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December 15, 2011

The city wears a new look, while traders complain of low sales

Barely two weeks to the Christmas celebrations, traders in Lagos State have complained of low patronage.

Musibau Akande, a trader at the Oshodi market, said buyers are few.

“I sell Christmas flowers, gift items, Christmas lights and anything one needs for the Christmas and New Year festivities but I can tell you that the sales are poor," Akande said.

"Few people are coming around to patronise me and I can say to God be the glory but it is low sales we are experiencing at the market."

December 14, 2011

Bolaji Sekoni was killed when a machine inside the factory reportedly exploded

The police in Lagos, on Wednesday, confirmed the death of a 39-year-old worker with Patterson Zochonis Industries (PZ), Ikorodu Branch, Bolaji Sekoni.

December 9, 2011

CEO says 25% of facilities in the zone are obsolete or faulty

Chris Akamnonu, Chief Executive Officer of the Ikeja PHCN Distribution Zone has revealed that that 25% of installed facilities in the zone are faulty and says at least $5 million is required to replace about 14 faulty panels in the zone.

December 6, 2011

The airline says the new route will become operational on December 13

Arik Air is set to commence flights from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, to Luanda, the Angolan capital; the airline’s President, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide has announced.

December 4, 2011

Samson, who sold his boss's car to an unsuspecting pastor, says it is satanic manipulation upon his life

A 29-year-old driver in Lagos, Gabriel Samson, who stole his boss’ car has been arrested by officers of the Lagos state Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja.

November 24, 2011

The actor is demanding the sum as compensation from the NDLEA for unlawfully detaining him

The High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja will, on Thursday, deliver its judgment on the N100 million suit filed by Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Baba Suwe is demanding N100 million from NDLEA as compensation for allegedly denying him of his right to personal liberty through an unlawful detention. 

November 16, 2011

To protest the mismanagement and proposed privatisation of the company, the workers shut down PHCN offices across the country

Members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), on Tuesday accused the Federal Government of engaging in corrupt practices, saying its proposed privatisation exercise is a plan to rip-off the country.

The workers who barricaded the entrances to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) offices across the country, said the anomalies in the Company had resulted in Nigeria’s electricity crises and their action was geared towards correcting those anomalies.

November 16, 2011

To protest the mismanagement and proposed privatisation of the company, the workers shut down PHCN offices across the country

Members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), on Tuesday accused the Federal Government of engaging in corrupt practices, saying its proposed privatisation exercise is a plan to rip-off the country.

The workers who barricaded the entrances to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) offices across the country, said the anomalies in the Company had resulted in Nigeria’s electricity crises and their action was geared towards correcting those anomalies.

November 12, 2011

The State Government will screen residents all over the State for diabetes and hypertension from November 14-18
 

The Lagos State Government has appealed to residents in the state to come out en masse  for the 8th round of the state-wide free screening exercise for hypertension and diabetes.  

The screening exercise has been slated to hold from November 14 to 18, 2011, in all the 20 Local Government Areas and the 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state.

November 6, 2011

Following the arrest of a man who stabbed his fiancé in the eye, Egbuji lamented the spate of violence against women

Gloria Egbuji, the Executive Director of Crime Victims Foundation (CRIVIFON), a non-profit crime victims’ outfit in Lagos, has called on the government to take urgent measures to stop the increasing cases of domestic violence against women in the country.

Egbuji made the call following the arrest of a middle age man, Sylvester Emezi, by the police for allegedly inflicting injuries on his fiancé’s right eye.

November 5, 2011

The state's transport regulatory body, LAMATA,  will deploy 240 buses for a free bus service during the Muslim celebration of Eid-el–Kabir

Lagosians are to enjoy free bus rides on Sunday, November 6, the Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Dayo Mobereola, has said.

Mobereola, who spoke through the Public Relations Officer of LAMATA, Kola Ojelabi, the regulator of the two bus services, said the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme as well as the Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) will deploy 240 buses for a free bus service during the Muslim celebration of Eid-el–Kabir. The BRT corridor would be serviced with 190 buses, while the BFS corridor would have 50 buses in operation.

November 2, 2011

The traders agree to eradicate substandard and fake products from the Computer Village

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Association of Phones and Computer Allied at the Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos. 

November 1, 2011

A judge orders the NDLEA to release the Nollywood star by Friday if they fail to get drugs from his gut.

Comedian Tunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe made his first public appearance today at a Lagos high court in Ikeja as directed by a judge.

