Awori Unify Around Unity Is a Must If We Want Governorship Seat In Ogun West – Prince Kehinde Saaka, President, Coalition Of Awori And Descendants In Diaspora [CANDID]


By: Prince Kehinde Saaka Please permit sometime out of your busy scheduled to attend to matters of interest which your exalted position in the Ogun West Senatorial district in Ogun State bequeathed on you and accord you the power to respond and effect the desired changes this communication intend to achieve.   I am writing this

Strengthening Nigerian Democracy Through Citizen Engagement Of Capital Projects, Stakeholders Gathered At Ota To Chart A Way Forward


Stakeholders today gathered at Maridon Hotel, Ota to chart a way forward in strengthening Nigeria’s democracy through citizen engagement of capital projects. In a bid to increase the level of understanding of average Nigerians, Justice Development and Peace Commission in collaboration with African Foundation For Environment And Development (AFED), organized a training workshop to sensitize

Street Fight In Iyana-Ipaja Leaves One Dead, Eight Injured


Police in Lagos State on Wednesday confirmed arrest of eight suspects following a street fight at Iyana-Ipaja which claimed one life and injured several others. The State’s Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen that the fight broke out at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday and lasted until about 2 a.m. on Wednesday. He said, “At

Go And Sin No More, Lagos CJ Tells 66 Freed Inmates


The Chief Judge (CJ) of Lagos State, Justice Oluwafunmilayo Atilade, yesterday charged the 66 freed awaiting trial inmates from the Kirikiri Medium Prison in Lagos to ‘go and sin no more’. The CJ freed the inmates in exercise of the constitutional powers conferred on her by section 1(1) Criminal Justice Release from Custody (Special Provision)

Lagos FA Pledges Support For MFM, Spartans At Federation Cup


Supporting sports is our business by WGB’s Obasa Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, Seyi Akinwunmi has said that the state will give its representatives at the national final of the Federation Cup, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) and Spartans FC, the technical assistance they need to excel at the competition. MFM’s Stanley

SARS Officers Rob UNILAG Student Of School Fees


An undergraduate of the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, identified simply as Adetokunbo, has alleged that some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command, attacked him and robbed him of his school fees in the Okota area of the state. Adetokunbo, a 200-level student of Philosophy, told our correspondent on

Ogun Pays N1b Compensation To Demolition Victims In Sango Ota, Ojodu, Mowe, Akute, Oke-aro And Others


Ogun State government has released over N1b as compensation to owners of structures demolished to pave way for road construction in the state. While presenting cheques to the beneficiaries, Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Biyi Ismail, said the turnout of the recipients at the Bureau’s office in Oke-ilewo, Abeokuta, showed that they

LASG Redevelops Agboyi-Ketu, Allays Fears On Demolition


The Lagos State Government says a new master plan for the Agboyi-Ketu area is ready with other development plans. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rafiu Anifowoshe, said the plan included the ongoing expansion of some streets, assuring residents that demolition for the expansion would be done with a human face.  The commissioner,

Widow Accuses Son, Wife Of Attacking Her Over Property


A widow, Mrs. Racheal Olaniyan, says she has fled her home on Olowu Street, Ipaja, Lagos State, over alleged assault by her son, Kehinde, and his wife, Shade. Rachael, who claimed to be critically ill, told newsmen that she was beaten by Shade sometime in March. She alleged that Kehinde, who supported the attack, stole

Falomo School: Lagos May Charge Pupils With Attempted Rape


Arrested final year secondary school pupils of Ireti Grammar School, Falomo, Lagos State, may face charges bordering on physical assault and attempted rape after police investigations. It was gathered that the pupils, if found guilty, might be sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. Our correspondent gathered that investigations had shown that some of the pupils were

Man Arraigned For Allegedly Breaking Into TV Station


38-year-old man, Smith Adetona, who allegedly scaled the fence of Ebony Life Television Station at Ilupeju to steal, was on Thursday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Adetona, who lives in Mushin area of Lagos, is facing a charge of intent to commit felony. He, however, denied the charge. According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Yomi Egunjobi,

Sango Ota Crash Kills Two, Injures Eight


 The FRSC has confirmed that two persons died while eight others sustained injuries in an accident along the Ilo-Awela Road at Sango Ota in Ogun on Thursday. The Unit Commander of the FRSC in Ogun, Mr Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, made the confirmation while speaking on the development in Sango-Ota.  He said the accident, which he blamed

Refuse Litters Lagos Community Over LAWMA Charges


Some streets in Ketu, in the Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State have been taken over by waste, while refuse littered a marketplace in the community. Our reporters, who visited Ademeyi, Ago Ijaye, Ogun River Road streets and Magodo Road last Thursday and on Tuesday observed that some drainage channels in the areas had

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