Monday, February 19, 2018

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    ‘Our efforts being sabotaged’ — Cleaner Lagos Initiative officials raise the alarm

‘Our efforts being sabotaged’ — Cleaner Lagos Initiative officials raise the alarm

The effort of the Lagos government to sanitise the state is reportedly being frustrated by some unknown individuals.There have been complaints of dirt taking over places in the cosmopolitan city, making residents to underrate the efficiency of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).The administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, introduced CLI in July.Ambode said the initiative was conceived to address [...]

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    How fake lawyer was nabbed after practising for 15 years

How fake lawyer was nabbed after practising for 15 years

The police have arrested Chris Elisha, a fake lawyer who practised for 15 years.Trouble began when he stood in for one his clients at a magistrate court in Ojo, Lagos state.He was said to have made an attempt to quote a section of the constitution in the bid to apply for the client's bail but got it wrong.This raised the [...]

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    Arik Air introduces flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt air force base

Arik Air introduces flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt air force base

Arik Air has introduced Garden City Express service, which will take passengers from MMA2, Ikeja, Lagos, to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.In a statement on Sunday, the airline said operations on this route will begin on February 12.Port Harcourt International airport is located in Omagwa. Passengers usually spend at least time to connect the main part [...]

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    Lagos inaugurates Nigeria’s first sexual offences court

Lagos inaugurates Nigeria’s first sexual offences court

The Lagos state government on Thursday inaugurated four special courts for the prosecution of sexual offences and corruption cases.Two of the courts will adjudicate on economic and financial crimes, while the other two will try sexual offences.The sexual offences court is the first of its kind in Nigeria.While inaugurating the courts, Akinwumi Ambode, the state governor, lauded Walter Onnoghen, chief [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of N28.5m, property linked to Lagos director

Court orders forfeiture of N28.5m, property linked to Lagos director

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of N28.5 million belonging to Anifowoshe Alade, a civil servant in the state.Alade is the director of accounts at the state's ministry of public works corporation.Rilwan Aikawa, the presiding judge, also ordered the forfeiture of a a number of houses and a piece of land belonging to [...]

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    Report: Taxes chasing rich people away from Lagos

Report: Taxes chasing rich people away from Lagos

The latest Global Wealth Migration review says rich people are leaving Lagos for other cities because of taxes.According to the report, some of the reasons high net worth people are leaving their locations are taxes and increasing crime rates.Other cities affected are London and Istanbul.According to the report, 1000 wealthy people left Lagos in 2017 and there were no inflows.Auckland, [...]

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    Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tears flowed freely during the funeral rites of Deji Tinubu, a special adviser to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.Deji had slumped while playing a novelty football match with some members of the state executive council at the Jubilee Chalets in Epe, on January 25, 2018.Among those who witnessed the funeral service which took place at the Redeemed Christian Church [...]

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    ‘InsideMainland’ to hold programme on citizen journalism

‘InsideMainland’ to hold programme on citizen journalism

InsideMainland, Lagos online community news portal, will partner the organisers of Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos, to host a session on citizen and community journalism.The SMW is an annual worldwide event, which seeks to explore the social, cultural and economic impact of social media.It is hosted in over 20 cities.The 2018 Lagos edition is scheduled to hold from February 26 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Petrol queues return to Lagos

PHOTOS: Petrol queues return to Lagos

Vehicles have returned to filling stations less than three weeks after Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said the days of petrol scarcity are over.The queues have compounded the traffic woes in the cosmopolitan city as black marketers are having a field day.The last occurrence, during the yuletide, saw motorists sleeping over at filling [...]

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    ‘We’ll deliver one of the world’s cleanest cities’ — Ambode tenders apology over refuse heaps

‘We’ll deliver one of the world’s cleanest cities’ — Ambode tenders apology over refuse heaps

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the resurgence of waste on major highways and streets in the state, will soon be a thing of the past.In a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary, Ambode assured residents that the state government is on top of the situation.The governor said the new waste management policy of the state encapsulated [...]

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    Muslim cleric ‘arrested with human parts’ in Lagos

Muslim cleric ‘arrested with human parts’ in Lagos

Kayode Abdul-Fatai, an Islamic cleric based in the Alakuko area of Lagos state, has been arrested for being in "possession of human parts, including a female private organ".Chike Oti, spokesman of the Lagos state police command, who disclosed this in a statement, said the arrest followed a tip-off.Oti said the suspect was arrested at 4, Okedumola street, off Obadare area [...]

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    Four killed in yet another gas explosion in Lagos

Four killed in yet another gas explosion in Lagos

Four people have reportedly been killed while several sustained injuries in another gas explosion in Lagos.A leaking gas cylinder at an artisan’s shop in Ajara, Badagry, was responsible for the incident which happened an hour after an explosion occurred at Second Coming gas station (pictured) in the Magodo area of the state.Two people died and eight sustained various degrees of injury [...]

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    VIDEO: 6 Dubai-scale megacities, 10-lane mega highway… Bakare unveils ‘Nigeria of my dreams’

VIDEO: 6 Dubai-scale megacities, 10-lane mega highway… Bakare unveils ‘Nigeria of my dreams’

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, has outlined a range of solutions for the chronic Nigerian problem, and unveils it in a video he tagged "The Nigeria of my dreams".The video, which was presented during his state of the nation address on sunday presents six Dubai-scaled megacities in Nigeria -- one for every geopolitical zone of [...]

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    Ambode fires three commissioners

Ambode fires three commissioners

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has sacked three of his commissioners.Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday.The affected cabinet members are Adebimpe Akinsola (pictured, ministry of tourism, arts and culture), Femi Odubiyi (ministry of science and technology) and Anifowoshe Abiola (ministry of physical planning and urban development).They were replaced while new [...]

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    Kwara United players injured in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Kwara United players injured in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Kwara United's team bus was involved in an auto accident on Wednesday morning.The accident took place along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, TheCable understands.Some of the players sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment."There was no loss of lives. Nobody died, we have the case of five people sustaining series of injuries," Gbenga Akinola, Kwara United physiotherapist, told TheCable."Everything is [...]

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    Policeman robbed of AK47 in Lagos

Policeman robbed of AK47 in Lagos

Three men, who allegedly robbed a policeman of his phone and AK 47, were on Tuesday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ikeja chief magistrates’ court.The accused — Kazeem Oladipo, 30; Rasaq Owolabi, 26; and Segun Alabi, 32 — are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and possession of illegal weapons.T.O. Shomade, the chief magistrate refused [...]

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