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Lagos To Establish Commercial Courts To Speed Up Dispute Resolution

Lagos - 7 hours ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE , Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said plans are afoot by the State Government to establish designated commercial courts with the overall objective of ensuring speedy resolution of disputes. Speaking shortly after swearing-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the 16th substantive Chief Judge of the State,  Ambode said the...

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Lagos, Kano, Rivers Lead In Prison Population-NBS

Lagos - 1 day ago. By MBAKAAN KWEN, Abuja with Agency Report Lagos State has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria with 7,396 out of the national total of 68,686. The state, which is the commercial hub of Nigeria also leads in prisons congestion. It has a capacity for 3,927 prisoners, indicating that it is almost 100 per cent...

Evans Makes U-Turn, Pleads Not Guilty To Kidnapping Charges

Lagos - 1 day ago. BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Lagos Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike Evans and two of his co-accused, Uche Amadi and Okechukwu Nwachukwu yesterday changed their guilty plea to two count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping filed against them by the Lagos State government to not guilty. Evans and his co-accused changed their plea after the state represented...

Evans Makes U-Turn, Pleads Not Guilty to Kidnapping Charges

Lagos - 2 days ago. BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Lagos Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike Evans and two of his co-accused, Uche Amadi and Okechukwu Nwachukwu on Thursday changed their guilty plea to two count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping it filed against by the Lagos State Government. Evans and his co-accused change their plea after the state represented by the...

Nigeria Police In Forefront Of Campaign Against Violence – UNICEF

Lagos - 2 days ago. BY OGUNTADE ISMAILA, Lagos The United Nation International Children Emergency funds (UNICEF) have said that Nigerian Police are in the forefront of the campaign against violence, especially those involving the children. UNICEF who said this at the Lagos State Command while donating Air conditioners, Ceiling fans, Standing fans and other office equipments to the command...

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Era Of Building Illegal Structures In Lagos Gone-Lawmaker

Lagos - 4 days ago.  By OLAJIDE FABAMISE, Lagos The acting Chairman of the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Setonji David on Tuesday said the era of building illegal structures in Lagos State are over, saying the state government will continue to demolish all the illegal structures in the state. The lawmaker who said this in...

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Gov Ambode Unveils Late Afrobeat Legend, Fela’s Statue

Lagos - 5 days ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos – Lagos State governor, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday unveiled the Liberation Statue of late Afrobeat legend and freedom fighter, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti statue erected at Allen Roundabout in Ikeja area of the state. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Ambode who eulogized the virtues of late Afrobeat legend and freedom fighter, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti said...

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Lagos CP Integrates 6000 SPY Police Into Traffic Management System

Lagos - 7 days ago. BY OGUNATDE ISMAILA, Lagos The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Oluwole Edgal on Saturday said about six thousand Supernumerary Police Officer (SPY) have been drafted to the states traffic management structure to deal with traffic congestions in the state. He made this known to journalist while addressing SPY at Nigerian Police Training School,...

Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Diezani’s 56 Houses

Lagos - 1 week ago. By OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Abuja A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered permanent forfeiture of 56 houses allegedly belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to the federal government. The houses include four buildings valued at $16.041,906 (about N2.6bn) located in Lagos State, Rivers State and Abuja. The court headed by...

NYSC Corps Member Gets N3.5m For Open Heart Surgery

Lagos - 1 week ago. By Taiwo Ogunmola-Omilani, Lagos Succour has come the way of a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kehinde Ogunpaimo serving in Lagos State, as the Director-General of NYSC Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has approved the sum of N3.5million to enable doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) perform an open heart surgery...

Lagos Hospital Deserted Over Monkey Pox Scare

Lagos - 1 week ago. By ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH, Lagos Many patients hurriedly left the Lagos State owned Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital on Wednesday because of two patients suspected to have monkey pox admitted in the hospital. LEADERSHIP learnt that the patients who had pox all over their bodies were rushed to the hospital on Wednesday morning and doctors have been attending to them...

Devolution Of Powers Will Rescue Nigeria States – Ambode

Lagos - 2 weeks ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said he is in support of agitations for the restructuring and devolution of powers in the country, saying devolution of power will rescue Nigeria states from its present disadvantaged position. Ambode, who spoke at the Fourth Quarter, 2017 Town Hall Meeting, the 9th...

Lagos Records 2 Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox

Lagos - 2 weeks ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos – The Lagos State government yesterday revealed that two suspected cases of Monkey Pox have been recorded in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr  Jide Idris disclosed this at a press briefing, saying that the two suspected cases were currently being investigated in the state. “Though no confirmed case...

LASG Intensifies Clampdown On Illegal Jetties To Curb Mishaps    

Lagos - 2 weeks ago.    BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos  Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it has stepped up efforts to clamp down on illegal jetty and boat operators in the state to stem increasing rate of boat mishaps on its waterways. The new Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel who replaced Engineer...

LAGESC Nabs 16 In Lagos Over Indiscriminate Dumping Of Refuse

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. BY OGUNTADE ISMAILA, Lagos The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps( LAGESC) has arrested sixteen persons for indiscriminate dumping of refuse in unauthorized places in Lagos metropolis. Our correspondent learnt that they were arrested during the night operations carried out by corps across the state, in its renewed efforts at sanitizing the state’s...

Drug Addiction , Abuse Threatening Our Society –Ambode

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday lamented that the negative impact of drug abuse is not only harmful to the victims but also threatening the peace in the society, saying it is high time parents, guardians and caregivers watched out for drug addiction signs in their children and wards....

Pension: Lagos State Disburses N711m For September

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. By ZAKA KHALIQ, Lagos – The Lagos State Government has disbursed the sum of N711 million as pension payments to retirees for  the month of September. The Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) in a statement on Monday by its Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mrs Basirat Lawal, said the N711 million was released to pay...

Lagos CP Reads Riot Act To Kidnappers, Robbers

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. BY OGUNTADE ISMAILA, Lagos – Lagos State commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, yesterday ,read riot act to kidnappers and armed robbers operating in Lagos, saying it is either they relocate from the state or face police onslaught. The CP, who stated this while parading thirty-four suspected persons, including the killer of Hector, 2007 Guilder...

57th Independence: Lagos Speaker Tasks Nigerians On Commitment To Nation’s Unity

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. By OLAJIDE FABAMISE, Lagos  As the country celebrates its 57th independence anniversary today,  the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has called on Nigerians not to relent in striving for the unity of the country despite some of the challenges facing the country presently. He stated that such commitment...

DNA Center Will Tackle Perpetrators Of Domestic , Sexual Crimes -Ambode

Lagos - 3 weeks ago. BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has said  the new DNA Forensic Centre of the state government will ensure that perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual crimes are punished in line with the provision of the law. Ambode, who spoke at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja when he received members of...