The family of a father of three, Noah Akindiloye, has been thrown into mourning after the 43-year-old was crushed to death in traffic at Second Rainbow bus stop, in the Mile 2 end of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. Newsmen learnt that Akindiloye, a bus conductor, was killed by a tanker driver, identified only as Abbey, whose
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The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has given the management of Ikeja Hotels the approval to resume trading after reviewing the two-year suspension placed on the shares of the company on Nov. 10, 2016. According to a ‘facts behind the restructuring’ document released by Ms Tinuade Awe, NSE Executive Director Regulation, trading would commence on the
The police in Lagos have smashed a two-man syndicate they said specialised in swindling members of the public while pretending to be bank officials. The suspects, 25-year-old Enohomfoh Osagie Favour and Ebong Christopher, were arrested after they had allegedly swindled some persons of huge sums running into many millions of Naira. Newsmen gathered that the
For allegedly forging a Nursing and Midwifery Council’s licence, a 28-year-old woman, Deborah Onikanni, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court. Onikanni, whose address was not provided, is facing charges of conspiracy and forgery. The accused, according to the Prosecutor, Inspector Modupe Olaluwoye, committed the offences with others still at large on
Two men appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Wednesday for allegedly stealing two cell phones valued at N30, 000 at a church in the town. The accused: Adekunle Ibrahim (18), and Gabriel Oladele (20), who both live at the Elepe community in Ikorodu, were docked on charges of conspiracy and stealing. They
The Lagos State Government has promised to improve the welfare of workers in the state, saying it has increased the budgetary provision for staff housing loans from N50m to N100m for the purpose. The state Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Adesoye, who said this at the ongoing ministerial briefing in Lagos, added that the Staff
Residents of Ijegun-Imore community in Satellite Town, Lagos State on Monday protested the four months power outage in the area. The area is serviced by Eko Electricity Distribution Company. Hundreds of placard-carrying protesters from David West New Site Estate blocked their major road, preventing motorists from passing through the area. Osuchukwu Sam-Bell, Chairman, Landlords/Residents Association, said
The Lagos State Police Command says the shooting of a youth allegedly by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was not reported to the police. The command enjoined members of the public to report any infringement on their rights by policemen to the Citizens Complaint Centre established by the Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal
A 39-year-old man, Folorunso Kayode, and 42-year-old Moses Oriole, have been arraigned before an lkeja Magistrate Court for alleged visa fraud and issuance of fake documents in the lkotun area of the state. The suspects were arraigned on eight counts bordering on conspiracy, theft and issuance of fake documents. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects
The Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal on Tuesday assured residents and visitors of utmost safety amid tight security across the length and breadth of the State during the yuletide. The CP, in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr Chike Godwin Oti, particularly urged residents
On the 28th of November 2017, the people of the industrial city of Ota, Ogun State, South West Nigeria spoke with one voice concerning their choice of a new king. The selection and appointment process became necessary after the demise of Oba Oyede Arolagbade III who joined his ancestors on the 24th of May, 2016.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, sunday said plans are underway to establish an early intervention centre in 2018 to provide therapy and educational support services for infants and young children with special needs. The centre, according to the governor, will enable the state government equip such children with necessary skills and help develop their
The Police in Ogun State on Monday brought 10 men, Tajudeen Toyin, 60, Segun Bello, 48, Lateef Monsuru, 31, and seven others before an Ota Magistrates’ Court for unlawful possession of guns. The defendants and seven others, now at large, whose addresses are unknown, are facing two counts of threat to life and unlawful possession
Stakeholders in the Arts and Cultural sector in Lagos have appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to directly involve them in the planning of subsequent editions of the Lagos Street Carnivals. The stakeholders told newsmen in Lagos that if they were involved in future planning, the carnival would be more colourful and be of international standard
To prevent misdiagnosis, reduce morbidity and mortality as well as provide world class treatment options locally, Cedarcrest Hospitals, a foremost private multi-specialty hospital group, is providing free medical screening, consultations and drugs to Nigerian citizens at her Lagos Hospital. This will be accompanied with free distribution of Insecticide treated bednets. Medical Director, Dr. Felix Ogedegbe,
