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The document also showed that West Africa remains a global hotspot for illegal fishing with estimated losses of $2.9 billion.

Nigeria loses $600 million annually to illegal fishing

Nigeria is losing $600 million annually to illegal and unreported fishing by foreign vessels as a result of lack of equipment such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), and adequate manpower to police the country’s vast coastline, investigation has revealed.

Speaker Obasa reacts, mourns victims of Lagos boat mishap

The speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has expressed sadness over the boat mishap that happened in Lagos on Sunday.

Two confirmed dead, other missing in Lagos boat accident

Two persons have been confirmed dead, three rescued and others feared missing after a passenger boat capsized in Lagos.
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Governor Ambode: Our integrated transport system firmly on track

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State governor, on Tuesday commissioned the Bariga Waterfront Jetty, five transport ferries and the Ilaje Road, saying the development shows that the state’s integrated transport management system is firmly on track.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), cutting the tape to commission the newly built Bariga Waterfront Jetty, Ilaje Road and Ferries during the commissioning at Bariga, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. With him are Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya (right); Chairman/C.E.O, Lagos Ferry Services, Mr. Paul Kalejaiye (2nd right) and Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola (left).

Governor Ambode: How killings in Ilaje forced me to build World Class Jetty

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has narrated how insecurity and killings at Ilaje community in Bariga, Lagos, forced him to build a world class Jetty and road in the area.

Father docked over failure to produce son charged with stealing tricycle worth N866,000

A 60-year-old man, Tesleem Balogun, who stood as guarantor for his son, who is standing trial for allegedly stealing a tricycle worth N866,000, on Monday appeared in a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Man remanded in for allegedly defiling 4-yr-old daughter

An upholstery maker, Taiwo Opasina, 29, who is facing a three-count charge of incest, has been remanded in prison by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Lagos begins four-year channelisation of ferry routes

The Lagos State Government says it has embarked on the channelisation of 30 routes on the waterways as part of efforts to boost transportation in the state.

Lagos targets two million passengers on water daily

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday commissioned three newly acquired executive boats by the State Government, with a pledge to fully explore the tourism and economic potentials of the waterways in the State for the overall benefit of the people.

Man sent to prison for posting lover’s nude pictures on internet

Police prosecutor, Cyriacus Osugi, informed the court in charge No. L/50/2017 that the accused committed the alleged offence on 22 August, 2017 at Badore area of Ajah, Lagos.

Lagos flag-off reconstruction of 10-lane Oshodi-Int’l Airport road

The Lagos State Government on Monday flagged off the reconstruction of the Oshodi-International Airport Road, with a pledge to complete the project within the next 15 months.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.