseph stressed that the consideration of the report was in line with the need for improved efficiency and best practices in the pursuit of the statutory objectives of the Public Accounts Committee (State).

“The Assembly is poised to commence deliberations and considerations of the audited report of the State Auditor-General on the Accounts of the Lagos State Government for the year ended 2022, having been committed to the Committee for proper deliberations.

According to him “This exercise will cover the period from 1st January to 31st December 2022 as well as the economic activities of all the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of government in all sectors of the State Government. The committee will be inviting all heads of indicted MDAs for clarifications regarding the queries raised in the Auditor-General’s Report to enhance service delivery.

“The exercise will also ascertain the completion, accuracy, and reliability of the financial transactions within the sectors and confirm the level of compliance with financial regulations, relevant legislations, and accounting standards as well as reflect on each sector’s financial performance and position.

“In addition, the committee would confirm the revenue and budget performances of all MDAs, capital expenditure, reconciliation of the financial records with the Oracle system of the MDAs, and ascertain the project management and control systems of MDAs in Lagos State,” he added

The committee chairman said the House of Assembly could not afford to disappoint the electorate, especially as the present administration is positioned to build and improve on previous foundations laid for the development of the State.

“It is not a witch-hunt on any MDA but to ensure that the committee’s statutory oversight is used as an antidote to financial recklessness by in the State. Let me assure you that reports of findings and recommendations would be compiled and forwarded to the House for deliberations after the exercise.

“It is my hope that the resolution on the outcome of this exercise will facilitate effective management of resources in the State,” he stated

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