Tag Archives: Lagos

Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

Why governors are not comfortable with new minimum wage — NGF

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) says it is not against the upward review of the minimum wage. The chairman of the forum, Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, said this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum meeting held on Wednesday in Abuja. He said the issue was not…

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…

How PDP will win Lagos in 2019 – Jimi Agbaje

The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Candidate in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, has said that the party had assurance of winning the state governorship election in 2019. Mr Agbaje said this in an interview with journalists at the party’s national secretariat on Tuesday in Abuja. He said coming out of the party’s…

Former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu

Former INEC boss Maurice Iwu calls for Nigeria’s restructuring

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu, on Tuesday said restructuring is the solution to the problems facing Nigeria. Speaking at an event organised in Lagos by Nzuko Umunna, a pan-Igbo group, Mr Iwu said there had been several "funny ideas" about what restructuring is…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Ambode releases N683 million for bursary, scholarships

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the payment of N683 million bursary, and foreign and local scholarship to Lagos State indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country and abroad. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, special adviser to the Governor on education, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Lagos. Mr Bank-Olemoh, however,…

Collation of results and announcement of winners

Lagos primary school holds elections to elect prefects

It was fun last week Thursday as M.D Nursery and Primary School, New Oko Oba, Lagos conducted elections to elect class captains and other school perfects. The Head of School, Olushola Akaiso, said the era where teachers pick pupils to be in charge of positions has become outdated since the…

Nigerian Custom Officer

Nigeria Customs absolves officer of extortion allegations

The Nigerian Customs Service, Tincan Island Command, has refuted the allegations of extortion levelled against one of its officers, Patrick Olaniyan, serving at Clarion Bonded Terminal in Lagos. Importers and agents had taken to the streets on Monday afternoon to protest alleged extortion by Mr Olaniyan, a Customs officer at…

AD gubernatorial candidate, Owolabi Salis

2019: Why I want to govern Lagos – AD candidate

The Lagos State Alliance for Democracy governorship candidate, Owolabi Salis, on Monday said if elected, his administration would retrieve the state’s commonwealth from ‘private pockets'. Mr Salis, who is the consensus candidate of Star Alliance, said to be a coalition of over 24 political parties in Lagos, made the pledge…

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Lagos courts deliver 23,900 judgments in 2017/2018 legal year – CJ

The Lagos State Judiciary delivered a total of 23,900 judgments within the last one year, according to the state Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke. The judge made this known at the 2018/2019 Legal Year service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos, on Monday. “The total number of…

Bonded terminal agents, importers protest over customs extortion

Importers, others protest alleged Customs’ extortion in Lagos

Some importers and agents operating in Clarion Bonded Terminal have taken to some streets of Lagos to protest an allegation of extortion by customs officers. The protesters obstructed activities in the terminal on Monday and sent staff members and customers out of their offices shouting, "No work today." They took…

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Togolese arrested for allegedly raping teenagers in Nigeria

The police in Lagos have arrested a 31-year-old Togolese for allegedly raping underage girls in Ejigbo. The police said they arrested Dominic Samson on October 8 after the father of one of his victims, named as Mr Okufowobi, made a report at the Ejigbo police station accusing the suspect of…

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Multichoice Talent Factory Academy kicks off in Lagos

The West African branch of MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy was launched in Lagos on Sunday. The initiators said the Academy is expected to provide Africa’s next generation of film and television storytellers the skillset to ignite their passion, connect with industry professionals and tell authentic African stories. Addressing the media…

Nigerian hospital seeks more land for expansion

The Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos, Adedamola Dada, has appealed to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, to assist the facility in persuading the Nigerian Railway Corporation to release more land space to the hospital for expansion. Mr Dada, in a press statement signed by…

Jide Sanwo-Olu (Photo Credit: PageOne)

How I’ll govern Lagos if elected governor – Sanwo-Olu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would run a government based on the wishes of the people if elected. He made the pledge at Ikeja while speaking during a ‘Thank You’ visit to party members in the Lagos West…

Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe

Why I shot Boko Haram inspired movie – Filmmaker Nodash

A Nigerian filmmaker, Adekunle "Nodash" Adejuyigbe, has revealed the reason why he shot a Boko Haram themed movie titled, “The Delivery Boy.” Shot multiple times in 2015 and 2016 by The Elite Film Team and produced by Something Unusual Studios, the film poignantly situates its theme on the activities of…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Aircraft catches fire in Lagos

A turboprop aircraft belonging to Overland Airways was on Friday severely damaged by fire while parked at the airline’s hanger at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the ATR aircraft , with registration number: 5N-BPE, was being…

EU funds workshop to address inadequate advocacy by Nigerian CSOs

EU funds workshop to address inadequate advocacy by Nigerian CSOs

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) today commenced a series of trainings to help increase the use of data and improve evidence-based advocacy by Civil Society Organisations. The European Union-funded project which is supported by the British Council and implemented by the PTCIJ is tagged “Workshop on Evidence-Based…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Flights, business activities resume at Lagos airport

Flight operations and business activities on Friday resumed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2), Lagos, following the suspension of the industrial action against the terminal owners by aviation unions. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions had on Thursday night, called off their two-day industrial action…

2018 Felabration week kicks off in Lagos

The 2018 Felabration week, in honor of the late music maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has kicked off in Lagos with a secondary school debate. The debate titled, “Why State Police should be introduced to Nigeria", which held at Freedom Park, Lagos, on Wednesday, is a prelude to the main event,…

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VIDEO: Examination malpractice: This is how deep we have sunk

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Cheating pupil

INVESTIGATION: How forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booms at Lagos primary schools

The sun was intense. It was a Saturday, a day when many people were either relaxing at home or attending functions. However, parents clustered under a shade beside the gate of Government College Victoria Island (GoCoVi) in Lagos — their faces, a mix of excitement and exhaustion as they received…

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Beauty pageant for married women to hold in Lagos

Mrs Nigeria, a non-bikini beauty pageant for married women between the ages of 23-45 years, is set to hold in Lagos for the second time on October 21. The organisers, Pageants Nigeria Limited, spoke about the pageant, at a media event held in Lagos on Wednesday. They also added that…

Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Innoson Group. [Photo credit: YouTube]

Innoson Controversy: EFCC talks tough, vows to arrest Innocent Chukwuma

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to ensure that the Chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma, is arrested to face fraud charges in court. The commission gave the assurance Wednesday, after Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, struck out the…

Femi Falana

States’ refusal to access UBE funds driving up number of out-of school children in Nigeria – Falana

A human right activist, Femi Falana, has reproached the 36 states in Nigeria for failing to access access the N86.5 billion lying fallow in the in the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Account in the Central Bank as at April 30. Mr Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria, said the unaccessed…

A cross section of children at the screening

Chinese animation “Travel With The Wind” screens in Lagos

A new Chinese animation movie titled “Travel With The Wind” was screened at the Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday. The movie is an initiative of China's Hangzhou Minglang Film Production Company Limited and is expected to hit Nigeria cinemas at the end of 2018. It tells a growth story…