Monthly Archives: November 2019

#ForAGreaterLagos…Lagos Blue Line Rail Will Commence Operations in 2021


The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government has assured that Lagos Blue Line Rail would convey its first set of passengers in 2021, saying the government is working round the clock to ensure the completion and successful utilisation of the project.

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, stated this while featuring on ‘Lagos Today,’ a programme aired by Lagos State Television.

Oladeinde added that the present administration was committed to the completion date deadline, saying the government was very passionate about the actualisation of an effective intra-state rail system.

The commissioner explained that the inter-state rail line currently being constructed by the Federal Government would serve as the Red Line Rail spanning from Alagbado to Marina.

“The rail and other modes of transportation are very key in the Strategic Transport Master Plan which will feature a sustainable and innovative integrated Multi-modal System that will ultimately ease the traffic flow within…

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INEC Officials Beaten Up In Kogi, Abandoned Polling Unit


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fficeals of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, have reportedly abandoned the poll in the kogi state polling unit 001 Asuta Warr, Kabba/ Buu LG after they Were beaten up by thugs

TheCable gathered that voting ended before 11am but some persons in the community disrupted the exercise, forcing the electoral officials to leave their duty post.

When newsmen got there at 2pm, counting of votes had not commenced.

At polling unit 006, Asuta ward, still in Kabba/Bunu, voting has ended but INEC ad hoc staff complained about violence.

“They rioted three times and even tore the ballot paper,” a presiding officer told TheCable

There are reports of destruction of ballot papers across polling units in Kabba/Bunu and Ijumu local government areas in Kogi.

At units 001 and 006, Asuta ward, Kabba/Bunu, votes were being counted with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leading when some youth started pouring water and drinks on the ballot papers.

Journalists and INEC ad hoc staff were threatened and chased away.

The election has been marred by widespread violence, especially in Kogi.