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Four men remanded for impersonating Lagos environmental officers

Four men, who allegedly impersonated officials of the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources officials, have been remanded in a custodial centre by the state mobile court. It was gathered that the suspects, Afolayan Nurudeen, Fowowe Oluseyi, Kayode Olaleye and Muibi Babatunde, allegedly used fake documents to extort money from unsuspecting members...

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SERAP sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila over missing N4.4bn NASS funds

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over their failure to probe the allegation of the missing N4.4bn budgeted for the National Assembly. The group noted that the suit...

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Judge’s absence stalls Fayose’s fraud trial

THE scheduled N2.2bn fraud trial of a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and a firm, Spotless Investment Limited, was stalled on Thursday before the Federal High Court in Lagos as the trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, did not sit. Justice Aneke and other judges of the court were said to be away on...

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Court rules on Lagos boat helmsman no-case submission March 29

The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has fixed March 29, 2021, to rule on the no-case submission filed by a commercial boat helmsman, Happiness Elebiju, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Elejibu was charged on 11 counts bordering on involuntary manslaughter before Justice Josephine Oyefeso for causing the death of 12 passengers while conveying...

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Hamzat calls for law on articulated trucks

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, has called for a uniform law guiding tankers and articulated vehicles to protect the lives and properties of citizens. Hamzat, who noted that 45 per cent of petroleum products come to Lagos, said there was a need for the state to work with the Federal Fire Service to...

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Commissioner urges youths to embrace entrepreneurship

The Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Yetunde Arobieke, has urged youths in the state to embrace entrepreneurship being a positive force that drives innovation and creates wealth. Arobieke noted that the ministry had implemented several programmes to support the youth population in the state irrespective of their gender to be self-reliant and...

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Residents raise security concern as internal migrants convert Ogun communities’ underbridges into homes

In this report by OLUWATOSIN  OMOJUYIGBE, some residents of Ogun communities share their security concerns about homeless migrants from the northern part of the country occupying underbridges in the areas To a keen observer of border communities in Ogun State – Arepo, Magboro, Ibafo and Kara  – there has been a surge of migrants from...

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Abandoned road, parked trucks compound Apapa gridlock

SANITY has yet to return to the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway as abandoned road construction, fuel tankers and containerised vehicles parked along the road have compounded the gridlock in the area. The gridlock, which trapped motorists and commuters on the expressway, led to miscreants extorting truck drivers who wanted to access the depots and the port. The...

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We’ll continue to follow due process – Lagos

The Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said the state government would continue to follow due process in the implementation of its planned policies and programmes for the benefits of the residents of the state. Muri-Okunola stated this on Wednesday at s sensitisation workshop organised by the Central Internal Audit Office for all accounting...

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Lagos to set up Jakande leadership academy

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said plans are in place to set up a leadership and fellowship academy to honour the first Civilian Governor of the state, late Lateef Jakande. Sanwo-Olu said the academy which would be backed by an Act of the House of Assembly would be a tertiary school for young people...

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Organised private sector agrees with Lagos on water regulation

MEMBERS of the organised private sector made up of the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association and the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, among others, have agreed to comply with the Lagos State Government’s resolve to regulate and sanitise the water sector for environmental sustainability and access to...

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Court jails man 15 years for fraud

Justice Hadiza Suleiman of the Kano State High Court has sentenced one Jamilu Yunusa to 15 years’ imprisonment for defrauding his victims of over N1.5m. Yunusa was arraigned on seven counts of advance fee fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. According to the EFCC, Yunusa and two others, Inuwa Abdu and Habibu Inuwa,...

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Lagos trains 2000 artisans, tradesmen to enhance productivity

The Lagos State Government has trained 2000 tradesmen and artisans to increase productivity in their chosen vocations. The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Yetunde Arobieke, said the trainees who were chosen from 37 different trade associations were sponsored by the state government to demonstrate its commitment to continually improve the quality of artisans in […] Read Full Story

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ICYMI: Outrage as Ivory Coast ‘unlawfully jails’ Nigerian lady 20 years

Nigerians have condemned the reported incarceration of a 23-year-old woman, Itunu Babalola, by the Ivorian government over alleged theft. Babalola, a trader based in Bondoukou, Cote d’Ivoire, was said to have been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment after a theft case she reported to the police was allegedly turned against her. Our correspondent learnt that […] Read Full Story

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Outrage as Ivory Coast ‘unlawfully jails’ Nigerian lady 20 years

Nigerians have condemned the reported incarceration of a 23-year-old woman, Itunu Babalola, by the Ivorian government over alleged theft. Babalola, a trader based in Bondoukou, Cote d’Ivoire, was said to have been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment after a theft case she reported to the police was allegedly turned against her. Our correspondent learnt that […] Read Full Story