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Four dead, six rescued as building collapsed in Lagos

A building has collapsed in Lagos killing four people and injuring at least six, the state's emergency management agency said. The tragedy occurred early Saturday at Magodo-Isheri area of Lagos. A woman and her three children perished in the collapsed building while her husband survived. "A building on top of…

Charles Soludo

UPDATED: Nigeria needs to ‘innovate, compete or die’ — Soludo

Charles Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says Nigeria needs economic restructuring and heavy lifting from its current economic condition. Mr Soludo also said the country is in dire need of innovations and competitiveness at all levels. The professor of economics, who is a member…

Mr and Mrs Ogbanje, Ochanya's parents

Activists discuss child sexual abuse to mark anniversary of Nigerian minor’s death from rape

Nigeria has not given much attention to the protection of children against sexual abuse and violations, an activist said on Monday at a workshop on child sexual violation and abuse. The workshop was organised by the Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) Nigeria to commemorate one year…

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Police rescue 19 pregnant women from Lagos ‘baby factory’ – Official

The police in Lagos have announced the rescue of 19 pregnant girls from a 'baby factory' at Ayanwale area of Ikotun. The arrest was made on September 19. According to a statement made on Sunday by Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, the pregnant girls are between 15 and 28…

L-R: Hugo Cuevas; President and CEO of Mohr World Consulting, Eugenio Nigro; the Vice President of Business Development and Remitly, Natalia Roldugina; HEad of Business Development, SMall WOrld (UK) and Rafael Ubilla; Rigional Director, More Money Transfers (Uruguay) during an panel discussion on the perspectives of International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) that operate in West Africa.

IMTC Africa: Financial experts, fintechs, others discuss money transfers, cross-border payments

Banks, Mobile Money Operators, Money Transfer Operators (MTOs), virtual currency experts, remittance companies, fintechs, financial aggregators, and regulators across Africa gathered in Nigeria for the International Money Transfers & Cross-Border Payments Conference, IMTC Africa 2019. The three-day event held in Lagos, Nigeria from September 24 to 26. The IMTC conference…

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Couple arrested for stealing N38 million health insurance remittances

The Lagos Police have arrested a couple for allegedly stealing N38 million at a health insurance company. Funmilayo Oyelaja, 38, and Tunde Ogunseye, 42, fled to Ghana after the crime, but were arrested after Mr Ogunseye returned home for the burial of his mother. The police paraded the couple in…

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Dismissed soldiers arrested for alleged armed robbery in Lagos

The Lagos Police command has arrested seven men around the Ijegun area of the city, whom it alleged specialise in robbing people in military uniforms. According to the police, three of the arrested men were dismissed Nigerian army soldiers, two were dismissed from the navy and the other two were…

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Police arrest two women for alleged baby trafficking

The police in Lagos have arrested Gift Michael and her "madam", Florence Douglas, for buying and selling newly born babies in Lagos. The suspects were apprehended on August 26 after they were nearly lynched at Ejigbo. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said upon concluding investigations, both suspects engaged in…

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Fake EFCC operative arrested in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a 29-year-old man who allegedly paraded himself as an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suspect was identified as Emeka Emmanuel and was arrested on Saturday by the Ojo police division. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, revealed this in…

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Man drugs minor, rapes her – Police

A 34-year-old man identified as Innocent Ifunayachi has been arrested by the Lagos police for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl after putting drug in her food. The victim was raped at her family house when the suspect visited them as a friend to the family. The suspect was arrested by…

Prof. Banji Akintoye (Photo Credit Saharareporters)

My plan as new head of Yoruba association – Banji Akintoye

The new head of a Yoruba association has spoken on his plans for his new position. Banji Akintoye, a professor and former senator, was on August 22 appointed the head of the Assembly of All Yoruba Groups Worldwide. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Mr Akintoye said he accepted…

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Parents at Nigerian college kick as PTA ‘imposes’ N50,000 hostel fee

Several parents at the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, have expressed displeasure over the alleged imposition of a N50,000 fee payable by the students for a proposed hostel project in the institution. According to the parents, the fee was agreed upon at a Parents Teachers Association meeting during which…

