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Why I was arrested by the police – Evans’ ex-lawyer

A lawyer who was arrested and taken away by police officers outside the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday has said he was "abducted" to prevent him from appearing in a ₦100 million suit he filed against the police. Olukoya Ogungbeje, known for representing the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme…

Demolished building

Tears, sorrow as bank demolishes Lagos homes

It took three strenuous years for Kenny Black to finish his home in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, but in a matter of hours, the bungalow was reduced to rubble. On July 25, Skye Trustees Ltd, a subsidiary of Skye Bank Plc, led bulldozers and backhoes and scores of armed police officers…

Peace Mass Transit

Peace Mass Transit finally responds to families of fatal accident victims

Almost a month after family members of victims of an accident took to social media demanding details of what happened to their loved ones, the transportation company involved has finally responded. The accident involved a 16-passenger minibus owned by Peace Mass Transit (PMT) and another vehicle. It happened in Itobe,…

Amy Jadesimi, MD of LADOL | Photo Credit: www.howwemadeitinafrica.com

LADOL sues partner for allegedly disregarding local regulations

Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL), operators of the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO), has sued its partner Samsung Heavy Industries, over an alleged disregard for Nigerian laws and regulations on doing business. LADOL is in charge of logistics for the Egina FPSO while Samsung handles the fabrication and…

some of the students with their new educational materials

Ajegunle students benefit from free summer lessons

The national coordinator of the Education Rights Campaign, Hassan Soweto, on Wednesday called on the government to make funding of the education a priority. Mr Soweto spoke at the closing ceremony of the ERC Free Holiday Coaching in Ajegunle, a popular Lagos suburb.   "We are here today at NUD Primary School…

Lagos state on map

Arrested Lagos drivers give reasons for traffic violation

Some drivers in Lagos who were arrested by the state's task force unit for violating traffic laws on Tuesday explained how they were caught in the act. The drivers were among those freed by the task force chairman, Saheed Egbeyemi, because they were first time offenders. One of them, Segun…

Lagos Fire Service

Fire razes computer firm’s warehouse in Lagos

An inferno has razed a warehouse belonging to Allied Computers, a computer service and accessories firm situated at the Anthony area of Lagos. The cause of the fire, which began on Tuesday afternoon, is yet to be ascertained but a guard at the building said he saw smoke coming out…

Video: Young Nigerians make smart walkway

Young children from age 5-15 on Friday showcased prototypes of their ideas at the Young Inventors Tech Expo 2018 organised by the Center 4 Tech. These young inventors, who participated in the 2018 Tech summer camp tagged young inventors summer camp 2018 which started in July and is ending with…

Kids, teenagers showcase inventions at Lagos Tech Expo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Olamide Fadipe]

Kids, teenagers showcase inventions at Lagos Tech Expo

Kids and teenagers aged 5-16 showcased some of their inventions at the Young Inventors Tech Expo 2018. The event was organised by the Young Inventors summer camp 2018 Centre for Tech in Lagos on Friday. The Tech Expo which was organised to exhibit inventions from students that attended the Tech…

Man begins trek from Lagos to Abuja to ‘show anger towards’ Buhari

A 28-year-old man bearing a mini-coffin has begun a road journey, on foot, from Lagos to Abuja to express his displeasure against President Muhammadu Buhari's government. Mohammed Isa, who hails from Borno State, said he is embarking on the journey to express his anger towards the president and his party,…

Cross section of leaders of PDP leaders

Why we won’t form coalition with APC, PDP – ADP

The national chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said the party opted out of a coalition with both the All Progressives Congress and Peoples' Democratic Party because it realised "it is only a regrouping for looters." Yabagi Sani, while speaking to journalists at the party's first south-west stakeholders'…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Why Nigeria’s economic revival must be private sector driven – Osinbajo

For robust growth, the Nigerian economy has to be private sector driven, Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Mr Osinbajo made the statement on Friday in Lagos while on a facility tour of LADOL shipyard, which houses the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) installation, the first fully fabricated and…

Amy Jadesimi, MD of LADOL | Photo Credit: www.howwemadeitinafrica.com

Lagos free zone operator denies ‘high charges’ imposed on investors

The management of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) has denied claims that its hostile policies at the Lagos Free Zone were frustrating investors doing business in the area. Amy Jadesinmi, LADOL's managing director, told journalists in Lagos, Tuesday, that reports that the operator introduced charges alien to the contract in…

