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Lagos to prosecute 10 arrested for driving against traffic

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have concluded arrangements to prosecute 10 arrested vehicles owners/drivers for driving against on-coming vehicles (one-way) over the weekend in Lagos.
Lagos State High Court.

Béninoise househelp to hang for murdering employer’s mother

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos yesterday sentenced a Béninoise househelp, Christian Hounvenon Yavine, to death by hanging for the July 1, 2014 murder of a 78-year-old woman, Mariam Atinuke Abiola.

Taskforce arrests notorious criminal in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences has nabbed a notorious criminal for robbery and pick-pocketing in Lagos.

Akinwunmi Ambode orders immediate statewide repair of potholes on roads

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has ordered a state-wide filling of potholes to ensure smooth vehicular movement and to repair roads washed off by the rains.

Lagos roads: Akinwunmi Ambode gives agency four weeks ultimatum

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has directed the state Public Works Corporation to fix potholes on major and inner roads across the state within the next four weeks.

Ikorodu community appeals to Lagos government over abandoned road project

Residents of Isawo community in Ikrodu on Sunday appealed to Lagos State Government to complete the “abandoned” Agric-Isawo-Arepo road project in the area..

Police recall DPO over alleged corruption

The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pen Cinema Police Division, Lagos State, Harrison Nwabuisi, has been recalled to the state Police Command headquarters following corruption allegation leveled against him.
Train Lagos Railway

NRC warns motorists, traders against encroachment on rail tracks

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Sunday warned members of the public and traders in particular, against encroaching on rail tracks while doing their businesses to avert accidents.
A fatal accident involving a bus and a train occurred at Old Abeokuta Road by Odejobi junction on Friday

Three killed, many injured as train crushes commercial bus in Lagos

Three persons died and many others were injured when a train hit a commercial bus at Pen Cinema railway crossing in Lagos State on Friday, authorities have confirmed.

Lagos CP releases 40 detainees in SARS cells

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has stormed the dreaded cells of the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, FEDSARS, at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, and directed the immediate release of 40 suspects, while 30 other suspects, said to be involved in cultism, were ordered to be charged to court without delay.

Lagos task force identifies criminal hideouts at abattoir

“It was an eyesore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking and selling Indian hemp, including prostitution by under aged boys and girls around the area,” the police image maker said.

17-year-old house help accused of killing employers’ mother testifies

A Benin Republic house help, Christian Hounvenon Yavine, who was alleged of killing his employer’s mother by slicing her throat with a knife, has denied the allegation.

Governor Ambode okays construction of Fagba flyover bridge

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday approved the construction of a flyover bridge at the Fagba intersection to ease the perennial traffic gridlock and reduce travel time within the axis.

Court rejects bail application of man who allegedly raped 10-year-old girl

Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya of a Lagos High Court, sitting in Igbosere, yesterday, refused the bail application of a man charged with defiling a 10-year-old girl.

Lagos govt gives breakdown of land use charge

Amid the complaints about the new Lagos State Land Use Charge, the Commissioner for Finance, Akinyemi Ashade, says an aggregated tax that has combined three erstwhile separate taxes namely tenement rate, ground rent and neighbourhood improvement levy into one.

LASTMA: Lagos gridlocks over soon

Mr Chris Olakpe, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, says the current gridlocks along some corridors within the state will soon be over.

Governor Ambode signs N1.046 trillion 2018 budget into law

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the State into law with a total budget size of N1,046,121,181,680.00.

Concerns as Lagos plans to regulate domestic workers, guards

According to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, an executive bill to that effect would be sent to the state House of Assembly, to prescribe regulations for these classes of workers, as well as, monitor their activities, that of their employers and agencies involved in the process.

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