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01:33

Lagos shuts 20 pharmacies, patent medicine stores



The Lagos State task force on counterfeit, fake drugs, and unwholesome processed foods has shut 20 pharmacies and patent medicine stores at Shomolu, Bariga, and Oworonshoki areas of the State.


The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Thursday, said the affected pharmacies and patent medicine stores were shut for contravening regulations guiding the operations of pharmacies and patent medicine stores, including indulging in illegal practices and failing to comply with the regulatory standard.


Abayomi was quoted to have said this after reviewing the report of the recent monitoring, inspection, and enforcement exercises carried out by the taskforce.

He said, “The sealing of the affected pharmacies and patent medicine stores was in accordance with the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provision Act of 1999.”


The Commissioner added that the affected pharmacies and patent medicine shops were also sealed for offences including inappropriate storage conditions of drugs, absence of licenced pharmacists during business hours, selling of drugs not on the approved list and the display of expired drugs for sale.


Abayomi noted that the law prohibits wholesaling of drugs by patent medicine vendors and also prohibits wholesalers from operating beyond their scope.


He promised that the activities of the state taskforce on fake drugs would not only be sustained, but intensified until stakeholders in the pharmaceutical value chain appreciates the need to adhere strictly to the provisions of the law. Punchng 

05:13

Nigeria govt proposes concession of Lagos, Abuja airports for 30 years




The federal government is seeking to concession four airports for a period of 20-30 years.

The ministry of aviation announced this in a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document released on Wednesday.

The airports are Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos; the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano and Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers state.

A concession is a form of public-private partnership (PPP) where a government-owned asset is being operated and maintained by a private investor for a period of time on terms contained in a contract.

“Infrastructure concessions of this nature come with a significant financial obligation which any responsible concessionaire will no doubt be keen to recoup,” the document read.

“To this end we envisage a minimum of 20) to 30 years for the programme, which may be extended depending on performance and Nigeria’s best interests.
“That said, the duration is not set in stone and will be subject to negotiation and then final approval by the federal executive council.”

The aviation ministry explained that the planned concession would not affect the repayment of the $500 million loan taken from the China Exim Bank for the airports’ terminals.

“China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC) was contracted to deliver a number of infrastructure projects throughout Nigeria in 2013. The Passenger Terminal development works are a small part of this, and the federal government has every intention to service its obligation,” it said.

It also said that the government was starting with the most strategic assets because successful delivery of the concession agreement would give stakeholders the confidence to consider other possibilities in the aviation sector.

In 2016, the federal government had indicated interest in concessioning the Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano airports to increase their capacity and efficiency.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, in 2017, had announced the federal executive council’s approval of the concession of Lagos and Abuja airports. TheCableng
03:31

Lagos to upgrade colleges, poly to varsities




The Lagos State Ministry of Education has said there are plans to upgrade the Sir Michael Otedola College of Primary Education and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education to universities of education.


The ministry also said the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu would be upgraded to Lagos State University of Science and Technology.


This was made known on Friday by the Lagos State Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, at the Ministry of Education press briefing in commemoration of the second anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.


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He said, “At the executive level, we have requested the upgrade of Sir Michael Otedola College of Primary Education and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education to universities of education, and the Lagos State Polytechnic to Lagos State University of Science and Technology.


“It is a known fact that there is discrimination between Higher National Diploma and a bachelor’s degree. Globally, those who colonised us have shut down their polytechnics.”


 In the same vein, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, said the ministry planned to establish a radio station solely dedicated to education.


“We plan to establish a radio solely dedicated to education, although it is a long process and approval has to come from Abuja, I think we are getting close to getting approval,” she said. Punch

04:02

Lagos: Trigger-happy vigilante shoots passer-by dead




A passer-by, Musa Yahaya, lost his life after a vigilante, Lukman Rasak, allegedly shot him to death in the Ijora area of Lagos State on Tuesday.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Yahaya was on his way to a destination in the area when Rasak allegedly shot him in the chest around 2pm, and in a bid to save the victim, good Samaritans rushed him to hospital for treatment.

It was learnt that the Seriki-Hausa, Apapa/Iganmu, Alhaji Mele Abacha, reported the incident to the police.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the development, said in a statement on Wednesday, that Yahaya died from the bullet wounds he sustained after the vigilante shot him.

