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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…

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

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…

Nigerian Police on patrol

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…

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

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…

New logo for Access Bank. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Access Bank]

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…

Police arrest alleged pipeline vandal in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a suspected petroleum pipeline vandal, Wasiu Oyewole, for possession of petrol products at the Canoe area in Ejigbo. Mr Oyewole was caught in a bus loaded with the product on his way to Ijegun with two accomplices, who are now at large, the police…

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Reverend arrested in Nigeria for allegedly raping several teenage boys

The police in Lagos have arrested a cleric for raping teenage boys. Chizemdere Ezuma, a reverend, was arrested in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State Bala Elkanah, the Lagos police spokesperson, said in a statement Friday that the suspect, who is also the founder of 'Jesus Intervention Household Ministry,' forcefully…

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

In Lagos, victims of police harassment recount ordeals

Several victims of police harassment recounted their ordeals in the hands of the officers at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday. The press conference, organised by the Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria, focused on cases of police corruption and abuse across Nigeria and the need to drive a…

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

‘Fake house agents’ arrested for allegedly duping newly-weds

The police in Lagos have arrested five fraud suspects who posed as house agents for swindling a newly wedded couple of N900,000 in Ikeja, Lagos. Among the five suspects is a 61-year-old man who poses as a house owner to defraud unsuspecting victims, Zubairu Muazu, the state police commissioner, said…

Nigerian police in Borno

Police arrest ex-soldier for alleged theft

The police in Lagos have arrested a 29-year-old ex-soldier for allegedly stealing mobile phones at Express View Hotel, Ijanikin, where he lodged. The arrest was made after the hotel staff filed a complaint against the former soldier. Zubairu Muazu, Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, said while briefing journalists Wednesday…

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Sergeant who fatally shot teenager to face murder charges – Police

The police in Lagos have said that an officer who was responsible for the death of a senior secondary school 1 student in the Ikorodu area would be charged with professional misconduct. Adijat Shakiru, the deceased teenager, was killed by a stray bullet at Adama community during the operation of…

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Lagos Task Force arrests suspected cultists who attacked officer

The Lagos State Task Force has arrested eight suspected cultists and miscreants who allegedly attacked one of its officers with cutlasses and broken bottles. Olayinka Egbeyemi, the task force chairman, said in a statement Wednesday that the incident happened in the Mile 12 area of the state. "During the attack…

A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Confusion over another building ‘collapse’ in Lagos

There is confusion over whether another building has collapsed in the Lagos Island area of Lagos. Reports, which have since gone viral on social media, say the collapsed building, situated at 57, Egerton Square, Oke Arin in Lagos Island, collapsed around noon on Monday. Though details of the incident are…

Abandoned building, Methodist School, Ewu-tuntun, Oshodi

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos ramshackle school where hoodlums defecate in classrooms

For Ndidi Godwin, switching her children's education from a private to a public school has turned out to be a huge mistake. The Methodist Primary School, Ewu-Tuntun, which her two daughters attend has gradually - but steadily - become a shadow of itself over the past years. And there seems…

A man being rescued from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02152/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Lagos School Building Collapse: Rescue efforts continue as death toll rises

Rescue efforts continued into the night at Itafaji, Lagos Island, where a three-storey building collapsed Wednesday morning. A children's school occupied the top floors of the building. More than 100 people, mostly pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School, were trapped in the rubble, witnesses said. At least 40 pupils,…

A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

More bodies recovered from Lagos school building collapse

Six more people were recovered from the accident scene in Lagos where a three-storey building housing a children's school collapsed on Wednesday morning. Only one of the bodies was confirmed dead at the point of recovery with the fate of the five others uncertain. More than 100 people, mostly pupils…

A man being rescued from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02152/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

UPDATED: How Lagos building, housing children, collapsed

Tragedy struck in Lagos on Wednesday when a three-storey building housing a children's school collapsed at Massey Street, Lagos Island. In addition to the pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School, the building also accommodated tenants before it caved in at about 10 a.m., witnesses said. At least 40 pupils,…

High tension electric powerlines

Ikeja Electric threatens withdrawal of services from hostile Lagos

The electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric, has threatened to withdraw its services from communities in Lagos where their workers are assaulted and physically harmed. Felix Ofulue, the head of corporate communications, said in a statement that there were communities where their workers had been brutally assaulted, leading to severe injuries.…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

INEC vows election will proceed in Lagos communities where ad-hoc staffers boycotted exercise

Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Lagos State, said at 1:48 p.m. that election will still hold in Ogudu/ Ojota, in Kosofe area of Lagos State. There has been a shutdown of the election process in Ojodu/Ojota due to the claim that the electoral officer in charge refused to…

Jimi Agbaje votes, laments low turnout of voters

Jimi Agbaje, the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos state has stated that low turnout in the March 9 governorship election could be as a result of inadequacies of the last presidential election. He stated this at his polling unit; PU 004, Ward A, Hinderea Road, Liverpool, Apapa, Lagos West after…

NYSC Corps members

How INEC prepared for Saturday’s elections, treated ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced final distribution of sensitive and non-sensitive voting materials on Friday. As of Friday night, almost all registration area centres (RACs) had received or were about to receive voting materials, PREMIUM TIMES and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) found in separate observations from…