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Insecurity: Lagos Bans Illegal Occupation Of Abandoned, Uncompleted Buildings
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Insecurity: Lagos Bans Illegal Occupation Of Abandoned, Uncompleted Buildings

Following rising tension over security in the country, Lagos State Government has henceforth prohibited illegal occupation of abandoned buildings and buildings under construction in the state. The state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, who announced this in a statement on Friday, stated that it was part of measures to prevent the state from being plunged into chaos and theater of mindless killings. Salako warned that owners/ developers who fail to comply with the above conditions within 30 days, would have their buildings sealed off and further actions will be taken where necessary. The commissioner stated that his ministry will invoke the powers vested by Section 73 of the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 201...
Bus, Rail Operations From Ogun To Lagos Will Begin Soon – Dapo Abiodun
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Bus, Rail Operations From Ogun To Lagos Will Begin Soon – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said the state would soon commence operation of its bus mass transit services to Lagos and major towns in the state. Abiodun said this while receiving reports on the transport sector christened Abeokuta Urban Transport Policy from the Head, United Kingdom Prosperity Fund, Nigeria Office, Miss Martha Bostock. The governor said the inauguration of the Ogun State Bus Mass Transit Scheme would commence in May, while light rail services in the state would commence as soon as discussions were concluded with the Nigerian Railway Corporation and the Lagos State Government. He said, “As part of government’s deliberate efforts at modernising and promoting efficiency in the transport sector, as contained in our urban renewal programme, the bi...
Hausa Motorcyclists And Yoruba Youths Fight In Iyana-Iba, Lagos
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Hausa Motorcyclists And Yoruba Youths Fight In Iyana-Iba, Lagos

What began as a minor clash between Hausa motorcyclists and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in the Iyana-Iba area of Ojo, Lagos, quickly degenerated into a tribal clash, early Monday morning, as Hausa and Yoruba youths confronted themselves, wielding dangerous weapons. The fracas according to eye witnesses began when Hausa motorcyclists gathered themselves to protest constant harassment by the road union members, after an Hausa motorcyclist was allegedly beaten and stabbed to death. The fight which began with exchange of stones between members of the union and the motorcyclists, soon degenerated into a full blown crisis, as sporadic gunshots were heard at the scene. Shouts of “e no concern una”, was barked at passerbys, as supposed members of the road...
N10bn Heroin, Khat Seized At Lagos, Kano Airports
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N10bn Heroin, Khat Seized At Lagos, Kano Airports

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano have intercepted and seized consignments of heroin and khat with a street value of over Nl0billion. At the MMIA, Lagos, during cargo examination at SAHCO Import Shed, a freight agent had presented a cargo from South Africa with an Ethiopian Airline ET 3901 Airway Bill no: 071-40689003 for examination before NDLEA operatives attached to the beat. The officers subsequently conducted a search of the cargo during which a suspected brownish substance was discovered concealed inside a red bag popularly called Ghana-must-go . During preliminary interview of the suspect, it was gathered that another freight agent sub-contr...
Lagos To Shut Independence Tunnel For 4 Weeks For Repairs From May 3
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Lagos To Shut Independence Tunnel For 4 Weeks For Repairs From May 3

The Lagos State Government has announced that there will be a diversion of traffic from the Main Carriageway inbound Anthony from Monday, 3rd of May 2021, for a period of four weeks as part of the ongoing reconstruction on Ikorodu Road. A release signed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the diversion was necessary in view of the need to address the worsening state of the access road at the Independence Tunnel, Maryland. He explained that the road needs to be fixed urgently to prevent further deterioration of the section, especially with the expected rainfall in the coming season, adding that the repairs will minimise the congestion frequently experienced by motorists along the corridor. The Commissioner advised motorists coming f...
FG Probes Death Of ‘Stowaway’ On Lagos-Amsterdam Flight
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FG Probes Death Of ‘Stowaway’ On Lagos-Amsterdam Flight