Adejobi stated, “Police operatives attached to the Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, around 2pm, arrested a vigilante member, Lukman Rasak, 30, for shooting one Musa Yahaya, 28, in the chest at Ijora.

“The victim was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The police were alerted and raced to the scene, arrested the suspect and recovered his gun with some cartridges.”

PUNCH Metro gathered that area boys engaged in supremacy clashes in Ijora on Tuesday.

During the clashes, residents and business owners in the area ran helter-skelter as gunshots rented the air.

In his reaction, Adejobi, said, “Based on our own findings, it is unconfirmed. I have contacted the Area Commander and he said it was not true.”

In another development, Adejobi said policemen attached to the Elemoro Division, on April 14, 2021, around 2am, arrested 17 suspected armed robbers at their hideouts in the area based on credible intelligence.

He stated, “The suspects are Oladapo Job, 22; Abdulraheem Sidibaba, 20; Abdulrasheed Adebayo, 20; Tajudeen Abdullahi; Agbaje Sunday, 21; and 12 others. Items recovered from them are three cut-to-size locally-made pistols and four live cartridges. They are suspected armed robbers alleged to be terrorising and robbing the residents and PoS operators in the Ibeju Lekki area of the state.

“They are giving useful information to the police on their various activities and operations in the Lekki area. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that all the suspects be transferred to the SCIID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.” Punch
01:48

Lagos govt to build more schools, upgrade skill centres, others for school dropouts




The Lagos State Government has announced plans to build more alternative schools across the state for people who may have dropped out of school due to early pregnancy, child trafficking, lack of parental care and others, to have the opportunity to return to school for further education.

This initiative would empower the beneficiaries socially and economically so that they can contribute to the development of society and play a more functional role as responsible citizens.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, during a chat with journalists in Ikeja.

He also said that the state government plans to rehabilitate some schools and skills acquisition centres across the state to attract school dropouts and those that may have shunned education early in life.

Wahab maintained that the fast-growing rate of the State’s population required a holistic educational approach that would prioritise the development of both formal and informal education to achieve a mass literacy goal for development.

While justifying the reason for the State Government’s continued investment in both formal and informal education, he emphasised that mass education has become very compelling in Lagos due to its status as the third-largest Megacity in the world, as well as the economic hub of sub-Saharan Africa, which is characterised by an ever-increasing population.

He noted that both formal and informal education remains the only panacea with which the government could enlighten and empower its teeming population for the socio-economic and political development of the State.

Wahab said, “The administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in line with the National Policy on Education, has remained committed to the provision of qualitative and quantitative education to the people of the State. This is realisable through effective and efficient implementation of Education and Technology as an important pillar of the State Government’s development agenda, of which the development of both formal and informal education remain crucial.’’

Speaking earlier at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Mr Adeniran Kasali hinted that the State Government in demonstration of its readiness to develop the Alternative School for Girls in Agboju has constituted the Governing Board to direct the affairs of the school. Nairametrics
02:47

50,911 Lagos residents recover from COVID-19 - Health Commissioner



Lagos Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has revealed that 50,911 residents have recovered from COVID-19 in communities across the state.


Abayomi made this known on his verified Twitter handle while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for March 10.


According to the commissioner, of 1796 tests conducted, 107 new cases were recorded on March 10, which is 6 per cent positive rate.


He announced the total cumulative number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state is 372,577.


He disclosed the total confirmed COVID-19 infections are 56,796, adding that the new COVID-19 infections confirmed are 32.


The commissioner stated that 3,845 people have been discharged from the care centres.


“Cases currently under isolation are 32 while active cases under home-based care are 1,656,” said Abayomi.


As of March 10, Lagos has recorded 352 COVID-19 related deaths. Thenationonlineng

01:30

In Lagos: Man stabs neighbour to death with broken bottle




A man, Sunday Amaefula, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stabbing one Chibuike Nwanne to death with a broken bottle in the Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

Punch gathered that Nwanne and his wife returned home from a party when an argument ensued between him and Amaefula’s brother, Ifeanyi Emmanuel.

The argument was said to have degenerated into a fight and in the process, Amaefula allegedly stabbed the 43-year-old to death.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Tuesday that Nwanne was survived by his pregnant wife, adding that the suspect and the deceased were neighbours.

He said, “Police operatives attached to the Makinde Division, Lagos State, on Monday, February 22, 2021, around 12.30am, arrested one Sunday Amaefula, 53, for stabbing one Chibuike Nwanne, 43, to death.

