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    Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

The state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was marred by irregularities on Saturday.From violence to factional disputes, the exercise plunged the ruling party into a deeper crisis.Various factions staged their own congresses in Lagos, Delta, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo and Oyo.Imo congress held despite court order against itIn Imo state, the congress took place at an undisclosed venue, despite a [...]

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    Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

Police arrest SARS operative who ‘extorted N5000’ from Lagos resident

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested one Charles Omotosho, an operative of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), for allegedly extorting N5, 000 from a resident in the Ikorodu axis of the state.Abayomi Shogunle, head of public complaints rapid response unit (PCRRU) of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.According to Shogunle, Omotosho was arrested, following [...]

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    ‘One’ shot dead as Lagos APC congress turns violent

‘One’ shot dead as Lagos APC congress turns violent

One person was reportedly shot dead on Saturday as the All Progressives Congress (APC) congress in Lagos state turned violent.TheCable learned that the exercise was going on smoothly at Central School, Dopemu, until suspected thugs invaded the area, shooting sporadically into the air.The shootings had resulted in chaos in the area as participants in the congress scurried to safety.The thugs [...]

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    EFCC raids top club in Lagos, arrests 12 ‘internet fraudsters’

EFCC raids top club in Lagos, arrests 12 ‘internet fraudsters’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos state.The suspects were arrested after the anti-graft agency raided Club 57, a club in the Ikoyi area of the state.The commission said some of the suspects abandoned their exotic vehicles and fled, disclosing that 10 cars were recovered in the operation."Operatives of the EFCC early [...]

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    More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

Medical services have stopped in public health facilities in Kano after health workers in the state joined the ongoing nationwide strike.The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) had announced an indefinite strike on April 17, citing the government’s refusal to meet its demands.One of such demands is to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the federal [...]

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    ‘They’ve been beating me in Kirikiri… no good food’ — Evans weeps in court

‘They’ve been beating me in Kirikiri… no good food’ — Evans weeps in court

There was drama at a high court in Igbosere, Lagos, on Monday when Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, staged a protest.He refused to alight from the vehicle which conveyed him from the prison to court. After failing in the bid to convince the suspect to follow him to the courtroom, the prison official told the judge [...]

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    Ambode lauds peaceful conduct of APC congress in Lagos

Ambode lauds peaceful conduct of APC congress in Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has commended the peaceful conduct of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress across the 337 wards in the state.Ambode, who participated in the exercise at his ward in Papa-Epe, Epe local government area, on Saturday, lauded the party members for their "maturity" during the exercise.He said the large turn out for the ward [...]

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    Lagos: PSP, Visionscape collaboration will rid streets of refuse

Lagos: PSP, Visionscape collaboration will rid streets of refuse

The Lagos state government says the collaboration between private sector participants (PSP) operators and Visionscape Sanitation will lead to the removal of heaps of refuse from the streets in a few days.The state's ministry of environment recently reached an agreement for PSP operators to return as waste collectors while Visionscape Sanitation will oversee waste management infrastructural reforms.Speaking on the Cleaner Lagos Initiative [...]

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    Lagos: Evans’ lawyer playing games but we’ll defeat him

Lagos: Evans’ lawyer playing games but we’ll defeat him

The Lagos state government says no effort will be spared in ensuring justice in the cases filed against Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans.Evans is being tried on several counts of criminal charges bothering on alleged conspiracy, murder and kidnapping.He has since been on trial after he was arrested on June 10, 2017, and remanded in Kirikiri prison.In [...]

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    INEC: 1.4 million PVCs unclaimed in Lagos… 195,941 in Kano

INEC: 1.4 million PVCs unclaimed in Lagos… 195,941 in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is still in possession of 7,920,129 permanent voter cards (PVCs) yet to be collected from its offices across the nation.A breakdown of the uncollected PVCs as at March 2018 reveals that Lagos has the highest number of 1,401,390 while Kano has 195,941. Lagos and Kano are two of the most populous states [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tongues wagging as Fashola embraces Tinubu in public

PHOTOS: Tongues wagging as Fashola embraces Tinubu in public

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), embraced each other at a public function where they met recently.There have been reports that both men, who are former governors of Lagos state, are not in good terms.Fashola was one of the guests at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium [...]

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    Two killed as building collapses in Lagos

Two killed as building collapses in Lagos

Two people were reportedly killed and one injured when a storey building in the Agege axis of Lagos collapsed partially on Saturday.Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),  who confirmed the incident, said other occupants of the building were immediately evacuated.Tiamiyu said the agency got a distress call via the emergency toll-free number 10:48 am, concerning the building [...]

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    Presidency hit by yet another controversy — this time on Eko Atlantic City

Presidency hit by yet another controversy — this time on Eko Atlantic City

Just when the “embarrassment” involving Naomi Campbell, British supermodel, is yet to die down, the presidency has been entangled in another web of controversy.This time around it is about the Eko Atlantic City. The project situated in the Victoria Island part of Lagos is a planned coastal city being constructed on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean.On Friday, Akinwunmi Ambode, governor [...]

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    Catholic archbishop criticises Buhari’s Lagos visit, says ‘Christians not considered’

Catholic archbishop criticises Buhari’s Lagos visit, says ‘Christians not considered’

Alfred Martins, Catholic archbishop of Lagos, says President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the state will put Christians in a "difficult situation" and "deprive them of their right to worship".The Catholic archbishop said the president is visiting the state when Christians are supposed to be taking part in Holy Thursday and Good Friday celebrations.In a statement signed by Gabriel Osu, director [...]

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    South-west governors admit Lagos into O’dua Investment Group

South-west governors admit Lagos into O’dua Investment Group

The six governors in the south-west have formally admitted Lagos state into the O'dua Investment Group.Akinwunmi Ambode, the state governor, announced the development on Wednesday, via a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary.Incorporated as a limited liability company in July 1976, O'dua Investment Company Limited has business interests in Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states.It operates as [...]

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    INFOGRAPHICS: 34 states can’t pay salaries without federation allocation

INFOGRAPHICS: 34 states can’t pay salaries without federation allocation

Data made available by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that revenue from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) form more than 50 percent of the total income realised by states in 2017.The only exceptions were Lagos and Ogun where the allocations represented 21 percent and 25 percent respectively.The data also showed that 31 states increased their internally generated [...]

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