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Protesters Shut Down Lagos Computer Village Over Installation Of Woman As Leader
News

Protesters Shut Down Lagos Computer Village Over Installation Of Woman As Leader

Traders in the Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday shut down activities to protest the planned installation of female and male market leaders “Iyaoloja” and “Babaloja” respectively in the hub. The traders told a Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria covering the protest that the computer village was an international market that did not need such imposition of Iyaoloja. Mr Wasiu Agbaje, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Engineer, said that hub was not like the regular markets where such should be imposed. Agbaje said that installing such would undermine the hub because there was no relationship between technology and Iyaoloja. “What does the Iyaoloja and Babaloja have to offer, what value are they going to add to the hub? And what technological innov...
Market Leaders ‘Arrested’ For Demanding PVCs In Exchange For Trader Moni Loan
Crime

Market Leaders ‘Arrested’ For Demanding PVCs In Exchange For Trader Moni Loan

The distribution of Trader Moni, a no-interest loan scheme championed by the Nigerian government, was disrupted by violence on Tuesday. During the distribution at Lafenwa Market in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Tuesday, trouble started when the traders were allegedly asked for their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) numbers in exchange for the no-interest loan. The Nation newspaper reported that the market leaders, who led the distribution, were taken away by some persons, who were about 50 in number. Members of the Abeokuta North West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) were accused of leading the hoodlums to hijack the process. Monsuru Shorunke, Chairman of the LCDA, took responsibility for the action, stating that he had heard that some people came to the market to c...

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