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    Conference of speakers elects Obasa as chairman

Conference of speakers elects Obasa as chairman

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has elected Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos house of assembly, as its new chairman.The conference elected new executives at its 2018 second quarter conference held between August 3 and August 5, in Ikeja, Lagos.Obasa takes over from Isamaila Kamba, his Kebbi state counterpart.Reading the communiqué at the end of the [...]

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    LASU to get faculty of arts complex courtesy of Tinubu

LASU to get faculty of arts complex courtesy of Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos, has offered to build a complex to house the faculty of arts at the Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Thursday met with maritime unions and stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the longing gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Osinbajo had ordered the evacuation of trucks from the Apapa expressway.The vice-president inspected the state of the road after meeting with stakeholders and maritime unions in order to find a lasting solution to [...]

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    Police sack four SARS operatives for robbery, abduction

Police sack four SARS operatives for robbery, abduction

Four policemen attached to the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos state, have been dismissed over alleged robbery and other crimes.Adamu Ibrahim, the assistant inspector-general in charge of zone 2 command, approved their dismissal.According to Dolapo Badmus, the zone’s spokesperson, the dismissed officers are Adeoye Adekunle, Adekitan Adebowale, Agbi Lucky and Odighe Hehosa.She said the policemen were also charged to [...]

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    Lagos PDP chieftain shot dead during party meeting

Lagos PDP chieftain shot dead during party meeting

Borishade Adeniyi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cheiftain in Lagos, was on Saturday shot dead during a meeting of party members.Chike Oti, Lagos command police spokesman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.Oti said the shooting occurred at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa LGA, where the meeting held.According to Oti, a fracas broke out between the factions loyal to Moshood Salvador, a [...]

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    Apapa gridlock: The journey from Jos to Lagos lasted 5 days but I’ve spent more than a week just to get to the port, says driver

Apapa gridlock: The journey from Jos to Lagos lasted 5 days but I’ve spent more than a week just to get to the port, says driver

There seems to be no end in sight to the ongoing nightmare that commuters, drivers and those who ply the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos have been facing in recent times.The gridlock worsened in the last one week, leaving many stranded and wasting long productive hours. A journey that should ordinarily take 30 to 40 minutes lasts hours. Heavy duty vehicles [...]

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    US lawmakers oppose Lagos water privatisation move

US lawmakers oppose Lagos water privatisation move

The ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition’ has commended the decision of some members of the US Congress to oppose the water privatisation projects being embarked upon by the Lagos state government.The coalition had alerted the public about the government's plans to "privatise most of the state's water system".Twenty-three members of the Congressional Black caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive caucus (CPC) [...]

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    Fidelity Bank donates N50m to Lagos State Security Trust Fund

Fidelity Bank donates N50m to Lagos State Security Trust Fund

As part of contributions to improving security of lives and property in the state, Fidelity Bank Plc has donated N50 million to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF).Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the bank’s executive director, Lagos and south-west, presented the cheque to Abdulrassaq Balogun, executive secretary of LSSTF, at a brief ceremony in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday.Onyeali-Ikpe, who commended the [...]

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    Lagos tanker explosion: Eight families show up for DNA test

Lagos tanker explosion: Eight families show up for DNA test

Eight families have showed up for DNA testing in connection with the explosion that occurred on the Otedola bridge in the Berger area of Lagos state.According to NAN, Richard Somiari, the head of the Lagos state DNA and forensic centre, made the disclosure on Thursday.Somiari, a forensic expert, said more families were still expected to visit the facility.“There are two [...]

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    Tanker spills diesel on road in Lagos

Tanker spills diesel on road in Lagos

Less than one week after a fuel laden tanker was involved in an accident on Otedeola bridge in the Berger area of Lagos state, another tanker spilled its content at Moshalashi bus stop in Iyana Ipaja, a suburb in Lagos.Witnesses said officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) moved in on time to prevent the 33,000-diesel carrier from going [...]

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    Explosion: Fuel tanker was carrying twice its capacity, says Lagos

Explosion: Fuel tanker was carrying twice its capacity, says Lagos

The Lagos state government says the fuel tanker involved in an explosion on Thursday was carrying "twice its pulling capacity".Ladi Lawanson, the commissioner for transportation, made this known on Sunday at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja.He said the investigation conducted by the state government indicated that the truck involved in the explosion was registered in Kano state and had [...]

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    ‘A school bus of children was consumed’ — eyewitnesses describe Lagos tanker explosion

‘A school bus of children was consumed’ — eyewitnesses describe Lagos tanker explosion

It was about 5:30pm on Thursday, in the thick of the Lagos rush hour, when a fuel-laden tanker lost control and went ablaze on Otedola Bridge in Berger, Lagos, bringing the lives of many to a sudden end.According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), nine persons died in the accident, four were injured while 54 vehicles were burnt -- [...]

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    Lagos to close Oshodi flyover in July — but only for seven hours

Lagos to close Oshodi flyover in July — but only for seven hours

The Lagos state government says there will be a partial restriction of movement on the Oshodi flyover to enable it advance the ongoing construction of the Oshodi transport interchange.Ade Akinsanya, state commissioner for works and infrastructure, in a statement on Friday, said the restriction will take effect from 10pm on July 1 to 5am on July 2.Akinsanya said construction work at the interchange [...]

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    LSSMC Kankon, Whitesands School win maiden Code Lagos competition

LSSMC Kankon, Whitesands School win maiden Code Lagos competition

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    LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

Chris Olakpe, chairman, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), says the agency arrests at least 880 motorists are arrested on a daily basis over breach of traffic rules.Olakpe said each of the 44 zones of LASTMA make minimum 20 arrests daily.According to him, mobile courts hear and determine the cases and give fines.He said LASTMA had established a protocol unit to ensure [...]

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    ‘I sold food to the driver minutes before he died’ — Ojuelegba vendor speaks on accident

‘I sold food to the driver minutes before he died’ — Ojuelegba vendor speaks on accident

Around 9pm on Tuesday, a truck laden with piles of plywood fell off a bridge at Ojuelegba, Lagos, and landed on commercial buses better known as Danfo. Three people lost their lives in the accident while others sustained injuries. When TheCable visited the scene of the accident on Wednesday, street sweepers were seen dumping the broken piles wood under the bridge to clear [...]

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