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Ijebu Ode-Epe Road To Be Completed Very Soon – Dapo Abiodun
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Ijebu Ode-Epe Road To Be Completed Very Soon – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun says the Ijebu Ode-Epe Expressway would be completed by May 2021, while the loop which is being constructed to reduce accidents at the interchange of the road would be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2021. The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who made this known during an on-the-spot assessment of work done on the loop that would aid the easy movement of road users either linking Benin-Ore from the Ijebu Ode-Epe Expressway or those linking the Ijebu Ode-Epe Expressway from the Sagamu end, said that the road when completed would further open up the axis to more economic development. “If you are coming from Sagamu-Benin unto Ijebu Ode-Sagamu or Ijebu Ode-Benin and also for those that are coming from Ore and going to Lekki, you won’t ...
Conditional Cash Transfer Begins In Lagos, Beneficiaries Receive N10,000 Each
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Conditional Cash Transfer Begins In Lagos, Beneficiaries Receive N10,000 Each

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in Amuwo- Odofin, Apapa-Iganmu, Ibeju-Lekki, Epe and Badagry local governments of Lagos State have received N10,000 each for May and June. The initiative was launched in Lagos at the weekend. Others yet to be covered will receive theirs this week. Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke hailed the Federal Government, through the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office, under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, for its support in the the cash transfer unit in Lagos. Arobieke thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his commitment and support in making the implementation a success. She said enrolment began in April with ...
Nurse And Her Mother Test Positive For Coronavirus In Epe, Lagos
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Nurse And Her Mother Test Positive For Coronavirus In Epe, Lagos

A nurse and her mother have tested positive for coronavirus in Imokun, Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State. According to a source, the nurse who works at a private hospital and her mother tested positive on Sunday after exhibiting symptoms of the virus. The source said both mother and daughter were not residents in the town, noting that they came to inspect an apartment she intended to hire for her mother in Imokun, Epe town. Before the reported cases, Epe Local Government was one of the three Local government areas in the state that have not recorded any coronavirus case. With the new reported cases, a team from the Lagos State Task Force on COVID-19 visited the palace of the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, on Sunday in Papa, Epe to confirm the report after whi...
Shina Peller And Wife, Ayobola Conferred With Chieftaincy Titles In Epe
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Shina Peller And Wife, Ayobola Conferred With Chieftaincy Titles In Epe

House of Representatives member, Shina Peller is a chief again. The Chairman of Aquila group of companies along side his wife were conferred with Chieftaincy titles in Epe, Lagos State this weekend. Shina shared photos from the event and wrote: “It was a memorable event yesterday in Epe as His Royal Majesty, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun, Arolugbade Elepe II (Olaja of Epe land) honoured me and my lovely wife with chieftaincy titles of Akinrogun of Epe land and Yeye Akinrogun of Epe land respectively. ”I feel really humbled that His Royal Majesty could consider me and my wife worthy enough of the chieftaincy titles, which he said was due to my contribution to the development of the society. ”The conferment of the chieftaincy titles was part of the activities to mark the 20th c...
Ambode confirms EFCC raid on his Ikoyi and Epe residence, says ‘no cause for alarm’
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Ambode confirms EFCC raid on his Ikoyi and Epe residence, says ‘no cause for alarm’

Akinwunmi Ambode, the former governor of Lagos State has urged his supporters and the general public to remain calm and law-abiding as there was no cause for alarm over search of his houses by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ambode, in a statement by his media aide, Habib Aruna, spoke on the backdrop of a search by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on his Epe Country home and Parkview Ikoyi residence, where the anti-graft agency conducted the exercise without any incident. He said the Commission, till date, has not opened any direct communication with him on any issue, adding that he was ready and willing to respond if or when they do so. The statement reads: “This morning, operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission visited the Ep...
21 Things To Know About The Proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge
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21 Things To Know About The Proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge

1. The idea for a 4th Mainland Bridge was first mooted in 2003 during the administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 2. The bridge is intended to provide the required transportation to complement the rapidly growing industrial activities on the Eti-Osa – Lekki –Epe corridor of Lagos State. 3. The bridge is also intended to drastically reduce the volume of traffic on Eko, Carter and Third Mainland Bridges. 4. The conceptual design for the 4th Mainland bridge was done by renowned indigenous architecture studio NLÉ Works. 5. In 2008, the conceptual design for the 4th Mainland bridge was approved by the Lagos state government. 6. The Bridge was designed to be a 38km bridge and expressway with a design speed of 140 km. 7. The bridge is designed to be a two-level bridge. The uppe...
PDP Blows Hot Over Planned Toll Hike In Lekki-Epe Roads
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PDP Blows Hot Over Planned Toll Hike In Lekki-Epe Roads

