South West

Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi

Protesters demand suspension of Oluwo for allegedly assaulting fellow monarch

The protesters, who were seen with placards, demanded the suspension of the Oluwo.

Berger Park in Lagos: Lagosians move on amidst ban of tricycles and motorcycles

After days of condemnation, Lagosians move on amidst okada, keke ban

Normalcy seems to have returned to the metropolis as residents embrace the reality of the ban.

New Toyota Camry XLE 2019 cars bought by Osun State Government for the 26 members of the state House of Assembly.

Despite owing pensioners, Osun govt splashes over N260 million on cars for lawmakers

Osun State government bought new Toyota Camry XLE 2019 cars for the 26 state lawmakers.


Fire destroys eight shops in Apongbon market, Lagos – LASEMA

“Efforts by the Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA Response Team to combat the inferno were successful.”

Sikiru Samuel, aka Samora arrested by the police

Police arrest suspected Aiye Confraternity kingpin, eight others

Sikiru Samuel is a suspected kingpin of Aiye Confraternity, the police said.

Wildlife experts estimate that nine out of 10 illegally trafficked pangolins are not detected by authorities. Credit: Tsai Yao-Cheng / The Reporter

Obasanjo calls for conservation of wildlife

Mr Obasanjo said that most wildlife animals that could be of benefits to Nigeria are going into extinction as a result of human activities.

Accident scene

Seven dead in Dangote truck accident on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

An official says the crash involved a truck carrying cement, a space wagon and a volkswagen passengers bus.


Okada Ban: Accidents reducing in Lagos – Deputy Governor

“In the last three weeks, data from general hospitals shows that there were just seven accidents instead of 28 hitherto; who can say the 21 lives saved are not important.”

Osun monarch, Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi.

Oluwo of Iwo allegedly assaults another monarch

The Oluwo of Iwo described his action as self defence.

Uncertainty over Ondo LG polls as PDP withdraws participation

PDP has decided to boycott the LG polls slated for April 18.

Abdulrasheed Maina

Alleged Pension Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns Maina’s son

The defendant is accused by the anti-graft agency, of operating an account he used to divert various sums of money, including N58 million.


Gov. Oyetola presents N1.2bn bonds to retirees

The governor says the welfare of the retirees is of paramount importance to his administration despite limited resources.

Amotekun: South West Governors, IGP agree on state-based arrangement; shelve regional plan

The announcement was made after the governors met with the Inspector-General Police, Mohammed Adamu, at the Lagos State House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Abiola Ajimobi

Ajimobi sues Makinde, others over revocation of land

Mr Makinde said the affected plots of land were revoked “for overriding public interest and for the use of the State Government”.

Amotekun [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Ekiti approves law establishing Amotekun

Amotekun is a security formation launched by the south-western states to tackle the problem of insecurity within the region.

Fire razes shops at Lagos Mile 12 market

This is barely two weeks after over seven buildings were engulfed by fire at Martins Street, Balogun market, Lagos.

The victim

Police re-arraign Osun cleric who allegedly raped teenager

Mr Habeebulah AbdulRahman appeared in court on Wednesday following series of follow-up reports by this newspaper and pressure from rights groups.

Intermarc Consulting is among the 11 beneficiaries of the multi-million naira grant. Photo credit: Ben Ezeamalu

Beneficiaries emerge in Lagos govt, USADF multi-million dollar job creation partnership

The beneficiaries are expected to receive between $10,000 and $100,000 each.

Court Symbol

Court remands man for allegedly beating wife to death

The man allegedly beat his wife to death after refusing to allow her to visit her boss’ house for the Christmas celebration.

Amotekun [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Amotekun: Army, Airforce, Navy, Police, others on security agency’s board

The Police IG is to approve arms for the security corps.

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi approves six months maternity leave for Ekiti workers

The new policy takes effect from February 1, 2020, in Ekiti

Amotekun [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

South West states receive bill to legalise Amotekun

The six states in the South-west plan to establish a security network known as Amotekun

Kayode Fayemi

Despite low budgets for SMEs, Fayemi to spend N370.7mn on clearing land, corporate gifts

The state government said it is clearing the land as an incentive for investors in the agricultural sector of the state.

court of appeal

Fake lawyer jailed three years

Melvin Oromidayo, who claimed to be a lawyer, pleaded guilty to the three counts of forgery, Impersonation and fraud.

Adegboye Olatunji, a student of federal polytechnic illaro arrested by the police

Federal Polytechnic SUG president, one other arrested for cultism

The Police said the two suspects were arrested with the assistance of members of the public while others escaped through the bush.