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‘By 2100, Lagos Will Be The Largest City In The World’ Mercer

Global consulting firm, Mercer , has projected that Lagos will be the largest city in the world by the year 2100 with a population of over 88 million residents.

A statement quoted the company ’ s Head of Strategy and Geographic Expansion, Pearl Siffel , as saying this during the launch of a new study in partnership with a human resources and management consulting firm , EZ 37 Solutions.

The study , titled, ‘ People first : Driving growth in emerging megacities , ’ was launched in Lagos , and it examined the needs of workers in the 15 fastest growing cities across four key factors which were human , health , money and work.

Siffel explained that the city of Lagos was important for such a study because it remained the most populous city in Africa , adding that the study would not have been completed without Lagos .

According to her , there were more babies born in Nigeria than in Europe .

Siffel said , “ Findings reveals that 42 per cent of workers are very comfortable with overall satisfaction with life . 93 per cent of workers say that access to employer- subsidised health and wellness programmes is important to them.

“ What organisations and the cities need to do is to focus more on those needs and the people ’ s skills will be a competitive advantage to organisations while technology will drive the process . ”

Mercer ’ s Principal Consultant, Deon de Swardt , explained that organisations needed to take the study and understand it properly to know what employees were looking for so that they could develop the people’ s strategy.

‘NYSC made me lose the love of my life, scrap it’ LASPOTECH student who commits suicide said

A student at the Department of Hospitality Management Technology , Lagos State Polytechnic , Ezekiel Mayowa , has killed himself after he was reportedly dumped by his girlfriend .

The corpse of the 34 – year- old part -time student was discovered in his residence at Eyita , Ikorodu , around 5 am on Friday .

He was said to have taken a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper .

Moments before he committed suicide , Mayowa posted a video on Facebook , explaining why he took the decision .

In the three- minute – 18 – second video , Mayowa bemoaned how his lover, one Bolaji Temmy, whom he had dated for nine years , ended the relationship after she commenced her National Youth Service Corps programme.

Amid sobs , Mayowa , who identified himself as the president of his department ’ s students ’ association , lamented that he had made several efforts to reconcile with his estranged lover, but to no avail .

He said in the video , “ I will advise the Federal Government to scrap NYSC because that is where I lost my joy ; my love . I am not a bad boy ; I am not wicked .

Since my woman got into that ( NYSC) camp , everything changed . Since last year , we ’ ve not been able to resolve anything . My woman is now taking an advantage of the mistake I made three years ago to leave me.

“ I am going, I need to go , Bolaji Temmy is the woman I ’ m talking about . I need to go . To all the boys out there, please try to make money before you date any woman. I ’ ve tried my best . I ’ ve tried all I could . We ’ ve been dating for nine years and now she is leaving. I hurt her in the past, but I ’ ve appealed to her . But she insisted on leaving me. ”

He appealed to his mother and colleagues to take heart , noting that he had chosen his own path .

“ I will miss my mum. Mummy , please don ’ t cry . I have chosen my own path … I will miss you all. Your president is going… I am going . I am going now. I am empty. Bye , ” he concluded .

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Bala Elkana , said the Shagamu Road Police Station , Ikorodu, received a distress call on the suicide around 5 . 30 am .

He said when interrogated by the police , the girlfriend said Mayowa was fond of beating her and that they were together shortly before he took the poison.

Elkana said , “The police received information that a 34 – year- old part -time student at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, drank a poisonous chemical identified as Sniper , following a misunderstanding between him and his girlfriend , Olokodana Bolaji , 24 , who was also a graduate of the same institution .

“ He was rushed to hospital by his neighbours following an alarm raised by his girlfriend , but eventually died . In the statement of his girlfriend , she told police investigators that she and the deceased dated for nine years and that the deceased was fond of beating her .

“ She said while she was with the deceased in his room , they had a quarrel and he , as usual , resorted to physical violence . She said she ran to the rest room and upon her return , she found him gasping for breath with an empty bottle of Sniper beside him .”

The PPRO stated that detectives from the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Yaba , visited the scene of the incident , adding that the corpse had been deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary for autopsy .

“ Investigation is ongoing to determine whether it was actually a suicide case or murder , ” Elkana added .