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned in strong terms the plans to increase the toll charged on the Lekki-Epe and Ikoyi link roads. Lekki Concession Company, LCC, which manages the road had in a statement last week said the new toll would take effect from February 1, 2018. But Lagos State PDP chairman, Moshood Salvador, in a statement, expressed shock over the development, arguing that the plan had once again brought to the fore the height of wickedness of the Lagos State government in connivance with LCC against hapless Lagosians. He said: “The reasons adduced for the planned increase, according to them include high operating cost and the current exchange rate of the naira to the dollar. This is a great indictment of the ruling APC.” “This is a company that generate...
Tinubu To Be Buried January 30 In Lagos
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Tinubu To Be Buried January 30 In Lagos

The late former Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, will be buried on January 30.   Tinubu, the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, slumped and died on Thursday in the Epe area of Lagos State.     It was gathered that a service of songs will be held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Victoria Island on January 29 by 5pm.   The lying-in-state and burial ceremony will also be held at the same venue on Tuesday ,30 January. The interment follows afterwards at Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos.   The late Deji Tinubu is survived by an aged mother, Bintu Tinubu, and wife, Yemisi.
Governor Ambode Cancels Epe Retreat To Mourn Deji Tinubu
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Governor Ambode Cancels Epe Retreat To Mourn Deji Tinubu

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has cancelled the 3-day strategic retreat for cabinet members and directors of ministries, holding in Epe, East of the state, The retreat which began on Thursday was scheduled to end Saturday evening. But the governor announced to the grieving participants today that the retreat could no longer go on following the shocking death of Deji Tinubu, his special adviser on commerce and industry. Deji Tinubu died Thursday night during a five-aside novelty match at the venue of the retreat in Epe. The Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, expressed “shock and disbelief’ over the sudden death of Mr. Tinubu and has reached out to his immediate family to commiserate on this huge loss to the fami...
Governor Ambode Mourns Deji Tinubu’s Death
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Governor Ambode Mourns Deji Tinubu’s Death

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed shock and disbelief over the death of one of his aides, Deji Tinubu, who reportedly slumped amd died yesterday in Epe, during a football match. Tinubu, who was sworn in as Special Adviser on Sports and Chairman of the state’s Sports Commission on October 19, 2015, was recently moved to take up his new portfolio as Special Adviser in the ministry of Commerce and Industry. In s statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, added that the state government had already reached out to his immediate family. Describing the death as a huge loss to the family and the state, the governor said: “we are still inshock. All of us at the State Executive Council are in disbelief. He was a good and comm...
BREAKING: Deji Tinubu Is Dead
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BREAKING: Deji Tinubu Is Dead

The former Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sports, Deji Tinubu, is dead. He was said to have slumped while playing football on Thursday afternoon and later died same evening. It was gathered that Deji, who was the former Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, died late on Thursday during a novelty march in the Epe area of Lagos State. Lagos State Executive members and other top government functionaries are in Epe for a retreat. It was gathered that Tinubu slumped in the field and was confirmed dead at a hospital in Epe. More details May his soul rest in peace.
Lagos Set To Evacuate 5000 Tonnes Of Waste Daily
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Lagos Set To Evacuate 5000 Tonnes Of Waste Daily

Lagos state is set to evacuate 5,000 metric tonnes of waste daily to its new landfill in Epe, in collaboration with Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI). Thomas Forgacs, Chief Operations Officer, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, told newsmen of the plan during a media facility tour of the firm’s new refuse transfer loading station in Tapa, Lagos. The firm is working under the supervision of Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) which serves as a regulator for refuse management in the state. Forgacs said that refuse management would take a new dimension under the CLI where about 100 automated vehicles would be distributed within the next two weeks to various work teams to begin operation across the state. While making a demonstrati...
Lagos Seals off Baddo Kingpin, Alaka’s Filling Station, Hotel
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Lagos Seals off Baddo Kingpin, Alaka’s Filling Station, Hotel