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Xenophobic Attack: Lagos Shoprite outlets remain shut

Several Shoprite outlets in Lagos remained shut Wednesday following a spate of attacks targeted at the South African store across the city on Tuesday. Protesters had trooped to several Shoprite outlets across Lagos as a reprisal to the string of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South…

One week after major accident, two BRT buses collide in Lagos

Barely one week after a major accident occurred between a BRT bus and a Dangote Truck at Itowolo, Majidun, Ikorodu Road, two BRT buses collided in the early hours of Monday. The accident occurred at Asolo, Ikorodu. The Lagos State Management Agency (LASTMA) shared this report on its official Twitter…

Many injured, commuters stranded in Lagos accident

Many injured, commuters stranded in Lagos accident

Several Lagosians have been hospitalised after two passenger buses crashed into each other during rush-hour in Nigeria's commercial capital on Monday morning. Witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES the accident occurred at about 7:00 a.m. at Asolo Bus-Stop, near Majidun River, along the busy Ikorodu Road. "The collision left several passengers injured…

Participants at the workshop described the law as "an extraordinary piece of legislation." Photo credit: Ifeoluwa Adediran

Group seeks effective implementation of new prison law

The Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has said the many benefits contained in the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019, can be exploited through effective implementation. Uju Agomoh, the Executive Director of PRAWA, said a sensitisation workshop in Lagos Friday that the new law aims to provide separate facilities for…

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Ikeja Electric to implement e-billing by September

Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, (IKEDC) has revealed its decision to implement its e-billing system starting from September. With the introduction of e-billing, customers would start receiving their electricity bills electronically and not via physical distribution. This was contained in a press statement released on Thursday by Olusola Ayeni, the Corporate…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG, China to engage in collaborative research

Towards unlocking beneficial opportunities between Nigeria and China, the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has expressed its commitment to engage in meaningful research activities with China. The institution’s deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folashade Ogunsola, a professor, stated this at a recent seminar on research and collaboration opportunities…

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Three feared dead, many injured as Dangote truck collides with BRT in Lagos

Three persons have been confirmed dead and many others injured in an accident involving a Dangote truck and a BRT bus in Lagos on Tuesday. The accident occurred at Itowolo area, Ikorodu road Lagos. According to a witness, the driver of the truck carrying cement lost control, and the vehicle…

New Nollywood political thriller ‘Code Wilo’ hits cinemas

‘Code Wilo’ a Nollywood political thriller has debuted in cinemas nationwide. The movie, which was screened to the media at the Ozone Cinemas, Lagos on Thursday, exposes the intricacies in the Nigerian political arena. It also addresses the themes of election violence, political tension, party politics and the general unease…

Trucks on the Oshodi-Apapa port road

Three months after Buhari’s directive, Apapa roads remain congested

The access roads to Apapa and Tin Can ports have continued to be littered with tankers and trailers three months after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive for their immediate evacuation. On May 22, the president ordered "the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa…

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Police dismiss, arraign four officers who murdered suspects

The four police officers that were arrested for the killing of unarmed suspects in Lagos have been dismissed from the Nigerian Police Force. They have also been arraigned in court. The Lagos police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, revealed this in a statement he released on Thursday. After their dismissal, the four…

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Police officers face dismissal for executing arrested suspects

The police in Lagos have said four of its officers are being interrogated for executing two suspects they arrested on Monday at Ipayi area, Iba, Lagos. Following the release of a viral video where some police officers shot two unarmed suspects in Lagos, the police spokesperson in the state said…

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Killed by stray bullet, family of Lagos tailor considers lawsuit against police

Yusuff Owoodun and his wife, Busayo, were at work inside a small room that serves as their tailoring shop at Ijegun, Lagos, on August 10 when they heard a commotion. Mrs Owoodun dashed outside to drag their five-year-old, who was playing on the veranda, into the room. She never made…

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Five arrested over Lagos market ethnic clash

The police in Lagos have arrested five suspects in connection to the clash on Sunday between Yoruba and Hausa traders at Ile-epo market, Abule Egba, Lagos. The fight which turned violent happened around 10 a.m. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said the fight started between a Hausa scavenger and…