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Police arrest woman for faking own kidnap

The police in Lagos have arrested 26-year-old Ataghar Namdoo for allegedly faking her own kidnap in order to extort money from her employer.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court fixes date for judgment on Exxon Mobil engineer’s rape case

The Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Tuesday fixed March 25 for judgment on the rape charge brought against an engineer with Exxon Mobil, James Onuoha.

Court remands nine jobless men for ‘gunpoint robberies’

The defendants are: Musa Akeem, 24; Abbey Macdonald, 25; Collins Ikechukwu, 23; Uche John, 31; Bolanle Olamide, 21; Benjamin Okafor, 33; Sylvester Anyebe, 23; Godwin Ani, 23, and Omo Mezie, 22.

Lagos to demolish over 70 houses at Lekki-Ajah axis

No fewer than 70 houses built on unapproved sites within the Lekki-Ajah axis will be pulled down, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pronounced on Saturday. The affected structures, most of which have been completed by their owners, are built on the right of way of tertiary canals and access roads.

Witness: School proprietor defiled student with special needs

A policewoman, Insp Emem Okon, on Friday told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court that a school proprietor, Timothy Onyiriuka, 45, allegedly defiled a 14-year-old student (name withheld) with special needs in his care.

Lagos government arraigns two men for ‘forceful abduction’

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Wednesday remanded two men, Sunday Igwe and Onwe Chukwuemeka in prison over alleged kidnap.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed 12 years for killing girlfriend with cutlass

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a 46-year-old man, Tunde Omisakin, to 12 years imprisonment for causing the death of his girlfriend, Tina Toroso.
Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Agency (Taskforce) have impounded 134 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’ for plying restricted routes along CMS ,Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.

Lagos Taskforce raids CMS, Yaba, others, impounds 134 okadas

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Agency (Taskforce) have impounded 134 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’ for plying restricted routes along CMS, Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.
The order was given recently by the Commissioner for Housing in Lagos state, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, during a site inspection of some of the housing schemes at Sangotedo, Ajah and Lekki alongside the Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Permanent Secretary, Housing, Mr Wasiu Akewusola and other state officials.

Lagos government reads riot to contractors, orders them to complete outstanding projects

Contractors handling housing schemes in Lagos state have been instructed to make to complete their tasks or face severe sanctions.

Police arraign student for sexually molesting 14-year-old girl

A 24-year-old student, Timothy Ideh, on Friday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, charged with indecent assault of a teenager.
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Five RRS operatives arrested for extortion

Five policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command had been arrested over alleged extortion of N5, 000 from a woman.
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Couple sell own children for N350,000

Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, have busted a syndicate which specialize in buying and selling little children, Oyo, Lagos and Akwa Ibom States.
Former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins set to open hotel and night club in Victoria Island Lagos in December.

Ex-Super Eagles ace set to open hotel, night club in Lagos

Former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins set to open hotel and night club in Victoria Island Lagos in December.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor pledges continued support for judicial reform

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday pledged to ensure successful implementation of the judicial reform initiated by the state’s new Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba.

Lagos government seeks private sector support for infrastructure

The Lagos State Government has called for more support from the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to help bridge the infrastructure gap in the state.
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule has congratulated Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his victory, saying the governor-elect will take the state to the next level of governance

Lagos governor lists achievements in 100 days

Before a joyous gathering of residents and All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday gave account of his stewardship in the last 100 days as Governor of Lagos State.

10 teenagers docked for public disturbance

A 19-year-old tailor, Adebowale Eshinlokan, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.

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French star Blaise Matuidi will quit Serie A giants Juventus in the coming days to join MLS side Inter Miami.

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