Saturday Niteoff: Watch 3 movies, get free popcorn, drink, chicken and chips

This Saturday, where will you be?

Why not spice up your weekend with lots of love, adventure and exciting moments by attending one of the best movie date nights ever in Lagos.

House of Glimpse in collaboration with Lighthouse Cinemas Jibowu, Yaba, has put together a movie date night titled Saturday Niteoff. This movie date night will be packed with lots of side attractions. It promises to be what you have been longing for, a fun-filled weekend getaway.

With just ₦3,000 you get to watch up to three movies, which will include Mission Impossible: Fallout and any one of this three movies: Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper, Lara and the Beat, Equalizer 2. Other side attractions for you to enjoy at the movie date night are: free crunchy popcorn, free drink and delicious chicken and chips.

This event would be taking place at Lighthouse Cinemas, Yaba, on Saturday, July 28, 2018 by 10pm prompt. First thirty people to buy a ticket get 10% discount on ticket. Hurry and book for your ticket while this promo is still on.

For more information on ticket bookings, contact Chife: +23480341408875.

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Photo: Tree planting exercise by Yaba LCDA at Prof. Awojobi Avenue, Onike

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) holds a tree planting exercise today, Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Prof. Awojobi Avenue, Onike, Lagos. The theme of the exercise is: ‘Save planet earth, save lices, plant trees.’ From the scene of the exercise, one of our staff took a few photos.

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Lagos to upgrade stadiums across city

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – The government of Lagos is making a move to upgrade sports facilities across the megacity. According to a recent report, this was disclosed by Babatunde Bank-Anthony, the Director-General of Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), in an interview with journalist in Lagos today, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Bank-Anthony pointed that the government had given approval for all community stadiums in the city to be upgraded to international standard. He lamented that with a population of about 18 million, Lagos should have better sports structures which will be of international standard.

In his discussion with journalists, he said:

‘What we are doing now is to upgrade all our community stadiums to international standard, Campos mini stadium has already be given a facelift, the Isheri community stadium will also be upgraded.

‘The Maracanna Stadium in Ajegunle will also be upgraded to meet international standard, these are community stadiums but we believe that a state with a population of 18 million deserves better.

‘The stadiums uplift will go round and we will not leave any behind which tells the reason we are presently having a brand new stadium in Onikan and the resurfacing at the Teslim Balogun.

‘All what we are doing is to have a state that can boast of good infrastructure for grassroots development of sports which we are already reaping the rewards.’

According to Bank-Anthony, the government intends to focus more on grassroots development of sports. He said that athletes from the state were already making waves across the country and internationally.

The LSSC Director-General added that:

‘We are concentrating on grassroots development of sports which we think is the basis of sports development. Our athletes are sourced even from the schools.

‘The state has been stressing the need for proper source for the national team and the source is the grassroots where the potential athletes are based and this is where we discover them.

‘Our stadiums will provide the best facilities for the development of the athletes, international standards for them to grow and become the best.

‘We are already reaping the rewards of these investments because some of the swimmers in the state are already making waves.

‘Someone like Naomi Oke, a swimmer who represented Nigeria and came with nine gold medals.’

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Lighthouse Cinema opening to movie lovers in Lagos today

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – A new cinema is set to launch in Lagos today. For movie-loving and cinema-going Lagosians, this is great news, especially for those on the Mainland. It is obvious that the rapidly growing population of the megacity needs to be matched with rapid development of social infrastructures.

The new cinema is named Lighthouse Cinema and is located at 91/93, Murtala Muhammed Way, Jibowu, Yaba.

According to information that The Newsghost gathered from the management this afternoon, Lighthouse Cinemas is flagging off its grand opening today by 5pm at its building in Jibowu, Lagos. The event is expected to continue tomorrow too.

Ahneeka, one of the most popular Big Brother Naija 2018 ‘Double Wahala’ housemates, will be attending the event as a special guest.

At today’s grand opening, movie lovers are to be treated to free movies and they will get a free drink and popcorn as well. Although, certain terms and conditions may apply.