“Investigation revealed that the deceased had an altercation with the suspect’s brother, one Ifeanyi Emmanuel, his neighbour, before the suspect stabbed him to death with a bottle in their house. The deceased, who got married last year, is survived by his pregnant wife.”

In another development, Adejobi stated that two suspected armed robbers were arrested for being in possession of firearms in the Alakara area of the state.

The PPRO stated, “The Divisional Police Officer of Alakara and his men, while on patrol, intercepted two men on a motorcycle. During a search, two brand new Beretta pistols with three magazines and 22 pieces of live ammunition were recovered from them.

“The names of the suspects are: Mojeed Satan, 28, and Kudaisi Ajetumobi, 26. The suspects could not give satisfactory explanation about their means of livelihood.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects and the exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation.” Punch
01:54

LAGOS: Police nab suspected female robber, 15 others




Police operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, between January 29 and 30, arrested 13 suspected traffic robbers in Oshodi and Ketu (Alausa) areas of the state, as it intensifies efforts in mopping up criminals suspected to be attacking motorists and commuters in traffic.

The arrest came on the heels of a four—day surveillance on black spots in Oshodi and Alausa (Ketu) with a view to weeding out criminals in the areas where it was reliably gathered that the suspects, most of who pretend to be load carriers in Oshodi, but abscond with travellers’ loads at dawn and at night. It has also been gathered that they often attack and rob unsuspecting Lagosians, especially travellers and commuters, in the areas.

The suspects were picked up by the Rapid Response Squad’s (RRS) Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi’s led team between 10:45pm on Friday and 4:30am on Saturday at Oshodi Oke and Alausa respectively.

The suspects that were picked up in Oshodi include, Tinuola Ajibola, male (18), Adeniji Farouk, male (16), Wale Ajetunmobi, male (24), Chibueze Okasa, male (17), Taiwo Goodluck, male (36), Sodiq Timileyin, male (23), Salami Alex, male (21), Umar Abubakar, male (20), Micheal Iroaja, male (36), Abba Mohammed, male (20) and Mukaila Fasepe, male (43). While the other two suspects, Saviour Nwoko (21) and Ayomide David (19) were caught in the act by the team, at different locations, with machete and stolen phones in Alausa Lagos.

David, alias Sharwama, one of the suspects and ex-convict, told the police that his gang used to operate along Olowopopo Road, Ojodu and Ojota.

In another development, police operatives attached to Meiran Division of the command have arrested two suspected armed robbers at Ikola Ipaja Bridge, while on pin down point, on January 27, 2021 at 11:20pm. The suspects were stopped on a motorbike before they were arrested and searched. Upon search, one locally made pistol, charms and weed suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.

The two suspects are Oluwadamilare Folami, m, 22 and Desire Chukwu, female, 21.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the 15 suspects be transferred to State CID Panti, Yaba for proper investigation, while he assured the good people of Lagos State of adequate security and conducive environment to live in and do businesses as expected. Theguardianng
00:07

Closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge begins Saturday – Lagos




The Lagos State Government has said the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed to all traffic for three days from Saturday till Monday midnight to enable completion of repair works on the double-sized expansion joints.

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, in a statement on Thursday, said the bridge repair work was being done to ensure that the set deadline for reopening the entire bridge was met.

Oladeinde explained that alternative routes have been identified for use by motorists to access their desired destinations with minimal discomfort.

“Motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada are advised to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes, while Iyana Oworosoki bound traffic from the Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu road as alternative routes,” he said.

The Commissioner added that the traffic management personnel would be deployed along the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure. Punch
00:53

In Lagos: Two cultists nabbed during gun battle with police




Two suspected cultists, Timileyin Omobolaji and another identified simply as Waliyu, have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly terrorising residents of Igbelara in the Ikorodu area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested during a gun battle with the cops and that others escaped with bullet wounds.

Adejobi said, “Police operatives attached to the Ikorodu Division, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, around 12.30pm, engaged some suspected members of the Aiye Confraternity in a gun duel in the Igbelara area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

“The police responded to a distress call from members of the public that some suspected cultists were seen in the Igbelara area with weapons to foment trouble and the police, with the help of some community members, raced to the scene and the gang opened fire on them.