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday sealed off a Petrol Filling Station, a Hotel and Event Centre belonging to a suspected Badoo cult kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal. The structures, situated along Ijebu-Ode-Itoikin Road in Sabo area of Ikorodu were sealed for violating the State’s Urban and Regional Planning Law of 2010. The Police had on December 22, 2017, declared Alaka wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group in Ikorodu and Epe area of the State. Alaka is believed to be the ring leader of the Badoo menace. The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, said the order sealing off the structures was in pursuant to Section 60 of the said Law...
Two Drivers Arraigned For Allegedly Killing Bus Conductor
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Two Drivers Arraigned For Allegedly Killing Bus Conductor

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned two drivers for alleged reckless driving which caused the death of a bus conductor. The accused, Monday Johnson (40) and Michael Teko (32), are facing a two-count charge of reckless driving and manslaughter. According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, the duo on Christmas Eve drove their vehicles recklessly on Apapa-Oshodi expressway, causing the death of Emeka Ogbu, a bus conductor. Olatunde said “Johnson, the driver of a Volkswagen bus with registration number LSR 125 XD, had suddenly changed lanes to load passengers when Teko, the driver of Toyota Camry with registration number EPE 160 EV, on high speed, hit the bus from behind. “Ogbu, the conductor, who was hanging on the bus had fallen down and sustai...
Badoo: Police Reveals Financier Of Cult Group, Declares Him Wanted
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Badoo: Police Reveals Financier Of Cult Group, Declares Him Wanted

Lagos State Police Command has declared a popular independent oil marketer and prime suspect of the Badoo cult killings in Ikorodu and Epe axis of the state, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal, wanted. The 51-year-old suspect, who is the owner of Alaka Petroleum, is wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group. The notorious activities of the dreaded cult group had sent many to their early graves with cruel killings through the smashing of mortar and pestle on victims’ heads. In a Special Police Gazette Bulletin issued under the authority of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, with reference number CR 07/2017, Alaka who had earlier been arrested and released on bail by the police, was said to have frustrated at...
Bye-Election: Lagos Official Blames Voter Apathy On Free Movement
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Bye-Election: Lagos Official Blames Voter Apathy On Free Movement

The Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Anofiu Elegushi, has attributed the low turnout of voters in the Eti-Osa bye-election to lack of movement restriction. Elegushi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Lagos State Government did not impose movement restriction since the election had to do with only a local government area. The acting commissioner spoke with NAN after casting his vote at Polling Unit 008, Ward 4, Lekki/Ikate. NAN reports that the bye-election organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) resulted from the death of Mr Kazeem Alimi, who represented the constituency in the state House of Assembly. Alimi died on July 18. “With what I have seen so far, because of the lack of restriction of movement, the turnout is ve...
Beneficiaries Urge Re-Introduction If RUFIN To Fight Poverty, Unemployment
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Beneficiaries Urge Re-Introduction If RUFIN To Fight Poverty, Unemployment

Beneficiaries of the Rural Finance Institution Programme (RUFIN), have appealed to the Federal Government to re-introduce the programme and adopt it as national programme, to boost effort aimed at reducing poverty. RUFIN, which commenced operation in 2010, came to end in the country, May. The beneficiaries made the appeal on Tuesday in separate interviews, in Abuja. They said that RUFIN had impacted positively on their social and economic wellbeing as well as the rural populace in the country, hence the need for the continuation of the programme. Mr Omoseyinde Johnson said though RUFIN officially ended in May, its impact on the beneficiaries made the appeal for its continuation imperative. Johnson, a member of Lofi Men and Women Cooperative Society in Ejirin, Epe, Lagos Stat...
Nine Local Govts Risk Being Submerged In Lagos – NSE
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Nine Local Govts Risk Being Submerged In Lagos – NSE

The Lagos State Government must intensify its flood management efforts so that communities in Epe, Eti-Osa, Amuwo Odofin, Ojo, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Apapa, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu Local Governments would not be submerged. The Victoria Island branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, gave the advice on Thursday at a conference and paper presentation on the solutions to flooding in Lagos State. It said that a recent research showed that Eti-Osa could be totally submerged in a few years’ time if there were no concrete management of flooding on Victoria Island. It therefore called on the state government to relocate residents in flood prone areas elsewhere before it happened. It also suggested the need for environmentalists, sociologists, lawyers, engineers, economists and ...
Lagos Unveils Roadmap To Fix Potholes, Tackle Flooding
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Lagos Unveils Roadmap To Fix Potholes, Tackle Flooding

