Ben Ezeamalu

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U.S.-based Nigerian model sues bank for alleged illegal use of her photo for advert

A Nigerian model based in the United States of America, Nneoma Anosike, has filed an action against Wema Bank PLC before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court for allegedly using her photos for commercial purposes without authorization. Ms. Anosike, 22, sued the bank through her father, Frank Anosike,…

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EXCLUSIVE: Real Reasons sacked Lagos Chaplain, Femi Taiwo, was fired

The immediate past Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos State, who was removed from his post allegedly on the orders of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode breached church protocols and had a long standing disciplinary problems with the church, documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES have shown. Femi…

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JUST IN: Security operatives take over Lagos APC office as violence erupts during primaries

Security operatives have taken over the All Progressives Congress secretariat in Lagos following an outbreak of violence that erupted during the local government election primaries. Angry party members invaded the venue as aggrieved party members protested the announcement of candidates endorsed by the party leadership. Ballot boxes and chairs were…

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NDLEA intercepts dried cannabis shipped from Ghana

Anti-narcotic officials with Seme Border Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Lagos have intercepted 5,863 kilogrammes of compressed dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis. "The illicit drug consignments originating from the republic of Ghana through the water ways were seized in two separate operations at Badagry,…

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How to make Lagos a 21st century city – Oxford Professor

A professor at the University of Oxford, Paul Collier, has said that a 21st century Lagos is one which would accommodate the elites as well as the ordinary people. Mr. Collier, a professor of Economics and Public Policy, spoke Thursday at a two-day international conference tagged 'Towards a Smart City:…

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Jonathan tackles El-Rufai; denies discriminating against 19 states in sharing Ecological Fund

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hit out at criticisms of his role in the disbursement of Ecological Funds during his administration, singling out Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State as he sought an avenue to vent his anger. In a statement on Friday, Mr. Jonathan described Mr. El-rufai as one…

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Nigeria police, Biafra groups set for showdown as govt vows ‘decisive crackdown’ on protests

The Nigeria Police Force has warned separatist groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) to call off their planned protests. In a statement issued by Force Spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, Friday, the…

Shi'a members demanding the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky in Abuja

Buhari govt exhibiting ‘unbridled arrogance’ in continued detention of El-zakzaky, Dasuki — Group

An advocacy group, Access to Justice, has said the Nigerian Presidency's excuse for its continued detention of Ibraheem El-zakzaky and Sambo Dasuki in spite of court rulings ordering their release "strikes a hard blow at the principle of separation of powers." Adenike Aiyedun, deputy director of the group, said Thursday…

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Police ‘intensify’ search for school children abducted in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command says it has intensified search for six students abducted at Igbonla Model School, near Epe, Lagos. In a statement on Thursday, the police said Fatai Owoseni, the Police Commissioner, had raised a team to rescue the students and apprehend the suspects. The students were abducted…

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Falana blasts Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu, over ‘power drunk’ El-Zakzaky comments

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has described as "a reckless demonstration of official impunity" a reason adduced by the Presidency for its continued detention of Shi'ite leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Falana said it was the first time in Nigeria's history that a democratically elected government…

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NDDC has failed Niger Deltans – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised the Niger Delta Development Commission, saying the agency has failed to provide the needed infrastructural development in the region. Speaking at the occasion of the Rivers State 50th year anniversary in Port Harcourt, Wednesday, Mr. Jonathan said fiscal federalism was the system that would…

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Court affirms jurisdiction to try INEC official

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday ruled that he had jurisdiction in the trial of a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Christian Nwosu, who was accused of receiving N30 million as bribe. Mr. Nwosu allegedly received the money being part…

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Building Collapse: Lekki Gardens owner stall manslaughter case

The applications filed by a defendant in the suit brought by the Lagos State government against Richard Nyong, the managing director of Lekki Gardens Ltd, and nine others over a building collapse last year, stalled the arraignment of the defendants, Wednesday, before a Lagos Division of the Lagos State High…

Men of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on a rescue mission at an accident scene at 7up adjacent motorways bus stop, Outward Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the early hours of Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

One dead as container falls in Lagos

One person was confirmed dead on Tuesday after a trailer conveying a 40-foot container fell at Motorways bus stop, outward Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The trailer, with registration number LSD 379 XT, developed a mechanical fault and fell on the road leaving the driver and motor boy trapped, according to the Lagos…

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UPDATED: Another container load of arms intercepted in Lagos

The container intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday at the Tin Can Island port, Lagos, was loaded with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs, the Nigeria Customs Service has said. Monday Abue, Zonal Commander, Tin Can Island Command, said the container with registration number PONU 210024/1 was shipped from Turkey…

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Another container-load of arms found in Lagos port

Another container filled with arms has been discovered at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Customs, Tin Can Island Command, Uche Ejesieme, confirmed the incident and said details would be made public later. "We are still counting,"…

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Tinubu vows to resist military coup

The former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, on Monday called on the military to perish any attempt to lure it to stage a coup against the democratic process, vowing that such attempt would be vehemently resisted. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had last week revealed that some…

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Why Nigeria does not work — Atiku

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has identified the shift from regional government to a 36 state structure as one of the reasons why the country is still struggling to reach its full potential. Speaking at an event to mark his conferment as "the Hero of Nigeria Democracy"…

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Falana speaks on rumoured coup plot by Army officers

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has hailed the decision of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to sound a warning to military officers planning to delve into politics to sabotage the current democratic dispensation. Mr. Falana spoke Saturday at the 50th year anniversary summit convened by the Movement of…

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Why I donated tablets to 501 secondary school students – House Leader Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives member representing Surulere Federal Constituency, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday donated 501 E-Learning tablets to secondary school students in his constituency. Mr. Gbajabiamila, who spoke at the public presentation of the tablets, said the donation was one of his campaign promises of providing "life changing empowerment programmes"…

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Man chained to police patrol van ‘a fleeing cultist,’ Police say

The Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, PCRRU, of the Nigeria Police Force has said it has initiated an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident leading to a viral video showing a suspect handcuffed to a police patrol vehicle in Benin-City, Edo State, last Sunday. A video uploaded on…

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‎EFCC re-arraigns Bamanga Tukur, Arisekola’s sons for alleged subsidy fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday re-arraigned the sons of a former Peoples' Democratic Party chairman, Bamanga Tukur, and late billionaire businessman, Ariseokola Alao, before an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on 38 counts of fuel subsidy fraud. Mahmud Tukur and Abdullahi Alao are accused…

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More Nigerians accepting Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals – Poll

The acceptance rate of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals among Nigerians is on the rise according to a latest survey by NOIPolls, a premier organisation for country specific polling services in West Africa. Commissioned by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a non-profit organization working to protect the rights of sexual…

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Group asks Federal Character Commission to investigate SSS recruitment scandal

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, a coalition of over 150 anti-corruption organization, has urged the Federal Character Commission, FCC, to urgently investigate the State Security Service over the recent officers' recruitment scandal that rocked the Service. In a petition to the Commission signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, CSNAC's chairman,…

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Ambode ‘permanently’ bans VIO in Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday put to rest the uncertainty concerning the absence of Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO, on Lagos roads, stating categorically that he has asked them to stay off the roads permanently. Governor Ambode, who said this at the commissioning of Pedestrian Bridges, Laybys and…