Ben Ezeamalu

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Expert warns on dangers of tobacco farming

An expert on tobacco-induced diseases, Akin Adebiyi, has warned tobacco farmers of the harmful effects of cultivating the crop. Mr. Adebiyi, a medical doctor at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, said tobacco farmers should form a co-operative and engage the government for alternative means of sustenance in farming. Tobacco cultivation…

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Heroin, transported from Pakistan, abandoned at Lagos airport

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered 6.158 kilogrammes of heroin abandoned at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The consignment, which originated from Pakistan, was left unclaimed on the conveyor belt at the arrival hall during the inward screening of passengers on Etihad Airways flight.…

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Judge withdraws from human rights lawyer, Adegboruwa’s trial

A federal judge in Lagos on Friday withdrew from the trial of human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa citing "personal reasons." Justice Oluremi Oguntoyibo did not elaborate further on her reasons for opting out of the suit instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She said she would return…

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Court sentences man to death for killing wife

An Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court on Thursday sentenced a man, Sulaiman Olalekan, to death by hanging for the murder of his wife, Chika Egbo, on November 20, 2012, in a case of domestic violence. The convict, on the fateful day, had poured acid on his wife, having…

Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu

No corrupt person will lead Nigeria again, Lagos Oba Akiolu says

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Wednesday said he would work to ensure corrupt people never lead Nigeria again. Speaking at the inauguration of the Nigerian Women Against Corruption initiative in Lagos, Mr. Akiolu said he would work against any corrupt individual becoming Nigeria's president again. "I insist that…

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Activists tackle Lagos lawmakers over hasty passage of environmental bill

A coalition of civil society groups, grassroots campaigners and water unionists have vowed to resist the Lagos State Environmental Management and Protection Bill which was passed into law on Tuesday by the Lagos House of Assembly, less than two weeks after the groups challenged key sections of the bill at…

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Lagos govt files charges against Lekki Gardens owner over collapsed building

The Lagos State government says it has filed criminal charges against Richard Nyong, the managing director of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, and five others over a building collapse that killed dozens of people last year. A statement issued by the state Ministry of Justice said the defendants would face a…

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Lawyer withdraws suit against Magu’s confirmation

The court case filed against the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, by lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has been withdrawn from the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court. In the case, Mr. Adegboruwa had sought to stop the Senate from proceeding…

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How we rob ATM users – Robbery suspect

A 25-year old armed robbery suspect has told operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command how his gang robbed about 35 Automated Teller Machine users in Alaba Rago Market, Ojo area of Lagos., the police said. Gbenga Babatunde, who was arrested after a failed bid…

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50 disasters, five deaths recorded in Lagos, Ogun in three days – NEMA

Emergency agencies in Ogun and Lagos states have attended to about 50 different disasters between Friday and Sunday, the National Emergency Management Agency has said. Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA's southwest spokesperson, said rescue officials were attending to a fire outbreak at Rida National Plastic Company, Oshodi, Lagos; a car explosion in…

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Car plunges into Lagos lagoon

A car has plunged into the lagoon near the Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos, the National Emergency Management Agency has said. The number of occupants in the vehicle is yet to be identified, an emergency rescue official told PREMIUM TIMES. Rescue efforts are currently ongoing. Details later...

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UPDATE: Judge hails EFCC, explains final forfeiture of N34 billion linked to Diezani

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Thursday ordered a "final forfeiture" of N34 billion linked to former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. In a judgment delivered inside his tiny courtroom, Mr. Hassan said the prosecution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) proved satisfactorily that…

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Judge orders final forfeiture of N34 billion linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke

A federal court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of N23.4 billion, N9.08 billion, and $5 million (about N34 billion in total) linked to former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Muslim Hassan, who had issued an interim forfeiture order on the funds on January 6, on Thursday gave a…

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How I was drugged, robbed by lady I met on social media – Medical doctor

Some operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a lady in Agbor, Delta State, for drugging her friend, a medical doctor, in a hotel in Ojodu area of Lagos and carting away his car, laptop and mobile phone. The lady, Mitchel Harrold, 37,…

