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Poets, activists celebrate Nnimmo Bassey at 61

Several poets and activists organised a colloquium in Lagos Tuesday to celebrate the renowned environmental activist and poet, Nnimmo Bassey, as he marked his 61st birthday. Mr Bassey is a recipient of the Rights Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize for works against oil pollution in the…

Makoko residents lament as hoodlums cause unrest in community

At least one person died and many others were injured on Monday when suspected cult groups clashed at Makoko, a popular Lagos slum. Residents of the community told PREMIUM TIMES that the clashes had become a recurring occurrence over the past three months. Adewale Akintimehin, the chairman of Ori-oke/Banana Community…

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New book highlighting Nigeria’s political trajectories launched in Lagos

‘Do Not Die in Their Wars’, a new book outlining Nigeria's contemporary political trajectories, was launched at the Freedom Park, Lagos, on Tuesday. Written by a legal practitioner, Dele Farotimi, the gathering afforded guests and literary critics alike an avenue to deliberate on the happenstances in the Nigerian political scene.…

Lagos water corporation staff protesting the mismanagement of their pensions and savings

Lagos water corporation staff protest mismanagement of pensions, savings

Dozens of workers of the Lagos State Water Corporation on Monday staged a protest at the Water House in Ijora where they demanded an overhaul of their management and a probe of the corporation's finances. The workers accused the management of mismanagement of funds, embezzlement of workers' pension and cooperative…

Apapa traffic gridlock caused by truck drivers (Photo Credit: RCCG Traffic Squad)

Despite Buhari’s directive, trucks remain on Apapa roads

Weeks after a presidential directive ordered the immediate evacuation of the parked tankers and trailers from Apapa and its environs, the situation has largely remained the same. The directive, which was issued on May 22, mandated "the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and…

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Lagos polytechnic student allegedly commits suicide after quarrel with lover – Police

The police in Lagos have confirmed the death of a 34-year old student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus, Joseph Mayowa, who allegedly committed suicide after a misunderstanding with his lover. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said in a statement Friday that the deceased took a poisonous chemical called…

Representative of Lagos State Governor and Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya (right); Special Adviser to the Governor, Finance and Audit Control, Mr. Adeniyi Popoola (2nd left); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Engr. Ajibade Caster Bade-Adebowale (2nd right) during the unveiling of the plaque to commission the Bisola Durosinmi-Etti/Hakeem Dickson Road in Lekki, at the weekend

Ambode commissions Lagos road named after convicted fugitive

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, last weekend commissioned the Hakeem Dickson road in Lekki, named after the convicted fugitive boss of the Lagos State Safety Commission. Mr Ambode was represented at the official unveiling of the Bisola Durosinmi-Etti/Hakeem Dickson road by the commissioner for works and infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya.…

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Police arrest ex-convicts for allegedly robbing lady

The police Rapid Response Squad in Lagos have arrested three robbery suspects in the Lekki area of the state for allegedly dispossessing a 25-year-old of her valuables. Two of the suspects are ex-convicts, the RRS said in a statement Sunday. The suspects dispossessed the lady of her valuables under the…

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Police arrest kidnappers, recover four corpses from septic tank

The police in Lagos have recovered four dead bodies from a septic tank in the Ikorodu area. The corpses were kidnap victims who were killed by their abductors despite receiving ransom from their families, the police said in a statement Thursday. Two of the corpses, identified as Yakubu Musa and…

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Police rescue two-year-old kidnapped at church

The police in Lagos said they have rescued a two-year-old girl who was kidnapped at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries regional headquarters in Agege on March 24. The spokesperson of the command, Bala Elkana, said in a statement Monday that the Igando division of the command arrested the…

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Police arrest fugitive guard who allegedly murdered colleague

The police in Lagos have arrested a fugitive security guard who allegedly murdered his colleague at the Magodo Phase 2 area of the state. Monday Odey was declared a fugitive after allegedly hitting Abdullahi Yinusa on the head with a shovel at the house where they both worked as security…

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Police arrest suspect who allegedly stabbed NANS spokesperson to death

The police in Lagos have arrested a man who allegedly attacked and stabbed a spokesperson of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Aderibigbe Oshin-Adisa, to death. Bashiru Ahmed, 21, confessed to committing the crime at the Okokomaiko area of the Lagos-Badagry expressway alongside two others who still are at large,…

