Lagos state News

Lagos PDP Bans Local Chapters From Holding Unapproved Meetings

Lagos - 4 months ago. The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has banned its local government chapters from holding meetings without the approval of the state secretariat. The chairman, Mr Moshood Salvador, announced the ban on Friday in Lagos, while addressing party members after a meeting with the elders caucus. According to him, the ban became...

Court Jails Barber 42 Years For Robbery

Lagos - 4 months ago. Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Thursday convicted and sentenced an apprentice barber, Samuel Edet to 42 years in prison for robbery. Justice Ogunsanya convicted Edet after declaring him guilty of robbing an aluminium technician Adewale Elelo of his Nissan Pathfinder on February 21, 2012 The judge sentenced the...

Police Arraign Manager, Others For N250m Fraud

Lagos - 4 months ago. Police in Lagos has arraigned the manager of a retail firm, Mind The Gap Company, Mrs. Oluwatosin Ogundana before a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Yaba for stealing recharge cards valued at N250 million. Ogundana was docked before the court alongside three other employees of the firm, Ayotunde Anuoluapo, 31, Shittu Abolore, 31, and Demi...

Lagos Sexual Offences Court Jails 58-Year-Old Paedophile For 60 Years

Lagos - 4 months ago. The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has convicted and sentenced a 58-year-old paedophile, Obinna Iziejen to 60 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 12-year-old pupil. The trial judge, Justice Sybil Nwaka handed down the verdict after Iziejen pleaded guilty three-count charge of defilement of a child. The convicted paedophile was...

Court Jails Security Guard For 10 Years For Defiling 5-Year Old Girl

Lagos - 4 months ago. Lagos High Court has sentenced a 27-year old security guard to 10 years imprisonment for defiling a five-year old girl. The guard, Daniel Peter, who lives at Pleasure area, around Lagos-Abeokuta Road, Lagos was arraigned by the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, Lagos State Ministry of Justice on 21 July, 2011 on a one count...

Security Officer Kills LASPOTECH Student

Lagos - 4 months ago. A student of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) was reportedly shot dead by a security officer in the late hours of Tuesday within the premises of the institution. A student who preferred anonymity told LEADERSHIP that the student was killed by the security man very close to Mass Communication department. He said the killing of the...

Lagos Clamps Down On PSP Operators, Cart Pushers Over Indiscriminate Waste Disposal

Lagos - 4 months ago. Lagos State Government  said it has arrested four officials of a Private Sector Participant (PSP) operator in waste management, Ayomide Olayinka Ventures, for dumping waste on the street along the Central Business District (CBD) of Lagos Island in the middle of the night. According to the government, the suspects were arrested by security operatives in...

Police Recover Over N90m worth Of Drugs In Lagos

Lagos - 4 months ago. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi on Tuesday said the command recovered drugs worth over N90m in the state The CP who stated this while addressing journalists, shortly after parading 13 suspects arrested for cross border and cyber crime said the cross border crime suspects said to be Beninois specialise in snatching exotic cars in Nigeria...

Man Seeks Dissolution Of 12-years-old Marriage, Says Wife Beats Him At Will

Lagos - 4 months ago. A 43-year-old driver, Mr Sharafadeen Olawuyi, on Tuesday urged an Ikorodu Customary Court to dissolve his 12-year-old marriage, citing his wife’s adulterous lifestyle. Olawuyi, who resides at Temidire Estate, Adamo in Ikorodu in Lagos State, told the court that his wife, Khadjat, had turned him into a punching bag. “She beats me anytime I ask about...

Exhibit Positive Attitudes, Ambode Charges Nurses

Lagos - 4 months ago. Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday urged nurses to exhibit positive attitudes of humility, love, care, patience and sympathy in the performance of their duties. Ambode, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, gave the advice at the 10th Annual Nurses Scientific Conference held by the State Health Service Commission in...

Lagos Govt Bans Cash Payment In Revenue Collection

Lagos - 4 months ago. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said the state government will no longer accept cash payment in revenue collection with effect from March 1, 2018. Speaking shortly after paying his Land Use Charge, at Opebi branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) in the presence of top management staff of the bank, Ambode said the...

Gbajabiamila To Lagosians : Stop Dumping Waste In Public Places

Lagos - 4 months ago. The majority leader in the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila at the weekend urged residents of Lagos State who are in the habit of disposing their refuse indiscriminately in public places to desist from such act, saying the practice is frustrating efforts of the state government to keep the city clean. Gbajabiamila, who spoke...

Lagos Disburses N139m Insurance Death Benefit

Lagos - 4 months ago. Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board at the weekend said it has disbursed over N139m insurance death benefits to 40 relatives of its teaching and non- teaching staff who died between October,2016 – October, 2017. Speaking during the presentation of cheques to the relatives of the deceased staff in Lagos, the Executive Chairman of the...

Lagos Seals-Off 8 Houses, Arrests 9 Over Illegal Construction

Lagos - 4 months ago. For failing to comply with building construction processes and laws, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, at the weekend sealed eight more houses at Ebute Metta and Surulere areas of the state. It was gathered that the agency also arrested nine people found on site during the enforcement exercise carried out in collaboration with task...

2019:Lagos APC Reps Endorse Ambode For Re-election

Lagos - 4 months ago. Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives from Lagos State on Saturday endorsed the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, saying he has done well in the areas of infrastructural development and other giant strides recorded in all sectors and sections of the state. The APC...

Over Population: Lagosians Urged To Embrace Family Planning

Lagos - 4 months ago. With Lagos state being the most populous state in the whole of West Africa, the state government has called on residents to embrace Family Planning (FP) to reduce the population. The director, family planning and nutrition, Lagos state ministry of health, Dr. Folashade Oludara, who made this call at a three-day advocacy training workshop organised...

LASU Shops For N100m Research Grant

Lagos - 4 months ago.  Lagos State University (LASU), on Thursday said the institution is making frantic effort to access N100 million institutional research grants from industries and international foundations.  The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun disclosed this on the sideline of a two-day National Workshop on Research Grant Writing and Administration, held at the institution’s premises in...

Lagos Accuses Evans Lawyer Of Plot To Frustrate Trial

Lagos - 4 months ago. The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution ( DPP ) Mrs. Titilayo Shitta-Bey yesterday told a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja that counsel to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, is trying to frustrate speedy trial of the accused. Shitta-Bey made the claim while responding to a fresh application filed by Evans...

Lagos Lawmaker Supports Healthcare With Drugs For 600,000 Children

Lagos - 4 months ago. A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Prince Adebisi Yusuff on Tuesday donated immunisation drugs for 600, 000 children in the state. The lawmaker, who made the donation through his Foundation- ‘Prince Hope Turns to Reality’ in collaboration with Vitamin Angels, a US-based organisation, said he was concerned about quality healthcare of the people....

Lagos Donates N365M Mobile Clinic For Cancer Treatment

Lagos - 4 months ago. Lagos State Government on Wednesday handed over a Mobile Cancer Centre for the diagnosis and treatment of residents afflicted with cancer-related diseases as well as increase advocacy to prevent the spread of the scourge. The state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who spoke while handing over the facility to the representatives of the Committee Encouraging Corporate...