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January 11, 2012

Council Chairman appeals to youths not to retaliate the extra-judicial killing of a resident by the police

Plans by youths in the Ifako-Ijaiye Council area of Lagos to invade the Pen Cinema Police Station in Agege, in retaliation for the killing of Ademola Aderinto a day earlier, were on Tuesday foiled by the swift intervention of the council Chairman and Assembly Representative for the Area.

The council chairman, Oloruntoba Oke, and the lawmaker representing the area, Dayo Fafunmi, appealed to the youths who had mobilised in their hundreds around Kayode St., Ogba, for a reprisal attack on Pen Cinema Police Divisional Headquarters.

January 9, 2012

Says the President's speech defending subsidy removal only served to deepen the people's mistrust of his administration

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), on Sunday, said President Goodluck Jonathan's televised speech defending his government's decision to withdraw fuel subsidy only succeeded in deepening the people's mistrust of the administration as it failed to address the pertinent issues.

The party said the deficit of trust between the Jonathan administration and the Nigerian people was the main reason the people did not take the president's speech seriously.

January 9, 2012

Demola Aderinto was shot dead at Yaya Abatan

The Lagos state CP has confirmed the recovery of the murder weapon and the arrest of the police officer, handed over to the state CID.

Demola Aderinto was shot dead at Yaya Abatan, Ifako-Ijaiye LGA of Lagos state by policemen attached to the Pen-Cinema Police Station, Agege.

According to reports, Demola was said to be playing football with friends on an empty road when policemen arrived the scene and opened fire at them.

December 22, 2011

Arowolo is on trial for the June 24, 2011 murder of his banker wife

A 30-year-old man, Akolade Arowolo was, on Wednesday, arraigned before an Ikeja High Court in Lagos on a one-count charge of murder.

December 17, 2011

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of his death

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Force Criminal Investigations Department, Abuja, Mr. Ganiyu Dawodu Thursday night died inside a hotel in Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos in the company of another female police officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) reportedly serving in Rivers State.

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 3, 2011

NPA says the ships are bearing diverse goods, including petroleum and agricultural products

Ninety-two ships laden with various items will sail into the Lagos ports in December, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said.

The informaton was disclosed in the Shipping Position, a document of the NPA, made available to journalists in Lagos on Friday.

The ships are expected to berth at APM, Tin-Can Island, 5 Stars Ports and Terminal Multipurpose Ltd. (PTML) and other ports in Lagos.

The document indicated that 13 out of the 92 ships will be carrying used vehicles, eight will bearpetrol, while 39 are laden with containers.

December 2, 2011

The 110-bed facility is the fourth of its kind built as part of the state's commitment to meeting MDGs

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Thursday commissioned the fourth operational Maternal and Childcare Centre (MCC) in Ajegunle.

The 110-bed facility, which became operational in July, is part of the state government’s commitmentto meeting the Millennium Development Goals on maternal and child mortality rate.

November 30, 2011

The Code of Conduct Tribunal dismisses all charges against the former Lagos State governor

The Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed the charges brought before it against Action Congress Nigeria (ACN) leader, Bola Tinubu.

The former Lagos State Governor was on trial for allegedly operating foreign bank accounts between 1999 and 2007 during his tenure in office, and for false declaration of assets by not disclosing said accounts to the Code of Conduct Bureau.

November 28, 2011

Governor Fashola disclosed that 90 percent of the structural work on the project had already been completed

Commuters in Lagos will soon heave a sigh of relief as the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, revealed that the first eight kilometres of the blue line light-rail project will be completed sometime next year.

November 25, 2011

Despite the cessation of hostilities in the North African country, Nigerians sheltered in camps are being brought home

The federal government said on Friday that it had evacuated additional 177 Nigerians from Libya in spite of the rebuilding of that country.

The move became necessary following the need to protect Nigerians sheltered in various camps across Libya. 

