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    ERA/FoEN asks Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

ERA/FoEN asks Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor-elect, from continuing with plans by previous administrations to privatise water.The movement, in a statement issued to mark the 2019 World Water Day, said though Lagos is surrounded by water, most of its citizens still lack adequate and [...]

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    Segun Adewale: I’m the substantive chairman of Lagos PDP

Segun Adewale: I’m the substantive chairman of Lagos PDP

Segun Adewale, a businessman, says he is the substantive chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state.Adewale was accused of invading the Ikeja secretariat of the party, locking down the building and declaring that he had control of the party affairs in Lagos.He later stepped aside and handed the secretariat to the board of trustees (BoT) members in [...]

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    Group seeks coroner’s inquest into Lagos building collapse

Group seeks coroner’s inquest into Lagos building collapse

The Women Empowerment and Legal Aid (WELA) has asked a high court in Lagos for a coroner's inquest into the collapse of a four-storey building in the state.On March 13, a four-storey building housing a private school collapsed killing 20 people, including children.The incident occurred at Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.In a letter dated March 14 and addressed to [...]

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    How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

The Lagos state police command says it has repelled an attack by members of an armed gang on one of its stations in Ikorodu.In a statement on Tuesday, Bala Elkana, spokesman of the command, said the policemen on duty at the Imota police station foiled the attack by the gang.Elkana said the reprisal attack came after policemen from the [...]

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    Lagos trade fair complex shut down to ‘prevent forceful takeover’

Lagos trade fair complex shut down to ‘prevent forceful takeover’

Traders at the Lagos International Trade Fair complex along Badagry Expressway were denied access to their business premises on Monday morning.The complex had been shut down for a couple of hours, leaving both buyers and sellers stranded with no way in or out.An official of one of the trade groups operating in the complex, said an agreement was reached by [...]

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    My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

When Abdulfatah Ayoola laid his hands on and prayed for Fawad, his son, he never knew that would be his last time of doing so. In the six years that the deceased spent on earth, the father prayed for him regularly but hardly had the request come from the boy. Fawad got to school, cheered his classmates and settled down for [...]

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    ‘One tragedy too many’ — Sanwo-Olu speaks on collapsed building

‘One tragedy too many’ — Sanwo-Olu speaks on collapsed building

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor-elect, has commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the three-storey building that collapsed at Ìta-Fàájì, Lagos Island.The building, which housed a primary school on its second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.At least 12 people, including nine children, have been confirmed dead.In a statement, Sanwo-Olu [...]

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    Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Twelve persons, including nine children, have been confirmed dead in the three-storey building that collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other rescue officials had rescued some of the [...]

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    INEC declares Sanwo-Olu winner in Lagos

INEC declares Sanwo-Olu winner in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the Lagos State governorship election.Announcing the result at the state collation center, Eyitope Ogunbodede, returning officer, said Sanwo-Olu polled 739,445 votes ahead of Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, who polled 206,141 votes.In Epe LGA, where Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor is from, APC scored [...]

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    Court sentences man to death for killing wife

Court sentences man to death for killing wife

The Lagos state high court has sentenced Lekan Shonde, depot worker in the Apapa area of the state, to death by hanging for killing Ronke Shonde, his wife.Josephine Oyefeso, the presiding judge, handed the sentence after she found the accused guilty of the murder of his wife.The convict was accused of beating his wife to death at their home in [...]

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    Lagos Accord Party abandons its legislative candidate for PDP’s

Lagos Accord Party abandons its legislative candidate for PDP’s

Accord Party has withdrawn its support for Abdukareem Jubrin, its house of assembly candidate for the Saturday, March 9 elections.The party cited anti-party activities as the reason for its withdrawal.Speaking with journalists after an emergency state executive committee meeting in Lagos on Thursday, Joseph Beckely, chairman of AP, said the party had notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of [...]

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    Visionscape allays fear of investors after Lagos defaults on bond payment

Visionscape allays fear of investors after Lagos defaults on bond payment

Visionscape, the company contracted to handle waste management in Lagos state, has allayed the fears of investors over the state's government default in paying the Green Note.The state government missed the payment of the Green Note due for Tuesday, March 5.The note, with a four and a half year tenor, was meant to pay its investors in the first week [...]

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    Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded election, has cautioned those trying to intimidate voters to steer clear.The former Anambra governor said this while reacting to incidents that played out in some parts of the country during the presidential and national assembly elections.In Lagos, suspected political thugs hijacked and set electoral materials on [...]

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    One killed during Buhari’s victory celebration in Lagos

One killed during Buhari’s victory celebration in Lagos

Unknown gunman on Wednesday shot into a crowd celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in Sabo, Yaba, killing one person, while a police officer was seriously injured by some protesting youth in Okokomaiko, Lagos.The unidentified gunman opened fire on the celebrating crowd at Iwaya area, killing one person on the spot.Chike Oti, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: My govt will protect all ethnic groups in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu: My govt will protect all ethnic groups in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says his government will ensure that all ethnic groups are safe in the state.Sanwo-Olu said this while congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection.There were reports that thugs were attacking some Igbo Traders in Oshodi, Lagos but the governorship candidate said "non-indigenous Lagosians should ignore the rumoured [...]

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    Police: No attack on Igbo traders in Lagos

Police: No attack on Igbo traders in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has described rumours of thugs attacking Igbo traders at Oshodi, a suburb in the state, as false.In a statement on Monday, Chike Oti, the command’s spokesperson, said such rumours were being spread on social media and had led to “distress calls from concerned Nigerians”.He said the police had intensified patrols and surveillance to allay [...]

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March 26, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
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