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SANWO-OLU COMMENDS JOURNALISTS ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

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Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has congratulated journalists on the occasion of this year’s World  Press  Freedom Day, with the  theme “Information as a public good”.

The governor commended the role of the media in the development of the society.

The press, he noted, mirrors the society, exposes ills, and bridges the gap between the government and the people to create mutual understanding and cooperation.

In a press statement signed by the state Commissioner for information,  Mr Gbenga Omotoso ,The theme of this year’s celebration, in Sanwo-Olu’s view, is apt as information is knowledge. “Equipped with the right information, the government and the governed will appreciate and understand issues, remove or reduce friction and act in public good, “ he said.

Mr. Governor lauded the role of journalists in entrenching democracy in Nigeria and keeping all participants on their toes to ensure that the dividends of democracy are enjoyed by all.

While seeking continued support for his administration, he commended the press for the cooperation he has enjoyed.

He added that the mutual respect and cooperation will continue as he holds the press in high esteem and will not do anything to abridge press freedom.

Mr. Governor urged all journalists to shun fake news and continue to observe the ethics of their trade.

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BREAKING: NLC SUSPENDS PLANNED STRIKE

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The Nigerian Labour Congress, on Monday night, confirmed that it will no longer proceed with its nationwide strike planned for Wednesday.

The resolution was announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and confirmed by the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, after a nearly six-hour meeting between the Federal Government and the organised labour at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At Monday’s meeting, the parties agreed that “The NLC to suspend notice of strike forthwith to enable further consultations.

“The TUC and the NLC to continue ongoing engagements with the Federal Government and secure closure on the resolutions.

“The labour Unions and the Federal Government to meet on June 19, 2023, to agree on an implementation framework

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BREAKING: Tinubu Sworn-in As Nigeria’s 16th President, Speech shows better days ahead for Nigerians.

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been administered oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, thereby becoming Nigeria’s 16th President.

Tinubu took the oaths at about 10.37 am on Monday morning at the Eagles Square venue of the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.

His wife, Senator Remi Tinubu, alongside former President Muhammadu Buhari and his family members, were standing beside Tinubu when he took the oaths.

Similarly, Senator Kashim Shettima has been administered oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, thereby becoming Nigeria’s new Vice President.

Shettima took the oaths at about 10.30am on Monday morning

His wife, Nana Shettima, was standing beside him when he took the oaths.

The ceremony took place amid extremely tight security and in front of world leaders and dignitaries, such as President Kagame of Rwanda and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa at the 5,000 capacity Eagle Square Abuja , venue of the historical presidential inauguration ceremony .

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Hilda Baci surpasses Guinness World Record

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Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has surpassed the current Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.

Hilda Baci, who is on a cooking marathon at Amore Gardens in the Lekki area of Lagos State, on Monday, May 15, hit 87 hours 50 minutes to surpass the record.

The 27-year-old chef had, on Thursday, May 11, set up a four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ at Amore Gardens to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.

The current record for the world’s longest cooking marathon is held by Lata Tondon who completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in Rewa, India, in 2019.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, visited and commended Hilda Baci over the attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

Scores of Nigerians have since been commending the chef for the feat, while others, including celebrities defied the rain to physically cheer up the visibly tired chef.

Hilda Baci won the maiden edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, pocketing a grand prize of $5000.

The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book that contains human and natural world records.

It was first published in 1955 by the Guinness Brewery in Ireland and has since become one of the world’s most well-known and frequently read reference books.

Individuals or groups must submit proof to the Guinness World Records team and go through a verification process to qualify for a world record listing.

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