The Lagos State Government yesterday unveiled its roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state as well as comprehensive drainage maintenance and flood control programme between August and December 2017. Recently appointed Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Public Works and Drainages, Temidayo Erinle, who reeled out the roadmap at a press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, said in the coming days, the state government, through the Public Works Corporation, would carry out rehabilitation works on 43 major link roads across the State, while other major highways and arterial roads found to be in bad state would be fixed. Erinle said the state government was well aware of the challenges being experienced by commuters on La...
Kidnapped Epe Pupils: Parents Hold Thanksgiving, Share Testimonies
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Kidnapped Epe Pupils: Parents Hold Thanksgiving, Share Testimonies

A 2-hours thanksgiving service was held at Dolphin Senior Secondary School, Sura area of Lagos State, by Parents of six freed Epe pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in which they shared testimonies. The pupils – Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf – were dropped in a creek in Ondo State last Friday after the kidnappers collected another N5m, were reunited with their parents after taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for medical tests. Punch reports that parents and relatives of the freed pupils thronged Dolphin Secondary School hall, thanking God for their safe return after 64 days in the kidnappers’ den. Although the parents did not officially speak with journalists, they freely gave thei...
21 Killed During Rescue Of Lagos Kidnapped Students + More Photos
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21 Killed During Rescue Of Lagos Kidnapped Students + More Photos

Sources told The Eagle Online that the first line of action after the identities of the kidnappers were established was to arrest their family members in Ondo State who were supporting them by taking to them food, medicine, clothes in Lagos creeks and also picking up ransom money The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday hailed the successful rescue of the six kidnapped students of Igbonla Model College, Epe. Ambode equally promised that the government would utilise the current academic break to reinforce security in all schools in the State, especially in the suburb and riverine areas, to prevent a reoccurrence. The Governor, who spoke through the State’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, said he remained totally committed to ensuring the security of all residen...
Breaking News: Six Students Kidnapped In Epe Released
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Breaking News: Six Students Kidnapped In Epe Released

Finally, the six Senior Secondary School Students of Lagos Model College,Igbonla, Epe, who were abducted on May 25, 2027, have regained freedom. They were rescued from Aboto creek, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo state , at about 3.30pm. Their release as gathered was effected by the Lagos and Ondo states government and the Nigeria Police. The students, Pelumi Philips, Farouq Yusuf, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George Judah Agbausi and Peter Jonah were abducted from their school and when the kidnappers established contact with the parents, a ransom of N400m was demanded but this was later reduced to N100m owing to the inability of the parents to meet up with the demand. The kidnappers were said to have advised the parents to reach out to others and deliberate on how to rai...
Full List Of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen Elected In Saturday’s LG Poll In Lagos State
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Full List Of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen Elected In Saturday’s LG Poll In Lagos State

While the All Progressives Congress cleared all the chairmanship seats, the Peoples Democratic Party and Accord Party had seven councillors between them. Chairmen and Vice Chairman for the 20 local government areas and 37 local development council areas of Lagos State elected on Saturday were on Tuesday inaugurated by the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. While the All Progressives Congress cleared all the chairmanship seats, the Peoples Democratic Party and Accord Party had seven councillors between them. Below are the names of the elected chairmen and vice chairmen: AGBADO OKE-ODO AROGUN, Augustine Adeoye Chairman FAMUYIWA David Oladapo Vice Chairman AGBOYI-KETU OLADELE Oshinowo Chairman MUFALIU Olatunji Okusi Vice Chairman AGEGE EGUNJOBI Ganiyu Kola Chairman O...
NBA To Assign 20 Lawyers To Monitor Lagos LG Election
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NBA To Assign 20 Lawyers To Monitor Lagos LG Election

The Nigerian Bar Association, Epe Branch is to assign no fewer than 20 lawyers to monitor the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State. According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the association, Sunday Abimbola, and the Social Secretary, Funmilola Adeogun, on Thursday in Lagos, those assigned will monitor the election in Epe. The chairman said that the monitoring would assist the state government to achieve its desired peaceful election. Abimbola noted that Epe was one of the peaceful areas in the state. He said that the association volunteered to monitor the elections to ensure that “the election in Epe is free and fair”. Abimbola said that as legal practitioners, it was their duty to ensure that both the electorate and the candidates kept to the rules and regula...
Motorists Lose N2bn Monthly In Lekki-Epe Road – Expert
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Motorists Lose N2bn Monthly In Lekki-Epe Road – Expert

