Policeman kills 419 fraudster over refusal to share fraud money

A mobile policeman in the Alimosho area of Lagos State yesterday shot a resident to death. The incident happened on Olo­wologbon Street in Alimo­sho, Lagos State. An eyewitness revealed that the policeman wanted a share of the money the vic­tim made from cyber fraud. But, when the man refused, an argument ensued leading to him…

Ambode gives VIO, LASTMA, KIA N5m monthly target each

More reasons have emerged for the increased presence of various Lagos State government traffic monitoring agencies in all corners of the metropolis. The state is said to have issued a directive for the agencies to meet a minimum of N5 million monthly revenue target to each of them including the Vehicle Inspectorates Office (VIO), the…

#NewsInPhoto: Fashola On South West Tour Inspects Projects In Lagos

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on his day three of his inspection tour of the South West Zone, inspects highway projects in Lagos. The ongoing Rehabilitation of Access Road to Apapa/Tin Can Island Port – NNPC Depot (Atlas Cove) including the construction of a new bridge running parallel to the existing…

President Buhari Congratulates Asiwaju BolaTinubu At 65

President Buhari In Handshake With Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu Femi Adesina, Abuja; President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his 65th65th birthday. President Buhari joins all members of the APC, political and business associates of the Asiwaju of Lagos, his…

Lagos Launches Community ‘Police’

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday launched the rebranded Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, with a pledge that the security of lives and property in the State is non-negotiable. Speaking at the official launch held at Agege Stadium, Governor Ambode said the move was another giant step towards enhancing security all over the State and a vital……

PHOTOSCENE: Ambode launches rebranded Neighborhood Safety Corps

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday launched the rebranded Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, with a pledge that the security of lives and property in the State is now non-negotiable. A total of 177 Salon Cars and Vehicles equipped with communication gadgets, 377 motorcycles, 377 helmets, 4,000 bicycles, metal detectors for ensuring that illegal…

After war of Words, Ambode receives Fashola, Speaks on his Tenure

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday lauded his predecessor in office and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola for his achievements during the eight years he spent as Governor of the State. In a press release statement made available by the Chief Press secretary to the state, Haruna Abib, Governor……

After altercation, Fashola visits Ambode, promises to refund debt owed Lagos

After their squabble over Lagos road project, the state former governor and current Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday visited his successor Governor Akinwumi Ambode at the Lagos House Ikeja. He assured during the visit that his ministry had made representations to the Federal Executive Council on modalities to pay debts…

We Are Investigating Alleged Case Of Brutalization By Soldiers ~ Nigerian Army

Alleged Case Of Brutalized Woman The 81 Division of Nigerian Army said it has constituted a board of inquiry to investigate alleged brutalization of of a female by soldiers in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos state. According to the statement released by Lieutenant Colonel, Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations OM DAUDU said the perpetrators…

Lagos appoints Nollywood producer Afolayan into Board of Arts and Culture

Film producer, director and actor Kunle Afolayan has been appointed into the Board of Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture- an appointment which was effective March 6, 2017. Afolayan’s selection was conveyed in a letter signed by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, confirming his new role which many say is well…

Recession: Nigeria must create 40 million jobs – World Bank

The World Bank has said Nigeria must create about 40 million qualitative jobs, between 2010 and 2030 to enable the country recover from the present economic recession. Country Manager, World Bank Group, Mrs. Eme Essien Lore, stated this at the inaugural meeting of Secretaries to State Governments (SSGs) of All Progressive Congress States, held in……

Lagos and Edo privileged to access World Bank loan in Africa, Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki On World Bank Loan Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has revealed that Edo state is just as privileged as Lagos state in Sub-Saharan Africa, to access World Bank loans at less than 1% for 20 years, and in some cases, 10 years moratorium. Governor Obaseki made this known in…

Tinubu: I am not running for president

President Buhari In Handshake With Tinubu In One Of Their Meeting NAN, Abuja; All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has vehemently denied reports that he was planning to run for the presidency of Nigeria. In a rebuttal by his media office, Tinubu said he will never stand in any contest against President…

Lagos has no plan to ban `Danfo’ buses’