Several vehicles burnt as petrol tanker catches fire in Lagos

Lagos Tanker Accident: More victims’ families being expected for DNA tests

Six family members of victims of last week's tanker accident in Lagos have come forward for DNA matching, a Lagos State official told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. A petrol tanker went up in flames on Otedola Bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on June 28, killing 12 people and destroying 54…

Petrol tankers moving at Ojota, Ikorodu Road, less than 24 hours the government restricted them to the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway. [Photo by Olamide Fadipe ]

Fuel tankers yet to comply with Lagos govt’s directive on designated route

Barely 24 hours after the Lagos State Government issued an order restricting petrol tankers to the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, PREMIUM TIMES monitoring of tanker movements across the city showed that the directive has not been complied with Following a tanker explosion last Thursday that led to the death of more than…

Several vehicles burnt as petrol tanker catches fire in Lagos

Lagos govt announces preliminary findings into ghastly accident, restricts tankers movements

The Lagos State Government has announced parts of its preliminary findings into fatal accident in the state on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES reported the accident caused by a petrol tanker which led to the death of nine people. Over 50 cars were also burnt in the accident. While addressing journalists on…

Pic.30. Ball of fire and smoke bellow from tankers explosion on Otedola Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday (28/6/18). 03474/28/6/2018/Olatunde Okoya/BJO/NAN

How fatal Lagos tanker accident happened – Witnesses

Several persons who witnessed Thursday's tanker accident on Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway have narrated how it happened. Some of them disputed the official casualty figures released by government agencies in the aftermath of the tragedy. A Mack truck tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of fuel went up in…

Ghastly accident in Lagos; many feared killed, vehicles burnt. [Photo credit: PREMIUM TIMES]

Two die in another Lagos accident

Barely 24 hours after a tanker explosion on the Otedola Bridge of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, another accident on the bridge has claimed at least two lives. The incident occurred Thursday morning after a commercial bus (popularly known as Danfo) in an attempt to evade officials of the Lagos State traffic…

Cross section of panelists at the INEC Campus Programme

INEC boss challenges Nigerians to defend votes against ballot box-snatchers

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, has urged Nigerians to protect their votes against ballot-snatching thugs during elections. Speaking at a campus outreach organised by the electoral body in conjunction with the European Centre for Electoral Support in Lagos, Mr Yakubu said active citizen participation…

From left: Strategic Committee Member, Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), Chief Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu; Director of Organisation and Operations, NIM, Mrs. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye; National Chairman, Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Dr Jay Samuels; and Deputy Director-General, NIM, Mallam Naseer Kura, during the official declaration of NIM to join ANN in Lagos on Wednesday (20/6/18).

2019: ANN announces merger ahead of national convention

One of the newly registered political parties, the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), on Wednesday announced its merger with the Nigeria Intervention Movement in Lagos. Naseer Kura, NIM's deputy director, while announcing the merger at a press conference said the political movement's endorsement of ANN as its preferred party of…

Suspected serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua. [Photo credit: PM News Nigeria]

Judge to rule on Ajudua’s bail application July 5

An Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos has adjourned till July 5 ruling on an application for bail brought by one-time Lagos socialite and businessman, Fred Ajudua. Mr Ajudua is standing trial before Mojisola Dada, a judge, for allegedly defrauding a German, Zaid Abu Zalaf, over $1 million dollars in…

Alleged Fraud: How I became Ajudua’s victim – Witness

The trial of Lagos socialite and businessman, Fred Ajudua, continued Thursday with the prosecution's second witness explaining how he met the defendant. He also said he discovered he had been dealing with fraudster through a BBC documentary that filmed him in the middle of another fraud. Zaid Abu Zalif, while…

How Fred Ajudua duped me of $550,000, Victim tells court

The trial of one-time Lagos socialite and businessman, Fred Ajudua, began Monday with the prosecution calling its first witness, Michael Kreamer, who was allegedly duped of $550,000 in 1993. Mr Ajudua was remanded in prison on Monday after he pleaded not guilty to a 12-count amended charge of conspiracy to…

Air Peace

Delayed Flight: Air Peace sues passengers for alleged assault

The management of Air Peace airline on Monday sued some of its passengers for assault and malicious damage to property after persons aboard an Abuja-Lagos flight protested a lengthy flight delay. The incident, which happened last Friday, saw at least four passengers charged before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for assaulting…

Court

Nigerian govt appeals judgment acquitting Emirates Airlines

The Nigerian government has filed a notice before a Court of Appeal seeking to overturn a Federal High Court judgment acquitting Emirates Airlines and 10 others of complicity in the loss of some items aboard the airline. The Notice of Appeal dated May 16 gives 14 grounds for appealing the…