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    ‘We couldn’t save her because the flood was massive’ — man who witnessed Adewura Bello’s last moment speaks

‘We couldn’t save her because the flood was massive’ — man who witnessed Adewura Bello’s last moment speaks

When Adewura Lateefat Bello left her place of work in Ikeja, Lagos, on May 15, she never knew that she would neither get home safely nor return there the next day. Fate dealt a crushing blow on her, leaving her siblings and those who knew the young, beautiful, smart and reserved lady with memories.It was a rainy day and the [...]

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    Adewura Bello, lady declared missing in Lagos, found dead in canal

Adewura Bello, lady declared missing in Lagos, found dead in canal

Adewura Bello, a lady who was declared missing on May 15, has been found dead in a canal in Lagos.Adewura, the 26-year-old accounting graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), was said to have gone missing on Wednesday after she boarded a bus from Ikeja to Egbeda, where she lives.According to Fadesola, Adewura's sister, the last time she heard from [...]

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    PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave truck drivers 72 hours to vacate access roads to the port in Apapa, Lagos.He also ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading to the area.The order was meant to clear gridlock in the area referred to as the gateway to the nation’s economy. Although [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: There’s no place for laziness in my administration

Sanwo-Olu: There’s no place for laziness in my administration

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, says hard work would be the driving force of his administration.”By the grace of God, our administration will be driven by hardwork; there is no place for laziness," Sanwo-Olu said.He was speaking on Saturday in Ikeja at the “Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat victory party” organised by the independent campaign group (ICG), his campaign organisation.The governor-elect said he [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu speaks on his cabinet, promises not to abandon Ambode’s projects

Sanwo-Olu speaks on his cabinet, promises not to abandon Ambode’s projects

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, has disclosed the kind of people that will make it into his cabinet.Speaking with select journalists in Lagos on Thursday, the incoming governor said only those who have shared vision with him and Obafemi Hamzat, his deputy, will make it into his government.He promised to hit the ground running, promising to run an inclusive [...]

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    BRT bus catches fire on third mainland bridge

BRT bus catches fire on third mainland bridge

One of the vehicles used for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Lagos caught fire on the third mainland bridge.The incident took place Wednesday morning.The blue bus, which was heading towards Iyana-Oworo, went up in flames just after Adeniji Adele axis of the bridge.TheCable gathered that the bus with an unknown registration number developed an electrical fault which resulted in the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Rainstorm destroys cars, worsens Lagos gridlock

PHOTOS: Rainstorm destroys cars, worsens Lagos gridlock

There was downpour across Lagos state on Monday morning, with the effect felt hours after the rain subsided.While some roads were flooded, the wind uprooted trees in different locations. At Kingsway Road in Ikoyi, a tree fell on two cars while there was gridlock across the city.Below are some pictures of the effect of the rain in different locations:A traffic [...]

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    Again, AD asks tribunal to stop Sanwo-Olu’s inauguration

Again, AD asks tribunal to stop Sanwo-Olu’s inauguration

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, has been accused of using fake voters card during the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state.Owolabi Salis, gubernatorial candidates of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), accused Sanwo-Olu of manipulating the system for his emergence as the next governor of the state.Ifagbemi Awamaridi of the Labour Party also filed a petition marked EPT/LAG/GOV/2/2019 before the [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: I’ll end Apapa gridlock within 60 days in office

Sanwo-Olu: I’ll end Apapa gridlock within 60 days in office

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, says he will solve the Apapa gridlock within his first 60 days in office.According to PUNCH, Sanwo-Olu spoke during an interactive session with his classmates at the executive master of business administration class, University of Lagos, 1998/2000 set, at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.The governor-elect was reportedly asked what he would do differently [...]

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    Ambode to inaugurate ‘multiple projects’ before May 26

Ambode to inaugurate ‘multiple projects’ before May 26

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, is set to inaugurate multiple projects embarked on and completed by his administration in the last four years.Ade Akinsanya, the state commissioner for works and infrastructure, said in a statement on Monday that the inauguration, to take place between May 14 and May 26, would be in fulfillment of the administration’s promise to sustain [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu attend burial of Hamzat’s father

PHOTOS: Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu attend burial of Hamzat’s father

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were among the dignitaries who witnessed the burial of Mufutau Hamzat, father of Obafemi, deputy-governor elect of Lagos state.Until his death on Sunday evening, Hamzat was olu of Afowora Sogade, a traditional stool in Ogun state.He was a frontline politician in Lagos state, [...]

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    ALERT: This secondary school student is missing

ALERT: This secondary school student is missing

Victoria Murray, a student of Holy Child College, Ikoyi, Lagos, is missing.According to her family members, she had not been seen since she left home for school last week.Murray resides at Oniru in Victoria Island, still in Lagos.In a brief statement, the family appealed to anyone who has information on the missing girl to alert the police."She's about 6ft tall. [...]

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    No more prison sentences for petty crimes, Lagos CJ declares

No more prison sentences for petty crimes, Lagos CJ declares

Opeyemi Oke, the chief judge of Lagos, says petty offenders will no longer get prison sentences effective from June 3.Speaking on Tuesday at the presentation of the two practice directions, the ACJL Practice Direction and Restorative Justice Practice Direction, Oke said there would, henceforth, be a speedy resolution of criminal cases to ensure an effective justice system.“Today in Nigeria we [...]

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    ‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), diocese of Lagos, has presented a special episcopal award to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for his "monumental achievements" in all sectors and sections of the state in the last four years.The church also tipped the governor for federal appointment in the President Muhammad Buhari incoming team, after his four-year term as Lagos [...]

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    Lagos impounds ‘N10m worth of poisonous ponmo’

Lagos impounds ‘N10m worth of poisonous ponmo’

The Lagos state ministry of agriculture says it has impounded N10 million naira worth of "poisonous cow skins", popularly known as "ponmo".A statement by Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, director of public affairs, quoted Oluwatoyin Suarau, commissioner for agriculture, as saying the "poisonous cow skins" were about 30 tonnes.Suarau said a monitoring exercise by the combined team of the state taskforce on environment and [...]

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    Police arrest six persons with ‘large quantity of poisonous ponmo’

Police arrest six persons with ‘large quantity of poisonous ponmo’

The Lagos state police command has arrested six persons with "large quantity of poisonous cow skins" popularly known as "Ponmo".A statement by Bala Elkana, police public relations officer, said the force acted on a tip off that a truck-load of "poisonous cow skins" were stored in a warehouse No 9, College Road, Igando area of the state.He said the force [...]

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