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<strong>We Will Shun Any Forum With PDP ‘Agents of Violence’ – Sanwo-Olu</strong>
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We Will Shun Any Forum With PDP ‘Agents of Violence’ – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, has said that he won’t attend any forum where he would share a stage with Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members. There was an alleged attack in the Surulere area of Lagos State on Friday. While the opposition PDP has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of deploying thugs to attack supporters of its governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, the APC has maintained that it was Adediran’s thugs that carried out violence on residents of the area. Reacting to the development, Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos State commissioner for information, in a statement on Saturday said the state would not tolerate being portrayed in a bad light. Omotoso said, “The Lagos state government has noted the flood of comments sp...
Vulcaniser to be Hung for Stealing N57,000
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Vulcaniser to be Hung for Stealing N57,000

A Justice Mojisola Dada Ikeja Special Offence Court on Tuesday condemned a 32-year-old vulcaniser, Chidozie Onyinchiz, to death by hanging for stealing N57,000 from a nurse. Justice Dada ruled that the prosecution had proved the charges of conspiracy, armed robbery, and membership of an unlawful society against the accused. The Justice also held that that the convict’s attempt to wriggle out of the charges was futile. Dada based this on the fact that Onyinchiz had earlier confirmed to the police at Igando, Lagos, that his victim, Veronica Uwayzor, sighted him and they both recognized each other at the time of the offence. Dada said, “The defendant had stated that the complainant pointed at him as one of the boys armed with a pair of scissors and forcefully snatched her bag...
<strong>I Pleaded With Rapist To Use Condom – Married Nurse</strong>
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I Pleaded With Rapist To Use Condom – Married Nurse

A married nurse identified as Imolita (surname withheld), has narrated how she was reportedly raped by a security guard, Ibuchi Emmanuel, at a school where she worked. Imolita told the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos State, how she was on night duty the day the rape occurred while Emmanuel was equally on duty on the said night. Tired depressed female african scrub nurse wears face mask blue uniform gloves sits on hospital floor. Exhausted sad black doctor feels burnout stress The victim who worked as a nurse in a school said that the defendant met her while she was headed to inspect the school’s clinic before going back to her desk and asked to see her later that night. She stated that the defendant knocked on the door around 9om while she was at her desk which had a bed ...
<strong>Police Suspends Bolanle Raheem’s Killer, MBA Seeks N5bn Compensation</strong>
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Police Suspends Bolanle Raheem’s Killer, MBA Seeks N5bn Compensation

The Police Service Commission, PSC, on Thursday ratified the immediate suspension of ASP Drambi Vandi who is suspected to have shot and killed pregnant Lagos lawyer, Bolanle Raheem. The development was confirmed by the PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement issued after the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, recommended that Vandi be suspended for shooting and killing Raheem in the Ajah axis of Lagos State on Christmas Day. Ani said, “The commission, in a letter to the Inspector-General of Police signed by the acting chairperson, Clara Ogunbiyi, stated that the commission has carefully examined the facts of the case, observations and recommendation with respect to allegations against the officer and granted approval for the suspension of the officer from duty with...
PDP Condemns Wike’s Endorsement Of Sanwo-Olu
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PDP Condemns Wike’s Endorsement Of Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has frowned at the endorsement of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. Wike had during the 22nd conference of Committee of Wives of Lagos State officials, on Tuesday in Lagos endorsed Sanwo-Olu for a second term in office. The Rivers State governor who spoke at the event said he chose to attend the occasion despite Sanwo-Olu being a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.   He said, “If Sanwo-Olu is not doing (well), even if he belongs to my party, I will not come here. If you belong to my party and you are not doing well in governance, you won’t see me. If you don’t belong to my party and you are doing well, you will see me. Good governance is what I stand fo...
Claims of EndSars Killings False – MC Oluomo (Video)
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Claims of EndSars Killings False – MC Oluomo (Video)

Chairman of the Lagos Parks and Garage Management Committee, Musliliu Adesanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo has said that the claims that people were killed at the Lekki toll gate during the EndSars protest were false. He made this claim during the solidarity march he organized in support of the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate for the ruling party, the APC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec2gY9aVFpA The transcript of the speech is included below: "I want to speak about EndSars. I want you to listen and hear. They said someone died during EndSars. Where are the corpses? Where were they buried? That is number one. "Number two; do those corpses not have family in Nigeria? "Number three; Has Nigeria bribed the bereaved such that we cannot ...
New Born Baby Discovered by LAWMA Officials in Lagos Dump
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New Born Baby Discovered by LAWMA Officials in Lagos Dump

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Officials discovered a newborn baby abandoned in a refuse dump in a street in IKoyi, Lagos State. See Also: Why You Should Breastfeed Your Child, Red Cross Tells Mothers The LAWMA officials filed a report to the Ikoyi police division on the discovery of an abandoned baby at about 10 am. Acting on the report, a police team visited the scene and took the infant to a Military Hospital at Dodan Barracks, Ikoyi. The baby was sent to a motherless baby home in the city after medical treatment. Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the baby was retrieved on Thursday and is doing fine after medical treatment. He also said the police had started an investigation adding that infanti...
Femi Falana Says “Buhari Must Go” at NLC Protest
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Femi Falana Says “Buhari Must Go” at NLC Protest

Lawyer and Human Right Activist, Femi Falana has said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has brought depression and hardship upon Nigerians. Falana issued this statement at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Protest in Lagos on Tuesday. The Lawyer said that this government's administration is not what the people voted for. He said the regime had caused hardship, making the standards of living for the common people get worse day by day. “The living standards of our people are getting worse by the day. We didn’t vote for a regime to cause hardship in Nigeria and that is what is going on,” Falana said. He mentioned that terrorism, depression, and hardship had taken over the country. See Also: NLC Seeks FG Intervention In ASUU Strike He also referred to the ...
Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
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Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences convicted the actor in a two-hour court judgement on Thursday. Baba Ijesha was convicted on the charges of attempted sexual assault, sexual assault by penetration, and molestation of the minor. see also: Baba Ijesha to Arraigned in Court Today Over Alleged Molestation But the defendant was only prosecuted for counts one and six, which were sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault as the trial failed to find him guilty of all the charges against him. Taiwo then convicted the actor to 16 years imprisonment after the offences of the actor...
Fuel Price Hike: Lagos, Abuja Residents Suffer as Price Increases
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Fuel Price Hike: Lagos, Abuja Residents Suffer as Price Increases

Nigerians are experiencing an unofficial fuel price hike as numerous filling stations have increased their pump prices from the regulated N165. The hike in price is confirmed to be rampant in the city of Abuja and Lagos. African News Today gathered information that certain petrol stations sell their product for N220 per litre. Even amongst the hike, some stations refused to sell leading to a scarcity of petrol in some areas. In Lagos, filling stations such as Ardova and MRS filling stations located along Lekki Expressway sold at the price of N180 and N200 per litre. see also: Fuel Subsidy Is A Scam – Peter Obi Rosebol filling station located at Ipaja metered their petrol at N180 per litre and N190 per litre was sold at Mao filling station situated at Kola. A motorist...