Ben Ezeamalu

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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…

Lagos Bus Tragedy

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...

Diezani Alison-Madueke

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…

Bola Tinubu

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…

Nigerian Judges
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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…

Femi Fani-Kayode

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…

Protesters protesting

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…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

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…

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Lagos private waste operators in war of words with state govt

Private waste operators in Lagos State have slammed the state government over its claims that they were carried along in the ongoing reforms in the waste management sector. In a response to the government's claims, the operators insisted the reforms were meant to push them out of business and replace…

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Lagos govt explains status of private waste operators

The Lagos State government has denied claims that it was planning to replace the private waste operators in the state with a new, foreign investor. Babatunde Adejare, the Commissioner for Environment, said Wednesday that the government would only restrict them to commercial customers and businesses while the foreign investor would…

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Fire guts building at popular Lagos market

A morning inferno has engulfed a building where ankara cloths (traditional fabrics) are sold at the popular Balogun market in Lagos Island. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES that a generator explosion was heard shortly before the inferno. No casualties have…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku denies being behind Oba of Lagos forced retirement from police

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has distanced himself from claims made by Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, suggesting that he was behind the traditional ruler's forced exit from the Nigeria Police Force. In a statement issued by his media office Tuesday, Mr. Abubakar said at no time did he…

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Lagos waste collectors drag govt to court

The operators of domestic and commercial wastes in Lagos State have approached a state high court to stop the government from displacing them or replacing them with new operators. In a suit filed on their behalf by Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, the Private Sector Participants (or PSP operators, as they are known)…

Atiku Abubakar

EXCLUSIVE: Why we won’t say whether Atiku is barred, wanted in America — U.S. Govt.

The United States government has said it would require the legal consent of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar before releasing information about his immigration status in the country. The U.S. government was responding to a PREMIUM TIMES enquiry on whether Mr. Abubakar was wanted in, or barred from entering, the…

LAUTECH graduate arrested for stealing 20 bags of cement

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‎LAUTECH graduate arrested for stealing 20 cement bags

The Operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old man, Abiola Hamzat, for allegedly stealing 20 bags of cement from a brick-making company in the Agbado area of the state. The suspect, a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, was arrested…

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Angry relatives of fuel subsidy convict attack journalist

Angry relatives of convicted fuel subsidy fraudster, Adaoha Ugo-Nnadi, were physically restrained on Thursday from attacking a photojournalist working for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission trying to take photographs of the convict outside the courtroom. Mrs. Ugo-Nnadi and Walter Wagbatsoma were sentenced to 10 years in prison for forgery,…