Many motorists are guilty of lane indiscipline, a major cause of highway gridlock that is costing the nation a huge loss, the Founder, Safety Beyond Borders, Mr. Patrick Adenusi, has said. For instance, he said about 100,000 vehicles were daily being trapped in avoidable gridlock on the Lekki-Epe Expressway due to lane indiscipline, resulting in excessive fuel consumption put at N2bn monthly. Adenusi gave this position at a seminar in Lagos on ‘The neglected aspect of road safety’ organised by Naja in conjunction with Ford Motor Company. “Each affected vehicle is made to consume about N1,000 of additional fuel, amounting to N100m daily and N500m weekly and N2bn monthly,” he said. According to the road safety campaigner, converting a two-lane road to three or three-lane road to ...
Sallah: Lagos Govt Resumes Sales Of LAKE Rice
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Sallah: Lagos Govt Resumes Sales Of LAKE Rice

The Lagos State Government said it would resume the sales of LAKE Rice at approved retail outlets across the state from Monday, June 19, ahead of the Eid-el-fitr. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, said this on Sunday while reviewing the modalities for the distribution of the rice across the state. Suarau said that the sales would be part of the state government’s commitment to ensure food security and help residents sail through the current economic recession. According to him, the rice which has been subsidised to ensure affordability is fresh and safe for consumption. “The selling of the rice is auspicious, especially, with regards to the forthcoming Eid-el-fitr. “The ministry will ensure a fair distribution of the rice across the state and en...
Police Chief Orders Arrest Of Northern Signatories To Threat To Ndigbo
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Police Chief Orders Arrest Of Northern Signatories To Threat To Ndigbo

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kaduna State to investigate and arrest members of the Coalition of Northern Youths who signed and issued the ultimatum to Ndigbo living in the North to vacate the region in three months or face physical attacks. The Coalition of Northern Youths on June 6, at a news conference in Kaduna, gave a three-month ultimatum to South Easterners living in the North to leave. It had also ordered Northerners living in the South Eastern part of the country to return to the North. The group attributed the ultimatum to the constant agitation by the Igbo ethnic group to have their own independent country. Also, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had ordered the investigation, arrest and prosecutio...
Lagos School Kidnap: Parents Condemn Govt’s ‘Insensitivity’
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Lagos School Kidnap: Parents Condemn Govt’s ‘Insensitivity’

Parents of the six Senior Secondary School students who were abducted two weeks ago at Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, have accused government of being insensitive to their plights. Some of them actually accused the state government of treating the matter with kids gloves, adding that it had abandoned them to their fate. One of the parents who spoke on the condition of anonymity said: “ Today (yesterday) is the 12th day that my son was abducted and government seems not to be concerned. All it does is to keep assuring us that modalities were being worked out on how to rescue them. How long shall we continue to wait? What crime did I commit by sending my son to Lagos Model College? I have so far raised N400,000. My salary is not even up to N100,000 a month. We had to rally round ...
How Traditional Ruler Ordered Police Inspector To Be Buried Alive
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How Traditional Ruler Ordered Police Inspector To Be Buried Alive

Six months after a detective attached to the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State Police Command, disappeared into thin air, his corpse has been found in a shallow grave at the Ibeju Lekki area of the metropolis. The deceased, Inspector Musa Sunday, was abducted, tortured and later buried alive while on illegal duty at Ibeju Lekki. Sunday and four of his men were alleged to have been drafted to guard a land, which was under dispute by their Admin Officer (AO), at Ibeju Lekki. The policemen were drafted to the disputed land without the knowledge of the Officer in Charge of SARS (OC) and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni. The skeleton of the inspector, 45, a father of four children, with their ages ranging from four, six, eight and 12, was exhum...
NYSC Issues 6-point Warning To Corps Members In Lagos
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NYSC Issues 6-point Warning To Corps Members In Lagos

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Sulaimon Kazaure, has asked corps members in Lagos State to be security conscious. The warning came barely 72 hours after the kidnap of six pupils at Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, near Epe, with the abductors demanding N1bn ransom. Speaking during his visitation to the NYSC orientation camp at Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, on Sunday, the DG listed 5 precautionary measures to be taken by the corps members. He said, “Avoid shortcut in anything you do and act gently as corps members(1). You should avoid sharp practices(2) and understand the dos and don’ts of your host community(3). Avoid unnecessary journey(4), night parties (5) and never walk alone to obscure places. Walk in groups and always be security conscious(...
Kidnappers Of Igbonla Model School Students Bore A Hole On School Fence
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Kidnappers Of Igbonla Model School Students Bore A Hole On School Fence

