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Opaque budgeting in focus, as Lagos ranks 27th on fiscal transparency table

A new report by BudgIT has placed all these in proper perspective, ranking Lagos 27th on a list of the country’s most fiscally transparent states for the first quarter of 2024.  Lagos scored 54% out of a maximum 100%, a rather poor showing for a state that has been aggressive in tax collection.

Why is Lagos re-introducing Saturday sanitation day?

The Lagos State Government move to reintroduce monthly environmental sanitation raises the question of whether it will include movement restrictions similar to those previously enforced.

‘Automatic employment, N5bn allocation,’ Sanwo-Olu announces major investments in Lagos NYSC

Sanwo-Olu revealed a substantial allocation of N5 billion for the construction of a new permanent site for the Lagos NYSC Camp.

Lagos Govt to ban unregistered danfo, korope buses on Lekki-Epe Corridor

This enforcement is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2024.

What Next for Lagos LCDAs with Supreme Court verdict on LGA funding?

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued a landmark ruling...

Annals Of Legislation

Legislative profile: Adedamola Richard Kasunmu

Mr. Kasunmu was born in the United Kingdom but spent his formative years in Lagos. 

Legislative profile: Noheem Babatunde Adams

Adams was born on April 15, 1980 in Lagos Island.

Legislative profile: Mojisola Lasbat Meranda

Mojisola Lasbat Meranda is the deputy speaker of the...

Legislative profile: Mudashiru Obasa

Mudashiru Obasa is the joint longest-serving Speaker of the...

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

Navigating Lagos

Ten museums you should visit in Lagos

Lagos is the pulsating heart of Nigeria. It is...

What to expect at Saint’s Bites Shawarma in Omole phase one

  At virtually every corner in Lagos, there is a...

Eight Lagos beach resorts you should visit

While Landmark Beach Resort was once a top choice before its recent demolition by the Lagos State Government, many other notable beach resorts continue to thrive, offering unique experiences.

Ten recreational centres to visit at least once in Lagos

At Ikeja Record, we've compiled some of the must-visit recreational centres you should consider when planning your next fun activity.

Mega Chicken Agidingbi: Home away from home

Mega Chicken curates bubbling and enchanting flavours.

Eko Lifestyle

Sanwo-Olu spotted wearing luxury watch at Davido’s wedding

In 2023, the Governor was also seen wearing another Patek Philippe watch.

Ten recreational centres to visit at least once in Lagos

At Ikeja Record, we've compiled some of the must-visit recreational centres you should consider when planning your next fun activity.

Top five cinemas in Lagos to watch“Bad Boys: Ride or Die”

The latest chapter in the action-comedy saga, "Bad Boys:...

Discover seven alternative Lagos beaches to Landmark, Oniru, others

Despite these alterations to the landscape of Lagos' coastal attractions, the state still boasts a plethora of breathtaking beaches waiting to be explored. At Ikeja Record, we have compiled a list of viable alternatives for you.

From ruins to restoration: Discovering the treasures in Freedom Park Lagos

I discovered that the park, located on a prime location in Lagos Island, had a historical past—it used to be a prison during Nigeria's colonial era.

The Political Scene

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

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.

Persons Of Interest

Oluwatoyosi Jide-Jimoh: How I graduated top of my class at LASU

She graduated from the Lagos State University with first class honours in communication and media studies.

Living with Lupus in Lagos: Misturah Owolabi shares her inspiring journey

“ Lupus is not a death sentence, it is a very manageable condition. Do not believe that Lupus is going to hinder you from achieving your goals.”

Lagos-based startup, Midddleman, is bridging trust and logistics gaps in the e-commerce world

Additionally, the co-founder shared that e-commerce companies can now send Yuan/CNY/RMB to their Chinese suppliers through Middleman.

‘I left Ibadan for Lagos to grow my career in tech and now I love the lifestyle offerings’ – Tech Sis

One year after this decision, she found it to be one of the best choices she has ever made. It opened more doors of opportunities that were unavailable to her in Ibadan.

News Desk

Opaque budgeting in focus, as Lagos ranks 27th on fiscal transparency table

A new report by BudgIT has placed all these in proper perspective, ranking Lagos 27th on a list of the country’s most fiscally transparent states for the first quarter of 2024.  Lagos scored 54% out of a maximum 100%, a rather poor showing for a state that has been aggressive in tax collection.

Why is Lagos re-introducing Saturday sanitation day?

The Lagos State Government move to reintroduce monthly environmental sanitation raises the question of whether it will include movement restrictions similar to those previously enforced.

‘Automatic employment, N5bn allocation,’ Sanwo-Olu announces major investments in Lagos NYSC

Sanwo-Olu revealed a substantial allocation of N5 billion for the construction of a new permanent site for the Lagos NYSC Camp.

Lagos Govt to ban unregistered danfo, korope buses on Lekki-Epe Corridor

This enforcement is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2024.

