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Save Lagos Group condemns Governors’ move to establish state police

A civil rights organisation, Save Lagos Group (SLG) has condemned moves being made by state governors to establish policing structures and systems in their respective domains and local governments under their control saying the move is ill-motivated, selfish, wicked and unconstitutional. In a statement issued by the Convener, Comrade Adeniyi ...

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LG poll: Heavy security at LASIEC office

Security has been beefed up around the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) headquarters in Yaba ahead of Saturday’s council polls in the state. Our correspondent who was at the office on Friday reports that scores of security personnel were stationed around the office. At the junction of Birrel Road, ...

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Epe will be safe during council polls – police

Divisional Police Officer in Epe, Lagos State, CSP Sunday Adeyeri, on Friday assured residents that no fewer than 250 personnel had been deployed to ensure security in the area during the council polls. Council polls hold in Lagos State on Saturday to elect chairmen and councillors in the 20 Local ...

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Police dock manager for stealing Sterling Bank’s $110,000

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos The police in Lagos have docked a Lagos based bank manager, Mr. Elliot Abiodun has been charged to court for allegedly stealing the sum of 110,000 dollars (N40 million) from Sterling Bank. Abiodun was on Friday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos to answer ...

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Afenifere, OPC, others mourn late Onagoruwa

Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation Afenifere joined other Nigerians on Friday to mourn Dr Olu Onagoruwa, a former Attorney-General of the Federation. Afenifere’s spokesman Yinka Odumakin said that Nigeria had lost a prolific legal mind. “We have lost a brilliant attorney and prolific legal mind. His death has robbed the ...

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Breaking: Olu Onagoruwa dies at 80

Former ​Nigeria’s ​Attorney-General, Dr Olu Onagoruwa, 80, is dead. The human rights activist reportedly passed on in the early hours of Friday. Onagoruwa was appointed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1993 and ​later appointed as the African representative to the body ...

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APC has not delivered on change promises – Atiku

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday declared that the citizens were yet to witness the change promised them by the All Progressives Congress-led administration. Atiku spoke at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, in a lecture series organized by the Senior Staff Club of the University. Addressing ...

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Wizkid, Damian Marley set for music ‘collabo’

Nigerian music youngster, Wizkid has revealed that he is working to create a song with Damian Marley, son of late Jamaican legend Bob Marley. The ‘Starboy’ disclosed this on Thursday via his  Twitter handle-@wizkidayo, and  shared a photo of himself seated with the Jamaican artist. He wrote: “Talked about working ...

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Lagos council poll: NBA to assign 20 lawyers as monitors

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe Branch, is to assign no fewer than 20 lawyers to monitor the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State. According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the association, Mr Sunday Abimbola and the Social Secretary, Mrs Funmilola Adeogun, on Thursday in Lagos, ...

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Kwara NULGE set to fight Ahmed over N1b Paris refund

Local government workers under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Kwara state have rejected a N1billion allocated to pay part of their outstanding salaries from the N5.12billion that accrued to the state under the Paris loan refund. In a statement NULGE, directed the state government ...

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