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Building Collapse at  Ilufe road Alaba International Market Ojo, Lagos

Another building collapses in Lagos

A three-storey building located at 31 Ilufe, Ojo Alabama, Lagos collapsed on Tuesday morning. The incident which occurred around 7 a.m. had given signs of an imminent collapse the night before, residents said. According to one of the residents who would not want his name in print, "we noticed the…

Hamza Al Mustapha [Photo Credit: Newspeakonline]

Kudirat’s Murder: Lagos govt asks Supreme Court to convict al-Mustapha, Shofolahan

The Supreme Court has been urged by the Lagos State Government to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal which acquitted Hamza al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan of the murder of Kudirat Abiola. The Lagos government wants the apex court to uphold the death sentence passed on Messrs. al-Mustapha…

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Court orders permanent forfeiture of Diezani’s ‘$37.5 million Lagos property’

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Monday ordered the permanent forfeiture of a $37.5 million property on Banana Island, Lagos, allegedly belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke. Mr. Obiozor gave the order to the Federal Government after the Economic and…

Kidnap kingpin, Evans, paraded by security operatives [Photo: Punch Newspapers]

INTERVIEW: Why I am defending notorious kidnapper Evans in court – Lawyer

Ever since he filed a fundamental rights enforcement action for the release of self-confessed billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), Olukoya Ogungbeje had been a subject of intense criticism from the public and even his colleagues. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the lawyer explains the rationale behind…

High court

Hackers who allegedly stole N150 million from bank customers granted bail

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday granted N10 million bail to each of the 10 alleged hackers involved in defrauding various bank customers in Lagos and Oyo states to the tune of N150 million. The accused persons involved are 49-year-old Ismaeel Salami;…

Voters

LIVE UPDATES: Lagos residents vote in local govt elections‎

Lagos residents will, today, July 22, elect their chairpersons and councillors across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas. A total of 12 political parties presented candidates for the chairmanship and councillorship positions in the election. The parties include Accord Party (AP), Action Alliance (AA), Alliance…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Lagos LG polls: Police warn aspirants, party executives against turning up with escorts

Ahead of Saturday’s Lagos State local council elections, police have warned aspirants, party executives and other officials not to turn up at polling centres with police escorts, guards or private guards. In a press release signed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, the Command stated that…

CBN

TSA: ‎Court orders seven banks to remit $793 million to Nigerian govt

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday ordered the momentary remittance of $793,200,000 by seven Nigerian commercial banks to the federal government. The money was allegedly hidden with the banks in violation of the Federal Government's Treasury Single Account policy. The banks are…

Alleged suspects, Baale of Shangisha, Chief Yusuf Ogundare (right), with his brother and accomplice, Mohammed Adams (left), being paraded during a press briefing at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Sacked Lagos monarch remanded in prison

An Ogba Magistrate Court in Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, granted bail to Yusuf Ogundare, the sacked Baale of Shangisha, Magodo, who allegedly faked his own kidnap. The judge, however, ordered he be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum prison until he meets his bail conditions. Mr. Ogundare was arraigned alongside his wife…

Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos LG Polls: Pro-Banire group flays assembly’s hurried amendment of electoral law

The United Action for Change has condemned the Lagos State House of Assembly's hasty passage of an act to amend the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission law. At a press conference held in Lagos on Wednesday, the group described the action of the lawmakers as "legislative indecency of the highest order"…

Patrick Akpobolokemi, Former NIMASA Boss

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How ex-NIMASA chief, others allegedly forged documents for N754 million fraud – Witness

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, investigator, Chukwuma Orji, on Tuesday narrated how a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and five others forged company documents to steal N754 million from the agency. Mr. Akpobolokemi’s co-defendants are Ezekiel Agaba a former…

Baba Tolu's house, the cemented part indicates where he was buried.

