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    Three killed as plywood falls on commercial buses at Ojuelegba (updated)

Three killed as plywood falls on commercial buses at Ojuelegba (updated)

Piles of plywood fell off a truck and landed on three commercial buses better known as Danfo, killing three passengers at Ojuelegba, Lagos.A Toyota Camry was also involved in the accident which happened around 9pm on Tuesday.Adebayo Kehinde, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), told TheCable via a telephone call that he could not confirm the casualty [...]

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    PHOTOS: First set of new buses arrive Lagos terminals

PHOTOS: First set of new buses arrive Lagos terminals

The first batch of the 5,000 buses for the new terminals across Lagos have arrived the state.In his reaction, Akinwunmi Ambode,  governor of Lagos, expressed de;ight.He said the move is part of the state government  bus reform initiative conceived to redefine public transportation in the state with the view to making the state globally competitive.The governor said other than their [...]

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    System collapse causes power outage in parts of Lagos

System collapse causes power outage in parts of Lagos

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has attributed the power outage in some parts of the state to system collapse.Godwin Idemudia, general manager, corporate communications unit of EKEDC, made this known on Saturday.He said the national control centre, responsible for all monitoring done by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), attributed the outage to system collapse.Idemudia said there was a [...]

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    Club donates books to public schools in Surulere

Club donates books to public schools in Surulere

The Bond Club of Surulere, a social club of professionals who grew up in Surulere, Lagos state, has reportedly donated at least 3000 exercise books to public primary schools in the area.The public schools that benefitted from the donation were Surulere Baptist Primary School, Adebola Baptist Primary School, Estate Baptist Primary School and Akin Jacobs Memorial Baptist Primary School.Other primary [...]

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    REVEALED: Lagos acquired LCC years before Lekki-Epe toll fare hike

REVEALED: Lagos acquired LCC years before Lekki-Epe toll fare hike

The Lagos state government acquired ownership of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) and the Lekki-Epe expressway toll gate in December 2014, TheCable can report.The LCC had in February hiked the toll payable by vehicles plying the route, a move antagonistic to one of Lagos' stated reasons for the acquisition.In August 2013, the administration of ex-governor Babatunde Fashola had requested a [...]

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    Ambode unveils 46-feet statue of Abiola in Lagos

Ambode unveils 46-feet statue of Abiola in Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, has unveiled a 46-feet statue of late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.The statue was unveiled at the MKO Abiola Garden in Alapere, Ketu.Ambode said it was in the tradition of the state government to recognise and remember heroes and heroines who contributed to the greatness of the nation and [...]

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    Police dismiss three officers for tear-gassing asthmatic patient

Police dismiss three officers for tear-gassing asthmatic patient

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    Activists demand information on Lagos water projects

Activists demand information on Lagos water projects

Activists and labour unions have demanded that the Lagos state government tell Lagosians "the truth" about water public private partnerships that it is allegedly introducing through the backdoor.At a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy director, Environmental Rights Action, an environmental rights group, and part of the Our Water, Our Right Coalition challenged the state government to [...]

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    Fake soldier nabbed in Lagos

Fake soldier nabbed in Lagos

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    Cleric arraigned for ‘defrauding’ bureau de change of N12m

Cleric arraigned for ‘defrauding’ bureau de change of N12m

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    Apart from Lagos, no government in Nigeria is ‘serious about fire safety’

Apart from Lagos, no government in Nigeria is ‘serious about fire safety’

Jumade Adejola, chief executive officer of Surveillant Fire Limited, a fire and security systems company, says apart from Lagos, no government in Nigeria takes fire safety serious.Adejola said this in a media chat with journalists in Lagos on Tuesday.He said the federal and state governments do not have functioning fire safety equipment in case of emergency outbreaks.The security expert also [...]

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    25 persons survive boat mishap in Ojo

25 persons survive boat mishap in Ojo

At least 25 people survived when two open fibre boats collided in Ojo area of Lagos state on Friday.Damilola Emmmanuel, managing director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), who confirmed the incident, said one of the boats was driving at full capacity with 22 passengers, while the other had just the captain and deckhand on board.He said immediately the [...]

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    Erosion may wipe off Lekki Conservation Centre, says NCF

Erosion may wipe off Lekki Conservation Centre, says NCF

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    Lagos targets 3000MW self-generated power in five years

Lagos targets 3000MW self-generated power in five years

The Lagos state government says it hopes to generate 3,000 megawatts of power for use in the state by 2023.According to Olawale Oluwo, commissioner for energy, the state hopes to achieve this with the Embedded Power Supply Project scheduled to commence in July."Our power reform programme which is the Embedded Power Project all things been equal will take off in [...]

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    Joe Igbokwe retains position as result of Lagos APC congress leaks on eve of exercise

Joe Igbokwe retains position as result of Lagos APC congress leaks on eve of exercise

While aspirants would be vying for different elective positions at the All Progressives Congress (APC) state congress across the nation on Saturday, those in Lagos would only file at the party’s secretariat in Ikeja for other purposes but not election.Barring last-minute changes, aspirants of stakeholders of the party in the state would constitute the party’s executive committee for the next [...]

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    Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested one Charles Omotosho, an operative of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), for allegedly extorting N5, 000 from a resident in the Ikorodu axis of the state.Abayomi Shogunle, head of public complaints rapid response unit (PCRRU) of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.According to Shogunle, Omotosho was arrested, following [...]

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