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How Kwara govt freed suspects police indicted in deadly Jebba attack

The king had barely made it into his palace when the deadly gunshots rang out. It was the Eid-el-Fitri celebration of 2016 and Abdulkadir Adebara, the traditional ruler of Jebba in Moro local council of Kwara State, had just returned from the prayer ground and was hosting a crowd that…

Primate of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Theophilus Olabayo

God revealed to me ‘Buhari’s time is up’ – Primate Olabayo

The founder and primate of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Theophilus Olabayo, has said that time has come for a new president to emerge in Nigeria. In a phone interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday night, Mr. Olabayo said "a man of destiny is going to take over in…

FILE PHOTO: In this photo taken Friday, Jan, 24. 2014, scavengers in Lagos, Nigeria sort out iron and plastic to sell at the Olusosun dump site the city's largest dump. With a population of more than 20 million, garbage piles up on streets, outside homes and along the waterways and lagoons, creating eyesores and putrid smells. The booming city also has major electricity shortages and many residents rely on diesel generators that cloud the air with black exhaust.  Nigeria's most populous city is turning these problems into an advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity. A pilot program at a local market has already shown success on a smaller scale. Lagos’ waste management program is also organizing recycling to clean up the country's biggest city.  (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

No going back on Lagos waste management reforms – Ambode

The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the state’s new waste management policy would be befitting a mega city and ensure the state remains clean and safe for healthy living. According to a statement released by his office, Mr. Ambode spoke, Monday, at the annual lecture of the Centre for Values…

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PDP’s 16 years responsible for Nigeria’s problems — Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has called on Nigerians to be patient with the federal government to enable it repair the damage inflicted by the previous administrations. Addressing protesters outside his Ikoyi, Lagos, home on Monday, Mr. Tinubu said the current foreign exchange scarcity could…

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Buhari must break silence on appointment of CJN, group says

An advocacy group, Access to Justice, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to break his "discomfiting silence" on the appointment of a substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. In a statement Monday, the group said the president should be transparent as to the reasons why he takes any course of action…

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N26 million Dasukigate: Fani-Kayode refutes own lawyer, denies seeking out of court settlement

A few hours after his lawyer told a federal judge in Abuja that a possibility of out of court settlement is being explored, former Aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode issued a denial. In a statement Monday, Mr. Fani-Kayode described such reports as "false, embarrassing, and mischievous." Mr. Fani-Kayode is facing a…

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How hundreds marched in Lagos demanding govt accountability, efficiency

Scores of Lagosians ignored a heavily armed police presence at the National Stadium in Surulere to embark on a rally demanding government's accountability, transparency, and a reduction in the cost of governance. The protesters, escorted by the police, marched from the stadium, through Ojuelegba, to the National Theatre where the…

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N32 million fine: FirstNation Airways denies any wrongdoing, accuses NCAA of arbitrariness

FirstNation Airways has denied any wrongdoing after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, slammed a N32 million fine on the airline for violating the provisions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations, NCAR. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the airline said the fine imposed on it…

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Nigerians hold anti-government protests — LIVE UPDATES

A protest to demand good governance and an urgent explanation for the country's economic downturn kicks off today simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and other major cities across the country. The decision to stage the process has been met with stiff opposition by the police who, repeatedly, told the…

Primate of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Theophilus Olabayo

“Worse things are about to happen” to Nigeria – Primate Olabayo

The founder and primate of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Theophilus Olabayo, on Sunday called for a three-day national fasting and prayer to avert an impending "darkness" hovering over Nigeria. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos, Mr. Olabayo said religious leaders are no longer able to help salvage the…

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Fayose, Adegboruwa say police lack power to stop Tuface’s protest

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the decision of the Lagos State Police Command to stop a protest spearheaded by foremost musician, Tuface Idibia, to protest the harsh living conditions in the country. The nationwide protest, facilitated by Enough is Enough Nigeria, a coalition of individuals and…