Lagos State

#Goals: This 26-Year-Old Nigerian Tech Genius is 'Building the Future of the Continent'

<i>During the month of August, we’ll be highlighting aspirational folks who are setting major #goals and achieving them, and asking them to share their</i> …

Africa

Nigeria's Lagos State Authorities Urged to Stop Mass Evictions

Vanguard, 15 November 2017<p>London-based non-governmental organisation, Amnesty International, AI, has said the eviction exercise by the Lagos State …

Nigeria

Africa Live: Snake pastor feeds people cockroaches, Buhari to visit pro-Biafra heartland - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>AFP<p>Kenya's Attorney General Githu Muigai is fighting to make sure that the president's victory is not annulled a second time<p>Kenya's Supreme Court has begun hearing three petitions challenging last month's presidential election re-run, won by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta with 98% of …

Africa

'Children were sleeping inside': Amnesty urges Nigeria to end bulldozer evictions

Rights group demands action over Lagos state’s ‘attacks on poor communities’ living on lucrative land, which it says have killed 11 people and displaced 30,000<p>Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian government to stop the violent evictions of people from waterfront communities in Lagos …

News

Nigeria: Scores Trapped After Petrol Tanker Overturned in Lagos

File photo of a tanker<p>Lagos — Scores feared trapped after an oil tanker overturned at Obodore area of Lagos State.<p>Those trapped are mainly mothers …

Nigeria

Nigeria:'Don't Blame Blood Sucking Demons, Drive Carefully!'

(Photo: Supplied)Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has advised motorists to drive safely, and not to blame …

Nigeria

Asisat Oshoala: Playing in China has been interesting

Reigning Africa Women Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala has expressed joy at her journey so far in China since her lucrative move to Chinese Women …

Nigeria

EXTRA TIME: Obafemi Martins donates hospital supplies to Lagos State Government

The Nigeria international through his foundation extended his humanitarian gesture to the people in the southwestern state of Nigeria<p>Shanghai Shenhua forward Obafemi Martins through the Obafemi Martins Foundation donated wheelchairs, crutches and hospital beds to the Lagos State Government.<p>In …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Controversial 'Miracle Performing' Baby Draws Crowd to Akure

(Photo: Vanguard)The birth of a 'wonder boy', simply referred to as 'Daddy Samuel', in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has turned the residence of his …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Woman Rents Room for Teenage Girls' Sexual Exploitation

(file photo).<p>A 42-year-old woman, Dupe Sunny, yesterday, in Lagos, appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate's Court, charged with aiding three …

Nigeria

A prosecution witness, Mr. Ansalem Dunu, has claimed that during the time he was interfacing with the billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, he learned that the kidnap kingpin collected nothing less than N100 million as ransom from his victims. Mr. Dunu said this while giving testimony before Justice Hakeem Oshodi at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, on Friday.

A prosecution witness, Mr. Ansalem Dunu, has claimed that during the time he was interfacing with the billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme …

Crime

Nigeria:10,000 Girls Are Sexually Assaulted, Raped Daily - Report

A non governmental organisation, Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), has condemned the high incidence of sexual assault, rape and human …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Over 24% of Lagos Women Have Sex Before Age 18 - Govt

[Premium Times] About 24.2 percent of women resident in Lagos State have their first sexual intercourse before the age of 18.

Gender

Nigerian Wrestler John 'Power' Uti Arrested

Nigerian Wrestler John 'Power' Uti ArrestedJohn Eke Uti has appeared in court after the murder of his wife Toyin Uti, who was found beaten to death …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Southern Governors Demand Devolution of Powers, Fiscal Federalism

Southern Nigerian governors.<p>The Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors' Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was …

Nigeria

Justice Opeyemi Oke Sworn In as the 16th CJ of Lagos State

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode today at Alausa swore in Justice Opeyemi Olufunmilayo Oke as the 16th Chief Judge and 6th Female Chief Judge of Lagos State …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Judge Fixes Date for Trial After Alleged Kidnapper, Evans, Changed Plea

Billionaire kidnapper, Evans<p>Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Thursday fixed November 3 for the trial of …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Billionaire Kidnapper Evans Changes Plea to 'Not Guilty'

Evans.<p>The billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), has changed his guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy and …

Crime

Nigeria:Fela - Time for Posthumous National Award

[This Day] We are obviously certain that the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti (just like the late Gani Fawehinmi!) if alive today would have rejected any …

Africa

Nigeria: Lagos Records 100% Increase in Domestic, Sexual Violence

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) yesterday revealed that 950 domestic and sexual violence cases have been reported …

Domestic Abuse

Lagos State Unveils Statue in Honour of Music Legend Fela Kuti

Lagos State Unveils Statue in Honour of Music Legend Fela KutiThe Lagos State has unveiled a liberation statue in memory of the late Afrobeat pioneer …

Nigeria

Need to know: Lagos

<b>Your reading list for Lagos</b><p><b>London Life, Lagos Living</b> <b>by Bobo Omotayo</b><p>Lagosians are a diverse group of starkly different cultural, ethnic, and national …

Royal Dutch Shell

Nigeria: Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture of Diezani's 56 Houses

Properties discovered in Dubai linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke. (file photo).<p>Abuja — A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered permanent …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Court Orders Army to Pay N85 Million for Killing Unarmed Civilian

Nigerian Army Headquarters Abuja<p>The Federal High Court, Lagos Division, has awarded N85.5 million as damages against the Nigerian Army for the …

Nigeria

Nigeria's Problems Are Poverty, Ignorance, Not Restructuring - APC Legal Adviser

Restructuring map.<p>The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Muiz Banire, on Monday said poverty and lack of enlightenment were …

Nigeria

How banana skins turned on the lights in Lagos ... and then turned them off again

For a while it looked as if a plan to turn fruit waste into electricity might bring light for a giant Nigerian market – but then, like so many other power plans, nothing happened. When will renewables really come on line?<p>Two kids run across the road shouting, “Thief! Thief!” as a big rat races away …

Biogas

One Man’s Trash: How garbage could solve Nigeria’s energy crisis

Two kids run across the road shouting, “Thief! Thief!” as a big rat races away into a nearby hole for refuge. The rat was trying to snack on some …

Nigeria

Ambode backs restructuring, unveils 20ft Awolowo statue

By Monsuru Olowoopejo<p>Lagos—governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has unveiled a 20-foot statue of the first Premier of defunct Western region, …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Ambodes Pledges to Make Lagos Safest African City

Lagos.<p>Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, pledged to make Lagos the safest city to live and work in Africa.<p>He said this while handing …

Nigeria

Built in 1972, the National Stadium served as a training center for Nigerian athletes, established and aspiring, but has since become a haven for prostitutes and drug peddlers, apart from serving as a food and drink joint.

“How will the stadium not be dirty? There is no maintenance; even the sweepers come around to clean this field only when there is a party.”<p>This was …

Citizen Journalism