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    Lagos resident doctors suspend industrial action

Lagos resident doctors suspend industrial action

Resident doctors in government-owned hospitals in Lagos on Thursday resumed duty following the suspension of their three-day warning strike.However, those at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, continued, citing "local" pending issues.On May 27, 2014, national president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD),  Dr Jibril Abdullahi, announced that the doctors would embark on a three-day warning strike [...]

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    LASU students bent on continuing with street protests

LASU students bent on continuing with street protests

Despite the arraignment of eight of them in court for disturbing public peace, students of the Lagos State University intend to continue protesting the hike in fees tuition fees until the state government reduces the fees.According to the president of the university’s students' union, Nurudeen Yusuf, the right to peaceful protest is enshrined in the constitution; and the students, as citizens [...]

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    Aturu: Police ‘partly responsible’ for Boko Haram

Aturu: Police ‘partly responsible’ for Boko Haram

Legal expert, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, believes that the Nigeria Police Force is — to some extent — culpable for the emergence of Boko Haram as a terrorist group.Speaking on The Rule of Law vs. Insurgency at a forum in Lagos organised by Spaces for Change (S4C), he identified the Nigerian Police's "disrespect for the rule of law" as a factor that encouraged the rise of [...]

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Woman batters daughter for sleeping with father

Lucy Samuel, a 29-year-old woman, who resides in Ejigbo, a surburb of Lagos, was on Thursday charged to a Magistrates' Court for allegedly assaulting her 13-year-old stepdaughter.The girl had confided in her stepmother that her father usually forced her to have sex with him in her absence.In anger, Lucy inflicted pains on the girl by inserting knife in the girl’s private [...]

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    Police: ‘No Boko Haram kidnap in Lagos’

Police: ‘No Boko Haram kidnap in Lagos’

The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Command has debunked reports that 10 pupils of a primary school were kidnapped in Lagos today by Boko Haram.Speaking with journalists at Premier College Group of Schools, Palm Avenue, Mushin, where the sect members were rumoured to have struck, Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Ngozi Braide, stated that no act of [...]

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    Falana urges FG to free abducted girls

Falana urges FG to free abducted girls

legal practitioner and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, has urged the federal government to secure the release of the abducted girls in Borno State.Speaking on Monday at the presentation of a book titled Before We Forget: Obasanjo’s Letter to President Jonathan and the Aftermath, Falana lamented the embarrassment that the state of insecurity caused the country, and noted that there [...]

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    Lagos mob sets suspected kidnapper ablaze

Lagos mob sets suspected kidnapper ablaze

A mob in Lagos on Wednesday descended on a suspect alleged to have kidnapped two children at Iyana-Ipaja, setting him ablaze.An eye witness said the man was spotted on Tuesday loitering around Oshundairo Street, Iyana-Ipaja.“This man was seen on the street wearing boxers and looking unkempt,” the eye-witness told NAN.“We did not know he was coming back to kidnap the two children. [...]

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    Public schools floor private schools at science competition

Public schools floor private schools at science competition

A public school, Lagos State Senior Model College, Kakon, Badagry, has won the award for best science and technology projects in Lagos for producing a Solar-Powered Water Sprinkler.In the competition, which was organised by Addax Volunteer Club for members of staff of Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria, 18 schools affiliated with the Junior Engineers Technicians and Scientists club (JETS) vied for the N200,000 [...]

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    No more arrests… Police to shoot suspects on sight

No more arrests… Police to shoot suspects on sight

Henceforth, any person found with illegal guns and other dangerous weapons on the Lagos Island Local Government Area would be shot on sight.The order was issued after an emergency security council meeting summoned by Chairman of Lagos Island East Council Development Area, Kamal Salau-Bashua.The directive became necessary after persistent clashes between different groups of criminals, resulting in loss of lives and [...]

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    Navy won’t cover up trigger-happy officer

Navy won’t cover up trigger-happy officer

The Nigerian Navy has pledged to prosecute any of its personnel involved in acts capable of tarnishing the image and reputation of the service.Lt. Way Olabisi, spokesman of the Western Naval Command, made this known in Lagos on April 25, 2014.Olabisi stated that the command is presently carrying out an investigation to confirm if truly it was one of its personnel who [...]

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