Atiku steps up campaign in Lagos via social media
Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar has scaled up his efforts to garner support in Nigeria’s commercial capital; Lagos State. Lagos is a traditional base of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), with god-father Bola Tinubu determining the political direction of the state since 1999. Now, with the... Read more
I am proud to be called Tinubu’s puppet, Sanwo-Olu replies Agbaje
The war of words between the Lagos governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, continued on Friday, as the APC flag bearer promised to retire his rival after the March 2 election. Sanwo-Olu said he was proud of being called... Read more
Man commits suicide in Lagos
An unidentified middle-aged man was in the early hours of Saturday found hanging from a tree on Catholic Mission Road, opposite the Court of Appeal in Lagos Island. The man, clad in Ankara native attire, was found hanging on a rope which looked like a braided long scarf, tied... Read more
Police nab 57 suspected homosexuals in Lagos
No fewer than 57 suspected gays have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly gathering to conduct initiation rites in the state. No fewer than 57 suspected gays have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly gathering to conduct... Read more
Land Use Charge: Lagos Govt decries residents’ conversion of houses to churches, mosques
The Lagos State government on Monday decried the conversion of residential buildings into religious centres by some property owners in the state. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr Habib Aruna, the government warned residents to desist from such act. The Commissioner for... Read more
Buhari in Lagos: Lagosians groan as major roads are blocked
Some travelers and commuters were on Thursday, forced to walk long distances to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to catch their flights, following restriction of movement around the airport vicinity by security operatives. The movement restriction around the airport is due to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to... Read more
Yoruba is now an admission requirement into Lagos State tertiary institutions
All candidates seeking admission into all tertiary institutions in Lagos State must henceforth possess credit in Yoruba Language, the state Yoruba Language Preservation and Preservation Law has said. The law, which became effective last Thursday, would now make compulsory for all primary and secondary schools – private or public... Read more
Air Peace aircraft attacked by thieves before take off on runway
An Air Peace aircraft departing the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, and headed for Abuja Airport was allegedly poached on the runway of the airport by unknown miscreants on Thursday night. The attack on the Boeing 737 aircraft allegedly occurred at 7:35pm on the runway of the airport. A... Read more
Laundryman in court for allegedly raping 20-year-old student in Lagos
A 35-year-old laundryman, Babatunde Orekoya, who allegedly raped a 20-year-old student, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused, a resident of Awoyokun area of Ilupeju, Lagos, is being tried on a charge of rape, to which he pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Insp. Raji Akeem,... Read more
Epidemic looms in Lagos as refuse take over, residents blame Ambode
Some residents of Lawanson and Mushin environs of Lagos State are groaning over the continued accumulation of refuse heaps in the areas. The refuse have The residents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, called on the relevant authorities to intensify efforts in evacuating the... Read more