What Next for Lagos LCDAs with Supreme Court verdict on LGA funding?

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued a landmark ruling...

Annals Of Legislation

Legislative profile: Adedamola Richard Kasunmu

Mr. Kasunmu was born in the United Kingdom but spent his formative years in Lagos. 

Legislative profile: Noheem Babatunde Adams

Adams was born on April 15, 1980 in Lagos Island.

Legislative profile: Mojisola Lasbat Meranda

Mojisola Lasbat Meranda is the deputy speaker of the...

Legislative profile: Mudashiru Obasa

Mudashiru Obasa is the joint longest-serving Speaker of the...

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

Navigating Lagos

Ten museums you should visit in Lagos

Lagos is the pulsating heart of Nigeria. It is...

What to expect at Saint’s Bites Shawarma in Omole phase one

  At virtually every corner in Lagos, there is a...

Eight Lagos beach resorts you should visit

While Landmark Beach Resort was once a top choice before its recent demolition by the Lagos State Government, many other notable beach resorts continue to thrive, offering unique experiences.

Ten recreational centres to visit at least once in Lagos

At Ikeja Record, we've compiled some of the must-visit recreational centres you should consider when planning your next fun activity.

Mega Chicken Agidingbi: Home away from home

Mega Chicken curates bubbling and enchanting flavours.

Eko Lifestyle

Sanwo-Olu spotted wearing luxury watch at Davido’s wedding

In 2023, the Governor was also seen wearing another Patek Philippe watch.

Ten recreational centres to visit at least once in Lagos

At Ikeja Record, we've compiled some of the must-visit recreational centres you should consider when planning your next fun activity.

Top five cinemas in Lagos to watch“Bad Boys: Ride or Die”

The latest chapter in the action-comedy saga, "Bad Boys:...

Discover seven alternative Lagos beaches to Landmark, Oniru, others

Despite these alterations to the landscape of Lagos' coastal attractions, the state still boasts a plethora of breathtaking beaches waiting to be explored. At Ikeja Record, we have compiled a list of viable alternatives for you.

From ruins to restoration: Discovering the treasures in Freedom Park Lagos

I discovered that the park, located on a prime location in Lagos Island, had a historical past—it used to be a prison during Nigeria's colonial era.

The Political Scene

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

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.

Persons Of Interest

Oluwatoyosi Jide-Jimoh: How I graduated top of my class at LASU

She graduated from the Lagos State University with first class honours in communication and media studies.

Living with Lupus in Lagos: Misturah Owolabi shares her inspiring journey

“ Lupus is not a death sentence, it is a very manageable condition. Do not believe that Lupus is going to hinder you from achieving your goals.”

Lagos-based startup, Midddleman, is bridging trust and logistics gaps in the e-commerce world

Additionally, the co-founder shared that e-commerce companies can now send Yuan/CNY/RMB to their Chinese suppliers through Middleman.

‘I left Ibadan for Lagos to grow my career in tech and now I love the lifestyle offerings’ – Tech Sis

One year after this decision, she found it to be one of the best choices she has ever made. It opened more doors of opportunities that were unavailable to her in Ibadan.

Tinubu commissions 37-km Lagos Red Line

President Bola Tinubu has officially opened the 37-kilometer Red Line rail system in Lagos, Nigeria.

The initial phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line, connecting Agbado on the Lagos-Ogun border to Oyingbo in Lagos Mainland, will operate 37 daily journeys and transport an estimated 500,000 passengers upon full completion.

During his speech at the ceremony, the President reiterated his commitment to continuing the government’s reforms, despite acknowledging their impact on the cost of essential goods and services.  He emphasized on the engineering, the construction as  an affirmation of the government’s pledge to be loyal to our country

“ There is one thing I know is that there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.

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

“The LMRT Red Line isn’t just about improving our city’s mobility; it’s about reshaping our urban landscape and setting a new pace for development. By connecting critical points across Lagos, we’re opening doors to opportunities, growth, and a sustainable future,” Sanwoolu remarked.

“This launch is a testament to what we can achieve when we dream big and work together. The LMRT Red Line is a cornerstone in our journey to make Lagos a global model city for urban excellence,” he said.

“The commissioning of the Red Line rail is received as a major step in the infrastructural development that will enable social and economic growth in the communities the rail lines ran through.”

In another separate tweet, Sanwoolu said: “Embarking on the Lagos Mass Rail Transit (LMRT) project is more than just enhancing transit; it’s about weaving the fabric of our city into a tighter, more connected community. Every track laid, every station built, brings us closer to a Lagos where distance no longer dictates destiny.”

“The LMRT project is a beacon of progress, illuminating the path to a future where our city moves smoother, faster, and more efficiently. It’s not just about the journey from point A to B, but about how each journey brings us together, making Lagos not just a place to live, but a place to thrive,” he concluded via his post on X (formerly Twitter)

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