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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…