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Lagos APC Violence: MC Oluomo recuperating under police protection

A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, who was stabbed in the neck last Tuesday, is responding well to treatment and may be discharged soon, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The unionist was stabbed at a rally organised by the Lagos chapter…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Minimum Wage: Labour unions seek Ambode’s intervention

Labour unions and civil society organisations in Lagos Tuesday marched to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's office to seek his intervention towards the implementation of the proposed new minimum wage. The march, part of a nationwide protest to drum up support for the implementation of the proposed minimum wage, started at the…

from left -right, Sunday Ajayi former chairman orile-agege apc, femi ikuomola accord chairman , Isaac adeniyi BOT chairman accord, adegbola Dominic pdp chairman, Adejumo ajagbe [Photo: Olamide Fadipe]

Lagos 2019: Accord Party adopts PDP’s Jimi Agbaje as governorship candidate

The Lagos chapter of Accord Party on Thursday formally adopted the Peoples Democratic Party's Jimi Agbaje as their gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 election. Mr Agbaje, while accepting the flag from the party, said the time has come to free Lagosians from bondage. "I accept with all humility this honour…

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Group calls for religious harmony ahead 2019 elections

A Lagos-based non-governmental organisation, Legacy Initiative International Advocacy, has fixed January 10, 2019, as a national day of prayers to seek God's intervention for the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections. At a media briefing in Lagos, Tuesday, the group said it is collaborating with the Christian Association of…

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UPDATED: You’re acting like a tyrant, UNILAG lecturers tell Babalakin

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos branch, have accused the Pro-Chancellor of the university, Wale Babalakin, of overreaching his legal limits and trying to foster discord amongst the staff of the university. According to a statement on Sunday morning signed by the coordinator of…

Traditional Rulers with the UN representative

African traditional rulers pledge end to child marriage, female genital mutilation

Traditional and cultural leaders across West and Central Africa on Friday unanimously adopted a document detailing an action plan to end child marriage and female genital mutilation in their communities. The action plan titled, 'Kings of West and Central Africa Lagos Declaration on ending child marriage, female genital mutilation and…

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Police coerced me into signing incriminating statements by torturing, killing suspects in my presence – Evans

Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, on Wednesday, told an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos that he was coerced into signing incriminating statements by the police. Evans, as he is popularly known, told Judge Taiwo Solebo that the police killed at least five suspects in his presence in what they…

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Female genital mutilation, child marriage statistics ‘worrisome’ as UN women gather in Lagos

The sheer number of child marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM) across African communities is reaching alarming levels, participants at a United Nations women conference in Lagos have said. The conference which opened in Lagos, Tuesday, is aimed as mobilising action and engaging traditional rulers in Africa towards ending child…

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s problems – Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the Liberation Movement party, Kriz David, says equity, and not restructuring as is being espoused by some political parties, is the solution to the myriad of problems plaguing Nigeria . Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday, Mr David said no matter how well structured a…

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Lawyers ask judge to hands off corruption case involving Jonathan’s ex-aide

The defence counsel has asked the judge to recuse himself from the corruption trial of Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former domestic aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The judge, Mohammed Idris, was promoted to the Court of Appeal but was granted special status to conclude all the cases he was handling…

Abraham Sunday

Internet fraudster fined N100,000 after plea bargain

A Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting at the Ikeja division of the Lagos State High Court on Tuesday sentenced one Abraham Sunday to one-year imprisonment with an option of a fine of N100,000 for internet fraud. Mr Sunday was arraigned on a two-count charge of obtaining money by false…

Ahmed Saleh addressing participants

Pensioners commend NJC for easy data capturing

Some retirees of the National Judicial Council have commended the commission for the successful capturing of their biometric data. The two-day exercise that ended on Saturday captured the biometrics of retired judges and other former judicial workers in the state. A former Chief Justice of Lagos State, Inumidun Akande, said…

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

Minimum Wage: Ignore court order, go ahead with strike, civil society group tells labour

A civil society group, Joint Action Front (JAF), said on Sunday it was in support of the new N30,000 minimum wage proposed by organised labour while accusing the government of being insincere and unwilling to pay the proposed amount. JAF in a statement signed by Dipo Fashina and Abiodun Aremu,…

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Lagos sanitation agency names officers who allegedly attacked residents

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has named the members of the team that went on a rampage on Friday attacking residents at the Ilasamaja, Isolo, area of the state. The agency, formerly known as the Kick Against Indiscipline task force, is a state government unit that enforces environmental…

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Three years after police officer killed woman, family insist on justice

The family of Comfort Godwin who was allegedly shot and killed by a trigger-happy police officer has lamented their inability to get justice three years after the incident. Sunday Godwin, the husband of the deceased, said the police had failed to keep all the promises made to them since 2015.…

Mr Innoson Chukwuma, chairman of Innoson Motors.

GTBank vs Innoson: Court strikes out case against Innocent Chukwuma

A judge of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Wednesday struck out the fraud case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Innocent Chukwuma, the founder of Innoson Motors Limited due to the inability of the prosecution to produce him in court for…

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Evans’ lawyer’s absence stalls proceedings

The trial of alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans) before Adedayo Akintoye, a judge of the Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, was stalled on Monday due to the absence of the defendant's counsel. When the matter was called, Olanrewaju Ajanaku, counsel to Evans,…

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Driver of Dane accused of killing his Nigerian wife, daughter testifies

The trial of a Danish national, Peter Nielsen, who is accused of killing his Nigerian wife and daughter continued Monday with the prosecution calling the family driver to enter the witness stand. Zainab, 37, and Petra, 3, were allegedly murdered by Mr Nielsen at their Banana Island home in Ikoyi,…

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Lawyer attempted suicide after cutting off husband’s genitals – Witnesses

Witnesses testifying before a Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Monday narrated how a lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibo, tried to take her own life after stabbing her husband, Symphorosa, multiple times and cutting off his genitals. The first prosecution witness, Stanley Grange-Koko, who identified himself as a…

APC Secretariat

APC denies cancellation of Lagos governorship primary

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress has said he is not aware of any cancellation of the governorship primaries ongoing in Lagos; thus putting paid to report of any such cancellation. Yekini Nabena spoke in a brief telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES. "I am not aware (of any such…

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…