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Eight police officers in Lagos have been dismissed over “very serious criminal offences”, while six others were demoted in ranks, the state commissioner, Mr Imohimi Edgal said. Edgal, also said that 108 officers were disciplined for various offences from January to July, 2018 in the Lagos State Command. He made the disclosure at a Stakeholders’ Forum
Hoodlums suspected to be land grabbers on Wednesday allegedly attacked construction workers in Oke Ogbe, Ilogbo Ota, Ogun State. One of the hoodlums had reportedly been terrorizing construction workers while working on site as several attempts made by him to obtain money from the workers proved abortive as the workers told him that they
The police in Lagos have arrested a hotel worker, Anita Sunday, for allegedly trafficking three teenagers. The 27-year-old Delta State indigene, who came from the same village as the victims, was alleged to have tricked them to Lagos, promising to give them good jobs. Newsmen learnt that as soon as they arrived in Lagos in July
A driver, Olasunbo Usibajo, has been arrested for allegedly stealing 63 mobile phones. Newsmen learnt that a phone retail outlet, Gloryland Communications Service Limited, Lagos, on June 11 sent a carton of 146 phones through Usibajo to a customer of the firm in Abuja. It was gathered that the 48-year-old driver opened the carton and allegedly
An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, vacant. Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or take any action aimed at “overreaching his privileges and
Some business owners in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have bemoaned the fire which burnt their shops and destroyed goods said to worth millions of naira. Newsmen gathered that the fire, which gutted four shops, started around 2am on Wednesday. The fire was allegedly caused by an electrical spark inside one of the shops on
A 70-year-old man, Dennis Okachi, has been arrested by the police for allegedly defrauding a trader, David Osita, in Katangowa Market, Lagos State. The septuagenarian also allegedly stole the trader’s goods, which the victim reportedly gave him for safekeeping. Our correspondent gathered that Osita paid N50,000 to Okachi, a market leader, as shop rent in July.
The family of a cook, Joseph Otoibhi, in the Jakande area of Lagos State has been thrown into mourning after he was killed by some unidentified men. Newsmen learnt that Joseph was returning home last Wednesday around 10pm when he was hacked down with a machete. Joseph’s sister, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of
In 1966, William Masters and Virginia Johnsons, both pioneers of sexual education, refuted a series of “phallic fallacies” — or false notions about the human penis — in their book “Human Sexual Response’. One of these was the idea that penises that appear larger when in flaccid state are larger when erect than penises that appear
Two notorious traffic bandits who have been terrorising road users along Maza Maza/Mile 2 road have been nabbed by the undercover operatives of the Lagos state police command posted to provide security for commuters along that route. The two robbers, David Mike Okon, 32 years pictured right and Ibe Okonne, 27 years, who had been
A teacher, Olakunle Oladeji, 33, who allegedly defrauded four students of their West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) fees totaling N151, 000, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos . The accused, who resides at No. 38, Ewupe Road, Sango Alagbado, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a five-count bordering on
The Presidency, on Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari would contest and win the 2019 presidential election no matter the level of hatred and fake news spread against him. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, who stated this during an interaction with journalists in Lagos, boasted that the President
The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Tuesday struck out the murder charge filed against the Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Moshood Salvador, and 10 others. Justice Obafemi Adamson discharged the defendants following the legal advice of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, which said there was “insufficient evidence to
A driver, Abuchi Okpara, has been arrested by the police for allegedly hitting an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Ogunmeru Obafemi, in the Igando area of Lagos State. Okpara, who allegedly fled to Ghana after the incident, was apprehended by his boss, the General Manager of King Solomon Chariots Transportation, Johnson Ogbonnaya.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has renamed, restructured SARS hours after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo – @ProfOsinbajo ordered the overhauling of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The Inspector General of @PoliceNG has swiftly acted on the instruction by appointing a new Police Commissioner as the overall head of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide.
Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested two suspected criminals who terrorised and robbed motorists and pedestrans along Maza Maza/Mile 2 area. The command’s spokesman, Chief Superintendent of Police Chike Oti, said police undercover operatives deployed to the route arrested the suspects on Saturday. He said the two suspects had been on the
Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the immediate “overhaul’ of Nigerian police’s special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Osinbajo’s directive came after months of the street and social media protests against the police unit which has, over the years, become synonymous with brutality and wanton arrest. “Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the
A 28-year-old Uber driver, Sunday Omale, was on Tuesday arraigned before Magistrate E. Kubeinje of an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly refusing to pay a commercial sex worker. Omale, who resides at Alhaja Elesin Street, Ogudu, is facing assault occasioning bodily harm after having three rounds of sex with one Precious Mustapha.
The Olota of Ota, Oba Prof. Adeyemi Abdulkabir Obalanlege MCIPR, MPRRI, FHEA was decorated as an Ambassador of Covenant University by the Vice-Chancellor of the Prestigious University Prof. A.A.A. Ateyero during Ota Farmer’s Workshop today at the university. The Ota Farmer’s Day Workshop was held in follow up on the accord reached during the West
The family of an electrician in the Surulere area of Lagos State, Hakeem Sanusi, has been thrown into confusion after he went missing. Newsmen learnt that Hakeem left home on Wednesday after dropping a suicide note and had not returned. It was gathered that the 28-year-old had a conversation with his mother around 8.30pm that day
Thirty-seven corps members, who completed their 3 weeks orientation on Monday in Ogun State, cheated death in a ghastly motor accident en-route Ota shortly after leaving the orientation camp in Sagamu. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this, said 19 of them comprising nine males
Winners Richarlison If we can never quite get to the stage where transfer fees don’t matter, we should certainly be at the point where a difference of around £10m is rendered virtually meaningless. What matters is that managers have the players that they believe they need to ensure success without putting the club in financial
Some National Assembly members said they are not sure whether the two chambers will reconvene tomorrow to consider the 2019 budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission. This is because the Chairman, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has not made any official announcement. The Nation reported today that many senators and House members, who were set to
It was a day to remember for the over 3,000 bikers and enthusiasts from across Nigeria who converged on Lagos to celebrate the annual biking festival. NAN-TV reports that the festival’s second edition, dubbed, “Jellof & Palmwine 2.0”, was organised by a group of bike riders, ‘Bikers with Attitude and Determination’, also known as ‘B.A.D
President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the presidential villa, Abuja, after returning from Lome, Togo, on Tuesday night where he emerged as new Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States. The Federal Ministries of Justice, Transportation
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), an umbrella body of all youth organisations, has commended the resilience of Nigerian youths as they mark 2018 International Youth Day (IYD). The National Treasurer of NYCN, Mr Uko Michael, made the commendation in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in
The Buhari administration has launched a new initiative under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), called the Trader Moni, which will empower two million petty traders between now and the end of the year. The scheme which was launched last week in Lagos would grant loans to a minimum of 30,000 beneficiaries in each
Adesina Olasumbo, a graduate of Business Administration from Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa celebrates another beautiful year in styles. Olasumbo who manages Celtic hotel, Abeokuta spoke with VOA Entertainment and Lifestyle correspondent via a phone conversation. This is her wish… “I wish to live long on earth and i pray God to give
The Lagos State police command at the weekend arrested a man who allegedly specializes in luring women on Facebook with the motive of raping and robbing them. A man identified as Richard Samuel Gbenga reportedly invited a Facebook user whom he connected with on the social media site in July to a dinner supposed to