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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…

Zion Africa school annex full front view of building

SPECIAL REPORT: Ogun school where govt makes N1,200 from each student but fails to provide teachers, amenities

For children in Ola Oluwa/Ope Ilu community, access to affordable, basic education meant an over one-kilometre journey, usually on foot, across busy highways and a rail line that straddles Lagos and Ogun states. In 2003, the community which is situated along the Dalemo/Alakuko road in Ogun State decided to take…

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Dailypost]

Buhari wins Lagos with over 130,000 votes

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has won the presidential election in Lagos with a margin of 132,810 votes. Mr Buhari who won in 15 of the 20 local government areas in the state with an overall vote of 580,825. Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's polling unit

PDP wins Osinbajo’s polling unit

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the election for all positions at the polling unit of the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo. The PDP won in the two voting points of the Polling Unit 033. For the presidential election, the PDP polled 425 votes while the APC had 229. For…

Fela Durotoye getting ready to vote

Durotoye votes, wants INEC to speed up process

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, has expressed hope that the votes of Nigerians would count in the ongoing presidential and National Assembly elections. He however lamented that the voting process has been very slow. He stated this while addressing journalists after voting in…

The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC, Yemi Osibajo, arrives polling unit with wife to cast his vote. The VP, who was asked to jump the queue, insisted he was fine where he met the queue

INEC begins election at VP Osinbajo polling unit at 10:30 a.m

The first voter was accredited at 10:30 a.m. at the polling unit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at VGC, Lagos, on Saturday. The ad-hoc staff arrived late at the polling unit some minutes after 9 a.m. and spent another hour setting up the polling unit for voting. According to the…

Voters

UPDATED: INEC officials arrive late at Osinbajo’s polling unit

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived late arrive at the polling unit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Although Mr Osinbajo arrived early, the INEC officials only arrived at about 9:00a.m. At the polling unit, VGC PU 2 Code 33, in Lagos State, only one police officer with…

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

Void votes a threat to democracy in Nigeria – NOA

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has warned that the rising incidence of void votes is a threat to Nigeria's fledgeling democracy. The agency said this on Thursday at a voters education programme in Lagos organised by different civil society organisations in collaboration with the Carrington Fellowship, an initiative of the…

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

Alleged N2.9 billion Fraud: I feel pained testifying against Fayose – Obanikoro

The criminal trial of the former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court continued Monday with Musiliu Obanikoro continuing his evidence against the defendant. Mr Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, at the last court sitting narrated how he was asked…

EFCC operatives

EFCC fails to arraign former Nigerian spy chief

The scheduled arraignment of the former head of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade, on Friday could not go on as the defendants failed to present themselves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. An EFCC prosecutor told journalists the commission would issue a statement shortly…

Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent at BBC Yoruba debate

Lagos Governorship: Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent at BBC Yoruba debate

The two front-runners in the governorship election in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party, were absent as gubernatorial hopefuls locked horns in a debate organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation Yoruba (BBC Yoruba) on Saturday. The debate, which…

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

How I gave Fayose $5mn cash from Nigeria’s security funds – Obanikoro

A former minister on Monday testified that he was directed to pay money from public funds to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose. Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, gave evidence on Monday before Mojisola Olatoregun, a judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos…

MC Oluomo

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…

Kenny Martins and other stakeholders of the group

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…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

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…