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SCAM ALERT: Appeal Court overturns ex-NIMASA DG’s conviction


The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has overturned the five-year conviction of a former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General, Temisan Raymond Omatseye for alleged N1.5billion contract scam. The court set aside the May 20, 2016 judgment of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia which convicted Omatseye on a 27- count charge bordering on bid rigging and contract splitting. It held, …

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Lagos PDP chairman accuses Fayose of biting the fingers that fed him. See more

Segun Adewale

Factional Chairman of the Lagos Chapter of the Peoples Democtratic Party, PDP, Segun Adewale, has described the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose as a “mole” who is “biting the finger that fed him.” Adewale made the remark while reacting to claim that he was plotting to unseat Fayose and replace him with former governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi. Adewale, …

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Check out the Jail sentence of this Lagos drug peddler


Justice Chika Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday convicted and sentenced a 38 year-old drugs peddler, Rasheed Adekunle, to three years imprisonment, for unlawful dealing in Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Marijuana. Justice Obiozor, who is also a professor of law, handed down the verdict after Adekunle pleaded guilty to a one count charge of unlawful dealing in …

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Check out what Ambode says about $2.6bn Badagry deep sea project


Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says the 2.6 billon dollar Badagry Deep Sea Port Project will be bring about global growth to Nigerian waters and by extension the nation’s economy. Ambode made the assertion in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna, on the highlights of the governor’s meeting with the Executive Management of APM Terminals …

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Kidnapped Lagos students reunited with their families


The Lagos State Police Com­mand yesterday said the freed kidnapped students of Lagos Model College, Igbon­la, near Epe have been reunited with their families. The two students, a teacher and the vice principal of the col­lege regained their freedom on Wednesday morning. They were kidnapped along with two others who later es­caped a week ago at about 8am while the …

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Nurse rapes 19 year old


27-year-old male nurse, Olugbenga Isaac, who allegedly drugged and raped a 19-year-old female patient, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ court in Lagos. Isaac, a resident of Ajah area of Lagos, is being tried for rape. The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 15, 2016 at Onipanu, Lagos. He said the …

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Cholera claims 6 in Lagos


The Lagos State Government has announced 45 cases of cholera disease in Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), of the state, with six deaths already recorded. Disclosing this at a press conference in Lagos, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris explained that the patients are being taking care of in different hospitals in the state and some have …

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Half a dozen people dead after eating “abacha”


At least, six persons have been confirmed dead in Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State after eating contaminated cassava delicacy, otherwise known as Abacha, a local food of the people of the South-East geopolitical zone. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who briefed newsmen on the development at the state’s secretariat on Thursday, said that 39 other persons …

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Kidnapped landlords rescued


Information reaching us suggests that the three landlords at Oshorun Heritage Estate, Isheri and their trainer who were kidnapped last have been freed. The trio of Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello, Fidelis Esang and trainer Coach Oni were whisked away by gunmen clad in military camouflages during their routine exercise near Lekki Gardens Estate. The gunmen had initially demanded N300 …

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EFCC traces Lagos, Bayelsa properties to Jonathan’s ex-aide, Dudafa


  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reportedly traced properties worth N1.5bn to a former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa. The anti-graft agency uncovered a mansion in the Agungi area of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, said to be worth over N300m, allegedly belonging to Dudafa.   It also traced a plot of land …

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