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Lagos PDP affirms Bode George’s leadership as court stops congress

Chieftains of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including a member of Board of Trustees (BoT), Dr. Akinremi Akitoye, former Deputy Governor Kofo Buknor-Akerele and Dr. Adegbola Dominic on Tuesday affirmed Chief Olabode George as the leader of the party in the state, dismissing existence of factions within the fold, even as a Lagos High Court stops planned congress by some persons.
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.

Corruption: Judge threatens to strike out EFCC suit against former oil minister

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, threatened to strike out the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) suit against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, if it failed to have her extradited to Nigeria by March 2020.
A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Building collapse: Experts call for state of emergency

Following the increase in cases of building collapse, professionals in the built environment have asked the Lagos State Government to declare a state of emergency in distressed buildings across the state.

Supreme Court fixes date to hear cross-appeal against central bank, Cecilia Ibru

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned a cross appeal against the Central Bank of Nigeria seeking to compel it to disclose information under the Freedom of Information Act.
Four persons escaped death on Thursday as four different two-storey buildings, collapsed at about 4-10p.m at Glover Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.

Four multi-story buildings collapse in Lagos

Four persons escaped death on Thursday as four different two-storey buildings, collapsed at about 4:10p.m at Glover Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.

Court remands man over alleged murder of one-year old baby

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 24-year-old mentally challenged man, Ayobami Isiaka, who allegedly slammed a baby’s head on the floor and killed him, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending legal advice.
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.

Ibrahim Magu: Mothers of cyber fraudsters now have an association

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, lamented on Thursday that mothers of cyber fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, are now organising themselves into an association.

12 schools qualify for Akintola Williams’ debate

Twelve primary and secondary schools will feature in the final of the Akintola Williams Debate holding November 2, at the British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Ikoyi prison rot: Minister commends undercover investigation

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has commended one of Nigeria’s foremost investigative journalists, Fisayo Soyombo and the publisher of The Cable Newspaper, Simon Kolawole, for their undercover investigation at the Ikoyi Correction Center.

FEC approves N5.72 billion for NDIC projects, 12 consultancy services

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N5.72 billion for the construction of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (NDIC) zonal office in Bauchi and for 12 consultancy services for development of NDIC’s offices.

Court remands man for beating up wife’s four-year-old relative

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday, ordered that a 34-year-old man, Babatunde Olatunji, who allegedly beat up his wife’s four-year-old relative, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending bail.
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Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of Danish man accused of killing Nigerian wife,...

The ongoing trial of a Danish, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife, Zainab and daughter, Petra, before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos was stalled due to the absence of his lead counsel, Mr Olasupo Shasore (SAN) on health ground.
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Deji Adeyanju petitions EFCC over Bourdillon’s ‘bullion vans’

Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, says he has taken up the challenge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and had agreed to write a petition against National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Correctional service comptroller orders probe of Ikoyi prison

The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.
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 government to launch massive water, rail transport system by 2020 – governor

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday said his administration would soon roll out massive water transport services in order to reduce over-dependence on road transportation.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. 5

Court orders forfeiture of Senator Saraki’s Ikoyi houses

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties belonging to former Senate President Bukola Saraki in Ikoyi, Lagos.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. 6

Senator Saraki’s Ikoyi houses under forfeiture — in pictures

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no amount of media campaign against its Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu will stop the prosecution of the former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Court orders interim forfeiture of Senator Saraki’s property

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, October 21, 2019, ordered the interim forfeiture of two mighty properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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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 urges corps members to be open minded

Corps members posted to Lagos State have been told to make their service year a learning period by being open minded.
The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigeria Ladies Golf: Ugandan Nakalembe wins opening round

The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito smiles as he heads to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Emperor Naruhito will declare Tuesday he had ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne at the palace.

Japan’s emperor to perform thanksgiving rite with Sun Goddess

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will on Thursday perform an elaborate and secretive ritual dating back 1,300 years, giving thanks to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu as part of his enthronement rites.

13 killed in Lagos-Ibadan highway car crash

Thirteen persons were on Wednesday died in an auto crash at Sapade-Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, officials said.