VIDEO: Flood sweeps away SUV, occupants in Lagos

July 9, 2022 Admin III 0

A visual clip has captured moment flood swept away an SUV and its occupants in the Agege area of Lagos state. Lagos, the nation’s commercial city has been witnessing heavy rains for days, a situation that has resulted in flooding in different parts of the state due to poor drainage.

Passengers ‘dead’ as boat capsizes inside Lagos water

July 9, 2022 Admin III 0

A boat ferrying up to 16 people on Friday night capsized along the Ojo waterways area of Lagos state, with the entire passengers feared dead. However, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has confirmed that so far, four bodies have been recovered. A press statement on Saturday jointly signed by the Lagos Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority Read More

NEPZA secures $100m deal in new Lekki Special Medical/Pharms FZ

July 8, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has secured an anchor tenant, Ash Biomedical Diagnostics Limited, which is prepared to without delay invest initial 100-million-dollar capital in the production of variety of medical equipment in the freshly approved Medical/Pharmaceutical Special Free Zone in Lekki, Lagos. Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, NEPZA Managing Director, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, disclosed this Thursday in Abuja after Read More

Two dead as boat carrying 17 passengers capsizes in Lagos

July 7, 2022 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

Two passengers were confirmed dead by medical doctors at a Lagos hospital on Wednesday when the boat in which they were traveling alongside 15 other persons capsized a few moments after departing the Ipakodo ferry terminal in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The National Inland Waterways Authority NIWA confirmed that the incident happened at about 7.45am involving the boat, Read More

2 die in Lagos boat accident

July 7, 2022 Admin III 0

Two passengers died after a boat mishap in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday, according to the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA). The General Manager, LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said in a statement that the boat submerged immediately after it departed the Ipakodo ferry terminal in Ikorodu, Lagos. Emmanuel said the 20-passenger ferry, named “R & N 2”, carrying 17 passengers, capsized Read More

Another Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, nominated deputy governorship candidate

June 29, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, a.k.a Jenifa, has been nominated as one of the potential running mates to the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor. Akindele’s name followed among the six shortlisted names by the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Other shortlisted names include the former governorship aspirant, Gbadebo Read More

Darkness looms for Lagos communities

June 28, 2022 Admin III 0

Some Lagos communities may experience black out due to the detected faults along the power distribution lines, it has gathered. The affected the affected communities are, Alaba, Okoko, Oba Daudu, Seriki, Cassidy, Cele Nizer, PPL, Mebamu, Alaba International Market, Okin Road and environs. The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EkoDisco) in a statement it issued via it’s verified Facebook Read More

Heritage Bank wins Lagos Environmental Sustainability Award, commits to nature protection

June 22, 2022 David Agba 0

For its contribution and support towards Environmental Sustainability, especially, in Lagos, the state government awarded Heritage Bank with its 2022 Environmental Sustainability Award. The bank joined other corporate organisations and schools within the State, awarded for their efforts towards protecting nature and limiting the impact of climate change on Earth. The Award was given to the bank by the state Read More

Lagos: Developers, house owners taking huge housing demands’ advantage – Official

June 20, 2022 Admin III 0

The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, has lamented that developers and some property owners are cashing in on the huge housing demands in the state. This development, Salako said, was responsible for the haphazard developments, building collapse and loss of investments. The commissioner spoke in Lagos recently at a media sensitisation in Ikeja, Read More

Nigerian firm introduces Coolbox technology to Lagos butchers, others

June 20, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

A Nigerian firm, Anthorad Nigeria Ltd in partnership with the International Finance Corporation at the weekend unveiled a new Coolbox technology for meat retailers and other perishable commodities sellers in Lagos state. At the unveiling of the product in Ode-Eran meat market in Igando area of Lagos State on Friday, Managing Director of Anthorad Nigeria Ltd, Adegboyega Samson Adeosun, said Read More

Muslim women can wear hijab in public schools, Supreme court rules

June 17, 2022 Admin III 0

The Supreme Court has set aside, the restriction the Lagos state government placed on the use of hijab by female Muslim students in its public primary and secondary schools. In a split decision of a seven-man panel of Justices, of five to two, the Apex court affirmed the earlier decision of the Lagos Division of Court of Appeal, which nullified Read More

Lagos, Ogun, Rivers top states with highest domestic debt stock in Q1 2022

The domestic debt stock of the 36 states in Nigeria, including the federal capital territory rose to N4.84 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, representing an 8.6 per cent increase compared to N4.46 trillion recorded as of the previous quarter. This is according to information released by the Debt Management Office (DMO). On a year-on-year basis, the debt stocks Read More

Oando, Lagos sign MoU to produce electric vehicles

Oando Clean Energy Limited (OCEL) and the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) have signed memorandum of Understanding (MoU).to produce Electric Vehicles. The Lagos State Government agency is responsible for planning, implementing, regulating and franchising sustainable integrated public transport in Lagos, The MoU consummated on April 28, 2022, establishes a partnership between OCEL and Lagos State in her journey to Read More

Breaking: Mayhem in Idi-Araba as Lagos task force clash with ‘Okada’ riders

June 7, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

There was pandemonium in Idi-Araba area of Lagos state on Tuesday after scores of commercial motorcyclists popularly called ‘Okada’ riders clashed with officials of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, also known as Task Force, who were on a routine enforcement of the state traffic rules. Lagos state government had banned okada riders from operating in six local Read More

Lagos deploys more boats to cushion effect of okada ban

June 2, 2022 Admin III 0

The fresh ban imposed on operations of commercial motorcycles, popularly called okada, in six Local Governments and nine local council development areas of Lagos State by the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, took effect yesterday. This is even as the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) said it has deployed more boats and increased daily operational trips at terminals and jetties located within Read More

Customs seizes 828 bags of foreign rice, others in Benin, Lagos

June 2, 2022 Admin III 0

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said that between February and March 2022, it seized 828 bags of foreign parboiled rice between Benin Republic and Lagos State. The Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Abubakar Umar, while addressing journalists recently at the command in Lagos, said that 503 out of the 828 bags of Read More

Seizure of tankers in Lagos causing artificial fuel scarcity in Niger – IPMAN

June 1, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman, Niger state chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Alhaji Adamu Erena, has decried the seizure of members’ fuel tankers in Lagos by the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) saying that the action has resulted in fuel scarcity in the state. Erena stated this Wednesday while speaking with journalists at Pogo depot, Minna. He called for Read More