Aderibigbe Oshin-Adisa

Lagos NANS spokesperson stabbed to death

Some hoodlums on Thursday stabbed to death Aderibigbe Oshin-Adisa, the public relations officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), joint campus committee, Lagos State chapter. Mr Oshin-Adisa, a fresh graduate of the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos, was attacked at the Okokomaiko area of the…

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Police arrest two men for allegedly stealing women’s panties

The police in Lagos have arrested two suspects in the Mile 2 area of the state for allegedly stealing female panties. Friday Emmanuel, 21, and Obiora Nwabueze, 29, were arrested on Easter Saturday while they were having a disagreement over the stolen panties. According to a statement released by the…

Femi Otedola

Otedola, Arthur Eze, former Ghanaian president bag 2018 Zik leadership prize

The chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Femi Otedola, and the governors of Akwa Ibom and Niger states, Udom Emmanuel and Abubakar Sanni-Bello, were among the winners of the 2018 Zik Prize in Leadership Awards. Announcing the winners on Wednesday in Lagos, Pat Utomi, a member of the advisory board of…

The deceased, Adaobi Ifeanyi

Lagos killing: Family seeks justice as CP pays condolence visit

The family of Adaobi Ifeanyi who was shot dead by police officers has urged the authorities to ensure that justice is done in the handling of the matter. The deceased's elder brother, Basil, who spoke during a condolence visit by the Lagos State commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu, on Tuesday…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

Area commanders, DPOs to be held liable for errant police officers – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday warned Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers that, henceforth, they would be held liable for the professional misconduct of officers under their charge. Mr Adamu spoke during a visit to the Police College in Lagos, following a spate of extrajudicial killings…

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Police officer ‘on the run’ after another fatal shooting in Lagos

One of the police officers who fatally shot at a couple on Saturday morning in Ajegunle, Lagos, "escaped" after the incident and has been declared wanted, the police have said. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said five officers are now in custody following the incident. The deceased, identified as…

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Police arrest 33 suspects over Lagos fatal cult violence

The police in Lagos have arrested 33 suspects following a violence that erupted at the Fadeyi and Onipanu areas of the state on Wednesday. Two people were killed, according to the police. Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson, said in a statement Thursday that the violence caused by a "fierce supremacy…

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Police arrest two suspects involved in kidnap of Lagos fire service chief

The police in Lagos have arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap of the Director of Lagos State Fire Service and six others. Rasaki Musibau and six others were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday night on Iwoye Bridge, along the Itoikin-Epe Road, Ikorodu. The arrested suspects are Blessing…

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Kidnapped Lagos fire service boss freed

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, and six others who were abducted on April 6 have been released, the police have said. Bala Elkana, the Lagos State police spokesperson, said in a statement Wednesday that the kidnap victims were "released unhurt." They were abducted at Iwoye Bridge,…

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Lagos police arrest two over doctor’s death

The police in Lagos have arrested two suspects over the alleged murder of Stephen Urueye, a recent graduate of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Lagos. The suspects are Gbadebo Jimoh and Malik Adeboye. Mr Urueye, whose convocation held on April 3, was killed a day after his graduation…

Late Kolade Johnson was shot by the police in Lagos

Lagos police ‘investigating’ death of man shot at viewing centre

The police in Lagos say they are still investigating the fatal shooting of a man at a viewing centre in Lagos. Bala Elkana, the state police spokesperson, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that the matter will be "thoroughly investigated" and the findings made public. The deceased, Kolade Johnson, 36, was…

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Emir Sanusi, Dangote, others present as Access Bank unveils new logo

Access Bank Plc on Sunday officially announced the launching of its operation as a new entity by unveiling its new logo after its merger with Diamond Bank. Following the legal completion of the merger on March 19, the newly launched Access Bank is now one entity, with 28,000 staff across…

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Lagos task force to crush ‘over 2,500’ impounded motorcycles

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) on Sunday said it would crush over 2,500 commercial motorcycles impounded by the agency between January and March 2019. Adebayo Taofiq, the agency's spokesperson, said in a statement that the motorcycles were seized for plying on restricted routes in…