The Federal Government is currently investigating how a stowaway found his way into a Lagos-Amsterdam flight on Monday, Daily Trust can report. The body of a Nigerian man was found underneath a KLM flight that landed in Amsterdam on Monday. Already the Dutch authorities have launched an investigation into the man’s identity and cause of death after he was discovered inside a wheel arch. “We are investigating the discovery of mortal remains in the landing gear of an airplane from Lagos (Nigeria),” the Dutch police force wrote on Twitter. The man, who is thought to have been a stowaway, was suspected to have died of hypothermia ostensibly due to loss of oxygen. The incidents of stowaway are not new in Nigerian aviation with youths taking daring moves to hide under the gear...
Presidential Poll: Rivers Is As Important As Lagos, Kano, Says Wike
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Presidential Poll: Rivers Is As Important As Lagos, Kano, Says Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria will need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to win. He said such a pivotal position established the importance of Rivers in the political scheme of the country, and nobody would be allowed to undermine it. Wike, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, spoke at the grand finale of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) local government election campaign at Ulakwo in Etche Local Government Area yesterday. He said: “I keep telling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that no state has given more votes to the party than Rivers. “And it is only in Rivers, in the whole of Southsouth, that the All Progressives Congress (APC) didn’t get 25 per cent vo...
Killer Fruit Juice: 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised In Kano, States Warn Residents
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Killer Fruit Juice: 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised In Kano, States Warn Residents

The Kano State Government on Thursday said 10 people had died and 400 others hospitalised after drinking a poisonous fruit juice. The state government had month said the poisonous fruit juice claimed three lives and led to the hospitalisation of 183 others. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, in a video recording made available to journalists in Kano on Thursday, stated that out of 400 people hospitalised, 50 persons were undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments. As the Kano State Government gave an update on the killer drink, Lagos, Katsina, Cross River, Sokoto and Osun state governments urged residents to be vigilant before consuming any fruit drink. Although they urged residents not to panic, they advised them to check the expiry dates of drinks. T...
IGP Orders Closure Of Police Monitoring Units Offices In Lagos, PH
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IGP Orders Closure Of Police Monitoring Units Offices In Lagos, PH

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has ordered the closure of IGP Monitoring Unit offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt. The IGP, has also banned operatives of the Unit from undertaking criminal investigations including taking over cases from State Commands. Alkali, who gave the order at a meeting he held with commissioners of police and above in Abuja, said the ban has become necessary to enable him reorganize and return to the force to basics in policing. Alkali, who also ordered the reformation of the unit, said under the new arrangement, the Unit will now operate within their original mandate which is to investigate complaints of professional infractions that may be alleged against any serving officer and as may be referred to them by his office. The IGP,...
Hoodlums Take Over LASU Axis, Attack & Rob Students At Will
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Hoodlums Take Over LASU Axis, Attack & Rob Students At Will

Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, axis particularly areas along Lagos-Badagry Expressway (close to Iyana-Iba market) Okokomaiko (PPL) area, and the university gate on LASU-Igando road, are now a hotbed of violent crimes. Clutching dangerous weapons such as guns and knives, hoodlums prey on unwitting passers-by in these areas—many of whom are students of the university, robbing them of money, belongings, and in some cases, inflicting bodily harm. An entrepreneur and 300-level student of Biology Education, Rukayat Balogun, suffered brutality at the hands of the criminal elements. On June 24, 2019, Rukayat left her hostel at Idirogbo for CMS at about 5:30am to beat the rush hour. She planned to buy some goods for her customers being a retailer of male and female underwear. She was...
Lagos Special Status: Ahmad Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, Sanwo-Olu Meet
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Lagos Special Status: Ahmad Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, Sanwo-Olu Meet