By: Deborah Kayode No doubt, the dawn of a new beginning has begun for the people of ota land as a new Oba has emerged. He’s a UK based Journalist and a senior lecturer at the Crescent University, Abeokuta. Dr. Yemi Obalanlege is widely traveled and a member of different professional bodies both in Nigeria
An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday remanded a Lagos banker, Olaoluwa Adejo, in the Ikoyi Prison, for allegedly poisoning and torturing his wife, Maureen, to death. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Adelaja, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and forward to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice. Our correspondent had
Independent petroleum marketers in Lagos have threatened to withdraw their services from December 11, over the alleged breach of agreement by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The marketers in the state, claim the NNPC has defaulted in a bulk purchase agreement to sell fuel to them at N133.28 per litre. This was contained in
The Chief Executive Officer of an oil and gas company, Olukunle Owolabi, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Igbosere, for allegedly using the N10m mistakenly deposited into his bank account. Owolabi, who resides in Ogudu GRA, Lagos, is facing a 1-count charge of fraud preferred against him by the Police.
The traders, motorists and other road users of the popular Lagos auto spare- part market, Ladipo Market in Mushin Local Council of Lagos State, have complained over the bad condition of roads leading in and out of the market. Following the demolition of major parts of the market by the state government on June 30,
Members of the family of a Lagos tricycle rider, Adama Onikoyi, 37, whose corpse was discovered by some residents in a river in the Isheri area of Lagos on Saturday, have accused the Lagos State Police Command of attempting a cover-up of a crime committed by policemen. Our correspondent had reported that a team of policemen
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned two men, Chester Ukandu and George Achi at the Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged impersonation. They were charged on two counts of false representation as Directors of Mainstreet Bank Registrars Limited. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. After their arraignment, the prosecutor, Mr.
An electronics dealer in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Lukman Lambo, may have to undergo a surgery to regain the use of his left eye. The injury was allegedly inflicted on him by soldiers, who also dragged him on the street. It was said that the girlfriend of one of the soldiers had a
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Tuesday presented to the state House of Assembly a budget of N345.4 billion for 2018. Christened, “Budget of Accelerated Development’’, Amosun said the figure represents an increase of 57 per cent over the N221.12 billion budgeted for 2017. He said that the proposal was made up of N223.72 billion
Lagos State Police Command has arrested two persons over alleged murder of three in a church at Temu village in Ikosi Ejirin Local Council Development Area, Epe, Lagos State. Police boss, Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the arrest yesterday, noted that investigation has commenced over the murder.Although speculations had it that three persons were killed, Edgal
An unemployed man, Uba Okeugo, who allegedly defrauded one Mrs Juliet Ezeola of N100, 000, claiming he would wash and turn it into U.S. dollars, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Okeugo, 32, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretenses and stealing. The Prosecutor,
The Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) says that its members in Lagos State will start wearing uniforms from January 1, 2018, for security and effective service delivery. According to the National President of the association, Mr. Israel Adeshola, the operational uniform would bring sanity to the service in the state and the country as a whole.
Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RSS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man, who allegedly recharged his phone from another person’s bank account. The suspect, Ebenezer Oyeneye, a 50-year-old truck driver, who resides at No. 4, Moyinoluwa Avenue, Ijoko Lemode, Ogun State, was arrested by the decoy team of RRS.
Residents of Isheri, Lagos State went on rampage at the Isheri Divisional Police Station after the corpse of a 37-year old tricycle rider, Adama Onikoyi, was recovered from a river in the community. A team of policemen from the station had reportedly raided the neighbourhood around 10pm on Thursday during which they chased the father
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Monday said the laying of tracks of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would start in December. He also said that Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos would be demolished to give way for the new railway lines. Amaechi made the remarks in Lagos when he met with the Steering