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I am ready for APC gov primary – Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s primary election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries. In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in …

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Those responsible for the death of three Queen’s College students must be prosecuted- Saraki


Senate President Bukola Saraki has vowed to ensure those responsible for the deaths of three students of Queen’s College, Lagos, to be prosecuted. The school suffered an outbreak of Diarrhoea in February. Three students of the school died of the disease while many others were hospitalized. Some of the students claim that a cat died in their water tanker and …

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Oba of Lagos denies snubbing Ooni of Ife at public function


Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has denied snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at a public function some days ago. A video made rounds on social media showing the Oba of Lagos acknowledging the greeting of the Ooni of Ife in an unfriendly manner Many Nigerians reacted to the video, calling out the Oba for being “rude” to …

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Two Brazilians arrested at Lagos airport with N310m worth of cocaine


Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested two Brazilians, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36 and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, over the illegal importation of canned, whitish substance which later tested positive for cocaine. The female suspect, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina was found with 9.400kg of cocaine in her bag while Lima Pereira Erick Diego was  found …

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Miss Tourism Nigeria final audition is this weekend in Lagos


Ladies get in here! The Grand Final Auditions of the 2017 Miss Tourism Nigeria Pageant is this weekend and you surely dont want to miss out on this years edition cos I can tell you for free its going to be epic. *wink… So, If you are beautiful, Intelligent, fluent in English, 5ft” tall and above, ages between 17 – …

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Policeman narrates the fierce gun battle that led to the kidnap of a notorious militant group in Lagos state


Five suspected militants were arrested by the Lagos State Police on the 17th of April following a fierce gun battle with the criminals at Ogijo in Ikorodu. One of the officers of the Zonal Intervention Squad, ZIS, Zone 2 Lagos, who was present during the encounter with the criminals said the battle had been a tough one and the criminals …

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INEC begins PVC distribution in Lagos April 29


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will begin distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Lagos State on April 29. Femi Akinbiyi, Head of Publicity and Protocol, INEC in Lagos, said in a statement that the step was important, especially in preparation for the July 22 local government elections in the state. He said: “INEC will as from Saturday, April …

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Cashless policy: CBN suspends charges on large withdrawals


The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed Deposit Money Banks to suspend charges on over- the – counter or ATM withdrawals of above N500 , 000 or deposit of same amount. The apex bank’ s Director , Banking and Payments System Department , Mr . Dipo Fatokun , in a circular dated April 20 , 2017 , said all the …

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Rashidi Yekini’s old mother wins N2m from millionaire game show

Alhaja Sikirat Yekini is the octogenarian mother of late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini. She has complained of financial troubles since her son’s demise. On January 23, 2016, Sports learnt that Sikiratu Yekini about her plight since the death of her son. And, we set out on a journey to Ijagbo, a town in Kwara state where she lives, …

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Tomato seller claims ownership of N250m cash found in Balogun market


Following the controversies rocking the nation over huge amount of cash recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a man has reportedly shown up at the Lagos office of anti-graft agency claiming ownership of the N250 million found at the Balogun Market, Lagos, on Monday, April 10.  EFCC source who did not want to be named informed Tribune …

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Buhari has lied to Nigerians about his achievements – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari saying he lied to Nigerians with his claim that his government has fulfilled its campaign promises in just two years. While praying to God to allow the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to continue to guide Nigerians and help the country overcome the spirit of lies, deceit and …

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SERAP to Buhari: Address Nigerians on ownership of N13bn recovered by EFCC


Human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak on the recovered $43.4m, N23m and £27,000 (N13bn) in order to clear the controversy surrounding the ownership of the funds. Punch reports that the group, in a statement on Sunday April 16 by its Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, said heaven would not fall …

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$43m found in Lagos home not mine, says Amaechi


Minister of Transportation and immediate past Governor of Rivers State , Mr . Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has denied ownership of the $ 43 m found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos . The former governor of Rivers State also denied any link with the house as well. He said he has no business , link or connection to the …

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Lagos State Government To Sell A Bag Of Rice For N13,000 Starting From Next Week


Starting from next week, the Lagos state government has promised to sell bags of rice at 13,000 each. The Lagos State Government on Friday said it could not commence the sale of its Lake Rice on December 15 as earlier planned to ensure that plots to hijack the project was averted. The Special Adviser on Food Security to Governor Akinwumi …

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#TNLIST: 7 Before & After Photos Of Places In Lagos That Will Make You Say Wow… 1958 & 2016


It is an interactive web-based Photography Installation. The photo project explores and documents old and changing urban landscapes to create a fused archive of contemporary and historic Lagos.The project prompts reflection on important questions about our value for history and archives in today’s world and the need to build more modern structures to satisfy the taste for the modernity of …

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