Lagos State Ministry of Transport has no plan to ban yellow buses known as “Danfo” but to upgrade them to international standard, the acting Commissioner for Transport, Mr Lanrewaju Elegushi, has disclosed. According to the Guardian, Elegushi made the disclosure in Lagos on Tuesday during a stakeholder’s forum to deliberate on how to improve the……

Acting President Osinbajo Surprise Visit To Murtala International Airport

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise visit to Nigeria’s major international airport in Lagos, declaring an urgent task to correct many of the problems already identified by the Council. This was just few days after the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, adopted a 60-day Action Plan to push Ease of Doing Business reforms…

Danfo Conductors to Wear Uniforms and Name Tags from March This Year

The National President of Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN, Israel Adeshola, has made a Statement which states that it is mandatory for the over 3,000 bus conductors in Lagos State to wear uniforms, name tags and badges from March. Come March 2017, it will become mandatory for bus conductors operating in Lagos state to……

Kidnapper’s Dens Sealed off to General Public by Police

The Police have sealed off two houses built by some members of the gang that kidnapped Dayo Adekoya, secretary of Isheri North GRA Landlords Association. Mr Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), who confirmed the arrest of Joseph Omoni, 38, over Adekoya’s kidnap, said the suspect took the police to the houses in……

Kidnappers abduct 1, kill 5 others in Lagos

Kidnappers suspected to be militants have stormed Isheri North area of Lagos on Wednesday, 8th February, shooting for about five hours before kidnapping one Mr Dayo Adekoya and killing five security guards in the process. It was learnt that the abductors, numbering about 11, were in the creek shooting sporadically since 7pm before they finally……

Man hacks mum to death over N500,000

The police have arrested a 51-year-old man, Oluwaseye Ayoola, for allegedly killing his mother for not giving him N500,000. The incident occurred yesterday at the United Estate in Sangotedo, Ajah. The suspect was said to have hacked his 81-year-old mother, Dorcas Ayoola, to death. He also claimed that his mother was a witch. He alleged……

Appeal Court directs Lagos state Hijab appeal to Supreme court

The Court of Appeal Lagos Division yesterday dismissed an application filed by the Lagos State Government seeking an injunction to suspend Hijab use by Muslim female pupils in public schools in the state. A three-man panel; Justices M. L. Garba, presiding, J. S. Ikyegh and U. Ogakwu, ruled that the proper place for government’s application……

Lagos State Drags Hijab Case To Supreme Court

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had gone to the Supreme Court to challenge the July 21, 2016 judgment of the Court of Appeal which reinstated the use of hijab (Muslim headscarf) by Muslim pupils in Lagos public primary and secondary schools. It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal sitting in……

Why Ambode wants to banish yellow buses in Lagos

Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode has hinted of his government’s plan to remove yellow buses, better known as danfo, from Lagos roads before the end of this year. The reason for the decision the governor explained was to, in reality turn Lagos into a megacity, by providing more efficient, well-structured and world-class mass transport system,…

Danfo’ll be gone before the end of the year – Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says he plans to take commercial buses, popularly known as Danfo, off Lagos roads before the end of the year. He explained that this is to create a more efficient, “well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city”. Ambode also promised……

Man arrested for beating LASTMA Official

A 20-year-old resident of Jakande Estate, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos State, Benjamin Archibong, has been arrested for allegedly beating up an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Archibong had reportedly obstructed the official, Olumide Omomoyesan, who was enforcing traffic rules in the Ajah area. He was arrested by operatives of the Lagos……

Apprentice tests resolve of Lagos govt, kidnaps employers 3-yr-old daughter

An apprentice, Grace John may just be testing the resolve of the Lagos State government to implement its newly signed law on kidnapping in the state. Grace did the unthinkable three days after she resumed work when she kidnapped the three-year-old daughter of her employer. Mrs Oluwatobi Adebiyi, a milliner, who also strings beads. This…

