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    Vote with your conscience, that’s the spirit of Lagos

Vote with your conscience, that’s the spirit of Lagos

The spirit of Lagos (SOL), a non-political, non-religious organisation aimed at building a Lagos the world can be proud of, has urged residents of the state to vote their conscience in the coming elections.According to Olaniyi Omotoso, project director for SOL, the principles of the organisation rest on four cardinal points: social justice, citizenship, good neighbourliness and civic responsibility.He said it was [...]

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    10 face arraignment for torture of Ejigbo market women

10 face arraignment for torture of Ejigbo market women

The Lagos state directorate of public prosecution will on February 16 charge 10 suspects in connection with the February 11, 2013 torture of three women at Oba Morufu International Market, Ejigbo.According to the charge sheet, the suspects are the market leader, Isiaka Waidi, 61; Saheed Adisa, 29; Lateef Tijani, 37; Ahmed Adisa, 65; and Azeez Akinosun,36.Others are Jimoh Busari, 50; [...]

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    Fashola: No serious nation changes election date

Fashola: No serious nation changes election date

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, has expressed disappointment over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reschedule the general election.Speaking to journalists after picking up his Permanent Voter Card (PVC) at his ward in Surulere local government area of the state on Sunday, Fashola described the rescheduling as “a low point in governance”, saying it was [...]

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    One killed at APC rally in Lagos

One killed at APC rally in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has confirmed that one person was killed during the campaign rally (pictured) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Surulere area of Lagos on Wednesday.Kenneth Nwosu, the public relations officer of the command, told NAN that the victim was feared dead after a clash.“Yes one person was feared dead during the clash but the police [...]

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    Bird flu: Avoid contact with birds, Lagos govt warns

Bird flu: Avoid contact with birds, Lagos govt warns

The Lagos state government has advised the public to maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene as part of the measures to curb the spread of bird flu to humans.Jide Idris, the state commissioner for health, gave the advice on Monday, warning against contact with chickens, ducks or other birds, including their feathers, faeces and other wastes.''In the wake of an [...]

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    Agbaje a tax defaulter, Lagos government insists

Agbaje a tax defaulter, Lagos government insists

The Lagos state government is insisting that Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is indebted to the state in terms of tax payment.Babatunde Fashola, the governor of Lagos, criticised Agbaje last week, referring to him as a “tax evader”.But Agbaje debunked the allegation and presented a letter of commendation that he received from the state government [...]

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    Lagos judiciary workers suspend strike

Lagos judiciary workers suspend strike

The Lagos state branch of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has suspended its four weeks old strikeThe suspension was the outcome of a meeting held between JUSUN executives and stakeholders in the Lagos state justice sector.Emmanuel Abioye, the chairman of the union, who confirmed the suspension in a message to the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice Ade [...]

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    INEC, APC ‘colluding to sideline PDP supporters in Lagos’

INEC, APC ‘colluding to sideline PDP supporters in Lagos’

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in cahoots with the All Progressives Congress (APC) is plotting to disenfranchise its members and supporters in Lagos state by refusing to release their permanent voter cards (PVCs) to them.In a statement on Thursday, Olisah Metuh, PDP's national publicity secretary, said that [...]

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    Pipeline vandals kill two policemen in Lagos

Pipeline vandals kill two policemen in Lagos

Two policemen in the Ikorodu area of Lagos have been murdered by pipeline vandals, the state police command said on Wednesday.Kenneth Nwosu, the command's public relation officer, who confirmed the development, said the problem began when officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) intercepted the vandals who were stealing petrol from a pipeline.According to Nwosu, the NSCDC officers called for reinforcement [...]

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    Thugs beat ex-Lagos deputy speaker, Tejuosho

Thugs beat ex-Lagos deputy speaker, Tejuosho

Funmilayo Tejuosho, three-time lawmaker and former deputy speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, was humiliated by thugs at the rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mushin, Lagos, on Monday.The representative of Mushin constituency 1, who is seeking a fourth term in the legislative chamber, got more than she bargained for at the venue of the rally, [...]

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    After 10 years, UNILAG lifts ban on student unionism

After 10 years, UNILAG lifts ban on student unionism

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has lifted the ban on student unionism in the institution.Rahamon Bello, a professor and the vice-chancellor of UNILAG, made the announcement on Friday during the institution’s 2014/2015 matriculation.Following a violent protest in 2005, Oye Ibidapo-Obe, who was then the vice-chancellor, proscribed students union.The unrest on campus led to the burning of the residences [...]

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    Lagos filling station ‘reluctantly’ begin sale of fuel at N87

Lagos filling station ‘reluctantly’ begin sale of fuel at N87

Filling stations in Lagos are now selling petrol at the pump for N87 per litre, after initially sticking with the old price for about 24 hours after the federal government announced a N10 cut from N97 per litre.After Sunday’s announcement by Diezani Alison-Maduekwe, the minister petroleum resources, many filling stations in Lagos refused to comply.On Monday, only NNPC Mega Station at Falomo, Ikoyi, [...]

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    Fashola to move Apapa tank farms to Lekki world-class plant

Fashola to move Apapa tank farms to Lekki world-class plant

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, on Friday revealed plans of his administration to relocate all tank farms in Apapa to a "world-class industrial and petrochemical plant" in Lekki.Fashola made the disclosure during the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Apapa local government area.He said that the relocation would make Apapa become the commercial, residential and industrial hub that [...]

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    MTN launches ‘app for better 2015’

MTN launches ‘app for better 2015’

Telecommunication firm MTN has put smiles on the faces of its subscribers by introducing My2015BetterMe app, a campaign targeted at making its customers to create experiences that are relevant to peculiar circumstances.Unveiling the BetterMe app and three 2015 BetterMe bundle offerings, Funmi Onajide, general manager, corporate affairs of the telco, noted that the current trend in the telecommunication sector was [...]

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    Agbaje vows to return ‘illegally-acquired lands’ to owners

Agbaje vows to return ‘illegally-acquired lands’ to owners

Jimi Agbaje, the Lagos state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he intends to return illegally-acquired lands to their owners if elected.Agbaje, ho made the promise at a town hall meeting with the people of Ibeju Lekki at the Eleko Beach Hall, on Lagos Island, also promised to pay adequate compensation to those whose lands were acquired for [...]

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    Another Lagos market razed by fire

Another Lagos market razed by fire

Goods and property worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire on Friday at the popular Berlin Market, near Mandilas on Williams Street, off Marina in central Lagos.The incident occurred four days after five buildings were razed in the popular Balogun Market located also in central Lagos.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but the people who [...]

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