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The Federal Government has extended the completion date of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project to April 2020.

Federal government extends Lagos-Ibadan rail project completion deadline

The project was initially scheduled to be completed by February 2020, but Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, during an inspection tour of the project at the weekend, said that the contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), had pleaded for an additional two months for the completion of station buildings and communication signals.
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project will be completed by April 2020, just as it has fixed next week as the commencement date for the test-run of the train. 5

Lagos-Ibadan railway: Federal government promises April 2020 completion deadline

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project will be completed by April 2020, just as it has fixed next week as the commencement date for the test-run of the train.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos governor calls on insurance practitioners to join in implementing health scheme

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor, has called on insurance bodies to partner with the state government to ensure the successful implementation of the newly introduced Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHI).

My daughter was beaten to death by her sister for bedwetting – Lagos trader

When a Lagos trader Mr. Emeka Omenka and his wife Ifeoma allowed their 13-year-old daughter Precious to go visit her married stepsister in Lekki, they never knew it was a decision they would regret the rest of their lives.

NMA: Implement mental health act to check suicide

Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has called for full implementation of the Mental Health Act in the state as part of activities to stem the tide of suicide.

With a secured maritime industry, the economy will blossom – minister

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that with the new maritime security infrastructure being built by the Federal Government, the Deep Sea Project would be a major economic trigger for the country.
Staff of the Nigeria Railway Corporation repairing damaged tracks at Idi-Mangoro, Agege, Lagos.

NRC to suspend Ijoko-Lagos train service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said that it would suspend the daily operations of narrow gauge from Ijoko in Ogun to Ebute Meta-Apapa from Monday to fast track completion of the new standard gauge within deadline set by Federal Government.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore urges court to vacate detention order

The convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to vacate the order it made on Thursday, granting permission to the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain him for 45 days in the first instance.

Femi Falana files motion to quash order for Omoyele Sowore’s detention

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, on Friday, filed a motion to challenge the legality of the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja that gave the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

22-year-old cobbler in court over alleged theft

For allegedly stealing an 8KVA Elemax generator valued at N550,000, a 22-year-old cobbler, Nurudeen Ibrahim, on Friday appeared before a Yaba magistrates’ court in Lagos.

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.
Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye urges single ladies not to marry jobless men

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned single ladies to avoid marrying jobless men.

Insecurity: Bishop backs creation of state police

The Archbishop of Lagos Province and Diocesan Bishop of Lagos Mainland of the African Church, the Most Reverend Julius Oludotun Ogunseye, has expressed his support for creation of state police as solution to the nation’s security challenges.
From Left: The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi- Usman and the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidet Okhiria, during the inspection of ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge rail project in Lagos on Monday. Abdullateef Aliyu

Minister: Lagos-Ibadan rail project not about 2019 elections

The minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is not undertaking the $1.5billion Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail project to garner political mileage in the just concluded elections.

Election: Lagos voters, party agents lament late arrival of INEC officials, materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Officials and material were yet to arrive at the St. Peters Catholic ,Nursery and Primary School , Ebute -Mettta at 9: 03 a.m.
Several passengers are reported to have been injured following a train accident at the Mongoro area of Ikeja, Lagos.

Several injured as train derails in Lagos

Several people have been reported injured as a train coming from Ijoko, Ogun State, and heading to Ebute Metta, Lagos, derailed at Mangoro/Agege area.

Experts: Lack of equipment causes maternal, newborn deaths in Nigeria

A significant number of maternal and newborn deaths in the country have been traced to equipment deficit in health institutions.

Isaac Adewole seeks partnership to tackle maternal, newborn deaths

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on the private sector to collaborate with government to free the nation from maternal and childhood deaths.

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Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.