Tag Archives: Lagos

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Osun Defender]

Eid-el-Kabir: Osun to provide free train ride for indigenes in Lagos

The Osun government says it will provide free train ride for its indigenes from Lagos to Osogbo during the Eid-el-Kabir festival. Ismaila Jaiyeoba-Alagbada, the Commissioner for Industries, Commerce and Cooperatives, made this known in a statement in Osogbo on Wednesday. According to him, the train first trip is expected to…

Lagos High court

Court dismisses murder charge filed against PDP Chairman

An Ikeja High Court has dismissed the murder charge filed against Moshood Salvador, the Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the PDP. Mr Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court alongside 10 others on a two-count charge of conspiracy and…

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Lagos third worst city to live – EIU report

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, is the third worst city to live in among 140 cities worldwide. The revelation is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU's 2018 ranking of the world's most liveable cities. The city was ranked 138th of the 140 countries ranked by the EIU. With a…

Aruna quadri

Sported 7: Aruna finally gets the crown, 33 is the number

Nigeria’s No.1 male Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri finally assumed the position of the winner at the Nigeria Open after being a quarterfinalist in 2017; getting knocked out in the round of 32 in 2016; runners-up position in 2015, and a semi-final showing in 2014. Aruna was finally sported assuming…

Late Super Eagles midfield maestro, Sam Okwaraji

Mutiu Adepoju seeks public holiday for Samuel Okwaraji

A former Nigeria international, Mutiu Adepoju, has suggested that August 12 of every year be declared as a public holiday in remembrance of the late Samuel Okwaraji. Okwaraji slumped and died at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, 29 years ago while playing for the national team. While opinions have…

Hennessy VS Class-2018-Auditions in Lagos

Events to attend this weekend

Hennessy VS Class Auditions The Hennessy VS Class audition makes its final stop in Lagos on Saturday. This opportunity is not limited to emerging rappers based in Lagos alone, but for anyone who believes they have what it takes to be the new face of Rap in Nigeria. The Lagos…

FG, BOI disburse loans to petty traders in Lagos

The federal government and the Bank of Industry have begun disbursing interest-free loans to traders in various markets across Lagos. The loan facility, tagged ‘Market Moni’ and ‘Trader Moni’, is part of the federal government’s financial inclusion drive. The Executive Director, BoI, Toyin Adeniji, disclosed this at the commencement of…

Ofu Obekpa

Black Panther actor, Ofu Obekpa, screens latest film “Klippers” in Lagos

A U.S. based Nigerian filmmaker, Ofu Obekpa, has held a media screening for his latest film titled “Klippers” ahead of its August 10 cinema release. Speaking at the screening, which held at Ozone Cinema, Yaba, Lagos, on Tuesday, the filmmaker, who featured in the Hollywood movie Black Panther, said he…

Walter-Onnoghen

Analysis: Main features of Nigeria’s Administration of Criminal Justice Act (Part 1)

Before the introduction of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), Nigeria’s formal compliance to human rights issues was low. The interests of accused persons not yet convicted was also poorly regarded while the previous laws had significant provisions that discriminated against the rights of women, among other defects in…

Hajj pilgrims

Lagos transports 1,273 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, the Lagos State commissioner for home affairs, says a total of 1,273 pilgrims have so far been transported to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj. Mr AbdulLateef, who doubles as the Amir-ul Hajj, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday…

Ras Kimono

Ras Kimono’s burial dates announced

The late legendary Nigerian Reggae artist, Ras Kimono, who passed on at the age of 60, will be buried in his home town, Onitsha Olona, Delta State, on August 25. Ras Kimono died in a Lagos hospital on June 10, after a brief illness. The family of the late reggae…

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Art lovers are in for a treat as the Eko Theatre Festival enters its fifth day with dance and drama taking center stage. The weeklong carnival, which kicked off on Sunday with a media parley at the Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, has so far featured top-notch performances from local…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

I won’t go back to PDP — Uzor Kalu

Former Abia Governor, Orji Kalu, on Wednesday debunked the rumour that he was planning to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) following the gale of defections across the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Kalu told reporters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos that there…

Lagos, Ogun to get six substations to boost power supply, industrialisation –TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it will construct six 330kv transmission substations in Lagos and Ogun s to improve power supply and boost industrialisation in the country. The Managing Director of TCN, Mohammed Usman-Gur, made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the…

Lagos High court

Court remands man for allegedly slapping wife to death

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Tuesday remanded a 47-year-old man, Premie Imafidon, for allegedly slapping his wife to death. The Chief Magistrate, A.O. Ajibade, remanded Imafidon in Ikoyi Prisons and ordered that the case file should be sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for…

Nigerian oil company, Oando. [Photo credit: Guardian Newspaper]

Shareholders Reinforce Confidence in Oando Management at 41st AGM

Oando recorded another victory with the successful conclusion of its 41ST Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held on Friday, July 27 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. On the eve of the AGM, Thursday, July 26, the company published its H1 2018 results recording N8.5 billion profit-after-tax. Shareholders at the AGM were united in…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Lagos records highest fare for air travels in June – NBS

Lagos recorded the highest average fares for air travels in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. In a report called Transport Fare Watch published on the bureau’s website, Wednesday, it also disclosed that the FCT Abuja had the highest average fares for road travels within the city…

Boat Mishap

Five dead in Lagos boat mishap

At least five people died in a boat accident in Lagos Wednesday evening, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The incident happened at about 5.57 p.m. The general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu, who confirmed the deaths, said the cause of the incident was still unknown. PREMIUM…

Freestyle Football

Nigeria set to host maiden Africa Freestyle Football championship

Over 20 African countries will take part in the maiden edition of first ever Africa Freestyle Football Championship to be hosted by Nigeria. The participants will battle for the crown at a keenly contested event holding from September 13 to 15 at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. The best…

State police bill scales second reading at Reps

A bill seeking an amendment to the Nigerian Constitution to accommodate state and community policing was read for the second time at the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill, titled, “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2018”, was sponsored by the leader of the House of…

Naira notes

Naira stable at N358 to dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Monday remained stable at the parallel market in Lagos exchanging at N358 to the dollar. The Nigerian currency had exchanged at same rate on July 20, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N418 respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the…

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Police nab woman for ‘planning’ own kidnap in Lagos

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 19-year-old woman, Dorcas Adilewa, who reportedly planned her kidnap to defraud her father. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect hatched the plan in connivance with one Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo, her friend, who provided location and a phone to contact…

Rains

Lagos, Abuja, others may experience morning rain Monday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning thunderstorms over cities in the central states of the country such as Ilorin, Minna, Abuja, Jos, Lafia and Bauchi on Monday morning. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday also predicted day and night temperatures in the…

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Why state police bill will fail in Senate – Lawmaker

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, says the fear of indiscriminate arrest and detention by state governors may kill passage of the State and Community Police Bill. Mr Ibrahim, who made this known in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said the bill which had passed first…

Apapa Gridlock: Police, others begin ‘Operation Restore Sanity’

The Lagos State Police Command and other relevant agencies are to begin ‘Operation Restore Sanity’ on Friday to free Apapa of gridlock, the State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said on Thursday. Mr Edgal, after meeting with representatives of some relevant stakeholders in Lagos, told reporters of the planned operation,…