Lagos@50: We’ll Resist Any Coup attempt, Tinubu vows, as Gov. Ambode hails lawmakers

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday warned that any coup d’etat in Nigeria would be vehemently resisted, and called on members of the military not to attempt one. The call followed a recent statement by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, that some military officers were hobnobbing with politicians ostensibly to overthrow the democratically-elected government of President Muhammadu Buhari. […]

Hoodlums attack Lagos mining firm, steal N5.2m

Afeez Hanafi Some hoodlums allegedly working for a chief in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State have been accused of disrupting commercial activities at a sand mining firm in the Idi Orogbo area of the community. The assailants reportedly carted away N5,230,000, inflicted injuries on some of the workers and dispossessed them of their […]

Lagos GDP hits $136b –Ambode

Lagos GDP hits $136b –Ambode — 6th May 2017 By Moshood Adebayo Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has described the state as the fastest growing mega city in the world, just as he revealed that its Gross Domestic Product GDP has hit $136 billion. He also said the state accounts for over 90 per cent […]

Mass rape: Four students arrested for assaulting Lagos schoolgirls in broad daylight

Kunle Falayi After an eyewitness shared on social media how final year secondary school students sexually assaulted their female counterparts on their last day in school at Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos, in what has been described as a “tradition”, the Lagos State Government is said to be hunting for the students responsible. Saturday PUNCH learnt on […]

Why Lagos govt cannot execute Rev. King – Falana

  Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to commute the death penalty passed on death row inmates in the state to life imprisonment instead of executing them. Those on death row upon the judgment of the court of Lagos State included the General-Overseer […]

Lagos govt. to execute Rev King, others

Lagos govt. to execute Rev King, others — 18th April 2017 Some inmates on death row in Lagos State prisons face imminent execution, among whom is the General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, who made this known at a news […]

Naval commander shoots self dead in Lagos

Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli Afeez Hanafi The Fleet Commander, Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos State, Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli, has allegedly shot himself dead in his residence in the Apapa area. It was learnt that a service pistol, expended and live ammunition, were recovered at the scene by police detectives who visited the residence. READ […]

Photos: Ambode opens new TBS bus terminal

The new Lagos TBS bus terminal overnor Akinwunmi Ambode, of Lagos State at the inauguration of the TBS bus terminal assured Lagos residents that his administration is set to improve transportation to meet up with the international standard. Ambode disclosed this at the ceremony held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Lagos on Friday. The […]

Doctor commits suicide, leaves church to jump into Lagos lagoon

There was confusion on Sunday afternoon as a man jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos into the lagoon. As at the time of filing this report, the victim of the suspected suicide had only been identified as a medical doctor. Investigations by Nigerian Tribune, however, revealed that the man was driving a car owned […]

Lagos and the Open Graves No One is Talking About – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | NNP | March 3, 2017 – As a dewy-eyed boy growing up in the tranquil town of Ile-Ife, Osun state, I felt nothing but pity for the people who have willfully subjected themselves to the throes of living in a big city like Lagos when they could have had a much […]

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