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LASU records ‘unprecedented 57 first class graduands’

The Lagos State University (LASU) announced, during its 23rd convocation ceremony Wednesday, that 57 graduands bagged first class degrees, the highest ever in the institution's 36 years of existence. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the vice-chancellor, said diplomas, first degrees, postgraduate diplomas, and other higher degrees across faculties and disciplines would be awarded…

Underage kids washing cars at Mile 10, Ojo, LAgos.

Inside the lives of teenagers running mobile car wash business in Lagos traffic

Ezekiel Oluranti’s head was buried in his laps when he heard a whisper. “Let’s go and wash the cars.” It was the voice of his friend, informing him a dirty vehicle has been sighted in the nearby gridlock. Ezekiel, 15, lifted his head, quickly grabbed his work tools – a…

Pic. 54. All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader Bola Tinubu voting at Ikeja Local Government Alausa/Oregun/Olusosun Ward 03 Unit 047 during the Governorship and Houses of Assembly Elections in

Tinubu speaks on ‘O to ge’ Lagos

A former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has said there is no basis for the "O to ge" movement which translates loosely as "Enough is Enough' 'O to ge', a catchphrase birthed in Kwara State, was used as a tool to demand the defeat of Bukola Saraki in Kwara…

Faleke declared winner of Ikeja federal constituency

James Faleke, the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, has been declared the winner of the Ikeja Federal constituency tussle. Mr Faleke won with 25,195 votes while his major opponent, Mutiu Olakule Okunola from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 21, 373. The PDP candidate, who had earlier tried to disrupt…

Yinka Ayefele

Oyo govt completes reconstruction of Ayefele’s Fresh FM

Four months after the demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM Music House, the Oyo State government has completed the reconstruction. Mr Ayefele disclosed this on Instagram on Wednesday when he appreciated Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo State, for rebuilding his radio station. "Thank you gov. ajimobi,” the popular musician wrote.…

Traffic: No let-up for Lagosians as Christmas approaches

For the umpteenth time one Monday afternoon in Lagos, the commercial bus Kafilat Onitiju boarded from Okokomaiko to Mile 2 came to a halt. The excruciating heat in the crowded vehicle, the stench of dried sweat from passengers, and the dust raised by commercial motorcyclists as they meander their way…

Ready Set Work

5,000 graduate from Ambode’s youth employability training

No fewer than 5000 participants have graduated from third edition of the Lagos State employability and entrepreneurship programme tagged Ready Set Work 3.0. Speaking to participants, volunteers and partners of the programme on Tuesday, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who is not eligible to compete for a second term in…

Drivers stopping other vehicles

Lagos commercial bus drivers protest alleged police extortion

Dozens of commercial bus drivers on Wednesday blocked the LASU-Iyana Ipaja road to protest alleged harassment and extortion by police officers and officials of the Lagos State Task Force. The protest which started at College Bus Stop was later moved to Igando market as all commercial buses were forced to…

Davidson Akhimien

INTERVIEW: How we’ll solve Nigeria’s problems – GDPN presidential aspirant

Davidson Akhimien, the national president of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, is the presidential aspirant of the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria, one of the parties newly registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Ben Ezeamalu and Oluwakemi Adelagun, Mr. Akhimien,…

Mavin Records artiste, Johnny Drille.

Why Nigerian musicians fall out with their record labels – Johnny Drille

Mavin Records artiste, Johnny Drille, has said the reason why some Nigerian artistes fall out with their record labels is because they don't understand the terms of contract. The singer said this during an interview on Smooth FM’s, Lagos Talks, monitored by PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. He said, “The numerous…

Group petitions Human Rights Commission over alleged soldiers’ brutality

The Network of Police Reform in Nigeria has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission over the alleged infliction of physical injuries and extortion of five civilians by some soldiers in Aba, Abia State. In a petition addressed to the commission's executive secretary, the group demanded an investigation into the incident…

Ambode

Ambode gives N5 million to LASU’s best graduating studentAmbode gives N5 million to LASU’s best graduating student

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, gave N5 million to Fuhad Ogunsanya, the 2018 best graduating student at the Lagos State University, Ojo. Mr Ambode also announced a scholarship for Mr Ogunsanya to go for masters’ study outside the country, adding that he would personally finance the student's…

Five ways to spend Valentine’s Day

The fact that Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year does not mean that you can’t still make the most of the day. If you have a 9-5 schedule, the weekend will be a more appropriate time to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner. Irrespective of how you decide…

LASU matriculates 4,343 students

The Lagos State University, LASU, on Wednesday matriculated 4,343 students at its main campus in Ojo, Lagos. Speaking at the ceremony, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the Vice Chancellor, said the institution offered admission to 4,563 candidates for the 2017/2018 academic session. Mr. Fagbohun, a professor of Law, charged the new students to…

Olamide loses mum on son’s birthday

Popular rapper, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Baddosneh, lost his mother on Tuesday, which coincidentally is his son's birthday. The rapper announced the sad event on his Instagram page on Tuesday with a post which read, "Orisa bi Iya o si" with broken heart emojis. “There’s no idol like a…

This hair trends will take over Nigeria in 2018

Will this be the year that many Nigerian women will totally embrace the natualista movement or will they go blond? In 2017, there were so many standout hairstyles, red carpet trends to try—but according to experts, some of them already feel dated. If you’re struggling to keep up like us,…

How Lagos struggles to stay afloat ‘ocean of refuse’

Businesses have almost ground to a halt at a shoe market along the Okokomaiko corridor of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and the traders blame it on the overpowering stench emanating from a nearby refuse heap. "The refuse is very disturbing, definitely, because for about two weeks, the LAWMA (Lagos State Waste…

Top five Yoruba movie stars to watch in 2018

The future of the Yoruba movie industry is bright! From comedies to drama, the fresh young talents coming out of the industry is captivating audiences of all ages. Like those who set the stage before them, including Iyabo Ojo and Fathia Balogun, the next generation of entertainers continues to challenge…

Fayose

Take responsibility, stop blaming others, Fayose tells Buhari

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his New Year message to the nation. Mr. Fayose asked the president to take responsibility and stop passing the buck to others. In his broadcast, Mr. Buhari blamed lingering scarcity of petrol on those he said were…

Seun Anibaba, Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Lotteries Board (Photo taken by Ben Ezeamalu)

INTERVIEW: How we deal with illegal gaming operators – Lagos Lotteries Commission boss

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Seun Anibaba, the Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Lotteries Board, speaks about the requirements for running a gaming operation in Lagos, the controversy with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, and the problem of under-aged betting. Excerpts. PREMIUM TIMES: Since your appointment last year,…