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Femi Falana calls for release of 40 persons allegedly held by Nigerian Navy

A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 persons reportedly in the detention of the Nigerian Navy.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu: I’ll end Apapa gridlock within my first 60 days in office

The Lagos State governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he will end the protracted gridlock in Apapa area of the state within the first 60 days of his administration.

Femi Falana requests President Buhari to order the release of 40 Nigerians from naval...

Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 Nigerians in the detention of the Nigerian Navy.

Herbalist allegedly assaults pastor

A 53-year-old herbalist, Sunday Chukwueloka, appeared at an Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court, Apapa, Lagos, on Friday, for allegedly assaulting and abusing a pastor.
As part of its efforts to find solution to the Apapa gridlock problems, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with APM Capital to extend the use of barges to evacuate containers from the ports beyond Ikorodu to Epe.

NPA moves to solve Apapa gridlocks

As part of its efforts to find solution to the Apapa gridlock problems, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with APM Capital to extend the use of barges to evacuate containers from the ports beyond Ikorodu to Epe.
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Report: Most inmates in Lagos prisons from Ogun

The Lagos State Criminal Information System, January-March, 2019 edition has identified stealing as the crime for which majority of inmates in the five prisons in the state are being held.

Minister: Nigeria did not mortgage property for China loan

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday that the Nigerian government did not mortgage any property to secure infrastructural loans from China.

Minister: Lagos-Ibadan rail project 70 percent completed

Two years and two months after the ground breaking ceremony of the $1.5billion Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project, the Federal Government at the weekend declared the project 70 percent completed from Ebutte-Metta, Lagos to Ibadan, Oyo state.

Nigerian Navy to establish warrant officers academy

Plans are underway to establish a Warrant Officers’ (WO) Academy in order to address challenges of command and control among order ranks in the Nigerian Navy (NN), Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said.

Minister orders NRC to revaluate rail facilities at Apapa port

Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has ordered the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to re-evaluate its existing assets at the Apapa Ports, to create space for the proposed Apapa rail station.
Lagos Ibadan Expressway

Lagos-Ibadan rail project: We have covered 123km out of 156km – minister

Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, said, yesterday, that 123km of the 156 km stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project has been completed.

Cooperative society set to begin rice farming

The Multipurpose Staff Cooperative Society of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has expressed readiness of the executives to invest the cooperative funds into rice production in other to improve dividend of cooperators.
Nigeria Railways

Containers, tankers start movement with rail

Beginning from today (Tuesday) containers and oil tankers would start moving goods from Lagos ports through the newly acquired Railway wagons to the north.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

30 ships carrying various products expected at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 30 ships to with petroleum products, food and other goods between May 6 and May 17, at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

31 ships with various products expected in Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says in its daily publication, `Shipping Position’ that it is expecting 32 ships to bring petroleum products, food and other goods from May 4 to May 17, at the Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Senate set to invite NPA, NIMASA, others, over Apapa gridlock

The Senate Committee on Works says plans are underway to invite the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in the coming week over lingering Apapa gridlock.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA: Six ships arrive Lagos ports with petrol

Six ships carrying petrol and other products are at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports waiting to berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said in its daily publication on Thursday.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Detention of 15 Nigerians for 7-month by Navy Illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has decried the illegal detention of 15 civilians and military officers for seven months by the Nigerian Navy without trial.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.