October 29, 2011

The commission will support Lagos State to achieve self sufficiency in power generation and supply.

The Nigerian Electricity and Regulatory Commission (NERC), on Friday, said it would assist the Lagos State Government in its efforts to improve electricity supply to the people of the state.
The Chief Executive Officer of NERC, Sam Amadi, made the commitment when he led officials of the commission on a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Babatunde Fashola in Ikeja.
Amadi said the state’s huge population and its many industries have put a strain on the available megawatts of electricity, a situation which has resulted in acute power shortage in the state.

October 24, 2011

The development is aimed at getting 5000 SMEs in Nigeria registered online

Google has announced the next initiative in its Get Nigerian Businesses Online (GNBO) campaign; a five-day trade fair in Lagos designed to get up to 5,000 small and medium sized enterprises online in the first week of November.

The GNBO initiative, in partnership with Ecobank and MTN, is designed to make it quick, easy and free for businesses to register an online presence and take advantage of internet opportunities.

October 20, 2011

Usman Momoh says he routinely robbed a mosque to make ends meet

Usman Momoh, 42, says life has been unfair. After two unsuccessful career attempts at the manufacturing industry, he resorted to stealing and selling Korans to make a living.
"I came to Lagos in 1998 after my technical education in the hope of a better life," he told journalists on Wednesday. "I worked with the Associated Breweries at Agbara as an operator for filling machines until the company folded up. I later got another job with Maltex as a labelling machine operator but even that was soon lost because the company folded up in 2002."

October 19, 2011

The actor’s lawyer says the suit will be filed before Monday following his detention.

Yoruba movie actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, is planning to file a N1 billion suit against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over his recent arrest and detention.

October 14, 2011

The suspect presented himself to the police as a lawyer, in a bid to secure the release of another suspect

A man alleged to be a fake lawyer has been arrested by police detectives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command.

The alleged fake lawyer, Gabriel Gana, from Adamawa State, has a Diploma in Law from the College of Legal Studies Yola, a school affiliated with the University of Maiduguri.

He was paraded before journalists yesterday, at the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja, by the police spokesperson, Samuel Jinadu, who said that the suspect would soon be charged to court for impersonation.

October 13, 2011

As part of its efforts to increase its reach in Africa, the superstore will be opening branches in Nigeria and Angola.

South African based retail group, Woolworths, will open 3 outlets in Nigeria in December.

October 13, 2011

Robbers disguised as commercial bus drivers have resurfaced in Lagos with coming of the 'ember' months.

An Ikeja-based trader, Deji Morufu, on Tuesday, spoke of the activities of ‘one-chance’ drivers on the Ikeja-Ojuelegba axis of the Lagos metropolis.

‘One-chance’, as they are called in Lagos, are commercial buses used by robbers where a few of them disguise as passengers. Unsuspecting commuters who get on such buses are mugged. 

October 13, 2011

Robbers disguised as commercial bus drivers have resurfaced in Lagos with coming of the 'ember' months.

An Ikeja-based trader, Deji Morufu, on Tuesday, spoke of the activities of ‘one-chance’ drivers on the Ikeja-Ojuelegba axis of the Lagos metropolis.

‘One-chance’, as they are called in Lagos, are commercial buses used by robbers where a few of them disguise as passengers. Unsuspecting commuters who get on such buses are mugged. 

October 11, 2011

The accused persons are alleged to have stolen the money over a period of two years

Four persons were yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly stealing N40 million belonging to their employers.

The EFCC, which alleged that they stole the sum of N40 million from Itura Ventures Limited, and Ajoke Stores Limited, Gbagada, Lagos, arraigned them on a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and stealing.

The accused persons are: thirty-year-old Kayode Ajayi; Kilani Idowu, 30; Subair Fatai, 31; and Lucas Ajayi, 30.

September 2, 2011

The forthcoming elections of the NURTW in Lagos promises to be bloody as the sides gear up for action.

Daily commercial and domestic activities were paralysed yesterday afternoon because of a 30-minute invasion of Shorimade street, in the Ogba area of Lagos. Two LT200 commuter buses filled with thugs blocked the entry and exit points of the street in search of "Warrior", a rival member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.

August 24, 2011

Governor Babatunde Fashola says the state is challenged by the success of the EPL

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State,  on Tuesday, received the English Premier League (EPL) trophy at Alausa, Ikeja as part of the global tour to African countries.

While receiving the trophy, presented by the management of MultiChoice Limited, the governor said the EPL has demonstrated the capacity to create an economy where none seems to exist.