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Man in court for allegedly beating wife to stupor

A 33-year-old man, Banjo Babatunde, who allegedly beat up his wife to stupor, was, on Friday, arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

University student attempts to commit suicide

A 21-year-old student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu campus, Chukwuemeka Augustine Obasi, has attempted to commit suicide for being scolded by his parents.

AFN: NOC panel indicts Ibrahim Gusau, approves Sunday Adeleye’s removal as technical director

Suspended President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Engineer Ibrahim Gusau, is in for stronger censure as a panel of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) indicted him saying his declaration of autonomy for the AFN from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was out of order and impossible because the Ministry will always supervise National Sport Federations.
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‘Mentally-deranged man’ sets resident ablaze in Lagos

A suspected mentally-deranged man in Surulere, Lagos, on Sunday, set a resident of the area ablaze after pouring petrol on him.
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Mobile network subscribers decry fast depletion of data

A cross section of mobile network subscribers have complained of huge costs incurred on mobile data provided by the mobile network operators and called for an increase in data bundle.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Oba Olusola Alao: No going back on Amotekun security outfit

The vice-chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao, has warned that there should be no going back on the Amotekun initiative security outfit also known as Western Nigeria Security Network planned by the southwest governors.
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 identify five major cultist areas in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday, said cultism and gangsterism have been brought to their barest minimum since he assumed office.
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.

Man in court over ‘N400,000 fraud’

A 55-year-old trader, Anderson Umeh, who allegedly defrauded a man, Mr Isiah Inaremien of N400,000 under false pretences of getting customs’ paper for his car, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Lagos assemblyman urges residents to refrain from destroying government properties

A Lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Lukmon Olumo has beseeched Lagos residents not to destroy government properties.
A photographer at the National Stadium, Surulere, who gave his name as Azeez said smartphones were really spoiling their business as they now used soft copies to market their services.

Yuletide: Photographers attribute low patronage to use of smart phones

Photographers at recreational venues in parts of Lagos on Wednesday attributed the low patronage of their services by fun-seekers to the use of their personal mobile phones.

Aisha Falode lauds sports minister’s adopt campaign initiative

Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has commended the on-going initiative under the Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare, adding it would help the further development of sports in the country.
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Speaker Gbajabiamila says not elected to fight executive

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says the 9th National Assembly is irrevocably committed to protecting the interests of the people through diligent discharge of its legislative duties.

NURTW members fighting over commercial park – Lagos residents

Residents of Pako-Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos, said the Monday clash among hoodlums, which left two people dead, was actually a battle for supremacy between two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Lagos cult clash: Police arrest 75 suspects

The Lagos Police Command has arrested 75 suspects who were allegedly involved in the supremacy battle between two cult groups at Ijesha- Aguda, Surulere Lagos.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Soldiers clean up Ojuelegba axis of Lagos

The Nigerian Army on Saturday deployed no fewer than 300 personnel to the Ojuelegba axis of Lagos for a clean-up to mark the 2019 Corps Commander Ordinance Annual Conference.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japanese embassy, street to school unveils ultra-modern PHC in Lagos

In line with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado/ Oke-Odo, Lagos State.
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Lagos Assembly screens Governor Sanwo-Olu’s commissioner-nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday screened three commissioner-nominees submitted by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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Edo governor, security chiefs meet, strategise to combat farmer-herder clashes

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that his administration is firming up strategies with relevant security agencies to tackle cases of farmer-herder clashes in the state.

Senator Oriolowo eulogises Bisi Akande at 81

The Senator representing Osun West senatorial district, Engineer Adelere Oriolowo, has described the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Osun State, Chief Adebisi Akande, as the big tower between the old and the new Nigeria.

Murder: Two to die by hanging in Osun

Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Ikirun on Friday sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.

Petrol tanker explodes in Onitsha

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command, on Friday said no casualty was recorded in the tanker that burnt at Upper Iweka in Onitsha.

Imo governorship election enough for INEC chairman to resign – APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Peter Esele, said on Friday that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should take all the blames for the verdict of the Supreme Court on the Imo governorship election.