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At least two people died while 11 trailers were destroyed in a pipeline explosion at Eroko Road, Ile Epo Bus Stop in Abule Egba.

UPDATED: Three dead, many injured as fuel pipelines explode in Lagos

Three persons have been confirmed dead in a pipeline explosion at Eroko road, Abule Egba area, Lagos. The explosion, which happened on Sunday night, also left many trucks and houses burnt. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the explosion was as a result of a vandalised NNPC pipeline…

Fela Kuti [Photo: Biography.com]

Why we pulled down Fela’s statue – Lagos govt

The Lagos State government said on Wednesday that it pulled down the Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's statue at Allen Roundabout for the improvement of road infrastructure and to ease traffic gridlock in the state. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor told PREMIUM TIMES that the…

L-R: Solomon Amoseta; SAN and Prof Wole Soyinka while addressing the press on Amotekun in Lagos.

Amotekun: Soyinka berates FG for outlawing south-west regional security outfit

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has condemned the federal government's declaration of Amotekun, a South- West security outfit, as illegal. Mr Soyinka, a professor of comparative literature, spoke at a press briefing in Lagos Wednesday. He said a serious government who cares for its citizens would not object to such initiative.…

One dead, 12 injured in Lagos road accident

One dead, 12 injured in Lagos road accident

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it has rescued 12 victims of an accident that occurred at Ogudu area of Lagos, while one passenger died. Nisa Okunbor, the spokesperson of LASEMA, said the accident happened on Tuesday at Ogudu 'underbridge'. The accident involved a blue commercial Volkswagen bus,…

1: L-R; Prof. Banji Akintoye, Pat Utomi, Prof. Anya O. Any, Prof. Wole Soyinka and Eze Chukwuemeka-Eri.

Civil War: 50 years after, Nigerians say ‘Never Again’

Many notable Nigerians, on Monday, gathered to discuss issues that led to the Civil War and ways to foster reintegration and unity in Nigeria, 50 years after the Nigerian-Biafran war. The discussion held at the 'Never Again Conference' organised by the Nzuko Umunna and Ndigbo Lagos, in Lagos. The conference…

UNILORIN gate used to illustrate the story.

Another Nigerian student denied university admission after scoring 300 in UTME

Despite scoring an impressive 300 at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) last year, Firdaouz Yusuff-Awari was unable to gain admission into the University of Ilorin where she had hoped to study Common Law, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Ms Yusuff-Awari, 17, also performed excellently at the UniIlorin’s post-UTME test where…

The Redeemed Church [PHOTO CREDIT: Ifeoluwa Adediran]

Lagos estate residents, Redeemed Church tussle worsens as church roof is pulled down

The tussle between the executive members of MKO-Abiola Estate residents association and the Agape Area Headquarters of the Redeemed Church escalated on Wednesday morning as the roof of the estate’s hall which the church was occupying was removed on orders of the president of the estate residents' association, Adetokunbo Shittu.…

Worshippers holding a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday.

Lagos residents, Redeemed Church at loggerheads over use of community hall

The residents of MKO Abiola Estate in Lagos are at loggerheads with the Agape Area Headquarters of The Redeemed Christian Church of God over the church's refusal to vacate the community hall within the estate. Last year, the residents took the church before an Ebute-Meta magistrate court seeking an injunction…

suspects arrested for 'stealing 300 bags of fertiliser

Police arrest suspects for ‘stealing 300 bags of fertiliser’

The police in Lagos on Wednesday said they have arrested three suspects for allegedly stealing 300 bags of fertiliser from a warehouse in Lagos. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said the Bode Thomas police station received a complaint from the Chief Security Officer, Iganmu Flour Mill, on December 24…

Kabir Adejumo receive a DAME Award Plaque.

Premium Times’ journalists shine at 28TH DAME awards

Four PREMIUM TIMES' journalists emerged as finalists at the 28th Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME) which held on Sunday at Sheraton hotel, Lagos. The journalists and their categories are: Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Investigative Reporting category; Cletus Ukpong, Education Reporting; Nicholas Ibekwe, Lagos Reporting and Adejumo Kabir, News Photography category. While…

Shina Peller

Police release Quilox boss Shina Peller

The police in Lagos have released on bail Shina Peller, a federal lawmaker and the owner of `Quilox nightclub. Mr Peller was released on Tuesday following his arrest on Monday at Maroko police station, Lagos. In an Instagram post, he told his followers he has been released and in good…

Front view of Quilox [Photo: Hotels.ng]

Police accuse Quilox boss, Shina Peller, of ‘invading police station’

The police in Lagos have accused the owner of Quilox Nightclub, Shina Peller, of invading Maroko police station with thugs. According to a statement Monday afternoon by Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson, Mr Peller mobilised 50 thugs to invade the station around 11amto forcefully moved three vehicles that were towed…

Shina Peller

Why we arrested Nigerian lawmaker Shina Peller – Police

The Lagos State Police Command said it arrested Shina Peller, a member of the House of Representatives and owner of Quilox club, for unlawfully invading a police station. The police said Mr Peller mobilised 50 thugs to invade the Maroko police station around 11 a.m. Monday to forcefully move three…

Front view of Quilox [Photo: Hotels.ng]

Quilox customers’ cars seized by police – Lawmaker

A close friend to the detained owner of Quilox, Akin Alabi, has said that police have impounded cars belonging to customers of the nightclub. Mr Alabi, a lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency in Oyo State, tweeted Monday afternoon that the owners of the cars were told to pay N100,000…

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Man killed in his home in Lagos

The Lagos Police Command said it has intensified security at Ginti Estate, Ikorodu, after a man was murdered on Saturday at his Ikorodu residence. Police said the victim, Mutiu Agbosasa, was murdered around 10:30 p.m. by four 'strange men' who attacked him at his residence. Bala Elkana, the Lagos Police…

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Lagos Cult Clash: Police arrest 75 suspects

The Lagos Police Command has arrested 75 suspects who were allegedly involved in the supremacy battle between two cult groups at Ijesha- Aguda, Surulere Lagos. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said this in a statement on Monday. The groups reportedly clashed on Sunday. One person was killed. Mr Elkana…

Ibanga Isine receiving the award

Winners emerge in Wole Soyinka Investigative Journalism awards

Ibanga Isine, a journalist with the Next Edition newspaper, has won the 2019 Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year Award given by the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ). Mr Isine also emerged winner for the online category, with his report published in April 2019 on "How bribe-taking security…

Man accounts for funds received for wife’s delivery fee

Emmanuel Nweke, whose wife and baby were held at Evangel Hospital, Lagos, for failure to pay their medical bill, has shown gratitude and given account to Nigerians who raised funds for the bill. Mr Nweke sought help from Nigerians on Monday, using his Twitter account @LilNony1 and his Twitter name;…

Ikoyi Prison Warders

Eight officers suspended over death of Lagos prison inmates

Seven senior officers and one junior officer have been suspended by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire, and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) over the death of five inmates and the injury of several others. This was contained in a statement released on Friday by Francis Enobore, the spokesperson for the Nigerian…

Pipeline explosion in Lagos

Pipeline explosion in Lagos

A pipeline explosion has occurred occurred in a Lagos community. The explosion occurred near Gloryland Estate, Isheri Olofin, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos. A video shared by residents of the area showed many residents running for safety after the explosion and the fire. The fire is said to…

Lagos gas explosion

Three injured in Lagos gas explosion

Not less than three people were "severely injured" in a gas explosion that occurred at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The explosion which happened on Wednesday also left several cars damaged. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) was at the scene to rescue the victims of…

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members used to illustrate the story.

Police rescue abducted corps member in Lagos

The police in Lagos said they have rescued a National Youth Service Corps member who was abducted on Friday on her way to attend a Community Development Service (CDS) meeting at Epe local government. Faith Onyiwara was rescued in a swampy forest around Ilamija Nla in Epe on Tuesday at…

Ikoyi Prison

Several inmates electrocuted at Ikoyi Prison

An electric power accident has been reported at the Ikoyi Prison, a major correctional facility in Lagos. Several inmates were said to have been killed or injured when electric cables at the prison went up in flames late Monday morning. Francis Enobore, chief spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, confirmed…

Police arrest five officers for killing civilian

The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested five police officers for reportedly killing a civilian, Maliki Mohammed, and injuring two others at a night club in Lagos. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said that the shooting occurred at Crest Inn Club, Oshodi on Friday night. The five…

Protesters storm Lagos Assembly [PHOTO CREDIT: Ripples Nigeria]

Social Media Bill: Protesters storm Lagos Assembly

Protesters in their numbers marched to the Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday, demanding an end to the social media bill and the hate speech bill. The protesters comprised concerned Nigerians, different civil society groups, including the Occupy Nigeria Group, Take it Back Movement, Socialist workers youth group, among…