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Man, 37, faces trial in court for noise-making at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, got more than what he bargained for allegedly making a noise at a police station in Lagos. He is facing a three-count charge bordering on breach of peace and misdemeanor at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’...

Pandemonium in Lagos community as Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Boy

  An 18-year-old girl, Amaka Nweke, has been reportedly killed by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nweke, for dating a Yoruba Muslim guy and also having a baby for him. According to residents of Agility community, Mile 12 area of...

Hazy weather forces diversion of flights from Nigeria to Ghana, Benin Republic

A disruption of flights has been reported in parts of Nigeria, as haze has forced diversion of international flights to neighboring countries of Ghana and Benin. For instance, flights scheduled to land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos,...

Lagos launches probe into U.S.-based Agbosasa murdered in Ikorodu

  Following the murder of Mutiu Agbosasa, who has just returned to Nigeria after  about 40 years sojourn in the United States of America, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an investigation into the incident. Agbosasa was murdered in Ikorodu area...

Lagos prison electrocution: FG suspends 8 officers, man

Following the electrocution of five inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, on December 4, the Federal Government has suspended seven senior officers and one lower rank. The suspension was announced by the Controller General of the Nigerian...

EFCC arrests controller, doctor of Kirikiri Maximum Prison over $1m scam

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested a Deputy Controller of Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, and the head of the medical center of the Maximum Prison, Hemeson Edwin, over their role in allowing convicted internet fraudster,...

Seller and buyer of day-old baby for N300, 000 nabbed, face trial in Lagos

Both the seller of a day old baby (the mother) and the buyer for N300,000, have been caught by the long arm of the law and are being tried at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.   The baby’s mother, Chineye Nwako,...

LASG seizes, tranquilizes lion in Victoria Island home of an Indian national

  Following a tip-off, the Lagos State Government says a cub has been seized at the Victoria Island residence of an Indian.   It was learnt that the carnivorous animal is being used as security to ward off any life-threatening attacks.   ``The lion...

Yuletide: NNPC Assures Of Adequate Petroleum Products Nationwide

  The Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has assured that the corporation have made adequate preparations for a hitch-free yuletide celebration full of petroleum products. Mallam Kyari disclosed this during separate visits to tank farms at...

Lagos lawmakers’ probe of Ambode : Court orders status quo ante, adjourns until Nov. 20

      An Ikeja High Court has fixed Nov. 20 for the hearing of the suit filed by ex-Lagos Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode against the State House of Assembly currently probing the purchase of 820 buses by his administration five months after...
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Ex-Kogi Commissioner bags 19 years in jail for N20m fraud

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Invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, NEC urges state, local governments

  The National Economic Council (NEC), has appealed to States and Local Governments to invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, adding that they should...

Man, 37, faces trial in court for noise-making at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, got more than what he bargained for allegedly making a noise at a police station in Lagos. He is facing...

Lagos boy plunges into death-well to retrieve phone

    Love of prized possession more than one's life consumed a 26-year-old Lagos boy, who took a dive into a "death-well" to retrieve his phone. The...

Faulty Power Lines: TCN to Acquire Helicopters 

  For fault detection on its transmission line network across the country,  the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it plans to acquire a fleet...