Today, I met with the Senate President @DrAhmadLawan at his residence. Also present was the Speaker of House of Representatives @femigbaja. I commended the stability of @nassnigeria and the necessary cooperation with the FG on important issues of governance. I also used the opportunity to discuss issues of fundamental interest to the progress of Lagos State. I implored @nassnigeria to support our demand for a special status and funding for our state due to the burden we carry as the commercial centre and melting pot of the country.  
Robbers Stab Canada-Bound Woman, Oluwakemi Odugbesan To Death In Lagos
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Robbers Stab Canada-Bound Woman, Oluwakemi Odugbesan To Death In Lagos

A 41-year-old woman, Oluwakemi Odugbesan, has been murdered by suspected armed robbers around Oduntan in Ketu, Lagos. The deceased was said to have been stabbed multiple times by her attackers around 6 am on April 10, which happened to be her husband’s birthday. It was gathered the woman was returning from a night vigil when her attackers, in an attempt to collect her phone and handbag, stabbed her multiple times on the chest and rib regions. Sources said the deceased, her husband and 3 children were billed to relocate to Canada in a few weeks' time before her unfortunate death. It was gathered her attackers were the ones who called her parents with her phone to inform them she was fatally injured. Following the information, relatives were said to have raced to the scene and rush...
Lagos To Empower Amputee Single Parent, Relocates Her To Temporary Shelter
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Lagos To Empower Amputee Single Parent, Relocates Her To Temporary Shelter

Lagos State Government, on Monday, said that it has taken over the welfare of Mary Daniel, the 26-year-old homeless amputee and single mother, whose tragic story trended on social media platforms over the weekend. Speaking on the intervention of the State Government, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, stated that the move became necessary in order to protect the physically challenged woman from abuse and risk. According to the Special Adviser, Daniel, an indigene of Ayingba, Kogi State, who just moved to Lagos two weeks ago, hawked table water in traffic in Oshodi to earn a living, is now in temporary protective custody pending when further plans would be concluded by the government to get her an apartment and also empower h...
Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents
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Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents

The Federal Government has alerted airport security chiefs across the country of impending attacks by suspected criminals. To this end, the government through the Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to beef up security across the airports. FAAN’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, issued a memo to airport chiefs of security to review security measures to stave off the attacks. The airports listed included Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo read: “I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for t...
Lagos To Switch From Analogue To Digital TV Broadcasts By April 29
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Lagos To Switch From Analogue To Digital TV Broadcasts By April 29

Save the date. April 29, 2021 - Lagos State will be switching from Analogue TV broadcasting to Digital. Lagosians will, using an inexpensive set-top box & antenna, get access to potentially dozens of TV channels. Digital TV is higher quality video & audio, than analog. #DSObyNBC Digital TV also frees up a lot of spectrum, which can be used for other things, like wireless broadband. The amount of spectrum needed to transmit one analog TV channel will transmit multiple digital channels. Digital TV allows so much more than Analogue. With the digital switchover it will now finally be possible, I believe, to accurately measure viewing numbers and patterns/habits - among other benefits. If there are any experts here kindly weigh in — in simple English plus
Traffic Advisory: Lagos Marathon Holds Today; See List Of Blocked Roads
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Traffic Advisory: Lagos Marathon Holds Today; See List Of Blocked Roads

LASTMA @followlastma TRAVEL ADVISORY ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon shall hold within the Lagos Metropolis on Saturday, 10th April, 2021 starting from 6:00am. MARATHON DEDICATED ROUTES The race shall commence from Stadium Underbridge on Funsho Williams Avenue, and shall go through Barracks >>> Ojuelegba on the main expressway >>> Dorman Long Bridge >>> Fadeyi on Ikorodu Road >>> Obanikoro >>> Anthony >>> Gbagada... . >>> Third Mainland Bridge >>> Osborne Road >>> Alfred Rewane (Old Kingsway) Road >>> Falomo Roundabout >>> Bourdillion Road >>> Cable Bridge (Ikoyi Lekki Link Bridge) >>> Admiralty Way >>> Lekki 1st R...
Lagos To Divert Traffic In Ikeja Due To Red Line Rail Project
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Lagos To Divert Traffic In Ikeja Due To Red Line Rail Project