19-yr-old lands in court for stealing bride’s N60k during wedding

A 19-year-old resident of Agbado-Ijaiye identified as Ifeoluwa Adekunle appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing the sum of N60, 000 belonging to a bride during her wedding. While addressing the court, the prosecutor revealed that the accused committed the crime on Dec. 12, 2016, at La- Occasion Event Centre, New…

Ambode Signs Death Penalty for Kidnappers into Law

Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law the anti-kidnapping bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly. The prohibition of the Act of kidnapping law imposes a penalty of life imprisonment on kidnapping for ransom. It also stipulates that where a victim dies in the course of a kidnap, the suspect,……

Jealous lover slashes boyfriend’s throat while asleep

The police are now on the trail of an unidentified trader who allegedly slit the throat of her lover identified as Kingsley Pereowei, 38, in the Abukuru, Ajegunle area of Lagos State after she accused him of dating a woman in the community. Reports say the trader who is now on the run committed the…

Why I kidnapped 10-yr-old son of my boss, 20-yr-old suspect reveals

Two suspects identified as Blessing Emmanuel, 20, and Chinobi Sabestine, 21, have both been nabbed by operatives of the Nigerian Police after they both allegedly kindapped a 10-year-old boy said to be the son of the former boss of one of the suspects. According to Emmanuel, he masterminded the kidnap of the son of his…

The menace of street beggars in Lagos State

Ambode, Lagos State Governor By Temilade Aruya They are on the streets, at every nooks and crannies, on the major roads, under the bridges, in shanties, in the traffic, you can’t miss them. They come in different faces, colour and caliber, age and sex is no barrier, and you see them with little children, twins…

Peace Corps to recruit 2,000 youths, adults in Lagos

Peace Corps of Nigeria The Peace Corps of Nigeria says it will recruit 2, 000 youths from Lagos State this year, Mr Mutairu Habib, the South-West Zonal Commandant of the corps said on Saturday in Lagos. “The corps is targeting to recruit 2,000 officers in Lagos State this year as part of efforts to reduce…

Arewa supports Al-Mustapha retrial, says it hopes justice is properly served

Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has expressed support for the retrial of former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retd) The group said “the outcome of Lagos appeal will settle the matter once and for all.” Lagos State had approached the Supreme Court seeking leave…

PHOTOSCENE: Gov Ambode, Pastor Adeboye at 2017 Lagos Annual Thanksgiving

The Lagos State Annual Thanksgiving service was held on Sunday at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Those in attendance included the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, his wife Mrs. Bolanle, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and his wife Foluke. Speaking at the event, Governor Ambode attributed the steady growth of the State in all sectors to God’s intervention,…

UPDATE: Fleeing Boko Haram Suspect Arrested In Ikorodu, Lagos State

Nigerian Soldiers Clearing Sambisa The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has revealed the arrest of a Boko Haram terrorist in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Buratai said the terrorist, one of those fleeing from the hitherto Boko Haram stronghold of Sambisa Forest, was arrested on Saturday. Buratai made the revelation in a remark…

2019: Tinubu will lose Lagos -Gov Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has stated that the APC national leader, and former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will lose his political grip over Lagos state in 2019. The governor in a report by Nation is said to have made the declaration at a meeting he held with members of the…

Yuletide: NSCDC to deploy 6,000 personnel across Lagos State

NSCDC Operatives The Lagos State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it will deploy 6,000 personnel to provide security across the state during the yuletide. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Mrs. Chinyere Ekenkwo, the spokesperson of the command. According to the statement, the State…

Copy of Dangote still one of world’s most powerful ◉ King stops convoy, wait 25 minutes for missing journalist ◉ Blasphemy Killing: Kano govt won’t explain why suspects in Bridget Agbahime’s murder were freed ◉ No kidding, Trader drags Magistrate to High Court ◉ Herdsmen hacks 19 to death in Taraba ◉ Saraki meets Sheriff ◉ Kaduna bans all processions, unlawful assembly ◉ Enough! FRSC bans fuel tankers from night trips ◉ Mavrodi unhappy with journalists over “irresponsibility and cynical attitude” ◉ Startimes hits in Daura