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 15, 2011

The Lagos State governor presents a budget with a capital/recurrent ratio of 53:47 as against the 56:44 in 2011

Recurrent expenditure will increase, for the second consecutive year, should the Lagos State House of Assembly approve Governor Babatunde Fashola’s proposed 2012 Budget of N485.292 billion.

Fashola, during the annual ritual of budget presentation, on Monday, presented the proposed budget to Lagos House of Assembly. It used to be a matter of policy to peg capital expenditures to recurrent expenditures at 60 to 40, but the proposed budget has a capital/recurrent ratio of 53:47 as against the 56:44 in 2011.

November 15, 2011

The state governor said it was time for the concession company to start the process of recouping its investment

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has directed the Lekki Concession Company to announce the date on which it will start collecting toll fee on the Lekki-Epe expressway.

The Governor made this announcement, on Monday, during the Y2012 budget presentation ceremony at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

November 14, 2011

Lagos lawmakers react to the huge population of Nigerian students in Ghana.

Two Lagos lawmakers have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a state of emergency in the education sector.

November 13, 2011

The Lagos Governor said the capital expended in studying abroad could be used to develop the Nigerian economy.

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday decried the high rate at which Nigerians opt for foreign education.

November 12, 2011

NGOs have requested the details of a plea bargain entered into by the 15 ex-governors who pleaded guilty to charges of financial malpractice

 

The Code of Conduct Bureau may re-try the 15 former governors who entered into a plea bargain with the Federal Government after pleading guilty to allegations of financial malpractice while in office.

This indication emerged yesterday following a petition made to the Bureau by a coalition of non-governmental organisations, led by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), requesting to know the amount refunded to the FG by the governors.

November 11, 2011

The shore line has been turned into a refuse dump, yet ticketeers claim to be collecting entrance fees for the maintenance of the beach.

One of the most popular beaches in Lagos, Bar Beach, has in recent times been over taken by refuse and waste material, which have made it both offensive to sight and most undesirable as a decent location for recreation and toursim.

November 11, 2011

The state government says that abandoned vehicles at government premises poses threat to security

The Lagos state government has ordered the removal of abandoned vehicles on the state's secretariat and other government premises.

According to security reports, parking of vehicles by staff over the weekend at government premises and abandoned vehicles posed serious security threat to life and property.

The state Governor, Babatunde Fashola, through the Head of Service, Adesegun Ogunlewe, said that if the vehicles were not removed within the 14 days grace period, they would be towed to avert security breach.

November 6, 2011

The governor said measures to prevent the commission of crimes have been put in place in the state

In his efforts towards crime control in the state , the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has reassured Lagosians that the state has put  the necessary  structures in place to fight crime.

Fashola gave the assurance at the 2011 annual Lecture and Award ceremony of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN ), themed: “How private security practitioners can assist in curbing insecurity in Nigeria”, held in Lagos, on Thursday, at the Event Centre Agidingbi.

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 4, 2011

The school beat the defending champions, Randle Secondary School, to win the second edition of the tournament

 

Kings College, Lagos, on Thursday won the second edition of the Scrabble tournament for secondary schools in the state, beating the defending champions, Randle Senior Secondary School, Apapa.

Kings College won 18 games and lost six, finishing with a cumulative of 942 points in the four-day tournament tagged "Fryda Scrabbulympics".

November 2, 2011

The ongoing tournament was organised to help promote reasoning, intelligence and reading culture among students

Kings College, Lagos, has taken the lead in the ongoing scrabble tournament among secondary schools in the Lagos metropolis tagged "Fryda Scrabbulympics".

The defending champion, Randle Senior Secondary High School, Apapa, is closely trailing behind Kings College in the competition holding at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

Fryda Nigeria Ltd, a communication and marketing firm, is the sponsor of the championship organised by the Nigeria Scrabble Federation.

The tournament director,

November 2, 2011

Owners of such buildings must demolish them or face arrest and prosecution

As a result of the incessant collapse of buildings in the state, the Lagos State Government had revealed plans to publish a list of defective structures which have been marked for demolition.

The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Olutoyin Ayinde, said the state government had declared zero tolerance for the collapse of buildings in the state.