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Ambode Urges Principals to Maintain Standard in Secondary Education

By Ayo Balogun IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has urged members of the State’s All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), not to compromise standard in secondary education despite the prevailing economic downturn in the country. The Governor, who gave the task at the 30th Annual […]

Nigerian Pioneer DNA Forensic Centre Becomes Operational March 2017 – LASG

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has given assurance that its first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria will become operational by the first quarter of 2017. The State Attorney General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem while giving update on the project, expressed hope […]

Court Upturns Death Sentence Ruling On Mohammed Morsi

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Egyptian appeals court has upturned the death sentence handed down against the ousted former President Mohamed Morsi. The Court of Cassation ordered that Morsi be retried on the charges of taking part in prison breaks and violence against policemen during the 2011 Arab Spring, in which long serving ex-President […]

Ambode Commends Buhari For Handing Over Lagos Presidential Lodge

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the hand-over of the Presidential Lodge in Marina to the Lagos State Government. Mr. President’s approval was communicated in a letter signed by his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, to Governor Ambode. In […]

HAJJ 2017: Lagos begins sale of forms November 7

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The sale of forms to the intending pilgrims in the next year Hajj, by the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board is to commence Monday, November 7, 2016. Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, disclosed that each form would attract a sum of N10, 000 and an initial deposit […]

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

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 […]

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