Lekki shooting: Activists chide CNN over ‘unprofessional, biased documentary’

November 19, 2020 Admin III 0

The Coalition Against Fake News (CAFN) has lashed out at Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state. According to the CAFN, the American television channel was unprofessional and biased with its reportage that alleged that troops of the Nigerian Army used live bullets during the EndSARS protests. Comrade Finba Edmond, its Executive Converner, speaking at Read More

Breaking: Court frees #EndSARS promoter, turns down Police request

November 17, 2020 Admin III 0

After 10 days in detention, #EndSARS protester, Peter Eromosele, has been granted bail on Tuesday by the Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos state. The court granted Eromosele bail to the tune of N1 million and two sureties who must be family members. The magistrate later ruled against an application filed by the policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department seeking Read More

Lagos promises to reduce housing deficit

November 17, 2020 Admin III 0

The Lagos state Government has promised to increase private sector partnership to reduce housing deficit and deliver its mandate of affordable, decent mass housing to residents of the state. A statement issued over the weekend by the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Housing, Ms Adeola Salako, quoted the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, as making the assertion Read More

Sanwo-Olu unveils Nigeria´s first electric car

November 14, 2020 Admin III 0

Lagos state governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum. The Hyundai Kona car, manufactured by Stallion Group, is 100 per cent electric and comes with zero emission, 482km driving range, and can be charged both at home and work place. Sanwo-Olu said at the unveiling in Read More

#EndSARS Relief Fund: Lagos council unveils list of 99 applicants

November 10, 2020 Admin III 0

The Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area in Lagos state Tuesday unveiled a list of 99 applicants for its N10 million Relief Fund for victims of the violence of last month’s #EndSARS protest. Also, the council will today conduct a face-to-face interview and screening November 11 and Thursday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The chairman of the Read More

Don’t be used to destabilise Nigeria, inter-faith group tells youths

November 10, 2020 Admin III 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organization for Peace (NIPROF) has advised youths in the country not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction by politicians and other groupings working against the interest of Nigeria. This was stated by the National Coordinator of NIPROF, Bishop Sunday Garuba, during an interactive session with Journalists recently in the aftermath of Read More

Why #EndSARS protests escalated – Report

November 6, 2020 Admin III 0

A special report by the Centre for Human Rights and Crisis Management (CHRCM) has alleged that a known human rights lawyer alliance on surviving COVID-19 and beyond for the escalation of violence in the aftermath of the shooting at Lekki toll gate in Lagos State.  In the report signed by its special rapporteur, Dr Thomas Uzah, Friday, the centre exonerated the Nigerian Read More

MMIA Lagos remains Nigeria’s foremost airport – NCPC ES Pam

November 5, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has noted that the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, had always been the foremost airport in the country.  According to a press statement issued by the commission’s head of media, Celestine Toruka, Rev. Pam made the remark recently in Lagos during a meeting and inspection of facilities at Read More

Fake News: Group hands Amnesty Int’l 7-day ultimatum to quit Nigeria

November 4, 2020 Admin III 0

International human rights group, Amnesty International, has been given seven days to leave Nigeria for allegedly peddling fake news which almost plunged the country into anarchy during and after the EndSARS protests.  The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) gave this ultimatum at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja.  Speaking on behalf of the group, Executive Director, Princess Ajibola, Read More

#EndSARS: Lagos panel not competent to investigate Lekki shootings – Group

November 4, 2020 Admin III 0

The Women for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative has declared as incompetent, the Lagos state panel of inquiry set up to investigate the police brutality in the state. The group, therefore, called on the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, and President Muhammadu Buhari to stop further proceeding in the ongoing investigations by the Lagos State Judicial Read More

Lekki shootings: Group passes vote of no confidence on Lagos panel

November 3, 2020 Admin III 0

The Progressive Yoruba Youth (PYY) has passed a vote of no confidence in the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution instituted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to investigate police brutality and high handedness.  According to the group, the panel has so far come short of high expectations of Lagosians, reduced to something of a “circus show”, especially as it concerns Read More

Examining Sanwo-Olu’s Court on Lekki

November 3, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

Anyone taken aback by the turn of events around the #EndSARS protests and the Lekki Toll Gate conundrum in Lagos State must have been negligent of the events that led to the 2019 election that produced Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the state governor. He emerged candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bitterly fought primary between him Read More

Lekki: Coalition absolves Army of blame, drums support for troops

November 2, 2020 Admin III 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) have absolved the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing at Lekki toll gate or any part of the country during the EndSARS protests.  In a statement signed by General Secretary, Kolawole Emmanuel, Monday, the Oduduwa group said the troops acted in the best interest of the nation.  According to the COD, the intervention of the Army was Read More

LMC clears ABS, 12 other stadia for 2020/21 NPFL season… Umuahia, Gombe pitches in complete collapse

October 31, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS) Kaduna and 12 other stadiums across the country have been certified by the League Management Company (LMC) to have met minimum requirements to host matches.  The certification by the LMC is part of the club licensing regime for the upcoming season. But 11 stadiums were recommended Read More

Happening now: Lagos judicial panel storms Lekki toll gate

October 30, 2020 Admin III 0

The Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry into brutality and high handedness by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrived Lekki Tollgate to access the area. Led by the Chairman, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, the panel is interrogating Lekki Tollgate officials about the condition of their cameras and other equipment. The Managing Read More

We’ll never take you for granted, Obasa tells Lagosians

October 30, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos state House of Assembly will never shirk in its responsibly to bring government closer to the people of the state, the speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has said. Obasa, who is also the chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures, made the promise Thursday at a constituency stakeholders’ meeting where he had the opportunity to reel out Read More

#EndSARS and professionalism of the Nigerian Army

October 28, 2020 Nkechi Odoma 0

A lot of confusions have assailed Nigeria now over #EndSARS protests. Merchants of violence and bloodbath have taken control of parts of Nigeria in irrefutably dubious protests. Hidden retrogressive schemes have been hatched and re-enacted by various interests within the country. Surely, these demonstrations have become a mass exhumation and combination of satanic motives by groups, demonic interests, questionable personalities Read More

Lekki shooting: Nigerian Army acted within rules of engagement, professionalism required – Coalition

October 28, 2020 Admin III 0

The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) said that the Nigerian Army didn’t breach its rules of engagement at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos or anywhere in the country during the #EndSARS protests.  According to the coalition, the troops acted in its usual professional manner and have been agents of stabilisation, instrumental to restoration of peace.  The Coalition for Truth and Read More

Breaking: In Lagos, Sanwo-Olu makes fresh pronouncement over COVID-19

October 27, 2020 Admin III 0

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed all markets to reopen. The latest directive was disclosed by the Lagos Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed on Tuesday via a press statement. Before the announcement, food and non-food markets were allowed to operate three days in a week including Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The statement read Read More

#EndSARS protests: Nigerian celebrities indicated over arson, killings

October 26, 2020 Admin III 0

Several Nigerian celebrities have been found culpable for the killings and arson that accompanied the EndSARS protests across the country.  The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), in its preliminary report on the mass action alleged that the individuals triggered the corresponding violence, looting and near anarchy that followed by peddling fake news.  Some of the celebrities the centre mentioned Read More