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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…

A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story [Photo: Al Jazeera]

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…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos govt seals Chinese company over electrocution of teenage worker

The Lagos State Safety Commission on Wednesday sealed off Chengfa Footwear Limited, a Chinese-owned firm at Ikeja, over safety hazards and unpalatable working environment. The move came following the death of a 16-year-old employee, identified as Joseph Ekwenube, who was electrocuted while operating a machine. Mr Ekwenube was rushed to…

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Police arrest domestic staff for allegedly killing employer, 89-year-old mother

The police in Lagos on Thursday said a 22-year old domestic staff in Surulere has been arrested for allegedly killing his employer and her mother. The suspect, identified as Joseph Ogbu, a native of Oju local government area of Benue State, allegedly committed the act in the early hours of…

Nnimo Bassey

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…

The author Dele Farotimi pictured (third from the left)

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…

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

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…

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

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…