Monday, September 23, 2019

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    Fire breaks out at Unity Bank head office in Lagos

Fire breaks out at Unity Bank head office in Lagos

There has been an outbreak of fire at the head office of Unity Bank Plc in Victoria Island, Lagos state.In a series of tweets, the bank confirmed the incident which started early on Monday morning.The bank said the banking hall and "other strategic business areas" were not affected by the fire which has been brought under control.It said there was [...]

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    ‘I left my footprints on 3MB’, ‘I’ll get home before dawn’ – reactions to Lagos traffic lockdown

‘I left my footprints on 3MB’, ‘I’ll get home before dawn’ – reactions to Lagos traffic lockdown

A diesel-laden truck suffered a mishap on Otedola bridge in front of Magodo, Lagos state, on Friday and in less than one hour, traffic spread across different parts of the state.Many who were returning from work trekked home, with a man walking a stretch of 12 kilometers.Some Lagosians took to Twitter to share their experiences.https://twitter.com/trafficbutter/status/1175177705051934721?s=20https://twitter.com/iam_Immanie/status/1175146392022597638?s=20https://twitter.com/thecableng/status/1175156645216837634?s=20https://twitter.com/Michole_007/status/1175122261478707200?s=20https://twitter.com/HabeebAdamu1/status/1175160128540217346?s=20One thing is sure tonight... I [...]

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    PHOTOS: How an accident crippled traffic across Lagos for 6 hours

PHOTOS: How an accident crippled traffic across Lagos for 6 hours

A diesel-laden tanker fell on Otedola bridge in Lagos state on Friday evening, worsening the traffic jam.Although emergency responders got to the site on time to control the situation, there was resultant traffic that stretched as far back as Ilubirin and Obalende.TheCable gathered that the truck suffered brake failure. Some commuters along that axis were reported to have walked from [...]

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    Security guard ‘kills’ Lebanese boss, dumps body in septic tank in Lagos

Security guard ‘kills’ Lebanese boss, dumps body in septic tank in Lagos

A security guard has allegedly killed his Lebanese boss, Bassan Khodari, at his apartment in the Apapa area of Lagos state.Remains of the Lebanese were reportedly retrieved from a septic tank in the apartment on Tuesday.According to residents, the Lebanese returned to Lagos on Monday from a trip to Abuja and found the guard and his friends stealing his property.Khodari [...]

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    Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the federal government. In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery should not be permanently forfeited to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shoprite, DStv back to life at Ikeja mall but MTN office remains closed

PHOTOS: Shoprite, DStv back to life at Ikeja mall but MTN office remains closed

Activities have resumed at Shoprite and DStv offices at the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos, days after protesters targetted South African-owned businesses across the country over the xenophobic attacks.Although violence was not recorded at the Shoprite outlet in Ikeja, it suspended operations around 4pm on Tuesday, five hours ahead of its normal time for closing.However, there were cases of violence at Surulere [...]

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    Shoprite halts operations in Ikeja as protesters storm Lekki, Surulere outlets

Shoprite halts operations in Ikeja as protesters storm Lekki, Surulere outlets

Aggrieved youth stormed the outlets of Shoprite at Lekki and Surulere areas of Lagos state on Tuesday afternoon, chanting violent songs.The development comes less than 24 hours after reports of attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa, went viral.Some protesters also marched inside Ikeja City Mall, which houses Shoprite, MTN and DStv offices. While the protest in Ikeja [...]

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    ‘Unlawful detention’: 123 ‘suspicious-looking’ men from Jigawa sue Lagos govt

‘Unlawful detention’: 123 ‘suspicious-looking’ men from Jigawa sue Lagos govt

The one hundred and twenty three "suspicious-looking" men from Jigawa state have sued the Lagos state government for the "unlawful detention" and seizure of their motorcycles.They were detained by the Lagos State Environment Sanitation and Special Offenses Taskforce on Friday.The men were apprehended along Mosholashi road in Agege area of the state, having been trailed from toll gate as they [...]

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    PHOTOS: Many injured as BRT buses collide in Lagos

PHOTOS: Many injured as BRT buses collide in Lagos

Many people reportedly sustained injuries after two BRT buses collided in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Monday.This is coming less than a week after a truck collided with a BRT bus killing one and injuring many, still in Ikorodu.The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) tweeted photos of the accident saying recovery is ongoing and that commuters should be patient.https://twitter.com/followlastma/status/1168423495648382976?s=20Below are photos [...]

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    Lagos rejects ‘most dangerous city’ label, describes EIU’s report as unintelligent

Lagos rejects ‘most dangerous city’ label, describes EIU’s report as unintelligent

The Lagos state government has described the state as one of the safest in Africa.In a statement released on Sunday, Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner of information, described a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as unintelligent.The Safe Cities Index released by EIU had ranked Lagos as the world’s most dangerous city in the world.The report ranked 60 cities based on [...]

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    ICYMI: Police release 123 ‘suspicious-looking’ men from Jigawa arrested in Lagos

ICYMI: Police release 123 ‘suspicious-looking’ men from Jigawa arrested in Lagos

The Lagos police command has released the 123 men who were intercepted along Moshalashi road, Agege on Friday.The State Environment Sanitation and Special Offenses Taskforce had intercepted a truck conveying the men who said they were coming from Jigawa on Saturday.The truck was also reported to have been laden with 48 motorcycles.Yinka Egbeyemi, chairman of the task force, had said [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fans thrilled as Man City parade trophies in Lagos

PHOTOS: Fans thrilled as Man City parade trophies in Lagos

Fans of Manchester City in Nigeria were thrilled on Saturday after the Premier League champions paraded its haul of trophies in Lagos. The event took place at the Radisson Blu Anchorage hotel, Victoria Island.Among the trophies displayed include; the Premier League trophy, the FA Cup, the FA Women’s Cup, the Carabao Cup, the WSL Cup and the Community Shield.The fans also [...]

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    ‘I lost over N19m’ – Bobrisky laments invasion of birthday party by police

‘I lost over N19m’ – Bobrisky laments invasion of birthday party by police

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    ORide motorcyclist crushed to death in Lagos

ORide motorcyclist crushed to death in Lagos

A truck conveying cows has crushed an ORide motorcycle operator to death at Iyana-Itire bus-stop on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos state.The incident occurred 48 hours after a truck belonging to Dangote cCement collided with a BRT bus in Ikorodu area of the state, killing at least one person and injuring several others.The ORide motorcyclist identified by a colleague as [...]

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    Report: Lagos is the world’s most dangerous city

Report: Lagos is the world’s most dangerous city

A newly released report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked Lagos as the world's most dangerous city.The report, named Safe Cities Index, ranked 60 cities across the world based on digital security, health, infrastructure and personal security.Tokyo, Japan's capital city, was ranked the world's safest city.Singapore, Osaka, Amsterdam and Sydney occupy the second to fifth spots on the [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m ready to do my gutter work, says Igbokwe

EXTRA: I’m ready to do my gutter work, says Igbokwe

Joe Igbokwe, special adviser to the governor of Lagos state on drainage and water resources, says he is ready to begin his "gutter worker".Igbokwe said this on Wednesday when he announced that he had assumed office. He also shared some pictures of his office on Facebook."In my new office today and ready to begin my gutter work," he said.This is [...]

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