Tag Archives: Lagos

Kunle Ajibade

Celebrations as Nigerian journalist, Kunle Ajibade, clocks 60

A veteran journalist and leading light of the pro-democracy struggle in Nigeria, Kunle Ajibade, will be honoured at a colloquium on Wednesday. The one-day colloquium, which will hold at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) on Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, is to mark the 60th birthday of…

APC leaders

2019: Inside the intrigues, conspiracies, battle for soul of APC in Lagos, Oyo, Kwara

The cracks within Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) became pronounced during the local government congress of the party held nationwide penultimate Saturday. Apart from reports of how the congresses were marred by violence in many states of the federation, at least two persons were killed in Lagos and Gombe…

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Police parade Naval officer, soldier, 13 others for robbery, kidnapping

The police in Oyo State have paraded a 28-year old Naval officer, Jimoh Adesoye, and 14 others arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for robbery kidnapping and other crimes. According to a report by Vanguard newspaper on Friday, two of the suspects are twin brothers. Speaking with journalist at Police…

A Lagos Housing Estate with peoperty

Delayed housing project in Lagos to be completed – Nigerian govt

The federal government will soon resolve the challenges delaying the completion and delivery of its Igbogbo/Bayeku Housing Scheme in Ikorodu area of Lagos State to Nigerians. The Minister of State II for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Zarma, said this while inspecting the Igbogbo/Bayeku Prototype Housing Scheme on Thursday. Mr…

House of Reps

Reps want price of JAMB form reduced

Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Ministry of Education to cut the cost of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) application forms. The House also proposed that the cost be reviewed downward to about 50 per cent from the current N7000. The House, while adopting…

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Kidnapped two-year-old rescued, suspect arrested – Police

A two-year-old girl, who was stolen while her mother was busy selling yam tubers at Mile 12 Produce Market, Lagos, has been rescued. The Lagos State police spokesman, Chike Oti, said in a statement on Wednesday that the child was rescued from one Elizabeth Ibezim who allegedly took her away…

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Google launches $2 million empowerment initiative for Nigerians

Google has announced the launch of the Google Impact Challenge (GIC) Nigeria 2018 initiative aimed at empowering Nigerian citizens to execute projects that would impact the community. The initiative was launched at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday. According to Google Country Marketing Manager, Affiong Osuchukwu, the company…

Ambode

Protesters want Gov. Ambode to probe Ilaje killings

Hundreds of residents of Ilaje community in Makoko, Lagos on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest to the state House of Assembly over recent killings in the area. The protesters urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Lagos Assembly to probe the alleged killing of four persons in the community on May 10…

Makoko residents protest police killing

Makoko residents protest police killings, destruction of property

Dozens of residents of Ori Oke, Makoko, in Lagos Friday marched to protest the killings and destruction of property of some Ilaje indigenes during a violence which broke out between the Ilaje community, police and Land Grabbers' Task Force on May 10. The protesters, who marched to the State Crime…

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MTV Shuga Naija Season 6 screens in Lagos

The latest season of the popular TV drama series, MTV Shuga, was privately screened at the IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos, on Thursday. Set in Nigeria, the new season focuses primarily on family planning, contraception, HIV prevention and sexual health education. The producers revealed that the hard-hitting story lines also explore…

Lagos Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal. 

Police order investigation into Makoko killing

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered investigation into alleged killing of three men during a raid by Lagos State Task Force on Land grabbers at Ilaje area of Makoko, Lagos. Mr Imohimi, who gave the order in Lagos on Tuesday, said that an unknown land grabber…

Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Mr. Kweku Tandoh (middle), flanked by Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan (right) and Director General, LSSC, Mr. Babatunde Bank-Anthony (left) during a media conference by the Sports Commission, as part of the ongoing Y2018 ministerial press briefing to commemorate the third Year in Office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Lagos engages Buhari on release of National Stadium, Surulere, to Lagos govt.’