Hello Nigeria, this is Breaking Radio. From the headlines and news of major local and international news sources, Breaking presents the Breaking Radio from Lagos; Nigeria’s mega city. I have got news from Thisday, Daily Post, Daily Independent, The Punch, Nigerian Guardian, Vanguard, Nigerian Pilot, Premium Times, Sun Newspaper, PM News, Leadership newspaper, The Herald,…

Dangote still one of world’s most powerful ◉ King stops convoy, wait 25 minutes for missing journalist ◉ Blasphemy Killing: Kano govt won’t explain why suspects in Bridget Agbahime’s murder were freed ◉ No kidding, Trader drags Magistrate to High Court ◉ Herdsmen hacks 19 to death in Taraba ◉ Saraki meets Sheriff ◉ Kaduna bans all processions, unlawful assembly ◉ Enough! FRSC bans fuel tankers from night trips ◉ Mavrodi unhappy with journalists over “irresponsibility and cynical attitude” ◉ Startimes hits in Daura

Hello Nigeria, this is Breaking Radio. From the headlines and news of major local and international news sources, Breaking presents the Breaking Radio from Lagos; Nigeria’s mega city. I have got news from Thisday, Daily Post, Daily Independent, The Punch, Nigerian Guardian, Vanguard, Nigerian Pilot, Premium Times, Sun Newspaper, PM News, Leadership newspaper, The Herald,…

Lekki building collapse contractors up for prosecution, LASG says

A press statement issued and signed by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem reveals that the State Government is set to begin prosecution of contractors linked to the collapse of a five-storey building under construction in Lekki, Lagos, on March 8, 2016, which claimed the lives of 30 people. The…

Gunmen disarm, kidnap 10 policemen in Lagos

In what seems like a movie scene, ten policemen including an inspector were disarmed and abducted by gunmen in Lagos. The Lagos Police command made the incident known which it said took place in Ibeju Lekki peninsula area of the state. The 10 kidnapped policemen are members of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and…

25-yr-old loses ear in fight for tongue-lashing hemp smokers

Tolani Ajisefini, 25, has lost one of his ears following a fight which ensued after he allegedly tongue-lashed a group of hemp smokers puffing away around the Mushin area of Lagos State- a vicinity where the victim used to live. According to reports, Ajisefini who makes his bread and butter as a site manager was…

Ambode Presents “Golden Jubilee Budget”

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday presented the 2017 budget of N813 billion to the state House of Assembly. The budget, tagged: “Golden Jubilee Budget” is N150.4 billion higher than the 2016 budget of N662.58 billion. The 2017 budget has a Capital Expenditure of N512.46 billion and a Recurrent Expenditure of N300.53 billion….

Gbadamosi is one of the founding fathers of modern Lagos – Ambode

…as Nike Akande, Olu Jacobs, others eulogize late industrialist Late Rasheed Gbadamosi Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday described the late literary icon and foremost industrialist, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi as one of the founding fathers of modern day Lagos who offered selfless service to the service of the State and the nation. Governor…

Woman beats Lagos to surrender, monthly sanitation cancelled

The Lagos State government has cancelled its monthly environment sanitation exercise that holds for three hours on the last Saturday of every month. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said in a statement that “After a careful consideration, the State Executive Council has therefore resolved that the present economic climate can no longer…

Alfa in police net for killing landlord with broken bottle

Men of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended a Muslim cleric, identified as Alfa Ganiyu Umaru, for stabbing his 45-year-old landlord, Tajudeen Popoola after an altercation. The incident which occurred at a one-storey building located at Agbotikuyo bus stop, Ipaja, Lagos State caught many by surprise with those in the know claiming that Tajudeen…

Supporters in desperate move to shore up Tinubu’s waning influence

Concerted efforts to shore up Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s political influence in the Southwest received a boost on Saturday as a self-styled movement, ‘I stand with Tinubu’, staged a walk in Lagos to drum up support for the embattled national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A spokesman for the group who identified himself as…

Adebule urges women to tackle economic slowdown

Dr Idiat Adebule, Deputy Governor, Lagos State. Deputy Gov. Idiat Adebule of Lagos State on Thursday urged women to break new grounds and possibilities to tackle economic slowdown and social disconnection in the country. Adebule made the call at the 15th Annual Conference of the Women in Management, Businesses and Public Service (WIMBIZ) in Lagos….

