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Folasade Tinubu-Ojo: Iyaloja General of Nigeria
Lagos News, Nigeria

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo: Iyaloja General of Nigeria

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of Bola Tinubu Ahmed, the newly sworn in President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, describes herself as the Iyaloja General of Nigeria. Folasade was as at the 28th of May 2023, known as the Iyaloja General of Lagos, Nigeria. She previously served as the deputy president general of the Market men & women before being crowned as the Iyaloja general of Lagos. Her appointment as Iyaloja general of Lagos was not without controversy. Critics argued that she was not qualified in terms of age and market experience, while others believed it was a move by her father to increase his family's power in the state. Despite these hindrances, Folasade was officially installed as the new Iyaloja on 29 October 2013, with her stepmother, Oluremi Tinubu, the Oba of...
We’ll Tell Dangote to Provide Forex to Nigeria at Good Rates – Emefiele
Economy, Finance, Lagos News, News, Nigeria, Petroleum, Trade

We’ll Tell Dangote to Provide Forex to Nigeria at Good Rates – Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has disclosed that the Dangote Refinery will be encouraged to sell foreign exchange earnings to banks at a good rate. Speaking after the 291st Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja, Emefiele stated that his team would engage with Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the promoter of the refinery, to ensure that Nigerians benefit from the venture. He noted that the CBN, the Federal Government, and the country had helped Dangote set up the refinery, adding that with local refining, the country would save about 20 per cent of the total cost of importing petroleum products, thereby reducing prices in the long run. Emefiele expressed optimism that the refinery would ease foreign exchange scarcity in Nigeria, adding that by the time ...
<strong>Lagos Transport Worker Stabs Colleague To Death</strong>
Crime, Lagos News, News, Nigeria, Transportation, Violence

Lagos Transport Worker Stabs Colleague To Death

Ibrahim Yahaya, a transport worker in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State has allegedly stabbed his colleague, Kabiru Abdullahi, to death during an argument that ensued at the Kanuri Motor Park. Yahaya and Kabiru were at the park when an argument ensued between them, Punch reports. The misunderstanding between the duo reportedly degenerated into a fight and in the process, Kabiru brought out a knife and allegedly stabbed Yahaya’s head. After being stabbed, Yahaya quickly left the scene and sought treatment for himself on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. After being treated, Yahaya, sought retaliation and paid Kabiru an unexpected visit to the park the next day when he allegedly stabbed Kabiru with a knife in the neck. Some persons who experienced the attack in a bid to res...
<strong>Lagos Govt Closes Chrisland School Over Pupil’s Death, Father Alleges Cover-up</strong>
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Lagos Govt Closes Chrisland School Over Pupil’s Death, Father Alleges Cover-up

The Lagos State Government has mandated the closure of Chrisland International School pending the outcome of the investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of a pupil, identified as Whitney Adeniran, who died during the school’s inter-house sports at Agege stadium, in the Agege area of the state. The development was confirmed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, during a telephone conversation with a Punch correspondent on Sunday. Omotoso said, “We are investigating the matter but as a first step, we are going to shut down the school (Chrisland) tomorrow (Monday) to allow for a full investigation. “The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasadee Adefisayo, has spoken with the father of the child to sympathise with him and commiserat...
<strong>Man Kills Brother Over N1,000 In Lagos</strong>
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Man Kills Brother Over N1,000 In Lagos

A man identified as Ibrahim Dauda, has reportedly killed his brother, Tunde, during a fight over N1,000 at their residence on Amusa street, off Community Road, in the Obadore area of Igando, Lagos State. According to Punch Metro, the brothers were at home when an argument involving N1,000 started between them. The argument culminated in the brothers engaging in fisticuffs, during which Ibrahim ran into the house and reached for an iron rod. Ibrahim allegedly hit Tunde’s forehead with the rod and the impact caused the 27-year-old to lose consciousness while he fell. According to a source, Tunde was rushed to the Igando General Hospital where a doctor pronounced him dead. See Also: Three Guards Gang-rape Lady For Four Hours The source said, “The incident happened on Su...
<strong>We Will Shun Any Forum With PDP ‘Agents of Violence’ – Sanwo-Olu</strong>
Elections, Lagos News, News, Nigeria

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...