The Lagos State Government is set to divert the traffic on Adegbola Street, Ikeja for 15 months, commencing from Sunday 11th April, 2021, in readiness for the construction of Ikeja Overpass, Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line Project. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, @dr_oladeinde, said the diversion is in continuation of the construction of an Overpass Rail Line Bridge and necessary to ensure the safety of road users and contractors against accident during the construction period. @dr_oladeinde disclosed that motorists from Computer Village and Simbiat Abiola Way heading towards Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will be diverted to Akinremi Street to link Oshifila Street and make their way through the Rail Level Crossing to their desired destinations. The Tran...
Man Trapped Under A Container In Lagos, Rescued Alive
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Man Trapped Under A Container In Lagos, Rescued Alive

A Nigerian man was rescued alive after being trapped under a container that had fallen, for more than two hours in Surulere, Lagos state on Thursday April 1. The man was said to be driving with his wife along Stadium road when the container fell from the trailer conveying it on top of his car. He was trapped for more than 2 hours. Thankfully help came and he was rescued alive. He has since been rushed to the hospital for treatment. See video below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a total of 34 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys. They were apprehended in separate operations in Ibadan, Oyo state and Lagos. Twenty four of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up today April 1, 2021 at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission. The suspects are, Isiaka Quadri Olawale, Ojubanire Akindimeji Abdulquadri, Shobowale Michael Morenikeji, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Alabi Gift Jesse, Owolabi Yakubu Josebh, Olasupo Ogooluwa Ayomide, Emmanuel Segun Omogbolahan, Mufutau Sarafa Adewale, and Adekunle Habeeb Olamilekan. Others are, Usman Abdullahi Olamilekan, Adurota Emmanuel Tosin, Adek...
Osimhen Named Man Of The Match In Super Eagles’ Win Against Lesotho
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Osimhen Named Man Of The Match In Super Eagles’ Win Against Lesotho

Victor Osimhen was named man of the match in Nigeria’s 3-0 win against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday. Osimhen scored the opening goal for the Super Eagles in the 22nd minute of the game. The Napoli forward then set up Oghenekaro Etebo for the second goal five minutes after the break. The 22-year-old was replaced by Paul Onuachu 14 minutes from time. He finished the qualifiers joint top scorer with five goals alongside Zambia’s Patson Daka.
Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
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Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

It was a defining moment for teachers in the Lagos State Education family on Tuesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented handsome rewards to teachers adjudged to have made quality impacts in the State’s teaching service. Thirteen teachers and school administrators got a brand new car each from the Governor at the Year 2020 Teachers’ Merit Award organised by the Ministry of Education. The awardees were part of the finalists nominated for the grand prize by the Screening Committee led by the chairperson of Association of Private Educators in Nigeria, Mrs. Lai Koiki. The merit award is an initiative of the Sanwo-Olu administration to reward teachers’ commitment and excellent service to boost delivery of quality education in the State. Over 3,700 applications were reviewed by t...
Nigeria Super Eagles Final Training Before Lesotho AFCON Qualifier Match
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Nigeria Super Eagles Final Training Before Lesotho AFCON Qualifier Match

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have completed their final training session before the AFCON Qualifier against Lesotho. Nigeria play against Lesotho today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Nigeria Vs Lesotho starts at 5:00pm today. The Super Eagles have already qualified for the AFCON finals in Cameroon. A final training session was conducted for the Super Eagles to prepare them for the Lesotho game. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/sODuCcp-NvQ
Armed Robbers Caught During Robbery Operation in Ajah, Lagos
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Armed Robbers Caught During Robbery Operation in Ajah, Lagos

Ajah area of Lagos has been in the news for a while on issues of cultism and continues daily armed robbery operations. The residence of the area have been living in fear. However, this early morning luck ran out of this armed robbery gang specialized in one chance, armed robbery, etc. The men of the Nigerian Police force arrested them while in operation with their CR-V operational car at the cooperative area of Badore, Lagos.  
“Eagles Must Return To Lagos To Be Great Again” – Oliseh
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“Eagles Must Return To Lagos To Be Great Again” – Oliseh