Badoo: Ikorodu residents recount ordeal

At Aliu Adesanya Street in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, the residents have taken up the responsibility for their security. Recently, the deadly Badoo gang visited the street killing a man, his wife and child and cutting off their private parts, according to the residents. "We know the number of people on this street and…

Picture of the Alimosho local government sole administrator [Photo: Abel Ejikeme]

INTERVIEW: Only Lagos LGs can survive in Nigeria without federal allocations — Sole Administrator

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Quadri Olatunji, the Sole Administrator of Alimosho Local government, Lagos State, speaks about his administration in the past one year, the forthcoming local government elections, and the challenges of grassroot governance. PT: What will you say has been your achievements so far as a sole…

Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode [Photo: Today.ng]

Prompted by Lagos govt. lawyer, judge orders journalists out of court

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court Friday ordered journalists out of the courtroom during the hearing of a suit filed against the Lagos State Government and five others by the Incorporated Trustees, Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, otherwise known as Private Sector Participation…

EFCC Operatives

EFCC arraigns federal judge over alleged unlawful enrichment

A serving judge of the Federal High Court, Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, was on Friday arraigned before Justice A.A. Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, for alleged unlawful enrichment to the tune of $260,000 and N8,650,000. Mr. Nganjiwa, who is attached to the Bayelsa…

Otodogbame demolition by the Lagos State Government

Court orders Lagos govt to stop further demolition of Otodogbame

Justice Surajudeen Onigbanjo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Wednesday ordered the Lagos State government to refrain from carrying out further eviction of the settlers at the Otodogbame waterfront, describing the government's previous actions as unconstitutional. Mr. Onigbanjo had twice postponed giving judgment on the matter, citing issues…

House of Reps

Corruption: Nigerian lawmaker detained as ex-minister jumps bail

A Lagos State Magistrate Court in Igbosere has ordered that the lawmaker representing Edu/Moro/Patigi Constituency of Kwara State at the House of Representatives, Aliyu Pategi, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The court, presided over by Afolashade Botoku, made the order on Friday…

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Nigerian docked for allegedly defrauding Canadian firm of $20,906

A Nigerian identified as Taiwo Quadri allegedly defrauded a Canada-based company, Allan Dodds, of over $20,906, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Friday. Mr. Quadri allegedly conspired to defraud the company alongside one Oladeji Ramoni and Modupe Adekunle,…

Joseph Nwobike

Why I transferred N750, 000 to Justice Yinusa’s account – Senior lawyer

A senior lawyer, Joseph Nwobike, has narrated how he transferred N750, 000 to a serving federal judge, Justice Nasiru Yinusa, saying the money was to help the judge pay for his mother’s medical treatment, and not to bribe him. Mr. Nwobike said this Wednesday at his ongoing corruption trial before…

N13Billion Ikoyi money

Court orders permanent forfeiture of N13 billion recovered from Ikoyi property

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the permanent forfeiture to the Federal Government the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from No. 16, Osborne Road, Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The funds had been stashed in iron cabinets and "Ghana-must-go" bags in…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Abducted Lagos students: We won’t negotiate with kidnappers – Police

In the wake of the alleged N1 billion ransom demanded by abductors of six students from Igbonla Model School, near Epe, Lagos, the Lagos State Police Command has said it would “not negotiate with the kidnappers.” The police spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that “it is the…

High court

Again, Court postpones judgment in suit challenging Lagos waterfront communities demolition

Justice Surajudeen Onigbanjo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Thursday postponed judgement in a suit brought by residents of several waterfront communities against the state government to June 21. Mr. Onigbanjo said he “would deliver judgment if the court finds that it has jurisdiction to hear on the…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Court orders Ifeanyi Ubah’s ‘release’

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday ordered the release of the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, held by the State Security Services for alleged "economic sabotage". The court directed the SSS and its director general, Lawal Daura, to release Mr. Ubah…

Dame Patience Jonathan

Appeal court fixes date to hear application seeking final forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8 million

A Court of Appeal in Lagos on Monday fixed July 5 to hear an application seeking final forfeiture of former first lady, Patience Jonathan’s $5.8 million to the Federal Government. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos, had earlier today adjourned to September 20, a suit seeking final…

The money

Court orders final forfeiture of N450 million found in Lagos plaza to Nigerian govt

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday ordered the formal forfeiture of N449,597,000 (about N450 million) found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in LEGICO Shopping mall, Victoria Island, Lagos to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The EFCC had on April 8 said it…