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Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.

Emmanuel Nwude: Olisa Agbakoba dumped me after collecting N27 million

Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos government begins ‘deep refurbishment’ of general hospitals

The Lagos State Government has commenced phased refurbishment and renovation of all general hospitals in the State in line with the current administration’s medical infrastructure blueprint strategy which is aimed at revamping health facilities and make them fit for purpose.
A former executive secretary of the Lagos State Scholarship Board, Stephen Oshinowo, diverted the board’s N127 million to his personal use, an EFCC investigator has said.

EFCC: How Lagos Scholarship Board boss diverted N127 million to personal use

A former executive secretary of the Lagos State Scholarship Board, Stephen Oshinowo, diverted the board’s N127 million to his personal use, an EFCC investigator has said.

Woman in court for ‘blocking’ road with stones

A 34-year-old woman, Sandra Lukan, who allegedly used hard-core stones to block roads, on Monday appeared before a Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos.

Two in court over N1.5 million accommodation fraud

Two men; Nicolas Asindu, 43 and Jacob Mashi, were on Wednesday, brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, charged with fraud.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos government resolves NURTW, RTEAN fracas

The Lagos State government said it has resolved the fracas between the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) over Obalende Motor Park.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Bus conductor remanded for extorting people with cutlass

A 22-year-old bus conductor, Obinna Igwe, who pleaded guilty to extorting money from people using cutlass to threaten them, was on Monday in Lagos remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arraign man for stealing 165 Samsung phones

The police have arraigned a 26-year-old man, Abu Adams, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for stealing 165 Samsung phones, worth N11.6 million.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA condemns Lekki tollgate arrests

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the arrests of #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters by the police.
A Magistrates Court in Lagos State has ordered that a DNA paternity test be conducted on the daughter of a Yoruba movie star, Ronke Odusanya.

Court orders paternity test for Nollywood actress’ daughter

A Magistrates Court in Lagos State has ordered that a DNA paternity test be conducted on the daughter of a Yoruba movie star, Ronke Odusanya.

Man faces trial over ‘N2 million visa fraud’

A 33-year-old man, Damilola Ologunmeta, on Friday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for alleged N2 million visa fraud.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Lagos man dragged to court over ‘spiritual scam’

A 44-year-old man, Saheed Olatunji, appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday for defrauding a woman of N400,000 to provide ”spiritual” solutions to her problem.

Lagos NUJ to rename Lighthouse after Lateef Jakande

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, has said that it would rename the NUJ Lighthouse in Victoria Island after late Alhaji Lateef Jakande who died on Thursday at his Ilupeju residence in Lagos.

Driver in court for allegedly causing death of 8-year-old boy

A 29-year-old driver, Chidi Ebena, who allegedly drove in a reckless manner and caused the death of an eight-year-old boy, on Thursday, appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

Lagos vows to stop planned #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest by rival groups

Lagos State Government has warned those planning to stage #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest on Saturday, either pro or against to shelve the plan and stay away, as every arrangement has been concluded to deal with anyone caught in the act.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said that the coming of a new airline; United Nigeria, has increased the number of domestic flights at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu to seven airlines.

United Nigeria Airline conducts inaugural flight on Friday

A new entrant into Nigeria’s scheduled domestic air operations, United Nigeria Airline, will conduct its inaugural flight on Friday, Feb. 12.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday expressed his administration’s readiness to partner and synergise with Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and other federal agencies in areas of comparative advantages for the growth and development of the State and Federal Government.

Lagos seeks synergy with NIMASA on waterways, ferry services

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday expressed his administration’s readiness to partner and synergise with Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and other federal agencies in areas of comparative advantages for the growth and development of the State and Federal Government.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Police arraign nine men for smoking Indian hemp

The police charged Ibrahim Jelili, 42; Emmanuel Christian, 28; Peter Teniola, 41; Lateef Akodun, 27; Olufemi Falola, 47; Damilare Ayeitan, 22; Olawale Fashokun, 32; Ibrahim Giwa, 32 and Daniel Ohonme, 25 with breach of peace, conspiracy and unlawful possession of India hemp.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 27 ‘criminals’ at hideouts in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 27 suspected criminals in a planned raid of different black spots across the state between February 4 and 5, 2021.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos government clears air on controversial Opebi land tussle

Lagos State Government said that the Committee of Inquiry set up to look into the complaint of a lawyer, Monday Ubani, published on social media on December 31, 2020, in respect of land situated at 1, Folorunsho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, has submitted its final report, absolving government of any complicity in the land tussle.
Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development.

President Buhari, Mo Ibrahim, others to speak at Ehingbeti summit

Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development, with the quality of speakers confirmed to discuss at the virtual summit.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways.

Lagos agency rescues man from committing suicide

The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, says the agency has rescued a man who attempted suicide at National Bus Stop, Ikeja.

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Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.

Emmanuel Nwude: Olisa Agbakoba dumped me after collecting N27 million

Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.
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Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara has expressed displeasure and unhappiness over her existing record as Nigeria’s only individual Olympics gold medalist, a medal she won two and a half decades ago.

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