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    ‘She’s a rare gem’ — Sanwo-Olu celebrates wife on 53rd birthday

‘She’s a rare gem’ — Sanwo-Olu celebrates wife on 53rd birthday

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    Task force on Apapa gridlock challenges any driver who has spent days on the road to speak up

Task force on Apapa gridlock challenges any driver who has spent days on the road to speak up

Kayode Opeifa, vice chairman of the presidential task force on restoration of law and order in Apapa, Lagos, has challenged any truck driver who has spent days on the road due to traffic to speak out.The Apapa gridlock has crippled commercial activities in the area regarded as the gateway to the nation's economy because of the ports there.During the weekend, [...]

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    Man mounts moving Owerri-bound Air Peace flight — thinking it was heading abroad

Man mounts moving Owerri-bound Air Peace flight — thinking it was heading abroad

A yet-to-be identified man has been arrested for climbing a moving Air Peace flight at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.In a statement, the airline said the man hid himself in the bush before running to mount the plane on Friday morning.The plane was heading for Owerri, when the man, in his twenties, mounted the flight and attempted to [...]

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    PH-bound Arik aircraft returns to Lagos after pilot notices technical fault

PH-bound Arik aircraft returns to Lagos after pilot notices technical fault

Arik Air says one of its aircraft made a return to Lagos when the pilot noticed an ''oil indication light" .The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG operating flight W3 740, was bound for Port-Harcourt on Wednesday morning.In a statement, the airline said the pilot opted to return to the Lagos airport where it took off from as a safety precaution.The airline [...]

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    ‘61,154 patients visited Yaba Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in 2019’

‘61,154 patients visited Yaba Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in 2019’

Oluwayemi Ogun, medical director of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, says 61,154 patients visited the facility in 2019.Speaking on Wednesday at the 2019 presentation of the hospital's scorecard, she said the figure indicates that there is a 51 percent increase from the 40,502 patients that visited in 2018.She said the hospital admitted 727 of the psychiatric patients in 2019, [...]

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    Two killed, 75 arrested over Surulere violence

Two killed, 75 arrested over Surulere violence

Two persons were killed after suspected hoodlums clashed  at Ijesha- Aguda in Surulere local government area of Lagos state on Monday.According to Bala Elkana, police public relations officer in the state, the supects clashed on two occasions.Elkana said the command sent its officers to the scene to restore peace after it was notified of the clash.He said 75 suspects were [...]

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    Fuel tanker accident causes gridlock in Victoria Island

Fuel tanker accident causes gridlock in Victoria Island

A diesel tanker accident has caused gridlock at BJ junction inward Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos state.In a series of tweets on Friday, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said the collapsed tanker occupied the entire road, causing traffic congestion."Upturned diesel tanker at BJ junction inward CivicCenter occupying the entire road as the body has been separated from the [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu approves N250m tech fund for Lagos smart city agenda

Sanwo-Olu approves N250m tech fund for Lagos smart city agenda

The Lagos state government has partnered with the Eko Innovation Centre (EIC) to fund the state's smart city agenda.Speaking at the art of technology event hosted by the Eko Innovation Centre (EIC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, announced N250 million tech fund to facilitate co-creation of solutions for the Lagos innovation master plan.The governor said the tech fund will [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Dry taps, bad toilets… inside the harsh environment where students of Unity Schools learn

INVESTIGATION: Dry taps, bad toilets… inside the harsh environment where students of Unity Schools learn

Cleanliness, they say, is next to godliness, while security is everybody’s business. But these are not for the Federal Government Boys College (FGBC), Garki, Abuja, where poor sanitation is obvious, and at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Bwari, also in Abuja, where you can walk the length and breadth of the school without a security pass.FGBC, Garki, was a [...]

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    IN PICTURES: What you need to know about Lagos-Ibadan trains

IN PICTURES: What you need to know about Lagos-Ibadan trains

The very first train ride from Lagos to Ibadan was taken in the early 1900s by the British government ruling in today’s southern Nigeria at the time. By 1964, the rail lines had transported 11,288,000 passengers and 2,960,000 tonnes of freight in a year, employing about 45,000 people, according to the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).By 2003, these rail lines had [...]

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    Organisers postpone Computer Village Expo 2019

Organisers postpone Computer Village Expo 2019

Technology Times Media Limited, the organiser of Computer Village Expo 2019 (#CVE2019), a technology innovation festival, has postponed the event until further notice.The event was initially scheduled to hold between December 10 and 14 in Ikeja, Lagos.In a statement, Foluso Busari, the conference director, said the postponement was due to unforeseen circumstances.He apologised for the inconvenience the development might cause, [...]

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    Police arrest ‘Yahoo boy’ who ‘set girlfriend ablaze’ over infidelity

Police arrest ‘Yahoo boy’ who ‘set girlfriend ablaze’ over infidelity

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    Three injured, cars damaged as gas cylinder explodes in Lagos hotel

Three injured, cars damaged as gas cylinder explodes in Lagos hotel

Three persons were injured and many cars were damaged after a gas cylinder exploded at Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, Oniru, Lagos state.The incident happened around 12:35pm on Wednesday.In a statement, Nosa Okunbor, public affairs officer, Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), said an investigation revealed that the incident was due to a hose leakage in one of the gas cylinders.He [...]

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    Police: How we rescued corps member who spent 4 days in Epe forest

Police: How we rescued corps member who spent 4 days in Epe forest

The Lagos state police command has narrated how Faith Onyiwara, a corps member who was kidnapped in the Epe area of the state, on Friday, was rescued.In a statement on Tuesday, Bala Elkana, the command spokesman, said she was rescued in a swampy forest around Ilamija area of Epe.Onyiwara was said to have been abducted on her way to a [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu renames Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

Sanwo-Olu renames Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has renamed Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, a retired Nigerian army brigadier-general and the first governor of the state.The governor announced this in honour of the late governor at the stadium, on Tuesday.In a video shared by Jubril Gawat, the governor's new media aide, Sanwo-Olu said Johnson deserves all the awards."It used to be called [...]

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    ‘Record breaking’ jollof rice project to feed 10,000 street children in Lagos

‘Record breaking’ jollof rice project to feed 10,000 street children in Lagos

Taiwo Oluboyede, chief executive officer of IAMBRANDNIGERIA, says his organisation is set to break the Guinness world record by feeding 10,000 street children with jollof rice in Lagos state.Speaking on the project, Oluboyede said the show will take place on April 13, 2020.He said the project will involve 60 top chefs who will cook six tonnes of rice in one [...]

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KANO354445370
PH355447412
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