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The immediate past governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, FCA, has cleared the air over a statement attributed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging that it had frozen certain accounts linked to him.

We never indicted Akinwumi Ambode – ex-ommissioners

Former Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget, Olusegun Banjo, and his Energy and Mineral Resources counterpart, Olawale Oluwo, in the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode have denied reports that they indicted Ambode before an ad-hoc committee of the state House of Assembly.
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 acquire 32,000 hectares farmland for rice cultivation

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.

Femi Falana charges President Buhari to cut down on expensive travels

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to cut down expenses on his frequent travels in order to save money to drive Nigeria’s economy in 2020.

Femi Falana urges federal government to recover looted wealth to fund budget

Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has told the Federal Government to embark on a drive to recover Nigeria’s looted wealth to garner resources to fund the 2020 budget.

Lagos integrated rice mill to be ready soon – commissioner

Gbolahan Lawal, the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, has assured that the state government-owned Integrated Rice Mill at Imota area of the state, would be completed within the next seven months.
Bala Elkana

Pastor, two others held for alleged rape

Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said the pastor who lives in Egan on the outskirts of Lagos, was reported by the victim’s mother, who lives in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on July 2

Official: No Caleb University student shot by Police

Authorities of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos has refuted the allegation making the round on social media that two of its students were shot yesterday by the Police.

Four teenagers plead guilty to stealing phones

Four teenagers on Thursday pleaded guilty before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court to a charge of stealing phones, valued at N250, 000.

Man remanded for allegedly stabbing father to death

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the remand in prison of a 23-year-old man, Rasheed Shitta, for allegedly stabbing his father to death, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Nigeria Police

Stray bullet kills 18-yr-old in Lagos

An 18-year-old girl, Hadiyat Sikiru, has been allegedly killed by a stray bullet during a crossfire between suspected cultists/kidnappers and Police officers in Adamo community, Ikorodu area of Lagos.

Police arrest suspected cultists, recover seven machetes, axes

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have recovered seven machetes, axes and other weapons from suspected cult members.
Bamitale Omole

Former OAU vice-chancellor urges Nigerian youths to move against political alienation

Prof. Bamitale Omole, former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Monday urged Nigerian youths to move against political alienation as envisaged in the “Not Too Young To Run Law.”

Abiodun Oyefusi: Jimi Agbaje will win Lagos for PDP

The Lagos East Senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, says the party will dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the state in 2019.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

NUC approves Ph.D programme, eight courses for Caleb University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the first Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) programme and eight other degree programmes for Caleb University, Imota, Lagos.

Lagos announces new housing policy, to build bungalow in 48 hours

In a bid to address its housing deficit of over two million, the Lagos State Government has introduced a new technology which ensures construction of a bungalow within 48 hours.

Tanker explosion: Lagos pledges to prosecute truck owner, driver

The Lagos State Government is perfecting plans to prosecute the owner and driver of the ill-fated fuel tanker which exploded last Thursday on Otedola Bridge inward Ojodu Berger along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the State’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said on Monday.
Muritala Babatunde and Taiwo Razak, Black Axe Fraternity members arrested for murder

Two cultists arrested for murder of OOU students

Two members of the cult group Black Axe Confraternity have been arrested in Oru, Ogun state, over the chilling murder of a 22 year-old student Oriade Adebisi and his girlfriend, Julian Eke Imaga.

Governor Ambode extends Agric-Ishawo road project to Arepo

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Wednesday, approved the extension of ongoing Agric-Ishawo dual carriageway road project to Arepo in Ogun State, saying the development became imperative in view of the determination to rev up the economic integration of South Western states.

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Senator Lawan: National Assembly will deepen women participation in politics

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly would support initiatives and efforts aimed at widening the scope of women participation in politics and governance.
Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.

New Tunisia president sworn in after upstart poll win

Tunisia's new President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.

Woman in court for ‘sending’ snake to neighbour’s room

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old businesswoman, Sadiya Abdullahi in a Mararaba Upper Area Court for allegedly “sending” a snake to her neighbour’s room to harm his family.
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Abductors demand N50m ransom for kidnapped high court judge

Kidnappers who abducted Justice Abdu Dogo, a Federal High Court judge on Tuesday are demanding N50m ransom.
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Boeing expects 737 Max to return to skies in New Year

Boeing has said it expects its troubled 737 Max aircraft to return to the skies before the end of the year.