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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.

Applicant remanded for ‘robbing with toy gun’

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 27-year-old job applicant, Jacob Odili, in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for allegedly robbing a man of N70,000 cell phone, with a toy gun.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly screens Governor Sanwo-Olu’s commissioner-nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday screened three commissioner-nominees submitted by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC docks man for €29 million theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Friday, December 13, 2019, arraigned one Jean Codo and his company, Transport and Port Management Systems Limited, TPMS, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of Twenty-Nine Million Euros (€29m).

18-year-old man charged with unlawful possession of dangerous weapons

An 18-year-old man, Sodiq Shehu, who was allegedly caught with a locally-made pistol and a cutlass at night was charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Court sentences unemployed without fine option for beating up mother

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced one 26-year-old unemployed Victor Phillip to two months’ imprisonment without an option of fine for beating up his mother and other family members.
Nigerian Passport

New e-passport water-resistant, secure – Immigration chief

The new e-passport is made with a water-resistant material and is secure, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said
Power

Electricity workers suspend nationwide strike

Eko Electricity Distribution Company made this known via its Twitter handle @EKEDP on Thursday.

Teacher charged with breaking 10-year-old student’s arm

A 46-year-old teacher, Ikenna Ekwenam, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking the arm of a 10-year-old student while flogging him for arriving late for a make-up test.

PDP faction defies national leadership

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State loyal to Chief Bode George may have defied the directive of the party’s national leadership that antagonistic camps should close rank and support Mr. Deji Doherty as chairman.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana warns journalists not to peddle rumours

Mr. Femi Falana, the counsel of the #RevolutionNow covener has warned journalists not to peddle rumours in their quest to fight injustice in the country.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

Court slams N1 million bail on estate agent over alleged fraudulent property sale

A 59-year-old man, Agbomabini Kolawole, who conspired with others and obtained N8 million under false pretences from a woman to sell a building to her was on Monday granted N1 million bail by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

65-year old man in court for defiling nine-year old daughter

For allegedly defiling his nine-year-old daughter, a bricklayer, Oko Bassey, 65, was on Tuesday remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre on the order of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Lagos government prosecutes nine environmental offenders

The Lagos State Environment Sanitation Corp (LAGESC) on Thursday arraigned a total of nine persons arrested on Wednesday 27th November 2019 for violating the Environmental Law of the State before the Special Offences Court, (Environmental Unit) Samuel Ilori Court in Ogba.
Centre For Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL)

CACOL reinforces anti-corruption campaign

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has reinforced its anti-corruption campaign on the security and paramilitary agencies in Lagos state, with the aim of curbing corruption in Nigeria’s political processes. This was made know during an interactive session that cut across the diverse services at Presken Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos to eradicate snail fever in seven councils

The Lagos State Government has commenced mass administration of drugs to control and also eradicate Schistomiasis (Snail Fever) in seven Local Government Areas where the disease has become endemic.

Lagos gets court order to auction 108 vehicles

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has obtained a court order to auction 108 forfeited/abandoned vehicles to interested members of the public.
Yinka Egbeyemi, chairman of Lagos state environment and special offense taskforce, has ordered the release of vehicles impounded at the agency’s traffic yard in Ikorodu.

Lagos taskforce set to auction 108 impounded vehicles

The Lagos State Government, through the State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences Unit, is set to auction 108 vehicles impounded over various traffic offences to interested members of the public on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3rd and 4th respectively.

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FILE - Protesters attend a Human Rights Day march, organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, in Hong Kong, Dec. 8, 2019.

Reuters’ distributor blocked company’s Hong Kong protest news

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters' demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.
Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil criticises Muslim countries over Uighurs

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, on Friday expressed support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them.
Lawyers, under the aegis of Christian Lawyers Forum (CLF) have condemned an alleged harassment and intimidation of the Chief Registrar (CR) of the Federal High Court, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko.

Lawyers condemn ‘harassment’ of court chief registrar

Lawyers, under the aegis of Christian Lawyers Forum (CLF) have condemned an alleged harassment and intimidation of the Chief Registrar (CR) of the Federal High Court, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko.

Former Super Eagles star loses sister

According to him, his sister died on Thursday, but he did not disclose the name of the sister and what led to her death.

Senator Omisore condoles with Osun ex-speaker over mum’s death

Former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has condoled with the family of the former speaker of the State, Hon Adejare Bello, on the death of his mother. Mrs Monilola Abeki Bello.