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OSHODI TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE: LAGOS TARGETS FIRST QUARTER 2019 DELIVERY DATE

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The Lagos State Government on Monday said the ongoing Oshodi Transport Interchange conceived and being implemented to evolve a seamless way by which Lagosians commute across the State on a daily basis would be completed within the first quarter of 2019.

Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Adebowale Akinsanya, in a statement on the state of the project, said it was gratifying to report that substantial progress had been made towards its completion.  

The Commissioner added that with the ongoing pace of works, the project would be completed within the first quarter of 2019, and operations commencing soon after, saying that commuters around the State should look forward to having a comfortable, accessible and world-class transport system.

Besides, Akinsanya commended motorists and residents in the State for cooperating with government in the implementation of the project, just as he assured that all hands were on deck to expedite work and complete it on schedule.   

According to him, “At the moment, 83 per cent total work progress has been achieved, including completion of piling works on the three terminals and completion of the piling works for the Skywalks.

“Among others, we have also completed works on the pile caps for the three terminals, concrete works of the buildings, ground floor works on all the loading bays for the three terminals, erection of steelworks for the Skywalks and terminals and Taxi Park and car park area, while road works around the terminal are at an advanced stage as well as bus holding bays around the terminals also at an advanced stage,” Akinsanya said.

The Oshodi Transport Interchange Project (OTIP) which is part of the Bus Reform Initiative of the State Government, is an iconic infrastructure designed to transform the axis forever and enhance connectivity.

The project, in a nutshell, seeks to transform Oshodi into a world-class Central Business District (CBD) with business, travel and leisure activities conducted in a serene, secure, clean, orderly and hygienic environment, comparable with other transport terminals around the world including Stratford and Victoria Bus Station in the United Kingdom.

The project, on completion, would consolidate all the 13 city and interstate bus parks into three multi-storey terminals, providing standard facilities including waiting area, loading bays, ticketing stands, drivers lounge, parking areas, rest rooms, accessible walkways and pedestrian sky-walks linking all the terminals.

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Ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange at an advanced stage, being built by the Lagos State Government.

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Ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange at an advanced stage, being built by the Lagos State Government.

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Ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange at an advanced stage, being built by the Lagos State Government.

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Ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange at an advanced stage, being built by the Lagos State Government.

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Ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange at an advanced stage, being built by the Lagos State Government.

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Buhari Removes Executive Secretary Of TETFund

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President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Dr. Abdullahi Baffa as Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

He has been replaced by a former ES of the agency, Prof Suleiman Bogoro.

Dr. Baffa’s removal is with immediate effect. No reason has been given for Baffa’s removal. Prof. Bogoro has resumed office.

There was mild jubilation at the headquarters of the agency this morning in Abuja.

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State of Osun: Osun engages six SANs to tackle activist lawyer

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Faced by uncertainty of the likely outcome of the appeal it filed against the high court judgment which declared the use of “State of Osun” as illegal, the state government has engaged six Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) as counsels to handle the matter.

Justice Yinka Afolabi of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has on December 14, 2017 declared as unconstitutional “State of Osun” in a suit filed by an activist lawyer, Barr. Kanmi Ajibola against the enactment of a law tagged “State of Osun Land Use Tax Law”.

Besides, the same judge struck out the stay of execution application of the judgment filed by the state government on December 4, 2018 for lack of dilligent prosecution thereby reestablishing the fact that the persistence use of “State of Osun” remained illegal.

But Barr. Ajibola who is also the Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa Branch filed a fresh suit at the State High Court by dragging the governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his deputy, Benedict Alabi to court for taking their oaths as governor and deputy governor of “State of Osun” and not of Osun State during their swearing-in of November 27, 2018.

Ajibola who filed a 28-paragraph affidavits along with his originating summons on Thursday, December 27, 2018 asked the court among other things to set aside the swearing-in of thedefendants as governor and deputygovernor of “State of Osun” as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.

The lawyer asked to court to determinean interpretative inference from the State (Creation and Transitional Provision) Act, Annotated Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2014 and the oath of office of the Governor of a state contained in the Seventh Schedule of the 1999 Constitution whether what the Constitution created is the “State of Osun”.

According to him, maybe by the community reading of the same act andthe 1999 constitution with its schedules and the case of Aregbesola vs. Oyinlola (2010) LPELR – 3805 (CA) whether the 1st Defendant is the “Governor of State of Osun”.

In a swift move, six SANs announced to the Court of Appeal in Akure that they have taken over the case which was earlier being handled by the office of the State Attorney-General (AG) and the Ministry of Justice.

The SANs expected to handle the case are  Chief Akin Olujimi, John Baiyeshea, Abiodun Owonikoko, Abiodun Layonu, Dayo Akinlaja and Chief Yomi Alliyu.

Reacting, Barr. Ajibola stated that plaintiffs in any matter have the liberty in the choice of who to use as his lawyer, adding that the state government “knows that the decision of the appeal court will have a weighty impact” on his fresh suit, hence the decision to angage senior lawyers.

“But I am ready for them. We are all going to speak on the point of law. What I know is that State of Osun cannot stand anywhere. We will all know the truth very soon.”, he added.

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Breakingnews: PDP Presidential Candidate Off to USA

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The Boss can authoritatively reveal that Former Vice President and People’s Democratic Party  ( PDP) Presidential Candiadate left for the United States of America from Lagos, Nigeria’ commercial capital.

The news that Atiku is on his way to the United States has caught politicians especially those in the opposition napping and we gathered from reliable sources that calls have been going back and forth to confirm what will certainly be the game changer that will give the PDP campaign a huge boost.

Our sources revealed that Atiku left from George Hotel, Ikoyi with his entourage and was decked in pair of chinos and T-shirt, he also dorned a sport jacket and looked very trendy.

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Source:Thebossnewspaper

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