Lagos fans loved us like hell, but they didn’t care who we were facing because we must perform. Has it ever occurred to people that how was it that we never lost in Lagos? The only game that we can say we lost was the controversial one that we lost by penalties at the 2000 AFCON final where the ball crossed the line but the referee didn’t allow it. Lagos fans will make you play at your best, we didn’t lose that game but we needed a police escort to leave the stadium. Even one of my colleagues almost lost his life that day. If Nigeria wants to succeed and get back to the top in the world, Lagos has to become again the number one venue for national team games. Lagos has about 20 million people and the market is there. For you to succeed as a player, you need positive pressure and that...
CAF Approve 7,200 Fans To Watch Nigeria Vs Lesotho Match
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CAF Approve 7,200 Fans To Watch Nigeria Vs Lesotho Match

About 7, 200 fans will be allowed to watch the Super Eagles Of Nigeria take on the Crocodiles Of Lesotho in a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. This is according to The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF). CAF’s approval was in response to Nigeria Football Federation’s request to allow football fans to be allowed to watch the match in Lagos but warned that the football house must comply with the COVID-19 protocols. The latest figure released by the NFF is quite different from the news making the rounds that CAF had agreed for 10,000 Nigerian fans to storm Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos in a show of solidarity for the Eagles. “The Super Eagles will be returning to Lagos for the first time in 20 years and we felt it would be u...
“Na Me B Dis”: Iheanacho Arrives, 24 Players In Camp
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“Na Me B Dis”: Iheanacho Arrives, 24 Players In Camp

Update! 24 players now in camp. Musa, Troost-Ekong, Aina, Ajayi, Onyekuru, Etebor, Adeleke, Awaziem, Shehu, Iwuala, Noble, Iwobi, Balogun, Aribo, Ebuehi, Maduka, Collins, Onuachu, Uzoho, Sanusi, Ndidi, Chukwueze, Osimhen, Iheanacho The Super Eagles are camping in Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. They play Benin Republic on March 27 in Porto Novo, before hosting Lesotho three days later at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Nigeria lead Group L table of the qualifiers with eight points and at least a point from both games would seal their place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year. Na me be dis! @67Kelechi in. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong
Dangote Fertiliser Plant To Commence Operations Next Week
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Dangote Fertiliser Plant To Commence Operations Next Week

Aliko Dangote, chairman Dangote Group, says the $2 billion granulated urea fertiliser plant located at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, will begin operations next week. He announced this in Lagos on Saturday, during a tour of facilities by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, at the Lekki Free Trade Zone and Dangote petrochemical refinery facilities. The billionaire businessman also disclosed that the refinery plant will be completed later this year and production will commence first quarter 2022. The fertiliser plant has a name-plate annual capacity of three million tons of urea and ammonia — largest in the world. It is also being constructed in the Lekki Free Trade Zone area which houses other plants and factories including the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Refinery and Lekki ...
AFCON Qualifiers: 19 Super Eagles Players Arrive Camp
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AFCON Qualifiers: 19 Super Eagles Players Arrive Camp

No fewer than 19 Super Eagles players have arrived at camp for the remaining two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho. Update! 18 players now in camp. Musa, Troost-Ekong, Aina, Ajayi, Onyekuru, Etebor, Adeleke, Awaziem, Shehu, Iwuala, Noble, Iwobi, Balogun, Aribo, Ebuehi, Maduka, Collins, Onuachu. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong Update! Francis Uzoho has arrived. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong The Super Eagles are camping in Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Eagles play Benin Republic on March 27 in Porto Novo, before hosting Lesotho three days later at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Nigeria lead Group L table of the qualifiers with eight points and at least a point from both games would seal their place at the Africa Cup of N...
Orile Iganmu Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity, Government’s Neglect
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Orile Iganmu Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity, Government’s Neglect

