Sunday July 5th, 2015
Sunday July 5th, 2015
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World Environment Day: Stakeholders ponder in Africa’s largest mega city

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Gov. Ambode

Despite the 21 million inhabitants in Lagos, Africa’s biggest mega city, the World Environment Day, WED, 2015 was celebrated last weekend and several possibilities on environmental sustainability was expected in the state.

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In Itsekiri land, a new dawn in commercial fishing, courtesy FG

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Fish

When in October last year, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture promised to significantly boost commercial agriculture among Itsekiri communities in Delta State, skeptics had taken it as empty political statement. Last week Tuesday, however, that promise was partly fulfilled in no small measures as the Ministry boosted commercial fishing among Itsekiri communities with provision of fishing boats, nets and other gears to fishermen in the area.

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Why we’re repairing 90 roads in Lagos —LASG

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Ajegunle-link-road

Citing high vehicular movement on major roads in the metropolis, the Lagos State Government said it has commenced the maintenance and rehabilitation work on 90 roads across the state.

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Oshodi-Apapa expressway: Tanker drivers bow, as Lagos task-force moves into action

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Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, Photo editor.

If the recent enforcement strategy put in place by the Lagos State Government, to proffer solution to the unending traffic gridlock on major roads in the Apapa area of the state, is anything to go by, Lagosians may now heave a sigh of relief.

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Ondo in frantic search for VC after mystery abduction

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Princes Oluwatoyin Omosowon after her release form the kidnappers den

Fear has gripped eminent personalities in Ondo State following the ‘relocation’ of kidnappers to the state.

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Video: Cars on fire after Ikorodu robbery

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Ikorodu

Armed robbers, Wednesday morning, raided banks in Ikorodu, carting away unspecified amount of money.

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Help! Flood is sacking us from our homes — Ajegunle residents

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Ajegunle-flood

As the rains are here again, residents of Ajegunle, a popular suburb of Lagos in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, are presently groaning under apparent neglect by successive administrations to fix the numerous deplorable roads in their community.

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Lagos, Police tackle insecurity, step up Okada ban enforcement

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•Okada riders driving against traffic in Lagos

In recent times, there has been a rising wave of crime rates, especially in Lagos, which has continued to put residents and visitors to the megacity in palpable fear of being victims of attacks from hoodlums and armed bandits.

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Campus cultism: Nigeria’s fast-ticking terrorists time bomb

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Oliver-Cromwell

IF media reports are anything to go by, cultism is alarmingly on the rise in tertiary and post-primary institutions in Nigeria, a development that has raised grave concerns in many quarters, prompting several calls on government to take urgent steps to stem the tide. Indeed it is said that many have lost their lives to campus terrorism, especially cult wars among rival groups, while several have dropped out of school without actualising their ambition and dreams.

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‘Abija’ Cultists’ Confessions: ‘We shot dead four APC guys in Lagos reprisal attack’

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•Two of the suspects

Lagos State Police Command has arrested three alleged cultists suspected to be terrorising Lagos Island and environs.

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Killer Kaikai: Why we kick against outright ban of product – Vendors, consumers

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Dealers in Kaikai or Ogogoro measuring out the drink for sale

“Today it is Kaikai. Tomorrow we may hear of poisonous Garri; so will the government also ban the consumption of Garri because it killed a few. Government should trace the source of the problem of the killer drink and deal with it rather than impose a ban,”

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Ogun community laments bad roads, govt neglect

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One of the many bad portions on the deplorable Oke-Afa Road last week

This is the story of Oke-Afa-Magboro, a sleepy, but fast growing community situated between Arepo and Ibafo in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State. The community whose land stretches from the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway with its only entrance located beside the overhead bridge before the camp ground of Mountain of Fire and Miracle MFM, inward Ibadan, has over the years been neglected by successive administrations in Ogun State.

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Poor electricity: Magodo residents cry out to IKEDC

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Placard-carrying residents during the protest

The joy that greeted the February 21, 2013 signing of the Share Sale Agreements and Concession Agreements between the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the 14 preferred bidders for 15 of the 17 companies created out of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, has since faded in most parts of the country. Indeed it has been complaints galore by consumers/subscribers across the country.

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I abandoned degree programme at UNILAG for shoe making —Bukky Nosirudeen

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Bukky Nosirudeen

Shoe making is one of the trades you hardly find women engaged in. Meanwhile, Mrs Bukky Nosirudeen proves to be an exemption. She abandoned the university for the shoe making business in 1990.She speaks on what it takes for a woman to be in a business generally believed to be for men alongside her counterpart, Mr Tony Okere.

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Lagos: Lingering pains of two tanker fire tragedies

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Eye witnesses at Tanker Explosion site

“It was the loud sound that alerted several persons. We all ran for safety. We also started knocking on the doors of houses inn the area to alert people of impending danger. It was at this point the tanker caught fire. I believe the spilled fuel got to a Suya spot. This ignited the fire which began to burn out of control when it came in contact with some mini-generators at the junction.

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Watch these petrol tanker fires!!

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onitsha-tanker-accident

Hmm, walahi, talahi, I smell rat with these tanker fire accidents. I hope my suspicion is wrong,” said Ade this Tuesday morning as the newscaster on the local radio announced yet another petrol tanker fire incident in Lagos. “Seems you are thinking what I am thinking,” said Ngozi. “Could it be that the almighty Boko Haram destroyers have devised a new means of mass murder?” asked Idowu. “You mean suicide bombing,” asked Carol.

