South West

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Osun governor appoints SSG, CoS

Governor Gboyega Oyetola assumed office in November last year.

Oyo State governor-elect, Oluseyi Makinde alongside former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Oyo governor-elect visits Obasanjo

Mr Obasanjo urges the governor-elect to shun corruption.

Bola Tinubu

Tinubu mourns victims of Lagos Building collapse

The APC national leader says the incident would have been averted if everybody had done what was required of them.

Oyo: Be wary of praise-singers, Ajimobi tells Makinde

The governor received Mr Makinde on Thursday.

A child (in blue top) is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed school building in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP Photo

TRENDING: #LagosBuildingCollapse: Nigerians react

An official told PREMIUM TIMES 16 people have died while 41 were rescued alive.

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

Efforts from various agencies to mitigate the effects of the building collapse is still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.

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

The protesters allege that the hospital is asking for as much as N150,000 before commencing treatment

Temitope Olatoye

Police arrest Oyo Assembly Chief Whip over death of lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye

Mr Olatoye was killed during the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections by some unknown gunmen.

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: Tension as residents insist more victims still trapped

“We worked here over the night but it appears there are no more victims trapped in there.”

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 School Building Collapse: Rescue efforts continue as death toll rises

More than 100 people, mostly pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School, were trapped in the rubble, witnesses said.

A 25-year-old man, Seyi Ajiboy who raped a minor

Man arrested for allegedly raping minor

The suspect reportedly makes ‘confessional statement’.

A rescue team carries a victim from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02151/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Building Collapse: 20 victims rescued, receiving treatment – Lagos govt

Victims are still being brought in, an official says.

A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

More bodies recovered from Lagos school building collapse

One of the bodies removed from the rubble, a child, was dead

A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Lagos School Building Collapse: Ambode visits scene, blames landlord

The governor says the collapsed building was a residential house with a school operating illegally.

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

UPDATED: How Lagos building, housing children, collapsed

At least 40 children have been recovered from the rubble with ten dead, according to LASEMA

Alao Akala

Absence of prosecution witness stalls trial of Alao-Akala, others

The defendants are facing an 11-count charge of conspiracy and acquiring property with money derived from illegal act, among others.

9:28am PU 03 Ward 8, Atiba Isale Oyo, Oyo state. The polling unit is very rowdy, the ballot box is seen beside the queue. A police man and woman are seen and they have not been able to maintain any orderliness so far. party agents a very close to the voting point and can be seen conversing with voters. I noticed one instructing them on which finger to use.

Tribunal grants Oyo APC reps candidate request to inspect election materials

Mr Fijabi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are challenging the declaration of Mr Stanley as the winner of the election in Oyo State.

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 lot of persons are believed to be trapped in the building, including pupils whose school is believed to be on the third floor of the building

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

APC wins majority Ogun Assembly seats

Only four members of the assembly will be returning.

Temitope Olatoye

Murder of Oyo lawmaker politically motivated – Family

The lawmaker was shot dead by assailants last Saturday.

Abiola Ajimobi

ANALYSIS: 2019 Elections: How Gov. Ajimobi helped APC lose in Oyo

Analysts say Mr Ajimobi’s lack of empathy, controversial acts and poor human relations earned his party a stunning defeat at the last polls.

Police on patrol

Elections: Police arrest suspected killer of Oyo lawmaker

The police say Mr Olatoye’s killing is not connected with Saturday’s election.

High tension electric powerlines

Ikeja Electric threatens withdrawal of services from hostile Lagos

Electricity company officials have faced increased attacks in some places.

Court fixes May 6 for judgment on Falana’s suit seeking removal of trucks from Lagos roads

Muslim Hassan, the judge, fixed the date on Monday after parties in the suit adopted their final addresses.

Dapo-Abiodun

I have no ill feelings towards Amosun – Ogun Governor-Elect

Mr Abiodun promises to run “a government for all” and render a “focused, qualitative and open government.”