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    FG probes death of two Queen’s College students

FG probes death of two Queen’s College students

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has set up a team to probe the deaths of two students of Queen's College, Yaba, Lagos.One of the students was said to have died in her house during the ongoing mid-term holiday.There are reports that they died following an outbreak of diarrhea, but the school authorities have denied the news. According to a statement by [...]

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    Fear grips Lagos rice sellers over customs’ raid on Ogun traders

Fear grips Lagos rice sellers over customs’ raid on Ogun traders

Rice sellers in Alaba Rago market in the Ojo local government area of Lagos state are currently panicking over the raid of a rice garage in Sango Ota, Ogun state, by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).Bags of rice and kegs of groundnut oil were seized by the customs officials who stormed the market on Tuesday night.But speaking with [...]

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    NAFDAC seizes 26 packets of ‘UK-packaged Ghana garri’

NAFDAC seizes 26 packets of ‘UK-packaged Ghana garri’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized 26 packets of garri from a supermarket in Ikoyi, Lagos, Isaac Adewole, health minister, has said.The minister said the product was made in Ghana but packaged in the United Kingdom.In a statement on his Medium page, Adewole said a Twitter user brought the discovery to the attention [...]

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    Building collapse: Lagos files criminal charge against MD of Lekki Gardens

Building collapse: Lagos files criminal charge against MD of Lekki Gardens

The Lagos state government has filed criminal charge against Richard Nyong, managing director (MD) of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road in Ikate Elegushi area of the state.At least 35 persons lost their lives in the incident, which occurred in March.Others charged alongside Nyong are Taiwo Odofin, Omolabake Mortune, Maruis [...]

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    Sherrif’s victory, an end to the impunity of APC, says Lagos PDP chairman

Sherrif’s victory, an end to the impunity of APC, says Lagos PDP chairman

Segun Adewale, Lagos state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the victory of Ali Modu Sherrif at the appeal court as a precursor to the end of the "impunity" of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).On Friday, a court of appeal in Port Harcourt declared Sheriff as the legitimate national chairman of the party.Ahmed Makarfi and [...]

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    Makoko records fresh fire outbreak

Makoko records fresh fire outbreak

A fire outbreak was recorded in Makoko, a slum in a neighborhood in Lagos, on Sunday evening.A witness said the fire broke out around 5pm, but Adebayo Kehinde, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said he had not recieved any report on the incident."I am not aware of that. I have not recieved any report on it," he [...]

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    NEMA says ‘woman died, driver escaped unhurt’ in Lagos accident

NEMA says ‘woman died, driver escaped unhurt’ in Lagos accident

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of a woman whose vehicle plunged into Mekwe river near Bonny camp, Lagos, on Saturday night.Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesperson of the agency, told journalists that the vehicle was a KIA Ultima SE model with registration number MUS 38 BL.Two passengers were said to have been in the vehicle when the incident [...]

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    I was trapped for nearly 2 hours, says man who boarded bus that plunged into river

I was trapped for nearly 2 hours, says man who boarded bus that plunged into river

One of the passengers of the bus which plunged into a river at Owode Elede around Mile 12 area of Lagos state, has revealed that rescue operations did not commence until about two hours after the accident happened.Speaking with TheCable at Ajegunle police station, Owode Onirin, the victim, who simply identified himself as Nnamdi, said he felt the end had [...]

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    Three killed, 23 injured as bus plunges into river in Lagos

Three killed, 23 injured as bus plunges into river in Lagos

At least three people were killed, while 23 sustained injuries after a luxury bus with registration number Anambra GDD 386 YE plunged into a lagoon at Owode Elede in the Mile 12 area of Lagos state.Adebayo Kehinde, spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), confirmed this, saying the ill-fated bus was returning to Lagos from Abia state when the [...]

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    PDP loses 6 lawmakers to APC in Lagos

PDP loses 6 lawmakers to APC in Lagos

Six of the eight Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the Lagos state house of assembly have announced their defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Azeez Sanni, acting clerk of the house, read a letter dated February 16, and signed by the defectors, indicating that they had decided to join the APC.In the letter, the lawmakers said they were [...]

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    Ambode targets 3000MW, 24-hour power supply

Ambode targets 3000MW, 24-hour power supply

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday said the quest to achieve energy security can no longer be left for the federal government alone.Speaking on the plans of the state to attain 24-hour power supply through generation of 3000 megawatts of electricity by 2022, Ambode said the bane of the power situation in the country is transmission.He said the initiative [...]

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    Kidnapped Lagos landlord regains freedom after 4 days

Kidnapped Lagos landlord regains freedom after 4 days

Dayo Adekoya, secretary of Ikosi north estate landlord association in Lagos state, who was abducted from his residence on  kidnapped by some gunmen on Thursday, had regained his freedom.Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in Lagos, who confirmed his release to reporters on Monday, did not say if any ransom was paid.He said the secretary was in good health, and had [...]

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    Bouncers attack Punch, NTA journalists at Lagos marathon

Bouncers attack Punch, NTA journalists at Lagos marathon

Journalists from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Punch Newspaper were assaulted by bouncers engaged by the organisers of the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City marathon.According to NAN, the guards prevented accredited journalists from carrying out their duties, and treated them poorly at the VIP arena.The reporters journalists were supposed to have access to the VIP area, work station, mixed zone [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ attack 7UP officials, seize marathoners’ refreshments

‘Hoodlums’ attack 7UP officials, seize marathoners’ refreshments

Some suspected hoodlums attacked officials of 7UP bottling company, the official providers of refreshment for the 2nd Access bank Lagos marathon, on Saturday, making away with packs of refreshments meant for the runners.The officials were said to have been attacked close to the Palmgrove bus stop  along Ikorodu road, where they were stationed to hand over drinks to the runners.The officials, who were [...]

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    Again, Kenyan wins Lagos city marathon

Again, Kenyan wins Lagos city marathon

With a record of two hours, 10 minutes, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum, who won the maiden edition of Access Bank marathon race, has emerged winner of the 2017 edition.In 2016, the Kenyan won the race with a time of two hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds.On Saturday, Kiptum's compatriots, Ronny Kiboss and  Kiprotich Kiroi came second and third respectively.Meanwhile, Philip Sharabutu [...]

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    100,000 athletes to participate in Lagos marathon

100,000 athletes to participate in Lagos marathon

A total of 100,000 athletes from 27 countries, including Nigeria, will participate in the second edition of Access Bank Lagos Marathon, billed to hold from 7am to 2pm on Saturday.Sixty-four elite athletes from 26 countries and 102 from Nigeria, as well as 30 special athletes will also be participating in the marathon scheduled to start from National Stadium in Surulere [...]

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Exchange Rates

Feb 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.25395.57333.84
LAGOS460600500
KANO470610510
PH480620520
ABUJA450600510
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