Terrorists almost bomb Lagos with 17 suitcases of explosives – Fashola

Minister for Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said terrorists with 17 suitcases loaded with explosives to bomb Lagos were almost missed by law enforcement in 2013 if not for citizen information. He disclosed that the attempt was foiled with the help of citizen information and the terrorists were tried without passing the information to […]

Police arrest 24 suspects for blocking Lagos roads

By Oladapo Udom The Police from Ijora Badia, Area B Command, on Monday, arrested 24 suspects for blocking major roads in Ijora, Lagos following the recent ban of motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle (Keke) by the State Government. The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement said the suspects caused major […]

Okada ban: Lagos govt. to deploy additional buses

By Yemi Adeleye The Lagos State Government has directed the management of Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) to deploy a fleet of 65 buses to join some major routes as from Monday to ease commuters’ pain. The Public Affairs Officer of the LBSL, Mr Afolabi Olawale, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. […]

FG, South-West Govs Agree On Amotekun

The Federal Government and Governors of the South West States yesterday agreed that necessary legal instruments will be put in place by each of the States to give legal backing to the initiative and address all issues concerning the regulation of the security structure on the establishment of the regional security outfit, Amotekun. Vice President […]

Northern, Southern leaders hold peace talk in Lagos

By Chioma Ugboma Some eminent Nigerian leaders from across the nation on Friday held a closed door meeting in Lagos on the need to preserve continued unity and peaceful coexistence of the country. The meeting, which held at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, was chaired by a former Presidential Adviser founding member of Northern Elders Forum, […]

Despite naysayers, Operation Amotekun takes off in flying colours

The controversy about the launch of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun by the six governors of the South West was not unexpected. The initiative is novel and has attracted different interpretations from different tendencies and cultures. Reason: No geo-political zone has had such security arrangement, where local security initiatives would complement […]

50,000 people apply for 1,000 teaching jobs in Lagos

By Raji Rasak Mr Suru Avoseh, a member, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, says no fewer than 50, 000 applicants had applied for one thousand vacant teaching jobs announced by the state government in 2019. Avoseh made this known during the New Year Party organised by the Badagry Women Development Forum on Sunday in Badagry. […]

Lagos Assembly passes N1.168 trillion 2020 budget

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed N1.168, 561, 893, 990 2020 Appropriation Bill for the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on November 8 presented a budget of N1.168 trillion with the theme “Budget of Reawakening”. The passage followed the report by the joint Committee of […]

Lagos to register places of worship ‘to ensure sanity’

The Lagos State Government says plans are on to register religious houses in order to ensure sanity in the state. The Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, made this known on Tuesday in Alausa, during a stakeholders meeting with the Nigeria Inter-religious Council. Akinbile-Yussuf said the registration, which was supposed to […]

FG to offer free train ride from Lagos to Abuja

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has announced that the Federal Government will offer free train ride to Nigerians from Lagos to Abuja for the next three months. Amaechi made the announcement at the 14th edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), held at The Balmoral Event Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. According to him, the […]

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