Now, I am more of a politician than a technocrat’ Ambode says

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said he has grown wiser politically , having spent four years in office .

Ambode was at the Presidential Villa , Abuja , on Monday to pay what he called , “ thank you visit ” to President Muhammadu Buhari .

Buhari was in Lagos last month to inaugurate some projects initiated by the Ambode administration .

The governor lost his bid for a second term after he was beaten by Babajide Sanwo- Olu in the All Progressives Congress governorship primary election last year .

Sanwo- Olu progressed to win the March 9 governorship poll, leaving Ambode to become the first Lagos State governor to serve one term since 1999 .

APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Power , Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola served two terms each .

Responding to a question on the lessons he had learnt in office , Ambode said , “ You see , every politician learns every day .
“ The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat so I call myself a techno -politician , but I think I am wiser now .
“ I am more of a politician than a technocrat . ”

Meanwhile , the outgoing governor is scheduled to inaugurate projects started and completed by his administration on Tuesday .

They include the new Senate Building of Lagos State University .

The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya , said this in a statement on Monday .

He said , “ It is pertinent to note that the Lagos State Government has procured seven ferries , five of which will be inaugurated and they are named after monumental events, notable towns and Lagos deities as a reminder of our historical values .

“ The names are Itesiwaju Eko , Ipakodo , Alausa , Adamu – Orisa , Ejinrin , Eko – Akete and Zangbeto.

“ Another project scheduled for opening is the new Senate Building of the Lagos State University in Ojo.

“ This project will change the landscape of the university and will remain another legacy project of this administration . ”

I am not sorry for my Lagos godfather views –El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el – Rufai , said on Monday that he had no apologies for his views on how to retire godfathers from politics in Lagos State .

The governor stated that his views were his views and would not retract them or tender an apology because anyone felt offended by them.

El- Rufai spoke with State House correspondents after he visited President Muhammadu Buhari to give him an update on the security situation in Kaduna State.

“ If I was asked a question and I gave an answer , anyone that feels offended by the answer , it is his own business . I have no apologies, I don ’ t apologise for my views .

“ I don ’ t have to explain anything to anyone . This is a democracy and in a democratic space , there must be room for people to express their views, ” he said .

Recall that last week in Ikoyi, while speaking at an event in Lagos , the governor recounted how he retired godfathers from Kaduna politics .
He advised the people of Lagos State to apply his model to sack any godfather holding the state down .

It is widely believed that el – Rufai was referring to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu .

When asked a specific question on whether he had any issues with Tinubu or the party generally , he said , “ There is no dispute between me and anyone in the APC ; the APC is one family ; I don ’ t dispute with my own party . ”

On his visit to the Villa , el – Rufai said he came to brief Buhari on the various security measures introduced by security agencies to confront criminalities in the state , especially kidanappings on the Abuja- Kaduna Highway .

Also , the Governor of Benue State , Mr Samuel Ortom, was at the Villa .
He denied that Benue was insolvent or that the Internally Generated Revenue of the state was below 10 per cent of its share from the Federation Account in 2018 .
However , he admitted that for the state to afford to pay the new N30 , 000 minimum wage, it must cut costs .

The governor mentioned one Gana as the leader of a criminal gang terrorising Benue and some neighbouring states like Taraba .
Ortom said , “ The three local government areas of Katsina Ala , Ukum and Bukun are not safe . No educational , farming , commercial activities are going on ; the Igbo that are major traders have vacated the place.

Man in Court for Stealing 952 air-conditioner kits from Dangote Group

A 41 – year – old man , Taofeek Omotosho , appeared at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates ’ Court in Lagos State on Friday for allegedly stealing 952 pieces of air condition kits , valued at N7 . 1 million .

However , Omotosho , arraigned on a charge of stealing , pleaded not guilty .
The Prosecution, Mr Cyril Ejiofor , told the court that the defendant committed the offence between June 2018 and March 2019 at Dangote Refinery in Ibeju – Lekki, near Lagos State .

He alleged that Omotosho stole 952 pieces of air conditioner kits valued at N7 . 1 million , the property of Dangote Group .

Ejiofor said that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , 2015 .

The Chief Magistrate , Mr O . O . Olatunji granted Omotosho bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
He said that one of the sureties must be gainfully employed and adjourned the case until June 18 for mention .


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