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Lagos state government shuts down schools over #ENDSARS protests

The Lagos state government has ordered the immediate closure of all schools in the state following the ongoing End SARS protest. The order was contained in a statement released on Monday October 19 by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi. The statement  quoted the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that […]

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Two feared killed, others injured as SUV rams into #EndSARS protesters in Lagos (graphic video)

Two persons have reportedly died andseveral others injured after a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) ran into a crowd of #ENDSARS protesters at Alagbado, Lagos. Footage shared online shows a crowd gathered as youths carried away two lifeless bodies. A medical team who volunteered was deployed around Amikanle area to take care of the wounded before those with […]

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Graphic: Lady allegedly shot in the mouth by police officer in Lagos (video)

A woman was allegedly shot in the mouth by a mobile police officer in Lagos today, October 8. According to Twitter user @abba_kamselem, the incident happened at Salvation busstop, Opebi in Lagos. Spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, couldn’t immediately confirm the incident. He however, promised to revert as soon as possible. Watch a […]

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Two FSARS operatives, civilian accomplice arrested in Lagos for extortion and intimidation of citizens

Lagos State Police Command have arrested two operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) Inspector Sale James, Inspector Monday Uchiola and their civilian accomplice Okechukwu Ogbonna, for acts of professional misconduct including extortion and intimidation of innocent citizens. Force spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Sunday, October 4, […]

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Crime News

#JusticeforFavour: 13 year old girl allegedly raped to death in Lagos

The police in Lagos state have arrested a man for allegedly raping 13-year-old girl, Favour Okechukwu, pictured above, to death in the Ejigbo area of the state on Wednesday, September 30. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Favour was sent on an errand by her […]

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Crime

Alleged human trafficking kingpin arrested in Lagos after 5 year manhunt

An alleged human trafficking kingpin, Muritala Sanni, has been arrested in Lagos after a five year manhunt. A non-governmental organisation, Kick against Human Trafficking and Human Rights Abuse Foundation facilitated the arrest and handover to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for prosecution (NAPTIP) It was gathered that Sanni was arrested last Wednesday, […]

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AIB releases preliminary report on cause of Lagos helicopter crash

A preliminary report on the crash of a Bell 206B Helicopter operated by Quorum Aviation Limited into residential buildings in Opebi area of Lagos on August 28, 2020, has been released by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). The report which revealed that the chopper was topped to full tank capacity on August 27, 2020 but failed to make it to […]

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17-year-old boy secondary school dropout allegedly drugs, rapes 14-year-old girl in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a secondary school drop out for allegedly drugging and defiling a 14- year-old girl in Ejigbo area of the state. It was gathered that the suspect, Pelumi Oloyede-Bello,17, who is said to be an agent of an electricity company, met the victim when he went to install prepaid meters for […]

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Admission Campus Education

Lagos releases academic session calendar

The Lagos state school calendar for year 2020/2021 session has been released by the state’s Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance. In the new time table, both public and private schools below tertiary level will resume First Term academic activities on Monday 21st September, 2020 while the term runs through Friday 18th December, 2020. The […]

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20-year-old student killed by boyfriend who was paid N2m to use her for ritual in Lagos

Toluwalase Kembi said to be a 20-year-old Business Administration student of the Federal polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State has been confirmed dead after being killed by her a man she was seeing in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state. The deceased who was declared missing weeks ago, had gone to cook for one Owolabi Yusuf who is reportedly an alfa […]

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Customer shoots man dead over Shawarma in Lagos bar

The Lagos state police command is currently on the trail of a yet-to-be-identified man who allegedly shot one Kayode Oloruntoba in the stomach over Shawarma in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Friday, September 11. Punch reports that the unfortunate incident occurred after late Oloruntoba’s friend, Kazeem Okikilola, went to Avid Bar at Alagbado to buy Shawarma and called […]

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Lagos State Governor orders reopening of schools in the state

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the reopening of tertiary institutions in the state effective Monday, September 14. The governor disclosed this development during a regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status on Saturday, August 29. During his address, the governor announced that primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to re-open from […]

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Crime

Drug baron arrested with 100 bags of weeds in Lagos

A 22-year-old suspected Indian hemp merchant, Ishola Sunday, has been arrested by police operatives from Zone-2 Command, Onikan, Lagos . It is reported that he was arrested on 7th August, 2020, upon information received by the Officer-in-Charge of Zonal Monitoring Unit, SP. Uba Adams, that some criminal elements were smuggling arms and ammunition into the […]

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Business News

Lagos government imposes N20/trip levy on Uber, Bolt and others

Ride-hailing operators in Lagos state will from August 27, start paying a levy of N20 known as road improvement fund on each trip their drivers make in a day. The agreement was reached on Friday August 14, after a three-hour meeting between the Lagos state government and e-hailing ride operators. In a statement signed by […]

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#RevolutionNow: Agba Jalingo re-arrested by Lagos police

Agba Jaligo, the journalist and activist who was released in February 2020 after being detained at the Afokang Prison in Calabar for 179 days following an allegation of treason made against him by the Cross River State Governor, Benedict Ayade, has been rearrested by the Lagos police. The activist was arrested alongside 18 other protesters […]

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24-yr-old woman allegedly stabs boyfriend to death over cheating in Lagos

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested by the Lagos state police for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death over alleged cheating. The woman named Nkechi, aka Omalicha, allegedly attacked Auwal Suleiman, 26, yesterday,  August 1st, 2020, at their residence in Sagbokoji Island, Apapa, Lagos State. The couple started dating in 2018 and began living together in 2019. […]

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20-years -old Girl commits suicide over continuous fights with brother in Lagos

A 20-year-old girl identified as Sherifat Suleiman has reportedly committed suicide over incessant fights with her brother. The incident occurred at about 4pm on Sunday July 12, in Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos state. It was gathered that the deceased who lived in a two-room apartment with her brother, was preparing for the West African […]

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American held captive in Lagos hotel for 16 months rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her wish by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been rescued by the police. Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting […]

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FG announces resumption of Domestic flight; Lagos and Abuja airports to commence operations July 8

The Federal Government has announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country. In a statement released on Wednesday, July 1, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Maiduguri airports would resume on the 11th. Other […]

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Indian passenger dies on board evacuation flight from Lagos

An Indian passenger died on board an Air India evacuation flight from Lagos to Mumbai over the weekend. The 42-year-old passenger who was seen shivering on board the aircraft, informed the Air India crew that he had malaria when questioned. He was provided with oxygen as he was finding it difficult to breathe, but collapsed […]