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UPDATED: Two Dead As Train Crushes Lagos Govt Staff Bus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An unspecified number of people have been injured after a passenger train crushed a Lagos State Government staff bus in the PWD area of the state. The incident happened around past 7am on Thursday. The spokesperson for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Taofiq Adebayo, said rescue operation was ongoing. “The accident […]

Tragedy: 9 Killed As Container Falls On Bus In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An articulated vehicle carrying a 20ft container has fallen on a commercial bus in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State, crushing nine passengers to death. Investigations revealed that the commercial bus was picking up passengers at the bus stop along the Ojuelegba Bridge when the vehicle lost control and fell over the […]

Fire Razes 4-Storey Building In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Millions of naira worth of goods were destroyed as a four-storey building in the popular Balogun market, Lagos, was razed by fire in the early hours of Thursday.  As of the time of filing this report, the real cause of the fire could not be ascertained. However, it was gathered that the […]

Elections: ‘Thugs’ Chase Funke Akindele Out Of Lagos Market

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Funke Akindele’s campaign team was chased out of Ikosi Fruit Market in Lagos by suspected thugs. The actress-politician is contesting in the 2023 Lagos governorship election as deputy to Abdul-Azeez Adediran. Adediran and Akindele have campaigned across Alimosho, Ojo, Ibeju-Lekki, Mushin, and Kosofe councils in Lagos. NAN reports that Akindele and her […]

Lekki Port, Imota Rice Will Provide 300,000 Jobs, Yield Economic Benefit Of Over $200 Billion—Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said the newly inaugurated Lekki Deep Sea Port and the Imota Rice Mill are projected to create more than 300,000 direct and indirect jobs, and generate economic benefits valued at well over $200 billion.  The President spoke at a State Dinner in his honour on Monday during his […]

Yoruba Tennis Club investitures Ooni as Vice-Patron

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oldest Indigenous Social Club in Nigeria, named “Yoruba Tennis Club”, has investitured Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, as its Vice-Patron. The Chairman of the Club, Bro. Chief Euzebio Damazio, made the open announcement at Ooni’s Palace on Saturday, in Ile-Ife. Damazio thanked Ooni for playing some fatherly role […]

Passenger Dies As 2 Boats Collide In Badagry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A boat mishap at a jetty in a Badagry community in Lagos State has led to the death of a 32-year-old man. The mishap, according to sources, occurred at the jetty on Thursday night when two boats, one coming from Badagry and another coming from Lagos, collided. Mr Victor Idowu, a resident […]

Lagos Extends Okada Ban To More LGAs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has extended Okada ban to four more Local Govt Areas and six Local Council Development Areas. In the meantime, the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed full enforcement from September 1, 2022. Details later…             

Lagos Residents To Pay More For Waste Management — LAWMA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says the authority is proposing a 50 per cent increase in waste bill across board for Lagos residents. Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, the Managing Director of LAWMA, made this known during a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos. Odumboni said that the price increase was due to the […]

(BREAKING): Baba Ijesha Bags 16 Years Imprisonment For Sexual Assault

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Thursday . Baba Ijesha is facing six counts of child defilement that include indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault […]

Judge Declines To Hear Case Of Lawyer For Dressing As ‘Juju Priest’ To Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A federal high court in Lagos has declined to hear the cases filed by Malcolm Omirhobo after the latter appeared before the court dressed as a ”juju priest”. It could be recalled that last Thursday, Omirhobo came before the Supreme Court in the same attire. According to the lawyer, he was exercising […]

Customer, Friends Lynch, Lagos Sex Worker For Keeping Quran In Room

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has charged three suspects to court for allegedly beating a prostitute, Hannah Saliu, to death and setting her corpse ablaze for keeping the Holy Quran in her room. African Examiner gathered that one of the suspects patronised Saliu and after having sex with her, he reportedly paid […]

Extortion: LASG Suspends Ad Hoc Teams On Removal Of Abandoned Vehicles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has suspended the operations of ad-hoc teams of the Committee on Removal of Abandoned Vehicles (RAVC) operating in all council areas with immediate effect. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, announced this in a statement on Friday in Lagos. He said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu gave the […]

Tinubu Endorses Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat For 2nd Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former governor of Lagos State and APC chieftain, Sen. Bola Tinubu on Friday, endorsed Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat for second term in office. Tinubu gave the approval as he raised the hands of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat at an APC Stakeholders’ Meeting in Ikeja, Lagos. He said […]

Many Feared Injured As Muslim Worshippers, Hoodlums Clash In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many were feared injured in the early hours of Sunday when a group of Muslim worshippers and hoodlums clashed in Marina area of Lagos. The reason for the fracas, which lasted from 1am-am, according to sources remains unknown. African Examiner learnt that several dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, knives and others were […]

NDLEA Intercepts N1.1bn Travellers’ Cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine At Lagos Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted travellers’ cheques in various foreign currencies of over N1.1billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos. This is contained in a statement by Mr Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, of the agency, on Sunday in Abuja. Babafemi said that at […]

LASG Demolishes Shops Under Burnt Apongbon Bridge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Friday demolished shops and other structures constructed under the burnt Apongbon Bridge on Lagos Island. African Examiner reports that the Apongbon Bridge was razed by fire on March 23 due to activities of the traders, leading the Federal and the Lagos State Governments to issue a […]

Horror As Lagos Father Smashes Baby’s Head, Burns House, Blames Evil Spirits

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A father, Benedict Anieze, has smashed the skull of his one-month-old baby at their residence in the Pipeline area of Idimu, Lagos State. African Examiner gathered that Benedict was at home with his family on Sunday, April 3, when he suddenly picked up his baby girl and forcefully smashed her head on […]

JUST IN: Lagos Appoints MC Oluomo Parks Management Committee Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Government has appointed an ex-chairman of the state’s chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly called MC Oluomo, as the chairman of its Parks Management Committee. Also, a former Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, was appointed as the Liaison Officer between the government and […]

(BREAKING) : Lady Missing On BRT Found Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 22-year-old lady, Miss Oluwabamise Ayanwola, who got missing after boarding a Lagos Bus Rapid Transit vehicle, has been found dead. One of Ayanwola’s relatives confirmed on Monday. “We are at the morgue. We have confirmed the corpse,” the relative said in an emotional-laden voice. It was learnt that her corpse was […]

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