PHOTOSCENE: Ambode’s wife joins women to advocate childhood issues

Mrs Bolanle Ambose wife of the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday joined other women at a three-Day National Conference tagged: “Transforming Early Childhood Systems for Future Generation”, organized by OMEP Nigeria, in Ikeja, the Lagos state capital. Other women at the event included; Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammed Buhari on Foreign Affairs…

Lagos Lawyer Sues Ambode Over Council Appointments

Aggrieved over the appointment of sole administrators for the 57 local government areas and local council development areas in Lagos state, a Lagos-based lawyer, Tope Alabi has sued Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Federal High Court, Lagos. He is seeking a declaration that the appointments violated the 1999 Constitution and are therefore illegal, null and…

Lagos Abolishes Multiple Inspection Of Factories, Workplaces

Lagos State has abolished the multiple inspections of companies and workplaces over issues of health, environment and safety. The Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Rotimi Ogunleye, said in Lagos yesterday that the ban on multiple inspections had been replaced with a harmonised inspection of factories and other workplaces in the state. According to him,…

Why Gov Ambode sacked commissioners, more to go

More information has been revealed about the circumstances which led to the recent sack of three commissioners in the cabinet of the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Sources close to the governor’s office revealed that the three state executive council members were relieved of their duties over claims of alleged insubordination and mismanagement. Those given…

Man, 48, takes own life after bequeathing family to teenage son

Segla Hunvu, 48, has decided to take his own life as he was found dangling from a rope around his neck at his home located at Jogbenu Street, Torikovi Town, Mowo area of Badagry. His demise threw residents the area into mourning after it was learnt through a relation who pleaded anonymity that Hunvu had…

Senators vow to renew calls for 1% VAT for Lagos State

Senators from the three senatorial district in Lagos state, on Thursday vowed that they would re-introduce a Bill seeking allocation of 1% Value Added Tax (VAT) to Lagos State which was first presented by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC), Lagos Central, but was rejected by the Upper Legislative Chambers. Addressing journalists after plenary on Thursday, Senator…

Gov Ambode sacks three commissioners

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has sacked three of his commissioners. The affected commissioners are Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, Transport and Culture, Dr Mustapha Akinwunmi,  Finance and Dr Ekundayo Mobereola, Transport. The sack of the commissioners was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello. No reason was however given…

Ambode Set To Educate Illiterates In Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has said about 13% percent of Lagosians are illiterates and he is ready to educate them so as to make Lagos State realise its dream of been a model megacity in Africa.   Ambode spoke through his deputy, Dr Oluranti Adebule at the inauguration of a new literacy programme…

Recession: Lagos to introduce monthly payment on housing scheme

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State In a bid to cushion the effects of economic recession in the country, the Lagos State Government has perfected plans to introduce monthly payment plan on its Home Ownership Mortgage Schemes popularly called Lagos HOMS across the State. The State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who stated this after embarking…

4 dead as robbers’ getaway car skids off bridge

Luck ran out for five suspected robbers when their getaway car skidded off Eko Bridge by Iddo area of Lagos state, killing three of the occupants of the car. An innocent bystander was also reported crushed by the vehicle when it lost control. Two other occupants who survived the car crash however escaped with injuries…

Kidnappers invade Lagos school, abduct students, principal

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS) have been deployed on a rescue mission after Kidnappers stormed Igbo Nla Model College in Epe, Lagos, abducting four students, a teacher and the school principal. Reports say the suspected kidnappers launched an attack on Thursday morning just as students were observing early morning prayers in the assembly….

