OKE TO BE SWORN IN AS LAGOS ACTING CJ BY AMBODE

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will,on Monday,   swear-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Acting Chief Judge of the State. Justice Oke, who is the most senior judge of the State Judiciary, is taking over in an acting capacity following the retirement of Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade who will attain the statutory retirement age tomorrow, September 24, 2017. Justice Atilade on Monday paid a visit to the Governor at Lagos House to officially announce her retirement from the State’s judiciary. Receiving the outgoing CJ, Governor Ambode pledged his administration’s determination to prioritize the…

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LASG ASKS CP TO PRODUCE COBBLER DETAINED FOR OVER TWO YEARS

Afeez Hanafi The Office of the Public Defender, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has asked the state High Court to prevail on the state police command to produce a cobbler, Shakoor Zaid. Zaid has been in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command in Ikeja for over two years without being allowed access to his mother and relatives or charged to court. The OPD, in a suit filed before the Lagos State High Court on behalf of Shakoor sought an order compelling the Commissioner of Police, Edgal…

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LAGOS SET UP TACTICAL GUARD TO COMBAT KIDNAPPING IN SCHOOLS

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it had established Joint Tactic Squad comprising different security agencies to heighten safety of schools in the outskirts, riverine and other vulnerable areas. Mr Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos said this while briefing newsmen after the state’s monthly Security Council Meeting chaired by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode. ”The Council deliberated extensively about security of all our Model Colleges and other schools that are situated in vulnerable areas. “I have taken a tour of all the Model Colleges; all lapses observed have…

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LAGOS GOVT. OPENS NIGERIA’S FIRST DNA FORENSIC LAB

The Lagos State Government has completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem has disclosed. The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode had last year approved the construction of the DNA forensic lab as part of the criminal justice sector reforms designed to solve crime through technology and fulfil an unmet need for DNA profiling which is a unique forensic technique that is now being used all over the world. Speaking at a press briefing…

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FEARS, TENSION AS LAGOS BANS INTER STATE BUSES ALONG IKORODU ROAD

There are fears among interstate transport companies operating along Ikorodu road of Lagos State and passengers over possible disruption to business and mobility convenience following the disclosure by the Lagos State Government Wednesday that interstate vehicles will be prevented from going beyond the Ojodu Berger and Ojota parks. The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, made this known after an inspection tour of the ongoing construction of the bus terminal at Yaba and the beautification project at Jibowu. Ayorinde stated that a seven-day ultimatum had been issued…

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AWARD OF BEAUTIFICATION OF LAGOS CONTRACT TO SUYA FIRM- NIGERIANS CRY FOUL

Nigerians decry award of beautification contract to suya firm Punch Newspapers / Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim / 4 hours ago Sesan Olufowobi The alleged award of landscaping and beautification of the Costain Roundabout Garden to a barbecue services company – Topmost Suya and Asun Enterprises – has been causing a buzz online with Nigerians calling for investigations into the award. Many commentators on different platforms described the contract as a fraud, saying it was a reflection of the state of the country. On lindaikeji.com one Hrm Paul, said, “What do you…

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LAGOS BEGINS DEMOLITION OF 57 DISTRESSED BUILDINGS

BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos The Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA yesterday commenced the demolition of 57 distressed buildings across the metropolis in a move to stem the tide of collapsed buildings in the state. It was learnt that, thirty-four of the buildings being demolished are on Lagos Island. Officials of LASBCA, escorted by armed policemen stormed the Island yesterday morning to begin demolition of the affected buildings. General manager, LASBCA, Engr. Lekan Shodehinde said the demolition was under the first phase of the demolition of distressed buildings approved by…

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CONCERN OVER AMNESTY AND CONTRACT FOR THOSE WHO ABDUCTED LAGOS PUPILS

By Sylvester Idowu in Warri The National Leadership of the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM) yesterday staged a peaceful protest in Warri, Delta State calling on the Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme, retired Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh to hands off the pipeline surveillance contract or face the wrought of the People. HOSTCOM said the decision was taken because Boroh allegedly promised to give pipeline surveillance contracts to the abductors of the recent Lagos State School Students, a condition allegedly agreed for their release. The group noted that it…

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NUMBER OF AIR TRAVELLERS TO LAGOS DROPS

An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top 10 international airports in Africa produced by ForwardKeys revealed that Lagos is seeing substantial decline in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53 per cent of its seats for the rest of 2017. During the coming five months, August to December 2017, there will be 16 per cent fewer airline seats on domestic routes and nine per cent fewer and on international routes to and from Lagos. Commenting on this data, Jon Howell, Managing  Director…

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LAGOS TO ROLL OUT FIRST SET OF 5,000 NEW COMMERCIAL BUSES IN SIX MONTHS

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said that the first set of 5000 brand new buses under the Bus Reform Initiative, a brain child of his administration, would be flagged off within the next six months. Governor Ambode, who spoke when students of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government, United States of America, paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Ikeja, said that his administration was working round the clock to revolutionalise the transportation system in the State and improve the way and manner…

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