“The police operatives responded and engaged the men, leaving some of them injured and they fled with bullet wounds. Two of them, Waliyu and Timileyin Omobolaji, were eventually arrested with wounds, while one cut-to-size pistol, 10 expended cartridges and six life cartridges were recovered from them. The injured ones have been taken to hospital for medical attention.”

Adejobi stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, appealed to the general public, especially medical practitioners, to alert the police whenever they come across any of the fleeing suspected cultists with bullet wounds.

“The CP has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation. He further vowed to rid Lagos State of cultism and other vices,” Adejobi added. Punch
00:34

Woman attacked on Lagos Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge




A woman was attacked, yesterday, along Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos while passersby watched. She was left with bruised face, a broken finger and a gash on her thigh.

Her sister, whose name appeared on Twitter as Lisa Folawiyo, said: “It was my sister screaming. She was mugged and really roughed up. Traumatic. She screamed but no one helped. Everyone walked by like nothing was happening. I love humans.

“Other than the broken finger, bruised up face and hands and a gash in her thigh, she’s doing okay. Thank God. It could have been worse. But it has left her quite shaken and traumatised.”

People have been advised to be careful when jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge as joggers are now getting attacked while streetlights are off.

“Please, if you know anyone living in Lekki Phase 1/Ikoyi and they love running or walking on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge, tell them to do their cardio when the day is bright. Today, by 5:40 am, we heard a lady screaming for help on the bridge.” Theguardianng
20:34

Lagos schools to run second term for 61 days




Barring any closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session is meant to last for 61 days for public and private schools in Lagos.

According to the revised calendar for the 2020/2021 academic session released by the Office of the Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), the second term is slated to run from January 18, 2021 to April 30.

The mid-term break has been scheduled for March 4 and 5.


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There will also be two public holidays – Good Friday on April 2 and Easter Monday on April 5.

Resumption for the third term has been scheduled for May 4, while the term is to terminate August 6.

Schools have been directed to strictly follow the time table

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23:33

In Lagos: Residents Discover Kidnappers’ Tunnel, Beat Suspect To Death




There was pandemonium in the Orile area of Lagos State after residents discovered a tunnel under a bridge which connects to Lagos Island and was believed to be used by kidnappers and ritualists.

Residents on Thursday expressed shock, saying the tunnel when searched had several school pupils’ uniforms, a generator set, an air conditioner and other house items.

It was learnt that one suspect was caught by the residents, and instead of taking him to the police station, an angry mob descended on him and beat him to death.

The suspect, whose name has yet to be ascertained, was reportedly found in the tunnel.

In a viral video on Thursday, the residents were observed around the tunnel, trying to salvage some of the items discovered there.

It was not clear if the police were aware of the tunnel, as no policeman was seen among the crowd.

One of the eyewitnesses said, “See Lagos o. A new underground tunnel has just been discovered here. It is very deep. This tunnel reportedly leads to Lagos Island and nobody knew all this while. They are kidnapping and killing a lot of people in the tunnel.

“They found some people there. A lot of school uniforms, we found a generator, and even an AC (air conditioner). You can see what is happening in Lagos – a man was also caught and beaten to death.”  

“A lot of people are still waiting around there. May God help us. A lot of children have been said to have been kidnapped in this area,” another person commented. Saharareporters
01:36

Lagos Directs Schools To Reopen January 18




The Lagos State Government has ordered all public and private schools in the state to reopen for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 18th of January, 2021.

This was announced on Monday in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo.

She noted that this is in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Adefisayo enjoined all schools to make efforts to comply with all the outlined Covid-19 requirements for resumption schools.

According to her, this is “Not just for the improvement of overall school operations but for the safe reopening of academic activities to support the Lagos State Government’s quest for a full return.”

The Commissioner advised that schools should have flexible plans where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms, adding that schools should also strive to avoid any COVID-19 infection among all students and staff.

She also enjoined teachers, students, and visitors to wear facemasks at all times, observe physical distancing, embrace regular handwashing with soap under running water and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene within the school premises. ChannelsTv
23:27

Lagos begins cleanup of VI, Ikoyi


The Lagos State Government, yesterday, commenced the enforcement exercise to clean up Ikoyi and Victoria Island and impounded 36 exotic cars, as well as trucks from an illegal car mart and mechanic workshop located on the pedestrian walkway along Murtala Mohammed Drive, formerly Bank Road in Ikoyi.


During the enforcement action, led by the Chairman, Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences, Yinka Egbeyemi, four persons were also arrested and promptly arraigned before a mobile court.