Kidnappers again struck at around 5:00 a.m. this morning at Igbonla Model School, Igbonla near Epe abducting six students. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni in company of top police officers in the state led a search and rescue team to the school and adjoining waterways as well as forest in search of the gun men. Source at the scene of the incident disclosed that the kidnappers used the Imeru/Iji waterway to access the swampy forest bordering the school, bore a hole on a part of the school fence to gain entrance into the school compound. Mr. Owoseni, who was at the school very early in the morning, appealed for calmness from parents and guardian of the kidnapped school children to enable security agencies focus on rescue operations. The CP further added tha...
Kidnappers Of 75-Year-Old Woman Apprehended At Epe, Lagos State
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Kidnappers Of 75-Year-Old Woman Apprehended At Epe, Lagos State

The Ogun State Police Command have arrested 4 suspects who are the masterminds of the kidnapping of a 75-year- old woman, Wuraola Shittu at Ibiade farm settlement in Ijebu Waterside area of Ogun State. . The woman was kidnapped sometime in March, at about 7:45pm and later released after her family paid a ransom, while the Police continued to trail the hoodlums until their arrest on Tuesday, on their way for a similar mission at Epe in Lagos State. . The suspects were said to have been all from Ijaw extraction in Ese Odo LGA of Ondo State. Those arrested were Towei Eduh (31), Bikaramobowi( 17), Saturday Oti (31), and Paymaster Efigga ( 30). Items recovered from them are assorted charms, masks and other dangerous weapons.
Malik Nasir Storming Lagos Creeks In Search Of Kidnappers, Shares His Experience
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Malik Nasir Storming Lagos Creeks In Search Of Kidnappers, Shares His Experience

A journalist with the Nigeria Police Force, Malik Nasir, has revealed his terrifying experience after embarking a mission in search of kidnappers in Lagos creeks. Read what he shared on his Facebook page below; Sometime in February 2017, one Rapid Response Squad patrol team was attacked in Igbo Nla in Epe. I had followed a back-up team in response to the distress calls. It was one of the swiftest journeys I have ever embarked upon with the patrol team of RRS officers. With the team, led by its fearless RRS Commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, taking the lead and combing forest after forest to rescue kidnapped victims, it was a very scary operation. I was the only civilian among the team of about 20 men. Yesterday, it was yet another scary adventure. We had more civilians on a boat ride t...
Lagos At 50 – Programme Of Events
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Lagos At 50 – Programme Of Events

The Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee on Monday unveiled range of activities for the final celebration of the State’s Golden Jubilee anniversary. Addressing a world press conference at the Banquet Hall in Lagos House, Ikeja, Co-chair of the Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee, Mr Habeeb Fasinro said the final lap of the celebration would kick off on Saturday, April 8 and culminate on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Fasinro, who was joined at the conference by other members of the Committee including Professor Ademola Abass, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mrs. Sarah Boulos, Mrs. Chika Balogun, said the events lined up for the celebration has been carefully selected to tell the story and journey from 1967 when the State was created till date. He said the event would kick off on April 8, with a special Music...
New Land Survey Fees Begin In Lagos, Threaten Home Ownership
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New Land Survey Fees Begin In Lagos, Threaten Home Ownership

Hopes of cheaper construction cost and land ownership for prospective property developers may still be a pipe dream going by fresh increase in land survey fees in Lagos area by the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS). The increase by Lagos chapter of the institution, which may act as a test bed for professional scale of fees in the built environment sector has ruffled feathers in the housing industry. Other professional bodies are watching how events will unfold, while experts and private developers foresee increase in lands and housing cost. The chapter had raised the land survey plan fees by over 300 per cent, starting from April 1. The fees cut across different zones of the state. For instance, Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry Ojo and Ajeromi Ifelodun local government that is currently N...
10 Most Popular Areas In Lagos And The Origin Of Their Names
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10 Most Popular Areas In Lagos And The Origin Of Their Names

Most of the popular areas we pass through in Lagos every day have history behind their names. Here’s the history behind some popular areas in Lagos. 1. Ojota Ojota used to be a military settlement in the late 18th century and soldiers practised their shooting there. The area had several gun firing spots and became known as “Oju Ota” in Yoruba which means “Bullet spots”. It later metamorphosed into Ojota which it is called now. 2. Abule Egba This area is on the outskirts of Lagos and got its name from the early settlers who were Egba people from Abeokuta. The area was first called “Abule awon egba” in Yoruba, which means “Village of Egba people”. It later became “Abule Egba”. 3. Apongbon Apongbon is one of Lagos’ most popular markets, and it’s also quite close to the popular Oke...

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