Kidnappers Invade Lagos School, Abduct Principal And Students

Gunmen suspected to be militants on Thursday morning invaded Lagos State Model College, Igbo Nla In Epe, Lagos. This ungodly act were perpetrated by the kidnappers in early hours when the student were supposedly having their daily morning assembly. The gunmen abducted the principal of the junior secondary school whose name is Mr Oyesola and Mr Akirinmade who is the Principal…

Lagos Government Warns Truck Drivers To Stop Intimidating Other Motorists

Lagos State government on Wednesday warned truck and other articulated vehicle drivers to stop intimidation of other motorists while on the road. The government also vowed to intensify sensitisation of motorists and enforce the Lagos Traffic Law 2012 to ensure accident-free ’ember’ months.‎ The Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Drivers Institute, Mr Philip Ogunlade,…

How northern, Igbo, S’South Senators frustrated Tinubu’s bill

The political fortunes of‎ the Tinubu dynasty, today at the Senate, took a hit, as lawmakers, frustrated a bill seeking to give Lagos state a special status. ‎The bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central). was shot down by her colleagues predominantly drawn from the north, South-east and South-south. She had sought the…

BON awards goes to Abia State

The long wait is over as Abia State has been officially confirmed as the next port of call to stage the 2016 edition of the Best of Nollywood awards- an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine honouring outstanding achievement in the Nigerian Movie Industry. Abia State now joins an already long list…

Isheri Landlords Abduction: Kidnappers Request N1bn Ransom

Following the abduction of four landlords by suspected gunmen in military uniforms on Saturday at Isheri, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun states, the residents are still in shock as the kidnappers have vowed to kill the captives if NI billion ransom is not paid. A resident, Mr Marvel Nwokike said: “The landlords are…

Hijab: Obey court order, Muslims warn Lagos schools

Students wearing Hijab Following the resumption of Lagos schools on Monday, the Lagos State Area Unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), issued a warning to the Tutor-Generals/Permanent Secretaries, principals and teachers, to adhere to the Appeal Court judgement granting the right to wear hijab in public schools in the state. This warning…

Man to spend 6 months behind bars for stealing tithe

A member of the Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Idumaigbo, in Lagos Island identified as Elochukwu Nnoruga, who stole the sum of N214, 000 from Church tithe box has been sentenced to six months behind bars by a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Lagos. Elochukwu had on August 17, when he was earlier arraigned in court,…

One killed as Fulani herdsmen clash with Hausa youths (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

…Scores injured. One person was said to have died while several others sustained injuries during a bloody fight between Hausa youths and Fulani herdsmen in an Abattoir in the Agege area of Lagos State.      It was gathered that before the operatives of     the state Rapid Response Squad, RRS, were deployed to…

Pastor keeps 13 girls as sex slaves, says devil made him do it

The General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry located in Igbosere, Lagos, Chukwuemeka Nwocha, 36, has informed that the devil made him keep 13 underage girls as sex slaves in a three-bedroomed harem. While being paraded before newsmen at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, Nwocha said he was only trying to…

Crisis Escalates As APC Rubbishes Tinubu

A group within the Ondo State All Progressives Congress, APC, Muslim Council, has disowned the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, by not endorsing his anointed candidate for the governorship ticket of the party in the forth-coming Ondo poll. In a joint statement signed by the coordinator of the group, Takuro Amidu, and the…

I don’t know what’s called stress

–Cardinal Omolaja Odunbaku, a.k.a. Baba Eto Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku, popularly called Baba Eto is one of the few audacious men of God who combine soul-winning with politics. The renowned prophet and evangelist is a Nazarene by birth, a prophet by calling and a politician by mandate. Ironically, Odunmbaku who is the founder and spiritual…

Lagos: Police arrest 31 robbery suspects in 7 days

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said on Friday that 31 armed robbery suspects were arrested in different parts of the state in the last seven days. Speaking at a weekly briefing, Owoseni said the suspects were arrested at Ojota, Oshodi, Victoria Island, Ikeja, Orile, Ikorodu, Igando and Anthony village. The…

NOUN shuts down five illegal study centres in Lagos

The National Open University of Nigeria,(NOUN) on Friday shut down five illegal study centres operating in different parts of Lagos State. The Director, Media and Information of the institution, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, said the decision was taken following reports from some concerned Nigerians. The management had to set up a committee to monitor the activities…

