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Lagos: Lagos State Resolute on collecting parking levy

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By Gloria Ikibah

Lagos state government is resolute that the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) is constitutionally empowered to collect parking levies in the state.

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Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, disclosed this in Ikeja at a news conference to sensitise stakeholders and the public on the mandates and activities of the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA).

Oladeinde said a post was recently circulated on social media in which LASPA issued a letter signed by its general manager, levying a Lekki-based company N290,000 for the parking lot outside its premises, insisting LASPA has the power by law to collect parking levies.

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The commissioner asserted that the agency was established, among other things, to promote parking policies tailored to suit the peculiarity of the state, in line with modern international standards and aimed at achieving a smart city.

He further explained that LASPA was also empowered to remove all impediments arising from indiscriminate parking on carriageway, thereby increasing the carriageway capacity on the roads, improving the flow of traffic and reducing travel time.

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“Let me emphasise that most private commercial parks charge Lagosians between N500 to N1,000 parking dues per hour, and each person parking at these respective parks can have four stop-overs, which sum up to N2,000 or N4,000 daily,” the Lagos commissioner argued. “At the end of the year, the commercial park owner will realise over N182,500 or N365,000 if charges are per hour or gain a total N730,000 or N1,460,000 for four stop-overs. This is the price most Lagosians pay to commercial park owners.”

He further claimed that LASPA’s levy of N80,000 divided by the number of days in a year resulted in N219 “against the above charges of commercial park owners”, he stated.

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The Lagos commissioner further noted that the difference “is clear as the government is quite considerate and responsive in making the environment conducive for all”.

Commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, reiterated that the claims the government would levy people for parking in their private residences were false.

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“It is not true. It is an attempt to malign the government by mischievous people. We are not surprised to see things like this because we are in the season of politics,” Mr Omotoso pointed out. “When it comes to this kind of matter, everybody seems to be an expert. Everybody seems to be a lawyer.”

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“I Admire Your Eloquence, Calmness,” Emir Of Kano To Obi

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By Tai Agbo

The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has declared that he admired the eloquence, calmness, humility of the standard bearer of the Labour Party, (LP) Mr Gregory Peter Obi.

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The Monarch stated these when the presidential candidate paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Friday.

Said he “Iadmire your eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God.”

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A statement by the spokesman of the Thirdforce Dr Yunusa iTanko added that Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrived Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party the statement further stressed used the occasion of the visit to brief the Emir of his desire to serve Nigeria as the next president come 2023.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he had been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he was experienced enough to lead Nigeria.

“Though l am in the state for sympathy visit, l deem it appropriate to make the Palace my first point of call to pay you Royal Homeage and to formally infor.m of my intention to run for president in the forthcoming election.”

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Mr Peter Obi furthet explained that he was also in the Palace to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befell the state penultimate weeks.

The Emir who nited that the country was blessed with abundant resources but wondered why there were suffering, poverty and crimes, said he believed Obi was eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor wished wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

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Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engineer Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Party Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Obi Visits Emir of Kano, restated his Desire to Lead Nigeria+photos

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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party Mr. Peter Gregory Obi on Friday visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero where he reiterated his desire to serve Nigeria.

Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrives Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he is experienced to lead Nigeria.


While he told the Emir he is in the state for sympathy visit, Obi said he deemed it appropriate to make the Palace his first point of call.

The visit to the palace, Peter Obi explained, is to pay Royal Homage to the revered Emir and also to formally inform him of his intention to run for president in the coming election and also to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befalled the state penultimate weeks.

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On his part, the Emir of Kano expressed his happiness for the visit and said he admires Peter Obi’s eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God. He also thanked him for having respect for culture.


The Emir who said the country is blessed with resources but wondered why there’s suffering and poverty and crime, said he believed Obi is eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor where he wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engr. Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Newly wed couple join Obidients in Abuja one million man march+video

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Newly wedded couple on Saturday join the Obidients one million man march in Abuja trending video emerges online.

Naijablitznews.com reports no one seems to be left out as depicted in this video showing the newly married couple marching for LP presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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