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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…

The dismissed officers, Fabiyi Omomayara, Olaniyi Solomon, Solomon Sunday and Aliyu Mukaila

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…

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Police arrest woman who ‘locked ward in kennel’

The police in Lagos have arrested 24-year-old Onyinye Mbadike for allegedly torturing a minor and locking him in a kennel in Aguda, Lagos. The incident happened at Trimnell Street, Aguda, and was leaked in a video that went viral on social media. Bala Elkana, the Lagos Police spokesperson, said the…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Motorist ‘kills tricycle rider over right of way’

Christian Innocent, a 39-year old man, has landed in police custody for allegedly killing a motorcycle rider at Akerele Street, Surulere, Lagos. Mr Innocent allegedly murdered Aniete Bassey on Sunday after an argument between them over the right of way. Mr Bassey gave up the ghost at Randle Hospital, Surulere,…

Remains of Lagos inferno

Five children die in Lagos inferno

Five children lost their lives in an inferno after they were locked inside a room in Abagbo village, Takwa-Bay in Lagos. The incident, which occurred last Tuesday, was reported to the Takwa Bay Police Station. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said in a statement on Sunday that the police…

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Stray bullet kills woman in Lagos

A 30-year old woman, identified as Busayo Owoodun, was fatally hit by a stray bullet Saturday during an exchange of gunfire between police officers and suspected kidnappers at the Ijegun area of Lagos. Mrs Owoodun died at about 3 p.m. Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson, said police officers from the…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionIsNow: Police arrest protesters in Lagos, activists defy rain in Abuja

Several protesters were arrested at the National Stadium in Lagos Monday after a crowd gathered to begin #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria. The decision of the Nigerian government to arrest and detain Omoyele Sowore, a key organiser of the protest, early Saturday morning served…

Some of the protesters

Activists protest Lagos ‘draconian’ traffic fines

Dozens of civil society activists on Thursday marched along some major roads in Ikeja, the Lagos capital, to protest the new executive order signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on traffic laws and penalties for offences in the state. The protesters, led by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights…

Oluwale Ilesanmi [Photo: The Spectator]

Four children injured in Lagos building collapse

A part of a two-storey building collapsed at the Bariga area of Lagos Sunday night injuring four children, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said. The incident occurred at about 9.30 p.m. Kehinde Adebayo, the LASEMA public relations officer, said the children, who were rescued from the rubble,…

Commercial motorcyclist, passenger injured in Lagos accident.

Commercial motorcyclist, passenger injured in Lagos accident

A commercial motorcyclist and his passenger sustained serious injuries after they ran into a truck at the Sabo area of Ikorodu on Thursday. The collision left the motorcyclist unconscious while his passenger sustained injuries on both legs. A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the accident was caused by officials of…

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Lagos govt meets company after employee loses arm in factory accident

Officials of the Lagos State Safety Commission on Tuesday met with the management of Rigipark Containers Limited over workplace hazards at the latter's factory. At the meeting, Hakeem Dickson, the director-general of the commission, expressed his displeasure at an incident that resulted in the permanent disability of the company's employee.…

German govt trains Nigerian artisans, returnee migrants, on carpentry [Photo by Ifeoluwa Adediran]

German govt trains Nigerian artisans, returnee migrants on carpentry

Twenty artisans, including returnee migrants from Europe, have been equipped with carpentry skills as part of the Skills Development for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE) programme. At an event to mark the completion of the training in Lagos, Friday, woodworking tool kits were handed over to the trainees. The Gesellschaft…

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

Lagos AAC rejects Sowore’s removal as party chairman

The Lagos State chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) has rejected last week's court decision affirming the removal of Omoyele Sowore as the party's national chairman. At a press briefing in Lagos on Monday, the chapter said the court's ruling was a "cut and sew" judgment that would not…

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One dead in SARS, robbers clash in Lagos

A middle-aged man, identified as Francis Ene, was hit and killed by a stray bullet during a faceoff between operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and some armed robbers in Ilupeju, Lagos. Mr Ene, 38, died around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said the SARS…

The technology-based interrogation facility at the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba

Police launch tech-based interrogation facility

The police in Lagos on Tuesday commissioned a technology-based interrogation facility at the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba. Muazu Zubairu, the state police commissioner, said the facility would be used for the interrogation of criminal suspects henceforth. According to Mr Zubairu, the project was supported by well-meaning…

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Two dead, 16 missing in Lagos boat accident

At least two people are dead after a passenger boat capsized at Ijede, Lagos, on Saturday night, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said. The accident occurred at about 8.30 p.m. while the boat was conveying passengers from Ikorodu to Badore, Ajah. It was gathered that the boat…

Protesters storm COZA in Lagos, Nigeria.

Rape scandal: Like Abuja, churchgoers throng Lagos COZA despite allegations against lead pastor

It was an unusual Sunday morning at the Maryland, Lagos branch of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) as protesters took over the access road leading to the church. Despite the protest, however, thousands of churchgoers attended the service, like others did in Abuja. The Lagos protesters who were clad…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police arrest fake Hennessy, Moet & Chandon producers

The police in Lagos have arrested three suspects for allegedly producing fake drinks in Lagos. Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson, said in a statement Sunday that the suspects, who were arrested on June 20, specialised in the production of fake versions of such drinks as Hennessy Vsop, Hennessy Xo, Moet…