National Drivers Licence Now Valid For Five Years

The Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) has announced a new validity period of five years for the National Drivers’ License, noting however that the choice is optional. The General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Lateef Lawal, who disclosed this today, said the decision was taken at the 134th Meeting of the Federal Road…

Eviction: Retirees Slam N10.02b On Aviation Agencies

Some retirees of the agencies under Federal Ministry of Aviation, have slammed a N10.2 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit on the agencies before the Federal High Court in Lagos over their alleged illegal and forceful eviction from their quarters. The retirees are also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the agencies from arresting, intimidating,…

Tackling Noise Pollution: The Lagos Example

Recently, Lagos State Government reportedly sealed about 53 churches, mosques and hotels across the state over noise pollution and other environmental offences. That action followed series of complaints allegedly received by the State Environmental Protection Agency from residents who were fed up with the uncontrolled increase of noise pollution in the state. Such courageous action…

Ambode, Okonkwo call for restoration of nation’s lost value system

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has called for the restoration of the nation’s lost value system, saying they would have positive impact on the nation. Akinwunmi said this at the 17th Bishop Mike Okonkwo annual lecture titled: “The State of the Nigerian nation, Redefining our values” held at the Muson Centre, Lagos. Gov. Ambode…

Ambode, Okonkwo call for restoration of nation’s lost value system

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has called for the restoration of the nation’s lost value system, saying they would have positive impact on the nation. Akinwunmi said this at the 17th Bishop Mike Okonkwo annual lecture titled: “The State of the Nigerian nation, Redefining our values” held at the Muson Centre, Lagos. Gov. Ambode…

Jobless man gets N200, 000 bail over lotto machine damage

An unemployed man, Falolade Ayinla, who allegedly damaged a lottery machine and stole N169,000, was on Thursday charged before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. The accused was, however, granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum. The accused, whose address is unknown, is being tried for malicious…

Okada rider bags N100,000 bail for plying prohibited route

The gavel of justice An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has slammed a N100,000 bail on a 40-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Hameed Safaliu, for allegedly plying a prohibited route. The Magistrate, Mr A. Oshodi-Makanju, who gave the ruling on Thursday, granted him two responsible sureties. He said the sureties, who should be gainfully employed, should…

APC must win Ondo governorship election – Tinubu

Ahead of the upcoming Ondo State Governorship election, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu has declared that the party “must win” the poll. In a statement he released yesterday, the former Lagos State governor urged aspirants to work towards a common goal, stressing that they all know what is…

Annular Eclipse: Abuja Residents in Dismay

Eclipse Shot in Lagos. Photo Credit: @Clemsakin71 According to the NASDRA, the annular eclipse to be experienced today 1st September, 2016 and people are gathered here in the Obasanjo Space Center where NASDRA Headquarter is cited Abuja with their EU certified Eclipse glasses on, to visibly watch the eclipse as it appears. Disappointingly, the cloud covers…

Vanguard publisher’s attackers remanded in prison

Six people who allegedly raided the home of Vanguard newspaper’s publisher, Mr. Sam Amuka, three months ago were Werdnesday arraigned before Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi of a Lagos Magistrate Court, Ikeja. According to the prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Imohwa, the suspects allegedly went away with cash and valuables valued at N2, 875,000 during the robbery and injured…

Six remanded in prison for ‘robbing’ Vanguard publisher

SIX persons were yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly robbing Vanguard Publisher, Mr Sam Amuka-Pemu in his Anthony Village home three months ago. They allegedly went away with cash and valuables valued at N2,875,000. The suspects, who were brought before Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi, are Koyis Usman, 22, Umaru Oseni, 46, Abdurasaq Hassan,…

Police and new Lagos traffic laws

Governor Ambode has in a little over a year  justified the confidence reposed on him by Lagosians who during the last election, chose him over  JimiAgbaje, currently engaged in a public brawl with Bode George, his ‘father’ over PDP chairmanship. I believe he has also so far proved he is a worthy successor to his…

Pains at home, glory abroad

•That is the contrasting fortune of Nigerian medical students, one of whom carted away almost all prizes at a convocation in Ghana It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” Charles Dickens, in these memorable words, opened his classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, reporting the temper of London…