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They were arrested for various offences, including conversion of a walkway on Bank Road into beer parlour, as well as transforming a pedestrian route into a car mart with 36 fairly-used vehicles displayed for sale.


The team also visited Adekunle Lawal (formerly McGregor Road) and Olawale Daudu Road (formerly Lord Rumens) to dismantle a makeshift car wash opposite Abraham’s Court, towing away four wrongly parked vehicles.

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A culprit, Olowu Oladipupo, was charged for converting the walkway into a beer parlour and fined N50, 000, while all the cartons of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks displayed were confiscated.On the other hand, three other persons- Lateef Olatunde, Damilare Taiwo and Lukman Jatto- who converted the walkway into a car lot, were fined on each of the counts after pleading guilty, while the 36 vehicles were impounded by the court.


Speaking with newsmen at the end of Day One of the exercise, Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), advised other owners of the illegal structures to remove them immediately, warning that yesterday’s exercise was just a tip of the iceberg.He said his team would actualise its mandate to rid Ikoyi and Victoria Island of all illegal structures and all environmental nuisance, hinting that the cleanup would last till the next six months with the support of other agencies, such as KAI, Neighbourhood Safety Corps and LAWMA.


The team had earlier embarked on several awareness campaigns through the electronic, print and social media to sensitise residents, owners of illegal structures on setbacks, walkways, drainage alignments, roadside mechanics and squatters in the affected areas, as well as the public on the need for compliance, maintaining that anyone caught would be punished in accordance with the environmental laws of the state.
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21:40

53 cultists, traffic robber arrested in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested 53 suspected cultists and a traffic robber for their involvement in violent crimes in different parts of the state.


The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday that the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, constituted by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, arrested the suspects for engaging in traffic robberies, murder and sexual assaults.


He stated that the operation of the special force was to collate actionable information on the activities of miscreants, adding that members of the team were drawn from tactical units, the State Intelligence Bureau, Operations Department and the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

The operation of the special force is being coordinated by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Odubona Oludotun. Punch

00:37

Harvest of rapes in Lagos as pastor impregnates minor, father rapes daughter



A pastor of a Pentecostal church has been arrested for allegedly impregnating a 14 -year- old girl in Lagos. Also in the Police net is a father who allegedly raped his daughter and two of her friends. Another man was also caught pants down allegedly for raping a 14-year-old girl in an uncompleted building.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, said on  June 19, a victim (names withheld) ,19-years-old, alleged that her stepfather, Akin Olatilu, had been sexually abusing her since the age of 14.
The PPRO said the girl further alleged that  she reported the matter to her mother, but she did not take any action.

“She further stated that the abuse did not stop until she turned 18.
“The suspect also had sexual intercourse with her in the month of March 2019. She added that when she turned down the request of the suspect in the month of June, he lied against her to her mother and she was beaten up by her mother which and that made her to speak out. The suspect has charged to court.”
According to Elkana, a 68-year-old-man has also been arrested for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter and her two friends.

He said: “On June 27, a 15-year-old victim (name withheld) reported a case of defilement at Imota police Station against her father one, Yisah Showunmi, 68 years. The victim alleged that her father had been having sexual intercourse with her for the past three years.

She further alleged that when her two friends (names withheld) ages of 15 and 16 came to stay  in their house, her father also had sexual intercourse with them. She added that the last incident happened on June 23.
“He was arrested and he confessed to the crime and has been charged to court.
He said in another development, a pastor of a Pentecostal church had been arrested for allegedly impregnating a 15-year-girl.

According to the mother of the victim (name withheld) from Akure, Ondo State , she reported the matter at Igando police station against one Pastor Pope Paul ,  who resides in Egan, Igando.

The complainant alleged that sometime in August, 2017, her daughter (name withheld), was brought to Lagos to live with the pastor and his wife.
“She stated further, that she discovered that the victim was pregnant sometime in June 2018, and that when she interrogated her, she mentioned the name of the suspect. The victim said in her statement that it all started in January, 2018 , when the suspect started having sexual intercourse with her, and got her pregnant.
She stated further that she gave birth to a baby girl sometime in April, 2019. He was arrested and charged to court.

Elkana said a man, Harrison Chukwereuke   of Peace Estate reported at Iba police station that he allegedly caught a certain  Mohammed having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old  girl (names withheld) inside an uncompleted building in the estate.
He said the suspect was also arrested and charged to court. (The Sun)
19:52

Lagos to get hotlines for rapid roads rehabilitation – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, restated his commitment to collaborate with residents and people of the state for successful implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes. 



