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  • Lagos
    Secondary School Where Students Sit On The Floor For Classes In Lagos (Photos)

    As Lagos State, Nigeria’s economic capital and one of the country’s richest states, marks its creation with months-long series of activities, students of a secondary school in the heart of the metropolis are in dire need of basic amenities that could make learning conducive. Students of Eric Moore Junior High School, Surulere, located near the

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  • Lagos
    New tactics Lagos’ landlords adopt to get house rent from tenants

    Akujobi Okoro, a trader in second-hand clothing at the Oshodi area of Lagos, is still in shock. Since being served an unusual ‘portion’ by his 72-year-old landlord, he has yet to fully understand what actually hit him. One of 12 tenants at a multi-room bungalow situated around Bolade, another part of this popular Lagos suburb,

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  • Ambode-Akinwunmi
    Lagos Government pays N2.22 bn as compensation to land owners

    The Lagos State Government on Friday said it had, through its Lands Bureau, paid the sum of N2.22 billion as compensation to individuals and groups whose properties were affected by key projects in the state in the last one year. The Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Urban Development, Mrs Yetunde Onabule said this

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  • Lagos
    Lagos and the danfo quagmire

    Expectedly, a recent disclosure by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, of plans to rid Lagos roads of yellow buses, widely known as danfo, is being trailed by mixed reactions. According to Governor Ambode, danfo would soon be phased out to give way to a more efficient, well-structured and top-notch mass transport system that

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  • Lagos
    Bus conductor, motorcyclist bag 6 years for snatching handbag

    A commercial motorcyclist and a bus conductor are to spend the next 12 years in prison for snatching a woman’s handbag containing undisclosed sums of money, an Ikeja High Court ruled on Thursday. The duo of Abiodun Taiye, 26, and Rasheed Babalola, 27, had pleaded guilty to the charge. Justice Raliatu Adebiyi noted that the

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  • pdp, apc
    Six Lagos PDP lawmakers join APC

    Six of the eight Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday announced their defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers spoke after the Acting Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, read a letter dated February 16 and signed by the defectors, indicating that they had

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  • Lagos
    Stop street trading, commissioner tells residents

    The Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, has appealed to residents of the state to stop street trading. He urged them to rather rent shops where they can display their wares. Folami, who spoke on Thursday during an inspection tour of the Oyingbo ultra-modern market, explained that street trading was

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  • Lagos
    Lagos State Hikes Fares for BRT, Lagbus (See new price list)

    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has approved the increase of fares for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), LAGBUS and franchise buses. From March 1, commuters using the LAGBUS and BRT buses in Lagos will begin to pay more, Daily Trust reports. Addressing newsmen at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, on Monday, February 13, Engr. Abiodun

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    Lagos landlords, tenants hail police over arrest of criminal

    Ifelodun Landlords and Residents Association in Iju/Ishaga, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State has commended the police in Lagos over their quick intervention in arresting a suspected criminal in their area. According to the association, the suspect, from who they claimed large quantities of Indian hemp and dangerous weapons were recovered, has threatened to

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  • gunmen
    Gunmen abduct man from residence, 3 security guards killed during operation

    Dayo Adekoya, the secretary of Isheri North Estate, GRA, Lagos State has been abducted from his residence by unknown gunmen. Three security guards attached to the estate were reportedly killed during the operation which occurred on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Channels News reported that Adekoya’s abductors shot rapidly into the air before taking him away.

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