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A city on the brink

Lagos has grown in leaps and bounds without any form of planning. It will be quite difficult to construct a workable subway system without enormous changes which I doubt can be afforded

Human Rights group demands immediate release of 8 detained LASPOTECH union...

.As school mgt denies involvementBy Olasunkanmi AkoniHuman Rights Monitoring Agenda, HURMA, has called on members of the Lagos State House of Assembly to intervene and effect the immediate release of eight union leaders of the Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, Ikorodu, allegedly arrested and detained over framed charges of attempted murder by the state police command.Executive Director of HURMA, comrade Buna Isiak, made the demand yesterday when he led staff and aggrieved members of the institution on a peaceful protest to the state House of Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos set for Africas cultural celebration Culturati

The city of Lagos is set to host the celebration of culture in Africa with the 12th edition of Culturati, formerly known as My Heritage, My Pride & Sisi Oge (Pride of Africa).

Lagos to fix potholes in over 87 major roads

The Lagos State government said it has begun immediate repairs of potholes across the state, with over 87 major roads enlisted for intervention. Special Adviser, Lagos State Public Works Corporation and Drainage, Mr. Temidayo Erinle, in a statement yesterday, said the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had directed the corporation to commence immediate rehabilitation of […]

Zero tolerance: Lagos taskforce arrests 15 suspects over illegal street trading

By Olasunkanmi AkoniAs part of on-going zero-tolerance enforcement declared against all illegal street trading activities across the state, operatives of Lagos State Taskforce, yesterday, arrested 15 illegal traders for prosecution in Oyingbo area of the state.Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team in collaboration with the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, said the suspects were arrested during enforcement to dislodge over 15,00 trespassers in the area.

NEMA again receives 136 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 136 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 11.50 p.m on Monday […]

Day Lagos honoured a respected son

A certain politician who sees  himself as personifying Lagos, was said to have made a comment years ago, when he was still directly running the state. After a hard day’s job attending to the affairs of Lagos, with its intrigues and power play, this man allegedly got up, stretched his arms and torso before announcing to those in his company that he was tired and wanted to go to bed. Nothing is wrong with that. However, his alleged choice of words did not escape the notice of those in the room and possibly the entire state in its import. ‘Ore Eko. Ekofelo’sun.’ (Lagos is tired. Lagos wants to sleep).

Fuel queues back at filling stations in Lagos

Many petrol retail outlets in Lagos and Abuja yesterday closed shops while the few that sold had long queues as motorists waited to fill their vehicles’ tanks and buy some in kegs to keep as reserves in expectation that fuel scarcity could worsen. However, oil marketers assured there was no scarcity and advised fuel consumers […]

What we know about Kolade Johnson’s killing — Police

The police also announce arrest of officers connected with the fatal shooting, confirming PREMIUM TIMES' report. The post appeared first on .

Lagos police ‘investigating’ death of man shot at viewing centre

Kolade Johnson was killed on Sunday evening by a stray bullet fired by police officers at a viewing centre while he was watching a football match. The post appeared first on .