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Police arrest alleged gang leader who uses false prophesy to defraud victims

The police in Lagos have arrested a fraud suspect, Chibuzor Osuji, for swindling a 34-year-old woman of N165,000 at Oko-Oba, in the Agege area of the state. Mr Osuji, 42, is the alleged leader of a four-man fraud syndicate that operates in Ikeja, Ojota, Ojodu, Berger, Ogba, College Road and…

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Group seeks Buhari’s intervention over 38 ‘unjustly’ dismissed army officers

The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) on Wednesday called on Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, to intervene and ensure justice in the case of the 38 senior army officers "wrongly and unlawfully" dismissed in 2016. Okechukwu Nwanguma, the National coordinator of NOPRIN, said at a press conference in Lagos…

File photo of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode addressing the press.

Pensioners beg Lagos govt to pay entitlements

Some retirees in Lagos State have pleaded with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to collect federal government bailout funds or borrow to clear their outstanding payments. They made the plea during a meeting with the governor on Monday. The governor was represented by the Head of Service, Akeem Muri-Okunola. At the meeting…

Lagos Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal. 

Police arrest cleric for allegedly raping five-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested an Islamic cleric for for allegedly raping a five years old girl. The cleric was caught in a video having anal sex with the girl on December 28 at the Igando area and was reported to the police authority by a concerned individual. According…

Nigeria Human Rights

Why Nigerian govts obscure expenditure every election year – Odinkalu

The opacity in government spending during every election season is to have resources to conduct polls with pre-determined outcomes, Chidi Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, has said. Speaking at the annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers in Lagos Friday, Mr Odinkalu, a…

Former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu

Former INEC boss Maurice Iwu calls for Nigeria’s restructuring

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu, on Tuesday said restructuring is the solution to the problems facing Nigeria. Speaking at an event organised in Lagos by Nzuko Umunna, a pan-Igbo group, Mr Iwu said there had been several "funny ideas" about what restructuring is…

Obiageli Ezekwesili

2019: Why I’m running for president – Oby Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, on Monday said she is running for president to right the wrongs of governance in the country. Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Mrs Ezekwesili, a former education minister, said she is not in the race to make…

Party members showing their support for the two candidates representing the party at the House of Representatives.

YES party Reps aspirants promise quality representation for Lagosians

Two House of Representatives' aspirants under the platform of YES party have promised Lagosians quality representation at the federal level if elected. Tosin Akande and Adejimi Oni, contesting for Lagos Mainland and Eti-Osa federal constituencies respectively, speaking with journalists recently said they would deliver dividends of democracy to their constituents.…

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Police arrest ‘millionaire businessman’ who allegedly bolted during stop-and-search operation

The police in Lagos on Monday said they have arrested an auto spare parts dealer who took to his heels after the officers flagged down his car for a routine stop-and-search operation in Mushin. Chike Oti, the Lagos State police spokesperson, said in a statement that the businessman identified as…

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

Togolese arrested for allegedly raping teenagers in Nigeria

The police in Lagos have arrested a 31-year-old Togolese for allegedly raping underage girls in Ejigbo. The police said they arrested Dominic Samson on October 8 after the father of one of his victims, named as Mr Okufowobi, made a report at the Ejigbo police station accusing the suspect of…

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

How we arrested suspected armed robbers at Sango-Ota, Ketu, Okota – Lagos Police

The police in Lagos on Monday said it arrested several suspected armed robbers at various locations across the state in September. Imohimi Edgal, the state police commissioner, said at a press conference in Lagos that during the period under review, the command worked hard to put the activities of perpetrators…

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NLC records partial success in first day of nationwide strike

The first day of the nationwide strike action called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the lingering national minimum wage issue recorded partial success in parts of the country. The warning strike commenced midnight on Wednesday over the federal government’s failure to reconvene the tripartite committee constituted November last…

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Group wants more increase in Nigeria’s tobacco excise duty

The Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), a tobacco control advocacy group, has urged the Nigerian government to further increase the excise duty on tobacco products to further expand the nation's revenue base. The group, in a press conference in Lagos on Monday, said although the recent increase in tobacco taxes…

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One killed as police clash with suspected robbers in Lagos

The police in Lagos have killed an armed robbery suspect in a shootout with alleged robbers at the Owode, in the Ikorodu area of the state. In a statement signed by the police spokesperson, Chike Oti on Thursday, the Police said an undisclosed number of the robbery gang were injured.…

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Mixed feelings for Lagos Danfo drivers as phase-out date approaches

As the kick-off date of the Lagos State's Bus Reform Initiative approaches, commercial bus (popularly known as Danfo) drivers in the state have expressed mixed feelings over the project. While some of the drivers agreed to buy into the initiative, others kicked vehemently against it. “Removing yellow buses is not…

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UPDATED: 10 suspects arrested for allegedly killing policeman

The police in Lagos have arrested 10 persons, including two native doctors, for the mob violence led to the death of an officer last week. In a statement on Wednesday, the police said its preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are cultists. An angry mob on August 30 lynched a…

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Police arrest dismissed soldiers for hijacking truck

The police in Lagos have arrested five men for allegedly hijacking a truck loaded with gallons of vegetable oil worth N13.2 million along the Epe expressway. In a statement Wednesday, the police said the alleged robbery took place on September 2. The suspects include Moses Johnson, a dismissed soldier; Akintola…

Newly Acting Director General, State Security Service, (SSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04270/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN Pic 35 Newly Acting Director General, Department of State Services, (DSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04271/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

Group warns against removing acting SSS boss

The Southern and Middle Belt leaders forum has warned against any plan to remove Matthew Seiyefa, the acting director general of the State Security Service (SSS), saying it would kick against such a move. In a statement issued on Sunday, the group urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the SSS…

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57 youth accused of homosexual activities arraigned

The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned the 57 youth who were accused of homosexual acts before a chief magistrate court in Yaba. The youth, aged between 20 and 33, were arrested in the early hours of Sunday at a hotel and charged with engaging in homosexual acts. They denied…

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Mob kills police officer in Lagos

A police sergeant, Collins Esiabor, was killed by an angry mob on Wednesday at the Ogba area of Lagos. A statement by the police said the officer, with service number 260326, was performing his duty when he was lynched by the mob who vandalised their patrol vehicle stationed at College…

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

Nigeria Police storm hotel, arrest 57, accuse them of homosexuality

The police in Lagos said they arrested 57 men for alleged homosexual activity at Kelly Ann Hotel/ Event Centre in Egbeda, Lagos, on Sunday morning. Imohimi Edgal, the state police commissioner, told journalists during a press conference Monday that police, led by the divisional police officers of Shasha and Idimu,…

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Police arrest man after trying to kill mum for money

The police in Lagos have arrested a 29-year-old suspect, Taiwo Akinola, for allegedly attempting to murder his mother at their home in Ayobo, a Lagos suburb, on Sunday. The police said they received a distress call from neighbours who saw the battered head of the victim, Alice Akinola. According to…

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Eid-El-Kabir: Police deploy 1,000 additional officers in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has deployed an "additional 1,000" police officers across the state for the Eid-El-Kabir celebration. Chike Oti, the police spokesperson, said the move was to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration through effective coverage of the prayer grounds, holiday spots, and the neighbourhoods. "In addition, specialised units…

commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi

Lagos police sanction 108 officers in seven months – Commissioner

No fewer that 108 police officers have been disciplined by the Lagos State Police Command between January and July. The state’s commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, stated this on Wednesday in Ikeja at the launch of a forum to improve accountability of the police in the state. According to Mr…

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

Woman fakes own kidnap to defraud husband — Police

The police in Lagos have arrested a woman, Hadijat Kabir, for allegedly faking her own kidnap to defraud her husband of N15 million. The police said Mrs. Kabir and her suspected co-conspirators committed the act at Ado-Odo, Ota local government area of Ogun State where she was supposedly being held.…