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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court remands nine ‘cultists’ in Lagos

Magistrate Yetunde Ekogbulu of a Lagos State Magistrate Court in Ogba has ordered the remand at the Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre of nine suspected cultists operating in Ikorodu pending the conclusion of the police investigation.
A man passes by Nigerian movie billboards at a cinema in Lagos. [Cristina Aldehuela-AFP-Getty Images]

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade
RRS chief Olatunji Disu this morning forced the management of Victorious Army International Church to comply with the Lagos State Government’s directive limiting gathering to 50 persons to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the State 6

Lagos: RRS force church to comply with government restriction directive

Commander, Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS0, DCP Olatunji Disu, this morning forced the management of Victorious Army International Church to comply with the Lagos State Government’s directive limiting gathering to 50 persons to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the State.

WAEC appoints new head of Nigeria national office

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has appointed Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan as the new Head of its National Office (WAEC) Nigeria.
Lagos State has said it will deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major some routes from Monday, February 3, to ameliorate the hardship commuters are facing as a result of the restriction order on the operators of motorcycles and tricycles.

Lagos deploys 65 buses on some routes affected by okada, keke restriction

Lagos State has said it will deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major some routes from Monday, February 3, to ameliorate the hardship commuters are facing as a result of the restriction order on the operators of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the state.
The lecturer, who was sacked over alleged assault on a female student of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos, Tene John, has denied assaulting her.

Sacked NIJ lecturer denies sexual assault allegation

The lecturer, who was sacked over alleged assault on a female student of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos, Tene John, has denied assaulting her.
Mr. Tene John, a long-serving part-time lecturer of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba in Lagos has been relieved of his teaching job by the management of the institution.

Journalism institute sacks lecturer for ‘sexual harassment’

Mr. Tene John, a long-serving part-time lecturer of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, in Lagos has been relieved of his teaching job by the management of the institution.

Federal government boosts electricity supply in Lagos

Electricity consumers in Lagos may experience longer and stable supply following successful energization of a brand new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer installed in Ogba Transmission Substation, in the state by the Federal Government.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said on Wednesday 114 armed robbery suspects were arrested within the first 55 days of his assumption of office.

Eight arrested for killing policeman, two others in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, said it had arrested three suspects, Paul Peter, Rasaki Ibrahim and Damilare Abimbola, for allegedly killing one Kayode Babalola in the Alapere area of the state.
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Lanre Ogunyemi emerges new Lagos APC secretary

Former Lagos Assembly member Lanre Ogunyemi has been elected as the Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Centre of Excellence.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said on Wednesday 114 armed robbery suspects were arrested within the first 55 days of his assumption of office.

Police chief warns kidnappers, cultists to leave Lagos or write their will

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, Wednesday sounded a note of warning to kidnappers and cultists, to either leave the state, renounce their membership or be prepared to write their will, threatening that the command would make their stay regrettable.
In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

Felix Obuah: Governor Wike ‘unmatchable’ in good governance

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has been declared best among governors in Nigeria, in terms of infrastructural development and people-oriented projects in the state.

31-year-old man docked over alleged N1.55 million car fraud

A 31-year-old businessman, Kingsley Elendu, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding one Mr Joshua Ibileru of N1.55 million on the pretext of selling a car to him.

Woman in court over ‘theft of WAEC result’

Rose Okeke, 40, who allegedly stole the original copy of a candidate’s result from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) office appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
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Passenger jailed for smoking on board Air Peace flight

A passenger who was caught smoking onboard Air Peace flight P4 7558 of December 11, 2019, from Sharjah – Lagos, has been found guilty by an Ogba Magistrate Court and sentenced to two weeks imprisonment with the option of paying 200,000 Naira as a fine.

Man raises alarm over missing son after summon by local vigilante

Controversy has been stirred by an alarm raised by one Chief Emmanuel Anyina, alleging that his son, Amos Amadi, disappeared after he honoured an invitation by the Community Development Committee, CDC, Chairman of the Community, Chikwere Ogbuogor, the ONELGA Security and Peace Advisory Committee, OSPAC, Vigilante Commander, Alexander Omezuruike, to denounce cultism.

10 killed in Rivers as vigilantes raid communities

Local vigilantes based in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, under the aegis of ONELGA Security Planning and Advisory Committee (OSPAC), have killed about 10 persons at Okomoko and neighbouring communities in Etche Local Government Area of the state.

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.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari asks governors to nominate doctors, nurses for training on coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governors to nominate doctors and nurses in their various domains for training on COVID-19.

President Buhari’s aide Abba Kyari speaks from quarantine

Six days after testing positive for coronavirus, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has spoken from his quarantine over his status.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor closes boundaries, urges traders not to hike food prices

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the closure of the state’s boundaries from Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigeria to provide ‘relief materials’ for residents in Abuja, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated 17 items to support the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada to combat Coronavirus in the country.

NNPC hands over medical equipment to UniAbuja teaching hospital

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated medical equipment meant to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory.