Tag Archives: Lagos

First storey building in Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos (Photo Credit: Legit.ng)

Nigeria’s first storey building records 13,609 visitors

The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, recorded 13,609 visitors in 2018, Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the building, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. Mr Daniel said the number of tourists that visited the 172-year-old structure was higher than the…

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Head Office

CAC registers 39,074 business names in two months – Registrar

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) registered about 39,074 business names between October and November 2018 under its new Business Incentive Strategy, the agency has said. A statement sent by the commission to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday said its acting Registrar-General, Azuka Azinge, disclosed this at a customers/stakeholders' forum in Lagos.…

Kanu at The Hardley Apartments

Kanu Nwankwo shocked as ‘unknown persons’ take over hotel, seize trophies

Former Super Eagles Captain and football legend, Nwankwo Kanu, is downcast at the renewed attempt to forcefully take away one of his most-valuable investments, The Hardley Apartments, situated along Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, on Victoria Island, Lagos State. The four star hotel has been a subject of litigation from some years,…

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Police arraign man for alleged rape, assault of 16-year-old neighbour

The Nigeria police on Monday arraigned a 22-year-old man, Emmanuel Chukwu, before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl. Mr Chukwu, whose address was not provided, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of assault and defilement. Police prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, told…

National Identity Card: Lagos, Kaduna top states with high enrolment figures

The Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Aliyu Aziz, says Lagos and Kaduna States recorded high enrolment figures in registration into the National Identity Database in 2018. Mr Aziz told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja that Lagos and Kaduna so far had 4,247,088 and…

Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

Minimum Wage: Why Buhari constituted technical committee – Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, has said the technical committee constituted by the federal government is not to review the work of the previously constituted tripartite committee. Rather, he said, the committee was to identify additional sources of revenue to help the government meet the increased…

Tinubu’s ex-CSO appointed acting Lagos police commissioner

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, has been redeployed while Kayode Egbetokun, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, was appointed to replace him in an acting capacity. Mr Edgal, who was appointed Commissioner of Police for Lagos State on August 30, 2017, has been redeployed to Bomb Unit,…

Lagos governorship candidates at The Platform Governorship Debate (Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper)

ADP candidate Gbadamosi steals show as Lagos governorship candidates debate

The candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Babatunde Gbadamosi, was the dark horse that wowed members of the audience in Saturday’s Lagos gubernatorial election debate, as he spoke confidently of his plans if elected governor of the country’s commercial capital. Mr Gbadamosi, who was a member of the Peoples…

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Man commits suicide in Lagos

An unidentified middle-aged man was in the early hours of Saturday found hanging from a tree on Catholic Mission Road, opposite the Court of Appeal in Lagos Island. The man, clad in Ankara native attire, was found hanging on a rope which looked like a braided long scarf, tied to…

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Naira loses marginally against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Thursday lost marginally against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, exchanging at N361 to the dollar. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Naira traded at 50 Kobo, weaker than N360.5 traded on Wednesday. The Pound Sterling closed at N410. At the Bureau…

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Train derails in Lagos, one killed

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has confirmed that one person died in an early hour train derailment on Thursday at Ashade railway crossing Agege, Lagos. Jerry Ochi, the Lagos Railway District Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday that the victim died at the NRC hospital at Ebutte…

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Six suspected touts face trial for alleged display of firearms

Six suspected touts, on Thursday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly causing terror to inhabitants of Ojo area of the metropolis. The defendants: Godwin Chineye, 19; Rasheed Eniola, 18; Obumaeme Azubuike, 36; Waheed Femi, 32; Kamali Maikazi, 18; and Chidiebere Onyeboyin, 26, all live at…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

N3.5 billion alleged fraud: Judge’s transfer stalls trial of Saraki’s aide

The commencement of trial of Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, was on Thursday stalled at the Federal High Court, Lagos following the transfer of the trial judge, Justice Babs Kuewumi. Mr Kuewumi told parties in the suit that he had been transferred to the Sokoto…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Champion Newspapers Limited]