Residents of Orile Iganmu in Lagos at the weekend called on the state government, donor agencies and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs)to come to their aid over the ravaging poverty and insecurity in the area. Orile Iganmu community was designated as “threat to peace” in Lagos State in the January edition of State of Peace report released by popular peace building organisation, Foundation for Peace Professionals also known as PeacePro. The community lamented government’s absence in the area, noting that almost all infrastructure in the area were built through community contributions and security has remained a serious challenge. During a peace building outreach to the community, Chairman of the community, Elder Olubunmi Diyaolu, who spoke on behalf of the 12 Community Develo...
EFCC Docks Man For N17.4 Million, $6,300 Fraud In Lagos
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EFCC Docks Man For N17.4 Million, $6,300 Fraud In Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, on Monday, March 22, 2021, arraigned one Nanpan Salihu Yaniyang before Justice O.O. Abike-Fadipe of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja , Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N17,449,000 ( Seventeen Million Four Hundred and Forty-nine Thousand Naira) and $6,300( Six Thousand Three Hundred United States Dollars). One of the counts reads: "Nanpan Salihu Yaniyang , sometime in 2020 in Lagos State , within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N17,449,000 (Seventeen Million Four Hundred and Forty-nine Thousand Naira) from Valerie Okoli and her co-investors under the pretence that you would help them ...
AFCON Qualifiers: Musa, Troost-ekong, Etebo, Aina, Ajayi, Onyekuru Arrive Camp
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AFCON Qualifiers: Musa, Troost-ekong, Etebo, Aina, Ajayi, Onyekuru Arrive Camp

Yes!!! We're in camp now...players and officials already breezing in. Early arrivals: @WTroostEkong @Aina2Ola @SemiAjayi & skipper @Ahmedmusa718 #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong Our camp is swelling. @etebo_karo and @henryconyekuru have joined now. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong The players are captain Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Oghenekaro Etebo, and Henry Onyekuru. The Super Eagles are camping in Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Eagles play Benin Republic on March 27 in Porto Novo, before hosting Lesotho three days later at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Nigeria lead Group L table of the qualifiers with eight points and at least a point from both games would seal their place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year.
Nollywood Military-Themed Movie, Eagle Wings Premieres In Lagos
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Nollywood Military-Themed Movie, Eagle Wings Premieres In Lagos

Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry. The military-themed movie, a first of its kind in Nigeria, was produced and directed by Paul Apel Papel in partnership with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Investments Limited, an investment arm of the NAF. Eagle Wings’ follows the story of an Air Force Fighter pilot who must navigate his way to safety amid an insurgency. It highlights the sacrifices of the military in combating insecurity and keeping the peace of the nation. The movie also explores the often tragic, yet thrilling mission in battling for life, peace, and freedom to love, in the face of great dange...
Female Child Kidnapper Caught In Ijora Badia, Lagos, Burnt To Ashes
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Female Child Kidnapper Caught In Ijora Badia, Lagos, Burnt To Ashes

This happened in Ijora Badia in the early hours of today, one of the ghetto areas in Lagos State in the early hours of today, a woman who should be around her 40s was caught by the community in society as she was planning her ways to kidnap children in the community. The woman has always been, disguising to be a madwoman begging for things from people, and according to people in the society, it was said that the woman has always been begging around for things from people and it's not her first time. Just last week, there were reports of more than 2 children missing in the area and have not been found, even women who are aggrieved and angry about the way these kidnappers have been frequently operating in the society throw stones hit her with anything they can get their hands on. ...
Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible
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Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible

Lagos State Ministry Of Health tweets: ONLY Health workers, Personnel of the Security Agencies, the Judiciary, Teachers, Press & other frontline workers are eligible to take part in the first phase of the ongoing #COVID19 vaccination campaign in Lagos. Here��is how eligible persons can access the vaccine. STEPS TO GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE IN THE ONGOING PHASE 1 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN LAGOS STATE ELIGIBILITY • Healthcare workers, • Military, Police, other security • COVID-19 response team (RRT), agencies, • Ports of entry staff (air, • Petrol station workers, land, and seaports), •Teachers, • Laboratory network, • The Press and other frontline • Judiciary, workers. To Access The Vaccine: 1. You must fit into the Phase 1 eligibility list. 2. Proceed to register or e...
Yoruba Youths Hoist Oduduwa Republic Flags In Lagos
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Yoruba Youths Hoist Oduduwa Republic Flags In Lagos

Some Yoruba youths on Monday removed Nigerian flags and replaced them with Oduduwa Republic flags around Teslim Balogun Stadium, in Surulere, Lagos State. This was seen in a viral video shared on Instagram. Nigeria is facing many challenges, some bordering on insecurity in the South which have recently contributed to agitations for self-determination. The unabated killing and kidnapping of people in the South-West by suspected Fulani herdsmen and the Nigerian government's failure to solve the problem have also caused tensions between the region and North. The murderous herders have killed thousands of people, burnt houses, destroyed farms and people's means of livelihood, displaced villagers, raped women, among other atrocities yet the government and security agencies have ...
Chaos, Cult Clash At Ikosi – Ketu In Lagos
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Chaos, Cult Clash At Ikosi – Ketu In Lagos

Violence, chaos, gunshots, security breakdown, clashes between rival gangs and looting have been reported in the Ikosi Ketu area of Lagos State by multiple online sources. @Ibkinging wrote: Around 6:25am Cultists, attacked passengers waiting on the BRT queue at Ketu Bus stop. There have been fights at Ketu, Ikosi & Mile12 over the night. They attacked with knives, cutlasses, & rob harmless people; students inclusive, right beside a @PoliceNG station. @Gidi_Traffic Cult clash at Ketu, Ikosi Road in Lagos State. The headquarters of cultism in Nigeria is in Lagos State and we are not ready for this discussion. This is the Lagos under the leadership of the so called Jagaban of Lagos, @AsiwajuTinubu and his godson @jidesanwoolu . Less than 72hrs from passing the Anti Cult bi...
Clergyman Sells Holy Water On The Streets Of Lagos To Make People ‘Rich’
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Clergyman Sells Holy Water On The Streets Of Lagos To Make People ‘Rich’

A clergyman who sells holy water to make people "rich and successful" was spotted on the streets of Lagos over the weekend, IgbereTV reports. In the video, the clergyman couldn’t give a concrete answer when asked if he is also a rich man since he is selling the water to people for them to be rich. He says each bottle costs N200. See video below. https://youtu.be/vrrjwgPd56o
Igbo Group In Lagos Urges Tinubu To Run For Presidency
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Igbo Group In Lagos Urges Tinubu To Run For Presidency

The Igbo speaking community in Lagos State has urged the former governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to contest for the presidency in 2023. The leadership made the request during a visit to the immediate past Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, at his political office in Festac Town, Lagos. Describing Asiwaju Tinubu as a detribalized Nigerian and a great leader, the group added its voice to that of Adewale and other groups who have been demanding that the political leader contest for the number one position in the country in 2023. Leader of the delegation, Chief Sunday Udeh commended Tinubu’s leadership example, adding that Igbos in the state are ready to support the former governor’s aspirati...
For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC
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For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC

When immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode gleefully posed for the camera after revalidating his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last month, many had thought the lingering crisis between him and the top hierarchy in the Lagos state chapter of the party which was a fall-out of the 2019 governorship primary and which cut short Ambode’s desire to secure reelection had been resolved behind the scene. Some even predicted that having failed to secure any appointment at the federal level, especially in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, Ambode’s time may come in 2023 as he may be considered for a senatorial seat or plum job in Abuja if the party secures victory again. Events last week, however showed that the battle between Ambode and his...
Apapa Gridlock: E-Callup Ticket Forgery Uncovered By Lagos Traffic Team
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Apapa Gridlock: E-Callup Ticket Forgery Uncovered By Lagos Traffic Team

