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LASEMA Boss bags Lagos Panorama Distinguished Emergency Management Award

The Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu has bagged the prestigious Lagos Panorama Distinguished Emergency Management Award for the agency’s outstanding performance under his leadership in emergency and safety management across the state for the year 2020.
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Iru-VI Council Chairman empowers graduating youths with N100,000 startup grants after entrepreneurial training

The Executive Chairman, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Hon. Princess Rasheedat Abiodun Adu has empowered youths of the Council with one hundred thousand naira (100,000) each as startup grants for their entrepreneurial business.
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Lagos Curriculum Board approves Iyaloja playbook for JSS3 Literature in English

As part of continual efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning outcomes in public and private schools, the Lagos State Government recently released the year 2020-2023 approved list of books for public and private schools across the State. The Iyaloja Playbook authored by the publisher and editor of Lagos Panorama, Tayo Aderinola has been enlisted in the Lagos State Secondary School reading lists for JSS 3 Literature in English, Drama for 2021/2022 academic session.
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Somolu Council Chairman bags Lagos Panorama SDG Grassroots Distinguished Infrastructural Development Award

The Executive Chairman Somolu Local Government Council, Hon Abdul Hamed Salawu otherwise known as ‘Dullar’ has bagged the Lagos Panorama Sustainable Development Grassroots Distinguished Infrastructural Development Award for the year 2020.

The Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U General Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stopover in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two countries.

A press statement by the Embassy on Friday, said: “During the visit, Townsend met with the Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, Babagan Monguno, to discuss regional security issues and to express the command’s gratitude for the assistance provided during a hostage rescue operation last year.

“When we asked for their help, the Nigerian government answered the call. Our hostage recovery mission in October would have been impossible without their support.

“They quickly provided assistance that helped the U.S. military to save an American life. That is a strong example of our partnership with Nigeria.”

Townsend also met with senior military officials, including the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magash, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, to talk about on-going cooperation in the region and greater maritime security and threat mitigation.

Nigeria is a key partner in countering violent extremist organizations throughout the Lake Chad Basin.

Townsend said furthermore: “The bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. is built on several pillars including security cooperation.

“U.S. Africa Command will do our part to advance the security cooperation pillar, so that Nigerians can enjoy the more secure future they all deserve.”

As close partners, the U.S. and Nigeria have worked at ensuring the collaborative relationship continues to grow to include a commitment to interoperability. Nigeria purchased 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, which will be delivered later this year.

“Nigeria’s purchase of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft is another example of their commitment to interoperability and security in the region,” he added. “Our economic relationship with Nigeria is already strong, and we look forward to the continued strengthening of security relationships. Nigeria’s leaders understand the importance of a collaborative approach to ensuring stability in West Africa and partnering on areas of mutual interest.”

The Commander also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.

Leonard said: “General Townsend’s visit to Nigeria demonstrates the strategic importance the United States places on our bilateral relationship with Nigeria.

“Our security cooperation partnership with Nigeria’s military will strengthen the country’s capabilities to secure land and sea borders, enhance overall security, and combat terrorism in the North East.”

As part of the visit, Townsend participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Nigeria Military National Cemetery to honour those who have given their lives in the service of their nation.

During the visit, the delegation expressed their condolences for the seven service men killed in the crash of a Nigerian Air Force aircraft in Abuja.