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Ambode Orders Prompt Arrest of Isheri Suspected Kidnappers

IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Thursday directed the State Police Command to ensure prompt arrest of kidnappers who stormed Isheri area of the State Wednesday evening, killing three security guards. The suspected kidnappers also reportedly abducted the Secretary of the Isheri North Residents Association, Mr. Dayo Adekoya. Commissioner […]

Lagos Appoints NURTW Officials As Anti-Sexual, Domestic Violence Campaign Ambassadors

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has appointed some key officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) as ambassadors for campaign against raping, domestic violence, child abuse, maltreatment and neglect in the State. Coordinator of Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), an agency under the State’s Ministry of […]

Ambode Unveils CMR Website for Lagosians

IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has unveiled the Citizens Relations Management (CMR) – portal for use by members of the public with a call to Lagosians and other stakeholders in the State to explore the features of the new application for effective service delivery and a participatory relationship […]

Ambode Appoints Three New Permanent Secretaries

IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of three new Permanent Secretaries in the Public Service. The State’s Acting Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Adesoye, in a statement issued Monday announced that the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries include Engr. Temidayo O. Erinle who will now […]

Lagos Says Investigation Ongoing On Slain LASTMA Commander

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has allayed fears of residents on suspected explosive substance which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in one of the Streets in Agege area of the State, saying that the development was nothing to worry about. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who briefed […]

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 […]

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