Barely a week and half after Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, commenced the new electronic- Call Up System into the administration of port operations to ease gridlock in the axis, Lagos State Special Traffic Management Enforcement Team, said it has uncovered scandal involving counterfeiting of call up tickets, tagged; “Eto” by truck drivers and owners. The development, it was learnt was said to be responsible for the initial teething problems experienced in the last one week when the initiative commenced. Several efforts in the past to tackle the intractable perennial gridlock had failed forcing business owners to relocate to neighbouring countries as well as some residents abandoning their residences and other properties to safe abodes. Recall that NPA and Lagos State Governmen...
Only Lagos, Abuja Airports Profitable, Sustain Others – FAAN
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Only Lagos, Abuja Airports Profitable, Sustain Others – FAAN

In a bid to bridge some of its infrastructural gap, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked to discontinue the 25 per cent revenue contribution it makes to the federation account. The Managing Director of the agency, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, made the appeal yesterday when the Senate Committee on Aviation came for their oversight function and he said that if the 25 per cent contribution ends, it will ensure development if revenue generated from the sector is ploughed back. This was even as he asserted that revenues from only two airports; the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) are sustaining other airports in the country. He also highlighted the global economic challenge that has affected airli...
Why I Attacked & Slapped Faithia Balogun At A Party In Lagos – Actress Remi Surutu
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Why I Attacked & Slapped Faithia Balogun At A Party In Lagos – Actress Remi Surutu

A few weeks ago, London-based celebrity, Bamidele Omosehin hosted a burial ceremony in Lagos. It was an event that recorded the presence of many celebrities, especially the A-list actors in the Nollywood industry. At that party a misunderstanding broke out between 2 popular actresses, veteran actress, Remi Oshodi popularly known as Remi Surutu who was seated on a side of the hall and Faithia Balogun; Before many knew what was happening Remi Surutu walked up to Fathia’s table to confront her. There are different versions of the story. Some accused Remi Surutu of slapping Fathia. Others say she was held back just before she could slap her. It became a mini pandemonium until concerned guests waded in to separate them and frayed nerves calmed. When the news of the rift eventually bro...
NIWA To Move 1000 Containers From Lagos To Onitsha
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NIWA To Move 1000 Containers From Lagos To Onitsha

The National Inland Waterways Authority has expressed interest to engage the services of Akewa Colmar Terminal Limited to move containers from Lagos ports to Onitsha River Port via Burutu Port in Delta State. According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of NIWA, Jibril Darda’u, titled, ‘NIWA to engage ACTL to move cargoes from Lagos ports’, the move is an attempt to decongest Lagos ports. Darda’u explained that the idea of hauling containers via Burutu Ports to Onitsha River port was to deliberately avoid the two small bridges of Gbarekolo and Bumandi. This is because the two bridges are too tiny and shallow for sea moving badges and vessels to ply through, the statement said. The Managing Director of NIWA, Dr George Moghalu, disclo...
Herders Receive N15m Ransom After Kidnapping Farmers In Lagos
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Herders Receive N15m Ransom After Kidnapping Farmers In Lagos

Suspected herders were paid N15 million in ransom after kidnapping two farmers in Shalabo village, located between Isiwu and Imota areas of Lagos state. TheCable understands that the victims were abducted last week Tuesday on their farm. It was gathered that the owner of the Ikorodu Integrated Farm had just returned to the country from the UK and visited the farm with his brother, where they were both kidnapped. The kidnappers first demanded a ransom of N10 million but later increased it to N20 million — before a middle ground of N15 million was reached. “The abductors attacked the farm with sophisticated weapons, leading to commotion and everyone scampering for safety. The victims were eventually kidnapped and after some time, their abductors contacted one of the family me...

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