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Lagos Approves N380m For Bursary, Scholarship Payments


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has approved the payment of N300 million for bursary and local scholarship awards to indigenes of the State in tertiary institutions across the country. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, confirmed this to journalists Monday. The Governor’s aide disclosed that the […]

FG Approves 4 Oil Wells Ownership For Lagos


By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has confirmed that four of the five oil wells discovered in Lagos truly belongs to the State, but disproves it of ownership of one other oil well. FG said the disproved oil well fell beyond 200 metres isobaths and did not legitimately belong […]

Lagos To Commence Construction Of Pen Cinema Fly-Over


By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced plans to activate multi-faceted projects designed to improve the standard of living in the State, among which is the commencement of construction of a Fly-over Bridge in the popular Pen Cinema junction in Agege Local government area of the State. […]

Lagos Threatens To Confiscate Buildings Used As Hideouts By Criminals


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Tuesday warned that any building used as hideouts by kidnappers, vandals and other suspected criminal elements in any part of the State would henceforth be confiscated and taken over by government. While vowing that it would henceforth scale up enforcement of restriction of commercial motorcycles, […]

Unpaid Salaries: BRT Drivers Protest In Lagos


By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Drivers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and ticketers on Tuesday embarked on strike over non-payment of salaries and arrears by the management of the scheme. All BRT plying various routes in Lagos, especially Ikorodu axis were off the road this morning as they decided to commence […]

Lagos Demolishes 350 Structures Under High Tension


By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Tuesday began the demolition of structures under high tension lines across the State, with 350 shops and structures first being brought down. This follows the expiration of ultimatum issued the affected property owners – who built their houses under high tension line […]

Lagos Government Shuts Marine Bridge for Repair


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Friday announced the closure of the Marine Bridge Road (Inward Ijora), Apapa area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria in preparation to commence repair works on it.   The repair work according to a statement from the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola would be carried out by contractors […]

Commotion, Confusion As Suspected Militants Storm Lagos Community


By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some suspected militants early Tuesday morning stormed some communities in Igando, a Lagos suburb and disturbed the peace of the vicinity with heavy sporadic shooting. Many people are said to have sustained injuries as the commotion raged. Residents confirmed that the suspects arrived as early as 4am; […]

Health Experts, Scientists Converge In Lagos For Solutions To Deadly Diseases


By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global health experts, scientists and others will storm Lagos next week to brainstorm on emerging deadly diseases threatening the African continent. The Lagos State Government in collaboration with Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET), the West African Task Force for Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks (WATER), […]

UPDATE: MURIC Extols Judiciary Over Lagos Hijab Ruling

(L-R) Prof Ishaq Akintola, Executive Director MURIC, the Lagos Companion AMIR (president) Nojeem Jimoh at a public lecture Sunday, January 04, 2015

By Seun Adebosin LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Non-Governmental organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Court of Appeal ruling on the use of Hijab in Lagos, saying it has restored hope in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man. MURIC which noted that the five judges who gave […]

Hijab: Court Upturns Ruling Over Ban OnThe Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools


By Seun Adebosin LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Court of Appeal in Lagos has upturned the ruling of a State High Court on its ruling which placed ban on the use of Hijab by female Students in the State’s public schools. The court in its unanimous ruling Thursday declared that the court’s ban on […]

Lagos Commences Inoculation Exercise For Hajj Pilgrims


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has fixed the commencement of inoculation exercise for all the State’s intending pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj to Thursday, 14th July, 2016 at the State’s Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSMPWB), Old Secretariat, GRA, Ikeja. LSMPWB Executive Secretary Mr. Muftau Okoya said the exercise is compulsory for […]

KAI Not Responsible For Killing Of street hawker – LASG


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -;The Lagos State Government has clarified the misconception surrounding the unfortunate incident where a street hawker was knocked down by an oncoming truck at Maryland Bus Stop Wednesday. Government in a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde explained that the street hawker, who was […]

Ambode Charges New LASIEC Chairman; Members To Live Above Board


By Niyi Adeyi   LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has charged staff of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), to live above board and be fair to all parties in the discharge of their duties.   Governor Ambode, gave the challenge Wednesday at the swearing-in ceremony of the […]

Lagos Restructures LCC Loan Facility; Says Approach Saves N10Bn


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Executive Council has approved the restructuring of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Loan Facility provided by local and international lenders. The State Government in a statement issued Wednesday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, informed that it has paid a total of N9.8billion […]

Lagos Inaugurates Task Force To Tackle Land Grabbers


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Monday set up a Task Force to check the menace of land-grabbing in the metropolis, as it vowed to tackle the activities of grabbers popularly called Omo-Onile with the full deployment of resources of government and applicable law. While inaugurating the Task Force, the State’s […]

Appeal Court Affirms Lagos Traffic Law On Okada Restriction

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By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has affirmed the judgment of a Lagos High Court upholding the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Lagos State Road Traffic Law 2012 which restricts commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada from plying some routes in the State. The Appellants […]

Osinbajo Hails SOP, PSSP Initiatives; Says It Will Support Economic Growth


Ayodele Afolabi Abuja BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly launched Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) has been hailed and described as an approach not only to redefine ports activities, but take Nigeria to the “next level for greater economic performance and accountability” in its ports. Vice President Professor Yemi […]

Lagos Establishes Three New Primary Schools

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By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government (LASG) has approved the establishment and listing of three new State’s public primary schools. The hint to this effect was in a memo released by the School Support Services Department (SSSD). The schools were listed as: Local Government Primary School, Oke-Ishagun/Ikola, Alimosho LGEA; […]

Lagos Keen on Human Capacity Development’’ – Commissioner


By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s resolve to invest on the human capital development has again been emphasized. State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde Sunday declared that one of the “cardinal direction” of Governor Ambode led administration was to “invest in capacity development of government […]

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