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Migrant Trains Reach Germany as EU Asylum Rules Collapse


Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU. As thousands of men, women and children – many fleeing Syria’s civil war – continued to arrive from the east, authorities let thousands of undocumented […]

Children’s Day: Fashola Begs Boko Haram To Release Abducted Girls

Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola

Ayo Balogun, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has begged the Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram to release the 234 secondary school girls abducted in Chibok over a month ago. Fashola made this call at the celebration of Children’s Day at the Police College, Lagos, Nigeria, describing as unfair for the group to continue to […]

“Bring Back Our Girls” Protests Rock Lagos On Children’s Day


Ayo Balogun, Lagos Series of protests shook Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday as several groups used the Children’s Day celebration to protest the abduction of 234 secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno State. Various groups thronged the Lagos State Governor’s Office protesting the abduction of the girls and calling for their release. The groups, which took […]

APC to Presidency: Stop The Arrest, Harassment Of Our Members In Bayelsa


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the arrest and persistent harassment of its members in Bayelsa State by the PDP-led federal government, using the police as its arrowhead, in an attempt to clear the state of all the vestige of opposition ahead of the 2015 general elections. In a statement issued […]

1 Dies, 8 Rescued In Another Lagos Boat Mishaps


Ayo Balogun, Lagos One person has been confirmed dead and eight others rescued as another boat capsized at Bonny Camp area of Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday night. The incident occurred around Bonny Camp when the boat said to be coming from Ilashe took a nose dive before emptying the passengers in the high […]

CONFAB Committee In Deadlock Over Derivation Principle, Resource Control

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Ayo Balogun The Committee on Devolution of Power after an extensive debate on Tuesday could not reach an agreement on the twin issues of derivation principle and resource control, at the on-going National Conference in Abuja. The Committee which sat in a closed session for four hours during the morning session resumed deliberations after lunch […]

Abducted Girls: First Lady’s Intervention Distracting, Counter-productive – APC

Nigeria's First Lady Patience Jonathan

Ayo Balogun, Lagos The All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried the melodramatic intervention of First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan in the abduction of over 200 school girls as distracting, counter-productive and calibrated to scapegoat others with the sole intention of exculpating her husband rather than finding the girls. ”Make no mistake about it, there is […]

Lagos APC Chides PDP Over Call For Tinubu’s Arrest


Ayo Balogun, Lagos The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has chided Lagos Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for its ridiculous call for the arrest of the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for calling for the roasting of those who would rig the coming gubernatorial election in Ekiti and Osun States. […]

Boko Haram: APC Warns Against Plans To Remove Borno Governor

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima

Ayo Balogun, Lagos The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the federal government against going ahead with its reported plan to remove the elected Governor of Borno and appoint a Military Administrator to oversee the affairs of the state, under the guise of intensifying the fight against Boko Haram. In a statement issued in Ibadan […]

CONFAB: Independent Candidature, Revenue Formula Top Agenda of Lagos Delegates

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State’s delegates to this year’s National Conference have stated categorically that a comprehensive review of the exclusive legislative list, the re-introduction of independent candidature in the constitution as well as a new approach to revenue sharing will top their agenda at the conference. This position was made known on Monday by the leader of […]

Fashola Faults Suspension Of CBN’s Governor

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola

Ayo Balogun, Lagos The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has faulted the suspension of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Governor; Mallam Sanusi Lamido, describing the action as illegal. The governor, who reacted to the development after the official commissioning of the Lagos Asphalt plant at Imota in  Ikorodu area Lagos, Nigeria said Sanusi’s suspension […]

Lagos Slams 3-Year Jail Term On False Callers To Its Emergency Telephone Lines

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola

Ayo Balogun, Lagos The Lagos State Government has signed a bill into law recommending three years jail term to people who make false calls to its emergency dedicated phone number, 767 and 112. The bill, signed into law by Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos on Monday states that offenders would be liable on conviction to […]

299 Retirees Get N1.2 Billion Pension From Lagos State Government

Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola

Ayo Balogun, Lagos No fewer than 299 retired public servants have received the sum of N1.2 billion as their pensions from the Lagos State Government. The pensioners were presented retirement bond certificates under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) on Wednesday in Lagos, Nigeria The Director General of the Lagos State Pension Commission Mr. Rotimi Hussain […]

Cultists Shot Dead 2 Women, 4-Month Old Baby In Lagos

Late Mrs Ayoka Banire and her baby, Aisha

Ayo Balogun, Lagos Tragedy struck in Mushin area of Lagos, Nigeria on Monday night when cultists shot dead two women and a four-month-old baby strapped to her mother’s back. African Examiner’s investigation revealed that the incident took place at Showunmi Street around 9:45 pm. The suspected custists were said to have been shooting sporadically while […]

2 Die, 3 Injured As SUV, Bus Plunge Into Canal In Lagos

Babatunde Fashola, Former Governor of Lagos state

Ayo Balogun, Lagos Tragedy struck in Lagos on Saturday night as two people were confirmed dead when a Pathfinder SUV collided with a staff bus, as the two vehicles plunged into a canal at Pleasure, Near Iyana Ipaja area of the state. The Pathfinder SUV has the registration number FKJ 516 AL. It was said […]

APC Extends Membership Registration By 2 Days


Ayo Balogun, Lagos The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended its nationwide membership registration by two days to accommodate the millions of Nigerians who have turned out to register but could not yet do so. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said […]

Lagos APC Mobilises Lagosians To Register As Party Members


Ayo Balogun, Lagos The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Lagosians to troop out en-masse and register in the party’s ongoing membership registration being done by the party. The party said this is a great opportunity for Lagosians to not only position themselves as the very root of the progressive […]

Lagos Shuts Down 3 Illegal Schools

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Ayo Balogun, Lagos The Lagos State Government has shut three private schools for operating illegally and contravening the guidelines on the establishment and operation of private schools in the State, the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye has disclosed. Oladunjoye listed the affected schools to including Honesty Private School located at Nos. 4/6, Akintayo […]

APC Slams Asari-Dokub Over War Threat, Wonders If SSS Is Hibernating

Niger Delta warlord, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as reckless, irresponsible and totally condemnable the threat by Niger Delta warlord, Mujahedeen Asari-Dokubo to wage war against Nigeria even if President Goodluck Jonathan is defeated even in a free and fair election in 2015. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, […]

Another Fuel Tanker Explodes In Lagos, Burns 3 Tankers


Another fuel tanker has exploded in Lagos, Nigeria and burnt up three other oil tankers around National Theatre area, Iganmu while the people were trying to transfer the fuel from the tanker to another. Loud explosion was heard and followed by a raging fire, but luckily, here was no casuality as it was a Sunday. […]

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