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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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    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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  • Customs
    Customs declares two of its officers wanted

    The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has declared two of its officers wanted in connection to the intercepted boxes of rifles in Lagos. The NCS explained how it intercepted and seized a massive weapons haul of 661 brand new pump-action rifles in Lagos state. In a press statement delivered by the Comptroller-General of NCS Hameed Ali

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  • Ambode-Akinwunmi
    Ambode plans tech hub in Lagos

     The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says plans are ongoing to transform the Sabo Industrial Estate in the Yaba area of the state to a technology hub and another Silicon Valley. He explained that the hub would serve as a place where new set of entrepreneurs and innovators could be raised to address the challenges

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  • Ambode-Akinwunmi
    Amode signs 2017 budget, promises improved economy

    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has signed the N812.998bn 2017 Appropriation Bill into law, saying the money will be used to consolidate on the achievements recorded in the last 18 months and propel the state further into the path of prosperity. The governor, who spoke on Monday at a brief ceremony to mark the

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