Buhari inaugurates technical committee on national minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a technical committee that will work on the details and implementation of a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. Mr Buhari inaugurated the committee on Wednesday at the Council Chamber of the State House Presidential Villa shortly before the commencement of the meeting of…

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Nigerian Army releases Daily Trust editor

The Maiduguri bureau chief of Daily Trust newspaper, Uthman Abubakar, who was detained by the Army on Sunday, has been released, the paper confirmed Tuesday. Mr Abubakar was arrested alongside a reporter for the newspaper by armed soldiers who raided Daily Trust's offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna and Maiduguri. The…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Minimum Wage: Labour unions seek Ambode’s intervention

Labour unions and civil society organisations in Lagos Tuesday marched to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's office to seek his intervention towards the implementation of the proposed new minimum wage. The march, part of a nationwide protest to drum up support for the implementation of the proposed minimum wage, started at the…

Pic 4. Voters waiting to be accredited at Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti during the July 14th Governorship Election in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday (14/7/18). 03770/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

2019: Lagos, Kano top list of registered voters

The voter register presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to party leaders on Monday showed that Lagos and Kano States have the highest number of registered voters with 6.5 million and 5.4 million respectively. Bayelsa and Ekiti States have the least number of voters with 923,181 and 909,967…

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Despite public outcry, Daily Trust editor remains in detention after army raid

The Nigerian Army has continued to detain the regional editor of Daily Trust, Uthman Abubakar. Mr Abubakar was arrested on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno State, alongside one of the newspaper’s reporters, Ibrahim Sawab, over unfavourable reporting of the counterinsurgency operation in the north-east. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the army on…

Nigerian Army invades Daily Trust office in Abuja

Nigerian Army yet to release Daily Trust editor 24 hours after

The Nigerian Army has yet to release the Daily Trust's regional editor, Othman Abubakar, over 24 hours after he was arrested in Maiduguri by armed soldiers. Mr Abubakar was arrested alongside the newspaper's reporter, Ibrahim Suwab. Armed soldiers stormed multiple offices of Daily Trust in Maiduguri, Kaduna, Lagos and the…

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Youth protest planned relocation of Nigerian Gas Company from Delta

Some Niger Delta Youth on Monday besieged the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited (NGPTC) protesting the planned relocation of the Company’s head office from Warri to Lagos. The protesters who were drawn from the various states in the Niger Delta also moved against the planned relocation of the…

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Association of bus conductors pledge support for Buhari

The Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) has expressed its readiness to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in the February general election. Israel Adeshola, the BCAN National President, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Mr Adeshola said the association was convinced…

Lagos pastor confesses to having 10 sex tapes with ex-lover

A pastor in Lagos, Chris Omatsola, who appeared in a sex tape in November with his ex-lover, has revealed that there are more lewd videos, than the one which has gone viral. Mr Omatsola, who leads Zionwealth of Life Assembly, claimed his ex-lover, Tamaratokoni Okpewho, recorded the videos on their…

MRS announces relocation of corporate headquarters

The management of MRS Oil Nigeria Limited on Friday announced that it has changed the location of its corporate headquarters in Lagos. The new development was communicated to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in a disclosure notice issued by the firm Friday. The disclosure, signed by O.M Jafojo, the company…

Jimi Agbaje

Agbaje faults appointment of Muri-Okunola new Lagos Head of Service

The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has faulted the appointment of Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the new Head of Service. In a statement by his campaign organisation on Thursday in Lagos, Mr Agbaje said the action sacrificed career progression and was politics taken…

DJ XGee

Nigeria’s DJ XGee buried in Lagos

A popular Lagos-based disc jockey, DJ XGee, has been buried at Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos. The private interment which took place on Thursday was attended by close family members and friends. DJ XGee, real name Seun Omogaji, allegedly died by suicide on Wednesday shortly after he wrote a disturbing note on…