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Those who expunged History from Nigerian schools deserve to be expunged from history – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised those behind the de-listing of History from Nigerian schools' curriculum, saying he was disappointed at how the subject had been treated on the continent. Mr Soyinka, a professor of Comparative Literature, spoke Wednesday at an event in Lagos organised by the United Bank for…

Naira Marley being brought to court

Naira Marley arraigned, remanded in prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday remanded embattled hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, over cybercrime and credit card fraud allegations. Naira Marley arrived at the court premises around 9.46 am, looking sober in his white T-shirt and black trousers. Justice Nicholas Oweibo…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Alleged N4.6bn Fraud: Court sets date for ruling on Fani-Kayode’s statements

A judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, Rilwan Aikawa, on Tuesday set May 31 for ruling on whether the court will admit the extra-judicial statements made by two former ministers to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is in a case of conspiracy to retain proceeds…

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, after been granted bail at the Federal High Court in Lagos (24/10/018). 05230/24/10/2018/Olatunde Okoya/TA/NAN

EFCC lawyer’s absence stall former Ekiti governor, Fayose’s trial

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday adjourned the case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and his company, Spotless Ltd. Mojisola Olatoregun, the judge, made the adjournment due to the absence of the prosecuting…

Sanwo-olu’s deputy loses father

The deputy governor-elect of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, on Sunday lost his father, Mufutau Hamzat. The father was until his death, the Olu of Afowowa Sogade in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. Prior to returning to his community to become the monarch, Mr Hamzat was a prominent chieftain…

Herbert Wigwe

Alleged $6.3 million fraud: Absence of defendants stall arraignment of Access Bank CEO, others

The arraignment of the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, before an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court was stalled Thursday due to the absence of the defendants. Joined in the suit are Cast Oil & Gas Ltd as the first defendant; Seyi Sanni, second…

Dangote factory [Photo taken by Umar Isa Ladu]

Judge adjourns suit by Dangote Flour Mills employees against company for ruling

A Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court Tuesday adjourned for ruling a case of malicious prosecution and defamation brought by five employees of Dangote Flour Mills against the company and its group managing director, Thabo Mabe. The ruling will be delivered on an application filed by the defence…

Buhari commissions projects in Lagos

President Muhammudu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned some projects executed by the outgoing governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The projects are a maternal and child health centre at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), a bus terminal interchange at Oshodi, a 10-lane road leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport…

11-year-old wins Ogun community spelling bee competition

An 11-year-old girl, Olaoluwa Ayoola, has won the under 12 category of the spelling bee competition in the 2019 REEL Community games in Agbado community, Ogun State. Miss Ayoola said she was “both inspired and encouraged to become a better speller so I can compete in higher levels of spelling…

Some of the graduates at the event. Photo by Olamide Fadipe

German govt, group partner to train 50,000 youths on technical skills.

The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and a Nigerian social enterprise, Field of Skills and Dreams (FSD), have graduated their first set of technicians in a projected four-year plan to train 50,000 Nigerian youths in technical skills in the construction and agricultural industries. Tobias Wolfgarten, the project director, said…

Lagos State House of Assembly

INEC present certificates of return to members of Lagos State House of Assembly

For the first time since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999, Lagos will be having a State House of Assembly with all the members elected on the platform of one party. The new feature of the House was projected on Friday as the state's Residential Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, presented…

Former Ekiti governor, Fayose, arrives court for his criminal trial

Court admits statement of Fayose’s late aide as evidence

A Lagos division of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi has admitted the extrajudicial statement of a former aide to former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, in the money laundering case against him. An extrajudicial statement is one made outside the court. According to the trial judge, Mojisola Olatoregun,…

Paul Usoro

Court adjourns NBA presidents’ trial

A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Monday adjourned the trial of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, till April 17. The adjourned date is slated for treating the three pending applications brought before the court by counsel to the defendants. In the application…

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Court awards N50m to unpaid workers of transport firm

A National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos has awarded N50 million to 57 workers of a popular transport company, Ekene Dili Chukwu, who sued the company for owing them three years’ worth of salary totalling N74.2 million. Ekene Dili Chukwu transport company is one of Nigeria’s pioneer transport companies. In…

A child being rescued from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02149/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Lagos building collapse: Residents troop out for emergency blood donation

Residents of Lagos State have responded en masse to the call to come out and donate blood for the survivors of the building collapse at Ita Faji, Lagos Island. According to the executive secretary of Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service, Modupe Olaiya, the donor turn out has been massive and…

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 building collapse: Victims’ families protest request for payment before treatment

Families of survivors of the building that collapsed in Lagos on Wednesday staged a protest at the hospital premises, asking for help to save their surviving children, on Thursday. The protesters allege that the hospital is asking for as much as N150,000 before commencing comprehensive treatment of the survivors in…

A child being rescued from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02149/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Three-storey building housing school collapses in Lagos

A three-storey building believed to be housing a private school at 36 Massey Street in Lagos Island Local Government Area collapsed around 10 a.m on Wednesday According to reports, a lot of persons are believed to be trapped in the building, including pupils whose school is believed to be on…

Jide Sanwo-Olu

It’s Official: APC’s Sanwo-Olu wins Lagos governorship

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Lagos State governorship election. Babajide Sanwo-Olu scored 739,445 votes to defeat Jimi Agbaje of the c who polled 206,141 votes, according to official results declared by the electoral commission, INEC. Mr Sanwo-Olu also won in…

Babajide Sanwo-Olu casting his votes

Sanwo-Olu wins polling unit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the March 9 election, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, delivered his polling unit for his party, saying he is expecting to be victorious when the overall results of the elections are officially announced. The APC polled 124 votes, while the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party…

Desmond Elliot

Gunshots as Desmond Elliot attacked in Lagos

Suspected hoodlums on Saturday shot sporadically as they attacked the vehicle of Desmond Elliot, a Lagos House of Assembly candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The incident happened at about 3:00 p.m. at Akerele junction in the Surulere part of the Lagos where Mr Elliot currently represents in the…

Why tankers disappeared from Lagos roads during Buhari’s visit – Fashola

The Minister for Works, Power, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday responded to the criticisms that trailed the disappearance of tankers and trucks from Lagos roads during President Muhammadu Buhari's February 9th visit to the state. Mr Fashola, while speaking on a special edition of TVC morning programme, TVC News…

protesting horticulturist in front of the state house of Assembly

LASPARK contractors protest unpaid arrears

Members of the Lagos Landscapers Association, an association comprising contract horticulturist and gardeners working for the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) on Wednesday led a protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly, in Ikeja, over unpaid allowances owed it by the agency. The chairman of the association,…

Lagos REC at the briefing

Why INEC cancelled voting in six Lagos federal constituencies – REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Sam Olumekun, has said violence and overvoting were responsible for declaring the elections in six federal constituencies in the state as inconclusive. The elections were held on February 23 but will now be re-conducted in the affected units on Saturday alongside the governorship…

John Nwodo

Lagos Governorship: How Igbos should vote – Ohaneze Ndigbo president

The president-general of the Igbo socio-political group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has distanced the body from the endorsement of the candidature of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as governor by the Lagos State chapter of the association. The Lagos chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo, led by Solomon Ogbonna on Monday announced it is backing…

EFCC operatives

Businessman arraigned for allegedly stealing ₦165 million from oil firm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned a businessman, Olumuyiwa Williams, before a Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly stealing ₦165.2million from an oil company, Equitorial Energy Company Ltd. Mr Williams and his company - Manhattan Corporate Essentials Ltd - were arraigned on a three-count charge…