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    Coroner continues inquest, visits Synagogue

Coroner continues inquest, visits Synagogue

The coroner supervising the inquest into the collapse of a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) visited the scene of the incident at Ikotun, Lagos, in continuation of an investigation that formally began  on Monday.The Thursday visit was part of efforts by the coroner to unravel the cause of the September 12 incident, which killed about 115 [...]

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    How free was horn-free day in Lagos?

How free was horn-free day in Lagos?

On the Friday, September 5, 2014, Kayode Opeifa, commissioner for transportation, Lagos state, declared October 15 as an annual horn-free day within the state.Sequel to this, TheCable took on the verdict of the people and realised that many Lagosians were unaware of Opeifa’s declaration, hence the need for more publicity.The government revved up the publicity, but Lagosians thought it impossible [...]

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    UNILAG records second fire outbreak in 3 days

UNILAG records second fire outbreak in 3 days

Just three days after a fire outbreak at Madam Tinubu Hall, University of Lagos (UNILAG), that left some female students with fractured bones, the university has again recorded a fire incident.At about 1am on Wednesday, fire broke out at one of the stalls at Yem-Yem supermarket, inside the university.Sources told TheCable that the latest incident was the fifth in the current semester, which began in August.Some ladies attempted [...]

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    Female Unilag students ‘fracture bones’ in fire outbreak

Female Unilag students ‘fracture bones’ in fire outbreak

A fire outbreak at Madam Tinubu Hall (MTH), University of Lagos, has left many residents of the female hall with various degrees of injury, as students jumped from the first and second floors of the building to escape being burnt. No life was lost in the incident.A trapped resident of the hall, who spoke to TheCable but asked not to be [...]

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    Ebola lectures herald reopening of Lagos schools

Ebola lectures herald reopening of Lagos schools

After 10 long weeks of absence from school, pupils in Lagos state finally resumed a new session on Wednesday, with intense education about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that has kept them away from school for two extra weeks.TheCable visited some schools, which were all dedicated to orientating students and staff on the deadly viral disease.The Ebola awareness programme began [...]

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    Protest, as court adjourns ruling on hijab in Lagos schools

Protest, as court adjourns ruling on hijab in Lagos schools

Hopes that an Ikeja high court would deliver a ruling on the ban of hijab in Lagos state public schools were dashed on Friday, as the court adjourned ruling on the matter for the second time in two months.On July 5, 2014, Justice Modupe Onyeabor had adjourned the case to Friday, and on Friday, it was again moved to October 17.Announcing [...]

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    Panic in Lagos island after fatal PDP-APC clash

Panic in Lagos island after fatal PDP-APC clash

Two days after the Lagos rally of the southwest zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Tafawa Balewa Square, commercial activities have been paralysed in most parts of the economic hub of Lagos Island, following fears that a clash that resulted in the death of four people over the weekend could be reignited.The rally, which was attended by leaders of [...]

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    MUSON gets new artistic director ahead of annual festival   

MUSON gets new artistic director ahead of annual festival  

Renowned composer, multi-instrumentalist and musician Tunde Jegede has been appointed as the new artistic director of Nigeria’s prime art facility, the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Centre, Lagos.Jegede assumed duties last week, ahead of preparations for the 18th edition of the annual MUSON Festival, scheduled to hold from October 16 to October 26.He succeeds from Mr. Thomas Kanitz, a German [...]

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    YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

It is a little under a month before Lagos state observes its inaugural horn-free day (October 15), which commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, recently announced would become an annual ritual.But are the people who are to withhold their horns on that day aware of it at all? And do they believe in the possibility of Lagos someday becoming horn-free?This [...]

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    #GivingTuesday celebration of ‘Lagos heroes’ on till December

#GivingTuesday celebration of ‘Lagos heroes’ on till December

Lagos-based online grocery store, Jaramall.com has launched a give-back initiative ahead of the #GivingTuesday annual event to celebrate 'Lagos Heroes'.Now in its third year, the #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement dedicated to charitable giving.The movement was created by leaders of 92nd Street Y and supported by the United Nations Foundation to harness the power of social media and the generosity [...]

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    Want to buy meat in Lagos? Not today!

Want to buy meat in Lagos? Not today!

About two weeks ago, the Lagos state butchers association declared Friday September 12 as a day to refrain from sales of fresh meat and meat products in honour of late former treasurer of the association, Alhaji Chief Abdul-Raimi Balogun.Balogun, a founding member of the association who was treasurer from 1995 to 2004 and passed away on June 7, 2014, is [...]

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    Ebola: Lagos ‘not sure’ of FG’s Sept 22 resumption for schools

Ebola: Lagos ‘not sure’ of FG’s Sept 22 resumption for schools

The Lagos state government on Tuesday questioned the propriety of complying with the directive of the federal government that schools across the country should resume on September 22.Addressing reporters on Tuesday, the state commissioner  for health, Jide Idris, disclosed that the issue had been presented to the state executive council but a decision had not been reached.“On the resumption date of schools, we [...]

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    COCEN holds symposium on corruption

COCEN holds symposium on corruption

Covenant Keepers’ Network (CKN), an upshot of the Congress on Christian Ethics in Nigeria (COCEN), will be organising a symposium on the theme Beyond Knowledge Unto Obedience.This is part of its inauguration event and also part of its contribution towards curtailing corruption in the sociopolitical and economic landscape of the nation.The event is scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 20, 2014, [...]

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    Silence! October 15 is ‘horn-free’ day in Lagos

Silence! October 15 is ‘horn-free’ day in Lagos

What is Lagos without the noise of horns emitted by motorists every millisecond?Lagosians will find out on October 15, 2014 when the state observes a horn-free day ─ which will now become an annual event.The commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, said on Friday that the day is designed "to reduce noise pollution from the use of the horn, improve [...]

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    Lagos invites entries for Spirit of Lagos theme song contest

Lagos invites entries for Spirit of Lagos theme song contest

As part of investments of the Lagos state government not just in the city but in the “hearts and minds” of Lagosians, the project working committee of the Spirit of Lagos (SOL) has invited residents of the state to participate in the “Spirit of Lagos Theme Song Competition”.At a press conference on Friday at Freedom Park, general counsel to the [...]

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    Don’t give up on Nigeria, Lagos government begs youths

Don’t give up on Nigeria, Lagos government begs youths

Otunba Fatai Olukoga, special adviser to governor Babatunde Fashola on education has advised Nigerian youths not to give up on the country despite the present challenges.He advised them to always put in their best at all times and utilize every opportunity that comes their way.Speaking during the commemoration of the International Youth Day celebration 2014 and unveiling of a non-profit [...]

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