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Lagos Assembly Approves Death Penalty For Kidnappers

Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday approved death sentence for kidnappers, whose victims died in their custody. The approval followed the adoption of a report presented by Mrs Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Petitions, Human Rights and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). Tejuosho had presented the report of a Stakeholders meeting on ...

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Court Remands 4 Land Grabbers Over Possession of Firearms, Ammunition


Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Lagos Federal High Court, on Thursday, ordered the remand in Prison’s custody of four suspected land speculator, popularly called land grabbers, who were re-arraigned before the court over alleged possession of firearms and ammunition, pending the perfection of bail conditions granted them by the court. The accused persons to be remanded in Prison’s custody are: ...

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Court sack PDP Caretaker committee

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has declared as invalid the caretaker committee constituted over the weekend to take over the  affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party from its acting National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff. The judge, in a ruling on Monday, directed the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to enforce his order, barring the ...

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N1.5bn contract scam: Ex-NIMASA DG sentenced to 5years in prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison for a N1.5bn contract scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned for engaging in contract splitting and bid rigging estimated at over N1.5bn while he was the DG of NIMASA. The ...

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Four reported dead in train accident

Four people travelling on a Lagos-Kano train died on Saturday when the train derailed at Jebba, Kwara State, with three other passengers injured. The dead victims were said to have been trapped inside a guard van reserved for security personnel aboard the train.  The accident, which occurred around 7am, reportedly affected the train from the rear and destroyed its two ...

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It’s Official: Lagos now an oil-producing state

With reports that Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited (YFP), a wholly- owned indigenous firm and operator of the OML 113 offshore Lagos, on Tuesday announced the commencement of crude oil from the field. This development will make Lagos State to finally become an oil-producing state and will join states who get 13 per cent derivation from the federation account. This ...

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Photos: Secondary school students killed in auto crash

According to Zuma Hausa Times who shared the photos about an hour ago, several secondary school students lost their lives while others were injured following a fatal crash today. The students were on their way back to Kano after representing their school in a sporting event in Lagos. Details still sketchy. More later. See photos from the scene after the ...

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Lagos vows to end medical treatment abroad

Lagos State government yesterday said it is determined to end treatment of ailments overseas, saying the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) recently carried out the first successful Bone Bridge Surgery in West Africa. The state’s commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris who stated this at a briefing said LASUTH has also carried out successful cochlear implant surgeries on three ...

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Woman stabs neighbour for laughing at her

          There was a breach of the peace on Etunrere Street in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Monday after the wife of a policeman attached to the state police command allegedly stabbed her neighbour, Mrs. Olaitan Ayobami. The cop’s wife, Mrs. Desola Ochoche, fled the residence afterwards, leaving Ayobami for dead. Ayobami was later rushed ...

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