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Baptism of rain for Ambode: As flood cripples Lagos again

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Flood-at-Agbado-Crossing-Ogun-

Lagos the acclaimed ‘Centre of Excellence’, was yesterday crippled by flood resulting from a heavy downpour which began in the early hours of Tuesday and lasted till mid-evening. The heavy flooding which was prevalent in virtually all parts of Lagos, exposed the lack of drainage channels and the dilapidated state of roads in the metropolis.

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Another pipeline explosion rocks Lagos community

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• A gas flare site in Niger Delta

Barely two years after scores of people were consumed by a conflagration from a pipeline explosion, tragedy was averted Monday night at Ijedodo in the Ojo area of Lagos, when another pipeline explosion rocked the area. Eyewitness accounts said no casualty was recorded in the explosion which occurred at a creek in the neighbourhood. VM leant that the incident which occurred around 11pm, escalated because emergency operators could not access the area due to its swampy nature.

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Confusion as robbers storm Ikorodu jetty, kill one

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Sympathizers

Tears laced with curses flowed freely as sympathizers thronged the Bayeku/Oke-Ira Jetty in Ikorodu, an outskirt of Lagos. The tears were precipitated by the gruesome killing of a commercial boat operator in the area. The victim who was simply identified as “Oyibo or Yellow” was shot at close range by persons suspected to be armed robbers who had robbed a bank and were escaping with their loot through the waterways.

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Lagos: Sad tales of two tanker fire tragedies

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Some of the structures bunt at theIdimu-Ejigbo road scene. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

LAGOS, Nigeria’s acclaimed commercial nerve centre, has within the last two weekS been visited by two fire-related tragedies involving petrol tankers. The first happened on June 2, 2015. It was a day many residents, shop owners, land owners, children, businessmen and traders in the Iyana- Ipaja area of the state have already dubbed a ‘Black Tuesday’. And they have their reason. On that fateful day, property and valuables worth millions of Naira were lost to an inferno which left 14 people injured and rendered hundreds of families homeless.

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For poor kids in Abuja, an amazing Children’s Day to remember

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Some of the children pose for pictures during the show

“President Jonathan came from a village. President Buhari came from a village. They too can also become the President or governors of states.” Similarly, one of the leaders of APC in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT and incidentally a resident of the community, Hon. Yamawo Tanko was full of praises for the organisers of the Programme.

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In the Spirit of Lagos, a reward for exemplary lifestyle

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Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele (middle), with students of Government College, Epe, Ketu which won the Spirit of Lagos Schools Challenge

Lagos has been variously described as ‘no man’s land’, ‘mini-Nigeria’ or the ‘commercial nerve centre’ of the country. Many pundits, however, believe that these descriptions are immaterial; what matters is the spirit behind the name and how residents of the city relate with one another. Created on May 27, 1967, Lagos which prides itself as the “Centre of Excellence and economic capital of Nigeria”, is home to millions of Nigerians from all the ethnic nationalities.

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LASTMA adopts new measures to lower traffic mishaps

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File photo: LASTMA officials on duty

The death of famous musician, Dagrin following a head-on collision with a stationary vehicle sometime at Idi Oro, Mushin, Lagos is perhaps one of the memorable recollections of the dangers of abandoned vehicles on the road.

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Lagos reconsiders Makoko Floating School

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...The three storey building floating school

It is a parallel that would amuse some, but the comparison of Makoko and its shanties on Lagos lagoon with Venice, the idyllic European love zone is not totally out of place.Both Makoko and Venice share the physical description of people living on top of water and move around using canoes. But that is about where it stops given the dilapidation and reeking odour that is the lot of the people in Makoko.

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Ambode’s inauguration: Tears, as Seme border youths lament 16yrs without electricity

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•Gbagi-Seme youths during their march at the inauguration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode...

LAST Friday, while thousands of Lagosians came out en masse at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos to celebrate the inauguration of Akinwunmi Ambode as the 14th Governor of Lagos State, it was tears for youths of Gbaji-Seme, a border community in Badagry West Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, as they lamented lack of electricity for 16 years.

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Police uncover underground cell, shrine in Ibadan

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Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Katsina (left) and his men at a suspected ritualist den in Isese of Badaku village, Ibadan, yesterday. NAN photo.

A shrine, suspected to be a hideout for kidnappers has been discovered by Oyo State Police Command at Isase, Ojoku, in Ona Ara Local Government Area of the state.

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I’m a tricycle snatcher, not armed robber’

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Emmanuel Godwin

Operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, are currently investigating a member of tricycle-snatching gang operating in Lagos and its environs.

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Crowd throngs hospitals to identify victims

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Onitsha-Tanker-death-toll

Barely 24 hours after last Sunday’s ill-fated fuel tanker fire that killed 69 persons inside the Asaba Motor Park at the popular Upper Iweka axis in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, rescue operations yesterday continued in earnest at the accident scene, while a mammoth crowd thronged various major hospitals in the city to see if they could identify the victims.

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Puzzle over death of surveyor in collapsed building

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*The building where the surveyor-cum-caretaker met his untimely end

Determined, to ensure that the home-based athletes are in top shape before major international meets, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) plans to stage three local Golden League meets.

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Pastor, wife, 8 church members killed!

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Late Pastor Akinseye

TO describe the auto crash that claimed the lives of a couple, and eight other members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) traveling from the monthly camp meeting on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway to Ondo town as tragic is an understatement.

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Police rescue 2 abandoned toddlers in Lagos

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One of the toddlers, when he was rescued.

Two toddlers, reportedly abandoned in different locations at Owutu, Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, have been recovered by police.

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Landmark projects Ambode can’t wish away

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Ambode Celebrates his victory at APC Campaign office in Ogba

As Governor-elect, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode takes over the administration in Lagos State for the next four years today, he will be inheriting various on- going projects under the infrastructural developments of the state government.

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