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Pregnant woman gives birth shortly after being rescued from suspected kidnappers – FRSC

A Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) team on Sunday morning rescued a pregnant woman from suspected kidnappers in Badagry, Lagos. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement on Sunday that the woman gave birth to a baby boy immediately after she was rescued. “At about 7:30…

Policeman remanded for alleged murder of naval officer

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 36-year-old policeman, Ismaila Aladuge, in custody for the alleged murder of Daniel Dukur, a Naval officer. Mr. Aladuge, who appeared on a charge for murder, is to remain behind bars pending the outcome of legal advice from the State Director of…

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Judge angry as father moves to stop trial of man accused of raping daughter

The father of a 14-year-old victim of alleged rape on Thursday sought to withdraw criminal charges filed against the suspect, Richard Mathew, on the grounds that the victim has relocated and married in the Republic of Benin. The victim's father told Justice Sybil Nwaka of the Sexual Offences Court in…

Aregbesola pardons five prisoners

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has pardoned five prisoners at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Lagos, and Ilesha Prisons in the state. Ajibola Bashiru, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, stated this on Thursday in Osogbo, the state capital. The released inmates were Akeem Afolahan, Olowoyo Oladipo and Alaba…

Man caught allegedly stealing aboard aircraft in Lagos

A man has been arrested by the Murtala Muhammed Airport command of the Nigeria Police for reportedly stealing aboard an aircraft. The man, identied as Kunle Oni, was caught stealing aboard Air Peace flight P47139 from Abuja to Lagos by other passengers. Mr. Oni was arrested on the flight on…

RMD, 2baba, others grace Black Panther Nigerian premiere

The Nigerian premiere of Marvel Studio’s blockbuster hit, Black Panther, was held on Thursday night at the Filmhouse IMAX cinema, Lekki, Lagos. The premiere was organised by the United States Consulate in celebration of the Black History month. The Consul General, F. John Bray, hosted business, political and senior government…

Burglary: FAAN beefs up security at Lagos Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Thursday said it has deployed 10 additional hilux patrol vehicles to the Lagos airport. The decision, FAAN said in a statement, was put in place in a bid to improve the level of security surveillance on the airside of the Murtala Muhammed…

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EFCC should stand as an unbiased umpire between Innoson and GTB

In 2011, a business dispute arose between GTB and Innoson and GTB decided to use EFCC machinery in resolving it. On Sept 9th 2011, GTB through its lawyers, Anoka & Associates of 195 Ikorodu Road, Palmgroove, Lagos, petitioned Innoson to the EFCC to help it recover its money from Innoson.…

Nigerian book pirate sentenced to jail

The Nigerian Copyright Commission on January 29, 2018, secured judgment against a book pirate, Anthony Okojie, at the Federal High Court, Lagos. The trial judge, Justice Kuya, pronounced the accused person guilty and sentenced him to two years imprisonment at the federal prison without any option of fine. Mr. Okojie's…

Nigeria launches probe after passenger aircraft caught fire mid-air

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday said it would investigate the emergency landing by an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Mr. Adurogboye…

Suspected thieves open cargo hold of Air Peace aircraft at Lagos airport

Suspected thieves on Thursday night opened the cargo hold of an Air Peace aircraft scheduled for departure at the runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Chris Iwarah, said this in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Mr. Iwarah said the cargo…

Court dissolves 16-year-old marriage after wife alleged threats to life

A Customary Court in Igando, Lagos, has dissolved a 16-year-old marriage between Eunice Enebeli and her husband, Stephen, after the woman alleged constant threats to her life by the man. Akin Akinniyi, the court's president, granted custody of the couple's children to their mother until they attain the age of…

Groups hail Senate over resolution banning tobacco sales around schools

Two tobacco control groups, the Nigeria Tobacco Control Research Group (NTCRG) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), have commended the Nigerian Senate for passing a resolution seeking total ban of the sale of tobacco products around schools. The groups also hailed Oluremi Tinubu, a senator (APC, Lagos)…

SATIRE SATURDAY: This is how to Police Lagos (2)

Penultimate week, I posited that as a newly deployed police officer in Lagos, you have to be strategic. I failed, however, to give you an all-important tip: the constitutional basis of your operation. First, there is a part of the Nigerian constitution that is relatively unknown to everyone but officials…

Aviation union shuts down operations of Bristow, Caverton Helicopters

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) on Thursday shut down the operations of Bristow and Caverton Helicopters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the union also ordered its members in both airlines to withdraw their services indefinitely until all…

Court orders N28.5 million ‘stolen’ by Lagos director forfeited to federal govt

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, Rilwan Aikawa, on Wednesday ordered the final forfeiture of N28.5 million, houses, and a plot of land allegedly acquired by corrupt means by Alade Anifowoshe, a civil servant in the state. Delivering his ruling, the judge held that the…

App connecting doctors, plumbers, hairdressers, mechanics, to potential customers launches in Lagos

A service networking company, Workclick, has launched an app that connects artisans and other skilled workers to their potential customers in Lagos. At the official unveiling of the product on Saturday, Samuel Ajiboyede, the company's co-founder, said over 5,000 workers have signed up with the platform. He said the initiative…

Ex-Governor Orji Kalu blasts Obasanjo for criticising Buhari

Former Abia governor, Uzor Orji Kalu, on Thursday faulted ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari criticising his poor handling of the economy and advising him not to contest the 2019 presidential election. Mr. Kalu told newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos, that Mr. Obasanjo lacked the…

Oil depot gutted by fire in Lagos

An oil depot was on Wednesday gutted by fire in the Ijegun area of Lagos.  PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the outbreak occurred at Stallionaire Oil Depot, Ijegun Satelite Town, Ijegun, Lagos.  Witnesses said the fuel depot, comprising five tank farms with one of the tanks filled with petrol, exploded and…

Man ends 22-year-old marriage over wife’s trousers

A 42-year-old housewife, Fatimot Abiola, on Wednesday in Lagos lost her 22 -year-old marriage to her husband, Rasheed, for wearing trousers against her husband’s wish. Delivering the judgment, the president of Igando Customary Court, Lagos, Akin Akinniyi, said it appeared that the estranged couple were tired of the marriage and…

Fuel queues return to Lagos, NNPC announces release of 250 petrol trucks

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Sunday said that it had released 250 trucks of petrol to Lagos metropolis for effective dispensing at filling stations to forestall any scarcity. Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of…

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FCIID Alagbon gets new police commissioner

The Inspector-General of Polıce, Ibrahim Idris, has appointed Ibrahim Umar as the new Commissioner of Polıce in charge of Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCIID, Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos. The spokesman of the department, Pascal Ogazi, who confirmed the appointment to the News Agency of Nigeria, said the new police…

Police fraud unit arrests 20 visa racketeers in Lagos

The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) says it has arrested over 20 suspects who specialised in counterfeiting entry visas of some foreign countries. Spokesman for the PSFU, Audi Lawal, said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos that the visa racketeers were arrested at several embassies of the foreign countries…

MUST-READ ADVISORY: This is how to Police Lagos (1), By Oladeinde Olawoyin

If you are just being posted here––whether from Ago-Amadu or Ohafia or from Sepeteri––or you’ve been here for a while, it is important that you understand the socio-geographical dynamics of this state called Lagos. For the old guard, this will serve as a reminder and for the greenhorn, a guide.…

Evans kidnap kingpin

Court dismisses Evan’s suit challenging continued detention

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday dismissed the N300 million fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans. The judge, Abdulaziz Anka, dismissed the suit for lacking merit. The alleged notorious kidnapper had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts…