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Man in court for allegedly snatching N1m from bank customer

Police in Lagos on Monday arraigned an unemployed man, Festus Eboh, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly snatching N1.1million from an unsuspecting customer who was coming out of a bank.

Lagos closes section of Festac Link Bridge

The Lagos State Government, through the State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), on Wednesday, announced an immediate closure of a section of the recently burnt FESTAC Link Bridge.

Lagos PDP congress ‘undemocratic’ – lawmaker

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Dipo Olorunrinu, on Wednesday described as undemocratic the process through which the party state executives emerged on Sunday.

Lagos PDP chieftain Dipo Olorunrinu cautions against imposition

A Chieftain of PDP in Lagos State, Mr Dipo Olorunrinu, on Saturday cautioned the national leadership of the party against imposition in the ongoing harmonisation processes to avoid another crisis.

Archbishop Martins urges govts to listen to people’s concern

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has called on government at all levels to identify with concerns of the people they govern, even as the country is going through a critical phase in its history.

N’Assembly endorses pensioners’ verification by PTAD

The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed verification civil service pensioners being conducted by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Lagos.

Nine local govts risk being submerged in Lagos – NSE

The Lagos State Government must intensify its flood management efforts so that communities in Epe, Eti-Osa, Amuwo Odofin, Ojo, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Apapa, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu Local Governments would not be submerged.

Fed govt dangles new incentives for 55 modular refinery licensees

The Federal Government at the weekend declared new incentives for any of the 55 licensed modular refineries in the country that scale the hurdles to begin production before the end of 2019.

Oil magnate urges fed govt to compel banks to assist indigenous companies

Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, the Chairman, Integrated Oil and Gas Ltd., has appealed to Federal Government to compel financial institutions to make funds available to indigenous companies willing to build modular refineries.

Lagos unveils roadmap to fix potholes, tackle flooding

The Lagos State Government yesterday unveiled its roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state as well as comprehensive drainage maintenance and flood control programme between August and December 2017.

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2019: INEC seeks NURTW’s collaboration

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Zambian army enters populous slum to control riots over cholera outbreak

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Sir Alex Ferguson did not make me miss Wales friendlies – Ryan Giggs

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Schools evacuated after 4.9 magnitude earthquake in Portugal

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EFCC releases ex-Governor Jonah Jang on bail

A former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has been released on bail by the anti-graft agency, EFCC.

Herdsmen urges revive existing grazing reserves

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to revive the existing grazing reserves across the country instead of establishing cattle colonies.