The movies screening today will include: Midnight Crew (Nollywood), Ghetto Bred (Nollywood) and Alexander (Hollywood). The first movie of the day should start screening around 5pm.

For enquiries about the grand opening event, the movies to be screened and other necessary information, you can contact Lighthouse Cinema customer service representative with the phone number: 08170424690.

Stay with us for more updates on this.

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Lagos tanker explosion: A 3-year-old boy declared missing

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – A 3-year-old boy has been declared missing in Lagos. The little boy was said to have been at the scene of the tanker accident that occurred yesterday at the Otedola Bridge, Berger, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

An Instagram user with the username @tm_fabrics_n_more shared the picture of the little boy this morning stating the events that led to his disappearance.

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The Instagram user shared the photo with a message on who to contact if the boy was found. The message read:

The boy in this picture is a three year old named Eyitayo. He was involved in the unfortunate tanker accident with his Mother, twin sister and the Driver at Otedola bridge yesterday evening. They were a few cars away from the tanker when the explosion occurred. The Driver (Mr. Joseph) carried Eyitayo while the mother escaped with Eyitoke (Eyitayos Twin). The where about of Eyitayo and Mr. Joseph is still unknown as all attempts to trace them at the scene of the accident proved abortive. Anyone with information should pls call 08033148161 or approach the nearest police station.

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Lagos trains unemployed graduates in automobile maintenance skills

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, has embarked on the training of unemployed graduates as a fulfillment of his job creation policy.

According to report, while flagging off the on-boarding ceremony of the first 50 recipient of the training in Alausa, Ikeja, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the Lagos State Commissioner of Wealth and Job Creation, said that the high rate of unemployment in the state led the state government to bring up this initiative to empower graduates with vocational skills which is less expensive than academic educational programmes and expected to give them more freedom to generate income.

The commissioner hinted that the ministry will be collaborating with Automedics Training Institute in Ikeja to train the 50 selected unemployed graduates for six months in: Auto Diagnosis, Auto Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), as well as Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Maintenance and Repair.

After the completion of the six months training, the trainees would be qualified for internship with haulage, transport and heavy generator maintenance and repair companies that are associates of Automedics or may take up full employment in the automobile sector.

The commissioner also explained that the Bus Reform Initiative of the Lagos State Government would also provide job opportunities for graduates from this programme, since 5,000 fully air-conditioned buses would be involved in the initiative and would require maintenance over time.

She told the trainees that attendance and punctuality will be duly monitored and the guarantors of trainees who fail to complete the training would refund the amount spent by the government to train such participants.

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Photo: Laure Beaufils at menstrual hygiene event for school girls in Yaba, Lagos

Laure Beaufils, UK Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria (front, center-right) posing for a picture with school girls at a menstrual hygiene event hosted on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Civic Hive, Montgomery Avenue, Yaba, by Chaste Inegbedion (front, center-left), the Nigerian social entrepreneur driving the #PadMan initiative in Africa. This is ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28.

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Photo: Obafela Bank-Olemoh visits CodeLagos training center at Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba

Yesterday, Monday, May 14, 2018, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, the Special Adviser on Education (SAE), Lagos, visits CodeLagos Out-Of-School training center at the Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba. In this photo, he (middle) poses with trainees of Python class (batch 2).

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UNILAG Alumni Association: Lagos State Branch annual general meeting and election

Annual general meeting (AGM) of University of Lagos (UNILAG) Alumni Association’s Lagos State branch at Julius Berger Hall, University of Lagos on March 18, 2018. On stage are incumbent executives of the state branch of the association – chairman of the association Lukumon Adeoti, (center), vice chairman of the association Sam Uche Anyamele (second left), general secretary Ganiy Alimson (second right) and others.

Election for new association executive tenures followed immediately in the same hall.

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Photo: Auto collision at the junction of Montgomery Road and Murtala Muhammed Way

Collision between a white and sky blue federal goverment bus (left) and a silver Toyota Rav4 mini-SUV (right) at the junction of Montgomery Road and Murtala Muhammed Way, Lagos, at about 6pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

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