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a verbal approval for the release of the National Stadium, Surulere, to the Lagos State Government for retrofitting and upgrading to host international sporting tournaments, the state government said Tuesday. But formalities for a formal handover have not been finalised. Speaking at the ongoing annual…

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Man shot dead at Lagos APC local govt congress

A member of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos has been shot dead at the party's local government congress in Agege, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The member, identified as Nurudeen Olanose, was allegedly shot at Central School, Dopemu, during a fracas that ensued after voting had ended on Saturday. Two…

Yellow Banton

Nigerian reggae star undergoing surgery cries for help

A Nigerian reggae star, Uti Kennedy Nduka, popularly known as Yellow Banton, is currently stranded at Gbagada General hospital, Lagos, after undergoing skin cancer surgery. He underwent a blood transfusion last weekend, but there are indications the ailing reggae star may not be discharged if his medical bills are not…

Mercy Johnson pays homage to Igala culture in 'The Lamb'

Mercy Johnson pays homage to Igala culture in ‘The Lamb’

Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson, is set to premiere her new movie titled The Lamb. The movie, which is subtitled in Igala language, tells the story of a legendary Igala princess warrior, who, despite being the pride of her father and loved by her people had to be sacrificed for peace.…

Shina Peters, Osupa, Ayuba, others thrill Lagos fans

Shina Peters, Osupa, Ayuba, others thrill Lagos fans

Frontline musicians including Shina Peters, Saheed Osupa, Adewale Ayuba and Wale Thompson were the stars of the night at the semifinal concert of Ariya Repete. The star-studded two-day event held at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, last weekend. The event was a reunion of some sorts as the likes…

The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Kabiru Shotobi

Oro Festival: Lagos monarch says women free to move around

The traditional ruler in Ikorodu, Lagos, has said women are free to move around during Tuesday's Oro Day Festival in the area. Kabiru Shotobi, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, in a joint statement with Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, said reports that women are forbidden from moving around…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Pastor arrested for allegedly propagating hate speech

Police in Lagos have arrested a 35-year-old pastor, Chris Mordi, of the Miracle of Fires Ministry, Langbasa, Ajah, Lagos, for allegedly propagating hate speech in the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edgal Imohimi, disclosed this while stressing that the suspect was arrested on May 5 at Ado…

Evans

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Evans, weeps in court, alleges maltreatment

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a Evans), on Monday broke down in tears at an Igbosere High Court in Lagos, claiming maltreatment at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, Apapa, Lagos. Evans told the judge, Adedayo Akintoye, that he was not well fed by the prison officials who, he claimed were…

House of Reps

Reps commence probe of capital market operations

The House of Representatives sub-committee on Capital Market, Regulation and Compliance has started a probe in the capital market operations. Over 100 public liability companies have been invited by the committee to defend their operations on several petitions submitted to the committee from all nooks and crannies of the country.…

SATIRE SATURDAY: How to Scam Lagos job seekers (Part II)

Speaking at the launch of PREMIUM TIMES’ Dubawa fact-checking platform in Abuja some months ago, Yemi Kale, Nigeria’s statistician-general hinted that Nigeria’s unemployment rate was really an issue of underemployment because many job seekers try their hands on non-full-time jobs to make ends meet in the absence of any social…

Police investigates Lagos lawyer accused of killing husband.

Police investigates Lagos lawyer accused of killing husband

The Police Command in Lagos has said that it is investigating the case of a 47-year-old woman, Udeme Odibi, who allegedly killed her 50-year-old husband, Mr. Otike Odibi. The accused allegedly ripped the victim's intestine and genitals with a knife at Diamond Estate, Sangotedo, Lagos State. According to a press…

Kenya Airways

Sack of 20 Nigerians: Union suspends strike against Kenya Airways

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has suspended its strike against Kenya Airways over the airline’s recent sack of no fewer than 20 Nigerian employees. Olayinka Abioye, NUATE’s General Secretary, confirmed the development to journalists in Lagos on Thursday. Mr Abioye said the strike was called off following…

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Christian groups protest, warn President Buhari to stop killings or lose 2019

Christian groups on Sunday marched on the streets of Lagos, Akure, Osogbo and Ado-Ekiti to register their opposition to the recent killings in parts of the country. They also vowed to vote out the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari accusing him of failing to deal with the problem of…

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Drama as suspected rapist ‘bolts’ from court

A mild drama played out at the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Special Offences Court as an accused, Edwin Igbafe, in a bid to evade arraignment, bolted from the premises of the court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Igbafe, a 31-year-old teacher, was to be arraigned for…