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Lagos DPP: 91% of prison inmates are awaiting trials

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has said that 2,663 inmates out of 2,423 representing 91 percent of total inmates enrolled at the five federal correctional centres in the state, as at December 2020, are awaiting trial.
The management of Club VICTORIA in Lagos has appealed to the Lagos State Government to kindly reconsider the closure of the facility following a violation of the COVID-19 protocols.

Coronavirus regulations: 502 convicted, 32 clubs shut in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has revealed that since the advent of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, 566 persons have been arrested, 502 convicted and 32 clubs and event centres shut for breaching COVID-19 regulations in the state.
Lagos is seeking to tweak its chieftaincy law as it is concerned over the large number of monarchs in the state.

Lagos seeks to review chieftaincy law, says 93 monarchs big burden

Lagos is seeking to tweak its chieftaincy law as it is concerned over the large number of monarchs in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari urges families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as telling families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

#EndSARS: Lagos prosecutes 229 ‘hoodlums’

The Lagos State Government has said it will be prosecuting all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the mayhem unleashed on the state between Tuesday and Wednesday in the aftermath of Lekki toll gate shootings by soldiers.
Paul Usoro

Outgoing NBA president calls for unity among members

Dr Paul Usoro, the Outgoing President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), on Wednesday, welcomed all delegates to the 60th edition of the Annual General Conference, calling for unity which he said had been the strength of the bar over 60 years.

DPP: Lagos courts have delivered judgments on 122 sexual offences in 2020

Mrs Yinka Adeyemi, the Director of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), on Tuesday said that courts in Lagos delivered 122 judgments on sexual offences cases from January 2020 to July 2020.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said the Lagos Special Offences (Mobile) Court was to correct wrong behaviour in the society, adding that it was not for revenue generation.

Lagos mobile court tries 202 joggers, cyclists for flouting lockdown order

Fitness enthusiasts numbering 202 were on Thursday tried by two Lagos mobile courts at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Panti, Yaba, for violating lockdown order.

NBA: Lawyers instead of police should prosecute cases in magistrates’ courts

Mr Bayo Akinlade, the Chairman of the Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), on Monday frowned at the continued prosecution of cases in the magistrates’ courts by the police.

Woman burns 13-year-old housemaid’s stomach, lap with iron over N500

A 13-year-old housemaid, Monsurat, is battling burns her boss, one Mrs Mariam Hafia, allegedly inflicted on her stomach and lap with a hot electric iron.

Consumption tax: Lagos government tells hotels, restaurants to respect court judgment

The Lagos State Government has urged all hotels, restaurants, and events centres operators in the state to respect the decision of the court on the Lagos State Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant (Fiscalisation) Regulations 2017.

General TY Danjuma retires as May & Baker chairman, wife appointed

May & Baker Nigeria Plc on Wednesday announced the retirement of Theophilus Danjuma as a director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company.
Former Lagos Deputy Governor, Adejoke Adefulire and top government officials at the event

Lagos charges residents on tree planting, bottle recycling

The Lagos State Government at the weekend charged residents of the state on the need to plant tree and turn waste to wealth by recycling empty bottles for a cleaner and safer environment.

NBA to provide ‘pro bono’ services to Ikoyi prison inmates

As part of the activities slated for the 2019 Law Week, members of the Ikeja Branch of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), will on July 2, visit prisoners at the Ikoyi Prisons to provide them with “Pro bono” legal services.

Court orders Jay Jay Okocha’s arrest for tax evasion

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Jay-Jay Okocha for alleged tax evasion.
Adeniji Kazeem, Lagos Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and Chairman, DSVRT

Students beg Lagos government to pay outstanding bursary, scholarship

The National Union of Lagos State Students in tertiary institutions across the country has appealed to the Lagos State Government to release the outstanding payment of 2017/2018 bursary and scholarship of its members.
Monalisa Chinda-Coker

Court renews arrest warrant for Nollywood actress

An Igbosere High Court, Lagos State, on Monday renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of a Nollywood actress and producer, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, over alleged tax evasion.

Man kills friend in argument over who wins election

A Lagos High Court siting in Igbosere on Tuesday sentenced one Kamoru Kushimo to 10 years imprisonment for stabbing his friend to death during an argument over who would win the country’s 2015 general election.

Judges sit in Ikeja as some lawyers flout NBA boycott directive

In spite of the court boycott directive by the Nigerian Bar Association, many judges at the Ikeja High Court Complex adjudicated over cases.
Adeniji Kazeem, Lagos Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and Chairman, DSVRT

Lagos government issues 313 legal advice in three months

The Lagos State Government has issued 313 Legal Advice through the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) out of a total of 320 police duplicate files received in the last three months, a quarterly report of Lagos Criminal Information System (LCIS) has revealed.

Individuals, organisations receive honours for fight against sexual, gender-based violence

A number of individuals and organisations were on Friday night honoured at the Commendation Ceremony of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team.

Doctor confirms Chrisland School pupil was defiled

A medical expert on Friday told an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court that her findings revealed that the two-year and 11-month old pupil of Chrisland School was defiled.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Actions ultimately speak louder than words, and Neymar showed his class on Tuesday night after Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the Champions League semi-finals at Bayern Munich’s expense.

Neymar opens up on controversial celebration

After the final whistle, Neymar was captured celebrating euphorically right in front of Bayern’s Kimmich, who had been vocal about his side’s ability to potentially overcome PSG ahead of the second leg despite their first-leg defeat, but the Brazil star has since insisted he was not trying to mock his opponent.

INEC vows to sanction parties over acrimonious primaries, congresses

Not impressed with the rancorous outcome of political parties congresses and primary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to blacklist erring parties from its books.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel ‘proud’ to become first German manager to reach FA Cup final

Thomas Tuchel says it will be “special” to be the first German to manage a team in an FA Cup Final after Chelsea win over Man City.
FILE PHOTO: Anti-government protesters hold placards to show their support and welcome the new National Unity Government found by ousted NLD legislators and call to continue strike from traditional new year in Myanmar, in Yangon, Myanmar, April 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/

Myanmar unity government says it must be part of any ASEAN bid to end...

Myanmar’s neighbours have to negotiate with a newly formed government of national unity if they want to help resolve the turmoil triggered a by a Feb. 1 military coup and they should not recognise the junta, a unity government official said.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

NPFL’s inconsistency bane of Nigeria football – 3SC boss

Head coach of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Edith Olumide Agoye, has identified inconsistencies in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as a major factor affecting Nigeria’s football.