The governor, who said this when he hosted Muslim faithful in Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja to mark 2019 Eid-el-Fitri informed the gathering that his government will soon release emergency hotlines to the public to call the Lagos State Public Works for immediate fixing of potholes and roads that need urgent repairs. 

“Let us have continuous collaborative engagements. We will continue to ask you to work with us. We would be calling on you at different times.”
“Our Public Works Corporation would come out and start fixing all the potholes on our roads. We would soon publish the numbers that people would be calling to notify us of wherever there are potholes in the state”, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated.
He expressed happiness as he joined Muslim brothers and sisters to celebrate the end of Ramadan after a long period of spiritual cleansing and self discipline, urging them to pray for the success of his administration.


According to him, “I am happy and pleased to join our Muslim brothers and sisters in this glorious celebration of Eid-el-fitri. A long stretch of fasting like this is not the easiest thing. It takes special grace and personal discipline, to go through the religious obligation.
“Continue to pray for the success of our administration and our prayers is that we all witness next year in good health and progress”.




Earlier in her welcome address, wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu urged Muslim faithful to continue with the lofty virtues of Ramadan which include self-discipline, love for others, selflessness, piety and generousity among others.
She said these were the sterling qualities for which the Holy Prophet lived, charging all to adhere and emulate them to access the full blessings of the special season.
According to her: “The important lessons for us to learn from this special season have to do with the virtues of sacrifice, self-denial, piety, love and generousity among others.

“Through Ramadan, we are taught to seek spiritual advancement and closeness to God, by stepping away from our comfort zone, where we indulge in various acts that please us as human beings but which are not acceptable to Allah.”
“There is no doubt that we have tried so hard to stay away from many things in the last thirty days. What is by far more important however, is to keep our new form, by not returning to those old things and our old ways.




“This is the greatest lesson of Ramadan. When we have achieved this, then we have achieved the objectives of the season.”
Speaking further, she appealed to Muslim faithful, to allow the great principles reflect in all their actions, public conduct and inter-personal relations with neighbours, in their offices and with people of different ethnic groups, for enduring peace and harmony in the state.

The Chief Imam of Lagos Central Mosque, Sheikh Sulaiman Abou-Nolla expressed appreciation to the Governor for receiving the Muslim community, prayed for the guidance and protection of Almighty Allah on the governor, his family and Lagosians, while also seeking for the mercy of Allah on everyone.
“We pray that Allah guide and protect the first family and Lagosians and showers his mercy on them,” Chief Imam said. (Vanguard)
00:43

Police take over Oando head office in Lagos

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police have taken over the head office of  Oando PLC in Victoria Island Lagos.

Staff of the company stayed off work.

The Securities and Exchange Commission had said it had set up an interim management team to oversee the affairs of Oando following the suspension of company’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Wale Tinubu.


Other board member were also suspended. (NAN)
23:54

Breast Cancer: Lagos gets two mammography centres


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Total Upstream Companies and its Joint Ventures Partners (Petrobras, Sapetro and CNOOC), have commissioned two new mammography centres in Lagos.




The centres, according to the company, will aid the prevention of late stage presentation of diseases and aid treatment follow-up of patients.


Speaking during the commissioning of Mammography Centres at Isolo and Gbagada General Hospitals in Lagos, the Managing Director, Total Exploration and Production, Nigeria Limited, Mr. Nicolas Terraz said: “The incidents of Breast Cancer are increasing in developing countries, where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages. This sad observation is true of Nigeria.

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“Prevention and early detection are critical in the fight against cancer, and the Mammography Centres we are commissioning today would be pivotal in that fight. Thus, this is a major milestone in realising early diagnoses of breast cancer.

“These Mammography Centres will provide easily available and highly-subsidised mammography services, complete with image-guided breast lump biopsy, for women in Lagos State. In fact, similar Mammography Centres are at different stages of completion in other States of the Federation, namely, Zamfara, Bayelsa, Anambra and Imo states.”


On his part, the CMD, Isolo General Hospital, Dr. Godwin Akhabhoa said: “We are grateful for this development. NNPC/TUPNI and partners have tremendously added not just to this hospital, but also to Nigeria as a country.” (Vanguard)
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